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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.




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Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 13 2011

Time: 11:42AM

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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
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13/01/2011 12:07:00

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
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13/01/2011 12:29:00

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
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13/01/2011 13:48:00

Awww, poor Liverpool - Tip for Kenny - In Liverpool "working" for the win is no good ... You need to concentrate on "Pinching" goals
simonfire1
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