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Burnley vs. Blackpool

Turf Moor

Saturday 20th October 2012

5:20 pm

On Sky

Pool of Claret Wine or Whine?

Managerless Burnley face Blackpool in a local derby at Turf Moor this Saturday desperate to get their season back on track following a torrid few weeks.

The Pre-amble:

Well the International break is over and we started it with a manager in place and finished without one following the sudden resignation of Eddie Howe last Friday. Howe citing family reasons returned to AFC Bournemouth along with Jason Tindall leaving the Clarets in a bit of a pickle ahead of the important derby against Blackpool at Turf Moor this Saturday. It has been a week of gossip and rumour amongst the B clubs regarding various management positions. Uniquely Bolton, Blackburn and Burnley are now all looking for a new manager and even Blackpool have not escaped with reports that their current gaffer, Ian Holloway could be a target by Blackburn to replace Steve Kean.

The Clarets will face the Tangerines in the late kick-off match this Saturday (Sky live televised match Kick-Off 5:20pm) with caretaker manager and youth coach Terry Pashley in charge helped in the dugout by Andy Farrell, Billy Mercer and Jason Blake. It is perhaps just the sort of match where Burnley could raise their game and Blackpool will probably be wary of the situation. Ian Holloway`s mind might also be on his next career move so it looks like an intriguing game could be on the cards! Burnley have had a rough time of late on the pitch as well as off the pitch. Charlie Austin has been banging the goals in and is currently the leading goal scorer in the Championship by some distance with 12 goals so far. The problem has not been so much scoring but leaking goals at the other end. In our last game away to Crystal Palace before the international break, Burnley surrendered a two goal lead and via a catalogue of defensive blunders finished up losing the match 4-3. It was not much better in the two games before that both at home in which two draws were all we could muster against struggling Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday. The end result is that Burnley are now looking over their shoulder at a possible relegation dogfight. The club are currently in 16th spot with just 11 points from ten games just three more than the third from bottom club, Sheffield Wednesday. If the club could somehow find some consistency and string a few wins together though the Championship is so tight we could be back to being play-offs contenders. We are only six points behind the sixth placed club, Huddersfield at the moment but until a new manager is in place it is difficult to predict the chances of turning our season round.

Blackpool have had a much better season than Burnley so far although have recently hit a bad patch. They are currently in 8th place just one point away from the play-offs positions but have lost three of their last four matches with two home defeats against Charlton and Huddersfield and a loss away to Cardiff. They did however beat Hull 3-2 in their last away game and will be hoping to maintain the pressure on the leading pack.

Burnley Team News:

Danny Ings is back in full training has been given the green light to step up his involvement after recovering from knee surgery. There is even an outside chance he could take some part in the Blackpool game. Edgar though could be a doubt. The Canadian is not due back from international duty with Canada until this afternoon (Thursday), with a long haul flight from Honduras anticipated to take its toll on the defender. His potential replacement, Michael Duff was sidelined with injury before the international break and news is awaited to see if the rest has improved his chances of featuring on Saturday. Otherwise caretaker manager, Terry Pashley hopes to have a fully-fit squad to choose from.

Player to watch: Jason Shackell

If ever we need the captain to show his mettle now is the time. Not only does he have to motivate the team after some disappointing results but also play a key part in the back four and try and stem the flow of goals scored against.

Blackpool Team News:

Ian Holloway appears to have a full squad to choose from with no suspensions to worry about or fresh injury concerns. If there are any announcements ahead of the game we will update beneath this article.

Player to watch: Nathan Delfouneso

A familiar face could be on show playing for Blackpool this Saturday. Former loan striker, Nathan Delfouneso is now playing for the Tangerines having agreed a season-long loan from Aston Villa in August 2012. He had a loan spell at Turf Moor signing from Aston Villa in March 2011 until the end of the season, He scored on his debut in the game away to Hull but then the goals dried up and he returned to Villa without adding to his tally from his 11 appearances. The 21 year old England Under 21 international also add a loan spell at Leicester City earlier this year and so far has scored twice for Blackpool in seven appearances; a brace in the 4-1 home win against Middlesbrough last month.

Team & Tactics:

Hopefully the International break has allowed a few knocks and injuries to heel. Edgar though reeling from Canada`s exit from the World Cup after an 8-1 thumping in Honduras and playing the full 90 minutes might be rested although at the moment he has rejoined his team mates ahead of the Blackpool clash and could be in contention. His obvious replacement would be Duff but he too was suffering from injury before the break and news is awaited to see if he is fit. I would not expect the side to line-up with a five man midfield playing at home. In the last game away to Palace, Paterson played a wider role with Bartley, McCann and Marney in the centre. I suspect this time we shall revert to 4-4-2 with Paterson and Austin our twin strike force up front. Wallace could therefore return to the starting line-up. I will go with the following eighteen :

Grant, Trippier, Shackell, Edgar, Mee, Wallace, McCann, Marney, Stanislas, Austin, Paterson

Subs: Jensen, Mills, Long or Duff (if fit), Bartley, Stock, Stewart, Vokes.

Ref Watch:

Premier League referee, Michael Oliver is in charge of this clash just like he was in the same fixture last season, his last game involving the Clarets. That game played in October 2011 finished up 3-1 to Burnley so Clarets fans will be hoping the Northumberland referee is a good omen on Saturday. In the game last season only two players were booked and to be honest Oliver is not particularly card happy. Last season he only sent four players off in 36 games and showed yellow 94 times. This season only one red card in seven games has been shown along with 15 yellows so far.

Match Prediction:

When the Clarets have their backs against the wall, they typically provide a few shocks and come out fighting when least expected. I have a sneaky feeling Burnley without a manager will come out on top and win this one. We can expect another high-scoring game though with Burnley probably just shading it. I will go with 3-2 Clarets.

Next Match:

The Clarets face two tricky away games after the Blackpool clash. They travel to the West Country to play Bristol City at Ashton Gate on the night of Tuesday 23rd October (Kick-Off 7:45pm) and then face current league leaders, Cardiff City on the following Saturday. (27th October Kick-Off 3pm)




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Date:Thursday October 18 2012

Time: 12:28PM

Your Comments

If Edgar doesnt make it - I wouldnt be surprised to see Mee moved in one with Mills taking over at left back.
Claretdale
If Edgar doesnt make it - I wouldnt be surprised to see Mee moved in one with Mills taking over at left back.
Claretdale
I've been hoping for that for weeks Dale...should be a good atmosphere after all the upheaval. Will certainly be interesting to assess the players' attitudes. I think you are right TMP to highlight Shackell as a key player in this one. There's been plenty of criticism aimed at him in recent weeks.
cubanclaret
I've been hoping for that for weeks Dale...should be a good atmosphere after all the upheaval. Will certainly be interesting to assess the players' attitudes. I think you are right TMP to highlight Shackell as a key player in this one. There's been plenty of criticism aimed at him in recent weeks.
cubanclaret
Pash will have had 4 days to sort the defence out. That is a huge ask. Tripps and Shackell are safe, but up for grabs will be everyone else. Pash has stated he will select the team on intinct from what he sees in these 4 days. Grant or Beast? Long, Duff, Edgar or Mee? Mills, Lafferty or Mee? He will not be afraid of making hard choices. He wants to win and must know defence is the key to a victory, attack is sorted.
VinRogue
Pash will have had 4 days to sort the defence out. That is a huge ask. Tripps and Shackell are safe, but up for grabs will be everyone else. Pash has stated he will select the team on intinct from what he sees in these 4 days. Grant or Beast? Long, Duff, Edgar or Mee? Mills, Lafferty or Mee? He will not be afraid of making hard choices. He wants to win and must know defence is the key to a victory, attack is sorted.
VinRogue
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has the luxury of selecting a starting eleven from a fully fit squad. On-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso and Tom Ince, as well as Matt Phillips and Matt Gilks returned from international duty unscathed and should all play.
turfmanphil
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has the luxury of selecting a starting eleven from a fully fit squad. On-loan striker Nathan Delfouneso and Tom Ince, as well as Matt Phillips and Matt Gilks returned from international duty unscathed and should all play.
turfmanphil
Michael Appleton now the 1/2 favourite for the job. I dont see what all the fuss is about, a 25% win ratio as a manager. Wasnt much of a player either from what I gather. You can go on and on about the circumstances, but you cant say he's proven anything in his career. Please, anyone but him !!
AdamBurnleyFan
Michael Appleton now the 1/2 favourite for the job. I dont see what all the fuss is about, a 25% win ratio as a manager. Wasnt much of a player either from what I gather. You can go on and on about the circumstances, but you cant say he's proven anything in his career. Please, anyone but him !!
AdamBurnleyFan
I would take Coyle a thousand times before Appleton.
AdamBurnleyFan
I would take Coyle a thousand times before Appleton.
AdamBurnleyFan
Intersting interview with Eddie on SKY Soccer Saturday. I missed the start, which would have been at about 2.45. He's convinncingly sticking to the family reasons. The things he'll proudly put on his CV from while at Bfc are reducing the average age and getting the wage bill down plus the away wins. He talks about learning a lot about management and coaching, but above all about 'toughening up', admitting that the home form was patchy and
Couch Potato
Intersting interview with Eddie on SKY Soccer Saturday. I missed the start, which would have been at about 2.45. He's convinncingly sticking to the family reasons. The things he'll proudly put on his CV from while at Bfc are reducing the average age and getting the wage bill down plus the away wins. He talks about learning a lot about management and coaching, but above all about 'toughening up', admitting that the home form was patchy and
Couch Potato
explaining that (not sure what happened there) Burnley fans are 'passionate' but you have to learn 'not to listen'. He reckons he brought in a lot of good young players who will do well for whoever takes over, and he says like he means it that he wishes us nothing but well. He's already saying the Cherry squad is too big! He came across as completely straight up. So, at this stage the Suzanne Geldart theory of the goal posts having been moved on him while on the Turf sounds like she's just been defending (well someone's got to) a story she was drumming up a good many months ago to keep in with Clarets of a certain persuasion. It must be as tough being a journalist as being a football manager. :-) Eddie seemed happy and relaxed. Wish I could say the same 75 mins before Bpool KO!
Couch Potato
explaining that (not sure what happened there) Burnley fans are 'passionate' but you have to learn 'not to listen'. He reckons he brought in a lot of good young players who will do well for whoever takes over, and he says like he means it that he wishes us nothing but well. He's already saying the Cherry squad is too big! He came across as completely straight up. So, at this stage the Suzanne Geldart theory of the goal posts having been moved on him while on the Turf sounds like she's just been defending (well someone's got to) a story she was drumming up a good many months ago to keep in with Clarets of a certain persuasion. It must be as tough being a journalist as being a football manager. :-) Eddie seemed happy and relaxed. Wish I could say the same 75 mins before Bpool KO!
Couch Potato
I think you are being harsh on Appleton if you are just looking at his win % Adam
Claretdale
I think you are being harsh on Appleton if you are just looking at his win % Adam
Claretdale
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Stock, Marney, McCann, Austin, Wallace, Stanislas: Subs: Vokes, Paterson, Edgar, Mills, Stewart, Bartley, Jensen. Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Crainey, M Phillips, Ince, Taylor-Fletcher, Baptiste, Osbourne, Cathcart, Angel, Delfouneso. Subs: Evatt, Gomes, Silvestre, Halstead, Bruna, Dicko, Ecclestone. .
8clarets8
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Mee, Duff, Shackell, Stock, Marney, McCann, Austin, Wallace, Stanislas: Subs: Vokes, Paterson, Edgar, Mills, Stewart, Bartley, Jensen. Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Crainey, M Phillips, Ince, Taylor-Fletcher, Baptiste, Osbourne, Cathcart, Angel, Delfouneso. Subs: Evatt, Gomes, Silvestre, Halstead, Bruna, Dicko, Ecclestone. .
8clarets8
But thats the thing CD, what else can you judge him on ? He hanst achieved anything.
AdamBurnleyFan
But thats the thing CD, what else can you judge him on ? He hanst achieved anything.
AdamBurnleyFan
Charlie Austin he used to build walls GOAL!!!! 18 minutes Burnley 1-0 Blackpool.
8clarets8
Charlie Austin he used to build walls GOAL!!!! 18 minutes Burnley 1-0 Blackpool.
8clarets8
Half-time: Burnley 1-0 Blackpool
8clarets8
Clarets player keeps loosing sound.
grimsby claret
Clarets player keeps loosing sound.
grimsby claret
Half-time: Burnley 1-0 Blackpool
8clarets8
I'm getting fed up with their annual above inflation price increases to pay for all of Murdoch's legal bills, but reading that GC, for the moment I'm glad I've got SKY.
Couch Potato
I'm getting fed up with their annual above inflation price increases to pay for all of Murdoch's legal bills, but reading that GC, for the moment I'm glad I've got SKY.
Couch Potato
I Honestly think we miss the obvious we talk about all these names as manager or bring in a big name, Lets se how Terry Pashley does for a couple of months we will be suprised
Albmaleaf claret
I Honestly think we miss the obvious we talk about all these names as manager or bring in a big name, Lets se how Terry Pashley does for a couple of months we will be suprised
Albmaleaf claret
Full-time: Burnley 1-0 Blackpool...good stuff :)
8clarets8
Full-time: Burnley 1-0 Blackpool...good stuff :)
8clarets8
Great win for the lads and the fans.
grimsby claret
Great win for the lads and the fans.
grimsby claret
A quiet word for a great double save by Lee Grant, but that was a good all-round performance, apart from spells early on and then in the middle of the second when we gave possession away too easily. So room for improvement, but I'm sure Pash will be working on that, and a result at Ashton after two dreadful performances on our last two visits would get more than Albmaleaf talking!
Couch Potato
A quiet word for a great double save by Lee Grant, but that was a good all-round performance, apart from spells early on and then in the middle of the second when we gave possession away too easily. So room for improvement, but I'm sure Pash will be working on that, and a result at Ashton after two dreadful performances on our last two visits would get more than Albmaleaf talking!
Couch Potato
Olly just revealed that Bpool agreed a fee with Swindon before Charlie chose us. Time to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Eddie!
Couch Potato
Olly just revealed that Bpool agreed a fee with Swindon before Charlie chose us. Time to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Eddie!
Couch Potato
Yes we Have Eddie to thank for Charlie being a Burnley Player, that will bring an awful lot of money into the club one way or another.
grimsby claret
Yes we Have Eddie to thank for Charlie being a Burnley Player, that will bring an awful lot of money into the club one way or another.
grimsby claret
Noticed how Terry pashley comunicated with the players today mor instruction more tactical awarenes with the substitutions, the defence looked better and we played some good football. I will say it again we will put a run in now that is consistent. so do we fart around trying to find a new manager, i would say no. Give terry pashley the job until the end of the season.
Albmaleaf claret
Noticed how Terry pashley comunicated with the players today mor instruction more tactical awarenes with the substitutions, the defence looked better and we played some good football. I will say it again we will put a run in now that is consistent. so do we fart around trying to find a new manager, i would say no. Give terry pashley the job until the end of the season.
Albmaleaf claret
Noticed how Terry pashley comunicated with the players today mor instruction more tactical awarenes with the substitutions, the defence looked better and we played some good football. I will say it again we will put a run in now that is consistent. so do we fart around trying to find a new manager, i would say no. Give terry pashley the job until the end of the season.
Albmaleaf claret
Noticed how Terry pashley comunicated with the players today mor instruction more tactical awarenes with the substitutions, the defence looked better and we played some good football. I will say it again we will put a run in now that is consistent. so do we fart around trying to find a new manager, i would say no. Give terry pashley the job until the end of the season.
Albmaleaf claret
I might even agree with you on that Albmaleaf.
grimsby claret
I might even agree with you on that Albmaleaf.
grimsby claret
Best defensive performance i've seen for a while, well done to Terry and the lads. BFC website says that their down to 3 or 4 people for 2nd interview's, let's hope Paul Ince is not one of those!
Nblood77
Best defensive performance i've seen for a while, well done to Terry and the lads. BFC website says that their down to 3 or 4 people for 2nd interview's, let's hope Paul Ince is not one of those!
Nblood77
Why bring someone else in if Terry pashley and the team win three in a row whats the point in bringing someone in to jumble things up again. Ime a football coach and this is the best defensive and overal performance i have seen this season. You can bring in a new manager and the players then have to get used to the coaches manager style of playterry knows Burnley fc the set up and the players. please give him a chance until the end of the season
Albmaleaf claret
Why bring someone else in if Terry pashley and the team win three in a row whats the point in bringing someone in to jumble things up again. Ime a football coach and this is the best defensive and overal performance i have seen this season. You can bring in a new manager and the players then have to get used to the coaches manager style of playterry knows Burnley fc the set up and the players. please give him a chance until the end of the season
Albmaleaf claret
Maybe Pash should be given a chance but then again the board may want to get their man before they lose him to Noblot or the B*****d's.
Nblood77
Maybe Pash should be given a chance but then again the board may want to get their man before they lose him to Noblot or the B*****d's.
Nblood77
I do like Terry Pashley Albmaleaf, but I just cant see it happening. The fact that the board are so open about having three or four names coming back for 2nd interviews suggests to me that they are happy with what they have heard so far and will certainly be appointing one of these by the weekend. Nblood you say that you hope Paul Ince is not one, maybe so, but Id rather him than Michael Appleton.
AdamBurnleyFan
I do like Terry Pashley Albmaleaf, but I just cant see it happening. The fact that the board are so open about having three or four names coming back for 2nd interviews suggests to me that they are happy with what they have heard so far and will certainly be appointing one of these by the weekend. Nblood you say that you hope Paul Ince is not one, maybe so, but Id rather him than Michael Appleton.
AdamBurnleyFan
There is some merit in the "leave TP in charge" idea. He knows the strengths of this squad (and the reverse). See how we go over the next few weeks. He's absolutely all for the club and is unlikely to do anything silly. Taking time over this choice is probably wise so why rush. I certainly feel better after that performance.
AndyHo
There is some merit in the "leave TP in charge" idea. He knows the strengths of this squad (and the reverse). See how we go over the next few weeks. He's absolutely all for the club and is unlikely to do anything silly. Taking time over this choice is probably wise so why rush. I certainly feel better after that performance.
AndyHo
Paul Ince did ok at MK first ime round but that was in league 2, did nowt second time, nowt at B*****d's and lost his last 9 games at Notts! Not a big fan of Appleton either, my choice is still Big Mick for experience or maybe Pash and Grezza together?
Nblood77
Paul Ince did ok at MK first ime round but that was in league 2, did nowt second time, nowt at B*****d's and lost his last 9 games at Notts! Not a big fan of Appleton either, my choice is still Big Mick for experience or maybe Pash and Grezza together?
Nblood77
I am not sure that Pash would want the job, maybe his heart would love the job, but I truly believe he is a great Youth Coach who has improved his coaching abilities over the years and his head will rule his heart. I also think having Pash around is a blessing many of us overlook and lets not forget Faz and the other staff helping out too.
VinRogue
I am not sure that Pash would want the job, maybe his heart would love the job, but I truly believe he is a great Youth Coach who has improved his coaching abilities over the years and his head will rule his heart. I also think having Pash around is a blessing many of us overlook and lets not forget Faz and the other staff helping out too.
VinRogue
Having calmed down a bit, I am inclined to agree with VR. On SKY Pash said he hadn't given it a thought, and wasn't even sure if he'd be in charge at Ashton Gate. Presumably there'd also be issues of job security. At the moment he's probably got his main job for as long as he wants. But that's never the case for a first team boss. That said I really felt good with him standing in his technical area, and liked the way he interacted with the players.
Couch Potato
Having calmed down a bit, I am inclined to agree with VR. On SKY Pash said he hadn't given it a thought, and wasn't even sure if he'd be in charge at Ashton Gate. Presumably there'd also be issues of job security. At the moment he's probably got his main job for as long as he wants. But that's never the case for a first team boss. That said I really felt good with him standing in his technical area, and liked the way he interacted with the players.
Couch Potato
Pash has done a great job this week and his interview after the match was very heart-warming. It made a nice change to hear of a 'manager' talking about being a little boy in the dyke. I loved the way he didn't sound like a football manager. Pash is a coach first and foremost and he plays a really important role at the club. If he had any ambition or penchant for the stresses of football management, I'm sure he would have explored that avenue by now. Adam, your posts are always positive, I wouldn't get too down on the prospect of Appleton, and I don't think you can apply the 'win ratio' methodology in his case. If it was about Win Ratio's we might as well go and get Mickey Mellon. Appleton was wanted by Roy Hodgson in the England set-up, I believe he had a big influence at West Brom who have made that transition from yo-yo club to established PL club it seems in recent seasons. Alex Ferguson is also a fervent advocate, you'd imagine he'd play the loan market well - he even managed to loan players in from West Brom for Portsmouth! Pompey would have stayed up had it not been for the 10 pt deduction which was a feat in itself based on the fact that all his players were on week-to-week contacts. I do share a sense of concern based on his short time in management (a la Howe) but any appointment has a risk attached. McCarthy has had two promotions but so had Paul Jewell. look at him now.
cubanclaret
Pash has done a great job this week and his interview after the match was very heart-warming. It made a nice change to hear of a 'manager' talking about being a little boy in the dyke. I loved the way he didn't sound like a football manager. Pash is a coach first and foremost and he plays a really important role at the club. If he had any ambition or penchant for the stresses of football management, I'm sure he would have explored that avenue by now. Adam, your posts are always positive, I wouldn't get too down on the prospect of Appleton, and I don't think you can apply the 'win ratio' methodology in his case. If it was about Win Ratio's we might as well go and get Mickey Mellon. Appleton was wanted by Roy Hodgson in the England set-up, I believe he had a big influence at West Brom who have made that transition from yo-yo club to established PL club it seems in recent seasons. Alex Ferguson is also a fervent advocate, you'd imagine he'd play the loan market well - he even managed to loan players in from West Brom for Portsmouth! Pompey would have stayed up had it not been for the 10 pt deduction which was a feat in itself based on the fact that all his players were on week-to-week contacts. I do share a sense of concern based on his short time in management (a la Howe) but any appointment has a risk attached. McCarthy has had two promotions but so had Paul Jewell. look at him now.
cubanclaret
Agree with you Cuban except with TP holding things together (and letís face it the defense looked like a different act on Saturday) we don't need to rush into this one. Let B******S and Noblot do that. If there is no urgency (like when horse face took everyone except the cleaning staff with him) we should be able to avoid any issues caused by a disquieting shift in management.
AndyHo
Agree with you Cuban except with TP holding things together (and letís face it the defense looked like a different act on Saturday) we don't need to rush into this one. Let B******S and Noblot do that. If there is no urgency (like when horse face took everyone except the cleaning staff with him) we should be able to avoid any issues caused by a disquieting shift in management.
AndyHo
I don't think Blackburn are rushing into anything AndyHo. Unless you count Shebby Singh wears a training shirt with "SS" on it :)
cubanclaret
I don't think Blackburn are rushing into anything AndyHo. Unless you count Shebby Singh wears a training shirt with "SS" on it :)
cubanclaret
 

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