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Watch Moneyball.

 

When Bean clears out the deadwood and malcontents from the dressing room .

 

And replaces em with young , eager players with top profit  potential and skills now to vastly improve team.

 

Add that to stat man to identify cheap winners, you get winning on on a budget.

 

And no conflict with dodgy agents who hated.

 

It aint hard.

 

 

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Think Barnsley don't over extended themselves financially.

Dont spent what they cant afford and make sure off the pitch they are well run.

Having a good season but are a club that yo yo between 2nd and 3rd tier which is about they natural level.
 

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I don't think it's a case of why they are better than us or not, it's the fact that they have a plan, and play really attractive stuff that really grinds our gears.

 

Fair play to them.

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Just now, Bulgaria said:

I don't think it's a case of why they are better than us or not, it's the fact that they have a plan, and play really attractive stuff that really grinds our gears.

 

Fair play to them.

 

 


Exactly


All/only down to the chairman you choose to back as a supporter


Our fans get what they get from the chairman they back

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Are they that much better though? 

 

In terms of points accumulated they've gained 39 and we've gained 34 playing a game less.

 

Having said that they've made big improvements this season, we've gone backwards and its all down to 1 thing. recruitment.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

Exactly


All/only down to the chairman you choose to back as a supporter


Our fans get what they get from the chairman they back

 

I don't get what you're trying to say here?

 

Barnsley fans didn't choose their chairman any more than we chose ours. As fans, we're at the mercy of the wealthy individuals who fancy buying a football club, and simply have to hope we get a good one. Some get lucky; some don't.

 

There are plenty of fans on here who are clearly sick to the back teeth of Chansiri's antics, but it doesn't make any difference: those who no longer back him still suffer the consequences of his actions.

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15 hours ago, Therealrealist said:

Why dont we go and snaffle their coach/manager?

Football works in cycles.

In the mid 70's only Doncaster were below us in the league at one time and Rovrum were the best team for a season.

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This Barnsley love in though lol 

 

Were in league 1 last year. Have a half decent season and suddenly they’re the new Brentford 

 

Remove our points deduction and we’d be 5 points behind. Clearly a team so much better than us aren’t they 

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1 minute ago, adelphi1867 said:

Football works in cycles.

In the mid 70's only Doncaster were below us in the league at one time and Rovrum were the best team for a season.

But these cycles are effected and occur because of the way clubs are run. Its not just the fates setting a schedule out for clubs to follow. So we can effect the cycle and make ourselves top of it. Or we can sit back and watch this clown drag us further and further down. 

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5 minutes ago, FreshOwl said:

This Barnsley love in though lol 

 

Were in league 1 last year. Have a half decent season and suddenly they’re the new Brentford 

 

Remove our points deduction and we’d be 5 points behind. Clearly a team so much better than us aren’t they 

I think people are getting a bit carried away.

 

It's not even that we are good - we are complete crap from top to bottom, but the people are positively creaming themselves over a team mid-table in the Championship.

 

Let's see what they're doing next season. More often than not, they assemble a half decent side and then end up selling most of them to bigger clubs. The end result is them getting relegated back to League One. We will see if it's different this time.

 

Worth remembering that this brilliantly run club/model only survived last season because Wigan got docked 9 points.

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Without reading this thread and to answer the op question it’s because they are more organised and have people who know how to run a club. 
 

they profit from players and are well run. They will sell players and strengthen correctly in preseason .

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7 minutes ago, SiJ said:

I think people are getting a bit carried away.

 

It's not even that we are good - we are complete crap from top to bottom, but the people are positively creaming themselves over a team mid-table in the Championship.

 

Let's see what they're doing next season. More often than not, they assemble a half decent side and then end up selling most of them to bigger clubs. The end result is them getting relegated back to League One. We will see if it's different this time.

 

Worth remembering that this brilliantly run club/model only survived last season because Wigan got docked 9 points.


I think it’s a more of a testament to how sh*t we are currently doing, rather than Barnsley’s heroics, that’s making some fans feel this way 

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4 minutes ago, FreshOwl said:


I think it’s a more of a testament to how sh*t we are currently doing, rather than Barnsley’s heroics, that’s making some fans feel this way 

Barnsley aren't Barcelona, but they are definitely making more of what they have than we are. 

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It’s a simple as a coach that has a plan and the players enjoying their football. A little similar to how we’ve been under Thompson but nobody knows how that will end because we have no idea of DCs plans.

 

Very small margins in football.

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2 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 


Exactly


All/only down to the chairman you choose to back as a supporter


Our fans get what they get from the chairman they back

Does this need a do not feed the troll sign ?.

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1 hour ago, KivoOwl said:

Always had a soft spot for Barnsley.

 

A proper town, made up of little mining communities similar to Kiveton. Proper Yorkshire folk.

 

Most Barnsley fans I've met have been sound as a pound (a few knuckle draggers like every club - being chased back to the station by some scrotes after an U23 game because I had a Wednesday hat on was equally frightening/hilarious)

 

They are a few hundred yards ahead of us on the pitch, but a mile in front off it. I know two people who work there - both left Wednesday within weeks of Chansiri arriving. One was in charge of selling executive boxes. Both big Wednesday fans. Both gutted about where we are, but more than happy with their lot at Barnsley.

 

I suppose a lot comes down to the luck of the draw. Most clubs sell out to foreign owners at our level now. Ours is an absolute clown who couldn't run a toffee shop and doesn't care about the fans, whereas Barnsley's seem to have their poo together and realise the importance of getting the fan base on board. In working class towns that is absolutely crucial - we're from one of the biggest working class settlements in the UK and our fans are shafted from every angle. Their owner is a multi-billionaire but refrains from hurling vast amounts at it as he knows it could affect the long-term survival of the club. They need to be sustainable.

 

Like Brentford, they have an actual strategy when it comes to player recruitment. It doesn't consist of 'We'll sign this player for X millions and pray to God it works'. They buy low, sell high, and invest in their infrastructure with the profit.

Basically the post sums everything up.

You know if Barnsley keep going in this direction with the way they are building they are only going to get better and better.

They might be only a few points better but everything else is embarrassingly streets ahead.

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