Tykes not going Dutch

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Barnsley's scheduled pre-season friendly with Feyenoord at Oakwell later this month has been cancelled because of the threat of "large-scale disorder".

The Tykes were due to take on the Dutch side on Saturday, July 23, in preparation for the new npower Championship season, but the match will not go ahead following police advice.

A club statement said: "Following a recommendation from the South Yorkshire Police Barnsley Football Club have cancelled the game against Feyenoord on July 23, 2011."

It continued: "The high likelihood of large-scale disorder and grave consequences, not only to the club, but also to the town centre of Barnsley is considered to be a threat to public safety.

"Those who have purchased tickets in advance are able to obtain a refund from the box office."

Tykes manager Keith Hill will take his side to Hibernian for their opening summer friendly on July 16 with a home game against Sheffield Wednesday planned for Oakwell on July 26.

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