Over the past 18 months as a minimum, how many players have improved v how many are in decline.
I've got Riis ( largely as he's finding his feet in English football) and Earl, who has been given a decent run in a position that suits.
Other than that the odd static ( BFG, and maybe Maguire) but...
As for the players.
They know what this means to the fans.
They should know this is going to be a battle for 90 plus minutes.
So stand tall, and hit hard right from the first whistle.
Let the Blackpool team know you're there to win, and overpower them.Today is a day for heroes and legends.
Perhaps after his August outburst and non appearance ( albeit covid related), followed by the conspiracy theorists,FM may want to "ditch" Barky but feels he can't.
Permanently on the bench?
Maybe, just maybe........and gone in Jan.