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Some Media Reports from Barnsley

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Some Media Reports from Barnsley

Post  Spuggy on 2017-08-27, 11:21 am

I've left out the Echo, Chronic, etc.

Guardian :  
Cardiff are now the only Championship side with a 100% record – is another promotion on the cards for Neil Warnock?

Barnsley earned a huge boost with a 3-0 win against Sunderland and left Simon Grayson facing boos from the visiting supporters as the Black Cats’ struggles continued.

Barnsley Star
On his side's poor performance, Sunderland boss Simon Grayson said: "They deserved to win the game because they did the basics right. They ran further and harder, they made tackles and that's what the Championship is about.
"It's never acceptable to lose a game and it's certainly not acceptable to lose a game in the manner that we did.
"Too many players wanted to do their own individual stuff instead of playing for the shape of the team. They didn't work hard for each other and Barnsley found it quite easy to score the first goal.
"Our fans had a go and rightly so. When they're seeing players not doing what's required and earning money to play for the shirt they can voice their opinions. I've got no problem with that."
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Daily Mail :
Headlines -
Barnsley 3-0 Sunderland: Ike Ugbo, Harvey Barnes and George Moncur on target in dominant win over lacklustre Championship promotion wannabes

  • Sunderland are winless in three league games after losing 3-0 at Barnsley
  • The Black Cats fell to 19th in the Championship table after their Oakwell defeat
  • Ike Ugbo, Harvey Barnes and George Moncur scored for the dominant Tykes

“ ….. Sunderland offered little of any quality or effort in the second half with Barnsley comfortably allowed to see out the rest of the game and claim a much-needed victory.”
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Yorkshire Post  : (including rating for each Black Cat)

Headline :  Barnsley produced a fine display to thrash Sunderland 3-0 at Oakwell.

Football writer Leon Wobschall was at the match and rated each player's performances.
Adam Davies: Little to do in the first period. One half-decent second-half stop. Will have been envisaging a busier time of it. 6 Jason McCarthy: Bombed forward with intent with the opportunity arose and played his part in an excellent team performance. 7 Adam Jackson: Relished the battle and produced a solid shift. Won his first share of headers and challenges. 7 Liam Lindsay: A moment of alarm when he brought down Vaughan, but the referee issued a yellow, as opposed to a red. 6 Matty Pearson: Steady-away performance and coming along nicely. McGeady did not give him too much grief, quite the opposite. 7 Joe Williams: One mistake ahead, had an energetic and industrious game and made his mark after being outshone by Cattermole early on. 8 Adam Hammill: Full of tricks during spells of the game and appeared to enjoy himself immensely. Hand in both first-half goals and a welcome rewind. A threat all game. 9 Brad Potts: Quiet start, but became a growing force. Should have done better with a header on the half-hour. But a strong performance. 7 George Moncur: Excellent goal to kill the game, the sort of effort he used to score regularly for Colchester United. Fine afternoon. 8 Harvey Barnes: Sublime volley to score his maiden goal for the Reds after earlier providing an assist. Will look back at today with much fondness. 8 Ike Ugbo: Got his reward with a real striker's goal at the back stick. The sort of scruffy close-range goal that forwards' love. Very encouraging. 8
Substitutes: Ryan Hedges (Barnes 66), 6. Tom Bradshaw (Ugbo 72), 6, Mamadou Thiam (Hammill 90), 6.
Not used: Nick Townsend, Ethan Pinnock, Alex Mowatt, Jared Bird.

Robbin Ruiter: 6 Billy Jones: 6 Tyias Browning: 5 Lamine Kone: 5 Bryan Oviedo: 5 Aiden McGeady: 5 Lee Cattermole: 6 Didier N'Dong: 5 George Honeyman: 5 James Vaughan 5 Lewis Grabban 6
Substitutes: Lynden Gooch 5, Wahbi Khazri 5, Adam Matthews 6
Not used: Jason Steele, John O'Shea, Darron Gibson, Joel Asoro.

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NO MORE : think we got the message. It will be interesting to see whether we bounce back next game. We have to.

If we are going to apply experience and common sense, we must play to our strengths. Defend like mad, give away too much possession, and hope for a break away is always risky even if all 11 buy into it. But perhaps that's the best this squad can do. 

missing para : but we we had 59% to Barnsleys 41% (from BBC). So do we go back to Norwich, etc., tactics ?

So my question is this : what are our strengths ?

Last edited by Spuggy on 2017-08-27, 11:30 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Sorry - my last para was missing so re-inserted it)
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