Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

West Ham v Barnsley - Reds Can`t Lose in London

West Ham v Barnsley - Reds Can`t Lose in London

Saturday sees the Reds take on Avram Grant`s West Ham at the Boleyn Ground in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Saturday serves up a repeat of two years ago - which saw the Hammers, under the guidance of their then manager Gianfranco Zola, ease past a sorry Barnsley by three goals to nil.

There will be a difference this time around. A rejuvenated Reds under the guidance of Mark Robins, a man who knows what he`s doing, rather than a man who now has to check the 'jobs` section of his local newspaper - Simon Davey.

The media were anticipating another cup upset after the Tykes knocked both Liverpool and Chelsea out of the competition on their way to the semi-finals the previous season, but were left disappointed -although definitely not surprised. Why? A certain Kayode Odejayi partnered Maceo Rigters in attack. End of story. End of cup 'run`.

Barnsley pose much more of an attacking threat these days, with the in-form Adam Hammill (should he still be a Red by the weekend) and quality of Garry O`Connor, the former having scored more goals this season than Kayode Odejayi managed in his entire Oakwell career.

Barnsley simply can`t lose this time around. Well, they can in a literal sense, but I`ll explain why they can`t lose.

Should Avram Grant`s men emerge victorious, it will be a case of Premier League beating the Championship - expected. A draw will see a return tie at Oakwell - more gate receipts. A win for Robins and co will be a cup upset and some media attention.

Win, lose or draw, Barnsley have nothing to lose.



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

Writer:gooderzone
Date:Monday January 3 2011
Time: 7:59PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Lets Rip at Haye

Recent Barnsley Articles

TV Figures So Far In 2016/17

With reports back in October suggesting that Premier League viewing figures were down...

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Reds Ratings v Brighton

Barnsley 0 - 2 Brighton

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

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:
Davies18%
Bree5%
Roberts1%
MacDonald1%
Yiadom1%
Scowen1%
Morsy50%
Hourihane5%
Kent3%
Winnall3%
Bradshaw5%
Hammill5%
Payne1%
Janko1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football