1922–23 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1922-23
League Division Two
Manager Bill Norman
League position 5th
Top goalscorer League: Harry Bedford (32)
Combined: Harry Bedford (32)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1921-22
Next season 1923-24

The 1922-23 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 22nd season (nineteenth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifth.

Harry Bedford was the club's top scorer for the second consecutive season, with 32 goals.

Season synopsis[edit]

After two opening draws, four consecutive wins kickstarted Blackpool's League campaign. Inconsistency came into play once more, with victories being interspersed with draws and defeats.

Nine wins in the second half of the season assisted in their fifth-placed finish.

The FA Cup saw another first-round exit, this time at Derby County.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Notts County 42 23 7 12 46 34 1.353 53
2 West Ham United 42 20 11 11 63 38 1.658 51
3 Leicester City 42 21 9 12 65 44 1.477 51
4 Manchester United 42 17 14 11 51 36 1.417 48
5 Blackpool 42 18 11 13 60 43 1.395 47
6 Bury 42 18 11 13 55 46 1.196 47
7 Leeds United 42 18 11 13 43 36 1.194 47
8 The Wednesday 42 17 12 13 54 47 1.149 46
9 Barnsley 42 17 11 14 62 51 1.216 45
10 Fulham 42 16 12 14 43 32 1.344 44
11 Southampton 42 14 14 14 40 40 1.000 42
12 Hull City 42 14 14 14 43 45 0.956 42
13 South Shields 42 15 10 17 35 44 0.795 40
14 Derby County 42 14 11 17 46 50 0.920 39
15 Bradford City 42 12 13 17 41 45 0.911 37
16 Crystal Palace 42 13 11 18 54 62 0.871 37
17 Port Vale 42 14 9 19 39 51 0.765 37
18 Coventry City 42 15 7 20 46 63 0.730 37
19 Clapton Orient 42 12 12 18 40 50 0.800 36
20 Stockport County 42 14 8 20 43 58 0.741 36
21 Rotherham County 42 13 9 20 44 63 0.698 35
22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 9 9 24 42 77 0.545 27

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
1922 Frank Watson Aston Villa

Out[edit]

Date Player From Fee

References[edit]

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