UK time is: 23:14:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Karl Oyston Gone!

Karl Oyston resigns as Blackpool chairman and director, but will stay on as acting Chief Executive.

After saying at the weekend that his offer to stand down was still open, Blackpool F.C. this afternoon announced that Karl Oyston has resigned as chairman of the club, and that he is also leaving the Board of Directors.

Oyston has become increasingly frustrated with life as a chairman in the Premier League. At the weekend he said: 'The offer (to stand down) is still open. I have told the board and, yes, I am very serious. Why? Because I'm not sure I have the right approach to be in this division. The more I speak to other people at other clubs, the more I realise I am a lone voice. There was some support for things I did and said in the Championship but there doesn't seem to be any in this division. Everyone else seems to subscribe to the way that business seems to be conducted and it is a way I find unacceptable, so we'll see.'

He added about agents: 'We are the ones who are the employers. We are the ones offering the terms and the contracts. It is up to us how we go about things. I don't think any deal should be about the agent. It should be about the player, and about giving the player a platform under a wonderful manager to perform on one of the best footballing stages in the world. Agents are sometimes denying their clients that chance.'

And today he took the step to step down, although he will stay on as acting Chief Executive until a new chairman is brought in.

Life is certainly never dull at Blackpool Football Club




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 18 2010

Time: 5:47PM

Your Comments

Hmmmm . . . . . Thats not good news. . . he shouldnt really want to be rocking the boat just one game into the season. Look at the Result at wigan Karl - your self, Ian Holloway and the team have started with a bang !!! dont walk away yet. Your onto a winner :)
bfc2010
Cannot understand why.
Grimsby Claret
something is up, there is more to this story than first appears.
brett angell
Could see thatcoming!
Matt_Us
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Meet the Referee v Burnley (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leeds Review (Thursday April 17 2014)

Fans display their anger (Thursday April 10 2014)

Relegation Battle Looms (Monday April 7 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Yeovil (Sunday April 6 2014)

All Square at Loftus Road (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Battling pool earn Priceless Point (Wednesday April 2 2014)

Full time: Blackpool 1-0 Huddersfield (Saturday March 22 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 270
2. Poole-Pool 170
3. SaskPool 162
4. SeasideEssexXile 157
5. Bear1951 154
6. Albert Ramsbottom 133
7. UAE Seasider 82
8. BobHatton 71
9. nodrogaty 54
10. 53CODGER 52

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Birmingham 42 11 10 21 -11 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43
20. Millwall 43 10 13 20 -29 43
21. Charlton 42 10 12 20 -24 42
22. Blackpool 43 10 12 21 -27 42
23. Barnsley 43 9 12 22 -29 39
24. Yeovil 43 8 13 22 -25 37

Breaking League News

Johnson Delighted With Continued Fight
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:03:00
Pearson - Hails Discipline
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 22:38:00
Holloway Proud After Middlesbrough Display
Millwall : 19/04/2014 22:22:00
We need to change - Karanka
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:12:00
McCarthy - Missed Opportunities
Ipswich : 19/04/2014 22:11:00
Boro run ends
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:00:00
LuaLua - We Need Two Victories
Brighton : 19/04/2014 21:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you agree with last nights protests?
Suggested By:  
Totally agree 63%
Other ways to show it 37%