Preparing for relegation

As premature as it sounds writing a post about relegation in December, the reality of the situation dictates that it is now not only a possibility, it is a near certainty. A dismal festive season has ensured Blackpool remain rooted to the foot of the Championship and a nine point gap separates Lee Clark’s side from 21st place. Over half the season has now been played and the club have managed to amass just 14 points. By any reasonable measure, it’s a tally worthy of a team set for relegation.

Karl Oyston will not learn…ever.

Here we are again. Yes, again. And again! It really is an omnishambles, isn’t it? The latest sorry mess to hit Bloomfield Road is of course the unseemly exchange of text messages between Karl Oyston and a supporter. There is much to condemn, from both Oyston and the supporter in question, but the particularly disgusting element – and the thing which has prompted so much press coverage – is the various references made by Oyston to learning disabilities with comments such as “retard”, “special needs” and “intellectual cripple”.

Zabaxe’s 2013 accounts filed

Due by the 30th September, the Zabaxe accounts for financial year ending December 31st 2013 were filed late on 2nd October and were made available for viewing by Companies House this morning. For those unfamiliar with the story surrounding Zabaxe, their 2012 accounts were analysed on Measured Progress earlier this year. A very quick analysis of the most recent set of financial statements follows…

Blackpool 1-3 Norwich City – Four Thoughts

Blackpool lost 3-1 at home to Norwich City to extend their winless run at the start of the season to nine games. It is now the worst beginning to a league campaign since 1966/67 when the Seasiders failed to win any of the opening 11 games and were duly relegated from the First Division. Here are my thoughts on the match…

Why Karl Oyston still doesn’t get it

Back in April, I wrote a post outlining a number of ways in which the club could begin repairing the damage done over the past few years of rudderless mismanagement. Step two was a call for chairman Karl Oyston to step out of the limelight. As it happens, Oyston has opted to do the exact opposite and is now the author of a weekly column in the Blackpool Gazette with a platform to say whatever is on his mind…