UK time is: 17:13:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Jimmy: 'Pool For The Prem!

Jimmy Armfield is a man who knows his stuff and whose views are respected world wide. Therefore, if Jimmy Armfield says that Blackpool can achieve promotion to the Premier League, then Blackpool can achieve promotion to the Premier League!

The legendary Armfield was speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, and said:

'Promotion is a possibility - while the door's still open then there's a chance.

'I've seen quite a lot of matches in this league, and six or seven of Blackpool's home games, and to be honest I don't think there is much difference between the top and the bottom club.

'When Newcastle came to Bloomfield Road they looked very ordinary and Blackpool could have been five goals ahead by half time.

'You see a team like Ipswich looking over their shoulders and yet they look quite reasonable, and that's the problem with this division - it is very tight. But if back in August we had told people we would be eighth in the league and even thinking about getting into the play-offs then they'd have been surprised.'

He says that getting to 54 points and essentially guarenteeing Championship safety is the priority, but that after that, the Seasiders should push on and give promotion a real crack.

However, he added that the key is hard work and focussing on one game at a time:

'You have to keep your head down now and get on with it.

'It was a real boost getting those two wins recently and OK we lost at Barnsley, but you turn your attention to the next game - Ipswich on Saturday - and try to win that.

'It's a cliché but it really is a case of one match at a time until you cross the finish line.

'Hopefully we will continue to be strong until the end of the season.'

Armfield also praised the progress that the Seasiders have made this season, heralding the work of manager Ian Holloway:

'After being in the lower division for such a long number of years, the club has made great strides forward.

'The manager has done a good job. He is bright and bubbly and I like the way he tries to involve the fans and the community - that's good.'

To finish the interview, Armfield spoke about the quality of the Seasiders' squad:

'We've got some useful players, they always try hard and the matches I've seen have been entertaining. They might not have always won but they've been entertaining.

'Everybody mentions Charlie Adam but simple truth is that there are other good players in the team.

'The manager has a good squad and that stands them in good stead.'

So, do you agree with Jimmy that the Seasiders can achieve promotion this season? We'll be putting a new poll online shortly asking you where you think the Seasiders will finish this season.




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



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

The journalist

Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 5 2010

Time: 9:25AM

Your Comments

its ok getting in the prem but staying there is hard as we are finding out now at burnley.
Bluemerang
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

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)

Full time: Blackpool 1-0 Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Blackpool team to face Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Meet the ref: Huddersfield Town (Friday March 21 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 1 216
2. Poole-Pool 163
3. Bear1951 132
4. SeasideEssexXile 120
5. Albert Ramsbottom 105
6. SaskPool 103
7. UAE Seasider 75
8. BobHatton 62
9. nodrogaty 47
10. 53CODGER 44

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 42 11 10 21 -26 43
20. Blackpool 42 10 12 20 -26 42
21. Charlton 41 10 11 20 -24 41
22. Millwall 42 9 13 20 -30 40
23. Barnsley 42 9 12 21 -28 39

Breaking League News

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension
» Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 15:52:00
Charlton 1-2 Barnsley
» Charlton : 16/04/2014 13:54:00
» Barnsley : 16/04/2014 12:54:00
Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale
» Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 11:44:00
Player Ratings - Leicester (H)
» Reading : 16/04/2014 10:00:00
Marshall aiming for early return
» Blackburn : 16/04/2014 09:13:00
Cherries host Sheffield Wednesday
» Bournemouth : 16/04/2014 08:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 60%
Other ways to show it 40%