Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Pool v Cardiff: Changes won't be knee-jerk

Pool v Cardiff: Changes won't be knee-jerk

Ian Holloway is promising not to make any rash selection decisions ahead of tomorrow's game at Cardiff City.

Blackpool travel to Wales on the back of winning just once in four games and a lacklustre 3-1 home defeat against Huddersfield Town.

Although Holloway is adamant that there will be no 'knee-jerk' changes, he didn't rule out tinkering with his starting XI.

'I don't make knee-jerk reactions. I look at what the lads have done in training, I will look at the team I think Cardiff will play, and I'll pick my side based on that,' he said.

'When I was younger, I might have made knee-jerk reactions, but I don't get flustered anymore. I`ll pick who I think will be the best team to start, and then the best team to finish, to give Cardiff problems.'

The manager has stuck with the same team just once this season - against Leeds United following the win at Millwall. Some supporters have chosen to blast his style, crying for a settled team, but the change in personnel is more indicative of the abundance of talent at his Holloway`s disposal.

Ludovic Sylvestre, Kevin Phillips, Angel Martinez and Matt Phillips were all left on the bench on Monday night. All, at one point or another, have been fans` favourites.

At least two of them can probably expect to start at Cardiff tomorrow - M Phillips and Angel - given the lack of prolificacy going forward and indifference in trying to take hold of the fixture in midfield.
Bouncing back is crucial if the Seasiders want to stay in immediate touch with the top two in the Championship.

'What better chance than to go away from home against Cardiff and take them on in their wonderful stadium,' he said.

'I have to convince my lads that no matter what the conditions are like, we are going pass, move and try to hurt their back four. That`s what football`s all about for me.'



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

Writer:Editor
Date:Friday September 28 2012
Time: 3:25PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League 2, 21st January 2017

Doncaster and Plymouth strengthened their positions in automatic promotion places with wins. Notts County and Newport remain in the relegation places.

Video - Blackpool 2-2 Yeovil

A third draw in the last four was secured by Blackpool when a dramatic added time goal - from the returning Nathan Delfouneso - rescued Pools a point in a 2-2 draw with Yeovil.

Stats: Blackpool v Yeovil Town

All the stats from Blackpool (2) vs (2) Yeovil Town, Bloomfield Road, 21/1/17 Att: 2,885

Blackpool v Yeovil - Team Sheets

Blackpool are at Bloomfield Road with Yeovil the visitors for the latest League 2 game.

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)

Yeovil MotM
Suggested By:
Slocombe2%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Aimson14%
Robertson0%
Samuel0%
McAlister0%
Pugh0%
Yeates0%
Philliskirk14%
Matt28%
Sub - Delfouneso14%
Sub - Odelusi28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 27 18 4 5 58 21
2 Plymouth 26 17 3 6 54 15
3 Carlisle 27 12 12 3 48 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 26 12 7 7 43 6
6 Luton 26 11 9 6 42 13
7 Colchester 27 11 7 9 40 7
8 Barnet 27 10 10 7 40 0
9 Exeter 26 12 3 11 39 12
10 Cambridge 26 11 6 9 39 7
11 Grimsby 27 11 6 10 39 4
12 Mansfield 27 9 10 8 37 -1
13 Blackpool 26 9 9 8 36 11
14 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
15 Stevenage 27 10 3 14 33 -6
16 Yeovil 26 8 8 10 32 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Hartlepool 27 7 9 11 30 -9
19 Crewe 27 6 10 11 28 -13
20 Accrington 26 6 8 12 26 -11
21 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 26 5 9 12 24 -11
23 Notts County 27 6 5 16 23 -22
24 Newport 26 4 7 15 19 -16
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
FA Cup
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile395
2.premier 1229
3.Layton_Seasider155
4.SaskPool135
5.Bear1951123
6.BobHatton53
7.53CODGER42
8.Hastings39
9.suffolknwot30
10.aussie116
Write for Vital Football