2008–09 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
2008-09 season
Manager England Ian McParland
Football League Two 19th
FA Cup 2nd Round
League Cup 2nd Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round
Top goalscorer League: Delroy Facey (9)
All: Richard Butcher (10)
Highest home attendance 6,033 vs Aldershot Town, 27 September 2008
Lowest home attendance 2,886 vs Luton Town, 10 March 2009
Average home league attendance 3,928

Notts County are the oldest club in the Football League. The 2008-09 season was their 12th year in The Football League.

Season review[edit]

Kits and sponsorship[edit]

League Two[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
18 Port Vale 46 13 9 24 44 66 -22 48
19 Notts County 46 11 14 21 49 69 -20 47
20 Macclesfield Town 46 13 8 25 45 77 -32 47

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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 11 14 21 49 69 −20 47 6 6 11 22 31 −9 5 8 10 27 38 −11

Last updated: 2 May 2009.
Source: [1]

Cups[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Notts County took on non-League side Sutton Town where they won. After that they took on another non-league side, Kettering Town where they drew resulting in a replay where they lost 2-1.

League Cup[edit]

Notts County started their League Cup campaign against newly promoted Championship side, Doncaster Rovers. Myles Weston scored the only goal to put them through to the second round, where they took on Premier League side Wigan Athletic. There they lost 4-0.

Football League Trophy[edit]

Notts County's Football League Trophy campaign only lasted one match. League One outfit Scunthorpe United beat County 2-1 at Glanford Park.

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 England GK Russell Hoult
2 England DF Phil Picken
4 England DF Mike Edwards
5 England DF Adam Tann
6 Jamaica DF Michael Johnson
7 England MF Matthew Hamshaw
9 England FW Jamie Forrester
11 England MF Myles Weston
12 England GK Kevin Pilkington
14 England FW Sean Canham
No. Position Player
15 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan
16 England FW Ben Fairclough
17 England DF Jamie Clapham
18 England DF Stephen Hunt
20 Republic of Ireland DF John Thompson (captain)
22 Grenada FW Delroy Facey
23 England MF Richard Butcher
24 England Matt Richards
25 England MF Adam Nowland

Statistics[edit]

As of end of season

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Russell Hoult 21 0 16 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
2 England DF Jason Beardsley* 14 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
2 England DF Phil Picken 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Paul Mayo* 16 2 10+2 2 1 0 2 0 1 0
4 England DF Mike Edwards 49 2 42+1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0
5 England DF Adam Tann 17 0 9+5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
6 Jamaica DF Michael Johnson 30 2 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 England MF Matthew Hamshaw 46 3 39+2 3 2 0 2 0 1 0
8 England MF Neil MacKenzie* 4 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9 England FW Jamie Forrester 32 8 27+3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 England FW Jay Smith* 18 1 6+7 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
11 England MF Myles Weston 50 4 44 3 3 0 2 1 1 0
12 England GK Kevin Pilkington 26 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 England FW Sean Canham 29 4 7+16 3 3 1 2 0 1 0
15 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan 19 1 13+5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 England FW Ben Fairclough 11 0 2+6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
17 England DF Jamie Clapham 43 2 40 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
18 England DF Stephen Hunt 13 0 8+3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
19 England MF Nathaniel Wedderburn* 11 0 3+6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 Republic of Ireland DF John Thompson 38 2 35 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Spencer Weir-Daley* 14 0 0+10 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 Grenada FW Delroy Facey 51 9 44+1 9 3 0 2 0 1 0
23 England MF Richard Butcher 39 10 29+5 8 2 1 2 0 1 1
24 England DF Mitchell Hanson* 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England   Matt Richards 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Adam Nowland 21 0 16+4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
26 England MF Lewis Neal* 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
26 England GK Josh Lillis* 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 England FW Jonathan Forte* 18 8 15+3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • *Indicates player left during the season

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
20 DF John Thompson 11 0
06 DF Michael Johnson 9 0
09 FW Jamie Forrester 0 1
07 MF Matthew Hamshaw 4 0
10 FW Jay Smith 4 0
02 DF Phil Picken 4 0
04 DF Mike Edwards 3 0
11 MF Myles Weston 3 0
14 FW Sean Canham 2 0
17 DF Jamie Clapham 2 0
24 DF Mitchell Hanson 2 0
03 DF Paul Mayo 2 0
25 MF Adam Nowland 2 0
02 DF Jason Beardsley 1 0
23 MF Richard Butcher 1 0
22 FW Delroy Facey 1 0
10 FW Jonathan Forte 1 0
18 DF Stephen Hunt 1 0
26 MF Lewis Neal 1 0
12 GK Kevin Pilkington 1 0
05 DF Adam Tann 1 0
19 MF Nathaniel Wedderburn 1 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Sean Canham Team Bath Undisclosed
Delroy Facey Gillingham Free
Jamie Forrester Lincoln City Free
Matt Hamshaw Unattached Free
Michael Johnson Derby County Free

Loans In[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Date Return
Jason Beardsley Derby County 5 June 2008 31 December 2008
Jonathan Forte Scunthorpe United 13 November 2008 13 December 2008
Jonathan Forte Scunthorpe United February 2009 18 April 2009
Phil Picken Chesterfield End of Season

January transfers out[edit]

Player Club Fee
Paul Mayo Released -
Jay Smith Released -

Fixtures and results[edit]

League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 9 Bradford City A 1-2 14,038 Butcher
Aug 16 Darlington H 0-0 4,352
Aug 23 Luton Town A 1-1 6,058 Forrester
Aug 30 Shrewsbury Town H 2-2 4,697 Edwards, Butcher
Sep 6 A.F.C. Bournemouth H 1-1 4,362 Forrester
Sep 13 Accrington Stanley A 1-1 1,404 Canham
Sep 20 Exeter City A 2-2 4,341 Johnson, Canham
Sep 27 Aldershot Town H 2-1 6,033 Johnson, Butcher
Oct 4 Port Vale A 2-1 6,247 Forrester, Weston
Oct 13 Brentford H 1-1 6,012 Forrester
Oct 18 Macclesfield Town H 1-1 4,600 Facey
Oct 21 Gillingham A 2-2 4,396 Butcher, Facey
Oct 25 Chesterfield A 1-3 4,134 Facey
Oct 28 Rochdale H 1-2 3,610 Forrester
Nov 1 Bury H 0-1 4,391
Nov 15 Barnet A 4-0 1,934 Butcher, Forte (3)
Nov 22 Dagenham & Redbridge A 1-6 1,743 Forte
Nov 25 Wycombe Wanderers H 0-2 2,964
Dec 6 Morecambe H 1-0 3,671 Canham
Dec 13 Chester City A 0-2 1,767
Dec 20 Lincoln City H 0-1 4,568
Dec 26 Grimsby Town A 1-0 5,432 Facey
Dec 28 Rotherham United H 0-3 6,686
Jan 10 Exeter City H 2-1 3,832 Facey, Strachan
Jan 17 Brentford A 1-1 5,465 Facey
Jan 20 Aldershot Town A 2-2 2,491 Clapham, Hamshaw
Jan 24 Port Vale H 4-2 4,447 Weston, Forrester (3)
Jan 27 Rochdale A 0-3 2,289
Jan 31 Chesterfield H 0-1 4,953
Feb 14 Barnet H 2-0 3,830 Hamshaw, Clapham
Feb 17 Macclesfield Town A 1-1 1,370 Hamshaw
Feb 21 Bury A 0-2 2,810
Feb 28 Bradford City H 3-1 5,138 Forte (2), Facey
Mar 3 Darlington A 0-1 2,450
Mar 7 Shrewsbury Town A 2-3 5,192 Butcher, Forte
Mar 10 Luton Town H 0-2 2,886
Mar 14 Accrington Stanley H 1-1 3,701 Facey
Mar 17 Gillingham H 0-1 3,189
Mar 21 A.F.C. Bournemouth A 1-0 5,510 Weston
Mar 28 Lincoln City A 1-1 4,027 Facey
Apr 4 Chester City H 1-2 4,025 Edwards
Apr 11 Rotherham United A 1-2 2,945 Forte
Apr 13 Grimsby Town H 0-2 5,890
Apr 18 Morecambe A 0-1 2,161
Apr 25 Dagenham & Redbridge H 0-3 4,419
May 2 Wycombe Wanderers A 2-1 9,625 Thompson

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Nov 6 One Sutton United A 1-0 4,391 Butcher
Nov 30 Two Kettering Town H 1-1 4,451 Canham
Dec 10 Two (replay) Kettering Town A 1-2 3,019 Smith

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 12 One Doncaster Rovers H 1-0 3,272 Weston
Aug 26 Two Wigan Athletic A 0-4 4,100

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Sep 2 One Scunthorpe United A 1-2 1,755 Butcher

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Name
First-Team Manager Ian McParland
Assistant Manager Dave Kevan
Coach Tommy Johnson
Youth Team Manager
Goalkeeping Coach Carl Muggleton
Physio Paul Godfrey
Fitness Coach Marcus Svensson
Head of Youth Mick Leonard

See also[edit]

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