UK time is: 16:51:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

A Weight Lifted

Two second half goals from Brett Ormerod and Charlie Adam saw off the Canaries on the same day in which Alan Gow and Wes Hoolahan returned to their former club for the first time.

Keith Southern was a surprise inclusion into the starting line-up, replacing Claus Jorgensen in the centre of midfield and provided a much-needed rugged edge in the middle of the park. His contribution can sometimes be criminally overlooked when compared to other players, but he is arguably one of our more important players and it will be key to keep him fit and available for selection.

With Brett Ormerod's goal on 55 minutes came a personal milestone for the veteran striker. He brought his total career goals tally to 100, and wasted little time in celebrating that fact in front of the very fans that called him 'God' going on 8 years ago. A bitter-sweet moment for him, no doubt.

Charlie Adam also showed his worth to the ongoing battle to stay in The Championship, by pitching in with a beautiful strike of his own on 76 minutes - the ball fell to him outside the area and he launched it over Marshall in the City goal with a superb strike.

Perhaps a more important thing coming away from the game, given our -15 goal difference heading into it, is the fact that the defence worked solidly throughout and kept a clean sheet. Alex Baptiste and Shaun Barker are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with and Ian Evatt and Rob Edwards will have a tough task ahead of them to oust the duo from the starting line-up.

Credit, too, must go to Danny Coid who - after his comments about being frustrated at being the 'utility man' during the week - has knuckled down of-late and has really made a mark on the team in the right-back position, giving another dimension both in defence and in attack.

The victory leaves a little bit of breathing space between 'Pool and the teams below them - 6 points between themselves and Norwich, and a five point gap on the relegation zone itself.

A tough trip to a resurgent Sheffield United on Tuesday evening is followed by another away game, this time at Barnsley - a game in which, should the Seasiders emerge victorious, could go a long way to determining how the rest of the season is to go.

The hard work has more or less been done. This afternoon's result could well shape the rest of the season...much in the same way that a negative result on Tuesday night could spell disaster going into the Barnsley game a week today.

Cries of 'We are staying up!' may well be premature, but it's certainly not out of the question yet.

Over to you, Mr. Parkes.




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



For the very latest Championship odds

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

The journalist

Writer: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 7 2009

Time: 9:42PM

Your Comments

ah, so Brett is back - how does that feel?
merlin
ah, so Brett is back - how does that feel?
merlin
Good to see you get back on track with a win. Hope you can beat the drop and be a Four sided stadium in the Championship. Just had a thought , You will have as many stands as Mr Oyston has faces. I did hear he has as many faces as the town clock.
quietman
Good to see you get back on track with a win. Hope you can beat the drop and be a Four sided stadium in the Championship. Just had a thought , You will have as many stands as Mr Oyston has faces. I did hear he has as many faces as the town clock.
quietman
Great win - out of the drop zone. Can you stay there?
Thaibluefan
Great win - out of the drop zone. Can you stay there?
Thaibluefan
Norwich really are rubbish.
KIPPAX
Norwich really are rubbish.
KIPPAX
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Blackpool team v Brighton (Monday April 21 2014)

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

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)

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 1 330
2. SaskPool 224
3. SeasideEssexXile 190
4. Poole-Pool 179
5. Bear1951 163
6. Albert Ramsbottom 145
7. UAE Seasider 84
8. BobHatton 83
9. nodrogaty 60
10. 53CODGER 59

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

Everton Battle Arsenal And Spurs For Midfielder?
Charlton : 23/04/2014 16:16:00
Royals on-course for play-offs with Boro victory
Reading : 23/04/2014 16:00:00
Thorne Could Return
Derby County : 23/04/2014 16:00:00
Danny - Junior Player Of The Year
Millwall : 23/04/2014 15:28:00
Kights Wants To Fly Permanently For Clarets!
Burnley : 23/04/2014 15:25:00
Rumour Mill-Amoebi a Claret Soon?
Burnley : 23/04/2014 15:06:00
Opinion: Players Out Of Position
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 15:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 63%
Other ways to show it 37%