Normally a couple of weeks before the start of a new season, the fans of every football club remain excited and optimistic, but, for the fans of Blackpool FC, the situation is a bit different right now. They are not filled with excitement at all and there is a reason behind it. The club which once used to play in the English top tier has not even had a full squad at this point of time.
Charles Dunne would not go on holidays this summer. He wants to put in effort on his fitness and his game during the current break so that he manages to create impact in his debut season at Blackpool FC.
Dunne had signed for Blackpool last year actually, but, he was placed on loan to Wycombe Wanderers immediately after his signing and he remained there for the entire first half of the 2013-14 Season. Thereafter, he suffered a nasty leg injury which ruled him out of the remaining part of the season.
Blackpool have confirmed that caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has left the club. This news comes as a major disappointment for the club, as they will be on the lookout for a new manager once again. The former Celtic striker has been in charge of the Blackpool team on a caretaker basis for the last few months of the campaign. However, the club managed only three wins from the 20 matches that the 36-year-old oversaw. This disappointing run, though, did not end up disastrous for the club, as they stayed up in the Championship for the season.
Blackpool achieved safety in the championship despite a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Charlton on the final day of the season. This was largely down to the 2-0 win over Wigan – their only victory in the last five matches – in the penultimate weekend of the season. There have been mixed reactions to the performance of manager Barry Ferguson. He has helped the club stay in the division in a player-manager caretaker role. However, the former Everton midfielder states that he is unsure about the future at the club next season.
Former Everton midfielder Barry Ferguson has endured a turbulent time at Blackpool as the club have been slowly slipping down the table in the last few weeks.
The manager has now admitted that the club are once again in relegation trouble with only a few matches left in the season. It has been for matches since the club last tasted success. Their latest match ended in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of promotion chasing Derby County. This defeat means that the club are only three points above the relegation zone.
A huge pressure was lifted off the shoulders of Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson after his team managed a 1-0 win over Millwall. This result helped them move away from the drop zone for the time being. Ferguson was recently brought on as the new manager of the club during the January transfer window.
However, results have not improved even after his arrival, which threatened to increase talk about his future at the club. This win, however, helps Blackpool open a nine-point advantage to the drop zone with just over 12 matches remaining.
After being released by the Brazilian side Bahia, Freddy Adu joined Blackpool a few weeks ago but the club still has not agreed on making a club contract for the player who still is a free agent. Rumors are being spread around claiming that Blackpool has not made a contract for the American player simply because they have no interest in doing so.
Barry Ferguson is the manager of Blackpool and he spoke out trying to clear the air about what is happening with the situation of Freddy Adu.
Although Blackpool suffered yet another defeat in the ongoing season the other day when they got beaten by 1-2 by Bolton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup but, their manager Paul Ince reckons that there are plenty of positives to take out for his side from that game.
Blackpool’s performance in the 2013-14 Season has been way too disappointing till now and after their defeat in the Championship game against Brighton & Hove Albion a couple of weeks back, their fans had booed them.
Dan Gosling has suggested that he would like to stay at Championship team Blackpool. The Magpies midfield player is on loan at Bloomfield Road till January. There are reports that he is quite eager to play in the first team football as he was not getting first team opportunity at Newcastle United.
When he was questioned about his future, Dan Gosling told that he would be interested in staying for the rest of the season. If Blackpool wants him here and Newcastle United agrees, then he would sit down and talk. He just wants to keep performing well and keep us high in the table.
Blackpool will be looking to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Millwall in the Championship. Ahead of this match, striker Ricardo Fuller has said that he and his teammates will not be underestimating the strength of Millwall.