UK time is: 02:34:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool vs. Southampton

Bloomfield Road

08/03/08

15:00

Pool V Southampton

Southampton visit Bloomfield Road for the first time in 30 years to face Pool who are unbeaten in 3 while the Saints haven't won in 9 games.

Blackpool Team News:

Paul Dickov didn't return to the side on Tuesday as expected, Dickov had been injured/ill but it was thought he would return mid-week but it now seems the injury is taking longer to heal and he remains a doubt for Saturday. Gary Taylor-Fletcher wasn't able to finish the full 90 minutes again on Tuesday, Taylor-Fletcher scored his sixth of the season with a header but a groin injury has caused him a few problems.

Player to watch: Wes Hoolahan

As we mentioned he's starting to hit form again, he was involved in the goal on Tuesday night and was the instigator of most of the chances in the second half. One point to note its fourteen games since he hit the back of the net.

Southampton Team News:

The Saints are waiting on the fitness of Kelvin Davis, the keeper picked up a dead leg and a dislocated finger. The finger is the main problem and they are not going to play Davis if it risks his future fitness with the run in coming up. Michael Poke the third choice keeper would play with second choice Bartosz Bialkowski injured too.

New manager Nigel Pearson has his work cut out in his first managerial job, Pearson the former assistant manager at Newcastle hasn't won yet, from four games they've lost 1 and drawn three. On 41 points 4 places from the relegation zone they could get pulled in with tough matches against WBA, Charlton, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Player to watch: Stern John

After a loan period at the St Mary's Stadium the Trinidad & Tobago forward moved to the South coast on a long term basis in part of the deal which took Kenwyn Jones to Sunderland. Since the moved he's scored 14 times making him the Saints top scorer. His last goal came in the 1-1 draw with Ipswich and scored winner in the 1-0 win over Blackpool back in November.

Match Facts & Stats

As mentioned The Saints won the first league encounter this season 1-0 with a goal from the man to watch Stern John. The last visit from Southampton was in 1977 a 1-0 for the Saints.

Ref Watch:

D Foster - From Newcastle- Games: 23 Yellow Cards: 66 Red Cards: 6 - Second game at Championship Level
G Beswick and D Unsworth
Fourth Official : A J Scregg

Match Prediction:

Blackpool 2 - 0 Southampton

Next Fixtures:

Football League Championship QPR A 11-03-2008




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

The journalist

Writer: Campbell_BFC  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 7 2008

Time: 7:12PM

Your Comments

From all of us at Pompey we hope you stuff the scummers. We have an easy match too!
storagematt
yep i think you will sneak this one 1-0 and ythen qpr will take you apart 3-0 i hope
ozanne park rangers
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Front Page Poll (Thursday July 24 2014)

Belokon Speaks out (Thursday July 24 2014)

What will it take to sign a player (Thursday July 24 2014)

Seasiders fans protest (Monday July 21 2014)

Full Time: Penrith 0-4 Blackpool (Saturday July 19 2014)

Bfc in crisis? (Saturday July 19 2014)

Fixture change: Cardiff City (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Pre season tour cancelled (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Penrith friendly arranged (Saturday July 12 2014)

Pool now set to lose McGahey (Friday July 4 2014)

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. premier 1 347
2. Poole-Pool 232
3. SmartBloke 218
4. Bear1951 200
5. Bribaba 187
6. Albert Ramsbottom 178
7. Layton_Seasider 148
8. SeasideEssexXile 145
9. BobHatton 114
10. bfcpete 89

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Other Forest News & New Home Kit On Sale!!!
Forest : 25/07/2014 00:39:00
Friendly Round Up!
Forest : 25/07/2014 00:12:00
Front Page Poll
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 22:00:00
Belokon Speaks out
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 21:46:00
Napoli defender latest to turn down Leeds move
Leeds Utd : 24/07/2014 21:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Oyston spend the last Parachute Payment
Suggested By:  
Yes 0%
No 100%