Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

The Big boys?

The Big boys?

Birmingham City
Alex McLeish failed to save the Blues` from relegation last season but he will be confident his side can bounce straight back up.
They will have to do it without the services of striker Mikael Forsell who has left to join Hannover 96 in Germany. But Lee Carsley has joined Birmingham from Everton to bolster the midfield.
City will look to Cameron Jerome to score the goals to mount a promotion push, of which they are surely capable of.
The last time Pool played Birmingham was back in September 2003 in the League Cup when, at the time, City were top of the Premier League, and Pool in League One. But on the night the home team triumphed courtesy of a Scott Taylor strike.
Pool don`t have happy memories of their last trip to the midlands. A 7-1 thrashing in December 1994 will need to be rectified this season!

Reading
Steve Coppell chose to stay with the Royals despite relegation and will be looking to keep most of his squad for an assault on promotion this term.
Keeping Leroy Lita, Kevin Doyle, Dave Kitson and Stephen Hunt will be top of Coppell`s priorities, and if he manages it, Reading will possess a formidable attacking line up.
Pool have a pretty awful recent record against Reading. Back in 2001/02 both sides were in League One and Reading won both games scoring five goals in total and conceding none.
Blackpool last beat Reading in 1999 thanks to a 2-0 home success.

Derby County
Derby fans will want to quickly forget about last season. They won just once in the Premier League and finished bottom of the table with 11 points and a goal difference of minus 69.
Paul Jewell, who took over from Billy Davies in November, has yet to win a game as Derby manager. He will be desperate to change that statistic quickly and he will be wary of a hangover from last season when Derby were the whipping boys of the Premier League.
Jewell has added to his squad with the signings of Watford pair Nathan Ellington and Jordan Stewart and former Nottingham Forest midfielder Kris Commons. Meanwhile Rob Earnshaw has moved to Forest.
County last met Blackpool in the League Cup last August at Pride Park. A Kaspars Gorkss double ensured the game went to penalties with Pool winning 7-6 on the night.
The last time the two sides met in the league was back in the 1985/86 season. In the old third division Blackpool won 2-1 at Derby but lost the reverse fixture 1-0.



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

Writer:TangerineLordy
Date:Tuesday June 10 2008
Time: 11:23AM

Comments

0
It will be very hard for any club to compete with premier*****e dropouts, £30,000,000 parachute payments are designed to keep the big boys on top.
C T E
10/06/2008 11:38:00
0
It will be very hard for any club to compete with premier*****e dropouts, £30,000,000 parachute payments are designed to keep the big boys on top.
C T E
10/06/2008 11:38:00
0
The paracg=hute payment is a joke. Look at Derby County at the moment they seem to be buying every player.
dazza71
11/06/2008 21:00:00
0
The paracg=hute payment is a joke. Look at Derby County at the moment they seem to be buying every player.
dazza71
11/06/2008 21:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Blackpool Articles

Video - Cambridge 0-0 Blackpool

Blackpool haven't won in three but remain in play-off contention following a point at Cambridge - secured when keeper Sam Slocombe saved a late penalty from the U's Luke Berry.

Stats: Cambridge v Blackpool

All the stats from Cambridge (0) vs (0) Blackpool, Abbey Stadium, 14/1/17 Att: 4,248

Cambridge v Blackpool - Team Sheets

Blackpool are at the Cambs Glass Stadium as visitors to Cambridge United today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Vital Preview - League 2, 14th January 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cambridge MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Slocombe68%
Aimson16%
Aldred0%
Robertson0%
Mellor0%
Payne0%
McAlister0%
Taylor0%
Potts0%
Vassell0%
Cullen0%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
Sub - Philliskirk0%
Sub - Matt16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Jan 17 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
FA Cup
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile297
2.premier 1129
3.Bear195195
4.Layton_Seasider83
5.SaskPool48
6.BobHatton38
7.Hastings28
8.53CODGER26
9.suffolknwot19
10.aussie113
Write for Vital Football