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Survival An Achievement?

Survival An Achievement?

Barnsley's third season back in English football's second tier ended with yet another relegation dogfight, going down to the last day of the season for the first time.

However, discounting Leeds United's points deduction in 2007, this season saw Barnsley avoid the drop by more points than they did in the previous two seasons.

In 2007 they finished 4 points clear of 22nd placed Leeds United, who subsequently had 10 points deducted.

In 2008, an F.A. Cup run as far as the Semi Final at Wembley saw the Tykes avoid the drop by just 3 points, with Leicester City eventually filling the last relegation spot.

This year however, Barnsley finished 6 points clear of 22nd placed Norwich City. The gap before the final game of the campaign was just 3 points but a victory for the Reds and defeat for the Canaries doubled the size of the gap and meant that Plymouth were the team lucky enough to escape the dreaded bottom 3 by the lowest margin - 5 points.

The three teams to be relegated to League 1 this season are by reputation, bigger clubs than Barnsley, so can we see survival by 6 points as anything less than a successful season? After all, the majority of Davey's transfer budget was laid in a hospital bed for the majority of the season.

This season we scored less goals than in the previous two, but we also conceded less, suggesting that with Iain Hume back and another striker alongside him, we could start to climb the table.

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Writer:gooderzone
Date:Tuesday May 5 2009
Time: 6:38PM

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Absolutely spot on gooderzone, so why the hell is Simon Davey gettin so much grief?! The majority of the fans seem to want instant sucess from this manager and the club but we're still rebuilding the club and the best I believe is still to come. Although Davey really frustrates me, I still think he's the best manager we've had since Danny Wilson. We've always settled for crap since then, some big names that simply didn't deliver. When the club appointed Davey, they knew he was relatively inexperienced but he's got massive potential and from what I can gather an abundance of badges to go with it! We have always been favourites to go down and 3 times Davey and the lads have proved everyone wrong. We need to get behind him and really give hima chance to build the squad that he needs. Surely he must almost be there! How can he do the business when the fans are on his back?
yorkie_tyke
05/05/2009 18:59:00
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Absolutely spot on gooderzone, so why the hell is Simon Davey gettin so much grief?! The majority of the fans seem to want instant sucess from this manager and the club but we're still rebuilding the club and the best I believe is still to come. Although Davey really frustrates me, I still think he's the best manager we've had since Danny Wilson. We've always settled for crap since then, some big names that simply didn't deliver. When the club appointed Davey, they knew he was relatively inexperienced but he's got massive potential and from what I can gather an abundance of badges to go with it! We have always been favourites to go down and 3 times Davey and the lads have proved everyone wrong. We need to get behind him and really give hima chance to build the squad that he needs. Surely he must almost be there! How can he do the business when the fans are on his back?
yorkie_tyke
05/05/2009 18:59:00
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Con el socio todo, sin el socio nada!
mattyg
07/05/2009 13:49:00
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'With the fan, everything; Without the fan, nothing'
yorkie_tyke
07/05/2009 18:23:00
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exactly! it's in my article in the programme! ;)
mattyg
07/05/2009 21:39:00
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