Ballard and Simms the standout performers of Blackpool’s loan rangers

As the dust continues to settle since Blackpool FC brought their 2020/2021 League 1 season to a close in perhaps one of the most stunning turnarounds in the club's history, thoughts have inevitably turned as to how promotion will affect the squad's makeup in the Championship, which of the players won't make the cut, and…

Blackpool FC: Flattering to deceive or building up a head of steam?

As a lifelong supporter of Blackpool Football Club I benefit from not owning tangerine-tinted spectacles, and am able to critique the squad's performances without resorting to unfounded hyperbole or ignoring what I regard as the reality. I understand that football in the main a game of opinions and is at times highly subjective, but there…

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…

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…