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Don't Panic, Don't Panic!

Following the departure of Charlie Adam late last night, some Blackpool fans immediately hit our forums lambasting the club for letting Adam go and missing out on targets such as Luke Varney, Jack Cork and Neil Danns.

Whilst yesterday was a bad day for the Seasiders all in all, let's face the facts; Charlie was always going to leave this summer, and we have to trust that we've got the best deal possible for him.

As for Varney, Cork and Danns, they're the only players that we've (publically) missed out on this summer - when you compare that with the number of players who turned us down last summer, that's not bad going!

But why did we miss out on them? Well in Varney's case, as we have previously reported, we couldn't agree on wages with him. He was on 14,000 a week at Derby and 'Pool manager Ian Holloway obviously didn't want him being one of our top earners. Pompey's new owners, meanwhile, have chucked a bit of money Steve Cotterill's way as they look to bounce back into the Premier League.

Cork didn't actually want a move to Southampton we were reliably informed, but I guess that money talks - the Saints are being backed by a very wealthy businessman, and are absolutely in a position to blow us out of the water when it comes to wages.

As for Danns, he went to Leicester ahead of the likes of Rangers. This is the Leicester who yesterday offered 5 million for Reading centre half Matt Mills. Sven's Foxes are chucking money at players left, right and centre, and no one in this division can compete with them on wages.

If we'd missed out on these players to lower division sides, then I'd be worried, but we didn't. My only concern at present is that we don't seem to be focusing on bringing younger players in, as promised.

For now though, we're just going to have to remain patient, and hope that in the coming weeks Ollie gets the backing he needs in the transfer market and builds another great Blackpool team.




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Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 8 2011

Time: 9:30AM

 

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