Opinion: Assessing the potential outgoings

Us Blackpool fans are riding the crest of a wave at the moment. The recent news about the long-awaited training ground and East Stand plans getting underway, closely followed by the club’s handling of the Jake Daniels news as he became the first gay professional footballer in the UK in over 30 years, has genuinelyContinue reading “Opinion: Assessing the potential outgoings”

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: “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: McCall is the Perfect Man to Replace Calderwood

Following the surprise departure of Colin Calderwood last month, Blackpool appointed former Bradford and Motherwell manager Stuart McCall last week. Our new writer Isaac Selley has reviewed this appointment and the departure of the man who many fans felt was pivotal in last season’s success. The Colin Calderwood-shaped hole has now been filled by StuartContinue reading “Opinion: McCall is the Perfect Man to Replace Calderwood”

Player Profile: Tyreece John-Jules

Neil Critchley’s experience and connections at the Premier League U-23 level continue to pay-off; securing the services of Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules for a season long-loan. The 20-year-old, who spent last season with Doncaster Rovers in League One, has also had a loan spell with Lincoln City. It was with Lincoln where he scored his firstContinue reading “Player Profile: Tyreece John-Jules”

Opinion: Ranking the signings under the current board

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to the signings from last summer, which made me consider the impact the new board has had since they were appointed by Simon Sadler. After a chaotic first summer for Sadler where Terry McPhillips was replaced by Simon Grayson and the majority of our signings wereContinue reading “Opinion: Ranking the signings under the current board”

Interview: Neil Critchley: One Year In Charge

Neil Critchley became Blackpool manager last March, on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, swapping the comforts of Liverpool’s academy setup for League One, Blackpool and Squires Gate. It’s clear that there’s been a culture change at the club during that time, as we’ve come out of the pandemic far stronger than we went intoContinue reading “Interview: Neil Critchley: One Year In Charge”

Match Preview: Peterborough United

Fresh from Saturday’s excellent victory over Oxford, I preview tonight’s match against Peterborough United, as a win would take us into the play-off places for the first time this season. I must admit, after the drab home draws of late I was slowly beginning to lose hope that we could still make the play-off placesContinue reading “Match Preview: Peterborough United”

Preview: MK Dons (a)

Blackpool will be looking to bounce back from two consecutive 1-1 draws and kick start their play-off push as they travel to MK Dons. Fresh from back-to-back 1-1 draws at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool are back on their travels as they make the trip to MK Dons with Neil Critchley’s men looking to reignite their play-offContinue reading “Preview: MK Dons (a)”

Squad Review 2021 – Where do Blackpool need to strengthen this January?

With loanees Dan Kemp and Ben Woodburn having departed, and Keshi Anderson seemingly out for the rest of the season, it’s clear to see where Blackpool need to strengthen in the January transfer window. New signing Ellis Simms provides a new option up front and he was joined by free agent Kevin Stewart over theContinue reading “Squad Review 2021 – Where do Blackpool need to strengthen this January?”