Pool fans again call for Oyston to go

Blackpool fans protest against the Oyston family
Blackpool fans protest against the Oyston family
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Blackpool fans have once again called for Karl Oyston to step down as chairman after Lee Clark’s resignation over the weekend.

Clark had a torrid time in charge at Bloomfield Road, winning just three in 33 games before telling Oyston enough was enough.

And as Blackpool start the search for a new manager, Blackpool Supporters’ Trust chairman Steve Rowland said it’s a change at the very top which supporters want.

“The resignation that Blackpool Football Club really needs is that of club chairman Karl Oyston,” said the BST leader.

“It is his choices and decisions that dictate the footballing fortunes of the club.

“He and his family have made a unique and irreparable mess of a beloved

“The Oystons must take responsibility for the parlous state of the football club, in our opinion there is little chance of fortunes improving at Blackpool FC while they are at the helm.”

Many feel Clark was taking on the impossible task at Blackpool after replacing Jose Riga with the team already rock-bottom of the Championship table in October.

And Rowland worries the next manager will face a similar scenario.

Speaking on behalf of BST, he said: “We believe that even a Moyes or a Mourinho would struggle to keep Blackpool FC from getting relegated again next season given the attitude of the current owners of the club.

“The resignation of Lee Clark and his assistant Alan Thompson should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the farce that is Blackpool FC this season,” a statement read.

“The terse statements by both Clark and the club are indicative of the deep-seated problems that assail the club. Clark, a man steeped in experience of the professional game at all levels, found himself completely out of his depth.”

Supporters’ group Tangerine Knights stated: “What next now for the fiasco that is Oyston FC?

“Already described as a laughing stock by many, who would want to become manager of this poisoned chalice?”