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Ever wanted to catch up on breaking Barnsley news all in one place? We have made it quick and simple for you to access your desired content. From the latest transfer rumours to exclusive articles, you can find all of the latest Tykes content right here to keep yourself in the loop with daily news!

Barnsley History

Barnsley Football Club was founded in 1887 by Reverend Tiverton Preedy under the name Barnsley St. Peter’s, and the club’s colours were originally blue, but were converted to red and white in 1904. The Tykes have played their home matches at Oakwell stadium since 1888, and the stadium now holds over 23,000 spectators. Barnsley notably won the FA Cup in 1911-12, and were also runners up two seasons prior. This is the greatest achievement in the club’s history and will always be remembered by fans. The Tykes went on to beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 after extra time in the replay of the final at Bramall Lane, in Sheffield – Harry Tufnell scored the winning goal of the game. The Northern and Southern sections of the Third Division were replaced with the National Third and Fourth Divisions for the 1958-59 season, and Barnsley were still in the Second Division at the time, but were relegated down to the Third Division at the end of that season – stay up to date with the latest Barnsley news from Oakwell Stadium here!

The Tykes fortunes turned just one season later as they established themselves as a piece of the Second Division’s furniture during the 1980s; however, they failed to win promotion to the First Division until the end of the 1996-97 season. Barnsley won promotion up to the Premier League (formerly Division One) after finishing runners up and clinching an automatic promotion spot after 99 years of trying. After a long battle during the season to stay up, Barnsley were relegated in just their first year of playing in the Premier League after finishing a disappointing 19th. The Tykes fought between League One and the Championship for a number of years.

After an eight-year run in the second tier of English football, Barnsley were relegated to League One in 2013-14, but just two seasons later marked a historic date for the club.

Barnsley won two trophies at Wembley Stadium in 2016 – the Football League Trophy, beating Oxford United 3-2 in the final, and the 2016 Football League play-offs, beating Millwall in the final. This meant that the Tykes were only the second football club to secure both the Football League Trophy and Football League promotion via the play-offs in the same season, after Grimsby Town.

From here the Tykes would last in the Championship for two more seasons before facing relegation in 2017-18 and then promotion back up to the league the following season through finishing second. Austrian manager, Gerhard Struber is currently in charge of Barnsley and he faces a tough challenge to keep his side up in the Championship with them currently sitting rock bottom.

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