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