On this day 16 Jan 1993 & 2001

Last updated : 17 January 2012 By INOIT

SHITTU 454466aSaturday 16th January 1993

Rotherham United were the opponents at Bloomfield Road for the ‘Buy A Player’ match which attracted a crowd of 6,144 and provided cash to pay for the signing of Andy Watson. Second half goals from Dave Bamber and Phil Horner clinched a 2-0 win amid a marvellous atmosphere. Watson subsequently signed for Blackpool from Carlisle United for a fee of £55,000 in February 1993. [Peter - The rest relates to other days.] He scored his first League goal for Blackpool in the 60th minute against Preston North End on 27 February 1993 and he added a second in the 75th minute as the game was drawn 3-3. Appearing in 115 League games, scoring 43 goals while at Blackpool Watson was transferred to Walsall for a fee of £60,000 in September 1996.

Tuesday 16th January 2001

Charlton defender Danny Shittu completed his loan signing with the Seasiders and went straight into the squad for the match against Lincoln. On obtaining Shittu's signature manager Steve McMahon said "I'm delighted that Danny has agreed to join us, he has come in at an important time for us, I have had him watched a number of times this season and all the reports have been very favourable, he is highly rated at Charlton." Shittu himself said "I am happy to be joining Blackpool at this time as they are in a great run of form and the move gives me an opportunity to play first team football and to show what I am capable of."

Blackpool on this day record for 16 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Monday, 16th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1892 FAC SHEFFIELD UNITED H L 0-3       Results  
1897 DIV2 Newcastle United A L 1-4       Results Table
1904 DIV2 LINCOLN CITY H W 2-1       Results Table
1909 FAC HASTINGS UNITED H W 2-0       Results  
1913 FAC Tottenham Hotspur A L 1-6       Results  
1926 DIV2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H W 3-0       Results Table
1932 DIV1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H L 1-2       Results Table
1937 FAC Luton Town A D 3-3       Results  
1954 DIV1 Huddersfield Town A D 0-0       Results Table
1960 DIV1 Nottingham Forest A D 0-0       Results Table
1965 DIV1 Aston Villa A L 2-3       Results Table
1971 DIV1 MANCHESTER CITY H D 3-3       Results Table
1988 DIV3 BRENTFORD H L 0-1       Results Table
1990 ASSM CHESTER CITY H L 0-1   1,433   Results  
1993 LD2 ROTHERHAM UNITED H W 2-0       Results Table
1999 LD2 Oldham Athletic A L 0-3       Results Table
2001 LD3 Hull City A W 1-0 Murphy 72 4,450   Results Table
2010 CHMP QUEENS PARK RANGERS H D 2-2 Adam 9; Taylor-Fletcher 77 7,600 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 16 January: Played 18, Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 8, Scored 23, Conceded 32


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