OPINION: Blackpool rebuild on the pitch but the club’s future needs to be finalised

Owen Oyston is still with Blackpool
Owen Oyston is still with Blackpool
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Many faces have gone through the revolving door at Blackpool this summer, but Owen Oyston hasn’t been one of them.

It’s been another rebuilding job for Gary Bowyer this pre-season but that upheaval hasn’t extended to the boardroom despite fans’ desperate wishes to see the 84-year-old finally deposed.

Many had hoped regime change would have been achieved before the dawn of the new season, but Oyston’s seemingly never-ending saga with Valeri Belokon doesn’t appear to be heading to a climax any time soon.

The dire situation isn’t helped by the lack of communication from both sides, leaving supporters firmly in the dark.

Meanwhile patience is wearing increasingly thin among the few members of staff still remaining at the club.

On the playing side, Gary Bowyer has done well to assemble a squad despite the ongoing unrest. On the face of it, it appears he has gone for quantity over quality – although that’s not out of choice.

He continues to perform miracles in the face of continued farce off the field, as evidenced by the Squires Gate training ground fiasco which has seen his players train out of town – in Preston of all places.

Blackpool are clearly short on one or two in attack. They’ve lost a main source of their goals in Kyle Vassell, Sean Longstaff, Viv Solomon-Otabor and Kelvin Mellor.

Have they replaced those goals with the recruits they’ve managed to bring in? You’d have to say no, and Bowyer has suggested as much himself.

But what Bowyer has done is bring in a number of players with potential or something to prove. That’s something the Pool boss specialises in. How long that process will take remains to be seen, but hopefully Pool have enough to see off Wycombe tomorrow.