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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.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Blackpool collect wins versus Gillingham, Fleetwood Town, Northampton Town and Bradford City while suffering adverse results at Rotherham United, Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers. Draws against Shrewsbury Town, Milton Keynes Dons and Southend United has seen them show mid-table form at best.
|05 May||Rotherham United||1 - 0||Blackpool|
|28 Apr||Blackpool||1 - 1||Shrewsbury Town|
|21 Apr||Gillingham||0 - 3||Blackpool|
|14 Apr||Blackpool||2 - 1||Fleetwood Town|
|10 Apr||Blackpool||3 - 0||Northampton Town|
|07 Apr||Blackpool||5 - 0||Bradford City|
|05 May||@ Rotherham United||1 - 0|
|28 Apr||vs Shrewsbury Town||1 - 1|
|21 Apr||@ Gillingham||0 - 3|
|14 Apr||vs Fleetwood Town||2 - 1|
|10 Apr||vs Northampton Town||3 - 0|
|07 Apr||vs Bradford City||5 - 0|