Transfer News: Getting to know Reece James

When Blackpool announced their first signing of the summer as full-back Reece James, there will have definitely been a couple of eyebrows raised! However, it was a case of “Not That One!”, as the England International’s namesake Reece James joins the Pool on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers. This follows a very fruitful 2020/21Continue reading “Transfer News: Getting to know Reece James”

Opinion: Neil Critchley is the best Head Coach in League One. Here’s Why.

Following a colossal 11-match unbeaten run, Neil Critchley is beginning to receive the plaudits from near and afar after 12 months of laying the groundwork. After a mass turnover of playing staff in the summer, and a turbulent start to the season, the Seasiders are now playing with confidence and flair, whilst remaining a stubbornContinue reading “Opinion: Neil Critchley is the best Head Coach in League One. Here’s Why.”

What went wrong with Woodburn?

Ben Woodburn joined the Seasiders in October on a short-term loan, with the option to extend until the end of the season. Arriving from Liverpool, the fans’ reaction was overwhelmingly positive as the fans had been calling out for Critchley to lean on his Melwood connections to bring in some Premier League talent. After spendingContinue reading “What went wrong with Woodburn?”

COMPETITION: Christmas Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with the team over at Farmyard Ales (@farmyardales) to offer UTMP readers a chance of receiving their little own 12 Tins of Christmas! We all know 2020 has been a tough year, so here’s our attempt at raising a small cheer. UTMP is happy to announce the launch of the 12 TinsContinue reading “COMPETITION: Christmas Giveaway”

Opinion: Review of the Season so far

We’re now at the quarter way stage of the season and, given the international break, now seems an opportune moment to review what we’ve seen so far. Each of our writers have given their view on Blackpool’s results and performances so far and how that has impacted our expectations. Tom Thoughts on results so farContinue reading “Opinion: Review of the Season so far”

Transfer/Insight: Jordan Gabriel

Whilst Blackpool have had a busy window, the lack of defensive reinforcements was starting to raise concern. The lack of cover in the middle and on the right of defence was clear to see, so the arrival of Jordan Gabriel, on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest, will help settle the nerves and provide someContinue reading “Transfer/Insight: Jordan Gabriel”

Opinion: Blackpool’s Change in Philosophy Causes a Revolving Door – Should We Be Concerned?

When Simon Sadler arrived at Squires Gate to address the squad as he took the reigns of Blackpool Football Club, we could not have imagined that all but two of the players and coaches stood in front of him would remain just 13 months later. Under Sadler, Blackpool have had one of the division’s highestContinue reading “Opinion: Blackpool’s Change in Philosophy Causes a Revolving Door – Should We Be Concerned?”

Full League One Season Preview Guide – 2020/21

Here at utmp we have previewed all 23 of our opponents in League One this season, highlighting their current state of play and ambitions for the upcoming season. We’ve included a League Table of our anticipated standings, showcasing who we feel will be Blackpool’s direct competitors, and who we feel will struggle and we shouldContinue reading “Full League One Season Preview Guide – 2020/21”

Transfer/Analysis: Dan Kemp

Dan Kemp arrived on a season-long loan from West Ham today, further bolstering our offensive options. Kemp spent time on loan at Stevenage last season before Covid struck, and has regularly featured for West Ham’s successful U23 side. Following the departures of Ryan Hardie, Nathan Delfouneso and finally Joe Nuttall, Blackpool were beginning to lackContinue reading “Transfer/Analysis: Dan Kemp”

Analysis/Opinion: JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

Given the recent speculation that the club has stepped up its interest in Rotherham’s Jerry Yates, we wanted to take a look into the player in more detail and analyse the potential talents the 23-year-old might bring to Bloomfield Road. One common trend of Blackpool’s transfer activity this summer has been the professional, under theContinue reading “Analysis/Opinion: JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!”

Opinion: Life After Armand

Football is a game of opinions. Messi vs Ronaldo. VAR or no VAR. Whether or not Peter Walton’s decision not to award a penalty for a horrendous Rafael penalty decision on 25th January 2011 ultimately resulted in an unfair relegation, etc. etc. After scoring 15 goals in 30 games last season, you would expect ArmandContinue reading “Opinion: Life After Armand”