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‘Can’t really blame him’, ‘Nowhere near good enough’ – Mixed Barnsley fan verdict emerges on key figure after Blackburn defeat

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It was the same old story for relegation battlers Barnsley yesterday evening as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to promotion contenders Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Looking as though they had a chance of winning a point or three at the interval after Carlton Morris had cancelled out Joe Rothwell’s opener in stoppage time, the likes of Michal Helik and Mads Andersen were unable to stop Ben Brereton Diaz scoring his 20th goal of the season, consigning the Tykes to another loss.

This latest defeat extends their winless run under manager Poya Asbaghi to six games, claiming just three points from a possible 18 during this torrid period and leaving them seven points adrift of safety as things stand.

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Added to this, the likes of Reading and Cardiff City, who are currently hovering just above the drop zone, have two games in hand over the South Yorkshire outfit and the duo will be been to extend this gap over the coming weeks.

Although predecessor Markus Schopp left him with a mountain to climb after winning just one of his 15 league matches in charge of the second-tier side, Asbaghi will be disappointed he hasn’t been able to improve the club’s fortunes with centre-back Andersen and forward Carlton Morris at his disposal, two players the Austrian had to start the season without.

But spending just six games in charge, should the Tykes’ fans already be starting to question the 36-year-old after failing to build on a hard-earned draw against West Bromwich Albion? Does he need the time and resources in the January transfer window to improve results?

We take a look at how a selection of supporters’ verdicts on their boss after the final whistle in Lancashire last night.


A 21-year-old Reading FC fan and writer who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in the summer with a degree in Journalism and Media Production. Other topics written about include politics, mental health and education.

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Article title: ‘Can’t really blame him’, ‘Nowhere near good enough’ – Mixed Barnsley fan verdict emerges on key figure after Blackburn defeat

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