Published on January 28th, 2022 | by Ben Lockwood0
Barnsley FC: Challenging Times
Sadly, Tuesday night’s game at Nottingham Forest brought a new low for Reds’ supporters this season. A demoralising performance at the City Ground, compounded by the lack of recruitment in the January Transfer Window, has left morale amongst the fan base at one of its lowest ebbs in the last 20 years.
Whilst there is no obvious light at the end of the tunnel this season, BFCST are committed to seeking accountability and detailed explanations on what has taken our football club from being three games away from the Premier League to rock bottom of the Championship. As well as reasons to believe that the pain we’re suffering now will only be temporary, under a long term vision for success under the current owners.
Ahead of this weekend’s game at Oakwell we’ve got three messages to share:
To the ownership group; Mistakes have been made, the loyalty of supporters is being severely tested, and to many the future of our football club feels at risk. The process of rebuilding the relationship with supporters, some of which are sadly already beyond repair, has to start with open and honest communication. We’re encouraged that we’re close to confirming an interview or Fans Forum for February, and when that time comes we hope that the open and honest communication we seek can start at that event.
To the players and coaching staff; all Barnsley supporters ask for right now is 100% effort for the full 90 minutes. We understand and sympathise with the challenges you’re facing, but in return for your effort, commitment, and determination to win, we’ll support you throughout the 90 minutes.
To our loyal supporters; understandably, frustration, anger and disillusionment are just some of many emotions being felt right now. If it comes to displaying these emotions on Saturday, or at any future game, we ask that this is done respectfully, lawfully, and doesn’t put the club or anyone in the ground at risk of future punishment. Nobody would object to your feelings being shown, but this must be done in the right way and done with the safety of everyone in mind.
Once details are finalised for the next interview/forum we’ll share that information with all members. Hopefully we’ll be in a position to do that after the weekend.
All supporters are welcome to contact BFCST through the contact form on the website