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Pathetic.

I've a feeling its gonna happen a few times over the season for Blackpool. Matches being abandoned for that reason that is.
Pathetic.

I've a feeling its gonna happen a few times over the season for Blackpool. Matches being abandoned for that reason that is.


The fanbase is split over the current methods being used to protest. In one sense, there is the fact that it drags us back into the headlines and hopefully shows the fans' anger at what has been done to our club by our chairman and reiterates some of the stories about what a horrible piece of work he is. However, an away game is more likely to ruin the game for the home support and turn other fans against us rather than have them support our cause. Even most of the NAPM brigade are against doing it at away games but with this being preseason against a non-league side I guess the small minority who went felt justified. I imagine Oyscum is getting his solicitor to write the summons now. Potentially to me to for daring to utter anything on a forum, seeing as he is currently suing one of our fans' online forums too.

As much as I am loath to discourage people from visiting our ground, I would say do not come to Bloomfield Rd this season. The atmosphere is toxic and there are likely to be more protests until the Oystons are gone. I don't see any other resolution now.
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Peterborough 3-3 West Ham
FC Gulpen 0 - 26 Roda JC Kerkrade

The fanbase is split over the current methods being used to protest. In one sense, there is the fact that it drags us back into the headlines and hopefully shows the fans' anger at what has been done to our club by our chairman and reiterates some of the stories about what a horrible piece of work he is. However, an away game is more likely to ruin the game for the home support and turn other fans against us rather than have them support our cause. Even most of the NAPM brigade are against doing it at away games but with this being preseason against a non-league side I guess the small minority who went felt justified. I imagine Oyscum is getting his solicitor to write the summons now. Potentially to me to for daring to utter anything on a forum, seeing as he is currently suing one of our fans' online forums too.


Go for it I reckon, things like fines for going on the pitch, what opposition fans think etc come secondary when it comes to trying to save your club and drawing attention to how much of a tool Oyston is. I wish we'd do the same against Venky's, although it would have been better when we were in the PL for more exposure.
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Go for it I reckon, things like fines for going on the pitch, what opposition fans think etc come secondary when it comes to trying to save your club and drawing attention to how much of a tool Oyston is. I wish we'd do the same against Venky's, although it would have been better when we were in the PL for more exposure.

I'm on the other side of this argument, as is pretty well known. If the FL/FA had taken quicker action to ensure Town fans were reimbursed (it still hasn't happened, and Blackpool haven't made any kind of offer either) I might be softer in my stance, but as it happens my club's fans have been hurt after being supportive of action against Oyston. I will maintain that when you disrupt the thing that you've come to see in the first place you've lost the argument.

On to our first pre-season game, I had nothing better to do yesterday afternoon so went to Guiseley. As friendlies went, it wasn't bad at all. Guiseley looked a tidy side and I hope they do well in their first season in the National League. They have some good ex-League pedigree in the likes of Liam Dickinson and Andy Gray, and their left-winger impressed me. We were very much in pre-season mode and played at about 60%. We had Martin Cranie on trial, and he's now going to Spain with the rest of the squad, where we'll face Leyton Orient - in this game he looked composed, but it's difficult to work out whether he's good enough for Championship football on the evidence of 45 minutes. We walked out 3-1 winners in the end, with goals from Wells and Butterfield before they scored a penalty. Lolley scored a cracker in the last minute to give the scoreline a bit more gloss.
Watched the first half of Melbourne City v Manchester City. Was a good half, chances at both ends and Melbourne had the best one! Sterling was in the stadium and was shown on the big screen, to a chorus of boos lol.
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

I see your (Blackpool's) pre season game against Accrington (I think) is possibly going to be called off because Stanley don't want to put up with the policing costs following the invasions.

I think this is a good thing (on one hand) because it's harming Karl Oyston's pockets.
Well that's why the Morecambe friendly got called off. I've heard the same might happen at Accrington too. Think the St Johnstone game is safe as it's a fair distance!
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Genuine question here; do you see and end to this (i.e. Oyston leaving/selling)? Is it realistic/possible?
I think the main hope is that Valery's solicitors get their act together over bringing his claim forward and that will hit them where it hurts most, i.e. in potential money lost. We can help by doing our bit to lose them money too. The Oystons have never had any love for the club, its run almost on spite for the fans alone. What other chairman sues their own clubs fans and their forums?! Realistic expectations seem to be summer 2016 we may finally remove these parasites from our club. All I can urge is that away fans don't travel to Bloomfield this season, or until the Oystons are gone. Even if you have no interest in the running of our club and "just want to watch football" I wouldn't suggest it, the atmosphere and quality on show is not going to be worth it anyway! Though I am sure that some would argue that anyway
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Peterborough 3-3 West Ham

Southend 2-3 West Ham - Payet scored twice (wow, his free kick) other own goal

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I think the main hope is that Valery's solicitors get their act together over bringing his claim forward and that will hit them where it hurts most, i.e. in potential money lost. We can help by doing our bit to lose them money too. The Oystons have never had any love for the club, its run almost on spite for the fans alone. What other chairman sues their own clubs fans and their forums?! Realistic expectations seem to be summer 2016 we may finally remove these parasites from our club. All I can urge is that away fans don't travel to Bloomfield this season, or until the Oystons are gone. Even if you have no interest in the running of our club and "just want to watch football" I wouldn't suggest it, the atmosphere and quality on show is not going to be worth it anyway! Though I am sure that some would argue that anyway


I've a feeling a lot of matches may be abandoned during the league season, because of that. Or am i totally wrong?


absolute belter from Mexes
Any Newcastle fans here going to the game against us? Think you'll take a strong squad, and do you think any of the new signings will play?
Peterborough 3-3 West Ham

Southend 2-3 West Ham - Payet scored twice (wow, his free kick) other own goal


Charlton 0-0 West Ham
Destroying Lyon at the moment, 4-0 after 40mins.
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Won 5-0 this afternoon away to Tandragee.
5-0 for us now.
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Cazorla makes it 6-0.
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Lost our last two friendlies. A mix and match side in each half lost 3-1 to Grimsby, before our first XI decided not to bother with defending this afternoon, losing 4-3 to Rochdale. It's pre-season, so I'm not worried. I suspect Rochdale was the first time we've played with real intensity - certainly sounds like it was a game with a few interesting incidents, with Lynch apparently lucky not to go for a challenge on one of theirs and one of theirs poleaxing our goalkeeper.

In truth, I'd rather see friendlies played with some real intensity. I remember when we played Newcastle a few years back and there was a real needle to the game. It prepares them for the season better, in my view. Even so, I'm generally still not bothered about results. I'm more worried about injuries, which have been our problem - neither Miller nor Vaughan have played a single minute, so we're desperately lightweight up front. Hogg's only played a few minutes this afternoon. Davidson's buggered off to Australia to reap the rewards of possessing a working penis. Not ideal preparation.
very pleased thats AFC Bournemouth 0-0 Nantes...Ritchie missed his penalty in 87 mins...damn!
Very pleased to see Rene-Adelaide get a start, looked a brilliant prospect when he came on yesterday.

Cech

Bellerin ---------- Chambers ---------- Gabriel ---------- Monreal

Arteta

Cazorla -------------------- Rene-Adelaide

Wilshere ------------------------------ Ozil

Walcott


Going with that but gonna be plenty of movement going forward.

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1-0, Adelaide with the assist and Walcott with a decent finish.
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Will Walcott start upfront this season or Giroud?

Final piece of my Fantasy Football puzzle.
Will Walcott start upfront this season or Giroud?

Final piece of my Fantasy Football puzzle.


Same here, keep wanting to put Walcott in my team but unsure if he will get the minutes?!
Sometimes you have to stand in the shadows; to see the light.

Hopefully neither will be starting up front for us on the regular.

But probably Giroud.
We haven't had a single proper friendly yet. A couple of behind closed doors games at our training center but thats it. Our first game is on Thursday against MLS All Stars and then we've got a friendly tournament in Germany. Bit worrying that we're playing 2 games in 2 days just 3 or 4 days before our opening PL game against Man Utd.
Will Walcott start upfront this season or Giroud?

Final piece of my Fantasy Football puzzle.


I'd be more than happy to see Walcott playing there, always looks dangerous, on form, suits our style of play better, actually gives Ozil some movement to work with and looks more than capable of making the position his own. Has done nothing wrong when played there and fully deserves a run.
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Not the best end to pre season for us, 2-0 defeat against PSG. Poor going forward, defence and De Gea didn't look interested. Shocking for Ibra's goal.

Huge risk if we don't get a CB this summer. LvG said he's probably going to start Blind there against Spurs, god.
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