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Media Buzz Builds Around 'Pool

Media Buzz Builds Around 'Pool

Running this website isn't normally too difficult. Why? Well there's only usually a couple of Blackpool stories that need publishing a day, if that, and generally we keep on top of everything.

In the last few days and weeks, that has proved impossible however. Why? Well it seems as if the national and dare I say it, international media have picked up on the fact that there is actually a football team in Blackpool - shocking I know.

Suddenly every Tom, Dick and Harry of a journalist is writing as if they know the Seasiders inside out, with all the usual cliches thrown in for good measure.

Of course, anyone with an interest in the Championship or the Seasiders knows that we've been playing well all season long and thoroughly deserve to be just ninety minutes from the Premier League, but it's only now that we're on the brink of such an achievement that the media's 'big guns' have been forced into giving us some coverage, and even then, it's hardly insightful... you can almost hear the journalists behind the copy querying 'I thought that Newcastle were the only team in the Championship?'.

Am I happy that people are finally sitting up and taking notice of my club? Of course! But if you watched Ollie's interview immediately after the win at Forest, you could tell he was as pissed off as me that the media have only just woken up to the fact that something special is happening at the club and have been almost patronising in their coverage. Indeed, in that interview the following exchange took place:

'Are you surprised at your team's performance?'

'No. I work with them every day and know how good they are.'

Although Ollie wasn't surprised, you could tell that Sky and all the other media were... 'little' Blackpool had beaten 'massive' Nottingham Forest... that wasn't supposed to happen!

Of course I don't expect these crazy, brilliant times to last forever, but while they do, it'd just be nice to see some more balanced reporting, free of cliches and giving us the credit we deserve.

Still, proving people wrong is what this club seems to be good at. Time and time again we prove our critics wrong, and we're just ninety minutes from forcing the media big cheeses to eat perhaps one of the biggest humble pies in the history of football.

I'll warm up the oven...



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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday May 14 2010
Time: 5:05PM

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