‘He’s lost the plot,’ ‘Clueless’ – These Blackpool fans are not happy with Simon Grayson after a disappointing night at League One strugglers Bolton

Simon Grayson (2018); BradfordCityFC

Blackpool and Bolton played out a dull 0-0 draw last night in front of the Sky cameras in a poor advert for League One football at the University of Bolton Stadium.

It left Bolton, currently seventeen points from safety, still looking for their first win of the season although they proved to be more than a match for high-flying Blackpool.

Keith Hill’s men have not won a game since the end of March, but they looked the side most likely to break the deadlock, even after losing their skipper Liam Bridcutt to injury after half an hour, forcing the Seasiders keeper Jak Alnwick into excellent saves from Daryl Murphy and an Ali Crawford free-kick.


A win would have moved Simon Grayson’s men up to third, but they looked uninspired and lacklustre for much of the game, with the absence of midfielder Jordan Thompson, away on international duty with Northern Ireland, keenly felt.

Blackpool fans travelled in good numbers, with 2164 making the trip to their local rivals but many were left bitterly disappointed by the performance against the divisions whipping boys, and plenty soon took to social media to vent their frustrations.

Some fans directed much of their anger at the performance towards manager Simon Grayson who came in for criticism for his perceived negative tactics against a side many Seasiders felt they should have beaten comfortably.

Blackpool have had an impressive start to the season, but Grayson was not popular last night, as the following selection of responses to the result on Twitter illustrate.



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