2009-2010 Championship Previews

By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)
Last updated : 06 August 2009

Manager: Darren Ferguson

Odds to win: 33/1. Odds for Promotion: 10/1

2008-2009:

Position: 2nd (League One) W:26 D:11 L:9 F:78 A:54 Points: 89

Top Scorer: Craig Mackail-Smith (26)

FA Cup: Third Round

League Cup: First Round

Yellows: 52 Reds: 1

Results against Reds: N/A

2009-2010:

Name: Josh Crowson

Club: Peterborough United

Level of Interest: Season Ticket Holder

How has pre-season gone for you?

So far it's going ok, only been to the one game against Villa, we did ok I suppose, but it's only pre-season nobody really cares if their team wins, draws or loses.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Yes and No. I think the players we've bought in are very good players for the future, i.e Tommy Rowe. But I fear the other three won't be good enough for Championship level, which makes me slightly worried for the season ahead. I fear we don't have enough experience within the squad. But we have to keep faith with Fergie, he knows what he's doing.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

If you offered me 21st place now, I'd happily take it, as would many other Posh fans. Just as long as we stay up, if we do go down then we could loose our three main players, as well as the gaffer.

Which player has past his sell by date?

Well, we have a very young squad, so it's hard to pick a player that is past their best. I suppose Dean Keates is getting on a bit now, still a good player, but I reckon he will struggle in the Championship.

Have you got the right manager in charge?

Definitely, what he has done over the last two and a bit years is remarkable, people would say, "Oh look at how much money he's got to spend" but at the end of the day money doesn't buy you everything.

What advice would you give him?

Ignore the boo boys, which I'm sure he is doing.

Who do you see as your key player?

Our key player has to be George Boyd, when he's on his game not only is he unstoppable, but the team can be too.

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Leicester, people would say Newcastle, but they beat us to the title last season, and we're out for revenge.

Where will you finish?

Between 16th-24th.

How do you rate Barnsley's chances next season and where do you think they will finish?

Barnsley, sorry people I reckon you could be in a similar position to us this season. Another relegation battle on your hands I reckon.

Barnsley Match Reports

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