2008–09 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City F.C.
Season 2008–09
Manager Wales Chris Coleman
Chairman England Ray Ranson
League Championship
Championship 17th
FA Cup OUT - Quarter Final vs
Chelsea
League Cup OUT - Second Round vs
Newcastle United
Top goalscorer Republic of IrelandClinton Morrison, 12
Most appearances Republic of IrelandKeiren Westwood, 49
Highest League attendance 22,637 vs Birmingham City,
Championship, 22 February 2009
Lowest League attendance 14,621 vs Burnley,
Championship, 21 October 2008
Average League attendance 17,406
Highest Cup attendance 31,407 vs Chelsea,
FA Cup, 8 March 2009
Lowest Cup attendance 9,293 vs Aldershot Town,
League Cup, 13 August 2008

Review and events[edit]

Monthly events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2008-09 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

January:

February:

March:

April:

May:

Squad details[edit]

Players information[edit]

No. Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth Club Apps. Club Goals Int. Caps Int. Goals Previous Club Date Joined Fee
1 Keiren Westwood Republic of Ireland Manchester 23 October 1984 - - - - Carlisle United 18 June 2008 £500,000
2 Stephen Wright England Bootle 8 February 1980 - - - - Sunderland 8 August 2008 Free
3 Marcus Hall England Coventry 24 March 1976 235 2 - - Stoke City 21 February 2005 Free
4 Daniel Fox England Winsford 29 May 1986 18 1 - - Walsall 28 January 2008 Undisclosed
5 Elliott Ward England Harrow 19 January 1985 82 10 - - West Ham United 16 June 2006 £1,000,000
6 Scott Dann England Liverpool 14 February 1987 16 0 - - Walsall 31 January 2008 Undisclosed
7 Guillaume Beuzelin France Le Havre 14 April 1979 - - - - Hibernian 2 June 2008 Free
8 Michael Doyle Republic of Ireland Dublin 8 July 1981 230 17 1 0 Celtic 1 July 2003 Free
9 Leon Best Republic of Ireland Nottingham 19 September 1986 40 9 - - Southampton 6 July 2007 £650,000
10 Freddy Eastwood Wales Basildon 29 October 1983 - - 9 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 July 2008 £1,200,000
11 Julian Gray England Lewisham 21 September 1979 29 3 - - Birmingham City 10 July 2007 Free
12 Aron Gunnarsson Iceland Akureyri 22 April 1989 - - 3 0 AZ Alkmaar 17 June 2008 Undisclosed
13 Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Greece Thessaloniki 29 November 1978 23 0 - - Hartlepool United 30 June 2007 Free
14 Leon McKenzie England Croydon 17 May 1978 44 9 - - Norwich City 31 August 2006 £1,000,000
16 Isaac Osbourne England Coventry 22 June 1986 93 0 - - N/A 1 January 2003 Trainee
17 Michael Mifsud Malta Pietà 17 April 1981 66 21 56 19 Lillestrøm 10 January 2007 Free
18 Jordan Henderson England Sunderland 17 June 1990 - - - - Sunderland 29 January 2009 Loan
19 Clinton Morrison Republic of Ireland Tooting 14 May 1979 - - 36 9 Crystal Palace 7 August 2008 Free
20 Ben Turner England Birmingham 21 January 1988 27 0 - - N/A 1 July 2005 Trainee
21 Jay Tabb Republic of Ireland Tooting 21 February 1984 81 9 - - Brentford 30 June 2006 Undisclosed
21 James McPake Scotland Bellshill 24 June 1984 - - - - Livingston 2 February 2009 Undisclosed
22 Chris Birchall Trinidad and Tobago Stafford 5 May 1984 33 2 26 4 Port Vale 3 August 2006 £325,000
22 Lee Sawyer England London 9 October 1989 - - - - Chelsea 26 January 2009 Loan
23 Danny Ireland Australia Australia 30 September 1990 - - - - N/A 1 July 2007 Trainee
24 Robbie Simpson England Cambridge 15 March 1985 34 2 - - Cambridge United 3 August 2006 £40,000
25 Kevin Kyle Scotland Stranraer 7 June 1981 47 5 - - Sunderland 25 August 2006 £600,000
25 David Bell Republic of Ireland Kettering 21 January 1984 - - - - Norwich City 30 January 2009 £500,000
28 Gary Borrowdale England Sutton 16 July 1985 26 0 - - Crystal Palace 6 July 2007 £400,000
29 Kevin Thornton Republic of Ireland Drogheda 9 July 1986 50 2 - - N/A 20 September 2005 Trainee
31 Donovan Simmonds England England 12 October 1988 - - - - Charlton Athletic 1 July 2007 Free
33 Andy Marshall England Bury 14 April 1975 63 0 - - Millwall 30 June 2006 Free
35 Jermaine Grandison England Birmingham 15 December 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2008 Trainee
36 Adam Walker England Chester 23 March 1987 - - - - Chester City 1 June 2008 Free
37 Jordan Clarke England Coventry 19 November 1991 - - - - N/A 1 June 2008 Trainee
38 Sean Fraser England Coventry 8 February 1991 - - - - N/A 1 June 2008 Trainee
39 Curtis Wynter England Coventry 24 June 1991 - - - - N/A 1 June 2008 Trainee
40 Ashley Cain England Coventry 27 September 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2008 Trainee

Matches[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

2008-07-16
18:30
FC Braşov 3 – 1 Coventry City
Munteanu Goal 2'
Zaharia Goal 56'
Hadnagy Goal 58'
(report) Best Goal 39'

2008-07-18
18:30
Stade Nyonnais 1 – 0 Coventry City
Pardo Goal 90' (report)

2008-07-24
19:00
Nuneaton Town 0 – 5 Coventry City XI
(report) Turner Goal 10'
Kyle Goal 35'
Birchall Goal 65', Goal 71'
Simmonds Goal 83'

2008-07-26
15:00
Cambridge United 1 – 3 Coventry City
Farrell pen Goal 78' (report) Eastwood Goal 12', Goal 56'
Fox Goal 26'


2008-08-02
15:00
Kilmarnock 0 – 2 Coventry City
(report) Ward pen Goal 55'
Gray Goal 81'
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 2,168

Championship[edit]

2008-08-09
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 0 Norwich City
Ward pen Goal 48'
McKenzie Goal 86'
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 22,607
Referee: Andy D'Urso

2008-08-16
15:00
Barnsley 1 – 2 Coventry City
Howard Goal 44'
Hume Red card 80'
(report) Eastwood Goal 12'
Gray Goal 68'
Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Attendance: 12,987
Referee: Steve Bratt

2008-08-23
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 3 Bristol City
(report) Adebola Goal 17'
McIndoe Goal 54'
Brooker Goal 90'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,994
Referee: Phil Dowd

2008-08-30
15:00
Doncaster Rovers 1 – 0 Coventry City
Wellens Goal 31' (report)
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Attendance: 11,806
Referee: Rob Shoebridge

2008-09-13
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 0 Preston North End
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 16,544
Referee: Grant Hegley

2008-09-17
19:45
Sheffield United 1 – 1 Coventry City
Sharp Goal 56'
Jihai Red card 51'
(report) Tabb Goal 30'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 24,130
Referee: Darren Deadman

2008-09-20
15:00
Coventry City 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers
Ward pen Goal 15' (report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 16,718
Referee: Dean Whitestone

2008-09-27
15:00
Blackpool 1 – 1 Coventry City
Burgess Goal 58' (report) Eastwood Goal 69'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 8,462
Referee: Michael Oliver

2008-09-30
19:45
Cardiff City 2 – 1 Coventry City
Bothroyd Goal 31'
McCormack pen Goal 85'
(report) Dann Goal 89'
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 16,312
Referee: Roger East

2008-10-04
17:20
Coventry City 4 – 1 Southampton
Tabb Goal 19', Goal 87'
McKenzie Goal 33'
Best Goal 47'
(report) Surman Goal 63'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 15,518
Referee: Mike Jones

2008-10-18
15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 1 Coventry City
Kightly Goal 42'
Ebanks-Blake Goal 59'
(report) Mifsud Goal 6'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 25,893
Referee: Steve Bennett

2008-10-21
19:45
Coventry City 1 – 3 Burnley
Ward pen Goal 40' (report) Duff Goal 52'
Blake Goal 88'
Eagles Goal 90'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 14,621
Referee: Mike Thorpe

2008-10-25
15:00
Coventry City 1 – 1 Derby County
Morrison Goal 90' (report) Hulse Goal 41'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 18,430
Referee: Iain Williamson

2008-10-28
19:45
Southampton 1 – 1 Coventry City
McGoldrick Goal 68' (report) Morrison Goal 75'
St Mary's, Southampton
Attendance: 14,226
Referee: Fred Graham

2008-11-03
19:45
Birmingham City 0 – 1 Coventry City
(report) Morrison Goal 53'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 17,215
Referee: Anthony Bates

2008-11-08
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 2 Crystal Palace
(report) Hill Goal 9'
Watson Goal 53'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 16,883
Referee: Clive Oliver

2008-11-15
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 1 Plymouth Argyle
(report) Noone Goal 87'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 18,528
Referee: Nigel Miller

2008-11-22
15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 0 – 1 Coventry City
(report) Morrison Goal 60'
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 16,119
Referee: Kevin Friend

2008-11-25
19:45
Coventry City 1 – 1 Swansea City
Fox Goal 87' (report) Gómez Goal 67'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 15,149
Referee: Mark Haywood

2008-12-01
18:00
Reading 3 – 1 Coventry City
Hunt Goal 32', Goal 62'
Cissé Goal 37'
(report) Fox Goal 26'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 16,803
Referee: Kevin Wright

2008-12-06
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 2 Nottingham Forest
Ward Goal 2'
Morrison Goal 29'
(report) Earnshaw Goal 27'
Garner Goal 61'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,542
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

2008-12-09
19:45
Charlton Athletic 1 – 2 Coventry City
Burton pen Goal 49' (report) Simpson Goal 40'
Fox Goal 50'
The Valley, London
Attendance: 20,427
Referee: Dean Whitestone

2008-12-13
15:00
Watford 2 – 1 Coventry City
Smith pen Goal 62'
O'Toole Goal 72'
(report) Morrison Goal 67'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 14,075
Referee: Jon Moss

2008-12-20
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 2 Ipswich Town
Morrison Goal 1'
Eastwood Goal 56'
(report) Lisbie Goal 12', Goal 65'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 15,598
Referee: Rob Styles

2008-12-26
15:00
Swansea City 0 – 0 Coventry City
(report)
Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 17,603
Referee: Steve Tanner

2008-12-28
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 0 Sheffield Wednesday
Morrison Goal 11'
Simpson Goal 82'
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 19,602
Referee: Graham Laws

2009-01-10
15:00
Queens Park Rangers 1 – 1 Coventry City
Blackstock Goal 87' (report) Fox Goal 73'
Wright Red card 37'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 13,330
Referee: Keith Stroud

2008-01-17
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 1 Blackpool
Beuzelin Goal 47'
Mifsud Goal 51'
(report) Campbell Goal 25'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 15,551
Referee: Craig Pawson

2008-01-28
19:45
Coventry City 0 – 2 Cardiff City
(report) Bothroyd Goal 34'
McCormack Goal 61'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 14,922
Referee: Anthony Bates

2009-01-31
15:00
Derby County 2 – 1 Coventry City
Hulse Goal 14'
Commons Goal 16'
(report) Doyle Goal 53'
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 29,710
Referee: Michael Jones

2008-02-07
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Doyle Goal 25'
McKenzie Goal 75'
(report) Vokes Goal 72'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 21,167
Referee: Michael Oliver

2009-02-17
19:45
Burnley 1 – 1 Coventry City
Eagles Goal 90' (report) Best Goal 44'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 14,595
Referee: David Foster

2008-02-22
15:00
Coventry City 1 – 0 Birmingham City
Dann Goal 2' (report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 22,637
Referee: Clive Oliver

2009-02-28
15:00
Norwich City 1 – 2 Coventry City
Grounds Goal 53' (report) Henderson Goal 19'
Fox Goal 73'
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 24,450
Referee: Paul Taylor

2008-03-04
19:45
Coventry City 1 – 2 Sheffield United
Dann Goal 70' (report) Bromby Goal 45'
Morgan Goal 54'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 16,300
Referee: Kevin Wright

2009-03-11
19:45
Bristol City 2 – 0 Coventry City
McAllister Goal 66'
Johnson Goal 80'
(report)
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 15,706
Referee: Phil Crossley

2009-03-14
15:00
Preston North End 2 – 1 Coventry City
Turner og Goal 38'
Parkin Goal 72'
(report) Morrison Goal 17'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 13,251
Referee: Kevin Friend

2008-03-21
15:00
Coventry City 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers
Bell Goal 20' (report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 18,498
Referee: Richard Beeby

2008-04-04
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 0 Reading
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,218
Referee: Trevor Kettle

2009-04-07
20:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Coventry City
Cadogan Goal 72' (report) Gunnarsson Goal 31'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 12,898
Referee: Fred Graham

2009-04-11
15:00
Plymouth Argyle 4 – 0 Coventry City
Barnes Goal 14'
Mackie Goal 26'
Judge Goal 28'
Seip Goal 37'
(report)
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 12,568
Referee: Clive Oliver

2008-04-13
15:00
Coventry City 0 – 0 Charlton Athletic
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 16,121
Referee: Carl Boyeson

2009-04-18
15:00
Nottingham Forest 1 – 0 Coventry City
Perch Goal 46' (report)
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 27,856
Referee: Steve Tanner

2008-04-11
19:45
Coventry City 1 – 1 Barnsley
Ward pen Goal 90' (report) Bogdanovic Goal 9'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 15,035
Referee: Steve Cook

2008-04-25
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 3 Watford
Eastwood Goal 10'
Simpson Goal 54'
Fox Red card 82'
(report) Smith Goal 56'
Rasiak Goal 61'
Priskin Goal 74'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 17,195
Referee: Russell Booth

2009-05-03
13:15
Ipswich Town 2 – 1 Coventry City
dos Santos Goal 24'
Couñago Goal 26'
(report) Morrison Goal 79'
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 27,225
Referee: Graham Laws

League Cup[edit]

First Round

2008-08-13
19:45
Coventry City 3 – 1 Aldershot Town
Morrison Goal 31'
Simpson Goal 58', Goal 65'
(report) Morgan Goal 37'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 9,293
Referee: Jarnail Singh

Second Round

2008-08-26
19:45
Coventry City 2 – 3 Newcastle United
Morrison Goal 45'
Dann Goal 90'
(AET)
(report)
Dann og Goal 21'
Milner Goal 38'
Owen Goal 97'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 19,249
Referee: Anthony Bates

FA Cup[edit]

Third Round

2009-01-03
15:00
Coventry City 2 – 0 Kidderminster Harriers
McKenzie Goal 51'
Best Goal 81'
(report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 13,652
Referee: Mark Haywood

Fourth Round

2009-01-24
15:00
Torquay United 0 – 1 Coventry City
(report) Ward Goal 87'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 6,018
Referee: Kevin Friend

Fifth Round

2009-02-14
15:00
Blackburn Rovers 2 – 2 Coventry City
Santa Cruz Goal 2'
Samba Goal 90'
(report) Gunnarsson Goal 61'
Doyle Goal 76'
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 15,053
Referee: Steve Tanner

Fifth Round Replay

2009-02-24
20:00
Coventry City 1 – 0 Blackburn Rovers
Best Goal 59' (report)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 22,793
Referee: Mike Riley

Quarter Final

2009-03-07
12:30
Coventry City 0 – 2 Chelsea
(report) Drogba Goal 15'
Alex Goal 72'
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Attendance: 31,407
Referee: Steve Bennett

Championship data[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 −3 56
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

Updated to games played on 3 May 2009.
Source: Championship 2008–09
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 13 15 18 47 58 −11 54 8 8 7 26 26 0 5 7 11 21 32 −11

Last updated: 3 May 2009.
Source: CCFC Championship Results

Round by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A H H A
Result W W L L D D W D L W L L D D W L L W D L D W L D D W D W L L W D W W L L L W D D L D L D L L
Position 3 1 8 13 13 11 8 7 13 6 14 17 17 16 14 17 18 15 16 17 17 14 14 14 16 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 15 15 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 17 15

Last updated: 3 May 2009.
Source: Championship Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Season statistics[edit]

Starts & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship League Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Keiren Westwood 49 0 46 0 0 0 3 0
2 England DF Stephen Wright 22 0 17 0 1 0 4 0
3 England DF Marcus Hall 19 0 15 0 1 0 3 0
4 England DF Daniel Fox 44 5 39 5 2 0 3 0
5 England DF Elliott Ward 36 6 33 5 1 0 2 1
6 England DF Scott Dann 34 4 31 3 2 1 1 0
7 France MF Guillaume Beuzelin 32 1 28 1 2 0 2 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Doyle 39 3 34 2 0 0 5 1
9 Republic of Ireland FW Leon Best 19 4 16 2 0 0 3 2
10 Wales FW Freddy Eastwood 39 4 33 4 1 0 5 0
11 England MF Julian Gray (on loan to Fulham) 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
12 Iceland MF Aron Gunnarsson 45 2 38 1 2 0 5 1
13 Greece GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (on loan to Swansea City & Cardiff City) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England FW Leon McKenzie 13 4 10 3 1 0 2 1
16 England MF Isaac Osbourne 21 0 20 0 0 0 1 0
17 Malta FW Michael Mifsud (on loan to Barnsley) 22 2 19 2 2 0 1 0
18 England MF Jordan Henderson (on loan from Sunderland) 12 1 9 1 0 0 3 0
19 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison 46 12 40 10 2 2 4 0
20 England DF Ben Turner 27 0 22 0 1 0 4 0
21 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb 22 3 21 3 1 0 0 0
21 Scotland DF James McPake 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
22 Trinidad and Tobago MF Chris Birchall (on loan to Carlisle United) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England MF Lee Sawyer (on loan from Chelsea) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 Australia GK Danny Ireland (on loan to Nuneaton Borough & Halesowen Town) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 England FW Robbie Simpson 16 5 14 3 1 2 1 0
25 Scotland FW Kevin Kyle (on loan to Hartlepool United) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Republic of Ireland MF David Bell 8 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
28 England DF Gary Borrowdale (on loan to Colchester United & Queens Park Rangers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Thornton (on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 England FW Donovan Simmonds (on loan to Kilmarnock) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England GK Andy Marshall 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
35 England MF Jermaine Grandison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England MF Adam Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 England MF Jordan Clarke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 England MF Sean Fraser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 England DF Curtis Wynter 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
40 England DF Ashley Cain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:

  • Player substitutions are not included.

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Flag Pos Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
19 Republic of Ireland FW Morrison, ClintonClinton Morrison 10 2 0 Goal 12
5 England DF Ward, ElliottElliott Ward 5 0 1 Goal 6
4 England DF Fox, DanielDaniel Fox 5 0 0 Goal 5
24 England FW Simpson, RobbieRobbie Simpson 3 2 0 Goal 5
14 England FW McKenzie, LeonLeon McKenzie 3 0 1 Goal 4
9 Republic of Ireland MF Best, LeonLeon Best 2 0 2 Goal 4
6 England DF Dann, ScottScott Dann 3 1 0 Goal 4
10 Wales FW Eastwood, FreddyFreddy Eastwood 4 0 0 Goal 4
21 Republic of Ireland MF Tabb, JayJay Tabb 3 0 0 Goal 3
8 Republic of Ireland MF Doyle, MichaelMichael Doyle 2 0 1 Goal 3
21 Malta FW Mifsud, MichaelMichael Mifsud 2 0 0 Goal 2
12 Iceland MF Gunnarsson, AronAron Gunnarsson 1 0 1 Goal 2
11 England MF Gray, JulianJulian Gray 1 0 0 Goal 1
7 France MF Beuzelin, GuillaumeGuillaume Beuzelin 1 0 0 Goal 1
18 England MF Henderson, JordanJordan Henderson 1 0 0 Goal 1
25 Republic of Ireland MF Bell, DavidDavid Bell 1 0 0 Goal 1

Yellow cards[edit]

No. Flag Pos Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
6 Iceland MF Gunnarsson, AronAron Gunnarsson 9 1 2 Booked 12
4 England DF Fox, DanielDaniel Fox 8 1 0 Booked 9
7 France MF Beuzelin, GuillaumeGuillaume Beuzelin 7 0 2 Booked 9
6 England DF Dann, ScottScott Dann 8 0 0 Booked 8
19 Republic of Ireland FW Morrison, ClintonClinton Morrison 8 0 0 Booked 8
2 England DF Wright, StephenStephen Wright 6 1 0 Booked 7
16 England MF Osbourne, IsaacIsaac Osbourne 6 0 0 Booked 6
21 Republic of Ireland MF Tabb, JayJay Tabb 4 0 0 Booked 4
10 Wales FW Eastwood, FreddyFreddy Eastwood 3 0 1 Booked 4
1 Republic of Ireland GK Westwood, KeirenKeiren Westwood 3 0 1 Booked 4
8 Republic of Ireland MF Doyle, MichaelMichael Doyle 4 0 0 Booked 4
5 England DF Ward, ElliottElliott Ward 3 0 1 Booked 4
14 England FW McKenzie, LeonLeon McKenzie 3 0 0 Booked 3
24 England FW Simpson, RobbieRobbie Simpson 3 0 0 Booked 3
9 Republic of Ireland FW Best, LeonLeon Best 2 0 0 Booked 2
18 England MF Henderson, JordanJordan Henderson 2 0 0 Booked 2
3 England DF Hall, MarcusMarcus Hall 1 1 0 Booked 2
20 England DF Turner, BenBen Turner 2 0 0 Booked 2
17 Malta FW Mifsud, MichaelMichael Mifsud 1 0 0 Booked 1
21 Scotland DF McPake, JamesJames McPake 1 0 0 Booked 1

Red cards[edit]

No. Flag Pos Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
2 England DF Wright, StephenStephen Wright 1 0 0 Red card 1
4 England DF Fox, DanielDaniel Fox 1 0 0 Red card 1

Captains[edit]

No. Pos. Name Starts
6 DF England Scott Dann 34
19 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 16
3 DF England Marcus Hall 3

Penalties Awarded[edit]

Date Success? Penalty Taker Opponent Competition
2008-08-09 Green tickY England Elliott Ward Norwich City Championship
2008-09-17 Red XN England Elliott Ward Sheffield United Championship
2008-09-20 Green tickY England Elliott Ward Queens Park Rangers Championship
2008-10-04 Red XN England Elliott Ward Southampton Championship
2008-10-21 Green tickY England Elliott Ward Burnley Championship
2008-04-21 Green tickY England Elliott Ward Barnsley Championship

Suspensions served[edit]

Date Matches Missed Suspended Player Reason Missed Opponents
2008-11-22 1 Iceland Aron Gunnarsson Reached 5 Yellow Cards Sheffield Wednesday (A)
2008-12-06 1 England Daniel Fox Reached 5 Yellow Cards Nottingham Forest (H)
2009-01-17 3 England Stephen Wright Sent Off vs. Queens Park Rangers Blackpool (H), Torquay United (A), Cardiff City (H)
2009-01-31 2 Iceland Aron Gunnarsson Reached 10 Yellow Cards Derby County (A), Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
2009-02-14 1 England Stephen Wright Reached 5 Yellow Cards Blackburn Rovers (A)
2009-02-23 1 England Scott Dann Reached 5 Yellow Cards Blackburn Rovers (H)
2009-05-03 1 England Daniel Fox Sent Off vs. Watford Ipswich Town (A)

Monthly & Weekly Awards[edit]

Championship Team of the Week 11-08-2008 Keiren Westwood
Championship Team of the Week 23-09-2008 Elliott Ward
Championship Team of the Week 23-09-2008 Daniel Fox
Championship Team of the Week 06-10-2008 Daniel Fox
Championship Team of the Week 24-11-2008 Keiren Westwood
Championship Team of the Week 24-11-2008 Daniel Fox
Championship Team of the Week 02-02-2009 Michael Doyle
Championship Team of the Week 23-02-2009 Scott Dann
Championship Manager of the Month February Chris Coleman
Championship Team of the Week 06-04-2009 Ben Turner
PFA Championship Team Of The Year 2008/2009 Keiren Westwood
PFA Championship Team Of The Year 2008/2009 Daniel Fox

End of Season Awards[edit]

Player of The Season Award Aron Gunnarsson
Young Player of The Season Award Ben Turner
Players' Player of The Season Award Daniel Fox
Top Scorer Award Clinton Morrison
Goal of The Season Award David Bell
Community Player of The Season Award Aron Gunnarsson

Overall[edit]

Games played 53 (46 Championship, 2 League Cup, 5 FA Cup)
Games won 17 (13 Championship, 1 League Cup, 3 FA Cup)
Games drawn 16 (15 Championship, 1 FA Cup)
Games lost 20 (18 Championship, 1 League Cup, 1 FA Cup)
Goals scored 58 (47 Championship, 5 League Cup, 6 FA Cup)
Goals conceded 66 (58 Championship, 4 League Cup, 4 FA Cup)
Goal difference -8
Yellow cards 95 (84 Championship, 4 League Cup, 7 FA Cup)
Red cards 2 (2 Championship)
Worst discipline Iceland Aron Gunnarsson (12 Booked, 0 Red card)
Best result 4-1 (H) v Southampton - Championship - 2008.10.04
Worst result 4-0 (A) v Plymouth Argyle - Championship - 2009.04.11
Most appearances Republic of Ireland Keiren Westwood (49 appearances)
Top scorer Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison (12 goals)
Points 54 / 138 (39.14%)

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Player From Date Fee
France Guillaume Beuzelin Hibernian 2 June 2008 Free[47]
Iceland Aron Gunnarsson AZ Alkmaar 17 June 2008 £250,000[48]
Republic of Ireland Keiren Westwood Carlisle United 18 June 2008 £750,000[49]
Wales Freddy Eastwood Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 July 2008 £1,200,000[50]
Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison Crystal Palace 7 August 2008 Free[51]
England Stephen Wright Sunderland 8 August 2008 Free[52]
Republic of Ireland David Bell Norwich City 30 January 2009 £500,000[53]
Scotland James McPake Livingston 2 February 2009 Undisclosed[54]

Transfers out[edit]

Player To Date Fee
Republic of Ireland Colin Hawkins Brighton & Hove Albion 29 May 2008 Free[55]
England Liam Davis Northampton Town 6 June 2008 Free[56]
Netherlands Arjan De Zeeuw ADO'20 5 May 2008 Free[57]
Northern Ireland Michael Hughes Released 5 May 2008 Free[57]
England Stuart Giddings Hinckley United 5 May 2008 Free[58]
England Wayne Andrews Luton Town 5 May 2008 Free[59]
England Lee Hildreth Tamworth 5 May 2008 Free[60]
England Stephen Hughes Walsall 12 June 2008 Free[61]
Netherlands Ellery Cairo NAC Breda 27 June 2008 Free[62]
Scotland David McNamee Plymouth Argyle 14 July 2008 Free[63]
England Gary Borrowdale Queens Park Rangers 2 January 2009 £350,000[64]
Trinidad and Tobago Chris Birchall Brighton & Hove Albion 2 January 2009 Free[65]
Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb Reading 19 January 2009 £500,000[66]
Scotland Kevin Kyle Kilmarnock 28 January 2009 Free[67]
England Julian Gray Fulham 2 February 2009 Undisclosed[68]

Loans in[edit]

Player From Date From Date Till
England Lee Sawyer Chelsea 26 January 2009 22 February 2009[69]
England Jordan Henderson Sunderland 29 January 2009 8 April 2009[70][71]

Loans out[edit]

Player To Date From Date Till
England Donovan Simmonds Kilmarnock 13 August 2008 30 June 2009[72][73]
England Julian Gray Fulham 1 September 2008 2 February 2009[74]
England Gary Borrowdale Colchester United 25 September 2008 16 October 2008[75]
Republic of Ireland Kevin Thornton Brighton and Hove Albion 26 September 2008 4 November 2008[76]
Scotland Kevin Kyle Hartlepool United 1 October 2008 28 December 2008[77]
Australia Danny Ireland Nuneaton Borough 6 October 2008 6 November 2008[78]
Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Swansea City 27 October 2008 28 December 2008[79]
England Gary Borrowdale Queens Park Rangers 26 November 2008 31 December 2008[80]
Trinidad and Tobago Chris Birchall Carlisle United 27 November 2008 31 December 2008[81]
Australia Danny Ireland Halesowen Town 15 December 2008 7 January 2009[82]
Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Swansea City 8 January 2009 31 January 2009[83]
Malta Michael Mifsud Barnsley 2 February 2009 31 May 2009[84]
Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Cardiff City 11 February 2009 31 May 2009[85]

Kit profile[edit]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Home - Cassidy Group
Sponsor: Away - StadiArena

Home Strip
Away Strip

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