Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Blackpool https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/blackpool Fri, 15 Nov 2019 01:14:27 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Ex-Blackpool boss Holloway: Oyston rejected Vardy deal]]> <p>Former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway says the club came close to signing Jamie Vardy when he was at Fleetwood Town.</p><p>Leicester City ended up buying the forward, who would become an instrumental figure in their unexpected Premier League title in 2015/16.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-blackpool-boss-holloway-oyston-rejected-vardy-deal-4299108?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway says the club came close to signing Jamie Vardy when he was at Fleetwood Town.

Leicester City ended up buying the forward, who would become an instrumental figure in their unexpected Premier League title in 2015/16.

Speaking to The Sack Race, Holloway recalled: "I also wanted to buy Jamie Vardy but Oyston didn't think that he was worth that much.

"When he was at Fleetwood we were in for him, as were Leicester, but they beat us to his signature for 1.6million.

"We had money at that time. It was when we could have sold Charlie Adam for 6m but we didn't."

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Blackpool sign Sheffield Utd defender Ben Heneghan]]> <p>Blackpool have signed defender Ben Heneghan on loan from Premier League side Sheffield United until 14 January.</p><p>The 25-year-old helped the Seasiders to 18 clean sheets in 49 games while on loan at Bloomfield Road last season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-blackpool-sign-sheffield-utd-defender-ben-heneghan-4294054?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Blackpool have signed defender Ben Heneghan on loan from Premier League side Sheffield United until 14 January.

The 25-year-old helped the Seasiders to 18 clean sheets in 49 games while on loan at Bloomfield Road last season.

"Ben knows the club, some of the players and some of the staff, so settling in won't be a problem," boss Simon Grayson told the club website.

"I'm sure the supporters will be glad to see him back."

Grayson added: "He is a whole-hearted defender who can handle the ball well and someone who will certainly increase the level of competition within the squad."

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Blackpool sign Norwich defender Rocky Bushiri]]> <p>Blackpool have signed Norwich City defender Rocky Bushiri on a season-long loan deal.</p><p>The 19-year-old Belgium Under-21 international joined the Canaries on a four-year contract in July.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-blackpool-sign-norwich-defender-rocky-bushiri-4291255?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Blackpool have signed Norwich City defender Rocky Bushiri on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old Belgium Under-21 international joined the Canaries on a four-year contract in July.

He could make his debut for the Seasiders in Saturday's League One opener against Bristol Rovers.

"I'm happy to be here. I've never played in England and I want to get experience by coming here on loan," he told the club website.

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Blackpool sign Norwich defender James Husband]]> <p>Blackpool have signed Norwich City's left-sided defender James Husband on a season-long loan.</p><p>The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town and played 33 games in League One.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-blackpool-sign-norwich-defender-james-husband-4290439?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Blackpool have signed Norwich City's left-sided defender James Husband on a season-long loan.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town and played 33 games in League One.

He has made 22 appearances for the Canaries since moving from Middlesbrough in 2017.

"James has good experience at Championship level and is another important piece of the jigsaw for us," said Blackpool boss Simon Grayson.

"There was a fair bit of interest from clubs looking to sign him and we're delighted that we've been able to bring him to Blackpool."

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<![CDATA[Sunderland, Reading target Sheffield Utd defender Ben Heneghan]]> <p>Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan could be on the move.</p><p>Sky Sports says Sunderland and Reading have made initial enquiries about a move for Heneghan.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sunderland-reading-target-sheffield-utd-defender-ben-heneghan-4289227?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan could be on the move.

Sky Sports says Sunderland and Reading have made initial enquiries about a move for Heneghan.

The central defender is surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane.

He spent last season on loan at Blackpool, while his parent club were winning promotion to the Premier League.

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<![CDATA[Elias Sorensen starts preseason with Newcastle U23s]]> <p>Elias Sorensen is set to start preseason with Newcastle United's U23s.</p><p>Even though he was hoping for a first-team chance, Sorensen must now impress in summer training with the second string, says the <a href="https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/elias-sorensen-starts-season-back-16532883">Evening Chronicle</a>.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/elias-sorensen-starts-preseason-with-newcastle-u23s-4287639?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Elias Sorensen is set to start preseason with Newcastle United's U23s.

Even though he was hoping for a first-team chance, Sorensen must now impress in summer training with the second string, says the Evening Chronicle.

The Danish hotshot bagged 20 goals for the reserves last season and also spent a loan stint at Blackpool before helping the young Magpies reach the Premier League 2 play-off final and the Premier League Cup final.

United promoted three youngsters to the senior end of the training ground, namely Thomas Allan, Mo Sangare and Nathan Harker.

Vctor Fernndez is also back after a season of injuries but was also sent to Spain with the second string.

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Blackpool sign ex-Crystal Palace winger Sullay Kaikai]]> <p>Blackpool have signed Sullay Kaikai on a free transfer following the winger's departure from Dutch club NAC Breda.</p><p>The 23-year-old terminated his contract earlier this week following NAC's relegation from the Dutch Eredivisie.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-blackpool-sign-ex-crystal-palace-winger-sullay-kaikai-4287494?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Blackpool have signed Sullay Kaikai on a free transfer following the winger's departure from Dutch club NAC Breda.

The 23-year-old terminated his contract earlier this week following NAC's relegation from the Dutch Eredivisie.

The former Crystal Palace trainee has agreed an initial two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

"Sullay is an exciting talent with bags of ability," Tangerines manager Terry McPhillips told the club website.

"He adds pace and power to our attack and hopefully plenty of goals and assists."

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<![CDATA[Offers flood in for released Newcastle defender Stefan O'Connor]]> <p>Released Newcastle United defender Stefan O'Connor isn't short of offers.</p><p>The Evening Chronicle says the 22-year-old defender was released by Newcastle this week but is reported to already have interest from the EFL.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/offers-flood-in-for-released-newcastle-defender-stefan-o-connor-4284225?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Released Newcastle United defender Stefan O'Connor isn't short of offers.

The Evening Chronicle says the 22-year-old defender was released by Newcastle this week but is reported to already have interest from the EFL.

Walsall, Blackpool, Coventry and Fleetwood are said to be battling to sign the free agent.

O'Connor joined the Magpies from Arsenal in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Premier League striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher announces retirement]]> <p>Former Premier League striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher has announced his retirement.</p><p>Taylor-Fletcher has announced his retirement at the age of 38.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-premier-league-striker-gary-taylor-fletcher-announces-retirement-4283697?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Premier League striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher has announced his retirement.

Taylor-Fletcher has announced his retirement at the age of 38.

In a 20-year career he played 575 times in the top five divisions of English football, scoring 120 goals.

He will be best remembered for his time at Blackpool where he played 237 games and scored 39 times, including one in the Championship play-off final win over Cardiff City in 2010.

He scored six Premier League goals for Blackpool the following season.

In total, he played for 15 clubs in England and Wales, helping Leicester City win promotion to the Premier League in 2014 after doing the same with Blackpool four years earlier.

Taylor-Fletcher also had significant spells at Lincoln City and Huddersfield Town.

"I've had some fantastic memories along the journey from being a 17-year-old kid at Northwich Victoria in the Conference to playing in the Premier League at 29 for Blackpool," he said in a statement on social media.

"It has been the best trip, but now onto the next stage and whatever the future will bring."

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<![CDATA[Newcastle striker Elias Sorensen: Blackpool loan left me devastated]]> <p>Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen admits his loan with Blackpool left him "devastated".</p><p>The striker has cut short the deal and returned to Newcastle this week.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/newcastle-striker-elias-sorensen-blackpool-loan-left-me-devastated-4275508?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBlackpool'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Newcastle United striker Elias Sorensen admits his loan with Blackpool left him "devastated".

The striker has cut short the deal and returned to Newcastle this week.

Sorensen said, Going out on loan was supposed to lead to giving me a chance to getting into the first team when I came back.

But the loan wasn't what I hoped it would be, to be honest.

Obviously I train every day and train as hard as I can because being in the first team is where I want to be. I was gutted about how the loan worked out.

I don't think I got the chance to show what I could do.

I am devastated that they never gave me a chance, but hopefully now I am back I can make the most of what is here.

It's good to be back amongst the lads and to get some minutes into the tank.

I just want to get my confidence back once again and I want to kick on and help this side get promotion."

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