On this day 1952
Twelve ties had already been fixed when Blackpool had been drawn away to Sheffield Wednesday. Joe smith then blackpool manager commented after the draw 'give us a good referee, a referee who can protect the footballer and we can win'
Blackpool then went on to feature in 7 FA Cup games that season. Lifting the FA cup in the famous Matthews final. - the third round blackpool beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.