2007–08 Preston North End F.C. season

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Preston North End
2007–08 season
Chairman Derek Shaw
Manager Paul Simpson (until 13 November)
Alan Irvine (from 20 November)
Stadium Deepdale
Championship 15th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Mellor (9)
All: Mellor (10)
Average home league attendance 12,753

During the 2007–08 English football season, Preston North End competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

After losing key player David Nugent, the team made a bad start to the 2007–08 season (including just three victories), which resulted in Simpson being sacked on 13 November 2007.[1] Alan Irvine took over as manager seven days later and guided Preston to a 15th place finish.[2]

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 Promotion to 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 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 60 50 +10 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 56 −6 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 League One
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 11 13 22 46 69 −23 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.

Results[edit]

Preston North End's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2007 Norwich City H 0-0 13,408
18 August 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 19,556
25 August 2007 Colchester United H 0-3 11,582
1 September 2007 Coventry City A 1-2 17,551 Agyemang
15 September 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-0 13,062 Gallagher
18 September 2007 Scunthorpe United A 1-2 5,754 Mawéné
22 September 2007 Cardiff City A 2-2 11,772 Davidson (2)
29 September 2007 Bristol City H 0-0 12,098
2 October 2007 Southampton H 5-1 10,279 Hawley, Carter, Sedgwick, Agyemang (2)
6 October 2007 Ipswich Town A 1-2 19,243 Mellor (pen)
20 October 2007 Sheffield United A 1-1 23,661 Carter
23 October 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 0-0 11,407
27 October 2007 Plymouth Argyle H 2-0 11,055 Ormerod, Carter
3 November 2007 Barnsley A 0-1 10,223
6 November 2007 Leicester City H 1-1 10,930 Carroll
10 November 2007 Hull City A 0-3 16,358
24 November 2007 Charlton Athletic H 0-2 12,532
27 November 2007 Crystal Palace A 1-2 13,048 Mawéné
1 December 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 22,836
4 December 2007 Hull City H 3-0 11,311 Agyemang, Whaley, L Neal
8 December 2007 Blackpool H 0-1 17,807
15 December 2007 Burnley A 3-2 14,829 Sedgwick, Mellor, Whaley
22 December 2007 Southampton A 1-0 23,267 L Neal
26 December 2007 Scunthorpe United H 0-1 12,920
29 December 2007 Cardiff City H 1-2 12,046 Whaley
1 January 2008 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 20,690 Hawley
12 January 2008 Watford H 1-0 12,347 Mellor
19 January 2008 Stoke City A 1-3 15,011 Brown
29 January 2008 West Bromwich Albion H 2-1 12,473 Mawéné, Hawley
2 February 2008 Norwich City A 0-1 24,092
9 February 2008 Coventry City H 1-0 11,857 St Ledger
12 February 2008 Colchester United A 1-2 5,122 Mellor
23 February 2008 Watford A 0-0 16,798
26 February 2008 Stoke City H 2-0 10,347 Chaplow (2)
1 March 2008 Crystal Palace H 0-1 12,347
4 March 2008 Leicester City A 1-0 19,264 Carter
8 March 2008 Charlton Athletic A 2-1 25,124 Brown (2)
11 March 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-1 12,090 Davidson (pen), Whaley
15 March 2008 Blackpool A 0-0 9,629
22 March 2008 Burnley H 2-1 16,149 Priskin, Brown
29 March 2008 Sheffield United H 3-1 14,647 Davidson (pen), Mellor (2)
5 April 2008 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 14,966 Mellor, Priskin
12 April 2008 Barnsley H 1-2 13,994 Foster (own goal)
19 April 2008 Plymouth Argyle A 2-2 10,727 Mellor, Chaplow
26 April 2008 Ipswich Town H 2-2 14,187 Brown, Mellor
4 May 2008 Bristol City A 0-3 19,169

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2008 Scunthorpe United H 1-0 4,616 Whaley
R4 26 January 2008 Derby County A 4-1 17,344 Hawley (2), Whaley, Mellor (pen)
R5 17 February 2008 Portsmouth H 0-1 11,840

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 14 August 2007 Morecambe H 1-2 7,703 Pugh

Squad[edit]

[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 England GK Andy Lonergan
2 Scotland DF Michael Hart
3 Scotland DF Callum Davidson
4 England MF Richard Chaplow
5 France DF Youl Mawéné
6 England MF Jason Jarrett
7 England MF Chris Sedgwick
8 England FW Karl Hawley
9 England FW Chris Brown
10 Scotland FW Craig Beattie (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
11 England MF Darren Carter
12 Republic of Ireland DF Sean St Ledger
13 Republic of Ireland GK Wayne Henderson
14 England DF Liam Chilvers
No. Position Player
15 England MF Simon Whaley
16 England MF Paul McKenna
17 England FW Brett Ormerod
18 England DF Matt Hill
19 England DF Billy Jones
20 England MF Kevin Nicholls
21 England DF Neal Trotman
23 England MF Lewis Neal
24 England MF Joe Anyinsah
30 England GK Chris Neal
31 England GK Andrew Murphy
32 Republic of Ireland DF Dylan Adams
33 England FW Neil Mellor
34 England FW Chris McGrail

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
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander (to Burnley)
2 England DF John Halls (on loan from Reading)
10 Scotland FW Paul Gallagher (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
21 England FW Andy Carroll (on loan from Newcastle United)
9 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang (to Queens Park Rangers)
No. Position Player
4 England MF Danny Pugh (to Stoke City)
25 England MF Adam Nowland (to Lancaster City)
25 Hungary FW Tamás Priskin (on loan from Watford)
22 Poland GK Grzegorz Szamotulski (Released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Struggling Preston sack Simpson". BBC Sport. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Preston unveil Irvine as new boss". BBC Sport. 20 November 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/preston-north-end/2007-2008/results