As it sits, the 21st March 2015 could very well be Blackpool FC’s last game in the Football League Championship safe from relegation. They are winless in their last six league games and face a Leeds United team who are the Championship’s form away team with five wins from their last six games on the road. Blackpool’s last home game was a 5-1 beating from Bournemouth whilst Leeds’ last away game was a 3-0 tanking of Fulham at Craven Cottage. If results don’t go Blackpool’s way, the Tangerines could very well be consigned to League One football come around 16.48 this afternoon.
This season has been a torrid state of affairs for Blackpool, not only on the pitch. Struggling to field a full complement of players in the season’s opening game and using over 50 registered players this season alone, has seen the Tangerines gain only 22 points in what has been a hard campaign. This isn’t helped by the actions of the club’s owners off the field, which have caused fan uproar as the profit coming into the club far outweighs the expenditure and investment in the team. As tempers run rightfully high, Blackpool fans are threatening, after a protest organised at Bloomfield Road’ to boycott today’s match in favour of watching AFC Blackpool’s game against Bootle in the North West Counties Premier division.
Bearing this in mind, there is footballing light at the end of the tunnel as other teams have escaped from relegation nightmares before.