On this day 23rd Jan 1895, 1971 & 1976

Last updated : 23 January 2012 By INOIT

Wednesday 23rd January 1895

Blackpool granted Harry Tyrer a benefit game at Raikes Hall on 23 January 1895. His old side Bolton Wanderers was the opponents and Blackpool won 2-0.  He scored one of the goals in front of a disappointing attendance.  At the time it was said that his signing, seven [sic] years earlier, was "one of the best strokes of business ever effected by the club".

2301712aSaturday 23rd January 1971

Having impressively disposed of star-studded West Ham United 4-0 in the third round Blackpool must have been confident of progressing to the last sixteen stage of the competition. Thousands of Pool fans boosted the enormous attendance at Boothferry Park to 34,752 which saw Peter Suddaby making his debut but the Seasiders gave a hugely disappointing performance as Second Division Hull City went into the hat for the Fifth round draw after winning  the tie by two goals to nil.

Friday 23rd January 1976

Blackpool cancelled Glyn James registration due to an ankle injury on 23 January 1976 after he had played 442 League and Cup games, made six substitute appearances and scored 25 goals for the club.

Blackpool on this day record for 23 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Sunday, 22nd January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1897 DIV2 SMALL HEATH H L 1-3       Results Table
1904 DIV2 Stockport County A L 1-2       Results Table
1909 DIV2 CLAPTON ORIENT H L 1-3       Results Table
1915 DIV2 LEEDS CITY H W 1-0       Results Table
1926 DIV2 Derby County A L 2-5       Results Table
1937 DIV2 Newcastle United A W 2-1       Results Table
1954 DIV1 ASTON VILLA H W 3-2       Results Table
1960 DIV1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H L 0-2       Results Table
1965 DIV1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H D 1-1       Results Table
1971 FAC Hull City A L 0-2       Results  
1982 FAC QUEENS PARK RANGERS H D 0-0       Results  
1985 ASSM TRANMERE ROVERS H W 2-1   1,523   Results  
1986 ASSM WREXHAM H D 2-2   1,611   Results  
1996 LD2 WYCOMBE WANDERERS H D 1-1       Results Table
2010 CHMP WATFORD H W 3-2 Adam 17; Southern 89; Ormerod 90 6,855 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 23 January: Played 15, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 6, Scored 20, Conceded 27


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