Away Fans Views: Blackpool (H) ryanlufc November 2, 2011 Away Fans Views 10 Comments Thanks to Chris Walker from Up The Pool for taking part. You’ve had a bit of a hit and miss start to the season, what have you made of life back in The Championship so far? We started fairly well, winning our first two games and losing only one of the first seven. That probably raised expectations a little too high, with many fans believing a play-off place was a strong possibility. Lately though things have begun to go awry and the large size of the squad hasn’t helped. Ian Holloway has brought in a lot of players, but keeping them all happy is proving difficult and you get the feeling he hasn’t yet decided what his best team is. Having lost three of the last four matches, we’re in a bit of a rut right now and everyone’s suddenly feeling sorry for themselves. The hangover of relegation finally seems to have kicked in and things need to turn around quickly to avoid a disappointing season. Where do you realistically expect to finish this season? Before the season I thought a finish between 8th and 12th was the most likely outcome and that’s probably still the case. It would take a few big signings I think for us to make a genuine play-off push, but we should have enough in the squad to prevent being dragged towards the bottom of the table. Kevin Phillips has been scoring goals for fun so far but who else should we be looking out for in your team on Wednesday night? It’s hard to say really. Phillips always has a goal in him, but has looked a bit fatigued lately – hardly a surprise given the number of minutes the 38 year old has been asked to play so far this season. Elsewhere, Gary Taylor-Fletcher is a goal threat but looks like missing the game through injury. The two to watch tonight are perhaps the youngsters Tom Ince and Callum McManaman, both of whom are tricky wide players. It’s a bit of a trek up to Leeds for a midweek game for your fans, should we be expecting a decent turnout at Elland Road? In the right circumstances, I’m confident we could have taken 3,000, but it looks like being just over half of that. A few things will have put people off – the fact it’s midweek, the cost of the tickets (£34!) and recent poor form will have taken around 1,000 or so off the travelling support. It will be a new ground for a lot of ‘Pool fans though, with our two sides having not met for a generation. If you could sign one current Leeds player for Blackpool, who would it be? Robert Snodgrass. He’s really come on in his time at Leeds and is the sort of direct player we could do with. Ironically, we actually turned him down a few years back when none other than Simon Grayson was in charge at Bloomfield Road. Snodgrass came down from Livingston for a trial but didn’t impress Grayson enough to win a contract. Finally, what’s your prediction for the game? It’s hard to be positive with our recent form, so the best I think we can hope for is a draw. Despite not being as attacking as last season, we do always have a goal or two in us, but at the same time can easily let a few in. I’ll go for 2-2. If you’re not at the game tonight, check out The Revie Way – a new social network specifically designed for Leeds United fans – where they’ll be running a live chat for Whites fans from 7pm.