Friday, 14 October 2011

My preview of #WestHam v Blackpool



So we play the Seasiders on Saturday at home which I am looking forward to. Hopefully one team that will not treat the day like a FA Cup final and will play openly. I not sure Ian Holloway knows to play any other way. I am told Blackpool returned most of their ticket allocation so it may turn out to be the smallest away fans of the season so far with less than 1,000.

There is a possability that Winston Reid  who has recovered from a hamstring, Mark Noble with a problem toe and Matty Taylor with a calf injury could all be passed fit and available for selection for the game.

David Bentley has returned to Spurs after his operation and will not be seen in a West Ham shirt again and Guy Demel is pushing for a start after recovering from a hamstring problem.

West Ham have won 21 of their 51 competitive matches against Blackpool, with the Seasiders winning 17, and 13 drawn.

The Irons are unbeaten in six league clashes with Blackpool, winning four and drawing two since a 2-1 defeat at Bloomfield Road in March 1966.

 It's 77 years since Blackpool last took away maximum points from the Boleyn.

 West Ham's 18 points after the first 10 games is our best for eight years.

Sam Allardyce began his league managerial career with Blackpool for two seasons from July 1994.

I have done an interview for the Blackpool Gazette about what Blackpool fans can expect on Saturday ;-) http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/

Prediction is an open game but I think we will edge it 3-2!

We will be recording Moore Than Just A Podcast Episode 8 on Monday evening to review the Blackpool game and look ahead to Southampton away.

http://moorethanjustapodcast.podbean.com

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