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Blackpool 2-1 Exeter City: Five things we learned

Blackpool FC writer Matt Scrafton takes a look at the key talking points from the Seasiders' history-making League Two play-off final win at Wembley.
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Tuesday tips

Simpson's Selections

Racing tips for Tuesday, May 30
Karl Oyston celebrating Blackpool's win at Wembley

Karl Oyston: Talk about selling the club is futile

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston believes there is no point discussing what it would take for him to sell the club until a suitable buyer puts in an offer.
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Kyle Vassell

Vassell toasts Blackpool boss Bowyer

Blackpool forward Kyle Vassell hailed boss Gary Bowyer for engineering the Seasiders’ return to League One.

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Blackpool's promotion heroes could be received by mayor Ian Coleman

Promotion heroes could be received by mayor of Blackpool

Talks are expected to open tomorrow about a civic reception for Blackpool's promotion heroes.

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Tom Aldred

Tears of joy for Blackpool’s Aldred

Tom Aldred endured a rollercoaster of emotions at Wembley Stadium – with his feelings hitting rock bottom before ending in elation at the final whistle.

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Grant Thomson hits out for Blackpool

Fylde coast cricket review: Blackpool lose pro, Croft’s Lytham debut, Palace Shield

Sub-professional Grant Thomson made a dazzling debut after Blackpool lost the services of new pro Anurag Verma for the season, but derby visitors Fleetwood just held out for a draw at Stanley Park.

Ivan Perisic is being linked with a move to Old Trafford

Gossip: Is Mourinho Inter Croatian winger?

Monday’s football stories link United boss with a raid on the San Siro....

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Pond won’t change his seasoned approach for Fleetwood

Fleetwood Town’s Nathan Pond is preparing for yet another pre-season and the long-standing skipper says he will do what he does every year – bid to improve ersonally and as a team.

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Matty Askin

British champ Askin still to hit his peak

Trainer Michael Jennings had this stark warning to anyone with designs on Fylde fighter Matty Askin’s British cruiserweight title: “As good as Matty was when he beat Craig Kennedy in Cardiff on Friday, we know there is even more to come.”

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Midas touch of Blackpool matchwinner Cullen

Wembley hero Mark Cullen spoke of his glee at scoring the all-important goal that sealed Blackpool’s immediate return to League One.

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Scott Oldham (centre) pictured with Alex Beckett (left) and Dave Underwood (right)

Super Scott makes leap to Football League ranks

The Fylde coast has its first Football League referee for a decade.

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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer lifts the trophy at Wembley. Owen Oyston is visible in the bottom left

GAZETTE OPINION - Another Wembley win, but it felt strange and empty

It will have strained every sinew of every one of those boycotting Blackpool fans not to attend Wembley.

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Blackpool's Brad Potts celebrates at the final whistle

Blackpool hero Potts ‘over the moon’ after Wembley win seals promotion

Blackpool’s man of the match Brad Potts was pleased to cap a rollercoaster season with an ‘unbelievable’ win at Wembley that catapulted the Seasiders back in to League One.

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Boss Gary Bowyer hails Blackpool's guts and determination after play-off win

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer hailed the "guts and determination" of his players as they secured promotion back to Sky Bet League One with a 2-1 win over Exeter at Wembley.
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Brad Potts and Mark Cullen fired Blackpool to the unlikeliest of promotions as they beat Exeter 2-1 at Wembley.
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Bingham - scored a superb opening try for Lancashire

Red Rose rugby blooms at Twickenham and at Richmond

Lancashire are county champions for the 24th time in their history after a magnificent second half fightback against Cornwall at Twickenham as they prevailed 19-8.

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Captain Andy Taylor misses out through injury for Blackpool

WEMBLEY TEAM NEWS: Skipper Taylor misses out

The main headline from Blackpool's team news for their League Two play-off final against Exeter City is that captain Andy Taylor misses out through injury.

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Cullen celebrates scoring the second at Wembley

LIVE: League Two play-off final as it happened... Blackpool 2 Exeter 1

Blackpool sealed an immediate return to League One as Brad Potts and Mark Cullen’s strikes secured a 2-1 League Two play-off final victory over Exet at Wembley

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Kelvin Mellor hopes his play-off experience tomorrow does not mirror last years

Mellor reflects on the agony and ecstasy of Wembley showpiece

There will be one man in tangerine at Wembley who knows exactly how fickle the League Two play-offs can be – Blackpool full-back Kelvin Mellor has already experienced both the ecstasy and agony of the end-of-season showpiece.

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