BARNSLEY are the focus of today’s 23 in 23.
WHEN DO WE PLAY THEM?
Away: Saturday 22 September
Home: Saturday 6 April
The club was founded in 1887 by the priest Tiverton Preedy that also gave the club its name from his own congregation, Barnsley St. Peter’s. The name would ten years later be changed to just Barnsley.
Barnsley’s only experience of Premier League football came in the 1997-98 season, when they were relegated in 19th place with 35 points.
Barnsley were relegated from the Championship on the final day after a defeat to Derby County. The Tykes finished the season with just nine wins from 46 games, scoring 48 goals on their way to 41 points and a 22nd place finish.
Oakwell Stadium has a capacity of 23,287. It has been the home of Barnsley FC since 1888. The average attendance within the stadium last season was 13,704.
44-year-old Daniel Stendel arrived at Oakwell earlier this summer, with a high profile reputation from German football and has been developing a strong work-ethic of progressing the talents of young players whilst playing a high intensity, attacking style of football.
Stendel likes his players to be exceedingly fit and use a counter-pressing system against the opposition at all opportunities.
During his time with Hannover 96, Stendel’s side managed 50 goals in 28 games, showing the attacking nature of his coaching style.
His experience of implementing a style and philosophy came to fruition at Hannover 96, with whom the new Barnsley Head Coach played nearly 200 matches for during a 14 year career. Appointed as the lead of the Bundesliga side in 2016, Stendel boasted a 54% win ratio in just under a year in charge.
Barnsley are yet to add to their squad this summer, but have seen Andy Yiadom and Adam Hammill leave the club