Q&A With Blackpool

  • November 09, 2012 | By Robert Hurst
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Ahead of Bolton's game at Blackpool on Saturday, we have got the views of a Seasiders supporter.

Wanderers' game at Bloomfield Road will be only the third meeting between the two sides in 19 years, with the last two clashes coming in the 2010/11 Premier League campaign.

The game will renew an old rivalry between the clubs and ahead of the latest meeting, we have spoken to fyldeflyer from Blackpool Mad to get an opposition view on Michael Appleton, Ian Holloway and former Bolton midfielder Chris Basham.

Q: Despite a strong start to the season, Blackpool sit in 12th place. How has your season been so far?

A: As you mention, we had a great start to the season but, of late, we have been pretty terrible to be honest. As they say, nothing is won in November there is still a long way still to go.

Q: The big news around Bloomfield Road this week was the appointment of Michael Appleton as manager. Do you think he's the right man for the job?

A: In all honesty, Appleton would have been way down my list of managers. That said, the Pool fans will all get behind him and we will judge him after 10/12 games.

Q: Ian Holloway left Blackpool to fill the void left by Bolton boss Dougie Freedman at Crystal Palace. What are your feelings towards Holloway's departure?

A: There are no bitter feeling towards Holloway at all. It was the chairman's fault he left, not Holloway's and I wish him well at Palace - until they play us, of course.

Q: Chris Basham left Bolton to join Blackpool in 2010. However, his appearances have been limited due to injury. How has he played when you have seen him?

A: Basham never really got a sniff under Holloway, for some reason, yet at Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, he was Man of the Match.

From what I have seen of him - and that's not a lot - he's done well and deserves a first-team run of games.

Q: Tom Ince has had a brilliant start to the season. Which other Blackpool players are likely to be a threat to the Wanderers' goal?

A: Other than Ince, I think the main threats are Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Matt Phillips and Elliot Grandin, who has scored a couple of late.

Q: Which Bolton player/s do you think your players will be most wary of?

A: Every time I think of a Bolton goalscorer, I automatically think of Kevin Davies. I don't know much about the others, to be fair.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be on Saturday afternoon?

A: God almighty, that's the toughest question by far. It will all depend on which Blackpool team turns up.

If it's the one like the first four games of the season, then I cannot see anything other than a Blackpool win. If it's the one of late - taking away the Sheffield Wednesday result - then an easy Bolton win, so, no doubt, it'll be a draw now.

Burnden Aces would like to thank fyldeflyer for volunteering to answer our questions.

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