On this day 19 Jan 1946 & 2008

Last updated : 19 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 19th January 1946

Alf Pope was a full back who arrived in Blackpool with the RAF once World War II had broken out and subsequently played as a guest player in Blackpool's wartime sides. He was home on leave from Germany on 19 January 1946 and he went to Bloomfield Road to watch the Blackpool versus Leeds United game. He was settling down in his seat when there was a call over the tannoy for him to report to the Blackpool dressing room. He went and saw manager Joe Smith and asked, "Do you want me to play?" Joe Smith replied, "No, but Leeds United do!"  He had to borrow a pair of boots and as they were too big for him he wore three pairs of socks to keep them tight. He played out of position and although Leeds lost 4-2 he "played a good game".

stephencraineysheffutdSaturday 19th January 2008

Stephen Crainey "barely put a foot wrong" and "the timing of his tackling was second to none" as Blackpool drew 1-1 with Ipswich Town on 19 January 2008. He subsequently won the Player of the Season award for 2007/08 at the awards night in early May 2008. He commented, "It is a massive honour to win player of the season, absolutely great and I am really pleased. But I feel like I am just collecting it on behalf of the other boys to be honest because it has been a great team effort by everyone this season. I have loved my time at this club."

Blackpool on this day record for 19 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Wednesday, 18th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1901 DIV2 Burton Swifts A W 2-1       Results Table
1907 DIV2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H L 1-2       Results Table
1924 DIV2 BURY H W 3-1       Results Table
1929 DIV2 BARNSLEY H L 0-1       Results Table
1935 DIV2 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H W 1-0       Results Table
1952 DIV1 Aston Villa A L 0-4       Results Table
1957 DIV1 SUNDERLAND H L 1-2       Results Table
1963 DIV1 Tottenham Hotspur A L 0-2       Results Table
1974 DIV2 West Bromwich Albion A D 1-1       Results Table
1977 FAC Derby County A L 2-3       Results  
1991 DIV4 SCUNTHORPE UNITED H W 3-1       Results Table
2002 LD2 Reading A L 0-3   13,732   Results Table
2008 CHMP IPSWICH TOWN H D 1-1 Jorgensen 39 9,154 Report Results Table
2010 CHMP SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H L 1-2 Adam 90 8,007 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 19 January: Played 14, Won 4, Drawn 2, Lost 8, Scored 16, Conceded 24


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