Barnsley predictions with latest odds and stats
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A survey conducted in August 2019 under the name of “The League of Love and Hate” revealed that most Barnsley supporters consider Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Leeds United as their main rivals.
These three clubs are closely followed by Huddersfield Town and Rotherham United.
Interestingly enough, Barnsley Football Club was founded in 1887 as a church club, by a man of clergy named Tiverton Preedy, known for his work with the poor. They initially competed in the Sheffield and District League, and later in the Midland League too.
They joined the Football League in 1898 and spent a decade struggling in its Second Division, but that didn’t stop them from reaching the FA Cup final in 1910 which they lost to Newcastle United, nor did it stop them from repeating the feat and going a step better two years later, when they beat West Bromwich Albion to lift the only major trophy in their history so far.
Apart from that, they are known as the club to have spent the most seasons in the second tier of English football. They were there from the beginning until 1959, with only a few minor stints in the Third Division North. But then their struggles began in earnest, culminating in reaching the Fourth Division in 1965. It took them 22 years to return to the second tier where they stayed this time until their only ever Premier League season in 1997/98.
But they weren’t able to sustain the top flight status and though they’ve again mostly played in the Championship since 1998, even that status is now questionable for this club.