The Yorkshire Boys Go Marching On!

Barnsley FC - Barnsley, double giant killers, going to Wembley.
@Darkwing (21586)
March 8, 2008 2:02pm CST
Great game Barnsley!!! Not only did you beat Liverpool in the last round, you've gone on to kill the Blue Giants of Chelsea. The whole of Yorkshire is behind you for your semi-final game at Wembley. Great defending lads, and an even greater goal. They took the game to Chelsea and ran them ragged. The Premiership Team were hurried into countless mistakes and couldn't put the ball in the net!Not only THAT! Pompey put out Man United this afternoon, so the F.A. Cup is anybody's! I hope Barnsley win it now, for their sheer grit and determination in knocking out two of the strongest teams in the whole of English Football... Liverpool and Chelsea! Go Barnsley!!!!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Mar 08
SOunds like they had a great Game and winning was a big trumph fo rthem . I will add way to go boys!
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@Darkwing (21586)
9 Mar 08
You could say that, if you'd seen the celebrations afterwards, my dear friend. Not only was the pitch invaded by very happy supporters but the team were singing and dancing in the dressing room whilst shooting off champagne corks. They're going to Wembley for the semi-finals... their first time at Wembley in 96 years, so I think they're just a tad pleased. Brightest Blessings. :)
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Mar 08
wow ya know they are ! harayyyyyyy for them!
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@Darkwing (21586)
9 Mar 08
:) You sure you wouldn't like to come and live in England, so that you can give our footie teams some support. You'd be great on the terraces! xxx
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8 Mar 08
Great to see Chelsea going out of the competition. Its been many a year since I was last at Oakwell (For those who dont know, thats the name for the stadium in Barnsley) and that time it was snowing so hard that Barnsley scored twice against my Fulham and we only knew by the cheer from the other end of the ground. Barnsley put in a great performance tonight and had some luck as well, I was well pleased for them.
@Darkwing (21586)
8 Mar 08
Yes, I can't tell you how pleased I was to see the back of them, my friend! lol. You're only saying that because they're just down the road from your team, aren't ya? Local rivals, so to speak. :) Lol at the snowbound Oakwell. How funny! It snowed like that at Brighton once... they were playing West Brom. The snow came in heavy showers, so that each time it snowed, the white ball was changed for an orange one, and when it stopped, changed back for a white one, and so it went on, all afternoon. That was funny! I thought they put in a great defensive performance tonight. They blocked more or less everything Chelsea took to them. The trouble was, they weren't making it quite to the other end to score that second goal. Nevertheless, the defensive work kept Chelsea out for long enough, and the speed at which they were on the Chelsea players to block them, made Chelsea hurry the game too much and make mistakes. Very cleverly thought out, because the Premier Division teams are more interested in looking good, than doing the actual job, which makes their style of play much slower and relaxed. Didn't work tonight though. Tha wa well n trooly ammered, lad! ha ha ha Brightest Blessings.
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9 Mar 08
Yes, Fulham and Chelsea are local rivals and only about 1 mile apart. Its a funny sort of relationship because the rivalry is not reciprocated. Really its mostly the older Fulham fans who view Chelsea as the main rival. Younger Fulham fans tend to think of the other local teams Brentford and QPR as the rival because for so many years Fulham and Chelsea were in different divisions from each other and never met. While Fulham fans tend to feel negative about Chelsea and wish them ill, Chelsea fans dont share the sentiment towards Fulham, reserving those feelins for Arsenal, West Ham and Spurs. In fact Chelsea are kind of affectionate towards Fulham, the little homely club from the cottage down the road. Many Chelsea fans watch Fulham when Chelsea are playing away which to me explains why Fulhams support is notoriously quiet and lacking passion in some areas of the stadium. I'm not sure why British supporters feel this way, I think its down to the tribal nature of soccer in this country.
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@Darkwing (21586)
9 Mar 08
And THAT mention was in a different discussion completely. lolol.
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@mrtimharry (1180)
8 Mar 08
COngratulations from a Liverpool fan - will be nice to see a different name on the cup for the first time in a decade
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@Darkwing (21586)
8 Mar 08
I'm not a Barnsley Fan... I'm Leeds, but I really admired the way they've made it through the last two rounds. I'm sorry your team were one of the victims because I quite like Liverpool, but boy, have the Man United and Chelsea supporters been silenced? I'll support anybody who can do that! he he he. Yes, it will be a very nice change not to see Man United, Chelsea or Arsenal lift the cup! Thank you for your input and Brightest Blessings.
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8 Mar 08
Quite amusing my local team is Bournemouth - lost to Leeds today I believe
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@Darkwing (21586)
8 Mar 08
Oh dear, yes they lost 0-2 at Elland Road. Sorry, but I couldn't help but cheer... we've not been doing too well since Dennis Wise left, and at last, we seem to be picking up again, under Gary McAllister. Do you live in Dorset? How wonderful if you do... it's a lovely county. I'm in West Sussex.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
8 Mar 08
As you say it is anybody's game now and well done for the outsiders. It is nice to see that the big teams don't get it all thier own way sometimes. Share and share alike , the trophy is up for grabs, Blessings my friend.
@Darkwing (21586)
8 Mar 08
It satisfies me no end my friend, that the cross-shouting between contingencies of Man United and Chelsea supporters as to who's going to win the most, has at last been silenced, by a lowly Yorkshire team called Barnsley, and a southern team, called Portsmouth. Good on both of them, but having been locked in the Portsmouth ground one time, until one and a half hours after the end of the match, and because I support another Yorkshire team, I would like to see Barnsley march ALL OVER Wembley. :) Brightest Blessings. x
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Mar 08
They certainly did do very well didn't they sweets! I love to see the so called 'underdogs' giving the sure things their comeuppance! lol xxx
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
10 Mar 08
I was so chuffed for Barnsley and they did it by taking the game to Chelsea. What a fantastic result not just for Barnsley but for the whole of football. Although I hope Cardiff will win the fa cup, it would be amazing if Barnsley did it, they would totally deserve it for putting out, not one but two of the biggest teams in English football.
@Darkwing (21586)
10 Mar 08
Well, the chances are looking better for one of them because Middlesbrough too, went out, and Cardiff romped their game, yesterday. There's only Portsmouth left now, from the premier... one of them will have to try and knock Pompey out and we can hope for a Barnsley v Cardiff Final. Wouldn't that be great. I can't wait for the draw!!! Portsmouth are not an easy team to deal with because they like to play faster than most Premier teams, and tactics will have to be changed, but I feel Barnsley won by going in on Chelsea players and hurrying their moves and shots, thus, they weren't shooting accurately. Great job, by Barnsley. I hope my team, Leeds, take a lesson from them! :) Brightest Blessings... I'm going to put the telly on now, and wait!
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10 Mar 08
This is the first year I've actually paid any attention to the fa cup. It's always been the usual suspects yawn, but this year it is really exciting. I can't wait for the next round. I'll definitely be stuck to the settee for that.
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@Darkwing (21586)
10 Mar 08
Shoot... it's West Brom v Portsmouth, and Bradford v Cardiff. Oh well... it was a nice thought anyway my friend. Good luck... may the best team win! At least they all get to Wembley.