Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Wigan Robins, Tangerine Dream and Blackpool rocks

Back in early October the Robins went to Blackpool. It was freezing, hammering down and blowing a gale. Typical Blackpool weather, in fact...

That day Danny "I'll walk a million miles for one of your goals" Worthington got a cracker and then the Robins defended like mad. Sterling effort, kept 'em out and then it all ended in a punch-up on the touchline involving players, subs, officials and spectators. The ref booked a couple, everybody shook hands and went to their excellent club for a pint. Proper day's football in fact - how it should be - and AFC (nee Mechanics) Blackpool is a decent gaff.

Like Blackpool itself - a decent gaff.

I worked there for five years or so and loved it. Bang in the town centre. Used to go for a potter and just take it all in. In summer you'd get the local loons, tourists, daytrippers and hen parties. in winter you'd just get the local loons!

It was great. Sat on the front having your lunch watching the waves come in. Yeah, I like Blackpool and I have to say the people I met from there are great. Well you'd have to be to put up with all that. There are some right dodgy people there. But dodgy in the right way. Think David Morrissey's Ripley Holden in BBC's great Blackpool. As for the women well think Sarah Parish in BBC's great Blackpool.

Yeah I like Blackpool.

It's Blackpool folk coming to Wigan this weekend rather than - the traditional jolly of Wiganers going the other way as the Mechanics lot try to derail the Robins promotion push.

Last time out Oldham Town thoroughly deserved their win and WRP will be looking to bounce back from that defeat. I'm not sure what the injury situation is but hopefully a few will be back.

They were poor last time out. The players know that and will be determined to put it right. All in all it's shaping up to be a decent old game

Blackpool's last five results

14th Feb Norton United Home 1-2 Lost (Div One Trophy)
21st Feb Daisy Hill Home 3-0 Won
24th Feb Padiham Home 2-2 Drew
28th Feb Cheadle Town Home 0-2 Lost
7th March Eccleshall Away 1-2 Lost

Meanwhile enjoy...

Action photos from AFC Blackpool official site - cheers

Sarah Parish from BBC

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