2007–08 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
2007–08 season
League Football League Championship
Manager Alan Pardew
Chairman Richard Murray
League position 12th
Top goalscorer League: Chris Iwelumo (10)
All: Chris Iwelumo (10)
Highest attendance Home: 26,202
Away: 19,021
Lowest attendance Home: 8,022 (pre-season friendly)
Away: 4,534
League Cup Third round

During the 2007-08 English football season, Charlton Athletic participated in the Football League Championship, having been relegated from the Premier League the previous season.

Kit[edit]

Charlton's kits were produced by Spanish company Joma. The club retained the sponsorship of the Spanish property company, Llanera, who declared bankruptcy during the season.

Season review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Pre-season was dominated by the transfer speculation involving England striker Darren Bent. A fee was agreed with West Ham United, but the player himself rejected the deal,[1] instead choosing to join Tottenham Hotspur two weeks later for a club record sale of £17 million.[2] A number of other key players, such as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink,[3] Talal El Karkouri,[3] Hermann Hreiðarsson Scott Carson and Alexandre Song, also left the club after relegation.

League review[edit]

After the first ten games of the season, Charlton were second in the league table, behind leaders Watford, having beaten Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Leicester City and Hull City, drawn with Scunthorpe United, Colchester United, Coventry City and Barnsley and lost just once, to Stoke City. At the end of the season, Charlton finished 12th losing several matches, the worst being the embarrassing 3-0 loss to struggling Barnsley.

Squad[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App(GS/Sub)
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ENG Weaver 28 EU 2007 18 (18/0) 0 2010 Free
30 GK  IRE Randolph 20 EU 2006 1 (1/0) 0 2009 Youth system
31 GK  IRE Elliot 22 EU 2006 0 (0/0) 0 Youth system
2 RB  FRA Moutaouakil 21 EU 2007 6 (5/1) 0 2011 £400,000
3 LB  WAL Thatcher 31 EU 2007 14 (13/1) 0 2008 £500,000
15 LB  ENG Powell 37 EU 2007 10 (10/0) 0 2008 Free
17 LB  USA Gibbs 27 Non-EU 2006 0 (0/0) 0 2009 Free
26 LB  Central African Republic Youga 21 Non-EU 2005 0 (0/0) 0 Free
34 LB  WAL Basey 18 EU 2007 5 (5/0) 0 2008 Youth system
4 CB  NGA Sodje 28 Non-EU 2007 11 (5/6) 1 2008 Loan On loan from Reading
6 CB  IRE McCarthy 24 EU 2007 7 (6/1) 1 2011 £650,000
21 CB  ALG Bougherra 24 Non-EU 2007 18 (14/4) 0 2011 £2.5m
22 CB  ENG Sankofa 22 EU 2003 18 (14/4) 0 2008 Youth system
24 CB  ENG Fortune 27 EU 2001 164 (136/28) 8 2009 Youth system
33 CB  ENG A. Thomas 18 EU 2007 0 (0/0) 0 Youth system
5 MF  CHN Zheng 27 Non-EU 2006 28 (23/5) 6 2009 £2m
7 MF  IRE Reid (captain) 25 EU 2006 35 (33/2) 7 2010 £3m
8 MF  IRE Holland 33 EU 2003 146 (132/14) 12 2008 £900,000
11 MF  ENG Ambrose 23 EU 2005 79 (54/25) 8 2009 Undisclosed
19 MF  ENG Sinclair 22 EU 2007 2 (1/1) 0 2009 £125,000 On loan at Cheltenham Town
20 MF  FRA Racon 19 EU 2006 5 (3/2) 0 £400,000
23 MF  POR Semedo 21 EU 2007 18 (18/0) 0 2011 Free
32 MF  ENG Wright 17 EU 2007 0 (0/0) 0 2009 Youth system On loan at Barnet
28 MF  IRE Arter 17 EU 2007 1 (0/1) 0 2009 Youth system
–– MF  SEN Faye 30 Non-EU 2006 34 (29/5) 1 2009 £2m On loan at Rangers
14 WI  ENG J. Thomas 24 EU 2004 97 (69/28) 7 2009 £100,000
18 WI  ENG Sam 22 EU 2003 27 (17/10) 2 2010 Youth system
25 WI  DEN Christensen 19 EU 2007 0 (0/0) 0 £350,000
9 CF  ENG Bent 29 EU 2006 52 (38/14) 5 2009 £2.3m On loan at Wigan Athletic
10 CF  BUL Todorov 29 EU 2007 9 (5/4) 3 2008 Free
12 CF  ENG Varney 24 EU 2007 14 (8/6) 3 2011 £2m
16 CF  SCO Iwelumo 29 EU 2007 19 (15/4) 7 2010 Free
27 CF  ENG Walker 19 EU 2006 0 (0/0) 0 Youth system On loan at Yeovil Town
29 CF  ENG Dickson 22 EU 2007 1 (0/1) 0 2009 £50,000
35 CF  ENG McLeod 22 EU 2007 13 (4/9) 0 2011 £1.1m
  • Last updated: 26 November 2007
  • Source: cafc.co.uk, players' Wikipedia articles
  • Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).
  • Player must own an EU passport or be a full, current, 'A' international to legally play in English football. (Source)
  • Squad size is unlimited.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous club Cost
21 May 2007 England Luke Varney England Crewe Alexandra £2,000,000[4]
21 May 2007 Scotland Chris Iwelumo England Colchester United Free[4]
6 June 2007 Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy England Leicester City £650,000[5]
20 June 2007 France Yassin Moutaouakil France LB Chateauroux £400,000[6]
25 June 2007 Portugal Jose Semedo Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal Free[7]
3 July 2007 England Chris Powell England Watford Free[8]
4 July 2007 England Nicky Weaver England Manchester City Free[9]
4 July 2007 Bulgaria Svetoslav Todorov England Portsmouth Free[9]
27 July 2007 England Dean Sinclair England Barnet £125,000[10]
9 August 2007 England Izale McLeod England MK Dons £1,100,000 <[11]
9 August 2007 China Zheng Zhi China Shandong Luneng £1,250,000 <[11]
11 August 2007 France Therry Racon France Guingamp £372,394 <[12]
30 August 2007 England Danny Mills England Manchester City Loan [13]
31 August 2007 Nigeria Sam Sodje England Reading Loan [14]

Out[edit]

Date Player New club Cost
25 May 2007 Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson England Portsmouth Free[15]
19 June 2007 Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev England Leicester City Free[16]
29 June 2007 England Bryan Hughes England Hull City Free[17]
29 June 2007 England Darren Bent England Tottenham Hotspur £16,500,000[2]
1 July 2007 Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Wales Cardiff City Released[3]
1 July 2007 Morocco Talal El Karkouri Qatar Qatar Sports Club Free[3]
1 July 2007 Jamaica Kevin Lisbie England Colchester United Released[3]
1 July 2007 Norway Thomas Myhre Norway Viking FK Free[3]
1 July 2007 England Nathan Ashton England Fulham Released[3]
1 July 2007 England Alistair John England Stevenage Borough Released[3]
1 July 2007 Iceland Rurik Gislason - Released[3]
4 July 2007 England Myles Weston England Notts County Free[18]
20 July 2007 Denmark Dennis Rommedahl Netherlands AFC Ajax £680,000[19]
26 July 2007 England Luke Young England Middlesbrough £2,500,000[20]
27 July 2007 England Simon Walton England Queens Park Rangers £200,000[21]
8 August 2007 Senegal Souleymane Diawara France Bordeaux £2,600,000[22]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 July 2007 Welling United Away 2–0 3,500 Varney, Dickson
11 July 2007 Tooting & Mitcham Away 5–0 Iwelumo (2), Bent, Reid, Walker
24 July 2007 Marbella Away 1–0 Dickson
28 July 2007 Gillingham Away 5–0 Ambrose (2), Todorov, J. Thomas, og
1 August 2007 Aldershot Town Away 0–0 1,500
4 August 2007 Sporting Braga Home 1–2 5,647 Ambrose

Cup results[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
1 14 August 2007 Swindon Town Away 2–0 6,175 Ambrose, Reid (pen)
2 28 August 2007 Stockport County Home 4–3 8,022 Todorov, Zheng, Sam, McCarthy
3 25 September 2007 Luton Town Away 1–3 (a.e.t) 4,534 Sinclair

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Darren departs in record deal". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Eight players released as deals end". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Charlton snap up Varney and Iwelumo". BBC Sport. 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Charlton capture Foxes' McCarthy". BBC Sport. 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Charlton seal Moutaouakil signing". BBC Sport. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Semedo signs on". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Powell returns to The Valley". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  9. ^ a b "Todorov and Weaver make it eight". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  10. ^ "Sinclair signs". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  11. ^ a b "Charlton snap up McLeod & Zheng". BBC. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  12. ^ "Addicks held on opening day". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  13. ^ "Mills deal done". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  14. ^ "Sodje swoop sealed". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  15. ^ "Hreidarsson joins Portsmouth". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  16. ^ "Kish leaves for Leicester". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  17. ^ "Hughes heads for Hull". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  18. ^ "Notts County land winger Weston". BBC Sport. 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  19. ^ "Rommedahl joins Ajax". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2007-07-21. 
  20. ^ "Young makes Middlesbrough switch". BBC Sport. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  21. ^ "Walton joins QPR". Charlton Athletic F.C. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  22. ^ "Defender Diawara joins Bordeaux". BBC Sport. 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-08-15.