All posts tagged with: Barnsley FC

Barnsley Season Preview: bouncing back

With the 2018-19 League One season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Barnsley fan Luke Tingle (@BFC_Luke). It feels from the outside as though when you’ve enjoyed success, you’ve had strong characters on and off the field who have an affinity with the fans. Is that something you perhaps lost during the 2017-18 relegation… Read more →

Barnsley August Review: good home form

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Barnsley. What we said in pre-season “More key men leave Barnsley, who have won just twice since Conor Hourihane and Sam Winnall’s January exit. Young summer signings have talent… Read more →

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Barnsley Season Preview: replacing key men

Life at Oakwell these days is rarely dull. One moment Barnsley are winning trophies at Wembley before becoming a feared Championship force, the next they are selling key players at an alarming rate. The question now is whether the club can catch it’s breath in the Championship and stabilize in an increasingly silk-stocking second tier. Supporter Luke Tingle… Read more →

Derby v Barnsley: post-January dips

Derby and Barnsley have picked up just one win between them since January and, baring a miraculous late surge, they have no chance of making the top six. It is a credit to the season Barnsley have had that a play-off finish once seemed within the realms of possibility, considering the budget available to Paul Heckingbottom. Equally, it is an… Read more →

Championship tips: Reading to stutter?

Here are The Football Lab’s betting tips for the weekend’s Championship action. For the acca Huddersfield Town had been edging out closely-fought games for much of the season, but now there are signs that confidence is starting to flow. Their Experimental 361 record on 23rd Jan gave them the league’s best defence over the previous… Read more →