Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Superb 'Pool Do Double Over Liverpool

Superb 'Pool Do Double Over Liverpool

So much for the King Kenny revolution...

Blackpool were magnificent last night and fully deserved to complete a famous league double over Liverpool, make no bones about it.

'Pool manager Ian Holloway made just one change from the Seasiders' last Premier League outing against Birmingham; the fit again Elliot Grandin replacing Matt Phillips.

Meanwhile, the visitors - without suspended captain Steven Gerrard - left out Fabio Aurelio and Maxi Rodriguez in favour of Glen Johnson, Christian Poulsen and Milan Jovanovic.

It was the visitors who started the game better and they caught the Seasiders out after just three minutes; Fernando Torres thumping the ball home from an acute angle despite appeals for offside.

Less than ten minutes later though, the Seasiders were level. Raul Meireles gave the ball away in midfield and David Vaughan fed in Gary Taylor-Fletcher who jinked past the Liverpool defence before cooly slotting past Pepe Reina.

From them on, the Seasiders began to enjoy the better of the game.

DJ Campbell should have put them ahead a few minutes later, but headed wide from close range, whilst an error from Reina let in GTF, but the forward's lofted effort drifted wide.

In the second half, Reina palmed away a stinging drive from Charlie Adam, who undoubtedly added some extra £££ to his price tag last night.

Reina came to Liverpool's rescue again a few minutes later; brilliantly tipping a David Vaughan shot over the bar.

Liverpool only really caused the Seasiders problems through errors from the boys in tangerine, but everytime the 'Pool defence held firm. Craig Cathcart in particular was magnificent.

Richard Kingson only really had one save to make all night; getting down well to save a long range Dirk Kuyt effort.

It was to be Blackpool's night though, and on 69 minutes DJ Campbell scored the winner.

A 'Pool corner was only partially cleared, and Neal Eardley whipped the ball back into the box and Ian Evatt headed it back across the box to DJ Campbell who found the back of the net with a brilliant diving header.

Four minutes were added on at the end, but the Seasiders had more than enough in the tank to hold off their visitors.

Another step closer to safety and another wonderful performance from the Seasiders; this is truly the best we've ever been on.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Thursday January 13 2011
Time: 11:42AM

Comments

0
Your article is completely right, except for the first line, which is a joke. Ive been to both games between us this season and you have outplayed us in both games, no doubt about it. However, to say "so much for King Kennys revolution" is laughable. The man had one full training session before the Blackpool game, you cant undo 6 months of clueless idiot Roys work in one training session. It will take time but we will improve. Iain Dowie would be an improvement over Hodgson. The man has done nothing in his career and has managed 9 wins in 100 away games (approx) but because he is an "English gentleman", the English Press have got him up as a top manager. Its a sick joke. the man is a self-serving, egotistical, clueless idiot. Anyway, enough of tat idiot. Blackpool have been superb this season, absolutely superb. You have reminded me what football is all about, a throwback to the pre-sky magical days of football. You played without fear last night and tore us to shreds at times. Holloway is nothing short of a genius and it is great to see you staying up with style after everyone predicted you would go down. Including myself. I dont know why Holloway takes that as an insult though. A club, who hasnt spent a penny, coming up to the Premier League would be a lamb to the slaughter 99 times out of 100. Did Holloway really expect everyone to expect anything other than Blackpool finishing 20th?! He and the club are getting all the plaudits they deserve. Im looking forward to the rematches next season already!
trader
13/01/2011 12:07:00
0
Hi trader, thanks very much for your comments. Re the first sentence, it was more aimed at the media who have been lapping up Dalgish's return, proclaiming him as Liverpool's messiah etc... last night it was all about Liverpool losing on Radio 5 rather than Blackpool winning! Best of luck for the rest of the sesaon.
AbelBFC
13/01/2011 12:29:00
0
All about Liverpool losing on R5? hardly surprising with that "neutral" Alan Green at the controls, is it? Wonder if he'll keep on about how Blackpool will still be relegated after you made him choke on his words yet again? Alan Green, you are the weakest link, why don't you and Colin Murray do one to talkspurt where no one will hear the crap you spout? Well done to Blackpool.
fifthcolumnblue
13/01/2011 13:48:00
0
Awww, poor Liverpool - Tip for Kenny - In Liverpool "working" for the win is no good ... You need to concentrate on "Pinching" goals
simonfire1
17/01/2011 09:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Blackpool v Exeter - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackpool go to Wembley facing Exeter today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

League Two Play Off Final Details (2016/17)

Details for the League Two Play Off Final at Wembley Stadium between Blackpool and Exeter City have now been confirmed.

Video - Luton 3-3 Blackpool

Blackpool will meet Exeter this month for the right to join League 2 champions Portsmouth, Plymouth and Doncaster in League 1 next season.

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)

PO - Luton MotM
Suggested By:
Slocombe4%
Aimson3%
Aldred9%
Robertson3%
Mellor3%
Payne0%
Danns6%
Potts12%
Taylor0%
Delfouneso3%
Cullen32%
Sub - Black0%
Sub - Gnanduillet25%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1241
2.Bear1951197
3.SeasideEssexXile132
4.SaskPool94
5.Layton_Seasider60
6.BobHatton56
7.Hastings53
8.whitey194244
9.bfcpete39
10.liverpoolseasider34
The Vital Football Members League