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Club News


28 January 2022

Club News


28 January 2022

We welcome Bournemouth to Oakwell this weekend for our first home Sky Bet Championship game of 2022, which seems strange given that we’re now at the end of January.

However, there is still an issue of Grove Street available for you to get your hands on, so let’s have a look at what you can enjoy reading.

Our cover star for the visit of the Cherries is arguably our standout performer this campaign. Yes, we sat down with BRAD COLLINS, who has excelled in testing circumstances and put in a number of sensational displays in between the sticks.

The 24-year-old discusses how his role has evolved over his three seasons with Barnsley, particularly developing his attributes to become an efficient sweeper keeper and also talks about his confidence when using his feet in a feature length interview.

Under the spotlight for our academy interview in this edition is MATTY DOYLE. The young centre back has caught the eye at U18s level this season as Tom Harban’s side have put themselves in real contention of reaching the play-offs.

He speaks about his own individual performances and the togetherness within the camp that has seen his team climb to second in the Professional Development League at the midway point.

Up next to take on a variety of wacky questions in our A-Z feature is AAPO HALME, and the Finn provides a few interesting answers – particularly what he would take with him on a desert island.

Away from football, GROVE STREET ventured into Barnsley town centre to visit BLACK ROOSTER PERI PERI and sample the delicious cuisine at one of the newer franchises in the local area.

If you like Nando’s, you’ll enjoy what’s on offer at the Market Street eatery.

There is a round-up of how our local clubs are faring in their respective leagues, and it makes particularly good reading for PENISTONE CHURCH who recently smashed their attendance record and progressed to the quarter finals of the NCEL Cup.

As usual, club legend BARRY MURPHY pens his column, and he gives an honest assessment following our defeat at the City Ground in midweek.

We also pay tribute to the late ARTHUR BOWER, who was our club historian for almost 20 years and sadly passed away aged 87 in December.

Can you spot yourself in our FAN PHOTOS section? Pick up your copy of GROVE STREET and find out!

Finally, there are the traditional pages dedicated to our visitors from the south coast, including a view from the opposition camp, while LEIGH EDWARDS and NEIL RICHARDSON return with their respective columns – the latter focusing on Unsung Hero, Steve Agnew.

All of this and more for just £3.

Grab your Bournemouth edition of GROVE STREET from in and around Oakwell.

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