Unfortunately Stephen McPhee hasn’t had the best season with Blackpool due to injury. Last week 9 minutes into a reserve match with Manchester City McPhee twisted his knee causing a break of the anterior cruciate ligament. The injury will keep him out for around 6 months, following on from a rip of this achilles in this season pre-season it will mean the striker has missed out on the best part of over a year of football.
This season McPhee featured in 5 matches as a substitute.
V Cardiff H – 21 mins
V Preston H – 16 mins
V Wolves – 15 mins
V Sheffield – 6 mins (came on then was subbed injured)
V Plymouth – 29 mins
Which is a total of 87 mins, just under one game. Now I’m not having a go at the lad he’s unlucky but he’s out most expensive player ever at £300,000 and he’s hardly played.
In total he’s started 16 game, £18,750 a game.
He’s scored 3 goal, £100,000 a goal.
Lets hope next season he’ll be able to put a shift in.
A great win on Saturday over Birmingham recording the double over one of the favorites to gain promotion. It seems that DJ Campbell is settling in well with his second goal, but again the question raised is can we keep hold of him.
I missed the match this weekend, the re-arrangement wasn’t kind to me, I was in Birmingham for the weekend so it was enjoyable as the goals popped up on soccer Saturday in the pub in Birmingham.
I did however bump into some Blackpool players last Thursday in the cinema in Manchester. Ben Burgess (with crutches), Stephen McPhee and Daniel Nardiello all walked (hobbled) past. I think they were on the “injured strikers” night out to see Tom Cruise in Valkyrie! Let hope the nights out’s don’t continue for much longer as DJ Campbell can’t keep scoring ???
A good result last night in front of the Sky cameras to draw with top of the league Wolves on a bitterly cold evening. The new flag looked great on the north stand as the players came out, all the names of the contributers to the flag appeared in the match programme, well done to all!
I’ve watch the highlight of the match and can see why the penalty was given against Rob Edwards but the consistency is the problem with the ref’s in this league, why was there no penalty for when Kyel Reid was pushed over in the box?
Anyway the exit of loan players has started, lets go through each one.
- Liam Dickinson – Gone back to Derby and looks like he won’t be coming back considering the statement on the club site and that Paul Jewell has left Derby.
- Zesh Rehman – Gone back to QPR won’t be coming back looks like he’ll be leaving QPR anyway.
- Lee Hendrie – Back to Sheffield United, would be good to see him back at the club.
- Graham Stack - Gone back as Gilks has come back from Shrewsbury.
- Adam Hammill – Gone back to Liverpool for ‘assessment’ might stay if Stevie G gets send down! Would be good to see him back for the rest of the season.
- Steve Kabba – Back to Watford, don’t really want to see him back.
- Alan Gow – Loan is up and we have had a £200,000 offer accepted just have to see if Leeds put in a bid and what Gow’s decision is.
It’s going to be an interesting couple of weeks, maybe Parks and Tommo have some players lined up? Or are they hoping that Wright, Nardiello, McPhee and Crainey will get back to fitness?
Well Keigan Parker did come on but we lost 3-2, it sounds like a close game but we went three down and then grabbed two goals to make it a close end to the match. Buzsaky scored with a lob, looked like a fluke to me, Vine then ran past three from the wing to strike low for the thrid.
Just after half time Rowlands made it three when he fired in after the ball was allowed to be passed along the six yard box. Ben Burgess came of the bench to score, a low drive from an acute angle, a very good goal. The second came from a corner when Kaspar Gorkss header was diverted in by Steve McPhee.
Next up, Blackpool V Preston