Former Pool midfielder Chris Basham has spoken to the Blackpool Gazette about the demise of his former club and how he wished someone would ‘sort it out’.
Basham first signed for Pool under Ian Holloway in the Premier League from Bolton for £1m pounds and impressed in his three seasons at the Seasiders. He became a regular under Paul Ince and Barry Ferguson but opted against staying at Pool, instead choosing to move to Sheffield United, playing in his sides 2-0 victory over Blackpool this weekend.
Speaking to the Gazette, he said: “I always look out for Blackpool`s results as it`s a club close to my heart, when you see the sort of problems they`ve had lately you just want someone to grab hold of the club and sort it all out. If anything for the fans` sake. I wish Blackpool all the best, it`s a great club which deserves stability.”
Talking about his time at Blackpool, he said: “After the defeat to West Ham in the play-off final we lost key players and the cracks began to show. Players weren`t offered new contracts at levels they thought they deserved and you could see what was coming really. It was heartbreaking to leave but we could see what was going to happen. You could just see everything falling apart around us.” adding: “In my last twelve months we still had spirit and the manager managed to keep us up, but everyone sensed we`d just put off an inevitable relegation. It proved to be the case last season. The problems are still there this season, although there`s a whole new group of players. All the rotation and changes can`t help anyone.”