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22 November 2020

The games are coming thick and fast now, and we’re back at Oakwell on Tuesday as we host Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship.

That means there’s another edition of GROVE STREET landing on your doormat, providing you place your order.

Naturally, there was only one person who we could have on our front cover for this fixture. The man whose dramatic late winner at Griffin Park back in July saved the Reds from relegation: CLARKE ODUOR.

He talks about that memorable evening; the emotions, the rollercoaster journey and how it feels to have scored one of the most historic goals in Barnsley FC’s history. Clarke also discusses racism in society and how more needs to be done to educate people about the topic.

Our second big interview is with LUKE THOMAS, who tells us about the mischievous antics he gets up to around the club with his partner in crime, Alex Mowatt. No one is safe from his practical jokes and he reveals his favourite ones.

The flying forward also opens up about his time before the Reds, including a trial with Benfica, while highlighting the importance of mental health in a huge feature article.

DOMINIK FRIESER answers your questions that you submitted via social media and email in our Q&A piece, with European football and aims for the future amongst the subjects.

We have our Ten Questions quiz again and this time it’s U23s defender ALI OMAR who tests his football knowledge. There are some tricky ones in there, but we reckon you could do a little better…

Sticking with the academy theme, we speak with STEVE SIMPSON, who tells us about his journey to England from Canada as a youngster and recalls that phenomenal overhead kick against Colchester United U23s.

Our Behind the Scenes feature in your Brentford edition of GROVE STREET is with Safety Officer, STEVE HOWARD, who joined Barnsley at the start of the 20/21 campaign. In a fascinating feature, he reflects on an eventful career with the met police and Greater Manchester Police, as well as his previous roles within football.

REDS IN THE COMMUNITY Chief Executive Officer, WAYNE BULLIMORE, provides us with an update and discusses the effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on their outreach work.

As ever, NEIL RICHARDSON pens his 250 Club column, with Gerry Taggart the next Reds’ icon to be depicted by the artist.

There are five pages dedicated to our visitors from west London, including LEIGH EDWARDS’ piece on the Bees’ Home Grown Heroes.

In addition to all the above, you can read DANE MURPHY’s notes and we also have a word from the skipper, ALEX MOWATT, who addresses supporters after claiming three awards for his efforts in October.

All of that, plus the chance to win Luke Thomas’ match worn shirt from our 2-1 victory over Brentford at the end of last season.

Jam packed, as usual.

Order your copy of GROVE STREET here.


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