I'm expecting 3 points. No less. Blackpool are poor, new manager or not. We have failed to win in 5, a disappointing sequence of results and certainly not promotion form. Therefore a win tomorrow is an absolute must.
Re team selection for Blackpool match...come on Mick wise up please how long and how many points lost does it take to sink in that the team need freshening up( RB problem) midfield Skuse/ Hyam dont work,i also think Teddy Bishop does a better job than Williams ,and Salmon is not earning his place in the starting eleven.
Crikey, where to start... DeVos, that's what Rinkyperson said. Are you unable to read between the most obvious of lines? Bohslegend, what are you on about? Hunt is a young man and has his entire life to chase dreams- good luck to him, sure. But not at the expense of his current job. It's not complicated. Rinkyperson and Olimar have spelt it out already for any hard of thinking types...
nonsensical reaction rinkydinkpanther. Do you think he's the only football player in his 30's who has interests outside of football? And what about people who are professionals in other walks of life? Should they have no other interests outside work? IMO Hunt has a great attitude as a pro and this is well appreciated by younger players who look up to him.
We have absolutely no devine right to win this one and I agree with MM this will be a tough match and do not be surprised if we do lose. Not happy that Chambers may be right back although I do love the bloke but it is not his position as was demonstrated last week. Just hope Williams is fit to play as he and Mings do add quality and pace to the team. Its all on the day as they say so lets hope its our day. Drove up to Blackpool last night and be warned the M6 round Birmingham was a nightmare.
Mick really shouldn't be worrying about what to expect from a bottom of the table team - after not winning in 5 he should as mentioned in the top post instilling a very positive pre- match attitude in our players, too often with Mick we hear pre and post match interviews bigging up the opposition. Let's be honest there isn't one with Blackpool, they've won once this season !
Just because one can run up and down the park all afternoon if would be a little more beneficial for the team if there was a little less running around and put the effort into doing something worthwhile with the ball.
Well, I'm sure I speak for all Town fans when I say that I hope playing for the club doesn't get in the way of making Tides a successful business. Trying to get promotion to the Premiership is all well and good, but priorities are priorities. A footballer's career is short, after all, and earning thousands upon thousands of pounds a week for approximately 15-20 years sometimes just isn't enough, so he's right to pursue conflicting interests whilst being a full-time professional footballer for Town. I'm sure we all support him in his efforts to ensure his nest continues to get feathered well after football. Everyone paying thirty odd quid a week to go to Portman Road will understand Hunt's absence from the team or squad in light of this.
In fact, the next time he's not involved due to physical, or indeed mental, fatigue owing to his efforts with his other business, the club would be wise to put out buckets so fans can throw in a few extra quid to help him out. My sympathy lies with him.
I'm glad the club are supporting budding entrepreneurs in this way. It can only be a good thing for the Irish economy.
I should be looking forward to this game with a mirthful confidence, safe in the knowledge that we should be walking away with the points. But given our recent run, I fear another slip-up.
Have to say though, Blackpool's demise is quite astonishing. I'm sure they were the envy of many clubs when they were climbing into the top flight, but it has gone very badly wrong this year. After the way Jose Riga rocked the apple cart by standing his ground in the summer, I fear Karl Oyston sees Lee Clark as a doormat - someone who put up with an awful lot at Birmingham City what with zero money to work with and the shadow of a convicted criminal still hanging over the club. I dare say he'll quietly put up with it at Bloomfield Road too, and it'll probably come down to him proving his worth in League One again.
Good report again anyway, Harry. I feel slightly annoyed at myself for never having thought of "Riga Mortis"! Always fascinates me too the sort of creative imagery fans can come up with when discussing their clubs - "If you have a portrait artist, you don't ask him to emulsion landings with broken brushes", "This tapeworm has his mouth-hooks firmly in the guts of our club" etc... I'm quietly impressed!
For most away games a point is ok but I think we MUST win tomorrow.I think we need Henshall or Stewart on the bench to bring on just in case things not going well as often there are no game changers on the bench.I am hoping that my getting up very early for my trip to the seaside tomorrow is worthwhile.