Blackpool 2 Blackburn Rovers 4
By Editor
Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 14:08:00
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The morning after the night before and it would appear that Blackpool's back four resemble the Oyston's history in court. No defence, silly mistakes and plenty of own goals! With the news that the club's owners have to find £10 million in just 6 days (wonder if they'll organise a meat raffle!), could Tuesday's defeat to Rovers be symbolic for more than the defeat. Could it mark the final time the Oyston family are in charge of Blackpool FC when the side has played a midweek league game? No more are scheduled now at Bloomfield Road this season and if that was their last time, how apt they'll have gone home with their tail between their legs having been given a good thrashing! Pack your possessions, leave the keys and don't expect a 'Sorry to hear you're leaving' card.

Indeed, whilst Blackpool were beaten 4-2, it may well be that Seasiders fans have the last laugh. After all, give both of these sides fans the option of 3 points or new owners and it's not even a contest which they'll choose. Rovers under the Venkys will never achieve former glories and you get the feeling, a bit like Bolton last season, that they have one chance to get out of this league and if they don't take it then they might have a barren few years ahead. Hopefully Blackpool's wilderness years are fast approaching an end, although the result on Tuesday on the pitch doesn't reflect any new-found optimism off it. It was no surprise that against an in form Rovers side that the result should read as it does, Blackpool were down to bare bones, however even Tony Mowbray felt that his side were gifted the three points.

Sean Longstaff's early attempt which saw his shot dragged wide reflected how open this game was and whoever took their chances would take the spoils. In the end, the first half saw the Seasiders gift the opposition two goals with horrible mistakes from Mellor and Longstaff. The right back playing in the centre did pull one back but a lame free kick and some woeful clearance play by the Seasiders gifted Rovers two more making Danny Philliskirk's goal towards the end merely a consolation. Ryan Allsop's continued presence between the sticks has to be questioned whilst Bowyer will be pleased he can sit out a game this weekend and regroup for the arrival of Rotherham a week on Saturday.

Someone commented last night that they can't wait for a result like that on Tuesday 'to hurt'. In the grand scheme of things, this was a loss against a side who will be (and should be) pushing for promotion against a Blackpool side that is missing 4/5 of their key players. What this club and team need now is support, TLC and a couple of decent acquistions in the January window and that will only happen when this brutal regime is finally removed.



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