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You Know It`s Bad When You Lose To Leeds

Relegation now seems inevitable for Barnsley following a 1 - 0 home defeat to local rivals Leeds United.

Barnsley`s recent performances at home have been as bad as I can remember in all of my time watching the reds.

Our inability to create chances, have shots on goal and even look like scoring has been frustrating to say the least. And this has been in stark contrast to our recent away form.

In the past, no matter how much we have been struggling, playing Leeds at home was a home banker. Things are that bad this season that we can`t even beat them and when that happens you know that you are in trouble.

Many fans have criticised the decision to play one up front at home and blamed that for our lack of goals and chances created. The fact that it has worked away does not mean that we should stick with it at home particularly with our run of not scoring at Oakwell.

However I will counter that argument with one up front isn`t necessarily a negative formation if you have the right creative players behind that one.

For me, Wilson has continued with one up front at home because of a lack of other options. Proschwitz was again the only other striking option available and was again poor when he came on.

But are the lack of striking options the fault of Wilson to begin with? Rose out on loan, Dagnall and Scotland let go in January with only Proschwitz brought in.

I would say they are but I would also say in general that Wilson has done a good job. He has improved us and made us harder to beat but ultimately for me we just aren`t good enough.

I do think however that a few different decisions during the January transfer window and we would have had a better chance of survival.

Many of the players brought in just haven`t cut it and there have been times when it has been crying out for Perkins in midfield, Dagnall up front or Wiseman at right back.

League One here we come I`m afraid.

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Writer: Vital Tyke Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 20 2014

Time: 10:59AM

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What's up with Noble-Lazarus?
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20/04/2014 13:11:00

I says surprised by how bad you were. Even as a Leeds fan, I thought it was an home banker after your midweek win. I expected you to lay siege on our goal in the opening twenty minutes with the opportunity for you to move out of the bottom three with a win. Instead it was easy and we were shocking. The game had one piece of good skill and that was the difference between two poor sides.
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20/04/2014 14:20:00

You said it!
King Billy
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20/04/2014 14:42:00

not all doom and gloom, you are going to be replaced with Brentford which is an excellent away day.
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20/04/2014 20:55:00

I have to agree with you there Dazza. The Noble-Lazarus one is puzzling. He does well coming on then he's not in the squad for a few games then back on the bench at Derby and he brings him on. Very strange to say the least.
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22/04/2014 13:44:00

Young Noble-Lazarus is on his day one of our best players, but he never gets a good run in the side..? hopefully he'll get more game time in league one, because that's definitely where the lads will be playing next can't hide the fact that on the last two showings, we don't deserve to stay up, that's the plain, simple and factual truth of it all.. just not been good enough all season!!!
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22/04/2014 13:52:00

I agree Englebert. League One is inevitable, hopefully the likes of Noble-Lazarus and Digby will be given the chance to show what they can do next season.
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22/04/2014 17:10:00

The only problem I have about us going down to League One is that we won't keep most of our current players that only have 1 year contracts. I think with these players and a few summer additions, we could see ourselves as one of, if not the strongest team in League One.
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23/04/2014 19:15:00

Yes the problem will come with who leaves the club and who we can attract. Fans thinking it will be easy next season in League One might be in for a shock.
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24/04/2014 13:48:00

Well as the inevitable has happened, how we all feeling?
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27/04/2014 02:29:00


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