2008–09 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
2008–09 season
Chairman Barry Kilby
Manager Owen Coyle
Championship 5th (Promotion via Play-offs)
League Cup Semi-Finalists
FA Cup 5th Round
Top goalscorer League: Martin Paterson (13)
All: Martin Paterson (19)
Highest home attendance 19,533 v Tottenham
(21 January 2009)
Lowest home attendance 3,760 v QPR
(13 January 2009)
Average home league attendance 12,711

The 2008-09 season was Burnley's 9th season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Owen Coyle – his second season since he replaced Steve Cotterill on 8 November 2007.

First-team squad[edit]

Updated 30 June 2008.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK Diego Penny
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander (vice-captain)
3 Norway DF Christian Kalvenes
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell (captain)
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
9 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson
11 England MF Wade Elliott
12 Denmark GK Brian Jensen
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann
No. Position Player
17 Hungary GK Gábor Király
18 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon
19 England FW Jay Rodriguez
20 England FW Robbie Blake
21 Australia DF Rhys Williams (on loan from Middlesbrough)
22 Albania FW Besart Berisha
23 England DF Stephen Jordan
24 Scotland DF Russell Anderson (on loan from Sunderland)
25 England MF Adam Kay
26 Netherlands MF Remco van der Schaaf
27 Scotland MF Alex MacDonald
30 Scotland FW Steve Thompson
33 England MF Chris Eagles

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
10 FW Northern Ireland Martin Paterson Scunthorpe United £1.3m 23 June 2008
7 MF Scotland Kevin McDonald Scotland Dundee £500k 24 June 2008
3 DF Norway Christian Kalvenes Scotland Dundee United Free 26 June 2008
1 GK Peru Diego Penny Peru Coronel Bolognesi Undisclosed 27 June 2008
26 MF Netherlands Remco van der Schaaf Netherlands Vitesse Free 7 July 2008
33 FW England Chris Eagles Manchester United Undisclosed 29 July 2008
24 DF Scotland Russell Anderson Sunderland Loan 26 August 2008
21 DF Australia Rhys Williams Middlesbrough Loan 30 January 2009

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Norway Rosenborg Loan 8 August 2008
N/A MF Northern Ireland Steve Jones Huddersfield Town Loan 17 October 2008
N/A MF Northern Ireland Steve Jones Bradford City Loan 27 November 2008
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Denmark AC Horsens Loan 8 January 2009
17 GK Hungary Gábor Király Germany Bayer Leverkusen Loan 30 January 2009
26 MF Netherlands Remco van der Schaaf Denmark Brøndby Loan 2 February 2009
18 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Mahon Blackpool Loan 17 March 2009
25 MF England Adam Kay Accrington Stanley Loan 20 March 2009
9 FW Nigeria Ade Akinbiyi United States Houston Dynamo Free 6 April 2009

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

10 July 2008
7:30pm PST
Cary Railhawks U'23s United States 2 – 1 England Burnley
Schilawski Goal
Lassiter Goal
(Report) Elliott Goal
WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC
Attendance: 2,700 (approx)




23 July 2008
7:30pm
St. Johnstone Scotland 1 – 3 England Burnley
Sheerin Goal (Report) Paterson Goal
Akinbiyi Goal
MacDonald Goal
McDiarmid Park, Tulloch
Attendance: 2,216





The Championship[edit]

9 August 2008
3:00pm
Sheffield Wednesday 4 – 1 Burnley
Tudgay Goal 1' Goal 65'
Sodje Goal 4' Goal 17'
(Report) Paterson Goal 6'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 23,793
Referee: C Oliver

16 August 2008
3:55pm
Burnley 0 – 3 Ipswich Town
(Report) Trotter Goal 34'
Alexander Goal 41' (o.g.)
Jordan Goal 88' (o.g.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,312
Referee: A Bates

23 August 2008
3:00pm
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,071
Referee: I Williamson

30 August 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 0 – 0 Plymouth Argyle
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,032
Referee: M Oliver

13 September 2008
3:00pm
Nottingham Forest 1 – 2 Burnley
Earnshaw Goal 52' (Report) Alexander Goal 25' Goal 70' (pen.)
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 20,504
Referee: C Penton

16 September 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 0 Blackpool
Paterson Goal 60'
Alexander Goal 76' (pen.)
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,752
Referee: J Moss

20 September 2008
3:00pm
Swansea 1 – 1 Burnley
Bodde Goal 90+3' (Report) Guðjónsson Goal 59'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 13,299
Referee: A Hall

27 September 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 3 – 1 Preston North End
Guðjónsson Goal 33'
Caldwell Goal 64'
Eagles Goal 90+5'
(Report) Nicholson Goal 22'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 16,276
Referee: L Mason

30 September 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 3 – 2 Watford
Alexander Goal 25' (pen.)
Paterson Goal 46'
Elliott Goal 69'
(Report) Hoskins Goal 6' Goal 45+1'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,033
Referee: S Bratt

4 October 2008
3:00pm
Reading 3 – 1 Burnley
N.Hunt Goal 4'
S.Hunt Goal 52'
Long Goal 64'
(Report) McCann Goal 89'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 18,621
Referee: K Friend

18 October 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Birmingham City
McCann Goal 25' (Report) Jerome Goal 77'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,809
Referee: L Probert

21 October 2008
7:45pm
Coventry City 1 – 3 Burnley
Ward Goal 40' (pen.) (Report) Duff Goal 52'
Blake Goal 88'
Eagles Goal 90'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 14,621
Referee: M Thorpe

25 October 2008
3:00pm
Charlton Athletic 1 – 1 Burnley
Todorov Goal 76' (Report) Thompson Goal 13'
The Valley, London
Attendance: 21,884
Referee: R Shoebridge

28 October 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Reading
Blake Goal 81' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,538
Referee: M Haywood

1 November 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 0 Norwich City
Eagles Goal 55' Goal 60' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,353
Referee: G Laws

8 November 2008
3:00pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 0 Burnley
Kightly Goal 31' Goal 75' (Report)
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 23,711
Referee: D Deadman

15 November 2008
3:00pm
Queens Park Rangers 1 – 2 Burnley
Blackstock Goal 14' (Report) Blake Goal 34'
Mahon Goal 60'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 13,226
Referee: A Woolmer

22 November 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 0 – 0 Doncaster Rovers
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 12,173
Referee: S Bennett

24 November 2008
7:45pm
Barnsley 3 – 2 Burnley
Macken Goal 18'
Whaley Goal 48'
León Goal 51'
(Report) Paterson Goal 69' Goal 73'
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 10,678
Referee: N Miller

29 November 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 3 – 0 Derby County
McDonald Goal 6'
Paterson Goal 15' Goal 23'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,552
Referee: S Tanner

6 December 2008
3:00pm
Sheffield United 2 – 3 Burnley
Beattie Goal 36' (pen.)
Quinn Goal 87'
(Report) Paterson Goal 19'
Alexander Goal 42' (pen.)
Eagles Goal 79'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 24,702
Referee: A Taylor

9 December 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 2 Cardiff City
Blake Goal 14'
Thompson Goal 76'
(Report) Bothroyd Goal 26'
Routledge Goal 47'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,230
Referee: C Webster

13 December 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 3 – 2 Southampton
Perry Goal 4' (o.g.)
Guðjónsson Goal 7' Goal 11'
(Report) Skácel Goal 49'
Surman Goal 61'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 11,229
Referee: P Dowd

20 December 2008
3:00pm
Bristol City 1 – 2 Burnley
Maynard Goal 52' (pen.) (Report) Paterson Goal 57'
Thompson Goal 77'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 16,108
Referee: R Booth

26 December 2008
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 2 Barnsley
McCann Goal 38' (Report) Cureton Goal 6'
McCann Goal 67' (o.g.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 16,580
Referee: S Mathieson

28 December 2008
3:00pm
Doncaster Rovers 2 – 1 Burnley
Coppinger Goal 37'
Stock Goal 40' (pen.)
(Report) Paterson Goal 62'
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Attendance: 14,020
Referee: T Kettle

10 January 2009
5:20pm
Burnley 0 – 2 Swansea City
(Report) Scotland Goal 35' (pen.) Goal 86'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,740
Referee: M Oliver

17 January 2009
12:45pm
Preston North End 2 – 1 Burnley
Davidson Goal 53' (pen.)
Mellor Goal 85' (pen.)
(Report) Blake Goal 77'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 15,692
Referee: P Taylor

27 January 2009
7:45pm
Watford 3 – 0 Burnley
McAnuff Goal 2'
Priskin Goal 78' Goal 90+4'
(Report)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 13,193
Referee: J Linington

31 January 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 1 Charlton Athletic
Thompson Goal 76' Goal 90+4' (Report) Bailey Goal 41'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,404
Referee: R Beeby

7 February 2009
3:00pm
Birmingham City 1 – 1 Burnley
Phillips Goal 37' (Report) Paterson Goal 3'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 16,763
Referee: K Stroud

14 February 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
McCann Goal 6' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,515
Referee: C Oliver

17 February 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 1 Coventry City
Eagles Goal 90' (Report) Best Goal 44'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,595
Referee: D Foster

21 February 2009
3:00pm
Norwich City 1 – 1 Burnley
Cureton Goal 20' (Report) Thompson Goal 36'
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 24,363
Referee: K Friend

28 February 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 2 – 4 Sheffield Wednesday
McCann Goal 53'
Eagles Goal 85'
(Report) Tudgay Goal 19' Goal 69'
Clarke Goal 79' Goal 82'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 12,449
Referee: A D'Urso

3 March 2009
7:45pm
Blackpool 0 – 1 Burnley
(Report) Kalvenes Goal 85'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,679
Referee: L Mason

11 March 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 4 – 2 Crystal Palace
Carlisle Goal 39'
Alexander Goal 83' (pen.)
Thompson Goal 88'
Rodriguez Goal 90+3'
(Report) Kuqi Goal 26'
Carlisle Goal 35' (o.g.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,312
Referee: C Boyeson

14 March 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 5 – 0 Nottingham Forest
Blake Goal 19'
Elliott Goal 39'
Carlisle Goal 51'
Rodriguez Goal 55'
Guðjónsson Goal 73'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,055
Referee: D Whitestone

17 March 2009
7:45pm
Ipswich Town 1 – 1 Burnley
Giovani Goal 73' (Report) Elliott Goal 19'
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 18,745
Referee: R Shoebridge

21 March 2009
3:00pm
Plymouth Argyle 1 – 2 Burnley
Judge Goal 17' (Report) Caldwell Goal 16'
Blake Goal 78'
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 11,246
Referee: R Booth

4 April 2009
3:00pm
Derby County 1 – 1 Burnley
Connolly Goal 90+3' (Report) McCann Goal 59'
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 33,010
Referee: G Hegley

11 April 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers
Eagles Goal 49' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 15,058
Referee: M Haywood

13 April 2009
3:00pm
Cardiff City 3 – 1 Burnley
Bothroyd Goal 74'
McCormack Goal 85' Goal 90+3'
(Report) Blake Goal 84'
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 19,379
Referee: L Probert

20 April 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Sheffield United
Paterson Goal 23' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,884
Referee: G Laws

25 April 2009
3:00pm
Southampton 2 – 2 Burnley
Wright-Phillips Goal 11'
Euell Goal 44'
(Report) Alexander Goal 32' (pen.)
Carlisle Goal 67'
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 23,927
Referee: M Jones

3 May 2009
1:15pm
Burnley 4 – 0 Bristol City
Alexander Goal 42' (pen.) Goal 76' (pen.)
Elliott Goal 44'
Guðjónsson Goal 86'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 18,005
Referee: C Oliver

The Championship 2008/09 League Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) (P) 46 27 9 10 80 52 +28 90 Promotion to Premier League
2 Birmingham City (P) 46 23 14 9 54 37 +17 83
3 Sheffield United 46 22 14 10 64 39 +25 80 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Reading 46 21 14 11 72 40 +32 77
5 Burnley 46 21 13 12 72 60 +12 76
6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 +12 74
7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 +12 74
8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 +13 68
9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 +9 66
10 Bristol City 46 15 16 15 54 54 0 61
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 16 15 42 44 −2 61
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 13 17 51 58 −7 61
13 Watford 46 16 10 20 68 72 −4 58
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 17 7 22 42 53 −11 58
15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 −3 0561
16 Blackpool 46 13 17 16 47 58 −11 56
17 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 58 −11 54
18 Derby County 46 14 12 20 55 67 −12 54
19 Nottingham Forest 46 13 14 19 50 65 −15 53
20 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 45 58 −13 52
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 44 57 −13 51
22 Norwich City (R) 46 12 10 24 57 70 −13 46 Relegation to League One
23 Southampton (R) 46 10 15 21 46 69 −23 0452
24 Charlton Athletic (R) 46 8 15 23 52 74 −22 39

Updated to games played on 3 May 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Crystal Palace were give a one-point deduction for using an ineligible player during a match against Sheffield United on 3 May 2009.[1]
2 Southampton were given a ten-point deduction for breaching insolvency regulations, regarding their holding company. As they finished in the bottom three this season, the points deduction will be applied next season.[2]
(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.


The Championship Play-offs 2009[edit]

The Championship Play-off Semi-Final 1st Leg

9 May 2009
5:20pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Reading
Alexander Goal 84' (pen.) (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 18,853
Referee: M Atkinson

The Championship Play-off Semi-Final 2nd Leg

12 May 2009
7:45pm
Reading 0 – 2 Burnley
(Report) Paterson Goal 51'
Thompson Goal 58'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 19,909
Referee: M Riley

The Championship Play-off Final

25 May 2009
3:00pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Sheffield United
Elliott Goal 13' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,518
Referee: M Dean

Burnley are promoted to the Premier League.


League Cup[edit]

1st round[edit]

12 August 2008
7:45pm
Bury 0 – 2 Burnley
(Report) Paterson Goal 40' Goal 90'
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 4,276
Referee: S Mathieson

2nd round[edit]

26 August 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 3 – 0 Oldham Athletic
McCann Goal 12'
Paterson Goal 63' Goal 79'
(Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 5,528
Referee: A Penn

3rd round[edit]

23 September 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 1 – 0 Fulham
Rodriguez Goal 88' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 7,119
Referee: M Jones

4th round[edit]

12 November 2008
7:45pm
Chelsea 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Burnley
Drogba Goal 27' (Report) Akinbiyi Goal 69'
  Penalties  
Lampard Penalty scored
Bridge Penalty missed
Kalou Penalty scored
Ferreira Penalty scored
Malouda Penalty scored
Mikel Penalty missed
4 – 5 Alexander Penalty scored
Mahon Penalty scored
Eagles Penalty scored
McDonald Penalty scored
Elliott Penalty missed
Duff Penalty scored
Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,369
Referee: K Stroud

Quarter-Final[edit]

2 December 2008
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 0 Arsenal
McDonald Goal 6' Goal 57' (Report)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 19,045
Referee: A Marriner

Semi-Final[edit]

Semi-Final 1st Leg

6 January 2009
8:00pm
Tottenham Hotspur 4 – 1 Burnley
Dawson Goal 47'
O'Hara Goal 52'
Pavlyuchenko Goal 65'
Duff Goal 68' (o.g.)
(Report) Paterson Goal 15'
White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 31,377
Referee: M Atkinson

Semi-Final 2nd Leg

21 January 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 3 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Tottenham Hotspur
Blake Goal 34'
McCann Goal 73'
Rodriguez Goal 88'
(Report) Pavlyuchenko Goal 118'
Defoe Goal 120'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 19,533
Referee: M Halsey

FA Cup[edit]

3rd round[edit]

3 January 2009
3:00pm
Queens Park Rangers 0 – 0 Burnley
(Report)
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 8,896
Referee: A Bates

3rd Round Replay

13 January 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Queens Park Rangers
Thompson Goal 60'
Rodriguez Goal 120'
(Report) Di Carmine Goal 54'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 3,760
Referee: C Webster

4th round[edit]

24 January 2009
3:00pm
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 2 Burnley
Koren Goal 31'
Kim Goal 45+3'
(Report) Alexander Goal 25' (pen)
Paterson Goal 89'
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 18,294
Referee: M Dean

4th Round Replay

3 February 2009
7:45pm
Burnley 3 – 1 West Bromwich Albion
Elliott Goal 45+1'
Thompson Goal 52' Goal 88'
(Report) Zuiverloon Goal 60'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 6,635
Referee: M Jones

5th Round[edit]

8 March 2009
1:30pm
Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley
Vela Goal 25'
Eduardo Goal 51'
Eboué Goal 84'
(Report)
Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 57,454
Referee: C Foy

Player of the Year Awards 2009[edit]

# Pos Winner Award
N/A FW England Wes Fletcher Youth Player of the Year
1 GK Denmark Brian Jensen League Cup Player of the Tournament
19 FW England Jay Rodriguez v Nottingham Forest, 14 March 2009 Goal of the Season
16 MF Republic of Ireland Chris McCann Young Player of the Year
2 DF Scotland Graham Alexander Players' Player of the Year
20 FW England Robbie Blake Player of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crystal Palace have one point deduction for fielding ineligible Rui Fonte". The Guardian. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Southampton Football Club". The Football League. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-23.