UK time is: 12:26:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Got Your Number!

Well...that was the most original headline I could think of, so apologies for that rubbish piece of writing!

Back down to business and, with just a couple of weeks left before the new campaign gets underway, the newbies in Tangerine have discovered which squad numbers they will be wearing come August 9th.

First off is Marlon Broomes, whom will be wearing former Skipper Michael Jackson's No.5 shirt as of next season as he hopes to cement himself as part of Simon Grayson's back-line, alongside No.6, Ian Evatt.

Since the departure of Keigan Parker to Huddersfield after his contract expired, Liverpool loan signing Adam Hammill will wear the Scots old squad number of 7 - he will also be looking to make a name for himself not just to catch the eye of the 'Pool gaffer, but also Liverpool gaffer Rafa Benitez as he is certainly a player with a big future ahead of him if he applies himself well with the Seasiders.

While all the talk this week may be about the Gorkss/Nardiello/Rehman deal (or the still on-going Dickov situation!!), Andy Morrell has still to sign for the Tangerines for the up-coming season (or so it would seem) as his No.9 shirt from the previous season is neither taken by him, nor another member of the first team squad.

It must also be said however that, despite the apparent admission by Grayson in some quotes yesterday afternoon about Nardiello and Rehman coming in (plus cash) in a deal for Gorkss, neither of the QPR players have been officially unveiled as 'Pool players at time of writing, nor have they been allocated a squad number...at least as I said...officially.

However, Kaspars Gorkss' departure is all but confirmed by his squad number of 17 being taken up by former Southampton man, Jermain Wright.

New signing from Mansfield, Alex John Baptiste has been given the number 15 shirt, while Matty Gilks receives the number 21, formerly occupied of course by Rhys Evans... *cough*

Joe Martin and loan signing Steve Kabba are numbers 18 and 19 respectively (taking Paul Tierney and Phil Doughty's numbers) and Michael D'Agostino - looking to make a name for himself following his loan deal with Cheltenham - takes up Michael Flynn's old squad number of 28 as he begins his first full season with the 'Pool first team.

Finally, 'Pool's young guns that have been offered pro terms have also been allocated squad numbers -

Ash Bayliss - 30
Danny Mitchley - 31
Ross Lloyd - 32
Dominic Merella - 33


The rest of the squad have retained their squad numbers from the previous campaign.

N.B. It must also be noted that, for one reason or another, the number 11 shirt is also vacant (along with, of course, Morrell's number 9).




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 31 2008

Time: 2:39PM

Your Comments

Bingo!
storagematt
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Blackpool team v Blackburn (Saturday August 16 2014)

4 years ago ... (Saturday August 16 2014)

Meet the referee Blackburn Rovers (Thursday August 14 2014)

Blackpool fail to register (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Fans To March Demanding Fairer Prices (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Season preview (Friday August 8 2014)

Front page poll (Thursday July 31 2014)

Why not join blackpool vital (Thursday July 31 2014)

Pool complete Cubero deal (Thursday July 31 2014)

Blackpool interested in Orlandi (Thursday July 31 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Bear1951 515
2. premier 1 512
3. SeasideEssexXile 276
4. Layton_Seasider 154
5. SmartBloke 148
6. UAE Seasider 119
7. Bribaba 111
8. Poole-Pool 89
9. Hastings 82
10. bfcpete 82

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1 - 2 Brentford
Blackpool 1 - 2 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Rotherham 3 1 0 2 -2 3
19. Leeds Utd 3 1 0 2 -3 3
20. Huddersfield 3 1 0 2 -5 3
21. Wigan 3 0 1 2 -2 1
22. Bolton 3 0 1 2 -4 1
23. Fulham 3 0 0 3 -3 0
24. Blackpool 3 0 0 3 -4 0

Breaking League News

Preview: Watford v Leeds
Watford : 23/08/2014 12:18:00
Player(s) Plus Cash For Rhodes??
Blackburn : 23/08/2014 10:26:00
Rovers Man Of the Match Against Norwich
Blackburn : 23/08/2014 10:25:00
Norwich: That Wasn't Meant To Happen!!
Blackburn : 23/08/2014 10:23:00
Man in Charge:
Birmingham : 23/08/2014 10:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool v Burnley
Suggested By:  
Blackpool Win 12%
Draw 22%
Burnley Win 66%