BARNSLEY REACTS TO WRIGHT’S ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPRIETY

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BARNSLEY REACTS TO WRIGHT’S ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPRIETY

The assistant to the head coach at Barnsley, Tommy Wright has been dismissed by the club following allegations of impropriety in a newspaper sting.


The Daily Telegraph alleged that the former Leicester City player, Wright had a talk with the representatives from a fake Far Eastern firm and accepted a £5,000 payment after accepting to help them in making profits from some self-acclaimed transfer deals.

The Championship team, Barnsley has launched an instant investigation which ended up in Tommy Wright’s awful exit from the club on Thursday 22nd of September.

A culled declaration from the club read: “Barnsley FC today terminated the contract of Assistant Head Coach Tommy Wright with immediate effect.

“A meeting between the club and Mr. Wright was held this morning attended by club chief executive, Linton Brown. After considering Mr. Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching FA rules over player transfers, Mr. Wright was dismissed.

“The club was unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing. The club will continue to fully investigate the issues at hand and will co-operate with the regulatory authorities as necessary.”

Tommy Wright happened to be the second man to lose his job due to the sting, following trending news from Sam Allardyce’s departure as England manager earlier.

Former England coach’s 67-day managerial tenure as Three Lions’ boss became a thing of the past by mutual agreement after he was filmed allegedly telling two men purporting to be from a Far East investment firm how they might “get around” FA rules regulations concerning the transfers of players under third-party ownership.

Paul Heckingbottom’s men are currently sitting at the tenth position in Championship having won five matches, drawn one and lost five in their eleven games which earned them 16 points.

Barnsley beat QPR

Barnsley managed to beat QPR by 3-2 thanks to a last minute goal by Josh Scowen. This put an end to QPR winning streak in the Championship and provide at the same time some much-needed confidence to Barnsley.


The home side started the game well and took an early lead in the 4th minute. The goal came on a corner when Alfie Mawson headed the ball across goal and Watkins made a wonderful connection with the ball to help his side opened the score. Barnsleywere boosted by the goal and take complete control of the game and Mawson missed a wonderful opportunity to double the lead on a free-kick.

However, QPR came back into the match and managed to create some opportunities of their own, but they will fail to beat Barnsley keeper. The home team will hold on and will reach half-time with the score 1-0.

After the break, Barnsley will gift QPR a penalty when Robert will commit a foul on Polter. Cheryl will take full advantage of the penalty and put both side levels. Barnsley will again take control of the game and create occasions after occasion and will be at each time denied by the goalkeeper.

They will again give QPR another penalty in the 74th minute and this time, Polter will seize the opportunity to give his side the lead.

However, Barnsley was not discouraged by the goal and manages to equalize with a Hourihane free-kick. It was well-deserved for Barnsley who was the better side so far in the game. The home side will manage to snatch a victory in the dying second of the match when Scowen will score from close range.
It was a well-deserved will for Barnsley who remained positive despite the fact of conceding two goals on penalties.

BARNSLEY SIGN TOM BRADSHAW ON THREE YEAR DEAL

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English Championship side Barnsley have confirmed the signing of Tom Bradshaw from Walsall on a three year deal but refused to disclose the transfer fee of the deal.

The club signed the 23-year old after beating close rival Rotherham for the signature of the Welsh player. The Millers were almost ready to announce that they had signed the youngster for a record fee of 500,000 Pounds but the Saddlers increased their price to land the player despite receiving a transfer request from the Millers. Barnsley matched the club’s valuation of the player and is expected to sign the dotted lines on Friday.

The Welsh player will be at Oakwell to agree to the terms on Friday after passing a medical, reports say. The player won his first cap for Wales when he appeared in the friendly game against Ukraine in March. He could have made the Euro 2016 but lost out due to calf injury. He had a year left on his former deal but agreed to the move.

Bradshaw joined Walsall in 2014 from Shrewsbury. He scored 20 goals for Saddlers in the last campaign and Barnsley decided to sign him after his brilliant display in the League One play offs. Chairman of Rotherham said: “We had been aware of Bradshaw for a while and then heard Barnsley were in for him a couple of weeks ago. We had a bid and that bid was upped. We thought we had bagged and done, but Walsall came back, said there was a late bidder and would we increase our offer?” the chairman said he asked the manager Alan Stubbs if the player was really worth more than their last bid but he went the negative and Barnsley signed him. At the point, they conceded defeat in the race to sign the player and eventually backed out.

LEEDS WANT MAN UNITED STRIKER WHO IS ON LOAN AT BARNSLEY

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Leeds United are reported to be keen on signing Manchester United striker Asley Fletcher who is currently on a loan spell at Barnsley.

The 20-year-old impressed on his spell for Barnsley piquing the interest of Leeds and several other clubs interested in signing the youngster.
Fletcher has been offered an extension to that contract but is yet to accept it after impressing in his first stint of senior football at Oakwell.


The player’s stint at Barnsley has brought him to the end of his current contract at Old Trafford and Leeds are looking at taking advantage to sign him. Barnsley picked the striker on loan in the January transfer window and he did a great job helping the club in lifting the League One play-off final and the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. He scored nine goals in 27 games for Barnsley, notable was the goal in the second leg of Barnsley’s play-off semi-final against Walsall and opener in the second minute of a 3-1 win over Millwall at Wembley.

Leeds United are also interested in signing Tykes centre-back Alfie Mawson. United are on the look-out for strikers, especially as they averaged just over a goal a game during the recent Championship season and after releasing the club’s second highest goal scorer with nine goals, Mirco Antenucci. The owner of the club who submitted an unsuccessful bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall in January will be looking at sealing the move for Fletcher.

Fletcher is regarded at Old Trafford and it has made Manchester United add a clause in his new contract that if the striker chooses to move to another club, the Premier League outfit will receive a fee in compensation. He joined Manchester United in 2014 but has not appeared in any competitive game for The Red Devils.

OFFER FOR CURTIS NELSON IS ‘DERISORY’

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Plymouth Argyle confirm that they received an offer for captain Curtis Nelson from Barnsley but not without describing the offer as “derisory.” Newly-promoted Championship side Barnsley made the move to land the player based on his impressive performance but the club has said the player is not for sale.

The 23-year-old centre back is out of contract at the end of the month, but has been offered a new deal to keep him at the club, according to reports.

Hodgson Still Unsure on Rooney

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Roy Hodgson claimed that he is undecided as to whether picking Wayne Rooney for the final group match against Slovakia. After a late winner against Wales in the previous game, England are now in a good position to qualify from the group and enter into the knockout stages.

Following a 1-1 draw with Russia in the opening game, there was a danger of England failing to get out of the group stages at a major tournament once again. There was a sea change in the attitude of the England attack towards the end of the game against Wales.