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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - BLACKPOOL

2 July 2016


Blackpool were formed in 1887 and just six seasons ago were rubbing shoulders with the Premier League elite, but since being relegated, have failed to find their feet again which lead to a series of relegations that has brought them to League Two.

Blackpool are also known as ‘The Seasiders’ or ‘The Tangerines’ because of their coastal position and their kit being a tangerine colour. They play at Bloomfield Road which holds 17,300.

They are managed by former professional player Gary Bowyer whose playing career was curtailed by injury. Before arriving at Bloomfield Road, he had three years at Blackburn Rovers after impressing in a caretaker role.

Their main attacking threat may come from Jamaican striker Jamille Matt who The Seasiders got on a free transfer from rivals Fleetwood. He impressed last season for Plymouth Argyle netting seven times in 14 games.

Distance from Huish Park: 269 miles (around 4 and a half hours)

2015/16 season final position: 22nd in League One.

Odds on to finish: Win outright 18/1, promotion 9/2, (all odds are sought from SkyBet).

Super Stat: Blackpool won the 1953 FA Cup final by defeating Bolton Wanderers 43 in what was labelled the ‘Matthews Final’ for Stanley Matthews, after his previous two finals ended in defeat.

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