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Barnsley welcome sea of blue

Thankfully, unlike Sheffield Wednesday`s previous summer, the Reds will be welcoming a very different sea of blue to Oakwell this July, as thousands of Manchester City fans swarm to Oakwell to see their team play in the UEFA Cup.

Man City have confirmed their UEFA Cup home leg tie, which will take place on either the 17th or 31st July, will kick off at Oakwell.

The Man City staff were concerned that their turf wouldn`t have had sufficient time to recover from the previous Saturday where Bon Jovi are playing in concert at Eastlands.

Lets face it - the grass would have been no bed of roses, the groundsman probably said something like 'it`s my life`, and surely Mark Hughes will be living on a prayer if he captures Ronaldinho this summer.

Its nice to hear that Barnsley`s ground reaches all the UEFA requirements for the match to go ahead, although it may prove difficult for Barnsley folk to get hold of tickets should they wish to witness some European football.




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Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 21 2008

Time: 10:57AM

Your Comments

City playing a UEFA home game at Barnsley, blimey who would have thought it.
Tudor
Thanks for your hospitality guys! Let's hope we dont go down in a "blaze of glory". We just need to "keep the faith", and hopefully the match wont be like "bad medicine", and that progression to round two will be like a "bed of roses"!
oliverblue
I never thought I would see the day when Oakwell was hosting European football!!
dazza71
nearest you dingles will get to Europe
matlockowl
won't be in any barnsley fans in. they'll think they'll need to bring their passports.
aball2112
city fans won't need their armbands tho;)
mattyg
UEFA Cup matches played in Barnsley, wow!
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
I think this is great!
herringthorpe
Why Barsnley? I'm not having a dig, but is there nowhere closer?
shepsblade
i know, especially after what they did back in 2000.
mattyg
 

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