Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Robins Calls Performance Unacceptable

Robins Calls Performance Unacceptable

Barnsley's 3-2 defeat to Bristol City turned out to be a sickening defeat. With the game all but lost, the Reds were handed a lifeline through Daniel Bogdanovic's goal, but it was cancelled out with another goal for Bristol City and the sending off of Ryan Shotton.

Speaking to the club's official website, Barnsley manager Mark Robins spoke of the defeat to Gary Johnson's men: 'In the last couple of games, we've not passed it brilliantly and the same can be said for today.' Barnsley's players did look laxed on the ball, in particular the midfield, resulting in a host of chances for the away team.

'We've tried to keep Tuesday night's game out of everybody's thoughts but there was a question over whether the players had let their minds wander a little bit on to Tuesday night's game.' Robins came out in the week saying that the players were all focussed on this match but in truth they looked anything but.

On the exclusion of Jon Macken from the first eleven, Robins confirmed: 'With Tuesday night in mind from my perspective looking ahead we've got Boggy, Humey and Jonathan Macken available. If you lose Macken from today's game you've got a bit of a problem because Gray's cup tied.' So it would seem that Jon Macken is expected to start against his former club Manchester United.

Robins could not be drawn on the future of Jamal Campbell-Ryce however, saying only 'we'll have to wait and see' when asked if the Jamaican winger would come back into the side after being substituted early in the second half.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:gooderzone
Date:Sunday October 25 2009
Time: 1:43PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Barnsley Sign Sought After Cavare

Cavare first came to the attentions of Barnsley when turning out for Huddersfield in a pre-season friendly against the Reds at Oakwell and remained on the clubs' radar ever since.

What Happens Now?

Yiadom started the opening two games but with Huddersfield coming in with an increased offer the defender he missed Ipswich and sat out the Oakwell win over Nottingham Forest.

Officials - Sheffield United v Barnsley (19/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sheffield United and Barnsley this Saturday.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Barnsley
Write For Vital Barnsley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Nottm Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies13%
McCarthy16%
Jackson3%
MacDonald0%
Pearson0%
Williams3%
Hammill43%
Potts0%
Moncur0%
Hedges10%
Bradshaw6%
Sub - Bird3%
Sub - Barnes3%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment