Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

My Kingdom For a Pitch?

Blackpool
0 - 0
Hull

A Cow Field

01.01.2013

Attendance:

Referee:

Well. Another clean sheet. Another point gained. We held our own against the team currently in second place. Ok, so that's the good sound bites out of the way. Wether having slammed the pitch once again, Michael Appleton felt he best not go all out negative; and so we get the 'happy with a clean sheet' line. Really? When you see a formation line up, it's usually the case, unless you are playing table football, that the players don't actually stay rooted to that actual physical placement. Except today.

A Blackpool team used to be a cliche Heaven for commentators, breathe of fresh air, the entertainers, a roller coaster, the list was endless. So what has happened? No movement, no width, no end product. Is this the same team who were on fire in the early part of the season?

Well, the manager thinks it's the pitch. 'If I could have one transfer in the window, it'd be a new pitch' he said in his post match press conference. The players have said it too. So did the previous manager. Funny the Chairman does not see, to agree. Fair enough to say managers are not business men, nor are fans, that he knows business etc. but likewise does he not accept the wisdom of the experts who all say the pitch is a disgrace? It's a shambles. The team needs a proper surface and qualified staff to maintain it.

And, whilst the pitch contributed to the performance; have we seen the end of rotating positional play, pass and move and scoring goals? Maybe to cynical a report on a New Years Day, so feel free to respond. It just seemed to be flat, stale Lambrini today, not the New Year Champers.


Writer:Simon Heaney
Date:Tuesday January 1 2013
Time: 8:05PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Exeter MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Slocombe0%
Mellor0%
Aimson100%
Robertson0%
Taylor0%
Potts0%
Flores0%
Daniel0%
Osayi-Samuel0%
Matt0%
Odelusi0%
Sub - Black0%
Sub - Philliskirk0%
Sub - Cullen0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 33 19 8 6 65 23
2 Plymouth 32 19 5 8 62 17
3 Carlisle 33 15 13 5 58 8
4 Portsmouth 32 16 7 9 55 19
5 Luton 33 14 12 7 54 18
6 Exeter 33 15 6 12 51 16
7 Colchester 33 14 8 11 50 8
8 Mansfield 33 13 11 9 50 5
9 Stevenage 33 15 4 14 49 2
10 Cambridge 32 13 7 12 46 4
11 Wycombe 33 13 7 13 46 -2
12 Barnet 33 11 12 10 45 -3
13 Morecambe 32 13 6 13 45 -6
14 Grimsby 33 12 8 13 44 -1
15 Blackpool 32 10 13 9 43 12
16 Crawley 32 12 6 14 42 -10
17 Yeovil 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Crewe 33 8 12 13 36 -12
19 Cheltenham 33 8 11 14 35 -9
20 Accrington 31 8 10 13 34 -10
21 Notts County 33 9 7 17 34 -21
22 Hartlepool 33 7 11 15 32 -19
23 Leyton Orient 33 8 5 20 29 -16
24 Newport 33 5 11 17 26 -16
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 7 2017 7:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile265
2.premier 1260
3.Layton_Seasider179
4.Bear1951130
5.Hastings85
6.BobHatton40
7.Morbid37
8.53CODGER26
9.nodrogaty24
10.whitey194222
Vital Football Comment