Newcastle 0 Blackpool 2 September 12, 2010
Blackpool against the odds won at Newcastle 0 -2..
Brad with Charlie..
The coach driver was lost, and our first stop was here..
We enter Newcastle and the Angel of the North..
And over the Tyne..
A seriously big stadium..
The game gets under way..
Blackpool’s fairytale start to life in the Premier League continued on Saturday as goals from Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell secured a 2-0 win at Newcastle.
Ian Holloway’s side were widely tipped for an immediate return to the Championship after their surprise promotion via the play-offs last season.
But Holloway’s collection of cast-offs and journeymen have defied the odds to win two of their first four matches and they sit proudly in fourth place after a gutsy display at St James’ Park.
The Seasiders took the lead through Adam’s penalty and, after several fine saves from Matt Gilks, Campbell grabbed the second goal in the final moments to hand Newcastle their first home defeat in 27 matches.
However, the victory was bitter-sweet for Blackpool as it came in the week youth team coach Gary Parkinson was left critically ill in hospital after suffering a stroke.
Newcastle’s defence was carved open by Adam’s 12th minute through-ball and Steve Harper had to block Campbell’s effort at point blank range before turning Brett Ormerod’s follow-up around the post.
The hosts responded through defender Mike Williamson, who met Joey Barton’s 25th minute free-kick with a looping header which evaded Gilks but came back off a post.
Gilks then denied Kevin Nolan after the midfielder had run on to Andy Carroll’s flick-on.
Blackpool were always willing to commit men forward and they took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Luke Varney surged into the area and Alan Smith conceded a penalty with an untidy challenge.
Adam beat Harper with the resulting penalty and then unveiled a T-shirt bearing the message “4 Parky” in tribute to the club’s ill youth coach.
Newcastle were back on the attack early in the second half and Nolan helped the ball on to Carroll, only for Gilks to make a brave save at the striker’s feet.
When Barton muscled his way into the box the midfielder looked certain to score until Gilks threw out a hand.
Peter Lovenkrands then fired straight at Gilks, who also saved Carroll’s looping header as Newcastle started to take control.
Gilks preserved his side’s lead again when, after Carroll had played Lovenkrands through, he got down well to palm away his firm drive.
However, Gilks saved the best for last when he blocked Carroll’s goal-bound shot with his foot two minutes from time.
His heroics were crucial as Adam found Campbell in the 90th minute and the former Leicester striker fired across Harper into the bottom corner.
After the game we make our way back to the coach, for a long journey home..
Back at Blackpool, we say hello to Ludovic Silvetstre and Ishmail..
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Blackpool Vs Fulham..
Well what can I say about this..?
Blackpool were superb, they fought for every single ball and gave everything..
Luke Varney on his debut shone like the recent over passes of the Space station, and Supper Bretty Omerod was superb..
Charlie Adam was at his best, it was just what we needed after 39 years away from the top tier of English football..
Well as you know the game ended 2 – 2 but Blackpool dominated and had 2 goals ruled out..
Due to copyright laws I am not allowed to display images of the game in a public area, I am sorry..
The Barclay’s Girls..
After all that excitement I needed a beer in the Blackpool club pub, it sure beats the boring sad act that likes a cup of tea with 7 sugers, I know your reading Ken Barlow….. 😀 😀 😀
We entered the stadium at this point, but here is a picture at the end of the game..
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Arsenal Vs Blackpool 26/08/2010
The scoreline of/ 6 – 0 was a little unkind against a decent looking Blackpool side.
After Evert was sent off Blackpool did well to keep the scoreline down.
A nice stadium…
Great support by the Tangerines..
Destroyed by Wallcott 😦
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Wigan Vs Blackpool 14/08/10
I hope you enjoy my report on the game, as I write this I am still on cloud 9..
Blackpool played so well yesterday I am still convinced that there is still more to come from this team.
We started the day quite early at 6.30 am, sadly Chris my oldest had to work so missed the game, but he will ensure that he is free for every home game at least.
Ok back to the game…
Blackpool announced their return to the top flight of English football with some style, they produced a display of fine passing football and made quite a few people eat their words.
Blackpool were so comfortable on the ball and they gained with confidence as the minutes went by..
Wigan in contrast looked like a team lacking in confidence but what I think happened is they underestimated Blackpool and their fitness..
I mention fitness because it appeared that Blackpool were in fact physically and mentally tougher than their counter parts from Lancashire..
Ian Holloway gave Elliot Grandin his first start and he showed a lot of potential,in fact he was quality.
Craig Caithern was composed and showed quality, Marlon Harewood, well what can you say about Marlon..? this man has been there before, with experience at the top level for nearly his entire career..
Marlon scored a brace of goals but showed strengh and sharpness on the ball, Marlon is already becoming a legend with the Blackpool faithful..
The star of the game for me was Gary Taylor Fletcher, he has in my view become a better player under Ian Holloway..
There are so many pluses from the game, I just find it incredible how little old Blackpool stuck two fingers up at the so called experts that had said they wont even win a corner..!!
I prefer them to keep on slagging unfashionable Blackpool off because its inspiring them to prove them wrong..
I would also like to dedicate this report to Blackpool 12th Man..
The Tangerine Army played their part in this remarkable victory, they got behind their team from the start..
They sang their hearts out for the full 90 minutes and greeted the Wigan fans with a wall of sound..
I laughed on Match Of Day when I heard if Preston was watching..
I would also like to say thank you to the people of Wigan, the average man, woman and child in the street made us feel very welcome..
An example of this was when we left the train station, we went the wrong way, we walked for a mile or so making lots of noise like you do..
I was approached by the Wigan town centre Manager in plain clothes..
He told me that we were not doing ourselves any favours by behaving in this way, why he chose to speak to me about it I dont know..
Anyway I explained that there will be no trouble from these lads as they are only singing..
And he said ok no worries, and then said oh by the way your going the wrong way the stadium is 3 miles in the opposite direction..
Ok some pictures and a video from the day and these type of reports will only be made at the games I attend, I would never dream of copying from a Sunday paper and posting them as my own.. :
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We arrived in little old Wigan and made our long overdue return to the top flight with a proud march through the town, singing and celebrating..
We were lost and this lovely True fan that represented Wigan walked with us to the DW Stadium..
Bradley met a Blackpool/Wigan/Liverpool fan outside Frankie’s & Benny’s and we were invited inside..
We were made to feel very welcome by the Wigan fans inside and debated football, they even painted Bradley s face for him..
Me and BfcShorty..
At the DW stadium..
Outside the ground there were scenes of jubilation..
Louise found that a piece of the DW Stadium had stuck to her back..
And I could resist..
On returning home we found the riot Police had been in attendance due to some rogue fans of a rival Premier league club that decided to cause trouble.. :
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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forrest playoff 1st leg 8/5/10
I am so pleased to bringing you this amazing report from today’s 1st leg playoff from Blomfield Rd Blackpool.
Blackpool came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest at Bloomfield Road and earn the advantage after the first leg of their Championship play-off.
Chris Cohen put the visitors ahead with a sublime curler but Keith Southern turned in Ian Evatt’s cross to level.
Dexter Blackstock headed against the bar and Stephen Crainey twice cleared off the line as Forest poured forward.
But Charlie Adam won it for Blackpool from the penalty spot after James Perch had brought down DJ Campbell.
Campbell , who had been a major doubt for the match, might have given Blackpool a two-goal lead to take into Tuesday’s second leg at the City Ground but the striker shot high and wide from a good position inside the box.
That was with 20 minutes remaining, and it would not have flattered the hosts after they shook off a poor start to claw their way back into the contest and dominate the second half.
However, the Seasiders needed a top-class save from keeper Matt Gilks, who turned Cohen’s drive around the post in the last minute, to maintain their lead.
Nottingham Forrest took the lead after 13 minutes in some style, Cohen using the outside of his left boot to curl a shot into the top corner.
But only seven minutes later, Blackpool pulled themselves back on level terms.
Seamus Coleman drove across the pitch from the right wing and laid the ball off for Evatt, whose cross took a deflection and fell nicely for Southern to finish from six yards.
After the break Blackpool served notice of their attacking intentions when Brett Ormerod had a shot blocked and then almost got his head to the resultant corner.
The intensity of the match was turned up a notch when Blackstock and Coleman clashed – both were booked. Hardly surprising that tempers would fray in a match of such magnitude, and there was a total of eight cautions in the game.
Blackpool were the first to react constructively after the flare-up when, four minutes later, they won a penalty after Perch fouled Campbell.
Adam stepped up to coolly dispatch the spot-kick, for his 18th goal of the season.
As the match swung from end to end, Blackstock saw a header drift wide and Campbell lofted a shot over the bar.
Ben Burgess almost grabbed a third goal for the home side with a shot that whistled past the post.
The atmosphere inside Bloomfield Rd was absolutely amazing, the fans got behind their team and the players responded.
Whatever happens at the City Ground on Tuesday one things for certain Blackpool FC have given a good account of themselves and we as a town ought to be bloody proud of what they have achieved..
I hope that the fairy tale continues..Iam has done amazing things with this team..
Pictures of the day..
Blackpool Tower with its BFC Flag..
We go for the customary beer before the match..
At the Stadium..
Players warming up..
The tension inside the stadium is starting to build as the fans start to arrive..
The Players line up and we are go..!!
We were loving it..!!
It was 1-1 at half time and in the 2nd half Blackpool launched attack after attack at the Nottingham goal..
Blackpool earn a penalty..
Charlie Adams places the ball on the spot..
And nearly breaks the net..!!
Much to the delight of the Blackpool Fans..
Sadly Gary Taylor- Fletcher was kicked in the face..
And he had to go off..
End of the game and Blackpool take a slender lead to Nottingham..
Outside of the stadium the Blackpool Fans wanted to wave goodbye to the traveling Nottingham Forrest Fans..
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