On this day 2 Jan 1971 & 2007

Last updated : 02 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 2nd January 1971

Bobby Moore’s West Ham United were the visitors to Blackpool in an FA Cup third round tie at Bloomfield Road on 2nd January. In freezing conditions and on a hard pitch it gave the Seasiders the opportunity to briefly put aside their woeful Division One campaign which they did in some style and in front of the BBC TV Match of the Day cameras. Moore and Co finished on the end of a 4-0 thrashing which began when Tony Green dribbled through half the Hammers team to score the opener then hit a wonderful strike to put Pool 2-0 up by half-time. Craven and Mowbray added to the scoreline to finally give the majority of the 21,814 crowd something at last to cheer about.

kevin kyle and ian evattTuesday 2nd January 2007

Ian Evatt a central defender was signed by Blackpool on loan at the start of the 2006/07 season until 1 January 2007 from Queens Park Rangers.  He was signed permanently by Blackpool on 2 January 2007 once the transfer window re-opened. The deal cost Blackpool £105,000, much of which went to Evatt from QPR for the paying off of his £3,000 per week contract with them. He scored his first Blackpool goal in the fourth round FA Cup tie with Norwich City on 27 January 2007 when the game was drawn 1-1. He was delighted with his goal because it was his error that cost Blackpool the opening goal at the end of the first half. He commented later, “I hold up my hands for their goal. But my equaliser was the most important goal I have ever scored. I have been coming closer and closer week by week all the lads were saying before the game I was due and thankfully it was today.”

Blackpool on this day record for 2 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Sunday, 1st January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1904 DIV2 WOOLWICH ARSENAL H D 2-2       Results Table
1909 DIV2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 3-1       Results Table
1911 DIV2 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY H D 1-1       Results Table
1915 DIV2 HULL CITY H L 1-2       Results Table
1926 DIV2 Southampton A D 2-2       Results Table
1928 DIV2 GRIMSBY TOWN H L 4-5       Results Table
1932 DIV1 Derby County A L 0-5       Results Table
1933 DIV1 Blackburn Rovers A L 5-6       Results Table
1937 DIV2 West Ham United A L 0-3       Results Table
1954 DIV1 SHEFFIELD UNITED H D 2-2       Results Table
1960 DIV1 FULHAM H W 3-1       Results Table
1965 DIV1 LIVERPOOL H L 2-3       Results Table
1971 FAC WEST HAM UNITED H W 4-0       Results  
1978 DIV2 Oldham Athletic A L 1-2       Results Table
1982 FAC Kettering Town A W 3-0       Results  
1984 DIV4 ALDERSHOT H W 5-0       Results Table
1988 DIV3 Chester City A D 1-1       Results Table
1989 DIV3 BURY H D 2-2       Results Table
1995 LD2 PETERBOROUGH UNITED H W 4-0       Results Table
1999 LD2 Gillingham A L 0-1       Results Table
2006 LGE1 SOUTHEND UNITED H L 1-2 Parker 76 5,271   Results Table
2010 FAC IPSWICH TOWN H L 1-2 Ormerod 51 7,332 Report Results  

Overall playing record for 2 January: Played 22, Won 6, Drawn 6, Lost 10, Scored 47, Conceded 43


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