Transfer/Insight: Luke Garbutt

Blackpool’s 12th summer signing is Luke Garbutt following his release from Everton. “Who?” said manager Carlo Ancelotti when asked about the player who’d been at the club for 11 years, though only made 12 senior appearances and hasn’t been around the first-team picture since 2015. It made for humorous reactions across social media, with GarbuttContinue reading “Transfer/Insight: Luke Garbutt”

Insight: Scout Report on Swindon (h)

With the help of Rich Pullen from the Loathed Stranger podcast, we review Swindon Town’s new signings, pre-season form, style of play under Richie Wellens and consider what we can expect from The Robins on Saturday, in addition to picking out our tips for your Saturday flutter at the bookies. 1,000 fans will return throughContinue reading “Insight: Scout Report on Swindon (h)”

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: Bez Lubala

Blackpool yesterday evening announced the signing of Bez Lubala from Crawley for an undisclosed fee. The ‘mystery man’ that’s been twisting our melons since he was seen posing with his shirt on the Bloomfield Road touchline on Monday has finally been announced by the club, penning a three-year deal with the option of a fourth,Continue reading “Transfer/Analysis: Bez Lubala”

Carabao Cup Preview – Stoke City (a)

Blackpool return to competitive action this weekend, travelling to the Bet365 stadium in the Carabao Cup. It will be the third competitive game under Neil Critchley, and hopefully the new boss’ first win, in our first visit to Stoke since 2010. Match preview While we haven’t played a competitive game since Tranmere on 10th March,Continue reading “Carabao Cup Preview – Stoke City (a)”

Pre-season Match Review: Blackburn Rovers (h)

Blackpool fell to a 3-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers on a blustery evening at Bloomfield Road, it was an experimental side for Blackpool while the likes of former Premier League players Bradley Johnson, Lewis Holtby and Adam Armstrong appeared for the visitors. First Half Line up: Sims, Howe, Nottingham, Trialist, Mitchell (trialist), Antwi, Virtue, Devitt,Continue reading “Pre-season Match Review: Blackburn Rovers (h)”

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.”

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”