Whole town BELIEVE in the Seasiders

Blackpool FC's Stephen Crainey and David Vaughan (right) with the Gazette's "Believe" poster.
Blackpool FC's Stephen Crainey and David Vaughan (right) with the Gazette's "Believe" poster.
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THE PEOPLE of Blackpool BELIEVE in the Seasiders.

People in the resort have thrown their weight behind The Gazette’s campaign to urge the side over the finish line on Sunday at Manchester United.

Bradley Beaver at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with one of the Gazette's 'Believe' posters.

Bradley Beaver at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with one of the Gazette's 'Believe' posters.

Tourism staff and local residents know how integral Premier League football is to the town, having seen a boost in business since thousands of fans poured in to the resort to watch games at Bloomfield Road.

Kenny Mew, deputy general manager at Blackpool Tower, said: “It’s fantastic and has put Blackpool in the limelight - they have a magnificent chance of staying up.

“We have had visitors come to Blackpool for the football and then families have come in here after matchdays.”

Ron Taylor, who was taking part in a Tea Dance in the Tower Ballroom, said: “They’ve done very well this season and will stay up.

“The town has most definitely benefited from being in the Premier League.”

Psychic Leah Petulengro from the Pleasure Beach said Blackpool have a good chance of staying in the Premier League.

She said: “At the beginning of the season I did predict they would shock the nation and they have done.

“The football has done the attractions a lot of good.

“It has brought a lot of people in and has got people talking about the town.”

George Robinson, owner of Blackpool taxi firm C-Cabs and Bloomfield Road season ticket holder, said: “We will secure a place in the Premiership with a 2-2 draw.

“It’s the first anniversary of our play-offs win at Wembley on Sunday so it’s meant to be.”

Mike Bell, looks after Ollie the Octopus at the Sea-Life Centre, added: “Blackpool itself has been a lot busier because of the football. It will be great if they stay up.”

Pool stars Stephen Crainey and David Vaughan held up The Gazette’s Believe posters at a Tangerine Day charity fundraiser in aid of sick Blackpool FC coach Gary Parkinson at Baines High School, Poulton.

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