Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

The Vital Run-In

The Vital Run-In

Blackpool's point against Stoke last weekend ensured that they remain out of the bottom three (for now) by the slimmest of margins, but will they still be out of the danger zone come their final home game of the season against Bolton next weekend?

Here's the state of play at the foot of the table:

15. Birmingham - 39

16. Blackburn - 38

17. Blackpool - 35

--

18. Wigan - 35

19. Wolves - 34

20. West Ham - 32

The team immediately below us - Wigan - travel to Aston Villa on Saturday. Villa are all but safe from relegation, but know that they probably could do with another point to make things certain, and we think they'll get it this weekend.

Prediction: Villa 1-1 Wigan

Birmingham travel to Newcastle knowing that three points should see them safe. Newcastle have several injury problems at present and are on a bad run - Birmingham should get the win they need here.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-3 Birmingham

The crunch clash of the weekend takes place at Upton Park where West Ham play Blackburn. Rovers picked up an invaluable three points last weekend whilst West Ham desperately need a win to move off the foot of the table. However, with doubts over the talismanic Scott Parker's fitness, there have to be concerns over the Hammers' chances - they really struggle without him, with Trevor Brooking commenting last weekend that the squad lacks fight. A draw looks likeliest here to me.

Prediction: West Ham 1-1 Blackburn

The Wigan result would leave the Seasiders in the bottom three come kickoff against Spurs on Saturday evening, but what of fellow strugglers Wolves? They host West Brom on Sunday lunchtime. The Baggies are all but mathematically safe now and are on a good run of form, but Wolves desperately need the points and we think they'll get all three in front of their own fans.

Prediction: Wolves 2-1 WBA

All of the above would leave the foot of the table looking like this (with no result allocated to us):

16. Blackburn - 39

17. Wolves - 37

--

18. Wigan - 36

19. Blackpool - 35

20. West Ham - 33

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday May 6 2011
Time: 9:57AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Blackpool

Should Blackpool progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Southern In Oyston Talks?

It's being said that Keith Southern is one of the men speaking to Karl Oyston about becoming the new manager of Blackpool.

Blackpool Spurn Scunthorpe's Potts Advances?

It's being reported that Blackpool have turned down an official offer for midfielder Brad Potts.

Blackburn & Bury In Pre Season

Blackpool have today confirmed two of the summer friendlies the side will face as they prepare for life in League Two in 2016/17.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By:
Doyle15%
White3%
McAlister3%
Robertson3%
Potts3%
Redshaw7%
Aldred50%
Philliskirk7%
Norris3%
Higham3%
Blyth3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1190
2.Layton_Seasider168
3.Bear1951144
4.Albert Ramsbottom92
5.BobHatton90
6.SeasideEssexXile89
7.Hastings70
8.DEVONLAD52
9.whitey194246
10.bfcpete35