YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO THE SEASIDERS FROM BLACKPOOL....
Blackpool F.C. BLACKPOOL
Ground: Bloomfield Road,
Blackpool,
Lancs, FY1 6JJ
Google map
Tel: 01253-405 331
Websites: Official: blackpoolfc.co.uk
Fans: Supporters Trust
Forum: Back Henry Street
Getting there
By Car: (approx 225 miles from HW)
M40 west then M42 northbound to join M6. Exit M6 at Junction 32 onto the M55 (signposted Blackpool). Continue on M55 for around 13 miles and go straight over the 2 roundabouts (s/p All other parking areas). Follow signs for Lonsdale Parking which leads to parking areas close to the ground.
Train: Nearest station Blackpool South(10 min walk to ground). However, most connections are better served from Blackpool North (1.5 miles). Connections from London are from London Euston, changing at Preston. Approx jounrney time from HW is 4.5 hours. It's also possible to go via Banbury or Birmingham (again changing at Preston) with a similar journey time.
Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
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KNOW YOUR HISTORY:

The first competitive meeting between the two sides took place at Bloomfield Road on Saturday 26th November 1994 but the two sides did meet in a friendly match some 83 years earlier.

The match took place on Wycombe Fair Day, Monday 25th September 1911 when Blackpool, then in the second tier of English football (The Second Division), travelled to Loakes Park for a friendly. The visit of the Lancashire side to High Wycombe, saw great interest and attracted a gate that produced receipts of £34 for an estimated gate of at least 2,000.

Blackpool, taking on a Wanderers side competing in the Great Western Suburban League, always looked the stronger side. Clark, Connor, Quinn and Milne had all gone close for The Seasiders before Clark opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. Quinn then missed an open goal before Copus, in the Wycombe goal, made saves from Wolstenholme and Connor. Wanderers had their better chances with Joey Goodchild unable to finish and Billy O’Gorman firing over.

In the second half Wolstenholme missed an easy chance before a pass from Quinn set up Clark to make the score 2-0 to the visitors. Milne added third with the best goal of the game. Wanderers went closest when O’Gorman hit the post but it was Copus who had to be in fine form to keep the final score to Wycombe 0 Blackpool 3.

Line-ups:

Wycombe: A.Copus, G.Reynolds, G.Holland, H.Bates, A.Bass, N.Rolfe, E.Pheby, W.O’Gorman, E.J.Goodchild, F.Adams, G.Payne

Blackpool: Fiske, Crewdson, Gladwin, Thorpe, Connor, Evans, Morley, Wolstenholme, Mime, Clark, Quinn
Chairboy and Seasider Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs

Gary Ablett - Former Liverpool and Everton defender who had a short loan spell at Wycombe in December 1999 (making four appearances). Went on to make 10 League apps for Blackpool during the same season on a non-contract basis. Other clubs include Birmingham City and Sheffield United.

Marcus Bean - Midfielder who joined Blackpool from QPR during the 2005/6 season - making 27 First Team apps before switching to Brentford in the summer of 2008. Spent four seasons with The Bees, before a switch to Colchester United. Also made six apperances on loan at Portsmouth while on the books of Colchester prior to his move to Wycombe in the January 2015 transfer window. Played with Wanderers Manager Gareth Ainsworth during his time with QPR - a club where he had come through the youth ranks.

Martin Bullock - Midfielder who made over 150 League appearances for Blackpool between 2001 and 2005 after orginally moving into professional football from Eastwood Town to Barnsley in 1993. Moved to Macclesfield after his time with The Seasiders, making close to 100 appearances before his switch to Wycombe for the 2007/8 season - going on to total 25 League apps before retiring from the pro game. Ended his playing career in New Zealand.

Tony Cunnigham - Former Blackpool striker who was in Wycombe's 1993/94 Play-off winning squad. His career also took in spells with Newcastle United, Bury and Doncaster Rovers. Made just five appearances for Wycombe.

Charles Dunne - Former Youth Teamer with Wanderers who signed for Blackpool for a £250,000 fee in August 2013 after impressing as a teenager at Adams Park. Loaned back to Wanderers after his move to Bloomfield Road but two reds and injury cut short his stay. Totalled 26 League appearances for The Seasiders and was also loaned to Crawley Town before a permanent move to Oldham Athletic in August 2016.

Vincent Fernandez - French born defender who played one League game on loan for Wanderers from Nottingham Forest during the early stages of the 2006/7 season. Made a single League loan appearance for Blackpool the same season. Eventually ended up playing football in his home country for Fréjus Saint-Raphaël.

Paul Fuschillo - Another former England Amateur International who join Blackpool from Wycombe in July 1971. Made just 11 First Team apps at Bloomfield Road before signing for Brighton in February 1974.

Stuart Green - Midfielder who started his pro career at Newcastle Unitd but failed to break into First Team football and was loaned to Carlisle United and Hull City before a permanent move to the latter in 2002 when Peter Taylor was Hull boss. Made close to 150 apps for City before switching to Crystal Palace (again under Peter Taylor) in 2006. He later a year and a half with Blackpool but made just 8 First Team appearances before joining Wycombe (once again under Peter Taylor) in the summer of 2009 on a two year deal. However, after making 15 appearances, and with Taylor sacked, did not appear again and was eventually released at the end of the 2010/11 season. Went on to play for Workington and then play and manage his home town club Whitehaven.

Andy Lonergan Preston born 'keeper who made two appearances on loan at Wycombe during the 2005/06 season from Preston North End. Made his Preston debut as a 16 year under David Moyes and went on to make more than 200 appearances in a Preston shirt as well as picking up caps for England U20 and U21's. His time at Preston also included short loan spells with Darlington, Blackpool and Swindon Town. Lonergan left Preston for Leeds United at the end of the 2010/11 season following North End's relegation from the 'Championship'. Made 38 First Team apps while at Elland Road before moves to Bolton Wanderers, then Fulham.

Alan Mayes - Former Chelsea striker who had a short spell at Wycombe during the 1987/88 season following a move from Blackpool. A former QPR apprentice who has also played for Northampton and two spells with Swindon

John Murray - Winger who was in Blackpool's side who were promoted to the old First Division in 1970. Went onto to play for Bury, Reading and Brentford before arriving at Wycombe via Dartford in July 1979. Scored one goal in his six Isthmian League appearances for Wycombe. Started his football with Burnley.

Elliot Parish - Goalkeeper who is a former Youth Team player with Aston Villa but made his senior debut during a loan spell to Lincoln City at the end of the 2010/11 season. Released by Villa in January 2012 having failed to make a First Team appearance and joined Cardiff City. Made two loan appearances at Wycombe from Cardiff in September 2012 after first choice Nikki Bull and cover Matt Ingram were injured. Released by The Bluebirds at the end of the 2012/13 season without a First Team appearance. Subsequently played for Bristol City, Newport County (loan), Blackpool (13 appearances during the 2014/15 season) and Colchester United.

Matt Phillips - Former Youth Teamer with the Wanderers who joined Blackpool in an initial £325,000 deal during the August 2010 transfer window aged 19. Originally made his Wycombe First Team debut aged 17 and went on to become the youngest ever goalscorer at the time for the Wanderers in a Football League match when he scored aged 17 years and 268 days.

Neil Price - FA Cup Finalist with Watford in 1984 who had a loan spell with Blackpool at the end of their 1984/85 promotion season. Joined Wycombe in February 1986 and as left-back was key figure in the 1986/87 side that won promotion to the Conference - scoring twice in 46 League games.

Sam Stockley - Defender who started out with Barnet, making close to 200 appearances before a move to Oxford United in July 2001. Left United in October 2001 for Colchester United and made 7 appearances on loan at Blackpool towards the end of the 2005/6 season while at Layer Road. Moved to Wanderers in July 2006 on a free from Colchester - making 65 appeances before opting to join Port Vale in the summer of 2008. He subsequently moved to Hungarian side Ferencvárosi TC in a player/coach role.

Peter Suddaby - Former England Amateur International defemder who joined Blackpool from Wycombe in May 1970 and went onto make 332 apps for the Seasiders. Moved onto Brighton in 1979 before rejoined Wycombe as a player in July 1982 via Wimbledon. Also had an unhappy spell five month spell as Wycombe Manager during the 1987/88 season.

Nathan Tyson - Former Reading trainee who scored 44 times in 87 appearances for Wanderers between December 2003 and November 2005 before a £675,000 move to Nottingham Forest. Scored more than 40 goals at Forest in close to 200 appearances before switching to Derby County in the summer of 2011 on a free. Made four League appearances for Millwall on loan during an indifferent time with Derby County before another free transfer, this time to Blackpool in September 2013 but failed to impress with no goal in 10 appearances. Joined Doncaster Rovers in July 2014 - finding his goalscoring touch again - bagging 14 goals in his first season.

Richard Walker - Spent three months on loan at Wycombe from Aston Villa during the early part of the 2001/2 season. Scored four goals in eleven for Wanderers before opting to join Blackpool on a permanent basis in preference to Wycombe.
Chairboys all-time record against The Seasiders
DATE COMP V R SCORE ATT
Mon, Sep 25, 1911 Fr H L 0-3 £34 rcpts
Sat, Nov 26, 1994 FL2 A W 1-0 4,846
Sat, Feb 4, 1995 FL2 H D 1-1 6,380
Tue, Jan 23, 1996 FL2 A D 1-1 4,040
Sat, Feb 10, 1996 FL2 H L 0-1 5,285
Sat, Aug 31, 1996 FL2 A D 0-0 4,856
Sat, Apr 5, 1997 FL2 H W 1-0 5,619
Sat, Aug 23, 1997 FL2 A W 4-2 4,733
Sat, Jan 24, 1998 FL2 H W 2-1 5,073
Sat, Dec 12, 1998 FL2 A D 0-0 2,990
Sat, May 1, 1999 FL2 H D 2-2 5,286
Sat, Sep 25, 1999 FL2 A W 2-1 3,452
Sat, Oct 23, 1999 FL2 H L 0-2 5,021
Sat, Aug 25, 2001 FL2 A D 2-2 5,010
Tue, Feb 19, 2002 FL2 H L 1-4 5,803
Sat, Sep 14, 2002 FL2 H L 1-2 5,815
Sat, Mar 1, 2003 FL2 A L 0-1 7,266
Sat, Aug 16, 2003 FL2 A L 2-3 5,960
Sat, Jan 17, 2004 FL2 H L 0-3 4,834
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 FL3 A D 0-0 3,144
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 FLT A D 1-1* 766
Key:
FL2= Football League Division Two
FL3 = Football League Division Three/League Two
FLT = Football League Trophy
* = won 5-4 on penalties
Where available click date for match report
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