Blackpool supporters haven’t had much to cheer about in recent seasons, with the club now playing their football in the third-tier.
The Tangerines have been struggling since the turn of the New Year as well, with the former Premier League side sat 13th in the League One table, and 15 points adrift of the play-off places after a poor run of results.
Their time in the Premier League will feel like a distant memory to many of the Bloomfield Road faithful, but it’s a memory they can look back on with immense fondness.
They won promotion into the Premier League in the 2009/10 season with a 3-2 win over Cardiff City with a free-kick from midfielder Charlie Adam being the pick of the goals on the day, with the EFL’s social account recently labelling it as one of the ‘great Play-Off Final goals’.
Adam took to Twitter recently to respond to the EFL’s social post on his stunning strike in the Play-Off Final, and clearly rated the team highly.
What a team https://t.co/Oh5kMxftbD
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) March 16, 2020
Adam is currently playing for Championship side Reading, but has struggled for consistent game time in recent weeks, and has been frozen out of the starting XI by Royals boss Mark Bowen.
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This will feel like a long, long time ago for Blackpool supporters.
Blackpool were hugely impressive in their promotion-winning season under Ian Holloway’s guidance, and Adam’s goal was one that was worthy of winning any game.
Blackpool could certainly benefit from having a player of his quality in their team this season, as they look to finish the season strongly after a disappointing 2020 so far.
Their ownership problems are well in the past now though, and the club’s supporters will be hoping they can show improvement in the near future.