Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Ormerod Still Pinching Himself

Ormerod Still Pinching Himself

'I said when I came back here that if I had half as good a time as I did last time, I'd be a happy man but I've had quadruple that.'

When Brett Ormerod re-signed for Blackpool in the winter of 2008, there was a mixed reaction.

Some were delighted to see one of Blackpool's modern day heroes back in tangerine, others were worried that it was a transfer fuelled by sentiment and that Brett was past his best following a spell at Preston.

However, the 33 year old was a revelation last season and was an integral part of the side that gained promotion to the Premier League.

Indeed, it was very fitting that it was Ormerod, after a great season (both personally and club wise), and after everything he's been through as a Seasider, who scored the goal to seal promotion to the Premier League.

However, even now he admits to having to pinch himself...

Speaking to the official website, Ormerod said:

'I'd be laughing if I ever said I'd imagined playing for Blackpool [in the Premier League]. I didn't expect anything like this.

'I just want to look forward at the monent and keep going. I'm really enjoying it.'

Shifting focus to next season, Ormerod admitted that mental strength and confidence have a big part to play:

'I think that mental strength comes into it a lot more in the Premier League because there are games where on the day you might get beat heavily away at someone, it just happens.

'If you're confident, it's 90% of your game. When you're playing with confidence you don't think about things as much.'

Can Brett defy the odds once again next season and keep the 'Pool in the Premier League?



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday July 13 2010
Time: 3:40PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

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...

Match Day Ordering Announced For EFL Trophy

With the announcement earlier today of the 16 Category One sides that will take part in the EFL Trophy trial this...

Bowyer - We'll Learn Plenty From Tranmere Draw

A nil-nil draw was played out with Tranmere at Prenton Park with Gary Bowyer taking the chance to use no fewer than 21-players against the Vanarama Conference side on Tuesday.

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 promoted75%
Stabilisation - Keep us in League 213%
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.premier 1148
2.Layton_Seasider146
3.SeasideEssexXile142
4.Bear1951112
5.BobHatton100
6.Hastings78
7.bfcpete29
8.Albert Ramsbottom25
9.whitey194224
10.DONKEY_LASHER23