1905–06 Blackpool F.C. season

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The 1905–06 season was Blackpool F.C.'s ninth season (sixth consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the twenty-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fourteenth.

Blackpool F.C.
1905–06 season
Division Two14th
FA CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Jimmy Connor,
Harry Hancock and
E. Francis (6 each)

All: Harry Hancock (9)
Highest home attendance7,500 (v. Manchester United)[1]
Lowest home attendance1,500 (v. Stockport County and Hull City)[1]

The club's league top-scorer accolade was a three-way tie between new signings Jimmy Connor, Harry Hancock and E. Francis, with six apiece. Hancock became the outright top scorer after his three goals during Blackpool's FA Cup run.[2]

Charles Ramsden became Blackpool's chairman during the close season.

Season synopsisEdit

After an opening-day victory at home to Burton Albion, Blackpool mustered only three more wins before the end of the year.

1906 proved slightly more fruitful, with full points achieved over Gainsborough, Glossop, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Burslem Port Vale and — to close the season out — at Clapton Orient, which ultimately lifted them five places to 14th.

In the FA Cup, it took three attempts to beat Crystal Palace in the First Round. After overcoming Sheffield United in the next round, they were knocked out with a 5–0 defeat to Newcastle United at St. James' Park.


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
12 Barnsley 38 12 9 17 60 62 0.968 33
13 Lincoln City 38 12 6 20 69 72 0.958 30
14 Blackpool 38 10 9 19 37 62 0.597 29
15 Gainsborough Trinity 38 12 4 22 44 57 0.772 28
16 Glossop 38 10 8 20 49 71 0.690 28

Player statisticsEdit



Players used: 27

FA CupEdit

Players used: 14



League goals scored: 37

FA CupEdit

FA Cup goals scored: 5



Date Player From Fee
1905 Jimmy Connor Unknown Unknown
1905 Harry Hancock Stockport County Unknown
1905 Sam Johnson Unknown Unknown
1905 Thomas Bate Unknown Unknown
1905 Luke Raisbeck Unknown Unknown
1905 E. Francis Unknown Unknown
1905 J. Lavery Unknown Unknown
1905 J. Hollingworth Unknown Unknown
1905 E. Darlington Unknown Unknown
1905 Robert Topping Unknown Unknown
1905 Albert Brown Preston North End Unknown
1905 C. Sanderson Unknown Unknown
1905 Levi Copestake Unknown Unknown
1905 C. Musgrove Unknown Unknown


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

Date Player To Fee
1905 Tom Wolstenholme Unknown Unknown
1905 Edgar Chadwick Glossop North End Unknown
1905 Hugh Morgan Unknown Unknown
1905 Marshall McEwan Unknown Unknown
1905 John Waddington Unknown Unknown
1905 Tom Pratt Unknown Unknown
1905 Lawrence Cook Preston North End Unknown
1905 Alfred Jolly Unknown Unknown
1905 Joe Dorrington Unknown Unknown
1905 Alfred Gittins Unknown Unknown
1905 Fred Heywood Unknown Unknown
1905 Alfie Kearns Unknown Unknown


  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. ^ Ever-present


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