League One play offs: Blackpool FC entertain the football world and quieten any of coach Critchley’s lingering critics

In my junior years, Lincoln biscuits represented a rare treat that to this day are sadly missed, both for their unique taste and ubiquity of availability. Putting aside the obvious but lazy dreaming spires and punting on the Isis(river) cliches, Oxford is brought to my mind for reasons of Robert Maxwell, the old Manor Ground,…

Blackpool Football Club: Faltering start already puts head coach Critchley’s footballing ethos under the microscope

Barely a handful of games into the 2020/21 season Blackpool Football Club head coach Neil Critchley can surely be under no illusion just how difficult it is to navigate a course out of League One. Not only from a personal perspective of being the 41-year old's first full season as the main man at 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…