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Barnsley Football Club
Oakwell
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Barnsley F.C., also known as 'The Tykes', were first formed as Barnsley St Peters in 1887. They were founder members of the Sheffield and District League in 1890, before moving to the Midland League from 1895. They were subsequently elected to the Football League in 1898. The first ten years in the Football League Second Division were a struggle, mostly due to financial difficulties. In 1910, however, things began to improve with the team reaching the FA Cup finals, only to lose in a replay to Newcastle United. In 1912 the team went one better, beating West Bromwich Albion in another replay to win the FA Cup. This remains the pinnacle of achievement for the club. From the 1930's to the 1950's, the club hovered between the second and third divisions, with the situation worsening in the 1960's and 1970's when the club drifted down to the third and fourth divisions. Fortunes improved in the 90's, with the club reaching the Premier League in 1997, finally making to the top flight 110 years after their formation. Unfortunately, The Tykes were relegated after just one season. The club play their home fixtures at Oakwell Stadium, which was made into an all-seating stadium in 1995.


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