Ian Holloway’s boys showed no slowing down in their quest for attractive and attacking football despite their history of throwaway second half displays. In Spurs, they met a much higher priced mirror image one but with similar defensive liabilities. By the end, Spurs had to satisfy themselves with Roman Pavlyuchenko’s forlorn consololation.
Charlie Adams put the Seasiders ahead with his PK after DJ Campbell was brought down by Sebastien Bassong and Campbell himself got on the scoreline closing out a swift counterattack. It was left to Brett Ormerod, the player most inextricably linked to Blackpool’s rise to the top to fittingly become the first club player to score in all four divisions of the English league with his 80th minute goal.
The Blackpool attack was as it should be but this time the club weathered the Spurs maelstorm through some stellar defending and some heart in the mouth goal line saves. Afterwards Holloway glowed:
“I don’t think there’s a word that’s been written, printed or produced in the dictionary that I can use for how pleased I am. It was a fantastic night for everyone connected [with the club]. Does that make us better than Milan? I don’t think so, but what we are doing is phenomenal.”
His club is now in 12th position and with 32 points and 11 matches left look safe to continue in the Premiership. But such displays show they may not just be happy with survival.