Npower Championship Matchday Seven: Barnsley v Derby County

17 September 2010 07:32
Match Preview Team News: Hugo Colace is fit again after a calf injury but manager Mark Robins is expected to name the same side that thumped local rivals Leeds 5-2 on Tuesday night. Iain Hume will not be in the squad after he completed his loan move to Preston this week. Likely Lineup: Luke Steele Jay McEveley Jason Shackell Stephen Foster Bobby Hassell Adam Hammill Diego Arismendi Jacob Butterfield Jim O’Brien Andy Gray Garry O’Connor Head To Head: Barnsley go into this game with Derby unbeaten in their last four meetings home and away with the Rams, and with just one defeat in the last six tussles at Oakwell. Last season, Mark Robins first win in charge of the Reds- and indeed the club’s first win of the campaign came against the Rams, at Pride Park in September. Rob Hulse looked like handing Barnsley their sixth defeat from the first seven matches when he put Derby in front, but Barnsley fought back superbly as Adam Hammill, Andy Gray and Anderson De Silva put them 3-1 up before Shaun Barker headed a consolation in the eight minutes of injury time brought about due to a nasty injury to Emil Hallfredsson. Teams: Derby: Bywater, Connolly, Moxey, Addison, Barker, Teale, Savage, Commons, Croft (Pearson, 84 ) ,Livermore, Hulse (Dickov, 68 )  Subs not used: Deeney,Leacock,McEveley,Hendrie,Pringle,  Barnsley: Preece, Kozluk, Foster, Moore, Hassell, Butterfield, Hallfredsson ( De Silva, 85 ) , Hammill,Colace, Gray, Hume ( Macken, 61 )  Subs not used: Heslop, Devaney, Thompson, Coulson, Rusling,   Derby were also Barnsley’s first win the previous season as well. After starting the season with four straight defeats in all competitions, The Reds defeated a Derby side who at the time were on their own horrible run of 36 games without a win, 2-0 at Oakwell courtesy of strikes from Iain Hume and Stephen Foster.  Barnsley: Steele, Foster, Moore, Guedes, Kozluk, El Haimour (Odejayi, 63 ) , Leon (Hassell, 67 ) ,Howard, Devaney, Hume, Macken (Mostto, 89 )  Subs not used: Muller,Van Homoet,  Derby: Carroll, Connolly, Leacock, Albrechtsen, Stewart, Green, Kazmierczak, Addison, Commons (Davies, 84 ) , Villa ( Ellington, 77 ) , Hulse ( Barazite, 83 )  Subs not used: Bywater, Davis,  In-between those two victories the two sides have played out two goal-less draws, at Pride Mark in March 2009 and at Oakwell last April. Derby’s last victories over Barnsley came in their promotion season of 2006-2007. They defeated The Reds 2-1 at Pride Park in November 2006, when they turned around a rare goal from Bobby Hassell to secure the points thanks to a brace from Giles Barnes. Then in March 2007, The Rams were backed by 7,400 fans at Oakwell, winning 2-1 with goals from David Jones and Matt Oakley. Sam Togwell grabbed a consolation in the final minute. That victory is Derby’s only one at Oakwell since December 1993 when Paul Kitson earned then a 1-0 win. The Rams in total have won just nine of their 26 trips to this part of South Yorkshire. Barnsley 0-0 Derby Match Report 10/4/10 Derby 2-3 Barnsley Match Report 15/9/09 Barnsley 2-0 Derby Match Report 30/8/08 Barnsley 1-2 Derby Match Report 31/3/07 Last Six Barnsley v Derby results: 10/4/10 Barnsley 0-0 Derby (Championship) 15/9/09 Derby 2-3 Barnsley (Championship) 21/3/09 Derby 0-0 Barnsley (Championship) 30/8/08 Barnsley 2-0 Derby (Championship) 31/3/07 Barnsley 1-2 Derby (Championship) 1/11/06 Derby 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 17 Derby Wins: 26 Draws: 11 Barnsley Goals: 60 Derby Goals: 85 At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 12 Derby Wins: 9 Draws: 5 Barnsley Goals: 38 Derby Goals: 25 Last Season/This Season: It’s been a tough couple of years for the loyal Derby County supporters. The Rams fans often sell out their 33,597 capacity Pride Park home but have had very little to cheer. In 2007-2008 they gained the unwanted record of the Premier League’s lowest ever points tally- just 11, and in their two years back in the Championship they have finished in lowly 18th and 14th positions, with early indications showing this season may not be much better. Nigel Clough’s side set off in the right way, with a 2-1 win at Leeds on the opening weekend, but they haven’t won since losing five of the next six in all competitions to sit just inside the relegation places. The Rams are also one of three sides in the Championship yet to keep a clean sheet and they have conceded five times in the final 15 minutes of matches this season- the most in the division. Barnsley on the other hand are riding on the crest of a wave, having made their best start to a league campaign in seven years. It is their best start to a campaign at this level since 1996-1997 when The Reds won promotion to the Premier League! The Reds have also been amongst the goals in the opening two months. Their total of 12 is only bettered by league leaders Queens Park Rangers who have hit 17. Continuing with the positive stats, Barnsley have won three out of three at home for the first time since the 2000-2001 season, and if they make it four out of four, it will equal the start from that year when, at Oakwell they started with victories over Norwich, West Brom, QPR and Grimsby and this is the first time The Reds have had a positive goal difference since October 2007. Last six 2010-2011 results: Barnsley: 14/9/10 Barnsley 5-2 Leeds (Championship) 11/9/10 Norwich 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) 28/8/10 Barnsley 2-0 Middlesbrough (Championship) 21/8/10 Bristol City 3-3 Barnsley (Championship) 14/8/10 Barnsley 1-0 Crystal Palace (Championship) 10/8/10 Barnsley 0-1 Rochdale (Carling Cup) W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 12 A: 8 GD: +4 Points: 10 Derby: 14/9/10 Hull 2-0 Derby (Championship) 11/9/10 Derby 0-1 Sheffield United (Championship) 28/8/10 Derby 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (Championship) 21/8/10 Coventry 2-1 Derby (Championship) 14/8/10 Derby 1-2 Cardiff (Championship) 10/8/10 Crewe 1-0 Derby (Carling Cup) W: 0 D: 1 L: 5 F: 4 A: 10 GD: -6 Points: 1 On This Day: Barnsley have a pretty poor record on the 18th September, winning just five and losing nine of the 18 matches played on this date, and they have just one of the last four- a 2-0 success over Huddersfield in 2004. Their last result on this date was a 0-0 draw at Stoke in 2007 and this will be their first home match on the 18th September since they faced and beat Burnley 3-0 in 1982. The last six matches have all been away. Barnsley: Played 18, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 9, Scored 27, Conceded 33. Derby have a pretty average record on the 18th September, having won seven and lost 10 of the 23 games played. The Rams though have won just one of the last seven on this date- 2-0 at Cardiff in 2004. The Rams last game on this date was a 2-2 draw with Southampton in 2005. Derby: Played 23, Won 7, Drawn 6, Lost 10, Scored 31, Conceded 44. Mad Sites: Official Sites: Other Fixtures: Friday, 17 September 2010 Doncaster v Leeds United, 19:45 Saturday, 18 September 2010 Bristol City v Coventry, 15:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley, 15:00 Ipswich v Cardiff, 15:00 Leicester v QPR, 15:00 Middlesbrough v Reading, 15:00 Millwall v Watford, 15:00 Preston v Norwich, 15:00 Sheff Utd v Portsmouth, 15:00 Swansea v Scunthorpe, 15:00 Hull v Nott'm Forest, 17:20