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”

Transfer/Analysis: Slam Dunk Seventh Signing: MJ Williams.

Blackpool shot out of nowhere with this recent recruitment and we think it could be another swish signing! (Sorry we had to!) But seriously, at the age of 24 and 6ft we have another player in the typical Critchley mould in MJ Williams, this time moulded somewhat by Neil Critchley himself in the Liverpool youthContinue reading “Transfer/Analysis: Slam Dunk Seventh Signing: MJ Williams.”

Home & Away Fixtures Released

To celebrate the home fixtures being released and the return to Bloomfield Road we have created a new Free A4 Downloadable graphic. The graphics features all games and dates which will be played at Bloomfield Road and away. Simply press the download link below and print off! Competition Time As part of the release forContinue reading “Home & Away Fixtures Released”

Pre-season Match Review: Port Vale (a)

Analysis of the second pre-season fixture at Vale Park and thoughts on what worked and where Blackpool need to improve. First Half Line up: Maxwell, Howe, Ekpiteta, Thorniley, Shaw, Antwi, Virtue, Anderson, Feeney, Kaikai, Yates It took Pool a while to get settled in the initial stages of the game, with a few misplaced passes.Continue reading “Pre-season Match Review: Port Vale (a)”

Insight/Analysis: Head of Recruitment Tommy Johnson

We take a look at the man behind some of the recent transfer business by Blackpool. The Head of Recruitment has certainly been busy these past few weeks as we have seen six new arrivals. We looked at previous stats, records and the interview of Tommy Johnson by This Football Life. The new Head ofContinue reading “Insight/Analysis: Head of Recruitment Tommy Johnson”

Pre-season Match Review: Southport (a)

Blackpool started pre-season with what felt like an almost complete squad in comparison to previous seasons. This one was a bit different with fans only able to watch on a pixelated, motion heavy screen which made the reunion so much harder to watch. One thing that did remain the same however, was the inclusion ofContinue reading “Pre-season Match Review: Southport (a)”

Transfer News: Ethan Robson

After a quiet couple of weeks, with the only transfer news about departures from Bloomfield Road, a signing was much needed to bring back the positive feeling around Blackpool. That’s happened today with the new signing of former Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson. We mentioned on social media that Neil Critchley likely had irons in theContinue reading “Transfer News: Ethan Robson”

Opinion: Bloomfield Road Clear Out

Some weeks can be slower than others. That’s definitely been the case for Blackpool recently. After an initial flurry of early transfer business, things on the Fylde coast have quietened down – at least on the incomings. However, there have been some departures from Bloomfield Road. Following Ryan Hardie’s loan move to Plymouth Argyle, RyanContinue reading “Opinion: Bloomfield Road Clear Out”

Opinion/Analysis: Future Recruitment – What we Need and Potential Targets

We have spoken about the ‘Critchley Mould’ on a number of occasions throughout our blog and now on the first edition of the 1-2 podcast. There’s been so much exciting talent that Blackpool have acquired it has whet our appetites for more! Now that the regular Championship season has drawn to a close, we’ve scouredContinue reading “Opinion/Analysis: Future Recruitment – What we Need and Potential Targets”

News: Away Day Destinations Confirmed

With football expected to be back for us fans in October, we have created a graphic of every destination in League One which Pool fans will be travelling to. This includes the closest ground to Bloomfield Road vs the furthest distances to travel and includes a tick box to check off each ground as youContinue reading “News: Away Day Destinations Confirmed”

Transfer/Analysis: CJ Hamilton

It’s been a busy few days for Blackpool with the recent kit launch and the announcement of fourth summer signing Jerry Yates from Rotherham. But there’s no sign of things slowing down after rumours emerged of another potential signing. Most recently, Pool were linked with Mansfield Town’s CJ Hamilton, which has been confirmed by reliableContinue reading “Transfer/Analysis: CJ Hamilton”

Legend Profile: Brett Ormerod

This marks the first of our Legend Profile pieces, and where better to start than the man who fired the Pool to the Premier League? Brett Ormerod is unique in that he was a firm fans’ favourite after his first spell, then came back and cemented his status even more in Seasiders’ folklore. You canContinue reading “Legend Profile: Brett Ormerod”

Transfer/Opinion: Championship Focus

Blackpool’s first three signings have all come from Leagues One and Two, whereas January’s signings all came from higher divisions, indicating an initial change in tact from the club this window. However, with the Championship season still in full swing, there are surely a number of players on Critchley and the board’s minds who areContinue reading “Transfer/Opinion: Championship Focus”

Transfer/News: Šarkić Signs for Seasiders

Blackpool have a clear strategy for the transfer window so far, in snapping up players at the end of their deals from clubs in leagues One and Two. All three signings so far have all been aged between 23-25 too, indicating Neil Critchley is looking for players who are young and hungry to make theContinue reading “Transfer/News: Šarkić Signs for Seasiders”

Transfer/News: Marvin Ekpiteta Joins Tangerines

We were able to break the news of Marvin Ekpiteta arriving on a free transfer from the O’s a little earlier than BFC today, much to the delight of our followers – due to an admin slip by the club. Here we take a look at the new signing in more detail, with the correctionContinue reading “Transfer/News: Marvin Ekpiteta Joins Tangerines”

News: A look at what the new kit could look like with PUMA

utmp take a look at some of the best kits designed by PUMA following the announcement that they’ll be manufacturing Blackpool’s new kits for the next three years! They have designed a fair few ‘orange’ kits over recent years – let’s hope they get the Pantone right for Tangerine! It really does feel classy beingContinue reading “News: A look at what the new kit could look like with PUMA”

Transfer/Opinion: League Two Super Six

After signing Keshi Anderson from Swindon and having seen Blackpool linked with various other League Two players, we wanted to do a little appreciation post for the top players from League Two who could potentially fit into Blackpool’s plans this summer. Our criteria for this search was based on a maximum age of 25, withContinue reading “Transfer/Opinion: League Two Super Six”