UK time is: 19:44:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gaffer's Gabber

Well, after being unbeaten away from Bloomfield Road since New Year's Day at Chesterfield, the 'Pool lost 1-0 in a disappointing defeat to Rotherham United - struggling at the foot of the table after a points deduction at the start of the season.

Mr. Grayson was too fuming to comment on the game, so his assistant, Tony Parkes, gave his thoughts on the game.

'It's very disappointing. We started slowly and we struggled to get our passing game together. We gave it a go in the second half and we did get a bit better but it was a little too late.'

'We defended quite well but it was further up the field that we didn't quite function. But credit to Rotherham - they didn't allow us to do what we wanted to do.'

Late on in the game, Andy Morrell missed a sitter, while Scott Vernon blazed a volley over the bar and Ian Evatt hit the post with a header in stoppage time. With a little bit of luck, chances such as these will make the difference between making the playoffs and slipping away in the last few games - which everything crossed won't happen!

'Now it's back to square one but we are still confident and tomorrow we will dust ourselves down ready to play Crewe.'

'We've had three away games in succession and we've got six points out of nine. Of course we'd have settled for that.'


Bearing in mind the away league form - and Rotherham's fight for survival from relegation - the result is not the end of the world. 6 points from 2 away games - and of course victories against Yeovil and Scunthorpe and a draw to Nottm. Forest - all away from home - it is a fantastic feat from the players and this latest result is just a blip on the radar in my opinion.

'This really was a must-win game for Rotherham and you could see their determination. Perhaps it took us too long to get going. This is a setback but we are still confident.'

'This was a game in hand, so we haven't lost any ground. It's still in our own hands and we have two home games to look forward to.'

While no ground was lost, 4th position was up for grabs from Yeovil and it would have seen a safer position when fending off the likes of Swansea for 6th place. However it wasn't to be and now the gap is still just one point - only difference being we are level on the amount of games played.

David Fox was absent from the team that lost on tuesday night, as was Ben Burgess - both sidelined through injury. Kaspars Gorkss was absent due to an international call-up for Latvia.

'David Fox took a knock at Bradford and couldn't play. At least it gave one or two other players a chance and we should have more players available for Saturday. Ben Burgess has a knee injury and he's another who could be back for the weekend.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The journalist

Writer: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 29 2007

Time: 8:19PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Oyston calls in police (Thursday April 24 2014)

why not join up to Blackpool Vital (Thursday April 24 2014)

Pool hand out 3000 free tickets (Thursday April 24 2014)

Final 2 games for Seasiders (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Blackpool team v Brighton (Monday April 21 2014)

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 344
2. SaskPool 224
3. SeasideEssexXile 190
4. Poole-Pool 181
5. Bear1951 169
6. Albert Ramsbottom 152
7. BobHatton 89
8. UAE Seasider 84
9. 53CODGER 63
10. nodrogaty 61

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

Owls recall McCabe from Pompey loan
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 18:48:00
Martin Happy With Play-Offs
Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
Cherries host Forest
Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
Prutton weighing up playing options
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
Owls have competition for Hull striker
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00
Owls suffer double injury blow
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:28:00
Scout Focus: Leeds United
Birmingham : 24/04/2014 13:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

how many more points will Blackpool get
Suggested By:  
1 50%
2 0%
3 25%
4 25%
5 0%
6 0%