UK time is: 03:37:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Adam Committed To 'Pool Despite Late Spurs Saga

Charlie Adam is still a Blackpool player today after a hectic transfer deadline day that first saw a bid from Liverpool knocked back before Spurs made an audacious late offer for the player with just minutes of the deadline remaining.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has claimed that the Seasiders had agreed to sell their captain, but that the deal was beaten by the clock:

'Daniel [Levy] rang me late on and asked if I like Charlie Adam. I said 'Yes, he's a fantastic footballer'. He said do you want him, I said 'Can we get him?'

'We pushed on and tried to do it, Daniel was confident he could get it through. It went to the wire but we missed out by minutes.'

However, 'Pool chairman Karl Oyston says that Adam was never going to leave:

'I want to give the town, the club, its supporters and the manager the best possible chance of maintaining Premier League status.

'It would be horrific if we all sat at the end of the season saying 'What if?'

'We will give staying in this league - and all the rewards that brings - our best shot. We go forward together and we won't have any regrets.'

Will Charlie Adam's mental state be affected by yesterday's events though? It's in his best interests to give 110% over the coming months to ensure that the likes of Liverpool and Spurs bid for him again in the summer, and the Blackpool captain released a statement late last night to say that he is fully committed to the Seasiders:

'I'm still a Blackpool player and I want the Blackpool fans to know I'm totally committed to playing the best I can for the club, and I will do my best to help us achieve the highest possible league finish.'

If he does indeed help us stay up this season, I'm sure that none of us will begrudge him his (deserved) big money move in the summer.

Join The Vital Debate




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: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 1 2011

Time: 12:28PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Blackpool Articles

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)

On this day: 1991 (Saturday October 25 2014)

On this day 1999 (Thursday October 23 2014)

Blackpool team v Derby (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Blackpool team to face huddersfield (Saturday October 18 2014)

In the Past: 16 October 1993 (Thursday October 16 2014)

Head to Head: Huddersfield Town (Thursday October 16 2014)

Ground Guide: Huddersfield Town (Thursday October 16 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

Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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