Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Last Day Nerves

Last Day Nerves

No doubt we will all be feeling nerves as Barnsley have taken their relegation to dog fight to the final day of the season.

The last day tension of the survival battle is not what any fan wants but looking back to the time around new year it is remarkable that we have even taken it this far.

At least it is in our own hands in one sense that a win will guarantee survival, a draw means nervously looking at other results and defeat will send us to league one.

What is even more remarkable than the fact that we have taken our battle to the last day is that we aren`t already safe with the run we have been on under Flitcroft.

I have been reliably informed by a credible radio journalist that 54 points is the highest number of points ever to be relegated. We could equal that record but if we win and other results go against them then our opponents Huddersfield could go down on as many as 57.

One thing for sure is that this season in the Championship has been one to remember and packed with excitement from start to finish.

But what of the quality of the league? Is the standard so high from every team that the league is so close are the top teams just a lot poorer?

A debate perhaps for a different day as we focus on what matters.

I will be at Huddersfield and possibly more nervous about a Barnsley match than ever before.

I would be devastated to see this group of players and management relegated with the way they have gone about their business in 2013.

Am I confident? I am confident that on our day we can beat anyone in this league. However so can anyone else. I am just not sure one way or the other.

A lot could depend on Huddersfield`s approach to the game. They know a draw is enough but playing for a draw is a risky business.

Many football experts feel that Huddersfield will be safe no matter what outcome. Everything has to go against them for them to be the ones to go down but Huddersfield will be feeling far from safe themselves.

I hope the injury that forced Mellis off against Hull isn`t too serious as we need everyone fighting fit for this one.

Whatever the outcome, I will again buy a season ticket for next season and still urge the board to give Flicker a long term deal.

League one is a poor standard and awful to watch and going down would really hurt especially to a team managed by Mark Robins (I won`t get myself started on him though).

On my last visit to Huddersfield I saw the super reds victorious the play-offs before winning promotion back to the Championship. The same outcome is all I ask even if it takes a last minute winner in a dire game that has nil, nil written all over it.

Come on you reds.



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

Writer:Vital Tyke
Date:Wednesday May 1 2013
Time: 10:29PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
the hard work is over, they have miraculassly given themselves a chance that was never possible, except to the lads and coaching staff. fingers crossed !!!
torrox tyke
02/05/2013 17:34:00
0
Fantastic, the manger and the lads really deserve to be in the Championship again with the character and performances in 2013.
chiefred
04/05/2013 16:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Leeds v Barnsley Preview

Reds travel to Elland Road

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Tommy Wright Sacked

Assistant Coach Gone

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Tyke
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Villa MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies5%
Yiadom2%
Roberts8%
MacDonald7%
Kpekawa1%
Kent3%
Hourihane17%
Scowen40%
Morsy2%
Watkins10%
Bradshaw1%
Sub - Armstrong2%
Sub - Winnall1%
Sub - Hammill1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.knabby crackers5
2.duval0581