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Barnsley prove their point

It might not have been glamorous, but Barnsley battled out what I thought was a tremendous point last night. I must admit that I think Blackpool are better than some of the teams I have seen in recent weeks, including the likes of QPR, Sheff Wed and Crystal Palace. Simon Grayson has got his men playing some great football with real determination showing throughout the side, and I felt Barnsley did well to come away from Bloomfield road with a point.

Although it might have seemed frustrating at times, Simon Davey appeared to go there with a game plan and it just about worked. You must feel a certain degree of sympathy for the reds gaffer having lost star-man Anderson De Silva through a horrible injury, but our squad should be more than capable of coping without him.

Backed by a few hundred Barnsley fans in that lonely open temporary stand at a very cold Bloomfield road on a wintry Tuesday night, that`s what football is all about: Being cold and miserable!

So its Chelsea next up for the Tykes; a sell-out home crowd; something that rarely happens at Oakwell. Where have all of these 'fans` suddenly come from? Not denying the fact that it really is tremendous that the club have managed to sell all the tickets, giving the finances a huge boost and the town something to look forward to, but why don`t these people go to the games week in, week out, like the true supporters do?

Let`s face it, Barnsley aren`t a big club, and we can`t pull twenty plus thousand people through the turnstiles each week, but why show up and jump on the bandwagon, why not 'support` the team by showing up every home game? Not turning up once every blue moon just to be able to go home and tell their friends they saw Frank Lampard or Didier Drogba. Out of the 23,000 that are going to be there on Saturday, taking into account 6,000 Chelsea supporters, just over a third of that remaining figure will be made up of season ticket holders.

I`ve said it before and I`ll say it again, as long as the glory 'fans` don`t ask why Bruce Dyer isn`t playing or why Jovo Bosancic has been dropped, I won`t complain too much…honest.

The Journalist

Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 5 2008

Time: 3:44PM

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so you have become the draw specialists well don but maybe you could let another team win for a change
ozanne park rangers
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05/03/2008 18:47:00

A good point, considering the form Blackpool have been in of late!
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 20:02:00

Best of luck for tomorow, and sorry for that we have to kick you out of the Cup...
Blue is the colour
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07/03/2008 20:19:00

3-1 to chelsea unlucky you dingles
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08/03/2008 06:57:00

typical from a snortbeast!!!
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08/03/2008 09:56:00

good luck boys defend like mad and you just might sneak a 1-0 win. i going to be optomistic because you need it 1-0 dingles (howard)
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08/03/2008 09:57:00

good luck fellas, although i think we deserved to win i guess its ur destiny, u have beaten two top epl team now, go on and win the cup now yea cuz that way at least this loss wont be so embarassing. Kudos to u guys battled hard showed a lot of heart, im rooting for you!! u better win the FA cup!!
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08/03/2008 19:27:00

you guys deserved it..hope you lot win it...!!!
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08/03/2008 19:34:00

You were great today. You deserved to win. Congrats!!
Fan of Blues
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08/03/2008 19:50:00

What was that, BITC???
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08/03/2008 20:30:00

Oh so well done to your boys, i can't see any clubs supporters below the greedisgoodleague being anything but proud of your team today, CRACKINg PERFORMANCE!!! Lincoln City fan.
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08/03/2008 20:34:00

Come one Aamir, go easy on him.
Fan of Blues
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08/03/2008 20:41:00

Well played chaps, stuck it to those posh types in SW6 good and proper
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09/03/2008 16:10:00

Aamir, not feckin funny, and besides, not like you lot were any better. LOL
Blue is the colour
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09/03/2008 21:08:00

I still cannot beleive you have beaten them, but hope Pompey win the cup!
will it ever happen
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11/03/2008 15:57:00


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