On this Day 13 Jan 1917, 1973 & 2004

Last updated : 12 January 2012 By INOIT

pic_03Saturday 13th January 1917

A fire in the West Stand at Bloomfield Road caused probably by the heating system in the dressing room badly damaged the only structure of note. When the firemen arrived the stand was a blazing inferno with a northerly wind causing the fire to completely destroy the entire southern end including both the original secretary’s office, the club’s boardroom including club records, many silver cups and a fine collection of historical photographs that adorned the office, prompting a rebuilding programme that would eventually result in the ground being constructed on the lines familiar with fans for the rest of the century.

Saturday 13th January 1973

Alan Suddick became the first player to score a penalty in the three major domestic competitions, League, F.A.Cup and League Cup, when he scored from the spot in the 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat away at Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground. 

Tuesday 13th January 2004

Revised planning permission for a South Stand to include a fourth storey at Bloomfield Road was passed by Blackpool Council. “It means the stand will be about one metre higher than the North and West sides," said director Peter Whitehead. "There are still some other loose ends to be tied up but we are continuing to get closer to a position where we can begin construction."

Blackpool on this day record for 13 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Wednesday, 11th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1906 FAC CRYSTAL PALACE H D 1-1       Results  
1912 FAC Crewe Alexandra A D 1-1       Results  
1923 FAC Derby County A L 0-2       Results  
1932 FAC Newcastle United A L 0-1       Results  
1934 FAC Cheltenham Town A W 3-1       Results  
1951 DIV1 Wolverhampton Wanderers A D 1-1       Results Table
1954 FAC Luton Town A D 0-0       Results  
after extra time, 90 minutes 0-0
1962 DIV1 Manchester United A W 1-0       Results Table
1968 DIV2 Middlesbrough A D 0-0       Results Table
1973 FAC Bradford City A L 1-2       Results  
1982 DIV4 TRANMERE ROVERS H L 1-2       Results Table
1990 DIV3 NOTTS. COUNTY H D 0-0       Results Table
1996 LD2 Wrexham A D 1-1       Results Table
2001 LD3 TORQUAY UNITED H W 5-0 Ormerod 13; Simpson 37 (pen); Reid 50;
Clarkson 80
3,549   Results Table
2007 LGE1 PORT VALE H W 2-1 Morrell 72; Fox 76 6,661 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 13 January: Played 15, Won 4, Drawn 7, Lost 4, Scored 17, Conceded 13


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