We welcome Norwich City to Oakwell this weekend for our final game of the regulation Sky Bet Championship season.
That means there’s another edition of GROVE STREET for you to enjoy reading and, as ever, it’s filled with exclusive content that you can’t find anywhere else.
So, what have we got in store for you in this issue?
The last remaining member of our 20/21 squad not to go under the proverbial microscope is CARLTON MORRIS and, as chance would have it, he is our cover star for the visit of the Canaries.
Is it a coincidence that he spent 15 years with Norwich before joining Barnsley? Perhaps. But we bring you an in-depth interview with the forward who has made a tremendous impact since arriving in January.
He talks about his time in red, that knack of being in the right place to score goals, the incredible run of form that saw us reach the play-offs and being able to call South Yorkshire ‘home’ after several prior loan spells away from Carrow Road.
With the Professional Development League campaigns drawing to a close, GROVE STREET sat down with U23s Head Coach MARTIN DEVANEY and U18s Head Coach TOM HARBAN to get their thoughts on a productive 12 months for the young Reds.
Both academy sides excelled this term – breaking their own respective points tallies and performing magnificently – and we have six pages dedicated to our burgeoning talent.
We take a moment to reflect and think about family and friends who are sadly no longer with us, paying respect in our REDS REMEMBERED tribute.
Up next to take on our final TEN QUESTIONS challenge of the series is goalkeeper HARRY WIDDOP. Can he do enough to be crowned quiz champion or will BRAD BINNS take the award? Pick up your copy of GROVE STREET to find out…
Having exhausted every other alternative this season, go behind the scenes with us in the media department (“I’m not reading that rubbish!” we hear you cry…) as we look back at a chaotic but memorable year that has provided us with our own collective and individual challenges, as well as the joys of an unprecedented play-off push.
In a break from tradition, there is no 250 CLUB in this issue, but NEIL RICHARDSON does pen a rather intriguing column. He was present for our South Yorkshire derby against Rotherham United at the end of last month and writes about his first Oakwell experience post-pandemic.
As ever, there are five pages dedicated to our visitors from Norfolk including LEIGH EDWARDS’ HOMEGROWN HEROES feature.
Thank you to everyone who has subscribed to, bought and enjoyed GROVE STREET this season.