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67 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
#163 – Happy anniversary
Club statement on season ticket/ticket refunds The stark reality is that if every season ticket holder and seasonal corporate were to take up the option of a refund, then the ultimate financial cost to the Club could be in excess of £325,000. Despite the lack of any visibility regarding next season, as you have seen from the recent announcements, the Club has continued to press ahead with implementing its plans for a bright, tangerine future. Over the forthcoming weeks, the Club will continue to invest towards its long term aim of improving the Club’s infrastructure and its more immediate target of promotion to the Championship. In terms of compensating supporters, the Club is proposing the following options: Season ticket holders can leave the cost of the 2019/20 season ticket in the Club, which will greatly help mitigate the costs of the Covid-19 pandemic and support plans for the 2020/21 promotion push by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgSupporters can donate the five tickets connected to the cancelled matches to the NHS, Emergency Service Personnel and Key Workers to say thank you by emailing email@example.comSupporters can also donate the five tickets connected to the cancelled matches for initiatives in local schools, football clubs and youth groups to generate an even better atmosphere in Bloomfield Road and to develop the next generation of Seasiders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgA pro-rata credit towards a 2020/21 Season Ticket by emailing email@example.comA pro-rata refund for the cancelled home league games by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Review of Simon Sadlers first year anniversary Retained list announced on the 12th June The Club has offered new deals to Chris Maxwell, Ollie Turton and Club Captain Jay Spearing. The Club can reveal that it made a significant contract offer to Armand Gnanduillet earlier in the season, which he respectfully declined. Contract option exercised/triggered on: Liam Feeney Michael Nottingham New contracts offered to: Chris Maxwell Jay Spearing Ollie Turton Players leaving the Club: Myles Boney Yusifu Ceesay Armand Gnanduillet Sean Graham Mark Howard Chris Mafoumbi Sean Scannell Owen Watkinson Already under contract for the 20/21 season: Nathan Delfouneso Jamie Devitt Ryan Edwards Ben Garrity Ryan Hardie Teddy Howe James Husband Sullay Kaikai Calum MacDonald Gary Madine Joe Nuttall Nathan Shaw Jack Sims Jordan Thorniley Matty Virtue Grant Ward Adi Yussuf Loan players returning to parent clubs: Jak Alnwick (Rangers) Marc Bola (Middlesbrough) Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) Ben Heneghan (Sheffield United) Taylor Moore (Bristol City) Connor Ronan (Wolves) Best ever 11 We begin our quest to name our best ever Blackpool FC eleven, starting with the GK position. I asked for nominations on Twitter and here are the responses. Morning all! So we’re starting our “Best Ever BFC 11” feature on the pod tonight, starting with the GOAL KEEPER position. Leave us your nominations below 👇🏻— Seasiders Podcast (@SeasidersPod) June 23, 2020 Mike Garrity Appointed Assistant Head Coach Blackpool Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Garrity to the role of Assistant Head Coach with effect from 1 July. A highly qualified and respected football coach, Garrity reunites with Neil Critchley at Bloomfield Road, whom he worked alongside at Liverpool Football Club. Garrity spent 13 years working within the Academy at Liverpool and helped oversee the development of 19 players who went on to make first-team debuts for the Reds during a four-year period as Lead Development Phase Coach. More recently, he has broadened his coaching experiences out in Norway with Molde and by working in China for the Chinese Football Association. Club Completes Design and Purchase of New Modular Building For Squires Gate https://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/2020/june/club-completes-design-and-purchase-of-new-modular-building-for-squires-gate/
80 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
#162 – As you were
It’s Tuesday 9th June 2020, in todays show we discuss the end of the league one season as the EFL finally get round to making a decision, we pick our worst ever manager for the worst ever 11 and we run the rule over next seasons squad now theres a bit more certainty….if it ever happens! It’s Tuesday 9th June 2020, in today’s show we discuss the end of the league one season as the EFL finally get round to making a decision, we pick our worst ever manager for the worst ever 11 and we run the rule over next seasons squad now theres a bit more certainty….if it ever happens! League one ending meeting https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52836189 Worst XI manager Planning on recording a new pod soon and rememered we havent named a manager! See leave your suggestions below and we shall debate and pick the leader of this"team of the damned"! My vote is for….Paul Ince. Convereted a great squad into absolute dross. pic.twitter.com/Yi2asTjJwD— John Aspinall (@SeasidersPod) June 4, 2020 NEWS Club buys modular building for Squires Gatewww.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/2020/june/club-completes-design-and-purchase-of-new-modular-building-for-squires-gate/Pool linked with move for Rotherham Striker Jerry Yates. Scored 13 in 25 on loan at Swindon earlier this season Phil Horner goneWhat next for the current squad? Release/Retain/Re-Sign: Out of contract: Chris Maxwell Mark Howard Christoffer Mafoumbi Myles Boney Jack Sims Ollie Turton Michael Nottingham Jay Spearing Liam Feeney Sean Scannell Armand Gnanduillet Loans End: Jak Alnwick Ben Heneghan Marc Bola Taylor Moore Connor Ronan Keirnan Dewsbury-Hall Contracted for next season: Ryan Edwards James Husband Jordan Thorniley Calum MacDonald Teddy Howe Ben Garrity Nathan Shaw Matty Virtue Grant Ward Jamie Devitt Sullay Kiakia Gary Madine Ryan Hardie Nathan Delfouneso Joe Nuttall Adi Yussuf
33 minutes | May 24, 2020
#161 – Wembley 2010 rewind
This was a recording of quick chat we had with a selection of fans after watching the Wembley 2010 play off final win against Cardiff. We are all half-cut and Tim gets quite uncharacteristically sweary which makes for great listening!
80 minutes | May 19, 2020
#160 – The future of football?
Its Sunday 17th May 2020, in today’s lockdown special show we virtually discuss the future of the leagues in England and how well Blackpool might be positioned to weather COVID-19 storm, we reflect on 2010 Wembley play-off final against Cardiff as unbelievably, the tenth anniversary of the match is this coming Friday… unt ze Bundesliga is back, yah? 1 – The future of the leagues In a nutshell, the situation at present: The National League decided to end its three divisions immediately on 22 April but was waiting on the EFL to announce an outcome before deciding on promotion and relegation.League Two’s season has been brought to an early conclusion following discussions between clubs and the English Football League on Friday (14th May).Although it is understood some League Two sides wanted to use a weighted points-per-game system to finalise the table, the EFL has confirmed an unweighted points-per-game system was agreed upon.Both of those methods would have seen Stevenage stay bottom – yet clubs have also requested that relegation from the fourth tier is removed this season.“Clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019-20 as a result of circumstances created where fixtures cannot be completed,” said the EFL in a statement.“No commitments were made in this respect and the board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.”Any move still needs to be ratified by the EFL and Football Association.But League One sides face further talks after failing to come to an agreement.Six third-tier clubs had said prior to the meeting that they were determined to complete their remaining fixtures – and are now set to meet again on Monday in an attempt to find a resolution. Talking points So from the above, it seems like the clubs are leading the decision making process, which seems a bit weird to me. Surely decisions need to be made by the governing bodies?Read Richard Watt 2 – Blackpool FC is facing severe financial losses as a result of football’s shutdown but is well-placed to come through the crisis. That’s the view of chief executive Ben Mansford, who says the club is most fortunate to have the backing of owner Simon Sadler. However, he said the severity of the situation could force clubs out of business. Bloomfield Road has not opened its doors to spectators since March 10. The club still has nine outstanding fixtures in a League One season scheduled to end a fortnight ago – five of those games at home. Asked how that loss of match income was affecting the club, Mansford said: “Clubs in the EFL are certainly more dependent on matchday revenue, especially in League One and League Two. “We lost probably our most lucrative game of the season against Sunderland 24 hours before it was due to take place (on March 14). “Also, the club were particularly affected by games against local teams that were scheduled for Saturdays being rearranged for midweek. “All clubs are really struggling without that income and it does create a big financial hole. “That lack of income is a real problem for football clubs and businesses in general right now. “The true nature of the impact will be more definable when we know more about when and how football will return in League One.” However, Mansford believes the backing of Blackpool-born businessman Sadler will spare the Seasiders the “dire consequences” possibly facing some clubs. He added: “We are very fortunate to have a very supportive owner in Simon Sadler, although the magnitude of loss that the club is facing is severe. “We will face some tough decisions, like all clubs and businesses, but some clubs could face dire consequences and potentially go out of business. “We believe we are in a good position to come through this period in a stable state.” TALKING POINT What do we all think about the above? 3 – 2010 play off anniversary next Friday The club is live streaming the match at 7:45pm. We are having a Zoom meeting to watch it togetherEach presenter to talk about our memories of that finalWho we went withTravel down, staying over, pubs, etcPre match – what we got up toThe match itself – memoriesWhat we did after the match 4 – The bundesliga is back Is the German model, the model to follow? Probably as it always is!I’m following Fortuna Dusseldorf 5 – Goodbyes and announcement of upcoming interviews BapsEvoBrett Knashers
149 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
#159 – Gary-Taylor Fletcher (part 3)
It’s Wednesday 8th April, in the third and final part of my interview with Gary Taylor-Fletcher, we disucss the Premier League relegation fall-out, the defeat to West Ham in the Championship play-off final, the rest of GTF’s time in tangerine and his subsequent career after leaving Bloomfield Road. GTF in 2013 2011/12 What happened closed season with the contracts for everyone? Key players Adam, Vaughan and DJ all gone. All replaced with cheap crap.Kevin Phillips and Barry Ferguson aside, we did very poor business again. Tom Ince the only real bright spot. Started on fire, 1-0 win at Hull with a sublime goal from yourselfWest Ham defeat in the play offs. Gutting at the time but probably for the greater good. 2012/13 Panning Milwall, Ipswich and Leeds at home.Almost got relegated, survived last day at BoltonCrainey and GTF both left following derisory offers from KO 2013/14 Left on 23rd October, released by Paul IncePromoted as Champions with Leicester but unfortunately ommited from the PL squad Fans questions Mick BeardallWho was the best player you played with in the Blackpool shirtDan HopwoodWho did you most enjoy playing with during your time in tangerine?Ray GregsonDo you think that if we had signed Shay Given when Matt Giles was injured we would have survived. (NB I asked Evo this question at the Layton Institute and he said yes!)Tom JohnsonIs it true that Ian Evatt stormed off the training pitch during Salheddine Sbai’s first session following his signingAlan DuckworthWhat is the strangest story you can tell us about the OystonsMarkus MackayYou will forever be the first man to score for Bpool in the PL. How does that feel?Sam freedmanFavourite takeaway curry or Chinese?Matt SmithWhat’s your best moment of your time at Blackpool?MikeI’d be interested to know what he thinks about what it would have taken to keep us in the prem, and which players he thought we should have targeted when we needed itRobin jonesWhen you where at Bangor city as assistant whould that team that finished second to tns . In your opinion would that team challenge tns that following session.Derek YarwoodIn the first televised game after relegation from the Prem away at Hull, what was the mood really like. Did the squad and Olly believe we would do it again???WoodyWho would win a royal rumble if all the play off winning squad were entered ? What would be your walk out music ? 😂Matt SmithWhat’s the one change you would make to football whether it be a rule or a change in how football is run?Gary FordI was gutted when you left. If you were fit for West Spam game we would of won.What actually happen with your contract I take it Numpty offered you a new crap contract?Jordan SpeirsWhat would you say was the biggest regret in the premier league season from your viewRob BakerWhat’s your opinion on the Oystons and do you feel any resentment towards them for the way they managed the club?Fans questions to GTF
136 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
#158 – Gary-Taylor Fletcher (part 2)
It’s Tuesday 7th April 2020, in part two of my interview with Gary Taylor-Fletcher, he remincies about the 2010 play-off final against Cardiff, our season in the Premier League inlcuding the gut wrenching final day relegation at Old Trafford and GTF’s subsequent argument with Ollie over the contents of a burger van! GTF scroing at Old Trafford 2010 Championship play-off final What was the journey down to London like? Did you stay in a nice hotel or was it a cheap and nasty B&B?!Pre match atmoshpere in the dressing room and what was Ian Holloways team talk like?What was it to like to walk and see that wall of tangerine – and play at 106f1st HALFTalk us through the first half and what it was like to play in. Chopra (wanker just goaded our fans when he scored)Adam Ledley GTF – (hit the post just before the corner as well) Brett2nd HALFOnly things I remember were Chopra hitting the post and BBB running in treacle when clean through You got injured, what was the injuryEmotions at full time and was the mood and Ollie like in the dressing room after the game.Did any of the Oystons come the dressing room?What did you all do after the match? 2010/11 – Premier League Build up First season in the top flight since 1971 The bonus debacle in the run up to the start of the seasonThe none payment of Charlie’s survival bonus and subsquent court case. How did the two above events affect the dressing room morale?What were your thoughts on the none signing of Dobbie and DJ even though, DJ eventually signed four games in.Thoughts on the extremley late business in the transfer market. Incredibly, 81 days had passed until we made our first signing since winning the play off final. Do you think the squad was suitably reinforced for survival in the PL? Season Wigan away 4-0 and top of the PL – should have been more! Put us top of the top division for the first time since 57/58 seasonBrought back down to earth with 6-0 drubbing at ArsenalMatt Phillips, Luke Varney, DJ campbel, David Carney and Kingson all arived. Phillips and Varney making the biggest impact.Big 2-0 win away at Newcastle put us fourth and second win in four games. Flying. Dicked 4-0 at Chelsea by half time!Beating Liverpool 1-2 – what a memoryLost 2-3 at home to City – you scored at the deathFirst home win, 2-1 against WBA when they were down to 9 men! Charlie pen and VarneyAston Villa away – squad drop – what did you think of that? Wolves 2-1 – Varney worldie – Prince William – My H/T pen 😉1-0 win away at StokeThree games called off due to frozen pitch – do you think this effected things?2-0 win at Sunderland. Scabby but put us on 28 points0-1 at City on NYD. Played really well2-1 home to Liverpool2-3 at home to United. Robbed by none penalty by Peter WaltonClub fined 25K for fielding a weakened sideAndy Reid, Beattie, Puncheon and Kornilenko only incoming players in the window3-5 defat at EvertonCharlie refused his move to Liverpool by KO. What did everyone think of that and did it have a negative effect on the Charlie and the dressing room3-1 defeat of Spurs at home. 2-2 draw at Blackburn. Kingsons magic moments!0-3 at home to Wigan. Writing on the wall after that – dropped into relegation zone for the first time.1-1 at Spurs and the double penalty4-3 at home to Bolton. What a game.4-2 away at United. Charlie free kick equalising after Park Ji-sung opener and then THAT goal from you. What did it feel like when that went in?What was the mood like in the dressing room after the match?You had your option activated on your contract – were the wages the same? You finihsed the season with 32 appearances and 6 goals. On a personal level – it was a successful season?A few crappy pizzas provided by Man Utd after the match so GTF stocked the coach home up with the contents of a burger van and Ollie went apeshit!
101 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
#157 – Gary-Taylor Fletcher (part 1)
It’s Monday 6th April 2020, in today’s show I speak to a man who’s played and scored in each of the top five divisions of English football, he scored Blackpool’s first and last goals of our Premier League season, he bagged the 500,000th goal in the football league and most importantly, he set the now hot trend for double-barrelled surnames in professional football….its an interview with seaside legend Gary Taylor-Fletcher! GTF in the 2009/10 season He’s scored and played in each of the top five divisions of English footballHe scored one of the goals at Wembley in 2010 to take Blackpool into the Premier LeagueHe scored Blackpool’s first and last goals of the Premier League seasonHe scored the 500,000 goal in the football leagueand most importantly, he was one of the founding fathers of the current hot trend in footballers double barrelled surnames……it’s GTF, Gary Taylor-Fletcher Pre-Blackpool Tell us about how you made it into professional football and did you always want to be a footballer?You spent a lot of time moving around clubs between 2001 and 2003 with loan spells at various clubs (majority down in London area) until settling and establishing yourself at Lincoln City. At Lincoln your goal ratio was over 1 in 3 with 31 appearances in 91 games. Is it fair to say that’s were you ‘made your nam’e and how much of an influence was the late Keith Alexander on your career? mention 2005 play off final defeat to Southend – what stadium was it at and the score? You joined Huddersfield in 2005 – how did that move come about and were you pleased with the move? Gets you a bit nearer to home I guess!Apparently you were used a right-winger in 2006 season and you scored the majority of the teams goals from that position?! Prey tell!At Huddersfield you scored a 25 yarder against Rotherham which was the 500,000 goal in the history of the football league. Did you know about that and are you bothered?! You scored 26 goals in 82 games for Huddersfield which then lead to join the Seasiders in 2007 – can you tell us how the move came about and did you have any apprehensions in joining us given the reputation of the Oystons in the footballing circles? Blackpool 2007/08 You were signed by Simon Grayson and were an almost ever present the 2007/08 season racking up 42 appearances and notching six goals in your first season in tangerine. What were your initial impressions of the club both before and after you signed.You made your debut in the Championship in the club’s first league match of the 2007–08 season, a 1–0 win over Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium on 11 August 2007. What were your memories of that game and were you aware of the gravity of the match for Blackpool fans as it was the first time we’d be in the top tier since 1979! What were your stand out memories of the first season What are you memories of the famous one-nil at Deepdale this season and THAT penalty? Were you aware of how much the Preston matches meant to our supporters and how big that win was for us given we havent played them in such a long time?We finished 19th that season and narrowly avoided relegation – what your thoughts on that season, the club and how we might fare the following season? 2008/09 In the 2008-09 season we faired better finishing 16th despite Simon Grayson pissing off to Leeds on the 23rd December leaving the club high and dry. What did the players think of the timing of the depature and how much of influence was Tony Parkes in steadying the ship?Ahead of the first derby of the 2008–09 season at Bloomfield Road on 15 November 2008, which Preston won 3–1, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston said: “As chairman I get excited. It’s difficult not to. I feel like telling the manager to feed the players on raw meat all week. I absolutely understand the rivalry, I am probably the person with the fiercest tribal views you can get. It’s not to be under-estimated how strongly I feel about this game.”Once again you made 42 appearances and once again you scored six league goals! Mr Consistancy or what?! That aside what were your overriding memories of that season and how much of an impact did DJ Campbell have with his nine goals? You played with some great players in your first two seasons includng Shaun Barker, Keith Southern, Stephen Crainey, Evo, Andy Morrell, Kaspars Gorkšs, DJ Campbell etc. But what I’d like to know is, is how good was Wes Hoolahan to play with? 2009/10 So now onto the infamous 2009/10 season, tell us about your first meeting with new manager Ian Holloway and your initial thoughts of him.Were did you think we’d finish in the league after meeting with him.How big do you think it was that we’d permanently signed Charlie Adam? Of course funded by Valeri Belekon. Did you ever meet Valeri and what did you think of him, if so?Highlights of the first half of this season included beating Newcastle at home 2-1 and beatring Middlesborough away 3-0 where you personally had a blinder – scoring twice and putting ex-Nobber Shaun St Ledger on his arse before slotting home.Had a rough spell in the new year when we went five without a win, but went on a great run towards the end of Marching kicking off with the 5-0 home demolition of Swansea, who before the game boasted the meanest defence of the league! A brace from Ormerod along with goals from Evo, Burges and your good self in the 82nd minute sealing the win. For me there was a palpable change in the mood of expectation in the pub directly after the game. What was the mood in the dressing room after the match?The 4-2 win at Scunthorpe two games later also proving pivotol. What were your most vivid memories of that match?Same question for the must-win final away match at Peterborough. A tense one-nil win in a game were we should have been about 6-0 up at half time! Do you remember the reaction from the Blackpool fans at the end and was it commented upon in the dressing room? And to conculde the season, the one all draw at against Bristol City and what did you make of the atmosphere at Bloomfield Road today as its one of the loudest Ive ever heard pre match with the relentless chant of ‘Holloways Tangerine Army”. Could this be heard from the dressing room?Now onto the play-offs against Forest, fighting back – from an early Cohen goal to win the home leg two-one, thanks to goals from Southern and ice cool penalty from Adam. What was the mood amongst the camp going into the second leg?The away leg is widely cited as the most memorable match ever witnessed by Blackpool fans in the modern era. What was it like to play in and were your overriding memories from the match?
91 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
#156 – Not a virus more
It’s Wednesday the 1st April, in todays show we review Neil Critchleys first two games in charge with the nil-nil draw at Fleetwood and one-two home reverse to Tranmere. We also perform a “keep or dump” review of all the potentially outgoing players at the end of the season, debate and decide the two centre forward berths as we conculde the team for the worst ever eleven and we muse over what we’re all missing about not be able to go to ‘Pool matches cause of this bloody virus. Last match reviews Fleetwood 0 – Blackpool 0 Neil Critchley’s reign as Blackpool manager began with a goalless draw away to Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood, whose unbeaten run extended to 11 games. Blackpool dominated the first period and Matty Virtue twice went close in the early stages, seeing an effort well saved by Alex Cairns and then driving a shot just off target. Fleetwood improved after the restart and Paddy Madden headed Lewie Coyle’s smart cross narrowly wide. Fans comments Tony Fretwell17 – Matty VirtueBut of a non event given the hype. Sat in the main stand with Cods I was taken at all the petty nasty comments about Blackpool. Bit embarrassing from them really. On the pitch was promising from us but ultimately no real threat on their goal. But defending seems to have definitely improvedBrian32 – Chris Maxwell.Lee McLeod42 – Taylor MooreA great taste of what’s to come, pressing, chasing down opposition and a general work hard philosophy. 2nd half ran out of steam but it will come. Draw fair result.Sam freedman17 – Matty VirtueReally impressed in the first half on how we controlled the game, virtue stepped up and took the lead in the middle And dictating play . we were toothless up top, delfonso is just NOT A striker. by half time fleetwood saw that we couldn’t score and came back in the second half and a draw was probably a fair result, on a side note happy to see turton left out we looked much better at the back with 3 centre backs.Mark MacKay42 – Taylor MooreAs a recent podcast listener, apologies, I made the point to Tim pre-match that I couldn’t believe neither Andy Welsh nor David Ferguson got mentioned in the worst XI Blackpool 1 – Tranmere 2 Ferrier headed neatly into the corner as he rose to meet Calum Woods’ cross on 37 mins. In added time, James Vaughan side-footed home from 15 yards after meeting Ferrier’s pass. Blackpool halved the deficit just before the hour mark when Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall smashed home from 25 yards. Within a minute it was almost 2-2, but Davies palmed Ronan’s shot from even further out onto the post. Liam Feeney missed two good chances to equalise for Blackpool late on. Fans Comments Tony Fretwell35 – Keiran Dewsbury-HallI’ll be honest, I know there was lots of complaining we lost but the second half was as entertaining and exciting as any part of the season to date. Really bodes well for meLee McLeod35 – Keiran Dewsbury-HallFirst half we allowed ourselves to be bullied by their front two. 2nd half was probably the best half I’ve seen in some time. Our 2 young midfielders are running the show and the quality oozes from Ronan and KDH.Mark Mackay40 – Connor RonanI’m concerned that 4 of our starting XI are loans you’d have to assume will return to their parent clubs on season completion. Elicit debate… Keep or Dump We go through the list of players who are potenitally leaving at the end of the season due to their contracts or loan deals expiring, Worst ever XI As we close out this section, we finally decide on the worst eleven Blackpool XI as we pick the worst ever two strikers from our shortlist of ten. Nigel Hawkins Chris Malkin – NS TF MS JATony Diamond – NS MSJames Beattie Richie Bond Michael Chopra – TF JANile Ranger Daniel Bogdanović What do you miss most about no Blackpool matches? John Meeeting up with friends and family before, at and after the match. Going into the dog before and after the match for a drink and a laughThe buzz of a goal going in Matt Getting out of the house generally!!! All of the above you mentioned… Tim Quaffing Champers and goring on quayles eggs in corporate Nick Pre-match meal, prawn sandwiches at half time and quaffing champers with ol’ Rapey in the Penthouse suite! News The club is potentially making the BFC hotel available to the NHSNone league football all scrapped and seasons declared null and void. Devasting for teams like Barrow and Evo. How do we all think this will play out in the professional leagues? Will this set a precedent? BFC players phoning isolated fans. Simon Grayson says players should take pay cuts to help clubs survive. Should BFC follow this route and how well equipped do we think Simon Saddler is to keep the club afloat?Stephen Dobbie shaving his head for Covid-19 charity. The head shave is due to take place on Tuesday, April 7 and will be live streamed on Twitter. Dobbie, had initially set a fundraising goal of £1,000.GTF interview and group legends pods incoming!
78 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
#155 – Neil Critchley’s Tangerine Army
It’s Monday the 2nd March 2020. In today’s show we are joined by Josh Sexton from the Anfield Wrap (a Liverpool fans podcast) who is going to give us the low-down on Neil Critchley, as Blackpool appoint the Liverpool U23 manager as their new ‘head coach’. We also review Saturday’s dramatic two-one victory over Ipswich at Bloomfield Road and we draw up the shortlist for the two centre-forward berths in the ‘Worst Ever 11’. Neil Critchley is the new Blackpool ‘head coach’ We are joined on the line by Josh Sexton who covers the Liverpool acadmey side for the Anfield Wrap. Questions from the fans: Graham Clayton – Aside from player development, how do you think Neil will adapt to the pressures of needing results on the pitch week-in-week-out?Tommy Wilson – Which academy players could he realistically see being loaned to us next season?John Ford – Not to do with BFC, but I’d like to know his view on Harry Wilson. Does he think he has a future at LFCJohn Ford – The Seasiders Podcast has just done a “worst 11” feature. I’ve seen a similar feature on LFC recently and Pool legends Paul Stewart and Charlie Adam were mentioned! What’s their view on these 2 ex BFC players?Al Rayyis – What is Critchley’s preferred formation and style of play? Is it based on Klopp’s philosophy or do you think he will implement his own style at Blackpool?Colin MCGilbert – NC is a ‘nice guy’ so does he need a ‘bad cop’ on the staff? From us: Do you think its a big step up from U23 management and do you think he’ll be a success at Blackpool Interview with NC on You Tube Last match reviews Blackpool 2 – Ipswich 1 A report of our day in the box courtesy of Tim and his solicitors firm Barker, Booth and Eastwood.Met the ref in the foyer before!The random Hong Kong looking guy taking picures on the balcony.Bloomfield Bear coming in the boxMeeting and interviewing Tony Green afterwards and Danny Coid also.Great goal from KDH to put us one upMadine missed another sitter in the first halfSoft equaliser for Ipswich, poor defending from ‘Pool, their goal had a feeling of inevitability about itA string of great saves from Maxwell in both halvesDunn booed for not bringing Madine off, not for bringing Nuttall on to replace Ronan.Absolute scenes when Joe Nuttall bagged the winner! Worst ever XI Drawing up a shortlist of ten for the two centre forward berths in the worst ever 11. Shortlist being formed from Twitter responses here: https://twitter.com/SeasidersPod/status/1233496661432971264 We are then going to have a livestream with the fanbase on Friday evening at 8PM on our YouTube channel to pick the ‘winners’ were we invite the fanbase to have their say! Nicks news None this week apart from the managerial situation Next match preview Fleetwood away
85 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
#154 – Bolton’s Ronan Beating
It’s Wednesday the 26th February 2020. In today’s show, Patreon supporter Rob Walker joins us to catch up on all the matches since the last pod including last nights dramatic win over Bolton, we muse the gossip on the vacant managerial position and eventually get to pick the right-midfield spot in the worst ever eleven. Thanks for the genius show name provided by AndyP161 and to everyone else for their great show name suggestions! Thanks to new Patrons Rob WalkerJordan SeddonMichael SwiftDave WhitesideAndy PorterJordan HayesRichard WattJoe RussellMG WhittardNathan Cowburn Guest interview – Rob Walker notes coming Last match reviews Bristol Rovers 2 – Blackpool 1 Madine put us one up early doorsBen Heneghan red carded for stupid two footed tackle.Yet another wordly for the opposition on 73 mins84th minute winner via a delectionNathan Delfouneso failed to beat Rovers keeper Jamal Blackman one-on-one.Rovers had’nt won in FOURTEEN matches prior to thisNow five months without an away win Wimbledon 0 – Blackpool 0 Dons winless in sevenI didnt bother watching it. Stand out moment the howler of a miss from the Fonz and a sitter from Taylor-Moore blazed overFirst clean sheet in god know how long Blackpool 2 – Bolton 1 Fans Feedback on the Bolton match Worst ever XI Discussing and picking from the shortlist for the right-midfield position. Tweet replies here: https://twitter.com/SeasidersPod/status/1227282042766815232 And the winner of the right-midfield birth is Paul Dalglish! The team as it now stands looks like this: Nicks news Robbies latest blog Ben Mansford Update on the training ground.Armand Gnanduillet – The Addicks came in for him again in January but the Seasiders made it clear they had no intention of selling unless a bid came in that was too good to turn down. The club has since approached Gnanduillet’s representatives to discuss a new contract but that looks unlikely at this current moment in time.Karl Robinson, Brian Barry-Murphy and Simon Rusk – linked to the managerial position. Rusk is Brighton U23 Coach, holds UEFA Pro License Peterbourough (a) on Sky. Sunday 29th March with a 3:30pm kick offMike Davies interview incomingTim’s Triumvirate Twitter Timism!!! Next match preview Ipswich Town at home on Saturday 29th
64 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
#153 – Shut that door
It’s Wednesday 12th February, in today's show, the pod praises the lord at the news that Simon Grayson has thankfully been given the boot from the managerial hot seat at Bloomfield Road. We are joined by fans Joe Atherton and Ashley Knowles to discuss the managerial situation, and we also run the rule over the last two dire performances against Southend and Gillingham.
66 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
#152 – ‘Orrible at Oxford
It’s Wednesday 5th February, in today's show we will no-doubt moan about yet another defeat, this time away at Oxfordon Satuday , we discuss the options for and pick the left-midfield postion for the worst ever XI and we run the rule over yet more transfer in and outs as the January window slams shut.
85 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
#151 – Woeful at Wycombe
It’s Wednesday 29th January in today's should we discuss yesterdays shambles of a defeat at Wycombe, a similar tale at Lincoln the previous weekend, the glut of transfer activity as at least one Simon is delivering the goods, and we discuss the centre-mid position in our “Worst ever XI”
88 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
#150 – Rubbish against Reading
It’s Thursday 16th January and in today’s show, Joe & Tim join us to discuss Tuesday nights lame FA Cup exit against Reading, Tim regales us with his ‘Thelma & Lousie’ road trip to Reading, we go through the glut of transfer news as the transfer window heats up and WE pick the worst ever centre halves.
42 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
#149 – New year, New York, new defeat
Tim and I fired up the new lav mics and recorded our thoughts in the car on the way home from the two-one defeat at Rotherham on New Years Day.
96 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
#148 – Christmas turkeys
It's Monday the 30th December 2019, in this final show of the decade, we discuss Blackpool’s alarming dip in form over the festive period, the results of the vote for the worst ever left-back, the candidates for the centre-half slots and we give our highlights and lowlights of the 2010s as the decade comes to end.
52 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
#147 – Larry makes a Virtuous point
We discuss the one all draw at Sunderland on Saturday, the aftermath of the previous Saturdays demolition of Fleetwood and we reveal the worst ever right back and also go over the candidates for the left position in the Worst Ever BFC XI “team of the damned!”
33 minutes | Dec 7, 2019
#146 – Fleetwood review pubcast
Tim, moi and a couple of others joined us in the Corner Flag to discuss the easy three one-win over that thug-managed, pub side down the wrong end of the tram tracks.
72 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
#145 – Stoned
In todays show, Joe Atherton joins us to review Sundays three-one home win against Maidstone in round two of the FA Cup. We also give our thoughts on the third round FA Cup draw, announce the goal keeer in our "Worst Ever XI" and address the right-back position in this nightmare team!
89 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
#144 – Tractors & Dons
It's Monday the 25th November 2019. In todays show, Robbie Whittaker joins us to review Saturday two-all draw at Portman Road, we catch up last Saturdays two-nil win against Wimbledon and we kick off a new segment called "worst eleven".
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