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PREVIEW: Town v Blackpool

25 September 2015

Look Ahead To The Clash At Greenhous Meadow

If you fancy a bit of in game chat, join me and lots of ex-pats on Shrewswall!

Marcus Braddock 

So it's with genuine optimism that I predict a 2-1 win for Shrewsbury Town!

This game has an added incentive for Town, we have ex-Blackpool staff and players in the Shrewsbury family now and they wont want to let their old club escape with any points.

Actually there were plenty of positives last weekend and if we had just been a slight bit more accurate in front of goal we could have had at least a point.

Blackpool have had the proverbial bad start to the season but that shouldn't be a reason for complacency, if there is a positive to take from last week it's that we cant afford to be complacent and need to show respect for the opposition, just not too much of it!

Well everything is possible but I cant see it happening and this weekend is the perfect time to start showing our prowess.

At some point we have to break our home form hoodoo don’t we? We cant go a whole season of not winning at home can we?

Last season I could easily predict a home win because we were pretty much majestic at the Meadow but that has changed very quickly in League one.


Town have no new injury worries.

Squad news

Paul Thompson

Fourth Official

Simon Barrow and Dumitru Ravel Cheosiaua


Darren England from Yorkshire. Games this season: 6 . Yellow cards: 35. Red cards: 2.


On average, the Tangerines have failed to score in 38% of their away games.

They have kept clean sheets in 25% of their away games but that boils down to one clean sheet in four away games.

Blackpool have scored twice as many goals as they have at home with two scored at Bloomfield Road and four scored in away games.

Some stats

At just five feet and five inches, he's one of the more diminutive strikers in League one but that hasn't stopped him from scoring goals!

His previous clubs are Rochdale, Altrincham and Morecambe and he started his career with Manchester City but didn't make any first team appearances.

Redshaw is just one year older than Cullen and similarly he arrived at Blackpool in the summer.

He started his career with Hull and played nearly 30 times for them including substitute appearances. Cullen isn't the tallest of strikers but he's pretty mobile all the same.

Cullen is a 23 year old who went to Blackpool via spells at Bury, Stockport and Luton.

Mark Cullen and Jack Redshaw with two goals each. Both Redshaw and Cullen are strikers and have scored two thirds of Blackpool’s goals so far this season.
Top Scorers

We first met Blackpool in the league back in the 1978/9 season with the Tangerines winning their home leg 5-0 and Town winning theirs 2-0. Blackpool’s 5-0 win is the highest scoring game between us, since then neither team has scored  more than three goals in one game between the two sides. All told we've played Blackpool twelve times in the league with the Tangerines winning five to our four.

Head to Head

Last weekend they earned a point at home to Barnsley which would have kept them from the bottom of the division if it were not for our home defeat to Crewe, which meant that Blackpool dropped to 24th.

The situation on the pitch is that they have yet to win a game at home and have gleaned 80% of their points away from home.

Blackpool have had a very difficult start to the season, I wont go into the details of the Tangerines off the field problems but suffice to say they wont be helping the situation on the pitch.

This weekend sees Town play their second consecutive home game as lowly Blackpool visit Greenhous Meadow.

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