Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Pre-season Behind Closed Doors

Pre-season Behind Closed Doors

Barnsley manager Keith Hill has spoken of his frustration at the way the current pre-season system works.

The reds boss wants all pre-season games to be played behind closed doors and wants the system to be piloted next pre-season to see how it works.

Hill believes the intensity of playing in front of crowds makes injuries more likely. He would also like the element of surprise going in to a new season where your opponents have no idea what to expect.

An interesting idea for sure and I do agree with the points Hill makes. However clubs would lose valuable income if the games were to be played behind closed doors. This would hurt some of the smaller clubs who have the marquee pre-season friendly for much needed revenue.



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

Writer:Vital Tyke
Date:Wednesday August 8 2012
Time: 8:40AM

Comments

0
That is ridiculous?!?!?!
The Fear
08/08/2012 09:52:00
0
I understand where Keith is coming from on this, you only have to look on some of the message boards to see how some of the idiots blow friendly performances massively out of proportion but the income generated, especially when clubs at Championship or League 1 level get a home friendly against a Premiership club, would be hugely missed
SheffRed
08/08/2012 12:48:00
0
I can see Hill's reasons behind it but it will never happen as a whole. Clubs themselves could decide to do it but I don't think any would opt to from a revenue point of view.
chiefred
09/08/2012 13:05:00
0
I think Mr Hill is correct to to insist on the ridiculous idea being piloted next year. Can I suggest that your manager suggests to the football league that Barnsley will play all their pre seaon friendlies at home next year and everyone of them behind closed doors.
andymac-scoresagoal
09/08/2012 14:26:00
0
I think Hill will suggest it to the club. Can't see the club being too keen on the idea and losing out on income, or other teams playing behind closed doors when they can play someone else and get some money in for the club.
chiefred
09/08/2012 17:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Barnsley Articles

Who Features As A 2017/18 Promotion Favourite?

With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, eyes in the Championship are already turning to the coming year of 2017/18.

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

Potential Championship Make Up 2017/18 (28/4/17)

With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

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

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:
Davies16%
Bree4%
Roberts1%
MacDonald3%
Yiadom1%
Scowen1%
Morsy46%
Hourihane4%
Kent4%
Winnall3%
Bradshaw6%
Hammill4%
Payne3%
Janko4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.toby777772
The Vital Football Members League