Blackpool fans: We’re improving a little, but not enough

Blackpool fans: We’re improving a little, but not enough

Blackpool fans bemoan their recent poor cup form and are not hopeful of a win on Tuesday night.

Our Opposing views feature looks at the views of Port Vale’s next opponents. The questions were asked by REP

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About the fans

TANGERINE77 – I actually went to Bloomfield Road for the first time as an Everton fan, Blackpool played them in a testimonial in the late 80’s. Luckily when I joined secondary school and there were a few more Blackpool fans, I came to my senses and haven’t looked back.

PUBCLOWN – I’ve been a fan since the late ’80’s under Sam Ellis. My first real memories were standing on the old terraces, with the smell of cigarettes and pies.
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How do you expect your team to do in the cups?

Since I’ve supported us we’ve never really had decent cup runs…

TANGERINE77 – To be knocked out in the first round of every cup, as usual!

PUBCLOWN – Awful. It’s not really the fact that we have a poor team, more the fact that since I’ve supported us we’ve never really had decent cup runs apart from the LDV in 2002 and 2004.

Your favourite cup memory?

TANGERINE77 – Beating Man City on penalties at Maine Rd in the League Cup, I think it was around ’97. The best ever away atmosphere.

PUBCLOWN – Probably Spurs at home in the FA Cup third round in 1991. We lost the game 1-0 thanks to an ex-player of ours, Paul Stewart. The significance of it to me was the fact that Lineker, Gazza and the rest were playing in our run-down ground.

Who should we watch out for?

TANGERINE77 – Cullen is a very good striker with service, problem is most of the time he has none. He is only small but we seem to want to hoof the ball to him.

PUBCLOWN – It’s a difficult question as I know very little about this season’s team as I’m boycotting games due to the family in charge. Mark Cullen seems to be getting a few goals this season so I’ll go with him.

Which Vale player will you be wary of?

TANGERINE77 – I kid you not that I can’t even name one player. I remember Robin van der Laan, though, he was good from memory, oh and that keeper Paul Musslewhite.

PUBCLOWN – I hear Colin Daniel is decent but I’m not too sure on your squad.

Any memories of previous games between the sides?

TANGERINE77 – Early 90’s I think. The score might have been 4-2 to you? I seem to remember Vale had three-quarters of Bloomfield Rd.

PUBCLOWN – One stands out, not for the best reasons. Think it was 1993 and you went up and your last game was against us at ours. Think you won 4-2 and we’d only just stayed up by the skin of our teeth. It was a scorching hot day and you lot invaded the pitch. It was a decent game to be fair.

A score prediction?

We are improving a little but not enough…

TANGERINE77 – 3-0 Vale – you more or less got a bye to the next round when you drew us.

PUBCLOWN – I think it will be a narrow Vale victory, 2-1. We are improving a little but not enough.