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Blackpool in the Premier League? Yes please

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With the leagues being decided, and the FA Cup handed over to its winner at the weekend, the world of English football is fairly quiet at the moment, with little going on the field until the England team fly out to South Africa in four weeks time.

Before this though, we have the Championship play off on Saturday at Wembley, where Cardiff take on Blackpool for a chance in the promised land – the Premier League.

In the run up to this match, I’ve quite publically stated my intentions of being a Blackpool fan for the day on Saturday, as I’m thinking of boozy away weekends in Blackpool next season, and the prospect of having Ian Holloway and his fantastic take on football in his post match interviews, in the Premier League.

It will be far from easy for Blackpool as Cardiff are formidable opponents, a team who would probably do ok in the Premier League. I don’t mind Wales, and I’m sure weekends away in Cardiff will be a good laugh too – however, I can see alot of trouble marring games between Cardiff and Premier League opposition, and I also see them as a potential threat on the league, as they have the potential to do well. I’m not writing off Blackpool’s chances in the top division, but it would seem unlikely that they would be able to provide the wages to attract players to try and keep the seaside club up.

Playoff finals are full of tension, desire and tragedy for those on the losing side. It’s a big day for those fans of any Premier League club, as it sees the final piece of the league puzzle come together. I will be crossing my fingers for the men in orange however, mainly because I want to see lots of tipsy Blues fans braving the Pepsi Max ride.

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Written by Nicole Carroll

May 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

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  1. Cardiff lost 2-0 against Derby in their last match, so Blackpool will have the edge, morale wise. Blackpool can be grateful the match is at Wembley, not Millenium Stadium too!

    Stats: 09/01/2010 Cardiff 1 Blackpool 1
    08/08/2009 Blackpool 1 Cardiff 1.

    I reckon Blackpool just edge it, and feel most of the pressure (after being nearly rans in the Playoffs for so long) will be on Cardiff.

    See you on the Pepsi Max 🙂

    Russell Dempsey

    May 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

  2. Me and my best mate (a gooner) are rollercoaster freaks, so I’ve already roped her into being a Blackpool fan Saturday just to justify a weekend drinking, watching football, and getting onto that coaster!

    Imagine the sight of Bluenoses all in the queue for that ride after a few pints? Hilarious

    Nicole Carroll

    May 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

  3. It’d be funnier still to see Peter Pannu on the Pepsi Max. Trying to contain himself. 🙂

    Russell Dempsey

    May 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

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    bobpritshor

    May 24, 2010 at 10:59 am

  5. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
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    bobpritshor

    June 7, 2010 at 3:23 am


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