2007–08 Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. season
The 2007–08 season was Inverness Caledonian Thistle's fourth in the Scottish Premier League and 14th since the merger that created the club. They also competed in the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup.
|Scottish Premier League||9th|
|Scottish Cup||4th round|
|Scottish League Cup||Quarter-final|
|Top goalscorer||League: Don Cowie (9)
All: Marius Niculae (10)
|Highest home attendance||7,753 vs. Rangers, 20 January 2008|
|Lowest home attendance||3,420 vs. Kilmarnock, 19 April 2008|
|Average home league attendance||4,753|
Scottish Premier League
Caley Thistle finished 9th of 12 teams in the SPL, on 43 points from 38 matches. They managed only a disappointing −11 goal differential, from 51 goals scored and 62 allowed. It was a mixed season for statistics, as this tied the club's record for goals scored in an SPL season, set in 2004–05, but also demolished their record for SPL goals conceded by 14. But overall, it could be called a poor season for the Caley, with the lowest total points and lowest finishing league standing since their promotion in 2004.
The exception to this poor form, and the main reason for the team's survival in the SPL, was the month of December. A streak that included wins against Hearts and Celtic earned Craig Brewster Manager of the Month and Marius Niculae Player of the Month honors.
To go along with the lackluster league season was a short and poor Scottish Cup. Caley Thistle entered the tournament in the fourth round, and faced Hibernian at Easter Road. Dean Shiels scored a hat trick and sunk Caley's hopes for a cup run at the first possible point as the match finished 3–0 to Hibs.
The League Cup provided a bit more positive news for Caley Thistle fans, as the club reached the quarterfinals for the second time in three seasons, on the strength of a 4–1 win over Arbroath and a 3–0 win over Gretna. The run stopped abruptly, however, away to Aberdeen, who beat Caley Thistle 4–1 on the strength of another hat trick (albeit including two penalties), this time from Barry Nicholson.
All the results of the regular matches 
Scottish Premier League
Final League table
Clydesdale Bank Premier League table
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Celtic (C)||38||28||5||5||84||26||+58||89||2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|2||Rangers||38||27||5||6||84||33||+51||86||2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|3||Motherwell||38||18||6||14||50||46||+4||60||2008–09 UEFA Cup First round|
|6||Hibernian||38||14||10||14||49||45||+4||52||2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round|
|8||Heart of Midlothian||38||13||9||16||47||55||−8||48|
|9||Inverness Caledonian Thistle||38||13||4||21||51||62||−11||43|
|12||Gretna||38||5||8||25||32||83||−51||13||Resigned from the Scottish Football League|
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Gretna: 10 points were deducted from Gretna for going into administration. They subsequently resigned from the Scottish Football League because the administrator concluded that the club could not continue to run as a business.
Intertoto Cup: The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot was awarded a place in that competition, Falkirk and Hibernian were the applicants.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Scottish League Cup
|R2||28 August||Arbroath||H||3–1||Niculae (2), Wyness||1,246|
|R3||25 September||Gretna||H||3–0||Bayne, Wilson, Wyness||1,717|
Club Records Set
- (+) Tied - Most SPL goals scored: 51 (also scored 51 in 2004–05)
- (−) Lowest SPL finish: 9th (previous was 8th in 2004–05 and 2006–07)
- (−) Least SPL points: 43 (previous was 44 in 2004–05)
- (−) Worst SPL goal difference: −11 (previous was −6 in 2004–05 and 2006–07)
- (−) Most SPL goals allowed: 62 (previous was 48 in 2006–07)
|8 May 2007||Ridgers, AllyAlly Ridgers||Clachnacuddin||Free|
|1 July 2007||Cowie, DonDon Cowie||Ross County||Free|
|4 July 2007||McDonald, DeanDean McDonald||Gillingham||Undisclosed|
|17 July 2007||Niculae, MariusMarius Niculae||Mainz 05||Free|
|14 August 2007||Watt, StevenSteven Watt||Swansea City||Loan|
|31 August 2007||Małkowski, ZbigniewZbigniew Małkowski||Hibernian||Loan|
|31 August 2007||McGuire, PhilPhil McGuire||Dunfermline Athletic||Loan|
|31 August 2007||Proctor, DavidDavid Proctor||Dundee United||Free|
|31 January 2008||Imrie, DougieDougie Imrie||Clyde||Undisclosed|
|1 June 2007||Golabek, StuartStuart Golabek||Ross County||Free|
|28 June 2007||Dargo, CraigCraig Dargo||St. Mirren||Free|
|1 July 2007||Dods, DarrenDarren Dods||Dundee United||Free|
|31 August 2007||Ridgers, AllyAlly Ridgers||Elgin City||Loan|
|31 August 2007||Sutherland, ZanderZander Sutherland||Elgin City||Loan|
|1 January 2008||Morgan, AlanAlan Morgan||Kilmarnock||Free|
|17 January 2008||Rankin, JohnJohn Rankin||Hibernian||£110,000|
|29 April 2008||McCaffrey, StuartStuart McCaffrey||St. Johnstone||Free|
- "Caleythistleonline 2007-08 results".
- "Crisis-hit Gretna facing uncertain future". London: The Times. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2008.
- "Gretna relinquish league status". BBC Sport. 3 June 2008.
- "Ridgers poised for Inverness stay". BBC Sport. 8 May 2007.
- "Inverness line up County captain". BBC Sport. 1 July 2007.
- "McDonald joy at Inverness switch". BBC Sport. 4 July 2007.
- "Romania striker joins Inverness". BBC Sport. 17 July 2007.
- "Defender Watt moves to Inverness". BBC Sport. 14 August 2007.
- "Malkowski heads to Caley Thistle". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007.
- "Transfer Window". caleythistleonline.com. 31 August 2007.
- "Proctor moves back to Inverness". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007.
- "Caley Thistle sign Clyde's Imrie". BBC Sport. 2 March 2008.
- "Golabek & Bullock back at County". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007.
- "St Mirren sign up striker Dargo". BBC Sport. 28 June 2007.
- "Dods seals move to Dundee United". BBC Sport. 22 June 2007.
- "Inverness duo farmed out to Elgin". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007.