On this day 27th Jan 1934, 1969 & 2007

Last updated : 28 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 27th January 1934

When Blackpool visited Stoke City for an FA Cup fourth round tie there was just 13 minutes remaining with Pool trailing one goal to nil when Smailes ran onto a Thomson cross and crashed the ball into the net for what was believed to be the equaliser until the referee ruled that Smailes was offside. Despite heated protests the referee refused to consult the linesman and although Blackpool got back to their game it came as no surprise when Stoke scored twice to make the score a flattering 3-0. The after match verdict was “thirteen minutes! Its sufficient to make any team imagine that there is something in that ‘13’ bogey after all”

Monday 27th January 1969

The chairman of the Blackpool F.C. Development Association Alderman Albert Stuart, J.P., announced at the Supporters’ Club annual dinner and dance in the Spanish and Balmoral Halls that the block of offices occupied by the manager Mr. Stanley Mortensen, his assistant-manager, Mr. Harry Johnston, and the club secretary Mr. Desmond McBain was to be moved “lock, stock and barrel” from beneath the West Stand to a location underneath the South Stand. As a result, the way would be open for work to commence on a new West Stand whenever the progressive plan got the go-ahead.

1169916766_spt_ai07_blackpoolvnorwichaSaturday 27th January 2007

Blackpool booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round draw for the first time in 17 years after holding 10-man Norwich City from the Championship 1-1 in front of 9,491 at Bloomfield Road. Ian Evatt’s equaliser after 52 minutes came  after Darren Huckerby had given City the lead in first half injury time.

Blackpool on this day record for 27 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Friday, 27th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1906 DIV2 BRISTOL CITY H L 1-3       Results Table
1912 DIV2 FULHAM H W 3-1       Results Table
1923 DIV2 BARNSLEY H L 0-1       Results Table
1934 FAC Stoke City A L 0-3       Results  
1951 FAC STOCKPORT COUNTY H W 2-1       Results  
1968 FAC CHESTERFIELD H W 2-1       Results  
1973 DIV2 SWINDON TOWN H W 2-0       Results Table
1990 FAC TORQUAY UNITED H W 1-0       Results  
1998 ASSM WIGAN ATHLETIC H W 1-0   1,687   Results  
2001 LD3 YORK CITY H W 1-0 Wellens 76 3,938   Results Table
2004 LD2 Barnsley A L 0-3   7,918   Results Table
2007 FAC NORWICH CITY H D 1-1 Evatt 52 9,491 Report Results  
2009 CHMP QUEENS PARK RANGERS H L 0-3   6,656 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 27 January: Played 13, Won 7, Drawn 1, Lost 5, Scored 14, Conceded 17


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