FT

Blackpool

K. Dewsbury-Hall 58'
1

Tranmere Rovers

M. Ferrier 37' J. Vaughan 45+1'
2

Blackpool v Tranmere Rovers

League One
Tue 10th Mar 2020 - KO 19:45
Bloomfield Road
This guy looks and sounds like he regrets leaving Anfield, hardly inspires confidence if I were a lashers fan
HereforthehandofCod wrote:This guy looks and sounds like he regrets leaving Anfield, hardly inspires confidence if I were a lashers fan
Thought he sounded alright. Better than the usual cliches we are used to. The season is a write off. No point in him throwing his toys out at this early stage. 
Joey Barton is a proven thug. Ched Evans is only wanted by Fleetwood e.g. Joey Barton say no more.
Alderneytangerine wrote:Maybe you are right about discussing other teams, but surely Blackpool is the team we want to talk about when they are playing. I live in Spain and I haven't missed a game on iflollow. But someone who lived in Devon could not get anyone to tell him what was happening at Fleetwood. Also I have had shit from some of your members who think they are funny, but the truth is they are really wa...ears.

What are wa...ears? I'm still trying to work out what the three missing letters are. A prize for the best word. It's like Countdown without the crumpet.

Sir Stanley should change his login. The real Sir Stan would not worry about slight spelling mistakes. What is wrong with football supporters these days. Does it really matter, I think you know what I meant.
seasider wrote:I would just like to see Critchley stamp his own authority and tactics on the team. So far it just seems like an extension to Grayson and Dunn playing the same formation. To be fair results have been ok so maybe he didn't want to change anything in the short term.
The sign of a good manager is one who comes in and evaluates the way things are done, then makes changes based off that information. He has a better chance of evaluating the players if they play in the tactic they have been trained on all season, then introducting  a brand new tactic. I expect him to put his stamp on this team, I also expect him to use the rest of the season to evaluate what he has, rather then telling the players how it is. 
Sir Stanley wrote:

What are wa...ears? I'm still trying to work out what the three missing letters are. A prize for the best word. It's like Countdown without the crumpet.

Wasprears?


TheCanuck at last a common sense post. I think that you love BFC as much as I do. I hate the "supporters" who think it funny to make jokes about my football team. UTMP
Funny is good. Jokes are good and ... jokes.

He eventually provided some decent analysis,  but to start with "They made it difficult for us" and " The game suited them" frustrated me no end.  After a point away at a side above us, we lose at home to a team which is in the bottom 3 for a reason. 

Too early to criticise him for his tactics,  but it's obvious he won't be able to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. 

This season has,  for me,  been the biggest anti- climax since.............. 

TheCanuck wrote:The sign of a good manager is one who comes in and evaluates the way things are done, then makes changes based off that information. He has a better chance of evaluating the players if they play in the tactic they have been trained on all season, then introducting  a brand new tactic. I expect him to put his stamp on this team, I also expect him to use the rest of the season to evaluate what he has, rather then telling the players how it is. 

Agree to an extent, but if certain tactics ( if,  indeed,  there were any) haven't been working,  then surely he can experiment, especially as there's little to play for this season?

He's a highly qualified coach, apparently. Motivation is one thing,  but having his team run around like headless chickens for 45 minutes, conceding what turned out to be a game winner in first half injury time, is not something that's acceptable in the amateur game, let alone the third professional tier.


NC would have learnt more about the team from that defeat than a victory. We all know there is a lot of work to do and it is going to take time. Maybe last night gave NC a good indication of who is going to take us forward.
Alderneytangerine wrote:Joey Barton is a proven thug. Ched Evans is only wanted by Fleetwood e.g. Joey Barton say no more.
Both of whom are doing a lot better job than anything you have at gloomfield, so we will keep em thanks
I'd be embarrassed to have Barton anywhere near this club. He's a dickhead, always has been. 
Tangerinenick wrote:NC would have learnt more about the team from that defeat than a victory. We all know there is a lot of work to do and it is going to take time. Maybe last night gave NC a good indication of who is going to take us forward.

At the start of the season, when Larry was appointed, you were all claiming promotion was a given, he brought better players in etc etc, then you all wanted him out

Critchley comes in and the trumpets start again, now we’re hearing  comments like the above, just what some have being saying all season, you deffo are not the Big Championship Team or above you think you are.

We are small fry, tin pot etc etc, we know that, we are going well on merit, we don’t believe we are championship material by any stretch of the imagination, it’s called being realistic, some on here and Twitter ought to give it a go

HereforthehandofCod wrote:

At the start of the season, when Larry was appointed, you were all claiming promotion was a given, he brought better players in etc etc, then you all wanted him out. No I did not. Yes I did because he wasn't doing a good job in the long term - laying the foundation down for future success.

Critchley comes in and the trumpets start again, now we’re hearing  comments like the above, just what some have being saying all season, you deffo are not the Big Championship Team or above you think you are. Nope - not heard any trumpets on here - maybe a flute of hope for the long term future.

We are small fry, tin pot etc etc, we know that, we are going well on merit, we don’t believe we are championship material by any stretch of the imagination, it’s called being realistic, some on here and Twitter ought to give it a go.  I don't believe Fleetwood are tin-pot or anything. I simply do not care about the club - never been to the town - couldn't give a toss - bit like Grimsby or Dundee United - nothing/nada/zilch  to me . I understand the heated debate as its Fylde Coast and all that. Good luck to the Cods. Blackpool is a club on the rise after years of Oyston abuse. It will take time but the foundations are being built and we are on the up - that is being realistic.

That’s the most honest, level headed post I’ve ever read on here, I’ve said before on here, I live on the Fylde Coast, I want all three clubs to do well,  but obviously the cods first, like you would want pool first

The problem is that most people who post on here have nothing but derision of FTFC,  and think we are non entities, but we are where we are on merit, whether we are a small pub team, stink of fish, or otherwise, that is the fact,

Most of the people on here can’t wait for our “ bubble” to burst and for us to be back in the Conference, whilst extolling the fact that the Mighty, will soon be back in the  big time,  I hope Blackpool do sort themselves out and do ok, me personally all I want is for FTFC to always finish just one point above Pool 👍

Cheers HFTHOC. Yeah some want the Cods to implode but not me. Lived in Wimbledon for 26 yrs so have an affinity with what you are saying. Saw the club die and supported the resurrection. Personally would love the Cods to go up over many league 1 clubs. Hopefully Pool get the foundations right and make a fist of it next year. I would like to think most Pool fans think the same .
Tangerinenick wrote:Cheers HFTHOC. Yeah some want the Cods to implode but not me. Lived in Wimbledon for 26 yrs so have an affinity with what you are saying. Saw the club die and supported the resurrection. Personally would love the Cods to go up over many league 1 clubs. Hopefully Pool get the foundations right and make a fist of it next year. I would like to think most Pool fans think the same .
Can't Nick. Would be quite happy to see them extinct. 
seasider wrote:Can't Nick. Would be quite happy to see them extinct. 

Same mate.  Also, even though said in jest, I doubt many of us see FT as a non entity anymore and secretly accept the clubs as they are now, are rivals.  When local clubs in or around the same division start back slapping each other and wishing each other success, that's when I give up on footy.

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Edit.  Maybe not extinct lol, but definitely going through an embarrassing downfall.  Everyone deserves a club to follow, my Bury fc supporting mate at work is at a loss now and his kid wants to follow United just to add insult to injury (ouch).

Fair enough Seasider and Cheshire.

UTMP

sudds green wrote:

Agree to an extent, but if certain tactics ( if,  indeed,  there were any) haven't been working,  then surely he can experiment, especially as there's little to play for this season?

I think he needs to see the tactic being executed first hand to best assess it's failing. It's one thing to say the tactic doesn't work, it is another thing entirely to figure out why. He also doesn't have the the luxury of having watched the club closely for 7 months like all the fans. 
TheCanuck wrote:I think he needs to see the tactic being executed first hand to best assess it's failing. It's one thing to say the tactic doesn't work, it is another thing entirely to figure out why. He also doesn't have the the luxury of having watched the club closely for 7 months like all the fans. 
Fair comment. Probably why he hasn't made any drastic changes yet. 
seasider wrote:Can't Nick. Would be quite happy to see them extinct. 
Why is that S/S, is it just so it would save the mighty any further embarrassment 😜