Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday July 8 2011
Stephen Crainey signing a new deal with the Seasiders caught all but a few people by surprise this morning - the Scot was widely thought to be on his way out of Bloomfield Road.
However, Crainey signing a new deal raises question marks about where it leaves Bob Harris and Matt Hill.
Harris is currently training with the 'Pool squad and is in talks with the club about signing for them.
However, manager Ian Holloway has reportedly decided to take a longer look at him in training before committing to a deal for the young Scot (although it is our understanding that he has impressed so far) and Vital can confirm that Harris is set to travel to Portugal with the rest of the Blackpool first team for their pre-season training camp.
As for Hill, he was first linked to the Seasiders by sources in Preston on Wednesday night, and last night Vital had confirmation through that the rumours were a bit more concrete than that, and that the 30 year old ex Bristol City, Preston, Wolves and Barnsley left back was actually in talks with the club.
You'd have to say that Crainey signing a new deal will kill the chances of Hill now moving to us - Harris is much more likely to be signed as his understudy.
Indeed, could it be that the Seasiders have played a very clever game, using Hill to prompt Crainey into making a decision? Who knows, but it promises to be a very interesting - and frantic - few days either way!
Date:Friday July 8 2011
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)
Championship POTM September Nomination (Lewis) (Thursday October 9 2014)
Man of the match v boro (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Online Poll : What area would you strengthen (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Blackpool Vital Social (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Full time Boro 1-1 Blackpool (Tuesday September 30 2014)
|RUFC - Head-to-Head v Brighton
» Rotherham : 23/10/2014 15:10:00
|Striker on loan
» Middlesbrough : 23/10/2014 15:06:00
|RUFC - Time Change For England U19's
» Rotherham : 23/10/2014 14:58:00
|Powell Wants To Extend Holt Loan
» Norwich : 23/10/2014 14:00:00
|Carlton Morris Recalled From Loan
» Norwich : 23/10/2014 13:26:00