1997–98 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1997-98
League Division Two
Manager Nigel Worthington
League position 12th
Top goalscorers League: Phil Clarkson (13)
Combined: Phil Clarkson (18)
FA Cup Second round
League Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1996-97
Next season 1998-99

The 1997-98 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 90th season (87th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Two, then the third tier of English league football, finishing twelfth.

Gary Megson left the club during the close season, in favour of managing Stockport County. His replacement was Nigel Worthington, who began in a player-manager capacity in his first managerial role.

Phil Clarkson was the club's top scorer, with sixteen goals (thirteen in the league, two in the FA Cup and one in the League Trophy).

Table[edit]

Pos  Name                              P    W    D    L    F    A  Pts
  1  Watford                          46   24   16    6   67   41   88
  2  Bristol City                     46   25   10   11   69   39   85
  3  Grimsby Town                     46   19   15   12   55   37   72
  4  Northampton Town                 46   18   17   11   52   37   71
  5  Bristol Rovers                   46   20   10   16   70   64   70
  6  Fulham                           46   20   10   16   60   43   70
  7  Wrexham                          46   18   16   12   55   51   70
  8  Gillingham                       46   19   13   14   52   47   70
  9  A F C Bournemouth                46   18   12   16   57   52   66
 10  Chesterfield                     46   16   17   13   46   44   65
 11  Wigan Athletic                   46   17   11   18   64   66   62
 12  Blackpool                        46   17   11   18   59   67   62
 13  Oldham Athletic                  46   15   16   15   62   54   61
 14  Wycombe Wanderers                46   14   18   14   51   53   60
 15  Preston North End                46   15   14   17   56   56   59
 16  York City                        46   14   17   15   52   58   59
 17  Luton Town                       46   14   15   17   60   64   57
 18  Millwall                         46   14   13   19   43   54   55
 19  Walsall                          46   14   12   20   43   52   54
 20  Burnley                          46   13   13   20   55   65   52
 21  Brentford                        46   11   17   18   50   71   50
 22  Plymouth Argyle                  46   12   13   21   55   70   49
 23  Carlisle United                  46   12    8   26   57   73   44
 24  Southend United                  46   11   10   25   47   79   43

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

References[edit]

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