1907–08 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1907-08
League Division Two
Manager None
League position 15th
Top goalscorer League: Bob Whittingham (15)
Combined: Bob Whittingham (15)
FA Cup First round
Highest home attendance 9,500 (v. Burnley)[1]
Lowest home attendance 2,000 (v. Hull City)[1]
Previous season 1906-07
Next season 1908-09

The 1907–08 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 11th season (eighth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifteenth.

Bob Whittingham, signed from amateur side Goldenhill Wanderers, was the club's top scorer, with fifteen goals in his 31 league games.[2]

Season synopsis[edit]

A strong start to the season, with only one point dropped from their opening two fixtures, was tempered with a run of four consecutive defeats.

It took until the fifteenth League match — against Lincoln City at Bloomfield Road — to gain their second victory. The 4–3 scoreline included a hat-trick from William Grundy.

Nine victories in the second half of the campaign left them ten points clear of bottom club Lincoln at the season's end.

The club's FA Cup trip ended at the First Round stage, this time at Manchester United.

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bradford City 38 24 6 8 90 42 2.143 54
2 Leicester Fosse 38 21 10 7 72 47 1.532 52
3 Oldham Athletic 38 22 6 10 76 42 1.810 50
4 Fulham 38 22 5 11 82 49 1.673 49
5 West Bromwich Albion 38 19 9 10 61 39 1.564 47
6 Derby County 38 21 4 13 77 45 1.711 46
7 Burnley 38 20 6 12 67 50 1.340 46
8 Hull City 38 21 4 13 73 62 1.177 46
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 7 16 50 45 1.111 37
10 Stoke[3] 38 16 5 17 57 52 1.096 37
11 Gainsborough Trinity 38 14 7 17 47 71 0.662 35
12 Leeds City 38 12 8 18 53 65 0.815 32
13 Stockport County 38 12 8 18 48 67 0.716 32
14 Clapton Orient 38 11 10 17 40 65 0.615 32
15 Blackpool 38 11 9 18 51 58 0.879 31
16 Barnsley 38 12 6 20 54 68 0.794 30
17 Glossop 38 11 8 19 54 74 0.730 30
18 Grimsby Town 38 11 8 19 43 71 0.606 30
19 Chesterfield 38 6 11 21 46 92 0.500 23
20 Lincoln City[4] 38 9 3 26 46 83 0.554 21

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

FA Cup[edit]

Players used: 11

Goals[edit]

League[edit]

League goals scored: 51

FA Cup[edit]

FA Cup goals scored: 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
1907 Bob Whittingham Goldenhill Wanderers Unknown
1907 William Weston Unknown Unknown
1907 William Fiske Unknown Unknown
1907 Horace Brindley Unknown Unknown
1907 Stephen Tillotson Unknown Unknown
1907 W.H. Reid Unknown Unknown
1907 William Birch Unknown Unknown
1907 Adam Haywood West Bromwich Albion Unknown
1907 John Waddington Unknown Unknown
1907 Horace King Unknown Unknown
1907 Ginger Owers Leyton Unknown
1907 Frederick Rose Unknown Unknown
1907 Walter Cookson Portsmouth Unknown

Out[edit]

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

Date Player To Fee
1907 Tom Wilcox Unknown Unknown
1907 E. Francis Unknown Unknown
1907 Andrew Swan Unknown Unknown
1907 William Anderton Unknown Unknown
1907 Jack Morris Unknown Unknown
1907 Levi Copestake Unknown Unknown
1907 J. Lavery Unknown Unknown
1907 Albert Dunkley Unknown Unknown
1907 Sam Johnson Unknown Unknown
1907 Bob Birkett Retired
1907 T. Bate Unknown Unknown
1907 Alf Pearson Unknown Unknown
1907 Bert Wake Unknown Unknown
1907 J. Collier Unknown Unknown
1907 Herbert Crossthwaite Fulham 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 1-873626-07-X
  3. ^ Resigned from the Football League due to financial difficulties
  4. ^ Failed to be re-elected to the Football League

References[edit]

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