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The Blackpool squad of 2009-2010 will be one that goes down in history with supporters of the north-west based club. It was the season in which Blackpool achieved the impossible. Their dramatic climb up the football league, from League Two to the Premiership in ten years, culminated with a Championship play-off final victory against Cardiff City. The success of the club was mostly credited to manager Ian Holloway, a charismatic manager who had somehow managed to turn relegation candidates into an outfit fit for the Premier League. Holloway had provided …

In the final game at London Road this season Peterborough United sunk to a 1-0 defeat to play-off chasing Blackpool.
Gary Johnson was forced to pick a team filled with reserve and youth team players with numerous members of the first team squad suffering from injury. Ian Holloway, on the other hand, had a full squad to choose from as his side looked to pick up three points to keep their play-off hopes alive.
DJ Campbell seemed to have put his off field troubles behind him as he immediately proved a threat to the …

Leicester 2-1 Blackpool
Leicester City moved into 6th place in the Championship after beating Ian Holloway’s Blackpool 2-1.
The first half was very disapointing for Leicester as the passing got very sloppy from the midfield. Blackpool had the first effort on goal as Keith Southern saw his shot go wide of the right of the goal.
On the Ten minute mark Leicester had their first shot on goal. Foxes winger Dany N’Guessan saw his shot saved by Blackpool keeper Paul Rachubka. Rachubka was called into action a couple of seconds later, as Steve Howard saw his …

Blackpool v Burnley
Tuesday 3rd March – 7.45 KO
Bloomfield Road
Burnley will make the trip across Lancashire tonight to face rivals Blackpool.
Local bragging rights are at stake in tonights clash, but more importantly three points that both teams will be desperate for after they have both had a bun run of results of late.
Blackpool have won only two games out of their last 14 whereas Burnley will try to put a dissapointing start to 2009 behind them, winning just two games since the year turned.
Last time out Burnley put in a dismal performance and were left …

Bristol City will take a trip to the seaside to take on Blackpool in the first game of the new Championship season tomorrow afternoon.
The away trip will be followed by a tantalising home tie against Derby, before another home game with QPR and then an away trip to Coventry. September sees City face-off against title favourites Birmingham, along with Doncaster, Wolves and Plymouth.
Robins manager Gary Johnson has stressed the importance of a good start. Although Hull City rose up the league to eventually take third spot, and defeat City at …