Last updated : 01 January 2009 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Tony Warner made his debut between the posts but a truly terrible display by his new team-mates saw the Sky Blues coast to victory with strikes from Leon Best(2), Julian Gray and Jay Tabb.

Such was the club's Jekyll and Hyde home and away form last season it was therefore no surprise when the leaders West Brom arrived at Oakwell next… and were beaten 2-1. The returning Daniel Nardiello scored his one and only goal during his loan from QPR and Jon Macken gave The Reds a 2-0 half-time lead before James Morrison got a consolation for the Baggies.

Three days later Barnsley were thumped 3-0 at Plymouth, surprise surprise. Lewin Nyatanga was sent off after just four minutes (a red card that was later over-turned) and Steven MacLean and John Mackie (2) ensured Barnsley were punished.

Then came the first head turning result of the season. Barnsley with just one away win all season and 10 defeats from their 16 away league outings travelled to Anfield, where the mighty Liverpool had lost just once all season and had only conceded nine times… and won! A memorable day for 6,000 travelling Yorkshire men as The Reds came back from a 1-0 half-time deficit courtesy of Dirk Kuyt to win 2-1 thanks to efforts from Stephen Foster and Brian Howard in the very last minute of injury time. Luke Steele made his debut that day and produced a string of magnificent saves! Barnsley were into the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup for the first time in nine years.

Inevitably the next game saw The Reds hit Earth with a bump as they were defeated 1-0 at Norwich, another game marred by a knee injury- this time to Anderson De Silva.

Barnsley then ended the month with a disappointing 0-0 home draw with QPR.

W: 2 D:1 L:3 F:4 A:10 Points: 4 League Pos: 16th.