1904–05 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1904-05
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 15th
Top goalscorer League: Edgar Chadwick (8)
Combined: Edgar Chadwick (8)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance 9,500 (v. Bolton Wanderers)[1]
Lowest home attendance 1,400 (v. Burslem Port Vale)[1]
Previous season 1903-04
Next season 1905-06

The 1904–05 season was Blackpool F.C.'s eighth season (fifth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the eighteen-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifteenth.

New signings included Edgar Chadwick, from Liverpool, Bob Crewdson, who would go on to make over 200 league appearances for the club, and Hugh Morgan, from Accrington Stanley. Teddy Duckworth, after a season with West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers, returned to the club. Out went Geordie Anderson, who retired, John Rooke and Fred Pentland.

Chadwick was the club's top goalscorer, with eight goals.[2]

Season synopsis[edit]

The campaign began with a goalless draw at home to Leicester Fosse on 3 September, it wasn't until their fifth game that Blackpool recorded their first victory. It came at Lancashire neighbours Burnley — Alfie Kearns scoring the only goal of the game.

Their next victory did not come until 3 December, just over two months later, 4–1 at home to Glossop, they won their next fixture, at home to Bradford City, before managing only one point from their three festive games. A New Year's Eve defeat left them with only thirteen points from a possible 34.

After an FA Cup First Round exit to Bristol City, 1905 started with a bang: 6–0 and 2–0 home wins over Barnsley and Burnley.

Three victories in five games lifted them briefly, but then six defeats in their final nine games saw them finish fourth-bottom, albeit twenty points clear of bottom club Doncaster Rovers, who failed in their attempt to be reelected.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Liverpool 34 27 4 3 93 25 3.720 58
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 27 2 5 87 32 2.719 56
3 Manchester United 34 24 5 5 81 30 2.700 53
4 Bristol City 34 19 4 11 66 45 1.467 42
5 Chesterfield 34 14 11 9 44 35 1.257 39
6 Gainsborough Trinity 34 14 8 12 61 58 1.052 36
7 Barnsley 34 14 5 15 38 56 0.679 33
8 Bradford City 34 12 8 14 45 49 0.918 32
9 Lincoln City 34 12 7 15 42 41 1.024 31
10 West Bromwich Albion 34 13 4 17 57 48 1.188 30
11 Burnley 34 12 6 16 43 52 0.827 30
12 Glossop North End 34 10 10 14 37 46 0.804 30
13 Grimsby Town 34 11 8 15 33 46 0.717 30
14 Leicester Fosse 34 11 7 16 40 55 0.727 29
15 Blackpool 34 9 10 15 36 48 0.750 28
16 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 7 17 47 72 0.653 27
17 Burton United 34 8 4 22 30 84 0.357 20
18 Doncaster Rovers[3] 34 3 2 29 23 81 0.284 8

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

League[edit]

Players used: 23

No appearances: William Anderton, Charles Bennett, Teddy Duckworth and Alfred Wood.

FA Cup[edit]

Players used: 11

Goals[edit]

League[edit]

League goals scored: 35 (plus one own-goal)

FA Cup[edit]

FA Cup goals scored: 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
1904 Hugh Morgan Accrington Stanley Unknown
1904 Alfie Kearns Unknown Unknown
1904 Robert Hogg Unknown Unknown
1904 Edgar Chadwick Liverpool Unknown
1904 W. Lowe Unknown Unknown
1904 Alfred Gittins Unknown Unknown
1904 John Waddington Unknown Unknown
1904 Alfred Jolly Unknown Unknown
1904 Bob Crewdson Unknown Unknown
1904 Lawrence Cook Nelson Unknown
1904 Tom Pratt Unknown Unknown
1904 J. Gow Unknown Unknown
1904 James Reilly Unknown Unknown

Out[edit]

The following players left after the final game of the previous season:

Date Player To Fee
1904 John Rooke Unknown Unknown
1904 Geordie Anderson Retired
1904 S. Carthy Unknown Unknown
1904 Fred Pentland Unknown Unknown
1904 Ted Killean Retired
1904 Harry Whittle Unknown Unknown
1904 P. Miller Unknown Unknown
1904 James Hodgson Unknown Unknown
1904 T. Anderson Unknown Unknown
1904 Percy Pickford Unknown Unknown
1904 Jack Davies Unknown Unknown
1904 David Hughes Unknown Unknown
1904 Lewis Swarbrick Unknown Unknown
1904 Stanley Spencer Unknown Unknown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Attendances were approximated by the reporter at the ground.
  2. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992, Breedon Books Sport ISBN 978-1-873626-07-8
  3. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League
  4. ^ a b c Ever-present

References[edit]

  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 978-1-873626-07-8.