1930–31 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1930-31
League Division One
Manager Harry Evans (honorary manager)
League position 20th
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Hampson (32)
Combined: Jimmy Hampson (33)
FA Cup Fourth round[1]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1929-30
Next season 1931-32

The 1930–31 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 30th season (27th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing twentieth and conceding a record 125 goals. Albert Watson's equalising goal against Manchester City in the final league game of the season was dubbed a "£10,000 goal",[2] because it was said to be worth at least that amount as it secured the club's top-flight survival and its short-term future with the guarantee of large attendances for the next twelve months.

Jimmy Hampson was the club's top scorer for the fourth consecutive season, with 33 goals in total (32 in the league and one in the FA Cup).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Arsenal 42 28 10 4 127 59 2.153 66
2 Aston Villa 42 25 9 8 128 78 1.641 59
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 22 8 12 102 75 1.360 52
4 Portsmouth 42 18 13 11 84 67 1.254 49
5 Huddersfield Town 42 18 12 12 81 65 1.246 48
6 Derby County 42 18 10 14 94 79 1.190 46
7 Middlesbrough 42 19 8 15 98 90 1.089 46
8 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 75 70 1.071 46
9 Liverpool 42 15 12 15 86 85 1.012 42
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 8 17 83 84 0.988 42
11 Sunderland 42 16 9 17 89 85 1.047 41
12 Chelsea 42 15 10 17 64 67 0.955 40
13 Grimsby Town 42 17 5 20 82 87 0.943 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 68 81 0.840 39
15 Sheffield United 42 14 10 18 78 84 0.929 38
16 Leicester City 42 16 6 20 80 95 0.842 38
17 Newcastle United 42 15 6 21 78 87 0.897 36
18 West Ham United 42 14 8 20 79 94 0.840 36
19 Birmingham 42 13 10 19 55 70 0.786 36
20 Blackpool 42 11 10 21 71 125 0.568 32
21 Leeds United 42 12 7 23 68 81 0.840 31
22 Manchester United 42 7 8 27 53 115 0.461 22

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round
  2. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p.22

References[edit]

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