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Grayson proud as Blackpool rise to derby occasion

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA5 hits

Simon Grayson says confidence is flowing through Bloomfield Road after Blackpool moved up to fourth with a 3-1 derby victory against Fleetwood.Liam Feeney grabbed his first Tangerines goal to open the scoring, before further strikes from Sullay Kaikai and Armand Gnanduillet settled it.Blackpool are unbeaten in six Sky Bet League One matches and Grayson insists the only way is up ahead of a packe...Full Story »

Leicester City vs Watford - Leicester monitor fitness of Demarai Gray ahead of Watford clash

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA29 hits

Leicester will check on the fitness of Demarai Gray ahead of their home game against managerless Watford.The winger had a bout of flu last week which ruled him out of Sunday’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton.Matty James is back in training following a long-term Achilles problem but the midfielder is not yet ready for a return to first-team action.Watford caretaker boss Hayden Mullins has...Full Story »

Blackpool had to produce best form to fight back and progress – Simon Grayson

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA12 hits

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson believes his side had to produce their absolute best to come from behind and beat sixth-tier Maidstone 3-1 to reach the third round of the FA Cup. Saidou Khan smashed the Stones ahead midway through the first half with a rasping half-volley from the edge of the box to take a slender lead into the break. But the Tangerines equalised two minutes into the second half...Full Story »

Leicester City star Demarai Gray's naked girlfriend & newborn baby threatened with machetes in daylight raid at his home

Posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by hits

FOOTIE ace Demarai Gray’s naked girlfriend and newborn baby were threatened with machetes in a terrifying raid at his home, a court heard. The £18million-rated Leicester City and England Under-21 winger’s partner Emma Hickman was in bed with their six-week-old boy when the thugs burst in. Emma Hickman told the court she was naked in bed when balaclava-clad thugs entered the ...Full Story »

Grayson wants more despite Blackpool’s emphatic FA Cup victory

Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019 by PA17 hits

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson insists his side must do better despite their 4-1 win against Morecambe to progress into the FA Cup second round.Armand Gnanduillet, Nathan Delfouneso, Matty Virtue and Sullay Kaikai all scored for the hosts to crush the Shrimps’ hopes and ensure Grayson’s side were the ones with their name in the round two draw.But the Blackpool boss, whose players al...Full Story »

Grayson pleased with Blackpool’s determination in defence

Posted Sunday, October 27, 2019 by PA18 hits

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson hailed his side’s determination after they secured a hard-earned point from a goalless draw with Burton.Blackpool were under pressure for most of the second half after Curtis Tilt’s dismissal for two yellow cards but almost nicked all three points at the death through substitute Armand Gnanduillet.“When you are down to 10 men with 30-odd minutes ...Full Story »

Joe Grayson out for Blackburn

Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 by PA29 hits

Blackburn defender Joe Grayson is unavailable for the visit of Huddersfield as he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring tear.Sam Hart (patella) is also sidelined and Dominic Samuel is struggling with a groin strain but Lewis Travis returns after recovering from a hamstring problem.Fellow defender Ryan Nyambe is also expected to be back in the squad after missing out against QPR...Full Story »

Grayson delighted with Blackpool spirit as they rescue late draw at Accrington

Posted Sunday, September 22, 2019 by PA28 hits

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson praised his side’s never-say-die attitude as Matty Virtue celebrated a 92nd-minute equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Accrington.Virtue rifled the ball home through a crowded penalty area to rescue a point after a Curtis Tilt own goal, diverting a Sam Finley cross into into his own net, had given the Reds a 16th minute lead.Stanley hit the post through Dion Ch...Full Story »

Grayson hails ‘big confidence boost’ from win at Donny

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA21 hits

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson said his faith in his side was rewarded after they ended their winless run with a last-gasp 1-0 victory at Doncaster.Grayson’s team had failed to win any of their previous five matches, culminating in a 3-0 defeat against MK Dons.While he claimed in the build-up he could have switched his entire starting line-up for the trip to Doncaster, he made only two chang...Full Story »

Simon Grayson questions Blackpool professionalism

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019 by PA36 hits

Blackpool manager Simon Grayson questioned his team’s professionalism after his side threw away a two-goal lead to allow Coventry to take all three points in a thrilling 3-2 win.The away side were one up within the first minute. Liam Feeney’s cross from the right found Sullay Kaikai all alone at the far post. His delicate volley looped over Marko Marosi and into the net.Kaikai grabbe...Full Story »

Simon Grayson pleased with Blackpool’s second-half response against Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA35 hits

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson was pleased with his side’s second-half response as they maintained their unbeaten League One start with a 1-1 draw against Portsmouth.Marcus Harness’ first-half goal handed Pompey the advantage but Armand Gnanduillet’s header ensured the spoils were shared at Bloomfield Road.“We got off to a real strong start,” said Grayson.“We li...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Grayson plays down frustration of goalless draw at Rochdale

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA32 hits

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson shrugged off the frustration of being held to a goalless draw at Rochdale and focused instead on the positives from his side’s display.The result saw Ipswich overtake the Seasiders at the top of the table on goal difference.But having dominated large parts of the game, Grayson was consoled by an impressive display with only Rochdale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez st...Full Story »

Grayson praises ‘heart, soul and desire’ of Blackpool comeback

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PA33 hits

Simon Grayson was right to be wary of Gillingham as his Blackpool side recovered a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw and move to the top of Sky Bet League One.The Tangerines boss had cautioned his players about the ‘scrap’ they might face at Priestfield and was proved right as they went 2-0 down following a first-half brace from Alex Jakubiak.But an immediate response in the form o...Full Story »

Grayson admits his Blackpool winners were second best

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2019 by PA35 hits

Blackpool might be sitting pretty with three wins from three Sky Bet League One games but manager Simon Grayson insists his team have many areas to improve.Ryan Edwards’ header and Armand Gnanduillet’s penalty put the Seasiders 2-0 up against Oxford but they were holding on in the second half for their 2-1 success after Josh Ruffels pulled one back just before the break.Blackpool joi...Full Story »

Grayson praises Delfouneso after forward nets twice in win at Southend

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA31 hits

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson heaped praise on Nathan Delfouneso after the striker bagged a brace in a 3-1 win at Southend.The Seasiders were 3-0 ahead inside the opening 37 minutes at Roots Hall as they made it back-to-back wins at the start of the season.And Grayson was pleased with Delfouneso’s role in the victory which saw his team go to the top of the League One table.“I’ve...Full Story »

Grayson warns that Blackpool’s victory over Bristol Rovers is ‘just the start’

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA28 hits

Blackpool enjoyed a dream start to manager Simon Grayson’s second spell in charge and he warned there is a lot more to come after a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers.The Seasiders scored a goal in each half at a packed Bloomfield Road, Jay Spearing from the spot just before the half-hour and Armand Gnanduillet with a diving header at the start of the second half.That was the perfect way to kick ...Full Story »

Boss Simon Grayson enjoys winning return as Blackpool beat Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA21 hits

A bumper crowd of almost 12,000 saw Blackpool cruise to a 2-0 victory against Bristol Rovers.Simon Grayson celebrated a winning start to his second spell as Blackpool boss thanks to a goal in each half from his side.Rovers went close early on at a packed Bloomfield Road, the boycotts of last season now well and truly a thing of the past.The Seasiders’ first goal under the new ownership of ...Full Story »

Grayson strikes late to dent Carlisle play-off push

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA49 hits

Carlisle’s Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes were dealt a big blow as Joe Grayson’s last-minute strike saw them fall to a 1-0 defeat at Grimsby.Charles Vernam created an early chance for the Mariners as he drove at the Carlisle defence, before seeing his deflected shot spin just wide of the post.There were few chances in the first half, though, with Callum O’Hare coming closest...Full Story »

Marc McNulty and David Gray on target as Hibernian see off Motherwell

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA61 hits

Hibernian took a significant step towards securing a Ladbrokes Premiership top-six place after goals from Marc McNulty and David Gray saw off Motherwell 2-0.McNulty notched his seventh goal from as many games by converting a 19th-minute penalty before captain Gray headed in Stevie Mallan’s corner six minutes before the break.The result moves the Leith club five points clear of Saturday&rsq...Full Story »

Andre Gray climbs off bench to send Watford into FA Cup semi-finals

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA67 hits

Andre Gray sent Watford into the semi-finals of the FA Cup after coming off the bench to score the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.They had been heading for extra time when, only three minutes after his introduction, he instead secured their route to Wembley — and their third win of the season via the same scoreline against the same opponents.For the first time s...Full Story »

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