UK time is: 13:09:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Arsenal 6-0 Blackpool

Normally when your side loses 6-0 there are mass repurcussions. Not today.

Despite the result, 'Pool worked hard and played some nice stuff, backed by a wonderful away following.

And whilst some Arsenal fans looked down their noses at us, the rest applauded us on playing some good attacking football (they felt we were the better team until the opener and very much still in the game until the penalty), playing the game in the right spirit, having great supporters (thoughts echoed by the police), and weirdly, despite the scoreline, a lot of them think we'll stay up.

Regardless of the result, there is no doubt that we all had a great day out in a great stadium, and that we've learned a few valuable lessons today. Indeed, none of us expected us to get anything out of today, and as long as we continue to beat teams like Wigan, we stand a (slim?) chance of staying up.

Ian Holloway made one change from the side that had thrashed Wigan last weekend; Ludovic Sylvestre replacing Brett Ormerod.

The Seasiders began the game well and were the better team in the opening stages, David Vaughan testing Manuel Almunia.

However, Arsenal always looked a threat going forward, and opened the scoring on 14 minutes through Theo Walcott. The winger absolutely destroyed Stephen Crainey all afternoon.

Blackpool could have levelled just moments later though, but Gary Taylor-Fletcher headed wide.

On 30 minutes the Seasiders were reduced to 10 men. Whilst the decision to send Ian Evatt off for his foul on Maroune Chamakh was correct, the foul was committed outside the area. Andrey Arshavin then converted the penalty and celebrated infront of the 'Pool fans just to rub it in. For all their brilliant football, Arsenal need to learn to be more sporting.

Dekel Keinan then replaced Sylvestre (who was very unlucky to go off) to make his 'Pool debut.

Just before the break though, Walcott made it 3-0 as Arsenal made the most of their man advantage.

Abou Diaby made it 4-0 just after the break after a slick move. Ollie responded by throwing on Ishmel and Brett Ormerod for Taylor-Fletcher and Marlon Harewood.

Walcott made it 5-0 just before the hour, before Chamakh headed Arsenal's sixth from a corner.

Still the 'Pool fans sang though and still the 'Pool continued to try and play football.

At the end of the day though, we came up against a team that were just a different class.

Oh well, let's hope that we can pick something up v Fulham next week.




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:Sunday August 22 2010

Time: 12:36AM

Your Comments

Hope you guys stay up.
Sajit
Just popped over from VA to say how great it was to see you all at the stadium yesterday. Well done to the lads for keeping going and still playing football. Good luck, and all the best for the rest of the season.
Cockney Rich
I'm sure Holloway will get you guys back up and running. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Chuckmeister_EFC
Arsenal need to learn to be more sporting....should have read Arshavin needs to be a bit more sporting, he was giving it large about this game on twitter...god knows why
61 NEVER AGAIN
I suppose as we are smaller than Arshavin he thought he could pick on us.
Sun 1
well i did notice that when arshavin was caught offside very early in the game, several blackpool supporters let him know what they thought of him,in no uncertain terms flicking the v sign and bashing the bishop...so its no surprise that he went and celebrated in front of them....if you cant take it...dont give it......
61 NEVER AGAIN
cant say it on your boards fo some reason so I'llsay it here - good luck to blackpool. seriously hope you stay up.
jim4pompey
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

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)

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 1 284
2. Poole-Pool 173
3. SaskPool 162
4. SeasideEssexXile 161
5. Bear1951 154
6. Albert Ramsbottom 135
7. UAE Seasider 83
8. BobHatton 79
9. nodrogaty 58
10. 53CODGER 57

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Birmingham 42 11 10 21 -11 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43
20. Millwall 43 10 13 20 -29 43
21. Charlton 42 10 12 20 -24 42
22. Blackpool 43 10 12 21 -27 42
23. Barnsley 43 9 12 22 -29 39
24. Yeovil 43 8 13 22 -25 37

Breaking League News

Thorne Happy With Strike
Derby County : 21/04/2014 12:00:00
Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms.
Forest : 21/04/2014 11:29:00
Pugh: It's a must-win game
Bournemouth : 21/04/2014 11:14:00
Can Birmingham Finally Win at Home?
Birmingham : 21/04/2014 11:07:00
Leeds v Forest Match Preview
Forest : 21/04/2014 10:59:00
Preview QPR v Watford
Watford : 21/04/2014 10:34:00
Burnley v Latics - Big Game Preview
Wigan : 21/04/2014 10:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 63%
Other ways to show it 37%