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The Big Preview: Portsmouth (H)

Seasiders Welcome To Pompey To Bloomfield Road

30 August 2019

Blackpool return home to Bloomfield Road after consecutive away games tomorrow, as the Seasiders host Portsmouth.

Simon Grayson's side remain unbeaten in Sky Bet League One after taking 11 points from a possible 15, while Portsmouth sit on four points from four matches having played a game less in the division.

Team News: 

Nathan Delfouneso remains a doubt for the game having missed out at Rochdale last weekend with a hamstring problem. Matty Virtue has now resumed training, though. 

James Bolton, Oli Hawkins and Ryan Williams have recovered from injuries for the visitors, but the game may come a little too soon for all three. Bryn Morris and Jack Whatmough definitely miss out. 

Previous Meeting: 

It was Blackpool who came out victors when the sides last met in Sky Bet League One, with a goal from Chris Long securing a 1-0 victory at Fratton Park. However, it was Pompey who took all three points at Bloomfield Road 12 months ago, winning 2-1 courtesy of a brace from Ronan Curtis. 

The Manager's Thoughts: 

The Referee:

Chris Sarginson will officiate the game between the sides, having refereed Blackpool twice last season. 

His last fixture here at Bloomfield Road was the Homecoming fixture against Southend United. 


Tickets will remain on sale for the match right up until kick-off, however supporters are asked to note that the North Stand is heading for a sell-out.

Tickets are priced at: 

  • £20 for Adults
  • £18 for Seniors (65+) and 17-21-Year-Olds
  • £10 for 16 and Under
  • £5 for 5-11-Year-Olds
  • FREE for Under-5s*

*Must be purchased with an adult or senior ticket. 

Standard area seating applies to tickets purchased in the North Stand, South Stand and certain Blocks in the West Stand. Excludes Blocks L, N & M.

Supporters are reminded to arrive at the stadium nice and early.  

Merlin Ticket Offer: 

Season ticket holders and match ticket holders for this game receive a special 2-For-1 offer with Merlin Entertainments, the sponsors of our Family Stand. 

Simply by showing your season ticket or match ticket from the Portsmouth game, you can receive the promotion at either Madame Tussauds or The Blackpool Tower Eye, or receive £10 off a Combination Ticket at two of Merlin’s Blackpool attractions. 

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