Barnsley - Tykes v Blades - Preview
UK time is: 22:57:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Tykes v Blades - Preview

Although there may be great expectation ahead of tomorrow`s big South Yorkshire derby, both sets of fans may have to settle for tight and ruthless displays.

When United`s steel city rivals Sheffield Wednesday visited Oakwell a few weeks back, both side battled out a goalless draw with clear cut chances few and far between.

Team news for both sides includes Barnsley`s Bobby Hassell return from a dead leg, and the Blade`s 4million hit-man James Beattie has trained this week after shaking off a groin injury, although Billy Sharp may keep his partnership alongside Rob Hulse up front.

Cup Fever

The Barnsley boys may have an F.A Cup semi-final lurking in the back of their minds but the league is where they earn their wages and need to pick up points to ease relegation fears.

The Blades however have just reached the 50 point barrier and if they can continue their recent good run of form including three wins on the bounce, might still be in with a sneaky chance of reaching the play-offs.


It looks as though the red`s home form may just keep United at bay if the Oakwell faithful can get behind their team. A tight affair appears to be in store, so let`s go for a score draw.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 21 2008

Time: 6:47PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Barnsley Articles

Barnsley's JPT Ball Number Known (Thursday October 8 2015)

Bradford Re-arranged (Thursday October 8 2015)

Johnson Previews Crewe (Thursday October 8 2015)

No Mansford Criticism (Thursday October 8 2015)

Barnsley Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Bradford Postponed At Last Minute (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Vital Preview - Bradford v Barnsley (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Archived Barnsley Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Colchester 11 4 4 3 -1 16
11. Southend 11 4 3 4 0 15
12. Peterborough 11 4 2 5 2 14
13. Barnsley 10 4 2 4 0 14
14. Chesterfield 11 4 2 5 -1 14
15. Millwall 11 4 2 5 -4 14
16. Bradford 11 3 4 4 -4 13

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

McCullough features on famous night for Northern Ireland
Doncaster : 08/10/2015 21:52:00
Southend's JPT Ball Number Known
Southend : 08/10/2015 20:53:01
Millwall's JPT Ball Number Known
Millwall : 08/10/2015 20:51:00
United's JPT Ball Number Known
Sheff Utd : 08/10/2015 20:49:01
Rochdale's JPT Ball Number Known
Rochdale : 08/10/2015 20:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

JPT - Bradford v Barnsley
Suggested By:  VitalBarnsley
Barnsley win 88%
Bradford win 12%