A manic deadline day and an awful winless run mean many of us Pool fans haven`t truly had a chance to evaluate Barry Ferguson in the manager role. It`s time to take a good look at just how much success Ferguson could have in the managerial role.
In my opinion, from what I`ve seen so far, he looks a much more positive and attacking tactician than the man he replaced. If the Seasiders are to try and turn this run around and make a good go of staying in the division, positivity is certainly what`s needed.
Ferguson`s results as manager haven`t been great so far, 2 losses and a draw would hardly have been the start he was hoping for as temporary manager.
Though, it would certainly be unfair to judge him on these 3 games.
Taking over a squad which had little confidence and was on an extended winless run can in no way be considered an easy job. The main priority now, for Ferguson, is to motivate the players and get them playing confidently again. If this is done, then Blackpool have the potential to survive comfortably in a mid-table position.
The new signings will surely boost the squad. These are players who Ferguson himself wanted to bring in, whether they will prove their worth or not is yet to be seen.
A few new fresh faces are certainly what was needed at the club, with the likes of Haroun, Perkins, Goodwillie etc. having the potential to drag Pool out of the slump they are in.
It is also fantastic to see Dobbie and Grandin back; these are two very good players who have served the Tangerines well in the past.
Now the transfer window is out of the way and Pool have a set squad, they can hopefully move on from this awful run. The players all need come together and we, the fans, need to get behind them as much as we can. Barry needs to be named as manager, having him in a definite managerial post would certainly settle the squad. Forest and Ipswich will not be easy games, but winning one of them would be a HUGE victory.