Wigan 0-4 Blackpool: Cinderella Brought Her Combat BootsBy: Ian Rose | August 14th, 2010
Get used to that smile. The incredible ride continues for Ian Holloway’s Blackpool. When they won the promotion playoff last season, they got a lot of sympathy from neutrals. “How nice for them”, many of us thought. Then we started thinking about what would happen when Holloway’s attacking style met the counter-attacking speed of Premier League opposition. We saw 4-0 scorelines dancing in our heads for their league opener, but shame on us, we saw them going the other way. Granted, this Wigan side is not Champions League material, and I’m not claiming that the Pool won’t get a thumping or four this season. But when the final toot-toot was heard on this match, and the fulltime scoreline came up – Wigan nil, Blackpool four – it was something very special, and a warning that this Cinderella team isn’t happy just to be nominated. They are here to play.
In other news, at the time of writing, Marlon Harewood is the leading scorer in the Premiership. And Blackpool are top of the league. Chew on that for a minute.
Full highlights below as they become available.
The first three goals (in Spanish):
As promised, Holloway’s interview (tame by his standards, but realistic as always):
And some more: