Blackpool FC vs The Oystons

From the Premier League to League Two, and from health to crowds that may not even be reaching four figures. Blackpool Football Club has had its heart ripped out by its owners, who continue to cling onto ownership despite the fact that their being there is strangling the life out of the club.

The Biggest Win of Blackpool’s Season

Under most circumstances, a professional football club being placed into receivership would be considered cataclysmically bad news. Blackpool, however, has not been like most professional clubs over the last few years. There were celebrations...

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Blackpool, The Oystons & The Morning After

Those who turned up at Bloomfield Road this afternoon expecting the place to be packed to the rafters ended up disappointed on two fronts. Just over 5,000 people turned out for this afternoon's match against Portsmouth, but it should be considered that...

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Football & The Law: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

America’s late-night “genuine fake news” programme “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has a segment called “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” speed-covering the swarm of news items part-caused by “Donald Trump did WHAT?” tales. “Ain’t nobody” had...

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Blackpool & The Oystons: Game Over, Surely

The court case between the Oyston Family and Valeri Belokon over Blackpool FC is over, and it was very bad news for the much-hated club owners. Here's Gavin Saxton with a rundown of what's been going on in court.  In a devastating judgement, issued on...

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Blackpool vs Leyton Orient: The EFL Does It Again

It wouldn't have taken a genius, this time last year, to have predicted that possibly the most combustible game of the following League Two season would be the match at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Leyton Orient. Both clubs are in a state of something...

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Blackpool Supporters Do The Right Thing

The value of FA Cup matches against Football League opposition for non-league football clubs is well documented. Revenue sharing for match tickets and television money is, for clubs that may be otherwise dependent upon modest sponsorship and commercial revenues, gate...

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Blackpool’s Winter of Discontent

When all is said and done at the end of the first day of fixtures in the Football League on Saturday afternoon, there will be one particular statistic that many may reach for before any other. At home against Exeter City in their first match in the basement division...

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Blackpool Prepares For Judgement Day 2

Under normal circumstances, the relegation battle near the foot of League One between Blackpool and Fleetwood Town could be filed under the category of curious diversions. Two clubs separated by seven miles of Lancashire coastline - one a Premier League club as...

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Blackpool’s Ongoing Towering Inferno

Over the course of the last few weeks, it had started to look as though the shambolic season that Blackpool Football Club has endured was starting to show signs of promise, on the pitch, at least. Wins against relegation rivals Crewe Alexandra and Doncaster Rovers had...

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The Sound Of Silence & Blackpool FC

There is, as anybody that has seen one will readily attest, something fundamentally eerie about watching a football match in an empty or near empty stadium. The sound of the referee's whistle, unencumbered by the padding of thousands of watching bodies, sounds more...

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Rape, Disrespect & Fury: The Oyston Family & Blackpool FC

It was a story that had been bubbling under the radar of the football world for some considerable time, but by the end of the final round of fixtures yesterday afternoon there could be no doubt that most people were at the very least aware of the anger felt by the...

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