I was far too premature in my recent article about my prediction that Barnsley was on the brink of demotion. Over the last couple of months they have turned their season around. They appointed David Flitcroft as their new manager about seven weeks ago and the team is back in town. He apparently took on the job after a couple of others turned it down but things have been on the up for him and the club ever since.
Their season changed when they beat Leeds United in the middle of January, after a number of defeats and then drew with Ipswich Town. But the roll really started with wins over Milwall, Blackpool, Middlesborough and Wolverhampton Wanderers. This means they have climbed out of the relegation zone and things are looking positive for the south Yorkshire club. There is still a lot of season left for “The Reds”, next Saturday they play Bristol City the cellar dwellers, can they make it five in a row.
In my previous ramblings on Barnsley I made a couple of mistakes, I called Carlisle a Scottish club, which of course is a huge insult to the Scots as Carlisle is just south of the border and on checking the diary found out the the pub we drank in every night was the Fitzwilliam not the Prince William.
Wouldn’t mind being back there now in appropriate clothing holding on to a pint of John Smith with Ken and his mates.