Well have you heard the excuses coming out from the Swamp? What a club, they lost v Madrid (first decent team they’ve faced in the Chimps League) because their (not they’re!) manager lost the plot.
So did Carlos, shopped by a rag probably but done again this time for driving whilst banned. Bloody hell.
Barnsley today here’s the preview :
28A) SATURDAY MARCH 9TH : BARNSLEY (HOME) FA CUP 6TH RD
It was probably the best draw we could have wished for, Barnsley at home.
In the FA Cup just the two meetings, first in 1947/48 a 2-1 City win at home in the 3rd round, goals coming from Black and Smith. Crowd was 54,747.
Then in 1993 it was a 2-0 City win in the 5th round, with 2 goals from David White. Crowd was 32,809 and Barnsley fans were back in the dark ages and spoiling for a fight outside the North stand after the game with no takers, City fans.just taking laughing it off..
In the League Cup two meetings, first in 1981 a 1-0 City loss at Barnsley. Crowd was 33,792
Then in 2004, the last time the teams met in all competitions, City won 7-1 with goals from Barton, Macken 2, Flood, SWP and Sibierski 2.
Crowd was 19,578.
This season so far : They’re in 18th place with 38 points from 35 games and 5 wins 4 draws and 9 losses away from home.
In the Capital One Cup : They lost 1-0 at Swansea
In the FA Cup : They won 1-0 at home v Burnley in the 3rd rd, 1-0 at Hull in the 4th and 3-1 at MK Dons in the 5th.
Our league form at home to Barnsley : The teams have met sporadically in the 2nd division from 1899 to 2002. Last meeting was in 2001/02, a 5-1 City home win on our way to promotion.
2 wins for Barnsley 88/89 and 96/97 both 2-1 otherwise 8 wins for City including 7-3 1927/28, 5-1 1946/47, 6-0 in 1950/51 and 4 draws.
For City it’s : WWLLDDWWWWDDWW
Comment : No excuse for not going through to the semi-final, but this is City and we must be professional. We’ve already seen off Watford and Leeds from the Championship, better teams than Barnsley who’re managed by ex Blue Gary Flitcroft’s bro David. Team also includes Kelvin Etuhu, Marlon Harewood and possibly Rory Delap. Oh no!
Don’t forget their jibes in the friendly a couple of years ago at Oakwell : “YOU’RE GONNA WIN F*CK ALL” Since then we’ve not done too badly. Shove ‘em back down their throats City.