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Barnsley F.C.

Barnsley F.C. is an English football league team, nicknamed the Tykes, founded in the late 19th century. The height of its success was in 1912, when they beat Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup. Also, in 1910, they reached the final but lost to Newcastle United.

The greatest highlight of Barnsley's recent past was an improbable promotion to the Premier League in 1997. However, the Tykes were relegated the following year.

The club has more recently been relegated to Division Two. Factored with the ITV Digital crisis, the club went into administration. Only a late purchase from ex-Leeds United chairman, Peter Ridsdale, saved the club from folding.

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