Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coming up: Arsenal v Blackpool

Is there any difference between Blackpool and Hull City? Not much I think.

After an impressive victory last week, Ian holloway's side is hoping to replicate their stellar opening day form which helped them trump Wigan Pathetic 4-0 at the DW Stadium when they come visiting on Saturday.

I must admit the final scoreline was indeed flattering given their present status as Epl relegation candidates, Wigan have themselves to blame - the Latics failed to utilise their chances, and the rest is history.

Some of Blackpool's players as well as the tangerine faithful are already relishing the prospect of dining with the Premiership's big boys, and I think the Emirates is ready to roar with excitement because you probably won't find much easier games on paper considering our extensive injury situation.

However, It is pertinent to accord them some sort of respect, even though the aspect of not losing to "small" teams at home is certain (there are a few exceptions anyway; Hull City and WHU).

A few things have been bugging me lately, and I hope we win in order to prolong/completely avoid the ejection of Manuel Almunia.