Sadler’s Summer Shopping List

After back to back defeats effectively ended our season, focus now turns to the summer Transfer Window. I take a look at the positions that require strengthening in order for Blackpool to compete at the top end of the championship next season. There’s been a lot of inactivity from utmp on the blog front, butContinue reading “Sadler’s Summer Shopping List”

Opinion: utmp’s Christmas Wish List

International breaks give you the chance to sit back and consider where we’re at as a football club. What a joy it is to study the Championship league table and see us sat nicely in the top half, above PNE and with a nice cushion between ourselves and the relegation zone. We’re only a pointContinue reading “Opinion: utmp’s Christmas Wish List”

Opinion: Why the doubters keep getting proven wrong

Throughout preseason and the early games of this season, I’ve been astounded by the amount of negativity around our fanbase from some supporters. It’s easy for me to sit and write a blog after two wins in three games which have essentially made it a steady start to the season, but now feels like theContinue reading “Opinion: Why the doubters keep getting proven wrong”

Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Middlesbrough (A)

The Pool travelled to the Riverside Stadium on the back of a heavy blow, in the form of a 3-0 defeat at home to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday. Conversely, Boro came into this fixture full of confidence, after an impressive 2-0 win in midweek over Nottingham Forest. In what what can only be described asContinue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Middlesbrough (A)”

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

The Seasiders’ wait for our first league win back in the Championship is finally over, thanks to a 1-0 triumph over former league table toppers Fulham. The Cottagers travelled to Bloomfield Road on Saturday full of confidence, having been unbeaten in the league this season prior to Saturday’s fixture. However on the day, the WestContinue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Fulham (h)”

Transfer Analysis: Walking in a Wintle Wonderland

Blackpool have confirmed the signing of Ryan Wintle on loan from Cardiff City. Here’s what the tangerine army need to know about our 10th signing of the summer: Background Wintle is joining on a season-long loan from Cardiff, who do hold the option to recall him in January. The Bluebirds signed Wintle on a freeContinue reading “Transfer Analysis: Walking in a Wintle Wonderland”

Analysis: “High Five” – how Blackpool attack like the world’s best teams

Blackpool are sitting in the Championship relegation zone, are winless in the league and have crashed out of the Carabao Cup. Neil Critchley’s squad has not started 2020/21 as an elite side – although they are playing like it. In their performances this season, the Seasiders have consistently attacked goal with a structure shared byContinue reading “Analysis: “High Five” – how Blackpool attack like the world’s best teams”

Opinion: The Case for Optimism

Blackpool sit just above the relegation zone, having only one point from nine and having lost two consecutive home games. Isaac Selley discusses why the start of the season been so underwhelming and why we should feel positive moving forward. As I stood in the North stand after the final whistle blew on our defeatContinue reading “Opinion: The Case for Optimism”

Review: Coventry – Five Good, Five Bad (H)

Last Saturday Cardiff brought Blackpool down to earth after a 2-0 defeat at home, the first defeat since April at Bloomfield Road. Last night’s game was time to make amends and to try and get back on track but it wasn’t to be – another defeat and another game without a goal to cheer. We’reContinue reading “Review: Coventry – Five Good, Five Bad (H)”

Opinion: UTMP Predict the League Table

We didn’t do too bad on the League One predictions. Dan faired better than others by naming three of the four going down (Rochdale, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town) and getting one of the promoted teams in Peterborough. This time we decided to publish the tables instead of our usual combined league table prediction. ConorContinue reading “Opinion: UTMP Predict the League Table”