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Programme Preview: Barnsley

18 September 2015

Programme Tribute For Jimmy Armfield

The cover of the official matchday programme for Saturday’s game with Barnsley is used as a tribute to Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield, who celebrates his 80th birthday on Monday.

The club’s all-time highest appearance maker is also acknowledged inside, with a look at some of his achievements, both on and off the pitch.

As for the current squad, John Herron is the main interview inside, with the former Celtic man discussing his massive summer decision to move below the border to Blackpool.

“Your head and your heart can tell you two different things, but it was a case of me listening to my head. I think this was the right place to come and showcase my talents,” he said inside.

Along with Herron, Henry Cameron also discusses football away from England, but in his case on the international stage with New Zealand, which is on the horizon for the winger.

Inside, Cameron said: “It was brilliant to get the call-up and hopefully I’ll be able to represent them in the future. With me playing in the Blackpool first-team it feels like the right time to progress my career.”  

Elsewhere, Brad Potts goes under the spotlight and Tom Aldred provides the Players’ Column.

Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane gives the away perspective, providing his take on Barnsley’s form, and in particular last week’s handsome victory over Swindon Town.

Experienced defender Emmerson Boyce is the feature for this week’s Pool Polaroids, taking readers through the top six moments of his career. 

As usual there is the usual sections for Young Seasiders and Neil McDonald provides his pre-match notes. 

Designed by O Publishing and priced at £3, Up The Pool is now available from around Bloomfield Road.

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