Overcoming poor opposition does not indicate progress for Critchley’s Blackpool

Following a series of poor performances and results that matched, a win for Blackpool Football Club against fellow strugglers MK Dons was the absolute minimum demanded of Neil Critchley's side. Whilst that was achieved, there were no indications in one of the most turgid 90-minutes of 'action' seen at Bloomfield Road for some seasons that…

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Calamity James fails to overshadow the many doubts surfacing from Critchley’s poor start to life at Blackpool FC.

It was tacitly assumed from our remote vantage points that the sending off of James Husband after 58 seconds would set the tone of last night's game at Bloomfield Road, as Blackpool took on Charlton Athletic. A backs to the wall rearguard action against presumably emboldened Addicks would surely only be a case of damage…

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 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…