Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Belokon: We Can't Afford Any Mistakes

Belokon: We Can't Afford Any Mistakes

Blackpool FC President Valery Belokon - the man responsible for helping to fund where we are today by paying for the likes of Charlie Adam and the South Stand - has said that the Seasiders' main hope of survival in the Premier League next season is to make as few mistakes as possible.

Speaking about the club's promotion and next season's fight for survival, the eccentric Latvian said:

'This is a competition where you cannot afford a single mistake. The one who makes fewest mistakes wins.

'The Premier League is packed with top-class professionals so we have to analyse our mistakes.

'We need to do this and think about it even while we celebrate our success.

'But I am delighted we are there.

'It is a big event in our town. People are proud of us.

'Blackpool are a great example to other small towns in the country.

'Money is not everything - we have proved it.

'Many were sceptical and smirked when I said I wanted to get to the Premier League because, for many, the only way to get to the top division is through heavy investment.

'But we proved that the main thing is to believe you can do it.'

You can read more from Mr Belokon on the UEFA website, including how he wasn't happy with Ian Holloway's appointment when it was first made! Bet he's happy now!



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday June 8 2010
Time: 8:11AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Bowyer Happy With Youth

Manager Gary Bowyer has been speaking about his delight at how Blackpool's youth prospects had stepped up during pre season so far.

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

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 promoted76%
Stabilisation - Keep us in League 212%
Not enough - We'll drop to non-league!8%
I've no idea....at the moment4%
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_Seasider158
2.premier 1156
3.SeasideEssexXile145
4.Bear1951115
5.BobHatton105
6.Hastings82
7.bfcpete30
8.Albert Ramsbottom27
9.whitey194227
10.DONKEY_LASHER23