NO HIDING FROM TRUTH FOR THE POOL
WHAT – you need me to give you one? That scoreline says everything you need to know about these two teams.
Blackpool are gone. Dead. Buried. Hopeless. Two years of neglect and under-investment are finally coming home to roost and they simply did not have the quality to compete with Bournemouth. When you’re putting in that much effort and still shipping six, you may as well pack up.
Even their fans know it. “Have you seen a worse team than us?” one asked the Cherries’ press office. “Well, we beat Birmingham 8-0,” he replied.
Bournemouth, by contrast, are irresistible. In seasons past, a farmyard pitch and a howling gale would have sent their passing game to pot. Here it had no impact at all. They kept passing, kept breaking, each player confident in their ability. There may be better defensive units in the division but nobody can hold a candle to the Cherries going forward. Especially Blackpool.