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Blackpool Football Club

Blackpool Football Club is an English football club in Blackpool, England. It was founded in 1887 after a merger with a breakaway group from the local St. John's Football Club. It managed to win two pieces of silverware in its first season. The club has been a member of the Football League continuously since 1900and it has 103 overall league seasons. Since 1901 the club's home ground has been Bloomfield Road. They have several nicknames as: the 'Pool, the Seasiders and the Tangerines and their motto is Progress.
Their fiercest rivals are local arch-enemy Preston North End as any League meeting between the two clubs is known as the West Lancashire derby. The clubs most important achievement is winning the 1953 FA Cup Final in which they beat Bolton Wanderers 43, overturning a 13 deficit in the closing stages of the game. During the post-war period, they supplied the national teams with many players and came very close to winning the League Championship on several occasions.
The club currently plays in The Championship, the second tier of professional football in England, after promovation after winning the final of the 200607 League One Play-Off. Ian Holloway is the currently manager from May 2009 when he succeeded Simon Grayson, who left the club for Leeds United.
The club also detains an Youth team that competes in the Football League Youth Alliance. The Hall of Fame was established on 22 August 2006 at the initiation of the Blackpool Supporters Association as fans around the world voted on their all-time heroes.



 

 

 

 

 

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