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The 2015–16 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 107th season in the Football League, and their first season back in League One following relegation from the 2014–15 Football League Championship.[1] Along with competing in League One, the club is also participating in the FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy. The season covered the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Blackpool F.C.
2015–16 season
ChairmanKarl Oyston
ManagerNeil McDonald (until 18 May 2016)
StadiumBloomfield Road
Blackpool, England
(Capacity: 17,338)
League One22nd (relegated)
FA CupFirst Round
League CupFirst Round
Football League TrophyNorthern Quarter-Final
Top goalscorerLeague:
Mark Cullen (9)

All:
Mark Cullen (9)
Highest home attendance9,226 vs. Wigan Athletic
(30 April 2016)
Lowest home attendance5,960 vs. Chesterfield
(29 September 2015)
All statistics correct as of 8 May 2016.

The club was managed by Neil McDonald, in his first season in charge. Following Blackpool's relegation to League Two at the end of the season, McDonald left his role as Blackpool manager.[2]

Blackpool finished 22nd in League One and were relegated for the second-successive season. They will play the 2016–17 campaign in League Two, their first time playing in the bottom division of English professional football in fifteen years.

They were also knocked out of both the FA Cup and League up at the first-round stage.

Contents

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 FW   Mark Cullen Luton Town £180,000 [3]
1 July 2015 GK   Colin Doyle Free agency [4]
1 July 2015 MF   John Herron Free agency [5]
1 July 2015 GK   Kyle Letheren Free agency [6]
1 July 2015 MF   Brad Potts Carlisle United Undisclosed [7]
1 July 2015 MF   Jarrett Rivers Blyth Spartans Undisclosed [8]
1 July 2015 DF   Clark Robertson Free agency [9]
10 July 2015 MF   Jack Redshaw Morecambe £180,000 [10][11]
29 July 2015 MF   Jim McAlister Free agency [12]
5 August 2015 DF   Emmerson Boyce Free agency [13]
3 September 2015 MF   David Norris Free agency [14]
14 September 2015 FW   Martin Paterson Free agency [15]
7 January 2016 FW   Danny Philliskirk Oldham Athletic Undisclosed [16]
7 January 2016 MF   Mark Yeates Oldham Athletic Free [17]
14 January 2016 DF   Will Aimson Hull City Undisclosed [18]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 FW   Tom Barkhuizen Released [19]
1 July 2015 DF   Andre Blackman Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Peter Clarke Released [20]
1 July 2015 MF   Tomasz Cywka Released [20]
1 July 2015 FW   Steve Davies Released [20]
1 July 2015 FW   Nathan Delfouneso Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Joël Dielna Released [20]
1 July 2015 FW   Bobby Grant Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Gary MacKenzie Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Tony McMahon Released [20]
1 July 2015 MF   Jacob Mellis Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Nyron Nosworthy Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Darren O'Dea Released [20]
1 July 2015 GK   Elliot Parish Released [20]
1 July 2015 MF   David Perkins Released [20]
1 July 2015 DF   Jeffrey Rentmeister Released [20]
1 July 2015 FW   Saër Sène Released [20]
1 July 2015 FW   François Zoko Released [20]
20 July 2015 FW   Dom Telford Stoke City To be decided by tribunal [21]
20 July 2015 MF   Mark Waddington Stoke City To be decided by tribunal [21]
3 September 2015 MF   Andrea Orlandi Anorthosis Famagusta Free transfer [22]
19 January 2016 MF   José Miguel Cubero Herediano Undisclosed [23]

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Until Ref.
10 July 2015 DF   Lloyd Jones Liverpool End of season [a] [24][25]
29 July 2015 FW   Kwame Thomas Derby County 26 November 2015 [b] [26][27]
19 October 2015 DF   Hayden White Bolton Wanderers End of season [c] [28][29]
9 November 2015 DF   Will Aimson Hull City 9 January 2016 [d] [30][31]
12 November 2015 GK   Dean Lyness Burton Albion 2 January 2016 [32]
17 November 2015 FW   Andy Little Preston North End 30 January 2016 [e] [33][34]
26 November 2015 FW   Elliot Lee West Ham United 3 January 2016 [35]
21 January 2016 FW   Uche Ikpeazu Watford End of season [36]
13 February 2016 GK   Dean Lyness Burton Albion 22 March 2016 [37]
3 March 2016 MF   Liam Smith Newcastle United End of season [38]
22 March 2016 FW   Jacob Blyth Leicester City End of season [39]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Until Ref.
1 March 2016 DF   Charles Dunne Crawley Town End of season [f] [40][41]
24 March 2016 MF   Connor Oliver Morecambe End of season [42]
  1. ^ Jones' loan was extended on 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Thomas was recalled by Derby County on 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ White's loan was extended on 6 January 2016.
  4. ^ Aimson's loan was extended on 27 November 2015.
  5. ^ Little's loan was extended on 5 January 2016.
  6. ^ Dunne's loan was extended on 29 March 2016.

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

League OneEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
20 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 11 22 58 79 −21 50
21 Doncaster Rovers (R) 46 11 13 22 48 64 −16 46 Relegation to League Two
22 Blackpool (R) 46 12 10 24 40 63 −23 46
23 Colchester United (R) 46 9 13 24 57 99 −42 40
24 Crewe Alexandra (R) 46 7 13 26 46 83 −37 34
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

Football League TrophyEdit

Lancashire Senior CupEdit

Top scorersEdit

Place Position Nation Number Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 FW   9 Mark Cullen 9 0 0 0 9
2 FW   10 Jack Redshaw 7 0 0 0 7
3 MF   8 Brad Potts 6 0 0 0 6
4 FW   17 Danny Philliskirk 5 0 0 0 5
DF   15 Tom Aldred 5 0 0 0 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Statto.
  2. ^ "Neil McDonald: Blackpool part company with boss after League One relegation". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Seasiders Confirm Signing of Cullen". Blackpool FC. 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Doyle Deal Done". Blackpool FC. 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Blackpool Secure Herron's Services". Blackpool FC. 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Letheren Pens Deal". Blackpool FC. 12 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Brad Potts: Blackpool sign Carlisle midfielder on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 11 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Deal Agreed For Rivers". Blackpool FC. 7 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Robertson Agrees Blackpool Contract". Blackpool FC. 15 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Blackpool Bring In Redshaw". Blackpool Gazette. 10 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Pool complete Redshaw deal". Blackpool Gazette. 10 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Midfielder Agrees Blackpool Deal". Blackpool F.C. 29 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Boyce Becomes A Seasider". Blackpool FC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Norris Completes Blackpool Move". Blackpool FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Paterson Completes Blackpool Move". Blackpool FC. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Blackpool Move For Philliskirk". Blackpool FC. 7 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Yeates Agrees Blackpool Deal". Blackpool FC. 7 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Will Aimson: Blackpool sign Hull City defender on permanent deal". BBC Sport. 14 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Morecambe sign winger Barkhuizen". BBC Sport. 9 May 2015.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Retained List Announced". Blackpool FC. 19 May 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Blackpool pair Waddington and Telford join Stoke". Blackpool Gazette. 20 July 2015.
  22. ^ "Orlandi Deparute Confirmed". Blackpool FC. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  23. ^ "Cubero Returns to Herediano". Blackpool FC. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Liverpool Youngster Arrives On Loan". Blackpool FC. 10 July 2015.
  25. ^ "Loan Deal For Jones Extended". Blackpool FC. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Blackpool sign England youth striker". Blackpool Gazette. 29 July 2015.
  27. ^ "Kwame Thomas: Derby County recall striker from Blackpool". BBC Sport. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  28. ^ "Blackpool Bring In Bolton Defender". Blackpool FC. 19 October 2015.
  29. ^ "White To Remain At Blackpool". Blackpool FC. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  30. ^ "Will Aimson: Hull City defender joins Blackpool on loan". BBC Sport. 9 November 2015.
  31. ^ "Will Aimson: Blackpool extend Hull City defender's loan spell". BBC Sport. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  32. ^ "Dean Lyness: Blackpool bring in Burton keeper on loan". BBC Sport. 12 November 2015.
  33. ^ "Andy Little: Blackpool sign Preston North End striker on loan". BBC Sport. 17 November 2015.
  34. ^ "Little Loan Extended". Blackpool FC. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  35. ^ "West Ham striker Elliot Lee joins Blackpool on loan". BBC Sport. 26 November 2015.
  36. ^ "Uche Ikpeazu: Blackpool sign Watford striker on loan". BBC Sport. 21 January 2016.
  37. ^ "Dean Lyness: Blackpool re-sign Burton goalkeeper on loan". BBC Sport. 13 February 2016.
  38. ^ "Liam Smith: Blackpool sign Newcastle United midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 3 March 2016.
  39. ^ "Jacob Blyth joins Blackpool on loan for rest of season". BBC Sport. 22 March 2016.
  40. ^ "Charles Dunne: Blackpool defender joins Crawley on one-month loan". BBC Sport. 1 March 2016.
  41. ^ "Charles Dunne: Crawley Town extend Blackpool full-back's loan spell". BBC Sport. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  42. ^ "Connor Oliver: Morecambe sign Blackpool midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 24 March 2016.