Tonight could be a culture shock for many Newcastle players as they attempt to get 3 points at Bloomfield Road.
It will be a very special game for Blackpool, as they welcome not only the league leaders, but a side that was in the European Champions League a short 5 years ago. The average gate in the league at Blackpool this seaon is around 8,000, so it will be a lot different to playing at St. James’ Park.
But Hughton, as always these days, will have the team very well prepared for tonight’s game, and with WBA and Middlesbrough both winning last night, another win by the Magpies is very important tonight.
“If I’d looked at the game, so far this is the one the players know least about because of the opposition. We’ve got to make sure they are prepared, which they are. It’s about how they are prepared to approach this game and I certainly don’t see it as a problem.”
“I don’t think it will be a culture shock. If you look at the make up of the team, a lot of the players have played in the English leagues, brought up in the English game.”
“I don’t think they will be shocked by what they find. Every game has been like a cup final atmosphere for us this season.” “We’ve got a great result against Cardiff, but going to Blackpool is another big test.”
“They’ve got a new manager and some good players. We know we’ll be a scalp for them.”
A win is what we need tonight, as we attempt to get 90 league points, which should take us automatically back to the Premier League for next season.
Howay The Lads!!