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Pool's super fans take Mick's breath away

MICK McCarthy could barely believe what he was hearing at Bloomfield Road last night.

When the Wolves manager walked out and saw a ground with only two stands for home fans he thought the atmosphere might not be up to much.

He was wrong. "It's an amazing crowd they have. There are only two side but you wouldn't believe it," he said.

"It was fabulous. The drum roll and everyone chanting drove them o.

"Some will argue that we should come to Bloomfield Road and win. I don't subscribe to that. I think Blackpool are a decent side.

"There were a few chances but I'll take a goalless draw and a point."

McCarthy is under pressure to get Wolves into the play-offs, but after heavy defeats in their previous two outings the manager was content with the outcome.

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"It was a clean sheet and we needed that because we had conceded seven in our last two games," McCarthy added.

"Those games were unlike us because we have had a lot of clean sheets, so it was pleasing to get back on track.

"The game improved in the second half but I don't think our keeper had many saves to make … and I don't think we are ever going to get a penalty either.

"There was a shot from Andy Keogh which looked to all of us like he had spooned it over, but I've watched it on video and the defender knocked it over the bar with his hand. Mind you, if we did get a penalty we'd probably miss it anyway!

"I was a bit disappointed we let Gary Taylor-Fletcher shoot for their effort off the post but our keeper made a good save.

"There weren't too many goalmouth incidents. I'd argue we had a few more than they did. But the two shots that hit the post were the closest and either one could have won the game.

"I'm not bothered about the table. Let's wait till the end of April and see where we are then. The bottom line is that this is a good point for us."

steve.canavan@blackpoolgazette.co.uk

 
 
 

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