Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer has admitted that Blackpool have had to change their playing style, especially at home to the deteriorating nature of the Bloomfield Road pitch. The Seaside outfit earned a glowing reputation during the opening months of the campaign, where their brilliant passing game coincided with their storming start to the season.
Blackpool want to keep as many players as they can in this January transfer window, according to manager Gary Bowyer. A number of Blackpool players have been linked with potential moves away from the club. Curtis Tilt is one among those names, as he has been linked with a number of clubs in the last few weeks. Blackpool have been struggling with a lot of injuries and this has reduced to the first-team options for manager Bowyer. The major problems have been felt in the attacking positions, as Mark Cullen and Kyle Vassell have been unavailable for the team in the last few weeks.
The duo are no closer to returning to first-team action and this only compounds the problems for Blackpool, who are struggling in the mid-table positions of League One. The club have been in this division after getting promotion from League Two. The team spent only one season in the bottom tier of English league football, but it is a long way from the club’s Premier League positions back in the 2013-14 campaign. Not too long ago, Blackpool were a regular player in the Championship/Premier league. Bowyer says that the January transfer window has come at a crucial time, but he does not want to reduce the size of his squad. Instead, he wants to do the opposite and strengthen the team.
Blackpool manager Gary Rowett has played down fears that there would be no money for the club to spend following the High Court decision to order the club’s owners to pay a former director £31million in compensation.
The Oyston family accused of “illegitimately stripping” the club of in excess of £25million and showing unfair prejudice against shareholders.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer has revealed that his side found motivation from Plymouth Argyle's programme written in their dressing room at Home Park.
The Seasiders clinched a convincing 3-1 victory over their League One counterparts on Tuesday night and thereby continued their strong start to the season.
Following the victory, Bowyer said a feature in Plymouth's match-day programme helped provide Blackpool with the added motivation to win the game. The Lancashire outfit had beaten Plymouth by a 3-0 scoreline in their previous visit to Home Park in March, but Bowyer was surprised to note how poor the Pilgrims were on Tuesday evenings. The visiting head coach discovered that the Pilgrims had not won on their home turf on a Tuesday night since September 2015, and he made sure to add the statistic on his player's minds prior to kick-off.
Gary Bowyer says that Blackpool may have just completed their summer transfer window business well ahead of schedule.
However, he says that it would be tough to rule out any opportunities that may come along Blackpool’s on the transfer deadline day. Blackpool are taking on Oldham Athletic in the upcoming league match. Blackpool have made an indifferent start to the season, which has improved in recent weeks. The team started the campaign with back-to-back 2-1 losses, but they were able to claim a much-needed victory over MK Dons at Bloomfield Road. After this first victory of the season, Blackpool picked up a valuable point through a 3-3 draw with Doncaster Rovers.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer believes that he needs to make business across two transfer windows in order to get the club to his standards.
The Seasiders are gearing up for a busy period in the summer after having released as many as 10 players following a much-needed promotion from League Two. Bowyer was instrumental towards the play-off promotion in his first season at the club, and he is now keen to keep the club in the third tier in order to lay the foundation for another promotion push.
The Blackpool Gazette did a poll that hints that majority of Blackpool fans would boycott the crucial League Two playoff final against Exeter City.
Almost 3,800 voters participated in the poll, mostly claiming they would sit out the game. Sixty eight percent say they would miss the game, twenty four percent said they would attend regardless of the situation with the rest undecided.
League Two outfit Blackpool FC have lost 1-3 at home to Grimpsy over the weekend due of goals from Danny Collins and Sam Jones.
Blackpool enjoyed more ball possession but they could not transform the advantage to more shots on target as they shared ten with their guests. Grimsby caused more fouls and managed to keep Blackpool from breaking the 60 points ceiling just yet.
Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer returns to Blackburn as The Tangerines progresses to the fourth round of the FA Cup – thanks to a dramatic late winner from substitute Bright Osayi-Samuel at the end of extra time to dump Barnsley out of the cup.
The manager will fancy the Seasiders’ chances against the Championship strugglers, Rovers in a Lancashire derby on January 28 after dumping out Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley Tuesday night. Boywer, who had a season to forget at Ewood Park before being sacked by the club’s controversial Indian owners in November 2015.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer claimed that his team were the victim of poor refereeing performance in the goalless draw against Cambridge United.