Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Half Time Report From Bloomfield Road

Half Time Report From Bloomfield Road

Blackpool have had the better of the first half against Sheffield United tonight, but go in at half time all square.

Despite the seven changes, the Seasiders have been playing some good football, with full back Neal Eardley particularly catching the eye with his marauding runs forward.

The first chance of the game came on 5 minutes, but Darius Henderson could only fire a tame shot at Matt Gilks.

On the 15 minute mark, 'Pool captain Jason Euell headed just wide after a good attacking move, whilst at the other end, Gilks saved again from Henderson.

Neal Eardley then produced two great crosses that nearly saw the Seasiders take the lead; Morgan cleared the first one just as Euell was about to pull the trigger, before the same player cleared from under his own cross bar after 'keeper Mark Bunn dropped the ball.

The Blades look most dangerous from set pieces, but James Harper did forced Matt Gilks into a save with Stephen Quinn putting the resulting parry wide.

The recalled Brett Ormerod flicked an Emmanuel-Thomas shot just wide with Bunn beaten on the half hour, before the same players both failed to score after a penalty box scramble on the verge of half time.

Richard Cresswell and Neal Eardley ended the half in the referee's book after Cresswell crudely fouled the Welshman, and the 'Pool full back retaliated.

Ian Holloway will be looking for a bit extra in the final third in the second half, and might be considering bring Hamuer Bouazza on to stretch the game a bit more.

The Blades are dangerous opponents though, and a tough second half awaits.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday October 20 2009
Time: 8:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Accrington Fixture Moved Forward

Blackpool have today confirmed that the League Two fixture with Accrington Stanley at Bloomfield Road has been brought forward 24 hours.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Bolton (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Exeter Open League Two 2016/17

Blackpool now know that we open the League Two year of 2016/17 at home to Exeter City.

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)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By:
Doyle10%
White5%
McAlister2%
Robertson2%
Potts5%
Redshaw5%
Aldred52%
Philliskirk7%
Norris5%
Higham2%
Blyth5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Layton_Seasider216
2.BobHatton72
3.Bear195171
4.Albert Ramsbottom64
5.premier 152
6.SeasideEssexXile48
7.bfcpete47
8.whitey194230
9.Hastings28
10.themaclad22