Barnsley Football Club 2006-2007 End of Season Report

Last updated : 24 June 2015 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Barnsley Football Club 2006-2007 End of Season Report

1. Nick Colgan

Player of the year last season but has been increasingly erratic in the Championship. Poor errors have cost goals but on the flipside, vital saves have saved matches. D+

2. Bobby Hassell

Taken to the Championship like a fish to water. Whether at right back or centre he has excelled. The goals against column doesn't look too flattering but Bobby has impressed greatly and even chipped in with goals at set-pieces. Signed a new contract until 2009. B

3. Paul Heckingbottom

My thoughts on this player are very well documented. Probably the worst player at the club along with Mattis. Truly out of his depth. G

4. Paul Reid

The skipper has looked a bit lost at times but then always come back to prove his critics wrong. Another player who has committed his future to the club. The experience of this season will improve him greatly. B-

5. Lewin Nyatanga

His arrival on loan from Derby saw an upturn in fortunes as his ability and experience helped The Reds enormously. At 18 he is a huge star for the future. Rumours say he could come back to Oakwell on loan if Derby win promotion. A

7. Sam Togwell

Loved by a large section of the crowd, but in my opinion I can't see why. Appears to act like a headless chicken at times and has very little impact in games. E

8. Paul Hayes

A main player under Andy Ritchie but fell dramatically out of favour once Simon Davey took over. Persistent rumours linking him with Southend saw Davey drop him saying his head wasn't right. Spent time on loan at Huddersfield and could return there permanently this summer. D-

9. Istvan Ferenczi

Nobody had heard of Istvan outside of Hungary, but he was the name on every Championship team's lips after bagging a stunning 7 goals in his first 6 games including a great brace in the 3-0 win over Hull. Had a mini goal-drought at the end of the season but his outstanding work-rate has made him a huge fans favourite. B+

10. Ritchie Jones

Brought on loan from Manchester United in March but has not been given a chance to shine. Highly unlikely he'll be seen again in a Barnsley shirt. E

11. Brian Howard

Has produced moments of outstanding brilliance that have looked out of place in this campaign and produced crucial goals and match winning performances that have been crucial in preserving The Reds Championship status. A worthy Player of the Year and signed a new contract this week! A*

13. Peter Rajczi

Formed a lethal partnership with compatriot Ferenczi when he first arrived on loan with a superb track record, and scored a cracking solo goal against Hull. That though unfortunately has been his only strike and he lost his starting spot to Danny Nardiello for the final furlong. Has looked dangerous on the wing at times and although he has returned to Hungary, is hotly tipped to return and sign permanently. C

14. Neil Austin

Stepped in well when called upon but despite spending his whole career at Oakwell, has never been a regular. That time is now up after Davey released him this week. Hard-working and a real passion for football. D

15. Antony Kay

Really forced his way into the side over the last few years and became a key player in the side. His foolishness however has seen him released this week. A massive waste as Kay looked set for big things. Performances B Attitude E

16. Adam Eckersley

Another Old Trafford loanee, he looked capable of slotting into the left back spot until injury curtailed his season. D+

17. Nicky Wroe

Never developed during his time at the club and now dispatched of. U

18. Kyel Reid

Joined on loan on that hectic day in November and his pace has shown flashes of his quality. Hampered when asked to play in a 4-3-3 but when put on the wing he has looked dangerous. Scored a free-kick and then a corner in two games against Southend that earned a vital 6 points. C+

19. Dale Tonge

An able back-up under Ritchie but had no future under Davey and was sent on loan to Gillingham. Another player released this week. D-

20. Robbie Williams

Like Tonge had a secure future under Ritchie but under Davey a horror show in the 3-0 derby defeat to Sheffield Wednesday proved fatal. Sent on loan to Blackpool where his knack of scoring goals from a left back position has guided them to the Play-Offs. Highly likely to remain at Blackpool if they go up. D

21. Marc Richards

Another Ritchie favourite who saw himself shelved under Davey. Never been a fans favourite despite being top-scorer last season. Saw a planned move to Port Vale in January collapse after Leon Constantine refused to move to Oakwell but his release this week could see him end up at Vale Park after all. F

22. Kyle Letheren

Brought in from Swansea in the summer to prove understudy to Nick Colgan but never looked like pushing the Irish man for the Number.1 jersey.

A regular in the Reserves but the arrival of David Lucas and rumours of another keeper arrival this summer must leave Kyle fearing for his future. D-

23. Daniel Nardiello

A fractured collarbone in pre-season hampered him greatly and looked on his way until 6 goals in the final 6 games of the season have seen fans desperate for him to stay and other clubs sniffing around. Out of contract this summer. C+

24. Michael Coulson

Arrived in the summer after a prolific season at Scarborough and looks a real gem for the future. Has produced some stirring displays in the Reserves and also bagged a last minute equaliser in the FA Cup at Southend. C

25. Martin Devaney

Sometimes at his scintillating best and other times at his frustrating worse. Can change a game but then you can almost forget he's there. Banged in 6 crucial goals including 2 goal of the season contenders against Plymouth. C+

30. Grant McCann

A shrewd signing from Cheltenham. Has looked comfortable on the ball and has a calming influence on the side. Scored a 90th minute winner against Ipswich on his debut which gave him a huge lift. B-

31. Robert Atkinson

One for the future who was handed a surprise debut in the 1-0 win over Burnley on Boxing Day. His height is his main asset and can only improve. C-

36. David Lucas

Warmed the bench mostly since his arrival and when he has played it hasn't been his day. Stretchered off with a swallowed tongue against Derby and then conceded 7 against West Brom on the last day. Future uncertain. D

37. Dwayne Mattis

Up there with Dave Regis as one of the worst players to pull on a Barnsley shirt. Bury must have been laughing at the £100,000 they are to receive off The Reds for him. U

Other Squad Members:

26. Simon Heslop

28. Nathan Joynes

33. Thomas Harban

34. Scott McGrory

38. Luke Potter

Final Record: Played: 46 Won: 15 Drew: 5 Lost: 26 Scored: 53 Conceded: 85 Points: 50 Final Position: 20th

Still in it for another year