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Three And Easy For 'Pool

Well, what a month August has proved to be for Blackpool fans! Actual money being spent in the transfer market, a pre-season win over Everton, the South Stand shooting up, a Carling Cup rout of Wigan, and now an unbeaten start in the league!

After four consecutive league draws, 'Pool finally recorded their first win of the new league season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Coventry, leaving them looking comfortable in 10th place as the embryonic table takes shape.

It goes without saying that there is a real buzz around the club now thanks to new manager Ian Holloway, and everyone will be hoping that this continues after the international break, which has arguably come at the wrong time for the club.

However, although the signs are very promising thus far, we must keep ourselves grounded: The Championship is, by nature, a very mysterious beast: just when you think you've tamed it, it comes back and bites you in the backside. There are as many highs as there are lows, and arguably we won't get a clear picture of Holloway's full abilities as a manager until we start losing a few games: will he be able to pick the lads up and get them back to winning ways? Only time will tell, but the 'Pool don't look close to losing anytime soon (famous last words!), so let's hope that that's not something we have to concern ourselves about for a while yet.

The game was preceeded by the news that Blackpool's reward for dumping Wigan out of the Carling Cup is an away trip to Stoke next month; again, a very winnable tie.

Meanwhile, at the game itself was Hameur Bouazza. The winger has been heavily linked with a move to the seaside, and the appearance of himself and his agent will do nothing to quell those rumours. Indeed, it has been suggested that the deal is already done and that his signing will be announced tomorrow before the transfer window closes. Bouazza signing would be another coup for Holloway, although many would suggest that we're still in need of a striker... although with seven goals being scored in the last two games, Ollie might argue otherwise!

The gaffer made five changes to the side that thumped Wigan. Paul Rachubka replaced Matt Gilks in goal, Alex Baptiste had to settle for a place on the bench due to an eye injury, Ishmel Demontagnac missed out completely through a hamstring injury picked up on Wednesday night that is set to keep him sidelined for six weeks, whilst Southern and GTF replaced Bangura and Clarke.

The Sky Blues started the brighter: Jack Cork, on loan from Chelsea, firing just wide from twelve yards.

'Pool should have perhaps taken the lead minutes later: Brett Ormerod whipped in a brilliant cross that Taylor-Fletcher headed against the bar and out of play for a goal kick. Second later, Coventry's highly rated stopper Kieran Westwood saved at the feet of Ormerod after the veteran striker was sent scampering through by the impressive Charlie Adam.

'Pool did take the lead on 13 minutes though: Ben Burgess was upended by Sammy Clingan and Adam stepped up to slot the resulting penalty home (without the need of a rebound this time!).

Fast forward to the second half, and Blackpool doubled their advantage on the hour. Jason Euell released Ormerod, who in turn crossed to Burgess who couldn't miss, and duly headed home from inside the six yard box.

Burgess then made way for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas as the Coventry fans left en-masse.

Paul Rachubka made a fine save from Leon Best after the striker beat the 'Pool's offside trap (although Rob Edwards and Ian Evatt were adamant that he was offside) to ensure a clean sheet, and 'Pool made sure of the three points just two minutes later when some poor defending allowed GTF to slot home his third in three games. 3-0, game over.




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Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 31 2009

Time: 11:51AM

 

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