2007–08 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
2007–08 season
Chairman Simon Jordan
Manager Peter Taylor (until 8 October)
Neil Warnock (from 11 October)
Championship 5th (play-offs)
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Clinton Morrison (16)
All:
Clinton Morrison (16)
Highest home attendance 23,950 vs Burnley (4 May 2008)
Lowest home attendance 13,048 vs Preston North End (27 November 2007)
Average home league attendance 16,031

The 2007–08 season was Crystal Palace Football Club's third consecutive season in The Championship. Manager Peter Taylor was sacked on 8 October 2007[1] and replaced by former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock on 11 October 2007.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Last updated on 13 May 2008.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship (including play-offs) FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Scott Flinders 2 -3 0 0 1 -2 1 -1
2 DF England Matthew Lawrence 41 1 37+2 1 1 0 0+1 0
3 DF England Tony Craig 14 0 13 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF England Clint Hill 31 3 30 3 0+1 0 0 0
5 DF England Mark Hudson 49 2 47 2 1 0 1 0
6 DF England Leon Cort 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Wales Carl Fletcher 29 1 17+11 1 1 0 0 0
8 FW England James Scowcroft 40 9 35+4 9 1 0 0 0
9 FW Scotland Dougie Freedman 20 2 4+15 1 0 0 1 1
10 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison[3] 47 16 35+10 16 1 0 0+1 0
11 MF Barbados Paul Ifill[4] 15 2 5+10 2 0 0 0 0
12 GK Argentina Julián Speroni 48 -45 48 -45 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Ben Watson 46 7 43+1 7 1 0 1 0
15 MF Republic of Ireland Mark Kennedy 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF England Neil Danns 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW Austria Besian Idrizaj 7 0 3+4 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW England Scott Sinclair 10 2 10 2 0 0 0 0
18 DF England John Halls 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England Tom Soares 42 6 40+1 6 0 0 1 0
20 DF England Danny Butterfield 33 0 27+5 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF England Dave Martin 10 0 2+7 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF England Kyel Reid 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Scotland Paul Dickov 9 0 6+3 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF England Nathan Ashton 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Portugal José Fonte 26 1 18+6 1 1 0 1 0
24 MF Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes 10 0 4+6 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF England Stuart Green 11 2 7+3 2 0 0 1 0
27 MF Cameroon Franck Songo'o 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF England Shaun Derry 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
30 MF England John Bostock 5 0 1+3 0 1 0 0 0
31 DF England Arron Fray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW Finland Shefki Kuqi[5] 9 0 2+6 0 0 0 1 0
33 FW England Lewis Grabban 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
34 DF England Lee Hills 13 1 6+6 1 1 0 0 0
35 DF Wales Rhoys Wiggins[6] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 MF England Lewwis Spence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW England Charlie Sheringham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 GK England David Wilkinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF England James Dayton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF England Ryan Hall 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
41 DF England Moses Swaibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 FW England Ben Kudjodji 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
43 FW England Victor Moses 15 3 10+5 3 0 0 0 0
44 FW Republic of Ireland Sean Scannell[7] 25 2 11+13 2 0+1 0 0 0
48 MF England Ashley-Paul Robinson 6 0 0+6 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
12 GK Argentina Julián Speroni 48
2 RB England Matthew Lawrence 38 Danny Butterfield has 28 starts
5 CB England Mark Hudson 49
23 CB Portugal José Fonte 20
4 LB England Clint Hill 30
19 RM England Tom Soares 41
14 CM England Ben Watson 45
28 CM England Shaun Derry 32
44 LM Republic of Ireland Sean Scannell 12 Carl Fletcher has 18 starts
8 CF England James Scowcroft 36
10 CF Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 36

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Peter Taylor (July–October)/England Neil Warnock (October–June)
Assistant manager England Mick Jones (October–June)
First team coach Wales Kit Symons (July–October)/England Keith Curle (October–June)
Goalkeeping coach England Tony Burns (July–November)/England Jim Stannard (November–June)
Chief scout Scotland Allan Gemmill
Fitness coach England Mark Hulse (July–November)/England Carl Serrant (November–June)
Reserve team manager Wales Kit Symons (July–October)/Scotland Dougie Freedman (October–March)/England Gary Issot (March–June)
Academy manager England David Moss
U18 team/Assistant academy manager England Gary Issott
Head physiotherapist England Paul Caton

Source:[citation needed]

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]


14 July 2007
15:00
Bromley 2–2 Crystal Palace
Hockton Goal 56'
Chaaban Goal 56'
(Report) Duku Goal 50' o.g.
Green Goal 90'
Hayes Lane, London
Attendance: 3 148
Referee: Steve Bennett

17 July 2007
19:00
Aldershot Town 0–2 Crystal Palace
(Report) Watson Goal 22' (pen.)
Kuqi Goal 58'
Recreation Ground, Aldershot
Attendance: 1 520
Referee: Steven Cook

20 July 2007
19:00
Dartford 0–3 Crystal Palace
(Report) Fletcher Goal 16'
Green Goal 56'
Ifill Goal 89'
Princes Park, Dartford
Attendance: 4 100
Referee: Steve Bennett

21 July 2007
15:00
Barnet 2–3 Crystal Palace
Carew Goal 69'
Yakubu Goal 89'
(Report) Giele Goal 18' o.g.
Watson Goal 24'
Ifill Goal 28'
Underhill Stadium, London
Attendance: 1 371
Referee: Grant Hegley

24 July 2007
19:30
IFK Göteborg Sweden 1–2 England Crystal Palace
Mourad Goal 74' (Report) Ifill Goal 2'
Scowcroft Goal 35'
Grebbestad
Attendance: 1 300


31 July 2007
20:00
Crystal Palace England 1–1 Belgium Anderlecht
Watson Goal 50' (pen.) (Report) Théréau Goal 26'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 5 232
Referee: Alan Wiley

4 August 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 0–0 Everton
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 10 010
Referee: Phil Crossley

Football League Championship[edit]

11 August 2007
15:00
Southampton 1–4 Crystal Palace
Saganowski Goal 45+2' (Report) Scowcroft Goal 30, 31, 55'
Morrison Goal 57'
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 25,054
Referee: Lee Probert

18 August 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–2 Leicester City
Green Goal 33'
Morrison Goal 90+3'
(Report) Campbell Goal 63'
Kisnorbo Goal 87'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15 607
Referee: Michael Russell

26 August 2007
13:15
Ipswich Town 1–0 Crystal Palace
Walters Goal 73' (Report)
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 19 382
Referee: Andy D'Urso

1 September 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 0–1 Charlton Athletic
(Report) Todorov Goal 74'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 18 556
Referee: Nigel Miller

15 September 2007
15:00
Norwich City 1–0 Crystal Palace
Střihavka Goal 75' (Report)
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 24 228
Referee: Lee Probert

18 September 2007
20:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 Coventry City
Green Goal 26' (Report) Best Goal 87'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14 455
Referee: Andy Woolmer

22 September 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 3–2 Sheffield United
Soares Goal 60'
Fletcher Goal 70'
Watson Goal 89' (pen.)
(Report) Hudson Goal o.g. 48'
Beattie Goal 76'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14 131
Referee: Kevin Friend

29 September 2007
15:00
Burnley 1–1 Crystal Palace
Blake Goal 13' (Report) Hudson Goal 5'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10 711
Referee: Trevor Kettle

2 October 2007
19:45
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 Crystal Palace
Halmosi Goal 50' (Report)
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 10 451
Referee: Rob Shoebridge

6 October 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 Hull City
Scowcroft Goal 81' (Report) Marney Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15 769
Referee: Richard Beeby

20 October 2007
15:00
Blackpool 1–1 Crystal Palace
Fox Goal 69' (Report) Soares Goal 59' Red card 88'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 9 037
Referee: Graham Laws

23 October 2007
20:00
Crystal Palace 1–3 Stoke City
Freedman Goal 51' (Report) Cresswell Goal 49, 59'
Shawcross Goal 74'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,237
Referee: Mike Thorpe

29 October 2007
20:00
Crystal Palace 0–2 Watford
(Report) Smith Goal 32'
King Goal 67'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,986
Referee: Keith Stroud


6 November 2007
19:45
Cardiff City 1–1 Crystal Palace
Purse Goal 9' (Report) Watson Goal 44' (pen.)
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 11,781
Referee: Lee Mason

10 November 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 Queens Park Rangers
Morrison Goal 88' (Report) Sinclair Goal 45'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 17,010
Referee: Peter Walton

24 November 2007
15:00
Colchester United 1–2 Crystal Palace
Balwin Red card 8'
Jackson Goal 69'
(Report) Morrison Goal 8, 74'
Layer Road, Colchester
Attendance: 5,856
Referee: Paul Taylor

27 November 2007
19:45
Crystal Palace 2–1 Preston North End
Morrison Goal 40'
Hill Goal 45+3'
(Report) Mawene Goal 36'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,048
Referee: Phil Joslin

1 December 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 West Bromwich Albion
Morrison Goal 21' (Report) Hudson Goal o.g. 8'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,247
Referee: Uriah Rennie

4 December 2007
20:00
Queens Park Rangers 1–2 Crystal Palace
Stewart Goal 10' (Report) Hill Goal 65'
Morrison Goal 68'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 13,300
Referee: Alan Wiley

8 December 2007
15:00
Barnsley 0–0 Crystal Palace
(Report)
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 10,298
Referee: Anthony Bates

15 December 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday
Morrison Goal 37'
Scannell Goal 90'
(Report) Hinds Goal 11'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,865
Referee: Grant Hegley

22 December 2007
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–1 Plymouth Argyle
Hill Goal 8'
Scowcroft Goal 44'
(Report) Easter Goal 49'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,097
Referee: Mike Jones

26 December 2007
15:00
Coventry City 0–2 Crystal Palace
(Report) Morrison Goal 47'
Ifill Goal 88'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 22,134
Referee: Keith Stroud

29 December 2007
12:45
Sheffield United 0–1 Crystal Palace
(Report) Scowcroft Goal 38'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 23,982
Referee: Andy D'Urso

1 January 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 Norwich City
Morrison Goal 50' (Report) Russell Goal 8'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 17,199
Referee: Mike Thorpe


19 January 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–0 Bristol City
Morrison Goal 6'
Hudson Goal 85'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 19,010
Referee: Jonathan Moss

28 January 2008
19:45
Leicester City 1–0 Crystal Palace
Hayles Goal 89' (Report)
Walkers Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 21,764
Referee: Eddie Ilderton

2 February 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 1–1 Southampton
Scowcroft Goal 73' (Report) John Goal 84'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 17,967
Referee: Mark Halsey

8 February 2008
19:45
Charlton Athletic 2–0 Crystal Palace
Varney Goal 60, 87' (Report)
The Valley, London
Attendance: 26,202
Referee: Lee Probert

12 February 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 0–1 Ipswich Town
(Report) Haynes Goal 45+1'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,090
Referee: Clive Penton

18 February 2008
20:00
Bristol City 1–1 Crystal Palace
McCombe Goal 90+6' (Report) Hills Goal 61'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 16,446
Referee: Richard Beeby

23 February 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 0–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Report) Gray Goal 76'
Kyle Goal 89'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,679
Referee: Andy Woolmer

1 March 2008
15:00
Preston North End 0–1 Crystal Palace
(Report) Morrison Goal 76'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 12,347
Referee: Mike Jones

4 March 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 0–0 Cardiff City
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,446
Referee: Scott Mathieson

8 March 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–1 Colchester United
Ifil Goal o.g. 21'
Watson Goal 74'
(Report) Lisbie Goal 23'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,985
Referee: Phil Joslin


15 March 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–0 Barnsley
Soares Goal 46'
Scowcroft Goal 83'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 17,459
Referee: Iain Williamson

22 March 2008
15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 2–2 Crystal Palace
Sahar Goal 18'
Small Goal 68'
(Report) Watson Goal 40'
Lawrence Goal 90+4'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 19,875
Referee: Russell Booth

29 March 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 0–0 Blackpool
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,028
Referee: Anthony Taylor

7 April 2008
20:00
Stoke City 1–2 Crystal Palace
Whelan Goal 85' (Report) Soares Goal 23'
Fonte Goal 45+1'

12 April 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2–0 Scunthorpe United
Soares Goal 21'
Morrison Goal 39'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,975
Referee: Keith Hill

19 April 2008
15:00
Watford 0–2 Crystal Palace
(Report) Ifill Goal 72'
Moses Goal 75'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 17,694
Referee: Howard Webb

26 April 2008
15:00
Hull City 2–1 Crystal Palace
Campbell Goal 18'
Ashbee Goal 85'
(Report) Sinclair Goal 38'
KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull
Attendance: 24,350
Referee: Russell Booth

4 May 2008
14:00
Crystal Palace 5–0 Burnley
Watson Goal 8' (pen.)
Moses Goal 10'
Soares Goal 37'
Sinclair Goal 61'
Morrison Goal 65'
(Report) Carlisle Red card 7'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 23 950
Referee: Kevin Friend

Football League Championship play-offs[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

10 May 2008
12:15
Crystal Palace 1–2 Bristol City
Watson Goal 87' (pen.) (Report) Carey Goal 53'
Noble Goal 90+2'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 22 869
Referee: Mike Jones

13 May 2008
19:45
Bristol City (4) 2 – 1 (2) Crystal Palace
Trundle Goal 104'
McIndoe Goal 110'
(Report) Watson Goal 24'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 18 842
Referee: Howard Webb

Football League Cup[edit]

Round 1[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Round 3[edit]

5 January 2008
15:00
Watford 2–0 Crystal Palace
Shittu Goal 28, 65' (Report)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 10 480
Referee: Lee Mason

End of season awards[edit]

Award Winner
Crystal Palace F.C. Player of the Year Julián Speroni
Crystal Palace F.C. Young Player of the Year Sean Scannell
Vice Presidents' Player of the Year Shaun Derry
Vice Presidents' Young Player of the Year Sean Scannell
Scholar Player of the Year Lee Hills
Academy Player of the Year Kyle de Silva
Crystal Palace F.C. Goal of the Season James Scowcroft v Wolverhampton Wanderers (12–01–08)
Special Achievement Award Clinton Morrison for scoring 100 Crystal Palace goals
Special Achievement Award Geoff Thomas for his services to the club as captain (1988–1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crystal Palace boss Taylor sacked". BBC Sport. 8 October 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Warnock appointed new Palace boss". BBC Sport. 11 October 2007. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Morrison was born in England.
  4. ^ Ifill was born in England.
  5. ^ Kuqi was born in Kosovo.
  6. ^ Wiggins was born in England.
  7. ^ Scannell was born in England.

External links[edit]