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Reds Relegated After Middlesbrough Loss

Monday April 28 2014


Danny Wilson Danny Wilson


THE Reds' eight-year stay in the Championship came to an end on Saturday after a 3-1 defeat against Middlesbrough.

Danny Wilson's side, who went into the match four points adrift of safety with just two games remaining, knew a win was vital if they were to take it into another nail-biting final day decider.

Three wins from their last five away games had provided Barnsley with optimism, and a gutsy first-half display would have added to that having repelled constant home pressure.

Boro again started brightly after the break, but it was the Reds who led through Jean-Yves M'voto's clever finish from a Martin Cranie cross to put them 1-0 up.

However, that short-lived advantage only lasted a minute and the hosts were back on terms through Lee Tomlin.

As the Reds desperately searched for a winner in the closing stages, the hosts hit them and took the lead in the 90th minute to break Barnsley's hearts. Albert Adomah's shot was blocked, but Danny Graham's rebound found the back of the net.

Tomlin grabbed his second and Middlesbrough's third three minutes into injury time to ensure victory after playing a neat one-two with Adomah.

"It is a sad day for everyone connected with the club," Danny Wilson said. "We will start planning for next season. The boys are hurting like mad.

"There will be a lot of changes, I'm sure, but it will be for the better.

"You can't fault the boys. It's a horrible feeling, but without the fans we probably would have folded before. They're true fans."

Are you backing the Reds to bounce back and perform in League One?

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Reply Posted by Ray on Monday April 28 2014 at 10:27
Danny you can fault the boys, they were dire. Absolutely garbage all season long.
I wonder where some of these players think they are going to go after their performances in a Barnsley shirt. No heart. No passion. No pride.

Reply Posted by Huh? on Monday April 28 2014 at 11:52
Wilson's comments always baffle me. His players' performances have relegated the club. They need their bums kicking, not praising. To say they aren't at fault is bonkers.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Monday April 28 2014 at 12:28
wilson does say there will be changes so that translated means they will get there bums kicked through the door.on the positive according to the play offs ect and hendrie on the telly there may be 17 derby matches next season,take solace in the fact that those teams who stay up will struggle as will the teams going up the championship is fast becomming a minnie premier league.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Monday April 28 2014 at 12:08
This has happened throughout the history of Barnsley Football Club, sell good players and buy players from the bargain basement. The directors expect the fans to come in their droves to watch second rate football on the hope that they will then invest in players. But until we have a chairman and directors who are going to back the club with cash history will just go on repeating itself. Being a Reds fan you have to be some sort of football masochist.

Reply Posted by Collet on Monday April 28 2014 at 15:43
Got to be a complete clear out, top to bottom except for the manager and trainers,but without some one with any money,nothing will change,cos them ets gorod el not let goor on it fo love ner money????

Reply Posted by bfc:-( on Monday April 28 2014 at 17:03
Need anew goalie an better defence. Striker's who not scared to have a go. Players who will play with heart and soul barnsley pride.

Reply Posted by True tyke on Monday April 28 2014 at 19:56
It's wilsons fault we got relegated as well as the players. Negative tactics playing 1 up at home don't deserve to stay in the championship. Wilson as now got us relegated twice fair enough got us to the premier league but was else as he achieved where he's been. It certainly needs a clear out but that should include the manager as well.

Reply Posted by Red on Monday April 28 2014 at 22:34
I don't think he's the right man for the job, never should have had him back. This returning messiah nonsense is just that, nonsense. An half decent manager could have quite easily kept us up this season with a few astute loan signings. The standard of the championship as been rubbish this season. Look at wednesday they were dire under Jones, they dropped on with gray and he turned them round. We should have been able to do the same.

Reply Posted by Observer on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 05:30
True tyke. Red. What a loada codswallop. We nad 11 points on the board when wilson took charge. Take a look in the past benny hill and fk up flicker took us down. He is left with that legacy. I agree wilson should have been more positive i.e more than one striker up front. I agree that steele isnt good enuff. Along with many more.

Reply Posted by Red on Tuesday April 29 2014 at 12:42
I'm fully aware of the situation we were in when Wilson took over. But an half. capable manager could have kept us up, another 6 points would probably have done it. Last 5 home games without a goal, now tell me that's the other twos fault.