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BLACKPOOL CLOSE IN ON PROMOTION

  • Posted on: 20 April 2012
  • By: isport

Blackpool are extremely close to securing their place in the play-off position, as they look to bounce straight back into the Premier league on the first attempt.

One of the main reasons for their great season has been the form of Angel Martinez, who has become a first team regular after joining from Espanyol in the summer.

He was initially expected to be a bit part player due to the fact that he was coming into an entirely new league. However, he has adapted brilliantly to the Blackpool way of playing according to manager Ian Holloway.

Blackpool Congratulated

  • Posted on: 9 June 2010
  • By: isport

Blackpool Football Club's promotion to the Premier League has been given Parliamentary recognition.

The Labour MP for Blackpool South, Gordon Marsden, has tabled a Commons motion praising the club for its "inspirational achievement". He also pays tribute to the "transformational leadership of manager Ian Holloway".

The Seasiders' beat Cardiff in the play-off final at Wembley to secure their place in the top flight.

Blackpool, which has one of the lowest average attendances in the Championship, last played in the top flight in 1971.
'Highest pinnacle'

Blackpool Celebrate Promotion

  • Posted on: 9 June 2010
  • By: isport

Blackpool Football Club celebrated promotion to the English Premier League with an open top parade along the city's famous golden mile.

The Tangerines were tipped by many for relegation at the start of the season, but shocked everyone by securing promotion to the top division, with a 3-2 win over Cardiff in the play-off final on Saturday.

Manager Ian Holloway has been credited with reviving the team's fortunes, and he spoke to BBC reporter Tony Livesey on the open-top bus.