Analysis: The Curse of the Back Three

Blackpool’s form has tailed off recently, dropping to 17th in the Championship. We’ve analysed our performances over the last few games compared to those in our previous good run and found that the number of defenders is a key issue. A bad run We look like a cursed side at the moment, having played sevenContinue reading “Analysis: The Curse of the Back Three”

Analysis: Cats and Dogs living Harmony? Examining Blackpool’s centre-backs 

This is the third article in a series looking at Blackpool’s set-up across the pitch. The previous pieces looked at how Blackpool replicate the world’s elite by attacking with five players and use an effective “double pivot” in midfield. In this article, we’ll look at Blackpool’s centre-back partnership through the analogy of household pets. AreContinue reading “Analysis: Cats and Dogs living Harmony? Examining Blackpool’s centre-backs “

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”