Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday March 12 2010
Saturday 13th March
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!
'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.'
'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.'
Roman Bednar and Jerome Thomas are likely to miss out, but James Morrison could return.
Plenty of goals, plenty of assists... arguably if you stop Dorrans from playing you've won half the battle.
Stephen Crainey, Ian Evatt, Barry Bannan and Hameur Bouazza are all still crocked, although Evo is nearing a return.
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...
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.
Sheffield United away on Tuesday night.
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Date:Friday March 12 2010
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