Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Cardiff V Pool

Cardiff
vs.
Blackpool

Ninian Park

12/04/08

15:00

After a disappointing mid-week defeat to WBA Pool look to step closer to securing Championship football next season by beating the F.A. Cup finalists Cardiff.

Cardiff Team News:

After beating Barnsley in the FA Cup semi final the Bluebirds have a little injury crisis with three new players doubtful for the game. Enckelman, Capaldi and Ledley have all picked up injuries and join Kevin McNaughton who is already on the injured list.

Manager Dave Jones is hopeful that one of the injured party will pull through as he has no other left backs in the squad.

Upfront Parry, Feeney and Fowler are all injured which might mean a 5 man midfield rather than playing Hasselbaink and Thompson upfront together.

Player to watch: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Since the move in the summer the former Leeds and Chelsea striker has netted 6 times, one a great goal in the F.A. Cup against Wolves. Now aged 36 he`s getting on but is still doing the business for the Bluebirds.

Blackpool Team News:

Steve McPhee went off in the WBA game with cramp but he should be fine to start, if not Paul Dickov and Grant Holt are ready to step in. Keith Southern returned midweek after injury to play 5 minutes at the end, he may start in the middle of the park. Joe Martin who has yet to appear for Pool had a knock but is fit to take a place in the squad if required.

Player to watch: Stephen Crainey

He may have been or may have not been at fault for the first WBA goal on Tuesday but he`ll have do well this weekend, he may come up against former Pool favourite Trevor Sinclair or Peter Whittingham who has had some storming performances in the cup run.

Match Facts & Stats

Cardiff grabbed a 1-0 at Bloomfield Road in December a first half goal from Steven Thompson gave the away side all three points. In recent years Pool have performed at Cardiff, a 2-2 in 2002, two goal from Big John Murphy, 1-1 in 2000 a very late goal from Big John Murphy and 1999 1-1 a goal from....you guessed it...Big John Murphy. Our last win, 1-0 1995 Andy Watson.

Ref Watch:

A Bates -From Staffordshire - Games: 32 Yellow Cards: 73 Red Cards: 2
A J Horton and M G West
Fourth Official S Castle

Match Prediction:

Cardiff 1 - 1 Blackpool

Next Fixtures:

Football League Championship H Sheff Wed 19-04-2008


Writer:Campbell_BFC
Date:Friday April 11 2008
Time: 7:35PM

Comments

0
Time for a very needy three points!
sandgroanun
11/04/2008 23:48:00
0
Good memories of Cardiff for Pool fans let's hope for more of the same today!
tangerinelordy
12/04/2008 10:27:00
0
Sadly not to be with a very lack lustre display!
sandgroanun
13/04/2008 11:35:00
0
Looking awefully gloomy at the bottom. Think 4 to 6 points are needed out of the available 9. What a great league this Championship is.
welshboy78
15/04/2008 10:42:00
0
Oh dear it was a disaster, did we actually turn up? A win against wendy is now a must. 9 points still to play for.
crossy2425
15/04/2008 11:24:00
0
suprised to see your player of the season poll, Hoolahan has no votes but he looked very good against us. 3-1 a harsh scoreline too - unlucky
Aderyn las
15/04/2008 13:53:00
0
Another defeat? can't belive you're in the relegation fight now, you WERE one of the better sides in this division a few weeks back, hope you stay up, have a soft spot for your team...
horseworrier
16/04/2008 17:46:00
0
Your in real stum now, i think it could be you that gets relegated at the end of the season!
will it ever happen
18/04/2008 08:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By:
Lyness50%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Robertson0%
Daniel0%
Potts0%
Danns0%
Payne0%
Osayi-Samuel25%
Delfouneso0%
Cullen0%
Sub-Flores0%
Sub-Black0%
Sub-Vassell25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1264
2.SeasideEssexXile212
3.SaskPool202
4.Bear1951170
5.Layton_Seasider100
6.Hastings75
7.Morbid47
8.BobHatton46
9.bfcpete18
10.themaclad18
Vital Football Comment