Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Premier League Satisfied Despite Postponement

Premier League Satisfied Despite Postponement

As expected, the Premier League have announced that Blackpool will not be investigated after Saturday evening's game against Manchester United - scheduled to be screened on ESPN - was postponed.

Referee Peter Walton called the game off on Friday afternoon following a pitch inspection; a decision that has seen the official criticised as conditions improved overnight.

However, despite the efforts of the club's groundstaff to get the game on, the fact remains that had the club been over-prepared for the forecasted weather conditions (which you can argue that they should have been), then the game would have gone ahead.

'Pool's match was the only Premier League fixture to fall victim to the weather, and this led to fears of a Premier League investigation, especially as Birmingham City were fined £25,000 last season following a postponement. However, it is Vital's understanding that the circumstances surrounding the Birmingham postponement were very different, and that in fact (behind closed doors), BFC have been praised for their efforts to get the game on.

For more reaction to the postponement, you can read the thoughts of club secretary Matt Williams who spoke to Vital Co-Editor Eamonn Moore just minutes after the postponement here.

Meanwhile, the club are still waiting to hear if the Premier League are going to charge them following manager Ian Holloway's decision to make ten changes to his side for the game at Aston Villa last month.

The League have written to the Seasiders asking them to explain the changes, which Ollie has done vehemently.

'Pool's manager has drawn a lot of support for his stance, but whether that support equates to a lack of charge and fine remains to be seen.



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

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday December 7 2010
Time: 10:17PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Bowyer Very Pleased With Blackburn Draw

Gary Bowyer welcomed his former side Blackburn to Bloomfield Road on Saturday with Blackpool's latest pre-season friendly ending in a one-one draw.

Slocombe Signs 12 Month Deal

Goalkeeper Sam Slocombe yesterday completed a move to Bloomfield Road and the 28 year old has joined on a 12 month contract with an option for a further year.

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Blackpool Dismiss Takeover Offer

Claims in the Daily Mail of a £10m offer raised hopes a takeover could happen? But this has been played down with the club denying any fresh approach for Blackpool has been made.

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 promoted74%
Stabilisation - Keep us in League 213%
Not enough - We'll drop to non-league!10%
I've no idea....at the moment3%
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_Seasider126
2.premier 1122
3.Bear1951107
4.BobHatton96
5.Hastings73
6.SeasideEssexXile72
7.bfcpete27
8.Albert Ramsbottom25
9.whitey194223
10.DONKEY_LASHER19