1976–77 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1976–77
League Division Two
Manager Allan Brown
League position 5th
Top goalscorer League: Mickey Walsh (26)
Combined: Mickey Walsh (28)
FA Cup Third round[1]
League Cup Third round[2]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1975–76
Next season 1977–78

The 1976–77 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 69th season (66th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifth. The club came within two points of promotion to the first division.

Former Blackpool player Allan Brown succeeded Harry Potts as manager prior to the start of the season.

Mickey Walsh was the club's top scorer for the third consecutive season, with 28 goals (26 in the league, one in the FA Cup and one in the League Cup).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 22 13 7 84 45 +39 57
2 Chelsea 42 21 13 8 73 53 +20 55
3 Nottingham Forest 42 21 10 11 77 43 +34 52
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 20 11 11 75 54 +21 51
5 Blackpool 42 17 17 8 58 42 +16 51
6 Luton Town 42 21 6 15 67 48 +19 48
7 Charlton Athletic 42 16 16 10 71 58 +13 48
8 Notts County 42 19 10 13 65 60 +5 48
9 Southampton 42 17 10 15 72 67 +5 44
10 Millwall 42 15 13 14 57 53 +4 43
11 Sheffield United 42 14 12 16 54 63 −9 40
12 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 9 18 42 54 −12 39
13 Oldham Athletic 42 14 10 18 52 64 −12 38
14 Hull City 42 10 17 15 45 53 −8 37
15 Bristol Rovers 42 12 13 17 53 68 −15 37
16 Burnley 42 11 14 17 46 64 −18 36
17 Fulham 42 11 13 18 54 61 −7 35
18 Cardiff City 42 12 10 20 56 67 −11 34
19 Orient 42 9 16 17 37 55 −18 34
20 Carlisle United 42 11 12 19 49 75 −26 34
21 Plymouth Argyle 42 8 16 18 46 65 −19 32
22 Hereford United 42 8 15 19 57 78 −21 31

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.