2007–08 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
2007–08 season
Chairman Roger Munby
Manager Peter Grant (from 11 August to 9 October)
Glenn Roeder (from 30 October to 4 May)
Stadium Carrow Road
Championship 17th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Jamie Cureton (14)
All:
Jamie Cureton (15)
Highest home attendance 25,497 (vs. Queens Park Rangers, 26 April)
Lowest home attendance 23,176 (vs. Scunthorpe United, 2 October)
Average home league attendance 24,527
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season was Norwich City's third consecutive year in the Football League Championship. This article shows statistics and lists all matches that Norwich City played in the season.

Season summary[edit]

Norwich had a busy summer with Peter Grant bringing in 9 players which included goalkeeper David Marshall and former players Jamie Cureton and Darel Russell making returns to Carrow Road. Also 10 players departed Norwich most notably Dickson Etuhu and Robert Earnshaw while Darren Huckerby caused controversy by criticizing the club for selling their best players.

Norwich started off with a goalless draw away at Preston and a 2-1 win over Southampton. But after this Norwich endured a horrendous run of form winning 1 league game in 8 which included a 2-0 defeat at Wolves which was labelled by some supporters the worst city performance ever. After the 1-0 away defeat to QPR, Grant and the City parted company by mutual consent.

Jim Duffy took over as caretaker boss but lost his 3 games in charge.

On 30 October Glenn Roeder was appointed as Grant's successor with the team bottom of the table. His first game was the East Anglian Derby against Ipswich, a 2-2 draw with Norwich coming back from 2-0 down. Norwich lost their next 2 games including a dreadful 3-0 defeat away at Plymouth Argyle and were 8 points away from safety.

After that defeat Roeder brought in Matty Pattison, Mo Camara and Ched Evans on loan to add to the loan signing of Martin Taylor, who had been signed before the game against Ipswich; Pattison's loan move was made permanent in January. Norwich's form improved greatly with only one defeat in eleven league games. After a 3-1 win over Barnsley on 12 January Norwich were in 18th position, four points clear of the relegation zone. Roeder began an overhaul of the squad during the January transfer window, selling Chris Brown to Preston and releasing David Strihavka, Julien Brellier and Ian Murray, all of whom had been signed by Grant and who had not figured in the first team since the defeat at Plymouth.

Results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Result 1–2 12–0 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0

League[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Result 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Position 15 9 15 20 13 17 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 21 21 18
Round 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Result 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–4
Position 20 20 20 18 18 16 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 17 18 17 17 16 16 18 16 17

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Round 3 3(R)
Result 1–1 1–2

League Cup[edit]

Round 1 2 3
Result 5–2 1–1 0–1

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Name Price From
Jon Otsemobor Free Crewe Alexandra
Matthew Gilks Free Rochdale
Jamie Cureton Undisclosed Colchester United
Julien Brellier Free Hearts
David Marshall Undisclosed Celtic
David Strihavka Undisclosed Banik Ostrava
Darel Russell Undisclosed Stoke City
Ian Murray Free Rangers

Out[edit]

Name Price To
Robert Earnshaw £3.5million Derby County
Dickson Etuhu £1.5million Sunderland
Youssef Safri Undisclosed Southampton
Jurgen Colin Undisclosed Ajax
Andy Hughes Undisclosed Leeds United
Ian Henderson Released Northampton Town
Peter Thorne Released Bradford City
Andrew Fisk Released King's Lynn
Paul McVeigh Released Luton Town
Matthieu Louis-Jean Released

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

Name Price From
Matthew Bates Loan Middlesbrough
Ryan Bertrand Loan Chelsea
Matty Pattison Undisclosed Newcastle United
Mohammed Camara Loan Derby County
Martin Taylor Loan Birmingham City
John Hartson Loan West Bromwich Albion
Matty Pattison Loan Newcastle United
Jimmy Smith Loan Chelsea
Juan Velasco Damas Free Bosman
Maceo Rigters Loan Blackburn Rovers

Out[edit]

Name Price To
Joe Lewis 400,000 Peterborough United
Chris Brown 400,000 Preston North End
Ian Murray Free Hibernian
John Hartson Loan expired West Bromwich Albion
Matty Pattison Loan expired Newcastle United
David Střihavka Released
Julien Brellier Released
Paul Gallacher Released

First team squad[edit]

As of 4 May 2008.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK David Marshall
2 England DF Jon Otsemobor
3 England DF Adam Drury
4 England DF Jason Shackell
6 England FW Darren Huckerby
7 England MF Lee Croft
8 Netherlands FW Maceo Rigters (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
9 England FW Dion Dublin
10 England FW Jamie Cureton
11 England MF Luke Chadwick
12 England GK Matthew Gilks
13 England GK Declan Rudd
14 Spain DF Juan Velasco
15 Scotland DF Alex Pearce (on loan from Reading)
16 Scotland MF Mark Fotheringham (captain)
17 Guinea DF Mohammed Camara (on loan from Derby County)
20 England MF Darel Russell
No. Position Player
21 England DF Ryan Bertrand (on loan from Chelsea)
24 South Africa MF Matty Pattison
25 England DF Rossi Jarvis
26 England MF Robert Eagle
27 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Doherty
28 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Spillane
29 England DF Matthew Halliday
31 Scotland DF Andrew Cave-Brown
32 Wales FW Ched Evans (on loan from Manchester City)
33 Scotland FW Kris Renton
34 England GK Steven Arnold
35 England FW Chris Martin
36 South Africa MF Bally Smart
37 England MF Patrick Bexfield
38 England MF Damon Lathrope
39 England FW Luke Daley

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 Scotland MF Simon Lappin (on loan to Motherwell)
23 England FW Ryan Jarvis (on loan to Notts County)

Board and staff members[edit]

Board members[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Chairman Roger Munby  England
Joint majority shareholder Delia Smith  England
Joint majority shareholder Michael Wynn-Jones  Wales
Director Andrew Turner  England
Director Sharon Turner  England
Director Michael Foulger  England
Chief executive Neil Doncaster  England

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Glen Roeder
Assistant manager England Lee Clark
First team coach England Paul Stephenson
Goalkeeping coach Northern Ireland Tommy Wright
Fitness coach Vacant
Youth coach England Ricky Martin
Physiotherapist England Simon Spencer
Sports science Vacant
Club liaison Scotland Bryan Gunn
Club doctor England Dr Peter Harvey
Chief scout Scotland Bryan Gunn

Last updated: 26 June 2008
Source: Norwich FC

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 West Bromwich Albion (C) (P) 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81 Premier League
2 Stoke City (P) 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
3 Hull City (P) 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75 Qualification to the League Championship playoffs
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
22 Leicester City (R) 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52 Relegation to the League One
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 11 13 22 45 69 −24 46
24 Colchester United (R) 46 7 17 22 62 86 −24 38

Updated to games played on 4 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First team Profiles". Norwich City FC. Retrieved 2007-10-13.