Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Oh Dear

Oh Dear

Ian Holloway said before the game that he wanted his defence to play better than they have in recent weeks... within two minutes they'd conceded.

Alan Irvine said before (and indeed after) the game that he reckons the 'Pool will finish around the playoffs come May and are one of the best sides in the division. Not at the moment, Alan.

Three defeats in a row now (for the first time under Ollie?) - not the kind of form you want to be heading into a derby game with, but they do say that form goes out of the window in such matches and I suppose the players selected last night might have had one eye on Saturday's game... let's hope that they have both eyes on it come the weekend!

I'll save the editorial waffle for another time though and just concentrate on last night's match which has been labelled as 'our worst performance since Hendry'. Apparently Wednesday weren't even that good, not that it matters.

As I said, after less than two minutes the Owls were ahead. Rob Edwards was beaten at right back and Tommy Spurr crossed for James O'Connor to head into the top corner. Immediately after, Alex Baptiste switched to right back with Rob Edwards moving to centre half. Quite why Edwards was at right back ahead of Baptiste to start with is staggering, but Ollie clearly fancies himself as a tinkerman after results earlier in the season.

'Pool were having a decent amount of possession but doing sod all with it. It wasn't until half an hour had gone that they really threatened: DJ Campbell heading just wide after a good move.

Ten minutes before the break, Luke Varney should have doubled the host's lead, but fired over.

Paul Rachubka made a great save from Darren Potter in the opening exchanges of the second half, but Potter got the better of him minutes later when he fired home from the edge of the area.

With twenty minutes to go, Rabs saved well again, this time tipping a Varney shot over the bar.

With fifteen minutes left, 'Pool made their first change - Ben Burgess replacing Stephen Dobbie. Quite why no subs were made before then I don't know. One for Ollie that.

Husband then replaced Southern whilst Bangura replaced Vaughan.

And that, as they say, was that.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Wednesday February 10 2010
Time: 3:46PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Video - Blackpool 3-0 Cheltenham

Blackpool made it three unbeaten when struggling Cheltenham were beaten 3-0 to consolidate a play-off spot.

Strong Cheltenham Performance For Bowyer

Manager Gary Bowyer has reflected positively on a strong performance from Blackpool in the weekend's victory over Cheltenham Town.

Vital View - League 2, 22nd April 2017

Doncaster, Plymouth & Portsmouth could be involved in a three-way battle to be crowned champions? Leyton Orient are down with Hartlepool favourites to join them.

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)

Cheltenham MotM
Suggested By:
Slocombe11%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Robertson5%
Taylor0%
Delfouneso0%
Danns58%
Payne0%
Daniel5%
Potts5%
Cullen11%
Sub-Vassell0%
Sub-Osayi-Samuel0%
Sub-Black5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile215
2.premier 1188
3.Layton_Seasider113
4.Bear195178
5.Hastings31
6.BobHatton29
7.liverpoolseasider23
8.whitey194218
9.nodrogaty11
10.bfcpete8
Write for Vital Football