On this day 20 Jan 1937, 1972 & 2005

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By INOIT

wood2Wednesday 20th January 1937

With Blackpool surging towards the First Division they were favourites to win their third round FA Cup tie against Division Three (South) Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on 16 January 1937. Sure enough Blackpool were leading 3-1 with goals from Bobby Finan, Dickie Watmough and Jack Middleton with five minutes remaining and Luton down to ten men. But the Hatters fought back to force a 3-3 draw. They came to Bloomfield Road for the replay on 20 January when the forecast was they would be “butchered on half day closing” but they confounded the critics by winning 2-1.

 Thursday 20th January 1972

Goalkeeper George Wood, signed by Blackpool for a fee of £10,000 (£7,000 initially plus an extra £3,000 after 12 first team appearances) from East Stirling on 20 January 1972, made his League debut for Blackpool against Oxford United on 15 April 1972 which Blackpool won 2-0. He was second choice until John Burridge’s transfer in September 1975 gave him his chance and he took it with both hands. He was “in superb form” as Blackpool drew 0-0 with Arsenal in a third round League Cup replay at Highbury on 28 September 1976. Wood was transferred to Everton for a fee of £150,000 on 18 August 1977. 

Thursday 20th January 2005

The Football Association confirmed that Bloomfield Road would stage three games in the Women's European Championships. The games were to be spread over six days between 5-11 of June and would include the meeting between Sweden and Denmark which would open the tournament. Finland would also figure in two of the fixtures planned for Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool on this day record for 20 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Thursday, 19th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1906 DIV2 Gainsborough Trinity A W 1-0       Results Table
1910 FAC Barnsley A L 0-6       Results  
1923 DIV2 Barnsley A D 2-2       Results Table
1934 DIV2 Port Vale A L 0-1       Results Table
1937 FAC LUTON TOWN H L 1-2       Results  
1951 DIV1 SUNDERLAND H D 2-2       Results Table
1962 DIV1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 7-2       Results Table
1968 DIV2 BRISTOL CITY H D 1-1       Results Table
1973 DIV2 Millwall A D 1-1       Results Table
1990 DIV3 Wigan Athletic A D 1-1       Results Table
1996 LD2 BRISTOL CITY H W 3-0       Results Table
2004 ASSM HALIFAX TOWN H W 3-2 Sheron 24; Coid 45; Taylor 54 4,764   Results  
2007 LGE1 Leyton Orient A W 1-0 Southern 85 5,217 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 20 January: Played 13, Won 5, Drawn 5, Lost 3, Scored 23, Conceded 20


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