1927–28 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1927-28
League Division Two
Manager Sydney Beaumont
League position 19th
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Hampson (31)
Combined: Jimmy Hampson (31)
FA Cup Third round[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1926-27
Next season 1928-29

The 1927-28 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 27th season (24th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing nineteenth.

Sydney Beaumont became the club's new manager prior to the start of the season, succeeding Major Frank Buckley.

Jimmy Hampson was the club's top scorer, with 31 goals, including four goals against Nottingham Forest at Bloomfield Road on 24 March 1928, Blackpool winning 5–3. He also scored two hat-tricks: one at Wolves on 26 November 1927, and one at home to Fulham on 5 May 1928, the final day of the season. Two other players also scored hat-tricks during the season: Tommy Browell, in a 6–2 victory over Bristol City at Bloomfield Road, and Bert Fishwick, in a 3–1 victory at home to Reading.

A milestone occurred on Christmas Eve, when Blackpool played their 1,000th Football League game, at Fulham.[2]

Season synopsis[edit]

It took until the seventh game (after a run of five consecutive defeats) for Blackpool to chalk up their first victory, a 6–2 scoreline at home to Bristol City. Tommy Browell scored a hat-trick, while Albert Watson, Sidney Tufnell and Horace Williams netted one each.

They were victorious in only three further games before Christmas, at which point they had accrued just thirteen points.

1928 saw a slight improvement, with eight victories, which kept them just clear of relegation.

Their FA Cup campaign started and ended at the Third Round stage with a 4–1 home defeat by Oldham Athletic.

Squad[edit]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 42 25 9 8 100 59 1.695 59
2 Leeds United 42 25 7 10 98 49 2.000 57
3 Chelsea 42 23 8 11 75 45 1.667 54
4 Preston North End 42 22 9 11 100 66 1.515 53
5 Stoke City 42 22 8 12 78 59 1.322 52
6 Swansea City 42 18 12 12 75 63 1.190 48
7 Oldham Athletic 42 19 8 15 75 51 1.471 46
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 12 13 90 70 1.286 46
9 Port Vale 42 18 8 16 68 57 1.193 44
10 Nottingham Forest 42 15 10 17 83 84 0.988 40
11 Grimsby Town 42 14 12 16 69 83 0.831 40
12 Bristol City 42 15 9 18 76 79 0.962 39
13 Barnsley 42 14 11 17 65 85 0.765 39
14 Hull City 42 12 15 15 41 54 0.759 39
15 Notts County 42 13 12 17 68 74 0.919 38
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 10 19 63 91 0.692 36
17 Southampton 42 14 7 21 68 77 0.883 35
18 Reading 42 11 13 18 53 75 0.707 35
19 Blackpool 42 13 8 21 83 101 0.822 34
20 Clapton Orient 42 11 12 19 55 85 0.647 34
21 Fulham 42 13 7 22 68 89 0.764 33
22 South Shields 42 7 9 26 56 111 0.505 23

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee

Out[edit]

Date Player From Fee

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round
  2. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p.230

References[edit]

  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.