UK time is: 20:25:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool 0 - Brighton 0

Bloomfield Road

10th March 2007, 3pm

Attendance: 8163

Honours Even...

It is interesting to note that in today's match programme, official Football League stats revealed that the 4th and 5th best places to see goals in the league this season are The Withdean and Bloomfield Road, with 2.72 and 2.71 goals per match, respectively. How ironic then is it that neither side could register a goal in what was Blackpool's first 0-0 draw, since September 23rd away at Doncaster.

In all honesty it was a poor encounter which meant a nil-nil stalemate was the only reasonable outcome.

Grayson elected to stick with the same line-up that beat Bournemouth on Tuesday night, with Michael Jackson still sidelined through illness and influential midfield anchor, Keith Southern still feeling the effects of the knock on his knee. Keigan Parker and Wes Hoolahan remained on the bench while Andy Morrell and Ben Burgess continued in attack.

The opening exchanges left nothing to be excited about. Adrian Forbes went close with an effort that hit the side-netting in front of the vacant South Stand - once again occupied by cars!

laus Jorgensen - ineffectual for the majority of his time at the club - was probably the player who was most likely to break the deadlock, a free header 6 yards out flashed agonisingly wide on the stroke of half time.

As has happened in the last few home games, 'Pool came out of the gates strong in the second half and pressed from the whistle - with Larry tweaking things slightly, going 3-5-2 with Danny Coid slotting in at left wing, meaning Gillett moved slightly more central.

Jorgensen forced a fantastic save from Scott Flinders in the Brighton goal, whereas Paul Rachubka pulled off an even better save at the opposite end to deny Brighton taking the lead on a counter-attack from a Blackpool corner!

Wes Hoolahan, Keigan Parker and Scott Vernon were brought on late on in the second half for Adrian Forbes, Andy Morrell and Ben Burgess respectively, however only Wes Hoolahan really showed any signs of changing the game. Parker on a couple of occasions decided to go to ground when it would have been easier to cross the ball into the area.

With the point in the bag, and Tranmere losing to Swansea, Blackpool clamber back into the playoff places in 6th place, 3 points behind Oldham in 5th and level on points with Tranmere - who have played one more game than the Seasiders - who are themselves only 1 point ahead of Swansea City in 8th.

With only 4 points separating 6th and 10th, it could very well be the final game of the season against Swansea that decides Blackpool's Playoff, and therefore League One, status.

Points mean Playoffs. I think that says it all, the next 10 games will make or break our season.




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: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 10 2007

Time: 9:57PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 219
2. Poole-Pool 167
3. Bear1951 132
4. SeasideEssexXile 120
5. Albert Ramsbottom 105
6. SaskPool 103
7. UAE Seasider 75
8. BobHatton 62
9. nodrogaty 48
10. 53CODGER 46

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 42 11 10 21 -26 43
20. Blackpool 42 10 12 20 -26 42
21. Charlton 41 10 11 20 -24 41
22. Millwall 42 9 13 20 -30 40
23. Barnsley 42 9 12 21 -28 39

Breaking League News

DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00
Glovers Recall Foley
Yeovil : 16/04/2014 19:34:00
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners
Wigan : 16/04/2014 18:34:00
Midfielder frustrated with red return
Reading : 16/04/2014 18:01:00
Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension
Sheff Wed : 16/04/2014 15:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 60%
Other ways to show it 40%