A second relegation in as many years is on the cards, we’ve just gone 1-0 up at Peterborough and Fleetwood are winning 2-0 against Crewe.
Even if it did happen, it’s delaying the inevitable for another season. For more than half the season we’ve been in the bottom 4.
Last weekend it was good to join in Judgement Day 2, it was amazing to see the sheer numbers of people out in force. Next season it’s going to be even more visible with attendance figure below two or three thousands in the ground and will be interesting to see when the last years accounts do come in – https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01970661
A judgement of guilty was passed today on Karl Oyston following a horrendous season.
Even without the protests the fact Lee Clark only named 6 players on the bench today showed all that the situation hasn’t changed much since the opening day defeat at Nottingham Forest where there was only a squad of 15 players.
Nothing is going to change while the Oystons remain in charge, come the start of next season its very likely we’ll have a thin squad as we start life in League one.
The main talking point from today will be the pitch invasion, subsequent abandonment of the game and charge on the directors box.
Hopefully the publicity created from today will further raise awareness around the problems at Blackpool. The Oystons will use it to further fuel the idea of a “mob” with banning orders etc.
What needs to happen now is further protests over the summer, the heat can’t be taken off. It’s going to be interesting if the match is re-scheduled, if it is – more protests.
A little round-up of today with photos, videos and links.
ITV – http://www.itv.com/news/2015-05-02/fans-invade-pitch-as-protest-halts-blackpool-game/
BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32459756
Mirror – http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/blackpool-vs-huddersfield-abandoned-after-5622109?
Star – http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/439928/Championship-round-up-Cherries-win-title-play-offs-decided-Derby-tears-Blackpool-chaos
Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/blackpool/11579126/Blackpool-fans-invade-pitch-and-camp-in-centre-circle-in-Karl-Oyston-protest-as-Huddersfield-match-suspended.html