Oppos View – Blackpool

View from the Opposition – Blackpool

A bit about you:

Name:  Malcolm Randall

Current home town:  Blackpool

Birthplace: Fleetwood

How long have you supported your team? Since 1953

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: Great home supporters & also new stands & ground improvement

Favourite match played by your team & why: Blackpool 4 Bolton 3 Great entertaining game both teams playing entertaining football

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Alan Ball

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Lomana Lua Lua, experienced player who can hold the ball and passes well and can open up a defence and score goals


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Next Up – Blackpool

Next Up – Blackpool 29 November 2011

Manager        Ian Holloway

Founded                1887   Ground         Bloomfield Road

Address       Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ

Capacity      16,750

Highest Gate 38,098 v Wolves, Division 1, September 17, 1955


1        Matthew Gilks                    Goalkeeper 

2        Paul Bignot                        Defender  (on loan to Plymouth)

3        Stephen Crainey                 Defender 

4        Keith Southern                   Midfielder 

5        Neal Eardley                      Defender 


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Oppos View – Portsmouth Part 2

View from the opposition – Portsmouth Part 2

Name:  Scott Mclachlan

Current home town: London
Birthplace: Sarfsea

How long have you supported your team? 35 years

Overview of your club: Mid table strugglers and that suits us just fine, we've flirted with liquidation too many times to be worried about Promotion
pushes.  With the appointment of a young boss the owners are looking to build the club up slowly, but with the lack of any infrastructure at all and
a very poor ground at Fratton it will be a long job.

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Oppos View – Portsmouth Part 1

View from the opposition – Portsmouth

A bit about you:

Name:  Pam Wilkins

Current home town: Portsmouth

Birthplace: Portsmouth

How long have you supported your  team? 51 years

Overview of your club:

Once one of the top teams in the country, brought low by years of bad management, overspending and administration, now restricted by terms of CVA, no way we can afford promotion. Hopefully the next few years will see us continue to stabilise and live within our income. Just appointed a new untried young manager, Michael Appleton, so fingers crossed things will go well for him.


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Next Up – Portsmouth

Portsmouth Up Next – 26 November 2011:

Caretaker Managers     Michael Appleton   

Founded       1898            

Ground         Fratton Park                

Address       Frogmore Road, Portsmouth , PO4 8RA

Capacity      20,688                     

Highest Gate 51,385 v Derby County – FA Cup 6th Round, 1949



1       Jamie Ashdown

13     Stephen Henderson     


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