1919–20 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1919-20
LeagueDivision Two
ManagerBill Norman
League position4th
Top goalscorerLeague: Joe Lane (26)
Combined: Joe Lane (28)
FA CupSecond round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season1918-19
Next season1920-21

The 1919-20 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 19th season (16th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourth.

Joe Lane was the club's top scorer, with 28 goals (26 in the league and two in the FA Cup).

Season synopsis

Blackpool's League season began with three victories in their opening four fixtures. Inconsistency then took over until mid-October, when they managed to string four consecutive wins together. The unbeaten run continued for four more games, before a 3–0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town on 13 December blotted their copybook.

Eleven wins in the second half of the campaign assisted in their fourth-placed finish.

The club's FA Cup run ended in the second round, with a defeat at local rivals Preston North End.


1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 32 6 4 102 32 3.188 70
2Huddersfield Town42288697382.55364
7West Ham United421991447401.17547
8Bristol City4213171246431.07043
9South Shields4215121558481.20842
11Hull City421861878721.08342
13Port Vale*421681859620.95240
14Leicester City4215101741610.67240
15Clapton Orient421662051590.86438
16Stockport County421491952610.85237
17Rotherham County421382151830.61434
18Nottingham Forest421192243730.58931
19Wolverhampton Wanderers4210102255800.68830
20Coventry City429112235730.47929
21Lincoln City429924441010.43627
22Grimsby Town421052734750.45325

* Leeds City were expelled from the league after eight games; Port Vale, formerly Burslem Port Vale, took their place and inherited their record.

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Player statistics



Mingay 41, Tulloch 35, Jones 22, Keenan 35, Wilson 22, Rooks 39, Charles 27, Heathcoate 31, Lane 30, Sibbald 32, Quinn 24, Fairhurst 27, Booth 8, Appleton 15, O'Doherty 1, Tremelling 7, Jacklin 1, McGinn 20, Burke 9, Hunter 11, Marsh 4, Bainbridge 1, Berry 5, Baker 7, Kent 5, Howard 1, Dumper 1, Barrass 1

Players used: 28

FA Cup

Mingay 3, Tulloch 3, Keenan 3, Wilson 3, Rooks 3, Charles 3, Heathcote 1, Lane 3, Quinn 3, Fairhurst 3, McGinn 2, Sibbald 3

Players used: 12



Lane 26, Heathcote 13, Sibbald 6, Charles 4, Quinn 4, Hunter 4, Rooks 3, Booth 2, Wilson 1, McGinn 1, Berry 1

Goals scored: 65

FA Cup

Lane 2, Charles 1, Sibbald 1, Quinn 1

Goals scored: 5



Date Player From Fee


Date Player From Fee


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 8/1/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.