2007–08 Stoke City F.C. season

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Stoke City
2007–08 season
Chairman Peter Coates
Manager Tony Pulis
Stadium Britannia Stadium
Football League Championship 2nd (79 Points)
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Ricardo Fuller (15)
All: Ricardo Fuller (15)
Highest home attendance 26,309 vs Leicester City (4 May 2008)
Lowest home attendance 11,414 vs Queens Park Rangers (27 November 2008)
Average home league attendance 16,823
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season was Stoke City's 101st in the Football League, the 41st in the second tier and fourth in the Championship.

After last seasons narrow miss on a play-off, the objective was to gain an automatic promotion position. But after a poor summer transfer wise supporters wondered what the ambition of the club was. One of the few new signings was a totally unknown youngster Ryan Shawcross signed on loan from Manchester United and veteran forward Richard Cresswell hardly set the pulses racing but a 1–0 win on the opening match of the season at Cardiff City set the tone for a season to remember. Stoke didn't really pull up ant trees in the opening few months and by the middle of November they were in mid-table, but several key loan signings saw Stoke embark on a twelve match unbeaten run. This pushed Stoke into the top two and after a narrow defeat at Charlton Athletic Stoke won five in a row. However Stoke then hit a poor run of form winning one in their next eight matches. Wins over Coventry City, Bristol City and Colchester United saw Stoke within one point of gaining a promotion. And that's what they got drawing 0–0 with Leicester City to gain a long awaited return to the top flight of English football after a 23-year absence.[1]

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

The feeling around the club had improved after last seasons success in finishing 8th. The supporters were hoping that the management would bring new quality players as well as making last seasons successful loan players moves permanent.[1] But the club were left frustrated as most decided to seek employment elsewhere and by the time the start of the season had came around Stoke had only added Richard Cresswell, Jon Parkin and Ryan Shawcross to their squad.[2] Stoke's first match of the season saw them travel to notoriously hostile Ninian Park to take on Cardiff City. Debutante Ryan Shawcross made a perfect start to his Stoke career scoring the winning goal in a 1–0 win which saw Steve Simonsen save a last minute penalty.[3] A good win against promotion favourites Charlton Athletic followed but a 3–2 defeat at Southampton brought Stoke their first defeat of the season. Three draws against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City and Barnsley failed to get the supporters excited and during the next match against Plymouth Argyle with Stoke 2–1 down Some fans started venting their frustrations at manager Tony Pulis but Stoke went on to win 3–2.[4]

Stoke were not really getting the results they wanted and with poor home defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and then Coventry City prompted Pulis to enter the loan market again and he brought in Leon Cort and Danny Pugh.[5] This enabled Stoke to field a more settled side and they began to display the form they showed from last season and they went twelve matches unbeaten from 24 November 2007 to 19 January 2008. During that run Stoke gained some impressive victories including a 3–0 at Sheffield United and a Ricardo Fuller hat trick against promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion.[1] In the January transfer window Stoke completed the permanent signings of Cort, Pugh and Shawcross whilst former players Andy Griffin and Paul Gallagher made a return and John Eustace joined Watford with Glenn Whelan joining as a replacement.[1]

Stoke City fans celebrate following promotion to the Premier League, 4 May 2008

Stoke's twelve match unbeaten run was ended with a 1–0 defeat away at Charlton Athletic. Stoke bounced back brilliantly beating Cardiff 2–1 and Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–2 away at Molineux.[1] Then they beat both Southampton and Scunthorpe United 3–2 and made it five wins in a row with a 1–0 win over Ipswich Town to earn Pulis manager of the month award for February.[6] But Stoke lost their form and managed just one win in their next eight matches until they won against Coventry City with three matches remaining.[1] A Mamady Sidibe double helped Stoke beat promotion rivals Bristol City and ended their efforts to gain automatic promotion leaving just Stoke and Hull fighting for 2nd place with West Bromwich Albion looking to have sealed top spot.[1] For the penultimate match of the season Stoke travelled to Colchester United who had already being relegated. However it was not an easy match as Colchester were playing their final match at Layer Road, Cresswell scored the only goal as Stoke almost secured promotion but for a late winner for Hull.[1] This took the promotion race to the final match of the season against relegation threatened Leicester City. In a tense and cagey 90 minutes the scored remained goalless and Stoke took the point they needed to gain promotion to the Premier League and a return to the top flight of English football for 23 years.[7]

FA Cup[edit]

Stoke drew struggling Premier League side Newcastle United in the third round, the match ended in a goalless draw with Stoke creating the better chances. In the replay Newcastle had appointed Kevin Keegan as manager and he inspired the "Magpies" to a 4–1 victory.[1]

League Cup[edit]

For a fourth season in a row Stoke made a first round exit to League Two opposition this time to Rochdale, losing 4–2 on penalties after a 2–2 in normal and extra time.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81
2 Stoke City 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
3 Hull City 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75
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 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52
23 Scunthorpe United 46 11 13 22 46 69 −23 46
24 Colchester United 46 7 17 22 62 85 −24 38

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 15 July 2007 Newcastle Town A 5 – 1 1, 996 Fuller 7', 25', Péricard 60', Lawrence 65', Garrett 80' Report
2 20 July 2007 Macclesfield Town A 1 – 1 Parkin 35' Report
3 24 July 2007 SV Bad Aussee A 2 – 1 Pulis 35', Péricard 37' Report
4 27 July 2007 Real Madrid N 0 – 2 Report
5 1 August 2007 Aston Villa H 0 – 2 7,503 Report
6 5 August 2007 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 2 Higginbotham 77' Report

Football League Championship[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 11 August 2007 Cardiff City A 1 – 0 18,840 Shawcross 27' Report
2 18 August 2007 Charlton Athletic H 2 – 1 12,649 Fuller 57', Parkin 78' Report
3 25 August 2007 Southampton A 2 – 3 20,300 Fuller 10', Parkin 82' Report
4 1 September 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 0 17,135 Report
5 15 September 2007 Hull City A 1 – 1 19,642 Delap 44' Report
6 18 September 2007 Barnsley H 0 – 0 13,071 Report
7 22 September 2007 Plymouth Argyle H 3 – 2 12,533 Seip (o.g.) 10', Fuller 66', Lawrence 73' Report
8 29 September 2007 Leicester City A 1 – 1 23,654 Fuller 15' Report
9 3 October 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 1 20,048 Shawcross 27' Report
10 6 October 2007 Colchester United H 2 – 1 12,395 Shawcross 8', Lawrence 73' Report
11 20 October 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 4 14,019 Fuller (2) 12', 41' Report
12 23 October 2007 Crystal Palace A 3 – 1 14,237 Cresswell (2) 49', 59', Shawcross 74' Report
13 27 October 2007 Bristol City A 0 – 1 15,012 Report
14 3 November 2007 Coventry City H 1 – 3 13,448 Lawrence 72' (pen) Report
15 6 November 2007 Scunthorpe United A 3 – 2 5,521 Cresswell 26', Hayes (o.g.) 88', Lawrence 90' Report
16 10 November 2007 Sheffield United H 0 – 1 12,158 Report
17 24 November 2007 Burnley A 0 – 0 11,758 Report
18 27 November 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 3 – 1 11,147 Cresswell 5', Lawrence 19', Cort 77' Report
19 1 December 2007 Norwich City H 2 – 1 19,258 Cort 46', Cresswell 89' Report
20 4 December 2007 Sheffield United A 3 – 0 23,378 Cresswell 2', Beattie (o.g.) 7', Shawcross 19' Report
21 9 December 2007 Watford H 0 – 0 15,516 Report
22 15 December 2007 Blackpool A 3 – 2 9,123 Fuller (2) 37', 61', Cort 41' Report
23 22 December 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 3 – 1 18,420 Fuller (3) 5', 38', 66' Report
24 26 December 2007 Barnsley A 3 – 3 12,398 Lawrence (3) 31', 84', 90+8' (2 pen) Report
25 28 December 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 2 – 2 13,692 Cresswell 8', Shawcross 57' Report
26 1 January 2008 Hull City H 1 – 1 15,788 Cort 33' Report
27 12 January 2008 Ipswich Town A 1 – 1 20,346 Fuller 33' Report
28 19 January 2008 Preston North End H 3 – 1 15,011 Cort (2) 16', 72', Cresswell 28' Report
29 29 January 2008 Charlton Athletic A 0 – 1 22,108 Report
30 2 February 2008 Cardiff City H 2 – 1 15,045 Johnson (o.g.) 39', Fuller (pen) 57' Report
31 9 February 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 4 – 2 25,373 Delap 4', Lawrence 49', Cort 74', Fuller 90' Report
32 12 February 2008 Southampton H 3 – 2 19,481 Powell (o.g.) 27', Shawcross 35', Sidibe 44' Report
33 15 February 2008 Scunthorpe United H 3 – 2 20,979 Lawrence (2) 53', 63', Cresswell 67' Report
34 23 February 2008 Ipswich Town H 1 – 0 23,563 Lawrence 42' Report
35 26 February 2008 Preston North End A 0 – 2 12,789 Report
36 2 March 2008 Queens Park Rangers A 0 – 3 13,398 Report
37 8 March 2008 Burnley H 1 – 1 18,432 Lawrence 90' (pen) Report
38 11 March 2008 Norwich City A 1 – 0 23,471 Sidibe 58' Report
39 15 March 2008 Watford A 0 – 0 18,388 Report
40 22 March 2008 Blackpool H 1 – 1 20,019 Cort 47' Report
41 29 March 2008 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 – 1 21,857 Cresswell 21' Report
42 7 April 2008 Crystal Palace H 1 – 2 15,756 Whelan 85' Report
43 12 April 2008 Coventry City A 2 – 1 20,249 Lawrence 55', Fuller 79' (pen) Report
44 19 April 2008 Bristol City H 2 – 1 24,475 Sidibe (2) 14', 36' Report
45 26 April 2008 Colchester United A 1 – 0 6,300 Cresswell 45' Report
46 4 May 2008 Leicester City H 0 – 0 26,609 Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R3 6 January 2008 Newcastle United H 0 – 0 22,861 Report
R3 Replay 16 January 2008 Newcastle United A 1 – 4 35,108 Lawrence 89' Report

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 14 August 2007 Rochdale A 2 – 2 (2 – 4 pens) 2,369 Shawcross 4', Cresswell 120' Report

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Steve Simonsen 35(1) 0 2 0 0 0 37(1) 0 1 0
2 DF England Andy Griffin (c) 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 1
3 DF England Marlon Broomes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 MF England John Eustace 20(6) 0 1 0 2 0 23(6) 0 4 0
5 DF England Leon Cort 33 8 2 0 0 0 35 8 0 0
6 DF England Clint Hill 4(1) 0 0 0 0 0 4(1) 0 1 0
6 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan 14(1) 1 0 0 0 0 14(1) 1 2 0
7 MF Republic of Ireland Liam Lawrence 40(1) 14 1 1 1 0 42(1) 15 12 0
8 FW England Jon Parkin 4(25) 2 1(1) 0 1 0 6(25) 2 1 0
9 FW England Richard Cresswell 42(1) 11 2 0 0(1) 1 44(2) 12 10 0
10 FW Jamaica Ricardo Fuller 39(3) 15 2 0 0 0 41(3) 15 10 0
11 FW Mali Mamady Sidibe 32(2) 4 1 0 1 0 34(2) 4 1 0
12 MF Scotland Peter Sweeney 0(5) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(6) 0 1 0
12 FW England Shola Ameobi 3(3) 0 0 0 0 0 3(3) 0 2 0
14 DF England Danny Higginbotham 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
14 MF England Danny Pugh 27(3) 0 2 0 0 0 29(3) 0 5 0
15 FW France Vincent Péricard 2(3) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 2(3) 0 0 0
16 DF Scotland Dominic Matteo 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0
17 DF England Ryan Shawcross 39(2) 7 2 0 1 1 42(2) 8 10 0
18 MF Senegal Salif Diao 8(3) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 8(4) 0 1 0
19 DF England Stephen Wright 14(2) 0 0 0 1 0 15(2) 0 3 0
19 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 2(5) 0 0 0 0 0 2(5) 0 1 0
20 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani 11(8) 0 1 0 0 0 12(8) 0 1 0
22 DF England Lewis Buxton 0(4) 0 0 0 0 0 0(4) 0 1 0
23 DF England Jody Craddock 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
24 MF Republic of Ireland Rory Delap 44 2 1 0 1 0 47 2 7 0
25 GK England Russell Hoult 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
26 MF Wales Anthony Pulis 0(1) 0 0(2) 0 1 0 1(3) 0 0 0
27 MF Jamaica Demar Phillips 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
28 DF England Andy Wilkinson 16(7) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 16(8) 0 3 0
29 FW England Jay Bothroyd 1(3) 0 0 0 0 0 1(3) 0 0 0
30 DF England Ryan Shotton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF England Carl Dickinson 19(8) 0 1(1) 0 1 0 21(9) 0 3 0
32 DF England Chris Riggott 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
33 MF Scotland Stephen Pearson 3(1) 0 0 0 0 0 3(1) 0 0 0
34 FW Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF Northern Ireland Robert Garrett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 GK Hungary Márton Fülöp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 GK England Carlo Nash 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
37 MF Northern Ireland Matthew Hazley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF England Nathaniel Wedderburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own goals 5 0 0 5

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos Player From Fee Date Notes
FW England Jon Parkin Hull City £250,000 20 June 2007
[8]
DF England Stephen Wright Sunderland Loan 3 August 2007
[9]
FW England Richard Cresswell Leeds United Undisclosed 3 August 2007
[10]
DF England Ryan Shawcross Manchester United Loan 9 August 2007
[11]
DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet Royal Antwerp £100,000 17 August 2007
[12]
DF England Jody Craddock Wolves Loan 17 August 2007
[13]
DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani Fulham Loan 31 August 2007
[14]
DF England Andy Griffin Derby County £300,000 10 January 2008
[15]
DF England Leon Cort Crystal Palace £1.2 Million 14 January 2008
[16]
MF England Danny Pugh Preston North End £500,000 16 January 2008
[17]
DF England Ryan Shawcross Manchester United £2 Million 18 January 2008
[18]
FW Scotland Paul Gallagher Blackburn Rovers Loan 31 January 2008
[19]
MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan Sheffield Wednesday £500,000 31 January 2008
[20]
DF England Chris Riggott Middlesbrough Loan 29 February 2008
[21]
GK England Carlo Nash Wigan Athletic Loan 4 March 2008
[22]
FW England Jay Bothroyd Wolves Loan 14 March 2008
[23]
FW England Shola Ameobi Newcastle United Loan 27 March 2008
[24]
MF Scotland Stephen Pearson Derby County Loan 28 March 2008
[25]

Out[edit]

Pos Player To Fee Date Notes
MF
Hungary Ádám Vass Brescia Compensation 18 June 2007
[26]
FW
England Martin Paterson Scunthorpe United Compensation 4 July 2007
[27]
MF
Scotland Kevin Harper Dunfermline Free 9 July 2007
[28]
MF
England Darel Russell Norwich City Free 30 July 2007
[29]
DF
Belgium Carl Hoefkens West Brom £750,000 7 August 2007
[30]
FW
Guinea Sambégou Bangoura Boavista £200,000 14 August 2007
[31]
MF
Scotland Peter Sweeney Leeds United Undisclosed 10 January 2008
[32]
DF
England Clint Hill Crystal Palace Undisclosed 18 January 2008
[33]
MF
England John Eustace Watford £250,000 31 January 2008
[34]

Reserves[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
1 23 August 2007 Coventry City H 2 – 0 Grocott, Eustace
2 3 September 2007 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 1 Shotton, Buxton, Chalmers (o.g.)
3 12 September 2007 Bradford City H 1 – 0 Buxton
4 20 September 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 2 Sweeney (2)
5 24 September 2007 Port Vale A 2 – 2 Parkin, D Phillips
6 11 October 2007 Leicester City H 1 – 0 Péricard
7 31 October 2007 Huddersfield Town H 2 – 1 Parkin, Péricard
8 13 November 2007 Nottingham Forest A 0 – 8
9 26 November 2007 Shrewsbury Town A 1 – 0 Péricard
10 4 December 2007 Walsall H 0 – 2
11 18 December 2007 Coventry City A 0 – 2
12 10 January 2008 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 1 Péricard, Buxton
13 24 January 2008 Leicester City A 1 – 2 Parkin
14 27 February 2008 Nottingham Forest H 3 – 4 Parkin, J Phillips, Gallagher
15 6 March 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 2
16 19 March 2008 Shrewsbury Town H 1 – 2 D Phillips
17 26 March 2008 Walsall A 0 – 3
18 14 April 2008 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 0 Alexander, Thorley (Pen)
19 24 April 2008 Port Vale H 0 – 0
20 28 April 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 2 Grocott

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Name League
Apps Goals
FW England Warwick Alexnader 2 1
DF England Marlon Broomes 11 0
FW England Darren Brunt 2 0
DF Turkey Erol Bulut 2 0
DF England Lewis Buxton 11 3
DF England Matthew Cohen 2 0
MF Republic of Ireland Ryan Connor 1 (1) 0
DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 13 0
DF England Carl Dickinson 1 0
MF Senegal Salif Diao-Jimenez 3 (2) 0
MF England John Eustace 4 1
FW England Lathan Forrester 2 (2) 0
MF Northern Ireland Robert Garrett 3 0
MF Scotland Paul Gallagher 1 1
MF England Marc Grocott 5 (5) 1
MF Northern Ireland Matthew Hazley 5 (1) 0
DF England Clint Hill 2 0
DF England Jeff Ho 0 (1) 0
GK England Russell Hoult 7 0
MF England Kenny Keys 2 (3) 0
FW England Dean McCormick 0 (1) 0
FW England Nathan McDonald 4 (1) 0
DF England Rodney McDonald 2 0
DF Scotland Dominic Matteo 2 0
FW England Louis Moult 2 (1) 0
DF England Andy Owens 1 0
DF England Ashley Page 2 (1) 0
FW England Jon Parkin 10 4
DF England Kieron Parsons 3 0
FW France Vincent Péricard 6 4
MF Jamaica Demar Phillips 11 2
MF England Jimmy Phillips 10 (5) 1
MF Wales Anthony Pulis 4 0
MF England Tom Urwin 1 (1) 0
FW Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney 1 0
GK England Jimmy Ryan 2 0
DF England Ryan Shotton 4 1
GK England Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton 9 0
MF The Gambia Seyfo Soley 1 0
MF Scotland Peter Sweeney 7 2
MF England Tom Thorley 11 (4) 1
DF Northern Ireland Richard Vauls 3 0
FW England Adam Vickers 0 (1) 0
MF England Jack Watson 1 (2) 0
MF England Nathaniel Wedderburn 11 (3) 0
DF England Andy Wilkinson 4 0
MF Turkey Yusuf Yilmaz 2 (1) 0
DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani 2 0

Academy u18s[edit]

Premier Academy League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result
1 18 August 2007 Coventry City A 1 – 1
2 25 August 2007 Newcastle United H 2 – 1
3 1 September 2007 Sheffield United A 0 – 0
4 8 September 2007 Sunderland H 0 – 1
5 15 September 2007 Derby County H 1 – 3
6 22 September 2007 Leeds United A 0 – 0
7 29 September 2007 Liverpool H 2 – 3
8 6 October 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 0 – 2
9 13 October 2007 Manchester United H 1 – 2
10 20 October 2007 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 0
11 27 October 2007 Everton H 0 – 2
12 3 November 2007 Crewe Alexandra A 0 – 1
13 10 November 2007 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 2
14 17 November 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 2
15 1 December 2007 Manchester City A 0 – 2
16 15 December 2007 Everton A 1 – 2
17 5 January 2008 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 4
18 26 January 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 1
19 9 February 2008 Liverpool A 1 – 1
20 16 February 2008 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 2
21 23 February 2008 Manchester City H 1 – 2
22 1 March 2008 Manchester United A 2 – 2
23 8 March 2008 Crewe Alexandra H 1 – 2
24 15 March 2008 Sheffield Wednesday A 3 – 1
25 19 March 2008 Middlesbrough A 3 – 1
26 2 April 2008 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 0
27 19 April 2008 Barnsley A 2 – 2
28 22 April 2008 Huddersfield Town H 2 – 1

FA Youth Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result
R3 12 December 2008 Wigan Athletic H 1 – 1 (4 – 3 pens)
R4 17 January 2008 Southend United A 1 – 3

Staffordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result
R1 16 October 2007 Eccleshall A 1 – 2

See also[edit]

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