Photos: Nottingham Forest 3-4 Blackpool – DJ Campbell Hat-Trick Destroys Forest’s Premier League Dream

Ollie Irish

12th, May 2010


By Ollie Irish


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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway celebrates victory after the game

Photos: Mike Egerton / EMPICS Sport

Cards on the table – I’m gutted by this result, not because I have anything against Ian Holloway or Blackpool (not at all), but simply because I really, REALLY wanted to see Forest back in the top flight.

But fair play to Ollie and his Tangerine Army, for destroying Forest’s Prem ambitions with a superb counter-attacking display in the second half of this second leg. DJ Campbell scored a 23-minute hat-trick, which means Blackpool are only 90 minutes away from a golden ticket to the big league.

Billy Davies said afterwards that too many of his Forest players froze under pressure, and he’s right – Forest lost their composure, Blackpool took their chances. A glimpse of the Premier League can do strange things to players.

Looks very much like a Blackpool vs Cardiff showdown at Wembley, unless Leicester can find another gear. Would have to fancy Cardiff to win that big one, but then I fancied Forest to win this one, so there you go.

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  1. Dave says:

    Some cracking photos there. Fair paly to Blackpool over the two legs they deserved it.

    Dave, Forest ’til I die.

  2. NUFCELITE says:

    Dont matter who wins the playoff final, they will be relegated next season any way, none of them are a premship team.

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