Tag: Blackpool

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 receipts and other sundry sources of income, a most welcome breath of fresh air through annual accounts that may well otherwise fall somewhere between being stale and being rotten. This creates something of a dilemma for the supporters of clubs at which there is discontent at the behaviour of owners. By a law of unintended consequences, smaller clubs may...

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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 of the Football League since 2001, how many people will bother with Blackpool FC’s first match of the season? For the last two seasons, attendance figures have been higher than might have been expected at a club that has fallen into a state of something approaching open warfare between the...

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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 recently as 2011, the other only promoted into the Football League in 2012, both scrapping to avoid relegation into the basement division of the Football League – makes for an interesting enough internecine disagreement, and with two games of the season left to play either of these two clubs could yet fall through the League One trapdoor....

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Video of the Day: Bristol City vs Blackpool, September 1967

Just as we all get older, so do the recollections of the past get dimmer as time progresses. There may be some younger readers who do not quite follow why Blackpool is a name that means something to supporters of a certain age. The team of Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen and Bill Perry. Winners of perhaps the most dramatic FA Cup final of all-time. Blackpool were of a generation of Lancashire clubs who would never come to see their status quite so high again. Those tangerine shirts told a story, each and every one. In 1967, that feeling was...

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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 dragged the team to within touching distance of safety, and a home win against Southend United a week ago on Saturday had even allowed the club a week with its head above the dotted line that marks relegation to League Two in just a few weeks time. Last weekend, however, the wheels fell...

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