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March 29, 2011
Posted by Dom Raynor on 03/29/2011

Soccernet's Correspondents pages have provided opinionated football fans with the chance to publish articles to a massive global audience since the year 2000 and although that tradition continues unabated our Soccernet FC section continues to evolve.

During the 2010/11 season we are expanding our exisiting fan-driven coverage of the Premier League to include some of Europe's biggest clubs and we are looking to recruit enthusiastic new talent to help fill all our pages with fresh ideas.

Soccernet is always interested in hearing from energetic writers and we are looking for motivated people to boost the ranks of our team of Correspondents.

If you have an obsession for your club and want to share your passion and knowledge with million's of readers on your very own page on Soccernet then apply to be a Correspondent on the world's site for the world game.

Available now:

• Click here to apply for Blackpool

• Click here to apply for Bolton

As part of Soccernet FC you will have your work published online on one of the world's leading football websites and gain experience in the field of football journalism - with a written reference available on request.

You must be able to write in English, to a good level, and convey your ideas and arguments in a cohesive way to fans from all over the globe.

So, if you want to volunteer to represent your club, or just make a name for yourself, click on the relevent link above and tell us what makes you a prime candidate for Soccernet FC - include your writing experience and methods used to gather information - and send us a 250-word (maximum, please) sample of your writing. It could be a match report, or, if your team aren't playing, a news story or opinion piece based on the latest news or your fantasy scoop.

As a Correspondent you will be required to tell Soccernet's readers what you made of each result, plus club rumours as well as keeping us up to date with team news, speculation and looking ahead to forthcoming fixtures.

These positions are unpaid, but the Correspondents pages provide all you zealots with the opportunity to write about your club's journey through the season. Our readers can follow your rollercoaster ride of emotions through post-match euphoria and dejection, then debate all the bias that comes with football.

January 17, 2011
Posted by Rik English on 01/17/2011

After a successful December, the new year has brought ups and downs for Tangerine fans so far.

The highlight no doubt being another 2-1 win over Liverpool securing a memorable double over the the most decorated team in English football.

Ongoing speculation over Charlie Adam's future cannot be helping at the moment and Peter Odemwingie's last gasp winner at the weekend was the low point of 2011 so far.

December 1, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 12/01/2010

Ian Holloway has called for the Premier League to take into consideration bringing in a winter break.

Around Christmas and New Year football is played on Boxing Day and New Years Day, leaving players little time to train and prepare in the correct way for the fixtures, and little time to celebrate with their own families.

Blackpool host Liverpool on Boxing Day then travel to Eastlands to face Manchester City on New Years Day, two of six Premier League fixtures for the Seasiders over the festive period.

October 27, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 10/27/2010

Successive Premier League defeats to Manchester City and Birmingham leaves Blackpool 14th in the table, just one point better off than 18th placed Liverpool.

Since returning from the International break, Ian Holloway's side have suffered defeats to the men in blue.

A gallant effort at Bloomfield Road against big spenders Manchester City ended in a 3-2 defeat after super sub Marlon Harewood netted late goals.

The following week, individual errors cost the Seasiders any chance of picking up points at St. Andrews against a Birmingham side only to have been beaten once at home in the past two seasons.

October 4, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 10/04/2010

First half strikes from Charlie Adam and Luke Varney were enough to hand Blackpool a fairytale away day victory against north west rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Blackpool played the home side off the park in the opening 20 minutes and were soon after awarded a penalty which Adam calmly squeezed into Pepe Reina's net.

Varney added a second on the stroke of half-time to give Pool a real chance of walking away with all three points.

Sotirios Kyrgiakos pulled one back for the home side but the Seasiders held on to record their third away win from five away Premier League fixtures.

September 19, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 09/19/2010

A brace from Florent Malouda along with goals from Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a comprehensive four nil win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea took the lead in the second minute and were four goals ahead at half time.

In the second half Blackpool restored some pride by holding the champions and fashioned a couple of chances of their own but failed to head back to the north west with a consolation goal.

September 13, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 09/13/2010

Deadline day signing DJ Campbell had Tangerine fans dancing on the terraces again when his injury time strike secured a 2-0 victory at St. James' Park.

The fairytale continues for Blackpool who have now accumulated seven points from their opening four Premier League fixtures, putting them in fourth position just one point behind Manchester United.

Newcastle blog: Holloway hands Toon reality check

Last season's corresponding fixture in the Championship saw Newcastle run out 4-1 winners, but goalkeeping heroics from Matt Gilks and clinical finishing helped the Tangerines to another three points.

September 2, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 09/02/2010

Blackpool's first home game in the Premier League ended in an entertaining 2 - 2 draw against Mark Hughes' Fulham side.

The London club took a one goal lead into half time thanks to Bobby Zamora's headed goal. Blackpool fought back in the second half to first draw level then take the lead shortly after through debutant Luke Varney.

Dickson Etuhu equalised late on to give Fulham a point to take back to West London.

August 22, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 08/22/2010

Blackpool came back down to earth with an almighty thump as Theo Walcott and his Arsenal team mates gunned down the Seasiders 6-0 at the Emirates on Saturday.

The turning point came half an hour into the game when referee Michael Jones gave last man Ian Evatt his marching orders for a foul on Marouane Chamakh, subsequently awarding Arsenal a penalty kick.

Andrey Arshavin stepped up to slot home the spot kick to give Arsenal a two goal advantage leaving Blackpool to play an hour of football away to Arsenal with only 10 men.

The game as a contest was effectively over and Arsenal could have ended up with double figures.

August 21, 2010
Posted by Rik English on 08/21/2010

Following a perfect start to the season on the pitch, there has been lots of activity off the pitch in the week leading up to Blackpool's tough test at the Emirates this Saturday.

The Seasiders snapped up another key player this week, signing Israeli international defender Dekel Keinan. The former Maccabi Haifa player has signed a one year deal with the option of a second year. The 25 year old is Holloway's seventh signing of the season and goes into contention for selection against Arsenal.