UK time is: 17:41:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool vs. Liverpool

Bloomfield Road

26th December 2010

3pm

Preview: 'Pool v 'Pool

This game is subject to a midday pitch inspection, but should it go ahead it's undoubtedly our biggest Boxing Day game in a long, long time.

Liverpool will be the first of the 'big four' to travel to Bloomfield Road, and do so with an awful away record and with Blackpool looking to record a double over them after their 2-1 win at Anfield earlier in the season.

Let's hope that Santa still has three points left in his sack for us!

Vital Quotes:

Ian Holloway enjoyed the best Christmas Day of his managerial career yesterday:

'This is certainly just about the happiest I've been since I became a manager 15 years ago.

'Life in general feels so good at the moment, partly to do with the football and where the club is, and partly to do with my own circumstances.

'I am loving it here, and it's why when someone links me with another job, I tell them they're wasting their time.

'I feel comfortable here. It is the right club for me.'

Blackpool Team News:

Captain Charlie Adam is suspended, with Ludovic Sylvestre expected to deputise.

Matt Gilks, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke and Paul Rachubka are long term absentees, while the game might come too soon for Alex Baptiste, Marlon Harewood and Malaury Martin to return.

Player to watch: Ludovic Sylvestre

With Charlie Adam suspended, Ludo is expected to replace him.

A big game for the lad; we know he's a good player, but can he fill Charlie's boots?

Liverpool Team News:

Steven Gerrard returns, but Jamie Carragher is still crocked.

Daniel Agger and Fernando Torres are both also expected to return.

Player to watch: Steven Gerrard

The heartbeat of Liverpool's side, if anyone inspires Liverpool to victory today it'll be Gerrard.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time Blackpool completed a league double over Liverpool was in 1946/7.

We're unbeaten in four v Liverpool games, winning two of those.

However, Liverpool have won their last five games at Bloomfield Road.

Liverpool are unbeaten in six at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool have scored more goals from outside the area than any other team in the Premier League this season - 6.

Blackpool have only lost one of their last seven.

106 - The amount of shots Blackpool have let their opponents have against them, the highest in the league.

Liverpool have only picked up five points on the road this season.

Woy Hodgson has only won one of his last 27 away league games.

Next Fixtures:

Sunderland away on Tuesday. 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:Sunday December 26 2010

Time: 7:20AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

On this day 1929 (Sunday August 31 2014)

On this day 2007 (Sunday August 31 2014)

Who's next for pool? (Sunday August 31 2014)

Join up to the forum (Sunday August 31 2014)

The wait continues for pool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 2-1 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 2-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

HALF TIME: Millwall 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)

UPDATE: Millwall 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 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. premier 1 51
2. Bear1951 41
3. Poole-Pool 19
4. BobHatton 9
5. LythamFY8Pool 8
6. SmartBloke 8
7. 53CODGER 7
8. whitey1942 6
9. Bribaba 5
10. bfcpete 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1 - 2 Brentford
Blackpool 1 - 2 Blackburn
Millwall 2 - 1 Blackpool
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 5 2 0 3 -5 6
19. Ipswich 5 1 2 2 -1 5
20. Birmingham 5 1 2 2 -5 5
21. Huddersfield 5 1 1 3 -7 4
22. Bolton 5 0 1 4 -6 1
23. Fulham 5 0 1 4 -7 1
24. Blackpool 5 0 0 5 -6 0

Breaking League News

Boss hints at international break relief
Reading : 02/09/2014 16:55:00
RUFC - Gaffer On His Latest Signings
Rotherham : 02/09/2014 15:49:00
Striker happy to arrive
Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 15:36:00
Winger ready to impress
Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 15:29:00
Good business for Boro
Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 15:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many players will Pool sign before the deadline?
Suggested By:  
None 48%
1 23%
2 15%
3 0%
4 7%
More 7%