UK time is: 19:53:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Stoke vs. Blackpool

Britannia Stadium

22nd September

7.45pm

Stoke v Blackpool - Match Preview

Blackpool travel to Stoke in the 3rd Round of the Carling Cup looking to extend their brilliant start to the season and claim another Premiership scalp.

Ian Holloway's men will be looking to progress to the last 16 of the competition, but his depleted side will be very much up against it versus a side with an imperious home record.

Holloway is expected to name as many changes as possible for the game, with the focus very much on Saturday's home clash with Peterborough.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is expected to name a vastly changed side from the one that drew against Bolton at the weekend, but despite that, the Potters surely go into tomorrow's game as big favourites.

Will the lack of pressure to get a result play into 'Pool's hands like it did v Wigan? I guess we'll know at around this time tomorrow night.

Vital Quotes:

Rory Delap believes that Stoke can win this season's competition, and as such, will take tomorrow night's game very seriously:

'It's a chance for us to try and win something,' Delap told BBC Radio Stoke.

'Realistically we're not going to win the Premier League, so it's the FA Cup and the Carling Cup we're looking at.'

Stoke Team News:

Tony Pulis is set to ring the changes for tomorrow night's clash, whilst still fielding a strong side.

Uruguayan midfielder Diego Arismendi could get the nod, and expect to see Turkish superstar Tuncay Sanli to get a start.

Player to watch: Tuncay Sanli

The signing of the enigmatic Turkish forward from Middlesbrough last month was testament to the progress made by the Potters in recent times.

Sanli truly is Premier League quality, and on his day, he oozes class and can torment even the best defences.

It will be interesting to see how he fits into Stoke's system... if he clicks, then our defence could be in for a busy night.

Blackpool Team News:

Expect changes. Gilks, Martin, Edwards, Clarke, Bangura and maybe even Eastham will come into the side you would expect.

Player to watch: Joe Martin

With Stephen Crainey looking short of his best, this is a big chance for Martin to stake a claim for a start.

Match Facts & Stats

This is the first time the two sides have ever met in the League Cup.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool v Peterborough
Saturday 26th September, 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: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 21 2009

Time: 10:44PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Blackpool MotM v Bournemouth? (Monday December 22 2014)

Blackpools christmas schedule (Monday December 22 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Bournemouth (Saturday December 20 2014)

Blackpool v Bournemouth: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

Team News: Blackpool v Bournemouth (Saturday December 20 2014)

Blackpool v Bournemouth - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Clark Sets Festive Target (Thursday December 18 2014)

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. SeasideEssexXile 185
2. Bear1951 168
3. premier 1 147
4. Layton_Seasider 124
5. BobHatton 92
6. SaskPool 91
7. SickofMongFans 45
8. SmartBloke 40
9. bfcpete 31
10. seasider91 28

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19
23. Wigan 22 3 8 11 -8 17
24. Blackpool 21 2 6 13 -22 12

Breaking League News

Young trio continue to push for first team chance
Leeds Utd : 22/12/2014 19:14:00
LUFC Bellusci hit with misconduct charge by FA
Leeds Utd : 22/12/2014 18:54:00
LUFC Leeds trip to the Riverside to be shown live
Leeds Utd : 22/12/2014 18:36:00
Pearce: We were the better team all game
Reading : 22/12/2014 15:50:00
Fulham`s McCormack Going Nowhere!
Fulham : 22/12/2014 15:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Lewis 0%
Foley 0%
Nosworthy 0%
Clarke 0%
Kennedy 0%
McMahon 0%
O'Keefe 0%
Eagles 0%
O'Hara 0%
Perkins 0%
Davies 0%
Sub - Murphy 100%
Sub - Delfouneso 0%
Sub - O'Dea 0%