Tom Ince – The Low-down

Tom Ince – The Low-down
Tom Ince (20) signed for Blackpool from Liverpool in the summer of 2011 and in just over a year he has grown with each game he has played and is now one of Blackpool’s key attacking weapons. In his first season he scored 8 goals and made 8 assists in 41 appearances. This season he already has 13 goals, 9 assists in 20 league appearances. Goal & Assist Analysis The following two diagrams chart Ince’s goals and assists from this season and the location they occurred in relation to the opposition goal. From the diagram you can see that only two of his goals have...

TD Focus: Phillips & Ince

TD Focus: Phillips & Ince
Although Blackpool narrowly missed out on winning promotion to the Premier League the signs for next season are promising. This is in large part to the two wide players who excelled last season and the prospect of them staying next season gives hope to Blackpool that they will make an even stronger challenge for promotion. Those two wide men are the focus of this article, looking at their qualities and where they still need to develop. No Doubting Thomas Ince (20) joined Blackpool from Liverpool around the same time as Gerardo Bruna and the difference in...

TD Championship Team of the Season

TD Championship Team of the Season
In December Tangerine Dreaming announced a team of the first half of the season putting forward a team of players who had played against Blackpool and observed by TD. No Blackpool players were named in their in order to be shed of any potential bias. Players have been picked to fill a 4-3-3 formation for purely arbitrary reasons. Here is the Championship team for the second half of the season. Goalkeeper Vito Mannone gets the nod here for his outstanding performance at Bloomfield Road to keep Hull in the game.. Clearly a Premier League ‘keeper (he’s on loan from...

January Transfer Window Stocktake

January Transfer Window Stocktake
At the start of the season TD took a look at the Blackpool squad and made a few assessments of where Blackpool may look to strengthen and why. Now we are in January it’s time to see how the squad looks and where Ian Holloway may look to recruit. Foundations Let’s define the Blackpool squad for the purposes of this article. It is also important to outline how this squad has been comprised. Rather than list everyone on the books, a few reasonable assumptions have been made to whittle the squad down to what could be described as the first team squad. Those assumptions...

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:...