UK time is: 20:25:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Pool Sting Hornets

Simon Grayson's Blackpool side came away from Vicarage Road with a fantastic point today.

Watford - early pace setters in the league - scored first just before half time when Adam Johnson hit home a freekick from 25 yards.

The Seasiders, whom lined up 4-5-1, gave Aidy Boothroyd's side glorious chances as Tommy Smith and Jay DeMerit could have scored and given the London club all three points.

As it is, there were a whole host of draws this afternoon, and we haven't moved too far down the table, so that point can be seen as a very well earned one and with ourselves so close to the playoffs, a win on Tuesday could see us go 4th.

Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd:
'It appeared that we thought that because we were top of the league we would turn up and win and that is not the case.
'Blackpool are in the middle of an injury crisis, played for 120 minutes in the cup in midweek, travelled down 200 miles on a Friday, braved the M6 traffic and even had a flat tyre on the way and we should have penalised them.

'Even if we'd taken our chances it would have brushed a few things under the carpet. Blackpool came to be solid and they were but we weren't good enough to break them down.'



Blackpool boss Simon Grayson:
'It feels like a win. To come here and get a point is a massive achievement for us.
'We were down to 16 fit players today and when you come to places like Watford you can't be too open and have to contain the opposition and use the ball well and I thought we did that well.

'But we've battered Wolves, battered Sheffield United and now got a point here when they've got a better squad then they had in the Premier League so it gives us massive confidence.'





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 29 2007

Time: 11:08PM

Your Comments

Very impressed with Pool today. Moved the ball around nicely, played with pace and had plenty of steel in the middle of the park. Without doubt the best team we've faced so far this season. A point was deserved though Watford did have the chances to win it.
DrWatford
Another Great Result For Pool Today.....Well Done...
horseworrier
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Yeovil (Sunday April 6 2014)

All Square at Loftus Road (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Battling pool earn Priceless Point (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Full time: Blackpool 1-0 Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Blackpool team to face Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Meet the ref: Huddersfield Town (Friday March 21 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 219
2. Poole-Pool 167
3. Bear1951 132
4. SeasideEssexXile 120
5. Albert Ramsbottom 105
6. SaskPool 103
7. UAE Seasider 75
8. BobHatton 62
9. nodrogaty 48
10. 53CODGER 46

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 42 11 10 21 -26 43
20. Blackpool 42 10 12 20 -26 42
21. Charlton 41 10 11 20 -24 41
22. Millwall 42 9 13 20 -30 40
23. Barnsley 42 9 12 21 -28 39

Breaking League News

DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00
Glovers Recall Foley
Yeovil : 16/04/2014 19:34:00
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners
Wigan : 16/04/2014 18:34:00
Midfielder frustrated with red return
Reading : 16/04/2014 18:01:00
Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension
Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 15:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 60%
Other ways to show it 40%