On this day 17 Jan 1983 & 2000

Last updated : 17 January 2012 By INOIT

leaguehqMonday 17th January 1983

The Football League announced that Blackpool were to be deducted two points for fielding an ineligible player. John Butler had played three games two in the league and one League Cup tie without his registration having been confirmed. Blackpool explained that they had signed him on September 8 and immediately sent off his registration forms to the Football League, who were then based in Lytham St Annes. Blackpool chose not appeal as there were stiffer options available to the committee. The points deduction saw Pool slip two places before ultimately finishing 21st  and needing to apply for re-election, had they not been docked two points they would have finished safely in 18th place.

Monday 17th January 2000

Blackpool Football Club aannounced that the 'Break The Gate' promotion for Saturday's fixture against Luton Town netted £12,000. Chairman Karl Oyston pledged that funds generated from home supporters in excess of the hardcore 3500 will be made available to the new manager, Steve McMahon, for team strengthening Oyston commented "Blackpool Football Club are delighted with the attendance at Saturday's game, and due to the success of this scheme and the brilliant atmosphere it created, we will be running "Break The Gate" for the fixture on 29th January 2000 against Brentford.  I look forward to seeing another big attendance for this game".

Blackpool on this day record for 17 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
1903 DIV2 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY H W 4-0       Results Table
1906 FAC Crystal Palace A D 1-1       Results  
1914 DIV2 Bury A L 0-1       Results Table
1920 DIV2 West Ham United A L 0-1       Results Table
1925 DIV2 Portsmouth A D 1-1       Results Table
1931 DIV1 Middlesbrough A L 1-5       Results Table
1948 DIV1 Wolverhampton Wanderers A D 1-1       Results Table
1953 DIV1 ASTON VILLA H D 1-1       Results Table
1970 DIV2 MIDDLESBROUGH H D 1-1       Results Table
1976 DIV2 Oldham Athletic A L 0-1       Results Table
1981 DIV3 READING H D 0-0       Results Table
1989 ASSM ROTHERHAM UNITED H W 4-3   1,620   Results  
1998 LD2 BOURNEMOUTH H W 1-0       Results Table
2004 LD2 Wycombe Wanderers A W 3-0 Coid 12; Taylor 27; Davis 67 4,834   Results Table
2009 CHMP Coventry City A L 1-2 Campbell 25 15,551 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 17 January: Played 15, Won 4, Drawn 6, Lost 5, Scored 19, Conceded 18


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