Tangerines unsure on vuvuzelas

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Blackpool have dismissed suggestions they might welcome vuvuzelas at Bloomfield Road in the hope of intimidating opponents during their Barclays Premier League debut season.

The controversial plastic trumpets have been banned by Tottenham and Arsenal as well as by a number of Football League clubs. Blackpool say they have not even considered the matter as they have other priorities - not least player recruitment and construction of a new stand - before the season begins on August 14.

A club spokesman said: "We haven't really given any full consideration to vuvuzelas at the moment."

He added: "We've had plenty of other things occupying the mind with a debut season in the Barclays Premier League to prepare for.

"Any decision will be taken in due course and in consultation with relevant supporter groups."

A statement added that the club's previous assertion they are keen to ensure the atmosphere is better than ever "does not necessarily mean that vuvuzelas will be permitted".

The Bloomfield Road stadium currently has just three sides. The club are hastily trying to build a new East Stand to take the capacity to 16,900 but their opening game against Wigan has been switched to the DW Stadium to buy them more time.

Manager Ian Holloway is also desperate to bolster a threadbare squad but is yet to make any additions.

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