1909–10 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1909-10
League Division Two
Manager Jack Cox (player-manager)
League position 12th
Top goalscorer League: Walter Miller (14)
Combined: Walter Miller (14)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance 10,000 (v. Burnley)[1]
Lowest home attendance 2,000 (v. Birmingham City)[1]
Previous season 1908-09
Next season 1910-11

The 1909-10 season was Blackpool F.C.'s thirteenth season (tenth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing twelfth.

Jack Cox took on the role of player-manager for the first time, succeeding the club's secretary, Tom Barcroft.

Walter Miller was the club's top scorer, with fourteen goals, including a hat-trick against Leeds City at Bloomfield Road on New Year's Day, 1910.[2]

Season synopsis

Blackpool won four of their opening five league games, before failing to win any of the six games to follow. Another sequence of note was a four-game win streak between 26 March and 16 April, which assisted in their mid-table finish. In addition, they beat and drew their two matches against the eventual champions, Manchester City.

The club's FA Cup campaign ended at the first-round stage. After drawing 1–1 with Barnsley at Bloomfield Road on 15 January, they lost the replay 0–6.

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 38 23 8 7 81 40 2.025 54
2 Oldham Athletic 38 23 7 8 79 39 2.026 53
3 Hull City 38 23 7 8 80 46 1.739 53
4 Derby County 38 22 9 7 72 47 1.532 53
5 Leicester Fosse 38 20 4 14 79 58 1.362 44
6 Glossop 38 18 7 13 64 57 1.123 43
7 Fulham 38 14 13 11 51 43 1.186 41
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 17 6 15 64 63 1.016 40
9 Barnsley 38 16 7 15 62 59 1.051 39
10 Bradford Park Avenue 38 17 4 17 64 59 1.085 38
11 West Bromwich Albion 38 16 5 17 58 56 1.036 37
12 Blackpool 38 14 8 16 50 52 0.962 36
13 Stockport County 38 13 8 17 50 47 1.064 34
14 Burnley 38 14 6 18 62 61 1.016 34
15 Lincoln City 38 10 11 17 42 69 0.609 31
16 Clapton Orient 38 12 6 20 37 60 0.617 30
17 Leeds City 38 10 7 21 46 80 0.575 27
18 Gainsborough Trinity 38 10 6 22 33 75 0.440 26
19 Grimsby Town[3] 38 9 6 23 50 77 0.649 24
20 Birmingham 38 8 7 23 42 78 0.538 23

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

  • Fiske – 38[4]
  • Crewdson – 10
  • Whittingham – 25
  • Threlfall – 31
  • Connor – 35
  • Clarke – 38
  • Morley – 32
  • Beare – 34
  • Miller – 31
  • Elmore – 34
  • Dawson – 13
  • Gladwin – 16
  • Cox – 25
  • Drain – 4
  • Burt – 6
  • Evans – 4
  • Goulding – 13
  • Didymus – 3
  • Shaw – 2
  • Bradshaw – 2
  • Wolstenholme – 9
  • Dale – 12
  • Hoad – 1

Players used: 23

FA Cup

  • Fiske – 2
  • Whittingham – 2
  • Threlfall – 2
  • Connor – 2
  • Clarke – 2
  • Beare – 2
  • Miller – 2
  • Dawson – 2
  • Gladwin – 1
  • Goulding – 1
  • Wolstenholme – 2
  • Hoad – 2

Players used: 12

Goals

League

  • Miller – 14
  • Beare – 9
  • Morley – 7
  • Elmore – 6
  • Connor – 4
  • Dawson – 4
  • Cox – 3
  • Burt – 2
  • Wolstenholme – 1

League goals scored: 50

FA Cup

  • Wolstenholme – 1

FA Cup goals scored: 1

Notes

References

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