Blackpool - Pool Vs Palace
UK time is: 06:18:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool vs. Crystal Palace

Bloomfield Road



Pool Vs Palace

Pool return to League action after the two week international break to face Crystal Palace who have new manager Neil Warnock in charge for the first time.

Blackpool Team News:

After the international break Grayson may bring Kaspars Gorkss back into the team after his goal in the week against the Danes. Kaspers missed the last match through suspension, his place went to loanee Matt Jackson. Grayson will assess the fitness of Gorkss after two games and also the birth of of his son.

Ian Evatt is still some way off the first team as is Adrian Forbes. No new yet on Ben Burgess who missed the last few games with an ankle knock after gaining some form and confidence.

Player to watch: Wes Hoolahan

The last match Wes tried to create the winner own his own coming of the left wing bar a few blocks and last ditch tackles he could have grabber or created a goal. At times he did seem to do too much and was caught hogging the ball when a cross or pass was the better option. Fully rested Wes Will be looking to spur Pool to a first win in six games.

Crystal Palace Team News:

Peter Taylor was sacked last week by Simon Jordon and the bronzed millionaire was quick to appoint Neil Warnock as the new Palace manager. Warnock has been out of the game since the summer following his departure from Sheffield United. The experienced campaigner will certainly have his new team raring to go at Bloomfield Road.

Warnock will be without striker Dougie Freedman who attended his grandfather`s funeral on Friday. Winger Paul Ifill will also miss the match with a hamstring injury, which will keep him out for a couple of weeks. Captain Carl Fletcher is a doubt with a hammy picked up on international duty with Wales but there is conflicting information in the press about his fitness. Mark Kennedy will miss the match with a calf injury.

Player to watch: James Scowcroft

After a dismal season last year Scowcroft has done slightly better this season with four goals in the league. He hit a hattrick on the opening day of the season against Southampton. His fourth of the season came in the last match a 1-1 draw with Hull.

Match Facts & Stats

The side last met in the League Cup Thrid round at Bloomfeild Road, Palace ran out 3-1 winner due to Phil Barnes being sent off after 15 minutes. Without a keeper on the bench now retired Gareth Evans had to go in goal. Andrew Johnson hit two goals, Freeman with one with the Pool goal coming form Southern.

Ref Watch:

G Laws - Tyne & Wear - Games: 8 Yellow Cards: 24 Red Cards: 0
J Collin and C N Harwood
Fourth Official A D Hutchinson

Match Prediction:

Blackpool 2 - 1 Palace

Next Fixtures:

Football League Championship West Brom A 23-10-2007

The journalist

Writer: Campbell_BFC  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 19 2007

Time: 8:04PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Do we need a victory for so many reasons! Come on the Pool!
Report Abuse
19/10/2007 22:25:00

Yeah... stuff them nigels
Report Abuse
20/10/2007 05:37:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

McDonald Under Pressure As Pool Lose Again (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Lack Of Goals Costing Blackpool (Monday November 23 2015)

McDonald Talks To BBC Radio Lancashire (Thursday November 19 2015)

McDonald To Appear On Radio Lancashire (Wednesday November 18 2015)

Preston Striker Joins Blackpool On Loan (Tuesday November 17 2015)

Cameron Ruled Out For The Season (Saturday November 14 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To Blackpool (Thursday November 12 2015)

Archived Blackpool 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. SeasideEssexXile 288
2. Bear1951 210
3. premier 1 203
4. BobHatton 111
5. Layton_Seasider 111
6. Morbid 49
8. whitey1942 30
9. Hastings 29
10. Albert Ramsbottom 27

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17
23. Blackpool 19 4 4 11 -13 16
24. Crewe 19 4 4 11 -15 16

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool And Man Utd Battle It Out For Rico
Walsall : 27/11/2015 06:14:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers - Team News
Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:59:01
DRFC Wellens joins Latics on loan
Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:44:01
Thomas Gets Recalled so Blackpool Move In For West
Blackpool : 26/11/2015 17:42:01
Sports Hall Named After Joel Richards
Walsall : 26/11/2015 17:29:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Has Been Pool's Best Player So Far This Season?
Suggested By:  
Colin Doyle 63%
Tom Aldred 5%
Brad Potts 5%
Mark Cullen 5%
Jack Redshaw 11%
Other 11%