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McPhillips: Major Day In Club's History

Manager Reflects On 2-2 Draw In Front Of 15,000 Fans

9 March 2019

Terry McPhillips reflected on ‘a major day’ in the history of the club, as Blackpool fought back for a dramatic, late point against Southend United in front of 15,000 home fans.

Many supporters returned to the ground for the first time in at least four years for the fixture and saw the side fight back on two occasions to draw 2-2, with the second equaliser coming in the 96th minute.

“It was probably hard to write how it was going to finish. These lads we’ve got in our dressing room never say die.

“I thought the crowd was magnificent and I thought the players gave back to the crowd. It was an exciting end and reminiscent of Bradford (earlier this season), where we came back and won 3-2, but this time there were loads of fans in here.

“It’s a major day in the history of Blackpool Football Club, the fans coming back to Bloomfield Road and enjoying themselves. Lots told me the result didn’t matter as long as the lads put a good show on, but they did that and got the equaliser at the end.”

Meanwhile, while being interviewed post-match, the manager revealed that assistant Gary Brabin has now left his role at the club due to personal reasons.

“I tried to persuade him to stay, but for his own personal reasons he wanted to leave.

“Gary’s a good friend as well as a good work colleague and he’s done great for us. We wish him all the best, he added.

 


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