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Bennett Before Boulding

Bennett Before Boulding

Saturday's team sheet made interesting reading for Barnsley supporters. The list of substitutes included fresh academy graduate Steven Bennett.

The 19 year-old striker travelled with the first team to Ashton Gate for the Tykes' 3-3 draw with Bristol City.

There was however no place in the 18 for Michael Boulding. The 34 year old attacker returned to Barnsley this summer on a 'play for free' basis, in an attempt to earn a contract.

It divided opinion within the Barnsley faithful with some admiring the gesture and willing Robins to give him a chance and others wondering how a player who isn't good enough to stay at Bradford City, can earn a deal at a Championship club.

The fact that Robins chose to give a 19 year old academy graduate the nod over Boulding, begs the question of whether Boulding is indeed flogging a dead horse. The gesture to play for free is certainly honourable but perhaps he ought to set his sights a little lower. He looked certain to be offered a deal at Mansfield Town but turned his back on them for this opportunity at Barnsley. I'm just not sure it was his best decision.



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Writer:gooderzone
Date:Monday August 23 2010
Time: 1:22PM

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