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New Blackpool owner Simon Sadler: ‘I’m doing it for the greater good’

The childhood Blackpool fan takes over after Owen Oyston’s toxic reign saying: ‘Somebody had to step up and become the custodian’If Blackpool supporters who fought the arduous campaign against Owen Oyston’s toxic ownership ever fantasised about the ide…

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Oyston out: Blackpool sold to fan and financier Simon Sadler for around £10m

• League One club finally draw a line under Owen Oyston years• Supporters’ trust representative to act as adviser to the boardBlackpool have been sold by their receivers to Simon Sadler, a financier based in Hong Kong, a deal which brings to a conclusi…

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Police horse dies in ‘tragic accident’ at Blackpool football match

Lancashire police pay tribute to Morecambe, who died after falling on to a metal poleA police horse died after falling on to a metal pole in a “tragic accident” while responding to reports of disorder at a bank holiday football match.The horse, called …

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Struggling football fans everywhere can take heart from Oyston’s ousting | Daniel Taylor

Blackpool supporters can finally talk of Owen Oyston in the past tense, which may just offer hope to those at Charlton, Coventry and elsewhere with inadequate or reviled ownersThat was a belter of a line from Lieven De Turck, representing the always be…

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Blackpool enter receivership ahead of sale but risk 12-point deduction

• EFL undecided about whether to impose points penalty• Millions still owed by the Oystons to Valeri BelokonBlackpool have been put into receivership so that they can be sold and the proceeds used to pay off some of the £22m owed by their owners, the O…

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FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend’s third-round action

Nketiah shows rich promise, Chelsea may rue Fàbregas’s exit, things about to hot up for Solskjær and what next for Carroll? Related: FA Cup third round serves up shocks as Barnet, Oldham and Newport shine Continue reading…

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Joe Willock sets Arsenal on the way to easy FA Cup win over Blackpool

Unai Emery’s first taste of the FA Cup began with a disgruntled Blackpool fan sitting on top of the Arsenal team coach but ended with a comfortable journey into round four. The teenage midfielder Joe Willock scored twice as Arsenal made light of Blackp…

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Blackpool v Arsenal: FA Cup third round – live!

Minute-by-minute reports from the kick-off at Bloomfield RoadBlackpool divided before Arsenal visit as fan boycott rumbles onFeel free to send your emails to Scott here 4.49pm GMT Pre-match demonstration. Related: Blackpool divided before Arsenal’s FA …

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‘A home game for Blackpool against Premier League opposition would usually be cause for great excitement’

League One club face Arsenal in the third round on Saturday but they are still the subject of a fan boycott which has divided families and friendsThe magic of the FA Cup will not be readily observable when Blackpool take on Arsenal at Bloomfield Road o…

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Arsenal squeeze past Blackpool after Mattéo Guendouzi’s dismissal

Arsenal got a scare from spirited Blackpool before creeping into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. The hosts seemed at ease when Stephan Lichtsteiner and Emile Smith-Rowe put them two goals up, but Mattéo Guendouzi received a red card before Paudie O’Con…

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Blackpool FC, a Kyrgyzstan money-laundering conviction and a non-takeover

Valeri Belokon thought he had the go-ahead to take over Blackpool from Owen Oyston but a court hearing in Kyrgyzstan – which he says ignored natural justice – has the club in limboWhen the Latvian bank mogul Valeri Belokon won his landmark high court c…

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Football League: Blackpool comeback thriller, horror start for Harry Kewell

MacLaughlin makes historic save, Peterborough stay top Leaders Lincoln lose at Crawley, Newport move levelBlackpool, 2-0 down to Bradford with only six minutes left to play, came back for a 3-2 win. David Hopkin looked on course for a first victory as …

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Bouncebackability: a word coined for the play-offs that fits them perfectly

The best preparation a team can have for a play-off final is the experience of losing one the year beforeBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyIain Dowie coined the word bouncebackability in the 2003-04 season when describing how his Cr…

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Premier League failed to enforce ban on Owen Oyston at Blackpool

• League took view Oyston did not pass ‘fit and proper person’ test• Oyston was told in 2010 but never complied with disqualificationThe Premier League failed to enforce an official ban on Owen Oyston being the owner and a director of Blackpool followi…

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The curious case of Blackpool versus Football League’s ownership rules | David Conn

Valeri Belokon could release the Oyston grip on the League One club but is barred under the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ testAt Blackpool, a football club that retains a seaside air of old-school dash despite its modern disgraces, an end to the current…

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Karl Oyston steps down as chairman of Blackpool in apparent rift

• Owner’s son had been a director of Blackpool for 20 years• Oyston family owe Valeri Belokon more than £20mThe crisis at Blackpool football club has developed into an apparent rift within the Oyston family who own it, as the chairman Karl Oyston has s…

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Blackpool’s Oystons miss deadline for £10m payment to Belokon

• Blackpool owners ask more time to pay overdue £10m• Payment is second instalment of £31.27m owedOwen Oyston and his son Karl, the owners of Blackpool football club, are understood to have missed the 31 January deadline for the second £10m instalment …

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Quiet, thoughtful and good – Jimmy Armfield was a top manager | Gordon McQueen

Jimmy Armfield didn’t shout when I had to miss Leeds’ 1975 European Cup final through suspension and I’ll never forget how he treated my mum and dadJimmy Armfield’s time in management is often overlooked and that’s understandable in a way because it ca…

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Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82 – video obituary

The former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died aged 82. He spent his entire career playing for Blackpool, featuring in more than 600 matches for the club. At one time Armfield was regarded as the best right-back in the world. He was part of Sir Alf…

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Jimmy Armfield obituary

Blackpool and England footballer who was a member of the winning World Cup squad of 1966Around the time of the World Cup quarter-finals in 1966, the footballer Jimmy Armfield, who has died aged 82, was asked what chance he thought England had of winnin…