Blackpool by Josh Cason

  • 115282_620Blackpool have had the worst possible pre-season out of all the Football League teams. The Seasiders have only had two pre season friendlies meaning that the team lacks match fitness. It has been well reported that the Tangerines do not have a full squad, they have had to field several of trialists as owner Karl Oyston does not want to spend money on the football team.
  • One of the few signings Blackpool have made is World Cup star, Jose Miguel Cubero. He was a regular starter in the Costa Rican team that had a magnificent World Cup. Blackpool fans are expecting big things from the midfielder. Cubero is already a fans favourite with his social media comments about the club and Blackpool fans think he could be the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • New manager Jose Riga is the club’s first ever foreign manager. Riga has won over the fans, as he is challenging chairman Karl Oyston over transfers.  Blackpool are now in the ‘Riga Revolution’ and fans hope the Belgian can make the team play attractive football as they did when Ian Holloway was manager. As of yet Riga has not spoken to the press about the situation at Blackpool.
  • After the past two terrible seasons for the Seasiders, the number of season tickets that have been sold has gone down. Last season the club managed to sell 11,000, but this season that number has gone down to 8,000. Most have not renewed in protest at Oyston and some fans are only going to away games as they are not willing to see their money go to Oyston’s back pocket.
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About Author

Jason is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and is an editor for the72. He hopes to graduate from University with an increased knowledge of journalism, eventually leading to a career in sports journalism. He is an AFC Bournemouth season ticket holder, with interest in football up and down the English leagues and abroad. Twitter @_JasonLewis