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Leon Wobschall

Video – The Verdict: Barnsley keep Wolves from the door with defiant display

IT is said that sports fans from across the pond do not understand when a game ends goalless or derive much excitement from it either.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Barry Douglas (left) and Barnsley's Dimitri Cavare compete for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match at Oakwell, Barnsley. (Pictures: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Barnsley laid a blueprint in thwarting Wolves - Heckingbottom

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom was in a happy mood and says that his side’s disciplined performance against runaway Championship leaders Wolves must provide the template in their quest to pull away from relegation danger.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota sees his goal disallowed for off side during the Sky Bet Championship match at Oakwell, Barnsley.

Barnsley 0 Wolves 0: How the players rated

The Yorkshire Post’s Leon Wobschall delivers his player ratings after Barnsley held Championship leaders Wolves to a 0-0 draw at Oakwell.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty avoids a challenge from Barnsley's Gary Gardner.

Barnsley 0 Wolverhampton 0: Reds impress in Oakwell stalemate

A HUGELY spirited performance saw tenacious Barnsley stop the inexorable charge of the Wolves’ promotion bandwagon with a gutsy point at Oakwell.

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New Barnsley signing: Striker Kieffer Moore. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Barnsley v Wolves: Paul Heckingbottom backs Kieffer Moore to rise to the test

ANYONE who has listened to Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom over a period of time will appreciate that he derives little satisfaction from pats on the back or moral victories.

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Battling for the cause: 
Tigers' Ola Aina.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Hull City v Reading: Chelsea loanees are committed to Tigers’ cause

UNDENIABLY it has been a bumpy ride out east for Ola Aina and his fellow Chelsea loanees at Hull City in 2017-18.

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Lee Frecklington: Paul Warne aims to replace the departed midfield man. Picture: Chris Etchells

Oldham Athletic v Rotherham United: Michael Smith aiming to fill big boots with Millers

‘THE KING is dead, long live the king.’

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Sheffield Wednesdays new manager Jos Luhukay debuted at Bramall Lane (Picture: PA).

Leon Wobschall: Jos Luhukay brings instant discipline to Sheffield Wednesday’s ranks

JOS LUHUKAY will have had no express desire to take centre stage in a Sheffield Wednesday-themed version of the Darkest Hour last night.

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis: Plans changes.

Middlesbrough v Fulham: Tony Pulis planning changes in Boro ranks

AS well as being assigned with assessing his first-team squad and the structure of his new club in double-quick time, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has plenty of other items in his new year in-tray.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay at Bramall Lane on Friday night. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Sheffield Wednesday’s Luhukay encouraged while Blades boss Wilder rues missed opportunity

NEW Sheffield Wednesday head coach Jos Luhukay believes that his side’s regimented derby performance and gritty character provides him with plenty of hope for the weeks ahead after a 0-0 stalemate at Sheffield United.

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Sheffield United's John Fleck is tackled by Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach. Picture: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

Player Ratings: Who shone brightest for Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday in Steel City derby stalemate?

SHEFFIELD UNITED and Sheffield Wednesday fought out a goalless draw in a nervous Steel City derby at Bramall Lane that saw few clear-cut chances.

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Hull City manager Nigel Adkins. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Injury progress gives Hull City boss Adkins chance to look at other areas

HULL CITY head coach Nigel Adkins has revealed that he has no immediate plans to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window after ruling out a move for prolific Peterborough United marksman Jack Marriott.

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AFC Fylde v Guiseley: Cox backs Dayle Southwell to fire Lions to safety

PAUL COX is banking on new striker Dayle Southwell providing Guiseley with a ruthless attacking edge in their National League survival quest.

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New Barnsley striker Moore is happiest when he is silencing his critics

SEEKING to prosper in the face of criticism is something that Kieffer Moore has long since grown used to in his career.

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Double triumph: Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock celebrates at full time with scorers Ade Akinbiyi and Michael Tonge.

Steel City Derby: Sheffield United heroes recall double triumph over arch-rivals Owls

YOU may have to go back 4,345 days for the last occasion that Sheffield United recorded a Steel City derby double over Sheffield Wednesday, but the memories remain vivid for Michael Tonge and Rob Kozluk.

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Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach competes with Norwich City's Alex Pritchard.

Huddersfield Town in £10m-plus deal for midfielder Pritchard

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have agreed a £10m-plus deal to sign Norwich City attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard – and he will undergo a medical today.

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YP Power Rankings: Huddersfield Town on the rise, Sheffield Wednesday on decline - but which other clubs are heading up and down?

A WELCOME re-appearance for the start of the New Year ... welcome back to the Yorkshire Post’s Power Rankings.

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Lee Evans and James Wilson who have signed for Sheffield United.

Sheffield United in double swoop for Lee Evans and James Wilson

SHEFFIELD UNITED have made a double swoop to sign Wolves midfielder Lee Evans and Manchester United striker James Wilson - taking their number of incoming deals in the past 24 hours to three.

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New Sheffield United signing Ryan Leonard (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Persistence ultimately pays off as Sheffield United sign Ryan Leonard

SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder believes that patience has proved a virtue after finally landing long-time target Ryan Leonard.

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Team of the Week: Who makes The YP’s latest starting XI?

HERE is The YP’s Team of the Week line-up for the first time in 2018 ... and time for another first, too.

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