Programme Fair: Sunday 12th November 2023

On Sunday 12th November our popular Programme Fair will return and this time we will also have some Ex-Players in attendance. 

Here are a few words from Rob Frowen as he reflects on their former careers:

Graham Oates

Graham began his football career with Blackpool in 1961 and made his league debut in Division 1 at the age of just eighteen in September 1961.

He made a total of one hundred and twenty one appearances for the Seasiders in seven years before moving to Grimsby Town in 1968, scoring twenty six goals from midfield. Always popular with the Blackpool faithful, Graham played most of his games for the ‘Pool in football’s top division and was renowned for his explosive shooting power.

Tony Green

Little more can probably be said about Tony than what has been said already. He is widely regarded by ‘Pool fans as one the club’s finest ever players. Born in 1946 he was signed by manager Stan Mortensen in 1967 from Albion Rovers and was later capped by Scotland six times before his career ended prematurely due to a serious injury whilst playing for Newcastle United.

Tony played one hundred and twenty three games for the Seasiders between 1967 and 1971 scoring thirteen goals which included several stunning and memorable strikes. But it was Tony’s all round game, his sparkling skills, his speed and powerful shooting ability for which he will mainly be remembered.

Tony was also an important member of Blackpool’s triumphant 1971 Anglo Italian Cup team.

Mike Davies

Stretford born Mike, affectionately known as ‘Ginger’ or ‘Ginge’, played for Blackpool between the years 1984 and 1995 and racked up an impressive three hundred and ten appearances for the Seasiders, his only professional club — and scored sixteen goals in the process.

He turned out in several positions for Blackpool – starting out as a right winger but was probably mainly known for playing at right back.

Ever popular, Mike was voted by ‘Pool fans as one of the top five ‘Blackpool heroes’ of the 1980s.


More information about the event:

Rob Frowen is organising another Football Programme and Memorabilia fair in support of Blackpool FC Community Trust. 

There will be a Football Programme and Memorabilia Fair held at Bloomfield Road on behalf of Blackpool Football Club Community Trust. All the money raised will be donated to this charity who do great things for the local community.

The Fair will take place at the Community Trust’s Education and Community Centre which is situated at the North end of the football stadium – close to the statue of the legendary Blackpool star Stanley Mortensen.

The event is now in its sixth year and it has grown in popularity each time it’s been held. There will be up to a dozen stallholders attending who will be travelling from all four corners of the country. Anything and everything football-related will be available for sale which will include match tickets, match worn and signed shirts, sticker albums and all kinds of trade cards, pennants, medals, scarves, autographs and, of course, the classic collectors’ favourite, football programmes.

And why not dig out some of your old unwanted memorabilia and bring them along for a no-obligation and free quote as to their value. You may be unwittingly sitting on a small fortune. And even if you feel you don’t wish to part with your prized collection why not pop along with them anyway and discover their current market value. You may well be pleasantly surprised!

The doors open at 10am and the Fair will run until 2pm. Admission is £1 for adults with children admitted free.

Light refreshments will be made available on the day too – please come along and join the fun! If you require any more information please contact the Blackpool  FC Community Trust team on 01253 348691 or the Fair organiser, Rob Frowen, on 07896 287588