Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Flicker Speaks About the Job

Flicker Speaks About the Job

Speaking to radio Sheffield David Flitcroft gave his thoughts on the job that lies ahead. He spoke of everything from the transfer window to his relationship with Keith Hill.

Flicker wants at least three new players in with none going out. However a lot of the recruitment could depend on whether players leave the club or not.

A striker is the number one priority and there are many good ones available according to the reds boss.

Davide Somma of Leeds is one player rumoured to be of interest to Barnsley and Leeds could be willing to loan the player out after his recent return from injury.

Signing Luke Steele up to a new contract is a must. Even if that means with a clause in his contract saying that he can leave for a few hundred thousand if we are relegated.

I`m sure a centre half will also be the manager`s wish list during this transfer window and the other position could be anywhere as long as it`s the right player who could make a difference.

Jacob Butterfield is again available for loan and there`s a chance Barnsley could go in for him again after failing just before he went to Bolton.

Norwich will want Butterfield to be playing first team football after he spent his time at Bolton on the bench.

At Barnsley he would do this as Flitcroft knows the player and would be able to get the best out of him.

I hear many fans saying no more midfielders please. It is the position we have the most players but what we are missing is someone from midfield who can be creative and score some goals.

Many will say Mellis is that man. He is certainly the most creative we have and on his day is a great player.

However he is in and out of games far too much and his effort leaves a lot to be desired. Butterfield would be much more involved on the ball and does work harder for the team as well.

In the current system I would like to see Butterfield in a midfield with Dawson and Perkins with Mellis and O`Brien as options from the bench.

O`Brien is tireless and has been great for Barnsley but is definitely more suited to playing wide right than in the role behind the strikers.

If not Butterfield would Brian Howard be worth taking a punt on following his release from Portsmouth?

He could maybe do a job coming off the bench for the reds and he`s still young enough. Maybe coming back to Barnsley could kick start his career again?

One player I`m not expecting to come back despite him asking to is Hugo Colace. The former reds midfielder has been in touch with Don Rowing saying he`d love to come back and isn`t concerned about how little the club are able to pay him.

That is in stark contrast to Anderson De Silva who turned down the contract offered to him by Barnsley. De Silva was expecting similar money to what he was on the first time round but Rowing explained that those wages are beyond the club now.

So De Silva would rather be without a club than play for less than he considers he is worth. That is just typical of the greedy modern player.

In Flicker`s interview he was also asked about his relationship with former boss Keith Hill. They came in as a pair and said they were a management team.

Flitcroft explained that Hill had given his blessing for him to take the job and that it would not affect their relationship at all and that Hill knows it`s important for him to stay in a job and provide for his family.

Flicker is hoping to have a new face in before Saturday`s trip to Ipswich. Any fans heard any rumours of who could be coming to Oakwell?





Join The Vital Debate



Vital Barnsley is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Barnsley on: facebook

Vital Barnsley on: twitter



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

Writer:Vital Tyke
Date:Wednesday January 16 2013
Time: 1:33PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Tommy Wright Sacked

Assistant Coach Gone

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Reds Ratings v Villa

Barnsley 1 - 1 Aston Villa

Stats: Barnsley v Aston Villa

All the stats from Barnsley (1) vs (1) Aston Villa, Oakwell, Tuesday 27th September 2016 7.45pm Att: 15,830

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Tyke
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Villa MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies6%
Yiadom2%
Roberts8%
MacDonald7%
Kpekawa1%
Kent3%
Hourihane17%
Scowen39%
Morsy2%
Watkins10%
Bradshaw1%
Sub - Armstrong2%
Sub - Winnall1%
Sub - Hammill1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.knabby crackers5
2.duval0581