On this day 11 Jan 1908 & 1936

Last updated : 11 January 2012 By INOIT

Margate.JPGSaturday 11th January 1908

Blackpool’s hopes of an FA Cup run were cruelly dashed in December 1907 when the draw for the first round paired them with Manchester United, at the time nicknamed ‘the team of talent’. United were top of the First Division with 14 wins and two defeats in their 16 games and with 50 goals scored and only 21 conceded; Second Division Blackpool meanwhile had only won two and drawn five of their 15 games with 23 goals scored and 30 conceded. One Manchester writer assessed the tie with “It would be a case of David slaying Goliath were Blackpool to beat Manchester United at Bank Street, where the present League leaders have not so much as forfeited a point.” And there was no giant killing act by Blackpool who lost 3-1 on 11 January 1908 with ‘Alty’ Grundy scoring the consolation goal.

Saturday 11th January 1936

Television, or cine, cameras are nothing new to Bloomfield Road for on 11 January 1936 a member of the Tower Company staff filmed Blackpool’s 3-1 FA Cup tie win against Margate at Bloomfield Road for later showing at the Winter Gardens and Grand Theatre. Club Captain Phil Watson was presented with a giant stick of rock in Blackpool colours at one end and Margate colours at the other which had been made by local firm Waller & Hartley before the tie between the two sides. It is very likely that Blackpool’s victory on that January day of 1936 was the first captured on film from the ground.

Blackpool on this day record for 11 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Tuesday, 10th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1902 DIV2 BURTON UNITED H W 1-0       Results Table
1908 FAC Manchester United A L 1-3       Results  
1913 FAC Tottenham Hotspur A D 1-1       Results  
1930 FAC STOCKPORT COUNTY H W 2-1       Results  
1936 FAC MARGATE H W 3-1       Results  
1947 FAC Sheffield Wednesday A L 1-4       Results  
1956 FAC Manchester City A L 1-2       Results  
1958 DIV1 Arsenal A W 3-2       Results Table
1964 DIV1 Aston Villa A L 1-3       Results Table
1965 FAC Stoke City A L 1-4       Results  
1969 DIV2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC H L 2-3       Results Table
1975 DIV2 Notts. County A D 0-0       Results Table
1986 DIV3 Swansea City A L 0-2       Results Table
1992 DIV4 BURNLEY H W 5-2   8,007   Results Table
2000 ASSM Mansfield Town A W 1-0   1,844   Results  

Overall playing record for 11 January: Played 15, Won 6, Drawn 2, Lost 7, Scored 23, Conceded 28


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