The Premier League 2010/11 Previews, 5 – Blackpool: Reasons To Be Cheerful


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Sam says:

    It’s going to be hard for Blackpool indeed but I for one really hope they stick to the football that got them into the Premier League.

    They were a joy to watch at times last season and I actually think that if they take that game and impose it on Wigan/Newcastle/West Brom/Wolves/Bolton then they can pick up some much needed wins.

    It’ll be a long and interesting season for the Seasiders.

  2. David Howell says:

    I firmly believe Blackpool will establish themselves in the Premier League in the long-term. Maybe not through survival this season, but by not throwing everything financially at trying. As you said, the long-term future of the club is secure, and how many teams in the bottom half of the Premier League can claim that? Not many, I’d suspect. Blackpool could overtake those clubs simply by treading water, and that’s what I think they’ll do.

  1. August 3, 2010

    […] The Premier League 2010/11 Previews, 5 – Blackpool: Reasons To Be cheerfulAug 03 “The first decade of the new century saw Blackpool take a most modern route from the basement of the Football League into the Premier League. A decade ago they were in what we now know as League Two, but they will start the new season in the Premier League having been promoted three times via the play-offs. They’re the the first team to have managed this, but will this promotion prove to be a step too far? The obvious statement to make is that they are the pre-season favourites to return from whence they came, but there are reasons for Blackpool supporters to feel optimistic about the new season.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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