Blackpool - Blackpool Need A Win
UK time is: 01:10:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool vs. Birmingham City

Bloomfield Road

10th January 2009

15:00

Blackpool Need A Win

The Seasiders welcome Alex McLeish's Birmingham City to Bloomfield Road for the first league match of 2009, and 'Pool hoping to end a run of winless games.

You have to look back to the beginning of last month for the last Blackpool victory (2-0 vs Charlton) and Tony Parkes will be desperate for his first three points as caretaker boss.

And The Seasiders know all about beating The Blues. St.Andrews was the scene of Simon Grayson's best away win whilst at the helm - Gary Taylor-Fletcher scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win.

But since then the team have been terrible inconsistant. November was a terrible month, and despite some brief restbite with wins against Charlton and Plymouth, December wasn't much better.

However, the new loan signings of Owens, Campbell and O'Donovan should fire up a depleated squad. Having said that, 'Brum' haven't exactly been slow in the transfer window. They have new boys Hameur Bouazza and Scott Sinclair in their squad. Lee Bowyer won't be available after joining the club on Thursday.



Blackpool Team News:

'Pool are likely to hand debuts to Graeme Owens and striker DJ Campbell. Roy O'Donovan has signed on-loan from Sunderland today, and could feature.

GTF is set to take his place on the bench after suspension, and Rob Edwards is edging closer to full fitness. Ian Harte is facing a fight on his hands to stop Joe Martin replacing him at left back, whilst Stephen Crainey won't be risked.

Player to watch: DJ Campbell

The former Brentford striker may not be very prolific, but as he's playing against his old team and it's his first game for his new club, it looks as if DJ is a banker to score!

Birmingham City Team News:

Sinclair and Bouazza are likely to be on the bench, whilst Bowyer isn't in the squad.

Seb Larsson (groin) is a doubt. David Murphy and Keith Fahey are banned but Kevin Phillips (hip) can play.

Last season it was Phillips who came off the bench and scored twice for WBA to overturn a 1-0 defecit to win the game for Albion.

Player to watch: Kevin Phillips

As alluded to above, Phillips' recent exploits against 'Pool cannot be ignored. Although it's likely he'll start on the bench, as soon as he comes on, I'd guess there will be a hush which decends on Bloomfield Road.

Predict The Game!

Click here to predict the game tomorrow.

Next Fixtures:

Coventry City Away
17th January
15:00




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: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 9 2009

Time: 11:48AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Village Hotels To End Sponsorship (Thursday August 27 2015)

Holloway Has His Say (Tuesday August 25 2015)

Basham On Blackpool (Tuesday August 25 2015)

Transfer Progress Being Made (Monday August 24 2015)

Sheffield United vs Blackpool (Sunday August 23 2015)

Blackpool Transfer Talk- Michael Smith (Thursday August 20 2015)

Blackpool vs Burton Albion (Tuesday August 18 2015)

Third Goalkeeping Coach Joins (Sunday August 16 2015)

Blackpool vs Rochdale (Sunday August 16 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. premier 1 350
2. Bear1951 232
3. SeasideEssexXile 192
4. Layton_Seasider 180
5. SaskPool 161
6. BobHatton 122
7. Hastings 113
8. SmartBloke 104
9. Albert Ramsbottom 89
10. UAE Seasider 49

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sheff Utd 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1 - 2 Burton
Blackpool 0 - 2 Rochdale
Colchester 2 - 2 Blackpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Peterborough 4 1 0 3 -4 3
19. Shrewsbury 4 0 2 2 -2 2
20. Crewe 4 0 2 2 -3 2
21. Southend 4 0 2 2 -3 2
22. Bradford 4 0 2 2 -4 2
23. Colchester 4 0 2 2 -5 2
24. Blackpool 4 0 1 3 -5 1

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

The Guest Blog 2015/16 - Episode 3
Walsall : 27/08/2015 21:44:01
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Fleetwood Town Team News
Doncaster : 27/08/2015 21:23:01
DRFC Defender ruled out for up to eight weeks
Doncaster : 27/08/2015 21:18:01
Collison Targets Wales Recall
Peterborough : 27/08/2015 18:43:00
STFC: Byrne Rejects New Swindon Contract
Swindon : 27/08/2015 18:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Blackpool win 19%
Huddersfield win 63%
Draw 18%