Jelgava vs Blackpool, at the Zemgale Olympic Centre, Jelgava, Latvia Thursday 2nd September, kick-off 5:50pm (Local time) (3:50pm BST) Next game is the friendly in Latvia on Thursday. The six players on international duty will all miss the game - Charlie Adam, Matthew Gilks (both Scotland), David Vaughan, Neal Eardley (both Wales), Dekel Keinan (Israel) and Craig Cathcart (Northern Ireland). The rest of the squad will however travel to Latvia. Hopefully there will be some more new signings too by then. A few Blackpool fans will be there, though probably only a handful. The game will be screened live on Latvian television on the LTV7 channel, part of Latvijas Televīzija. It will also be attended by the State President of Latvia, Valdis Zatlers; the Latvian Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrovski; and the British Ambassador to Latvia, Richard Moon. BFC Director Nurmunds Malnac is a native of the town of Jelgava, a small town with a population of 65,000, located about 41km southwest of the countries capital, Riga. FK Jelgava were only founded in 2004 following the merger of RAF Jelgava and FK Viola Jelgava. Since then they have played in the 2nd tier of Latvian football, the First League (1. līga). In the 2009 season Jelgava finished 1st and were promoted to the top flight, the Higher League (Virsliga) for the 2010 season. After 15 games they are currently 6th (out of 10). They have also won the Latvian Cup, beating FK Jūrmala-VV in the final on 19 May. As Latvian Cup winners, they qualified for the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League, and recently made their debut in the competition, reaching the second qualifying round, losing out on away goals to Norwegian side Molde FK. I have included a poll in the thread, even though it is only a friendly!