Another home Sky Bet Championship matchday is just around the corner and that means there will be a jam-packed GROVE STREET landing on your doormat, providing you’ve placed your order, of course.
As you may have already seen on our various social media platforms, we have two exclusive interviews with CALLUM STYLES and MICHAEL SOLLBAUER in your Bristol City edition.
Our cover star is the diminutive midfielder, who rose to prominence at the tail-end of the 19/20 campaign with a number of outstanding performances and, after being very much on the periphery at Oakwell, is now one of the first names on the team sheet and a fan favourite, too.
We take a close look at the 20-year-old’s football past. “How in depth can that be at such a young age?” we hear you ask – order your copy to find out all of the trials and tribulations Callum has been through to get to where he is now.
Moving onto our commanding centre-back, who, like Callum, has become a favourite since his arrival in South Yorkshire in January. As well as opening up about the departure of Gerhard Struber to New York Red Bulls, Michael also talks football with GROVE STREET.
In addition, the Austrian speaks about his love of the great outdoors – in particular exploring the Barnsley countryside and its surrounding areas in his spare time. Well worth a read.
As ever in your revamped programme, we shine a light on the local hospitality sector and the focus of our feature in this edition is THE MANX. Times are tough at the moment for all pubs, bars and restaurants, and we spoke with LYNDSEY SMITH who tells us her story and the lengths she went to during lockdown to keep her head above water.
We also travelled to PENISTONE CHURCH FC to divert the spotlight on a local, grassroots club – all of whom need support now more than ever as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll across the football pyramid.
DAVID HAMPSHIRE, Club Secretary at the DMS Memorial Ground, talks about the effects of COVID-19 and also discusses to two former Barnsley U23s players who are now representing Church.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom in GROVE STREET, far from it. We like to have a bit of light-hearted fun and you can enjoy that with our academy pieces.
Hot prospect CHARLIE WINFIELD tries his hand at our TEN QUESTIONS football quiz, unsuccessfully, might we add, while we took U18s duo JACK BIRKS and LLOYD SMITH to BISTRO AT THE POCKET for a game of snooker. Make sure you scan the QR code; it’s worth the £3 alone.
In addition to all the above, you can read about our TOGETHER RED campaign, which the Club is launching in a bid to eradicate all forms of discrimination at Oakwell.
We also have regular columnists NEIL RICHARDSON and LEIGH EDWARDS penning their insightful pieces as well as our usual pages dedicated to our visitors from the southwest.
Oh, and you also have a chance to win a signed JORDAN WILLIAMS shirt.
We weren’t lying when we said ‘jam-packed’.
Pre-order your Bristol City edition of GROVE STREET here or pick up your copy from the Reds Superstore from Friday.