It was the most incredible period in Barnsley Football Club's history, but what was life like behind the scenes? Join us for an evening of insight, comedy and brilliant Reds' memories as promotion legends John Hendrie and Darren Sheridan give their version of Barnsley's historic promotion to the Premier League and their one year of glory in the promised land. And how did Sheridan and Hendrie cope with the transformation from dressing room jokers to player and manager?
Darren ‘Shez’ Sheridan began his career at Barnsley, with whom he played in the Premier League in 1997–98. He then spent time with Wigan Athletic and Oldham Athletic, before moving to Scotland for three years with Clyde and St. Johnstone. He moved back to England with Conference North club Barrow in January 2007, and was made co-manager with Dave Bayliss in December 2007. As joint Managers, Sheridan and Bayliss won the Conference North in their first season, and the FA Trophy in 2010. Sheridan left the club for personal reasons in February 2012. After a very brief spell with Radcliffe Borough, Sheridan joined Droylsden of the Conference North. It’s his time at Barnsley that he will be focussing on – along with his great friend ‘Super Johnny Hendrie’
John’s started at Coventry City but he moved to Bradford City, where he played 173 consecutive league games, winning one promotion and narrowly missing out on another. Following spells with Newcastle United and Leeds United, he moved to Middlesbrough and scored the final goal at Ayresome Park among his 44 goals for Boro. When he was replaced by Brazilian Juninho he moved to Barnsley and the rest, as they say – is history!