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.

Southern Pays Tribute

  • Posted on: 9 June 2010
  • By: isport

Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern has paid tribute to manager Ian Holloway for leading the club into the Premiership.

In the space of a year - and after 12 months out of the game - Holloway has changed the mentality on the Fylde and brought a refreshing style of football to Blackpool, resulting in promotion at Wembley.

Southern told the club's website: "The bulk of the players were here last season but the manager has put us in a system, a structure that has allowed us to play with freedom and a lot of attacking zip.

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  • Posted on: 9 June 2010
  • By: isport

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