Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Big Lad, hot streak

Well, someone certainly seems to have had his pre-season Weetabix. Sunday's so-called "Wonga Derby" at Blackpool was won by a single goal from Big Lad, his third in successive friendlies. He seems to have hit a timely run of form in front of goal, given Papiss Cisse's absence, but did also pick up a knock that saw him withdrawn for the second half at Bloomfield Road. Thankfully Cisse will be back to face St Mirren tonight.

As for the match, it was a relatively uneventful affair which we generally dominated and could have won by more, though Rob Elliot did have to tip a Craig Cathcart header onto the bar and in-demand manager's son Tom Ince was a continual threat. Agent Chopra, now a Tangerine following his departure from Ipswich, offered little.

Strangely enough, it's hard to get excited about a 1-0 win over lacklustre Championship opposition when our first Premier League opponents are Man City, deposed champions who've spent the best part of £100m in the close season. What chance us actually spending anything at all before the big kick-off?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very hurtful to all blackpool fans looking forward to the new season - we do have feelings you know:)

"Lacklustre Championship opposition"

'course there was a time in the not-too-distant past when we would have been thrilled with that description....

Anyway - if you could try and be a little more generous to the opposition as you might inadvertently crush their new-formed hopes before the season has even begun. Thank you.

9:48 am  
Blogger Ben said...

I thought it was fair comment - don't you foresee a season of struggle ahead, given the tough competition in the Championship? Of course, the fact that we only squeaked past you by a single goal speaks volumes about our own quality, and about our hopes for the forthcoming campaign...

1:16 pm  

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