Date: 5th August 2010 at 7:56am
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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Barnsley ahead of the season’s curtain raiser


Founded: 1887 (As Barnsley St Peter’s)

Nickname: The Tykes

Ground: Oakwell – 23,009

Manager: Mark Robins


FA cup: 1912, Runners up: 1910

Championship (whilst branded as division 1): 1996-97

League One: Playoffs: 2005-06, Runners Up: 1980-81 (whilst branded as division 3)


Record Attendance: 40,225 v Stoke City (FA Cup 5th Round, 1936)

Record victory: 9-0 v Loughborough Town (Second Division, 1899)

Record defeat 0-9 v Notts County (Second Division 1927)

Record Buy: Georgi Hristov – £1,500,000 from Partizan Belgrade

Record Sale: Ashley Ward – £4,500,000 to Blackburn Rovers

Record Appearances: Barry Murphy – 514

Record Goals: Ernest Hine – 123


1. Luke Steele
12. David Preece

2. Bobby Hassell
3. Jay McEveley
4. Jason Shackell
6. Stephen Foster
19. Jacob Butterfield
22. Luke Potter
25. O`neil Thompson (On loan to Hereford)
26. Conor Branson

5. Nathan Doyle
8. Jim O`Brien
10. Goran Lovre
11. Martin Devaney
14. Adam Hammill
20. Hugo Colace
23. Diego Arismendi (On from Stoke City)
28. Danny Fearnehough
29. Alistair Taylor

7. Iain Hume
16. Liam Dickinson
17. Jamil Adam
18. Jeronimo Morales Neumann
24. Ruben Noble-Lazarus
27. Andy Gray
30. Steven Bennett


Hugo Colace – Last season`s player of the year, the former Argentine U-21 midfielder has been a constant in the first team having made 80 appearances scoring 8 goals since arriving from Flamengo in 2008. The cultured midfielder enjoyed a fine season under Mark Robins last term and will be looking to continue that excellent form into the new campaign.

Iain Hume – Everyone remembers the horrific incident inflicted by Chris Morgan which saw Hume out of action for the best part of a year. Unsurprisingly Hume has struggled to re-capture his form of old due to a stop start campaign blighted with niggly injuries. Hume however will be looking to start this season on a high having fond memories of Loftus Road where he scored on his Barnsley debut and also for Leicester City on a memorable New Years day for the R`s in 2008.

Adam Hammill – Winner of last season`s young player of the season and goal of the season awards, the former Liverpool winger has made 57 appearances first team appearances scoring 5 goals for Barnsley. The 21 year old will be one to watch this season with his direct approach and eye for a classy goal he should create problems for most championship defences.


Draw: 1-1 v WBA (a)
Loss: 0-1 v QPR (h)
Loss: 1-3 v Swansea (a)
Draw: 0-0 v Derby (h)
Draw: 2-2 v Peterborough (h)

Barnsley 0-1 v QPR on 24 April 10
QPR 5-2 Barnsley on 26 Sept 09
Barnsley 2-1 QPR on 28 Feb 09
QPR 2-1 Barnsley on 09 Aug 08
Barnsley 0-0 QPR on 26 Feb 08

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