Blackpool have taken four points from their first three league games, just like Newcastle, and appear to be in good form after their surprise promotion last May.
Ian Holloway – did great last seaosn for Blackpool
And of course they have a real character in their manager Ian Holloway, some of whose funny quotes in football are just legendary.
Blackpool are red hot favorites to be relegated this season, but now is perhaps not the best time to play them, when they seem to be on a high, after hammering Wigan away 4-0 in their first Premier game ever – and what a performance that was.
Chris Hughton seems to be well aware that Blackpool can be a dangerous side to face tomorrow:
“I think Blackpool are very dangerous opponents,” “A lot of their danger stems from the manager. He not only wants them to do themselves justice in the Premier League but he also wants them to play a certain way.”
“They will be involved in a lot of entertaining games, that’s for sure. Look at what they did to Wigan on the opening day of the season. Arsenal was difficult for them with their man sent off but they have applied themselves very well.”
“We are in confident mood but we will have to be careful and we’ll have to be cautious at points as well,” “For us it’s about getting the right balance between wanting the right amount of confidence in our players and not taking anything for granted.”
“But what we can’t do is underestimate the opposition. This is a team who not so long ago went away from home and won and scored four goals.”
Blackpool hammered Wigan in that first game and we were even surprised just how well the Tangerines played at Arsenal, before things went against them, so manager Holloway is certainly getting the very best out of the squad he has got.
But it’s also a great time for Newcastle to make it two wins out of two at home in this so important season for the club, and anything but all 3 points will be a disappointment to Newcastle fans tomorrow afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!