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League One Newcomers Lowdown | Barnsley

15 June 2018

In the second of our League One Newcomers series, building up to the 2018/19 Sky Bet League One fixture release date, we focus on Barnsley FC, who return after a two-year spell in the Championship.


About Barnsley

Founded | 1887

Stadium | Oakwell

Nickname | The Tykes



Daniel Stendel

Stendel as appointed manager of Barnsley earlier this month, following the departure of José Morais after their relegation to League One.

The German only has one previous managerial position on his CV, having taken charge of German side Hannover 96 between April 2016 and March 2017.

He has drawn plaudits for his high pressing and counter-attacking style of football, with Barnsley hoping that can propel them back to the Championship at the first time of asking.



Name | Oakwell

Capacity | 23,287

Year Opened | 1888

Address | Grove Street, Barnsley, S71 1ET

Distance From Crown Oil Arena | 51.7 miles


2017/18 Season Review

Position | 22nd (Sky Bet Championship)

Average Attendance | 13,704

Top Scorer | Tom Bradshaw & Oliver McBurnie – 9

Barnsley’s two-year stay in the second tier of English football ended last season, when they suffered relegation back to League One on the final day of the season.

After losing their opening two games of the season, The Tykes picked up and had kept their heads above the relegation zone, before manager Paul Heckingbottom’s departure to Leeds United in February.

Morais came in, but just three wins from their final 14 games, and a late turnaround by Bolton Wanderers in their game against Nottingham Forest, sent Barnsley back to the third tier.


Previous Meeting At Crown Oil Arena

Rochdale 3-0 Barnsley | 29th August 2015

Dale continued their impressive early season form with a convincing 3-0 victory over Lee Johnson’s Barnsley side.

Calvin Andrew and Peter Vincenti put Dale into a 2-0  lead at the break, before Ian Henderson completed the scoring shortly after the hour mark.


Head To Head

Dale Draws Barnsley
11 9 24


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