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”

Interview: Casey Explains Why He Signed for Pool

“With a club like Blackpool, you might as well go permanently. – especially the way the club is going. It’s on the up and has ambition, so why not?” Those are the words of new defender Olly Casey, who was brimming with excitement when we caught up with him on Sunday morning. Olly travels toContinue reading “Interview: Casey Explains Why He Signed for Pool”

Preview – Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool

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.

Review – Blackpool 1-0 Wigan

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.

Preview – Blackpool vs Wigan Athletic

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.

Review – Burton Albion 1-2 Blackpool

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.

Preview – Burton Albion vs Blackpool

Blackpool will look to build on a resilient performance against AFC Wimbledon without two key man as they face Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium. The Seasiders go into the game in 18th place in the League One table, whilst the Brewers sit bottom of the division. Bolstered by a new addition to the coaching staff in the form of Colin Calderwood, Neil Critchley will be hoping to come away victorious in what is a big game for his side.

Review – AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Blackpool

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”

Preview – AFC Wimbledon vs Blackpool

Blackpool will be looking to get back to back victories for the first time this season as they face AFC Wimbledon who are a place above them in the table. Neil Critchley’s side were able to end their winless streak against MK Dons on Saturday and, with a much more solid defensive display under their belts, they will hoping this feeds confidence going into the tie at QPR’s stadium whilst Plough Lane is under development.

Review – Blackpool 1-0 MK Dons

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.

Preview – Blackpool vs MK Dons

Blackpool will be looking to build on two improved performances against Crewe and Charlton respectively on Saturday against MK Dons. The Seasiders have won only one of their League One games this season and Neil Critchley will be hoping that a win at Bloomfield Road will be seen as a catalyst to a turnover in the season.

Review – Blackpool 0-1 Charlton

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.

Preview – Blackpool vs Charlton (h)

     Neil Critchley’s Blackpool side will hope to pick up their first win in five games as they play host to Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic. The Addicks come to Bloomfield Road sitting 15th in the League One table and will be hoping to pick up their first away win of the season. The Seasiders will be bolstered by the arrival of deadline day additions Ben Woodburn and Kenny Dougall, with Daniel Ballard and Daniel Gretarsson still to make appearances for the club.

Review – Crewe 1-1 Blackpool

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.

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: Luke Garbutt

Blackpool’s 12th summer signing is Luke Garbutt following his release from Everton. “Who?” said manager Carlo Ancelotti when asked about the player who’d been at the club for 11 years, though only made 12 senior appearances and hasn’t been around the first-team picture since 2015. It made for humorous reactions across social media, with GarbuttContinue reading “Transfer/Insight: Luke Garbutt”

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”