1928–29 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1928-29
League Division Two
Manager Harry Evans (honorary manager)
League position 8th
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Hampson (40)
Combined: Jimmy Hampson (40)
FA Cup Third round[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1927-28
Next season 1929-30

The 1928-29 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 28th season (25th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing eighth.

Harry Evans became the club's honorary manager, succeeding Sydney Beaumont after his one season in charge.

Jimmy Hampson was the club's top scorer for the second consecutive season, with 40 goals.

Season synopsis[edit]

The league campaign began with a West Lancashire derby fixture at Preston North End. The home side won 3–1.

Blackpool's first victory didn't come until the sixth game, a 2–1 scoreline over Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.

Out of the seven games in December, Blackpool won five, which — coupled with five victories in the final eight games of the season — assisted in their eighth-place finish.

Their FA Cup campaign ended at the first hurdle, the Third Round stage, again.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Middlesbrough 42 22 11 9 92 57 1.614 55
2 Grimsby Town 42 24 5 13 82 61 1.344 53
3 Bradford Park Avenue 42 22 4 16 88 70 1.257 48
4 Southampton 42 17 14 11 74 60 1.233 48
5 Notts County 42 19 9 14 78 65 1.200 47
6 Stoke City 42 17 12 13 74 51 1.451 46
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 19 8 15 80 79 1.013 46
8 Blackpool 42 19 7 16 92 76 1.211 45
9 Chelsea 42 17 10 15 64 65 0.985 44
10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 17 9 16 75 81 0.926 43
11 Nottingham Forest 42 15 12 15 71 70 1.014 42
12 Hull City 42 13 14 15 58 63 0.921 40
13 Preston North End 42 15 9 18 78 79 0.987 39
14 Millwall 42 16 7 19 71 86 0.826 39
15 Reading 42 15 9 18 63 86 0.733 39
16 Barnsley 42 16 6 20 69 66 1.045 38
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 7 20 77 81 0.951 37
18 Oldham Athletic 42 16 5 21 54 75 0.720 37
19 Swansea City 42 13 10 19 62 75 0.827 36
20 Bristol City 42 13 10 19 58 72 0.806 36
21 Port Vale 42 15 4 23 71 86 0.826 34
22 Clapton Orient 42 12 8 22 45 72 0.625 32

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round

References[edit]

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