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

Best of Vital Network

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Accrington Fixture Moved Forward

Blackpool have today confirmed that the League Two fixture with Accrington Stanley at Bloomfield Road has been brought forward 24 hours.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Bolton (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Exeter Open League Two 2016/17

Blackpool now know that we open the League Two year of 2016/17 at home to Exeter City.

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)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By:
Doyle10%
White5%
McAlister2%
Robertson2%
Potts5%
Redshaw5%
Aldred52%
Philliskirk7%
Norris5%
Higham2%
Blyth5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 11
2.53CODGER1