Npower Championship Matchday Sixteen: Barnsley v Huddersfield Town

09 November 2012 07:53
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Team News:

Barnsley are still missing John Stones, David Perkins and Craig Davies, but manager Keith Hill has hinted Mido could finally make a Matchday squad, albeit only from the bench. Hill also has to decide whether to play Marlon Harewood or Chris Dagnall up front in Davies’ absence.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Luke Steele   

Scott Golbourne

Jim McNulty

Scott Wiseman

Martin Cranie

Tom Kennedy

Stephen Dawson

Jacob Mellis

Tomasz Cywka

Kelvin Etuhu

Chris Dagnall

Head To Head

Last Six Barnsley v Huddersfield Results:

15/5/06 Huddersfield 1-3 Barnsley (League One Play-Offs)

11/5/06 Barnsley 0-1 Huddersfield (League One Play-Offs)

1/4/06 Huddersfield 1-0 Barnsley (League One)

31/12/05 Barnsley 2-2 Huddersfield (League One)

15/1/05 Barnsley 4-2 Huddersfield (League One)

18/9/04 Huddersfield 0-2 Barnsley (League One)

Overall Record:

Barnsley Wins: 25

Huddersfield Wins: 28

Draws: 13

Barnsley Goals: 92

Huddersfield Goals: 95

At Oakwell:

Barnsley Wins: 18

Huddersfield Wins: 9

Draws: 6

Barnsley Goals: 60

Huddersfield Goals: 42

This Season

Last six 2012-2013 results:


6/11/12 Derby 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)

3/11/12 Hull 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

27/10/12 Barnsley 1-4 Nottingham Forest (Championship)

23/10/12 Barnsley 1-1 Crystal Palace (Championship)

20/10/12 Charlton 0–1 Barnsley (Championship)

6/10/12 Leeds 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 1 D: 1 L: 4 F: 3 A: 9 GD: -6 Points: 4


6/11/12 Huddersfield 2-2 Blackburn (Championship)

3/11/12 Huddersfield 1-0 Bristol City (Championship)

27/10/12 Millwall 4-0 Huddersfield (Championship)

23/10/12 Peterborough 3-1 Huddersfield (Championship)

20/10/12 Huddersfield 2-0 Wolves (Championship)

6/10/12 Birmingham 0-1 Huddersfield (Championship)

W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 7 A: 9 GD: -2 Points: 10

Interesting Stats:

Barnsley and Huddersfield meet tomorrow for the first time since one of the greatest nights in Barnsley Football Club history. Back in May 2006, The Reds turned around a 1-0 first leg deficit, winning 3-1 at the Galpharm in the League One Play-Off Semi-Finals and advanced to the Final where they defeated Swansea to win promotion to the Championship.

It has taken Huddersfield another six years to join the Reds, back in the second tier of English football for the first time in 11 years. The Terriers have made a bright start too, winning seven of their opening 15 games to sit in seventh position, with only goal difference keeping them out of a play-off spot.

Simon Grayson’s men have though faltered slightly in recent weeks and have won just one of their last four matches.

They have won three matches on the road this season- only the division’s current top two- Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough have won more away from home.

Barnsley on the other hand are sliding alarmingly down the table with Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Derby their fifth defeat in seven matches, leaving them just one place and three points outside the relegation zone.

The Reds have failed to win any of their last four matches at Oakwell, their longest winless run at home since 2004, when they went five without victory.

Huddersfield have only won nine of 33 visits to Oakwell, but have lost just one of their last four visits. Their last victory here was way back in 2003, when they won 1-0, but were still relegated to the fourth tier of English football at the end of the season.

Defeat for The Reds tomorrow would be their fourth in a row.

 On This Day:


Played: 13, Won 2, Drawn 6, Lost 5, Scored 17, Conceded 24.

Last match on the 10th November: 2007. Wolves 1-0 Barnsley. ATT: 22,231.

Last win: 1981

Last draw: 1990

Last defeat: 2007

STAT! – Barnsley have only ever won twice on this date- in 1981 and 1906. They have lost their last two.


Played: 14, Won: 8, Drawn 4, Lost 2, Scored 37, Conceded 12.

Last match on the 10th November: 2007. Accrington Stanley 2-3 Huddersfield (Kamara (2), Beckett) ATT: 2,202.

Last win: 2007

Last draw: 1984

Last defeat: 1987

STAT! – Huddersfield have only ever lost twice on this date- in 1987 and 1962. They have won their last two.

JOINT STAT!- Barnsley and Huddersfield have met once before on the 10th November and its bad news for The Reds. Back in 1956 Huddersfield won 5-0 in the old Second Division at Oakwell. The Terriers finished that season in 12th position, whilst Barnsley finished 19th Mad Sites:

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 Other Fixtures:

Friday 9th November 2012:


Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday 10th November 2012:


Leicester v Nottingham Forest


Blackburn v Birmingham

Blackpool v Bolton

Cardiff v Hull

Ipswich v Burnley

Leeds v Watford

Millwall v Derby

Peterborough v Crystal Palace

Wolves v Brighton

Sunday 11th November 2012:


Bristol City v Charlton


Source: TykesMAD