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)”

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””

Review: 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 “Review: 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)”