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Blackpool Game - My Views



Swansea City head to Blackpool this weekend as they hope for better luck on their travels after losing at Brighton 3-2 in midweek.

That defeat means we remain in 6th place but fall 4 points behind Tranmere ahead of us. With Scunthorpe drawing and leaders Nottingham Forest losing, it was a great opportunity on Tuesday night to make up some ground on the teams above us, but we failed to capitalize on those teams dropping points.

Saturday's match I think is a must-win. Another defeat could see us go out of the play-offs and this will put heavy pressure on us during the busy Christmas period.

At the moment we're not showing any signs that we're capable of going one step further than last season and gaining promotional automatically, with the play-off places looking our best bet at the moment.

A few signings in January though could turn things around for us though, just as long as we stay within touching distance of the teams around us.

Adrian Forbes will also be hoping to face his former club tomorrow. The midfielder or striker or whatever the hell he is joined Blackpool after being released in the Summer. This left him furious after being told his contract would be renewed.

He was a good battler for us and scored some key goals when it mattered but wherever he was played, he never looked comfortable. He's a decent player to have to come on as a sub when you're chasing the game but he didn't really have that quality for a side who's hoping to be in the Championship next season.

Another player to look out for will be former Wrexham and Coventry striker, Andy Morrell - the opposition's top scorer with 6 goals.

After a poor start to the campaign, the Seasiders have now shown excellent home form to get into the top half, currently sitting in 8th place. They haven't lost on their own patch since August 12th, and have won their last 3 home games, proving that it'll

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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 7 2006

Time: 10:28PM

 

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