1976–77 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1976–77 season
Chairman England Bob Lord
Manager England Joe Brown
(until February 1977)
England Harry Potts
Division Two 16th
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 4th Round
Anglo-Scottish Cup Preliminary Group
Top goalscorer League: Peter Noble (13)
All: Peter Noble (15)
Highest home attendance 20,433 v Bolton Wanderers
(12 April 1977)
Lowest home attendance 8,427 v Millwall
(18 December 1976)
Average home league attendance 12,010[1]

The 1976–1977 season was Burnley's first consecutive season in the second tier of English football. They were initially managed by Joe Brown until February 1977, when Harry Potts took over.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Two League Cup FA Cup AS Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF England Paul Bradshaw 4 2 3+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Ian Brennan 33 2 31+0 2 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Terry Cochrane 24 4 20+1 4 0+0 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
FW England Paul Fletcher 35 6 30+1 4 0+0 0 3+0 2 1+0 0
MF Wales Brian Flynn 48 4 41+0 2 1+0 0 3+0 1 3+0 1
FW England Ray Hankin 10 2 6+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Billy Ingham 32 3 24+3 2 1+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 1
MF Scotland Joe Jakub 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW England David Loggie 5 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
MF England Tony Morley 36 2 31+3 2 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF England Colin Morris 3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Keith Newton 37 1 30+0 1 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Peter Noble 49 15 42+0 13 1+0 0 3+0 1 3+0 1
DF England Terry Pashley 11 0 10+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Republic of Ireland Gerry Peyton 13 0 10+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF England Peter Robinson 23 1 20+0 1 0+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Billy Rodaway 49 0 42+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Derek Scott 19 0 13+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
FW Scotland Malcolm Smith 32 11 30+0 11 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Alan Stevenson 36 0 32+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Mike Summerbee 16 0 12+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Jim Thomson 34 0 27+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Two[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
21 August 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0–0 19,480
24 August 1976 Fulham (H) 3–1 Hankin 17', Bradshaw 27', Noble 58' (pen.) 11,506
28 August 1976 Luton Town (H) 1–2 Bradshaw 36' 12,262
4 September 1976 Hereford United (A) 0–3 9,548
11 September 1976 Southampton (H) 2–0 Hankin 20', Noble 63' 9,142
18 September 1976 Carlisle United (A) 1–2 Smith 71' 8,969
25 September 1976 Hull City (H) 0–0 10,320
2 October 1976 Sheffield United (A) 0–1 16,082
9 October 1976 Orient (H) 3–3 Fletcher 23', Cochrane 37', Smith 48' 10,228
16 October 1976 Charlton Athletic (H) 4–4 Smith 12', Noble 72', Fletcher 74', Cochrane 85' 10,601
23 October 1976 Nottingham Forest (A) 2–5 Flynn 19', Smith 48' 15,279
30 October 1976 Plymouth Argyle (A) 1–0 Smith 58' 14,704
6 November 1976 Oldham Athletic (H) 1–0 Noble 59' (pen.) 14,305
9 November 1976 Bolton Wanderers (A) 1–2 Smith 1' 21,737
20 November 1976 Bristol Rovers (H) 1–1 Noble 10' 10,371
27 November 1976 Chelsea (A) 1–2 Noble 77' 28,595
4 December 1976 Cardiff City (H) 0–0 8,967
18 December 1976 Millwall (H) 1–3 Cochrane 31' 8,427
27 December 1976 Blackburn Rovers (A) 2–2 Noble 80', Brennan 88' 22,189
28 December 1976 Blackpool (H) 0–0 19,682
3 January 1977 Plymouth Argyle (H) 0–2 10,406
15 January 1977 Fulham (A) 2–2 Noble 24' (pen.), Fletcher 30' 8,815
22 January 1977 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0–0 13,638
5 February 1977 Luton Town (A) 0–2 8,638
12 February 1977 Hereford United (H) 1–1 Noble 54' 8,748
15 February 1977 Oldham Athletic (A) 1–3 Flynn 20' 12,438
19 February 1977 Southampton (A) 0–2 17,981
26 February 1977 Carlisle United (H) 2–0 Cochrane 54', Noble 67' (pen.) 10,834
2 March 1977 Notts County (A) 1–5 Smith 70' 8,492
5 March 1977 Hull City (A) 1–4 Smith 4' 6,636
12 March 1977 Sheffield United (H) 1–0 Smith 67' 10,608
19 March 1977 Orient (A) 1–0 Brennan 9' 5,610
2 April 1977 Nottingham Forest (H) 0–1 11,112
8 April 1977 Blackburn Rovers (H) 3–1 Smith 6', Noble 63', Robinson 82' 17,372
9 April 1977 Blackpool (A) 1–1 Smith 32' 14,526
12 April 1977 Bolton Wanderers (H) 0–0 20,433
16 April 1977 Bristol Rovers (A) 1–1 Noble 64' 6,375
23 April 1977 Chelsea (H) 1–0 Ingham 85' 14,977
26 April 1977 Charlton Athletic (A) 2–5 Newton 24', Ingham 83' 6,592
30 April 1977 Cardiff City (A) 1–0 Noble 6' 11,247
7 May 1977 Notts County (H) 3–1 Morley (2) 9', 85', Fletcher 27' 11,699
14 May 1977 Millwall (A) 0–2 6,833

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
16 Burnley 42 11 14 17 46 64 36

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
8 January 1977 Round 3 Lincoln City (H) 2–2 Noble 11', Fletcher 58' 11,583
12 January 1977 Replay Lincoln City (A) 1–0 Fletcher 70' 11,414
29 January 1977 Round 4 Port Vale (A) 1–2 Flynn 89' (pen.) 18,068

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
2 September 1976 Round 2 Torquay United (A) 0–1 7,084

Anglo-Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
7 August 1976 Preliminary Group Blackburn Rovers (A) 1–1 Flynn 42' 11,012
11 August 1976 Preliminary Group Blackpool (A) 1–2 Noble 89' 9,386
14 August 1976 Preliminary Group Bolton Wanderers (H) 1–0 Ingham 25' 9,028

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 362