How did it come to this for Blackpool Football Club? Back in 2010-11 the Lancashire side were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season. That side included Charlie Adam, who went on to be sold for £7million to Liverpool that summer, money that was not put back into the playing staff. Alongside transfer fees, Blackpool benefitted from parachute payments as they dropped back into the country’s second tier. Those stars that came close to keeping them in the Premier League were replaced by cheaper alternatives. David Vaughan and DJ Campbell followed skipper Adam out of the exit door, with the incomings made up mainly of free transfer and loanees.
There were few good things to come out of the 2013/14 season. OK we had our best start in years but after that other than Ince’s departure and the win at Wigan, the only good thing to come out of the campaign was the emergence of Harrison McGahey. Having failed to find a decent central partnership for much of the season the combination of Cathcart and McGahey was seen as one of the reasons for our eventual survival.
“Jus seen that blackpool hav cancelled there pre season trip 2 Spain cause they only have 8 players - madness.Fans deserve better than that! Can’t say I didn’t see that coming though given a certain individuals actions while I was there! Very petty and dishonest to say the least”
"I, personally, am starting this petition, despite not expecting significent change from it, because the people of Blackpool and Blackpool fans have had enough of the way our, once proud, football club are plummeting to new lows."
It is shameful to see how Blackpool FC, the proud and historic club which once boasted such legends as Matthews, Mortensen, Armfield and Ball – and let’s not forget Premier League football three years ago – has been reduced to this.
Blackpool have been forced to cancel a pre-season tour to La Manga after being left with just eight professional players on their books – less than four weeks before the new Championship season gets underway.