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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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The Blackpool View

It has been a very turbulent time for Blackpool since their incredible rise to the Premier League as has their similarly dramatic fall through the divisions. We had a chat with the group Tangerine Knights ahead of the EFL Cup tie to find out more about their struggles.

The Tangerine Knights are a protest group, not a supporters group. None of the group go to games as they have a policy of ‘Not A Penny More’ and would prefer it if NO away fans went to the game at Selhurst Park.

Q. Tell us all about the Tangerine Knights?

The Tangerine Knights first officially came about in the summer of 2014 as a single issue protest group with one sole aim – new owners at Blackpool FC and Oyston Out. We are a collective, who prefer to remain anonymous, partially because of the situation with the Oystons, a family who most football fans know about as they are often recognised as one of the worst, if not the worst, owners in English football.

We have organised demonstrations, marches, and various other activities. We will quite simply not return to Bloomfield Road until the Oystons have gone. It would fill a book as big as War And Peace to even begin to try and explain all the background and everything that has gone and is still going on. The vast majority of fans now refuse to go to home games, not because of relegation or the standard of football but in protest at the Oyston family. The ‘Not A Penny More’ campaign (#NAPM) has seen attendances plummet with fans simply refusing to give money to the Oystons any longer. Partially due to the legal action taken against various fans with damages awarded running into thousands of pounds and some fans now having criminal records.

Q. What are you expecting from Blackpool this season?

As far as we are concerned, football is secondary. In all honesty we can see them struggling even in League Two.

Q. Is Gary Bowyer the man to steady the ship or is there a real fear of dropping another division?

Gary Bowyer is probably one of the better choices as manager in recent years. However, so few fans go to games that it is not easy to say what he can do. We do know that he has already been praising the home support, even though for instance at the recent EFL Cup home derby against Bolton Wanderers, the home support was outnumbered up to three to one. Some claim that there were under 500 home fans, and all of them located in one stand. Karl Oyston is on record during ‘textgate’ saying how Operation Conference was on target, whether he meant it or not, it was a stupid thing to say.

Q. It has been quite a fall from grace for the Tangerines after reaching the Premier League. Is the fate that Blackpool have experienced a warning for other clubs?

We would not wish the current owners of this once proud club on anyone else, including our great local rivals Preston North End.

Q. Most football fans would have seen that iconic image of fans walking the streets protesting against the current owners. How has the campaign gone and when did it all start?

That was from Judgement Day 2 (JD2) this year when up to 4,000 locals walked through the town centre, along the promenade, through the tourist area, to Bloomfield Road. There have been protests about the Oystons going back many years. But it became more organised in the last three years.

We have promoted an ethos of #FansUnited and have received plenty of support from fans of other clubs. Doncaster Rovers fans for instance unfurled a home made 25ft long OYSTON OUT banner at Bloomfield Road last season, and made their feelings known about the Oystons as have many other fans including Exeter City, Derby County (where thousands chanted two seasons ago Oyston Out), Crewe (who also made an anti-Oyston banner), Blackburn Rovers and so on. Wigan Athletic fans at JD2 were fantastic with their support.

As for how it has gone so far, the crowds they are getting are simply not sustainable. Whatever happens though we will never go back until they leave, nor will thousands of others. Too much has happened, it is not just about football, as this has had a huge negative impact on people locally. As we always say – We Will Never Give Up, We Will Not Stop, and We Will Not Be Silenced.

Q. Ian Holloway took both clubs to the Premier League. How highly is he thought of at Blackpool?

The majority of Blackpool fans still idolise Ollie for what he did taking Blackpool to the Premier League.

Q. Glad All Over is a tune very close to our hearts. How did it become to be played at Bloomfield Road?

Believe it or not, Glad All Over has been the goal celebration tune for many years at Bloomfield Road. However, in all honesty many people now think it is not only past its sell-by date for the club but a sad reflection of better times.

Q. Perhaps you could share your thoughts on Palace both as a club and what you expect from us this season.

We have a lot of time for Palace fans and the Holmesdale Fanatics. We have shared the YouTube video before now of the protest against Sky Sports staged live when they were filming during ‘Deadline Day’ and the banners that were unfurled with SKY SPORTS – KILLING OUR GAME SINCE 1992 and F**K MODERN FOOTBALL. We have a lot of time for them and in some ways what we do is similar, albeit with different aims.

As for The Eagles this season, staying in the Premier League is presumably first priority, and after that it would be good to see you finishing higher than 10th as you did in 2014-15.

Q. Name a player from each side that the opposition should look out for.

Surely the signing of Christian Benteke for Palace. As for Blackpool (or Oyston FC as many fans now call them) in all honesty as we do not go to games it is not possible to say…

Q. And finally, your prediction for the game?

A home win, and we would prefer there to be no away fans as we are aware that the away side get a percentage of the gate receipts.

 

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