Sadler’s Summer Shopping List

After back to back defeats effectively ended our season, focus now turns to the summer Transfer Window. I take a look at the positions that require strengthening in order for Blackpool to compete at the top end of the championship next season. There’s been a lot of inactivity from utmp on the blog front, butContinue reading “Sadler’s Summer Shopping List”

Review: Coventry – Five Good, Five Bad (H)

Last Saturday Cardiff brought Blackpool down to earth after a 2-0 defeat at home, the first defeat since April at Bloomfield Road. Last night’s game was time to make amends and to try and get back on track but it wasn’t to be – another defeat and another game without a goal to cheer. We’reContinue reading “Review: Coventry – Five Good, Five Bad (H)”

Full Championship Season Preview Guide – 2021/22

A new league means new predictions and we’ve spoken to fan groups and supporters of each Championship rival this year to get the lowdown on what each fan makes to their club’s summer so far, their thoughts on the manager, their key player and where they think they’ll finish in the 2021/22 Championship season. AFCContinue reading “Full Championship Season Preview Guide – 2021/22”

Transfer News: Sonny at the Seaside

Last week, Sonny Carey signed for Blackpool from King’s Lynn, following the ongoing rumours over the last few weeks as per my recent piece highlighting that it might be in the pipeline. The Seasiders saw off competition from the likes of Luton, Bournemouth and Swansea to secure a deal with the attacking midfielder. ApproachIt’s notContinue reading “Transfer News: Sonny at the Seaside”

Transfer News: Case Closed – Olly Casey Signs

I mean it was no big mystery really was it? At last the rumours have come to fruition and former Leeds centre-back Oliver Casey joins the Pool on another three year deal. He joins Marvin Ekpiteta, Jordan Thorniley, Daniel Gretarsson and James Husband as options in the centre of defence. It’s a new era forContinue reading “Transfer News: Case Closed – Olly Casey Signs”

Opinion: Who should Blackpool sign this summer?

In this blog I analyse the various transfer rumours of who Blackpool have been linked with and suggest a few names I think we should consider, based on our recruitment strategy over the past few windows. Firstly the Rumours Oliver Casey – Centre Back – Leeds U23Very much a young project, who has been likenedContinue reading “Opinion: Who should Blackpool sign this summer?”

Oxford Report: Half way there…

Yes, it’s a little late… but I was celebrating a stunning performance from a well balanced team, made all the more impressive in front of Oxford’s fans as well as the Sky Sports cameras at the Kassam Stadium. 3-0, but what about three minutes in? There’s some things in life you can guarantee: death, taxesContinue reading “Oxford Report: Half way there…”

Five Good, Five Bad – Lincoln (a)

The Seasiders were at it again on the road with a strong first half performance but were undone by some basic errors. To not leave with three points really was painful, after witnessing some fantastic football on show, making another top six side look distinctively average at times. Pre-kick off I’d have taken a drawContinue reading “Five Good, Five Bad – Lincoln (a)”

Review: Five good, Five bad – Gillingham (h)

With that Blackpool win it almost certainly puts Gillingham’s promotion push to bed. If Blackpool lost it would have made it a whole lot tougher for the Seasiders. This game really was crunch time, a milestone which would define either side’s season. Pre-match nerves were at an all time high, but they needn’t have been.Continue reading “Review: Five good, Five bad – Gillingham (h)”

Review: Five good, five bad – Oxford United (a)

What a start! Never had us down as a set-piece team but we’re making the most of them. Couple that with some fantastic passing and performances from Dan Ballard, Kenny Dougall and Sullay Kaikai and us Pool fans are dreaming of the play-offs after our fourth successive away victory. Five good 1. Dougall’s first goalContinue reading “Review: Five good, five bad – Oxford United (a)”