Barnsley FC to be celebrated

An exhibition celebrating Barnsley FC will take place this summer.
An exhibition celebrating Barnsley FC will take place this summer.
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A new exhibition will celebrate all things Barnsley FC as part of celebrations of a summer of soccer.

The free exhibition - called It’s Just Like Watching Brazil - will run at Experience Barnsley between Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, September 14.

The title has been chosen in recognition of the chant taken up by fans during the 1996/97 season when the club won promotion to the Premier League.

It’s Just Like Watching Brazil will look at the international players that have graced the Oakwell turf, the cherished 1996/97 season plus the travels and travails of Barnsley FC fans as they follow their team.

Visitors will be able to find out about the team’s most famous players including the Republic of Ireland’s Mick McCarthy, England’s Tommy Taylor and the Chilean brothers George and Ted Robledo.

The exhibition will include rare film footage of Tommy Taylor at the height of his footballing career playing in the All-Stars team at his old stomping ground Oakwell in 1956, a pennant given by George Robledo from his days as a player with Chilean side Colo-Colo to his old school headmaster and a specially commissioned set of images by English photographer and producer of The Homes of Football Stuart Roy Clarke.

The exhibition has been timed to coincide with the World Cup in Brazil and is part of an engagement programme of events and activities planned in Barnsley to celebrate the summer of football.