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Torrential rain calls off all-Yorkshire cup clash

Bradford City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash against Yorkshire rivals, Barnsley, was abandoned five minutes before kick off due to the heavy rain that swept across the country last night.

Match officials ruled that parts of the Valley Parade pitch were left unplayable after the downpour, with the ball neither rolling or bouncing when tested.

Referee, Trevor Kettle, made the decision shortly before 8pm, after the kick off had been delayed in the hope the weather would clear, and that the waterlogged pitch would have a chance to drain.


Barnsley announce Puma kit deal

Barnsley FC has announced that Puma and Genesis Sports will supply the club's technical and replica kits as well as training gear.

Barnsley announce Puma kit deal Credit: Barnsley FC

The deal begins from the start of next season.

We are thrilled and delighted to have entered into a partnership with such a leading brand as PUMA. This new Technical Kit deal once again demonstrates the significant progress that has been made commercially here at Barnsley Football Club.

– Barnsley FC Chief Executive Ben Mansford

We are happy to become the official kit and training wear provider for Barnsley Football Club. It is a good club with a strong heritage and we're looking forward to working with all aspects of the Club.

– Ruth How, Head of Marketing UKIB


Barnsley to refund fans after Crawley defeat

Barnsley FC have announced the club will reimburse fans for their tickets after the team's defeat to Crawley.

Barnsley to refund fans after Crawley defeat Credit: Barnsley FC

The Tykes sacked manager Danny Wilson last week and then lost 5-1 away to Crawley.

A statement on the club's website said:

All at Barnsley FC share the fans distress at the team’s performance at Crawley yesterday. The sentiments expressed by Mark Burton after the game were entirely appropriate. As a consequence the Board has decided that it will refund the ticket price for each Barnsley FC fan attending the game at Crawley.

– Barnsley FC

Barnsley sacks manager Danny Wilson

Sacked: Danny Wilson Credit: PA

Barnsley Football Club has today sacked manager Danny Wilson and assistant manager Chris Hutchings with immediate effect.

Head of Academy Coaching, Mark Burton, will take charge on a caretaker-basis alongside Senior Development Coach, Paul Heckingbottom, for Saturday’s match at Crawley.

Wilson joined Barnsley in March 2014 but in a statement the club says recent performances and results have been 'concerning', considering it currently boasts the fifth highest wage bill in League One in addition to a fourth highest equity donation by its owner. A spokesman said:

"Our current League position of 17th is in stark contrast to an average home gate of sixth-best in the division. Whilst the Club acknowledges there has been a large turnover of players, the league position is still unacceptable considering all of the above."

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