1914–15 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1914-15
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 10th
Top goalscorer League: Joe Lane (28)
Combined: Joe Lane (28)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1913-14
Next season 1915-16

The 1914–15 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 18th season (15th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing tenth.

Joe Lane, ever-present throughout the season, was the club's top scorer for the second consecutive season, with 28 goals to his name. Harold Keenan, though still a member of the squad, didn't make any appearances for the club.

Season synopsis[edit]

The season started slowly for the Seasiders, with five defeats in their opening six league games — a 3–1 victory (thanks to a Joe Lane hat-trick) at Hull City on 5 September being the anomaly. The run did not get any better; indeed in ten league games, Blackpool lost eight times. Their form picked up from November onwards, however, but inconsistency was rife.

The players redeemed themselves somewhat with eight victories in their final ten games, which resulted in their top-ten finish.

For the third consecutive season, Blackpool's FA Cup campaign ended at the first-round stage.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Derby County[1] 38 23 7 8 71 33 2.152 53
2 Preston North End[1] 38 20 10 8 61 42 1.452 50
3 Barnsley 38 22 3 13 51 51 1.000 47
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 19 7 12 77 52 1.481 45
5 Arsenal[1] 38 19 5 14 69 41 1.683 43
6 Birmingham 38 17 9 12 62 39 1.590 43
7 Hull City 38 19 5 14 65 54 1.204 43
8 Huddersfield Town 38 17 8 13 61 42 1.452 42
9 Clapton Orient 38 16 9 13 50 48 1.042 41
10 Blackpool 38 17 5 16 58 57 1.018 39
11 Bury 38 15 8 15 61 56 1.089 38
12 Fulham 38 15 7 16 53 47 1.128 37
13 Bristol City 38 15 7 16 62 56 1.107 37
14 Stockport County 38 15 7 16 54 60 0.900 37
15 Leeds City 38 14 4 20 65 64 1.016 32
16 Lincoln City 38 11 9 18 46 65 0.708 31
17 Grimsby Town 38 11 9 18 48 76 0.632 31
18 Nottingham Forest 38 10 9 19 43 77 0.558 29
19 Leicester Fosse 38 10 4 24 47 88 0.534 24
20 Glossop[2] 38 6 6 26 31 87 0.356 18

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

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

League[edit]

Kidd 30, Robson 25, Jones 21, Bainbridge 38, Connor 9, Rooks 14, Charles 35, Turley 4, Lane 38, Yarnall 9, Quinn 37, Green 21, Booth 27, Millership 2, Tulloch 25, Sibbald 27, Wilson 27, Appleton 18, Gregson 3, Mitchell 5, Thompson 3

Players used: 21

FA Cup[edit]

Kidd 1, Robson 1, Bainbridge 1, Charles 1, Lane 1, Quinn 1, Green 1, Booth 1, Tulloch 1, Sibbald 1, Wilson 1

Players used: 11

Goals[edit]

League[edit]

Lane 28, Sibbald 7, Charles, 6, Quinn 4, Green 4, Appleton 3, Booth 2, Wilson 2, Bainbridge 1, Yarnall 1

Goals scored: 58

FA Cup[edit]

Sibbald 1

Goals scored: 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee

Out[edit]

Date Player From Fee

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Promoted to First Division after WWI
  2. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League

References[edit]

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