Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

A Night Out With Appy?

A Night Out With Appy?

Management styles don't just relate to a style of play, they relate to the whole package. Pitch side, pre-match interviews, the works. We have certainly had some contrasts in recent times. One minute Tony Parkes calling us 'little Blackpool' who's objective was to 'stay in the division'. The next, Ollie with the same players on day one talking of promotion.

If managers were a night out, then Mourinhio or Mancini would have you in a top restaurant, ordering vintage wines we've never heard of. Knowing in the back of our minds the relationship would never last. Ollie is a raucous night in Blackpool. Drinking shots, going to loud brash bars, gate crashing a party and probably waking up hugging an inflatable and sporting a tattoo. A surprisingly fantastic night, but again, can you keep doing it?

Tony Parkes - well, we probably wouldn't have even go out. The World is such a scary place, we best stay in with a cup of cocoa and watch some David Attenborough programmes.

So what is Appy? One striking feature is he has yet to utter the word 'promotion' I
In the context of desire. His press conference this week did mention it, but in the context of 'Do you think Ian would have stayed here if he thought this side could get promotion?' It was quite a striking moment. This is the side Neil Warnock described as 'the best in the division. If we finish one place behind them I'll be happy.'

So no promotion talk. All sensible stuff about 'not building on sand, but building on strong foundations.' Our night out with Appy would probably be a couple of pints in the Red Lion, then a Chinese on the way home.

It's hard to fathom what is the best really. But it certainly is taking some getting used to. Do we miss the talk that we can achieve greatness, punch above our weight and over achieve? During these cold Winter nights maybe we need talk of a wild night drinking shots and not worrying about what time we are going to arrive home?

Maybe a couple of pints and a takeaway is better in the long run? Whatever the answer, 3 points at Peterborough will certainly go some way to lifting this hangover.



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

Writer:Simon Heaney
Date:Saturday December 1 2012
Time: 11:40AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Stats: Blackpool v Yeovil Town

All the stats from Blackpool (2) vs (2) Yeovil Town, Bloomfield Road, 21/1/17 Att: 2,885

Blackpool v Yeovil - Team Sheets

Blackpool are at Bloomfield Road with Yeovil the visitors for the latest League 2 game.

Match Day Officials v Yeovil (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Yeovil Town this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

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)

Yeovil MotM
Suggested By:
Slocombe2%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Aimson0%
Robertson0%
Samuel0%
McAlister0%
Pugh0%
Yeates0%
Philliskirk16%
Matt33%
Sub - Delfouneso16%
Sub - Odelusi33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 27 18 4 5 58 21
2 Plymouth 26 17 3 6 54 15
3 Carlisle 27 12 12 3 48 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 26 12 7 7 43 6
6 Luton 26 11 9 6 42 13
7 Colchester 27 11 7 9 40 7
8 Barnet 27 10 10 7 40 0
9 Exeter 26 12 3 11 39 12
10 Cambridge 26 11 6 9 39 7
11 Grimsby 27 11 6 10 39 4
12 Mansfield 27 9 10 8 37 -1
13 Blackpool 26 9 9 8 36 11
14 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
15 Stevenage 27 10 3 14 33 -6
16 Yeovil 26 8 8 10 32 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Hartlepool 27 7 9 11 30 -9
19 Crewe 27 6 10 11 28 -13
20 Accrington 26 6 8 12 26 -11
21 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 26 5 9 12 24 -11
23 Notts County 27 6 5 16 23 -22
24 Newport 26 4 7 15 19 -16
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
FA Cup
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile395
2.premier 1226
3.Layton_Seasider152
4.SaskPool135
5.Bear1951123
6.BobHatton52
7.53CODGER41
8.Hastings39
9.suffolknwot30
10.aussie116
Vital Football Comment