Monday 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
|1903||DIV2||GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY||H||W 4-0||Results||Table|
|1906||FAC||Crystal Palace||A||D 1-1||Results|
|1920||DIV2||West Ham United||A||L 0-1||Results||Table|
|1948||DIV1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||D 1-1||Results||Table|
|1953||DIV1||ASTON VILLA||H||D 1-1||Results||Table|
|1976||DIV2||Oldham Athletic||A||L 0-1||Results||Table|
|1989||ASSM||ROTHERHAM UNITED||H||W 4-3||1,620||Results|
|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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