Ceefax seen-off at the seaside
Forget the result and the well-earned away point, Tuesday’s game has been exciting the blogging community because Dexter Blackstock entered the history books – with the BBC switching off Ceefax that night, Dex’s late equaliser was the last goal to ever show up on the service.
While most of us were following the game via streaming commentary or television footage beamed to the Middle East and back, or receiving instant updates on our mobile phones, we’re sure a small band of loyal viewers were glued to page 303 and shed a tear as Blackstock’s 90th minute strike appeared on screen.
Okay, younger readers can take the glazed look off their faces and join us back in the modern age. After noting the historical significance, Through the Season Before Us praised a ‘cracking result’ but pondered the ‘defensive lapses and indecision’ that allowed Blackpool to go ahead.
The Groundhopper blogger appreciated his journey to Lancashire being rewarded with a good game but reserved particular praise for Jermaine Jenas whose ‘fifteen minutes of footwork, dazzlery and passing are worth the £25 admission’.
Andy Bennett was impressed by Sean O’Driscoll’s substitutions on the whole, describing it on Seat Pitch as ‘an attempt to out-Ian Holloway Ian Holloway’ that ultimately brought about a ‘fair result’.
Saturday’s trip to Barnsley should be a good opportunity to continue our good run of form and push on towards the play-off zone, but the TTSBU match preview does remind us that Oakwell is a ground we rarely prosper on.