I have called them a pub team all season. I have mocked them. I have maintained all year that they would go down. But, I tell you what, they go down with their heads held high. That performance at Man Utd said everything about them. To have survived in the Prem until the 73rd minute of the final game, and then only to go behind to a cruel own goal, is a fantastic tribute to not only the spirit of the team but to their ability too.
Last season, Blackpool would have survived. In fact 39 points keep you up most seasons. They took 6 points off Liverpool and 4 points off Spurs. They led Man Utd 2-0 at home and 2-1 at Old Trafford. And they have scored more goals than any team relegated in the history of the premier League. What a fantastic effort!
We don't want them to do well next season of course but we have to pay tribute to them. Unlike our shower of shit, they played with courage, heart and skill all season long. Respect!