2007–08 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
2007–08 season
Chairman Dave Allen
Manager Brian Laws
Stadium Hillsborough
Championship 16th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Burton/Sodje/Tudgay (7)
All: Burton (9)
Average home league attendance 21,419

During the 2007–08 English football season, Sheffield Wednesday F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2007-08 season, the Owls made their worst ever start to a season, losing six league games in a row. Chairman Dave Allen resigned in November 2007,[1] and Wednesday avoided relegation with a win on the last day of the season.[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]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2007 Ipswich Town A 1-4 23,099 Clarke
19 August 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-3 22,131 Small
25 August 2007 Charlton Athletic A 2-3 22,033 O'Brien, Spurr
1 September 2007 Bristol City H 0-1 17,559
15 September 2007 Preston North End A 0-1 13,062
18 September 2007 Burnley H 0-2 18,359
22 September 2007 Hull City H 1-0 21,518 Jeffers
29 September 2007 Norwich City A 1-0 23,293 Small
2 October 2007 Watford A 1-2 15,473 Kavanagh
6 October 2007 Leicester City H 0-2 20,010
20 October 2007 Stoke City A 4-2 14,019 J Johnson, Tudgay (2), Burton
23 October 2007 Scunthorpe United H 1-2 21,557 Burton (pen)
27 October 2007 Blackpool H 2-1 19,238 Tudgay, Hinds
3 November 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 2-1 12,145 Sodje, O'Brien
6 November 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 1-1 19,807 Watson
10 November 2007 Southampton H 5-0 19,442 Whelan (2, 1 pen), Sodje (2), O'Brien
24 November 2007 Queens Park Rangers A 0-0 15,241
27 November 2007 Barnsley H 1-0 27,769 Sodje
1 December 2007 Colchester United H 1-2 22,331 Sodje
4 December 2007 Southampton A 0-0 17,981
15 December 2007 Crystal Palace A 1-2 14,865 Hinds
22 December 2007 Watford H 0-1 19,641
26 December 2007 Burnley A 1-1 15,326 Burton (pen)
30 December 2007 Hull City A 0-1 21,252
1 January 2008 Preston North End H 2-1 20,690 Sodje, Jeffers (pen)
12 January 2008 Cardiff City A 0-1 14,015
19 January 2008 Sheffield United H 2-0 30,486 Sodje, Tudgay
29 January 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-2 22,746 Tudgay
2 February 2008 Ipswich Town H 1-2 19,092 Tudgay
9 February 2008 Bristol City A 1-2 15,520 Bullen
12 February 2008 Charlton Athletic H 0-0 17,211
23 February 2008 Cardiff City H 1-0 18,539 Tudgay
1 March 2008 Barnsley A 0-0 18,257
4 March 2008 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 18,805
8 March 2008 Queens Park Rangers H 2-1 18,555 Kavanagh, Burton (pen)
11 March 2008 Colchester United A 2-1 5,086 Burton, Small
15 March 2008 Coventry City A 0-0 19,283
22 March 2008 Crystal Palace H 2-2 19,875 Sahar, Small
29 March 2008 Stoke City H 1-1 16,829 Songo'o
1 April 2008 Coventry City H 1-1 21,110 Wood
5 April 2008 Scunthorpe United A 1-1 7,425 Sahar
8 April 2008 Sheffield United A 2-2 31,760 Bolder (2)
14 April 2008 Plymouth Argyle H 1-1 20,635 Spurr
19 April 2008 Blackpool A 1-2 9,633 Wood
26 April 2008 Leicester City A 3-1 31,892 Slusarski, Watson, Clarke
4 May 2008 Norwich City H 4-1 36,208 Burton (2, 1 pen), Sahar, Clarke

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2008 Derby County A 2-2 20,094 Beevers, Tudgay
R3R 22 January 2008 Derby County H 1-1 (lost 2-4 on pens) 25,449 Watson

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 16 August 2007 Rotherham United A 3-1 6,416 Whelan, Burton, Small
R2 28 August 2007 Hartlepool United H 2-1 (a.e.t.) 8,751 Burton, Folly
R3 26 September 2007 Everton H 0-3 16,463

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 Lee Grant
2 Scotland DF Lee Bullen
3 England DF Peter Gilbert
4 England MF Kenny Lunt
5 England DF Richard Hinds
6 Republic of Ireland MF Graham Kavanagh (on loan from Sunderland)
7 England FW Marcus Tudgay
8 Scotland MF Burton O'Brien
9 England FW Francis Jeffers
10 Jamaica FW Deon Burton
11 Netherlands FW Etiënne Esajas
12 Norway MF Rocky Lekaj
14 England MF Sean McAllister
15 England DF Mark Beevers
16 England DF Richard Wood
17 England DF Steve Watson
18 England FW Leon Clarke
No. Position Player
19 England FW Jason Bradley
20 United States DF Frankie Simek
21 Northern Ireland MF Dave McClements
22 England GK Richard O'Donnell
23 Jamaica MF Jermaine Johnson
24 England MF Luke Boden
25 Northern Ireland DF Liam McMenamin
26 England MF Wade Small
27 England GK Rob Burch
28 England DF James Kay
29 England MF Adam Bolder (on loan from QPR)
30 England FW Akpo Sodje
32 England DF Tommy Spurr
33 England DF Ronnie Wallwork
34 Israel FW Ben Sahar (on loan from Chelsea)
35 Cameroon MF Franck Songo'o (on loan from Portsmouth)
36 Poland FW Bartosz Ślusarski (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)

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
11 Northern Ireland MF Chris Brunt (to West Bromwich Albion)
33 Republic of Ireland MF Graham Kavanagh (on loan from Sunderland)
31 France MF Yoann Folly (to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
29 Jamaica DF Michael Johnson (on loan from Derby County)
6 Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Whelan (to Stoke City)
31 Nigeria FW Enoch Showunmi (on loan from Bristol City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rawcliffe, Jonathan (23 November 2007). "Dave Allen resigns as SWFC chairman". 606. BBC. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 4–1 Norwich City". ESPNSoccernet. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sheffield-wednesday/2007-2008/results