2007–08 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
2007–08 season
Chairman England Barry Kilby
Manager England Steve Cotterill
(until 8 November 2007)
England Steve Davis
(caretaker manager)
Republic of Ireland Owen Coyle
(from 22 November 2007)
Championship 13th
League Cup 3rd Round
FA Cup 3rd Round
Top goalscorer League: Andy Gray (11)
All: Andy Gray (13)
Highest home attendance 16,843 v Blackpool
(15 September 2007)
Lowest home attendance 7,317 v Oldham Athletic
(28 August 2007)
Average home league attendance 12,166

The 2007-08 season was Burnley's 8th season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Steve Cotterill in his fourth full season since he replaced Stan Ternent at the beginning of the 2004–05 season. He was sacked on 8 November 2007 after a poor run of results and replaced by Owen Coyle. Caretaker manager Steve Davis was put in charge of first team duties for the match against Leicester City on 10 November 2007.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship League Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Hungary GK Gábor Király 29 0 27+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
2 England DF Stephen Foster 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander 45 1 43+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
3 England DF Jon Harley 35 0 31+2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff 10 1 8+0 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Wayne Thomas 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle 35 2 32+1 2 2+0 0 0+0 0
6 Scotland DF Stephen Caldwell 32 2 26+3 2 2+0 0 1+0 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF James O'Connor 33 3 24+5 3 2+1 0 1+0 0
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson 30 1 13+15 1 1+0 0 0+1 0
9 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi 43 9 14+25 8 2+1 1 1+0 0
10 Scotland FW Andy Gray 28 13 25+0 11 1+1 2 1+0 0
10 England MF Mark Randall (on loan) 10 0 2+8 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 England MF Wade Elliott 48 2 45+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
12 Denmark GK Brian Jensen 21 0 19+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
14 Northern Ireland FW Steve Jones 21 1 1+16 1 2+1 0 0+1 0
15 England MF John Spicer 27 0 9+15 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann 37 5 34+1 5 1+0 0 1+0 0
17 Northern Ireland FW Kyle Lafferty 40 5 34+3 5 2+0 0 1+0 0
18 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon 29 1 13+13 1 2+1 0 0+0 0
20 England FW Robbie Blake 49 10 41+4 9 1+2 1 1+0 0
21 Republic of Ireland MF Garreth O'Connor 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Albania FW Besart Berisha 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 England DF Stephen Jordan 24 0 20+1 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
24 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga (on loan) 11 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 England MF Adam Kay 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 England DF David Unsworth 31 1 26+3 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
27 England FW Andrew Cole (on loan) 13 6 8+5 6 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 Scotland FW Alex MacDonald 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 10 April 2010
Number Nation Position Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 1
7 Republic of Ireland MF James O'Connor 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
9 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
10 Scotland FW Andy Gray 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 England MF Mark Randall 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 England MF Wade Elliott 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
15 England MF John Spicer 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
17 Northern Ireland FW Kyle Lafferty 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
18 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 England FW Robbie Blake 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 England DF Jon Harley 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
23 England DF Stephen Jordan 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
24 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
26 England DF David Unsworth 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 1
27 England FW Andrew Cole 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 79 8 3 0 1 1 83 9

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
1 GK Hungary Gábor Király England Crystal Palace Free 30 May 2007
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Germany Hamburg £340,000 3 July 2007
20 FW England Robbie Blake England Leeds United £250,000 13 July 2007
26 DF England David Unsworth England Wigan Athletic Free 13 August 2007
5 DF England Clarke Carlisle England Watford £200,000 16 August 2007
2 DF Scotland Graham Alexander England Preston North End £100,000 31 August 2007
25 DF Slovakia Stanislav Varga England Sunderland Loan 4 January 2008
27 FW England Andrew Cole England Sunderland Loan 29 January 2008
10 MF England Mark Randall England Arsenal Loan 31 January 2008

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
DF England John McGreal Retired 8 May 2007
DF Jamaica Frank Sinclair England Huddersfield Town Free 14 May 2007
GK Wales Danny Coyne England Tranmere Rovers Free 3 July 2007
MF England Graham Branch England Accrington Stanley Free 10 July 2007
MF Republic of Ireland Garreth O'Connor England Bournemouth Loan 10 August 2007
5 DF England Wayne Thomas England Southampton £1,200,000 16 August 2007
2 DF England Stephen Foster England Barnsley £100,000 24 August 2007
19 FW England Jay Rodriguez Scotland Stirling Albion Loan 11 January 2008
10 FW Scotland Andy Gray England Charlton Athletic Loan 18 January 2008
10 FW Scotland Andy Gray England Charlton Athletic £1,500,000 25 January 2008
14 FW Northern Ireland Steve Jones England Crewe Alexandra Loan 27 March 2008

Matches[edit]

Championship[edit]

11 August 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
Duff Goal 47'
Gray Goal 79' (pen.)
(Report) Phillips Goal 18'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 15,337
Referee: E Ilderton

18 August 2007
3:00pm
Scunthorpe United 2 – 0 Burnley
Paterson Goal 47'
Goodwin Goal 64'
(Report)
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 6,975
Referee: A Bates

1 September 2007
3:00pm
Colchester United 2 – 3 Burnley
Lisbie Goal 45'
Virgo Goal 88'
(Report) Mahon Goal 15'
Gray Goal 29' Goal 63' (pen.)
Layer Road, Colchester
Attendance: 4,952
Referee: P Joslin

15 September 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 2 Blackpool
Jones Goal 52'
Akinbiyi Goal 86'
(Report) Hoolahan Goal 73' (pen.)
Morrell Goal 90'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 16,843
Referee: M Dean

18 September 2007
7:45pm
Sheffield Wednesday 0 – 2 Burnley
(Report) Blake Goal 15'
McCann Goal 48'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 18,359
Referee: P Taylor

22 September 2007
3:00pm
Bristol City 2 – 2 Burnley
Byfield Goal 80' Goal 86' (Report) Gray Goal 52'
Carlisle Goal 90'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 14,079
Referee: M Thorpe

29 September 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Blake Goal 13' (Report) Hudson Goal 5'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,711
Referee: T Kettle

2 October 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 2 Ipswich Town
Lafferty Goal 11'
Gray Goal 60'
(Report) Legwinski Goal 7'
Lee Goal 9'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,952
Referee: C Webster

6 October 2007
3:00pm
Cardiff City 2 – 1 Burnley
Ledley Goal 36'
Parry Goal 55'
(Report) Akinbiyi Goal 50'
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 12,914
Referee: A Penn

20 October 2007
3:00pm
Barnsley 1 – 1 Burnley
Mostto Goal 71' (Report) Gray Goal 11'
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 11,560
Referee: L Probert

23 October 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 1 Norwich City
Blake Goal 1'
Gray Goal 4'
(Report) Brown Goal 68'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,133
Referee: M Jones

27 October 2007
5:20pm
Burnley 2 – 3 Southampton
McCann Goal 31'
Akinbiyi Goal 83'
(Report) Wright-Phillips Goal 3'
Euell Goal 15'
John Goal 51'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,944
Referee: N Miller

3 November 2007
3:00pm
Sheffield United 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 25,306
Referee: R Beeby

6 November 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 0 – 1 Hull City
(Report) Turner Goal 90'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,978
Referee: C Foy

10 November 2007
3:00pm
Leicester City 0 – 1 Burnley
(Report) Gray Goal 23'
Walkers Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: C Penton

24 November 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 0 – 0 Stoke City
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,758
Referee: M Jones

27 November 2007
7:45pm
Watford 1 – 2 Burnley
Shittu Goal 86' (Report) Gray Goal 58'
Guðjónsson Goal 80'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 15,021
Referee: K Friend

1 December 2007
3:00pm
Charlton Athletic 1 – 3 Burnley
Reid Goal 36' (Report) Gray Goal 8' Goal 70' (pen.)
McCann Goal 13'
The Valley, London
Attendance: 21,122
Referee: R Shoebridge

4 December 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Leicester City
Unsworth Goal 19' (Report) Hume Goal 78'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,688
Referee: M Haywood

8 December 2007
5:20pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 3 Burnley
Gibson Goal 24'
Elliott Goal 60' (pen.)
(Report) Blake Goal 20'
Lafferty Goal 30'
Ward Goal 42' (o.g.)
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 20,763
Referee: S Tanner

11 December 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 0 – 2 Queens Park Rangers
(Report) Stewart Goal 60'
Vine Goal 90'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,522
Referee: M Pike

15 December 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 3 Preston North End
Lafferty Goal 31'
McCann Goal 62'
(Report) Sedgwick Goal 45'
Mellor Goal 54'
Whaley Goal 82'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,829
Referee: L Mason

22 December 2007
3:00pm
Ipswich Town 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 20,077
Referee: Dowd

26 December 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Akinbiyi Goal 31' (Report) Burton Goal 30' (pen.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 15,326
Referee: S Mathieson

29 December 2007
3:00pm
Burnley 0 – 1 Bristol City
(Report) Vaskó Goal 67'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 12,109
Referee: C Oliver

1 January 2008
3:00pm
Blackpool 3 – 0 Burnley
Gorkšs Goal 23'
Burgess Goal 59'
Jørgensen Goal 63'
(Report)
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 9,599
Referee: A Marriner

12 January 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Plymouth Argyle
Blake Goal 66' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,162
Referee: A Taylor

19 January 2008
3:00pm
Coventry City 1 – 2 Burnley
Doyle Goal 26' (Report) Akinbiyi Goal 10'
Blake Goal 68'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,347
Referee: E Ilderton

26 January 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 0 Scunthorpe United
Blake Goal 9'
Akinbiyi Goal 32'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,516
Referee: M Oliver

2 February 2008
3:00pm
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 Burnley
Cesar Goal 26'
Bednář Goal 60'
(Report) J. O'Connor Goal 3'
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 22,206
Referee: M Pike

9 February 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Colchester United
Cole Goal 23' (Report) Jackson Goal 38'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 15,376
Referee: S Bratt

12 February 2008
8:00pm
Queens Park Rangers 2 – 4 Burnley
Mahon Goal 14'
Agyemang Goal 30'
(Report) Cole Goal 41' Goal 56' Goal 86'
Akinbiyi Goal 77'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 13,410
Referee: K Friend

23 February 2008
3:00pm
Plymouth Argyle 3 – 1 Burnley
Nalis Goal 12'
Halmosi Goal 35' Goal 76'
(Report) J. O'Connor Goal 19'
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 13,557
Referee: J Singh

26 February 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 0 Coventry City
McCann Goal 20'
Caldwell Goal 85'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 9,779
Referee: A Bates

1 March 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 2 Watford
Blake Goal 75' Goal 88' (Report) Henderson Goal 23'
Stewart Goal 85'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,677
Referee: D Whitestone

4 March 2008
7:45pm
Hull City 2 – 0 Burnley
Campbell Goal 14'
Garcia Goal 28'
(Report)
KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull
Attendance: 15,838
Referee: M Riley

8 March 2008
3:00pm
Stoke City 1 – 1 Burnley
Lawrence Goal 90' (pen.) (Report) Lafferty Goal 3'
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
Attendance: 18,432
Referee: H Webb

11 March 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Charlton Athletic
Elliott Goal 59' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,700
Referee: P Joslin

15 March 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Akinbiyi Goal 76' (Report) Olofinjana Goal 14'
Gray Goal 16'
Ebanks-Blake Goal 56'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 12,749
Referee: P Walton

22 March 2008
1:00pm
Preston North End 2 – 1 Burnley
Priskin Goal 5'
Brown Goal 54'
(Report) J. O'Connor Goal 38'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 16,149
Referee: U Rennie

29 March 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 1 Barsnley
Elliott Goal 30'
Lafferty Goal 36'
(Report) Howard Goal 43'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,915
Referee: C Webster

5 April 2008
3:00pm
Norwich City 2 – 0 Burnley
Dublin Goal 2'
Evans Goal 90'
(Report)
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 24,049
Referee: R Booth

12 April 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 2 Sheffield United
Cole Goal 80' (Report) Beattie Goal 33'
Sharp Goal 53'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,693
Referee: M Russell

19 April 2008
3:00pm
Southampton 0 – 1 Burnley
(Report) Caldwell Goal 45'
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 21,762
Referee: P Taylor

26 April 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 3 – 3 Cardiff City
Alexander Goal 36'
Cole Goal 54'
Carlisle Goal 86'
(Report) Ledley Goal 57' (pen.)
Ramsey Goal 69'
Thompson Goal 89'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,694
Referee: A Hall

4 May 2008
2:00pm
Crystal Palace 5 – 0 Burnley
Watson Goal 8' (pen.)
Moses Goal 10'
Soares Goal 37'
Sinclair Goal 61'
Morrison Goal 65'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 23,950
Referee: K Friend

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 62

League Cup[edit]

1st Round[edit]

14 August 2007
7:45pm
Grimsby Town 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Burnley
North Goal 101' (Report) Gray Goal 108'
  Penalties  
Toner Penalty missed
Newey Penalty scored
Fenton Penalty missed
North Penalty scored
2 – 4 Penalty scored Blake
Penalty missed Harley
Penalty scored Gray
Penalty scored Mahon
Penalty scored J. O'Connor
Blundell Park, Grimsby
Attendance: 2,431
Referee: C Oliver

2nd Round[edit]

28 August 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 3 – 0 Oldham Athletic
Gray Goal 59'
Blake Goal 76'
Akinbiyi Goal 90'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 7,317
Referee: K Hill

3rd Round[edit]

25 September 2007
7:45pm
Burnley 0 – 1 Portsmouth
(Report) Nugent Goal 69'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 8,202
Referee: M Clattenburg

FA Cup[edit]

3rd Round[edit]

6 January 2008
2:00pm
Burnley 0 – 2 Arsenal
(Report) Eduardo Goal 9'
Bendtner Goal 75'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 16,709
Referee: A Wiley

References[edit]