BARNSLEY F.C.
Founded: 1887


Also Known As:
BARNSLEY ST. PETERS (1887-97)
BARNSLEY (1897-)




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BARNSLEY F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of BARNSLEY FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Barnsley have spent more seasons in the second tier of English football than any other club in history. Barnsley FC was established in 1887 by a clergyman, Tiverton Preedy, and played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890 and then in the Midland League from 1895. They joined the Football League in 1898, and struggled in Division Two for the first ten years, due in part to ongoing financial difficulties. In 1910 the club reached the FA Cup final, where they lost out to Newcastle United in a replay match. However, they would then reach the 1912 FA Cup Final where they would defeat West Bromwich Albion 10 in a replay to win the trophy for the first and only time in their history.

When the league restarted after the First World War, the 191920 season brought some significant changes to the league. The principal difference was that the First Division would be increased from 20 teams to 22. The bottom team from the previous season was Tottenham Hotspur and they were duly relegated. The first extra place in the First Division went to Chelsea, who retained their place despite finishing 2nd bottom and therefore in the relegation places. Derby County and Preston North End were rightly promoted from the Second Division which left one place to be filled. Having finished the previous season's Second Division in 3rd place (191415), Barnsley were full of expectancy at gaining First Division status for the first time, but the Football League instead chose to call a ballot of the clubs. Henry Norris, the then Arsenal chairman, had recently moved Woolwich Arsenal north of the River Thames to Highbury, and needed First Division football to attract fans to their new home. He was later to admit some underhand dealings, allegedly including the bribing of some member clubs to vote for Arsenal's inclusion. They duly won the vote and Barnsley were consigned to the second tier of English football for another 8 decades.

From the thirties up to the fifties the club found themselves sliding between the Second and Third Division, and in the sixties and seventies they hovered around the Third and Fourth Division, not able to break back into the top two levels of English football. The eighties and early nineties saw the club get back on track, earn promotion and once again establish themselves as a strong Division Two side as they had been in their early history, eventually reaching a position to once again start challenging for a place in the top tier for the very first time. Over the past decade Barnsley have experienced a number of highs and lows as a football club. At the end of the 199697 season Barnsley reached the top tier of English football for the first time in their history. However, they were relegated the following season despite their efforts. Barnsley had the distinction of playing in the last play-off final at Wembley before the stadium was closed for redevelopment, and in 2006 won in a play-off final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where they beat Swansea City 43 on penalties (22 after extra-time) to earn promotion to the Championship.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Barnsley F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Tykes, The Reds
Year Founded
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1887 (128 years ago)
English County
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South Yorkshire
Current Ground
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Oakwell
Ground Location
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Barnsley, England
Club's Owner
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Patrick Cryne
Club Chairman
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Maurice Watkins
Current Manager
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Lee Johnson
Current League
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League One
Last Season
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League One, 11th place


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INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


OAKWELL STADIUM
Grove Street, Barnsley
South Yorkshire, S71-1ET England


OPENED: ......... 1887
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. 13,000
CAPACITY: ...... 23,009
RECORD: ......... 40,255 (1936 vs Stoke City)
OWNER: ........... Barnsley Council
OPERATOR: ..... Barnsley F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 110 x 75 yards (100 x 68 meters)



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