UK time is: 14:33:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Spotlight on.....

Rotherham United's next pre-season friendly is against Barnsley. Here are some facts and figures about The Tykes:

Barnsley, who are currently playing their football in the Championship, were founded in 1887 and originally called Barnsley St Peter`s and joined the football league in 1898.

After reaching the FA Cup Final in 1910 and losing to Newcastle in a replay they went on to win the Cup two years later against West Brom. In 1922 they missed out on promotion to the top division on goal difference (by one goal). In the 30`s, 40`s and 50`s The Tykes found themselves swapping between the second and third division and in the 60`s and 70`s between the third an fourth divisions. In 1996/7 they found themselves promoted to the Premiership but dropped straight back down again.

In 2002 the club went into administration and Peter Doyle, then Mayor of the town, stepped in at the last minute to stop the club folding. Four years later they got promotion to the Championship via the play-offs but struggling they sacked their manager half way through the season and Simon Davey came in and managed to steer them out of the relegation fight to stay up. The following season Barnsley reached the semi final of the FA Cup beating both Liverpool and Chelsea to get there, but lost to Cardiff at Wembley.

Club Record
Record League Victory: 9-0 v Loughborough Town, Second Division, January 1899
Record Cup Victory: 6-0 v Blackpool, FA Cup January 1910
Record League Defeat: 0-9 v Notts County, Second Division, January 1927
Record Cup Defeat: 1-8 v Derby County, FA Cup January1987
Highest League Scorer in Season: Cecil McCormack, 33, Football League Division Two, 1950/51
Most League Goals in Total Aggregate: Ernest Hine, 123, 1921 - 1938
Most Internationals Caps: Gerry Taggart, 35, Northern Ireland
Most League Appearances: Barry Murphy, 514, 1962 - 1978
Record Transfer Fee Received: 4,500,000 from Blackburn Rovers for Ashley Ward, December 1998
Record Transfer Fee Paid: 1,500,000 to Partizan Belgrade for Georgi Hristov (1997) and 1,500,000 to QPR for Mike Sheron (1999)


Head-to-Head

The last time the Millers met the Reds was in League One in 2005/06 season

The game at Millmoor saw a win for Barnsley with a goal from Martin Devaney in the seventy-third minute. The attendance that day was 5,401.
A month later the Millers were the visitors to Oakwell and the game finished 1-1 with Shaun Barker scoring for the Millers first and Steven Watt getting an equaliser in the ninetieth minute for the draw. Of course, this game will live long in both Barnsley and Rotherham fans memories for the refereeing (???) of one Mr Trevor Kettle who lost the game completely and ended up sending off three Millers players - Deon Burton after 56 minutes, Lee Williamson after 85 minutes and the captain, Colin Murdock in the ninetieth minute with eight players being booked.

The all time results between the two South Yorkshire teams are pretty even:

League - Millers wins 17, Barnsley wins 17 and 16 draws
FA Cup - Millers wins 2, Barnsley wins 2 and 1 drawn game
League Cup - Millers wins 1, Barnsley wins 2

Total - Millers wins 20, Barnsley wins 21 and 17 draws

The game is on Saturday, 26th July at Don Valley Stadium and kick-off is 3pm




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph League Two Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 24 2008

Time: 11:29PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
*****ing Hell Caz, I'd forgot all about that bleeding Kettle bloke until you mentioned it!!!!!
TheVillager
Report Abuse
24/07/2008 23:43:00

Whoops - sorry, TV!
herringthorpe
Report Abuse
25/07/2008 01:22:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Ref Watch v Huddersfield (Thursday March 5 2015)

RUFC - Evans Praise For Scorer (Wednesday March 4 2015)

RUFC - Evans 'Five Bad Decisions' (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Millers Slip-Up At Home (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Millers v Bluebirds Preview (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 200
2. herringthorpe 176
3. Millie Miller 8
4. Tony Kidding 7
5. nogginthenog 7
6. axholme 6
7. mos60 5
8. sixpence 4
9. mvmiller 4
10. sthelensmiller 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37
22. Wigan 35 7 10 18 -15 31
23. Millwall 35 7 10 18 -26 31
24. Blackpool 35 4 10 21 -40 22

Breaking League News

Let's Believe - Wigan Athletic
Wigan : 05/03/2015 14:13:00
Audio - Clark Had One Eye On Next Season
Blackpool : 05/03/2015 11:27:01
New Owner, New Ambition, New Wednesday?
Sheff Wed : 05/03/2015 11:08:00
Alex Neil: It's About How We React
Norwich : 05/03/2015 11:00:01
Don't expect Boukari return
Wolves : 05/03/2015 11:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Steve Evans Still Be In Charge Of The Millers At The Start Of Next Season
Suggested By:  
Yes, of course he will 58%
No 21%
I'm not sure 21%