Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Tykes
Barnsley FC was founded in 1887. The football club endured years of financial difficulty before it finally became established in the Second Division. The Tykes won the FA Cup in 1912 and continued to build towards top flight football. However, they were cruelly denied promotion in 1922 due to goal difference. After decades of mixed results, Barnsley returned to form in the 1990s, winning promotion to the Premiership in 1997. After enjoying top flight football for the first time in the club’s history, the Tykes hit top form once again in 2008 with a remarkable FA Cup campaign. Barnsley beat Liverpool and defending champions Chelsea in consecutive rounds en route to the semi-final.
Personalised Barnsley Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Barnsley Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Tykes. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Barnsley Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Barnsley memorabilia collection.
Barnsley FC Football Book Coverage
This Barnsley Football Book opens with coverage of the Tykes’ 3-0 win over Everton in the 1910 FA Cup semi-final, and goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.
Early top stories in this fascinating Barnsley Football Book include the 1910 FA Cup Final against Newcastle United and winning the FA Cup in 1912 against West Bromwich Albion. The Gift Books also cover tremendous performances such as the 7-0 hammering of West Ham in 1919, the 5-0 thrashing of Derby County in 1922 and the 7-1 domination of Charlton in 1958. You can read about a record home crowd of 40,245 witnessing Barnsley beat Stoke City 2-1 in 1936 and the Tykes’ promotion to Division Three in 1979. The Barnsley Books also incorporate reports on the joy of promotion to the Premiership in 1997. Another highlight of the Gift Books is the incredible 2008 FA Cup run in which Barnsley beat both Liverpool and Chelsea to reach the semi-finals. The top stories and matches over the last hundred years are all featured in this great gift, plus much, much more.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Barnsley’s history makes these books truly memorable Barnsley FC Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Barnsley memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Barnsley memorabilia or looking for other Barnsley gifts, why not consider our Barnsley Calendar or Barnsley Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Tykes’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Barnsley fans. Other Barnsley presents include themed Football Spoof Headlines and Personalised Commentaries.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Barnsley, originally called "Barnsley St. Peters", was a founder member of the Sheffield League in 1892.
- Barnsley FC joined the Second Division in 1898, eleven years after the football club was first formed. The Tykes have since spent more time in the Division Two than any other football team in England.
- The Tykes were promoted to the Premiership in 1997 after finishing as runners-up in the league.
- Barnsley played in the last ever play-off final to be held at the old Wembley.
- Kayode Odejayi scored the only goal in Barnsley’s famous victory over Chelsea in the 2008 FA Cup quarter-final. His contribution was even more impressive considering he had been booed off the field in the previous league game, following a particularly poor performance.