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Will we miss Wes?

The departure of Hoolahan to Norwich nine days ago has largely been put to one side as fans revel in the excitement of a sudden influx of players at Bloomfield Road.

But Wes,arguably Blackpool's most creative player in years, has gone. And you have been voting on Vital your views on how much Pool will miss the Irish wing wizard.

46% of you reckon the team won't miss Wes too much because of his tendency to give the ball away in dangerous situations.

This is a valid point as on countless occasions last season Hoolahan tried one trick too many inside his own half and lost possession.

But 38% of you believe Blackpool will miss Hoolahan because of his creativity. And I would have to agree with those voters.

Wes, although not blessed with great pace, can still outwit an opponent with quick footwork and a drop of the shoulder. His low centre of gravity helps him to skip between defenders and slip into dangerous areas. Wes would often drift from left to right and down the centre during games. Sometimes this was to the detriment of the team. Other times he wasn't picked up by the opposition or he created space for other players.

Although Hoolahan was often marked out of games last season he was still the player we turned to for a spark. That will take some replacing.

Incredibly 9% of you were glad to see the back of Wes. I wonder how many will be saying that at Carrow Road in the second week of the season!

This week's poll asks you which of Pool's younger players will have the biggest impact at Bloomfield Road this season. Get voting!




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Writer: TangerineLordy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 5 2008

Time: 4:40PM

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hate to say it, but i do think you'll miss him greatly. Looked maginificent at Bramall lane last year. (although everyone did against Bryan Robson's *****e) Unfortunately i think you're in for a struggle this year and could end up scrapping with Burnley for survival. Despite doing well last season, Blackpool isn't really an appealing place to go for quality players. Maybe a good idea would be to look at quality League 1 players and a few baragains from the relegated clubs (ie Forte/ Hurst at Scunthorpe)
shepsblade
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05/07/2008 18:06:00

He will be missed he gave your team another dimension .
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