Tag: Blackpool

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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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 shrill than we are accustomed to. Not only are the shouts of the players more audible than usual, but they reverberate off the concrete, steel and glass like ghosts of times when the seats or terraces were packed with paying spectators. A football match played out in an empty stadium is a sporting fixture shorn of...

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Neil Diamond & Sluggish Season Ticket Sales: Blackpool’s Summer Of Discontent Rumbles On

As the deadline approached, it started to feel as if the contemptuous Oyston leopards were showing their spots yet again. We reported, the week before last, that after months of bitterness, vituperation and lawsuits, the Blackpool Supporters Trust had made the offer of a buyout of the club to the much-loathed family which offered them a get-out from Bloomfield Road with the last slivers of their dignity intact, whilst allowing the Trust itself to get on with the day-to-day running of the football club with the intention of finally bringing to a close its regrettably well-deserved reputation as English...

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