1977–78 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1977-78
League Division Two
Manager Allan Brown
(succeeded by Jimmy Meadows)
League position 20th (relegated)
Top goalscorer League: Bob Hatton (22)
Combined: Bob Hatton (24)
FA Cup Third round[1]
League Cup Second round[2]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1976-77
Next season 1978-79

The 1977-78 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 70th season (67th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing twentieth, their lowest League position since 1928.[3] As a result, they were relegated to Division Three for the first time in their history.

Allan Brown was sacked as manager during the season, and replaced by Jimmy Meadows for his second stint as Blackpool's caretaker manager.

Bob Hatton was the club's top scorer, with 24 goals (22 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 Bolton Wanderers 42 24 10 8 63 33 +30 58
2 Southampton 42 22 13 7 70 39 +31 57
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 20 16 6 83 49 +34 56
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 22 12 8 63 38 +25 56
5 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 13 13 56 60 -4 45
6 Sunderland 42 14 16 12 67 59 +8 44
7 Stoke City 42 16 10 16 53 49 +4 42
8 Oldham Athletic 42 13 16 13 54 58 -4 42
9 Crystal Palace 42 13 15 14 50 47 +3 41
10 Fulham 42 14 13 15 49 49 +0 41
11 Burnley 42 15 10 17 56 64 -8 40
12 Sheffield United 42 16 8 18 62 73 -11 40
13 Luton Town 42 14 10 18 54 52 +2 38
14 Orient 42 10 18 14 43 49 -6 38
15 Notts County 42 11 16 15 54 62 -8 38
16 Millwall 42 12 14 16 49 57 -8 38
17 Charlton Athletic 42 13 12 17 55 68 -13 38
18 Bristol Rovers 42 13 12 17 61 77 -16 38
19 Cardiff City 42 13 12 17 51 71 -20 38
20 Blackpool 42 12 13 17 59 60 -1 37
21 Mansfield Town 42 10 11 21 49 69 -20 31
22 Hull City 42 8 12 22 34 52 -18 28

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round
  2. ^ Entered competition in second round
  3. ^ Gillatt, Peter (30 November 2009). Blackpool FC on This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year. Pitch Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-905411-50-2. 

References[edit]

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