Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Blackpool

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bloomfield Road

Last Game

Blackpool 1 - 6 B'mouth

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Thompson: No discipline issue

Blackpool assistant Steve Thompson has denied his club have a discipline problem after they picked up their seventh and eighth red cards of the season in a 5-1 loss to Derby.

Last Updated: 07/12/13 at 17:40 Post Comment

Steve Thompson: Backed his Blackpool's players

Steve Thompson: Backed his Blackpool's players

Steve McClaren's men fell behind to Isaiah Osbourne's early header and the visitors' goal led a charmed life for the remainder of the first half.

However, their luck ran out after half-time as a Chris Martin hat-trick, his first in the Football League, and goals from Craig Bryson and captain Richard Keogh saw the Rams romp back to win handsomely.

They were helped by Blackpool, though, as they had Neal Bishop and substitute Angel Martinez sent off.

It was the Seasiders' fifth red card in a little over 90 minutes of football following their lack of discipline in midweek at Yeovil, where Kirk Broadfoot, Ricardo Fuller and Gary MacKenzie were all sent off in the final five minutes.

It was also an eighth dismissal of the season for Paul Ince's team.

"I don't think it's a lack of discipline," Thompson said.

"It might be in part but it is also down to a lack of judgement.

"It comes down top self control. When you are on a yellow card you are walking as tightrope and the last thing you need to do is make a rash tackle.

"That's what's letting us down at the moment and it has to stop happening.

"It can be down to the discretion of the referee too. The linesman gave the penalty for the first red card but Bishop seemed to come out with ball, which suggests he got the ball.

"We also didn't think he was the last man as it was at an angle where were getting players back in position.

"The lads are just as frustrated as we are. There weren't any bad tackles in the game and yet again we have two sent off.

"We've just got a team that competes very well. If you look at the tackles, they aren't high or with studs showing or career threatening or anything."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property