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Match Of The Week: Wigan Athletic 0-4 Blackpool

After all the pre-season optimism, a lot of scales fall from the eyes of football supporters by five o’clock on the opening day of the season. On Saturday afternoon, however, it was Wigan Athletic supporters rather than those of Blackpool that had pause for thought at just how arduous the coming nine months could be…

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August 16, 2010
Ian

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

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…

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August 3, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek 1: Nottingham Forest 3-4 Blackpool

It’s all back to The City Ground, then, for the second leg of the Championship play-off, and the people of Nottingham clearly have better thing to do than worry about who will or won’t be forming the next government this evening. They’ve got Blackpool to worry about. Their trip to the seaside at the weekend…

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May 11, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Blackpool 2-1 Nottingham Forest

From up on the north-western coast of England has come one of the surprise stories of the season. Very few people would have anticipated Blackpool surging into the Championship play-off places this season, but Ian Holloway’s team have managed it while other clubs with bigger ambitions such as Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town have struggled. Even…

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May 8, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Blackpool 2-1 Newcastle United

Newcastle United have started this season in the Championship, but a long trip west to Blackpool proves to be a step too far with Newcastle showing some unwelcome old habits.

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September 17, 2009
Ian
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