MATCHDAY LIVE: Wanderers 1 Barnsley 1

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4:56pm

All over here... Match report will be up soon. Not a match to remember for the Whites.

4:52pm

Kevin Davies thought he had won it with a header just then. This point isn't going to be well received at the final whistle.

4:45pm

Wanderers throwing all sorts forward. Four mins to go.

4:41pm

SKD volleys towards goal - but unfortunately Steele is behind it again.

4:41pm

Bogdan makes a double save to keep the scores level. Dawson's dipping shot was pushed away and Crainie followed up, only for the Hungarian to block.

4:39pm

Rain coming down now and the life has drifted out of Wanderers since I said they could score a second. Noble-Lazarus has just flashed an effort wide.

4:32pm

Eagles' free kick is glanced wide by Andrews. Can see Wanderers getting a second still.

4:28pm

Chungy on now for Ngog

4:25pm

That was coming... Craig Davies comes in on his right foot and hits a low effort inside Bogdan's post. Too much space!

4:24pm

GOAL! Barnsley.

4:22pm

Might be an injury to Ngog now. Afobe to come on?

4:22pm

M Davies failed to pull the trigger after Ngog had played him in on the edge of the box.

4:19pm

Wiseman is set away by a quick free kick and his dipping shot goes inches wide.

4:14pm

Butterfield coming off now for Andrews, which will mean Mark Davies pushing further forward.

4:12pm

Davies tests Steele again with a low shot from the edge of the box. He's suddenly burst into the game now.

4:11pm

Brilliant football from Eagles and Mark Davies. Eagles chipped up a pass over the defender and Davies produced a stunning volley- palmed away by Steele.

4:09pm

Subdued start to the second half. Wanderers still in control but not made any chances of note yet.

4:04pm

No changes at half time - we're just getting underway.

3:48pm

Half time. Not vintage from Wanderers but I think they have shaded the first half. Kevin Davies took his goal well - his 601st appearance proving much more memorable than his 600th so far.

3:47pm

Mistake from Bogdan to give away a corner. Makes up for it by claiming Mellis' cross moments later.

3:43pm

To make matters worse, Butterfield finds Ngog with his free kick but the Frenchman's tame header doesn't test Steele.

3:42pm

Terrible call from ref Berry. SKD fouled by full-back, but Ngog had already burst through on goal when he blew his whistle.

3:41pm

Strange afternoon so far for Ngog, who has popped up as a makeshift full-back, got the ball from the back four, and on the right wing.

3:40pm

Excellent stuff from Mark Davies, who dispossessed Dawson then drove a right footed effort at goal. Steele dealt with it well.

3:35pm

That's Mears at right back now, and Ricketts on the left. Much more balance in my view.

3:34pm

Eagles blasts his second effort towards goal in a minute. The first was saved by Steele, the second dipped just wide.

3:33pm

Presumably that was for an injury because Warnock has gone straight down the tunnel with the medical lads.

3:33pm

Mears coming on. For Warnock.

3:32pm

Ricketts curls a shot in from the left. All started with a great challenge by Spearing on Mellis.

3:30pm

Wanderers certainly not having it all their own way. Still not clicking into gear for them in midfield.

3:27pm

O'Brien curls a shot round the wall but a few yards wide of goal.

3:25pm

Great cross from the right side by Eagles. Thought Kevin Davies had blown it after his first touch to control bobbled up a bit, but his second to volley it past Steele was superb.

3:24pm

GOAL! Kevin Davies

3:23pm

Eagles just messed up a good one-two with Spearing. The Liverpool man would have been clean through, I think.

3:21pm

Bogdan makes another save, pushing away Done's dipping effort from 25 yards.

3:21pm

After an encouraging start it's gone a bit scrappy here.

3:18pm

Butterfield getting jeered with every touch by the Barnsley fans, who have just celebrated his over-hit corner.

3:15pm

 
Wanderers have started off 4-1-4-1, with Ngog on right hand side.
 

3:14pm

Mellis' corner just caused problems, or rather Bogdan's fumble did. Hurried clearance from Knight.

3:11pm

Craig Davies brings a first meaningful save out of Bogdan. Seized on loose ball on the edge of the box.

3:09pm

 
Brave man!

3:09pm

Ricketts' deflected shot is gathered easily enough by Steele. Good play from Butterfield in the build up.

3:08pm

Get the feeling that Wanderers need to do some damage early. Not let Barnsley get a foothold in the game. Their confidence won't be high.

3:08pm

Eagles has looked good cutting in from the left already.

3:05pm

Kevin Davies almost scrambles one in after Ricketts' cross drifted over Ngog and his marker Craine and dropped on his lap six yards out.

3:04pm

Jim O'Brien hits one high and wide for Barnsley. Ngog has started on the right for Wanderers.

3:02pm

Eagles floats a shot just over the bar. Bright start and a good move down the left with Warnock.

3:02pm

3:01pm

But we're off now, so we'll soon see...

3:01pm

I predicted 2-0, and a few of you disagree...

 


 

3:00pm

3:00pm

I asked what your predictions are... Here are a few....

2:59pm

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2:54pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cambridge White says

Will we ever get to see Sordell again?

Have a feeling he might be loaned out in January. It's a shame he hasn't settled.

2:55pm

Went offline for a moment there, but back in time for kick-off!

2:38pm

On the opposing side today, Craig Davies makes his return after a hamstring injury and Marcus Tudgay gets a debut, following his arrival on loan from Nottingham Forest.

2:38pm

Freedman praised extensively the support he has been given by the fans in his pre-match notes, especially the travelling support at Blackpool last weekend.

2:26pm

2:06pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says

Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR!

2:24pm

Slightly attack-biased as well.

2:24pm

Any advances on that??

2:24pm

Back to the Yorkshire team, and here's what I have cooked up so far...

Gk: McDonagh

Defs: Newsome, O'Brien, Cahill, Charlton

Mids: Sellars, Redfearn, Hill

Att: Ward, Davies, Worthington

Subs: Valentine, Henshaw, Facey, Kernaghan, Southall.

2:21pm

A debut for Butterfield, who is likely to be interchangeable with Eagles on the right and left side.

2:16pm

Looks like a 4-4-2, with a rather narrow midfield. Emphasis on the full-backs to get forward too.

2:15pm

So no Petrov in the squad... Not heard anything about an injury but will ask later.

2:13pm

Wanderers: Bogdan, Ricketts, Mills, Knight, Warnock, Eagles, Spearing, M Davies, Butterfield, Ngog, K Davies

Subs: Lynch, Mears, Ream, Andrews, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Afobe

Barnsley: Steele, Golbourne, Wiseman, McNulty, Cranie, Dawson, Mellis, O'Brien, Done, Davies, Tudgay

Subs: Alnwick, Dagnall, Harewood, Cywka, Noble-Lazarus, Foster, Kennedy

2:06pm

 
Think Neil Redfearn might have nudged Gary Henshaw to the bench, but seeing as he's sitting only a few yards away from me, I might try and get him in the team!

2:05pm

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2:05pm

 
Neil is from Dewsbury and counts!!

2:04pm

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2:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says

Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams!

2:04pm

2:02pm

Lots of input on the Yorkshire Wanderers team... Kevin Davies is an obvious one, but who else have you suggested?

1:37pm

OK, I asked Twitter followers if we could name a Wanderers Yorkshire XI in honour of today's visitors. Keep your answers coming because I'll be putting together a team in the next half hour or so.

1:36pm

Described as a "quite wonderful footballer" by Freedman to me on Thursday, I'm quite looking forward to seeing what he has got.

1:35pm

Butterfield's last league game was for the Tykes against Leeds United on New Year's Eve, 2011, during which he sustained a very bad knee injury that kept him out for 10 months. And he signed for Premier League Norwich during that spell on the sidelines too.

1:34pm

Back to the match, and Dougie Freedman didn't report any fresh injury worries, which suggests he could pick an unchanged team. But we've come to expect the unexpected from him so far, and after bigging up Jacob Butterfield earlier this week, I wouldn't be surprised to see the England Under-21 star feature this afternoon against his former employers.

1:32pm

I left you in the capable hands of John McGinlay, who in Ken Dodd style could very easily still be chatting away in the Lion of Vienna Suite for all I know.

1:31pm

An early apology to those who saw me make a quick exit at the BWSA meeting the other day. My new nephew Ben weighed in at 8lbs 1oz and is doing just fine, for those who were asking!

1:30pm

Sam Ricketts might score, I suppose, and lend a lovely symetry to the result. But so long as Wanderers can defend as well as they did last time they were here against Leicester, they should be fine.

1:29pm

It's Bolton v Barnsley for the first time in 11 years. The last time the sides met, Michael Ricketts scored the decisive goal. How times have changed.

1:28pm

Good afternoon everyone. This one might not have the Hollywood glitz and glamour of Arsenal v Spurs but it isn't £90 a seat to watch it either.

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2:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says...

Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams!
Frank Worthington is a Yorkshireman, and could have walked into most teams! turkeytrotter

2:06pm Sat 17 Nov 12

turkeytrotter says...

Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR!
Sorry, forgot about Kevin Davies....SUPERSTAR! turkeytrotter

2:54pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cambridge White says...

Will we ever get to see Sordell again?
Will we ever get to see Sordell again? Cambridge White

6:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

steveG says...

Thought this was a complacent performance against a poor Barnsley team.The complacency started with team selection,would young Butterfield have played against one of the better teams?.
He looked less than ordinary and following a good start by the Manager he's compromised it.
Thought this was a complacent performance against a poor Barnsley team.The complacency started with team selection,would young Butterfield have played against one of the better teams?. He looked less than ordinary and following a good start by the Manager he's compromised it. steveG

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