I Was Once a Barnsley Football Club Mascot

So, I was flicking through some of my shoe boxes of memories and came across a bunch of old (mostly bad quality) pictures from my times following Barnsley F.C. down the years. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that I went to Wembley three times (twice to the “old” and once to the “new”) between 2000 and 2008. Not bad for a team currently in the lower-half of the Championship.

Mascot Vs. Swindon Town, Old First Division, Oakwell, 1992:

(Me with Andy Liddell)

(Me with Andy Paton)

(Me with Gerry Taggart)

Premiership Era, Oakwell, 1997-1998:

Programme Feature, 1998-1999 Season:

Barnsley (2) Vs. Ipswich Town (4), Division One Play-Off Final, Wembley, 29th May 2000:

Barnsley (2) Vs. Swansea City (2), AET, Barnsley win 4-3 on penalties, League One Play-Off Final, Wembley, 27th May 2006:

Championship Era, Oakwell, 2006:

Liverpool (1) Vs. Barnsley (2), FA Cup Quarter Fifth Round, Anfield, 16 Feb 2008:

Barnsley (0) Vs. Sheffield United (1), Championship, Oakwell, 22nd March 2008:

Barnsley (0) Vs. Cardiff City (1), FA Cup Semi-Final, “New” Wembley, 6th April 2008:

Barnsley (2) Vs. Derby County (0), Championship, Oakwell, 31st August 2008:

Barnsley (1) Vs. Wolves (1), Championship, Oakwell, 25th April 2009:

Bradford City (0) Vs. Barnsley (2), Friendly, Valley Parade, 25th July 2009 :

Kayode Odejayi, hero even in the video game world:

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