Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Robins Perplexed At Pitiful Defence

Robins Perplexed At Pitiful Defence

Barnsley manager Mark Robins has spoken about last night's defeat at Ashton Gate to Bristol City, calling it a game that was 'too open'.

After the Reds lost 5-3, Robins told the club's official site: 'The game was very open, too open really and they got a second goal at the right time for them. It was a bad time for us.'

I must profess, there is never a good time to concede a goal so from our point of view it was obviously a bad time but Robins observation is right on the money from Bristol City's perspective. Had we gone in 2-1 up a the break, it might have been a different story. We might have been able to shut up shop a little but as it happened we had to come out after half-time back on level terms again and it swung the momentum back in City's favour.

'They had more impetus in the second half and it was difficult for us.' Robins continued. Bristol City definitely came out after the break and took the initiative, forging a two goal lead 18 minutes after the restart and Barnsley never recovered. They did however manage the last say in the game with a consolation goal from Andy Gray but the points were all but wrapped up for Bristol City.

'To score three goals away from home and not get anything does leave you scratching your head a little.' said Robins, who takes the Reds into what could have been a massive South Yorkshire derby on Saturday at home to Doncaster Rovers, a team who also had faint hopes of reaching the Play-Offs all but extinguished with a defeat last night.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:gooderzone
Date:Wednesday March 24 2010
Time: 6:38PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Barnsley Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

30 Minute Halves - No Rebounds On Penalties?

The International Football Association Board are investigating a variety of rule book changes when it comes to the future of football.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Tyke
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich man of match
Suggested By:
Davies19%
Bree3%
Roberts2%
MacDonald2%
Yiadom3%
Scowen3%
Morsy40%
Hourihane3%
Kent3%
Winnall3%
Bradshaw5%
Hammill5%
Payne3%
Janko6%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football