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Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
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seasider Offline
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Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/...-1-6744484

Quote:Blackpool could finally be heading for progress in the transfer market after Jose Riga and Karl Oyston made steps to end the recruitment stand-off.

The Blackpool manager has made just one signing since arriving as boss at the start of last month and has been locked in a stand-off with chairman Oyston.

After a head-to-head which almost cost Riga his job, it’s believed both sides have eased their stances and progress could be made in the coming days.

With just over two weeks until the start of the season Pool have only eight players signed on, but despite the situation Riga isn’t ready to quit.

The Gazette was last night told the former Charlton boss remains ‘determined to put things right’ and wants to stay at Bloomfield Road, despite being hugely frustrated by the whole situation.

It’s understood he’s agreed to drop some of the names on his transfer wish-list and has now opened talks with a number of English based players, although at least three overseas players remain targets.

Pool fielded five trial players during the weekend’s 4-0 win against Penrith and as many as eight unattached players were due to train with the club again this morning.

While Oyston’s patience was also being stretched to the point of cracking, it’s now hoped Riga’s change of targets will encourage the Pool chairman to give the green light for a host of signings ahead of the start of the Championship season two weeks on Saturday.

However, tensions remain between the pair and should progress not be made before the weekend Riga’s future could yet be in doubt.

Blackpool have spoken to as many as 30 players in the last seven days, with goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and striker Ishmael Miller both being officially offered contracts.

As revealed in yesterday’s Gazette, former Nottingham Forest striker Miller is close to arriving at Bloomfield Road and could put pen to paper this afternoon.

Light at the end of the tunnel? Not even Paul Daniels could work his magic and get a team capable of competing in this division. There is simply not enough time and even if there was, the quality of player will still be of League One standard.

Blackpool FC should offer refunds to every fan that has renewed. It's been an utter disgrace.

I find this sentence rather frustrating as Oyston has the power to do something. What about the fan's patience and the fact we have to put up with this shite year after year.
23-07-2014 09:52
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
It's not going to be any different than last season.

Shite players on shite contracts.
23-07-2014 09:57
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
Not liking the reference that Riga may have agreed to drop some of his targets........
23-07-2014 10:00
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
There's optimism, and then there's downright stupidity.

There will be no "light at the end of the tunnel" until we have new owners. The sooner people like young William get their head around that and stop tip-toeing around the issues the better for everyone involved.

Is a compromise through gritted teeth really a light at the end of the tunnel? Really?
23-07-2014 10:06
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
I think maybe (A big maybe) we would be able to see a Incey wincey shard of light at the end of this never ending Tunnel, If the frigging club would communicate with us
23-07-2014 10:15
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
If Riga gives in, he's a dickhead
23-07-2014 10:16
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
Karl not backing his manager forcing Riga to drop his top targets is not progress, it's repitition
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23-07-2014 10:17
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
Riga's change of targets.... so encouraging, NOT. A change of targets with two and half weeks to go. Only at Blackpool.

Does anyone really care any more? It's de ja vu every season. Oyston bleated on about the recruitment policy changing - well it has indeed and not for the better!

Relegation looks like a certainty and fans have been robbed of yet another £200. Thank God it wasn't £350 otherwise our gates would have been woeful. The cheap season ticket offer is only a temporary solution; next season fans will see the real damage. Low gates in league one.

Oyston is driving this club in fifth gear back to League One and we aren't even trying. The stadium still looks a mess with weeds around the Armfield statue and dangling ceiling latts under the west stand. DOES ANYBODY AT BLACKPOOL FC CARE ABOUT OUR FUTURE?????

Heads should roll at BFC and no casual reporting about light at the end of the tunnel will make any difference whatsoever. The damage has clearly already been done. The trialists on show prove this. Rejects and players struggling to find a club. Right up Oyston's street as he can offer the lowest wage possible.

I am utterly fed up and disgusted about how this club is run. The only light at the end of tunnel is Blackpool Supporters Trust forming. This will hopefully unite fans and provide a platform to get this clown out of our club. Not only is he incompetent; he doesn't give a damn.
23-07-2014 10:35
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
That light at the end of the tunnel is a 300 ton train.
23-07-2014 11:01
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
I am so desperate that I am waiting for the first article that does not include the sentence 'Riga's future still in doubt'.

It's impossible to do your best work with an axe hanging above your head.
23-07-2014 13:06
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
I'm waiting for the first article from Will Watt that doesn't have the faint whiff of shit from him being inserted firmly up Karl's backside.
23-07-2014 13:08
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
(23-07-2014 10:35)seasider Wrote:  Riga's change of targets.... so encouraging, NOT. A change of targets with two and half weeks to go. Only at Blackpool.

Does anyone really care any more? It's de ja vu every season. Oyston bleated on about the recruitment policy changing - well it has indeed and not for the better!

Relegation looks like a certainty and fans have been robbed of yet another £200. Thank God it wasn't £350 otherwise our gates would have been woeful. The cheap season ticket offer is only a temporary solution; next season fans will see the real damage. Low gates in league one.

Oyston is driving this club in fifth gear back to League One and we aren't even trying. The stadium still looks a mess with weeds around the Armfield statue and dangling ceiling latts under the west stand. DOES ANYBODY AT BLACKPOOL FC CARE ABOUT OUR FUTURE?????

Heads should roll at BFC and no casual reporting about light at the end of the tunnel will make any difference whatsoever. The damage has clearly already been done. The trialists on show prove this. Rejects and players struggling to find a club. Right up Oyston's street as he can offer the lowest wage possible.

I am utterly fed up and disgusted about how this club is run. The only light at the end of tunnel is Blackpool Supporters Trust forming. This will hopefully unite fans and provide a platform to get this clown out of our club. Not only is he incompetent; he doesn't give a damn.


THIS.
23-07-2014 13:12
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
There's no light just a great big dark tunnel. Riga must not back down.
23-07-2014 13:34
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
While Oyston’s patience was also being stretched to the point of cracking

The above sentence is possibly the worst I have ever read in the Gazette. To suggest that Oyston is not the architect of his own problems is just sheer bumlickery (i invented my own word i was so mad).
23-07-2014 14:58
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RE: Could there be light at the end of Pool’s tunnel?
There's no light until the Oyston family leaves the club
23-07-2014 15:07
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