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Preview Of Flicker's Chronicle Interview

Thursday December 12 2013


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AN interview with ex-Barnsley boss David Flitcroft will be in tomorrow's Chronicle. Here's a snippet to whet your appetites!

Sacked Barnsley boss David Flitcroft says his legacy at Barnsley is Irish playmaker Paddy McCourt.

Flitcroft brought the former Celtic man to Oakwell on a free transfer and he has become an instant hit with fans, scoring two world class goals.

Flitcroft - who was appointed manager at League Two Bury this week - said: "By signing Paddy McCourt I have given Barnsley fans something they deserve.

"After a tough week you can go and watch Paddy on a Saturday afternoon and he’ll get you excited."

In an interiew with the Barnsley Chronicle, Flitcroft also said he had no regrets about his summer signings.

He added: "Captain Hindsight has never won a game of football in his life.

"He’s the all-seeing, all-knowing eye. I don’t regret anything. Dale Jennings came from Bayern Munich but really he came from League Two and League One.

"Maybe we should have got him out on loan straight away. That’d have got him up to Championship speed quicker."

Read the full interview in tomorrow's Chronicle.

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Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 16:56
yes flitcroft. you should have got jennings on loan quicker. along with a lot more players. you are to blame for players not being fit flitcroft. no one else. hindsight?. i could have told you half the players werent fit. you had favourites flitcroft. you did not play the winning team. you played you friends. you did mwell later stages last season. but you failed to play the same formation this season that cost us a hell of a lot of points. go and dwell in whatever you are doing now flitcroft. you and your friend benny hill destroyed our football club.

Reply Posted by Justsaying on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:13
Sorry observer I only 50% agree with that. Yeah he had favourites and maybe a few should have gone on loan but there's one common factor, the players. The squad isn't performing to scratch and that couldn't be fixed by Sir Alf Ramsey and Pep Guardiola put together. Fitness issues too are 50% player 50% manager. Not flit crofts fault. I'm no great fan, it was his time to go but fingers need pointing elsewhere than the poor sod in the dugout everytime. Food for though...

Reply Posted by Liam on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:26
Think it's about time Barnsley Fans took a long hard look at this football club rather than pointing the finger at the manager all the time. It's no coinsidence we are where we are. Are Barnsley fans saying every manager over the last 10 years has been to blame for the clubs poor performance. Money talks in football and we have it none of it. We've got a board who are tighter than a ducks arse, they want to run the club on a shoe string budget and hope to stay in the championship by signing league 1 and 2 players. No matter which manager comes in, that's the philosophy which he will have to work with. So I wouldn't hope for too much chaps. Barnsley will always be in the bottom half of the championship fighting relegation because there's no ambition from the people that run the club to be anything other than that!...

Reply Posted by toby tyke on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:51
If they have no money Liam,why spend any of the little they do have on changing the crest? The monies involved in that will be massive and will make not one jot of difference to the state of play? Just asking,its a mystery to me that's all.

Reply Posted by Homer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 20:10
It is to make money not lose it will be selling all the merchandise with new crest on. They will make a fortune

Reply Posted by realist. on Friday December 13 2013 at 08:44
The manager does change things. Ian Holloway - Took 2 mediocre clubs (maybe a budget as small as ours) to the premier league and the likes of Burnley going strong, Danny Ings - Signed from League 1.

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:39
thats what managers are there for. to lift the team. to motivate, to formate them. to gel them. i will agree with you a little. but also some players are from where they belong. in the lower divisions. which hillcroft together fetched in. i cant sympathise with him. mellos got them geed up. more playes who should have played are now getting in the tem and playing more minutes. thus getting them fitter. like a good manager should.

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 17:47
some good points there liam. but we have done it before. and with allegerdly no money?. i think there is money at oakwell. its whether you beleive the board or not. i personally do not.

Reply Posted by Flipper on Thursday December 12 2013 at 18:00
Getting funds for transfers is a double edged sword, do you want some half decent players to sparkle in the shit, or spend every Saturday not visiting oakwell but the 'Gregg's the bakery stadium' or something as god awful.

Reply Posted by Trev wilkes on Thursday December 12 2013 at 18:24
lets b Brutly honest flitcroft did not keep the reds up a certain palace capt did that & lets b truthful if a player hadnt played for Hillfróft B.4 joining barnsley then they werent in the team SIMPLES ps what the hell as bobby hassel to do to get in this present team

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday December 12 2013 at 18:29
yes you are right mr wilkes. all those wins would not made one iota of difference had posh won. we would have gone down.but that was cos of all the points blown in benny hills reign.

Reply Posted by Steven on Thursday December 12 2013 at 19:22
Good luck flicker!

Reply Posted by observer on Friday December 13 2013 at 18:52
i wont be wishing flicker any luck.