2009–10 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
2009–10 season
Chairman Barry Kilby
Manager Owen Coyle (until 5 January)
Brian Laws
Premier League 18th
League Cup Third round
FA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Steven Fletcher (8)
All: Steven Fletcher (12)
Highest home attendance 21,761 (vs. Bolton Wanderers)
Lowest home attendance 18,397 (vs. Fulham)
Average home league attendance 20,593

The 2009-10 season marks Burnley's 127th year as a football club. This is Burnley's first ever season in the Premier League, thus bringing to an end the club's 33-year absence from the top flight of English football.

News[edit]

01.06.09: Burnley release out-of-contract trio Steve Jones, Gábor Király and Alan Mahon, whilst new deals are offered to Graham Alexander, Adam Kay and Alex MacDonald.[1]

17.06.09: The 2009-10 Premier League fixtures are announced.[2]

18.06.09: Owen Coyle signs a contract extension at Turf Moor to stay with Burnley until the end of the 2012-13 season.[3]

29.06.09: Graham Alexander signs a one-year contract extension to stay at Turf Moor until the end of the 2009-10 season.[4]

30.06.09: Burnley complete their first summer signing with the capture of Derby County's Tyrone Mears for a fee of around £500,000.[5] Burnley make their second summer signing later the same day when Steven Fletcher signs from Hibernian for a club record fee of £3,000,000.[6]

01.07.09: David Edgar becomes Burnley's third signing in two days, following his arrival from Newcastle United on a four-year deal.[7]

01.07.09: The Cricket Field Stand for the 2009-10 season will be used to house both home and away supporters. This will mark the first time in 13 years Burnley fans have occupied all four sides of Turf Moor.[8]

10.07.09: Burnley midfielder Alex MacDonald joins Scottish Premier League side Falikirk on a six-month loan.[9]

12.07.09: Tommy Cummings, a key member of Burnley's 1959-60 Championship winning team, passes away at the age of 80.[citation needed]

14.07.09: Brian Easton signs for Burnley for a fee of £350,000 plus incentives from Hamilton Academical.[10]

15.07.09: Richard Eckersley signs from Manchester United, making him Burnley's second newcomer to the club in as many days.[11]

05.08.09: Besart Berisha is sold to Second Bundesliga team Arminia Bielefeld for a fee of £75,000 without ever making a competitive appearance for the club.[citation needed]

06.08.09: Fernando Guerrero signs from Independiente del Valle on a season-long loan with the option of making the transfer permanent at the end of the season.[12]

13.08.09: Two days before the start of the new Premier League season, both Chris McCann and Jay Rodriguez sign new two-year deals to keep them at Turf Moor until the summer of 2011.[13]

15.08.09: Burnley begin life in the Premier League at Stoke City. Tyrone Mears, Steven Fletcher and Fernando Guerrero make their debuts for the Clarets in the 2-0 loss.[citation needed]

18.08.09: André Bikey signs for Burnley in a three-year deal from Reading for an undisclosed fee, making him Burnley's seventh signing of the summer.[14]

19.08.09: Robbie Blake goes down in history as the scorer of Burnley's first goal in Premier League football. The Clarets go on to win the encounter against the reigning champions of England, Manchester United, 1-0 at Turf Moor. André Bikey also makes his debut for the club.[citation needed]

21.08.09: Burnley youngsters Adam Kay and Chris Lynch join Chester City on loan until January 2010.[15]

01.09.09: Burnley complete the signing of 16-year-old striker Joe McKee from Livingston and will join the football club's Scholarship Scheme as a first year trainee.[16]

01.09.09: On transfer deadline day, Burnley sign former England international David Nugent on a six-month loan from Portsmouth with a view to either a loan extension or a permanent deal.[17]

04.09.09: Burnley decide to host an impromptu friendly against Accrington Stanley at Turf Moor, to be played four days later, with all gate receipts going towards the "Save our Stanley" campaign.[18]

19.09.09: Burnley's match versus Sunderland marks Owen Coyle's 100th game in charge at the club. Burnley won the match 3-1 with Graham Alexander scoring from the penalty spot and David Nugent coming on from the bench to score twice on his home debut. The win maintained Burnley's 100% home record, making them the first newly promoted team to win their first three Premier League home games since bitter rivals Blackburn Rovers produced the same feat in the 1992-93 season.[citation needed]

03.10.09: Burnley beat Birmingham City 2-1 at Turf Moor to put the Clarets into the record books as they become the first newly promoted club to chalk up four successive home victories at the start of a Premier League season.[19]

07.10.09: Burnley complete the signing of goalkeeper Jonathan Lund until the end of the season as a free agent.[20]

18.10.09: Robbie Blake becomes Burnley's first ever scorer of a Premier League away goal in the 3-2 derby defeat at Blackburn Rovers. The game also marked Brian Jensen's 250th appearance for Burnley and his 300th appearance in English football.[citation needed]

24.10.09: Burnley's 100% home record is broken by Wigan Athletic in a 3-1 loss.[citation needed]

31.10.09: Burnley's match against Hull City marks Graham Alexander's 100th appearance for the Clarets and his 900th in professional football, Alexander scored both goals in the 2-0 victory over the Tigers at Turf Moor.[21]

07.11.09: Burnley gain their first ever Premier League away point at Manchester City in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

22.11.09: This date marks Owen Coyle's second year anniversary as Burnley manager.[22]

25.11.09: Burnley complete the signing of 16-year-old Republic of Ireland U-17 international centre-back Neil Yadolahi, who will join the football club's Scholarship Scheme as a first year trainee.[23]

26.11.09: The Clarets complete the signing of Cork City defender Kevin Long for a six-figure fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal. The 19-year-old defender will join Burnley's first-team squad in January 2010.[24]

16.12.09: The visit of Arsenal to Turf Moor marks Burnley's 1000th top-flight match at Turf Moor, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.[25]

24.12.09: Burnley agree a compensation package worth over £300,000 with Newcastle United for David Edgar.[26]

05.01.10: Owen Coyle leaves Burnley to manage Bolton Wanderers.[27]

13.01.10: Brian Laws is named as the new manager of Burnley Football Club.[28]

16.01.10: Manchester United v Burnley saw Brian Laws take charge of The Clarets for the first time. The attendance of 75,120 was the highest to ever witness a Burnley league game in history. The final score resulted in a 3-0 loss. David Edgar also made his Clarets début.

18.01.10: Remco van der Schaaf made a loan move to Danish football club Brøndby IF in an 18-month deal, this will see out van der Schaaf's contract with Burnley.[29]

22.01.10: Brian Laws makes France under-21 international striker Frédéric Nimani his first signing as manager of Burnley Football Club. The Clarets agreed a five-month loan deal with AS Monaco with a view to a possible permanent deal.[30]

27.01.10: Burnley sign the former Manchester City and England under-21 international goalkeeper, Nicky Weaver until the end of the season after ending a spell with Scottish Premier League side Dundee United.[31]

27.01.10: Burnley complete their second signing of the day, Leon Cort signs from Stoke City for £1.5 million on a three-and-a-half year deal.[32]

27.01.10: Brian Laws completes Burnley's third new signing in as many days, Danny Fox signs from Celtic for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year contract.[33]

Team kit[edit]

The team kits for the 2009-10 season are produced by Erreà and the shirt sponsor is Cooke Oils. Both the home and away kits have been designed to replicate those worn by the Burnley team of 1960, when they were last crowned the champions of English football 50 years ago. The traditional V-neck claret and blue home jersey features the 50th anniversary logo, is embroidered with the club crest worn in that era and is finished a with claret and blue trim on the neck and sleeves and accompanied by plain white shorts and claret and blue hooped stockings identical to those worn by The Clarets when they won the First Division title. The away jersey is a white shirt with claret and blue trim on the V-neck and sleeves with black shorts and white stockings with claret and blue trim.

Home
Away

First-team squad[edit]

As of 27 January 2010.

Current 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 Peru GK Diego Penny
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander (vice-captain)
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell (captain)
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald
9 Scotland FW Steven Fletcher
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson
11 England MF Wade Elliott
12 Denmark GK Brian Jensen
14 England DF Tyrone Mears
15 Canada DF David Edgar
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann
17 England DF Richard Eckersley
18 England DF Leon Cort
19 England FW Jay Rodriguez (on loan to Barnsley)
20 England FW Robbie Blake
21 Cameroon DF André Bikey
22 England FW David Nugent (on loan from Portsmouth)
No. Position Player
23 England DF Stephen Jordan
24 Scotland DF Brian Easton (on loan to Hamilton Academical)
25 England MF Adam Kay
26 Netherlands MF Remco van der Schaaf (on loan to Brøndby)
27 Scotland MF Alex MacDonald
28 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Long
29 France FW Frédéric Nimani
30 Scotland FW Steven Thompson
31 England GK Nicky Weaver
33 England MF Chris Eagles
34 Scotland DF Danny Fox
35 England DF Chris Lynch
36 England DF Nik Kudiersky
37 England MF Chris Anderson
38 England MF Alex-Ray Harvey
39 England FW Wes Fletcher (on loan to Grimsby Town)
40 England DF Ben Hoskin
42 England MF Jack Cork (on loan from Chelsea)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
14 DF England Tyrone Mears England Derby County £500,000 30 June 2009
9 FW Scotland Steven Fletcher Scotland Hibernian £3,000,000 30 June 2009
15 DF Canada David Edgar England Newcastle United Tribunal 1 July 2009
24 DF Scotland Brian Easton Scotland Hamilton Academical £350,000 14 July 2009
17 DF England Richard Eckersley England Manchester United Compensation 15 July 2009
32 MF Ecuador Fernando Guerrero Ecuador Independiente del Valle Season-long loan 6 August 2009
21 DF Cameroon André Bikey England Reading Undisclosed 18 August 2009
22 FW England David Nugent England Portsmouth Six month loan 1 September 2009
41 GK England Jonathan Lund England Grimsby Town Free 7 October 2009
28 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin Long Republic of Ireland Cork City Undisclosed 26 November 2009 (officially joined club in January)
29 FW France Frédéric Nimani France AS Monaco Five-month loan 22 January 2010
31 GK England Nicky Weaver Scotland Dundee United Free 27 January 2010
18 DF England Leon Cort England Stoke City £1,500,000 27 January 2010
34 DF Scotland Danny Fox Scotland Celtic Undisclosed 29 January 2010
22 FW England David Nugent England Portsmouth End of season loan 1 February 2010
42 MF England Jack Cork England Chelsea End of season loan 1 February 2010

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
MF Northern Ireland Steve Jones England Walsall Released 1 June 2009
GK Hungary Gábor Király Germany 1860 München Released 1 June 2009
MF Republic of Ireland Alan Mahon England Tranmere Rovers Released 1 June 2009
27 MF Scotland Alex MacDonald Scotland Falikirk Loan 10 July 2009
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Germany Arminia Bielefeld £75,000 5 August 2009
25 MF England Adam Kay England Chester City Loan 21 August 2009
35 DF England Chris Lynch England Chester City Loan 21 August 2009
26 MF Netherlands Remco van der Schaaf Denmark Brøndby 18-month Loan 18 January 2010
39 FW England Wes Fletcher England Grimsby Town Loan 18 January 2010

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Manager: Brian Laws England English
Assistant manager: Russ Wilcox England English
First-team coach: Stuart Gray England English
Youth team coach: Terry Pashley England English
Chief scout: Tim Henderson England English
Goalkeeping coach: Billy Mercer England English
Fitness coach: Tom Little England English

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 10 April 2010.
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League League Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Peru GK Diego Penny 3 0 0+1 0 1+1 0 0 0
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander 35 8 33 7 0 0 2 1
3 Norway DF Christian Kalvenes 8 0 3+3 0 1 0 1 0
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff 14 0 10+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle 28 0 27 0 1 0 0 0
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell 13 1 12+1 1 0 0 0 0
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald 30 1 15+11 1 2 0 2 0
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson 14 0 1+9 0 2 0 1+1 0
9 Scotland FW Steven Fletcher 38 12 35 8 1+1 3 1+0 1
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson 26 4 17+6 4 1+1 0 0+1 0
11 England MF Wade Elliott 40 4 34+4 4 0 0 2 0
12 Denmark GK Brian Jensen 41 0 38 0 1 0 2 0
14 England DF Tyrone Mears 39 0 38 0 0 0 1 0
15 Canada DF David Edgar 6 0 2+2 0 1 0 1 0
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0
17 England DF Richard Eckersley 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
18 England DF Leon Cort 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
19 England FW Jay Rodriguez 2 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
20 England FW Robbie Blake 34 2 20+11 2 0+1 0 1+1 0
21 Cameroon DF André Bikey 31 1 26+2 1 2 0 1 0
22 England FW David Nugent 30 6 20+10 6 0 0 0 0
23 England DF Stephen Jordan 25 0 23+2 0 0 0 0 0
24 Scotland DF Brian Easton 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 England MF Adam Kay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Netherlands MF Remco van der Schaaf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Scotland MF Alex MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 France FW Frédéric Nimani 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
30 Scotland FW Steven Thompson 23 4 1+19 4 1 0 1+1 0
31 England GK Nicky Weaver 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Ecuador MF Fernando Guerrero 9 0 0+7 0 2 0 0 0
33 England MF Chris Eagles 38 3 20+14 2 2 1 2 0
34 Scotland DF Danny Fox 14 1 13+1 1 0 0 0 0
35 England DF Chris Lynch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England DF Nik Kudiersky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 England MF Chris Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 England MF Alex-Ray Harvey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 England FW Wes Fletcher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 England DF Ben Hoskin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 England GK Jonathan Lund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 England MF Jack Cork 11 1 8+3 1 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Number Nation Position Name Premier League League Cup FA Cup Total
9 Scotland FW Steven Fletcher 8 3 1 12
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander 7 0 1 8
22 England FW David Nugent 6 0 0 6
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson 4 0 0 4
11 England MF Wade Elliott 4 0 0 4
30 Scotland FW Steven Thompson 4 0 0 4
33 England MF Chris Eagles 2 1 0 3
20 England FW Robbie Blake 2 0 0 2
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell 1 0 0 1
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald 1 0 0 1
21 Cameroon DF André Bikey 1 0 0 1
34 Scotland DF Danny Fox 1 0 0 1
/ / / Own goals 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 42 4 2 48

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Number Nation Position Name Premier League League Cup FA Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
2 Scotland DF Graham Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Scotland FW Steven Fletcher 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 England MF Wade Elliott 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 Denmark DF Brian Jensen 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
14 England DF Tyrone Mears 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
17 Scotland DF Richard Eckersley 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
19 England FW Jay Rodriguez 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 England FW Robbie Blake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Cameroon DF André Bikey 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
23 England DF Stephen Jordan 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
24 Scotland DF Brian Easton 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
29 France FW Frédéric Nimani 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 England MF Chris Eagles 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
34 Scotland DF Danny Fox 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
TOTALS 56 2 5 1 2 0 63 3

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

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