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Blackpool v Fleetwood, match preview.

As written on Facebook by a Fleetwood supporting acquaintance of mine:

All you need to know about this weekend's big match...
You can forget the recent Manchester and Merseyside derbies - this coming weekend truly is Soccer Saturday when literally dozens of Fylde football fanatics will gather at Gloomfilled Road Stadium to witness Blackpool and Fleetwood Town battle it out for mid-table mediocrity.
Fans will be clambering in from Cleveleys, biking in from Bispham and lolloping in (?) from Lytham to claim the best seats in three-quarter-empty stadium as the atmosphere builds up to a mild grumble.
The two sides have little to play for, having achieved their current bare-adequacy via very different routes.
Blackpool FC, known as to their fans as Oyston's Oranges, boasts a glorious past being former FA Cup winners and being the home of all-time greats including Stanley Matthews and Jimmy Armfield, whereas Fleetwood Town FC, known on the BBC website and nowhere else as The Trawlermen, has risen through the lower-leagues after forming as Fleetwood Wanderers in 1997 and quickly rebranding as Fleetwood Freeport - proving them not to be the "pub team" that fans of their locals rivals often claim, but actually a shopping-centre team.
Whilst both Blackpool and Fleetwood have made little impact football-wise this season, both towns can boast success elsewhere. The once celebrated seaside resort currently tops the national league table of "highest rates of hospital admissions for poisoning by illicit drugs", whilst Fleetwood is flying high in the Empty Town Centre Shops rankings, with the town's Lord Street currently looking anything but it's noble name.
Both teams are expected to be resting their skills this weekend, and local bookmakers Lynch Bet are offering odds of 2/5 on a nil-nil draw and 25/1 on any other scoreline.
May the best team draw.

Comments

  • Sounds like a cracker. I hope it gets top billing on Goals First...
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