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1969–70 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1969–70
League Division Two
Manager Les Shannon
League position 2nd (promoted)
Top goalscorer League: Fred Pickering (17)
Combined: Fred Pickering (18)
FA Cup Fourth round[1]
League Cup Third round[2]
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1968–69
Next season 1970–71

The 1969–70 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 63rd season (60th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing second. As a result, they were promoted to Division One after an absence of three seasons.

This was Les Shannon's first season as manager, after his succession of Stan Mortensen. He was installed by new chairman Bill Gregson.

Fred Pickering was the club's top scorer, with eighteen goals (seventeen in the league and one in the FA Cup).

Table

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 42 24 12 6 68 37 1.838 60
2 Blackpool 42 20 13 9 56 45 1.244 53
3 Leicester City 42 19 13 10 64 50 1.280 51
4 Middlesbrough 42 20 10 12 55 45 1.222 50
5 Swindon Town 42 17 16 9 57 47 1.213 50
6 Sheffield United 42 22 5 15 73 38 1.921 49
7 Cardiff City 42 18 13 11 61 41 1.488 49
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 20 7 15 54 50 1.080 47
9 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 11 14 66 57 1.158 45
10 Millwall 42 15 14 13 56 56 1.000 44
11 Norwich City 42 16 11 15 49 46 1.065 43
12 Carlisle United 42 14 13 15 58 56 1.036 41
13 Hull City 42 15 11 16 72 70 1.029 41
14 Bristol City 42 13 13 16 54 50 1.080 39
15 Oxford United 42 12 15 15 35 42 0.833 39
16 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 12 18 54 61 0.885 36
17 Portsmouth 42 13 9 20 66 80 0.825 35
18 Birmingham City 42 11 11 20 51 78 0.654 33
19 Watford 42 9 13 20 44 57 0.772 31
20 Charlton Athletic 42 7 17 18 35 76 0.461 31
21 Aston Villa 42 8 13 21 36 62 0.581 29
22 Preston North End 42 8 12 22 43 63 0.683 28

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