Posts Tagged "Blackpool"

Under-Strength Teams And The Twenty-Five Man Squad Rule

By on Nov 15, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

There can be little doubt that, for the moment at least, the Premier League is more competitive than it has been in recent years, with just six points seperating Bolton Wanderers, in fifth place in the table, from Birmingham City, who currently occupy the third of the division’s relegation places. Even Chelsea, at the top of the table, have lost three matches...

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Match Of The Midweek: Blackpool 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

By on Nov 1, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The early season is over now. The clocks have gone back, which means that there will be precious few matches that finish in daylight between now and next spring, and in commemoration of this fact the Premier League rolled out the luminous yellow ball last weekend. There is something deeply aesthetically unsatisfying about the yellow ball. Marketing fools still...

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The Intrigue Surrounding Karl Oyston’s “Bankruptcy”

The Intrigue Surrounding Karl Oyston’s “Bankruptcy”

By on Sep 17, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Blackpool Football Club’s first season in the top division of English football since 1971 has started reasonably well, but the last few months haven’t necessarily have gone quite as successfully for their former chairman, Karl Oyston. While his team has only lost one of its four Premier League matches so far this season and currently sits in fourth place...

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Match Of The Week: Wigan Athletic 0-4 Blackpool

Match Of The Week: Wigan Athletic 0-4 Blackpool

By on Aug 16, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

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 after a defensive performance of such...

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

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

By on Aug 3, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

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...

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