1978–79 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1978-79
League Division Three
Manager Bob Stokoe
League position 12th
Top goalscorer League: Derek Spence (16)
Combined: Derek Spence (17)
FA Cup Second round
League Cup Third round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1977-78
Next season 1979-80

The 1978-79 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 72nd season (69th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Three, then the third tier of English football, finishing twelfth.

Bob Stokoe was installed as manager during the summer, his second stint in the role. He remained in charge for only one season, however.

Derek Spence was the club's top scorer, with seventeen goals (sixteen in the league and one in the League Cup).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 46 21 19 6 61 41 +20 61
2 Watford 46 24 12 10 83 52 +31 60
3 Swansea City 46 24 12 10 83 61 +22 60
4 Gillingham 46 21 17 8 65 42 +23 59
5 Swindon Town 46 25 7 14 74 52 +22 57
6 Carlisle United 46 15 22 9 53 42 +11 52
7 Colchester United 46 17 17 12 60 55 +5 51
8 Hull City 46 19 11 16 66 61 +5 49
9 Exeter City 46 17 15 14 61 56 +5 49
10 Brentford 46 19 9 18 53 49 +4 47
11 Oxford United 46 14 18 14 44 50 -6 46
12 Blackpool 46 18 9 19 61 59 +2 45
13 Southend United 46 15 15 16 51 49 +2 45
14 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 19 14 53 53 +0 45
15 Plymouth Argyle 46 15 14 17 67 68 -1 44
16 Chester City 46 14 16 16 57 61 -4 44
17 Rotherham United 46 17 10 19 49 55 -6 44
18 Mansfield Town 46 12 19 15 51 52 -1 43
19 Bury 46 11 20 15 59 65 -6 42
20 Chesterfield 46 13 14 19 51 65 -14 40
21 Peterborough United 46 11 14 21 44 63 -19 36
22 Walsall 46 10 12 24 56 71 -15 32
23 Tranmere Rovers 46 6 16 24 45 78 -33 28
24 Lincoln City 46 7 11 28 41 88 -47 25

References[edit]

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