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Coventry v Blackpool (match preview only)

Postby dutchman » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:53 pm

Coca Cola Championship
Venue: Ricoh Arena Date: Saturday, 30 January 2010 Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show

TEAM NEWS

Striker Freddy Eastwood, who missed Tuesday night's goalless draw at Swansea with a knee injury, is hoping to return to the Coventry City side.

James McPake was forced off at half-time at the Liberty Stadium because of a migraine, but he has recovered and should start.

Blackpool strikers Stephen McPhee and Billy Clarke and defender Danny Coid remain sidelined.

Hameur Bouazza is still on international duty with Algeria.

MATCH PREVIEW

Blackpool's 3-0 win at home to Coventry in August means they head to the Ricoh Arena with a chance to complete the club's first league double over the Sky Blues since 1937.

Standing in their way is a Coventry side that has lost their last three matches, but has won their last three home league games.

Clinton Morrison has been an important player in a difficult season for Chris Coleman's side, and the veteran striker is set to make the 400th start of his club career.

Charlie Adam is just as important to Blackpool, who are seventh and could move back into the play-off places if they win Saturday's game. The midfielder has scored in each of their last four matches.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• Coventry have won eight of their 24 previous matches against Blackpool.

Coventry

• Coventry, who have won three successive home league matches, last won four in a row at home in 2007.

• Their 3-2 win against Sheffield United in September is their only victory against a top-half team this season.

Blackpool

• Blackpool are hoping to record their first back-to-back league wins since October.

• They have scored in each of their last six away league matches.

MOST RECENT MEETING


Blackpool 3-0 Coventry (29 August 2009)

Blackpool scorers: Adam (pen) 13, Burgess 59, Taylor-Fletcher 71.

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Re: Coventry v Blackpool (Preview only)

Postby pollyanna » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:14 pm

Coventry 1 - Blackpool 1

A much needed point - well done lads!!!!!
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Re: Coventry v Blackpool (Preview only)

Postby dutchman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:27 pm

Blackpool scored both goals Polly, away from home, with only ten men! :shock:
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Re: Coventry v Blackpool (Preview only)

Postby pollyanna » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:40 pm

.... but hey - a points a point regardless of who scored :lol:
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Re: Coventry v Blackpool (Preview only)

Postby dutchman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:57 pm

pollyanna wrote:.... but hey - a points a point regardless of who scored :lol:
Agreed Polly but the credit really belongs to the Blackpool player who scored the own goal :twisted:

By the way Polly that was your 500th post here! :toot:
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Re: Coventry v Blackpool (match preview only)

Postby pollyanna » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:04 am

OK then - thanks Alex Baptiste :D


Can't believe I've posted 500 times - 501 now - I need to get out more :tinfoilhat:
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