1971–72 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1971-72
League Division Two
Manager Bob Stokoe
League position 6th
Top goalscorer League: Mickey Burns (17)
Combined: Mickey Burns (20)
FA Cup Third round[1]
League Cup Fifth round[2]
Anglo-Italian Cup Final
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1970-71
Next season 1972–73

The 1971–72 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 64th season (61st consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing sixth.

Blackpool's defence of the Anglo-Italian Cup ended in the final against A.S. Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The home side won 3–1.

Mickey Burns was the club's top scorer for the second consecutive season, with twenty goals (seventeen in the league and three in the League Cup).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Norwich City 42 21 15 6 60 36 1.667 57
2 Birmingham City 42 19 18 5 60 31 1.935 56
3 Millwall 42 19 17 6 64 46 1.391 55
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 20 14 8 57 28 2.036 54
5 Sunderland 42 17 16 9 67 57 1.175 50
6 Blackpool 42 20 7 15 70 50 1.400 47
7 Burnley 42 20 6 16 70 55 1.273 46
8 Bristol City 42 18 10 14 61 49 1.245 46
9 Middlesbrough 42 19 8 15 50 48 1.042 46
10 Carlisle United 42 17 9 16 61 57 1.070 43
11 Swindon Town 42 15 12 15 47 47 1.000 42
12 Hull City 42 14 10 18 49 53 0.925 38
13 Luton Town 42 10 18 14 43 48 0.896 38
14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 51 58 0.879 38
15 Oxford United 42 12 14 16 43 55 0.782 38
16 Portsmouth 42 12 13 17 59 68 0.868 37
17 Orient 42 14 9 19 50 61 0.820 37
18 Preston North End 42 12 12 18 52 58 0.897 36
19 Cardiff City 42 10 14 18 56 69 0.812 34
20 Fulham 42 12 10 20 45 68 0.662 34
21 Charlton Athletic 42 12 9 21 55 77 0.714 33
22 Watford 42 5 9 28 24 75 0.320 19

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round
  2. ^ Entered competition in second round

References[edit]

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