No Pain, No Retain!
Tuesday, 19th May 2015 11:55 by Editor
I have an image of the evil child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the look of joy on all the children's faces when they were released from his wicked grasp! Whilst they may now be out of work there can't be many of Blackpool's ex-players who aren't secretly relieved that they won't have to return to Gloomfield Road next season.
For the sake of everyone a cull was needed and if Lee Clark's final task as Blackpool manager was to hack away all the deadwood then maybe it will be his finest hour. There was always the worry that a Perkins, McMahob or Parrish might slip through the net but instead in one fell swoop the class of 2014/15 has been dispatched of in one big clear out. Here are the details:
Blackpool Football Club can confirm its retained list that was submitted to the Football League on Saturday.
Jamie O'Hara has been offered a new contract at Blackpool, while Tom Barkhuizen was also offered a new deal.
Options have been activated on the contracts of:
José Miguel Cubero
Already under contract:
The club will not be activating options or offering contracts to:
Loan players returning to parent clubs:
The relief at never having to watch the likes of Saer Sene again is almost worth nipping out and buying a season ticket - albeit we now only have a handful of players left. Maybe the fact Tom Barkhuizen turned down a new contract to go to Morecambe speaks volumes. A Blackpool fan who would sooner go and play League Two football.
Having no players and no deadwood may be seen by some as an opportunity - others though will see it as the impossible task.
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