Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Oyston Adamant On Barker 'Pool Stay

Oyston Adamant On Barker 'Pool Stay

Chairman Karl Oyston has today spoken of his desire to keep club captain Shaun Barker at the club.

This comes after Blackpool rejected an offer from Derby County, believed to be around £400k and rising to half a million with add-on clauses.

Rams manager Nigel Clough has made no secret of wanting the central defender, who has also been attracting the interest of other Championship rivals in the close season.

In the meantime at least, Oyston remains intent on keeping The Seasiders' prize asset at the back.

'We have turned down a bid from Derby for Shaun Barker,' said Oyston.
'We are just not interested in talking to them at all. We have told them that it is not acceptable.'

Derby actually finished below Tony Parkes' team at the end of the season, but whilst they still operate with huge parachute payments (following their relegation from the Premiership last season) the Pride Park club can offer much more for players.

And this extra cash is probably in Karl Oyston's thinking, but for now he added: 'Now we have a new manager, it is vitally important that we keep our better players together and players that are fundamental to where we have got and keeping us in here.

'I am hoping Shaun will be here next season.'


I don't think we've seen the last of this story, with Bristol City boss Gary Johnson hailing Barker as the best defender in the division last season.

Many clubs will have had the Nottingham-born man watched, and the club - despite Ian Holloway's appointment - could have a job on their hands keeping 'Reggie' at the club. Cashing in before his contract expires next season could be paramount.



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

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

Writer:Editor
Date:Wednesday May 27 2009
Time: 11:09AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

15 Games To Make A Statement - Bowyer

Manager Gary Bowyer has said that Blackpool have a 15 game season left and the challenge to the players is to simply win as many games as they can across that period.

Vital Preview - League 2, 25th February 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Former Rangers Man Looking For Impact

New arrival Ian Black has been speaking about his move to Blackpool and the former Hearts and Rangers man is guaranteeing 100%.

Match Day Officials v Exeter (25/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Exeter City this Saturday.

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)

Exeter City v Blackpool
Suggested By:
Blackpool win50%
Exeter win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 7 2017 7:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile239
2.premier 1202
3.Layton_Seasider169
4.Bear1951125
5.Hastings63
6.Morbid37
7.BobHatton35
8.53CODGER25
9.nodrogaty18
10.liverpoolseasider16
Write for Vital Football