Blackpool have been conducting their training sessions at Bloomfield Road in recent times due to the redevelopment work being undertaken at the training ground.
Neil McDonald has begun the task of getting Blackpool back into the Championship.
The club were relegated after finishing bottom of the Championship in a highly disappointing campaign. Even though they were a Premier League outfit only a few years ago, bad management by the board has resulted in this extraordinary decline. The club has had six managers in just two and a half years and this is a perfect example of the gross mismanagement. However, McDonald is confident that he will be able to put together a promotion challenge with the right group of players.
Blackpool FC started off the 2014-15 Football Championship League by sustaining a 2-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest and things did not get any better as the season progressed and the only results that the team of Lee Clark could secure were either defeats or losses and it wasn’t until October 3 when the first victory was snatched as Blackpool claimed their first victory of the season with a 1-0 triumph over Cardiff City.
Blackpool is currently located in the bottom spots of the English Championship League after only being able to win 2 matches out of the 24 games which have been played so far, it seems like relegation will be the future of Blackpool as it’s going to be tough for them to get out of those bottom spots.
Even with this abysmal string of performances that the squad is going through, there is another incident which is taking over the headlines of anything which is related to Blackpool and it’s the situation that is going on concerning the chairman of the club, Karl Oyston.
Fulham’s new permanent manager Kit Symons says that he wants to take advantage of the poor form at Blackpool to get another three points for his club. Blackpool have become the latest Championship strugglers after losing four games on the bounce.
Theo Walcott’s injury has left him out of the playing grounds for a significantly long period of time as the injury that he picked up was in January and the English winger is expected to finally make his return on October, that’s over 7 months.
The Romanian winger Ciprian Marcia has said that Victor Piturca, the manager of his national side, has had the backing of the fans.
Piturca is in his third stint as Romania boss and he has not made the team do anything extraordinary so far. The Tricolorii couldn’t even qualify for the 2014 World Cup. They were impressive in patches, but, the end result was that they missed out on qualification.
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.
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.