Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Thommo Better Suited To Being A Number 2?

Thommo Better Suited To Being A Number 2?
Over the past week we have asked the forum members if they would have been happy with Steve Thompson becoming manager (obviously this was asked before Ian Holloway took over!).

Just 27% said that they would be, stating that he knows the club and the players inside out.

Meanwhile, 73% stated that they would not, believing that the club needed someone more experienced... presumably those people are quite happy with the appointment of Holloway!

However, several forum members remarked that they would happily see Thommo take over somewhere down the line when he has more experience under his belt. Certainly, chairman Karl Oyston has hinted at this, saying how working with Holloway will arm Thommo with certain attributes that he currently does not possess.

In today's Blackpool Gazette, Thommo states that he is pleased to be part of the new management team, despite not knowing Holloway that well.

He remarks that Holloway 'has some terrific ideas and hopefully we can put them into practice and keep taking this club forward like we all want to do.'

Indeed, Thommo himself admits that he will looking to learn from Holloway:

'I've a guy alongside me now in Ian who has managed some big clubs so I'll be learning off him because as a coach you never stop learning.

'I think he'll be picking my brains regarding things that have happened at Blackpool FC and I'll be obviously more than pleased to help where I can.

'Of course I still harbour the ambition to be a number one. That's only natural. That's why I went for the manager's job in the first place.

'But that doesn't mean I'm a threat to anyone. I'm here and I'll be working hard as Ian's number two.

'I'll be giving it 110 per cent. I know he expects that from his staff and he will get it from me.'

This week's poll examines who people believe in the Oyston v Parkes saga, an issue that Thommo admits he is concerned about:

'We thought we had seen the rollercoaster ride with Simon, but then obviously with Tony leaving it happened again.

'It was a big disappointment the way it was handled, shall we say, and what has happened.'

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Monday May 25 2009
Time: 1:21PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

McAlister: 'The Standard Is Very High'

Talking to the official site, Jim McAlister spoke of his admiration for how Blackpool play after getting the first goal and of the high standard in the squad

Fans Groups Invited To Meeting With Club

Karl Oyston has offered Blackpool FC fans groups such as the BSA, BST, Yorkshire Seasiders and Basil a chance to meet him in an effort to improve relations

Oldham vs Blackpool Preview

Unbeaten in four, Blackpool take on Oldham away from home tomorrow.

The Tangerines have been in good form, beating Gillingham 1-0 in their previous match and face an Oldham side who have stru

January PotM Nomination - Aldred

The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month Award are in.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Bennett
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Has Been Pool's Best Player So Far This Season?
Suggested By:
Colin Doyle31%
Tom Aldred54%
Brad Potts2%
Mark Cullen4%
Jack Redshaw3%
Other6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Bear195152
2.premier 137
3.SeasideEssexXile29
4.BobHatton22
5.whitey194220
6.53CODGER14
7.Layton_Seasider14
8.DONKEY_LASHER12
9.Hastings9
10.Morbid9