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Reds pleased with win and hope to draw giant
Barnsley were delighted with a ‘good and professional’ performance in a 3-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup and now want to face a Premier League giant in the third round.
Devante Cole, Adam Phillips and Josh Benson got the goals in a comfortable victory against the League Two visitors.
Coach Martin Devaney told the Chronicle: “We’re very happy with the result and performance. We know Crewe are a good...
Reds cruise into FA Cup third round
Barnsley cruised into the third round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra.
Devante Cole netted after half an hour then Adam Phillips and Josh Benson, with a penalty, struck early in the second half.
In front of a crowd of 3,967, the Reds controlled the match, limited their League Two visitors to very few chances and played some good football.
Michael Duff made three changes from...
Barnsley to be ‘as strong as we can’ for FA Cup meeting with Crewe
BARNSLEY will play ‘as strong a side as we can’ at home to League Two Crewe Alexandra today as they try to reach the third round of the FA Cup.
The Reds triumphed 2-1 at League One rivals Bolton Wanderers in the first round earlier this month, playing a full strength team except back-up goalkeeper Jack Walton.
Premier League clubs enter the competition in the third round which is due to be played in January. ...
COMMENT: What do Barnsley need in January window?
With the transfer window to open in just over a month, we look at what they may need in January.
SOME MORE STRIKERS
IF YOU were to ask Barnsley fans what their team needs in the January transfer window, the words ‘strikers’ is likely to be the first out of their mouths.
That would probably be the same for the coaching staff, after Michael Duff was keen to add to his options...
Duff on Trippier's journey from party boy to England regular
MICHAEL Duff praised his former team-mate, and ex Barnsley loanee, Kieran Trippier for a journey from being ‘fished out of nightclubs on a Tuesday night’ to going to his second World Cup.
The Newcastle right-back is a regular in the England team and started the 6-2 win against Iran in their first World Cup game.
He made his professional debut for Barnsley in 2009 on loan from Manchester City and played 44 Reds games, describing...
RESULTS
Barnsley
3-0
26th Nov
Crewe Alexandra
Port Vale
2-1
23rd Nov
Barnsley
Barnsley
3-1
19th Nov
Milton Keynes Dons
FIXTURES
Peterborough United
2nd Dec
7:45pm
Barnsley
Oxford United
10th Dec
3:00pm
Barnsley
Barnsley
17th Dec
3:00pm
Burton Albion
P Pts
1 Plymouth Argyle 19 43
2 Ipswich Town 19 41
3 Sheffield Wednesday 19 40
4 Peterborough United 19 31
5 Bolton Wanderers 18 31
6 Barnsley 18 30
7 Portsmouth 17 29
8 Derby County 18 29
9 Lincoln City 18 26
10 Port Vale 19 26
11 Exeter City 19 25
12 Wycombe Wanderers 19 25
13 Oxford United 19 24
14 Charlton Athletic 19 24
15 Bristol Rovers 19 24
16 Shrewsbury Town 19 23
17 Fleetwood Town 19 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Accrington Stanley 19 20
20 Cambridge United 19 20
21 Milton Keynes Dons 18 14
22 Burton Albion 19 14
23 Morecambe 19 14
24 Forest Green Rovers 19 14
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RESULTS
Barnsley
3-0
26th Nov
Crewe Alexandra
Port Vale
2-1
23rd Nov
Barnsley
Barnsley
3-1
19th Nov
Milton Keynes Dons
FIXTURES
Peterborough United
2nd Dec
7:45pm
Barnsley
Oxford United
10th Dec
3:00pm
Barnsley
Barnsley
17th Dec
3:00pm
Burton Albion
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Barnsley Women set to play in front of 30k in historic cup tie
BARNSLEY are expected to play in front of a crowd of more than 30,000 people in their history-making FA Cup game at Newcastle United on Sunday.
There had been roughly 27,000 tickets sold midway through this week for the Women’s FA Cup second round tie, with several thousand more expected to buy tickets in the coming days.
That is set to make it the best-attended game in the competition’s history away from Wembley.
Newcastle’s women...
Playing during World Cup ‘weird’ but Reds focus on more wins
MICHAEL Duff admits it is ‘weird’ to be in the thick of a club season during a World Cup but is just focused on maintaining Barnsley’s good form while planning for the January transfer window.
The Reds are sixth in League One with 30 points from 18 games which equals the final total from last season’s relegation campaign. They won 3-1 at home to lowly Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday – a third successive league...
Edwards thrilled to net against bitter rivals
TOM EDWARDS was delighted to net a superb first Barnsley goal against his parent club Stoke City’s bitter rivals.
The defender, 23, lashed in a long-range strike in the Reds’ 2-1 loss at Port Vale in the EFL Trophy on Wednesday.
Edwards told the Chronicle: “I took a big heavy touch and thought the chance had gone but, when the defender didn’t step out, I thought ‘right this is the time to hit it.’ With...
'Positive day' despite cup exit
Barnsley’s 2-1 loss at Port Vale in the EFL Trophy first knock-out round was a ‘positive day for the football club’ because of the experience given to young players, says assistant coach Martin Paterson.
The Reds went 2-0 down early on before substitute Tom Edwards netted a fine goal. Harrison Nejman made his full debut while other young players gained more experience.
Paterson said: “People might not agree but I think it was...
Reds out of trophy
Barnsley went out of the EFL Trophy after a 2-1 loss at fellow League One club Port Vale on Wednesday night.
The hosts were on top for most of the game, scoring two goals in the first half an hour and missing some other fine chances.
Barnsley substitute Tom Edwards pulled one back late on but they were extremely disappointing overall.
Liam Kitching, Adam Phillips and Jack Aitchison were the only players...
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Stronger Reds side expected for Trophy knock-out
Barnsley visit Port Vale tonight in the EFL Trophy and Michael Duff says he will field a stronger side than in the group stages.
The Reds visit Vale Park from 7.30pm in the first knock-out game.
Vale, who won the League Two play-offs in May, are currently tenth in League One, four points behind the sixth-placed Reds. Vale beat Charlton Athletic 1-0 at home on Saturday.
The Staffordshire club – whose director...
Herbie delighted with first goal
HERBIE Kane was thrilled to net his first Barnsley goal after doing extra work in training on his finishing.
The midfielder, who turns 24 on Thursday, scored the final goal in the Reds’ 3-1 home win over Milton Keynes Dons.
It was his first goal in 78 games since netting for Hull City in the summer of 2020. Kane told the Chronicle: “It’s something I have been waiting for. It’s been a long time...
The 5 ex Reds at World Cup
A look at the five former Barnsley players currently at the World Cup in Qatar. They are England's John Stones and Kieran Trippier, Wales' Kieffer Moore and Adam Davies, and Canada's Ike Ugbo.
JOHN STONES, ENGLAND
A decade ago, Stones was struggling to get his place back in Barnsley’s team as they battled relegation from the Championship.
He had just played in a 1-0 home loss to Huddersfield Town which...
Dons win ‘probably best home performance’
Michael Duff praised his players after their 3-1 win over MK Dons and said it was probably their best Oakwell performance under him.
Jordan Williams, Adam Phillips and Herbie Kane scored for the Reds who have now won their last three league games and are in the play-off places.
Duff said: “It’s probably as good as we’ve been at home. We looked a threat. I was disappointed we weren’t winning comfortably at...
Barnsley 3 - 1 MK Dons
AS IT HAPPENED
1:05pm
Good afternoon and welcome to the Chronicle’s live text coverage of Barnsley’s game against MK Dons.
1:14pm
The team news is due at 2pm. Barnsley were due to assess the fitness of strikers Slobodan Tedic and James Norwood before the game.
2:01pm
BARNSLEY XI: Collins, Williams, Edwards, Andersen, Kitching, Cadden, Kane, Phillips, Connell, Aitchison, Cole.
2:01pm
SUBS: Walton, Norwood, Benson, Martin, Cundy, Larkeche, Jalo.
2:06pm
The Dons are 21st in League...
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Reds move into play-off places after big win
BARNSLEY moved into the play-off places as they eased past MK Dons at Oakwell.
Goals from Jordan Williams, Adam Phillips and Herbie Kane were enough to give the Reds the three points in a 3-1 victory.
Michael Duff made one change to the side which beat Shrewsbury 1-0 last time out, as Tedic dropped out for Scot Jack Aitchison.
Tedic hurt his ankle last Saturday and the Reds were waiting on the...
Duff ‘really surprised’ by MK Dons’ struggles and expects difficult game
MICHAEL Duff is ‘really surprised’ that tomorrow’s visitors MK Dons are in the relegation zone but expects a difficult game against a side he thinks will soon climb the league table.
The Dons are 21st in League One, with 14 points from 17 games.
They are three points off safety, and 13 behind the eighth-placed Reds.
They were among the favourites for promotion this season, having lost in the play-off semi-finals in May to Wycombe...
Martin: MK Dons loan toughened me up
JOSH Martin says his difficult loan at tomorrow’s visitors MK Dons ‘toughened him up’ and is helping him in his current loan spell with Barnsley.
The 21-year-old forward spent the first half of last season on loan at MK Dons from Norwich City but never started a league match, coming off the bench five times before being moved on to Doncaster Rovers in January.
Martin told the Chronicle: “It definitely toughened me up.
“It wasn’t...
Barnsley ‘want to be better at home’ and continue good run
BARNSLEY are hoping to gradually build Oakwell attendances and the supporters’ trust over this season, with Michael Duff admitting their home form must improve.
The Reds are eighth in League One with 27 points from 17 games, one point off the play-offs. They beat hosts Shrewsbury Town 1-0 on Saturday so have won their last three games in all competitions. If they win at home to fourth-bottom MK Dons tomorrow, they will equal last season’s...
Wath have sympathy with lowly Barnsley after big derby win
PROMOTION-CHASING Wath RUFC have sympathy with their lowly neighbours Barnsley after beating them 59-7 at home in their local derby.
The Shaw Laners have now lost all seven games they have played this season, while they have pulled out of three others – earning them three five-point deductions.
They are 28 points adrift in last place and resigned to relegation from Yorkshire Division Two, which they were promoted into last season.
Wath are fourth, eight...
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Norwood back in training as Reds wait for Tedic scan
BARNSLEY will assess the fitness of strikers Slobodan Tedic and James Norwood ahead of Saturday’s home game with MK Dons as both have a chance of being involved.
Tedic hurt his ankle at Shrewsbury last Saturday and the Reds are waiting on the results of a scan. Norwood has missed the last two games with an injured glute but has returned to training this week. Head coach Michael Duff said: “Nors has definitely got...
Barnsley WFC to face Newcastle at St James' Park
Barnsley Women’s FC have earned a trip to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park in the FA Cup.
The Reds won 5-1 at Darwen in the first round on Sunday then were drawn at Newcastle – who are top of their league – away in the second round on November 27.
The Magpies women do not usually play at their men’s first team 52,000-capacity ground but – with the Premier League season paused for the World...
Connell enjoying anchor role in new Reds formation
LUCA Connell is enjoying his new role anchoring the Barnsley midfield in a 3-5-2 formation, but still hopes to chip in with goals and assists.
The 21-year-old has generally patrolled in front of the defence, allowing the two other central midfielders to get forward, since the change in system which was followed by three straight wins.
Connell told the Chronicle: “I like it.
“It just helps a bit. We can’t press as high but we...
Oakwell round-up: Call-ups, cup updates and Ackroyd scores again
A round-up of Barnsley FC related stories from this week.
EX-REDS NAMED IN WORLD CUP SQUAD
Five former Barnsley players have been named in World Cup squads.
Ex-Reds John Stones, from Thurlstone, and Kieran Trippier have both been included in Gareth Southgate's England squad.
Kieffer Moore and Adam Davies – who helped Barnsley to promotion in 2019 – are both in the Wales squad.
Ike Ugbo, who was on loan to...
Five talking points from win at Shrews
Analysis from Barnsley's 1-0 win at Shrewsbury Town which left them eighth in League One and a point off the play-offs.
PLAYERS AND FANS UNITED IN FRANTIC FINISH
Arguably the most memorable moment from this game, even above Adam Phillips’ fine early winner, will be the scenes in the final seconds when both sets of players clashed angrily in front of seething away end.
Goalkeeper Brad Collins, who did not have to...
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Duff praises 'really good away performance'
Michael Duff hailed a ‘really good away performance’ from his Barnsley side after they won 1-0 at Shrewsbury Town.
The Reds took the lead in the tenth minute through Adam Phillips then were barely threatened by their physical and direct hosts.
Duff said: “It was a really good away performance. It had every part of the game. There were moments of real quality. The only disappointment was that we could have scored more goals.
“I...
Phillips nets in win at Shrewsbury
Barnsley made it three successive wins in all competitions with a 1-0 victory at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Adam Phillips opened the scoring early on then the Reds were barely troubled by the hosts who did not have a shot on target in a fairly dull game.
Barnsley are still eighth, now just a point off the play-offs in League One, after a gutsy and battling performance.
Michael Duff made two changes...
Duff to face man who helped launch his career
MICHAEL Duff admits he may not have become a professional footballer then coach if not for Steve Cotterill whose Shrewsbury Town side host Barnsley today from 3pm.
Cotterill began his long managerial career in England with Cheltenham in the 1990s, with Duff one of the key players in their rise from the Southern League to the third tier.
Duff’s first team coach at Oakwell, Martin Devaney, was also in Cotterill’s successful Cheltenham team.
Cotterill eventually...
Duff in detail – in-depth interview with Reds head coach
MICHAEL Duff was released from three academies because he was too small, sent back from a loan to seventh-tier Cirencester for ‘not being good enough’ and worked part-time at a Co-Op.
But eventually he became a tall centre-back, earned three promotions to the Premier League, marked David Villa in Northern Ireland’s famous win against all-conquering Spain and played more than 600 professional club games.
He is now an up-and-coming manager and, approaching six months as...
Reds hope for good run without looking for free agents
BARNSLEY are not actively looking to sign any free agent forwards despite being low on numbers up front as they aim to build on wins in their last two games.
The Reds are eighth in League One, two points off the play-off places, having collected 24 from 16 games.
They have had two weeks off from league action, having won 2-1 at Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
That...
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Barnsley lad Stones on way to World Cup
BARNSLEY lad John Stones and former player Kieran Trippier have both been called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad to play in Qatar later this month.
Centre-back Stones, who began his career with hometown club Barnsley, is set to play in his second World Cup and could add to his 59 England caps.
Kieran Trippier played 44 games on loan to Barnsley from Manchester City in 2010 and 2011.
He was also...
Phillips hopes first goal kick-starts Barnsley spell
ADAM Phillips hopes his first Barnsley goal will kick-start his career with the club.
The 24-year-old summer signing fired a superb shot into the top right corner at Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup on Saturday after a fine move involving Liam Kitching and Jordan Williams. That put the Reds 2-0 up and they won 2-1.
Midfielder Phillips said: “Scoring will help my confidence a lot and hopefully I can kick on. We’ve worked on that...
Danny to unveil centenary plaque before crucial Bridge game
LEGENDARY Barnsley manager Danny Wilson is due attend Worsbrough Bridge’s crucial match against Parkgate on Saturday.
Danny and Barnsley Mayor Sarah Jane Tattersall are set to unveil a plaque marking the club’s centenary, which they are celebrating this year, at 2pm before the game starts at 3pm.
Wilson – who guided the Reds to the Premiership in 1997 – will also be signing copies of his new autobiography ‘I get Knocked Down’ and has agreed...
Oakwell round-up: Big youth wins and hospice on shirts
A round-up of Barnsley FC-related stories from this week.
REDS TO WEAR HOSPICE SHIRTS UNTIL NEW YEAR
Barnsley Hospice will sponsor Barnsley FC’s shirts until the new year.
They take over from local firm Rapid Response, with the Reds having several different sponsors this season in blocks of games rather than one for the whole campaign.
The Reds wore the hospice logo for the first time in their FA Cup win at Bolton on...
Reds to host Crewe in cup
Barnsley will host League Two Crewe Alexandra in the second round of the FA Cup.
Crewe are currently 16th in the fourth tier and were knocked out in the third round by Barnsley in 2020.
The Reds won 2-1 at fellow League One club Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The second round is due to be played on the weekend of November 25-27.
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Talking points from cup win at Bolton
Analysis of Barnsley’s 2-1 FA Cup win at Bolton Wanderers.
PHILLIPS PROVIDES FIREWORKS
The fireworks in this November the fifth fixture were provided by Adam Phillips.
After Ricardo Santos’ early own goal, the Reds' second was a perfect combination of the 'route one' direct approach they have turned to in recent weeks and an intricate team goal that displayed superb individual skill.
It started with Liam Kitching - who was excellent on the...
Duff pleased with cup win and plays down Evatt clash
Michael Duff was delighted with Barnsley’s attacking threat in the first half and defensive resilience in the second as they won 2-1 at Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup first round on Saturday.
An own goal and an Adam Phillips strike put the Reds 2-0 up early on then the hosts replied in the 80th minute.
Duff said: “We were good. We were disappointed not to be further ahead at half-time.
“We are always...
Reds win at Bolton in cup
Barnsley gained their first ever win at Bolton Wanderers’ current ground as they won 2-1 in the FA Cup first round.
An early own goal put the Reds in front then Adam Phillips scored his first goal for the club in spectacular style before half-time.
Bolton pulled one back late on but Barnsley will take their place in the second round draw.
Michael Duff made three changes from the 2-0 win over...
Reds back at Bolton for cup tie
MICHAEL Duff has played down the ‘needle’ between Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers who they visit today from 2pm in the first round of the FA Cup.
The two teams met in a bad-tempered 0-0 league draw in Bolton three weeks ago on October 15.
Trotters boss Ian Evatt appeared to accuse the Reds of time-wasting after he exchanged words with former Bolton man Luca Connell who drew the home fans’ ire for his slow exit...
COMMENT: A look ahead to Barnsley's uncertain November
IT IS hard to predict what Barnsley’s November might be like – partly due to the uncertain fixture list, but also the extremely inconsistent form of Michael Duff’s Reds team.
Currently they have two league fixtures scheduled this month in-between tomorrow’s FA Cup trip to Bolton Wanderers and the last 32 of the EFL Trophy.
But they could end up playing as many as seven games depending on how they progress in the FA Cup...
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Reds look to build on solid defence during quiet month
BARNSLEY will be focusing on making their good defensive record count as they enter a barren month of November with just two league games scheduled.
The Reds are eighth in League One with 24 points from 16 games.
They won 2-0 at home to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, ending a four-match run without a league win or goal.
Barnsley are now due to visit fellow League One club Bolton Wanderers tomorrow in the FA...
Bailey has two shots at first World Championships gold
SUE BAILEY will have two chances over the next week to become a world champion for the first time in her career.
The Dodworth woman is representing Great Britain in the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Granada, Spain which run from Sunday until Friday.
She has won two silver medals and a bronze at world level during a remarkable career which has seen her compete at six Paralympics.
Succcess next week would complete an...
Bar-owner Nicky loving role with table-topping u18s
NICKY Eaden is enjoying working at Oakwell again with the table-topping Barnsley under 18s and is also opening a family business in the town.
Eaden’s Bar is due to open on Friday, November 11 in the building on Graham’s Orchard which used to be Temple of Muses and, previously, Browns Bar.
But Eaden has a different Friday evening event to focus on tonight when his under 18s team host Spennymoor Town from 7pm on the...
Herbie happy to attack more and wants goal
HERBIE Kane enjoyed playing in a more attacking role in Barnsley’s last game and hopes his first goal for the club is not far away.
The midfielder, 23, scored seven goals in his first season in senior football on loan from Liverpool to League One Doncaster Rovers in 2018/19 then two the following campaign at Hull City in the Championship.
But he is yet to net in 39 Reds games after joining more than two...
Oakwell round-up: Chaplain retires, loanee Joe nets and success for youth sides
Some stories related to Barnsley FC this week.
CLUB CHAPLAIN RETIRES AFTER 27 YEARS
Barnsley FC club chaplain Pete Amos has retired after 27 years in the role.
From the North East originally, Pete moved to South Yorkshire to be minister at Ward Green Methodist Church before taking the role at Oakwell in 1995.
A popular figure at Oakwell, he prayed for promotion to the top flight in 1997 and...