Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

trio leaves bloomfield road

trio leaves bloomfield road

Paul Ince, Alex Rae and the long serving Steve Thompson have all parted company with Blackpool FC, as the news emerged today that each of the managerial staff had lost their jobs.

A large quantity of the Pool fan base had been calling for Paul Ince to be sacked many weeks before it happened earlier today. Pool`s recent run of form has seen the side to slip to 14th in the division.

It was perhaps expected that Alex Rae, Thommo or even both coaches would stay on until a new manager was found, but that has not proved to be the case.

Veteran midfielder Barry Ferguson will take charge of the side when the players return on Thursday. I`m sure he will be given fantastic support from the club and the fans in trying to turn this horrible run of form around.

It certainly would be fantastic to see Barry Ferguson succeed as a manager. If he proves to perform well over the next couple of games then there is no reason why he shouldn`t be given a chance in the job.

Of course there will be many of you who disagree with me and would prefer a manager with experience to arrive at the club; this of course would not be a bad thing at all. Though if someone were to be appointed, I`m sure I speak for many in saying that it would preferably be someone more attack minded in his tactics.

A winless run of ten games, including 9 losses, proved to be too unacceptable for Chairman Karl Oyston who sacked former manager Ince via text message.

It is still slightly unclear as to why the trio didn`t part company with the club on Sunday when they met with Mr Oyston. Though what is clear is that it wasn`t just the poor run of form that Oyston was unsatisfied with.

When talking about possible transfers, he told reporters: 'We need leads and suggestions, that has to come from Paul, Alex and Steve, it`s down to them to give us what we need to be able to help them`.

Barry Ferguson or another possible replacement will have to have a clear idea of the players they want to bring in. What is definitely certain is that players need to be brought in immediately.

It`s a great shame that things didn`t work out with Paul Ince. He did a good job keeping the side up towards the end of last season and started this season extremely well. Perhaps his tactics were never quite suited to a team like Blackpool, especially considering how much the club has achieved whilst playing attacking football.

would like to wish Paul Ince, Alex Rae and Steve Thompson well in the future.

Finally good luck to Barry Ferguson, who I imagine will manage the side on Saturday when they take on Doncaster at home. Let`s hope Pool pick up a much needed victory!

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

Writer:Dan Bennett
Date:Sunday January 26 2014
Time: 11:39PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League 2, 22nd October

Plymouth maintain a healthy lead with Carlisle's fine form taking them up to second ahead of Doncaster. Exeter dropped back into the bottom two with Newport remaining bottom.

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Stats: Blackpool v Doncaster

All the stats from Blackpool (4) vs (2) Doncaster, Bloomfield Road, 22/10/16 Att: 3,623

Vital Pre-Match - League 2, 22nd October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

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)

Doncaster MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Cullen14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
19 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
20 Barnet 13 3 6 4 15 -4
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 12 1 4 7 7 -8
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

2.premier 1165
8.Albert Ramsbottom19
Write for Vital Football