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Fortress Bloomfield

So, finally a home win for the Pool and just in the nick of time for Simon Grayson? Four draws and a win in the last five home games has seemed to steady the good ship Bloomfield and now it`s time to kick on with the season.

The win was much needed but didn`t move the Pool up one place in the league due to teams around us doing well. But this win under the belt we need to start a run and what a good time to impress the rest of League One with the televised encounter down on the south coast against Brighton.

Lights, Camera, Action...

The Seasiders have had a mixed bag of success in the past when we`ve featured on Sky Sports, and that one time on ITV digital. Three televised finals at the Millennium Stadium went ok, other TV appearances stick out too, the fantastic night match at Kidderminster, the away leg of the Play-Offs at Hartlepool, and last years thrashing of Scunthorpe in Simon Grayson first match in charge.

Yet a few games stick out for the wrong reasons, the F.A. cup defeat to Yeovil at home in 2000, the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Tranmere in 2001 on ITV and the away defeat at Q.P.R in 2002 with a quality Clarke Carlisle own goal.

Spackman

The latest managerial casualty took place last week with Millwall`s chief Nigel Spackman receiving the chop. Millwall were tipped for a good season after being relegated from the Championship but the former Liverpool defender got of to a terrible start at the New Den winning only two games out of fifteen.

Spackman despite being a manager for a few years has had little experience as a manager, his time at Sheffield United was brief and but successful, he had to wait 3 years until his next stab at management at Barnsley and then five years till the Millwall post.

Shaping up,

So after 12 league games how`s the league shaping up, early leaders Forrest have grabbed the top spot by the scruff of the neck with Colin Calderwood being able to harness the potential of the sleeping giants after last years poor showing with Gary Megson in charge.

Behind Forrest are Yeovil who under the stewardship of Russell Slade are three points behind the leaders along with Bristol City who under former Yeovil manager Gary Johnson are starting to show so promise.

One of the teams that have underperformed so far is last years pace setters Swansea City. The Swans haven`t been able to shrug of the play-off hangover from the gut-wrenching defeat to Barnsley at the Millennium Stadium.

At the lower reach of the table, Rotherham still prop up the other 23 teams only due to their 10 point deduction for going into administration, without that penalty they`d be sitting in 18th place.

After the Millers its last Saturday`s opponents Leyton Orient, manager Martin Ling has put their poor showing this season down to their poor away record. Third from bottom is manager less Millwall and occupying the last relegation spot is ourselves, only 9 points away from the play-offs, lets home for one of our good TV showings against Brighton on the box on Sunday.

Writer:Campbell_BFC
Date:Thursday October 5 2006
Time: 2:55PM

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