Blackpool interim player/manager Barry Ferguson admitted his players let themselves down during the 4-0 defeat Watford

Picture: Dave Peters

Picture: Dave Peters

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Blackpool interim player/manager Barry Ferguson admitted Watford deserved their 4-0 victory and said his players let themselves down.

The Hornets were by far the better team at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney and Mathias Ranegie each scored twice as Beppe Sannino’s side eased past the Seasiders.

It is now 17 games without a victory for Blackpool who looked bereft of confidence throughout. While Ferguson didn’t attend his post-match conference, he did to speak to the local Blackpool media.

He admitted the Tangerines were “simply not good enough” and questioned his ability to lead the side out of their relegation battle.

“We got beaten by a better team,” he said. “What's been said in the dressing room will stay inside those four walls but you can pretty much guess what has been said. The players have let themselves down.

“There are five contracted players for next season here. The rest are out of contract. If they want to get themselves a club they certainly haven't done themselves any justice today.”

He continued: “As long as I've been here I've given everything I've got. The vast majority didn't do that today, but if I can't motivate a team then I've got a major problem as well.

“I need to look myself in the mirror and say 'can I really do this job?' People tell me I can, but you need to ask them (the players) that.”

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9:54pm Sat 1 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

Other than their No.12 and possibly the keeper the rest of that Blackpool team looked as though they were still sitting beside the seaside, by far the worst in terms of effort and threat from an opposition team at the Vic this season.
Other than their No.12 and possibly the keeper the rest of that Blackpool team looked as though they were still sitting beside the seaside, by far the worst in terms of effort and threat from an opposition team at the Vic this season. D.unstable
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8:37am Mon 3 Mar 14

JonBoy says...

What a contrast to the game at Bloomfield Road last August. Although we passed them off the pitch first half that day they were full of fight and had Tom Ince to come off the bench and win it for them.

On Saturday they looked gutless and got what they deserved. If only we had Beppe for home games and Zola for the away games
What a contrast to the game at Bloomfield Road last August. Although we passed them off the pitch first half that day they were full of fight and had Tom Ince to come off the bench and win it for them. On Saturday they looked gutless and got what they deserved. If only we had Beppe for home games and Zola for the away games JonBoy
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