Sport ‘Liability’, ‘Awful’ – These Middlesbrough fans slam individual after Barnsley loss
Key figures makes transfer admission as Premier League clubs monitor Championship talent
Barnsley CEO Dane Murphy has admitted that ‘several’ Premier League clubs have been in touch with the club as they consider a move for Daryl Dike this summer. The American international joined the Tykes on loan in January and he has made an instant impact. Dike’s five goals in 11 games have helped the Yorkshire […]The American international joined the Tykes on loan in January and he has made an instant impact. Dike’s five goals in 11 games have helped the Yorkshire outfit into the play-off places, with promotion to the Premier League looking a real possibility.
Middlesbrough fell to a 2-0 defeat to Barnsley today, with keeper Marcus Bettinelli enduring an afternoon to forget.
The stopper hasn’t impressed at all since joining on loan from Fulham for the season, and he was at fault for the crucial opener at Oakwell, as Alex Mowatt scored direct from a corner.
Whilst it was whipped in with real pace, Bettinelli should’ve been stronger to move players out the way and to clear the ball. That wasn’t his only error either, as he struggled throughout to deal with high balls, looking very unconvincing as Neil Warnock’s side fell to a defeat that leaves them tenth in the table.
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Barnsley’s continued rise up the Championship table and into the play-off positions has been unexpected yet fully deserved. The Tykes currently occupy fifth place and sit within the much-desired top six by five points. The youthful squad that Valerien Ismael has at his disposal almost instantly helped the Frenchman implement his high-pressing style that generated […]The Tykes currently occupy fifth place and sit within the much-desired top six by five points.
The 28-year-old’s display angered the Boro fans, who had expected better from the keeper this season considering he arrived with a decent pedigree, even if he wasn’t number one at Craven Cottage last season.
Here we look at some of the reaction to Bettinelli’s showing from the fans on Twitter…
Bettinelli is genuinely one of the worst goalkeepers I've seen at Boro. Awful.
— Ash (@xBlackenedSky)
I try my best to defend the keepers, I gave Randolph a lot of stick of his decision making, but damn Bettinelli is getting harder and harder to defend, he has made some shocking errors and he has cost us so many points this year! Shame as he could have been brilliant for us!
— Nico Dal Pozzo (@Neeks_77)
What’s Bettinelli got over Warnock?! ????????seasons over may as well play Archer for the remaining games
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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more… Wolves are said to be one of the clubs interested in a deal to sign on-loan Barnsley forward Daryl Dike according to a recent […]Wolves are said to be one of the clubs interested in a deal to sign on-loan Barnsley forward Daryl Dike according to a recent report from TEAMtalk.
— Travis Butterfield (@TravisB97)
Bettinelli might as well go back to Fulham now
— Jonny McKinley (@boro_jonny)
Send bettinelli back now
— Ben Cooper (@fatmancoop91)
Bettinelli is a liability. Don’t sign him again.
— For The Love Of Boro ???????? (@4TheLoveOfBoro)
Sub Bettinelli and put him on the next train back to London. Disgrace.
— Jay Shaw (@JayShaw180)
Valerien Ismael faces these Barnsley dilemmas ahead of Coventry City clash .
Barnsley face another big game in their pursuit of a Championship play-off place on Sunday afternoon, as they travel to St Andrew’s to face Coventry City. The Tykes go into the game sixth in the Championship table, four points clear of seventh placed Reading, with that their game in hand on the Royals, that could […]The Tykes go into the game sixth in the Championship table, four points clear of seventh placed Reading, with that their game in hand on the Royals, that could give them a seven point advantage in the race for the top six, with four games of the campaign remaining after this one.