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    New ground ..... hows about u&@ off

    Barnsley have held talks with other EFL clubs about a shock move away from Oakwell amid a furious row over the purchase of the ground - and could even play their home games in Lancashire.

    The 's owners have failed in an attempt to buy a half share of the stadium and Sportsmail understands that they have now engaged in discussions with other clubs about what would be a highly-controversial switch.

    A source close to Barnsley, who have played at Oakwell for 132 years, disclosed that a number of other sides have been spoken to about hosting the club's matches, including two in Lancashire.

    Barnsley have held talks with other EFL clubs about a controversial move away from Oakwell
    In what may well be a high-stakes move designed to ramp up pressure on the local council, which owns 50 per cent of the ground, Barnsley have taken action.

    While the club declined to comment, the source said that the blocking of a previous attempt to buy half of stadium from the authority left the majority owners - Chinese businessman Chien Lee and US colleague Paul Conway - 'discouraged and immediately seeking alternative arrangements'.

    They added that the investment would have improved 'dated infrastructure which is rapidly heading into a state of disrepair' and say the move has been made on the back of limited matchday revenue forecasts thanks to the Covid pandemic and continuing behind-closed-doors football.

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    'The current landowners do not contribute toward maintenance which makes yearly costs very difficult for the club,' they said.

    Any such move would need permission from the EFL board. Fellow Championship club Coventry City, in dispute with landlords Wasps over the Ricoh Arena, are currently playing their matches at Birmingham City's St Andrew's.

    Barnsley are also in dispute with former owners the Cryne family, who own the other 50 per cent of Oakwell. They say the family will not part with their share, which was agreed in the initial deal and have rejected 'a variety of proposals'.

    The Crynes, who still own 20 per cent of the club, deny suggestions they refused to sell and told the Barnsley Chronicle that they are taking legal action for 2.75m they claim they are still owed from the sale of the club against Lee and Conway as 'a last resort'.

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    On the Second of June Roma wrote
    “ Wissbi laikin at Dorothy Hyman up Cudeth soowin “

    Queue up here to have your fortune told !

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    The final straw for many if this happens , there's no coming back from this if you play one single home game away from our historical home .

    Go on then I dare you , in fact I double dare you .

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    The Crynes, who still own 20 per cent of the club, deny suggestions they refused to sell

    Oh really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules88 View Post
    On the Second of June Roma wrote
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    Queue up here to have your fortune told !
    Could one of the possibilities be the John Smith's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiletyke View Post
    Could one of the possibilities be the John Smith's?
    A mile and a half from my house... you would be very welcome to call for a cuppa in the garden pre/post match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exiletyke View Post
    The Crynes, who still own 20 per cent of the club, deny suggestions they refused to sell

    Oh really?
    Barnsley are also in dispute with former owners the Cryne family, who own the other 50 per cent of Oakwell. They say the family will not part with their share, which was agreed in the initial deal and have rejected 'a variety of proposals'.

    The Crynes, who still own 20 per cent of the club, deny suggestions they refused to sell and told the Barnsley Chronicle that they are taking legal action for 2.75m they claim they are still owed from the sale of the club against Lee and Conway as 'a last resort'.

    If I'm reading this correctly does it mean that the the Crynes would sell their share if the consortium paid up what they owe?

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    Said to myself a few weeks ago when the club owners dispute on outstanding payments and ground ownership became public, next thing Chien Conway & Co will do is to look at moving away from Oakwell just like Coventry have done.

    Summat not reight darn at Well

    As ever we the supporters are left in the dark

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    Duzzit meeun matchday programme willevta change name ageeun
    Dot Hyman review or Snydale Rooard ,
    Teeum runnin art tu Carl Douglas song " Kung Fu Feyting "
    Often referred to as Jokewell , that's a reference that's very true right now ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules88 View Post
    On the Second of June Roma wrote
    “ Wissbi laikin at Dorothy Hyman up Cudeth soowin “

    Queue up here to have your fortune told !
    Parnd a gu

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