Transfer News: Introducing Callum Connolly

Last week, Blackpool welcomed sixth summer signing Callum Connolly to Bloomfield Road on a two-year deal with a one-year extension. One that has gone under the radar with many Blackpool fans, for those who pay a keen eye to the Championship and League One will have been aware of the combative displays this young manContinue reading “Transfer News: Introducing Callum Connolly”

Transfer News: Elliot Embleton

Deadline Day this year was more about outgoings than incomings as Blackpool let go of four players, but managed to bring in a loanee from fellow League One club Sunderland. Here, I take a closer look at Blackpool’s new loan signing Elliot Embleton and suggest some reasons why he might have been allowed to leaveContinue reading “Transfer News: Elliot Embleton”

Transfer News: Kevin Stewart

Out of nowhere on a Saturday night, immediately after our elimination from the FA Cup at Brighton, our second signing of the January Transfer Window was announced. Midfielder Kevin Stewart signs for Blackpool on an 18-month contract, having been released in the summer by Hull City upon their relegation from the Championship. Background Enfield-born StewartContinue reading “Transfer News: Kevin Stewart”

Transfer News: New Striker Ellis Simms

It seemed a matter of time before we strengthened in the January transfer window, and at last Ellis Simms has joined on loan for the rest of the season from Everton. Here, we take a look at what Simms will bring to the squad and how it improves our squad. Our attacking options have beenContinue reading “Transfer News: New Striker Ellis Simms”

Transfer News: G’day to Kenny Dougall

It was another successful day for Blackpool in the transfer market with Jamie Devitt departing, and two new signings making their way into Neil Critchley’s squad. Not only that, but two players who have pedigree, with first-hand experience playing in this division and higher. Kenny Dougall was the last player of the summer window toContinue reading “Transfer News: G’day to Kenny Dougall”

Transfer/Insight: Daníel Grétarsson

Like London buses, you wait weeks for a signing and then two centre-backs called Daniel come along in one day. This one is finally the experienced centre-back that we have been hoping for, as Iceland international Daníel Grétarsson becomes Blackpool’s 15th summer signing for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian club Aalesunds FK. Pool have gainedContinue reading “Transfer/Insight: Daníel Grétarsson”

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”

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.”

Transfer News: Ethan Robson

After a quiet couple of weeks, with the only transfer news about departures from Bloomfield Road, a signing was much needed to bring back the positive feeling around Blackpool. That’s happened today with the new signing of former Sunderland midfielder Ethan Robson. We mentioned on social media that Neil Critchley likely had irons in theContinue reading “Transfer News: Ethan Robson”

Transfer/Analysis: CJ Hamilton

It’s been a busy few days for Blackpool with the recent kit launch and the announcement of fourth summer signing Jerry Yates from Rotherham. But there’s no sign of things slowing down after rumours emerged of another potential signing. Most recently, Pool were linked with Mansfield Town’s CJ Hamilton, which has been confirmed by reliableContinue reading “Transfer/Analysis: CJ Hamilton”

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!”

Transfer/Opinion: Championship Focus

Blackpool’s first three signings have all come from Leagues One and Two, whereas January’s signings all came from higher divisions, indicating an initial change in tact from the club this window. However, with the Championship season still in full swing, there are surely a number of players on Critchley and the board’s minds who areContinue reading “Transfer/Opinion: Championship Focus”

Transfer/News: Šarkić Signs for Seasiders

Blackpool have a clear strategy for the transfer window so far, in snapping up players at the end of their deals from clubs in leagues One and Two. All three signings so far have all been aged between 23-25 too, indicating Neil Critchley is looking for players who are young and hungry to make theContinue reading “Transfer/News: Šarkić Signs for Seasiders”

Transfer/News: Marvin Ekpiteta Joins Tangerines

We were able to break the news of Marvin Ekpiteta arriving on a free transfer from the O’s a little earlier than BFC today, much to the delight of our followers – due to an admin slip by the club. Here we take a look at the new signing in more detail, with the correctionContinue reading “Transfer/News: Marvin Ekpiteta Joins Tangerines”

Transfer/Opinion: League Two Super Six

After signing Keshi Anderson from Swindon and having seen Blackpool linked with various other League Two players, we wanted to do a little appreciation post for the top players from League Two who could potentially fit into Blackpool’s plans this summer. Our criteria for this search was based on a maximum age of 25, withContinue reading “Transfer/Opinion: League Two Super Six”

Transfer/Opinion: Squad progress and transfer activity

Updated on 9th July to reflect new signings Marvin Ekpiteta and Oliver Šarkić. Blackpool fans have long become used to heavy upheaval in the close season, and while that hasn’t necessarily changed as yet under Simon Sadler, at least the club seems to have a forward-thinking transfer policy and clearly wants to get the businessContinue reading “Transfer/Opinion: Squad progress and transfer activity”

Transfer News: Kesh Prince of Blackpool

Keshi Anderson signs for the Pool having recently gained promotion to League One with Swindon Town. Blackpool have confirmed our first signing under Neil Critchley in exciting forward Keshi Anderson. Anderson was snapped up by Ben Mansford and the recruitment team after his contract ran out at Swindon, acting quickly after the expiry of hisContinue reading “Transfer News: Kesh Prince of Blackpool”