Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Adam Bid Rejected

Adam Bid Rejected

Following months of speculation, the Seasiders have received their first bid for midfield maestro Charlie Adam.

The bid, from an unnamed Championship club, but believed to be either Middlesbrough or Nottingham Forest, was in the region of £1.5 million, but was immediately knocked back by Ian Holloway, who stated that that wasn't even enough to buy his right leg and that he wants at least around £5 million for the player.

'I've told Charlie about the offer,' said Holloway.

'We have a bit of a pact: that I want to get him to a club that is - if I'm allowed to say this - in a much, much better situation than us. Why leave Rangers to come to Blackpool and then step sideways? Why do that when I think he can step up?

'I think he will still be here at the end of the season. It is normally after 18 months that I lose them!

'After 18 months, if I haven't received the offers I have told the board I think Adam is worth I'll be bitterly disappointed.'

Holloway would be loathe to let Adam go following the midfielder's form and the fact that he has so far struggled this month to bring in his transfer targets. Indeed, no one is expected to arrive before tomorrow's game and chairman Karl Oyston has admitted that no deals are looking likely at the moment on his Facebook page!

On loan defender Andy Butler remains the club's only aquisition this month, and Holloway revealed in his press conference yesterday that he has received fresh setbacks in the transfer market.

Hopes of re-signing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on loan from Arsenal appear to be over after Arsenal said that they want the player to remain at the Emirates for the rest of the season, whilst a loan deal for Celtic midfielder Patrick McCourt has fallen through after the player scored at the weekend - leading boss Tony Mowbray wanting to keep him, having been impressed with his performance.

Meanwhile, the press in Scotland suggested yesterday that the Seasiders had had a £70,000 bid for Motherwell centre half Steven Saunders turned down and that the Scottish club want £500,000 for the player (surprise surprise!).

However, Holloway confirmed that he still has irons in the fire with five bids in for five players... hopefully Monday could prove to be a very exciting transfer deadline day at Bloomfield Road!

As always, Vital Blackpool will have all the news.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday January 29 2010
Time: 12:39PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Slocombe Signs 12 Month Deal

Goalkeeper Sam Slocombe yesterday completed a move to Bloomfield Road and the 28 year old has joined on a 12 month contract with an option for a further year.

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Blackpool Dismiss Takeover Offer

Claims in the Daily Mail of a £10m offer raised hopes a takeover could happen? But this has been played down with the club denying any fresh approach for Blackpool has been made.

Pugh Confirmed By Blackpool

Pugh, a former Manchester United trainee who has also been with clubs such as Stoke and Leeds, joins Blackpool on a free transfer following his release by Bury this summer.

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)

What will Bowyer bring to Blackpool?
Suggested By:
Improvement - We'll get promoted73%
Stabilisation - Keep us in League 214%
Not enough - We'll drop to non-league!10%
I've no idea....at the moment3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Accrington 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnet 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cambridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Carlisle 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cheltenham 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Grimsby 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Hartlepool 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leyton Orient 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Luton 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mansfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Morecambe 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Newport 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Notts County 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wycombe 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Layton_Seasider120
2.premier 1116
3.Bear1951107
4.BobHatton93
5.Hastings71
6.SeasideEssexXile68
7.bfcpete26
8.Albert Ramsbottom25
9.whitey194220
10.DONKEY_LASHER15