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Paul Futcher

24 November 2016

Former Reds centre-half has passed away.

It is with enormous sadness that we have learned today of the passing of former Barnsley hero Paul Futcher, after a battle with Cancer. He was 60-years-old.

The most expensive defender in English football when Manchester City made him their record signing in in June of 1978, Paul was the defensive half of twin brothers, with his brother Ron - who also represented the Reds - a centre-forward. 

Paul made over 230 appearances for the Club from 1983 to 1989 and did so with an elegance not often seen in defenders. His speed of thought was second to none. He had an uncanny ability to come out with the ball no matter the situation and his range of passing for a centre-half was exemplary. 

Twice called-up for England duty in his career, but twice having to pull out due to injury, 'Futch' also had success with Grimsby Town after leaving Oakwell. 

Everyone at Barnsley Football Club would like to pass on their condolences to the family at this time. 

RIP FUTCH

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