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Cadden 'hopefully in contention', Kane getting closer
NICKY Cadden has a chance of returning from injury on Saturday for Barnsley against Wycombe Wanderers while Herbie Kane is not too far behind, says head coach Michael Duff.
Left wing-back Cadden limped off against Cheltenham Town two weeks ago with a calf problem and has missed the last three games.
Duff said he would ‘hopefully be in contention’ to play.
Meanwhile, midfielder Kane is nearing the end of his recovery from a groin problem...
Five talking points from Bristol Rovers win
Analysis of Barnsley's 3-0 home win over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, in which goals by Devante Cole, Jordan Williams and Josh Benson capped a fine team performance.
This was Barnsley’s biggest win since the 3-0 success over QPR under Valerien Ismael in October 2020 and, like that game, it felt like a side clicking under a new manager with a dominant display that bodes well for the future.
Duff delighted but says win must be repeated
Michael Duff was delighted with Barnsley’s performance in their 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers but knows it cannot be a ‘flash in the pan.’
The Reds were well on top as they registered a second league victory of the season and a third in four games in all competitions.
Head coach Duff told the Chronicle: “Bristol Rovers are a good team so to be that dominant from minute one was really pleasing. We...
Reds outclass Rovers in big win
Barnsley produced an outstanding performance to beat Bristol Rovers 3-0 at home on Tuesday evening.
Goals in the first quarter of an hour from Devante Cole and Jordan Williams put the dominant Reds in control then Josh Benson got another early in the second half.
The hosts were by far the better side throughout, creating plenty of chances and overwhelming their visitors who never threatened the home goal.
Michael Duff made two...
Barnsley break record then win cup
BARNSLEY Woolley Miners CC enjoyed an extraordinary weekend – breaking league records while making 512 on Saturday then winning the Twenty20 Blast on Sunday.
Jake Weatherald, the Australian professional batter, scored 412 runs off 171 balls over his final weekend with the club this year – bringing his season’s total to 1,443.
He whacked 270 off 107 balls with 17 fours and 27 sixes at Whiston in the league, with both his score and the...
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1 Ipswich Town 4 10
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Portsmouth 4 8
4 Bolton Wanderers 4 8
5 Exeter City 4 7
6 Charlton Athletic 4 7
7 Derby County 4 7
8 Sheffield Wednesday 4 7
9 Barnsley 4 6
10 Bristol Rovers 4 6
11 Lincoln City 4 6
12 Plymouth Argyle 4 6
13 Cambridge United 4 6
14 Accrington Stanley 3 5
15 Fleetwood Town 4 5
16 Shrewsbury Town 4 5
17 Forest Green Rovers 3 4
18 Port Vale 4 4
19 Oxford United 4 3
20 Wycombe Wanderers 4 3
21 Milton Keynes Dons 4 3
22 Morecambe 4 2
23 Cheltenham Town 4 1
24 Burton Albion 4 1
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Leeds United
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Reds expect tough test as Barton returns to Oakwell
Barnsley will hope to get their second League One victory of the season tomorrow at home to Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers from 7.45pm.
Barton and Reds head coach Michael Duff played together at Burnley and remain friends from that time.
Former England midfielder Barton then had three years in charge of Fleetwood Town, including the 2018/19 season in which Daniel Stendel’s Barnsley did the double over the Cod Army.
Barton was accused...
Five talking points from Derby
Analysis of Barnsley's 2-1 loss at Derby County on Saturday. The visitors were 2-0 down at the break but pulled one back in the second half and finished on top.
YOU WOULD never have guessed, by the reaction of most of the 1,363 Barnsley fans at the final whistle, that they had just witnessed a 16th loss from their last 19 away league games.
After watching in...
Reds believe they deserved at least point at Rams
Barnsley head coach Michael Duff said ‘I’m not sure how we’re leaving with nothing’ after ‘totally dominating’ the second half of a 2-1 loss at Derby County.
The Reds trailed 2-0 at half-time then were much better after the break, pulling one back through Josh Benson.
Duff told the Chronicle: “I don’t know how we were 2-0 down at half-time. I thought we more than matched them. We switched off on a set...
Reds beaten at Derby
Barnsley were beaten 2-1 at Derby County despite a spirited second half display.
The Reds were poor in the first half and trailed 2-0 at the break but much improved in the second half with Josh Benson netting.
The only change from the last league match saw Nicky Cadden, who was out with a calf problem, replaced by Luca Connell.
The hosts almost took the lead in bizarre circumstances in the fourth...
Eaden returns as youth coach
Nicky Eaden has returned to Barnsley as an academy coach.
The Hoyland man played 342 games for the Reds from 1994 to 2000 including their 1997/98 Premiership season.
He will now return as Professional Senior Development coach.
He has been an academy coach with Leicester and Coventry before a stint coaching in Jamaica.
Nick Colgan, who helped Barnsley to promotion out of League One in 2006, has been named academy goalkeeper...
COMMENT: Can Reds continue good summer of sport in Barnsley?
THIS has surely been one of the most memorable summers for Barnsley sport in recent memory.
It is relatively unusual for sportspeople from the town to be competing at the top level of international sport in large numbers, but that has been the case in 2022.
It started with Joe Ferguson, a young sprinter from Darton, taking half a second off his 200m personal best this year and qualifying for the World Championships.
At 22...
Marsh learning ‘dark arts’ from Norwood and wants to stake claim
AIDEN Marsh says he is learning the ‘dark arts’ of being a striker from new colleague James Norwood and is hoping to show there is quality up front in Barnsley’s squad before the expected arrival of new forwards.
The 19-year-old from Monk Bretton has played in all three of the Reds games this season, coming off the bench twice in the league before starting at Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
He is enjoying...
Plymouth miss went through Benson’s head before goal
JOSH Benson’s opening day miss at Plymouth Argyle flashed through his mind when he was presented with a near identical opportunity at Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
But, unlike in Devon when his close-range effort was somehow blocked by a defender after he looked certain to score, this time he fired home in injury-time to secure a 1-0 win over Championship Boro.
Benson told the Chronicle: “When I saw it roll out on...
Barnsley Football Club ends partnership with Hex.com
BARNSLEY Football Club has ended its partnership with Hex.com with immediate effect.
The front of shirt sponsor will no longer appear on the kit.
A spokesperson for the club said: “Barnsley Football Club value our fans and our core beliefs above everything else.
“Following recent events and a subsequent investigation, the club has assessed its relationship with its front of shirt sponsor and has taken steps to end that relationship with immediate effect.
“The Hex.com...
Teen talent Jalo 'has work to do' after debut
FABIO Jalo made his Barnsley debut aged 16 in midweek but has been told he has ‘a hell of a lot to do’ before he is a first team regular.
The striker came off the bench in the 1-0 EFL Cup win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday and became the sixth youngest player in the club’s history.
Jalo, who is originally from Portugal but has been called up for England youth training camps, has recently signed...
Boss admits signing search could go down to final days
MICHAEL Duff admits Barnsley’s search for new players may go down to the final hours of the transfer window.
There are 19 days remaining in the window which closes at the end of August.
The Reds – who got their first league win of the season in their second game at home to Cheltenham Town on Saturday – are hoping to bring in one or two more strikers, as well as potentially a right wing-back...
Hosts Rams ‘basically Championship team’
BARNSLEY will come up against ‘basically a Championship team’ when they visit Derby County on Saturday, says head coach Michael Duff.
The Rams finished above the Reds last season, despite a 21-point deduction, but both sides dropped out of the Championship.
Wayne Rooney left his role as Derby boss during the summer, eventually returning to DC United, and was replaced by interim boss Liam Rosenior.
Derby then came out of administration after a takeover by...
Decade since Bobby’s day in goal
A DECADE ago today, Bobby Hassell, having been told he was not wanted at Barnsley, came on for John Stones then went in goal in an extraordinary 4-3 League Cup win at Rochdale.
Hassell – now the academy manager at Oakwell – had to replace Ben Alnwick between the sticks after the goalkeeper headbutted a Rochdale player in the penalty area with the Reds 2-1 up late on, having made all their substitutes.
It was...
Five talking points from Boro win
Analysis of Barnsley's 1-0 EFL Cup win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Barnsley fans have already celebrated as many away wins in all competitions this season as they did last campaign while, on Wednesday evening, they saw a display of team-work, guts and organisation which had been sadly missing over the previous year.
Josh Benson’s injury-time goal – his first for the Reds – stunned their Championship...
Duff praises 'team performance' in cup win at Boro
Michael Duff hailed his Barnsley side’s togetherness and character in their last-gasp 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
The Reds soaked up second half pressure from their Championship hosts before Josh Benson netted in the 92nd minute to set up a second round trip to Leeds United.
Duff told the Chronicle: “It was a team performance. If we had conceded the chance in the first minute it could...
Reds drawn at Leeds in second round
Barnsley have been drawn away at Leeds United in the second round of the EFL Cup.
The Reds won 1-0 at Championship Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening, thanks to an injury-time Josh Benson goal.
They will now visit Premier League Yorkshire rivals Leeds on the week commencing August 22.
Benson nets last-gasp winner
Josh Benson netted a 92nd-minute winner as Barnsley won 1-0 at Championship Middlesbrough in the first round of the EFL Cup.
The hosts just shaded the game in terms of chances, and were on top for most of the second half, but the Reds showed great spirit and netted an epic winner.
Michael Duff made seven changes from the side that beat Cheltenham in the league on Saturday.
Jordan Helliwell and Clarke Oduor...
Reds look for 'best practice' at Boro
Michael Duff says tonight’s EFL Cup hosts Middlesbrough are a good example of how he eventually wants his Barnsley side to play.
The Reds visit Chris Wilder’s Championship Boro from 7.45pm in the first round.
Duff told the Chronicle: “They have a good manager. The way I have played in the last three or four years is very similar to how Chris plays in terms of the system and personnel within it, with...
Cadden could return at weekend but Wolfe out for weeks
Matty Wolfe is expected to miss the majority of August with a knee injury but Nicky Cadden’s calf problem is ‘not as bad as we feared’ says Barnsley head coach Michael Duff.
Left wing-back Cadden came off before half-time against Cheltenham on Saturday with a calf problem. He is expected to miss tomorrow’s EFL Cup tie at Middlesbrough but could return for the league game at Derby County on Saturday.
Duff told the Chronicle: “It’s...
Reds investigate offensive tweets
Barnsley FC are investigating offensive social media posts allegedly made by representatives of their new sponsors HEX.
The Reds reached an agreement with the cryptocurrency late last week and wore their logo on their match shirts in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Cheltenham Town.
Social media accounts of individuals initially credited by HEX’s Brent Morrissey with brokering the deal appear to have previously made some homophobic comments, which have been highlighted and criticised by...
Bailey and Brunt devastated after finishing 4th in Commonwealths
Barnsley women Sue Bailey and Katherine Brunt were both bitterly disappointed by finishing fourth in their events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Para table tennis player Bailey lost her semi-final to Indian Bhavina Patel then the bronze medal match to another Indian Sonalben Patel.
She had hoped to win a third Commonwealths title after gold in 2002 and 2006.
Sue said: “Both of the Indians have played so well this tournament but I’m so...
Barnsley boss Duff pleased with first home win after 'wake-up call' on opening day
BARNSLEY head coach Michael Duff said his side's opening day defeat at Plymouth Argyle was a 'wake-up call' that they responded to well with their win against Cheltenham Town in his first home league game.
The 44-year-old watched Barnsley narrowly beat his former club Cheltenham thanks to Luke Thomas's 66th-minute strike, but said he was disappointed they didn't win by a bigger margin.
"It feels good, it's always good to win a game," Duff told...
Reds beat Cheltenham Town in successful Oakwell debut for new head coach
MICHAEL Duff’s introduction to the majority of Barnsley fans was a happy one as his side narrowly beat Cheltenham Town by a single goal.
The head coach said at the start of the season that there was an air of inevitability about an early clash with his former employers, with whom he won a League Two title and developed a reputation as one of the Football League’s brightest young managers.
Perhaps less inevitable was his...
'I probably know their players better than I know ours'
MICHAEL Duff admits he will know today's visitors Cheltenham Town better than his own Barnsley side but wants to see a big improvement from the opening day loss at Plymouth Argyle.
The Reds’ new head coach will take charge of them in a competitive game at Oakwell for the first time against his former employers, having begun the League One campaign with a 1-0 loss in Devon last Saturday.
Duff guided Cheltenham to the League...
COMMENT: August crucial month on and off pitch
A look at Barnsley's first full month of the season
AUGUST feels like an important month on and particularly off the pitch for Barnsley’s season as they face a series of tough games while needing to do plenty of good work in the transfer market.
In the 1-0 loss at Plymouth on the opening day, they did not look like a side that could compete for the top six – but it...
Lachlan’s ‘phenomenal’ rise from small halls in Barnsley to Commonwealth gold
BARNSLEY’S new Commonwealth Games champion Lachlan Moorhead says it has been a ‘phenomenal journey’ from his family’s judo club in Penistone to winning an international gold medal.
The 21-year-old won all four fights in the 81kg event in Coventry to claim gold for England on Tuesday.
Lachlan told the Chronicle: “When I won, it was an unbelievable rush. It was absolutely insane. I don’t even know what I did. I was roaring, pointing at people...
Barnsley Women’s FC hoping to build historic new £5m home in Hoyland
BARNSLEY Women’s Football Club are hoping England’s European Championship win will accelerate their plans to build the country’s first football ground specifically for women.
The club are aiming to construct a £5million ground in Hoyland at the Rockingham Forge Parkside development. The initial plan is for a two-tier stand with 600 seats, although that could be increased in the future, with meeting and conference rooms inside for businesses and social events as well as various...
Hollie’s silver for both Canada and Barnsley
HOLLIE Naughton felt she was representing both Canada and Barnsley on her way to a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Birmingham this week.
The 27-year-old squash player was born in Barnsley and grew up in Cudworth but represents Canada after moving there when she was ten. She has returned to Yorkshire to live and considers herself a ‘Barnsley woman.’
Hollie told the Chronicle: “There is pride for both places. You can hear in my voice...
Reds want more strikers and boss says no Helik bid accepted
BARNSLEY are still looking for at least one more striker after bringing in Slobodan Tedic, while Michael Duff has contradicted reports that the club has accepted a bid for Michal Helik from Lech Poznan.
The summer transfer window is due to close in just under four weeks on August 31, by which time the Reds will have played seven more competitive games.
They have made seven signings, following the arrival of Manchester City’s Tedic on...
Benson and Wolfe doubts but Duff backs young midfield
JOSH Benson and Matty Wolfe are both injury doubts for Barnsley’s game against Cheltenham Town on Saturday but Michael Duff believes he has strength in depth in central midfield.
Both Benson, who started the opening day loss at Plymouth, and Wolfe, who came off the bench, picked up knocks in training this week and will be assessed before the game.
Herbie Kane is out for about another month with a groin problem.
Luca Connell and...
Tedic joins on 'development loan'
Barnsley have brought in Manchester City striker Slobodan Tedic on a ‘development loan’.
The 22-year-old, who is six foot three, has joined on loan for the season.
Head coach Michael Duff told the Chronicle: “It’s a chance to build a relationship with Man City. It’s a development loan, he gets to look at English football, we get to look at him. Ultimately it’s an opportunity for him, he was brought in for a...
Reds target Tedic
Barnsley are attempting to sign Serbian striker Slobodan Tedic on loan from Manchester City, the Chronicle understands.
The 22-year-old, who is six foot three, has been at Oakwell this week but the deal is yet to be finalised.
Tedic joined the Premier League champions from Čukarički in 2020 after netting 14 goals in 66 games in the Serbian top flight.
He was loaned out to Dutch club Zwolle and netted three goals...
Moorhead wins Commonwealth gold
Barnsley has a Commonwealth Games champion after judo star Lachlan Moorhead won gold in the 81kg men's category.
The 21-year-old from Penistone won all four of his contests in Coventry representing England.
He stunned favourite Francois Gauthier Drapeau of Canada in the final to delight the home crowd.
It was a first international senior competition for Lachlan who wants to become Great Britain's first ever judo Olympic gold medalist.
Hollie Naughton, who is from Barnsley but...
Williams says last season ‘in bin’ but Reds ‘humbled’ at Plymouth
JORDAN Williams says last season is ‘in the bin’ and Barnsley’s players are no longer affected by the disastrous relegation campaign.
The Reds collected 30 points as they finished last in the Championship then, after the appointment of Michael Duff as head coach, they lost their League One opener 1-0 at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Asked if some players’ confidence was still damaged by going down, Williams told the Chronicle: “Definitely not.
“It’s a fresh...
Commonwealth round-up: Naughton into squash semis
Hollie Naughton, the squash player from Barnsley representing Canada, is through to the semi-finals in the Commonwealth Games, in which several other town stars will be competing for medals this week.
Naughton was born in Barnsley and grew up in Cudworth before moving to Canada aged ten but has now returned to Yorkshire. She has won matches against players from Malta, Malaysia and India without dropping a set at the games in Birmingham. The semi-finals...
Bethany part of England squad who win Euros
Barnsley woman Bethany England is part of the England squad who have won the European Championships.
The 28-year-old striker from Kingstone did not play during the tournament, which England won tonight in the final 2-1 against Germany at a sold-out Wembley.
But she will receive a medal after the extra-time victory handed England their first major women's trophy.
Bethany said before the tournament that to win it would be the highlight of...
Five talking points from Plymouth
Analysis of Barnsley's opening day 1-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle, in Michael Duff's first match.
THIS deserved and disappointing opening day defeat meant Barnsley are now on a six-game losing run in league games for the third time in the last year.
While it might be harsh to add Michael Duff’s first game to the five dismal defeats at the end of the relegation...
Duff rues 'clear penalty' as target nets winner
Michael Duff said Barnsley were denied a ‘clear penalty’ in their opening day loss at Plymouth Argyle, and revealed they had missed out on signing the match-winner Finn Azaz.
The hosts netted just before the break and were the better side overall, although Barnsley created several chances.
Debutant Jack Aitchison appeared to be pushed in the back by defender Dan Scar when clean through on goal, having earlier hit the crossbar with Josh...
Reds lose opener at Plymouth
Barnsley began their League One season, and Michael Duff’s reign as head coach, with a 1-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle.
The hosts took the lead just before half-time and created the better chances throughout, but the Reds hit the bar at 0-0 and then were denied what looked a clean penalty in the second half.
The visitors will be disappointed with elements of their performance, as they struggled to control the game while...
Duff wary of ‘tough start’ at 80-point Plymouth but praises fans
MICHAEL Duff admits an away game at Plymouth Argyle is a ‘tough start’ to the season but has praised the roughly 800 Barnsley fans who are making the long journey for tomorrow’s fixture.
The 600-mile round trip will be the Reds’ longest of the League One season.
The Pilgrims collected 80 points last season but finished seventh, three points off the play-offs.
They began the final day in the top six but were crushed 5-0...