Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Saturday February 26 2011
We all know what Blackpool are like - we never do things the easy way.
A victory today would have seen us on the cusp of safety. Hell, even a draw would have seen us closer to the finishing line and kept Wolves at an arm's length. Instead, we lost. No, sorry, we got absolutely thrashed.
We seem to have developed a really worrying knack of losing games to the teams around and below us and we simply cannot afford to keep doing that. Wolves were really pumped up today and we weren't, and if you can't get yourselves pumped up for a game as big as this then what games are you going to get pumped up for?!
Keith Southern in for the suspended Charlie Adam was the only change to the Seasiders' starting XI, but I don't think that Southern had even touched the ball before the hosts were ahead.
A swift Wolves attack was finished off by Matt Jarvis' powerful effort from inside the area. It was a good move, but the defending could have been better.
Kingson then made a couple of smart saves before DJ was given his marching orders for a clash with Wolves defender Richard Stearman. Although I didn't see the incident myself, I am assured that it was a justified red card and DJ now faces a three match ban for violent conduct.
'Pool barely mustered anything in attack all afternoon, but David Vaughan and Luke Varney (who had replaced the unfit Sergei Kornilenko) did go close. Indeed, Varney probably should have scored.
Kingson made another fine stop before a god awful pass by Ludovic Sylvestre allowed Jamie O'Hara to fire home from distance.
There were then some unsavoury scenes in the crowd as Wolves fans threw bottles at the Blackpool fans and a Blackpool fan was taken out of the ground seriously ill. Everyone here at Vital hopes that the fan in question is ok.
Matt Phillips and Brett Ormerod were thrown on, but still the Seasiders offered nothing. Instead Wolves doubled their lead through two simple finishes from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
The result moves Wolves out of the bottom three and leaves the Seasiders four clear of the drop zone with Chelsea next.
Date:Saturday February 26 2011
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