IF there was a template of how not to run a Championship club, Blackpool owner Karl Oyston would probably come close to fitting it. Starting pre-season with just eight contracted players, cobbling together a cut-price side that sits at the bottom of the table despite being in the Premier League as recently as 2011, touting around for a new boss when his current manager, Jose Riga, was still in position. And that’s just the last three months.
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A senior police officer who asked for exit gates to be opened at the fateful 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough will give evidence today at the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters.