Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool match thread, Saturday 14th August 2010

Discussion in 'Blackpool' started by Bispham Seasider, Aug 10, 2010.

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What's your prediction for the Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool match?

Poll closed Aug 15, 2010.
  1. Home win - Wigan Athletic

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  2. Away win - Blackpool

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  3. Draw

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  1. garyrenard

    garyrenard New Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm officially stunned.

    And very, very pleased.

    Congrats Neil. I know that had to be especially satisfying.
     
  2. Dynamogal

    Dynamogal Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The incredible journey continues...the boys played beautifully today, with heart and passion. I am so proud of them! Up the Pool!!

    :D
     
  3. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    All I can do is quote Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday:

     
  4. jcw011

    jcw011 Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Wow that was quite the performance today from Blackpool, congrats on the victory!
     
  5. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Wow guys, hell of a start to life in the Premier League!! Keep that kinda shit up and we'll have to start hating you :D

    Guessing the lads on the Wigan board are about to hang themselves :D
     
  6. AOUSMNTjjchurchill

    Jun 3, 2010
    Club:
    Finn Harps
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will be interesting to see if they can keep it up. Kind of a fun team to watch.
     
  7. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    53 years since Blackpool were top of the league!!!
    AMAZING.

    Who cares what happens now.


    Oh and DG you were right, it was Alex Baptiste who scored the 4th goal not GTF!
     
  8. Weymouth Dave

    Weymouth Dave Member

    Mar 4, 2001
    Weymouth
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good on ya Blackpool Playing with no fear!!!
     
  9. Nyghtewynd

    Nyghtewynd I'd Rather Walk Alone

    May 30, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, that was patently ridiculous. :) I really enjoyed rooting for Reading in the first year they came up because they played with a joy and reckless abandon that was hard to match, and it looks like Blackpool may have the same sort of fire. For now, at least, you're top of the table. Congrats. :)
     
  10. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Thing is that is how we played last year. But of course with the PL being a lot more high profile we will not get noticed a lot more!

    It is exciting to watch as Ollie has no intention of simply trying to defend leads if the team takes the lead. Attack is the best form of defence! Plus he wants to play passing football and not typical English hoofball.
     
  11. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Attendance was 16,152.

    And 4,200 Pool fans totally out-sung the home support, many of whom left after the 4th goal went in.

    Can't wait to watch it all again on Sky Sports News "Football First" show - when the whole game will be shown.

    It will also feature on the BBC "Match Of The Day" show with Gary Lineker and the Nobber supporting Mark Lawrenson who hates us. But he (Lawrenson) will now have to talk about us and do his best to praise us, if he can through gritted teeth. Tough luck. With it being quite clearly the result of the day, I would hope the BBC make it the featured game.
     
  12. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    More wow moments:

    We have made the main BBC News including this article:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10974300

    And apparently (and I know very little about Twitter) Blackpool FC is right now the 4th most talked about thing in the world on twitter!!!! :eek:
     
  13. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  14. Seaside Mafia

    Seaside Mafia New Member

    May 29, 2005
    London
    Come on you tangerine wizards !!!!!

    Get innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The first goal from today (and if you don't want your ears blasting, turn the volume down)

    "We are Premier Leage, say we are Premier League"


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfTEchs86gE7"]YouTube- GTF 1st GOAL AGAINST THE PIE EATERS[/ame]
     
  16. Neeto

    Neeto Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats on a fine win. Thats how you show up to the premier league. I will definitely be rooting for you guys to stay up this year.
     
  17. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Just wanted to say congrats to you guys on the performance today, well done and welcome to the Prem!
     
  18. fernb8

    fernb8 Member+
    Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    chiming in and adding congrats and welcome wishes to the Prem
     
  19. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Member+

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Just wanted to add:

    Ollie - ********ING LEGEND.
     
  20. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The media coverage of yesterday for a club like Blackpool has been remarkable and unprecendeted. New York Post, Washington Post CBC in Canada, media in Australia, South Africa, Spain - all over. And all talking about Blackpool. We even made the main national news on ITV and BBC, something we never do.

    There was one article saying about how every single pundit has had us finishing bottom of the PL in 20th place this season and that we would start in 20th, and never once go any higher - and then adding that after game one, the only thing keeping the Seasiders from top spot are the current champions of England, and of course for two glorious hours Blackpool were top of the Premier League!!!!

    There are far, far too many links to post but this one from the Irish Independent I like.

    This I like because the writer clearly understand the way Blackpool play. He mentions Ian Evatt but all the defenders are encouraged to attack. Bapstiste yesterday for instance scored one (though it was clearly a "cross-shot" and could easily have had two goals.

    And of course, a big welcome back for the ref Mark Halsey on his return to the PL. Good to see him back and recovered.


    http://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...ayers-as-blackpool-scale-heights-2297916.html
     
  21. Battra

    Battra Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    South St. Louis City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahh...what a day in the Premier League eh?

    Unfortunately, I couldn't watch a single moment of the match, but my very good friend was sending me text messages to update. I also was using the fantabulous BlackBerry app ScoreMobile FC to keep up on the prem, and more specifically Blackpool.

    My Arsenal couldn't eek out a win and next week I'll be cutting myself in twain during the match...which I expect to be on FSC...and if not, I'll be at the desktop watching, while posting about it on my laptop! (And having the stats open on my BlackBerry!)

    Unfortunately, didn't go so good for my boys AC St. Louis, but hey...for the weekend my teams were 1-1-2 (Pool, AC St. Louis, Arsenal, New York Red Bulls; Chivas didn't play.)

    My Blackpool ranting from last week if you didn't see it!

    I know so many people have picked Pool to just take the 90 Million pounds and run, but I think they're not going anywhere this year.
     
  22. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So who are you rooting for in the next match??? :p
     
  23. Battra

    Battra Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    South St. Louis City
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know!

    :)

    I think I'm rooting for Pool because I believe Arsenal will win anyway...and honestly...they don't need the early season win as much as Pool does.
     
  24. nimma

    nimma Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    India
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I know I am late....But congratulations on a thoroughly well deserved win....you guys deserved it....Brilliant stuff.....All the best for the rest of the season....
     

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