Date:Friday September 19 2008
20th September 2008
After a humiliating midweek derby defeat at the hands of the Clampets, The Seasiders travel to Birmingham City. I know what you're thinking…
The Blues currently sit in second place - behind Wolves on goal difference only - in The Championship, with Sheffield United, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers all failing to score at St. Andrews.
However, four of the seven points Simon Grayson's men have picked up this season so far have been away from Bloomfield Road - so perhaps some reason to be optimistic?
Many Pool supporters will just be pleased for an improvement on the debacle of Tuesday night in deepest darkest East Lancashire. And that is from the coaching staff as well as the players. The manager was heavily criticised for employing a 4-5-1 system to combat the home teams' dominance in the game.
But if the team line up with a 4-4-2 formation, and fans see a distinct improvement in team performance I'm sure the horror show of Tuesday will be long gone, even if the Seasiders so eventually lose the game.
Bristol City 1-2 Brum
Brum 1-0 Doncaster
Norwich 1-1 Brum
Southampton 2-0 Brum (League Cup)
Brum 2-0 Barnsley
Midfielder Medhi Nafti is serving the second of his three game suspension after a horrific tackle against Doncaster last Saturday, with Kemy Aguestin likely to keep his place.
Garry O`Connor is in line for a place on the bench after recovering from a groin strain, but Stuart Parnaby misses out, with Stephen Kelly filling in at right back.
Kevin Phillips is a cut above anything in this division - he showed that at Bloomfield Road last year when he turned the game on its head. I think we could be more equipped to cope with the small striker though, with Rob Edwards likely to mark him.
Don't expect too many changes from Simon Grayson for the game. The back four should be the same. Whether or not there are changes is dependant on the formation. If Kabba's fit - which he could be, depending on a late fitness test - then he will replace Jorgensen probably. If not, it could be 4-5-1 with Daniel Nardiello not yet deemed fit to start - complete madness.
Rob Edwards has to be the key man tomorrow. Marking Kevin Phillips is never easy.
Predict the match in our forum, by clicking here.
Mick Russell: 6 games. 14 yellow cards. 2 red cards.
Birmingham City 3 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool v Coventry City
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Date:Friday September 19 2008
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