Barnsley - Boulding To Play For Free
UK time is: 21:09:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boulding To Play For Free

Michael Boulding has agreed to join Barnsley and play for free.

In what looked like an April Fool's Day prank, the club's official website broke the news that Boulding, 34, will link up with the Reds for a second time, offering his services for free in order to earn a longer deal.

Yesterday the striker scored the opening goal in Mansfield Town's 3-0 win over the Reds in a 'behind closed doors' friendly at Oakwell. According to Mark Robins he subsequently called the Reds boss and offered to play for no wages to try and force his way into Robins' plans and earn a contract.

Robins told the official website: 'He played against us yesterday in a training match and did very well. Afterwards he phoned me and offered to come back to Oakwell and play for free. In this day and age and, after some of the things I have heard this summer, it is a very refreshing change...'

I have no qualms with this at all. It's a very humble offer from Boulding, who looked nailed on to have earned himself another contract at Field Mill. I just don't believe it will lead anywhere for him.

We look to have tied up three of our strikers for next season in Hume, Gray and Dickinson and, are still in the hunt for our 'number 9.' At 34 years-of-age, despite his exemplary goalscoring record, Boulding is not our new 'number 9.' He knows where the net is, but has he still got the legs to get there?

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: gooderzone Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 16 2010

Time: 12:01AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Barnsley Articles

Barnsley's JPT Ball Number Known (Thursday October 8 2015)

Bradford Re-arranged (Thursday October 8 2015)

Johnson Previews Crewe (Thursday October 8 2015)

No Mansford Criticism (Thursday October 8 2015)

Barnsley Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Bradford Postponed At Last Minute (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Vital Preview - Bradford v Barnsley (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Archived Barnsley Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Colchester 11 4 4 3 -1 16
11. Southend 11 4 3 4 0 15
12. Peterborough 11 4 2 5 2 14
13. Barnsley 10 4 2 4 0 14
14. Chesterfield 11 4 2 5 -1 14
15. Millwall 11 4 2 5 -4 14
16. Bradford 11 3 4 4 -4 13

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Southend's JPT Ball Number Known
Southend : 08/10/2015 20:53:01
Millwall's JPT Ball Number Known
Millwall : 08/10/2015 20:51:00
United's JPT Ball Number Known
Sheff Utd : 08/10/2015 20:49:01
Rochdale's JPT Ball Number Known
Rochdale : 08/10/2015 20:47:00
Pressley Previews Coventry
Fleetwood : 08/10/2015 20:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

JPT - Bradford v Barnsley
Suggested By:  VitalBarnsley
Barnsley win 88%
Bradford win 12%