2008–09 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 2008-09
League The Championship
Manager Simon Grayson
(succeeded by Tony Parkes)[1]
League position 16th
Top goalscorer League: D. J. Campbell (9)
Combined: D. J. Campbell (9)
Highest attendance
Lowest attendance
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Previous season 2007-08
Next season 2009-10

The 2008-09 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 102nd season (99th consecutive) in the Football League. It was also their second consecutive season in The Championship, the second tier of English football. They finished sixteenth.

D. J. Campbell, on loan from Leicester City, was the club's top scorer, with nine goals overall.[2]

Simon Grayson resigned as manager on 23 December, to become the new manager of Leeds United. His assistant, Tony Parkes, took over as caretaker manager (his seventh such appointment), until the end of the season.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Paul Rachubka
2 England DF Danny Coid
3 Scotland DF Stephen Crainey
4 England MF Keith Southern
5 England DF Marlon Broomes
6 England DF Ian Evatt
7 Republic of Ireland FW Roy O'Donovan (on loan from Sunderland)
8 Scotland MF Stephen McPhee
9 England FW DJ Campbell (on loan from Leicester City)
10 England MF Stuart Green
11 Wales MF David Vaughan
12 England FW Gary Taylor-Fletcher
13 England GK Mark Halstead
14 England MF David Fox
15 England DF Alex Baptiste
16 Faroe Islands MF Claus Bech Jørgensen[4]
17 England MF Jermaine Wright
No. Position Player
18 England MF Joe Martin
19 England MF Wade Small (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
21 England GK Matt Gilks
22 England MF Graeme Owens (on loan from Middlesbrough)
24 Wales DF Rob Edwards[5]
25 England DF Shaun Barker
26 Scotland MF Charlie Adam (on loan from Rangers)
27 Republic of Ireland FW Ben Burgess[6]
28 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon (on loan from Burnley)
39 England MF Matty Kay
30 England DF Ashton Bayliss
31 England FW Danny Mitchley
33 England FW Brett Ormerod
34 Belgium MF Francesco Carratta
35 England FW Lee Hughes (on loan from Oldham Athletic)
37 England MF Simon Walton (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)

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
7 England MF Adam Hammill (on loan from Liverpool)
19 England FW Steve Kabba (on loan from Watford)
19 Hungary FW Krisztián Németh (on loan from Liverpool)
20 Guinea DF Mo Camara (on loan from Derby County)
20 England MF Kyel Reid (on loan from West Ham United)
20 England FW Nick Blackman (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
22 Pakistan DF Zesh Rehman[7] (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
23 Wales FW Daniel Nardiello[8] (on loan to Hartlepool United)
26 England FW Sone Aluko (on loan from Birmingham City)
No. Position Player
26 Scotland MF Alan Gow (on loan from Rangers)
28 Canada MF Michael D'Agostino (on loan to Hereford United)
28 England MF Paul Marshall (on loan from Manchester City)
32 England MF Ross Lloyd (to Burscough)
33 England MF Dominic Merella (to Burscough)
34 England MF Lee Hendrie (on loan from Sheffield United)
35 England FW Liam Dickinson (on loan from Derby County)
36 Republic of Ireland GK Graham Stack (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
37 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte (on loan from Carlisle United)

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 West Bromwich Albion 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81
P 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 61 49 +12 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 55 -5 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
R 22 Leicester City 46 12 16 18 42 45 -3 52
R 23 Scunthorpe United 46 11 13 22 45 69 -24 46
R 24 Colchester United 46 7 17 22 62 86 -24 38

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

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

League[edit]

Players used: 28

FA Cup[edit]

Players used: 14

League Cup[edit]

Players used: 20

Goals[edit]

League[edit]

Total League goals scored: 59

FA Cup[edit]

Total FA Cup goals scored: 1

League Cup[edit]

Total League Cup goals scored: 5

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
July 10, 2007 Stephen Crainey Leeds United Free
July 10, 2007 Gary Taylor-Fletcher Huddersfield Town Unknown
August 1, 2007 Wes Hoolahan Livingston Free
September 5, 2007 Phil Marsh Manchester United Free
October 6, 2007 Matt Jackson Watford One-month loan
November 9, 2007 Tony McMahon Middlesbrough One-month loan
November 20, 2007 Bartosz Ślusarski West Bromwich Albion Loan
January 11, 2008 Stephen McPhee Hull City Unknown
January 25, 2008 Paul Gerrard Sheffield United Loan
January 31, 2008 Paul Dickov Manchester City Loan
February 8, 2008 Stuart Green Crystal Palace Free
March 21, 2008 Grant Holt Nottingham Forest Loan
March 27, 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Loan
January 31, 2008 Scott Flinders Crystal Palace Loan
June 4, 2008 Marlon Broomes Unattached Free
June 26, 2008 Matthew Gilks Mansfield Town Free
July 1, 2008 Alex Baptiste Mansfield Town Undisclosed
July 3, 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Free
July 11, 2008 Jermaine Wright Southampton Free
July 11, 2008 Steve Kabba Watford Undisclosed
July 18, 2008 Adam Hammill Liverpool Loan
July 31, 2008 Zesh Rehman Queens Park Rangers Loan
July 31, 2008 Daniel Nardiello Queens Park Rangers Part-exchange
August 4, 2008 David Vaughan Real Sociedad £200,000
August 6, 2008 Mohammed Camara Derby County Loan
August 6, 2008 Robert Edwards Wolves Undisclosed

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
July 18, 2007 Paul Tierney Stockport County Loan
July 18, 2007 Simon Wiles Macclesfield Town Loan
August 1, 2007 Michael D'Agostino Cheltenham Town Loan
August 10, 2007 Marcus Bean Rotherham United Loan
October 5, 2007 Rhys Evans Bradford City Loan
November 7, 2007 Phil Doughty Macclesfield Town Loan
January 4, 2008 Adrian Forbes Millwall Unknown
January 7, 2008 Matt Lawlor Farsley Celtic Loan
January 18, 2008 Phil Doughty Accrington Stanley Loan
January 22, 2008 Rhys Evans Millwall Unknown
January 25, 2008 Lewis Edge Northwich Victoria Loan
January 31, 2008 Scott Vernon Colchester United Unknown
May 7, 2008 Michael Jackson Released
May 7, 2008 Kyle Clancy Released
May 7, 2008 John Hills Released
May 7, 2008 Paul Tierney Released
May 7, 2008 Phil Doughty Released
May 7, 2008 Andy Welsh Released
May 7, 2008 Marcus Bean Released
May 7, 2008 Michael Flynn Released
May 7, 2008 Phil Marsh Released
May 7, 2008 Lewis Edge Released
May 7, 2008 Matt Lawlor Released
May 27, 2008 Keigan Parker Huddersfield Town Free
June 26, 2008 Wes Hoolahan Norwich City £250,000
July 28, 2008 Kaspars Gorkšs Queens Park Rangers £250,000

Source

References[edit]

  1. ^ As caretaker-manager
  2. ^ Blackpool F.C. player statistics at Soccerbase
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2008-2009/flcham/blackpo.htm
  4. ^ Jørgensen was born in Holstebro, Denmark.
  5. ^ Edwards was born in Madeley, England.
  6. ^ Burgess was born in Buxton, England.
  7. ^ Rehman was born in Birmingham, England.
  8. ^ Nardiello was born in Coventry, England.
  9. ^ a b Ever-present