The Club have published a statement from the Football League which reads as follows:
Further to our recent telephone conversation, I write to acknowledge your representations on behalf of both the Management and supporters of Barnsley FC in respect of Plymouth Argyle's request to move the above match to Wednesday 14th March due to an FA Cup 6th round tie on Sunday 11th March - kick-off 6.00 pm.
Whilst I fully appreciate the reason for those objections, you may recall that the Football League introduced a policy at the time of the ITV digital deal which stated that that the Football League would not force any club to play within 48hrs of the conclusion of one match and the start of another. As this policy is still used today and that this match falls into this category, I regret that on this occasion The Football League must support the request of the home club to switch the match to Wednesday 14th March 2007, kick-off 7.45pm.
I hope that your Management and Supporters understand the reasons behind us reaching this decision.
Meanwhile there has also been another time change to a forthcoming home fixture.
The Reds Oakwell clash with Roy Keane's Sunderland on Saturday 10th March 2007 has now been moved to a 1:30pm kick-off after advice from police and is also now ALL TICKET for both sets of supporters.