Stadium Bloomfield Road
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Blackpool appointed Gary Bowyer as their new manager in June 2016, on a one-year rolling contract at Bloomfield Road. The former Blackburn Rovers boss replaced Neil Mcdonald - in the process became the club's eighth boss in four years - and then proceeded to lead the Tangerines up to League One, via the play-offs.
Blackpool won promotion to the Premier League in 2010 but despite a bright opening half of the season they were unable to hold onto their top flight status. The most famous moment in their history was of course the 1953 FA Cup Final aka the 'Matthews Final' when star player Stanley Matthews led his side to a 4-3 win against Bolton in one of the greatest Finals the competition has ever seen.
The Seasiders have been in freefall of late, suffering back-to-back relegations from the Championship down to League Two, a rotten slump which came to an end after Bowyer led the club back up to League One.
Blackpool have reaped 5 wins in the last 10 games, beating Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, AFC Wimbledon, Oldham Athletic and Milton Keynes Dons. 3 draws against Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers and defeats to Wigan Athletic and Bradford City has seen them score 16 at an average of 1.6 goals per game while shipping 11.
|23 Sep||Bristol Rovers||14:00||Blackpool|
|30 Sep||Southend United||14:00||Blackpool|
|07 Oct||Blackpool||14:00||Blackburn Rovers|
|23 Sep||@ Bristol Rovers||14:00|
|26 Sep||vs Rochdale||18:45|
|30 Sep||@ Southend United||14:00|
|07 Oct||vs Blackburn Rovers||14:00|
|14 Oct||@ Walsall||14:00|
|17 Oct||vs Bury||18:45|