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Frank Knight £20,000 Fund

It’s been almost a year since the last blog post. The lack of blog posts has due to other things in life taking taking precedence over BFC.

Anyway, some of those other things have passed and I’m going to be spending some time on projects highlighting the plight of what is going on at Blackpool FC.

To start, another fan made an apology over comments made about the Oyston family and this time made to pay £20,000. Frank Knight, 69, made the comments to his 34 Facebook friends. Details can all be found in the following articles.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/apr/17/blackpool-fan-20000-oystons-threaten-court-online-post

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-32348363

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3042292/Blackpool-fan-forced-pay-staggering-20-000-damages-allegations-online-Oyston-family.html

However, what has come out of this story is response from the football community. A fund has already raised £4,125 at the time of writing to help Frank. Hopefully this figure will be passed and money will be made available to others who made need financial support.

If you have a spare £5, £10 £20+ head over to http://www.gofundme.com/s5bbb8r and make a quick donation.

Frank Knight Fund

Birmingham 1 – 1 Blackpool FT

All square at the end of the 90 but either side could have grabbed a winner. Both teams had attempts cleared off the line. At the death the home side had a great chance when McLean? Found himself one-on-one but fired right at Gilks.

Fuller did well again in the middle role upfront but was knackered in the last 15, Davies or Chopra should had taken his place.

Overall a good match and a solid performance, a little more attacking at times, bar the mistake for the goal it would have been one of those winning performances we’ve got used to.

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Birmingham 1 – 1 Blackpool HT

Half time and a poor start to the game which did improve. We could have been 3-1 up at the break with two great chances just before the break.

Both teams started poor and a sliced clearance from Broadfoot which allowed Lindgard a easy chance.

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From our first chance we scored Basham released Ince who crossed for Fuller to finish at the near post.

We should have gone ahead Ince raced clear to cross to Fuller who had his shot saved. Dobie then had a great chance firing just past the far post as we started to get on top of the home side.

All to play for!

Charlton 0 – 0 Blackpool – Another draw

Another draw and another boring game of football. A point away from home is never disappointing but Charlton were there for the taking and all we mustered was two shots on goal.

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Our two best chances fell to Tom Ince, his freekick was narrowly deflected wide and a late shot on target was dragged just wide. However the majority of our threat to goal was from set pieces, corners and lots of long throws from Robinson. His arms will be sore tonight. The only problem was Humer in goal for the Addicks was able to deal with the majority of efforts.

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Without Fergerson in the middle of the park we lack a pace and fluidity to quicken or control the pace of the game.

Charlton look in trouble while we look like we lack ideas. Hopefully the break will give Paul Ince a chance to rethink a little.

Bournemouth 1 – 2 Blackpool FT

Another remarkable result today after playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men.

After a pretty even first half it was all tied with both goals coming from long throws which should have been defended better.

After the break we just edged ahead, a wicked Ince corner was glanced in by Bishop. He wasn’t fancied at the start of his Blackpool career but the former Notts County man once again put in a shift.

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Bishop then had to move to left back when Robinson was sent off. It was harsh considering those where his only two fouls. Once going down to 10 men we sat back and invited the pressure, however Bournemouth didn’t have the quality to make too many clear cut chances.

In fact we should have grabbed the next goal when Defounso found himself one-on-one but flashed his volley wide. That was too much for Paul Ince who was then sent off.

We survived a late push from the home side who had a goal ruled out for offside.

A great result and further reason for the team mentality to grow. Bring on Tuesday and Millwall who lost 5-1 today!

Bournemouth 1 – 1 Blackpool HT

Half time and all even with two goals from long throw. There should have been more goals with Ince hitting the post and Grabben looking dangerous.

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Its strange to see Bashan still at right back with Orr on the bench. It could go either way but our stronger bench could be the deciding factor.

Ince to stay

A little further indication that Tom Ince is to stay with us. His dad in an interview indicated that it would be best for Ince junior to start the season at Pool.  However his deal is due to end next year so we would need to sell in January or let him go for free next summer.
One point of concern is Ince playing in the under 21 European championships which could be 6 matches if England reached the final.

No other news really going on. Don’t expect much to happen in the coming week either.

Fulham 1 – 1 Blackpool – Pictures

A few pictures from today’s match.

Huddersfield 0 – 0 Blackpool HT

Half time and somehow its 0-0 with us having a loads of chances to take the lead.

In the first 30 seconds GTF blazed over and he then hit the post from a headed. Ince missed a couple and Ozzy shot wide.

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Not many games this season you’ll see so one sided and not a goal.  Huddersfield should up there game second half, the points are up for grabs.

Huddersfield V Pool

Football doesn’t have to be expensive £4.50 for two pints in the Weatherspoons in Huddersfield.

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The town center is filled with the old bill at the moment,  however most fans seem to be recovering from drinking and eating too yesturday.

After the defeat to Wolves we should hopefully get back to winning ways although Hudderfield will be looking for the double over us.

The defeat at home to todays opponents was the start of the downfall of Ollie and the moment our defense started to get found out.
Here’s to a festive three points!