Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday September 15 2009
Tomorrow night is the game that many fans have perhaps been waiting for, perhaps more so than the games against Preston. It's Newcastle United at home, and the Seasiders will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's defeat against Leicester and burst the Toon Army's bubble.
The Seasiders have a reputation for defeating the bigger clubs in this division, and arguably Chris Hughton's side are due a defeat.
However, many fans would probably settle for a point given that Newcastle top the table with five wins from six and having conceded only one goal: on the opening weekend of the season.
Either way, a sold out Bloomfield Road will be looking forward to this clash like a child looks forward to Christmas.
In an interview with The Gazette, talismanic midfielder Charlie Adam has said how much he is looking forward to tomorrow night's game:
'The fans will be delighted to see the players Newcastle have got on show and we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the quality they have,' said the midfielder.
'The atmosphere will be terrific and the good thing is that we know we are capable of getting something out of the game.
'We beat Wigan and Everton, two Premier League sides, at our place.
'Newcastle will still be hurting after coming down from the Premier League and they will be up for it as well, but this will probably be the perfect game for us to have after the Leicester defeat.It is going to be a good game for the fans to watch and hopefully a good game to play in.'
Alex Baptiste, David Vaughan and Hameur Bouazza are all pushing for starts. Ben Burgess should be ok to start up top again despite questions marks over a knee injury suffered in training last week.
Showed glimpses of what he might provide the side with from the bench on Saturday. Should he get the nod to start tomorrow night, he will be looking to trouble a seemingly water-tight Newcastle defence with his electric pace.
Andy Carroll is a surprise inclusion in the squad that travelled down from St. James'. Alan Smith got sent off at the weekend, but it is not clear if he will be suspended.
Not only good defensively, the full back is a menace going forward. His marauding breaks down the flanks will have to be well marshalled, whilst he will also prove a real threat with his corner and set-piece delivery.
Tomorrow night marks Newcastle's first league game at Bloomfield Road in 38 years.
The Seasiders are unbeaten in 5 home games.
Should they play, Alex Baptiste will make his 200th career appearance, whilst Keith Southern will make his 250th career appearance.
Newcastle have won 6 consecutive games.
The Magpie have not conceded a goal in 501 minutes of Championship action.
Nottingham Forest v Blackpool
Saturday 19th September, 3pm
The City Ground
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Date:Tuesday September 15 2009
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