UK time is: 02:48:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

New Deals Offered

Don Rowing has confirmed that Barnsley will offer new deals to Steele, Cranie, Cywka, Hassell, Kennedy, McNulty and Scotland.

Also Barnsley have the option of extending the contract of Kelvin Etuhu and will do so.

I would expect all to re-sign and am pleased that the club has offered them new deals.

My one worry would be that someone comes in for Cranie with an offer he can`t refuse.

Many fans think that the same could happen with Steele but I think he wants to remain at the club and feels that we will progress under Flitcroft.

As for Hassell it`s nice to see that there is still loyalty in football from both parties. He deserves his tenth year and the fact that he and the club are willing to sign on the dotted line is testament to both.

Let`s face it Hassell will play very little for the club next season if at all. Anyone who saw him at the end of last season will have to admit that his championship days are behind him. After the summer transfer business is complete then only an injury crisis will get Bobby in to the team and a much better back-up option in Foster has been let go.

So let`s look at it from both points of view. Hassell loves the club and wants to stay despite little hope of first team football. He could easily cut ties and leave and go and play for any league one club. After all he has already been offered a benefit year whether he signs a new contract or not.

Barnsley despite not having much in the way of finances are happy to pay him for another year despite knowing he will hardly kick a ball.

I don`t see many clubs and players anywhere in the country showing the loyalty of these two. Barnsley football club and Bobby Hassell are true role models for the rest of a footballing world that has lost sight of the things that really do matter.

I take my hat off to the super reds and sir Bobby.







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:Thursday May 9 2013

Time: 10:11PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
this says to me that Bobby will be at oakwell for a long time yet.maybe working with the youth teams,possibly with a view to future management. nice move Barnsley.
torrox tyke
Report Abuse
10/05/2013 16:08:00

was thinking something similar when I heard Bobby had resigned. Maybe a coaching role or involved in the youth setup. I'm glad Bobby has stayed though and wish him well.
tykeinleicester
Report Abuse
14/05/2013 13:01:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Barnsley Articles

Audio - Johnson Previews Bradford (Thursday April 23 2015)

Johnson Talks Peterborough (Monday April 20 2015)

Audio - Johnson On Peterborough Draw (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Barnsley v Peterborough (Saturday April 18 2015)

Johnson - Youngsters Will Get A Shot (Thursday April 16 2015)

Johnson On Notts County Draw (Thursday April 16 2015)

Archived Barnsley Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Fleetwood 44 16 12 16 -3 60
9. Gillingham 44 15 14 15 -2 59
10. Bradford 44 15 14 15 -2 59
11. Barnsley 44 16 11 17 -3 59
12. Peterborough 44 17 8 19 -4 59
13. Doncaster 44 15 13 16 -6 58
14. Walsall 44 13 17 14 0 56

Breaking League News

Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra
Coventry : 24/04/2015 23:00:00
Vital Walsall Player Of the Year 2014/15 Results
Walsall : 24/04/2015 21:06:00
DRFC Can Rovers push County closer to the drop?
Doncaster : 24/04/2015 19:00:01
City Travel To Chesterfield
Bristol City : 24/04/2015 17:42:01
VitalOrient Editor Role
Leyton Orient : 24/04/2015 17:23:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Davies 0%
Holgate 0%
Cowgill 0%
Nyatanga 0%
Smith 0%
Berry 0%
Scowen 0%
Digby 0%
Hourihane 0%
Lalkovic 0%
Winnall 0%
Sub - John 0%
Sub - Pearson 0%
Sub - Bree 0%