June 27, 2020

#163 – Happy anniversary

Club statement on season ticket/ticket refunds The stark reality is that if every season ticket holder and seasonal corporate were to take up the option of a refund, then the ultimate financial cost to the Club could be in excess of £325,000. Despite the lack of any visibility regarding next season, as you have seen from the recent announcements, the Club has continued to press ahead with implementing its plans for a bright, tangerine future. Over the forthcoming weeks, the Club will continue to invest towards its long term aim of improving the Club’s infrastructure and its more immediate target of promotion to the Championship. In terms of compensating supporters, the Club is proposing the following options: Season ticket holders can leave the cost of the 2019/20 season ticket in the Club, which will greatly help mitigate the costs of the Covid-19 pandemic and support plans for the 2020/21 promotion push by emailing option1@blackpoolfc.co.ukSupporters can donate the five tickets connected to the cancelled matches to the NHS, Emergency Service Personnel and Key Workers to say thank you by emailing option2@blackpoolfc.co.ukSupporters can also donate the five tickets connected to the cancelled matches for initiatives in local schools, football clubs and youth groups to generate an even better atmosphere in Bloomfield Road and to develop the next generation of Seasiders by emailing option3@blackpoolfc.co.ukA pro-rata credit towards a 2020/21 Season Ticket by emailing option4@blackpoolfc.co.ukA pro-rata refund for the cancelled home league games by emailing option5@blackpoolfc.co.uk Review of Simon Sadlers first year anniversary Retained list announced on the 12th June The Club has offered new deals to Chris Maxwell, Ollie Turton and Club Captain Jay Spearing.  The Club can reveal that it made a significant contract offer to Armand Gnanduillet earlier in the season, which he respectfully declined. Contract option exercised/triggered on:  Liam Feeney Michael Nottingham New contracts offered to:  Chris Maxwell Jay Spearing Ollie Turton Players leaving the Club:  Myles Boney Yusifu Ceesay Armand Gnanduillet Sean Graham Mark Howard Chris Mafoumbi Sean Scannell Owen Watkinson Already under contract for the 20/21 season: Nathan Delfouneso Jamie Devitt Ryan Edwards Ben Garrity Ryan Hardie Teddy Howe James Husband Sullay Kaikai Calum MacDonald Gary Madine Joe Nuttall Nathan Shaw Jack Sims Jordan Thorniley Matty Virtue Grant Ward Adi Yussuf Loan players returning to parent clubs:  Jak Alnwick (Rangers) Marc Bola (Middlesbrough) Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) Ben Heneghan (Sheffield United) Taylor Moore (Bristol City) Connor Ronan (Wolves) Best ever 11 We begin our quest to name our best ever Blackpool FC eleven, starting with the GK position.  I asked for nominations on Twitter and here are the responses. Morning all! So we’re starting our “Best Ever BFC 11” feature on the pod tonight, starting with the GOAL KEEPER position. Leave us your nominations below 👇🏻— John Aspinall (@SeasidersPod) June 23, 2020 Mike Garrity Appointed Assistant Head Coach Blackpool Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Garrity to the role of Assistant Head Coach with effect from 1 July. A highly qualified and respected football coach, Garrity reunites with Neil Critchley at Bloomfield Road, whom he worked alongside at Liverpool Football Club. Garrity spent 13 years working within the Academy at Liverpool and helped oversee the development of 19 players who went on to make first-team debuts for the Reds during a four-year period as Lead Development Phase Coach. More recently, he has broadened his coaching experiences out in Norway with Molde and by working in China for the Chinese Football Association. Club Completes Design and

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