Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday August 19 2011
Saturday 20th August 2011
Blackpool will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing midweek defeat to Derby when they travel to Brighton tomorrow afternoon.
Ian Holloway's side were well below par on Wednesday night, and will need to improve big style to get anything out of a Brighton side who are on a real roll and have a 100% record this season.
The Seagulls have been transformed since the arrival of Gus Poyet and will guarentee the Seasiders a stern test infront of a sold out Amex Stadium.
Gus Poyet says that the game needs more characters like Ollie:
'I like the way that he [Ollie] feels about the game and the energy he shows on the sidelines. He has a real passion for the game and football needs characters like Ian.'
Meanwhile, Ollie has stated that he may make changes to the side following the performance in midweek:
'We're going to need some pace and we need to work and hurt their back line a lot more than we did against Derby.
'They've got excellent running over the top so I am seriously considering moving [Alex] Baptiste back into that middle zone as well as freshening up my forward line.'
Will Buckley faces a fitness test on a hamstring injury. Kazenga LuaLua remains a doubt.
Lightning quick - if the Seasiders aren't careful their high line of defence could cause all sorts of problems for them with CMS on the pitch.
Craig Cathcart is set to miss out with a reported illness whilst Elliot Grandin is a doubt with a foot injury.
The shining star of Wednesday night's defeat. If Grandin does indeed miss out through injury, GTF could move inside and play in the 'hole' behind the striker - the position that many feels suits him best. Watch him try and dictate things for the Seasiders, hopefully flanked by pace either side.
All 22 previous meetings between Brighton and Blackpool have been league matches. Each club has won eight, with six drawn.
Brighton failed to score in both games when these two last met in League One in 2006/07.
Blackpool have lost only one of the last five league meetings with the Seagulls.
The promoted Seagulls have not won the first four matches of a league season since the old Third Division South campaign of 1953.
Victory for the Seasiders meanwhile would give us our best start to a league campaign in twenty years.
Crystal Palace v Blackpool
Saturday 27th August
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Friday August 19 2011
Village Hotels To End Sponsorship (Thursday August 27 2015)
Holloway Has His Say (Tuesday August 25 2015)
Basham On Blackpool (Tuesday August 25 2015)
Transfer Progress Being Made (Monday August 24 2015)
Sheffield United vs Blackpool (Sunday August 23 2015)
Blackpool Transfer Talk- Michael Smith (Thursday August 20 2015)
McDonald: '3 Or 4 Plates Spinning At The Moment' (Thursday August 20 2015)
Blackpool vs Burton Albion (Tuesday August 18 2015)
Third Goalkeeping Coach Joins (Sunday August 16 2015)
Blackpool vs Rochdale (Sunday August 16 2015)
|Coventry City v Southend United
» Coventry : 28/08/2015 11:35:00
|Smith Still Hoping To Sign Two - One Deal Breaks Down
» Walsall : 28/08/2015 11:27:01
|It's Friday - It's Latics Podcast Day! - Homeward Bound
» Wigan : 28/08/2015 09:57:01
|Keeper Wasn't Giving Up Without A Fight!
» Gillingham : 28/08/2015 09:57:01
|Colchester Bring In Midfielder
» Colchester : 28/08/2015 09:54:00