UK time is: 18:53:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Campbell: Team Were In Tears

DJ Campbell has said that the Blackpool squad were in tears after hearing the news of Gary Parkinson's illness on Friday.

The coach, who has been at Bloomfield Road under three different managers now, had a stroke in the week and is currently battling for his life.

Campbell said the 2-0 win at Newcastle on Saturday had something to do with the fact the team wanted to do it for 'Parky'.

'Friday was tough. A lot of lads, especially the younger ones, were crying. The dressing room was very subdued before the game but we did our jobs as professionals and the older lads supported them but it wasn't easy for ourselves either,' the 1.2m signing said.

'I can't remember ever going into a game in circumstances like that, and that kind of pressure of someone we love being unwell. It is not a nice feeling.

'When you think about his family and his kids you just want to do well for them. Maybe that was a part of us doing well here.

'The T-shirt was a show of respect and love to someone who Blackpool loves and who loves Blackpool.'

We all send our best wishes to Gary's family and friends at this stressful time.




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:Monday September 13 2010

Time: 1:28PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

Meet the Ref: Ipswich Town (Thursday October 30 2014)

Head to Head: Ipswich (Thursday October 30 2014)

Blackpool announce Clark (Thursday October 30 2014)

Clark pools target? (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Riga exits Bloomfield Road (Monday October 27 2014)

Is Val about to buy? (Sunday October 26 2014)

Blackpools awful start (Sunday October 26 2014)

Half Time: Reading 1-0 Blackpool (Saturday October 25 2014)

Blackpool team to face Reading (Saturday October 25 2014)

On this day: 1991 (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Blackpool 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)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11
23. Birmingham 14 2 5 7 -16 11
24. Blackpool 14 1 3 10 -14 6

Breaking League News

LUFC Redfearn close to becoming new Leeds boss
Leeds Utd : 30/10/2014 18:47:00
Dunne - We Can Cause An Upset
Millwall : 30/10/2014 17:47:00
Holloway - Start As If We're Winning
Millwall : 30/10/2014 17:41:00
Hyypia - Everybody Gave Everything
Brighton : 30/10/2014 17:29:00
Rich praise for former midfielder
Middlesbrough : 30/10/2014 16:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can blackpool get their first 3 points?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 50%