Football is dynamic. A sport that doesn't have the perfect formulae. Sometimes things don't work out well. It could be for individual players or the whole club. Things happen, and despite the best of intentions they don't go to plan. Hence why some players flop after massive hype.We take a look at some of the players that failed to live up to expectations or to the hype around them.
Barca’s winger Dembele suffered an injury last year that has kept him out of the side for the past few weeks but after witnessing his training, new Barca coach has declared that he can’t wait for the France international to attain match fitness and be ready to play for Barca again.
Blackpool manager, Simon Grayson is pleased with on-loan goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, and is not ready to put him on the sidelines any time soon.
The goalie is enjoying his time on loan at Blackpool, having played every minute of League football this season.
The former Newcastle starlet made only six appearances for Rangers in two and a half years since joining from Port Vale in 2017.
Jak Alnwick has been present in all Blackpool League matches this season, making 15 appearances conceding just 16 goals and he has 5 clean sheets to his name.
Bottom placed Bolton host Blackpool at the Reebok Stadium as they look to find valuable points to end their dire run. The home team was issued points deduction following their administrative issues and has had to start from behind others.
There had been only one man who could do the job when they were checked Golden Mile to secure a man who will be able to make Blackpool shine again. Simon Grayson had been successful in winning 1st of the 4 promotions. All these had been through loft hatch out of the League One 12 years ago with Tangerine.
At present, he is the hope and pride of Bloomfield Road once again. He is looking forward to his fifth start on the record, stock, rock, and 2 smoking barrels. The great fight back on 570 mile round trip in the midweek to Gillingham got Larry in the top spots and revived his mastery in a division where he had won the promotions with Huddersfield, Preston, and Leeds.
Nathan Delfouneso, the Blackpool stalwart signed another year with Seasiders, by showing his act of dependency towards the future. Nathan Delfouneso who is a forward footballer, during this summer wasn’t visible in the contract but today the relationship of Nathan and pen to paper has taken place for a fresh contract which is ahead of his past seven seasons with Blackpool, for a renewed two-year contract which also includes an alternative for extension of 12 more months.
Nathan Delfouneso, the 28-year-old youngster with lots of desire and dedication towards the game of football, scored seven times in order to end the campaign resulting to him being the second highest club’s goal-scorer by making season appearance amounting to 45.
Bradford City have endured an underwhelming season in League One as the club currently sits bottom of the league.The basement side has endured a torrid few weeks and the game against Blackpool was seen as a turning point for the team.
However, the team put in a dismal performance as they lost 4-1 at home to the Playoff chasing side and the players were subsequently booed by their fans after the final whistle. Bradford City manager Gary Bowyer is not giving up hope in his team making an escape from the drop.
Blackpool’s backup goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi has spoken of his goodwill to fellow goalkeeper Mark Howard who suffered a ruptured Achilles injury. Mark Howard had suffered the injury in Blackpool’s defeat at Burton Albion last month and has undergone successful surgery.
Mafoumbi knowns the pains of suffering from a long-term injury having suffered a similar injury some few seasons ago. The Congolese international has since taken the stead at the club and has been in good form. With Howard out until next season,Mafoumbi would be expected to man the sticks until the end of the season.
Blackpool defender Ryan McLauglin is said to be on the verge of a move to Sky Bet League One outfit Rochdale, as the player has failed to make his mark at Blackpool this season.
The 24 year old has been disappointing for Blackpool this season, managing just a single league appearance and spending the larger part of the campaign on the bench.
Blackpool FC has been rewarded with a prize money of £20,000 by the Football Association for securing the top spot in the last season of respect table of League One. The award given to them acknowledged the exemplary disciplinary record of the team, which saw the team being given the least number of yellow cards (54); also no player of Blackpool received any red card in the whole season. This recognition and acknowledgment also highlight the deference shown toward the players of opposing team and the match officials. The Football Association’s Programme of Respect was initiated in the year of 2008 with the motive of uniting the game of football and making sure that football is enjoyed in peaceful, safe and a level of inclusive environments.
The prize money of £20,000 will aid the work which is being carried out by Community Trust of Blackpool FC. Ashley Hackett, the chief executive of the club said “We are not surprised that our club has won this award. The attitude of the coaching staff and players, both on community visits and on the pitch, has always remained highly professional. “They have always supported the projects carried out by us and we thank and congratulate them for this prize and their continued co-operation. He added this is really a great gesture from the team of Football Association and it is a resource which is highly appreciated and we will use this resource to continue our work within the community of Blackpool.