Thursday, 16 June 2011
In the penultimate post in this series, we looked at Charlie Adam's contribution in Blackpool's relegation. In this final article of post-season analysis, manager Ian Holloway is in the line of fire. Was the man at the helm ultimately responsible for his side going down in their debut Premier League season?
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
The previous post in this series looked at the reasons why Karl Oyston could be responsible for relegation. Charlie Adam won a PFA Player of the Year nomination for his efforts this past season, but could he also have contributed to Blackpool's eventual downfall? Let's weigh up the cases for and against.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Last time out we examined the influence Blackpool's defence might have had on relegation. Now it's the turn of Karl Oyston to take some of the flak. How did 'Pool's Chairman / Acting Chairman / Chief Executive (delete as applicable) contribute to a season that promised so much, yet ultimately ended in disappointment?
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Before we begin, I'd like to explain the slightly mischievous title of this post - the first of series which will be published in the coming days. Think of the heading as merely the hypothesis to be debated, and in this series I'll be looking at a few areas which the most critical fan could point to as being the reason for our eventual relegation. Do not assume that I will proceed to point the finger solely at our defenders for example. I'll be looking for balance, but of course some of the subjects coming under the spotlight will be more deserving of criticism.
To kick things off, let's take a look at the role Blackpool's defence may have played in dropping back into the Championship after only one season at the top table.