Saturday, May 22, 2010


It is very warm in the south-east of England today and conditions at Wembley will be draining. Temperature might show as just 24 degrees or so come kick off, but it will be much hotter pitch side and for some reason, 22-24 degrees in London always feels more like 30 in any case. There are bound to be some very weary legs in the second period at the end of a long season and the game could get very stretched after the break.

Blackpool's last 11 starts have seen 13 goals in the last 13 minutes, so certainly hope of a late goal there, but it is City's stats which caught my eye. In 2010 they have gone into the final quarter of 14 matches all square and have found a winner on nine ( 64%) occasions.

Something to consider if you are following the match in running.

Good Luck.
update: 35 degrees pitch side at 13.30 with no crowd in stadium, going to get hotter !

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