Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Will we miss Wes?

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!



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

Writer:TangerineLordy
Date:Saturday July 5 2008
Time: 4:40PM

Comments

0
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
05/07/2008 18:06:00
0
He will be missed he gave your team another dimension .
quietman
07/07/2008 20:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League 2, 29th April 2017

Plymouth moved to the top - they'll battle with Doncaster & Portsmouth to be crowned Champions. It looks as if Hartlepool will join Leyton Orient in Non-League.

Stats: Notts County v Blackpool

All the stats from Notts County (1) vs (0) Blackpool, Meadow Lane, 29/4/17 Att: 7,108

Notts County v Blackpool - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackpool go to Meadow Lane as the visitors to Notts County today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Match Day Officials v Notts County (29/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Notts County this Saturday.

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)

Notts County MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Slocombe0%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Robertson0%
Taylor0%
Delfouneso0%
Danns0%
Payne50%
Daniel0%
Potts0%
Cullen0%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
Sub - Vassell0%
Sub - Flores50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Plymouth 45 26 8 11 86 25
P Doncaster 45 25 10 10 85 31
P Portsmouth 45 25 9 11 84 34
4 Luton 45 19 17 9 74 25
5 Exeter 45 21 8 16 71 20
6 Carlisle 45 17 17 11 68 0
7 Blackpool 45 17 16 12 67 21
8 Stevenage 45 20 7 18 67 7
9 Cambridge 45 19 9 17 66 9
10 Colchester 45 18 12 15 66 8
11 Wycombe 45 18 12 15 66 4
12 Mansfield 45 17 14 14 65 4
13 Accrington 45 16 14 15 62 0
14 Grimsby 45 17 10 18 61 -4
15 Barnet 45 14 15 16 57 -4
16 Notts County 45 16 8 21 56 -21
17 Crewe 45 13 13 19 52 -12
18 Morecambe 45 14 10 21 52 -18
19 Yeovil 45 11 17 17 50 -13
20 Cheltenham 45 12 14 19 50 -15
21 Crawley 45 13 11 21 50 -18
22 Newport 45 11 12 22 45 -23
23 Hartlepool 45 10 13 22 43 -22
R Leyton Orient 45 10 6 29 36 -38
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

May 6 2017 5:30PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League