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'We didn't do enough': Terry McPhillips provides honest assessment of Blackpool's defeat to Oxford

Terry McPhillips has admitted his Blackpool side weren't quite at the races in today's disappointing 1-0 reversal at the hands of struggling Oxford United.

READ MORE: Match report from Blackpool's disappointing 1-0 defeat to Oxford

Karl Robinson's side, who started the day third ...

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Blackpool 0-1 Oxford United: Jordan Graham's free kick condemns Seasiders to first defeat in eight

Blackpool’s seven-game unbeaten run came to a disappointing end as Jordan Graham’s first half free kick handed Oxford United victory at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders were well under-par and failed to even make the opposing goalkeeper work, Curtis Tilt having their only real ...

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Blackpool v Oxford United AS IT HAPPENED: Updates from Bloomfield Road

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Blackpool v Oxford United LIVE: Updates from Bloomfield Road

Blackpool will be looking to build on their seven-match unbeaten run when they welcome Oxford United to Bloomfield Road this afternoon.

For team news and live updates, keep refreshing our live blog below:

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AFC Fylde are hopeful of some good news concerning Norwich City loanee

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor says Mason Bloomfield’s recovery is on track as he hopes the Norwich City loanee will return for the final stretch of the season.

The 22-year-old has been back running at the Championship club as he continues to recover from injury.

Bloomfield ...

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Blackpool players take pride in their defensive dominance

Terry McPhillips says his Blackpool side take a lot of pride in their reputation as being the country’s clean sheet kings.

The Seasiders have kept 16 shutouts in League One this season, which is the best record of any side in England’s top four divisions.

McPhillips has ...

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Fleetwood Town coach Steve Eyre knew Joey Barton and Burton Albion’s Nigel Clough would become managers

Fleetwood Town coach Steve Eyre says he knew that Nigel Clough and Joey Barton would go on to manage after watching them in training at Manchester City.

The two go head to head this afternoon with Town making the trip to Burton Albion.

Clough had a spell at City from 1996-98 at the ...

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Jay Spearing cannot wait to see Blackpool fans out in force

Jay Spearing says he and his Blackpool team-mates will “cherish” the day when Blackpool’s long-suffering fanbase flocks back to Bloomfield Road.

The appointment of the receiver Paul Cooper has taken control of the club away from Owen Oyston, lifting the boycott for ...

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Antiques Roadshow to put Lytham Hall in the spotlight this summer

Historic Lytham Hall will be in the spotlight during the summer when BBC’s Antiques Roadshow rolls into town.

The show, presented by Fiona Bruce, will form an episode of its 42nd series at the 18th century Georgian country house on Tuesday, June 11.

Managers at the Hall had ...

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Blackpool Supporters' Trust general meeting: Live updates as fans gather for first time since appointment of receiver

Our reporter Matt Scrafton is there to bring you live updates. Hit F5 to refresh for the latest:

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Joey Barton wants his Fleetwood Town players to lay the foundations for success next season

Joey Barton is targeting a winning end to the season to set Fleetwood Town up for next year’s League One campaign.

Town find themselves 10th in the table with 13 games to go.

They are eight points off a play-off spot with sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers also boasting two games in ...

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Behind the scenes at Blackpool's busiest fast food restaurant

Many of us have eaten at McDonalds or visited the drive-thru on occasion with little idea of how our food is prepared.

Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the counter are your order has been placed? And what do the employees make of it all?

The Gazette visited the ...

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West Yorkshire Police continue investigation into Lancashire Constabulary’s involvement with troubled Blackpool charity

An investigation into Lancashire Constabulary’s ties with an orgainsation hit by financial difficulties is still ongoing.

West Yorkshire Police are continuing the probe into the county force’s ties with the award-winning Jobs, Friends and Houses Community Interest Company (JFH), ...

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Receiver Paul Cooper believes Blackpool FC can undergo ‘significant change’

The receiver now in charge of Blackpool FC believes the club has an “amazing opportunity” to build something special.

Paul Cooper is tasked by the High Court to discharge the club and its related assets to raise the £25m Valeri Belokon is still owed by Owen ...

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‘Consultants said she’d ‘never be an athlete’ – how wrong could they be?' - Blackpool teenager has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the Special Olympics

Erin Green, 18, will represent her country as a swimmer in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi next month.

The profoundly deaf teenager, who was born prematurely and given just a 50 per cent chance of survival by doctors, will compete in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m ...

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Latest convictions from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Here are the latest cases from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Thomas Smith, 37, threatening behaviour

A father-of-four threatened to kill a woman police officer and simulated firing a shotgun.

Thomas Smith was arrested after fighting in the street and punching a man in a ...

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Terry McPhillips revealed as surprise guest for Blackpool Supporters' Trust's general meeting

Terry McPhillips will address fans at Blackpool Supporters' Trust's general meeting tomorrow, it has been announced.

READ MORE: Meet Paul Cooper, the man tasked with sorting out the mess at Blackpool Football Club

The Blackpool manager will answer any questions from supporters ...

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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez keen for Elias Sorensen to get more game time at Blackpool

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says he's keen to see Elias Sorensen get more game time during his loan spell at Blackpool.

READ MORE: Blackpool boss addresses lack of game time for Newcastle United loanee Elias Sorensen

The striker has had just 32 minutes of action since ...

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These are the average property prices for where you live in Lancashire

Here we compare the average property prices for Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre. The data comes from the House Price Index, which the ONS compiles using house sale information from the Land Registry..

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Drum 'n' bass act lined up for Blackpool's Pier Jam

Drum and bass group Problem Central will perform at Pier Jam on May 5.

Blackpool’s dance music event on North Pier will feature AX Jones, Low Steppa, James Hype and Danny Howard on the Sunset Stage while Problem Central will join Crucast Takeover My Nu Leng on the Terrace Stage.


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These are the 9 people who have been honoured with blue plaques in and around Blackpool

However, only 9 of those plaques have been dedicated to people who left their mark on the Fylde Coast. Here we take a look at the people and stories behind them. You can read more about The Blackpool Civic Trust who are responsible for the issuing of the plaques in the resort and their ...

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