2008–09 Plymouth Argyle F.C. season

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Plymouth Argyle
2008–09 season
Chairman Paul Stapleton
Manager Paul Sturrock
Championship 21st
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Arsenal)
League Cup First round (eliminated by Luton Town)
Top goalscorer League:
Paul Gallagher (13)
All:
Paul Gallagher (13)
Highest home attendance 15,197 (vs. Southampton, 26 December)
Lowest home attendance 9,203 (vs. Swansea City, 23 August)
Average home league attendance 11,533

The 2008–09 football season was Plymouth Argyle Football Club's 40th season in the Football League Championship, the second division of English football, and their 104th as a professional club. It officially began on 1 July 2008, and concluded on 30 June 2009, although competitive matches were only played between August and May.

The team's shirt supplier was Puma. The shirt sponsor was Ginsters.

Season summary[edit]

The club began the 2008–09 season in the Football League Championship for the fourth successive year, following a highly creditable 10th place finish the previous year.[1] However, this season they finished 21st in the league table, one position and five points above the relegation zone with a record of 13 wins, 12 draws, and 21 defeats from 46 games.[2] Their leading goalscorer was Paul Gallagher with 13 goals in all competitions.

The club entered the FA Cup in the third round, where they lost 3–1 away to Premier League club Arsenal. They entered the League Cup in the first round and were eliminated away to Luton Town of League Two, losing 2–0.

Notable players to begin their careers with the Pilgrims this season included Carl Fletcher, Alan Judge, Paul Gallagher, Karl Duguid and Chris Barker. The club captain was Romain Larrieu and the team captain was Karl Duguid.

Legend

      Win       Draw       Loss

Championship[edit]

For more information, see 2008–09 Football League Championship.

League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
19 Nottingham Forest 46 13 14 19 50 65 −15 53
20 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 45 58 −13 52
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 44 57 -13 51
22 Norwich City 46 12 10 24 57 70 −13 46
23 Southampton 46 10 15 21 46 69 −23 45

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

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 12 21 44 57 −13 51 7 5 11 31 35 −4 6 7 10 13 22 −9

As of games played 3 May 2009[3]

Results 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 A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A A H A H H A H H A A H A H A H A H
Result D L L D L W W W D W L W L W L D W W D L L L D L W L L L D D L L L D W W D L L L W W D L D L
Position 10 18 22 21 24 20 18 12 12 5 12 8 10 9 11 10 9 7 7 8 11 12 13 13 12 15 15 16 16 16 17 18 19 20 19 17 17 18 19 21 19 19 19 19 19 21

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

FA Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2008–09 FA Cup.

Third round

Football League Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2008–09 Football League Cup.

First round

Squad details[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Key

  * First appearance(s) for Plymouth Argyle.
  ¤ On loan to another club from Plymouth Argyle during season.
  ‡ On loan at Plymouth Argyle from another club during season.
  † Permanent player left club during the season.

# = Squad number; Pos = Playing position; P = Number of games played; G = Number of goals scored; A yellow card = Yellow cards; A red card = Red cards; GK = Goalkeeper; DF = Defender; MF = Midfielder; FW = Forward

Statistics do not include minor competitions or games played for other clubs. All players who were provided a squad number during the 2008–09 season are included.[4]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline Notes
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg [5][6][7]
1 GK France Romain Larrieu 41 0 1 0 0 0 42 0 1 0 [8]
2 MF England Karl Duguid 39 1 1 1 1 0 41* 2 4 0 [9]
3 MF Scotland Jim Paterson 7+10 0 0 0 1 0 8+10 0 1 0 [10]
4 MF England Simon Walton ¤ 12+1 0 0 0 1 0 13+1 0 3 1 [11]
5 DF Hungary Krisztian Timar 13+8 0 0 0 1 0 14+8 0 0 1 [12]
6 MF Scotland Chris Clark 30+6 0 1 0 0 0 31+6 0 2 0 [13]
7 MF England Jason Puncheon ¤ 5+1 0 0 0 1 0 6+1* 0 0 0 [14]
8 MF England Yoann Folly 6+5 0 0 0 1 0 7+5 0 0 0 [15]
9 FW Scotland Steve MacLean 11+10 2 0+1 0 1 0 12+11 2 4 0 [16]
10 FW Wales Jermaine Easter ¤ 2+2 0 0 0 1 0 3+2 0 0 0 [17]
11 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher 36+4 13 1 0 0 0 37+4* 13 6 0 [18]
13 DF France Mathias Doumbe 21+3 1 0 0 0 0 21+3 1 5 0 [19]
14 FW New Zealand Rory Fallon 26+18 5 1 0 0+1 0 27+19 5 6 0 [20]
15 DF England Chris Barker 38+2 0 1 0 1 0 40+2* 0 1 0 [21]
16 DF Scotland David McNamee 5+5 0 0 0 0 0 5+5* 0 3 1 [22]
17 MF England Craig Noone 3+18 1 1 0 0 0 4+18* 1 1 0 [23]
18 DF England Gary Sawyer 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3 2 0 [24]
19 DF Netherlands Marcel Seip 41 3 1 0 0 0 42 3 4 0 [25]
20 MF England Luke Summerfield 28+1 2 1 0 0+1 0 29+2 2 3 0 [26]
21 GK Republic of Ireland Graham Stack ¤ 5 0 0 0 1 0 6* 0 0 0 [27]
22 DF Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart 29+1 1 1 0 1 0 31+1* 1 1 0 [28]
23 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Judge 15+2 2 0 0 0 0 15+2* 2 2 0 [29]
23 MF France Nicolas Marin 1+5 0 0 0 0 0 1+5* 0 0 0 [30]
24 FW Austria Ashley Barnes 12+3 1 0 0 0 0 12+3 1 2 0 [31]
25 MF England Jamie Mackie 35+8 5 1 0 0+1 0 36+9 5 3 0 [32]
26 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Yannick Bolasie ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [33]
27 GK England Lloyd Saxton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [34]
28 MF Wales Carl Fletcher 13 1 0 0 0 0 13* 1 3 0 [35]
28 DF England Shane White † 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [36]
29 DF Republic of Ireland Damien McCrory ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [37]
30 MF England Dan Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [38]
31 FW Belgium Emile Mpenza 3+6 2 0 0 0 0 3+6* 2 0 0 [39]
33 DF Scotland David Gray 14 0 1 0 0 0 15* 0 2 0 [40]
35 FW England George Donnelly 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2* 0 0 0 [35]
37 MF Cameroon Roudolphe Douala 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 1+1* 0 0 0 [41]

Goal scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals
Scotland Paul Gallagher 13
New Zealand Rory Fallon 5
England Jamie Mackie
England Gary Sawyer 3
Netherlands Marcel Seip
England Karl Duguid 2
Republic of Ireland Alan Judge
Scotland Steve MacLean
Belgium Emile Mpenza
England Luke Summerfield
Austria Ashley Barnes 1
Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart
France Mathias Doumbe
Wales Carl Fletcher
England Craig Noone

Starting 11[edit]

The following players have been named in the most starting line-ups. This line-up may differ from the list of players with most appearances.

No. Nat. Position Name Starts
1 France GK Romain Larrieu 42
13 France DF Mathias Doumbe 21
22 Northern Ireland DF Craig Cathcart 31
37 Netherlands DF Marcel Seip 42
15 England DF Chris Barker 40
25 England MF Jamie Mackie 36
2 England MF Karl Duguid 41
20 England MF Luke Summerfield 29
6 Scotland MF Chris Clark 31
14 New Zealand FW Rory Fallon 27
11 Scotland FW Paul Gallagher 37

Awards[edit]

2008–09 Awards Pos. Player
Player of the Year GK France Romain Larrieu
Young Player of the Year DF Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart

Transfers[edit]

Permanent[edit]

In

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 2008 FW England George Donnelly England Skelmersdale United Undisclosed
15 July 2008 DF Scotland David McNamee England Coventry City Free
18 July 2008 GK Republic of Ireland Graham Stack England Reading Free
1 August 2008 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Yannick Bolasie Malta Floriana Undisclosed
6 August 2008 MF England Simon Walton England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
9 August 2008 DF England Chris Barker England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
30 August 2008 MF England Craig Noone England Southport Undisclosed
1 September 2008 FW Belgium Emile Mpenza England Manchester City Free
21 March 2009 MF Cameroon Roudolphe Douala Greece Asteras Tripolis Free

Out

Date Pos. Name From Fee
3 July 2008 MF France Nadjim Abdou England Millwall Free
16 July 2008 MF Hungary Péter Halmosi England Hull City £2,500,000
22 July 2008 GK England Luke McCormick Free agent Released
31 July 2008 MF France Lilian Nalis England Swindon Town Free
4 February 2009 DF England Shane White Free agent Released
31 May 2009 MF England Dan Smith Free agent Released
1 June 2009 MF Cameroon Roudolphe Douala Free agent Released

Loans[edit]

In

Start date Pos. Player To End date
8 August 2008 DF Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart England Manchester United 25 May 2009
29 August 2008 FW Scotland Paul Gallagher England Blackburn Rovers 25 May 2009
1 September 2008 MF France Nicolas Marin France Lorient 1 January 2009
1 January 2009 DF Scotland David Gray England Manchester United 25 May 2009
29 January 2009 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Judge England Blackburn Rovers 31 May 2009
19 February 2009 MF Wales Carl Fletcher England Crystal Palace 1 June 2009

Out

Start date Pos. Player To End date
9 September 2008 MF England Dan Smith England Morecambe 9 October 2008
25 September 2008 FW Wales Jermaine Easter England Millwall 9 November 2008
8 October 2008 DF Republic of Ireland Damien McCrory England Port Vale 29 December 2008
24 October 2008 MF England Jason Puncheon England Milton Keynes Dons 21 December 2008
20 November 2008 FW Wales Jermaine Easter England Colchester United 20 December 2008
22 November 2008 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Yannick Bolasie England Rushden & Diamonds 2 January 2009
27 November 2008 GK Republic of Ireland Graham Stack England Blackpool 1 January 2009
27 November 2008 FW Austria Ashley Barnes England Eastbourne Borough 26 January 2009
27 November 2008 MF England Dan Smith England Eastbourne Borough 1 June 2009
28 November 2008 DF England Shane White England Truro City 28 December 2008
9 January 2009 MF England Jason Puncheon England Milton Keynes Dons 1 June 2009
22 January 2009 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Yannick Bolasie England Barnet 1 June 2009
26 March 2009 GK Republic of Ireland Graham Stack England Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 June 2009
26 March 2009 MF England Simon Walton England Blackpool 1 June 2009

See also[edit]

Plymouth Argyle seasons

External links[edit]

References[edit]