Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Blackpool v Posh (Preview)

Blackpool
vs.
Posh

Bloomfield Road

26/09/09

15:00

After the glorious demolition of Newcastle, in the Carling Cup, and the dramatic fight back against Reading it`s a trip to Blackpool for Posh. Will it be a sunshine weekend for Posh or will the fixture see us all at sea?

Vital Quotes:

After two wins in a matter of four days, confidence is obviously high in the camp and Darren Ferguson is already plotting a strategy that will see our poor start turn into a start we expected.

Speaking about what lies ahead, he remarked as follows to the local media,

'Everyone has been lively and upbeat all week because they were two big wins for us. It's been a good few days for the club and now we want to make it the perfect week by winning again.

'It will be a hard game as Blackpool have started the season well and they are very well-organised and hard to beat, but we will go there in a very positive frame of mind.

'The next two games are really important for us. If we can pick up six points we will have 13 points from 10 matches and that would have to be classed as a satisfactory start."


All together now - oh we do like to be beside the seaside…………..

Blackpool Team News:

Blackpool are managed by one of football`s great characters, Ian Holloway. Holloway, following in the shoes of Simon Grayson, who left to join Leeds United, will be without his hamstring victim, centre back Ian Evatt for the fixture.

He also has several others struggling in the shape of Ishmel Demontagnac, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Daniel Nardiello.

Player to watch: Hameur Bouazza

The former Fulham player has Championship pedigree after playing for Watford, Charlton and Birmingham previously. Signed for the Tangerines recently after deciding that Turkish football, after one game; wasn`t for him. Has pace in abundance so our defence will have to be on guard.

Posh Team News:

After two wins on the trot, say it again folks it did happen, Darren Ferguson will only be considering minor changes. The bulk of the team will stay as we expect it to and the only questions remain around the midfield area. Will Frecklington start of will Coutts, Batt and Whelpdale come into the picture?

Definitely out though is Charlie Lee who continues to struggle with an ankle injury. Here at Vital Posh we suspect that Darren will go with a starting eleven that won`t be too far removed from:-

Lewis, Martin, Zakuani, Morgan, Williams, Boyd, Diagouraga, Frecklington, Whelpdale, Mackail-Smith and Mclean.

Player to watch: Craig Mackail-Smith

Two goals in two games bode well for the striker. Can he keep his scoring run going with a goal at Bloomfield Road or will Blackpool coast to victory and keep him quiet?

Match Facts & Stats

The last time the two clubs clashed was back in April 2005 when Posh triumphed 1-0 leaving the tangerines all at sea.

On Saturday, Posh will be looking to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season. As for our hosts they`ve only conceded two goals at Bloomfield Road this season, 0-0 did I hear someone say?

Match Prediction:

This Posh fan reckons that come Saturday night we`ll all be celebrating on the 'Golden Mile` wearing 'Kiss Me Quick` hats after Posh notch up a win. The game may be a real rollercoaster ride but we have this feeling the ill wind blowing in from the Irish sea will leave Blackpool feeling more seasick than us. 2-1 to Posh!

Next Fixtures:

Plymouth Argyle, Tuesday night at London Road!


Writer:PoshPete
Date:Friday September 25 2009
Time: 1:45PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many of the final 10 games will Posh win?
Suggested By:
025%
15%
215%
320%
425%
510%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 38 23 9 6 78 30
2 Bolton 38 21 9 8 72 26
3 Fleetwood 38 19 11 8 68 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 38 16 12 10 60 11
7 Millwall 37 16 12 9 60 9
8 Bristol Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 0
9 Oxford 38 16 7 15 55 5
10 Rochdale 37 15 9 13 54 4
11 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
12 Peterborough 39 14 10 15 52 0
13 Wimbledon 38 12 15 11 51 3
14 Northampton 39 14 7 18 49 -6
15 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
16 MK Dons 38 12 11 15 47 -1
17 Bury 39 12 9 18 45 -7
18 Gillingham 39 11 12 16 45 -16
19 Oldham 39 10 14 15 44 -12
20 Shrewsbury 38 11 10 17 43 -12
21 Port Vale 37 10 11 16 41 -17
22 Swindon 39 9 9 21 36 -19
23 Chesterfield 39 8 9 22 33 -26
24 Coventry 39 6 11 22 29 -28
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.oonfun1
Write for Vital Football