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Posting On Behalf Of A Blackpool Supporting Friend Of Mine

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New poster here in peace.

 

A friend of mine, who is a long-suffering Blackpool FC supporter, noticed recently that Ashford Town and Blackpool have quite a few things in common:

 

The Tangerine colours worn by Blackpool have been used by Ashford Town over the years, and I believe that the original club (Ashford Albion) was founded by Blackpool FC fans?

 

As 2018 will mark the 60th anniversary of Ashford Town as a football club, would a visit from a Blackpool XI be of interest?

 

If it would, the person you'd need to contact at the club is Steve Edwards - he has recently become Club Secretary following the resignation of Rod Dyer.   His email is secretary@blackpoolfc.co.uk or on 01253 401953 (ask for Steve Edwards).

 

Best wishes!

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Interesting! There are two 'legends' as to why we wore tangerine shirts in the first place - our chairman at the time was a Blackpool fan, and the club could only afford one set of kit and chose tangerine shirts as they didn't clash with any other team in our division!

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