1997–98 Barnsley F.C. season

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Barnsley
1997–98 season
Chairman John Dennis
Manager Danny Wilson
Stadium Oakwell
Premiership 19th (relegated)
FA Cup Quarter-finals
Coca Cola Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Redfearn (10)
All: Redfearn (14)
Highest home attendance 18,694 (vs. Manchester United, 10 May)
Lowest home attendance 17,102 (vs. Wimbledon, 28 February)
Average home league attendance 18,449

During the 1997–98 English football season, Barnsley competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

1997-98 was the first top-flight season in Barnsley's 102-year history, and, despite some courageous performances, their stay among the elite lasted just one season. They suffered from horrendous defeats and the leakiest defensive record in the division, conceding 82 goals. They were in the bottom three virtually all season long, though they did enjoy some success in the FA Cup, knocking out Manchester United in the fifth round before bowing out to eventual runners-up Newcastle United in the quarter-final. Their relegation was confirmed a few weeks later, and manager Danny Wilson then moved to South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday. 35-year-old striker John Hendrie was appointed player-manager following Wilson's departure.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Arsenal 38 23 9 6 68 33  +35 78
2. Manchester United 38 23 8 7 73 26  +47 77
3. Liverpool 38 18 11 9 68 42  +26 65
4. Chelsea 38 20 3 15 71 43  +28 63
5. Leeds United 38 17 8 13 57 46  +11 59
6. Blackburn Rovers 38 16 10 12 57 52  +5 58
7. Aston Villa 38 17 6 15 49 48  +1 57
8. West Ham United 38 16 8 14 56 57  −1 56
9. Derby County 38 16 7 15 52 49  +3 55
10. Leicester City 38 13 14 11 51 41  +10 53
11. Coventry City 38 12 16 10 46 44  +2 52
12. Southampton 38 14 6 18 50 55  −5 48
13. Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 35 44  −9 44
14. Tottenham Hotspur 38 11 11 16 44 56  −12 44
15. Wimbledon 38 10 14 14 34 46  −12 44
16. Sheffield Wednesday 38 12 8 18 52 67  −15 44
17. Everton 38 9 13 16 41 56  −15 40
18. Bolton Wanderers 38 9 13 16 41 61  −20 40
19. Barnsley 38 10 5 23 37 82  −45 35
20. Crystal Palace 38 8 9 21 37 71  −34 32
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated to Division One

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Barnsley's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1997 West Ham United H 1-2 18,667 Redfearn
12 August 1997 Crystal Palace A 1-0 21,547 Redfearn
24 August 1997 Chelsea H 0-6 18,170
27 August 1997 Bolton Wanderers H 2-1 18,661 Tinkler, Hristov
30 August 1997 Derby County A 0-1 27,232
13 September 1997 Aston Villa H 0-3 18,649
20 September 1997 Everton A 2-4 32,659 Redfearn, Barnard
23 September 1997 Wimbledon A 1-4 7,668 Tinkler
27 September 1997 Leicester City H 0-2 18,660
4 October 1997 Arsenal A 0-5 38,049
20 October 1997 Coventry City H 2-0 17,463 Ward, Redfearn (pen)
25 October 1997 Manchester United A 0-7 55,142
1 November 1997 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 18,665 Bosančić
8 November 1997 Southampton A 1-4 15,018 Bosančić (pen)
22 November 1997 Liverpool A 1-0 41,011 Ward
29 November 1997 Leeds United H 2-3 18,690 Liddell, Ward
8 December 1997 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 29,086 Redfearn
13 December 1997 Newcastle United H 2-2 18,687 Redfearn, Hendrie
20 December 1997 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-3 28,232
26 December 1997 Bolton Wanderers A 1-1 25,000 Hristov
28 December 1997 Derby County H 1-0 18,686 Ward
10 January 1998 West Ham United A 0-6 23,714
17 January 1998 Crystal Palace H 1-0 17,819 Ward
31 January 1998 Chelsea A 0-2 34,442
7 February 1998 Everton H 2-2 18,672 Fjørtoft, Barnard
21 February 1998 Coventry City A 0-1 20,265
28 February 1998 Wimbledon H 2-1 17,102 Fjørtoft (2)
11 March 1998 Aston Villa A 1-0 29,519 Ward
14 March 1998 Southampton H 4-3 18,368 Ward, Jones, Fjørtoft, Redfearn (pen)
28 March 1998 Liverpool H 2-3 18,684 Redfearn (2)
31 March 1998 Blackburn Rovers A 1-2 24,179 Hristov
4 April 1998 Leeds United A 1-2 37,749 Hristov
11 April 1998 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-1 18,692 Ward, Fjørtoft
13 April 1998 Newcastle United A 1-2 36,534 Fjørtoft
18 April 1998 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1 18,692 Redfearn
25 April 1998 Arsenal H 0-2 18,691
2 May 1998 Leicester City A 0-1 21,293
10 May 1998 Manchester United H 0-2 18,694

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1997–98 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 1-0 15,042 Barnard
R4 24 January 1998 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 28,722 Redfearn (pen)
R4R 4 February 1998 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-1 18,220 Ward, Refearn, Barnard
R5 15 February 1998 Manchester United A 1-1 54,700 Hendrie
R5R 25 February 1998 Manchester United H 3-2 18,655 Hendrie, Jones (2)
QF 8 March 1998 Newcastle United A 1-3 36,695 Liddell

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 16 September 1997 Chesterfield A 2-1 6,318 Redfearn (pen), Ward
R2 2nd Leg 30 September 1997 Chesterfield H 4-1 8,417 Liddell, Redfearn, Sheridan, Hristov
R3 14 October 1997 Southampton H 1-2 9,019 Liddell

Squad[edit]

[2][3] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK David Watson
2 England DF Nicky Eaden
3 England MF Matty Appleby
4 England MF Darren Sheridan
5 England DF Adie Moses
6 Netherlands DF Arjan de Zeeuw
7 Scotland FW John Hendrie
8 England MF Neil Redfearn
9 England FW Paul Wilkinson
10 Trinidad and Tobago FW Clint Marcelle
11 England DF Neil Thompson
12 Scotland MF Andy Liddell
13 Germany GK Lars Leese
14 England MF Martin Bullock
15 Serbia and Montenegro MF Jovo Bosančić
16 England DF Steve Davis
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands FW Laurens ten Heuvel
18 England DF Scott Jones
19 England DF Peter Shirtliff
20 England FW Dave Regis
21 South Africa MF Eric Tinkler
22 Republic of Macedonia FW Ǵorǵi Hristov
23 Slovenia DF Aleš Križan
24 Wales DF Darren Barnard
25 England FW Ashley Ward
26 England GK Tony Bullock
27 England DF Chris Morgan
28 England FW Luke Beckett
29 Sweden DF Peter Markstedt
30 Norway FW Jan Åge Fjørtoft
31 England MF Sean McClare

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
New Zealand DF Jonathan Perry
England MF Paul Bagshaw
Serbia MF Jovo Bosančić
No. Position Player
England MF Rory Prendergast
England FW Andrew Gregory
England FW Karl Rose

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
1 June 1997 GK Lars Leese Bayer Leverkusen £250,000
13 June 1997 FW Ǵorǵi Hristov FK Partizan £1,500,000
1 July 1997 MF Eric Tinkler Cagliari £650,000
2 July 1997 FW Aleš Križan NK Maribor £500,000
5 August 1997 DF Darren Barnard Bristol City £750,000
4 September 1997 FW Ashley Ward Derby County £1,300,000
31 October 1997 GK Paul Heritage Sheffield United Signed
15 January 1998 FW Jan Åge Fjørtoft Sheffield United £800,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
1 August 1997 MF Carel van der Velden Scarborough Free transfer
1 August 1997 GK Glyn Clyde Macclesfield Town Free transfer
1 August 1997 FW Darran Clyde Gateshead Undisclosed
18 September 1997 FW Paul Wilkinson Millwall £150,000
31 October 1997 FW Dave Regis Leyton Orient Free transfer
18 March 1998 DF Steve Davis Oxford United Signed
15 May 1998 FW Luke Beckett Chester City Free transfer
Transfers in: Decrease £5,750,000
Transfers out: Increase £150,000
Total spending: Decrease £5,600,000

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