With Blackpool facing their second successive relegation, moves are underway to try to bring the Oyston family and the fans together.
But some are looking hundreds of miles away to the east, and the club's president Valeri Belokon, who helped take them into the Premier League just six years ago. He rarely gives interviews, but spoke to our correspondent Ashley Derricott who travelled to Riga in Latvia:
It's one of the biggest football derbies never to be played.
That is until this weekend.
On Saturday afternoon neighbours Blackpool and Fleetwood Town will face each other in a league game for the very first time.
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It's emerged that Blackpool FC's president Valeri Belokon is suing the club's owners.
Mr Belokon has confirmed he's filed a High Court claim against Owen and Karl Oyston.
“Valeri Belokon confirms that yesterday his company VB Football Assets (a shareholder in Blackpool Football Club (BFC)) issued a claim for unfair prejudice in the London High Court against Messrs Owen Oyston and Karl Oyston and their company Segesta Limited.
"Mr Belokon also confirms that VB Football Assets has issued related proceedings against Segesta Limited concerning an investment it made in July 2008."
The club said nobody was available for comment.
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Blackpool striker Nile Ranger has returned to train with his club, after eight months being absent without leave.
His return was reported by the Blackpool Gazette's football writer Will Watt on Twitter.
After eight months AWOL, Nile Ranger has finally reported back for training at Blackpool this morning.
A clause was activated in Ranger's contract earlier this year, much to the player's surprise as he revealed on Instagram.
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It's been a football club often in the headlines over recent months and today there was a new twist in the story of Blackpool FC.
The Supporters Trust have made a £23 million offer to buy it from the owners, the Oyston family.
The Trust describes the bid as serious and substantive, although there's been no response from the club itself.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
The Blackpool Supporters' Trust has made a bid to take over the club. The bid is worth £23 million and includes clearing club debts and paying off loans. It also includes a payment to the club owners, the Oyston family. The bid was formally presented to the club at 10:30 this morning.
Blackpool fans will make a move to buy the football club today. They're unhappy at the way the club is currently being run by the Oyston family.
It's been a turbulent few months for the relegated club, the manager Lee Clarke quit after they went down to League One. The fans have protested a number of times and even invaded the pitch on the final game of the season to show their disdain for the owners.
Last month Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston was banned from all football activity for six weeks and fined £40,000 for sending abusive texts to a fan.
Today the Blackpool Supporters' Trust will deliver a bid to the club and hold a press conference later this morning.