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20 September 2012

A look ahead to Town’s trip to the seaside

Town are back on the road again on Monday as they travel to the seaside to take on Blackpool in front of the Sky cameras; kick-off at Bloomfield Road is 7.45pm.

Town recorded their first three points on the road against Wednesday on Wednesday night in a thrilling encounter which saw Simon Grayson’s men run out 3-1 victors.

Blackpool have also started the season in good form and currently sit second in the npower Championship following their midweek victory over Middlesbrough.


Tony Bates
Mark Astley and Robert Merchant
David Coote

Blackpool’s latest results

Middlesbrough (Championship) 4-1 (W)
Barnsley (Championship) 1-1 (D)
Leicester (Championship) 1-0 (L)
Ipswich (Championship) 6-0 (W)
Leeds (Championship) 2-1 (W)

Town Team news:

Town look likely to be without Joel Lynch after his straight red against Wednesday leaving the door open for Anthony Gerrard to deputise. Also, winger Adam Hammill looks doubtful after missing the Wednesday clash with a knee injury.

Blackpool Team news:

Blackpool have no injury worries other than long term absentees Criag Sutherland (knee) and Adam Dodd (shoulder) which means Ian Holloway has a choice of 40 registered professionals to choose from.

Blackpool Manager Ian Holloway:

Ian Holloway returned to the game in May 2009 when he was appointed Blackpool manager. 

A Bristolian renowned for his spells as a player and manager with his beloved Bristol Rovers, Ollie immediately set about changing the mentality at Bloomfield Road as he targeted more than just Championship survival. 

Having already managed in the division previously with Plymouth and then suffering relegation when in charge of Leicester City, he challenged the Blackpool players to 'believe' in what could be achieved and guided the club to the Premier League in his first full season in charge. 

Blackpool's 3-2 Play-off final victory over Cardiff City guaranteed that The Seasiders would be facing the English football's finest and despite being relegated after one season on 39 points, memorable victories were secured against Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle United. 

Back in The Championship Ollie guided the club back to the Play-off final at Wembley where The Seasiders were once again just 90 minutes from a return to the Premier League. Sadly they were beaten by West Ham on the day.

Blackpool transfers 2012/13:


Adda Djeziri – Koge – signed
Isaiah Osbourne – Hibernian – free transfer
Tiago Gomes – Hercules – free transfer
Scott Robertson – Dundee United – free transfer
Kirk Broadfoot – Rangers – free transfer
Nathan Delfouneso – Aston Villa – loan
Nouha Dicko – Wigan – loan
Nathan Eccleston – Liverpool – loan
Jake Caprice – Crystal Palace – free transfer


Brett Ormerod – Wrexham – free transfer
Roman Bednar – Sivasspor – free transfer
Mark Howard – Sheffield United – free transfer
Stephen Husband – Dunfermline – free transfer
Keith Southern – Huddersfield – signed
Matt Hill – Sheffield United – free transfer
Ashley Eastham – Fleetwood – loan
Tom Barkhuizen – Fleetwood - loan


Daniel Bogdanovic
Liam Tomsett

Key man – Thomas Ince

The son of former England captain Paul Ince, Tom signed for Blackpool in August 2011 for an undisclosed fee from Liverpool. In his first season at Bloomfield Road he scored eight goals, including one in the play-off final at Wembley.

During his time at Liverpool Ince moved out on loan to Notts County, where he teamed up with his dad, who was manager at the time.

Biding his time to make his mark at Bloomfield Road, Ince scored his first goals for the club in a victory over Doncaster Rovers and ended the season as a regular in the side, with his goal in the Championship Play-off final highlighting his rise. 

The winger, who when in tandem with Matt Philips can prove a real handful, has scored seven goals in seven appearances this season and currently is top of the Championship leading goal scorers chart.


Leave the M6 at Junction 32. Follow the M55 into the outskirts of Blackpool and continue straight along this road until you see the ground on your right. The ground is roughly located about half way between the Pleasure Beach and the Tower and is about a 1/4 of a mile inland from the south shore. A huge pay and display car park is located just across the road from the ground, which stretches all the way from near the Blackpool South station. It costs £3.50 for three hours and £7.50 for up to 12 hours (some of the pay machines also accept credit/debit cards). 

Ticket information:

Tickets are on general sale.

Town have an allocation of 1,499 in the East Stand and 603 in the East Stand Executive.

Prices for the East Stand: £24 adults; £19 seniors (over 60); £16 16-19 year-olds; £14 under-16s and £24 wheelchair with free career.

East Stand Executive (padded seats near the half-way line): £25 adults; £20 seniors (over 60); £17 16-19 year-olds; £15 under-16s and £25 wheelchair with free carer.
Terriers Travel – with Stotts Coaches. Departing the Stadium at 4.45pm - £12 per person.

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