2008–09 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
2008–09 season
Chairman Simon Jordan
Manager Neil Warnock
The Championship 15th
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Shefki Kuqi (10)
All:
Shefki Kuqi (10)
Highest home attendance 22,824 v Sheffield United (3 May 2009)
Lowest home attendance 12,847 v Birmingham City (24 February 2009)
Average home league attendance 15,220

The 2008–09 season was Crystal Palace Football Club's 4th consecutive season in The Championship, after their play-off defeat in the previous campaign.

Statistics[edit]

Last updated on 10 January 2010.[1][2]
No. Nat Pos Player Total The Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Argentina GK Julián Speroni 48 -55 45 -50 3 -5 0 0
2 England DF Matthew Lawrence 35 0 28+4 0 2 0 1 0
3 England DF Clint Hill 48 2 43 1 3 1 2 0
4 England MF Shaun Derry 42 0 35+4 0 2 0 1 0
5 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy 29 3 25+2 3 0 0 2 0
6 Portugal DF José Fonte 42 4 36+2 4 3 0 1 0
7 Wales MF Carl Fletcher 6 0 0+3 0 1 0 2 0
8 England FW James Scowcroft 10 0 5+5 0 0 0 0 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee 19 3 10+6 3 3 0 0 0
10 Australia MF Nick Carle 41 4 35+2 3 2 0 2 1
11 England FW Victor Moses 32 2 19+8 2 3 0 2 0
12 England GK Darryl Flahavan 3 -7 1 -2 0 0 2 -5
14 Republic of Ireland FW Sean Scannell 27 3 16+9 2 1 1 1 0
15 England DF Lee Hills 16 0 8+6 0 1 0 1 0
16 England MF Neil Danns 23 3 14+6 2 3 1 0 0
17 England FW Simon Thomas 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 England FW Calvin Andrew 10 0 1+6 0 1 0 2 0
19 England MF Tom Soares 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
19 Scotland FW Craig Beattie 15 5 15 5 0 0 0 0
20 England DF Danny Butterfield 30 1 17+9 1 3 0 1 0
22 Austria DF Johannes Ertl 13 0 3+9 0 0 0 1 0
23 Barbados MF Paul Ifill 38 6 27+6 4 3 2 2 0
24 England MF Ben Watson 19 5 18 5 0 0 1 0
25 Jamaica DF Claude Davis 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
26 Wales MF John Oster 33 4 27+4 3 1 0 1 1
27 France MF Leandre Griffit 6 0 2+3 0 1 0 0 0
28 Portugal FW Rui Fonte 10 0 5+5 0 0 0 0 0
32 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi 37 10 20+15 10 2 0 0 0
33 Republic of Ireland FW Anthony Stokes 13 1 11+2 1 0 0 0 0
35 Wales DF Rhoys Wiggins 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
37 England DF Nathaniel Pinney 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
41 England MF Kieran Djilali 8 0 2+4 0 0 0 2 0
42 England MF James Comley 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
43 England DF Nathaniel Clyne 29 0 25+1 0 3 0 0 0
44 England MF Kieron Cadogan 4 1 0+4 1 0 0 0 0

Club[edit]

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Neil Warnock
Assistant manager England Mick Jones
First team coach England Keith Curle
Goalkeeping coach England Jim Stannard
Chief scout Scotland Allan Gemmill
Fitness coach England Louis Langdown
Reserve team manager England Gary Issott
Academy manager England David Moss
U18 team/Assistant academy manager England Gary Issott
Physiotherapists England Nigel Cox, Paul Timson and Sangi Patel

Source:[citation needed]

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

12 July 2008
15:00
Bromley 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Hockton Goal 32' (Report) Hill Goal 67'
Hayes Lane, London
Attendance: 2,153
Referee: Steve Bennett

14 July 2008
19:45
Crawley Town 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Pinault Goal 67' (pen.) (Report) Ifill Goal 37'
Broadfield Stadium, Crawley
Attendance: 2,536

17 July 2008
19:45
Aldershot Town 3 – 4 Crystal Palace
Grant Goal 23, 66' (pen.)
Morgan Goal 51' (pen.)
(Report) Freedman Goal 32' (pen.)
Thomas Goal 40'
Dayton Goal 70'
Smith Goal 82' (pen.)
EBB Stadium, Aldershot
Attendance: 1,436

17 July 2008
19:45
Dartford 0 – 2 Crystal Palace XI
(Report) Dayton Goal 56'
Comley Goal 77'
Princes Park, Dartford
Attendance: 792
Referee: Ian Cooper

21 July 2008
19:00
Tavistock 0 – 4 Crystal Palace
(Report) Andrew Goal 40, 56'
Watson Goal 52'
Short Goal 54' (o.g.)
Langsford Park, Tavistock
Attendance: 1,500

23 July 2008
19:50
Bodmin Town 1 – 4 Crystal Palace
O'Hagan Goal 27' (Report) Ertl Goal 46'
Fletcher Goal 62'
Dayton Goal 75, 80'
Priory Park, Bodmin

25 July 2008
19:50
Truro City 0 – 1 Crystal Palace
(Report) Thomas Goal 35'
Treyew Road, Truro

29 July 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Fulham XI
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Phil Crossley


30 July 2008
19:45
Afan Lido 4 – 1 Crystal Palace XI
Jones Goal 25 (pen.), 32'
Wade Goal 80' (pen.)
Williams Goal 86'
(Report) Adelakun Goal 33'
Martsons Stadium, Aberavon
Attendance: 250

2 August 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Leicester City
Moses Goal 60' (Report) Oakley Goal 34'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Phil Crossley

2 August 2008
15:00
Hemel Hempstead Town 0 – 1 Crystal Palace XI
(Report) Djilali Goal 56'
Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead

5 August 2008
19:00
Dover Athletic 2 – 3 Crystal Palace XI
Wallis Goal 86'
Moore Goal 89'
(Report) Thomas Goal 23 (pen.), 65, 68'
Crabble Stadium, River
Attendance: 613
Referee: Paul Kelly

Errea South West Challenge Cup[edit]

Group phase[edit]
23 July 2008
19:00
Eastleigh 2 – 1 Crystal Palace XI
Taggart Goal (pen.)
Davies Goal
(Report)
Marshford, Appledore

25 July 2008
18:00
Crystal Palace XI 4 – 2 Bideford
Nnanami Goal 28'
LevinsGoal 65'
Goal 81' (o.g.)
Adelakun Goal 84'
(Report) Woods Goal 56'
Barker Goal 72'
Marshford, Appledore

Crystal Palace finished second in their group with three points and thus qualified for the semifinal stage. However, with the squad heavily depleted through injury, Palace opted to give their semifinal place to third-placed team Torquay United

Football League Championship[edit]

9 August 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Watford
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,614
Referee: Mike Jones

16 August 2008
15:00
Preston North End 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
Nicholson Goal 58'
Chaplow Goal 90+1'
(Report)
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 14,225
Referee: Keith Woolmer

23 August 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Burnley
Scowcroft Yellow cardRed card 47'
Derry Yellow cardRed card 52'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,071
Referee: Iain Williamson

30 August 2008
15:00
Reading 4 – 2 Crystal Palace
Harper Goal 18'
Doyle Goal 68, 68, 89'
(Report) Carle Goal 37 (pen.)'
Soares Goal 64'
Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 20,441
Referee: Clive Penton

13 September 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2 – 0 Swansea City
Watson Goal 28'
Carle Goal 66'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,621
Referee: Lee Mason

16 September 2008
19:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
Ebanks-Blake Goal 1'
Keogh Goal 58'
(Report) Ifill Goal 32'
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 22,200
Referee: Scott Mathieson

20 September 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Plymouth Argyle
McCarthy Goal 85' (Report) Gallagher Goal 28, 56'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,209
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

27 September 2008
17:20
Ipswich Town 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Stead Goal 23' (Report) Moses Goal 25'
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 19,032
Referee: Darren Deadman

30 September 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Charlton Athletic
Beattie Goal 63' (Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,358
Referee: Mike Russell

4 October 2008
15:00
Nottingham Forest 0 – 2 Crystal Palace
(Report) Ifill Goal 4'
Kuqi Goal 81'
City Ground, Nottinghamshire
Attendance: 22,811
Referee: Richard Beeby

18 October 2008
17:20
Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Barnsley
Watson Goal 25 (pen.), 60'
Kuqi Goal 82'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,494
Referee: Anthony Bates

21 October 2008
19:45
Birmingham City 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
O'Connor Goal 90+4' (Report)
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 17,706
Referee: Nigel Miller

25 October 2008
15:00
Blackpool 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
Burgess Goal 48'
Evatt Goal 65'
(Report) Ifill Goal 28'
Beattie Goal 49'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,597
Referee: Anthony Taylor

28 October 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Nottingham Forest
Kuqi Goal 75' (Report) Cohen Goal 28'
Thornhill Goal 81'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,162
Referee: Andy D'Urso

1 November 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday
Watson Goal 54 (pen.)' (Report) Clarke Goal 7'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,650
Referee: Kevin Wright

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

15 November 2008
15:00
Cardiff City 2 – 1 Crystal Palace
Chopra Goal 33 (pen.)'
Ledley Goal 53'
(Report) Scannell Goal 37'
Lawrence Red card 90+4'
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 17,478
Referee: Jonathan Moss

22 November 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 4 – 2 Bristol City
Oster Goal 11'
Scannell Goal 13'
Beattie Goal 65'
Fonte Goal 72'
(Report) Adebola Goal 44'
Maynard Goal 74'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,599
Referee: Grant Hegley

25 November 2008
19:45
Norwich City 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
Pattison Goal 61' (Report) Beattie Goal 27'
Oster Goal 40'
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 24,034
Referee: Dean Whitestone

29 November 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Queens Park Rangers
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,411
Referee: Rob Styles

6 December 2008
15:00
Derby County 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
Varney Goal 41' (Report) McCarthy Goal 3'
Kuqi Goal 61'
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 27,203
Referee: Michael Oliver

8 December 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 3 – 0 Southampton
Kuqi Goal 9'
Beattie Goal 15'
Ifill Goal 75'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,799
Referee: Darren Deadman

13 December 2008
15:00
Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Doncaster Rovers
Kuqi Goal 21 (pen.)'
Lee Goal 89'
(Report) Heffernan Goal 15'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,811
Referee: Andy Hall

20 December 2008
17:20
Sheffield United 2 – 2 Crystal Palace
Dyer Goal 41'
Beattie Goal 88 (pen.)'
(Report) McCarthy Goal 47'
Carle Goal 90+5'
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 23,045
Referee: Paul Taylor

26 December 2008
13:00
Crystal Palace 3 – 1 Norwich City
Fonte Goal 6, 31'
Butterfield Goal 90'
(Report) Doherty Goal 19'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 17,810
Referee: Keith Stroud

28 December 2008
15:00
Bristol City 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
Maynard Goal 2' (Report)
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 18,265
Referee: Andy Penn

17 January 2009
15:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 4 Ipswich Town
Lee Goal 31' (Report) Garvan Goal 19'
Norris Goal 28'
Lisbie Goal 69'
Hill Goal 89' o.g.
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 15,348
Referee: Clive Penton

27 January 2009
19:45
Charlton Athletic 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
Spring Goal 14' (Report)
The Valley, Charlton
Attendance: 20,627
Referee: Stuart Attwell

31 January 2009
15:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Blackpool
(Report) Campbell Goal 41 (pen.)'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 13,810
Referee: Andre Marriner

17 February 2009
19:45
Plymouth Argyle 1 – 3 Crystal Palace
Sawyer Goal 68' (Report) Danns Goal 21'
Lee Goal 28'
Oster Goal 43'
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 10,710
Referee: Rob Shoebridge

21 February 2009
15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
McAllister Goal 80'
Clarke Goal 90+3'
(Report)
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 22,687
Referee: Colin Webster

24 February 2009
20:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Birmingham City
Carle Red card 76' (Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 12,847
Referee: Paul Taylor

21 February 2009
15:00
Watford 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
Cowie Goal 22'
J. Fonte Goal 72' o.g.
(Report)
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 15,529
Referee: Grant Hegley

3 March 2009
20:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Report) Ebanks-Blake Goal 74 (pen.)'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,907
Referee: Graham Horwood

7 March 2009
15:00
Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Preston North End
Stokes Goal 32'
Danns Goal 34'
(Report) Jones Goal 29'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 16,340
Referee: Russell Booth

11 March 2009
19:45
Burnley 4 – 2 Crystal Palace
Carlisle Goal 39'
Alexander Goal 81 (pen.)'
Thompson Goal 88'
Rodriguez Goal 90+3'
(Report) Kuqi Goal 26'
Carlisle Goal 35' o.g.
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,312
Referee: Carl Boyeson

14 March 2009
15:00
Swansea City 1 – 3 Crystal Palace
Pintado Goal 66' (Report) Moses Goal 49'
J. Fonte Goal 61'
Kuqi Goal 90+3'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 13,663
Referee: Roger East

17 March 2009
19:45
Barnsley 3 – 1 Crystal Palace
Campbell-Ryce Goal 23'
Hills Goal 52' o.g.
Mifsud Goal 73'
(Report) Kuqi Goal 8'
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 10,885
Referee: Graham Salisbury

21 March 2009
17:20
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Reading
(Report) Rosenior Red card 72'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,567
Referee: Andy D'Urso

4 April 2009
15:00
Queens Park Rangers 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
(Report)
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 15,234
Referee: Scott Mathieson

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

11 April 2009
15:00
Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Cardiff City
[1] McCormack Goal 22 (pen.), 90+2'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 12,898
Referee: Russell Booth

13 April 2009
15:00
Southampton 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
McGoldrick Goal 67' (Report)
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 23,220
Referee: Mike Russell

18 April 2009
15:00
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Derby County
Moses Yellow cardRed card 60'
Kuqi Goal 63'
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 14,736
Referee: Andy Woolmer

25 April 2009
15:00
Doncaster Rovers 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
Shiels Goal 45'
Hayter Goal 75'
(Report)
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Attendance: 12,880
Referee: Anthony Taylor

3 May 2009
13:15
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Sheffield United
(Report)
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 22,824
Referee: Chris Foy

Football League Cup[edit]

Round 1[edit]

12 August 2008
20:00
Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Hereford United
Carle Goal 45'
Oster Goal 49'
(Report) Ashikodi Goal 41'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 3,094
Referee: Trevor Kettle

Round 2[edit]

26 August 2008
19:45
Leeds United 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Douglas Goal 11'
Beckford Goal 32'
Becchio Goal 52'
Showunmi Goal 76'
(Report)
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 10,765
Referee: Kevin Friend

FA Cup[edit]

Round 3[edit]

3 January 2009
15:00
Leicester City 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
(Report)
Walkers Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 15,976
Referee: Graham Laws

13 January 2009
20:00
Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Leicester City
Ifill Goal 38'
Scannell Goal 55'
(Report) Gradel Goal 90+4'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 6,023
Referee: Steve Tanner

Round 4[edit]

24 January 2009
15:00
Watford 4 – 3 Crystal Palace
DeMerit Goal 17'
Cork Goal 27'
Hoskins Goal 67'
Rasiak Goal 70'
(Report) Hill Goal 47'
Danns Goal 83'
Ifill Goal 90+5'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 10,006
Referee: Michael Oliver

End of season awards[edit]

Award Winner
Crystal Palace F.C. Player of the Year Julián Speroni
Crystal Palace F.C. Young Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Vice Presidents' Player of the Year José Fonte
Vice Presidents' Young Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Scholar Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Academy Player of the Year Alex Wynter
Crystal Palace F.C. Goal of the Season Paddy McCarthy v Derby County (06-12-08)
Special Achievement Award Crystal Palace F.C. squad of the 1978-79 season for winning the Second Division title

References[edit]

External links[edit]