We Are Premier League

It’s quite unbelievable that I’m actually posting this blog post this evening to say that we are now in the Premier League.

This journey started 9 season ago when Steve McMahon took us up from League 2, that season Brett Ormerod scored 27 times, including the 4th in the 4-2 win over Leyton Orient. Today Brett completed the 3rd promotion taking us to the top flight with the winning goal against Cardiff.

After Macca we had a season of nothingness under Colin Hendry, we really stepped things up under Simon Grayson and with the perfect 10 and promotion. That season under Grayson he installed a new mentality in the club, a winning one and that was really was the changing point for us. Tony Parkes did a great job last season of keeping us up and bringing Charlie Adam and DJ Campbell to the club.

Then 1 year and one day ago, Ian Holloway came to the club. What that man has done it unbelievable, he changed the mentality of the club again, the formation, the way we went about playing football and the way he behaved. It’s all combined in today’s 3-2 win over Cardiff.

Although I couldn’t blog it, as soon as we beat Nottingham Forest I knew that we going to win today, regardless who we played Cardiff or Leicester we had the momentum and the belief. Even going one down to the Chopra goal it was never going to be a problem, they could have scored 6, we would have scored 7.

Charlie poped up with a great free kick, pretty much a perfect effort that absolutely flew in for his 19th goal of the season.

Blackpool's Charlie Adam celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game

Joe Ledley scored a great goal to make it 2-1. Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabbed a scrappy header, and then Brett finished a neat move with a neat little finish.

The second half was a little nervy, but we managed to hold on and really should have grabbed a breakaway goal. The scenes at the final whistle was brillant as have the full match highlights I’ve just watched on Sky.

The Blackpool team celebrate after the final whistle.

We now have the Premier League to look forward to this includes all the little extras including being on Match of The Day, full highlights on Football First, wide scale press coverage, TV coverage at every match, it’s just going to be on another level from what I’ve been used too.

Two last pictures before I get a shower and apply some aftersun to my burnt face , one of Ollie who now hold’s a legendary status on the Fylde coast and. one of me and my old man! An awesome day to end an awesome 9 seasons!


  1. Andee

    What a match.. every time we’re at Wembley (or the Millenium)! ..Watched it with my dad in Australia. He’s dead chuffed we’re back in the top tier and said he’d never thought he’d see them there again in his life time. I never thought I’d see them there once in my lifetime!

    Lifewise though, we both knew we were going up after the Forest game and even though we went behind twice it was just those last 15 minutes that were nerve-racking.

  2. MJR

    That was an incredible day for you. Well done BFC and welcome to Manchester next season.

  3. Pete

    Well done Blackpool. Great to see you back in the top flight. Looking forward to a trip to the seaside next season and playing you at eastlands.

  4. kevin

    Yes big well done from the double winners, I think you could well ruffle a few feathers next season

    Brilliant for the whole of Blackpool that they are back in the big times, dreams do come true as I recall being at the bridge when we were crap and pplaying in front of 10k, Romans money does help of course

    Good luck, hope you stay up

  5. Gary

    I watched it in Manchester and the place was rocking and full of Tangerine.

    There was one Cardiff fan and he was given shit every time he made a noise!

  6. admin

    Cheers Gaz, coming home yesterday via Manchester got plenty of shouts from neutrals, good to see that the majority of England were behind us.

  7. Adrian Jay

    Well done Mr Holloway. 20000 Bristol Rovers Fans down here chuffed to bits for you.

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