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Match Preview: Blackpool v Barrow

9 August 2022

Josh Couch

Take a look at everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup Round One clash against Blackpool.

Blackpool v Barrow
Tuesday 9th August 2022, 7:45pm
Bloomfield Road
Carabao Cup Round One

In Opposition
Blackpool lost manager Neil Critchley to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa in the summer, with Michael Appleton being appointed as the new Seasiders boss in mid June.

The Championship side kicked off the new campaign with a 1-0 victory over Reading at Bloomfield Road and a 2-0 defeat away to Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.

In the Carabao Cup last season, Blackpool defeated Middlesbrough 3-0 in this round and fell to a 3-2 defeat to League One Sunderland in Round Two, the same stage of the competition that saw Barrow host Aston Villa.

Head To Head
Barrow’s first competitive meeting with The Seasiders came in 1925, when the two sides drew 0-0 in the FA Cup at Bloomfield Road. The replay at Holker Street saw Blackpool win 2-0.

95 years passed before the two sides met again. 8th September 2020 saw another 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road, this time in the EFL Trophy. Blackpool prevailed in the penalty shootout over David Dunn’s Barrow side.

Tickets
Barrow fans are advised that they can buy tickets this evening at Blackpool, but with cash only.

Referee
Benjamin Speedie will be the man with the whistle at Bloomfield Road tonight.

He last refereed Barrow in the 0-0 home draw with Oldham Athletic in December 2021, when he handed out three yellow cards.

Live Streaming
Carabao Cup fixtures can’t be streamed in any region from a video perspective, but Live Audio is allowed for any existed subscribers, or via an Audio Match Pass.

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to scintillating commentator Adam Johnson, who will be joined at Bloomfield Road by staunch Barrow supporter John Goodwin, to describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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