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Patrick lifts the League One Playoff Trophy at Wembley


A Reds supporter since first taken to Oakwell as a young child by his Uncle Ernest back in the 1950’s, Patrick Cryne became in 2003 what he described as the club’s ‘buyer of last resort’ as Barnsley Football Club faced the threat of going out of business. 


During his tenure as owner of the club, the Reds reached two successful play-off finals, three trips to Wembley including the first time Barnsley won a cup competition at the home of English football and produced or developed many outstanding talents through the Reds Academy.


Diagnosed with cancer soon after the Reds’ successful double-Wembley trip of 2016, a blow felt throughout the club, Patrick passed away on the 21st January 2018. His beloved son, James and wife Jean remain as directors of the club, continuing the legacy of the great man. 


As the supporter flag decrees when describing the efforts of Patrick and club founder, Tiverton Preedy - ‘One Made Us / One Saved Us’




Patrick Cryne was inducted at 2018's inaugural awards ceremony



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