Review: Five Good, Five Bad – PNE (h)

Well, we’ve waited eight years to reclaim the bragging rights from that lot down the M55 and it was exactly how we’d hoped and expected it would be. A fantastic atmosphere, a far superior show of quality from both the manager and the players, and three points taking us up the table. Five good ComposureContinue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – PNE (h)”

Analysis: The Tactical Tools that beat Fulham

Fulham came into Bloomfield Road as runaway favourites to win the Championship. They were freshly relegated from the Premier League, had spent more than every other team combined and have a young, exciting manager in Marco Silva. Blackpool, newly-promoted, were yet to win a game and sitting within the relegation zone. But Fulham left withContinue reading “Analysis: The Tactical Tools that beat Fulham”

Five good, five bad – Sunderland (a)

Well, what a win! We don’t do things the easy way, do we? Doing the double over Sunderland but losing without scoring in two games against Rochdale and Shrewsbury in between. When we raise our games against the top sides, we look one of the best sides in the division, but we just seem toContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Sunderland (a)”

Five Good, Five Bad – Accrington (h)

These are the games aren’t they. A point tonight would’ve been fine if we’d managed to hold onto all three on Saturday, but ultimately it’s a frustrating one at home again, against a midtable Accrington Stanley. It could’ve been a defeat had it not been for Maxwell’s save of a late penalty for the visitors,Continue reading “Five Good, Five Bad – Accrington (h)”

Review: Five good, five bad – MK Dons (a)

Well, what a win. About time we got over the line after hanging onto a 1-0 win. As it is, we are four points off the play-offs with at least two games in hand on every team between us and sixth. Add that to the fact four of our next five are at home, andContinue reading “Review: Five good, five bad – MK Dons (a)”

Review: Five good, five bad – Crewe (h)

After a good run of form, there was an air of positivity starting to build around the club. A win tonight would’ve made the teams in the play-offs sit up and take notice of the tangerine juggernaut. As it goes, we remain in the bottom half and continue to sneak under the radar – perhapsContinue reading “Review: Five good, five bad – Crewe (h)”

Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Rochdale (h)

Blackpool’s game against Rochdale was one of those fixtures that felt like it had been pending as a game in hand for forever and wouldn’t actually go ahead. It was seen as a must-win for us to look upwards in the table and still harbour hopes of reaching the top six. And in the end,Continue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Rochdale (h)”

Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Ipswich (a)

There’s no hiding from the fact our visit to Ipswich was bitterly disappointing. From the change in formation, to the two soft goals either side of half-time, it was a bad day at the office. Portman Road is a ground no Blackpool side has ever won at, and given we were only one place behindContinue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Ipswich (a)”

Review – Hull 1-1 Blackpool

Blackpool were left wondering what might have been after a frustrating 1-1 draw against second-placed Hull City. The Tigers took the lead early in the second half but, after Hull went down to 10 men when Reece Burke brought down Ben Woodburn on the edge of the box, the Seasiders equalised through Jerry Yates and had chances to come away with all three points.

Review – Blackpool 2-2 West Brom (3-2 Pens)

An inspired performance from Neil Critchley’s men earned Blackpool their first victory against top flight opposition in the FA Cup since 1976. The Seasiders took the lead late in the first half after a dangerous ball across the face of goal from Bez Lubala was touched home by Jerry Yates.

Review – Peterborough 1-2 Blackpool

Blackpool made it five wins in a row from all competitions after a superb victory against table toppers, going into the game, Peterborough at London Road. The Seasiders opened the scoring through a composed finish from Jerry Yates early in the first half. Posh fired back with five minutes of normal time remaining through aContinue reading “Review – Peterborough 1-2 Blackpool”

Review – Blackpool 3-0 Leeds U21’s

Blackpool made it four victories on the bounce and three successive clean sheets in all competitions after comfortably breezing past Leeds U21’s 3-0 at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders dominated most of the proceedings with Dan Kemp finishing off a fine Bez Lubala move to open the scoring, before a Cohen Drameh own goal doubled the lead. Neil Critchley’s rotated side went down to ten men after a Cameron Antwi challenge saw him sent off, although that didn’t stop Ethan Robson bending a fabulous curling effort into the top left corner to kill off any Leeds hope of a revival.