Can the lads stay unbeaten at St. James?
We've got several previews, of course, so I'll put them in list form:
Sky Sports predicts a 3-1 victory with Ben Arfa replacing Routledge and Campbell replacing Williamson.
The Guardian predicts the same Starting lineup and gives game odds.
Lee Mason of the BPL Official Site
Andy Hodgson of Talk of the Tyne predicts a 2-0 victory with no changes to the Starting XI.
Ed Harrison predicts the same Starting XI.
Toonsy predicts a 2-0 victory with the same Starting XI. He also gives us 10 things we need to know about Blackpool.
Shameless self-plug: RKW predicts a 3-0 victory with the same Starting XI.
Ben Collins of Sky Sports has an article about the tone Chris Hughton will try to set today.
How's this for a headline? "Andy Carroll: I'll be the daddy against Blackpool" It sounds like serious trash talk at first, but if you read the article and get the proper context, it makes a lot more sense.
Lee Ryder of The Chronicle says that Fabricio Coloccini is focused on keeping the home unbeaten streak going.
Last time James Perch played against Blackpool, it was as a member of Nottingham Forest in the Championship Playoff, and we all remember how that went. Lee Ryder says he is hoping for a better result this time around.
Paul Fraser of The Northern Echo says it's very possible that none of the three new players get the call today, with Hughton saying, "There is no real need to change the team." He also goes on to say that he's not afraid to drop established players to come up with a good lineup. Certainly what you want to hear from the manager, but we'll see how it shakes up later.
Steve Brenner of The Sun has a feature on Sol Campbell's other five debuts. Some really good stuff here; be sure to check it out.
Howay the lads!