Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

John Murphy - Part 2

John Murphy - Part 2

Pool returned to League One and Murphy continued his great form, bagging in 20 goals in 2001/02.

He also managed to bag the first goal in the Football League Trophy win over Cambridge, he struck early on six minutes to open the scoring. Pool went on to win 4-1, it was Murphy`s fifth goal in the competition that season.

The next season Murphy bagged 19 despite missing a fair chunk of the end of the season with injury. He`s best performance came in the away victory at Luton, with Murphy bagging a hatrick in the 1-3 win. Goals from the big man came on 10, 52 and 74.

ool returned to Cardiff for another Football League Trophy win in 2004. The campaign started off with a Murphy hattrick over those 'Plastic Scousers` Tranmere. A first half hatrick was enough for the 3-2 win.

Pool reached the final after beating Sheffield Wednesday in the Semi`s. Again Murphy scored early on two minutes this time against Southend. Danny Coid grabbed Pool`s second of the day for Murphy`s third trophy at the seaside.

Murphy ended the 2003/04 season with 13 goals.

2004/05 the injuries started to take their toll on the big man, being evolved in 34 matches and scoring 10. Two that stood out from that season was the second half double on New Years Day for an away victory at Wrexham.

In Murphy final season at the Seaside he bagged 8 goals with a couple in the now famous Sky Sports Grayson`s First match spanking of Scunthorpe. His final goal that season and final goal in a tangerine shirt came in the home win over Yeovil.

Murphy has forged his way into Macclesfield folk law by scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the F.A. cup and his other 6 goals are helping the Cheshire side to safety in League Two.

John Murphy
Signed 07-08-1999
Left16-01-2007
League 229 (23)
Goals 83
F.A. Cup 16 (0)
Goals 5
League Cup 9 (2)
Goals 4
Football League Trophy 16 (3)
Goals 11


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Campbell_BFC
Date:Monday January 22 2007
Time: 11:05PM

Comments

0
But for those injuries what might have been?
sandgroanun
23/01/2007 10:04:00
0
I think we all wish big John a happy time at Macc. After the mighty, i always look to see how he has done. All the best and thanks for all you did for us BIG MAN
Arksy
23/01/2007 20:21:00
0
Yeah, me too Arsky. Always look to see how Big Murphs has got on. Fantastic player for Pool and my favourite seasider in my lifetime.
toronto_pool
23/01/2007 20:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Oyston Won't Sell

Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston has insisted he won't be selling Blackpool Football Club and will work to fix the problems at the club

McDonald Looks To Non League

The Blackpool Gazette have reported that Neil McDonald is set to look to the non league for new signings in the hope of finding the next Jamie Vardy

McAlister: 'The Standard Is Very High'

Talking to the official site, Jim McAlister spoke of his admiration for how Blackpool play after getting the first goal and of the high standard in the squad

Fans Groups Invited To Meeting With Club

Karl Oyston has offered Blackpool FC fans groups such as the BSA, BST, Yorkshire Seasiders and Basil a chance to meet him in an effort to improve relations

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Bennett
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Has Been Pool's Best Player So Far This Season?
Suggested By:
Colin Doyle29%
Tom Aldred56%
Brad Potts2%
Mark Cullen4%
Jack Redshaw3%
Other6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 30 20 3 7 63 17
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 30 9 3 18 30 -12
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Bear195162
2.SeasideEssexXile42
3.premier 138
4.BobHatton34
5.Layton_Seasider25
6.whitey194223
7.53CODGER18
8.bfcpete15
9.Albert Ramsbottom13
10.DONKEY_LASHER12