On this day 24th Jan 1914, 1948 & 1959

Last updated : 24 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 24 January 1914

Blackpool finished the game against Huddersfield Town on 24 January 1914 with only eight men as Ben Green, Tommy Charlton and Billy Rooks had to retire injured. There was at the time “some little difference of opinion as to how far the Huddersfield defenders were responsible for the series of misfortunes that Blackpool suffered”. Blackpool finished the game with no formation as the players “just went where the ball was” in their efforts to equalise; they did not do so and Huddersfield won 1-0.

Saturday 24th January 1948

‘Chester is Cup Tie Crazy’ read the newspaper headlines in Chester as the local team from the Third Division North had drawn the mighty Blackpool from Division One in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Manager Joe Smith had warned ‘There are no certainties in the Cup’. Blackpool took the lead on seven minutes as full-back Eddie Shimwell’s hopeful 60 yard punt hit the frozen turf and bounced over the unfortunate Chester goalkeeper’s head into the net and Mortensen made it 2-0 before half-time. Stan Matthews ran the Chester defence ragged after the break as Morty and Harry Johnson scored further goals to make it 4-0.

Charnley v ArsenalaSaturday 24th January 1959

Blackpool’s FA Cup fourth round visit to Bristol City was the only time that Stanley Matthews would appear at Ashton Gate. An enormous crowd of 42,594 only a few hundred short of City’s all time record “gate” saw Bert Tindill’s first half goal cancelled out by Ray Charnley (pictured here against Arsenal) as the Robins held the Seasiders to a 1-1 draw. Bristol City flew to Blackpool for the replay four days later, losing 1-0 to Dave Durie’s second half goal.

Blackpool on this day record for 24 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Monday, 23rd January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1903 DIV2 Burton United A L 0-2       Results Table
1914 DIV2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN H L 0-1       Results Table
1920 DIV2 CLAPTON ORIENT H W 3-0       Results Table
1925 DIV2 FULHAM H W 4-1       Results Table
1931 FAC Southport A L 1-2       Results  
1948 FAC CHESTER H W 4-0       Results  
1953 DIV1 Sunderland A D 1-1       Results Table
1959 FAC Bristol City A D 1-1       Results  
1966 FAC Manchester City A L 1-3       Results  
1970 FAC MANSFIELD TOWN H L 0-2       Results  
1976 FAC Southampton A L 1-3       Results  
1981 DIV3 Portsmouth A D 3-3       Results Table
1987 DIV3 Carlisle United A L 1-3   3,048   Results Table
1998 LD2 Wycombe Wanderers A L 1-2       Results Table
2004 LD2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC H D 1-1 Coid 25 7,508   Results Table
2006 LGE1 DONCASTER ROVERS H W 4-2 Butler 16; Morris 42; Parker 44; Clarke 54 4,836   Results Table
2009 CHMP BIRMINGHAM CITY H W 2-0 Campbell 13; Southern 37 8,105 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 24 January: Played 17, Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 8, Scored 28, Conceded 27


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