On this day 18 Jan 1938, 1980, 1990 & 2005

Last updated : 18 January 2012 By INOIT

Tuesday 18th January 1938

The Harbour Master at Fleetwood suggested that a reward of £5 be offered to anyone giving information leading to the discovery of the body of Jimmy Hampson and this was agreed by Blackpool's Board of Directors on 18 January 1938. His body was never found.

Saturday 18th January 1980

Peter Noble made his League debut for Blackpool against Southend United on 18 January 1980 when he scored Blackpool's goal in a 1-0 victory.

Diamond03Thursday 18th January 1990

The writing was perhaps on the wall for Tony Diamond and others when on 18 January 1990 manger Jimmy Mullen said after Blackpool plummeted down the table, "I don't want to specify any names but clubs will be circulated with the fact that we have men available and we will see what inquiries we get."

Saturday 18th January 2005

A quality strike by Gudjonsson proved to be enough for Leicester to win through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Blackpool had most of their problems before the game even kicked off when a contractor working nearby cut through all the cabling for the club's ticket office and telephone system. Colin Hendry had to throw rookie Lewis Edge in for his Bloomfield Road debut. Edge saw plenty of action and the game's outstanding moment came in the 16th minute when Gudjonsson picked up a poor pass out of defence by former Leicester player Simon Grayson. He took two strides before letting fly with a glorious 35-yard shot which veered into the top corner.

Blackpool on this day record for 18 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Tuesday, 17th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1902 DIV2 STOCKPORT COUNTY H W 1-0       Results Table
1908 DIV2 Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 0-1       Results Table
1913 DIV2 GLOSSOP NORTH END H D 1-1       Results Table
1930 DIV2 Tottenham Hotspur A L 1-6       Results Table
1936 DIV2 West Ham United A L 1-2       Results Table
1947 DIV1 SUNDERLAND H L 0-5       Results Table
1954 FAC LUTON TOWN H D 1-1       Results  
after extra time, 90 minutes ?-?
1958 DIV1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 3-2       Results Table
1964 DIV1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H L 0-2       Results Table
1975 DIV2 FULHAM H W 1-0       Results Table
1980 DIV3 SOUTHEND UNITED H W 1-0       Results Table
1986 DIV3 READING H D 0-0       Results Table
1992 DIV4 Hereford United A W 2-1       Results Table
1993 ASSM BURNLEY H L 1-3   2,979   Results  
1997 LD2 CREWE ALEXANDRA H L 1-2       Results Table
2003 LD2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H W 2-1 Walker 77 (pen); Murphy 90 5,646   Results Table
2005 FAC LEICESTER CITY H L 0-1   6,938   Results  

Overall playing record for 18 January: Played 17, Won 6, Drawn 3, Lost 8, Scored 16, Conceded 28


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