Interview: Keith Southern: “Chairman left a voicemail to let me know I wasn’t needed after 10 years”

We sat down with Keith Southern to chat all things tangerine. Keith chatted through his ten years with the club, which included two promotions, three play-off campaigns and a season at the top table of English football. Keith also spoke of the disappointing way he left the club in 2012 when his mind was madeContinue reading “Interview: Keith Southern: “Chairman left a voicemail to let me know I wasn’t needed after 10 years””

Five Good, Five Bad: Portsmouth (a)

Another three points picked up on the road, courtesy of a Jerry Yates goal in the final 10 minutes. The Seasiders will have one eye on the play-offs now with one, two or in some cases three games in hand to play in comparison to those teams that are currently above us. The very veryContinue reading “Five Good, Five Bad: Portsmouth (a)”

Interview: Jay Spearing: Why I left Blackpool

We sat down with the man who led the Blackpool team out in the homecoming, fired that memorable penalty at Accrington and saw the monumental club ownership change first hand, Jay Spearing. He gave his perspective of the significant changes that happened to the club during his time at Bloomfield Road, as well as hisContinue reading “Interview: Jay Spearing: Why I left Blackpool”

Transfer News: Elliot Embleton

Deadline Day this year was more about outgoings than incomings as Blackpool let go of four players, but managed to bring in a loanee from fellow League One club Sunderland. Here, I take a closer look at Blackpool’s new loan signing Elliot Embleton and suggest some reasons why he might have been allowed to leaveContinue reading “Transfer News: Elliot Embleton”

Opinion: January Transfer Window: Winners & Losers

The January Transfer Window has slammed shut for another year, so who’s come out of it stronger than how they went in? I analysed the done deals in League One and assessed which teams are looking upwards in the table compared to those who have suffered in the window. Accrington Stanley IN: Gary Roberts (BalaContinue reading “Opinion: January Transfer Window: Winners & Losers”

Review: 5 Good, 0 Bad – Wigan (a)

Blackpool kicked on up the League One table tonight after an exceptional performance against struggling Wigan Athletic. The match was played with the bare bones of the squad from last Saturday’s FA Cup game against Brighton. It’s been stop start. First it was Covid, then it was a waterlogged pitch (which, to be honest, workedContinue reading “Review: 5 Good, 0 Bad – Wigan (a)”

Opinion: Quality over Quantity

With January additions surely around the corner at Blackpool, unlike the previous transfer window, it’s quality that Blackpool will be after rather than quantity. After the recent performance against Bristol Rovers in which we had 21 chances, of which only five were on target, it is conclusive what area the transfer activity needs to happenContinue reading “Opinion: Quality over Quantity”

Opinion: Critchley’s Class of 2020

Yes, you read that headline right – Critchley Class of 2020. I don’t mind the ‘Critchley & Calderwood Class’, but please never just the ‘Colin Calderwood Class’. Let’s not forget who the main man is – the man who left Liverpool for a project he felt was ‘special’ and who put the wheels in motionContinue reading “Opinion: Critchley’s Class of 2020”

Five good, five bad – Burton (a)

Often the majority of the five goods/bads have been underlined with draws and losses. Finally, we get to be positive and leave most of the negative undertones at the door. Here, I pick out the positives and slight negatives from yesterday’s win at the Pirelli Stadium. Five Good 1. Back to winning ways on theContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Burton (a)”

Opinion: Patience is a Virtue

Given our recent run of form, we were crying out for a little bit of positivity and it duly came earlier this week as Matty Virtue signed a 12-month extension to his deal which was due to expire next summer. Virtue has been a real miss for us in midfield so far this season andContinue reading “Opinion: Patience is a Virtue”

Opinion: Why it’s Fine to Question Critchley

Everyone is hurting after yesterday’s performance. The players, the manager, the board, and most of all, the fans. It’s bad enough having to watch that dross, but at home without your mates and watching a second rate stream on a phone or laptop, it doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Social media platforms show fellow fans’Continue reading “Opinion: Why it’s Fine to Question Critchley”

Transfer/Insight: Daníel Grétarsson

Like London buses, you wait weeks for a signing and then two centre-backs called Daniel come along in one day. This one is finally the experienced centre-back that we have been hoping for, as Iceland international Daníel Grétarsson becomes Blackpool’s 15th summer signing for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian club Aalesunds FK. Pool have gainedContinue reading “Transfer/Insight: Daníel Grétarsson”

Opinion: Expectation vs Reality

There’s a strange feeling in the air at the moment and I believe that we, the fans, are part of the problem. We’ve become spoilt and now that things aren’t going our way, we are beginning to pollute media channels with our negativity. Yes, this blog will be opinionated (aren’t they all?). Yes, you mightContinue reading “Opinion: Expectation vs Reality”

Five Good, Five Bad – Swindon Town

It’s getting to the stage now where after a win like that I am struggling to pick out things that are necessarily ‘bad’ and more things we can benefit from. It was a real strong performance and win against a side which will hurt teams this season if they continue playing that way. Five GoodContinue reading “Five Good, Five Bad – Swindon Town”

Five good, five bad – Plymouth Argyle

It’s taken me until Sunday morning to finish writing this to let go of some of the emotion attached to our first game of the season and really break down what went well and what we could improve on. Let’s start with the negatives and end with the positives – in reality it wasn’t theContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Plymouth Argyle”

Transfer/Insight: Demetri Mitchell

Demetri Mitchell becomes our eleventh signing of this window after a month’s trial. The 23-year-old has had injury problems over the last couple of years but has clear ability, so the club has been monitoring his fitness, as well as his capabilities, and determined that he’s worth signing for a contract following interest from Sunderland.Continue reading “Transfer/Insight: Demetri Mitchell”

Transfer/Analysis: Alex Fojtíček

Goalkeeper Alex Fojtíček arrives at Blackpool, becoming the eighth signing of the summer, having spent time on trial with us and previously been in Manchester United’s academy through from U18 – U23 youth level. This deal could to be another underrated signing for us. Alex has looked solid in the trial games he has hadContinue reading “Transfer/Analysis: Alex Fojtíček”