UK time is: 02:17:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Opposite View

Following last nights 3-2 Extra Time victory over The Seasiders, Norwich boss Peter Grant spoke to the press about the game and the prospect of facing Chelsea on Saturday...

"All credit to Blackpool, they kept coming back at us. There was a lot of effort from both sides but over the two games, we just about shaded through in terms of the quality that Darren Huckerby has got"

"He was probably the only player on the pitch who could have pulled off a performance - and two goals - like that. He hasn't done enough of that this season and i've been on at him in past weeks to up his game, there's no doubt in my mind that is what separated the two teams tonight".

Blackpool just kept on coming back at Norwich, showing bulldog spirit that has been missing in recent seasons.

"The legs had gone a bit towards the end and the lads were looking tired," Grant said with regards to the Norwich players.

"There were a few players making their comebacks tonight and it showed, I could have taken 4 of them off, but they kept going."

"We all know cup ties are about winning. In my own heart, I feel sorry for Blackpool, but i'm obviously delighted to be through."

"Over the two games they played exceptionally well and played in the the proper manner, giving us a tough 2 ties, but i'm pleased to be through".

Norwich's form has been dismal of late, but Grant was quick to dispel claims that it was a big win in their season.

"We've won two games on the bounce with some big performances - not classic - but big performances through their [the players'] effort and commitment. I think in the end [tonight] we just shaded it in terms of quality."

The Premiership Champions are the hosts for the Canaries this saturday thanks to their victory, but Grant is unphased by facing the 'big boys'.

"We know it's a tough place to goo to, but we're not going to go there and put a white flag up, that's for sure".




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: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 14 2007

Time: 5:47PM

Your Comments

They will get thire ar se kicked in.
platos
I for one have been impressed by Peter Grant's attitude from the start. A really decent guy!
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Seasiders sign Eagles (Tuesday November 18 2014)

On this day : 2009 (Friday October 31 2014)

Talking point: who is to blame (Friday October 31 2014)

Team news v Ipswich (Friday October 31 2014)

Oyston glad to get positivity (Friday October 31 2014)

Clark : I can keep blackpool up (Friday October 31 2014)

On this day 2007 (Friday October 31 2014)

Front Page Poll (Friday October 31 2014)

Join Blackpool Vital (Friday October 31 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. Bear1951 204
2. premier 1 196
3. SeasideEssexXile 122
4. Layton_Seasider 101
5. BobHatton 100
6. Albert Ramsbottom 65
7. SaskPool 48
8. suffolknwot 37
9. 53CODGER 29
10. bfcpete 26

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 17 4 6 7 -5 18
19. Rotherham 17 4 6 7 -9 18
20. Brighton 17 3 8 6 -3 17
21. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
22. Wigan 17 3 7 7 -4 16
23. Birmingham 17 3 7 7 -15 16
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

LUFC Powell keen to keep Thompson
Leeds Utd : 20/11/2014 21:15:00
Exploring the Loan Market Situation
Fulham : 20/11/2014 20:23:00
Russell And Chrisite Earn First Caps
Derby County : 20/11/2014 20:20:00
LUFC Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 20/11/2014 20:09:00
LUFC Redfearn - Leeds support is second to none
Leeds Utd : 20/11/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can blackpool get their first 3 points?
Suggested By:  
Yes 52%
No 48%