Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Four Thoughts on... Crystal Palace 1-1 Blackpool

Blackpool went into the first international break of the season on the back of a good performance at Selhurst Park, but had to settle to take only a point from it. Here are my thoughts on Saturday's game:

Friday, 19 August 2011

Four Thoughts on... Blackpool 0-1 Derby County

Blackpool lost their 100% record in suffering a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Derby County. Here are my thoughts on the game:

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Four Thoughts on... Blackpool 2-1 Peterborough United

For the first time in 20 years Blackpool opened their season with back-to-back wins by taking three points off Peterborough in a 2-1 victory. Here are some observations on the game:

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Four Thoughts on... Hull City 0-1 Blackpool

It was a winning start for Blackpool last night at the KC Stadium and a decent game to boot, if not quite at the same standard we had become accustomed to during our one year stay in the Premier League. The quality of the winning goal cannot be disputed however and Gary Taylor-Fletcher's strike indicated 'Pool do still possess some top class ability.

With the loss of the statistics and chalkboards that go with top flight status, my 'Seaside Strategy' series of posts will be taking a back seat this season. Instead I'll be analysing the Hull game, and many other games this campaign, by picking out four key themes. I'll still be looking at tactics, but they might not always be the primary focus. As ever, your feedback is always appreciated.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

2011/12 Season Visualiser

"If Blackpool's fixture list was a patchwork of colours, what would it look like?"
The above question probably isn't one you've spent the summer pondering, but indulge me here...if the fixtures were colour-coded by difficulty, what would we be presented with? The answer is the season visualiser, devised by the brains over at Experimental 3-6-1. The theory is simple: each game is illustrated by a colour - anywhere between a strong green and a deep red, with every shade of yellow in between. This means a quick scan of the fixture list can identify potential tricky spells, as well as periods where the team can aim to capitalise on supposedly easier matches.