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Top Ten facts and stats to know about Blackpool F.C.

September 10th, 2010 | 181 Comments |

Tangerine facts...
Tangerine facts...
Newcastle United line up against a side who were brushed aside by our Championship winning team at St James’ Park last season. Still, they got promoted with us, so being as Ian Holloway is bringing his battling side up to the North East I thought it might be a good idea to put together the top ten facts and stats which may come in useful to’s loyal readers.

1. Blackpool’s highest record transfer fee paid is £1.25 million for DJ Campbell, which was paid to Leicester City on deadline day this summer. The striker made his name as part of the Yeading side which played Newcastle in the FA Cup in January 2005 before moving into League football with Brentford.

2. The club hold the unusual record of being the first club promoted from all four divisions via the play-offs having climbed from League Two to the Premier League in just nine years, beginning with Divison 3 play off success over Leyton Orient. The club then beat Yeovil Town 2-0 in League One play-off final, with Robbie Williams netting one of the goals. Finally Ian Holloway lead the club to a suprise play-off success in The Championship last season despite heading into the season as relegation favourites. (more…)