1979–80 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1979–80
League Division Three
Manager Stan Ternent
(succeeded by Alan Ball)
League position 18th
Top goalscorers League: Stan McEwan &
Tony Kellow (12)
Combined: Stan McEwan (14)
FA Cup First round
League Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1978–79
Next season 1980–81

The 1979–80 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 73rd season (70th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Three, then the third tier of English football, finishing eighteenth.

Stan Ternent succeeded Bob Stokoe as manager prior to the start of the season; however, he too was replaced during the campaign itself, by former player Alan Ball.

Stan McEwan was the club's top scorer, with fourteen goals (twelve in the league, one in the FA Cup and one in the League Cup). Tony Kellow was the joint-top scorer in the league.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Grimsby Town 46 26 10 10 73 42 +31 62
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 25 9 12 58 36 +22 59
3 Sheffield Wednesday 46 21 16 9 81 47 +34 58
4 Chesterfield 46 23 11 12 71 46 +25 57
5 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 56 +8 52
6 Carlisle United 46 18 12 16 66 56 +10 48
7 Reading 46 16 16 14 66 65 +1 48
8 Exeter City 46 19 10 17 60 68 −8 48
9 Chester City 46 17 13 16 49 57 −8 47
10 Swindon Town 46 19 8 19 71 63 +8 46
11 Barnsley 46 16 14 16 53 56 −3 46
12 Sheffield United 46 18 10 18 59 66 −7 46
13 Rotherham United 46 18 10 18 58 66 −8 46
14 Millwall 46 16 13 17 65 59 +6 45
15 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 59 55 +4 44
16 Gillingham 46 14 14 18 49 51 −2 42
17 Oxford United 46 14 13 19 57 62 −5 41
18 Blackpool 46 15 11 20 62 74 -12 41
19 Brentford 46 15 11 20 59 73 −14 41
20 Hull City 46 12 16 18 51 69 −18 40
21 Bury 46 16 7 23 45 59 −14 39
22 Southend United 46 14 10 22 47 57 −10 38
23 Mansfield Town 46 10 16 20 47 58 −11 36
24 Wimbledon 46 10 14 22 52 81 −29 34

References[edit]

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