UK time is: 19:47:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nottingham Forest vs. Blackpool

The City Ground

Saturday 14th March

15.00

Preview: Forest v 'Pool

Forest away... ah, the memories.

Whereas our last visit to the City Ground saw us seal a playoff final berth, tomorrow's visit could see us take a step closer to securing a playoff semi final berth this time around.

With just four games of the regular season remaining, the Seasiders find themselves in 5th place with a four point - and superior goal difference - gap to 7th placed Brighton.

'Pool manager Ian Holloway will be keen for his side to secure their place in the top six as soon as possible with three tough games to follow this weekend's clash.

He'll also be keen for the tangerines to build some momentum; something we've (arguably) been short of all season.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves though, Forest represent a tough test - indeed, Steve Cotterill's already beaten us twice this season... can he make it a hattrick?

Vital Quotes:

Ollie is convinced that Blackpool have what it takes to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking:

'It seems like we have that bounce in our stride again.

'It feels like we have our mojo back and that is great because boy, do we need it right now.

'That spirit, that determination - it looks like we are back to our best in every department.

'We are playing some great football and we are attacking and looking like the team I want us to be.

'We have to continue to be upbeat, positive and believe we can win these last four and then scrap it out with the others in the play-offs.'

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Gareth McCleary is suspended after his red card against Peterborough, whilst Guy Moussi is also a doubt with a calf injury.

Player to watch: Radoslaw Majeski

The creative midfielder has been quiet by his standards this season, but a recent hat-trick suggests he may be getting back to his best.

Blackpool Team News:

Kevin Phillips is likely to miss out with the hip injury that he broke down in training with last weekend. The veteran striker has been sent to a specialist.

Roman Bednar remains a fortnight away from fitness, whilst Keith Southern is suspended.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher should be ok to return.

Player to watch: Stephen Dobbie

His return to the club seems to have sparked the Seasiders into life once more. Has a key role to play in the coming weeks.

Match Facts & Stats

Forest beat us 2-1 at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, and Steve Cotterill has beaten us twice this season.

Forest are seven points clear of the drop zone having won six of their last twelve.

Only Doncaster have lost more times than Forest this season - 24 v 22.

Forest have drawn the fewest number of games in the league.

Forest have only picked up 19 points at home, losing a dozen times along the way.

'Pool are the only team to have scored in every Championship match in 2012.

They have gained an unequalled 31 points from losing positions, and are two places and four points better off than they were at this stage in 2010, in their last promotion campaign. That season they totalled 70 points, and a victory here would equal that mark with three more to play.

Next Fixtures:

Leeds at home on Tuesday night.




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:Friday April 13 2012

Time: 6:07PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Oyston calls in police (Thursday April 24 2014)

why not join up to Blackpool Vital (Thursday April 24 2014)

Pool hand out 3000 free tickets (Thursday April 24 2014)

Final 2 games for Seasiders (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Blackpool team v Brighton (Monday April 21 2014)

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Archived 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 1 344
2. SaskPool 224
3. SeasideEssexXile 190
4. Poole-Pool 181
5. Bear1951 169
6. Albert Ramsbottom 152
7. BobHatton 89
8. UAE Seasider 84
9. 53CODGER 63
10. nodrogaty 61

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

Owls recall McCabe from Pompey loan
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 18:48:00
Martin Happy With Play-Offs
Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
Cherries host Forest
Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
Prutton weighing up playing options
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
Owls have competition for Hull striker
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00
Owls suffer double injury blow
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:28:00
Scout Focus: Leeds United
Birmingham : 24/04/2014 13:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

how many more points will Blackpool get
Suggested By:  
1 50%
2 0%
3 25%
4 25%
5 0%
6 0%