Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Baptiste's Championship Rise Continues

Baptiste's Championship Rise Continues

Alex John-Baptiste is proof as to why Blackpool should be dipping into the lower divisions for talented footballers.

Despite not making his Seasiders bow until November away (perhaps highlighting one of a few failings which fall at Simon Grayson's door) at then runaway leaders Wolves, Baptiste is showing what he can do for 'Pool on a weekly basis now - and is again in the 'Championship Team of the Week' which now makes that twice in three weeks.

AJB has played just 11 times this campaign after he's been unfortunate to lose his place to Shaun Barker, who seemingly could do no wrong with the management until recently, but has now cemented the right back slot as his own after Reggie's move inside to the middle.

Dare I say Baptiste could be a contender for player of the season as he consistantly shows why he is at home at this level as his team mates' performances fluctuate around him.

Team of the week:
Smith (Forest)
Baptiste - Williamson (Watford) - Morgan (Forest) - Lynch (Forest)
McGugan (Forest) - Cowie (Watford) - Miller (Ipswich) - Surman (Saints)
Clarke - Tudgay (both Wednesday)



For the very latest Championship odds

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

Writer:Editor
Date:Wednesday March 4 2009
Time: 12:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Ex CEO Releases Statement After Shock Sudden Departure

Ex Blackpool CEO Alex Cowdy has today released a statement following his sudden departure from his role at Blackpool

NEW POLL: What Position Would You Strengthen?

NEW POLL: Our new site is now online. What position should Blackpool improve.

Bowyer Full of Praise For New Goalkeeper

Blackpool boss full of praise for new Blackpool keeper Lumley

Stats: Blackpool v Bristol Rovers

All the stats from Blackpool (0) vs (0) Bristol Rovers, Bloomfield Road, 13/01/2018 15:00 Att: 4,001

Blackpool Archived Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Jon Pearcy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What position do Blackpool need to strengthen?
Suggested By:
Goalkeeper0%
Defence0%
Midfield0%
Forwards100%
None0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1177
2.SeasideEssexXile133
3.SaskPool109
4.Bear195143
5.Hastings27
6.bfcpete16
7.BobHatton15
8.whitey194215
9.suffolknwot14
10.themaclad13
The Vital Football Members League