Blackpool boss Paul Ince has blamed the fixture computer and poor refereeing on his side's wave of red cards they have incurred during the past week. The Tangerines have had a torrid week, seeing five of their players dismissed across two matches, with three coming during last Tuesday's match at Huish Park, whilst they lost two more players to red cards during their 5-1 defeat against Derby County on Saturday lunchtime.
The Lancashire side surprisingly made the decision to take the long midweek trip down to South Somerset as a day trip, avoiding the costs of an overnight stop - with Ince referring to it as a crap journey after the game. With all three of his players red-carded during the 90th minute, Ince still insists that his team should have won the game, and has blamed tired legs on the final outcome of the match:
"If we look at Yeovil, we were the better team. We had enough chances to win two games. The three sendings off compounded it. It is not a lack of professionalism, it is because they are tired. Other teams don't have fixtures away at Bournemouth and then Millwall (in September), then have to go away to Yeovil on Tuesday morning and play Saturday morning (against Derby County). We haven't got a squad to do that. So people do get tired, people do lose concentration, and people do make stupid decisions, and that's because they're tired. I don't think it's a lack of professionalism. It's because they're tired, and it might be frustration."
Blackpool have had eight red cards so far during the 2013-14 season, with Ince himself also having recently served a five match stadium ban for physical and verbal abuse he dished out towards a Fourth Official during their September trip to Bournemouth which included him throwing a bottle which hit a spectator. Despite that, he insists that his side's poor discipline is down to the quality of officials taking charge of his side's games, claiming that his side should be getting more Premier League referees taking charge:
"I think the reason behind it is that we get poor officials officiating our games. We never get a Premier League referee come down and referee Blackpool, while other teams do. You want a bit of help - you want people to help you by making the right decisions. They feel aggrieved that referees are making poor decisions, and that isn't right."
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