With Championship survival secured before the final day of the season, Paul Ince met his first objective as Blackpool manager by avoiding a disastrous, but at one point entirely plausible, relegation to League One. What his next target is remains to be seen, as the 'Pool hierarchy continue to keep their ambitions for the club largely shrouded in mystery. However, whatever the goal, Ince's summer task is to build a squad that will at the very minimum keep the club in the second tier of English football.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Eagerly-awaited they may have been, but the annual release of accounts for Blackpool Football Club Ltd and Segesta Ltd (the properties side of the club) proved to be a much more low-key affair this time around. Absent from the contents was any mention of huge director remuneration like last year, but if one scratches beneath the surface, there remains a story to be told.
Monday, 4 March 2013
Paul Ince's side racked up consecutive clean sheets, but failed to inspire creatively as Blackpool made it back-to-back goalless draws at Bloomfield Road. Here are my thoughts on the match:
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Paul Ince took charge of his first home match since being appointed Blackpool manager and in doing so earned a draw against promotion-chasing Leicester City. Here are my thoughts on the match:
Monday, 18 February 2013
After a managerial search enduring close to six weeks, Karl Oyston finally acted today to appoint Michael Appleton's successor. The new man in the Bloomfield Road hotseat is a matchday regular, with Paul Ince often in attendance to watch over his son Tom. What took so long for Ince Snr. to be installed, and what sort of challenge does the incoming manager face?
Friday, 1 February 2013
Another deadline day passes for Blackpool Football Club and so time to reflect on what happened, what didn't happen, and what it means for the future direction of the club. Some will be satisfied that Tom Ince, Alex Baptiste and Matt Phillips were retained despite widespread interest. Some will be dissatisfied that the squad has not been strengthened with permanent signings or high profile loan acquisitions. Many will accept that the jury is out on the two loan arrivals - Matt Derbyshire and Reece Wabara - with both having performed to varying success at League One strugglers Oldham Athletic.
Picking through the debris, what can be deduced from the January transfer window, and should Blackpool fans have cause for concern?
Monday, 14 January 2013
Nine and a bit weeks is all it took for Michael Appleton to decide he would sooner take his chances at Blackburn Rovers than Bloomfield Road. This leaves Blackpool in a state of chaos for the second time this season. How did it all come to this?
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Following the 2-1 defeat to Wolves in front of the Sky cameras on Friday night, half of the 2012/13 Championship season has now elapsed. With 23 games played and every opponent faced once, now appears as good a time as any to take stock of the season so far.
Posted by OneDaveBamber at Sunday, December 23, 2012