Despite first meeting in league action here as long ago as December 1901, this is only the 25th time we have played the Tykes at Deepdale in the EFL.
It took nine attempts for our visitors to register their first win, which they have only repeated on six subsequent occasions. However, four of those victories have come in their last six visits.
Despite averaging 3.5 goals per game, there has not been much in the scorelines of our contests, with the notable exception of 1951, when Ken Horton’s hat-trick contributed to a 7-0 North End win.
On the other hand, there has never been a scoreless draw between us here at Deepdale!
On This Date – 9th September
The first time we played a league game at home on this date, it was a clash of the ‘two and only North Ends’ as we faced Glossop!
Prior to joining the league in 1898/99, they had been called Glossop North End, supposed in honour of PNE, but dropped the ‘North End’ when they found themselves playing at the same level as us after promotion to the first division at the first attempt.
Coincidentally, Glossop’s record attendance was for an FA Cup tie against us in 1914 before they failed to be re-elected to the Football League when it recommenced in 1919.
Players born on this date include Dale Rudge (1963) whose name the North End fanzine ‘Deepdale Rudge’ adapted as its title.
Kurt Nogan was also born on this date in 1970 and he was our leading goalscorer in 1998/99, which include his brace against Arsenal that gave us a 2-0 lead on live television.
Charlie Wayman was one of the smallest players ever to appear for North End at little over 5’5’’ tall, but he knew his way to goal. From his debut on this date in 1950 until he left for Middlesbrough four years later, Charlie scored 117 goals in only 171 appearances.
In his four full seasons, he passed 20 league goals on each occasion and scored seven hat-tricks, amongst which were all four goals in a 4-1 victory at QPR on Christmas Day 1950. He also scored in every round of the FA Cup when we reached the Final in 1954 and gave us the lead in the second half before we finally lost 2-3 to West Bromwich Albion.
Paul Raynor made his final appearance for North end on this date in 1995 after two eventful years when the combative midfielder established himself as a favourite with the fans, which included scoring at Wembley in the Play-Off Final defeat to Wycombe in 1994.
Last Five Clashes At Deepdale
Preston North End 1 (McGeady) Barnsley 2 (Winnall, Armstrong), 10th Sept 2016
Preston North End 1 (Gallagher (p)) Barnsley 0, 26th Dec 2014
Preston North End 1 (Morgan) Barnsley 2 (Hammill, O’Connor), 9th Nov 2010
Preston North End 1 (Welbeck) Barnsley 4 (de Silva, Hart (og), Gray, Rodriguez), 2nd Feb 2010
Preston North End 2 (Chaplow, St. Ledger) Barnsley 1 (Campbell-Ryce), 22nd Nov 2008