Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

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Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:28 pm

"Men may come, and men may go,
But I go on for ever" *
(Tennyson)

*With respectful reference to Mr. Stanley Matthews

An early (and brief) preview this week, as I'm just in the act of dashing off to Hospital for my Cochlear Implant surgery ... (having been referred to the CI team a little over 2 years ago). Blackpool are currently upper-mid table, 4 points ahead of us - their League One recent form:-

9 September Scunthorpe United (A) Drew 0-0
12 September Plymouth Argyle (A) Won 1-3
16 September Oxford United (H) Won 3-1
23 September Bristol Rovers (A) Lost 3-1
26 September Rochdale (H) Drew 0-0
30 September Southend United (A) Lost 2-1

Gary Bowyer was appointed Manager a little over a year ago, the club having got through 8 managers in the previous 3 years. At that time the sexual abuse scandal was linked to Blackpool, with former player Paul Stewart alleging abuse by Frank Roper who had been associated with Blackpool in the 1980's. This is yet another smear to add to those linked with the Oyston hierarchy at the club, owner Owen Oyston having been convicted of the rape of a 16-year old girl in 1996.

The current captain is well-known to Saddlers' fans in the form of Andy Taylor, although he seems to be appearing more on the bench than the field of play at the moment.

Will Jon Whitney go for plan A, B, C, D or even E for this game? Much will depend on the tiredness-in-the-legs factor that has to be brought into any calculation. The most positive aspect for him is that at least he should have a full squad from which to choose, and there is a groundswell of opinion that thinks that Tyler Roberts and Agyei jointly up-front should be a basic prerequisite to other considerations. As ever - wait and see.

Prediction? Let's see if we can achieve 2 rare events for this one .... (1) Not concede a penalty, and (2) Keep a clean sheet. A lot to ask, I know, but Shrewsbury Town were denied an open-play goal, and there's no reason to suppose that Blackpool are any better than the Sloppies, is there? So I will tempt fate and go for a 2-0 home win, with Tony Richards and Ken Hodgkisson chipping in with the goals. The referee to award Blackpool a penalty, but be over-ruled by an officious linesman.......

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Good luck with the operation, you old git! :D :D

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:44 pm

It gets harder to predict these results because we never know which team he is going to put out :| if he goes with Tyler and Agyei up front with Ozzy is for me one of the best forward lines in the league, so with this in mind I would go 2-0 but if he persists with backa then I can't see us getting much out of the game, I also think that with the mature performances of Kory he should also start

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Baka is suspended apparently.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:53 pm

Looking for a win here.

We've just had the most god-awful run of games with the top 6 and Oxford.

Let's see what this team can do!

2-0

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:26 pm

2-1 with the mandatory penalty to Blackpool.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:11 am

I reckon the score line will be similar to January 2016. Leading for ages. Late Blackpool goal (via a penalty this time though and not a rebounded free kick) - fudge off O'Driscoll.

1-1.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 am

SoccerHQ wrote:Baka is suspended apparently.


Whitney will appeal to the European Court of Justice in order to put him in the front line for this match.....what possible other combination could there be?

Answers on a postcard please, addressed to Mr Motivator, c/o The Banks's's' stadium.... :?

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:11 am

We absolutely have to start Roberts and Agyei up top. We also need to drop Morris too.

If we do, 2-0. If not. 0-1.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Play Roberts and Agyei up front and sacrifice Morris. Go back to wing backs. Comfortable win.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:58 pm

Gripper wrote:I reckon the score line will be similar to January 2016. Leading for ages. Late Blackpool goal (via a penalty this time though and not a rebounded free kick) - fudge off O'Driscoll.

1-1.


That was one of the games that cost automatic promotion really, Blackpool were awful and went down that season.

Gary Bowyer done a top job though, promoted straight back and top half now with all the problems they have with the Oystons (look saddlers owners worse than Bonser :wink: ) is not to be underestimated.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 am

Comparing Bonser with the biggest lunatic you can think of isn't really a valid argument.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:47 am

This will be a pulsating game, I feel, with many goals.

WALSALL 6-4 BLACKPOOL

Walsall

Goalie: Mark Gayle

Goals:
Dave Bamber
Colin Methven
Andy Watson
Darren Byfield
Andy Taylor
Andy Butler

Blackpool

Goalie: Freb Barber

Goals:
Ricky Sbragia (PEN) 1min
Tony Dinning (PEN) 44min
Pedro Matias(PEN) 46min
Ishmel Demontagnac(PEN) 96min (retaken twice as he had a set to with Mark Gayle!)

ATT; 5327 (356 Pools)

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 pm

saddlerphil wrote:This will be a pulsating game, I feel, with many goals.

WALSALL 6-4 BLACKPOOL

Walsall

Goalie: Mark Gayle

Goals:
Dave Bamber
Colin Methven
Andy Watson
Darren Byfield
Andy Taylor
Andy Butler

Blackpool

Goalie: Freb Barber

Goals:
Ricky Sbragia (PEN) 1min
Tony Dinning (PEN) 44min
Pedro Matias(PEN) 46min
Ishmel Demontagnac(PEN) 96min (retaken twice as he had a set to with Mark Gayle!)

ATT; 5327 (356 Pools)


The goal scorers are more likely than the gate.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 pm

leics_saddler wrote:Comparing Bonser with the biggest lunatic you can think of isn't really a valid argument.


I haven't compared him to the Venkys.... :wink:

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 am

I think we will win this one....Chambers should be back after his fatigue and with a week on the training ground our set pieces should be better. UTS

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am

I've had a sudden weird feeling that tomorrow's going to be a corker. 4-1 Walsall

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 am

I hope we can "tower" over them and "shore" up the defence

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:09 pm

I would say it's the battle of the illumination towns and ours are better than then theirs, but due to the short-sighted tossers at Walsall Council that's no longer true :evil:

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Paulus68 wrote:
saddlerphil wrote:This will be a pulsating game, I feel, with many goals.

WALSALL 6-4 BLACKPOOL

Walsall

Goalie: Mark Gayle

Goals:
Dave Bamber
Colin Methven
Andy Watson
Darren Byfield
Andy Taylor
Andy Butler

Blackpool

Goalie: Freb Barber

Goals:
Ricky Sbragia (PEN) 1min
Tony Dinning (PEN) 44min
Pedro Matias(PEN) 46min
Ishmel Demontagnac(PEN) 96min (retaken twice as he had a set to with Mark Gayle!)

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The goal scorers are more likely than the gate.


Fair point :D
I did think the 'Poolers would bring a few to visit an urbanised town with all our attractions and had a gander at our lightbulbs. But i forgot that the council have switched them off :(

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:34 pm

I'm betting we give away two penalties today.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:35 pm

Starting XI:

Gillespie

Wilson
Roberts
Guthrie
Devlin

Edwards
Morris
Leahy
Oztumer

Bakayoko
Agyei

Substitutes: Chambers, Roberts, Kinsella, Flanagan, Roberts, Donnellan, Kouhyar

Andy Taylor on the bench for the visitors

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:37 pm

Tyler Roberts on the bench. :roll:

Just checked and Bakayoko got his fifth yellow last week. One of those was in the paint pot trophy so assume it dosen't count for league games.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:39 pm

Bakayoko and not Roberts :shock: FFS!

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Sadsfan wrote:Bakayoko and not Roberts :shock: FFS!


No excuse this week.

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Elsewhere ... Bury 0 Bradford City 1 (8 min)

Wigan Athletic 1 Southend Utd 0 (9 min)

Portsmouth 1 M K Dons 0 (11 min)

Charlton Athletic 1 Doncaster Rovers 0

In the important game, Blackpool have had 5 dangerous attacks and 3 corners in the first 7 minutes. We haven't had anything in either category. :(

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:18 pm

Welsh_Saddler wrote:Elsewhere ... Bury 0 Bradford City 1 (8 min)

Wigan Athletic 1 Southend Utd 0 (9 min)

Portsmouth 1 M K Dons 0 (11 min)

Charlton Athletic 1 Doncaster Rovers 0

In the important game, Blackpool have had 5 dangerous attacks and 3 corners in the first 7 minutes. We haven't had anything in either category. :(


Perhaps they feel a bit leggy with all the exra training this week :wink:

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:19 pm

SUPER SADDLERS!!!!!!!!!!! 1-0 after 17 minutes....... :D :D :D (Turkish Messi with a direct free kick)

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:20 pm

Worldie from that lad who doesn’t fit into our system again

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Re: Blackpool (H) League One 14th Oct, 3pm

Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:20 pm

ozzzzy yesss !!

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