Match Of The Past: Barnsley FC
Following on from our series of archive video of the twenty clubs of the Premier League, we are continuing on over the course of the next nine months with the clubs of the Football League and, since we’re doing this alphabetically and starting with the Championship, first up is Barnsley. FA Cup runners-up in 1910 and winners in 1912 whilst in the Second Division, Barnsley would not go on to taste top division football until the 1997/98 season, but the six matches that we have chosen for you come mostly from before then, with one match from the season afterwards. First up, we see a youthful looking Martin Tyler presenting the goals from a trip to Plymouth Argyle in October of 1980.
Next up is a match from the club’s League Cup run of the following year. Having already beaten Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion of the First Division, Barnsley’s next match was against Oakwell against Manchester City, and following this is a home league match from the 1982/83 season against Leeds United. We then return to the League Cup and a second round, second leg fixture away to West Ham United, which they went into having drawn the first match nil-nil at Oakwell. To finish off, we have two matches from the 1990s. First comes a demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux from 1991 and finally a thrashing of Huddersfield Town at Oakwell from November 1998.
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