Barnsley - Hassell Fears for Future
UK time is: 09:25:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hassell Fears for Future

Barnsley legend Bobby Hassell fears that this could be his last season with the reds after only starting six games during the current campaign.

Hassell is the clubs current longest-serving player with more than 250 appearances since signing for the reds in 2004.

He is out of contract in the summer and isn`t expecting the club to offer him a new deal.

Hassell speaking to the star had this to say 'One thing`s for sure, if I`m called upon I`ll go out there and give it my all. I love pulling on the Barnsley shirt and have always given my best for the club. I`ve hardly started any games this season though. Maybe I have played my last game but I hope not. If I`m not playing I`d love to stay involved in a coaching role - and hopefully finish my career here. To go out like this would be really sad but I`m not looking for sympathy. Whatever happens I`ll be fine in life. I`ve got no qualms with anybody or any axe to grind. All I want to do is play for the club and try and keep us in this division. I`d be devastated if we got relegated. I`ve still got something to offer. I can definitely contribute a lot.

From the fans point of view and my own everyone would love to see Bobby given another year to make it ten years and get his testimonial.

From the clubs point of view can they afford another year of wages for a player who won`t be in the manager`s plans just because he`s been a good servant to the club?

I was interested to hear his comments that he would be willing to stay on in a coaching role if he wasn`t going to play much.

It would be good to see a player like Hassell who has been at the club for such a long time, begin his coaching experience with Barnsley and possibly one day in the future develop in to the manager.

However isn`t he still a bit young to go in to what you would call semi-retirement and concentrate on coaching?

Ok he isn`t getting any younger and but I`m sure most League One clubs would still want him as a first team regular.

It`s a dilemma for the club and one for Bobby himself as he clearly does love being at Barnsley.

Let`s have the fans views on the best solution for all concerned.


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




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: chiefred Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 25 2013

Time: 2:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Barnsley Articles

Scunthorpe Match Brought Forward (Thursday July 2 2015)

Barnsley Confirm Mawson Deal (Tuesday June 30 2015)

Vaughan Comes In As Goalkeeper Coach (Thursday June 25 2015)

Duo Close To Barnsley Deals? (Wednesday June 24 2015)

Audio - Hassell Talks Career (Tuesday June 23 2015)

Scunthorpe Cup Details Confirmed (Monday June 22 2015)

Barnsley's 2015-16 Fixtures (Wednesday June 17 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)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Barnsley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bradford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Burton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Rovers youngster looking to kick on
Doncaster : 04/07/2015 07:35:01
DRFC Former midfielder to come up against Rovers
Doncaster : 04/07/2015 07:11:01
Walsall Scoop Most Respected League 1 Award
Walsall : 03/07/2015 22:21:01
'Be Ready' City Boss Tells Midfielder
Coventry : 03/07/2015 21:08:00
Wordsworth Signs Two Year Deal
Southend : 03/07/2015 17:54:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Rochdale MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Davies 5%
Bree 7%
Holgate 0%
Nyatanga 15%
Smith 3%
Pearson 0%
Berry 3%
Scowen 38%
Maris 0%
Hourihane 23%
Winnall 3%
Sub - Oates 3%
Sub - Williams 0%
Sub - Digby 0%