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Reds Sack Duo With Immediate Effect

Friday March 21 2014


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BARNSLEY Football Club have sacked assistant manager Micky Mellon and goalkeeping coach Ian Willcock.

Manager Danny Wilson, who started his second spell with the club in December, is expected to bring in a new number two in a bid to rescue the club's season.

The Reds, who are currently bottom of the Championship, are three points adrift of safety with 11 games remaining.

Mellon, 42, joined the club in December 2012 to assist then manager David Flitcroft, and had been placed in temporary charge after Flicker's sacking.

Willcock, 35, had worked at Bury, Carlisle, Accrington and Rochdale before joining Barnsley under Keith Hill in December 2011.

A club statement read: "Barnsley Football Club has terminated the employment of assistant manager Micky Mellon and goalkeeping coach Ian Willcock with immediate effect.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to both Micky and Ian for their service and wish them all the best for the future."

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Reply Posted by Anon on Friday March 21 2014 at 10:45
Wow how much more disruption can a club have in a single season??

It's no wonder they don't know which way to turn to win a game!

Reply Posted by anon on Friday March 21 2014 at 10:48
Oh....and they are not three points adrift of safety because the goal difference says it's at least 4 points and with Charlton having 3 games in hand could mean more points further still.

This season is dead as they can't get 20+ points out of the rest of the season, as away record is just terrible.

Reply Posted by john on Saturday March 22 2014 at 08:37
anon @ I bet you must be a true football fan NOT.

Barnsley played 35

Charlton played 33

that is 2 games in hand

If you want to knock the team as you always do in your recent posts

GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. anon you are boring

Reply Posted by anon on Monday March 24 2014 at 01:00
well john, since your post that's another game lost this weekend and now only 10 left to play. Any idea where they are going to get 20+ points from now?

As for games in hand, one of Charlton's is against Barnsley and they still have another 2 games in hand to gain extra points...last season they beat Barnsley 6-0. Are those good enough facts for you?

Can't see much point supporting a League 1 club when I can watch proper quality football elsewhere.

Reply Posted by Fred on Friday March 21 2014 at 17:52
Its very sad seeing the decline of BFC. The players should be ashamed of themselves.

Reply Posted by anon on Friday March 21 2014 at 23:27
They aren't a Championship side, they're a League One side and probably a mid table side at best.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Saturday March 22 2014 at 08:25
This is not the result of one bad season, this has been coming a long time. The chairman and directors are clueless which is why Robbins left the club all their interested in is selling the Oakwell land off and making a quick buck.!!!

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Saturday March 22 2014 at 12:57
please correct me if i am wrong but doesnt barnsley council have a say in the land around oakwell and hasnt this fact been a stumbling block in any potetial selling of the club.

Reply Posted by True red on Saturday March 22 2014 at 20:43
Guy you are right Paul Sykes I was lead to believe would only invest in the club if the reds sold him the land he was a late bidder for Barnsley (roomer) I have nothing but respect for the owner but he is poorly and faces court proceedings new investment is hard to come by if we do go down I hope Danny stays in charge I think he has unfinished business with the club I don't have the answer but we need investment and can some one unblock the urinal in the west stand it was blocked this afternoon.