Blackpool finally ended a run of 22 away games without victory by defeating Burton Albion 2-1 at Pirelli Stadium. Jerry Yates opened the scoring with a smart finish into the bottom right corner of Kieran O’Hara’s net, before a Daniel Gretarsson debut own goal levelled proceedings. After a foul on Marvin Ekpiteta, Jerry Yates dispatched a penalty calmly to secure the three points for Neil Critchley’s side.
Blackpool‘s poor run of form continued as AFC Wimbledon defeated the Seasiders 1-0 at Loftus Road. We ended the evening on 9 men for a large portion of the game as Ethan Robson was sent for an early bath in the first half, before a bizarre Daniel Ballard left us with an almost impossible taskContinue reading “Review – AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Blackpool”
Blackpool picked up a much needed victory at home to MK Dons with Sullay Kaikai the 66th minute match winner. Whilst the Seasiders put in a display that left a lot to be desired, a solid defensive display and one moment of quality was enough to put a lacklustre Dons side to the sword.
Blackpool’s miserable start to the season continued after a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Charlton. The Seasiders showed promising signs again following on from an impressive performance at Crewe, even with ten men following a 52 second red card from the increasingly unreliable James Husband. Yet, with just seven minutes of normal time remaining, substitute Chuks Aneke fired past Chris Maxwell to leave the Tangerines second bottom of the League One table.
Blackpool got a point away to stop the rot of several defeats in a row. That wasn’t the only positive though.
Blackpool put in a much improved performance but it wasn’t enough to get all 3 points away at Crewe. A MOTM performance from Oliver Turton and a goal from Grant Ward gave the Seasiders optimism providing a dominant display.
It was a miserable day at the office, both in terms of the weather conditions and the result at Bloomfield Road. Neil Critchley will have learnt plenty about his side and where this new group of players are at, and with the transfer window still open, may be prompted to make one or two moreContinue reading “Five good, five bad – Lincoln City (h)”
A familiar scoreline at Anfield – at least at half-time, eh? Pre-season has been one of the most eventful in recent years with 11 new players, 16 departures, essentially a new management team and plenty of positive signs on and off the field. But surely this and the Everton games go down as the bestContinue reading “Five Good, Five Bad – Liverpool”
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)”
Well, what is there to say about that? Okay, it was only a pre-season game, but I can’t say I’ve been so entertained since our days in the Championship. From start to finish, we looked a professional outfit – both on and off the field, with the new gantry position on the East Stand showingContinue reading “Pre-season Match Review: Everton (h)”
Blackpool made the return to Bloomfield Road for our third pre-season game, hosting David Dunn’s Barrow this afternoon. 21 players featured in total, with one sub made at half-time followed by 9 on the hour mark, only Nathan Shaw lasting the full 90 minutes. Ben Garrity, Calum Mcdonald and Joe Nuttall all missed out throughContinue reading “Pre-season Match Review: Barrow (h)”
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)”
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)”