1912–13 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1912-13
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 20th (bottom)
Top goalscorer League: George Wilson (10)
Combined: George Wilson (10)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1911-12
Next season 1913-14

The 1912-13 season was Blackpool F.C.'s sixteenth season (thirteenth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing bottom. Their application for re-election was successful.

George Wilson was the club's top scorer, with ten goals.

Season synopsis

Other than two victories in their opening four league games, Blackpool's nine wins were spaced out over the course of the season. By the league season's halfway point, a 4–0 Christmas Day defeat at Lancashire rivals Burnley, they had won only two further games. Of the remaining nineteen matches, Blackpool lost ten, a sequence that contributed to their finishing at the foot of the table.

In the FA Cup, Blackpool took Tottenham to a first-round replay after a 1–1 draw at White Hart Lane on 11 January. Three days later, the replay was played at the same venue after Blackpool sold Spurs the ground rights. The Londoners were victorious 6–1.

To the consternation of the Seasiders' fans, their arch-rivals Preston North End won the championship and Burnley took the second promotion spot.

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Preston North End 38 19 15 4 56 33 1.697 53
2 Burnley 38 21 8 9 88 53 1.660 50
3 Birmingham 38 18 10 10 59 44 1.341 46
4 Barnsley 38 19 7 12 57 47 1.213 45
5 Huddersfield Town 38 17 9 12 66 40 1.650 43
6 Leeds City 38 15 10 13 70 64 1.094 40
7 Grimsby Town 38 15 10 13 51 50 1.020 40
8 Lincoln City 38 15 10 13 50 52 0.962 40
9 Fulham 38 17 5 16 65 55 1.182 39
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 14 10 14 56 54 1.037 38
11 Bury 38 15 8 15 53 57 0.930 38
12 Hull City 38 15 6 17 60 56 1.071 36
13 Bradford Park Avenue 38 14 8 16 60 60 1.000 36
14 Clapton Orient 38 10 14 14 34 47 0.723 34
15 Leicester Fosse 38 13 7 18 50 65 0.769 33
16 Bristol City 38 9 15 14 46 72 0.639 33
17 Nottingham Forest 38 12 8 18 58 59 0.983 32
18 Glossop 38 12 8 18 49 68 0.721 32
19 Stockport County 38 8 10 20 56 78 0.718 26
20 Blackpool 38 9 8 21 39 69 0.565 26

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 – 22
  • Dale – 5
  • Gladwin – 10
  • Thorpe – 38[1]
  • Connor – 28
  • Booth – 23
  • Charles – 38[1]
  • Heslop – 27
  • Dollins – 13
  • Wilkinson – 15
  • Quinn – 32
  • Wilson – 24
  • Chapman – 2
  • Bainbridge – 28
  • Jones – 32
  • Kidd – 16
  • Gillow – 23
  • Crewdson – 17
  • Millership – 12
  • Davies – 3
  • McCulloch – 1
  • Keenan – 1
  • Reeves – 4
  • Pagnam – 3

Players used: 24

FA Cup

  • Thorpe – 2
  • Booth – 2
  • Charles – 2
  • Heslop – 2
  • Dollins – 2
  • Quinn – 1
  • Wilson – 2
  • Jones – 2
  • Kidd – 2
  • Gillow – 2
  • Crewdson – 2
  • Davies – 1

Players used: 12

Goals

League

  • Wilson – 10
  • Bainbridge – 9
  • Charles – 4
  • Heslop – 4
  • Connor – 3
  • Gillow – 31
  • Quinn – 3
  • Booth – 1
  • Dollins – 1
  • Wilkinson – 1

League goals scored: 39

FA Cup

  • Charles – 2

FA Cup goals scored: 2

Footnotes

  • ^1 In Roy Calley's book, Gillow is incorrectly stated as having scored two league goals

References

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