The KC Stadium hosts the first game of the 2011/12 season tonight as gobby conspiracy theorist Ian Holloway brings his freshly relegated Blackpool side to face City. Before that though, let’s look at a previous encounter between the Tigers and Seasiders.
The two clubs have met 92 times in the League, with City emerging victorious 37 times. One such instance was in November 1992, when both clubs were in the third tier, Division Two as it was then. City had lost their last 6 home games at Boothferry Park, but, resplendent (ahem) in their tiger stripe shirts, they took an ostensibly commanding 3-0 lead courtesy of goals from Graeme Atkinson, Dean Windass and Martin Carruthers (who scored with a fabulous diving header).
Then came Blackpool’s fightback, with David Eyres and Bill Warner making the score respectable, but City held on for their first win in 13 games. Blackpool exacted some measure of revenge the following March though, thrashing us 5-1 at Bloomfield Road.