Re: English Championship 7777 - Match Reports,Transfer news etc.
Bones makes immediate Impact at Barnsley.
Having been out of a managerial job for six months, Chazza Bones (above) was yesterday appointed as the new manager of Championship strugglers Barnsley. The Welshman had been off the radar for a-while and having announced a break from football, (after contreversialy resigning as manager of Wales just six months ago) Chaz' is back for a new challenge and confirmed that a three and a half year deal had been agreed between both himself and Barnsley FC.
With just fourteen points from eighteen matches this season, the Barnsley chairman decided that changes had to be made. Former manager Stephen Partington survived a mere twenty-two days before recieving the boot having picked up no points in the six matches he'd managed the club, marking the worst run of form in the club's history.
The pressure was immediately on Chazza as he had to name a team for the local derby with Sheffield United last night. Having met the players and some fans in the afternoon of yesterday, he got to work talking tactics with the players and setting up a completely different gameplan and system to what the players were used to as the chairman had stated changes were needed.
The new formation and tactics had paid off for Chazza's men and The Tykes recorded a 2-0 victory over their close neighbours, Sheffield United. 22,944 fans saw Chazza complete his first win in-charge, the highest attendance at Oakwell in the clubs' history.
Twenty-one year old Lewis Holtby was the man of the match having scored both goals in the derby and generally controllng the game in midfield, however having dominated in possession, Sheffield United were disappointed not to have got more from the game, or at-least scored a goal.
Chazza Bones described the win as "Vitally Important" in an interview with Sky Sports:
Bones applauds the home fans at the final whistle.