Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Keeper Exclusive

Keeper Exclusive

Blackpool Vital understands that loan goalkeeper; Paul Rachubka will be offered a two year deal with an option for a further year in the coming weeks - whatever league The Seasiders are in.

The club are finalising their offer for the Huddersfield stopper - whose contract expires at Town on 30th June. Financial talks have been ongoing at the club this week and manager Simon Grayson is ready to offer 'Rabs` a deal. Wages had yet to be approved by the club`s board of directors, but our reliable source close to Rachubka has stated that he is ready to sign a deal keeping him at the seaside until summer 2009.

Rachubka is said to be very happy at Bloomfield Road and will accept the offer from the club, even if 'Pool remain in League One after the playoffs.

He started his 'Pool career on the bench after signing his loan deal, which pushed then number one 'Keeper, Rhys Evans, to train harder to improve his game - something which 'Rabs' was brought to the Seaside to do since the departure of Lee Jones.

Thrown in at the deep end in the derby against Oldham, Rachubka made an impressive start to his 'Pool career - ending a run of 6 games without a win (including the two Norwich FA Cup ties) with a clean sheet resulting in a 1-0 win for Blackpool with the goal being scored by top-scorer Andy Morrell.

In his next match against Gillingham - a game which finished 2-2 - he superbly saved a penalty from former Blackpool loanee, Michael Flynn.

Since then, Larry hasn't looked back and only changed his shot-stopper because of injury. Evans and Rachubka were sidelined, so Lewis Edge stepped in for the Tranmere game, only to get injured in the warm-up himself. Joe Hart was brought in from Manchester City for the Huddersfield game and kept a tight ship as an emergency loan.

'Rabs' is now back from injury and has regained his place in the starting line-up - ironically away at Oldham!

Being a former Manchester United trainee, and having gone through the playoffs last year with Huddersfield, Simon Grayson is obviously of the opinion that he offers a wealth of experience as a number one goalkeeper and can also push Rhys Evans to try and regain his number one jersey over the summer period.



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

Writer:Editor
Date:Thursday May 17 2007
Time: 5:11PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Stats: Blackpool v Portsmouth

All the stats from Blackpool (3) vs (1) Portsmouth, Bloomfield Road, 27/9/16 Att: 3,055

Blackpool v Portsmouth - Team Sheets

Blackpool are at Bloomfield Road with Portsmouth the visitors today, this is a 7.45pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Match Day Officials v Portsmouth (27/9/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Portsmouth this Tuesday.

Vital Pre-Match - League 2, 27th September

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this midweek, 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)

Portsmouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Lyness0%
Mellor0%
Aldred0%
Robertson0%
Taylor0%
Potts0%
McAlister0%
Payne100%
Philliskirk0%
Vassell0%
Gnanduillet0%
Sub - Aimson0%
Sub - Matt0%
Sub - Cain0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile287
2.premier 1251
3.SaskPool140
4.Layton_Seasider124
5.Bear195163
6.Hastings50
7.BobHatton42
8.bfcpete22
9.Albert Ramsbottom22
10.nunu15