Date: 3rd July 2018 at 12:00pm
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Our League One lowdown continues as we take a look at Peterborough United’s 2018-19 opposition.

Next up, we put Barnsley under the microscope…

2017-18: THE STORY

Barnsley endured a miserable 2017-18 campaign, as the Reds were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship on the final day of the season. A 2-0 win over Brentford in their penultimate outing saw them enter the final day with their fate in their own hands, but a 4-1 defeat to play-off chasing Derby County, and results elsewhere, saw them drop into the third tier.

STADIUM: OAKWELL

Oakwell has been Barnsley’s home since 1888. With a capacity of 23,009, the stadium is the fifth largest in Sky Bet League One next season.

The record attendance was registered in February 1936 when 40,255 spectators saw the Reds beat Stoke City 2-1 in an FA Cup fifth round tie. Away fans are housed in the north stand which has a usual allocation of 2,000, although this can be extended to 4,700.

MANAGER: DANIEL STENDEL

The Tykes immediately parted company with Jose Morais following their relegation, with Daniel Stendel coming in as his replacement.

The German coach made 180 league appearances for Hannover 96 as a player with his first managerial role seeing him take charge of the club between April 2016 and March 2017.

Upon his arrival, the Barnsley website stated he will bring a high intensity, attacking style of football by using a counter-pressing system.

TOP SCORER: TOM BRADSHAW

Wales international Tom Bradshaw top scored for Barnsley last season, with the striker finding the back of the net 12 times.

Born in Shrewsbury, Bradshaw started his career with Aberystwyth Town before moving to the Shrews and making over 80 appearances. The forward continued to develop his game in the lower leagues with Walsall, but he moved to Oakwell following a League One play-off final defeat against his new club.

He has hit 17 goals in 79 league appearances but will surely be hoping to get into double figures this coming season.

LAST MEETING: BARNSLEY 1 – 0 PETERBOROUGH UNITED

The Tykes won the last clash between the two sides back in the 2015/16 season.

It was goalless at half-time but Posh were up against it after Chris Forrester had received his marching orders two minutes before the break. Forrester had clashed with the Tyke’s Conor Hourihane after the latter had feigned injury by pretending to be on the end of a head-butt and then who retaliated by stamping on the foot of the Posh midfielder. Both players received yellow cards for the original incident but when Forrester pushed Hourihane to get him off his foot, he was shown a second yellow while Hourihane got away with his stamp!

Ben Alnwick performed miracles to keep the score goalless but it was his mistake in the 91st minute that cost Posh a point. A cross from the Barnsley right was headed goalwards for what looked like a very basic save but somehow the ball squirmed under Alnwicks body and in to the goal.

2018/2019 MATCH DATES

Sat, 06th October, 2018 – 3pm – Posh v Tykes

Wed, 26th December, 2018 – 3pm – Tykes v Posh

COMINGS AND GOINGS:

IN

OUT

Adam Hammill
Nick Townsend
Matt Mills
Andy Yiadom (Reading) – Free
Tom Clare (Bradford City) – Free
Bradley Ash (Boreham Wood) – Free
Christoph Knasmullner (Rapid Vienna) – Undisclosed
Matty Pearson (Luton Town) – Undisclosed

HEAD TO HEAD:

Competition 
Posh Wins
Draws 
Tykes Wins
League
16
4
12
League Cup
1
1
2
TOTAL
17
5
14

 

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