2007–08 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 2007–08
League The Championship
Manager Simon Grayson
League position 19th
Top goalscorer League: Ben Burgess (9)
Combined: Ben Burgess (10)
Highest attendance 9,640 v. Watford
Lowest attendance 7,214 v. Cardiff City
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Previous season 2006–07
Next season 2008–09

The 2007–08 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 101st season (98th consecutive) in the Football League. It was their first season back in the second tier of English football in 29 years. They finished nineteenth, the club's highest-place finish in the Football League in 27 years.

Ben Burgess was the club's top scorer, with ten goals overall.

Blackpool set a new club record of twelve consecutive victories, carrying over from the end of the previous season, with 0–1 and 1–0 results over Leicester City and Huddersfield Town, respectively.

At the end of the season, manager Simon Grayson released eleven players, most of whom had not featured in the first team this season, and on 30 May he confirmed that he wanted to sign at least six new players.[1] He went on to sign twelve (including three on loan) before the start of the 2008–09 season.[2]

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81
P 2 Stoke City 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
  3 Hull City 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75
  4 Bristol City 46 20 14 12 54 53 +1 74
  5 Crystal Palace 46 18 17 11 58 42 +16 71
  6 Watford 46 18 16 12 62 56 +6 70
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 16 12 53 48 +5 70
  8 Ipswich Town 46 18 15 13 65 56 +9 69
  9 Sheffield United 46 17 15 14 56 51 +5 66
  10 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 13 16 61 49 +12 64
  11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 13 16 63 58 +5 64
  12 Cardiff City 46 16 16 14 59 55 +4 64
  13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 −7 62
  14 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 16 16 60 66 −6 58
  15 Preston North End 46 15 11 20 50 55 −5 56
  16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 14 13 19 54 55 −1 55
  17 Norwich City 46 15 10 21 49 59 −10 55
  18 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 52 65 −13 55
  19 Blackpool 46 12 18 16 59 64 -5 54
  20 Southampton 46 13 15 18 56 72 −16 54
  21 Coventry City 46 14 11 21 52 64 −12 53
R 22 Leicester City 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52
R 23 Scunthorpe United 46 11 13 22 45 69 −24 46
R 24 Colchester United 46 7 17 22 62 86 −24 38

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

League[edit]

Players used: 28

FA Cup[edit]

Players used: 14

League Cup[edit]

Players used: 20

Goals[edit]

League[edit]

Total League goals scored: 59

FA Cup[edit]

Total FA Cup goals scored: 1

League Cup[edit]

Total League Cup goals scored: 5

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
July 10, 2007 Stephen Crainey Leeds United Free
July 10, 2007 Gary Taylor-Fletcher Huddersfield Town Unknown
August 1, 2007 Wes Hoolahan Livingston Free
September 5, 2007 Phil Marsh Manchester United Free
October 6, 2007 Matt Jackson Watford One-month loan
November 9, 2007 Tony McMahon Middlesbrough One-month loan
November 20, 2007 Bartosz Ślusarski West Bromwich Albion Loan
January 11, 2008 Stephen McPhee Hull City Unknown
January 25, 2008 Paul Gerrard Sheffield United Loan
January 31, 2008 Paul Dickov Manchester City Loan
February 8, 2008 Stuart Green Crystal Palace Free
March 21, 2008 Grant Holt Nottingham Forest Loan
March 27, 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Loan
January 31, 2008 Scott Flinders Crystal Palace Loan
June 4, 2008 Marlon Broomes Unattached Free
June 26, 2008 Matthew Gilks Norwich City Free
July 1, 2008 Alex Baptiste Mansfield Town Undisclosed
July 3, 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Free
July 11, 2008 Jermaine Wright Southampton Free
July 11, 2008 Steve Kabba Watford Undisclosed
July 18, 2008 Adam Hammill Liverpool Loan
July 31, 2008 Zesh Rehman Queens Park Rangers Loan
July 31, 2008 Daniel Nardiello Queens Park Rangers Part-exchange
August 4, 2008 David Vaughan Real Sociedad £200,000
August 6, 2008 Mohammed Camara Derby County Loan
August 6, 2008 Robert Edwards Wolves Undisclosed

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
July 18, 2007 Paul Tierney Stockport County Loan
July 18, 2007 Simon Wiles Macclesfield Town Loan
August 1, 2007 Michael D'Agostino Cheltenham Town Loan
August 10, 2007 Marcus Bean Rotherham United Loan
October 5, 2007 Rhys Evans Bradford City Loan
November 7, 2007 Phil Doughty Macclesfield Town Loan
January 4, 2008 Adrian Forbes Millwall Unknown
January 7, 2008 Matt Lawlor Farsley Celtic Loan
January 18, 2008 Phil Doughty Accrington Stanley Loan
January 22, 2008 Rhys Evans Millwall Unknown
January 25, 2008 Lewis Edge Northwich Victoria Loan
January 31, 2008 Scott Vernon Colchester United Unknown
May 7, 2008 Michael Jackson Released
May 7, 2008 Kyle Clancy Released
May 7, 2008 John Hills Released
May 7, 2008 Paul Tierney Released
May 7, 2008 Phil Doughty Released
May 7, 2008 Andy Welsh Released
May 7, 2008 Marcus Bean Released
May 7, 2008 Michael Flynn Released
May 7, 2008 Phil Marsh Released
May 7, 2008 Lewis Edge Released
May 7, 2008 Matt Lawlor Released
May 27, 2008 Keigan Parker Huddersfield Town Free
June 26, 2008 Wes Hoolahan Norwich City £250,000
July 28, 2008 Kaspars Gorkšs Queens Park Rangers £250,000

Source

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canavan, Steve (2008-05-30). "Grayson wants six of the best". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Blackpool sign defender Edwards". BBC Sport. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ a b Ever-present