1905–06 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1905-06
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 14th
Top goalscorers League: Jimmy Connor,
Harry Hancock and
E. Francis (6 each)
Combined: Harry Hancock (9)
FA Cup Third round
Highest home attendance 7,500 (v. Manchester United)[1]
Lowest home attendance 1,500 (v. Stockport County and Hull City)[1]
Previous season 1904-05
Next season 1906-07

The 1905-06 season was Blackpool F.C.'s ninth season (sixth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourteenth.

The club's league top-scorer accolade was a three-way tie between new signings Jimmy Connor, Harry Hancock and E. Francis, with six apiece. Hancock became the outright top scorer after his three goals during Blackpool's FA Cup run.[2]

Charles Ramsden became Blackpool's chairman during the close season.

Season synopsis

After an opening-day victory at home to Burton Albion, Blackpool mustered only three more wins before the end of the year.

1906 proved slightly more fruitful, with full points achieved over Gainsborough, Glossop, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Burslem Port Vale and — to close the season out — at Clapton Orient, which ultimately lifted them five places to 14th.

In the FA Cup, it took three attempts to beat Crystal Palace in the First Round. After overcoming Sheffield United in the next round, the were knocked out with a 5–0 defeat to Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bristol City 38 30 6 2 83 28 2.964 66
2 Manchester United 38 28 6 4 90 28 3.214 62
3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 90 37 2.432 53
4 West Bromwich Albion 38 22 8 8 79 36 2.194 52
5 Hull City 38 19 6 13 67 54 1.241 44
6 Leeds City 38 17 9 12 59 47 1.255 43
7 Leicester Fosse 38 15 12 11 53 48 1.104 42
8 Grimsby Town 38 15 10 13 46 46 1.000 40
9 Burnley 38 15 8 15 42 53 0.792 38
10 Stockport County 38 13 9 16 44 56 0.786 35
11 Bradford City 38 13 8 17 46 60 0.767 34
12 Barnsley 38 12 9 17 60 62 0.968 33
13 Lincoln City 38 12 6 20 69 72 0.958 30
14 Blackpool 38 10 9 19 37 62 0.597 29
15 Gainsborough Trinity 38 12 4 22 44 57 0.772 28
16 Glossop North End 38 10 8 20 49 71 0.690 28
17 Burslem Port Vale 38 12 4 22 49 82 0.598 28
18 Chesterfield 38 10 8 20 40 72 0.556 28
19 Burton United 38 10 6 22 34 67 0.507 26
20 Clapton Orient 38 7 7 24 35 78 0.449 21

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

Appearances

League

Players used: 27

FA Cup

Players used: 14

Goals

League

League goals scored: 37

FA Cup

FA Cup goals scored: 5

Transfers

In

Date Player From Fee
1905 Jimmy Connor Unknown Unknown
1905 Harry Hancock Unknown Unknown
1905 Sam Johnson Unknown Unknown
1905 Thomas Bate Unknown Unknown
1905 Luke Raisbeck Unknown Unknown
1905 E. Francis Unknown Unknown
1905 J. Lavery Unknown Unknown
1905 J. Hollingworth Unknown Unknown
1905 E. Darlington Unknown Unknown
1905 Robert Topping Unknown Unknown
1905 Albert Brown Preston North End Unknown
1905 C. Sanderson Unknown Unknown
1905 Levi Copestake Unknown Unknown
1905 C. Musgrove Unknown Unknown

Out

The following players left after the final game of the previous season:

Date Player To Fee
1905 Tom Wolstenholme Unknown Unknown
1905 Edgar Chadwick Glossop North End Unknown
1905 Hugh Morgan Unknown Unknown
1905 Marshall McEwan Unknown Unknown
1905 John Waddington Unknown Unknown
1905 Tom Pratt Unknown Unknown
1905 Lawrence Cook Preston North End Unknown
1905 Alfred Jolly Unknown Unknown
1905 Joe Dorrington Unknown Unknown
1905 Alfred Gittins Unknown Unknown
1905 Fred Heywood Unknown Unknown
1905 Alfie Kearns Unknown Unknown

Notes

References

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