12:32 15 February 2012
Tykes around the world...
Barnsley FC are delighted to learn of the growing support of the Reds from fans around the globe.
In an attempt to give supporters an idea of the distribution of support for the club, we ask of fans abroad to e-mail their details to us for use on this site. If you are a Barnsley supporter living or working in a far away place send us your details and pictures and we will post them here. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join the list!
Having followed the Super Reds home and away for 20 years, most as a season ticket holder, I moved to Calgary, Canada in 2000 with my Oldham Athletic supporting husband. We now have three Canadian-talking kids who intermittently wear Red shirts and Blue shirts. The eldest has been to Oakwell and Cardiff with me, so here's hoping she's going to follow the Reds rather than Latics. We have found a friend here, Phil from Kinsley, who is a former Ponty-ender - are there any more Barnsley fans in Calgary?
How about Reds at sea? I'm in the navy and currently serving aboard HMS LIVERPOOL.
Hi from Heidelberg, Germany!
I am an avid Barnsley Fan and get to at least three or four games although I live in the the Channel Island of Jersey.
My name is Grahame Bird and I am currently living in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia - the home of the late great Sir Don Bradman. Life long Reds fan and a member of the Supporters Society and Centenary Society.
PATRICK VAN NUFFEL
Hi from all Reds fans living out in Belgium. I live in Antwerp and my ambition was to visit all 92 football grounds in England. Together with my friend Gino, a barnsley fan for over 20 years, we went to see the Reds against Manchester United in the Premier League. The Barnsley fans were brilliant and kept on singing throughout the match.
I am a Barnsley fan living in Michigan, USA. I keep in touch with everything going on at Oakwell through the internet - any other reds fans in USA can e-mail me at email@example.com.
Good luck to everyone at Oakwell for the new season from Kookaburra, Australia.
I am currently living and working in New Delhi, India. I am a Barnsley boy through and through and was a season ticket holder at Oakwell for many years.
I've been a fan for 55 years or so and my father took me as boy into the old Paddock. I have not lived in Barnsley for 27 years but I have continued to watch the Reds, traveling firstly from Hunmanby near Filey, then from Leicester. I now have to be content listening to Barnsley Player from the sunshine state of Florida, USA.
I am a born-and-bred Barnsley fan and it's strange picking up the results on the web from my new home in Thailand.
I am currently living in Perth, Australia but I am originally from Hoyland. Believe it or not my current neighbour is an Owls fan from Stocksbridge!
G'Day from a Reds fan away in Sydney, Australia.
I have been living in Oslo, Norway for the last 5 years only seeing a handful of games including the big one of course at Wembley in 2000. My first game was in 1977 so i enjoyed the Clarke-Hunter days as a young lad and then spent many years with friends on the Ponty watching the year in year out 11th and 12th positions in the old division 2 (you will remember i'm sure). Then came Danny Wilson and brought the stuff that dreams are made of.
Fjalar & Helga
Hi, I have been watching Barnsley since my idol, Gudjon Thordarson, took over as a manager at Oakwell. He had won everything here in Iceland before he was made the national team gaffer. He lifted the teams standard and we rushed up the FIFA ranking. After he left we have dropped again.
Pete & Sarah Outwin
Good Luck to the Reds, I have had to suffer the last 2 1/2 years watching the off and on field debacle from South Africa. However things are looking up at last.
I became a Barnsley supporter when I married a Pommie lass from a place called Barnsley. Her Dad, may he rest in peace, her uncles and brothers are rabid Reds fans. We live in Newcastle, Australia, and not too far down the road is a little place called Barnsley, not too far from another place called Wakefield. I go onto the net each week and print off the match reports and other news for my pommie lass's two uncles, one in Sydney, 84 years old and one in Melbourne, 70 years old. Oh and next time all you fans are looking for a good wine try a bottle of Hunter Valley Red from Newcastle Australia.
G,day all you tykes, i have been a Barnsley supporter, for a long time. Remember, Danny Blanchflower, John Kelly, Pat Kelly, Robledo. I live in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Hello I've been a Reds fan now for over 30 years and used to live on Sheffield Road. I'm now living in Germany and have lived there the last nine years so I have to keep in touch through the internet.
I am currently out in Iraq - all the best to the mighty wizards.
My father Eddie took me to the football in the 50s and 60s, pretty cold sometimes on the back of his motor scooter. I now live on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. PS I would have loved to have seen a game with Barnsley in the Premiership but the Internet brings me 12 thousand miles closer.
A long time fan of Barnsley, I used to live in Darfield but in Perth, Australia.
I'm still living away from home in Germany and still obviously supporting the reds. I was lucky enough to win the auction on Chris Morgans signed shirt last year (not going to say how much it cost though) and wear it whenever we play.
Hey up to all. Living in Dublin since '93 but was a regular since up to the time I left. I miss going down to Oakwell on matchdays. My Dad's still in Kendray - anybody that wants to contact me can do so firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a life long Reds fan and am in Coffs Harbour between Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Best of luck for next season and a rise back to the top. I check the website every day for all the latest Oakwell news.
"Greetings from sunny Bahrain, moved here after 10 years in Holland. I've been supporting The Reds since 1970, I get to the matches whenever I can - the last time was Wembley for the play-off final".
I am one of the many Brits on the Costa del Sol. I´ve been here eighteen months, but I still miss the frustration that Saturday afternoons used to bring. It´s not quite the same watching Malaga. If anyone there remembers me my email email@example.com".
I was so surprised to find the other overseas Barnsley supporters being based in Canada, Houston, Holland, Malaysia, South Africa, and Zambia. I am currently in Japan and watched my first match at Oakwell in the late 1950s.
My name uncle took me to see barnsley in 1938 when I was just four years old. I have been a fan for 65 years and originally come from Wilthorpe.
Recently moved to Ontario, Canada, 'though I was also previously exiled in The Midlands! You've no idea what it was like at the end of last season, all my workmates are Blues, Baggies and Villa fans - no end of carping about the promotion to the Prem. Kind of miss it now though! I keep in touch with The Reds via website; keep it up!
I have lived in Melbourne since 1985 and miss my beloved Reds.
Hi to all Reds fans wherever you are from John Feetham on the north island of New Zealand. I originally come from in Hoyle Mill.
Just recently moved to Sydney and missing the 'Well. If there are any other exiled reds supporters in Sydney why not get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin A Balby
I have always been a Barnsley fan, since growing up in Wakefield during the Alan Clarke days. When we were in the premier league, it was so much easier to explain to foreigners who the team was. Although I live in Puerto Rico, I always get to one game on my home visits.
G'day to all at Oakwell & supporters, Name's John Shelton living down here in Brisbane Australia.I've been a fan since 1948 and that will never change.
G'Day from sunny Adelaide to all the Red's fans in Barnsley. I've been a fan for 40years, although the last 9 have been a long distance thing since I moved to Adelaide.
My name is Phil Galvin and I live in Wilmington, Delaware. I have been in the USA since 1965. My grandfather took me to my first game at Oakwell in 1948 or 1949 when Barnsley beat Tottenham 4-0 in the year Tottenham were promoted. I also remember seeing Stanley Mathews in a Cup tie that Barnsley lost 1-0. I used to pay 9(old)d to get in. "My favourite players were the Robledo brothers, "Skinner" Normanton, Danny Blanchflower and Tommy Taylor. I follow Barnsley every saturday morning on the Internet, much to my wife's disgust. My e-mail address email@example.com.
"Hi, Richard (Jambo) Roberts here from Dunedin, South Island New Zealand. I am positioned at lattitude 45 degrees and 55 minutes. Am I the farthest flung Reds fan? I am previously from "Darnt' Brig, just up fromt' Ship. I always keep up to date with the Reds progress and managed to contact Karen who lives in the North Island of NZ. She has also put herself in a mention on the fans abroad page. It's just great to see the latest change in fortune of the Reds and to see them steadily climbing out of trouble. I don't know what I'd do without the website. It keeps me sane. Thanks very much".
I came to the USA in 1966 and now live in California. I watch English football when possible and follow Barnsley. I actually played at Oakwell in the 1959-60 Association League final, Worsborough Bridge Vs Hoyle Mill.
Well done to the Reds from Dunedin NZ. It makes those of us in exile feel better.
Hi to all you reds fans from around the world, especially to those living in Sydney, Australia, like myself. I only moved out here this year so it's my first season away and missing those cold winter afternoons in the East Stand. I'm not allowed to forget you though as I have a whole host of people who text me the scores in the middle of the night!
I live in Germany but I'm on exercise in Oman at the moment. Come on you Reds pull your sox up and climb the table Good luck.
Hi to all fellow Reds Fans and staff at the club who remember the original Steve Davies, Radio Presenter and Director of Oakwell 1575AM from the days it was set up with Dave Parker and Stuart Cocker. Steve still has his base in Hemingfield is with his wife Lyn and son Gareth working and topping the tan up in sunny Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The only thing i miss is the football and radio but certainly not the weather. Ta for a web site that keeps us in touch.
G'day from Adelaide, Sth Australia. I used to watch the lads from the Ponty end when Ronnie Glavin was the hero of the day!
Now I live in Oz, but still keep up to date through your website. Good luck to the boys for the season ahead.
W/C Boy Abroad!
Good luck in 2001-2002 from Alan, Tina, Brittany and Austin Platts in Dallas, T.X, U.S.A. Love the website and I visit it every day so I can keep up with things back home.
I live in Melbourne, Australia but am Barnsley (Wombwell) to the core. I have the distinction of seeing about 20 Reds matches in my life and never once seen them lose.
I'm currently living in Mastricht, Holland serving with the Royal Air Force. I'm from Barnsley and although it is not easy getting to Oakwell anymore I manage to make about four games a season.
I'm origially from Barnsley and am currently serving in the Royal Air Force. Although I am contantly away from the hallowed turf at Oakwell the website keeps me up to date with the latest news.
I live in Alicante, Spain and as a Reds fan since 1959 I regularly listen to live commentary over the internet.
Dave and Sally Lamb
Hello from sunny Queensland. We are both Reds fans and have lived in Brisbane since 1995. All the best for the rest of the season.
I have been living in sunny Tampa, Florida for two years. I keep up to date with things through the website.
I live in Ottawa, Canada but am originally from New Lodge. I went to my first game at the Well in 1957 aged ten."
Kock Lai Yoong
I have been supporting Barnsley from Singapore for the last four years.
I have been a supporter of the Super Reds since I was a kid in Staincross. I now live in Tel Aviv, Israel.
I am a Barnsley fan who left the town in 1993 to live in Dublin. I still follow the team avidly and brough some mates over for the Man City game in the play off year. Any other Reds fans in Dublin can e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to the team and all at the club from Queensland, Australia.
I'm not that far away, in Dublin. I have been following Barnsley for years but have only managed to get over there once. I went to the Grimsby game at Oakwell last season and had an absolutely fantastic time. Everybody in Barnsley was so nice to us and I am looking forward to coming again.
I am writing this posting from Glasgow, Scotland. I know it is not a far flung corner of the world, but at least it is another country.
I will be in Caracas for the next two years, working as a PE teacher at The British School. I previously lived in Nairobi and so have been keeping in touch with the Reds via the website for some time now.
I'm calling from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I keep up to date with progress down at the 'Well through the website and from my mum and sister who are still season ticket holders. I am not alone out here because I bumped into a former Ponty-ender wearing a Barnsley shirt last year and we have been in regular contact since.
Hi, I'm writing from Sydney, Australia. I have been a Reds fan since childhood and originally came from Hoyland.
I live in Gjovik which is a small town 100 miles north of Oslo in Norway. I was a season ticket holder back in the Clarke and Hunter days before I moved out here.
I am a Barnsley fan from Finland and I have been following the Reds for a couple of years now.
I now live in Sydney Australia and visit the website every day. I only get back to Barnsley once a year though to see my parents.
I'm about as far away from Barnsley as you can get - New Zealand. I am from Barnsley originally and know another supporter who lives on the South island so he must take the prize for the most far flung fan!
We are not ex-pats but have vested interest in keeping up to date with the club. The website has provided us with a fantastic window on to the footballing world that would otherwise remain unreachable for us.
I am a life-long Reds fan who lives in Osnabreuck, Germany. I am a teacher working alongside the British Forces.
I have been a Reds fan since I was a little kid - and I am now 41. I left Barnsley in in 1985 and moved around eventually settling in California in 1996.
I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I am in Buffalo, New York and have lived in the States since leaving Yorkshire 20 years ago. I visit home as often as I can and get to see as many game as possible.
I am not quite living in a far flung corner of the world - but reside in Amsterdam. I watched the Play Off final in Kuala Lumpur.
I am originally from Wath, but now live in Berlin, Germany. I try to get home at least once or twice a season and try to get to the British or Irish pub every Saturday here to watch the results come in.
I am from Tauranga, New Zealand and check with the website almost everyday. I played football with Colin Walker in New Zealand some years ago.
My son Tomas and I are both ardent Reds fans living in Belgium. We live in a place called Mons, about 40 miles south of Brussels and I work with NATO.
My name is Rob Francis I'm 28 living in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
I saw that you wanted to know about supporters living abroad. I am a big Barnsley fan living in Sandefjord, Norway.
I am a 47-year-old Tykes supporter living in Brussells, Belgium and have followed the Reds for 35 years.
I am a Reds fan and probably one of the furthest fans that Barnsley currently has. I live in Australia.
I am a 44-year-old living in Huntsville, Alabama.
My name is Phillip Ameduri and I live in Armadale, Perth, Australia. My mum is from Staincross and supports the Reds. I have only been to one match - the 3-0 victory over Reading, the year before we got promoted to the Premiership.
I have been a Barnsley supporter since I was a kid in the beginning of the 1970s. Everyone else in Sweden was supporting Leeds and Arsenal, but I felt that it just had to be Barnsley.
Hi to the Barnsley Faithful from the State of Oman.
I live in Kirkland, Washington, USA.
I am a 41-year-old Red living in Hungary and working in the Las Vegas Casino