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Lord Nelson's curse (1996)
Sam Allardyce, then the Blackpool manager, had a very ingenious excuse when his team missed out on Premiership promotion after letting a two-goal lead slip in the playoffs at home to Bradford.
He merely blamed it on the ghosts of the past.
The Blackpool boardroom, he said, was haunted by the ghost of Lord Nelson because its oak panelling was salvaged from his flagship!
In 1897, the Foundroyant was blown onto Blackpool sands during a violent storm. Almost a century on, the effects were felt.
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