Blackpool need new players

  • Posted on: 16 August 2018
  • By: isport

Blackpool interim manager Terry McPhillips has stated that his team needs four or five new players in order to compete in the league. He said that the current team is not good enough to perform at this level and they need a couple of new signings.

The club is currently experiencing problems off the pitch and their current owner is looking to sell the club. However, there are no deals in the pipeline and we will have to wait to see what will happen.

Viv Solomon-Otabor keen to impress for Birmingham City following Blackpool loan

  • Posted on: 28 July 2018
  • By: content

Young winger Solomon-Otabor is keen on re-establishing himself at Birmingham City after a fruitful loan spell with Blackpool. The 22-year-old contributed five goals and six assists in 47 appearances for the Seasiders last term and he is now keen to impress at St Andrew’s under the guidance of Garry Monk.

“The fans there [at Blues] saw a brief spell of me when I was 19 and 20 but now I’m 100 per cent ready,” he is quoted as saying on Blues TV. “I can’t wait to get back and show everybody what I can do, and how much I’ve progressed as a player as well as a person. There are different things in life I have learned. I went into Blackpool not as a boy but as someone who was willing to learn.”

Gary Bowyer Admits Blackpool Frustration Despite Gillingham Win

  • Posted on: 9 June 2018
  • By: content

Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer admitted a sense of frustration over his side’s performance against Gillingham despite picking up a 3-0 win. The Seasiders dominated the proceedings during the first period and goals from Kyle Vassell and Nathan Delfouneso saw them secure a 2-0 lead prior to the interval.

However, following the break, Jay Spearing failed to convert a penalty to finish the game and this offered Gillingham the initiative to put pressure, though they could not capitalise in the form of a goal. Eventually, the game was put to bed by substitute Kelvin Mellor in the 83rd minute but Bowyer felt his players could have killed the match much earlier.

Blackpool Have Had To Change Their Playing Style – Gary Bowyer

  • Posted on: 19 April 2018
  • By: content

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.


However, since the winter period begun, the surface at Bloomfield Road has taken its toll, and this has restricted the team from passing the ball with the same level of efficiency. Bowyer’s side are now winless in their last 10 matches in front of their home supporters, but this has not hampered their away form with back-to-back wins at Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth.

Gary Bowyer Keen to Retain Players at Blackpool in January

  • Posted on: 22 March 2018
  • By: content

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.

Gary Rowett believes money will be available in January

  • Posted on: 25 January 2018
  • By: content

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 found inspiration from Plymouth Argyle's match programme - Gary Bowyer

  • Posted on: 25 October 2017
  • By: content

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.

Blackpool’s Transfer Business Done for 2017 Summer, says Bowyer

  • Posted on: 31 August 2017
  • By: content

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 boss Gary Bowyer requires two windows to rebuild squad

  • Posted on: 12 July 2017
  • By: content

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.

BLACKPOOL FANS TO BOYCOTT FINAL

  • Posted on: 2 June 2017
  • By: content

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.

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