1987–88 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1987–88
League Division Three
Manager Sam Ellis
League position 10th
Top goalscorer League: Mark Taylor (21)
Combined: Mark Taylor (23)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1986–87
Next season 1988–89

The 1987–88 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 81st season (78th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Three, then the third tier of English league football, finishing tenth.

Mark Taylor was the club's top scorer, with 23 goals (21 in the league and two in the FA Cup).

The following players partook in the squad photo before the season's commencement: John Deary, Andy McAteer, Colin Methven, Richard Powell, Tony Cunningham, Barry Siddall, Paul Jones, Neil Matthews, Mark Bradshaw, Mike Davies, Mark Taylor, Craig Madden, Steve Morgan, Mike Walsh, Keith Walwyn, Brian Butler, Carl Lancashire and Alan Mayes.

Table

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sunderland 46 27 12 7 92 48 +44 93
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 23 15 8 69 47 +22 84
3 Walsall 46 23 13 10 68 50 +18 82
4 Notts County 46 23 12 11 82 49 +33 81
5 Bristol City 46 21 12 13 77 62 +15 75
6 Northampton Town 46 18 19 9 70 51 +19 73
7 Wigan Athletic 46 20 12 14 70 61 +9 72
8 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 68 56 +12 66
9 Fulham 46 19 9 18 69 60 +9 66
10 Blackpool 46 17 14 15 71 62 +9 65
11 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 58 56 +2 65
12 Brentford 46 16 14 16 53 59 −6 62
13 Gillingham 46 14 17 15 77 61 +16 59
14 Bury 46 15 14 17 58 57 +1 59
15 Chester City 46 14 16 16 51 62 −11 58
16 Preston North End 46 15 13 18 48 59 −11 58
17 Southend United 46 14 13 19 65 83 −18 55
18 Chesterfield 46 15 10 21 41 70 −29 55
19 Mansfield Town 46 14 12 20 48 59 −11 54
20 Aldershot 46 15 8 23 64 74 −10 53
21 Rotherham United 46 12 16 18 50 66 −16 52
22 Grimsby Town 46 12 14 20 48 58 −10 50
23 York City 46 8 9 29 48 91 −43 33
24 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 9 29 40 84 −44 33

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

References

External links

  • Sunderland Echo

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