2009-2010 Championship Season Previews

Last updated : 02 August 2009 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Manager: Simon Davey

Odds to win: 100-1 Odds for promotion: 33/1


Position: 20th W:13 D:13 L:20 F:45 A:58 Points: 52

Top Scorer: Jamal Campbell-Ryce (9)

FA Cup: Third Round

League Cup: First Round

Yellows: 73 Reds: 5

Results against Reds (N/A)


Name: Ali (tykesmad)

Club: Barnsley

Level of Interest:(

Whenever I can, not easy living in Scarborough.

How has pre-season gone for you?

Very well, played 9, won 8 and drawn one against Man City so that's a pretty good foundation to build on.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Not as of yet, but there's another week and big things are expected with Adam Hammill and Andy Gray both seemingly imminent so there's time to be impressed yet.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

Anything better than the last three seasons. Between 12th and 16th and I'll be delighted.

Which player has past his sell by date?

Martin Devaney.

Have you got the right manager in charge?

Hmm, I'll tell you after 10 games!

What advice would you give him?

Play your players in their right positions and don't mess around with the formation. 4-4-2 works fine so there's no need for the Christmas tree or whatever that was last season!

Who do you see as your key player?

Daniel Bogdanovic can get 15 goals next season playing with the right partner. Hume if he gets back to full fitness and obviously JCR who can be the best winger in the league on his day

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Easy one that, Sheffield United.

Where will you finish?