Blackpool Football Club: Backed to the hilt Neil Critchley and the squad of his choosing must now deliver owner Sadler’s vision

Four competitive games into his managerial career at Blackpool Football Club Neil Critchley will have long since defined the very different world of the third-tier professional game from a starkly contrasting hothouse atmosphere within Liverpool's youth set up. The dramatic change from working on Merseyside for the best domestic team in world football to a…

Blackpool Football Club: Neil Critchley ruthlessly consigns Grayson era to history

The unexpected but game-changing onset of Covid-19 has made 2020 a year like no other. As schools cautiously head back into the unknown this autumn it feels as if we have already been through a year several times its normal length, with still a third of it to elapse. Events 'pre-pandemic', in other words before…

Blackpool Football Club put faith and serious money into an ‘up and (hopefully) coming’ transfer strategy

Stealing a march on their divisional rivals is not something that Blackpool Football Club are historically known for, especially during the Oyston era when often during pre-season an insufficiently staffed squad would be hurriedly padded out before the August kick off. It is though despite Covid-19 ravaging lower league finances and depleting squads to the…

Have Blackpool Football Club actually benefited from an unprecedented churn of personnel during the January Transfer Window?

Whether or not the now former Blackpool F.C. manager Simon Grayson had remained in situ at Bloomfield Road his January transfer window business warrants critical scrutiny, from which it is arguable that the club have failed to secure the expected commensurate uplift from an unprecedented churn of 25 players. Many have suggested that Grayson should…

Blackpool Football Club: An unprecedented transfer window creates more questions than answers for underfire manager Grayson

The prophecy from Blackpool Football Club manager Simon Grayson that he expected the Bloomfield Road outfit to be the busiest club in England during the thankfully now closed January transfer window appears to have been fulfilled. With 24 players either departing or arriving the 50-year old Yorkshireman has been true to his word. On the…