Goals from Charlie Adam (pictured), Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Brett Ormerod gave Blackpool a 3-2 lead at half-time over Cardiff City, a lead they wold not relinquish in a thrilling Championship playoff final today at Wembley. Michael Chopra and Joe Ledley scored for Cardiff in the super-charged first half, but it was not enough push the first ever Welsh club into the Premier League. Instead, the Seasiders will become the latest of the completely unlikely promoted clubs, joining Hull City and Burnley in recent years. Blackpool have not been in the top flight for forty years and in a traditional promotion scheme, would not have been close to the Premiership after their sixth-place finish in the Championship. But thanks to the play-off, the system that will surely come into further question after this result, the Seasiders are back in the top flight alongside the heavyweights of world football. The victory today is also a victory for sound financial management at the expense of the nearly insolvent Bluebirds. Surely Blackpool will struggle to survive in 2010/11, but their insistence on financial stability should be lauded.