Blackpool can finally look up, not down
Oct30

Blackpool can finally look up, not down

Who would have thought it? Blackpool Football Club have gone on a six-game unbeaten run! Neil McDonald’s side haven’t lost a game since September 26, a fantastic achievement when you consider how the season started. I wrote in my last blog about how important momentum is in football, and the fact that Pool have secured two draws and a win since then shows things are moving in the right direction. Out of the relegation zone, hopefully...

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Why McDonald should turn down Big Sam to stay at Blackpool
Oct13

Why McDonald should turn down Big Sam to stay at Blackpool

Two weeks ago, sitting rock-bottom of League One, Blackpool were crying out for the international break. But after three wins in as many games, the Seasiders must be itching to play again. The term ‘momentum’ gets thrown around a lot in football, but there’s no doubting its importance. Winning breeds confidence, and confidence is exactly what this young squad needs given the dismal start to the season they have experienced. Manager...

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Why Blackpool must give Nile Ranger his last chance
Sep30

Why Blackpool must give Nile Ranger his last chance

Blackpool picked up their first home win in nine months on Tuesday night, their second success of the season, but as we approach the end of September, things are still looking bleak for the club, as yet another relegation looms. Neil McDonald’s is trying to change things at the club, working on a shoe-string budget and the infamous transfer policy which the club tends to adapt, by signing either young loanees or free agents. And...

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One away win changes nothing at Blackpool
Sep14

One away win changes nothing at Blackpool

At long, long last, the 498-day wait was over. Blackpool Football Club finally won a game away from home! The narrow 1-0 victory at Scunthorpe United was also manager Neil McDonald’s first win as Pool manager. However, it was hardly a win where Blackpool dominated proceedings. Scunthorpe had 33 shots compared to Pool’s seven, and the visitors had returning keeper Colin Doyle to thank, as his heroic display earned the...

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Blackpool fans need to wake up and stop funding the Oystons
Sep04

Blackpool fans need to wake up and stop funding the Oystons

There has been a lot of negative talk coming out of Bloomfield Road before this League One campaign started, but what can anyone else expect? The club simply give nothing positive for fans and pundits alike to discuss. Pool are rock bottom of League One with the worst record in the entire Football League (one point, conceding nine goals in the process). It’s taken almost six weeks, but the toll this job carries has started to show on...

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Another week, another PR disaster at Blackpool
Aug18

Another week, another PR disaster at Blackpool

The phrase “just when you think things couldn’t get worse at Blackpool…” has been uttered in my previous blogs, and in the wider media circle, umpteen times over the past eighteen months, and every time it proves to be correct. PR gaffe after PR gaffe has occurred and received both a shocking yet unsurprising response by football fans who are following this once proud club’s disintegration. The latest comes in the form of a foul...

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