Posts tagged: Barnsley

Lee Johnson is ready to give youth a chance to step up

Barnsley finished the 2014/15 season on a high note as the League One club defeated Rochdale with an overwhelming scoreboard of 5-0. This was the very last match of their campaign and it was the way that the club needed to end their season which was filled ups and downs but even with this sensational final victory, their campaign concluded with a bittersweet taste as they lost a coach in the process.

After having spent over 2 years as a manager and as a player as well, Danny Wilson was sacked due to the amount of disappointing results that Barnsley sustained and Lee Johnson replaced Wilson.

Barnsley eventually went on to claim the 11th spot of the English League One and even though the season only reached it’s end a few weeks ago, Lee Johnson is already outlining his plans for the future.

Lee Johnson is planning to make a few changes with hopes that the team can battle for the top spots of the English League One and one of these adjustments is to allow the younger players to have their time at the spotlight and prove their worth.

The 34 year old English coach of Barnsley, Lee Johnson said: “If you’re good enough, then you’ll play in my team, that’s what I’ve always said.I’ve been impressed with the youngsters this season and they’ve shown they’re not out of their depth.George has been the surprise package for me, he’s got better as the season has gone on and he’s proven he can cope at this level.But the same goes for Mason and James, who have also impressed me.” Read more »

Barnsley fc vs sheffield united

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Sam Allardyce took a dig at his counterpart Louis Van Gaal

Sam Allardyce, the Hammers boss, took a dig at his counterpart Louis Van Gaal after his team fell just short of what would have been a thoroughly deserved home win yesterday.

West Ham was leading 1-0 with final whistle to be blown anytime by the referee.

The win was as close as it could get. It was just a matter of seconds.

But, in Football, seconds are enough for the outcome of a game to take a turn.

You never know when the luck favours which team.

A clearance by one of the West Ham defenders in the 93rd minute went to Daley Blind who hit the target with ease to get it all levelled up at Upton Park.

It left the home supporters pulling their hairs out. Their disappointment level was reaching the maximum and that was obvious. They had every right to wonder how on earth they could not close in the game.

It was West Ham’s game no doubt. The scorecard obviously showed 1-1 at the end, but, it was not the reflection of the true story.

However, the Red Devils must get the credit for the fact that they did not mind playing a different style of Football in the last half of the game. They played long balls which they generally don’t like to do. They are more of a technical team. Read more »

Jean-Yves M’voto gives a Barnsley F.C. shirt to a boy on his debut against FC Bordeaux

GWL Video clip Score: 5 / 5

Barnsley staying at bottom of League

The English League One club Barnsley is hanging by a thread right now as they are at the bottom of the league with only a few points keeping them barely alive and above the relegation zone.

To make matters worse, Danny Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings were both sacked from their managerial position in the club. The team has only managed on winning 10 matches out of their 29 matches of which they have played so far and this negative streak of results was the main reason on why Wilson and Hutchings were sacked.

The Chief Executive of Barnsley, Ben Mansford announced details concerning the recent sacking as he said:

“In recent games we’ve seen crowds dropping off and that affects us as a business, and despite us wanting to give Danny and Chris further time, from a business point of view we had to look to make the change.  Some of the results and to a lesser extent some of the performances are not acceptable when you look at that sort of business rationale.” Read more »

Barnsley FC – 2014/15 Season Tickets

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