1923–24 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1923-24
League Division Two
Manager Major Frank Buckley
League position 4th
Top goalscorer League: Harry Bedford (32)
Combined: Harry Bedford (33)
FA Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1922-23
Next season 1924-25

The 1923-24 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 23rd season (twentieth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourth.

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

The team first began wearing tangerine for this season, after a recommendation from referee Albert Hargreaves, who officiated a Holland-Belgium international match and was impressed by the Dutchmen's colours.[1]

Harry Bedford was the club's top scorer for the third consecutive season, with 33 goals in all competitions (32 in the league and one in the FA Cup).

Bert Tulloch retired this season, after ten years of service for Blackpool, his only professional club.

Season synopsis[edit]

Draws were the common theme for the first month of Blackpool's League campaign, with five of them occurring in the first six games. They remained without a win until 29 September, a 2-0 scoreline at Crystal Palace.

October brought two wins, one draw and one defeat, and this inconsistency continued until March.

A 2–1 home victory over Brighton on 1 March started a run of four successive wins, which included nine goals by Jimmy Hampson, and they remained undefeated until 21 April.

A final-day win over Clapton Orient at Bloomfield Road secured fourth spot from Southampton.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Leeds United 42 21 12 9 61 35 1.743 54
2 Bury 42 21 9 12 63 35 1.800 51
3 Derby County 42 21 9 12 75 42 1.786 51
4 Blackpool 42 18 13 11 72 47 1.532 49
5 Southampton 42 17 14 11 52 31 1.677 48
6 Stoke 42 14 18 10 44 42 1.048 46
7 Oldham Athletic 42 14 17 11 45 52 0.865 45
8 The Wednesday 42 16 12 14 54 51 1.059 44
9 South Shields 42 17 10 15 49 50 0.980 44
10 Clapton Orient 42 14 15 13 40 36 1.111 43
11 Barnsley 42 16 11 15 57 61 0.934 43
12 Leicester City 42 17 8 17 64 54 1.185 42
13 Stockport County 42 13 16 13 44 52 0.846 42
14 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 52 44 1.182 40
15 Crystal Palace 42 13 13 16 53 65 0.815 39
16 Port Vale 42 13 12 17 50 66 0.758 38
17 Hull City 42 10 17 15 46 51 0.902 37
18 Bradford City 42 11 15 16 35 48 0.729 37
19 Coventry City 42 11 13 18 52 68 0.765 35
20 Fulham 42 10 14 18 45 56 0.804 34
21 Nelson 42 10 13 19 40 74 0.541 33
22 Bristol City 42 7 15 20 32 65 0.492 29

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee

Out[edit]

Date Player From Fee

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992, p. 18
  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.