1911–12 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1911-12
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 14th
Top goalscorer League: Arthur Wolstenholme (9)
Combined: Arthur Wolstenholme (10)
FA Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1910-11
Next season 1912-13

The 1911-12 season was Blackpool F.C.'s fifteenth season (twelfth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourteenth.

Arthur Wolstenholme was the club's top scorer, with ten goals (nine in the league and one in the FA Cup).

Season synopsis

Inconsistency throughout Blackpool's league season saw three straight defeats in their second, third and fourth outings, followed by three victories. Four defeats in a row occurred between 10 February and 2 March, with only one goal scored in their favour.

After two first-round replays against Crewe Alexandra (the first being abandoned after 61 minutes) in the FA Cup, Blackpool were knocked out at Bolton Wanderers in round two.

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Derby County 38 23 8 7 74 28 2.643 54
2 Chelsea 38 24 6 8 64 34 1.882 54
3 Burnley 38 22 8 8 77 41 1.878 52
4 Clapton Orient 38 21 3 14 61 44 1.386 45
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 16 10 12 57 33 1.727 42
6 Barnsley 38 15 12 11 45 42 1.071 42
7 Hull City 38 17 8 13 54 51 1.059 42
8 Fulham 38 16 7 15 66 58 1.138 39
9 Grimsby Town 38 15 9 14 48 55 0.873 39
10 Leicester Fosse 38 15 7 16 49 66 0.742 37
11 Bradford Park Avenue 38 13 9 16 44 45 0.978 35
12 Birmingham 38 14 6 18 55 59 0.932 34
13 Bristol City 38 14 6 18 41 60 0.683 34
14 Blackpool 38 13 8 17 32 52 0.615 34
15 Nottingham Forest 38 13 7 18 46 48 0.958 33
16 Stockport County 38 11 11 16 47 54 0.870 33
17 Huddersfield Town 38 13 6 19 50 64 0.781 32
18 Glossop 38 8 12 18 42 56 0.750 28
19 Leeds City 38 10 8 20 50 78 0.641 28
20 Gainsborough Trinity[1] 38 5 13 20 30 64 0.469 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 – 32
  • Crewdson – 35
  • Gladwin – 26
  • Thorpe – 38[2]
  • Connor – 38[2]
  • Evans – 18
  • Morley – 21
  • Wolstenholme – 31
  • Milne – 21
  • Metcalfe – 3
  • Nesbitt – 12
  • Cahill – 21
  • Clarke, W – 6
  • Owen – 2
  • Quinn – 27
  • Dale – 14
  • Downhall – 1
  • Cowie – 3
  • Dollins – 5
  • Cox – 15
  • Bradshaw – 17
  • Kidd – 6
  • Bainbridge – 10
  • Clarke, T – 2
  • Mitchell – 3
  • Wilson – 9
  • Spencer – 1
  • Howard – 1

Players used: 28

FA Cup

  • Fiske – 2
  • Crewdson – 4
  • Gladwin – 4
  • Thorpe – 4
  • Connor – 4
  • Morley – 2
  • Wolstenholme – 2
  • Milne – 1
  • Cahill – 4
  • Clarke, W – 1
  • Quinn – 3
  • Cowie – 2
  • Cox – 3
  • Bradshaw – 4
  • Kidd – 2
  • Bainbridge – 2

Players used: 16

Goals

League

  • Wolstenholme – 9
  • Milne – 6
  • Morley – 4
  • Nesbitt – 4
  • Quinn – 3
  • Connor – 2
  • Clarke, W – 1
  • Thorpe – 1
  • Wilson – 1

League goals scored: 31 (plus one own-goal)

FA Cup

  • Bainbridge – 1
  • Cowie – 1
  • Milne – 1
  • Quinn – 1
  • Wolstenholme – 1

FA Cup goals scored: 5

Notes

References

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