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1 April 2022

We’re back in action at Oakwell in the Sky Bet Championship following the final international break of the campaign.

Reading are the visitors this weekend, and that means there’s another issue of GROVE STREET available for you to enjoy either before kick-off, at half-time or when you get back home.

It’s a special Barnsley Football Club Alumni edition, and fitting that our main interview is none other than record appearance maker and club legend, BARRY MURPHY, who reflects on his remarkable 16-year career with the Reds.

From starting out in South Shields, to arriving at Oakwell in 1962 and everything in between, our iconic full-back speaks of his love for the Club and his fondest memories of wearing the famous red shirt.

In keeping with our nostalgic theme, there is a section dedicated to the Alumni, where we recognise all 1,376 players to have represented this great club, starting with Jack ‘Flick’ Beevers back in our first competitive fixture in 1888, to Amine Bassi earlier this year.

Up next to take on the series of wacky questions in our A-Z feature is BRAD COLLINS, and he provides us with a few interesting answers, while also revealing who the best player is he has gone up against.

The focus of our academy interview in this issue is ANGUS CHAPMAN, who has unfortunately been sidelined with a serious knee injury since the end of August. The Australian striker is progressing well with his rehab and discusses how he hopes to be back up and running ahead of the 22/23 campaign.

We take a look at Reading in our traditional pages dedicated to the visitors from Berkshire, including a view from the opposition corner, while LEIGH EDWARDS highlights former Royals managers in his column.

NEIL RICHARDSON’s latest unsung hero is former Reds defender GARY FLEMING, who made approximately 300 appearances after arriving in South Yorkshire from Manchester City in 1989.

All of this and more in your Reading edition of GROVE STREET. Pick up your copy from in and around Oakwell for just £3.

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