On this day 5 Jan 1929, 1991, 2002 & 2008

Last updated : 04 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 5 January 1929

After a 3-2 victory over League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 5 January 1929 the Sunday Dispatch singled out Hampson when their correspondent wrote, "Whatever his merits on a soft ground, Thompson was a poor leader for Chelsea, especially by comparison with Hampson, whose beautifully judged passes and shooting stamped him as one of the best centres in the country."

Saturday 5th January 1991

50yearsDisc3and4v1Pool’s progress in the 1990-91 FA Cup saw them beat Grimsby Town and Huddersfield Town in the first two rounds to earn a dream third round tie against a star-studded Tottenham Hotspur, who were managed by Terry Venables and included Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne in their team.  The BBC Match of the Day Cameras were in town to see ex-Pool striker Paul Stewart score the only goal of a wind-swept game, in front of a capacity crowd paying club record receipts of £72,949. The victory was enough to start a Spurs cup run which would see them go all the way and win the trophy at Wembley.

Saturday 5 January 2002 & 2008

John Hills put Blackpool in the lead in the third round of the FA Cup against Charlton Athletic on 5 January 2002 when "Playmaker Paul Simpson was the man to put Hills through. It was his clever chip from just inside his own half which put Hills in the clear. Hills, who had been flagged for offside only minutes earlier, beat the trap and raced onto the ball. With the nonchalance of someone having a kickabout on his native Lytham Green, Hills chipped the ball as cool as you like over the advancing Dean Keily." Blackpool eventually lost the game 2-1 but Charlton manager Alan Curbishley said of Hill's goal, "We played a suicide off-side on the halfway line for John Hills' goal, which was a fantastic finish and one he should remember."

Having been left out of the side, he was reintroduced for the FA Cup third round tie at Barnsley on 5 January 2008 and he created the goal that put Blackpool in the lead in the 33rd minute when "Hills' deep cross was cleverly headed back by Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Fox, rushing into the 18-yard box, swept the ball home with his right foot." However, two late Barnsley goals meant a 2-1 defeat for Blackpool. Manager Simon Grayson commented, "There were lots of positives. We played well and created chances. One or two players came into the team who have not been involved for a while and they did well. We dominated possessions. Crainey and Hillsy did a lot of running and got forward well. Stephen isn't naturally a right back but he did well, and so did John after not being in the side for a while. They contributed well, got a lot of crosses in and did well."

Blackpool on this day record for 5 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Tuesday, 3rd January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1901 DIV2 Gainsborough Trinity A W 3-1       Results Table
1907 DIV2 Chelsea A L 0-3       Results Table
1924 DIV2 Nelson A W 3-2       Results Table
1929 DIV2 Chelsea A W 3-2       Results Table
1935 DIV2 Hull City A D 2-2       Results Table
1946 FAC Wrexham A W 4-1       Results  
1952 DIV1 SUNDERLAND H W 3-0       Results Table
1957 FAC Bolton Wanderers A W 3-2       Results  
1974 FAC Southampton A L 1-2       Results  
1980 DIV3 OXFORD UNITED H L 1-2       Results Table
1982 FAC Barnsley A W 2-0       Results  
1985 DIV4 HALIFAX TOWN H D 1-1       Results Table
1991 FAC TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H L 0-1       Results  
1993 LD2 SWANSEA CITY H D 0-0       Results Table
2002 FAC Charlton Athletic A L 1-2   17,525   Results  
2008 FAC Barnsley A L 1-2 Fox 32 8,276 Report Results  

Overall playing record for 5 January: Played 16, Won 7, Drawn 3, Lost 6, Scored 28, Conceded 23


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