UK time is: 05:22:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Southern: 'We Can Do It, But There's No Pressure'

Remember a banner during our Perfect Ten that said 'Believe'? Well, Keith Southern certainly believes that the Seasiders can make the playoffs this season.

However, at the same time, the midfielder says that the 'Pool are under no pressure to do so.

Southern said:

'It is 'pinch me' territory. But as the season goes on, and as the last couple of years have gone on, you realise that Blackpool are at home in this league.

'There is nothing to fear.

'We've got some very good players at this club and a spirit and mentality - it is kind of us against the rest.

'We are taking that into each game at the moment and long may it continue.'

Southern places the credit for the Seasiders' remarkable season firmly at the door of manager Ian Holloway, stating that he has changed the players' mindsets:

'We've come a long way in a short space of time.

'The manager has brought us on leaps and bounds and a hell of a lot of the credit must go to him, the way he sets us up, the formation and the tactics we play.

'He has changed the mindset of the club. But what have we achieved? We haven't achieved anything yet.

'We've achieved another year in the Championship, I suppose, but we don't want to settle for that.

'We want to push on and finish as high as we can.'

However, Southern says that there is no pressure on the Seasiders to make the top six:

'There's no pressure on us, all the pressure is on the teams above us and we've got a final opportunity with six games to play to really impose ourselves.'

This Easter weekend will prove key to any aspirations the Seasiders have of making the top six come May, with the 'Pool facing Scunthorpe today and then Doncaster on Monday.




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 April 2 2010

Time: 8:57AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

The wait continues for pool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 2-1 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 2-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

HALF TIME: Millwall 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

Blackpool Team v Millwall (Saturday August 30 2014)

Another poor week in transfer market (Friday August 29 2014)

Blackpool look for first win (Friday August 29 2014)

Head to Head: Millwall (Friday August 29 2014)

Archived Blackpool 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 1 705
2. Bear1951 644
3. SeasideEssexXile 335
4. Layton_Seasider 202
5. SmartBloke 193
6. SaskPool 162
7. Poole-Pool 155
8. Bribaba 140
9. UAE Seasider 128
10. BobHatton 94

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1 - 2 Brentford
Blackpool 1 - 2 Blackburn
Millwall 2 - 1 Blackpool
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 5 2 0 3 -5 6
19. Ipswich 5 1 2 2 -1 5
20. Birmingham 5 1 2 2 -5 5
21. Huddersfield 5 1 1 3 -7 4
22. Bolton 5 0 1 4 -6 1
23. Fulham 5 0 1 4 -7 1
24. Blackpool 5 0 0 5 -6 0

Breaking League News

It just had to be Grabban
Bournemouth : 30/08/2014 23:46:00
Wolves : 30/08/2014 23:16:00
We were lacking admits Karanka
Middlesbrough : 30/08/2014 22:04:00
Early goal sinks Boro
Middlesbrough : 30/08/2014 21:56:00
Second Half Pleases McCarthy
Ipswich : 30/08/2014 21:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many players will Pool sign before the deadline?
Suggested By:  
None 1%
1 66%
2 33%
3 0%
4 0%
More 0%