Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

GTF is a gem

GTF is a gem

The number 12 has, arguably, been Blackpool's best player so far this season and he was the outstanding Pool player is yesterday's home defeat to Sheffield United.

A far cry indeed from this time last year when there were question marks over GTF's role in the team. That despite the midfielder scoring at Wolves and in the home win over Hull in the early part of last season.

Many fans were unsure of Taylor-Fletcher's ability to play in the Championship, particularly as a winger, having mostly played as a striker with former sides Lincoln and Huddersfield.

But gradually GTF settled into life at Blackpool and he was soon looking a solid, reliable and important member of the first team.

Fletch scored two more goals, including an outrageous chip, in the 5-3 hammering of Charlton. Further goals against Leicester and Barnsley at Bloomfield Road underlined Fletcher's value to the team and had the fans delighted with the scouser.

This season we have seen another dimension to GTF's game. Perhaps GTF was, at times, forgotten about on the right-hand side because of the dominance of Wes Hoolahan on the opposite flank last year. But with Wes gone, GTF has grown in stature and desire in carrying the team forward.

Taylor-Fletcher has improved his skill and control on the ball no end, as in evidence at Bloomfield Road yesterday. His forward runs are no longer wasted by a poor pass or lack of control. Instead GTF is waltzing across the pitch looking lively and creative with an end product. These are great signs for the 27 year-old and for Simon Grayson who has always stuck by his signing. Expect to see more goals and more assists from GTF throughout this season.

One final thought, is right midfield Taylor-Flethcer's best position? Should he be deployed as a striker? Please discuss!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

Writer:TangerineLordy
Date:Sunday August 24 2008
Time: 2:03PM

Comments

0
Sorry tangerines, but it was men against boys yesterday, good luck for the season, but you are going to have to get some strikers in pretty quickly to survive.
gloucblade
24/08/2008 15:24:00
0
'The number 12 has, arguably, been Blackpool's best player so far this season and he was the outstanding Pool player is yesterday's home defeat to Sheffield United.' Hmm, wouldn't agree with that to be honest.
AbelBFC
25/08/2008 13:36:00
0
had a good season so far has GTF, but its only a few games old.
bispham_tangerine
27/08/2008 12:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

With Doncaster and Plymouth yet to play Portsmouth took advantage to close the gap and extend it on the chasing pack. Newport & Leyton Orient look likely to be relegated.

Stats: Blackpool v Hartlepool United

All the stats from Blackpool (2) vs (1) Hartlepool United, Bloomfield Road, 25/03/17 Att: 5,374

Blackpool v Hartlepool - Team Sheets

Blackpool are at Bloomfield Road with Hartlepool the visitors for the latest League 2 game.

Blackpool v Hartlepool - Follow Live On Twitter

Blackpool are at Bloomfield Road with Hartlepool the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By:
Lyness58%
Mellor0%
Aldred14%
Robertson0%
Daniel0%
Potts0%
Danns0%
Payne0%
Osayi-Samuel14%
Delfouneso0%
Cullen0%
Sub-Flores0%
Sub-Black0%
Sub-Vassell14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1266
2.SeasideEssexXile214
3.SaskPool203
4.Bear1951179
5.Layton_Seasider101
6.Hastings78
7.BobHatton48
8.Morbid47
9.53CODGER18
10.bfcpete18
The Vital Football Members League