Seasiders v Terriers

Huddersfield Town story posted by Peter MacGibbon on 28/10/2004
Seasiders v Terriers

Before last Saturday we might have expected this match to be a reasonably safe 3pts. After all we had beaten Luton the week before but suffered a minor blip, against a team alongside us in the league, on the Tuesday. Then Blackpool went and stuffed the Bees!

We should know better of course. Be honest now, we went to Torquay with most of us expecting to win didn?t we?

We will be travelling without Trigger and Rob Edwards, both on the injured list. Rob picked up a leg injury in the reserve match against Boston. Junior Mendes is still on International duty so Boothy will start in his place. Jacob Giles may be Phil?s back up on the bench since we haven?t got a loan signing yet. Jacob saved a twice taken penalty, twice, against Boston so he won?t have any complaints. Rumour has it that we may have Rabs again since his spell at Northampton ends next week. Personally I hope not; if Phil gets snubbed again he could leave us, and he is too good for that.

Mark McGregor is fit again for Blackpool but his stand in, Rob Clare, did well against Brentford and may be in the starting line up. Martin Bullock is back in training but I doubt he will be returning against us. Gareth Evans is looking forward to his return to Town. Scott Taylor is on form striking his 8th goal of the season against Brentford, John Murphy scored the other two.

Blackpool picked up 4 yellow cards last week. Three for ?unsporting behaviour? and one for ?timewasting? . As a consequence left sided midfielder Paul Edwards is suspended and won?t play against us. Blackpool don?t have a ready made replacement.

In the 2001-2 season we played the Seasiders four times; they beat us 4-2 at the Mac in the league but we won 2-1 in Blackpool. They knocked us out of the LDV. They beat us 3-1 at Bloomfield Road and we beat them 2-1 at home, after extra time ? 2-0 at 90 minutes.

In 2002 ?3 we played out two draws against them 0-0 at home, 1-1 away.

We are lying 8th in the league, (Swindon?s win earlier in the week knocked us back one place), and they are 20th. Blackpool haven?t won at home yet this season. At home they have scored 7 goals but conceded 14.

I think it will be very close. The bookies have the Seasiders as narrow favourites to win. What say you?


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