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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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South Yorkshire Police thanks football fans for peaceful derby

South Yorkshire police has thanked the city of Sheffield and the thousands of football fans for their cooperation at the derby match between Sheffield United and Barnsley.

Police thank fans for peaceful derby

Nearly 3,000 away fans, travelled to Sheffield from Barnsley, for the game which Barnsley won 1-0.

The policing operation involved more than 170 officers, who worked across the City to ensure the safety of the public and the supporters attending the game.

Although there were a few incidents, by a small minority, the majority of the fans were there to enjoy the game. One person was arrested for assault after the match in the City centre and three people were ejected from the game, two for smoking in the ground and one ejected at the turnstiles.

Superintendent Scott Green, who commanded the operation, said: “I’d like to thank everyone, for their cooperation at today’s match. With nearly 24,500 fans, almost 3,000 of them being away fans, there was the potential for trouble to start.

“We did have a few incidents of disorder break out after the match, by a small minority causing trouble but these were quickly dealt with by officers on the ground.

“We will now be conducting a post match investigation and those involved in the disorder can expect to be arrested.

“The majority of the fans were there to enjoy the game and I’d like to thank these fans for ensuring the match was a safe and enjoyable game for everyone. “


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