2008–09 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
2008-09 season
Manager 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. Pos Nat Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Russell Hoult 21 0 16 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
2 DF England Jason Beardsley* 14 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
2 DF England Phil Picken 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF England Paul Mayo* 16 2 10+2 2 1 0 2 0 1 0
4 DF England Mike Edwards 49 2 42+1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0
5 DF England Adam Tann 17 0 9+5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
6 DF Jamaica Michael Johnson 30 2 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF England Matthew Hamshaw 46 3 39+2 3 2 0 2 0 1 0
8 MF England Neil MacKenzie* 4 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9 FW England Jamie Forrester 32 8 27+3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Jay Smith* 18 1 6+7 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
11 MF England Myles Weston 50 4 44 3 3 0 2 1 1 0
12 GK England Kevin Pilkington 26 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 FW England Sean Canham 29 4 7+16 3 3 1 2 0 1 0
15 MF Scotland Gavin Strachan 19 1 13+5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 FW England Ben Fairclough 11 0 2+6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
17 DF England Jamie Clapham 43 2 40 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
18 DF England Stephen Hunt 13 0 8+3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England Nathaniel Wedderburn* 11 0 3+6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Republic of Ireland John Thompson 38 2 35 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW England Spencer Weir-Daley* 14 0 0+10 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 FW Grenada Delroy Facey 51 9 44+1 9 3 0 2 0 1 0
23 MF England Richard Butcher 39 10 29+5 8 2 1 2 0 1 1
24 DF England 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 MF England Adam Nowland 21 0 16+4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF England Lewis Neal* 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
26 GK England Josh Lillis* 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW England 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
9 Aug Bradford City A 1-2 14,038 Butcher
16 Aug Darlington H 0-0 4,352
23 Aug Luton Town A 1-1 6,058 Forrester
30 Aug Shrewsbury Town H 2-2 4,697 Edwards, Butcher
6 Sep A.F.C. Bournemouth H 1-1 4,362 Forrester
13 Sep Accrington Stanley A 1-1 1,404 Canham
20 Sep Exeter City A 2-2 4,341 Johnson, Canham
27 Sep Aldershot Town H 2-1 6,033 Johnson, Butcher
4 Oct Port Vale A 2-1 6,247 Forrester, Weston
13 Oct Brentford H 1-1 6,012 Forrester
18 Oct Macclesfield Town H 1-1 4,600 Facey
21 Oct Gillingham A 2-2 4,396 Butcher, Facey
25 Oct Chesterfield A 1-3 4,134 Facey
28 Oct Rochdale H 1-2 3,610 Forrester
1 Nov Bury H 0-1 4,391
15 Nov Barnet A 4-0 1,934 Butcher, Forte (3)
22 Nov Dagenham & Redbridge A 1-6 1,743 Forte
25 Nov Wycombe Wanderers H 0-2 2,964
6 Dec Morecambe H 1-0 3,671 Canham
13 Dec Chester City A 0-2 1,767
20 Dec Lincoln City H 0-1 4,568
26 Dec Grimsby Town A 1-0 5,432 Facey
28 Dec Rotherham United H 0-3 6,686
10 Jan Exeter City H 2-1 3,832 Facey, Strachan
17 Jan Brentford A 1-1 5,465 Facey
20 Jan Aldershot Town A 2-2 2,491 Clapham, Hamshaw
24 Jan Port Vale H 4-2 4,447 Weston, Forrester (3)
27 Jan Rochdale A 0-3 2,289
31 Jan Chesterfield H 0-1 4,953
14 Feb Barnet H 2-0 3,830 Hamshaw, Clapham
17 Feb Macclesfield Town A 1-1 1,370 Hamshaw
21 Feb Bury A 0-2 2,810
28 Feb Bradford City H 3-1 5,138 Forte (2), Facey
3 Mar Darlington A 0-1 2,450
7 Mar Shrewsbury Town A 2-3 5,192 Butcher, Forte
10 Mar Luton Town H 0-2 2,886
14 Mar Accrington Stanley H 1-1 3,701 Facey
17 Mar Gillingham H 0-1 3,189
21 Mar A.F.C. Bournemouth A 1-0 5,510 Weston
28 Mar Lincoln City A 1-1 4,027 Facey
4 Apr Chester City H 1-2 4,025 Edwards
11 Apr Rotherham United A 1-2 2,945 Forte
13 Apr Grimsby Town H 0-2 5,890
18 Apr Morecambe A 0-1 2,161
25 Apr Dagenham & Redbridge H 0-3 4,419
2 May Wycombe Wanderers A 2-1 9,625 Thompson

FA Cup[edit]

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

League Cup[edit]

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

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 Sep 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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