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Blackpool F.C. season 1919-20

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1919-20
League Division Two
Manager Bill Norman
League position 4th
Top goalscorer League: Joe Lane (26)
Combined: Joe Lane (28)
FA Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1918-19
Next season 1920-21

The 1919-20 season was Blackpool F.C.'s nineteenth season (sixteenth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourth.

Joe Lane was the club's top scorer, with 28 goals (26 in the league and two in the FA Cup).

Season synopsis

Blackpool's League season began with three victories in their opening four fixtures. Inconsistency then took over until mid-October, when they managed to string four consecutive wins together. The unbeaten run continued for four more games, before a 3–0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town on 13 December blotted their copybook.

Eleven wins in the second half of the campaign assisted in their fourth-placed finish.

The club's FA Cup run ended in the second round, with a defeat at local rivals Preston North End.

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 32 6 4 102 32 3.188 70
2 Huddersfield Town 42 28 8 6 97 38 2.553 64
3 Birmingham 42 24 8 10 85 34 2.500 56
4 Blackpool 42 21 10 11 65 47 1.383 52
5 Bury 42 20 8 14 60 44 1.364 48
6 Fulham 42 19 9 14 61 50 1.220 47
7 West Ham United 42 19 9 14 47 40 1.175 47
8 Bristol City 42 13 17 12 46 43 1.070 43
9 South Shields 42 15 12 15 58 48 1.208 42
10 Stoke 42 18 6 18 60 54 1.111 42
11 Hull City 42 18 6 18 78 72 1.083 42
12 Barnsley 42 15 10 17 61 55 1.109 40
13 Port Vale* 42 16 8 18 59 62 0.952 40
14 Leicester City 42 15 10 17 41 61 0.672 40
15 Clapton Orient 42 16 6 20 51 59 0.864 38
16 Stockport County 42 14 9 19 52 61 0.852 37
17 Rotherham County 42 13 8 21 51 83 0.614 34
18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 9 22 43 73 0.589 31
19 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 10 22 55 80 0.688 30
20 Coventry City 42 9 11 22 35 73 0.479 29
21 Lincoln City 42 9 9 24 44 101 0.436 27
22 Grimsby Town 42 10 5 27 34 75 0.453 25

* Leeds City were expelled from the league after eight games; Port Vale, formerly Burslem Port Vale, took their place and inherited their record.

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

Mingay 41, Tulloch 35, Jones 22, Keenan 35, Wilson 22, Rooks 39, Charles 27, Heathcoate 31, Lane 30, Sibbald 32, Quinn 24, Fairhurst 27, Booth 8, Appleton 15, O'Doherty 1, Tremelling 7, Jacklin 1, McGinn 20, Burke 9, Hunter 11, Marsh 4, Bainbridge 1, Berry 5, Baker 7, Kent 5, Howard 1, Dumper 1, Barrass 1

Players used: 28

FA Cup

Mingay 3, Tulloch 3, Keenan 3, Wilson 3, Rooks 3, Charles 3, Heathcote 1, Lane 3, Quinn 3, Fairhurst 3, McGinn 2, Sibbald 3

Players used: 12

Goals

League

Lane 26, Heathcote 13, Sibbald 6, Charles 4, Quinn 4, Hunter 4, Rooks 3, Booth 2, Wilson 1, McGinn 1, Berry 1

Goals scored: 65

FA Cup

Lane 2, Charles 1, Sibbald 1, Quinn 1

Goals scored: 5

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