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Apologies for the lack of match report from Blackpool. Our "away game correspondent" was unable to make it, as was I I'm afraid. But don't refrain from talking about matters, and daring to read bladeforlife's massive comment.

Kevin Blackwell made four changes to the team for the trip to the Seaside, with Andrew Davies, Glen Little, Ched Evans and Jordan Stewart being replaced by Richard Cresswell, Ryan France, Andy Taylor and David Cotterill. It also saw a first appearance of the season for midfielder Lee Williamson, who made the bench.

A scrappy match was turned around at half-time when Seasider's boss Ian Holoway made two changes, introducing David Vaughan and top scorer, Charlie Adam.

The hosts then made the break through on sixty minutes, with a second goal in two games for Marcel Seip. The Dutchman meeting a Vaughan corner at the far post after Henderson had been unable to clear.

Just nine minutes later, veteran striker Jason Eull, who had begun the game in a deeper role made it two. This time full back Neal Eardly was the provider as he rolled the ball across goal for the ex Wimbledon man to double the lead.

Despite the introduction of Keith Treacy and Ched Evans, the Blades couldn't hit back, and it was Charlie Adam who put the final nail in an already sealed coffin by netting Blackpool's third.

Adam almost scored a speculative effort from forty five yards which dipped over Bunn, but fortunately landed on the roof of the net.

Kevin Blackwell

"I think that we played well in the first half and were just the better side, and up until the first goal went in there was nothing between the teams".

"That was why Ian Holloway felt he had to make substitutions at half-time but then everything they hit went in. I can't be too critical of the lads because they worked hard all night and sometimes the harder you work the worst things get - but let's give credit to Blackpool who are really flying and giving everyone trouble at the moment."

"Things just aren't dropping for us at the moment, but for the first goal someone didn't do their job and we get punished every time. We only had Chris Morgan of last season's back five playing and that doesn't help in terms of communication.

"We want to win every game but we don't have the right to do it, especially when you have so many young players, in terms of experience, out there at once. We have some half-fit players playing with injuries and some are having to occupy positions they are not suited to.

"There is only one solution when times are tough and that is to work hard and get some of our injured players back. We have been on a fantastic run for a long time and this is the first time that we have been in this situation since I came."

Date:Tuesday October 20 2009
Time: 9:57PM

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Ouch, that sounded horrendous! Something is clearly wrong behind the scenes, it smells like more than a lack of confidence. Another distasteful encounter at the end between a couple of the players and fans again. Not good.
20/10/2009 22:16:00
Couldn't make it tonight but it was even painful listening to it on the radio! I don't remember a chance all second half. I honestly think Blackwell has completely lost the dressing room. The players don't want to play for him and I can't blame them with the tactics he uses. If we go behind against Cardiff on Sat I can see a big chant of Blackwell out coming, and then some sections defending him, then the odd fight breaking out. Happy times at Bramall Lane :-(
20/10/2009 22:17:00
We have leaked 14 goals in the last 6 games! Its simply not good enough! Even after saturdays debacle, I thought KB and the lads might put up a fight and try to turn things round. I havent been tonight but from what I have heard it sounded like a total capitulation, where is the fighting spirit?
100% BLADE
20/10/2009 22:19:00
they have no spirit..players dont want to play for him..its been clear for a while its like love to see training when they practice who can kick longest!!! too many players have fell out with him in a short space of time...he simply has to go win or lose against cardiff...a new guy needs to have ten games to work out a style of play, then the remaining 20 odd to push us toward promotion / play offs...andd macabe needs to dip into his pocket to buy some half decent talent before people turn on him to - you do have to ask where has all the money gone????
21/10/2009 08:16:00
Listening to football heaven last night, KB stated that McCabe is at the moment globe trotting in a bid to drum up some investment. KB says there is no money. Or has the money been put to one side for stadium development? Who wants a 40,000 seater stadium with only 15,000 fans in it every week? Also, I hear Chengdu Blades have a new academy, who has paid for this?
100% BLADE
21/10/2009 10:40:00
I think the Kilgallon issue has caused a deep resentment among the players and is clearly having an effect on the field. It was obvious by the total lack of communication between Killa and Morgan at Scunny that there is bad feeling among the players. Whatever the feelings about KB, Killa is a disrupting infulence and should be put on gardening leave until he goes, presumably he wouldnt have played last night if Davies had been fit.
21/10/2009 13:51:00
don't talk wet glouc...killa on gardening leave. we need to get rid of blackwell then see a weight lift off the players backs...did anyone hear the clown on the radio after the match..he had a right for at seth bennett, spoke to him like he was a piece of ***** on his shoe and called him stupid!! if that is anything to go by then make no wonder he has lossed the dressing room...what bugs me is that any other club would have got rid by now...but we like to make things hard, painfull and hamper any chance of anyone coming in to have enough time to turn things around....or and yes sheff utd is mccabes food to feed all his other business and other clubs...all are doing well accept us. mccabes now got to do whats right and get rid because the attendances are going to drop massively in the next few weeks if not. we are going back years in a matter of months. you have to questions the clubs ambitions massively now im affraid. who ever deffends blackwell and thinks he's doing a good job knows nothing about football...he is single handidly ripping a promotion worthy squad apart and mccabe is sitting back and watching him doing it....and they expect people turning up in there droves week in week out..*********. time for mccabe to get a grip..there's playing safe and there is being unambitious (selling keys players) etc..i could go on for ever. the boo boys are already out and it's up to mccabe as a blade and businessman to put a lid on this because i can see this exploding. he left nobson in a job far far too long and look what happened (we missed out on the playoff)..if he had acted 2 weeks before we would have made difference here.....mccabe doesn't always show respect towards the blades fans..just over 26,000 is our average attendance so please don't question the fans support in the middle of a very difficult financial time. killa is a 5m player easy and still young...we get a new manager they will be jumping through hoops to have a player like him at the club...he will sign a new improved contract is all down to blackwells man management skills and ellis is a complete waste of space...GET RID BEFORE THIS SQUAD GETS TOTALLY RIPPED APART, because we will be in for a very worrying time if this happens and i can sense it. get ready for the cardiff game and the blackwell out chants...some may start to get at mccabe..i really hope not but he has to prove himself that he wants promotion and wants to build a worthy squad...time to put some of the beattie, naughton, walker and huge wage saving costs into play eh mr mac (what we talking 3.5m beattie, 4.5m naughton and 2m walker)? that 10m plus wages plus the squad cutting right down to a level that hard to have to start looking towards the board and mccabe. they have always moaned about the attendances and needing in access of 20,000 to progress and challenge well they are almost averaging 30,000 and still we are selling star players, not replacing them and doing what we have always done which is just plodding along with no ambitions at all...someone please tell me whats the point? how many chances do we want to get it right? ambition is a massive massive factore i don't care what mccabe says at the expensive club organised dinners...just preaching and doing nothing. sheff utd feeds all other mccabes business - FACT!!
21/10/2009 15:33:00
christ biggest comment yet that proves how upset and annoyed im getting, please don't question my loyalties towards the blades as im one of these daft ones that gets no sleep when we lose and all my wages have gone on following the blades since i can remember. after the playoff final enough was enough for more away games not even the local games. next season could be the first time in 23 years that i dont own a season ticket...if the club don't care and show no interest than why should i financially risk things by following them? same goes for everyone else. blades fans are good fans, great fans, but they have ambitions and goals..if the current board can't forfill this then we need to start talking about a taveover!! as it stands we are going nowhere but down and into ruin so notthing to lose.
21/10/2009 15:40:00
disagree glou with the comment on killa...yes he's not playing well adn might be up his own backside but if Captain morgan isnt communicating with him cos he wants to leave who's acting spoilt brat there...i dont believe that to be the case at all...killa (whilst not great last night) did put himself about a bit more, made a traditional barnstorming run and he and hendo were having a right go at each other after their first...he does want out, make no mistake but i dont think thats the root of the problems on the pitch in the slightest and players not getting on...thats due to a lack of team spirit, lack of leadership and players "playing" a style taht a) they dont like b) they dont want to play in and c) they know isnt working and bringing the best out in them...that's why its not a happy camp...if youre qunny and harper and busting your balls to receive a pass off a defender who then launches it 70 yards to no one, and youve to turn adn sprint after it - fo 90 minutes i know id be arguing with people!
21/10/2009 16:04:00
Blackwell says he's not worried - I bloody well am!
21/10/2009 16:38:00
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