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The Latvian Link

The Latvian Link

Its fair to say that when Blackpool fans first learned of the Latvian banker who wanted to invest millions into our beloved club, most laughed off the notion. We could but dream of such an investment from a foreign source. Well, after the stir that Mr. B caused when he confirmed he would invest ฃ4.5 million into the club, most fans had found a new saviour! Little did we know it, but a new era had begun at Bloomfield Road, with a bright future promised. Indeed, Mr Belokon was and still is synonymous which his declaration that Pool would be competing with Man U and Chelsea in 5 years time. Another statement to snigger at, then day dream about and now truly believe in.

Whilst our promotion to The Championship was without doubt a magnificent effort all round, there must be special praise reserved for our lucky Latvian. It`s not just the money (though it does help!). There has been a complete transformation in and around the club. A new positive air has replaced the doom and gloom, mainly thanks to the man with an infectious smile and irrestibly charming command of the English language. The chairman and his new partner rightly stuck by Larry in the difficult early season period, and the rewards are there for all to see.

The Latvian link has been strengthened by the arrival of Kaspars Gorkss, who, in his limited first team opportunities, has impressed. Furthermore, Larry has already targeted Rubins, another experienced Latvian international. Rubins will join up with the Pool squad for pre season training. There are clear signs that Larry is utilisng his new found links and long may it continue, after all the Baltic state is an untapped resource.

Interestingly, our second successive pre season tour to Latvia will commence in a couple of weeks. This should allow Larry to take a look at a few more potential signings. Equally, our exposure to the Latvian public can only be a good thing. Just as United have dominated Asia, so too we can dominate little Latvia!

So here's to The Championship with BFC. Who knows, our popularity in Latvia may skyrocket sufficiently for a feeder club to be organised (as was hinted at by Mr. B himself not so long ago). Come on Latpool!

tangerinelordy

Writer:Campbell_BFC
Date:Tuesday July 3 2007
Time: 11:35PM

Comments

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There hasn't been any sign of the £4 million judging by the ongoing Hoolihan saga
alphieblues
03/07/2007 23:59:00
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Its Hoolahan for a start and you clearly have missed the entire point in your quest for more article points.
BisphamTangerine
04/07/2007 01:00:00
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Another enjoyable read lordy. Hope the Latvian link is with us for years to come!
sandgroanun
04/07/2007 08:59:00
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why is it that blackpool dont get accused of buying success?
Dales_Dad
04/07/2007 09:04:00
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Because, given the amount we have spent we clearly haven't!
sandgroanun
04/07/2007 10:11:00
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Championship with Latvian cash. Onwards + Upwards
SeasideEssexXile
10/07/2007 09:23:00
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