UK time is: 10:38:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Barnsley vs. Blackpool

Oakwell, Barnsley

14th March 09

3pm

Oakwell Bound

With their third game in 7 days - and their second away game in 4 days - Blackpool travel to Oakwell to take on Barnsley in a game which, like the Norwich tie last Saturday, is a vital game for both sides involved.

'Pool are coming off the back of a credible 2-2 draw away at Playoff and Promotion-chasing Sheffield United on Tuesday night, while Barnsley almost caused their own upset against the out-of-sorts Birmingham City on the same evening, that game finishing 1-1.

Simon Davey's side are currently in 21st place in the league, 1 point off the drop, but have 3 key games in hand on the teams around them, including the Seasiders. Following the draw on Tuesday evening, Blackpool are 4 points off the drop and so there is certainly everything to play for heading into tomorrow afternoon's fixture.

It should be an entertaining game, with both sides looking to go all-out for the vital 3 points.

Vital Quotes:

'Pool Caretaker boss, Tony Parkes;

'We're confident - we always have been - that we can stay in this league. We've got teams around us who we fancy our chances against.'

'What we've got from our last two games we've deserved. We've been as good as the opposition and we've been better than the opposition - and that's encouraging. We've just got to keep it going.'


Reds Gaffer, Simon Davey;

'Blackpool have impressed me again this season. They are similar to ourselves in that people would have expected them to be go down but they have competed and have picked up some great results. That have a fantastic work ethic and are a difficult team to play against. It will not be easy.'

'We have games in hand on them and will go above them with a win on Saturday. We have to capitalise on home advantage and make sure we get all three points'.

Barnsley Team News:

Adam Hammill is set to line-up against the side he started the season on-loan with.

Anderson De Silva will miss out while Andranik Teymourian and defender Stephen Foster are both suspended for the game.

Diego Leon is also a doubt as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Player to watch: Adam Hamill

The winger on loan to the Tykes from Liverpool turned down the opportunity to re-join the Seasiders on loan in the January transfer window and has instead lent his hand to try and steer the Tykes away from relegation in Yorkshire.

On his day, he can be a tricky player to play against, but if he has an off-day or Danny Coid or Stephen Crainey are on the ball - like they usually are - then he may have a tough job in breaking down the 'Pool defence on either wing.

Blackpool Team News:

Roy O'Donovan will be absent with an appendix problem and will likely miss most, if not all, of the remainder of the season.

Graeme Owens will step into the starting line-up on the left of midfield as David Vaughan has a groin strain that may rule him out of the game, and new loan signing Wade Small should take up a spot on the bench.

Brett Ormerod has recovered from the virus that kept him out of the side on Tuesday night, but Blackman should continue up front with DJ Campbell.

Captain Rob Edwards' ankle trouble could have cleared enough come kick-off for him to take a place on the bench, unless Parkes opts to change a winning formula at the back!

Player to watch: Nick Blackman

The young forward opened his account for the Tangerines on Tuesday night against Sheffield United and he'll be looking to forge a valuable partnership with DJ Campbell up-front and fire 'Pool to safety in the time he's at the club.

Match Facts & Stats

Those of you thinking of a bet Blackpool's way will be interested to know that the last time Blackpool came out victors in the league at Oakwell was 1935.

Time to buck the trend?

Last time in the league, Blackpool ran out the victors 1-0 at Bloomfield Road. Last season, both games played at Oakwell (FA Cup 3rd Round and in the league) had the same outcome - the home side took the spoils with 2-1 victories on both occasions.

Match Prediction:

Barnsley 1-2 Blackpool

Next Fixtures:

vs Southampton (H), March 21st, 3pm.




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: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 13 2009

Time: 4:25PM

Your Comments

I would say you will win this game 2-0 . A goal in each half...
quietman
I would say you will win this game 2-0 . A goal in each half...
quietman
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Yeovil (Sunday April 6 2014)

All Square at Loftus Road (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Battling pool earn Priceless Point (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Full time: Blackpool 1-0 Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Blackpool team to face Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Meet the ref: Huddersfield Town (Friday March 21 2014)

Archived 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 1 222
2. Poole-Pool 167
3. Bear1951 132
4. SeasideEssexXile 120
5. Albert Ramsbottom 105
6. SaskPool 103
7. UAE Seasider 75
8. BobHatton 64
9. nodrogaty 48
10. 53CODGER 46

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 42 11 10 21 -26 43
20. Blackpool 42 10 12 20 -26 42
21. Charlton 41 10 11 20 -24 41
22. Millwall 42 9 13 20 -30 40
23. Barnsley 42 9 12 21 -28 39

Breaking League News

Team news: Wigan vs Reading
Reading : 17/04/2014 10:00:00
Rovers expecting DJ help
Blackburn : 17/04/2014 09:36:00
Howe: Young players will get their opportunity
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 08:15:00
Pugh: It ticks all the boxes
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 08:01:00
Kermorgant: Grabban can target 25 goals
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 07:50:00
Meet The Ref: Sheffield Wednesday at home
Bournemouth : 17/04/2014 07:40:00
LUFC On This Day - April 17th
Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 07:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 60%
Other ways to show it 40%