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44 minutes | 10 days ago
Episode #37 David Fox Talks Tangerine
Hosts Tom Johnson and Dan Hopwood spoke to former Manchester United, Norwich City, Plymouth Argle and Blackpool Midfielder David Fox. Foxy made 94 appearances for the Pool and scored 6 goals helping us to the initial promotion into the Championship and securing our status there. Fox was apart of the foundations that put together the Premiership promotion team in the 2009-10 season and was highlighted by Holloway as 'one of the players that got away' despite never playing for him.
37 minutes | a month ago
Episode #36 Bob Harris Talks Tangerine
Hosts Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton speak to former Blackpool left back Bob Harris on his career with Blackpool and playing under Holloway, Appleton and Ince. The left back made less than 15 appearances for Blackpool, mainly due to Stephen Crainley occupying the position. Despite the small amount of appearances, Bob was still well thought of by Blackpool fans for his effort, desire and spirited performances for the Seasiders. After three years he moved on to Sheffield United where he linked up with former Pool player Chris Basham.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #35 Gary Brabin Talks Tangerine
Host Tom Johnson sits down with Gary Brabin to discuss his time playing for and coaching at Blackpool F.C. The relationship with the tangerines started when Gary first joined Blackpool in 1996 for a fee around £200k. He made 63 appearances with the Seasiders and scored two goals. He featured under manager Gary Megson who led the Tangerines to a seventh-place finish in the Second Division for the 1996-97 season. The midfielder scored another three goals under manager Nigel Worthington who led the seasiders to a twelth place finish in the 1997-98 season. However, he only played ten games at the start of the following 1998-99 season before departing Bloomfield Road and heading to bottom place Hull who were in the Third Division at the time. Brabin later returned to Bloomfield Road in September 2018 to join Terry McPhillips team as part of the coaching staff. Although, was quoted as stepping down for 'personal reasons' in 2019 amid news of a take-over at the club. Listen to this exclusive pod to find out more about Gary, in this refreshingly honest interview about his playing days and managing success and love for BFC.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #34 Peter Clarke Talks Tangerine
Former Blackpool captain and current Tranmere Rovers defender Peter Clarke talks to Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton about his time coming through the ranks at Everton. Clarke has spent 22 years as a professional footballer, where he’s made over 700 appearances across all four divisions of the football league. We focus on the time at Blackpool and the infamous return to the Seasiders under José Riga. When the club was in turmoil, started the season without a full squad and things turned very sour, subsquently leading to fans protesting against Huddersfield and the start of the NAPM campaign.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #33 Scott Taylor Talks Tangerine
Hosts Tom Johnson and Dan Hopwood speak to former Pool striker Scott Taylor about his prolific scoring stats during his time with the Seasiders between 2002-2004. Super Scott scored 43 goals in 116 appearance and helped Blackpool secure the LDV Vans Trophy under manager Steve McMahon. The ex-Blackpool front man discusses his partnership with John Murphy, confidence in his scoring ability and the importance about being played in the right position. He also helps us preview the game on Tuesday as we discuss, another former club of his in MK Dons.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #32 Ben Heneghan Talks Tangerine
Hosts Tom Johnson and Dan Hopwood spoke to former Blackpool and current Wimbledon AFC defender Ben Heneghan about his recent time with the tangerines. Coming up through the youth ranks at Everton and Stoke, the ugly side of the game and fighting to get your opportunity. Ben spoke about the disruptive time when he first joined Blackpool F.C and having just one game under Gary Bowyer as manager. Before working under Terry McPhillips and then Simon Grayson. Ben was subject to the different changes of managers, the board and players as many came in and out of the club. He was also able to witness the resurgence of fans after years of boycotting the club due to the previous owners. Ben discussed with utmp why he didn't sign with Blackpool, the effects of COVID-19 and believing in your own ability in episode #31 of 1-2 Podcast.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #31 Stephen Dobbie Talks Tangerine
Hosts Tom Johnson and Dan Hopwood are joined by former Blackpool loanee Stephen Dobbie to discuss his introduction into football at Rangers, making his name at Queen of the South and helping Blackpool to promotion in 2010. We find out why Dobbie never joined on permanent contract despite having four loan spells with the Seasiders. Dobbie sealed his fate into Blackpool folklore when he played his part in a special night at the City Ground as we beat Nottingham Forest, also rejoining for three further loan spells and firing some important goals at both ends of the Championship table.
68 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #30 Keith Southern Talks Tangerine
Hosts Dan Hopwood and Ben Whetton are joined by Keith Southern to discuss his ten years in a tangerine shirt. Gnashers made over 300 appearances with the Seasiders, won PFA Fans Player of the Year in 2007 and gained promotion with Blackpool twice before departing for Huddersfield F.C, Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town. He now currently coaches at Everton's academy. Listen to this episode to hear the clear passion and heart that Southern had for everything Blackpool and the up's and down's of his time with the Mighty Pool.
71 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #29 Alex Baptiste Talks Tangerine
Host Tom Johnson was joined by former Ex Mansfield Town and Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste. Baps made nearly 200 appearances in Tangerine in the Championship and Premiership featuring in a play-off final for the seasiders. He currently plays for Bolton Wanders who are managed by former teammate and Pool defender Ian Evatt. Listen to this podcast to hear more about his time at Blackpool, the transition from Premier League to almost returning and the game that 'killed' Blackpool. The Pool defender lets us know everything that happened during his time, through his honest viewpoint. A great player and person Baps earned the captains armband during his time with Blackpool and shows true passion to 'the best time of his life' in episode 29 of the 1-2 Podcast.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #28 Jay Spearing Talks Tangerine
Dan Hopwood and Tom Johnson spoke to ex Blackpool F.C Captain Jay Spearing about what it was like to come up through the ranks at Liverpool as well as his time on the seaside with the tangerines. He spoke to us about Gary Bowyer, Terry Mac, Simon Grayson and Neil Critchley. As well as the culture at Bloomfield Road before and after saviour Simon Sadler came in.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #27 Tommy Jaszczun Talks Tangerine
Tom Johnson and Dan Hopwood spoke to former Pool and Northampton defender Tommy Jaszczun about his time at Blackpool, winning the LDV Vans Trophy, Steve McMahon and the manager that signed him at Northampton Town - none other than current assistant head coach Colin Calderwood. Tommy, talks everything tangerine and gives his thoughts on upcoming game against Northampton Town in this utmp preview.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #26 Season so far and looking ahead with Scrafton
The team (Dan Hopwood, Ben Whetton, Tom Johnson and Sean McGuinley) spoke to Matt Scrafton to get his thoughts on Blackpool's season so far. Matt delves into how Blackpool have started and gives his thoughts on potential recruitment for Blackpool in the January Transfer Window.
72 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #25 Big Ben Burgess Talks Tangerine
Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton chat to former Hull and Blackpool F.C player Ben Burgess, to get his thoughts ahead of the game on Tuesday night at Bloomfield Road. Burgess discussed his career before Hull, the injury which he suffered there and solidering on through the pain, signing for Blackpool with Grayson and who he thought his best strike partner was. Ben speaks about the range of managers and coaches that he has worked with and who he thought were the better leaders. Utmp also delve into the reason behind the bird celebration? His later career in journalism and teaching, as well as what the future holds for the new Blackpool boys under Neil Critchley. For those watching the match on ifollow Burgess will be a commentating option for the away side.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode #24 Getting to know the Blackpool FC Ladies Setup
Utmp brings you this exclusive episode with Sean McGinley and Tom Johnson who spoke to coaches Mac Barlow, Mike Healey and Blackpool FC Ladies Captain April Oldfield. The special guests from the ladies setup provide a real clear and engaging insight into how they operate. Utmp delves into the challenges that the ladies and girls team face and what support they need to progress further. Finally, we discussed the women's pyramid and their ambitions for the future.
54 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #23 Pompey Preview
Dan Hopwood, Tom Johnson and Sean McGinley spoke to Hugh Bunce host from the @PO4cast and writer from @Pompeynewsnow for his views on the upcoming game against Portsmouth. We discussed the situation with Kenny Jacket, playing 4-4-2, the players to play for both and the different tiers of COVID-19 now effecting the number of fans entering our beloved football stadiums.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #22 Posh Preview
Dan Hopwood and Sean McGinlay chat to Peterborough fan Nathan Brown about the upcoming game against Blackpool F.C. Footballing Journalist Nathan spent a bit of time with the League One club so has some insight on how the club is set up. He spoke to us about the players, formations and tactics of Darren Fergurson and what he predicts the score will be for the game. He has also recently brought out his own Podcast known as 'The Full Time Podcast' too.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #21 Andy Preece Talks Tangerine
Dan Hopwood and Tom Johnson chat with current Director of Football and Assistant Manager for Chorley F.C Andy Preece, after their recent 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic. The non-league side were 2-0 down before coming back with a stunning three goals to silence the League One side and progress to the next round in the FA Cup. Andy also discussed both his on-going managerial career and playing career. Key moments vary from playing for Palace during Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick, being bought by Big Sam to Blackpool for big money in the 90's and the painful loss in the Play-off final against Bradford, his goal scoring record including scoring against Preston and his thoughts on Chorley's recent win against Wigan.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode #20 Momentum moves us up
Dan Hopwood, Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton review the season so far at the quarter point and analyse the mix of both poor defeats and gritty wins. We discuss the appointment of Colin Calderwood, the formations and chemistry of the players as well as the hard run of games that await Blackpool F.C.
70 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #19 Super Brett Ormerod Talks Tangerine
A true Blackpool FC legend joins us on the show as Brett Ormerod talks tangerine to Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton. Brett has seen plenty of this new BFC side through his work with BBC Radio Lancashire and gives us his thoughts on the work Neil Critchley has done so far, recorded prior to the win at Burton Albion.Super Brett then discusses his career, what it was like joining Blackpool for his first spell from Accrington Stanley under Gary Megson whilst still working part time at a Cotton Mill, and his journey to the Premier League with Southampton which he forgot to mention to his wife before signing the five-year deal. Scoring important goals in the top seven leagues in England, the top four all with Blackpool, Brett scored the winning goal at Wembley to secure promotion to the Premier League and explains the impact that Ian Holloway had on his career. All this, despite having to recover from two leg breaks and Brett explains the mental side of recovering and getting back fit and firing. This is a must listen for any Blackpool fans, young or old, as we chat to the club legend who epitomises everything about Blackpool F.C, all from his mum's spare room.
48 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode #18 Armand Gnanduillet Talks Tangerine
utmp brings you this exclusive interview with former Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet. Dan Hopwood, Tom Johnson and Ben Whetton chat with Gnands about his time at Bloomfield Road and why he left in the summer when his contract expired. The big man had a rollercoaster of a career in tangerine, from the NAPM years through to the recent times under Simon Sadler's custodianship. He scored some important goals in his time with Blackpool, but left this summer to join Altay in the Turkish second tier. He tells us about how he has adapted to life in Turkey and his ambitions for the future, as well as whether he would have considered joining our neighbours up the M55.
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