1996–97 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1996-97
League Division Two
Manager Gary Megson
League position 7th
Top goalscorers League: Tony Ellis (15)
Combined: Tony Ellis (18)
FA Cup Second round
League Cup Second round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1995-96
Next season 1997-98

The 1996-97 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 seventh. September 5, 1996, marked the 100th anniversary of Blackpool's first match in the Football League.

Sam Allardyce was fired after failing to bring the club promotion the previous season. He was replaced by the former Norwich City manager Gary Megson.

Tony Ellis was the club's top scorer for the third consecutive season, with eighteen goals (fifteen in the league and three in the League Cup).

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Bury 46 24 12 10 62 38  +24 84
2. Stockport County 46 23 13 10 59 41  +18 82
3. Luton Town 46 23 13 10 59 41  +18 82
4. Brentford 46 20 14 12 56 43  +13 74
5. Bristol City 46 21 10 15 69 51  +18 73
6. Crewe Alexandra 46 22 7 17 56 47  +9 73
7. Blackpool 46 18 15 13 60 47  +13 69
8. Wrexham 46 17 18 11 54 50  +4 69
9. Burnley 46 19 11 16 71 55  +16 68
10. Chesterfield 46 18 14 14 42 39  +3 68
11. Gillingham 46 19 10 17 60 59  +1 67
12. Walsall 46 19 10 17 54 53  +1 67
13. Watford 46 16 19 11 45 38  +7 67
14. Millwall 46 16 13 17 50 55  -5 61
15. Preston North End 46 18 7 21 49 55  -6 61
16. Bournemouth 46 15 15 16 43 45  -2 60
17. Bristol Rovers 46 15 11 20 47 50  -3 56
18. Wycombe Wanderers 46 15 10 21 51 56  -5 55
19. Plymouth Argyle 46 12 18 16 47 58  -11 54
20. York City 46 13 13 20 47 68  -21 52
21. Peterborough United 46 11 14 21 55 73  -22 47
22. Shrewsbury Town 46 11 13 22 49 74  -25 46
23. Rotherham United 46 7 14 25 39 70  -37 35
24. Notts County 46 7 14 25 33 59  -36 35

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.