Posts Tagged "Blackpool"

Match Of The Past: Blackpool FC

By on Aug 3, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Blackpool. Amongst the giants of the immediate post-war era, Blackpool entered a steady decline in the 1970s before recovering their composure and eventually finding their way back into the Premier League, and last season they were only narrowly beaten in the...

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Match of the Weekend 1 – The Championship Playoff Final: West Ham United 2 Blackpool 1

By on May 19, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

West Ham United are back in the Premier League, after Ricardo Vaz Te’s late strike gave them victory over a doggedBlackpoolside. In a match that inevitably gets linked with the £90million that the club will earn from being in the Premier League for  a season (and the parachute payments should the winning team last just one season), it was a match that the Sky hype...

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The Oyston Family & Blackpool FC: Eleven Million Questions To Answer – At Least

By on Mar 4, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Blackpool’s accession to the Premier League was, on the surface, one of the feel-good stories of 2010. A club with a tight wage budget had broken up from the bottom division of the Football League and reclaimed a place in the top division that it had last held almost forty years previously. The team itself battled hard in the Premier League once there, winning...

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An Englishman In A Small Town: Paul Grech Meets Ben Perry Acton

By on Feb 8, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

We have something a little different for you today on Twohundredpercent, as Paul Grech meets Ben Perry Acton, a player that forsook the English game to pursue a career in Malta. In addition to this, Ben had a grandfather whose name will be more than familiar to the supporters of Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers – Bill Perry, who scored the winning goal in The...

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How Literal Will The Premier League’s Survival Sunday Be?

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

In an August 2009 Radio 5 Live programme on the Premier League’s financial troubles, Supporters Direct Chief Executive Dave Boyle addressed the issue of the “chasm” between Premier League and Football League finances. “Once upon a time,” he said to a gathering of football people including the then-Birmingham chairman David Gold, who wasn’t ‘sitting comfortably’,...

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