News From T'well

Last updated : 03 October 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)
Barnsley Football Club sit proudly in 4th place in the Championship after hammering Bristol City 3-0 at Oakwell last night after goals from Brian Howard, Dennis Souza and Martin Devaney which stretched the current unbeaten run to five matches.

The club is also running smoothly again off-the field as well as Chairman Gordon Shephered and Owner Patrick Cryne continue to work tirelessly to clear up the mess left by adminstration in 2002.

Cryne says that the club is now looking healthy again.

He told the Yorkshire Post:

"The people running the club are doing an outstanding job and long may that continue. Off the field, we are back on a solid financial footing and, on it, we are playing the type of football that people like to watch.

"You have to keep the Premiership 'goal' in mind but it is difficult to put a time-scale on anything and for now we hope to stay in this division. Last year, we survived, this year is about consolidation, and next year is all about competitiveness".

Meanwhile Cardiff Manager Dave Jones has been charged with misconduct by the FA following the 1-1 draw at Oakwell at the weekend.

Jones was sent to the stands in the first half by ref Phil Dowd for complaining about being denied a penalty. He also continued his tirade after the match saying:

"I don't see why I should be punished, but we'll wait and see. I was angry with the referee because I think he was the only person in the stadium that didn't think it was a penalty. He didn't make a big call.

"To send me the stand is crazy because he's then endangering me by sending me through the crowd, who are just going to abuse me. On his part I felt he got both things wrong - he should've given us a penalty and he shouldn't have sent me to the stand because all I told him was that he missed the penalty.

"I'll have to leave it in the hands of the FAW and what they decide, but he has got away with it at the end of the day because it's a big decision for us. It's the first time I've been sent to the stand in my career and hopefully it'll be the last."