2008–09 in Scottish football

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2008–09 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Rangers
First Division champions
St. Johnstone
Second Division champions
Raith Rovers
Third Division champions
Dumbarton
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Celtic
Challenge Cup winners
Airdrie United
Junior Cup winners
Auchinleck Talbot
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Hibernian, Motherwell, Queen of the South, Rangers
Scotland national team
2010 World Cup qualification

The 2008–09 season was the 112th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Overview[edit]

Notable events[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

Transfer deals[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Albion Rovers Scotland John McCormack Resigned 28 June[44] Scotland Paul Martin 9 July[45]
Heart of Midlothian Scotland Stephen Frail Sacked 9 July[46] Hungary Csaba László 11 July[47]
Dundee Scotland Alex Rae Sacked 20 October[48] Scotland Jocky Scott 30 October[49]
Montrose Scotland Jim Weir Sacked 19 October[50][51] Scotland Steven Tweed 15 January[52]
Berwick Rangers Scotland Alan McGonigal Resigned 13 November[53] Scotland Jimmy Crease 26 December[54]
Livingston Italy Roberto Landi Sacked 1 December[55] Scotland Paul Hegarty 5 December[56]
Brechin City Northern Ireland Michael O'Neill Resigned 15 December[57] Scotland Jim Duffy 9 January[58]
Elgin City Scotland Robbie Williamson Resigned 20 December[59] Scotland Ross Jack 23 January[60]
Inverness CT Scotland Craig Brewster Sacked 19 January[61] England Terry Butcher 27 January[62]
Stranraer Scotland Derek Ferguson Resigned 24 January[63] Scotland Keith Knox 17 February[64]
East Fife Scotland Dave Baikie Resigned 14 April[65] Scotland Stevie Crawford 14 April[65]
Livingston Scotland Paul Hegarty Suspended 25 April[66] Scotland John Murphy 30 June[67]
Aberdeen Scotland Jimmy Calderwood Mutual consent 24 May[68] Scotland Mark McGhee 12 June[69]
Celtic Scotland Gordon Strachan Resigned 25 May[70] England Tony Mowbray 16 June[71]
Hibernian Finland Mixu Paatelainen Resigned 29 May[72] Scotland John Hughes 8 June[73]
Falkirk Scotland John Hughes Resigned 8 June[73] Scotland Eddie May 23 June[74]
Motherwell Scotland Mark McGhee Resigned 12 June[69] Republic of Ireland Jim Gannon 30 June[75]

League Competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 38 26 8 4 77 28 +49 86 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Celtic 38 24 10 4 80 33 +47 82 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Heart of Midlothian 38 16 11 11 40 37 +3 59 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
4 Aberdeen 38 14 11 13 41 40 +1 53 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Dundee United 38 13 14 11 47 50 −3 53
6 Hibernian 38 11 14 13 42 46 −4 47
7 Motherwell 38 13 9 16 46 51 −5 48 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
8 Kilmarnock 38 12 8 18 38 48 −10 44
9 Hamilton Academical 38 12 5 21 30 53 −23 41
10 Falkirk 38 9 11 18 37 52 −15 38 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 2
11 St Mirren 38 9 10 19 33 52 −19 37
12 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (R) 38 10 7 21 37 58 −21 37 Relegation to Scottish First Division 2009–10

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Scotland was among the best three associations in the UEFA Fair Play ranking and thus received an additional spot in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. Since Celtic, the winners of the Scottish Fair Play ranking, already qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2009–10, Motherwell, being the second place team in the ranking, earned a spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League 2009–10.[76]
2 Since Rangers, the winners of the Scottish Cup 2008–09, already qualified for the UEFA Champions League 2009–10, Falkirk, being the losing finalist, earned a spot in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League 2009–10.
(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.

Scottish First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 St Johnstone (C) (P) 36 17 14 5 55 35 +20 65 Scottish Premier League
2 Partick Thistle 36 16 7 13 39 35 +4 55
3 Dunfermline Athletic 36 14 9 13 51 43 +8 51
4 Dundee 36 13 11 12 33 32 +1 50
5 Queen of the South 36 12 11 13 57 50 +7 47
6 Greenock Morton 36 12 11 13 40 40 0 47
7 Livingston (R) 36 13 8 15 56 58 −2 47* Second Third Division
8 Ross County 36 13 8 15 42 46 −4 47
9 Airdrie United 36 10 12 14 29 43 −14 42^
10 Clyde (R) 36 10 9 17 41 58 −17 39 Second Division

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
First Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team will be entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 First Division
(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.
*Livingston were relegated to Third Division for breaching league rules on insolvency. ^Airdrie United were losing playoff finalists and were due to be playing in the Second Division next season. However, due to Livingston's demotion to the Third Division, they were allowed to play in the First Division for the 2009–10 season.

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Raith Rovers (C) (P) 36 22 10 4 60 27 +33 76 First Division
2 Ayr United (P) 36 22 8 6 71 38 +33 74 First Division Play-offs
3 Brechin City 36 18 8 10 51 45 +6 62
4 Peterhead 36 15 11 10 54 39 +15 56
5 Stirling Albion 36 14 11 11 59 49 +10 53
6 East Fife 36 13 5 18 39 44 −5 44
7 Arbroath 36 11 8 17 44 46 −2 41
8 Alloa Athletic 36 11 8 17 47 59 −12 41
9 Queen's Park (R) 36 7 12 17 35 54 −19 33 Second Division Play-offs
10 Stranraer (R) 36 3 7 26 31 90 −59 16 Second Third Division

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Second Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team will be entered into a play-off with the Third Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 Second Division.
First Division Play-offs:The 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams will be entered into a play-off with the First Division's 9th placed team. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 First Division
(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.

Scottish Third Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dumbarton (C) (P) 36 19 10 7 65 36 +29 67 Second Division
2 Cowdenbeath (P) 36 18 9 9 48 34 +14 63* Second Division Play-offs
3 East Stirlingshire 36 19 4 13 57 50 +7 61
4 Stenhousemuir (P) 36 16 8 12 55 46 +9 56
5 Montrose 36 16 6 14 47 48 −1 54
6 Forfar Athletic 36 14 9 13 53 51 +2 51
7 Annan Athletic 36 14 8 14 56 45 +11 50
8 Albion Rovers 36 11 6 19 39 47 −8 39
9 Berwick Rangers 36 10 7 19 46 61 −15 37
10 Elgin City 36 7 5 24 31 79 −48 26

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Second Division Play-offs:The 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams will be entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 4th placed team. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 Second Division.
(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.
*Due to Livingston's demotion to the Third Division, Cowdenbeath were promoted to the Second Division as losing playoff finalists.

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
Scottish Cup 2008–09 Rangers 1–0 Falkirk Wikipedia
League Cup 2008–09 Celtic 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Rangers Wikipedia
Challenge Cup 2008–09 Airdrie United 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
( 3 – 2 pen.)
Ross County Wikipedia
Junior Cup 2008–09 Clydebank 1–2 Auchinleck Talbot Wikipedia

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
Highland League 2008–09 Cove Rangers
East of Scotland League Spartans
South of Scotland League Threave Rovers

Junior[edit]

West Region

Division Winner
Premier League Irvine Meadow
Division One Largs Thistle
Ayrshire League Dalry Thistle
Central League Division One Rutherglen Glencairn
Central League Division Two Blantyre Victoria

East Region

Division Winner
Super League
Premier League
North Division Montrose Roselea
Central Division St. Andrews United
South Division Armadale Thistle

North Region

Division Winner
Premier League
Division One Buchanhaven Hearts
Division Two Inverness City

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Scott Brown Celtic
Young Player of the Year Republic of Ireland James McCarthy Hamilton Academical
Manager of the Year Scotland Gordon Strachan Celtic

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was named Players' Player of the Year after winning the most votes from his fellow players. He was named on the shortlist along with three other Old Firm players, Celtic defender Gary Caldwell and Rangers midfielder's Steven Davis and Pedro Mendes.[77][78]

The Young Player of the Year award was awarded to James McCarthy who was named on the shortlist along with; Heart of Midlothian winger Andrew Driver, Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher and fellow Hamilton Academical midfielder James McArthur.[77][78]

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Scotland Gary Caldwell Celtic
Young Player of the Year Scotland Steven Fletcher Hibernian
Manager of the Year Hungary Csaba Laszlo Heart of Midlothian

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Celtic UEFA Champions League Group stage 7
Rangers UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round 0.5
Motherwell UEFA Cup First round 0.5
Queen of the South UEFA Cup Second qualifying round 0.5
Hibernian Intertoto Cup Second round 0

Celtic[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[79] Celtic scorer(s) Report
Champions League Group stage
17 September Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Denmark Aalborg BK 0–0 BBC Sport
30 September Estadio El Madrigal, Villareal (A) Spain Villarreal CF 0–1 BBC Sport
21 October Old Trafford, Manchester (A) England Manchester United 0–3 BBC Sport
5 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) England Manchester United 1–1 Scott McDonald BBC Sport
25 November Energi Nord Arena, Aalborg (A) Denmark Aalborg BK 1–2 Barry Robson BBC Sport
10 December Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Spain Villarreal CF 2–0 Shaun Maloney, Aiden McGeady BBC Sport

Rangers[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[79] Rangers scorer(s) Report
Champions League Second qualifying round
30 July Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Lithuania FBK Kaunas 0–0 BBC Sport
5 August S. Darius and S. Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas (A) Lithuania FBK Kaunas 1–2 Kevin Thomson BBC Sport

Motherwell[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[79] Motherwell scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup First Round
18 September Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine (A) France AS Nancy 0–1 BBC Sport
2 October Fir Park, Motherwell (H) France AS Nancy 0–2 BBC Sport

Queen of the South[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[79] Queens scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round
14 August Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie (H) Denmark FC Nordsjælland 1–2 Sean O'Connor BBC Sport
26 August Farum Park, Farum (A) Denmark FC Nordsjælland 1–2 Robert Harris BBC Sport

Hibernian[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[79] Hibernian scorer(s) Report
Intertoto Cup Second round
6 July Easter Road, Edinburgh (H) Sweden IF Elfsborg 0–2 BBC Sport
12 July Borås Arena, Borås (A) Sweden IF Elfsborg 0–2 BBC Sport

Scotland national team[edit]

Summary[edit]

Scotland began the season with a friendly against Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland were denied a victory by substitute goalkeeper Allan McGregor who saved a David Healy penalty after he brought down Warren Feeney inside the area. The draw meant that Scotland had yet to win under George Burley after three matches. The 2010 World Cup qualification campaign began against Macedonia, Scotland had to face an early free-kick after Macedonia striker Goran Maznov fell theatrically on the edge of the penalty area as he was challenged by Stand-in captain Stephen McManus, Craig Gordon was able to tip the resulting shot onto the post but Ilčo Naumoski followed up to score 5 minutes into George Burley's first competitive match. Both teams had opportunities and Scotland were denied what appeared to be a clear penalty after James McFadden was brought down but the referee waved away the appeals and booked the striker for his protests. Scotland recovered from their opening defeat with a 2–1 victory away to Iceland in what was George Burley's first win as manager, Kirk Broadfoot scored on his debut and James McFadden scored from a penalty, Iceland got back into the match after captain McManus handled in the box and Eiður Guðjohnsen scored from the resulting penalty, Scotland held out for the win despite having to play the last 13 minutes with 10 men.

Scotland drew 0–0 at home to Norway despite debutant striker Chris Iwelumo being presented with an open goal opportunity from just three yards, with the ball being crossed by Gary Naysmith from the left to the right side of the goal where Iwelumo is standing, he connects with the ball but somehow manages to put the ball wide of the left post. The draw left Scotland top of Group Nine but with just four points from three games, with the Netherlands having played just one. They next played a friendly against Argentina in Diego Maradona's first match as Argentina manager, Maxi Rodríguez scored the winning goal for the Argentines in a 1–0 win.

The Netherlands beat Scotland comfortably with goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Robin Van Persie and Dirk Kuyt, depleted by injuries Burley was forced to field an inexperienced side Ross McCormack making his debut started along with Christophe Berra and Allan McGregor who were making their first competitive starts. Scotland were denied a chance to get back into the match at 2–0 down when referee Massimo Busacca (who was suspended by his home federation) disallowed a seemingly perfectly good Gary Caldwell goal, minutes later the Netherlands were awarded a penalty from which Kuyt scored. Ross McCormack and Steven Fletcher both scored their first international goals in a 2–1 win over Iceland, McCormack opened the scoring after 39 minutes firing high into the net from an Alan Hutton cross, Indridi Sigurdsson levelled for the visitors after Pálmi Rafn Pálmason hit the post, Scotland though regrouped and after 65 minutes were awarded a debatable corner which McCormack took, the ball was headed into the danger area by McManus and Fletcher headed into the net. Scotland had gained seven points from five matches and occupied second spot in Group nine, three points clear of Iceland, four matches between the other teams and Scotland retained second position having played less matches than all other teams in the group meaning they were in prime position for second place with Holland already guaranteed first, However only the second placed teams from eight of the nine qualifying groups would go into the play-offs.

Results[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[80] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
20 August Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 0–0 Friendly BBC Sport
6 September Skopje City Stadium, Skopje (A)  Macedonia 0–1 WCQ(9) BBC Sport
10 September Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík (A)  Iceland 2–1 WCQ(9) Kirk Broadfoot, James McFadden (pen.) BBC Sport
11 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Norway 0–0 WCQ(9) BBC Sport
20 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Argentina 0–1 Friendly BBC Sport
28 March Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (A)  Netherlands 0–3 WCQ(9) BBC Sport
1 April Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Iceland 2–1 WCQ(9) Ross McCormack, Steven Fletcher BBC Sport

Deaths[edit]

2008[edit]

  • 19 July – George Niven, 79, Rangers and Partick Thistle goalkeeper.[81]
  • 28 July – Bob Crampsey, 78, broadcaster and writer who contributed to sports programmes on BBC Scotland, STV and Radio Clyde.[82]
  • 28 August – Bobby Cummings, 72, Aberdeen player.[83][84]
  • 31 August – Jamie Dolan, 39, Motherwell, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Livingston, Forfar Athletic and Partick Thistle player.[85]
  • 25 September – Jimmy Sirrel, 86, Celtic player.[86]
  • 15 October – Eddie Thompson, 67, Dundee United chairman.[87]
  • 25 October – Ian McColl, 81, Rangers defender; Scotland manager.[88]
  • 27 October – Andy Young, 83, Raith Rovers and Celtic player.[89]
  • 4 November – Paddy Buckley, 83, St. Johnstone, Aberdeen and Scotland player.[90]
  • 3 November – Brooks Mileson, 60, Gretna owner.[91]
  • 27 November – Gil Heron, 87, first black player to play for Celtic.[92]
  • 6 December – John Cumming, 78, Hearts and Scotland player.[93][94]
  • 26 December – George Miller, 69, former player and manager of Dunfermline Athletic; also played for Hearts and Falkirk and managed Hamilton Academical.[95]
  • 28 December – Willie Clark, 90, Hibernian and St. Johnstone defender.[96]

2009[edit]

  • 6 January – Charlie Thomson, 78, Clyde goalkeeper.[97]
  • 7 January – Alfie Conn, Sr., 82, player of Hearts and Raith Rovers and manager of Gala Fairydean and Raith Rovers. Best remembered as part of the 'Terrible Trio' forward line.[98]
  • 2 March – Andy Bowman, 75, Hearts, Hamilton Academical and Hawick Royal Albert player.[99]
  • 28 March – Hugh Kelly, 85, Scottish defender who spent his entire 14-year-professional career with Blackpool. Kelly made one appearance for Scotland.[100]
  • 22 April – Billy Smith, 78, Aberdeen defender.[101]
  • 3 May – Bobby Campbell, 86, Scotland international who played as a winger for Falkirk and managed Dumbarton.[102]
  • 25 May – Billy Baxter, 70, Scottish defender who played for Ipswich Town, Hull City, Watford and Northampton Town who he also managed.[103]
  • 7 June – Gordon Lennon, 26, Dumbarton captain who had previously played for Stenhousemuir and Albion Rovers. Lennon helped secure the Third Division title for Dumbarton shortly before being killed in a car crash.[104]

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