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Saints v Blackpool Analysis

Post by SaintsOnTheSettee on Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:26 am

Saints have beaten both Derby and Birmingham without conceding a goal recently, and a home game against Blackpool seems a little less daunting than those encounters with - the recently relegated from the Premiership - Rams and Blues.

BUT, scanning my SHOTS ON TARGET table, it strikes me that Saturday's opponents may prove difficult to beat! Poortvliet's Dream Team are certainly starting to get a feel for TOTAL FOOTBALL, but looking at the fixture OBJECTIVELY, and not SUBJECTIVELY, I cannot help but notice how many times Blackpool have hit the target in their matches.
8 v Bristol City, and 14 v Sheff Utd ... 14!

On their travels though, Blackpool struggled to threaten Norwich, with just 3 attempts in 90 minutes. They needed a Burgess penalty to take a point away from Carrow Road. This, after being afforded 58% possession.
This suggests to me, that Blackpool set up differently on the road ... 4-5-1?
Norwich probably allowed Blackpool possession, with a view to drawing them out and hitting them on the counter attack.

Prediction
Southampton 2 Blackpool 0

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Re: Saints v Blackpool Analysis

Post by SFC Forever on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:00 pm

With the young and speedy kids I expect them to be much to swift for Blackpool. It will be interesting to see whether we play Spurs youngster. He has been a goal machine so far at beginning of his career. Hope it continues for foreseeable future. Hope Bart is in goal as I feel he will soon be in position as our no 1 goalie.
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Re: Saints v Blackpool Analysis

Post by Dell on Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:02 pm

Pool have scored against Bristol City, Norwich and Sheff Utd. So I have to concede, The Tangerines are probably good for a goal. But we did keep out Derby and Birmingham!

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Saints 3-1 Blackpool
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Post by Dell on Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:07 pm

Hi SFC

Spurs fans really rate Pekhart. Can't wait to see him in action.
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Post by White And Red Till Dead on Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:28 pm

Dell wrote:Hi SFC

Spurs fans really rate Pekhart. Can't wait to see him in action.

Shame he and Cork are only here till January - can't see us having the money to buy them outright...
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Post by Dell on Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:25 pm

Even if we had the money - I don't think they would sell.
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