Tykesmad Barnsley F.C. Season Review 2007/2008

TYKESMAD BARNSLEY FC SEASON REVIEW 2007/2008

 

This is the ultimate season review of the Reds 2007/2008 campaign which saw plenty of twists and turns, comings and goings and of course, that magnificent cup-run. Here it is then, August to May, ten months of being put through the ringer every Saturday and some mid-weeks.

 

Summer signings included:

Kayode Odejayi £200,000 from Cheltenham, Miguel Mostto £400,000 from Cienciano, Marciano Bruma (now van Homoet) Free from Sparta Rotterdam, Rohan Ricketts Free from Wolves, Rob Kozluk Free from Sheffield United, Lewin Nyatanga (re-signed) On loan for 6 months from Derby, Dennis Souza Free from Charleroi, Andy Johnson free from Leicester and Dominik Werling on loan from Sakaryaspor for 6 months.

 

August 2007

 

The Games

 

Saturday 11th August 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday One

Barnsley 1 (Howard pen 9)

Coventry City 4 (McKenzie 6, Kyle 50, Gray 65, Mifsud 90)

 

Tuesday 14th August 2007

Carling Cup Round One

Barnsley 2 (Ferenczi 65, Reid 77)

Darlington 1 (Wright 70)

 

Saturday 18th August 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Two

Colchester 2 (Sheringham 45, Connolly 48)

Barnsley 2 (Howard pens 28, 85)

 

Saturday 25th August 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Three

Barnsley 3 (Ferenczi 12, Werling 45, Howard 60)

Plymouth Argyle 2 (Hayles 63, Chadwick 68)

 

Wednesday 29th August 2007

Carling Cup Round Two

Newcastle United 2 (Owen 57, Martins 86)

Barnsley 0

 

Transfer Activity

Ins

Kim Christensen from OB - Undisclosed

Heinz Muller from Lillestrom - £170,000

Stephen Foster from Burnley - £100,000

Anderson de Silva from Everton - Loan

Jamal Campbell-Ryce from Southend - Undisclosed

 

Outs

Michael Coulson to Northwich Victoria - Loan

Robbie Williams to Huddersfield - Undisclosed

 

HIGH Points:

  • The early season goal scoring form of Brian Howard
  • First league win against Plymouth
  • Getting through to play Newcastle in the Carling Cup
  • The signings of Stephen Foster, Anderson de Silva, Heinz Muller and Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

 

LOW Points

  • Getting eclipsed on the first day of the new season by Coventry
  • Nearly squandering a 3-0 lead against Plymouth
  • Tommy Wright scoring against us for Darlington

 

 

September 2007

 

The Games

 

Saturday 1st September 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Four

West Brom 2 (Teixiera 30, Beattie 38)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 15th September 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Five

Barnsley 2 (Williams o.g. 45, Odejayi 65)

Scunthorpe United 0

 

Tuesday 18th September 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Six
Stoke City 0

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 22nd September 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Seven

Southampton 2 (Saganowski 45, Idiakez 90)

Barnsley 3 (McCann 27, 40, Devaney 90)

*Idiakez scored first

 

Saturday 29th September 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Eight

Barnsley 1 (Howard 84)

Cardiff City 1 (Hasselbaink 75)

 

Transfer Activity

Outs

Dwayne Mattis to Walsall - Loan

 

HIGH Points

  • The dramatic away win at Southampton
  • Two magnificent free-kicks by Grant McCann in the same game
  • The first goal for Kayode Odejayi
  • Going four games unbeaten into October

 

LOW Points

  • The spineless defeat to West Brom

 

 

October 2007

 

The Games

 

Tuesday 2nd October 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Nine

Barnsley 3 (Howard 67, Souza 72, Devaney 88)

Bristol City 0

 

Saturday 6th October 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Ten

Charlton Athletic 1 (Zheng Zhi 82)

Barnsley 1 (Christensen 90)

 

Saturday 20th October 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Eleven

Barnsley 1 (Mostto 71)

Burnley 1 (Gray 11)

 

Monday 22nd October 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twelve

Hull City 3 (Campbell 7, 18, Marney 90)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 27th October 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirteen

Leicester City 2 (John 22, Kisnorbo 30)

Barnsley 0

 

Transfer Activity

None

 

HIGH Points

  • Great start to the month with a win against high-flying Bristol City and draw at Charlton
  • Miguel Mostto and Kim Christensen's first goals
  • Being THIRD in the Championship after the Bristol City triumph

 

LOW Points

  • Capitulating against Hull live on SKY
  • Losing to Leicester four days after
  • Only drawing with Burnley after dominating game

 

 

November 2007

 

The Games

 

Saturday 3rd November 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Fourteen

Barnsley 1 (Ferenczi 42)

Preston North End 0

 

Monday 5th November 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Fifteen

Barnsley 2 (Howard pen 21, Ferenczi 70)

Blackpool 1 (Southern 72)

 

Saturday 10th November 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Sixteen

Wolves 1 (Collins 13)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 24th November 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Seventeen

Barnsley 3 (Howard 31, Devaney 34, Lee o.g. 66)

Watford 2 (Shittu 36, 45)

 

Tuesday 27th November 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Eighteen

Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Sodje 60)

Barnsley 0

 

Transfer Activity

Ins

Jon Macken from Derby - 2 month loan

Anderson de Silva from Everton - Loan extension

 

Outs

Robert Atkinson to Grimsby - Loan until end of season

 

HIGH Points

  • The superb win at home to at the time table-toppers Watford
  • The signing of Jon Macken
  • The two wins in three days over Preston and Blackpool
  • The 94th minute penalty save by Heinz Muller to win 3 points against Preston

 

LOW Points

  • Losing the South Yorkshire derby to fierce rivals Sheff Wed
  • Squandering a 2-0 lead against Watford, thankfully winning in the end

 

 

December 2007

 

The Games

 

Saturday 1st December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Nineteen

Ipswich Town 0

Barnsley 0

 

Tuesday 4th December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty

Barnsley 1 (Ferenczi 47)

Wolves 0

 

Saturday 8th December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-One

Barnsley 0

Crystal Palace 0

 

Saturday 15th December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Two

Sheffield United 1 (Kilgallon 64)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 22nd December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Three

Bristol City 3 (Showunmi 35, 45, Byfield 90)

Barnsley 2 (Macken 33, Souza 40)

 

Wednesday 26th December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Four

Barnsley 3 (Howard pen 23, Macken 66, 85)

Stoke City 3 (Lawrence pen 31, 84, pen 90)

 

Saturday 29th December 2007

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Five

Barnsley 2 (Togwell 1, Campbell-Ryce 34)

Southampton 2 (Wright-Phillips 61, 70)

 

Transfer Activity

None

 

HIGH Points

  • Yet another penalty save to win a game by Muller against Wolves
  • Three goals in two games for Jon Macken
  • Breaking Ipswich's 100% home record

 

LOW Points

  • Failure to hold onto 2-0 lead v Southampton
  • Leading twice at Bristol City only to lose 3-2
  • Leading three times against Stoke and only drawing 3-3
  • Another derby defeat to Sheff United
  • Having JCR falsely sent off at Bristol City which effectively cost us the game

 

January 2008

 

The Games

 

Tuesday 1st January 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Six

Scunthorpe United 2 (Morris 45, Youga 47)

Barnsley 2 (McCann 74, Howard pen 90)

 

Saturday 5th January 2008

E-ON FA Cup Third Round

Barnsley 2 (Foster 78, Coulson 81)

Blackpool 1 (Fox 32)

 

Saturday 12th January 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Seven

Barnsley 1 (Devaney 18)

Norwich City 3 (Evans 48, Fotheringham 70, Dublin 74)

 

Saturday 19th January 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Eight

QPR 2 (Agyemang 5, Vine 45)

Barnsley 0

 

Friday 25th January 2008

E-ON FA Cup Fourth Round

Southend United 0

Barnsley 1 (Campbell-Ryce 22)

 

Tuesday 29th January 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Twenty-Nine

Barnsley 1 (Macken 45)

Colchester 0

 

Transfer Activity

Ins

Diego Leon from Grasshopper Zurich - Free

Miguel Tininho from WBA - Loan for 1 month

Jon Macken from Derby - Undisclosed

Lewin Nyatanga from Derby - Loan until end of season, fee agreed for permanent switch

Anderson de Silva from Everton - Undisclosed

Tony Warner from Fulham - 1 month Loan

Daniel Nardiello from QPR - End of season loan

 

Outs

Paul Heckingbottom to Bradford - Free

Tom Harban to Halifax - Free

Nathan Joynes to Halifax - Free

Nick Colgan to Ipswich - Free

Rhys Meynell to Gretna - End of season loan

 

HIGH Points

  • The permanent signings of Anderson, Jon Macken and Diego Leon
  • The progression of two rounds in the FA Cup, culminating in a glamour tie at Liverpool
  • Coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Scunthorpe

 

LOW Points

  • The loan signings of Tininho, Tony Warner and Danny Nardiello
  • The second home defeat of the season against Norwich
  • The shocking injury to Heinz Muller

 

 

February 2008

 

The Games

 

Saturday 2nd February 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty

Coventry City 4 (Best 37, 84, Gray 70, Tabb 75)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 9th February 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-One

Barnsley 2 (Nardiello 30, Macken 45)

West Brom 1 (Morrison 58)

 

Tuesday 12th February 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Two

Plymouth Argyle 3 (MacLean 6, Mackie 76, 84)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 16th February 2008

E-ON FA Cup Fifth Round

Liverpool 1 (Kuyt 32)

Barnsley 2 (Foster 57, Howard 90)

 

Saturday 23rd February 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Three

Norwich City 1 (Cureton 26)

Barnsley 0

 

Tuesday 26th February 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Four

Barnsley 0

QPR 0

 

Transfer Activity

Ins

Luke Steele from West Brom - Loan

 

Outs

Miguel Mostto to Coronel Bolognesi - Loan

 

HIGH Points

·        Great home win over West Brom

·        The loan signing of Luke Steele

·        Of course, the giantkilling of Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup

 

LOW Points

  • The defensive debacle at Coventry
  • Inability to win away in the league
  • Not scoring in three league games
  • The loan sale of Miguel Mostto
  • The injury to Anderson De Silva

 

 

March 2008

 

The Games

 

Saturday 1st March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Five

Barnsley 0

Sheffield Wednesday 0

 

Tuesday 4th March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Six

Blackpool 1 (Taylor-Fletcher 20)

Barnsley 1 (Campbell-Ryce 45)

 

Saturday 8th March 2008

E-ON FA Cup Quarter Final

Barnsley 1 (Odejayi 66)
Chelsea 0

 

Tuesday 11th March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Seven

Barnsley 4 (Howard 27, pen 83 Macken 50, Wright o.g. 86)

Ipswich Town 1 (Counago 20)

 

Saturday 15th March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Eight

Crystal Palace 2 (Soares 46, Scowcroft 83)

Barnsley 0

 

Saturday 22nd March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirty-Nine

Barnsley 0

Sheffield United 1 (Sharp 77)

 

Saturday 29th March 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty

Burnley 2 (Elliott 30, Lafferty 36)

Barnsley 1 (Howard 43)

 

Transfer Activity

None

 

HIGH Points

  • First derby point of the season
  • The second giant-killing of Chelsea
  • THAT goal by Kayode Odejayi
  • The 4-1 demolition of Ipswich

 

LOW Points

  • The defeat to Sheff Utd
  • The continuing inability to win away

 

 

April 2008

 

The Games

 

Sunday 6th April 2008

E-ON FA Cup Semi-Final at Wembley

Barnsley 0

Cardiff City 1 (Ledley 9)

 

Wednesday 9th April 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-One

Watford 0

Barnsley 3 (Odejayi 36, 54, Foster 47)

 

Saturday 12th April 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-Two

Preston North End 1 (Foster o.g. 67)
Barnsley 2 (Leon 33, Macken pen 55)

 

Tuesday 15th April 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-Three

Barnsley 1 (Ferenczi 90)

Hull City 3 (Marney pen 24, Ashbee 52, Windass 83)

 

Saturday 19th April 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-Four

Barnsley 0

Leicester City 1 (Hume 72)

 

Saturday 26th April 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-Five

Barnsley 3 (Campbell-Ryce 11, Nyatanga 33, Macken 85)

Charlton 0

 

Transfer Activity

None

 

HIGH Points

  • The Wembley appearance
  • The two away wins at Watford and Preston
  • The CCC safety ensured with the win over Charlton

 

 

LOW Points

  • The FA Cup semi final heartbreak
  • The home defeats to Hull and Leicester

 

 

May 2008

 

The Games

 

Sunday 4th May 2008

Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty-Six

Cardiff City 3 (Parry 44, McNaughton 49, Ledley 63)

Barnsley 0


Transfer Activity

None as of yet

 

HIGH Points

  • The end of the season!

 

LOW Points

·          The defeat to Cardiff (again)