Barnsley supporter takes drastic measure to make sure Corkman goes nowhere 7 years ago

Barnsley supporter takes drastic measure to make sure Corkman goes nowhere

Call us crazy but we somehow can't see this making it into legislation.

Conor Hourihane is one of the most in-demand players in English football right now, with the Cork-born Barnsley midfielder earning the attention of the likes of Celtic, Rangers, Norwich, Aston Villa and even LA Galaxy thanks to his stunning form in the Championship.

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The stats prove that the Hourihane hype ought to be taken seriously and Barnsley supporters are terrified that he's playing so well that there's no way he's not going to be snapped up by one of his many suitors.

One fan is so horrified by the prospect of losing the Bandon man that he's taken the ultimate measure by attempting to make it illegal for him to move.

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Tykes supporter Matty Dobbo has started a petition in the very optimistic hope that it convinces Her Majesty's Government to stand in the way of any potential transfer.

"Numerous bids have been rumoured to be thrown about for Barnsley's star man and captain fantastic Conor Hourihane," Dobbo writes. "We CAN NOT allow this to happen! This petition calls on HM government to make it ILLEGAL for Barnsley FC to sell Conor Hourihane to any other football club for any fee."

Hourihane was called up to Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland squad last October but has yet to make his senior international debut.

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Perhaps a move to a bigger club would move that process along but don't tell that to ol' Dobbo, who clearly doesn't want to see the 25-year-old's time at Oakwell come to an end.