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1993–94 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 1993–94
League Division Two
Manager Billy Ayre
League position 20th
Top goalscorer League: Andy Watson (20)
FA Cup First round
League Cup Third round
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1992–93
Next season 1994–95

The 1993–94 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 87th season (84th consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Two, then the third tier of English league football, finishing twentieth, avoiding relegation by one point after a final-day 4–1 victory over Leyton Orient at Bloomfield Road. It was Billy Ayre's third full season as manager

Andy Watson was the club's top league scorer, with twenty goals.

On 22 January 1994, Blackpool ended a run of seven consecutive defeats with a 1–1 draw against Swansea City at Bloomfield Road. Andy Gouck put the Seasiders ahead after seven minutes. The free admission attracted 7,080 spectators to the match, and the experiment was a deemed a success. "The crowd was twice as big as we would have expected otherwise," said Billy Ayre. "It gave us all a lift."[1]

Table

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. Reading 46 26 11 9 81 44 89
2. Port Vale 46 26 10 10 79 46 88
3. Plymouth 46 25 10 11 88 56 85
4. Stockport 46 24 13 9 74 44 85
5. York City 46 21 12 13 64 40 75
6. Burnley 46 21 10 15 79 58 73
7. Bradford City 46 19 13 14 61 53 70
8. Bristol Rovers 46 20 10 16 60 59 70
9. Hull 46 18 14 14 62 54 68
10. Cambridge 46 19 9 18 79 73 66
11. Huddersfield 46 17 14 15 58 61 65
12. Wrexham 46 17 11 18 66 77 62
13. Swansea 46 16 12 18 56 58 60
14. Brighton 46 15 14 17 60 67 59
15. Rotherham 46 15 13 18 63 66 58
16. Brentford 46 13 19 14 57 55 58
17. Bournemouth 46 14 15 17 51 59 57
18. Leyton Orient 46 14 14 18 57 71 56
19. Cardiff 46 13 15 18 66 79 54
20. Blackpool 46 16 5 25 63 75 53
21. Fulham 46 14 10 22 50 63 52
22. Exeter 46 11 12 23 52 83 45
23. Hartlepool 46 9 9 28 41 87 36
24. Barnet 46 5 13 28 41 86 28

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

References

External links

  • The Independent, 6 October 1993
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