In the third and final part of my interview with Gary Taylor-Fletcher, we disucss the Premier League relegation fall-out, the defeat to West Ham in the Championship play-off final, the rest of GTF’s time in tangerine and his subsequent career after leaving Bloomfield Road.
GTF in 2013 2011/12 What happened closed season with the contracts for everyone? Key players Adam, Vaughan and DJ all gone. All replaced with cheap crap.Kevin Phillips and Barry Ferguson aside, we did very poor business again. Tom Ince the only real bright spot. Started on fire, 1-0 win at Hull with a sublime goal from yourselfWest Ham defeat in the play offs. Gutting at the time but probably for the greater good. 2012/13 Panning Milwall, Ipswich and Leeds at home.Almost got relegated, survived last day at BoltonCrainey and GTF both left following derisory offers from KO 2013/14 Left on 23rd October, released by Paul IncePromoted as Champions with Leicester but unfortunately ommited from the PL squad Fans questions Mick BeardallWho was the best player you played with in the Blackpool shirtDan HopwoodWho did you most enjoy playing with during your time in tangerine?Ray GregsonDo you think that if we had signed Shay Given when Matt Giles was injured we would have survived. (NB I asked Evo this question at the Layton Institute and he said yes!)Tom JohnsonIs it true that Ian Evatt stormed off the training pitch during Salheddine Sbai’s first session following his signingAlan DuckworthWhat is the strangest story you can tell us about the OystonsMarkus MackayYou will forever be the first man to score for Bpool in the PL. How does that feel?Sam freedmanFavourite takeaway curry or Chinese?Matt SmithWhat’s your best moment of your time at Blackpool?MikeI’d be interested to know what he thinks about what it would have taken to keep us in the prem, and which players he thought we should have targeted when we needed itRobin jonesWhen you where at Bangor city as assistant whould that team that finished second to tns . In your opinion would that team challenge tns that following session.Derek YarwoodIn the first televised game after relegation from the Prem away at Hull, what was the mood really like. Did the squad and Olly believe we would do it again???WoodyWho would win a royal rumble if all the play off winning squad were entered ? What would be your walk out music ? 😂Matt SmithWhat’s the one change you would make to football whether it be a rule or a change in how football is run?Gary FordI was gutted when you left. If you were fit for West Spam game we would of won.What actually happen with your contract I take it Numpty offered you a new crap contract?Jordan SpeirsWhat would you say was the biggest regret in the premier league season from your viewRob BakerWhat’s your opinion on the Oystons and do you feel any resentment towards them for the way they managed the club?Fans questions to GTF
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Another of the class of 2010 heros. "Fletch" wracked up 215 appearances scoring 36 goals for the Seasiders and was instrumental member of the team between 2007-2013 and has has scored in each of the top five divisions of English football.