The Fortunes of Roderick’s Barnsley

Bristol City 5  Barnsley 3.   Just when I had the Reds pencilled for another win and a bit of breathing space from the relegation zone, they lose.  I was feeling very confident of a win, Bristol City was stone motherless last and their recent record wasn’t too flash, but “The Robins” produced 5 goals in a real upset. Talk about a goalfest, eight goals for the afternoon, obviously plenty of attacking but not much defending, especially on Barnsley’s part.

I checked up on Barnsley’s web site, and they are known as “The Reds”, their mascot is Toby Tyke.  I must admit I’m not sure how that works.  When I was over there all those years ago, I reckon they were called “The Wells”. Certainly my Barnsley strip has a well and oak leaves embroidered on it.  Oakwell is the home ground.

I reckon I will give the club a break for a few weeks and keep my fingers crossed.


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  1. Gotta love those Bristols….or Salt Lakes if you’re a Septic!

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