It was just like playing Brazil

There are less fashionable English soccer teams than Barnsley, but not many. Barnsley was fashionable briefly in 1997, when the Tykes (as the club is called) managed to gain promotion to England’s top league for the first time in their roughly 100-year history. That year, Barnsley fans saluted their team by singing “It’s Just Like Watching Brazil.” Unfortunately, the club was promptly relegated after only one year in the Premier League. That summer, following Brazil


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