1973–74 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1973-74
League Division Two
Manager Harry Potts
League position 5th
Top goalscorer League: Mickey Burns (14)
Combined: Mickey Burns (17)
FA Cup Third round[1]
League Cup Second round[2]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1972-73
Next season 1974-75

The 1973-74 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 66th season (63rd consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifth.

This was Harry Potts' first full season in charge.

Mickey Burns was the club's top scorer, with seventeen goals (fourteen in the league and three in the League Cup).

Alan Suddick scored his 100th League goal, a penalty, in Blackpool's 3–0 victory over Preston North End at Bloomfield Road on 23 March 1974.[3]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Middlesbrough 42 27 11 4 77 30 2.567 65
2 Luton Town 42 19 12 11 64 51 1.255 50
3 Carlisle United 42 20 9 13 61 48 1.271 49
4 Orient 42 15 18 9 55 42 1.310 48
5 Blackpool 42 17 13 12 57 40 1.425 47
6 Sunderland 42 19 9 14 58 44 1.318 47
7 Nottingham Forest 42 15 15 12 57 43 1.326 45
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 14 16 12 48 45 1.067 44
9 Hull City 42 13 17 12 46 47 0.979 43
10 Notts County 42 15 13 14 55 60 0.917 43
11 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 12 15 44 40 1.100 42
12 Millwall 42 14 14 14 51 51 1.000 42
13 Fulham 42 16 10 16 39 43 0.907 42
14 Aston Villa 42 13 15 14 48 45 1.067 41
15 Portsmouth 42 14 12 16 45 62 0.726 40
16 Bristol City 42 14 10 18 47 54 0.870 38
17 Cardiff City 42 10 16 16 49 62 0.790 36
18 Oxford United 42 10 16 16 35 46 0.761 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 11 19 51 63 0.810 35
20 Crystal Palace 42 11 12 19 43 56 0.768 34
21 Preston North End 42 9 14 19 40 62 0.645 31*
22 Swindon Town 42 7 11 24 36 72 0.500 25

* Preston North End had one point deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round
  2. ^ Entered competition in second round
  3. ^ The Seasiders

References[edit]

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