On this day 10 Jan1920 & 1953

Last updated : 08 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 10th January 1920

When Blackpool went into special training for their first round FA Cup tie against Derby County, scheduled for Bloomfield Road on 10 January 1920, they chose Blackpool's Balmoral Hotel on South Promenade as their base. Fourteen players were based at the hotel for the week prior to the game and "healthy pedestrian exercise" was undertaken. A walk from Lytham to Blackpool on Tuesday morning was followed by a walk from Cleveleys to Blackpool on Wednesday afternoon. In between, ball practice at Bloomfield Road was the order of the day. Blackpool initially refused an offer of £600 to move the first round FA Cup tie to the Baseball Ground. Blackpool gambled that they would make more money playing the game at home and it went ahead at Bloomfield Road and was drawn 0-0 in front of a crowd of 11,000. The replay four days later attracted 20,000 and they saw goals from Joe Lane, two, Jack Sibbald and Jack Charles give Blackpool a 4-1 win over their First Division opponents Buoyed by the experience, and the victory, Blackpool returned to the Balmoral prior to the second round tie against Preston North End at Deepdale. Once again there was "a quick walk on the promenade" to ensure "the requisite amount of walking" was done and ball practice again took place at Bloomfield Road. But this time the ploy did not work because a Peter Quinn goal was all Blackpool could offer in reply to Preston's two goals.

Saturday 10th January 1953

Sheffield Wednesday had fallen at the first hurdle in the FA Cup for the previous three years and it was Blackpool's intention to ensure that they were dismissed for a fourth successive season. Over 60,199 packed into Hillsborough but a clinging fog had descended as the weather deteriorated. Matthews opened the scoring for Pool when he lobbed over the defenders and goalkeeper following a Taylor free-kick which had only been half cleared. Sewell headed a rebound off the bar in the 74th minute equalising for Wednesday. With time running out, both teams pressed for the winner and, with only two minutes left on the clock, Brown received the ball out on the right wing, sprinted towards the bye-line and crossed the ball on the run. Perry nodded it down to Ernie Taylor who had his back to goal. Before any Wednesday defender could react, he pivoted round and volleyed the ball into the net to give Blackpool a 2-1 victory.

Blackpool on this day record for 10 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Saturday, 7th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1903 DIV2 Barnsley A L 0-6       Results Table
1914 FAC Gillingham A L 0-1       Results  
1920 FAC DERBY COUNTY H D 0-0       Results  
1925 FAC BARROW H D 0-0       Results  
1931 FAC Hull City A W 2-1       Results  
1948 FAC LEEDS UNITED H W 4-0       Results  
1951 FAC CHARLTON ATHLETIC H W 3-0       Results  
1953 FAC Sheffield Wednesday A W 2-1       Results  
1959 FAC Southampton A W 2-1       Results  
1962 FAC West Bromwich Albion A L 1-2       Results  
1970 DIV2 Watford A W 1-0       Results Table
1976 DIV2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC H W 2-1       Results Table
1981 DIV3 Colchester United A L 2-3       Results Table
1998 LD2 Luton Town A L 0-3       Results Table
2004 LD2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H L 0-1   7,329   Results Table
2006 LGE1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC H W 1-0 Gobern 48 5,977   Results Table

Overall playing record for 10 January: Played 16, Won 8, Drawn 2, Lost 6, Scored 20, Conceded 20


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