Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Fate of the Tykes

Fate of the Tykes

Barnsley`s biggest game of the past decade arrives on Sunday. We all know why and we all know who we are playing, but many fans are torn in what they desire for Barnsley Football Club.

It is clear now that Barnsley are well and truly in a relegation dogfight and seeing as the squad wage bill has tripled since last season, relegation is definitely a 'no go` for the chairman and board and more importantly the glory fans who are reluctant to leave the house on a fine wintry Tuesday evening (it`s difficult to understand normal human beings).

Although the club may have made a considerable amount of money from our fantastic cup run, attendances would surely drop should the club descend into League One. It would be fair to say that attendances aren`t good enough in this division, let alone thinking about what they would be like in the third tear of English football.

It`s also difficult to imagine what our recent flux of foreign players would think of playing against the likes of Northampton, Yeovil, Leyton Orient and possibly even Hereford and Peterborough - no disrespect intended.

Barnsley have come a long way in the last five years, and more particularly in the last twelve months, the club have invested in a number of quality players by splashing (in Barnsley`s case quite a bit of) cash about. Including the likes of Anderson de Silva and Jon Macken, few would have thought to see players of their respective calibre on display at the humble ground of Oakwell.

It would be an atrocity if the reds went down, as Barnsley had a tremendous start to the season and although Simon Davey brought in some more great players, injuries haven`t been too kind to the Welshman.

Lets say Barnsley stop up and get knocked out of the Cup on Sunday, in years to come people would look back and say "that`s the season Barnsley retained their championship status". However if the tykes did go down but got hold of the F.A Cup, just imagine how long the townsfolk would be able to talk of the achievement, in a football world with billions of pounds, rich businessmen and hundreds of thousands earned every week, how a team from a small former mining town triumphed against all odds. That would be magical.

Either way, Barnsley`s cup run has been epic this season and in my eyes, along with many other true reds supporters, Barnsley are already Champions.





Join Vital Barnsley

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Barnsley.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:MattyG
Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 3:15PM

Comments

0
All Wednesdayites want you Dingles scum to get knocked out of the FA Cup and get relegated!
will it ever happen
01/04/2008 19:09:00
0
Enjoy your day against Cardiff,might your name be on the cup???
BlueAmigo
01/04/2008 21:01:00
0
Good luck Barnsley boys and girls. Hope Brian does it again for ya. All the best from a Swindon Boy
Nelly180
01/04/2008 22:25:00
0
win saturday wont paper over the cracks relegation is on the horizon dingles you have been warned
mick66owl
02/04/2008 08:40:00
0
brian howard good enough to sign for wednesday?
aball2112
02/04/2008 16:02:00
0
too good mate they couldnt afford him in a million years. mind you he wasnt great against us - is he abit of a 1 season wonder for you?
bladesforlife1889
02/04/2008 17:11:00
0
carnt see it happening satdi for you lot
Looney Tune
02/04/2008 18:33:00
0
Good Luck Sunday, beat the sheep shaggers, keep the yorkshire flag flying high
Tiny T
03/04/2008 08:37:00
0
Good luck Sunday! Think you're gonna need it but all the best anyway.
LP-OWL
04/04/2008 13:44:00
0
you have had the cup at oakwell a right kiss of death. gud luck though
mick66owl
04/04/2008 17:51:00
0
good luck lads, would be unbelieveble if you got to the final- but think your luck is out now, you do really need to concentrate on the league. getting beaten on sunday might be the best thing that could happen to you right now.
bladesforlife1889
04/04/2008 20:40:00
0
Keep It Together!!!!!
BlueAmigo
04/04/2008 21:18:00
0
relegation will be a tough pill to swallow especially after your FA Cup exit today!
merlin
06/04/2008 19:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Fletcher In Team Of The Week (4/5/16)

Barnsley are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Barnsley Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16)

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Barnsley Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Barnsley
Write For Vital Barnsley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies1%
Scowen0%
Roberts6%
Mawson0%
G Williams0%
Isgrove0%
Brownhill0%
Hourihane0%
Hammill0%
Fletcher81%
Winnall0%
Sub - Chapman0%
Sub - Tuton12%
Sub - Toney0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One