On this day 15 Jan 1955, 2000 & 2004

Last updated : 15 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 15th January 1955

Centre forward Ken Smith made his league debut for Blackpool in a 2-0 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers on 15 January 1955 but, because of the presence of Stan Mortensen and Jackie Mudie, he did not return to league action for more than two years. But when he did return he did so with a bang as he scored a hat-trick in Blackpool's 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on 3 April 1957. He also scored in the following game, a 2-1 defeat by Newcastle United but then played only two further games that season, and those at half-back. He made one more appearance at centre forward before he was transferred to Shrewsbury Town on 11 October 1957 for a fee of £3,000.

Saturday 15th January 2000

On his home League debut Gary Aablett opened the scoring in a 3-3 draw with Luton Town on 15 January 2000. It was his first goal for three years and goalkeeper Tony Caig commented after the game "Gary Ablett and Kevin Richardson have come in and given us that bit extra experience and that's what we are going to need in the last 20 games."

22497aThursday 15th January 2004

A Blackpool press conference setup by chairman Karl Oyston to announce Steve McMahon's resignation was sensationally interrupted when Macca returned to withdraw his notice for 'personal reasons'  McMahon  later stated "The chairman wasn't as ambitious as I am, I asked for funds to improve the team and the response I got was no, which didn't satisfy me. I've withdrawn (the resignation) for personal reasons as I was under the impression the chairman had accepted my resignation, but fifteen minutes before the press conference I was aware that there were a number of conditions that were attached to the acceptance of the resignation. I wasn't prepared to go through with a resignation that included conditions that I knew nothing about, and hence I withdrew my resignation. I will now continue to manage the club to the best of my abilities under the circumstances".

Blackpool on this day record for 15 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Saturday, 14th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1898 DIV2 Newton Heath A L 0-4       Results Table
1910 FAC BARNSLEY H D 1-1       Results  
1921 DIV2 Nottingham Forest A L 1-3       Results Table
1927 DIV2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H D 2-2       Results Table
1938 DIV1 Everton A L 1-3       Results Table
1949 DIV1 SUNDERLAND H D 3-3       Results Table
1955 DIV1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H L 0-2       Results Table
1966 DIV1 EVERTON H W 2-0       Results Table
1970 FAC ARSENAL H W 3-2       Results  
1972 FAC CHELSEA H L 0-1       Results  
1977 DIV2 Oldham Athletic A L 0-1       Results Table
1983 DIV4 MANSFIELD TOWN H W 2-1       Results Table
1994 LD2 Port Vale A L 0-2       Results Table
2000 LD2 LUTON TOWN H D 3-3       Results Table
2005 LGE1 Swindon Town A D 2-2 Parker 18; Clarke 90 5,526   Results Table
2011 PREM West Bromwich Albion A L 2-3 Vaughan 11; Taylor-Fletcher 80 25,316 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 15 January: Played 16, Won 3, Drawn 5, Lost 8, Scored 22, Conceded 33


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