Twelve months after reaching the Championship play-offs Barnsley have been relegated to League One after finishing bottom of the table. After taking over from Gerhard Struber in October 2020, Valerien Ismael guided the Tykes to a fifth-placed finish before being beaten by Swansea City in the play-off semi-finals.
Barnsley currently sit 22nd in the Championship and eight points adrift of safety, although, they do have a game in hand on 21st-placed Reading, with Poya Asbaghi’s team set to travel to South Wales on Friday. The Swansea.com Stadium is the venue for the South Yorkshire side this week, when they will face an in-form Swansea City, who enter this encounter five-games unbeaten.
Preview: Swansea vs. Barnsley – prediction, team news, lineups
Russell Martin’s side won three consecutive games for the first time this season, after securing a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Derby County on Saturday. A brace from Joel Piroe inside 16 minutes of that match set the Swans up well for another three points, but the visitors did make the hosts work hard for their victory after getting back into the game with a Tom Lawrence penalty. Continue reading ” PREVIEW: SWANSEA CITY VS BARNSLEY PREDICTION & TEAM NEWS”
Barnsley were on a run of three games without defeat in the English Championship before they travelled to take on home team Sheffield United on Saturday. At the end of proceedings, their three-match unbeaten run came to an and courtesy the 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Blades.
It has been an alarming turnaround in form for Barnsley when one compares this season to last season on the English Championship scene. The Owls were in the Championship playoffs last season against all expectations under French manager Valerien Ismael before they were beaten by Welsh team Swansea City in the semifinals. Ismael left the club to join West Brom and things began to fall apart at Barnsley with the club spending this season in the relegation zone. They have shown signs of life in the quest to survive the Championship relegation zone inrecent weeks as highlighted by the recent run of going three games without defeat since the 2-0 loss at fellow Championship strugglers Derby County last month. Continue reading “BARNSLEY UNBEATEN RUN ENDS AT SHEFFIELD”
Barnsley CEO Khaled El-Ahmad has stated that further fan protest would hurt the club more. Barnsley are currently last in the Championship, and are winless in that last five games. They currently have 14 points from 24 games, and would need a miracle if they are to escape relegation to the first division this season.
Supporters have grown frustrated with the kind of efforts that the owners have placed in getting the club back to where they belong, and have been protesting in recent times to show their displeasure with the situation of the club. El-Ahmad in a recent Q and A session with the Club’s Supporters Trust said that the hierarchy were aware of the fans displeasure. Continue reading ““PROTESTS WOULD HURT US MORE””
StrugglingEnglish Championship side Barnsley are on the verge of appointing a new head coach according to the latest reports in the British media. It was reported by Yorkshire Post that Iranian PoyaAsbaghi is the man that has been chosen by the Barnsley board to lead the club out of danger on the Championship log.
Asbaghi, 36, is now free to take charge of the Barnsley first team squad after the end of his tenure as the Sweden u-21 team coach earlier this week. His reign ended with a 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday night. Continue reading “BARNSLEY CLOSING IN ON NEW HEAD COACH”