Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Talking with Tykes...

Talking with Tykes...

How did you find last year's campaign being back in The Championship after your playoff triumph?

A rollercoaster to be honest. Beating Leeds and Hull was great but we had plenty of lows including the shock sacking of Andy Ritchie.

Still before the season I said Id take 21st and we finished 20th so cant complain!


Who would you say was the best team you came up against last season?

Sunderland. They totally controlled the game at Oakwell and throughly deserved to win the league.

If you travelled away, what was your favourite away stadium and why?

Only went to one away game and that was Southend which is a bit of a shed. Iv heard the Stadium of Light is great though!

Who's opposition fans would you say were the most vocal at Oakwell?

Probably Sunderland again although the deedaars (Sheff Wed) are always loud when they come.

What were your best and worst memories of last season?

Best: Beating Leeds 3-2 and Southend 3-1 away plus of course staying up

Worst: Ritchies sacking and the hammerings we got from Southampton,Norwich,Ipswich and Wednesday.


How do you rate your chances this coming season?

We should be aiming for midtable as Simon Davey has overhauled the entire squad. Nine new players have arrived with more to come. I just hope they all gel!

If you could single out one player for Barnsley that will cause teams trouble this year, who would that be?

Brian Howard. Tremendous skill on the ball and big things are expected of our Peruvian striker Miguel Mostto.

What 4 teams do you think will struggle, and who do you think will be the strongest team in the division?

4? Are you forgetting only 3 go down in the Championship ;)

I think Colchesters bubble will burst whilst Scunthopre will miss Sharp and Coventry are primed for the drop.


With some teams spending millions for players, and others pretty much nothing (including ourselves), do you think investment has a great deal of impact on final league position? Afterall, Colchester got to the brink of the playoffs without splashing the cash...

I think having money helps but Birmingham spent big last summer and we beat them at Oakwell. Money only guarentees success if you buy the right players.

If you sign the Akinbyies, Forlans and Taibis of this world you'll still struggle.


Barnsley gained Championship status in a similar vein to Blackpool via the playoffs. Is there any advice you can give to our fans as to what they can expect and what they will experience emotionally this season?

It will be hard as the first season usually is. We would all like to do a 'Colchester' but it doesnt always happens. Blackpool had a great end to the season so if you can keep the momentum up you should be fine. But if you are 6-0 down at Charlton dont turn against the players because you should have enough to stay up.

Finally, as someone who isn't emotionally invested in our club, where do you predict we could finish this season?

Im sure you'll take 21st like I would have last season but 13th isnt out of reach.


Thankyou very much to BarnsleyBoy for answering our questions.

Coming soon on the Barnsley-Mad site will be an interview with BlackpoolVital Co-Editor, Jerry as he answers BarnsleyBoy's questions on his expectations for the coming season.

www.barnsley-mad.co.uk



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Jerry
Date:Wednesday August 8 2007
Time: 12:05PM

Comments

0
Jesus H he's more opyomistic than a lot of Pool fans!! Cheers BB. Onwards + Upwards
SeasideEssexXile
08/08/2007 22:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

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 1235
3.Layton_Seasider155
4.SaskPool135
5.Bear1951123
6.BobHatton53
7.53CODGER43
8.Hastings39
9.suffolknwot30
10.themaclad16
Write for Vital Football