Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Preview: Baggies v Blackpool

West Brom
vs.
Blackpool

The Hawthorns

Saturday 13th March

3.00pm

Blackpool travel to West Brom tomorrow aiming to continue their late push for the playoffs.

If the Seasiders pick up another three points tomorrow and other results go their way, then they could make a return to the top six with just ten games to go - an incredible feat.

With 50 points already on the board, you'd hope that the Seasiders will be able to play with a bit more freedom and hopefully they'll come out and attack a West Brom side that have looked a wee bit shaky of late.

However, the Seasiders don't have the best of records against the Baggies since returning to the Championship, so perhaps anything we get tomorrow should be looked at as a bonus... then again, you could say that we owe them a beating!

Vital Quotes:

Ian Holloway:

'I don't think Newcastle's wheels are going to come off. Their name is more or less stamped on top spot and the next four place are pretty much nailed on - but that sixth-place is still up for grabs.

'The club that grabs sixth place will need to win seven, maybe eight, of their last 11 games. We'll find out whether we're capable of doing it over the next few weeks.

'We have 50 points already and a chance to be really brave and try and win matches by putting teams on the back foot, which is what I think I can do now. I can actually take gambles which is a wonderful situation to be in.

'Realistically we need three more points from now until the end of the season, so I'm going to go into those games maybe even more cavalier than I've been before. Obviously we want to be solid and strong but we can play our expansive football even more so now, which is fantastic news because it could cause all sorts of upsets.'

Stephen Dobbie:

'It was a good to be back in the team at the weekend and I felt we played really well and won a hard-fought three points.

'But you can't take anything for granted and I just hope I can keep myself in the team and help the boys achieve their aims.

'Results show anybody can beat anybody on their day, so we've just got to make sure that come the last couple of games we are close to the play-offs and give ourselves a real good chance of pushing on into that top six.'

West Brom Team News:

Roman Bednar and Jerome Thomas are likely to miss out, but James Morrison could return.

Player to watch: Graeme Dorrans

Plenty of goals, plenty of assists... arguably if you stop Dorrans from playing you've won half the battle.

Blackpool Team News:

Stephen Crainey, Ian Evatt, Barry Bannan and Hameur Bouazza are all still crocked, although Evo is nearing a return.

Player to watch: Charlie Adam

He has a long throw too now you know.

Charlie should be up for this game as well: big game, and cometh the hour, cometh the man...

Match Facts & Stats

Albion have won three on the spin against us.

We last won at The Hawthorns in the 60s, when my dad had hair.

We've not won away in five and haven't scored in our last three away games.

Next Fixtures:

Sheffield United away on Tuesday night.


Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday March 12 2010
Time: 11:53PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Luton MotM
Suggested By:
Slocombe3%
Aimson3%
Aldred7%
Robertson3%
Mellor3%
Payne0%
Danns7%
Potts14%
Taylor0%
Delfouneso3%
Cullen32%
Sub - Black0%
Sub - Gnanduillet25%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1205
2.Bear1951158
3.SeasideEssexXile121
4.SaskPool94
5.Layton_Seasider60
6.BobHatton52
7.Hastings50
8.whitey194233
9.bfcpete31
10.nunu26
The Vital Football Members League