Will Watt: Blackpool FC, it’s good to talk.

Jose Riga with The Gazette's Will Watt a month ago, the last time the Pool boss spoke to the press

Jose Riga with The Gazette's Will Watt a month ago, the last time the Pool boss spoke to the press

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Blackpool Supporters Association leader Glenn Bowley described the club as “a complete and utter shambles” in Saturday’s Gazette.

And after weeks of silence at Bloomfield Road it’s hard to disagree.

While reporters may well be an inconvenience to football clubs at times, the current situation at Bloomfield Road proves the media is absolutely vital.

Right now, more than ever before, Blackpool FC needs to communicate with supporters and keep them informed.

It could be that genuine progress is being made behind the scenes towards building a competitive squad, and that fans really do have nothing to worry about.

But looking in from the outside, all the fans see are eight players, one pre-season friendly and no backroom staff under contract.

No wonder they are starting to panic.

Now is the time supporters need to hear regular updates from the manager, which could instantly end the uncertainty and constant rumours.

As for the chairman, it’s time Oyston really backed his manager with at least 10 new additions to the squad.

While the likes of Brighton and Derby have already played their first pre-season friendly, Blackpool find themselves without even enough players for a practice match. It’s not good enough and needs to be resolved as quickly as possible.

Bur first of all, someone should explain publicly what on earth is going on.

In football silence isn’t golden – it’s good to talk.