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29 October 2021

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's visit to Ashton Gate as the Reds take on the Robins!

This trip to the South West is the start of a very big week for Barnsley, a three-game period that could very well determine our trajectory moving forward in 21/22. 

A trio of fixtures against sides who are also finding life difficult in the Sky Bet Championship this season, it's a huge opportunity to reignite the campaign and to finally put an end to one of the worst runs of form in living memory.


The Reds have lost their last six matches in succession. For the first time - at this level - since 1959. 

Last weekend's derby day defeat against Sheffield United at Oakwell meant the Reds were only off the bottom of the table because Derby County have had 12 points deducted, and this weekend, if results go the wrong way, the Rams could jump Barnsley, which says plenty about the club's start to the season.


The two goals scored against the Blades were our first from open play since the end of August. That was also the first time we'd scored more than one goal in a game, since QPR away, in mid-August. 

Autumnal suffering, indeed. But as we approach the winter months, and with a kinder-looking run of fixtures ahead of us, it's pretty much now or never for the Reds and their head coach, Markus Schopp.


At 3-0 down last Sunday, Oakwell voices called for the Austrian's removal whilst his players finally showed a bit of mettle, as they threatened an astonishing comeback. Substitutes Devante Cole and Aaron Leya Iseka scored two very well-taken goals, the first of the season for both men and it's to be hoped that Barnsley take confidence from that 15-minute spell at the end of the South Yorkshire derby.

Schopp has admitted that he's almost got a full squad of players to choose from now, for the first time since his appointment. A few are probably another one or two weeks away from figuring in the starting lineup, but after the international break, he expects a full complement.


Saturday then, sees the Reds head down to Bristol and Ashton Gate, hoping to replicate the result garnered there in February of this year, when Carlton Morris' late goal secured the most one-sided 1-0 victory you're ever likely to see. 

That was City's last game before they appointed the experienced Nigel Pearson as manager, and after a brief positive impact, it's been a fairly morbid spell for the former Leicester City boss. 


They haven't won a home game under his tutelage. They've not won at Ashton Gate since the end of January. That's 17 consecutive home games without success. But they're meeting a Reds side who haven't won an away game for six months. Something then, has to give. 

It's a surprise to see the Robins struggling somewhat, considering the talent amongst Pearson's squad. Exciting youngsters such as Tyreeq Bakinson, Han-Noah Massengo and Antoine Semenyo are backed up by experienced campaigners like Chris Martin, Tomáš Kalas and Dan Bentley. 


In midfield, the Robins added former Reds favourite Matty James to their ranks in the summer. The 30-year-old, who spent two separate spells at Oakwell on loan has played every minute for Bristol City this season. 

But they've lost their last three games, and come into this clash in 17th position, but have double the points Barnsley have so far, thanks to four wins picked up on their travels. 


They have scored just four goals on home soil, the lowest in the division, but both Chris Martin and Andi Weimann have grabbed four goals in the Sky Bet Championship already this term.

Our man in the middle on Saturday is Mr Thomas Bramall. The Sheffield-born official is refereeing at this level for a second season, but he's never taken charge of a game involving either the Reds or the Robins before. 


In terms of domestic streaming, a reminder that the EFL returned to the position held pre-pandemic, where any games kicking off between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday afternoons are prohibited. 

However, supporters in the UK are able to buy audio passes via iFollow Barnsley. 

Our overseas fans can enjoy live streaming of the game, with a match pass priced at £10.

For further information on iFollow for this season, and how to activate seasonal subscriptions, please click the link below. 


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Match Reports


30 October 2021

Barnsley slumped to a seventh-straight defeat in the Sky Bet Championship, with Bristol City winning on home soil for the first time since January.

An Andreas Weimann brace in the first half at Ashton Gate was enough to see off a spirited Reds side who'd taken a lead through Aaron Leya Iseka, but despite throwing the kitchen sink at the Robins after the interval, it wasn't enough and for a seventh matchday running, we leave empty-handed.

It had been a bright start to proceedings for Markus Schopp's men who were on the front foot from the off, with Jordan Williams proving to be a real thorn in the Robins' side as he rampaged down the left flank.

The 22-year-old tried a long-range effort that barely troubled hosts' 'keeper Dan Bentley, before Michał Helik had to be smart to get a foot in and deny the lively Nahki Wells on the edge of the Reds box. 

Tyreeq Bakinson tried his luck from range for Bristol City, but the dipping effort cleared the crossbar of Brad Collins' goal, and it was the Reds who looked the more likely to open the scoring in the first half.

A flowing move in midfield involving Jasper Moon and Callum Brittain saw the ball worked wide for Williams on the left and from just inside the box, the wingback fired in a low shot that Bentley turned behind at his near post. 

But the goal did come on 28 minutes, and it was well worked from the right flank. A quick throw-in from Brittain released Cauley Woodrow and the skipper's deft volley was perfectly weighted for the onrushing Devante Cole to take in his stride, entering the box and he pulled it back for Leya Iseka who crashed home from six yards out through a couple of sliding challenges.

Woodrow then teed up Brittain for a 20-yard strike that stung the hands of Bentley who could only parry the ball away, as the Reds' pressure ramped up after taking the lead. But the tide turned in the space of five minutes or so, with the Barnsley high-line punished twice in quick succession.

Some neat interplay around 30 yards from goal between Chris Martin and Wells saw Weimann through one-on-one against the outcoming Collins, and the Austrian striker made no mistake, blasting the ball into the far corner to level up the game five minutes before the break.

Heading into stoppage time, ex-Red Matty James saw a fierce effort from the edge of the box saved well low down by Collins, with Moon diverting the rebound behind with Wells waiting to pounce. But the Robins took the lead in first half stoppage time, and it was that man Weimann once again. 

A simple ball in behind the Reds defence on the Robins' left saw Martin in space and he cut back for the waiting Weimann who side-footed the home side in front heading into the interval.

HALF-TIME: Bristol City 2-1 Barnsley

Schopp replaced the ineffective Claudio Gomes during the break with the returning Josh Benson, and the former Burnley man was instrumental in the second half as Barnsley looked to fight their way back into the game. 

On the hour-mark, it was hard to understand how the ball stayed out of the Bristol City goal as from Benson's corner, the ball pinged around and eventually fell for Helik whose shot rattled against the underside of the bar before Moon's follow-up was cleared off the line by Martin.

Williams sprinted the length of the pitch to feed Cole wide left and the forward's inviting low cross was met perfectly by Benson, a diving header that somehow Bentley kept out with a combination of knee and boot. 

Woodrow was soon certain to get the ball 12 yards from goal only for Robins' defender Rob Atkinson to thwart him using his hand, but referee Thomas Bramall mustn't have seen it, and the hosts got away with one. 

A bending effort from Cole flew a yard over the bar, Williams saw another shot claimed by Bentley as the Reds kept hammering on the door of the City defence.

Into added time at the end of the game and Benson picked out Brittain at the far post, he headed back across the face of goal and Cole was bundled over by Tomas Kalas on the goalline, with the ball somehow coming off the striker and going out and over the crossbar.

The Reds gave it everything at Ashton Gate, but once again they fell to defeat and the league table after a third of the season makes for grim reading, with Barnsley 23rd in the Championship and without a win since August.

FULL-TIME: Bristol City 2-1 Barnsley

Collins, Andersen, Helik, Kitching, Brittain, Gomes (Benson), Moon, J.Williams, Leya Iseka (Adeboyejo), Woodrow, Cole.

Unused: Walton, Sibbick, Oduor, Frieser, Palmer.

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Ticket News


13 October 2021

We have received an initial allocation of 1,239 tickets in the Atyeo Stand for our upcoming fixture at Ashton Gate on Saturday 30 October, kick-off 3pm.

Tickets will be made available to general sale at 9am Wednesday 13 October.

Adult: £33
Senior Over 65: £30
Young Adult (22-24 years): £30
Young Adult (19-21 years): £26
Juvenile Under 19: £15
Juvenile Under 12: £10

Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users will pay their relevant age-related category with an assistant’s ticket being free of charge if required for those in receipt of DLA for middle to high rate of care or mobility or the PIP standard or enhanced rate. If supporters have any disability or access enquiries, they should contact Gareth Torpy on 0117 9630600 or email A limited number of wheelchair parking spaces are available at a cost of £20. These must be booked in advance by contacting Gareth.

Official Club Coach Travel departs at 8:30am priced at £30 per seat. Strictly no alcohol is permitted. Juveniles Under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18+. *Please read the additional information from Wilfreda Beehive below.

The postage deadline for this game is 3pm Wednesday 27 October. Tickets will remain on sale from the Box Office until 12 noon on Friday 29 October, subject to availability.

If you are purchasing away game and cup tickets for other people, we strongly advise you to correctly assign the ticket to each individual for every game. This will enable us to offer the correct privileges to supporters on occasions when tickets are on restricted sales in a category system. 



*Coach Regulations

  • All travellers will be temperature checked before entering the vehicle. Anyone with a temperature higher than 37.5 will not be allowed to travel
  • The hand sanitiser provided must be used on entering the vehicle
  • Face masks will need to be worn while travelling unless medically exempt
  • The seat directly behind the driver must not be used
  • Anyone feeling unwell should not travel
  • Passengers must remove their own rubbish
  • Passengers should not eat on the vehicle unless they have to for medical reasons
  • The toilet should only be used in an emergency
  • Passengers should load from the back to the front and disembark from the front to the rear

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