Category: blackpool

Blackpool After Seven Figures for Town Target Tilt

as reported by Blackpool After Seven Figures for Town Target TiltSunday, 8th Jul 2018 15:14 Town are reported to have offered Blackpool £550,000 for central defender Curtis Tilt but with the Tangerines said to want £1...

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Former Bolton Goalkeeper Joins Blackpool

First published by, July 05, 2018 | By Chris Mann Short URL: Blackpool have completed the free signing of goalkeeper Mark Howard, who had been available as a free agent following his...

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Sunderland's festive fixtures: New Year trip to Blackpool and many miles to travel

Sunderland will play four games in 11 days during their usual busy festive schedule, including an interesting New Year’s Day trip to Blackpool.

Fixtures around the festive period always feature highly in fans’ thoughts on fixture release day, and it’s fair to say the January 1 trip to the Lancashire seaside has many Black Cats fans excited.

Before that though, they face a trip to Portsmouth on December 22 – their final game before Christmas.

In the traditional Boxing Day fixture Jack Ross’ side will play host to Bradford City, and then host Shrewsbury Town in between Christmas and New Year on December 29.

It doesn’t get much easier for the Black Cats after that initial festive period either.

Just four days after making the 694-mile round-trip to Fratton Park on the south coast, Ross’ side are due to travel to Charlton Athletic on Saturday, January 5.

That game could need rescheduling, however, if Sunderland make it to the third round of the FA Cup.

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The Black Cats are used to entering the oldest cup competition at that stage but as a result of their relegation to League One they will have to get victories in round one and two to reach that stage this term.

If Sunderland don’t make it to the third round of the FA Cup then they will travel a total of 1,554 miles in just 15 days.

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'New Years Eve invasion of Blackpool' – Sunderland fans react to their League One fixtures

Sunderland fans are excited for their New Year’s Day trip to Blackpool.

The Black Cats’ fixture list for the upcoming campaign in League One was released on Thursday morning, with an interesting trip to the popular Lancashire seaside resort thrown up for January 1.

Reacting on Twitter, Simon said: “New Year’s Eve invasion of Blackpool it is then!”

Many others echoed his sentiments. Darren Hall tweeted the news accompanied by a GIF of ex-WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin swimming in beer.

With a holiday obviously planned, Chris Clark was happy to find that Scunthorpe would be the only home game he would miss.

Overall, the fixtures drew up mixed feelings for fans.

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Lisa Dunn said: “I genuinely can’t remember the last time I was this excited for the start of the season!”

But for others, seeing the schedule was a stark reminder of just how far the club have fallen in the last 24 months.

Bob Hudson said: “Scunthorpe, Rochdale, Fleetwood… putting Sunderland’s League One fixtures in my diary. It’s not a great feeling…” while Michael Potts added: “It’s like looking at a complete history of our League Cup second round games.”

See a round-up of how Sunderland fans reacted to the fixture’s release below.

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