Saturday 7th January 1956
A tension packed FA Cup third round tie at Maine Road in front of 32,577 spectators saw Jackie Mudie kick off for Blackpool… wee Ernie Taylor collected his pass and netted in exactly 13 seconds. Ernie was never fated to be named as scorer of the quickest-ever goal in an FA cup-tie, as he deserved to be because 55 minutes later, a swirling Manchester fog descended, the game was abandoned and the goal did not count. Blackpool lost the replay, four days afterwards 2-1 with Perry netting for Pool in front of larger crowd of 42,517.
Friday 7th January 2000
Steve McMahon signed an 18-month contract at 1.38pm to become the new ‘Pool boss. McMahon stated that the job was a "Great opportunity" and stated that "It's something that’s right for a lot of reasons" and his main tasks was to "Keep us afloat this year and get us in a position where we can be safe". Talking about the playing staff he stated "I will give them every opportunity to prove themselves to me. If the players are honest and work as hard as me I think there shouldn't be a problem" He also added "Without the crowd a football club is nothing - the crowd are very important and that's the same case at Blackpool they need to turn up and support the players and give them as much confidence as they can its worth a goal or two now and again and its worth its wait in gold." He could not prevent ‘Pool from being relegated at the end of the season but ensured they bounced back at the first attempt following a 4-2 play-off win against Leyton Orient at the Millennium Stadium.
Blackpool on this day record for 7 January
List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Thursday, 5th January 2012
|1911||DIV2||Stockport County||A||W 3-1||Results||Table|
|1933||DIV1||West Bromwich Albion||A||L 1-2||Results||Table|
|1939||FAC||SHEFFIELD UNITED||H||L 1-2||Results|
|1950||FAC||SOUTHEND UNITED||H||W 4-0||Results|
|1961||FAC||Scunthorpe United||A||L 2-6||Results|
|1978||FAC||West Bromwich Albion||A||L 1-4||Results|
|1984||FAC||MANCHESTER CITY||H||W 2-1||Results|
|1995||LD2||Cardiff City||A||W 1-0||Results||Table|
Overall playing record for 7 January: Played 14, Won 5, Drawn 1, Lost 8, Scored 25, Conceded 30
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