Michael Duff – Barnsley FC Head Coach Opens up before His Return to Cheltenham Town


In daily life, when they have to deal with people and situations of all manners, football managers should learn how to compartmentalize. Michael Duff is going to do just that on Saturday. The head coach of Barnsley to Cheltenham Town, the team where his time as a professional footballer started and where his career as a senior manager started isn’t an ordinary one.

It’s the town where he and his family still reside, as his ex-Robins favorite and his assistant Martin Devaney. Most of those in the main stand at Whaddon Road are going to know Duff quite well.

The affiliation is going to be with the white and red of Cheltenham but several of them are going to have a soft spot for the white and red of Barnsley, too. Duff is going to get a Cheltenham legend, an opportunity to bid farewell to anyone associated with the club he holds dear after not bidding a proper farewell during the summer when he had left for Barnsley. Continue reading “Michael Duff – Barnsley FC Head Coach Opens up before His Return to Cheltenham Town”


Barnsley have their focus on a fourth consecutive win in all competitions ahead of the League One clash with Fleetwood Town on Saturday. Barnsley are in League One this season after the demotion from the Championship at the end of last season. They were relegated from the second tier of English club football last season alongside Derby County and Peterborough United.

Since the 1-1 draw with Port Vale at home, Barnsley have won three games in a row. The draw with Port Vale was followed by the 3-0 away win over Cambridge United despite finishing the game with ten men. Barnsley didn’t play the final quarter of the game with the full complement of their team after English defender Liam Kitchingwas sent off midway into the second half. At the time of his red card, Barnsley were leading 1-0 thanks to the first half strike from Devante Cole. Eight minutes after Kitching was sent off, Robbie Cindy doubled the lead for Barnsley. The game was sealed when substitute James Norwood scored the third Barnsley goal in stoppage time. Continue reading “BARNSLEY TARGET FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN”


League One side Barnsley have been knocked out of the EFL Cup at the second round stage following their defeat at the hands of in-form Premier League side Leeds United earlier this week. Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch rested a lot of his first team players for the Barnsley game from the start and he still had a lot of quality at his disposal to see off the team from League One.

Leeds United were massive favourites to seal a place in the EFL Cup third round and they did just that thanks to the 3-1 win at home to Barnsley. The Premier League side took the lead through new signing Luis Sinisterra. Colombian winger Sinisterra scored his first goal for Leeds United since he moved to English football from Dutch giants Feyenoord. His goal arrived just before the midway point of the first half. Continue reading “BARNSLEY KNOCKED OUT OF EFL CUP”


English League One side Barnsley have confirmed the signing of attacking talent Nicky Cadden. His transfer was confirmed by the Tykes on Monday. He has put pen to paper on a two-year deal as the new Barnsley paper until the end of the 2023/24 season.

25-year-old Caddenhas joined Barnsley as a free agent with his last club being Forest Green Rovers whom he helped to win the League Two title last season. The attacker has signed for the League One club as a free agent after his Forest Green Rovers contract expired earlier this summer.New Barnsley player Cadden is an industrious, attacking player who’s comfortable on the left side. Continue reading “BARNSLEY CONFIRM NICKY CADDEN TRANSFER”


English Championship side Bristol City have made a bid to sign PEC Zwolle of the Netherlands defender Kenneth Paal on a free transfer according to English publication Daily Mail. It was revealed that Bristol City are keen to sign Paalas a free agent this summer. They are hoping to beat Barnsley to the free transfer signing of the player. Paal will most likely leave PEC Zwolle at the end of his contract at the Dutch club this summer. His PEC Zwolle contract will end on June 30.

Bristol City and Barnsley are the two clubs in the race tosign Paal on a free transfer this summer. Bristol City have made their first move in the quest to sign the player and it remains to be seen if Barnsley will also follow suit. Bristol City and Barnsley were in the Championship during the just concluded season before the Tykes suffered relegation from the division. Barnsley were one of the three teams who suffered demotion to English League One, the third tier of club football in England. Apart from Barnsley, Derby County and Peterborough United also dropped into League One. Continue reading “BRISTOL CITY IN PAAL BID”