Ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Barnsley on Saturday afternoon, we take a closer look at the men from South Yorkshire and the stats involving the two clubs...
With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.
Barnsley Football Club
Stadium: Oakwell (capacity 23,287)
Manager: Valerien Ismael (since October 2020)
Nickname: The Tykes
24th October - Millwall (A) - Drew 1-1
27th October - QPR (H) - Won 3-0
31st October - Watford (H) - Won 1-0
3rd November - Cardiff (A) - Lost 3-0
7th November - Derby (A) - Won 2-0
Barnsley fact zone
Barnsley are seven points better off than at this stage last season and have won three of their four league games under new head coach Valerien Ismael
45-year-old Frenchman Ismael was appointed on 23rd October, succeeding Gerhard Struber who left to join New York Red Bulls in the MLS
Ismael made 13 appearances for Crystal Palace in 1998 and has previously been head coach at Wolfsburg, Apollon Smyrnis and LASK
Barnsley's only defeat in their last seven league games came at Cardiff where they were comfortably beaten 3-0
The Tykes have not won any of their last 28 league games when conceding the first goal, losing 23
They have the youngest average starting XI this season aged 24 years and 88 days and have won their last two Championship games at Oakwell, unbeaten in four
They have conceded just three goals in their last 10 home games in all competitions and Cauley Woodrow has scored a penalty in three of his last five appearances
4 – Cauley Woodrow (1 League Cup, 3 league)
2 – Conor Chaplin (2 league), Alex Mowatt (2 league)
1 – Victor Adeboyejo (1 league), Dominik Frieser (1 league), Michal Helik (1 league), Patrick Schmidt (1 League Cup), Elliot Simoes (1 league), Jordan Williams (1 League Cup) Own goals (1 league)
Forest and Barnsley have already met in the Carabao Cup this season with The Tykes running out 1-0 winners in the first round thanks to Cauley Woodrow's goal
It is honours even in the 84 meetings between the sides in all competitions with 31 wins each and 22 draws
Barnsley have won each of the last three meetings at Oakwell in all competitions
There are plenty of links between the two clubs...
A number of players have represented both clubs over the past 20 years, most notably…
A product of the Forest youth system, Harwood made his debut under Dave Bassett in May 1998 at West Brom and went on to play 205 games for Forest, scoring 55 goals, before a £500,000 move to West Ham. His strike partnership with David Johnson during 2002-03 produced 50 goals between them in all competitions (Harewood 21; Johnson 29), helping Forest reach the play-offs. Harewood returned to Forest nine years after leaving them for a short spell in 2011-12, making five appearances and he had two spells at Barnsley (one permanent), scoring seven goals in 47 games, including one against Forest in October 2012.
Other players to have played for both clubs include Michael Chopra, Arron Davies, Gary Gardner, Andy Gray, Jonathan Greening, Jack Hunt, Saidy Janko, Andy Johnson, Gerry McDonagh, Stephen McPhail, Matt Mills, Chris O’Grady, Daniel Pinillos, Emile Sinclair, Jordan Smith, Luke Steele, Marcus Tudgay, Iain Turner and Tony Vaughan.
A night to remember...
Barnsley 2-5 Nottingham Forest (Winnall 5', Watkins 14'; Lansbury 13', 45', 82' (pen), Vellios 24', Osborn 63')
Oakwell - Championship - Friday 25th November 2016 - 7.45pm kick-off
Forest: Stojkovic, Mills, Perquis, Worrall, Mancienne (Vaughan 86'), Kasami, Lam, Lansbury, Fox (Cash 79'), Osborn, Vellios (Bendtner 71')