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BIRMINGHAM CITY PREVIEW

30 November 2020

This crazy season doesn't slow down for the Reds - it's a midweek trip to the second city in our latest fixture to take on Blues!

The games keep on coming as Valérien Ismaël takes his side to the West Midlands on Tuesday 1 December for a 7.45pm showdown with Birmingham City

He will be hoping his charges can put an end to to consecutive defeats, having seen the Reds beaten by Brentford and Blackburn Rovers over the previous week. 

Whilst arguments can be made to suggest we deserved more from both losses, the results don't lie and Barnsley's good early form under the Frenchman has stalled somewhat. 

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SOLLBAUER PRE-BIRMINGHAM

30 November 2020

This Tuesday sees us head to St. Andrew's for the first of two visits this term, with Coventry City groundsharing with Blues for the second year running. 

It is the first of eight December outings for Barnsley in this hectic Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Televised live on Sky Sports, Reds supporters can still purchase an iFollow Barnsley Match Pass and enjoy BFC-dedicated commentary from our very own Matt Bailey. 

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WATCH REDS BLUES

30 November 2020

Our hosts for this one suffered a winless November. Their last victory coming on Halloween when they turned Preston over at Deepdale. 

They've already lost on home soil to our Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield Wednesday, and drew with our other local rivals Rotherham United at this venue. 

Led by former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka, Blues have two ex-Reds in their lineup these days in former centre half Marc Roberts who spent a few great years at Oakwell and midfielder Gary Gardner who spent a season on loan with the Reds a couple of years ago. 

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ISMAËL PRE-BIRMINGHAM

30 November 2020

Under the former Real Madrid man, Birmingham have lined up in a variety of shapes thus far in 20/21. Whether that's Karanka getting to grips with his new squad or him matching up opponents, remains to be seen. 

They have 16 points on the board, just like the Reds but sit a place below us by virtue of goal difference. 

It's been a happy hunting ground for Barnsley over the years, has St. Andrew's. 

2-0 winners in 2018 when Oli McBurnie grabbed a brace; 3-0 victors in 2016 courtesy of Marc Roberts and Sam Winnall (x2); there was a 5-0 thumping here in 2012, as Craig Davies ran riot under Keith Hill, and not to forget the 4-0 thrashing dealt out in 2000 as the Reds knocked Blues out of the playoffs. 

Ahead of the midweek clash, Ismaël and his defender Michael Sollbauer spoke with the press to preview the fixture. Watch both of their pre-match interviews by clicking the linked videos below. 


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