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The 2017–18 season is Blackpool F.C.'s 109th season in the Football League, and their first season back in League One following promotion from the 2016–17 Football League Two Play-Offs, against Exeter. Along with competing in League One, the club is also participating in the FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy.

Blackpool
2017–18 season
ChairmanKarl Oyston
ManagerGary Bowyer
StadiumBloomfield Road
League One12th
FA CupFirst Round
EFL CupFirst Round
EFL TrophyThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Kyle Vassell (11)
All: Kyle Vassell (11)

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Contents

First-team squadEdit

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 Ben Williams GK   Manchester 35 6 0 Bury 3 July 2017 Free 2018
25 Myles Boney GK   20 4 0 Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee Undisclosed
28 Joe Lumley GK   Harlow 23 18 0 Queens Park Rangers 8 January 2018 Loan 2018
37 Christoffer Mafoumbi GK    Roubaix 24 6 0 Free State Stars 20 July 2017 Free 2019
Defenders
2 Kelvin Mellor RB   Crewe 27 89 14 Plymouth Argyle 4 July 2016 Free 2018
3 Andy Taylor LB   Blackburn 32 61 2 Walsall 1 July 2016 Free 2018
5 Clark Robertson CB/LB   Aberdeen 24 137 5 Aberdeen 1 July 2015 Free 2018
6 Will Aimson CB/DM   Christchurch 24 69 0 Hull City 14 January 2016 Undisclosed 2018
12 Nick Anderton LB   Preston 22 11 0 Barrow 1 July 2017 £75,000 2019
16 Curtis Tilt CB   Walsall 26 45 1 Wrexham 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2019
20 Oliver Turton RB   Manchester 25 43 1 Crewe Alexandra 1 July 2017 Free 2019
Midfielders
4 Jim McAlister CM   Rothesay 32 80 1 Dundee 29 July 2015 Free 2018
8 Sessi D'Almeida DM    Bordeaux 22 27 1 Barnsley 19 August 2017 Undisclosed 2018
14 Jimmy Ryan CM    Liverpool 29 38 3 Fleetwood Town 6 July 2017 Free 2019
15 Sean Longstaff CM   North Shields 20 45 9 Newcastle United 21 July 2017 Loan 2018
17 Viv Solomon-Otabor LW    London 22 46 5 Birmingham City 26 July 2017 Loan 2018
23 Colin Daniel LM   Eastwood 30 85 8 Port Vale 1 July 2016 Free 2019
24 Callum Cooke AM   Peterlee 21 33 2 Middlesbrough 18 July 2017 Loan 2018
44 Jay Spearing DM   Wallasey 29 34 0 Bolton Wanderers 4 October 2017 Free 2018
Forwards
7 Kyle Vassell CF   Milton Keynes 26 71 24 Peterborough United 1 July 2016 Free 2018
9 Mark Cullen CF   Ashington 26 92 22 Luton Town 30 June 2015 £180,000 2018
10 Max Clayton SS   Crewe 23 7 1 Bolton Wanderers 1 July 2017 Free 2019
11 Armand Gnanduillet CF    Angers 25 57 10 Leyton Orient 19 August 2016 Free 2018
18 Danny Philliskirk CF   Oldham 27 72 11 Oldham Athletic 7 January 2016 Undisclosed 2018
19 Jamille Matt CF   28 39 3 Fleetwood Town 1 July 2016 Free 2018
21 Dolly Menga CF   Verviers 25 8 0 Free agent 10 November 2017 Free 2018
22 Dan Agyei CF   Kingston upon Thames 21 9 0 Burnley 18 January 2018 Loan 2018
27 Scott Quigley CF   Shrewsbury 25 8 0 The New Saints 16 August 2017 £35,000 2019
30 Nathan Delfouneso CF   Birmingham 27 120 22 Swindon Town 21 January 2017 Free 2018
32 Rowan Roache CF   18 5 0 Academy 5 December 2016 Trainee 2019
36 Raul Correia CF   25 1 0 Radcliffe Borough 31 January 2017 Undisclosed 2018

StatisticsEdit

As of 6 May 2018[1]
No. Pos Nat Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Ben Williams 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2 DF   Kelvin Mellor 34 6 26+3 5 1 0 0 0 4 1
3 DF   Andy Taylor 13 0 4+3 0 1 0 1 0 3+1 0
4 MF   Jim McAlister 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
5 DF   Clark Robertson 40 3 39 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF   Will Aimson 22 0 13+4 0 1 0 1 0 2+1 0
7 FW   Kyle Vassell 29 11 29 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF   Sessi D'Almeida 27 1 12+11 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
9 FW   Mark Cullen 9 0 3+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW   Max Clayton 7 1 0+2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
11 FW   Armand Gnanduillet 31 5 9+17 4 0+1 0 1 1 1+2 0
12 DF   Nick Anderton 11 0 3+1 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
14 MF   Jimmy Ryan 38 3 36 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 MF   Sean Longstaff 45 9 37+5 8 0+1 0 1 0 1 1
16 DF   Curtis Tilt 45 1 42 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
17 MF   Viv Solomon-Otabor 46 5 35+9 5 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
18 FW   Danny Philliskirk 26 6 7+12 2 1 1 0+1 0 5 3
20 DF   Oliver Turton 43 1 41 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW   Dolly Menga 8 0 0+8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW   Dan Agyei 9 0 1+8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF   Colin Daniel 45 4 43+1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 MF   Callum Cooke 33 2 18+11 2 1 0 0 0 3 0
28 GK   Joe Lumley 18 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 DF   Peter Hartley 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
30 FW   Nathan Delfouneso 46 9 29+11 9 1 0 1 0 2+2 0
32 FW   Rowan Roache 4 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+3 0
35 FW   Finlay Sinclair-Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 1
37 GK   Christoffer Mafoumbi 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
43 DF   Caleb Richards 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
44 MF   Jay Spearing 34 0 30+3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Player(s) out on loan:
19 FW   Jamille Matt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
27 FW   Scott Quigley 14 0 0+9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
36 FW   Raul Correia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Player(s) who left the club:
21 MF   Bright Osayi-Samuel 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 GK   Ryan Allsop 23 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF   Sebastien Des Pres 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goals recordEdit

As of 6 May 2017
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 7   CF Kyle Vassell 11 0 0 0 11
2 15   CM Sean Longstaff 8 0 0 1 9
30   CF Nathan Delfouneso 9 0 0 0 9
4 2   RB Kelvin Mellor 6 0 0 1 7
5 18   CF Danny Philliskirk 2 1 0 3 6
6 11   CF Armand Gnanduillet 4 0 1 0 5
17   LW Viv Solomon-Otabor 5 0 0 0 5
8 23   LM Colin Daniel 4 0 0 0 4
9 5   CB Clark Robertson 3 0 0 0 3
14   CM Jimmy Ryan 3 0 0 0 3
11 24   AM Callum Cooke 2 0 0 0 2
12 8   DM Sessi D'Almeida 0 0 0 1 1
10   SS Max Clayton 0 0 0 1 1
16   CB Curtis Tilt 1 0 0 0 1
20   RB Oliver Turton 1 0 0 0 1
35   CF Finlay Sinclair-Smith 0 0 0 1 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 0 1
Total 60 1 1 8 70

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of 6 May 2017
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
                                       
1 16   CB Curtis Tilt 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0
2 14   CM Jimmy Ryan 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
3 23   LM Colin Daniel 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
4 30   CF Nathan Delfouneso 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
5 2   RB Kelvin Mellor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
20   RB Oliver Turton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
7 7   CF Kyle Vassell 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8   DM Sessi D'Almeida 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
44   DM Jay Spearing 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
10 11   CF Armand Gnanduillet 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17   LW Viv Solomon-Otabor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
28   GK Joe Lumley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
13 5   CB Clark Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15   CM Sean Longstaff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18   CF Danny Philliskirk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21   CF Dolly Menga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24   AM Callum Cooke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
37   GK Christoffer Mafoumbi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
43   RB Caleb Richards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
  GK Ryan Allsop 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 61 0 0

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LB   Nick Anderton Barrow £75,000 [2]
1 July 2017 SS   Max Clayton Bolton Wanderers Free [3]
1 July 2017 CB   Peter Hartley Bristol Rovers Undisclosed [4]
1 July 2017 CB   Curtis Tilt Wrexham Free [5]
1 July 2017 RB   Oliver Turton Crewe Alexandra Free [6]
3 July 2017 GK   Ben Williams Bury Free [7]
6 July 2017 CM   Jimmy Ryan Fleetwood Town Free [8]
20 July 2017 GK   Christoffer Mafoumbi Free State Stars Free [9]
16 August 2017 FW   Scott Quigley The New Saints £35,000 [10]
18 August 2017 DM   Sessi D'Almeida Barnsley Undisclosed [11]
4 October 2017 DM   Jay Spearing Bolton Wanderers Free [12]
10 November 2017 CF   Dolly Menga Braga Free [13]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 DM   Ian Black Skelmersdale United Released [14][a]
1 July 2017 CM   Henry Cameron Limerick Released [14][b]
1 July 2017 LB   Luke Higham Fleetwood Town Released [14][c]
1 July 2017 CM   John Herron Raith Rovers Released [14][d]
1 July 2017 GK   Dean Lyness Nuneaton Town Released [14]
1 July 2017 CB   Eddie Nolan Crewe Alexandra Released [14][e]
1 July 2017 CM   Jack Payne Ebbsfleet United Released [14][f]
1 July 2017 CF   Jack Redshaw Salford City Released [14][g]
1 July 2017 GK   Sam Slocombe Bristol Rovers Released [14][h]
1 July 2017 RB   Macauley Wilson Bamber Bridge Released [14][i]
5 July 2017 DF   Christian N'Guessan Burnley Free [24]
6 July 2017 CB   Tom Aldred Bury Free [25]
3 August 2017 CM   Brad Potts Barnsley Undisclosed [26]
1 September 2017 RM   Bright Osayi-Samuel Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed [27]
19 September 2017 CM   Sebastien Des Pres Fleetwood Town Free [28]
  1. ^ Ian Black joined Skelmersdale United following his release.[15]
  2. ^ Henry Cameron joined Limerick following his release.[16]
  3. ^ Luke Higham joined Fleetwood Town following his release.[17]
  4. ^ John Herron joined Raith Rovers following his release.[18]
  5. ^ Eddie Nolan joined Crewe Alexandra following his release.[19]
  6. ^ Jack Payne joined Ebbsfleet United following his release.[20]
  7. ^ Jack Redshaw joined Salford City following his release.[21]
  8. ^ Sam Slocombe joined Bristol Rovers following his release.[22]
  9. ^ Macauley Wilson joined Bamber Bridge following his release.[23]

Loans inEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
18 July 2017 GK   Ryan Allsop AFC Bournemouth 30 June 2018 [29]
18 July 2017 AM   Callum Cooke Middlesbrough 30 June 2018 [30]
21 July 2017 CM   Sean Longstaff Newcastle United 6 January 2018 [31]
26 July 2017 LW   Viv Solomon-Otabor Birmingham City 6 January 2018 [32]

Loans outEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
15 July 2017 DF   Denzel Williams Bamber Bridge TBA [33]
21 July 2017 GK   Jack Sims Skelmersdale United TBA [34]
25 July 2017 CF   Raul Correia Guiseley 2 January 2018 [35]
2 August 2017 AM   Rowan Roache Southport TBA [36]
29 August 2017 CF   Jamille Matt Grimsby Town 30 June 2018 [37]
31 August 2017 CB   Peter Hartley Motherwell 30 June 2018 [38]
13 September 2017 DF   Caleb Richards Warrington Town 8 October 2017 [39]
2 December 2017 LB   Caleb Richards Southport 2 January 2018 [40]

CompetitionsEdit

FriendliesEdit

As of 1 June 2017, Blackpool have announced five pre-season friendlies against Southport, Macclesfield Town,[41] Salford City, Radcliffe Borough and Chorley.[42]

League OneEdit

League TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Southend United 46 17 12 17 58 62 −4 63
11 Bradford City 46 18 9 19 57 67 −10 63
12 Blackpool 46 15 15 16 60 55 +5 60
13 Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 60 66 −6 59
14 Fleetwood Town 46 16 9 21 59 68 −9 57
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
28 8 9 11 34 38  −4 33 5 4 5 20 21  −1 3 5 6 14 17  −3

Last updated: 13 January 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHHAAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHAAHAHAAHHA
ResultLWDWWDWWLDLDWLLLWDDLLLDLDWLDLDDWDWLWDD
Position1610118775466911791213121010111316161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 13 January 2018. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[43][44]

FA CupEdit

On 16 October 2017, Blackpool were drawn at away to Boreham Wood for the first round.[46]

EFL CupEdit

On 16 June 2017, Blackpool were drawn away to Wigan Athletic in the first round.[47]

EFL TrophyEdit

On 12 July 2017, the group stage draw was completed with Blackpool facing Wigan Athletic, Accrington Stanley and Middlesbrough U23s in Northern Group B.[48][49] After winning their group, Blackpool were drawn at home to Mansfield Town in the second round.[50] A third round away trip against Shrewsbury Town was next on the cards for the Seasiders.[51]

Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Blackpool (A) 3 2 0 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Round 2
2 L2 Accrington Stanley (A) 3 2 0 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3 L1 Wigan Athletic (E) 3 1 1 0 1 5 6 −1 5
4 ACA Middlesbrough U21s (E) 3 0 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(A) Advances to a further round; (E) Eliminated.

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