Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Reds Four Opening Day Win

Reds Four Opening Day Win

With the fixture lists announced, the odds are coming in for the first match and you can get 4/1 on Barnsley winning at Loftus Road against promotion favourites Queens Park Rangers.

You'd have to go back to the 2005/2006 season to find the first time the Reds won their opening fixture, a 2-0 victory over Swindon Town at Oakwell with goals from Paul Hayes and Chris Shuker.

But to find the last time the Reds won an away match on the opening day, you'd be going back to the 1996/97 season and looking at a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns over West Brom, with Clint Marcelle and Andy Liddell on the scoresheet for the Reds.

As if you needed telling, that was the season the Reds won promotion to the Premier League, so perhaps a win at QPR on August 7th would signify a good omen for the Reds. Or perhaps I'm intoxicated with perennial optimism. Probably the latter.



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

Writer:gooderzone
Date:Friday June 18 2010
Time: 1:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Officials - Wolves v Barnsley (23/9/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnsley this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Vital View - League Cup - 19th September 2017

The League Cup season continued with the third round games, which were played in midweek, 19th September.

Stats: Tottenham v Barnsley

All the stats from Tottenham (1) vs (0) Barnsley, Wembley Stadium, 19/9/17 Att: 23,826

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)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley
Suggested By:
Barnsley win0%
Wolves win100%
Draw0%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment