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Barnsley Football Club Issues Manager Statement

Friday January 4 2013

Oakwell Football Ground Oakwell Football Ground

BARNSLEY Football Club's board have issued a statement outlining plans for the new manager - and a commitment to become more involved with the community.

In a statement issued by the club this morning, the board said they had drawn up a shotlist of applicants and the interview process had commenced.

The statement - which was published on the Barnsley Football Club website - added: "The Board will seriously assess every aspect of the character they want to bring in to the football club before making a decision.

"It has been said that it is a tradition of Barnsley Football Club to change the Manager often, whereas reality suggests prior to Keith Hill's departure there had been only one managerial dismissal in the past six years."

The statement also says the club plans to become more involved in the community - an area which it feels has been lacking in the last few years.

The club hopes the new manager will be appointed before the Leeds United fixture on January 12.

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Reply Posted by mick on Friday January 4 2013 at 11:57
Let us hope they start giving free tickets away to schools .It creates an atmosphere at Oakwell when full, and will hopefully get young kids interested in Barnsley Football Club . Capture peoples loyalty early ,and they will usually stay loyal for life.

Reply Posted by Philip Taylor on Tuesday January 8 2013 at 01:27
Barnsley football club have offered schools, tickets in the past with seating east stand upper but schools have not taken up the offer.
(has to be a teacher to every few kids)

Reply Posted by jason naylor on Friday January 4 2013 at 12:08
if stop been greedy with price of match ticket.s and played better football an getting shut of good player.s then barnsley football ground would be full of surporter.s watching a proper game

Reply Posted by carl on Friday January 4 2013 at 13:12
Lets hope they are gunna help the disability football club because they don't get anything from them at all they have to pay for lights in the dark nights

Reply Posted by William on Friday January 4 2013 at 13:17
I agree with mick give free tickets away to schools get support young keep forever

Reply Posted by dan on Friday January 4 2013 at 13:21
Wish they wud put ticket prices down then people wud stop goin on bout it,if u buy a season ticket it works out at around 15 quid a match n u get a free child season ticket for that,a good deal n a lot more than some clubs offer at this level,bfc are a buisness at end of day the money from season tickets is the lifeblood a this club n the figures must add up wi current prices,but let's lower it to 20 quid a game so people can pick n choose which 4 or 5 games a season they go to cause if a third comes off match tickets I'd expect a third off my season ticket which aint gonna happen,were in a reccesion n football is a luxury,I welcome special deals n free kids school tickets but can we please get over the lower price tickets it aint gonna happen,the only thing that's gonna save us long term is investment look at the teams and budgets in this league I am proud of how we have kept our status for so long n there is no shame in going down,next manager needs at least 3 seasons no matter what...last point think its time for a reds favorite to return no blackwell n deffo no megson!!!!

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday January 4 2013 at 20:24
Hang what about Barnsley FC Community Sports & Education Trust are they saying that they have been a waste of money ....... Probably

Reply Posted by Keith on Friday January 4 2013 at 20:29
Lacking in the last few years? they are basically saying that they are saying its not very good then maybe they should be asking questions of themselves

Reply Posted by Emface on Sunday January 6 2013 at 14:45
BFC should be out in the community, in schools, playgroups etc supporting the people that support them. Get the kids and their parents involved with free tickets sent via schools and community groups. Promote themselves using just themselves by getting involved when possible. :)

Reply Posted by Billy Winter on Sunday January 6 2013 at 15:23
Simple fact is that the club has a budget based on season ticket sales. £350 multiplied by 8,000 won't bring in players who can compete in the Championship. Ask Keith Hill and Mark Robins.

Reply Posted by mick on Tuesday January 8 2013 at 13:35
Very true. It's bums on seats we need