Coca Cola Championship Matchday Twelve: Hull City 3-0 Barnsley - View from the KC

Last updated : 23 October 2007 By Alastair Limb (tykesmad)
BarnsleyBoy talked in his report from Saturday about the bubble being pricked slightly, well tonight it was pricked, burst and stamped on as Hull City and mainly Fraizer Campbell took the spineless Reds apart at the KC Stadium.

Backed by about a thousand fans, the Reds made one change with Anderson de Silva coming back in for Devaney, who dropped to the bench. Kim Christensen, after being ruled out during the day with a shin injury, was included on the bench.

The Reds back line just couldn't contest with the speed of Campbell. On numerous occasions he got the better of the usually flawless Souza. The only two players in Red shirts who earnt their wage were Jamal Campbell-Ryce who constantly looked dangerous down the right, and Anderson de Silva, who kept the midfield together.

On the flip side, there were a number of players who should be in for extra training and a wage dock. I'll get onto that later.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce gave the Hull defence something to think about in the first five minutes with three good crosses into the box, one of which was tipped over by Bo Myhill, probably the only thing he had to do all game!
On 7, Hull took the lead. A throughball by veteran Dean Windass would've been regulation for Souza, had he not slipped out of position. This enabled Fraizer Campbell a run on goal and the on loan Manchester Utd striker finished with ease past Muller.

Ah well, we all remember last season here, we'll be OK. Hmm. On 14, Campbell again caused problems for Souza and the young striker got beyond him and seemed to be hauled down, but "Premiership" referee Andy D'Urso waved away the appeals. The ball went to the byline and Campbell and Souza tangled, the Brazilian looked to elbow Campbell and amazingly, the Reds got the free kick!

Four minutes later the game was effectively over. Campbell recieved the ball from Marney and twisted past three Reds challenges. God only knows why none of Anderson, Souza and Nyatanga put in a challenge but to Campbell's credit he finished brilliantly into the corner past Muller.

Before half time, the Reds got two dangerous free kicks, the awful Grant McCann took the first and it deflected harmlessly wide. And the second just before the whistle about 30 yards out had Reds fans expectantly looking on as Dominik Werling lined it up. It turned out to be the biggest anti-climax ever with Werling's effort hitting the shins of the wall.

David Livermore struck the post with a free kick in the second half. The Reds were the better side in the second half but never looked like scoring. A couple of harmless Odejayi headers went over, corners were wasted and the ball was given away. Heinz Muller made a cracking save from a Windass long ranger on 70.

The Reds first real shot came in from Anderson on 71 but the Brazilian dragged it wide. Then the country witnessed the gloss put on an efficient Hull City performance. Souza was beaten by McPhee (about half his size) and played in Marney who placed the ball under Muller with ease.

Apparently, Hull came close to a fourth but I was out as soon as the Marney shot hit the net.

So, the great unbeaten run comes to a grinding halt and I bet Gary Megson is cackling into his Cornflakes this morning as Leicester await the visit of the Reds this coming Saturday. Oh, and we need Ferenczi back. Soon.

Player Ratings:

Heinz Muller: Did what he could but his defence really let him down tonight. Made a fine save from Windass but couldn't really do much about any of the goals. 6

Stephen Foster: Got forward whenever possible and looked calm. A good signing in my opinion. Subbed.. 6

Dennis Souza: What happened to him last night?! Looked shaky, and was out of position a lot. Improved slightly second half but was at fault for the first goal. Booked. 5

Lewin Nyatanga: Better than Souza, but not by much. Looked strong against Windass, but mind you, my Gran would look strong against him. 6
Dominik Werling: Not at his best. Got forward with Foster but was beaten down the right many times. 5

Jamal Campbell-Ryce: The best Reds player on the park along with Anderson. Looked very dangerous and a couple of barnstorming runs scared the life out of Delaney. Subbed. 7

Brian Howard: Big section on him in the programme. Very disappointing performance and couldn't cope with Hull's central midfield of Marney and Livermore. 5

Anderson de Silva: Now, this boy is class. He was the only shining star along with JCR. Kept the midfield together and I think we'll miss him when he returns to Everton. Booked. 7

Grant McCann: Atrocious. Gave the ball away far too often and was outmuscled easily. Subbed. 4

Kayode Odejayi: Also, atrocious. He's a big strong lad but plays like a pansy. Couldn't be bothered last night. 4

Miguel Mostto: His work rate is exemplary but he isn't a threat. I would love him to build on his goal on Saturday but dare I say it, I think we have another Hristov on our hands. 6

Martin Devaney (for Grant McCann 61): Looked a ton more dangerous than McCann, although I think Gordon Shepherd would have been more dangerous than Grant. 6

Kim Christensen (for Stephen Foster 68): Similar to Odejayi. Big 6'4" but can't win a header to save his life. 5

Rohan Ricketts (for Jamal Campbell-Ryce 81): One cross that was headed for a corner. 5

Unused: Colgan, Kozluk.

Scarborough Tykes' MOTM: Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Anderson were our only decent players. JCR looked very dangerous down the wing so I'll say him.

Hull MOTM: Fraizer Campbell gave Souza a mare of an evening. Also, Wayne Brown is an absolute brute at the back, he looked flawless.

Ref Watch: Andy D'Urso: Gave stuff to one side that he didn't give to the other. Needless free kicks, and should've sent Souza off, other than that, alright! 3

Coca-Cola Championship Results: Monday 22 October 2007
Hull City 3-0 Barnsley

Barnsley lie in 8th place in the Coca Cola Championship with 17 points from 12 games. We are outside the Play-Offs on Goal Difference, 3 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 9 points off First Place and 8 points above the Relegation Zone.

Next Up:
On the Road:
Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Thirteen: Leicester City v Barnsley Saturday 27th October KO: 3pm
Ticket Prices:
Adults - £23.00
Senior Citizens (Over 60) - £21.00
Students (With Valid NUS) and Under 22 - £15.00
Juveniles (Under 16) - £10.00
Juveniles (Under 12) - £5.00
Juveniles (Under 8) - £3.00
Official Reds On The Road coaches will be making the trip to Leicester. Coach tickets are also on sale now and are priced at £12.00. Coaches will depart Oakwell at 12 noon on the day of the game.

At Oakwell:
Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Fourteen: Barnsley v Preston North End Saturday 3rd November 2007 Kick-Off: 3pm
Tickets for the big game are priced at:
East Stand and West Stand Upper Tiers
Adults £22.00
OAP/Juvenile £13.00
Juveniles (U11) £7.00
Barnsley Chronicle Family Area
Adults £22.00
OAP £13.00
Juvenile £13.00
Juveniles (U11) £7.00
East Stand Lower and West Stand Lower
Adults £21.00
OAP/Juveniles £12.00
Juveniles (U11) £6.00
Enterprise PLC Stand (Pontefract Road End)
Adults £20.00
OAP/Juveniles £12.00
Juveniles (U11) £6.00
All Disabled Areas £20.00

To book tickets for forthcoming matches simply phone the Oakwell Box Office on 0871 2266777. Alternatively call at the Box Office in person; contact the Box Office by fax on 01226 211444 or e-mail Please note that Juvenile U11 tickets must be purchased in advance from the Oakwell Box Office and this price will not be on sale on the turnstiles under any circumstances.

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