On this collection we’re celebrating the eleventh anniversary of OnThePontyEnd, and to take action we determined to arrange a variety of Twitter polls, to properly and really resolve as soon as and for all, what’s the best Barnsley FC XI of the final eleven years?
At the moment we take a look at the ultimate a part of the XI, the assault. Midfield and defence points have already been printed, and the hyperlinks to them will probably be on the backside of this put up.
RF: Ricardo Vaz Te
Regardless of spending solely six months with the Reds, Ricardo Vaz Te was the winner of the right-forward vote, beating Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Marley Watkins to the place. Initially becoming a member of the membership on a trial foundation after his launch from Hibernian, Vaz Te impressed Keith Hill that a lot that the Reds provided Vaz Te a contract. Nevertheless, regardless of his pink sizzling pre-season type Vaz Te couldn’t take that very same type into the beginning of the 2011/12 season, taking till October 18th towards Burnley to bag his first purpose in a Pink shirt. After that purpose, there was no trying again for Vaz Te, purpose after purpose adopted, screamer after screamer, which meant every-time he put the ball within the web, got here that shimmy celebration with Jim O’Brien! Specific screamers embody one at London Highway in a 4-3 victory over the Posh, and that ridiculous 8 second strike towards Crystal Palace, the quickest purpose within the historical past of the Championship. Then got here most likely Vaz Te’s most iconic second in a Pink shirt, a hat-trick towards Leeds United at Oakwell on New Years Eve, inspiring the Reds to a 4-1 victory, having come on in its place following the leg-snapping problem from Michael Brown on Jacob Butterfield. Sadly, only a day later Vaz Te rejected a brand new contract provided to him by the membership and the writing was on the wall. He left for West Ham on the finish of that month. Regardless of this although, ultimately it proved to be his early season targets that finally stored the membership in England’s second tier, and a Portsmouth factors deduction.
LF: Adam Hammill
Taking 91% of the vote, Adam Hamill most definitely has the mandate to take up this place, completely thrashing Martin Devaney and Ryan Kent on his technique to the left-forward delivery. Initially becoming a member of us on mortgage from Liverpool, Hammill was an instantaneous hit with the Reds followers scoring on the final day of the 08/09 season at residence park in a 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle. The season after, 09/10 Hammill signed completely at Oakwell, and had season, on the age of simply 21 scored 4 and arrange 5, together with additionally profitable the 2009 purpose of the yr award for his screamer towards Derby County in a transfer that we’ve seen so many instances from Hammill. Slicing in from the left and bending a magnificence into the nook was uniquely his trademark. Nevertheless it was 2010/11 when Hammill grew to become arguably one of the best participant within the division on the time, and if something that’s an understatement. Scoring a powerful 8 targets and bagging 6 assists in half a season, together with stellar solo performances, most notably on that evening at Oakwell the place Leeds United had been torn aside by Hammill’s brilliance, he assisted 3 and scored 1 as we had been victorious 5-2. Performances like these had been certain to draw Premiership curiosity, and Hammill left for Wolves in January 2011, marking the top of his first period. It was similar to the celebs had aligned completely when Hammill made a return to Oakwell with Barnsley languishing on the backside of England’s third tier and on a run of 8 defeats in a row, Hammill scored and assisted in a 2-1 JPT victory over York Metropolis, the sport many regard as the beginning of the comeback path. What adopted after this sport was greater than a mere fairytale and Hammill impressed the Reds to Wembley in each league and cup, with 3 targets and three assists within the JPT amongst which was a magnificence towards Oxford United at Wembley. Within the league and play-offs Hammill was a distinct beast, scoring a Maradona-esque purpose agaisnt Millwall at Oakwell in a sport that lifted the Reds to inside touching distance of the highest 6, and ultimately The Reds made the play-offs after a do or die fixture towards Wigan Athletic. Scoring the opener in each legs towards Walsall, Hammill stepped onto the turf at Wembley realizing full properly that if he may repeat his heroics towards Oxford he would affirm his place as legend. He did simply that and extra. Slicing in from 35 yards out on the left and unleashing a rocket into the highest proper stanchion, scoring what’s for my part the best ever Barnsley purpose, unbelievable. Regardless of two fairly common seasons after the Reds had returned to the Championship, Hammill will eternally be remembered as an all-time Barnsley nice, my favorite Barnsley participant of all-time, little doubt in any respect about that. ‘Adam Hammill Is A Pink, Is A Pink, Is A Pink, Adam Hammill Is A Pink, He Hates Leeds Scum!’.
ST: Cauley Woodrow
Victorious with 56% of the vote, Cauley Woodrow is the striker on this aspect beating off Sam Winnall and Daniel Bogdanovic, each of whom most likely did not have one of the best probability of profitable because of the manner they left Grove Avenue. Anyway, onto Woodrow. Arriving from Fulham for a reported £700K, Woodrow made the proper begin to life at Barnsley, bagging in his 2nd league sport for the membership in a vital away sport with a sell-out Barnsley crowd at Accrington Stanley. Since then Woodrow has simply gone from power to power at all times seeming to pop up with an important purpose, scoring 7 match-winners in 2018/2019 alone, extra match-winning targets than some other Pink since Craig Hignett in 1999/2000. Not merely popping up with winners, but in addition with essential equalisers, like towards Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool at Oakwell. With an finish of season complete of 16 targets as The Reds achieved promotion on the first time of asking to the 2nd tier, for the primary time for the reason that rebranding of the Championship, the Reds would have most likely been a far cry from the highest two if it was not for Woodrow’s targets, and contributions. Impressively bagging a purpose each 154 minutes, Woodrow’s 18/19 we will solely hope will probably be adopted up by a good higher 19/20! ‘Nah, na na na nah, na na na nah, na na nah, na na nah … Cauley Woodrowwwwwww!’.
This put up marks the top of the XI, however do not fret extra #OTPE11 themed content material will probably be coming quickly!
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