Blackpool finally out of the rut
How Blackpool’s season has gone downhill. Just 2 defeats in their first 17 league games had fans dreaming of promotion. In the next 17 games the Tangerines did not win a single game and collected only 4 points. However, after a far from electric start Barry Ferguson has got the threadbare Blackpool squad playing for the shirt once more. On the cusp of the relegation scrap, the players got some much needed results winning at home to Millwall and Huddersfield. These results showed progress, but the draw at Loftus Road showed signs of that excellent early season form. Blackpool took the lead after just 11 minutes when David Goodwillie headed home. It looked like Blackpool had successfully taken all 3 points until Junior Hoilett denied a third win in 5 with a 25-yard strike. Blackpool are not completely safe yet with big games against Yeovil and Charlton still to come. They do, however, have plenty of quality in the squad and have tightened up their leaky defence recently becoming much harder to beat. They should have more than enough to be safe.