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”
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”
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”
When you think back to the first few games of the season, many a Blackpool fan will shudder and think of the comments they made on social media – and rightly so. This season was unique in that nobody could voice their opinions in the stand and therefore opinions were amplified online. Back in October,Continue reading “Opinion: What we can learn from our start to the season”
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”
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.
So lets look into one of the key trends which is the upturn in chance concession in the last few games when Ballard is in the side compared to Gretarsson. I want to see whether this has been a consistent theme for the entire season since both players joined the club.
It has been a mediocre season on the whole for the Seasiders and really that should have been our expectation from the start. Practically an entire new squad was bought in this summer and it was Neil Critchley’s first chance to try and imprint his own mark on the club since his arrival. As weContinue reading “Analysis: A review of Blackpool’s style of play over the season so far”
Blackpool fell to a 1-0 defeat against Shrewsbury after a lacklustre performance away from home. The Seasiders were slow and passive for the majority of the game, with Daniel Udoh striking the killer blow late in the first half
Accrington will be hoping their good form can continue against Neil Critchley’s Blackpool. The 8th place side have lost one of their last five games in a shock defeat to Wigan.
Blackpool’s run as the form team in the league continued after a late winner against table-toppers Hull.
A frustrating afternoon at Bloomfield Road left Blackpool settling for a point against Oxford. Two efforts from CJ Hamilton hit the woodwork in a largely dominate display from Neil Critchley’s side
Oxford will be looking to end a run of four league games without a win as they head to Bloomfield Road to face the Seasiders.
A reserve Blackpool side lost out to Fleetwood on penalties to bow out of the EFL Trophy. Neil Critchley’s side were impressive in the first half but tailed off in the second as Joey Barton brought on more first team players as the game went on.
Blackpool put in their best performance of the season to outclass the league’s top scorers Portsmouth at Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool eased by Harrogate in a convincing display in Yorkshire to book their place in the third round of the FA Cup.
Blackpool left the Keepmoat Stadium frustrated after a second half collapse allowed Doncaster to come from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
Blackpool will be looking to continue their run of consecutive victories as they face non-league side Eastbourne Borough in the FA Cup 1st round. The Seasiders will be away from home at a controversially empty ground after all FA Cup 1st round fixtures were banned from having spectators. Neil Critchley will potentially look to rotate his side ahead of fixtures against Peterborough and Doncaster to come. However, with an EFL trophy fixture in midweek too, he may chose to keep the momentum going and go full strength.
Blackpool achieved successive victories for the first time this season after beating Wigan Athletic 1-0 at Bloomfield Road. Sullay Kaikai was the second half match winner with an instinctive finish in what was a relatively comfortable night for the Seasiders. The Latics came into the game more in the second half as Neil Critchley’s side sat off into a defensive shape, but the Tangerines managed the game well and made it nine points out of a possible twelve in the League.
Blackpool will be looking to build on an impressive 2-1 away victory at Burton as Wigan Athletic come to Bloomfield Road. The Latics sit 21st place in the League One table with a fairly poor start to the season and the Seasiders will be hoping they can get their first successive victories of the season.