2008–09 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2008–09 season
Chairman Peter Ridsdale
Manager England Dave Jones
Football League Championship 7th
FA Cup 4th round
League Cup 3rd round
Top goalscorer League: Ross McCormack (21)
All: Ross McCormack (23)
Highest home attendance 20,156 vs Swansea City
Lowest home attendance 6,334 vs Milton Keynes Dons
Average home league attendance 18,449

The 2008–09 season was Cardiff City's sixth consecutive year playing in the Football League Championship and their 82nd season playing in The Football League. It was also the clubs final season playing at Ninian Park, their home ground since they entered The Football League in 1920.[1]

Season review[edit]

Events[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Cardiff began their pre-season schedule with matches against Welsh sides Merthyr Tydfil and Carmarthen Town, with squads made up of first team players and youth players. Goals from Steve Thompson, Jon Brown and youth player Sol Taylor saw a 3–1 win over Merthyr and a hat-trick from Paul Parry along with one from Rhys Kelleher and an own goal saw the other match end in a 5–0 win for Cardiff.[4] Several days later, Cardiff flew out to Portugal to take part in the Algarve Cup, along with Middlesbrough, Celtic and Vitória de Guimarães. Before the tournament they played a warm-up match against Portuguese side Vitoria de Setubal which ended in a 1–1 draw.

Their Algarve Cup tournament began with a match against Vitória de Guimarães, coming away with a 2–0 win with both goals being scored by summer signing Ross McCormack. In the second and final game of the tournament they overcame Scottish Premier League champions Celtic 1–0 with Joe Ledley scoring the only goal as Cardiff came away as the tournament winners.[5] Returning to Britain, they played out a 1–1 draw with Swindon Town followed by a 0–0 draw with Dutch side Ajax in their first home pre-season tie. They finished their pre-season schedule with a friendly against Chasetown with a team made up of senior and youth players. The match finished 2–2 with goals from Paul Parry and trialist Wilson Oruma.[6]

League[edit]

Cardiff City playing against Nottingham Forest on 31 January

Cardiff opened their season with a home tie against Southampton, the first time they had been handed a home tie on the opening day of the season for eleven years, and went on to win 2–1 after a last minute winner by Roger Johnson.[7] Propelled by the goals of summer signing Ross McCormack, Cardiff did not suffer a defeat until their ninth league game of the season when they lost 2–1 to Birmingham City,[8] but they bounced back quickly with a 2–1 win over Coventry City[9] three days later and the sides form through October, three wins and two draws, saw manager Dave Jones awarded the manager of the month award.

A slump in form saw three defeats in the next four games but despite the loss of form the side remained in the play-off zone. During the poor spell, former player Michael Chopra returned on loan just over a year after leaving the club in a club record £5m sale to Sunderland,[10] converting a penalty on his debut in a 2–1 win over Crytsal Palace on 15 November.[11] On 22 November, the second South Wales derby of the season took place, after an earlier meeting in the League Cup, with the match ending in a 2–2 draw with both sides being reduced to ten men due to red cards for Stephen McPhail and Darren Pratley.[12] The match was the second of what would become a three-month unbeaten spell which took the side through to the end of February without defeat until they lost 1–0 to Southampton,[13] a run which saw Cardiff rise to 4th place in the table.

The following game saw Cardiff win 3–1 against Barnsley, the first time in the season they had scored more than two goals in a single game. They went on to win 3 of their 6 matches in March before meeting local rivals Swansea City for the third time during the season on 5 April. The match ended in a 2–2 draw but was overshadowed by referee Mike Dean being struck by a coin thrown from the crowd.[14] The incident was condemned by chairman Peter Ridsdale and manager Dave Jones after the match.[15] Three consecutive wins for the side meant that with 4 games remaining they needed two points to secure a play-off place but they only managed one point during the final four games, in a 2–2 draw with Charlton Athletic, which would lead to them finishing in seventh place, missing out on a play-off spot to Preston North End on goals scored.[16]

Final league standings[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
  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

Player presentations[edit]

As part of the celebrations of the clubs final year at Ninian Park former players and staff of the club were presented to the crowd at half-time during various home matches throughout the season. At the end of the season all the players were invited back for the final game at the ground against Ipswich Town.[17] The date, opponent and people presented were:

League Cup[edit]

Cardiff began their League cup campaign away to League Two side Bournemouth, coming away with a 2–1 win with both goals scored by Paul Parry in the opening twelve minute sof the match.[22] After coming through the second round with a 2–1 home win over Milton Keynes Dons, Cardiff were handed a third round tie against local rivals Swansea City in the first South Wales derby to take place in nine years. A heated encounter saw Swansea come away with a 1–0 after a deflected free-kick, with Cardiff being reduced to ten men after Stephen McPhail saw red for two bookable offences.[23] After the match fans from both clubs clashed with police.[24]

FA Cup[edit]

Entering the competition in the third round, Cardiff's first match in the FA Cup came up against fellow Championship side Reading, with goals from Ross McCormack and Joe Ledley putting Cardiff through to the next round with a 2–0 win. In the fourth round Cardiff were handed a lucrative home tie against Premier League side Arsenal. The match, taking place in a packed Ninian Park, finished in a 0–0 draw. The replay, which was originally set to be played on 3 February but was postponed due to heavy snowfall,[25] took place on 16 February, ending in a 4–0 win for Arsenal.[26]

Kits[edit]

Supplier: Joma
Sponsor(s): Vansdirect.co.uk

Home
Home Alternate
Away
Alternative
Third Alternate

Last updated: 18 September 2012.
Source: Historical Football kits

Squad at end of 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
1 Finland GK Peter Enckelman
2 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton
3 Northern Ireland DF Tony Capaldi
4 Scotland MF Gavin Rae
5 England DF Darren Purse (Captain)
6 Hungary DF Gábor Gyepes
7 England MF Peter Whittingham
8 England FW Jay Bothroyd
9 United States FW Eddie Johnson (on loan from Fulham)
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail (Vice-Captain)
11 Wales MF Paul Parry
12 England DF Roger Johnson
13 England GK Tom Heaton (on loan from Manchester United)
14 Ghana FW Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
15 France DF Miguel Comminges
No. Position Player
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley (Vice-Captain)
17 Republic of Ireland DF Darren Dennehy
18 England FW Michael Chopra (on loan from Sunderland)
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca
20 England GK Stuart Taylor (on loan from Aston Villa)
21 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kennedy
22 Greece GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (on loan from Coventry City)
23 Wales DF Darcy Blake
25 Poland GK Erwin Sak
26 Wales MF Jonathan Brown
29 Scotland MF Chris Burke
31 Wales DF Adam Matthews
32 Wales DF Aaron Morris
44 Scotland FW Ross McCormack

Detailed Overview[edit]

No. Name Place of birth Date of birth Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous club Date joined Fee End1
1 Peter Enckelman Turku 10 March 1977 20 0 12 0 Blackburn Rovers 18 July 2008 Free 2010
2 Kevin McNaughton Dundee 28 August 1982 87 3 4 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2011
3 Tony Capaldi Porsgrunn 12 August 1981 54 0 21 0 Plymouth Argyle 25 May 2007 Free 2010
4 Gavin Rae Aberdeen 28 November 1977 55 4 14 0 Rangers 23 June 2007 Free 2010
5 Darren Purse Stepney 14 February 1977 99 12 West Bromwich Albion 28 July 2005 £1,000,000 2009
6 Gábor Gyepes Budapest 26 June 1981 23 1 Northampton Town 19 August 2008 £200,000 2013
7 Peter Whittingham Nuneaton 8 September 1984 70 13 Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2011
8 Jay Bothroyd London 5 May 1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 August 2008 £350,000 2011
9 Eddie Johnson Bunnell 31 March 1984 42 12 Fulham 22 August 2008 Loan 2009
10 Stephen McPhail London 9 December 1979 97 3 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2011
11 Paul Parry Chepstow 19 August 1980 168 23 12 1 Hereford United 9 January 2004 £75,000 2011
12 Roger Johnson Ashford 28 April 1987 85 9 Wycombe Wanderers 4 July 2006 £275,000 2012
13 Tom Heaton Chester 15 April 1986 Manchester United 23 May 2008 Loan 2009
14 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Amsterdam 15 April 1986 5 1 Spartak Moscow 31 January 2009 Loan 2009
15 Miguel Comminges Les Abymes 16 March 1982 5 0 Swindon Town 1 May 2007 Free 2010
16 Joe Ledley Cardiff 23 January 1987 174 21 16 1 N/A 1 June 2004 Trainee 2010
17 Darren Dennehy Count Kerry 21 September 1988 Everton 28 June 2008 Free 2010
18 Michael Chopra Newcastle upon Tyne 23 December 1983 44 22 Sunderland 6 November 2008 Loan 2009
19 Riccardo Scimeca Leamington Spa 13 June 1975 66 6 West Bromwich Albion 13 January 2006 Free 2009
20 Stuart Taylor Romford 28 November 1980 Aston Villa 13 March 2009 Loan 2009
21 Mark Kennedy Dublin 15 May 1976 34 4 Crystal Palace 10 July 2008 Free 2010
22 Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Thessaloniki 29 November 1978 Coventry City 9 February 2009 Loan 2009
23 Darcy Blake New Tredegar 13 December 1988 27 0 N/A 8 November 2006 Trainee 2011
25 Erwin Sak Lublin 15 February 1990 Sokół Pniewy 19 February 2008 Free 2009
26 Jonathan Brown Bridgend 17 April 1990 4 1 N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2009
29 Chris Burke Glasgow 2 December 1983 2 2 Rangers 9 January 2009 Free 2011
31 Adam Matthews Swansea 13 January 1992 N/A 14 January 2009 Trainee 2011
32 Aaron Morris Cardiff 30 December 1989 2 0 N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2010
44 Ross McCormack Glasgow 18 August 1986 1 0 Motherwell 28 June 2008 £110,000 2010

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Finland GK Peter Enckelman 15 0 12 0 2 0 1 0
2 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton 44 0 39 0 3 0 2 0
3 Northern Ireland DF Tony Capaldi 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
4 Scotland MF Gavin Rae 46 1 41 1 3 0 2 0
5 England DF Darren Purse 26 0 23 0 1 0 2 0
6 Netherlands DF Glenn Loovens* 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
6 Hungary DF Gábor Gyepes 29 2 27 2 2 0 0 0
7 England MF Peter Whittingham 38 4 33 3 2 0 3 1
8 England FW Jay Bothroyd 44 12 39 12 3 0 2 0
9 United States FW Eddie Johnson 33 2 30 2 1 0 2 0
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail 36 0 32 0 1 0 3 0
11 Wales MF Paul Parry 46 4 40 2 3 0 3 2
12 England DF Roger Johnson 51 5 45 5 3 0 3 0
13 England GK Tom Heaton 24 0 21 0 1 0 2 0
14 England MF Wayne Routledge* 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
14 Ghana MF Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
15 France DF Miguel Comminges 33 0 30 0 0 0 3 0
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley 46 5 40 4 3 1 3 0
17 Republic of Ireland DF Darren Dennehy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 England FW Michael Chopra 27 9 27 9 0 0 0 0
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
20 Scotland FW Steve Thompson* 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
20 England GK Stuart Taylor 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
21 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kennedy 40 0 36 0 3 0 1 0
22 Greece GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wales MF Darcy Blake 9 0 7 0 1 0 1 0
25 Poland GK Erwin Sak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Wales FW Jonathan Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Scotland MF Chris Burke 16 1 14 1 2 0 0 0
31 Wales DF Adam Matthews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Wales DF Aaron Morris 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 Scotland FW Ross McCormack 44 23 38 21 3 1 3 1
  • * Indicates player left club during the season.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
4 MF Gavin Rae 6 0
8 FW Jay Bothroyd 5 0
15 DF Miguel Comminges 4 1
12 DF Roger Johnson 4 0
16 MF Joe Ledley 3 0
10 MF Stephen McPhail 2 2
6 DF Gábor Gyepes 2 1
44 FW Ross McCormack 2 1
5 DF Darren Purse 2 1
18 FW Michael Chopra 2 0
21 MF Mark Kennedy 2 0
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 2 0
14 MF Wayne Routledge 2 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 2 0
9 FW Eddie Johnson 1 0
6 DF Glenn Loovens 1 0

Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
12 DF  ENG Johnson 26 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
6 DF  NED Loovens 25 Rejected 2 years 2010 BBC Sport
11 MF  WAL Parry 28 Signed 2 years 2010 BBC Sport
19 MF  ENG Scimeca 34 Signed 1 year 2009 BBC Sport
7 MF  ENG Whittingham 24 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
2 DF  SCO McNaughton 26 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
6 DF  HUN Gyepes 27 Signed 3 years 2013 BBC Sport

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DF Comminges EU  GPE 26 Free Transfer Swindon Town England Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
21 MF Kennedy EU  IRL 32 Free Transfer Crystal Palace England Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
1 GK Enckelman EU  FIN 31 Free Transfer Blackburn Rovers England Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
17 DF Dennehy EU  IRL 19 Free Transfer Everton England Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
44 FW McCormack EU  SCO 21 Transfer Motherwell Scotland Summer 2010 £120,000 BBC Sport
8 FW Bothroyd EU  ENG 26 Transfer Wolverhampton Wanderers England Summer 2011 £350,000 BBC Sport
6 DF Gyepes EU  HUN 27 Transfer Northampton Town England Summer 2010 £200,000 BBC Sport
29 MF Burke EU  SCO 25 Free Transfer Rangers Scotland Winter 2011 Free BBC Sport

Loans in[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source
13 GK Heaton  ENG 23 Manchester United 5 May 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
9 FW E Johnson  USA 25 Fulham 22 August 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
18 FW Chopra  ENG 25 Sunderland 6 November 30 December BBC Sport BBC Sport
14 MF Routledge  ENG 23 Aston Villa 20 November 2 January Cardiff City BBC Sport
14 MF Owusu-Abeyie  Ghana 23 Spartak Moscow 31 January 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
18 FW Chopra  ENG 25 Sunderland 2 February 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
22 GK Konstantopoulos  GRE 30 Coventry City 9 February 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
20 GK Taylor  ENG 28 Aston Villa 13 March 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Outs[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
15 GK Forde  IRL 28 Free Transfer Millwall England Summer Free 7 0 BBC Sport
8 FW Fowler  ENG 33 Free Transfer Blackburn Rovers England Summer Free 16 6 BBC Sport
27 FW Green  ENG 21 Free Transfer Torquay United England Summer Free 7 0 BBC Sport
36 FW Hasselbaink  NED 36 Retired Summer N/A 44 9
6 DF Loovens  NED 24 Transfer Celtic Scotland Summer £2,500,000 113 7 BBC Sport
13 GK Oakes  ENG 34 Retired Summer N/A 15 0 BBC Sport
30 MF Ramsey  WAL 17 Transfer Arsenal England Summer £4,800,000 22 3 BBC Sport
17 MF Sinclair  ENG 35 Retired Summer N/A 26 2 BBC Sport
28 DF Smith  WAL 18 Free Transfer Newport County England Summer Free 0 0
20 FW Thompson  SCO 29 Free Transfer Burnley England Summer Free 106 17 South Wales Echo
MF Flood  IRL 23 Transfer Celtic Scotland Winter Undisclosed 29 1 BBC Sport

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Loans Out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source
MF Flood  IRL 23 Dundee United 2 July 30 January BBC Sport BBC Sport
FW Feeney  NIR 28 Dundee United 7 July 19 May BBC Sport [ Evening Telegraph]
25 GK Sak  POL 18 Newport County 2 September 2 October ENews
26 MF Brown  WAL 18 Wrexham 25 November 3 February BBC Sport South Wales Echo
17 DF Dennehy  IRL 20 Hereford United 13 March 13 April Hereford United Hereford Times

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Fixtures & results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 Jul Merthyr Tydfil
(Southern Premier Division)
A W 3 – 1 Brown, Thompson, Taylor
12 Jul Carmarthen Town
(Welsh Premier League)
A W 5 – 0 Parry (3), Kelleher, OG
19 Jul Vitoria de Setubal
(Portuguese Liga)
A D 1 – 1 Thompson
22 Jul Vitória de Guimarães
(Portuguese Liga)
A W 2 – 1 McCormack (2)
24 Jul Celtic
(Scottish Premier League)
N W 1 – 0 Ledley
29 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A D 1 – 1 Parry
1 Aug Ajax
(Dutch Eredivisie)
H D 0 – 0
5 Aug Chasetown
(Southern Football League Division One Midlands)
A D 2 – 2 Parry, Oruma

Championship[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Backroom staff[edit]

Awards[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Algarve Cup – Winners
  • Welsh team of the year: Winners[27]

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

Cardiff City F.C. seasons

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