Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Head To Head: Reading

Head To Head: Reading
The Seasiders travel to the Madejski Stadium on Saturday to face Reading, but how have the teams fared in past meetings?

Games: 32
Blackpool wins: 9
Draws: 10
Reading wins: 13

1926 was the year of the first meeting between the two sides, with 'Pool coming out on top 3-1 and doing the double over the Royals later that year.

The following season two games were played in two days over Christmas, ending in a victory apiece.

In recent times Blackpool have found it tough going. The 2-0 victory in 1999 (thanks to goals from Martin Aldridge and Phil Clarkson) is the only win since 1983 - 20 games ago.

Last season at the Madejski, Lee Hendrie was given his marching orders in the first half shortly after the hosts had taken the lead. Simon Grayson's side battled well but ultimately lost 1-0, with Paul Rachubka even saving a late penalty.

There was more of a punchy display back in April for the return fixture at Bloomfield Road. This time caretaker manager Tony Parkes' team came from two goals down inside 25 minutes to draw 2-2 thanks to Keith Southern and DJ Campbell's strikes.

Hopefully Ian Holloway's first visit to Reading as Blackpool boss will bring more of the spirit shown in April (or the attacking display in 1929, winning 7-0!) instead of the weak performances shown against our hosts in recent times.

Date:Wednesday November 18 2009
Time: 10:22AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

A short time ago the EFL finally announced who would be playing which Academy side in this year's EFL Trophy.

Groups To Be Confirmed For EFL Trophy 2017/18

Following on from the earlier draw for clubs in League One and Two, the 16 invited Category One...

EFL Trophy Group Stage Info 2017

With the announcement of the Category One Academy clubs that had been invited to participate in this year's EFL Trophy yesterday, here are the full...

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Exeter MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Osayi-Samuel1%
Sub - Black1%
Sub - Flores3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

1.premier 193
Write for Vital Football