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Friday, 23 October 2009
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Carling and Sky, cock-up: Why?

According to sources, Carling launch their first "Fan Exchange" schedule on Sky Sports on Tuesday 27th October 2009, in an attempt to celebrate what we've got in common rather than the differences between towns, cities and their supporters.

On this occasion, Barnsley FC host Manchester United and in our ambassadorial role, we apparently get the opportunity to share what Barnsley and the club are all about.

However, in spite of the changes taking place over the last two decades or so, Sky and Carling insist that we go back in time to depict the town and it's club in a negative, stereotypical fashion, which only serves to seperate rather than unite modern fans and modern attitudes.

For example, in contrast to the new Civic Development, the Digital Media Centre, the Mandela Gardens and the notorious - but confusing Barnsley Clock, we could also have seen an introduction (for younger Manchester United fans) to our famous Barnsley Son, Tommy Taylor, his birthplace, his legacy and final resting place. Instead, viewers will see a Working Mens Club, images of Grimethorpe Pit (famed for it's role in Brassed Off) and a moment or two in St. Peter's Church.

Perhaps you will be surprised that they don't wheel out David Bradley and a Kestrel for good measure too.

Whilst it is our heritage, our historical past, would Sky or Carling also insist on the Salford contingent steering along in their clogs for the event - for cultural equilibrium. It stinks that they want to treat our Town, our Club, our Blood - this way.

Sky or Carling, you are welcome to respond !!

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Monday, 19 October 2009
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Reader Letter: Oakwell in the 21st Century

Thanks to those who read and contribute to the Blog and Podcast. In the mail today, the following post arrived, what do you think Reds fans?

Hi Reds Fans,

Is it just me or should Oakwell be now entering into the new season with 21st century technology.

I am a great fan of Mr Cryne and his accomplishments although I think being a technological guy he should have got a LARGE SCREEN last season.

I think that a large screen would be a great asset, not only for the fans but for advertising and promoting Barnsley.

You only have to look a few miles away to the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield to see that it is a big success and it draws in crowds.

You may ask that if Barnsley did put a screen up, who would animate it and come up with the goods. Well there is a perfectly good University Centre under a mile away called University Centre Barnsley, who might I add are animating Huddersfields screen, For Free.

Anyway all i wanted to do was to get this idea across and see if any other fans agreed.

Mr Anony-mouse
A Wombwell Red

Also, if Mr Cryne ever sees this message, I went to his old school and saw him on a few occasions visiting. Good lad.


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Sunday, 18 October 2009
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Nottingham Forest Vs Barnsley: who will win on 20 Oct?



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Saturday, 3 October 2009
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