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Five talking points from Blackburn draw
Analysis of Barnsley's 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Oakwell on Saturday
When these sides meet again in the final match of an extraordinary 2021 for the Reds, they will hope to visit Ewood Park in a very different situation to the one they are currently in.
Barnsley are due to make the reverse trip across the Pennines on December 29 in what are likely to be...
Reds 'frustrated' after stalemate in 'not a good game'
Markus Schopp admits Barnsley are 'frustrated' not to have won at home to Blackburn Rovers in a 0-0 draw which he admits 'was not a good game.'
The Reds had the better chances but could not score and are now winless in six matches.
Schopp told the Chronicle: "It was not a good game. It was a third game in the week and for us we had two away games. Even the the weather had...
Reds held 0-0 by Blackburn
Barnsley drew 0-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday as their winless run stretched to six Championship games.
The Reds were the better side, missing several chances, as they delivered a decent performance overall despite having six first choice players unavailable.
Barnsley now have eight points from as many games this season, with one win.
Markus Schopp made two changes to the side that drew at Stoke City on Wednesday. The injured Romal Palmer...
‘I have not hit a ball as true and clean as that for a long time’
CAULEY Woodrow was delighted to secure a point at Stoke City with a superb free-kick but says Barnsley need to start winning games from tomorrow.
The 1-1 draw on Wednesday meant the Reds have collected seven points from as many games, with one win, following their fifth-placed finish last season. With several key men missing through injury, suspension and Covid-19, they have not won any of their last five matches and Woodrow knows that run...
Cole ‘has to give us more’ says Schopp
DEVANTE Cole ‘has to give us more’ to play regularly for Barnsley, says head coach Markus Schopp.
The 26-year-old striker signed a three-year contract in June, weeks before Valerien Ismael was replaced by Schopp.
He has made two substitute appearances in the Championship, and another in the EFL Cup, while he has also been left out of some matchday squads.
His last appearance was in the 2-2 draw at QPR on August 21.
Schopp told...
P Pts
1 AFC Bournemouth 8 18
2 Fulham 8 16
3 West Bromwich Albion 8 16
4 Coventry City 8 16
5 Stoke City 8 14
6 Blackburn Rovers 8 13
7 Huddersfield Town 8 13
8 Queens Park Rangers 8 12
9 Bristol City 8 12
10 Cardiff City 8 11
11 Birmingham City 8 11
12 Derby County 8 10
13 Luton Town 8 10
14 Reading 8 10
15 Sheffield United 8 9
16 Middlesbrough 8 9
17 Preston North End 8 9
18 Millwall 8 8
19 Barnsley 8 8
20 Blackpool 8 8
21 Swansea City 8 7
22 Peterborough United 8 7
23 Hull City 8 5
24 Nottingham Forest 8 4
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Helik focused on Barnsley after marking Harry Kane and training with Lewandowski
MICHAL Helik has enjoyed the dressing room banter caused by being an England-based footballer playing against England and hopes he can take the experience of training with Robert Lewandowski and marking Harry Kane into Barnsley’s campaign.
The 26-year-old centre-back has made his first four appearances for Poland since joining the Reds a year ago, including last week’s World Cup qualifier against England when he came off the bench late on before an equaliser in a...
Schopp praises character but admits improvements needed for Blackburn
MARKUS Schopp admits ‘there are a lot of things we can do better’ but is encouraged by his side’s effort and character as they prepare to host Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.
Barnsley have seven points from their first seven games, leaving them 17th in the early Championship table, after losing 3-0 at AFC Bournemouth on Saturday then drawing 1-1 at Stoke City on Wednesday.
They will be looking to end a five-match winless run when they...
Five years since Shaw Lane tragedy
FIVE years ago this week, 24-year-old Daniel Wilkinson collapsed and died while playing for Barnsley club Shaw Lane AFC.
The defender was playing in a cup match at Brighouse Town on September 13, 2016.
It was later found he had the heart condition Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy.
Craig Wood, who was chairman of Shaw Lane, said: “It’s gone quick and it’s still very raw – especially for Dan’s parents. It’s never going to go away. ...
‘Someone looking down on me’ says Brad after heroics on 5-year anniversary of father's death
Brad Collins was delighted to produce a man of the match performance on the five-year anniversary of his father’s death and cheer his family up on a very difficult day.
The Barnsley goalkeeper was a teenager when his father Mark Collins passed away on September 15, 2016.
Five years later to the day, Collins made a series of magnificent saves, including one from a penalty, as Barnsley drew 1-1 at Stoke City on Wednesday evening. ...
5 talking points from Stoke draw
Analysis of Barnsley's 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Wednesday in which Cauley Woodrow levelled with a superb goal then Brad Collins saved a penalty and there were four late red cards.
Arriving at Stoke, who have made a flying start to the season, with a depleted team after failing to have a shot in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Bournemouth, many Reds supporters surely feared the...
Schopp pleased with Reds 'fight' and says Stoke coach attacked him
Markus Schopp was pleased with the 'fight' his Barnsley team showed in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City which became bad-tempered at the end with four red cards.
Stoke coach Dean Holden ran into a the Reds technical area, sparking a melee which saw him, his colleague Rory Delap and Barnsley coach Joe Laumann all sent off. Potters defender Tommy Smith had already been sent off for a foul on Claudio Gomes.
Schopp said: "It...
Woodrow stunner and Collins penalty save secure point in Stoke
Barnsley came from behind to draw 1-1 at Stoke City in an incident-packed game on Wednesday which saw a penalty save and four red cards for players and coaches.
The Reds conceded early but levelled through Cauley Woodrow's magnificent free-kick then Brad Collins gave away but saved a penalty just before the break.
Collins continued to keep the Reds in the game after the break but Barnsley also missed chances then Tommy Smith was sent...
Schopp tells Reds to be more 'creative and clinical' at in-form Stoke
Markus Schopp has called on his Barnsley team to be 'more clinical and creative' as they visit in-form Stoke City tonight from 7.45pm.
The Reds did not have a shot or corner in the 3-0 loss at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Schopp told the Chronicle: "It's so important that we start finishing. When I look at how many moments we can make a chance but we lose the ball, we know we have to be...
Benson isolating after positive Covid test
Barnsley midfielder Josh Benson has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss at least three games.
The 21-year-old was left out of Saturday's game at Bournemouth and will not feature at Stoke City tomorrow and at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
Head coach Markus Schopp said: "24 hours before the game with Bournemouth he was positive, negative then positive - it was a bit of a mess. His symptoms are not too bad and...
5 talking points from Bournemouth
Analysis of Barnsley's 3-0 loss at Bournemouth
The Reds did not have a single shot, on or off target.
They did not have a corner and you count their attacks on one hand.
Clarke Oduor burst into the box twice – being tackled once then miscontrolling the second time – Romal Palmer made a mess of a cross in the area then, in the second half, both Callum...
Schopp admits Reds 'not good enough' in 3-0 defeat
Markus Schopp admits Barnsley's 3-0 loss at AFC Bournemouth, in which they did not have a shot, was 'not good enough' but believes his players will learn from the experience.
The Reds conceded early in both halves against the Cherries who dominated the majority of the match.
Schopp said: "I am really disappointed. We started really well but our transition moments and possession were not good enough to compete with a really good team. The...
Reds well beaten in Bournemouth
Barnsley were beaten 3-0 at AFC Bournemouth in their first game after the international break.
The hosts took the lead in the ninth minute then doubled it seconds after the interval, due to a Brad Collins error, before scoring again late on.
It was a poor performance from the Reds, who did not create a chance throughout the game while they were regularly cut open at the other end.
Josh Benson did not travel to...
Basketball captain Ian proud to win 2nd bronze after ‘soul-destroying’ semi-final defeat to hosts
IAN SAGAR says missing out on the Tokyo final was ‘soul-destroying’ but is proud to be a double Paralympic medalist after a draining fortnight in which he had to be player, captain and coach.
The GB wheelchair basketball team were favourites for gold and won their group but lost to hosts Japan in the semi-final on Friday before beating Spain to win bronze.
It was a third semi-final loss for Sagar who had...
Schopp happy with window and backs young midfield to grow
By Doug O’Kane
MARKUS Schopp is happy with Barnsley’s transfer window despite not getting the experienced central midfielder he had initially called for.
The Reds brought in midfielder Claudio Gomes, 21, and left wing-back Remy Vita, 20, on deadline day last week on loan from Manchester City and Bayern Munich respectively.
That swelled the number of summer signings to six, while the Reds did not sell any first choice players for the first time...
Barnsley working on back 3 solutions ahead of ‘1 of toughest tests of season’
BARNSLEY are expecting ‘one of the toughest tests of the season’ at AFC Bournemouth tomorrow and are working out a solution for the back three due to suspensions and injuries.
The Reds – who collected six points from their five games in August before a two-week international break – visit Bournemouth tomorrow from 3pm then Stoke City on Wednesday from 7.45pm.
There is a mini-crisis in the back three with Liam Kitching suspended for three...
Sibbick admits he did not think he would make 50 Reds appearances
TOBY Sibbick is set to make his 50th Barnsley appearance tomorrow, a milestone he thought he would not reach.
The 22-year-old centre-back joined from AFC Wimbledon in 2019 and played 18 games that year then, after being loaned out to Hearts and Oostende in 2020 but featuring just twice, he has played 31 times in 2021 including starts in all five of league fixtures this season.
Sibbick told the Chronicle: “I am just grateful to...
Oduor glad to be back showcasing skills honed in street football
CLARKE Oduor is delighted to be playing regular football again and transitioning the phenomenal technical skills he honed playing on the streets in Leeds into the professional game.
The 22-year-old, who was born in Kenya but grew up in Yorkshire and came through the Leeds United academy, was in and out of the Reds first team throughout 2020, being used mainly at left-back or left wing-back. He was then an unused substitute for 27 successive...
Yorkshire admit racist bullying of Barnsley man but deny institutional racism
Yorkshire CCC have admitted Azeem Rafiq was the victim of racist bullying but the Barnsley man says the process has been 'atrocious' and has called on the club to admit there is an institutional problem.
Rafiq, from Gawber, claimed last year that he was racially abused during his more than ten years at the Headingley club, prompting Yorkshire to launch an investigation which has last a year.
The full report is yet to be published...
Laumann pleased Reds didn’t ‘get rid’ and says his philosophy works better with Schopp
COACH Joe Laumann is delighted Barnsley decided to keep him after Valerien Ismael left and says his ideas on football are actually more similar to Markus Schopp than the previous boss.
Laumann, the Moroccan-born German, arrived at Oakwell with Ismael – who he had met on coaching courses – in October last year and helped the Reds finish fifth in the Championship.
But Ismael moved to West Bromwich Albion in June and took coach Adam...
Ex-Reds to play cricket at Darfield for mental health charities
A NUMBER of former Barnsley players are due to play in a cricket match at Darfield CC on Sunday to raise money for local mental health charities.
Organiser Jon Parkin – who played for the Reds as well as various other clubs – now plays cricket for Darfield and is also part of the Walking Is Brilliant group of ex footballers and others who raise money for mental health charities with walks and other events....