Monthly Archives: April 2014

WSB 2013/2014 End of Season Awards

Ladies and gentlemen – welcome to the first annual WSB End of Season Awards. We’ve taken the decision to create these awards in response to us being proper, proper shit at football and the thought of a simple ‘Player of the Year’ is just not quite right this season. Voting ends 30th April and winners announced before the QPR game. Each wins a spunk covered slice of Martin Cranie’s toast.

Wakefield Hospice needs a hand…

Danielle from Wakefield Hospice has been in touch:

Dear WSB

You’re my favourite fanzine ever (EDITOR – she didn’t write that but it’s true).

We’ve been let down by a local corporate supporter who had promised us 200 eggs for our Egg Hunt, due to their financial situation they are not able to honour this. Any help big or small you can offer us would be a great assistance as we just have 1 week to find a lot of eggs!

The Hunt is taking place at Newmillerdam on the Barnsley side of Wakefield at 10am -2pm on Sat 19th.

We’re providing children a hunt map and 12 stations for our youngest supporters to hung for coloured real chicken eggs. They redeem these for a chocolate egg back at base. Children also get messy activities for their £5 entry fee.’

So, in other words, we’re gonna help. We’ll donate £1 for every fanzine or sticker pack that is sold in the next week and then match the donation to see if we can raise the £200 they need.

Sticker pack

‘It’s Just Like Watching Brazil’ – Experience Barnsley Museum

We’ve recently been contacted by the fantastic new ‘Experience Barnsley’ museum that opened in the Town Hall last Summer and has had rave reviews since. There are plans for a new exhibition in the Summer focusing on:

  • Players who have represented their country while playing for BFC
  • Supporters who have been all around the country (and others) watching BFC or international football
  • The stories and memorabilia from those trips.

More information is below but feel free to get in touch with us if you think you can help.

“It’s Just Like Watching Brazil”
looks at the travels and travails of Barnsley FC fans as they follow their team and sometimes their country to places far and near. Visitors will be able to find out about the team’s world class players including the Republic of Ireland’s Mick McCarthy, England’s Tommy Taylor and the Chilean brothers George & Ted Robledo.

We would like to hear from Barnsley fans and aficionados who have travelled around England to support the club and also perhaps travelled as a group of Tykes fans to watch their Country around the world? Perhaps you live outside the UK? Or maybe you are part of a BFC Fan Club based out of the town? To what lengths does your passion for the Club take you? Is your partner a ‘Football Widow’?

We are looking for stories, memorabilia & images, contemporary or historical, that combined with tales about the towns footballing heroes will create an informative and visual feast for other fans and the wider audience to enjoy. We are also interested to hear if you run or help with amateur teams (all ages, all abilities) around the Borough for an extra special feature in the show.

Anyone with stories to tell or are interested in loaning memorabilia to be part of the show can contact Alison Cooper on