Ian Holloway’s Biggest Task

Ian Holloway’s Biggest Task
Well, that was the season that was. The season where Blackpool almost achieved the impossible, when they won many friends and played some unforgettable football. As the season ended an era was brought to a close and Blackpool will enter the new season with a new first choice eleven and new expectations. The end of each season sees the gradual whittling away of a squad; players being released and sold on. Blackpool have already said goodbye to a swathe of players and added to this, it is likely Charlie Adam will leave along with others. Taking stock Before going in to the...

Charlie Adam – An Honest Appraisal

Charlie Adam – An Honest Appraisal
Charlie Adam will move on from Blackpool this summer and he will begin the new season at a new club. His time at Blackpool was a tremendous success for him and the club and he will be remembered as one of the finest players to grace the pitch at Bloomfield Road. This article will openly and honestly assess his ability and hopefully give fans of his prospective new club an idea of the player away from limited highlights that may have been packaged up by your regular media outlets. Information: Full name: Charles Graham Adam Date of birth: 10th December 1985 Height:...

Blackpool’s Core Problem

Blackpool’s Core Problem
Good and great football teams have a core set of players who hold the team structure together, it is often referred to as the spine of the team. Throughout their promotion season from the Championship Blackpool had a spine of players who pulled together to make Blackpool a fantastic attacking team and gave them great consistency in the run in which saw them come from nowhere to secure promotion. When the Premier League season kicked off that spine still remained, however, the supporting figures were either not up to standard, inconsistent, ageing or too new to Ian...

Ten ways to stay in the Barclays Premier League – The ...

Ten ways to stay in the Barclays Premier League – The Final Analysis
On the 1st December 2010 this blog took a look at ten aspects of Blackpool’s season up to that point that were reasons behind their success. It made the assertion that should these ten aspects be sustained over the course of the season then Blackpool would stay in the Barclays Premier League. Now the season has come to an end it’s time to pick through that list and see how many stayed the course and how many fell by the wayside. Task list First things first, lets list the ten aspects from the original article. Blackpool must; Keep on attacking teams Keep faith...

Tangerine Dreaming Awards – 2010/11

Tangerine Dreaming Awards – 2010/11
After an amazing season in the Premier League it’s now time to start reflecting on a superb experience. First up are the awards picking out a few points from the season. The awards are entirely subjective and not formed through consultation and aren’t necessarily backed up with facts. However, (where applicable) further end of season articles will serve to cover the whys, wherefores and the greater detail etc. TD  Blackpool player of the season David Vaughan Stephen Crainey Ian Evatt The ‘Spotter’s Badge’ for doing your homework Alex...