2007–08 Scunthorpe United F.C. season

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Scunthorpe United
2007–08 season
Chairman J. Steven Wharton
Manager Nigel Adkins
Championship 23rd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Paterson (13)
All: Paterson (14)
Average home league attendance 6,434

During the 2007–08 English football season, Scunthorpe United F.C. competed in the Football League Championship and in the second tier of English football for the first time since 1964, following promotion from League One the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

Before the start of the 2007–08 season, Billy Sharp was sold to Sheffield United for a then-club record £2,000,000. Despite his ostensible replacement, Martin Paterson,[1] scoring 13 league goals,[2] Scunthorpe were unable to cement their place in the second tier of English football, and were relegated in 23rd place.[3] Paterson was then sold to Burnley at the end of the season for a £1,600,000.

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]

Scunthorpe United's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2007 Charlton Athletic H 1-1 23,151 Iriekpen
18 August 2007 Burnley H 2-0 6,975 Paterson, Goodwin
25 August 2007 Bristol City A 1-2 12,474 Paterson
1 September 2007 Sheffield United H 3-2 8,801 Crosby, Paterson, Sparrow
15 September 2007 Barnsley A 0-2 11,230
18 September 2007 Preston North End H 2-1 5,754 Crosby, Hayes
22 September 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 2-3 8,307 Crosby (pen), Paterson
29 September 2007 Colchester United A 1-0 5,218 Hayes
2 October 2007 Norwich City A 0-0 23,176
6 October 2007 Watford H 1-3 7,515 Forte
20 October 2007 Leicester City H 0-0 6,006
23 October 2007 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-1 21,557 Paterson (2)
27 October 2007 Cardiff City A 1-1 11,850 Goodwin
3 November 2007 Crystal Palace H 0-0 6,778
6 November 2007 Stoke City H 2-3 5,521 Hayes, Goodwin
10 November 2007 Blackpool A 0-1 8,051
24 November 2007 Hull City H 1-2 8,633 Forte
27 November 2007 Coventry City A 1-1 14,036 Cork
1 December 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 0-3 10,520
3 December 2007 Blackpool H 1-1 4,407 Butler
8 December 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 2-2 5,612 Paterson, Forte
15 December 2007 Ipswich Town A 2-3 19,306 Paterson (2)
22 December 2007 Norwich City H 0-1 6,648
26 December 2007 Preston North End A 1-0 12,920 Paterson
29 December 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 0-5 25,238
1 January 2008 Barnsley H 2-2 6,897 Morris, Youga
12 January 2008 Southampton A 0-1 18,416
19 January 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-2 7,465
26 January 2008 Burnley A 0-2 14,516
2 February 2008 Charlton Athletic H 1-0 6,084 Paterson
9 February 2008 Sheffield United A 0-0 25,668
12 February 2008 Bristol City H 0-1 5,423
15 February 2008 Stoke City A 2-3 20,979 Paterson, Hobbs
23 February 2008 Southampton H 1-1 6,035 Crosby
1 March 2008 Coventry City H 2-1 5,866 Paterson, Cork
8 March 2008 Hull City A 0-2 20,906
11 March 2008 Plymouth Argyle H 1-0 4,920 Morris
15 March 2008 Queens Park Rangers A 1-3 14,499 McCann
18 March 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-2 21,628 Butler
22 March 2008 Ipswich Town H 1-2 6,636 May
29 March 2008 Leicester City A 0-1 22,165
5 April 2008 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-1 7,425 Morris
12 April 2008 Crystal Palace A 0-2 15,975
19 April 2008 Cardiff City H 3-2 4,727 Hayes (2, 1 pen), Hurst
26 April 2008 Watford A 1-0 16,454 Hayes
4 May 2008 Colchester United H 3-3 5,554 Forte, Hayes (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2008 Preston North End A 0-1 4,616

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 14 August 2007 Hartlepool United H 1-2 2,965 Paterson

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 Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy
2 England DF Jack Hobbs (on loan from Liverpool)
3 England DF Marcus Williams
4 England DF Andy Crosby
5 England DF Izzy Iriekpen
6 Republic of Ireland DF Cliff Byrne
7 England MF Matt Sparrow
8 Republic of Ireland DF Jim Goodwin
9 England FW Paul Hayes
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson
11 England DF Ian Baraclough
14 England FW Geoff Horsfield (on loan from Sheffield United)
15 England MF Curtis Weston (on loan from Leeds United)
16 England DF Jack Cork (on loan from Chelsea)
17 Northern Ireland MF Grant McCann
No. Position Player
18 England DF Andy Butler
19 Barbados FW Jonathan Forte
20 Cameroon MF Alexandre Morfaw
21 England DF Jake Picton
22 England GK Josh Lillis
23 England MF Kevan Hurst
24 England MF Andrew Wright
25 England FW Peter Winn
26 England FW Tomi Ameobi (on loan from Leeds United)
27 Republic of Ireland MF Ian Morris
28 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock
29 England DF Joe Wilcox
30 England FW Ben May
40 England GK Kevin Pressman

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
21 England FW Ben May (on loan from Millwall)
17 Central African Republic DF Kelly Youga (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
24 England DF Shaleum Logan (on loan from Manchester City)
14 England FW Daniel McBreen (to St. Johnstone)
No. Position Player
2 New Zealand DF Dave Mulligan (to Port Vale)
14 Netherlands Antilles DF Shelton Martis (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
15 England MF Cleveland Taylor (to Carlisle United)
21 Senegal DF Mamadou Seck (on loan from Sheffield United)

Team kit[edit]

2007–08 home colours
2007–08 away colours

References[edit]