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Retro Football: Anti-Fascist Barnsley Supporters Take On The National Front, Terrace Nazis, 1978 (Photo)

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Oakwell stadium, home of Barnsley FC (Photo: Press Association)

With the National Front (NF) on the rise in Britain and right-wing thuggery becoming rifeon the terraces in the 1970s, many groups of concerned football fanstook it upon themselves to make a defiant stand.

Following the creation of the Anti Nazi League (ANL) in 1975, activist supportersof many different football clubs formedtheir own sub-sects to help prevent their respective stadiums beingused asNF recruitment centres on matchdays.

Ross McCormack, Alex Pritchard and 12 of the most notable Championship summer transfers so far

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Sick of pre-season's muted celebrations and 22 half time substitutions already? Well, fear not! The Football League 2016/17 season kicks off this weekend. The Championship, part of the...

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‘You Only Sing When You’re Rowing’ – Barnsley Fans Taunt Oxford United Counterparts After Johnson’s Paint Trophy Final Victory (Video)

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In case you missed it, Barnsley just about squeaked past Oxford United to snatchthe Johnstone's Paint Trophy yesterday, winning 3-2 in what turned out to be an enthralling contest.

Shortly after the Tykes secured their first ever JPT with their first ever win at Wembley, the League One club's fans took the opportunity to rub it in, merrily chanting 'You only sing when you're rowing' at their Oxford counterparts as the two sets of supporters made their way out of the stadium.

Animal Rights Group Concerned After Barnsley Fan Smuggles Pet Hamster Into League One Match (Video)

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Barnsley kept their fine run of form going nicely with a 3-1 away win over Walsall in League One on Saturday, in front of a reported crowd of 5,199 at the Bescott Stadium.

Actually, it has since emerged that the attendance was actually a nice round 5,200as, for reasons we don't even begin to understand, one Barnsley fan decided to smuggle his pet hamster, Hector, into the ground with him in the hood of his jumper.

Barnsley Fan Rescued From Oakwell By Firefighters After Falling Asleep On Toilet At Half-Time And Waking Up Seven Hours Later

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As if having to sit through a 1-0 home defeat against Fleetwood Town wasn't bad enough, one Barnsley fan suffered prolonged agony at Oakwell on Saturday after accidentally falling asleep on the stadium toilets.

The fan had reportedly fallen asleep on the toilet at half-time and then woken up some seven hours after the final whistle only to find he'd been locked inside the ground.

League One Preview: Part 1

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So who has either been to a League One game, or even heard of the division? Anyone? No? Ok then... League One is England's third division, below the Premier League and Championship, and above League Two. It sends three teams up to the Championship and four teams down to League Two each year.


Barnsley Sign Player After Accidentally Lodging Opening Bid On St Mirren Fans’ Forum Website

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Barnsley have successfully managed to sign Stevie Mallan from St Mirren even after somehow managing to lodge their first official bid with an unofficial fans' website by mistake.

As reported earlier in the week, the Tykes accidentally emailed their opening offer to Black and White Army (a fans' forum with the URL 'stmirren.

Championship: Nick Powell Emerges From Bench To Score 10-Minute Hat-Trick As Wigan Come From Behind To Snaffle Vital Win Against Barnsley (Video)

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Nick Powell emerged from the bench to score a 10-minute hat-trick as Wigan came from 2-0 down to beatBarnsley in the Championship on Thursday evening.

Having fallen two goals behind on the hour-mark, the Latics sent Powell on for the last 23 minutes and the ex-Manchester United midfielder duly pulled them out of the hole to secure a much-neededthree points.

Brighton Win – Go Top Of The Championship

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Brighton & Hove Albion win 2-0 at Barnsley today to go back on top of the Championship with 68 points 2 points more than Newcastle, but we have the game in hand at home to Aston Villa on Monday night. Norwich lost 2-1 at Burton Albion after drawing with Newcastle 2-2 at home last [...]

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong released by Barnsley

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Emmanuel Frimpong has been released by Barnsley after just four months at the club. The former Arsenal midfielder had move to Oakwell in the January...

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Nottingham Forest v Barnsley preview

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Both teams going into the meeting at the City Ground on Saturday have lived up to their billing given by many punters before the season began. Billy Davies's squad are sat nicely in the playoffs and are full of Championship and Premiership experience.

Barnsley v Huddersfield preview

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All that attended the previous meeting between these two Yorkshire rivals won't forget what happened in a hurry. It was a day that really did sum up what the championship is all about, full of so many ups and downs, with the last few minutes where players were seen chatting and sitting down as the clock was run down to like nothing I'm sure anybody had seen before.

English Premier League

Barnsley winger: I keep in touch with Liverpool on a weekly basis

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Championship club, Barnsley, are in a position of clear comfort in the league table heading into Saturday’s game at Reading. One of the players who have caught the attention this season is Ryan Kent, the Liverpool loanee, who already feels at home in Oakwell.

He has adapted quickly to the fast-paced attacking football at Barnsley.

Deal agreed for winger; Attacker pictured with manager after completing Liverpool transfer

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Liverpool have agreed a deal for the young winger Ryan Kent to join Barnsley on loan for next season.

The highly rated midfielder was a part of Klopp’s pre-season squad, but the German has decided to send the player out on loan as soon as Barnsley registered their interest in him.

Kent is rated very highly by the staff at Melwood and is considered as Liverpool’s best attacking talent alongside Ojo and Wilson.

Manchester United recall midfielder from his loan spell

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Manchester United have confirmed they have recalled their midfielder Joe Rothwell from his loan spell at Barnsley due to illness.

The 20-year-old left Old Trafford and joined Blackpool earlier in January and returned to the club at the end of the last season.

Arsenal concluded transfer of talented midfielder

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Arsenal have confirmed their talented midfielder Dan Crowley has joined Barnsley FC on loan until January.

The 17-year-old is one of the brightest prospect in the Gunners' youth set-up and has been a regular in the 2014-15 season for the north London club.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm midfielder transfer

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Manchester United on Monday have confirmed their midfielder Ben Pearson have joined Barnsley on a month long loan deal.

A statement on League Two's official website read, "Manchester United midfielder Ben Pearson has signed a one-month loan deal at Oakwell today.

Why A Return to MLS Would Be Brek Shea’s Next Best Move

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At just over 6ft 2in, with a blonde mohawk, it seems Brek Shea was born to stand out. An athletic wide player with the ability to glide past defenders, the 24-year-old continues to be a polarizing figure for the US Men's National Team.

Alongside those who recognize and admire his potential are those who believe he will never realize it.

Shea loan cut at Barnsley short following fan incident

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U.S. Men's National Team winger Brek Shea had his loan stint with English League Championship side Barnsley cut short after a post-match incident involving fans. Shea will return to Premier League club Stoke City, despite the fact his loan stint having been extended to April 3 back in January.

Frimpong gone for good! Swaps Arsenal for Barnsley

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Emmanuel Frimpong has already been out on loan from Arsenal three times already and has not played a single game for the Gunners this season. With all the injuries that Arsene Wenger has had to deal with, the 22-year old has finally accepted that he is not going to make it at the Emirates and [...]

Shea scores in Barnsley friendly

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Brek Shea showed last Friday why he was such a hot commodity last January for Stoke City.

In a mid-season friendly match at Republic of Ireland club Dundalk, Shea scored one of his on-loan club Barnsley's four goals in a 4-1 victory. Shea intelligently dribbled away from two defenders with a Cruyff turn and a quick change of pace before playing a nice one-two pass with a teammate and slotting home.

Brek Shea Joins Barnsley On Loan From Stoke City: Official

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USMNT and Stoke City winger Brek Shea has joined Barnsley on loan, Stoke City have confirmed.

Barnsley are currently rooted at the bottom of the SkyBet Championship league in England, and need all the help they can get to stay in the division, while Shea needs playing time in order to try to make the US Men's National Team World Cup 2014 squad.


‘Erroneous And Unequivocally Wrong’ – Barnsley Angrily Refute David Moyes’ Claim Everton Only Paid £1.25m For John Stones

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Barnsley have forcibly denied claims made by David Moyes that Everton were able to purchase John Stones from the then-Championship club for just £1.25million back in February of 2013.

Moyes said as much while making an appearance on Goals on Sunday at the weekend, despite the fee being widely reported at the time as being up around the £3million-mark.

Barnsley vs Everton 3-5 Highlights Capital One Cup 2015 Lukaku Goals Video

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Barnsley vs Everton 2015 (Barnsley-Everton VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barnsley vs Everton 3-5 (Winnall, Watkins, Crowley/Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku*2, Roberts OG) Oakwell, Barnsley- 26 August, 2015- League Cup 2015 Thriller between Everton and Barnsley at Oakwell, with the Toffees scoring twice in extra time to clinch an eight goal game after initially going down [.


TTU Go Predicting: A Club-By-Club League 1 Preview 2015-16

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2014-15 did not go to plan for Barnsley. Freshly relegated from the Championship and adorned with an array of shiny new signings, a promotion push was on the cards. But an unconvincing start cost Danny Wilson his job in February, and it was left to Lee Johnson to salvage things.

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

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[W]hen asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that 'I'd do'.

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

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[W]hen asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that 'I'd do'.

Keith Hill and the ‘never go back’ maxim

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[T]hese quiet mid-January weeks used to be devoted to anticipation while we waited between rounds 3 and 4 of the FA Cup andif many will have you believe that matters Premier League and transfer window are the only ones worth thinking about as Burns Night approaches, quite a few of us still hark back to the old days.


Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

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This Saturday, Reading will take the field against Arsenal in the club's first FA Cup Semi Final since 1927 against a team that has scored no fewer than 16 goals against the Royals in the three most recent meetings between the clubs and famously overturned a 4 goal deficit to win 7-5 in the first of these.

Championship Finances: Five Key Takeaways

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[O]n August 1, the peerless blog The Swiss Ramble published an invaluable presentation of the profit and loss accounts for Championship clubs in the 2011-12 season. Of course much has happened since including the arrival in the competition of Queen's Park Rangers; a club the financial wealth of which will be decidedly byzantine and worthy of a week-long series of articles.

Stoke City

Report: Shea not bitter over premature Barnsley exit

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Brek Shea may have had a premature exit at Barnsley, but has insisted he holds no ill will over what transpired at the club.

Shea touched on the topic Wednesday of his Barnsley loan being cut short three weeks before it was scheduled to end due to an incident that he had with one of the Tykes' fans in the aftermath of a 5-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on March 1.

Dear MLS/USMNT Writer Guy: The Brek Shea “redemption” story? Don’t write it.

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Pictured: A horse's ass and a pig's head. Courtesy, Brek Shea.

OTF's Shane Nicholson is back to raise hell and wax poetic about one of his favorite soccer muses....

As reported by numerous outlets now, USMNT winger Brek Shea has been sent back to Stoke after his loan to Barnsley was cancelled due to his inability to control his birds.

Shea extends Barnsley loan until April

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Brek Shea has decided to extend his stay with Barnsley for another two months instead of returning this week to Stoke City.

After two league starts for Barnsleyand a goal in a friendly match, the club announced that they have extended Shea's loan from Stoke City for two more months, up to April 3.

Shea begins short loan to Barnsley with start

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Brek Shea needed to make a move from Stoke City in order to find some playing time, and the Potters granted Shea's wish by sending him to Barnsley on a short loan that began with a start on Tuesday.

Shea played 75 minutes in Barnsley's 1-1 tie vs. Birmingham City, starting a one-month loan with his most significant playing time since making the move to England a year ago.

Leagues: Championship

Bloody Weekend for Championship Managers in the North Ends in Three Sackings

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This past weekend's Championship action saw the end of the line for three managers at clubs with varying expectations.

Barnsley were humiliated at home by fellow strugglers Birmingham City on Saturday leaving the Yorkshire club six points adrift from safety and rooted to the bottom of the table this early in the season.

Preview of This Weekend’s Championship Matches, Gameweek 13

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After getting 58% of the predictions correct last weekend, I feel I deserve another shot at attempting to predict the outcome of this weekend's Championship fixtures!

All times Eastern. TV/Internet times listed for US readers/viewers.

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, select Championship games are available exclusively on beIN SPORT and DishWorld.

Barnsley Winger Dribbles Past Six Players To Score an Incredible Goal Against Boro [VIDEO]

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Barnsley winger Paddy McCourt scored an incredible goal Saturday against Middlesbrough when he dribbled past six players to help his team win the match 3-2.

McCourt, a 29-year-old Northern Ireland international who previously played with Celtic, beat six players plus Boro's goalkeeper. It's Barnsley's first win since August 31, and the three points helped lift the Yorkshire club off the bottom of the Championship, moving the side to third from bottom.

Barnsley Footballer Scores Goal From 35 Yards; Contender For Goal of the Season [VIDEO]

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Barnsley footballer Polish player Tomasz Cywka scored a fantastic free kick against Nottingham Forest yesterday from all of 35 yards beating the keeper at his near post.

Nottingham Forest went on to win the match 3-2, but the free kick from Barnsley has got to considered as one of the best goals scored so far this season.

The Rest

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America's biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian courtfor leaking information relatedto his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

In case you wondered again....

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Yes, Brek Shea's early loan return to Stoke City from Barnsley is a direct consequence of the fan incident in a 5-0 loss at Huddersfield on March 1st. In case you missed it, he apparently flipped a bird or a fix or some wild animal with his fingers during a confrontation between a Barnsley teammate and some of their traveling supporters; it seem his Saturday apology was not enough.