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The Tigers are set to start their fourth campaign in the Premier League, following the most successful season in the club’s history. Last campaign Steve Bruce guided the East Yorkshire club to safety with relative ease against the odds, despite a dip in form towards the end of the season; Bruce also led the club to their first ever FA Cup final in which they were narrowly beaten by a rather unimpressive Arsenal side, but has given the club their first opportunity of European football after being entered into the …

Blackpool and England youth international, Thomas Ince was recently given five awards at the ‘Seasiders’ awards night including the Players’ Player of the Year, John Schofield Memorial Trophy (Player of the Year), BSA Player of the Year, BSA Young Player of the Year. Ince not only made the headlines for that but he was also seen wearing black-out boots during the Championship clash against Bolton Wanderers last weekend.
The black-out boot is suspected to be by Warrior Sports who recently unveiled their latest home shirt for Liverpool Football Club due to …

After three and a half years, of goals, highs, lows and quotes Ian Holloway relationship with Blackpool has ended.
It seemed like a match made in heaven. Ridiculed rent-a-quote manager takes over ridiculed football club with two stands, what could go wrong?
In the beginning, nothing. “We both look better in the dark,” was Ian Holloway’s metaphorical take on himself and the town. And as soon as he arrived his team started to look better on the pitch. Holloway the revelling underdog devised a 4-3-3 system built round Charlie Adam, that placed …

There is an interesting fact floating around at the moment about the Championship. 18 out of the 24 teams currently in the Championship have at one time or another played in the Premier League. Now that’s a competitive league if ever there was one.
Now there is also another interesting debate in the football world. Some fans will claim that the Championship and lower leagues are better to watch than the Premier League. To be fair I can see the point.
Recently Man City played Qpr at the Etihad stadium and for …

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE WEEK
Blackpool v Derby County – Wednesday 17th August 2011 – 8.00 pm kick-off
Last time the sides met
Derby County 0-2 Blackpool (26th December 2009)
Buxton (O.G) (38)
Ormerod (79)
The Lowdown
Two wins out of two. Perfect start. Blackpool and Derby County fans are suddenly full of optimism for the season ahead. At the start of the season, these two clubs were tipped for mediocrity, as they both ended the last campaign on a disappointing note. Blackpool were desperately unlucky to be relegated from the Barclay’s Premier League, going down to …

This seasons Barclays Premiership has seen many extraordinary achievements. Sir Alex Ferguson claiming Manchester United’s 19th Premier League crown, Arsenal defying the impossible in achieving yet another trophy less season and Birmingham City defeating Arsene Wenger’s charges in a topsy-turvy Carling Cup Final to name but a few.
As incredible as each mentioned have been all will certainly, for this writer at least, pale into insignificance if Ian Holloway’s Blackpool can survive the relegation trapdoor by claiming a result at champions Manchester United this coming ‘Survival’ Sunday.
Written off by anyone who’s …

At the start of the 2010-11 season few would have predicted Ian Holloway’s Blackpool would be sitting in 17th place in the Premier League with just two games left to play. A victory in their final home game against Bolton Wanderers on 14th May could just be enough to secure a second season in the top flight.

The club’s Premier League future looked even brighter at the turn of 2011. Unbeaten in five – winning three of those games – and sitting comfortably in mid-table fans were starting to look up …

A remarkable left foot, the ability to pick out almost any pass during a game, set piece specialist, a captain who led his men to the promise land of the Premier League and possessing a resolute determination which has seen him go from strength to strength in a two year period which has undoubtedly turned his life and career on its head.
Left out in the cold by the team he moved to as a youngster, allowed to leave for a paltry sum in a mystifying transfer market and now the …

Once a product of Rangers youth system, Charlie Adam has began to show himself as a top flight Premier League player. After being include in the PFA Championship team of the season last year, and captaining Blackpool to the Promised Land, he has already received plaudits from respected pundits, in a league which is regarded as the toughest in the world.
Only costing Blackpool £500k this has to be regarded as a barging for a player of Charlie’s calibre, his passing ability can match the likes of Scholes and Gerrard, and …

When Ian Holloway took over as Blackpool manager in the May of 2009 the club were still dreaming of the chance to ply their trade in the Barclays Premier League. Holloway’s managerial career had started with Bristol Rovers, where a 5-year stint consisted of 3 years as a Player-Manager. Relative success in this time saw him him take over at Queens Park Rangers (2001-2006), Plymouth Argyle (2006-2007) and Leicester City (6 months between 2007/2008).
Holloway’s appointment as Blackpool manager was greeted with great optimism by the Seagulls’ faithful. The fans began …