On this day 8 Jan 1955 & 2008

Last updated : 06 January 2012 By INOIT

Saturday 8th January 1955

When York City of the Third Division North played First Division Blackpool in the F.A. Cup third round at Bloomfield Road over 7,000 came down from York to see if their side could perform the unlikely giant-killing act. Blackpool, winners of the Cup just 18 months previously went behind in the 38th minute when Storey hit a cross-cum shot which deceived Farm and rolled into the net. On 70 minutes the unthinkable happened and York went 2-0 in front with a fine goal by Fenton whose shot was placed well wide of Farm. A late Jimmy Kelly penalty was punched over the bar and Blackpool were vanquished at the final whistle.  City created history by becoming the first 3rd Division Club to appear in a semi-final replay losing to Newcastle United at Roker Park.

Tuesday 8th January 2008

Stephen McPhee 3Stephen McPhee a Glasgow-born forward was signed by Blackpool on 8 January from Hull City for a fee of £215,000 (that could rise to £300,000 depending on number of games and Blackpool’s performances). He made his League debut for Blackpool as a 59th-minute substitute for Scott Vernon against Charlton Athletic on 12 January 2008 and scored his first League goal for Blackpool in a 5-3 victory over Charlton Athletic on 23 February 2008.

Blackpool on this day record for 8 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Thursday, 5th January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1898 DIV2 LEICESTER FOSSE H W 2-1       Results Table
1910 DIV2 Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1-2       Results Table
1921 FAC Darlington A D 2-2       Results  
1927 FAC BOLTON WANDERERS H L 1-3       Results  
1938 FAC Birmingham A W 1-0       Results  
1949 FAC Barnsley A W 1-0       Results  
1955 FAC YORK CITY H L 0-2       Results  
1964 FAC WEST BROMWICH ALBION H L 0-1       Results  
1966 DIV1 Stoke City A L 1-4       Results Table
1972 DIV2 Sheffield Wednesday A W 2-1       Results Table
1977 FAC DERBY COUNTY H D 0-0       Results  
1994 LD2 FULHAM H L 2-3       Results Table
2000 LD2 Reading A D 1-1       Results Table
2005 FAC Leicester City A D 2-2 Clarke 32; Southern 77 16,750   Results  
2011 FAC Southampton A L 0-2   21,464 Report Results  

Overall playing record for 8 January: Played 15, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 7, Scored 16, Conceded 24


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