1979–80 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1979–80 season
Chairman England Bob Lord
Manager England Harry Potts
(until October 1979)
England Brian Miller
Division Two 21st (relegated)
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 4th Round
Anglo-Scottish Cup Preliminary Group
Top goalscorer League: Billy Hamilton (7)
All: Billy Hamilton & Martin Dobson (7)
Highest home attendance 16,634 v Newcastle United
(26 December 1979)
Lowest home attendance 5,353 v Bristol Rovers
(12 April 1980)
Average home league attendance 8,178[1]

The 1979–1980 season was Burnley's fourth consecutive season in the second tier of English football. They were initially managed by Harry Potts until October 1979, when Brian Miller took charge of the club.

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
DF England Tony Arins 23 2 22+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Ian Brennan 33 1 27+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
MF Scotland Marshall Burke 19 4 16+1 4 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Martyn Busby 4 1 4+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Phil Cavener 16 2 8+6 2 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
DF Northern Ireland Paul Dixon 16 1 15+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Martin Dobson 36 7 29+0 5 2+0 1 2+0 1 3+0 0
FW England Paul Fletcher 17 0 13+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
MF Scotland Brian Hall 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Northern Ireland Billy Hamilton 27 7 25+0 7 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Billy Ingham 13 1 7+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
MF Scotland Joe Jakub 26 0 23+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Wales Leighton James 45 6 39+0 6 2+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
FW England Steve Kindon 16 4 9+2 3 1+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
DF England Brian Laws 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Northern Ireland Steve McAdam 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Peter Noble 15 4 11+0 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 1
GK England Billy O'Rourke 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Richard Overson 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Vince Overson 24 0 22+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Stuart Robertson 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Peter Robinson 5 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Billy Rodaway 36 0 28+1 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Derek Scott 35 2 27+1 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
FW England Malcolm Smith 24 1 22+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Alan Stevenson 47 0 40+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Jeff Tate 5 1 5+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Jim Thomson 24 0 20+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Kevin Young 27 0 22+3 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Two[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
18 August 1979 Orient (A) 2–2 James 37', Kindon 76' 6,151
21 August 1979 Charlton Athletic (H) 1–1 Kindon 47' 6,924
25 August 1979 Notts County (H) 0–1 7,005
1 September 1979 Swansea City (A) 1–2 Noble 7' 16,670
8 September 1979 Oldham Athletic (H) 1–1 Kindon 84' 6,974
15 September 1979 Fulham (A) 1–3 Noble 36' (pen.) 6,633
22 September 1979 Sunderland (H) 1–1 Dobson 48' 8,872
29 September 1979 West Ham United (A) 1–2 Scott 40' 18,327
6 October 1979 Chelsea (H) 0–1 8,458
9 October 1979 Charlton Athletic (A) 3–3 Dobson 63', James 64', Noble 75' 5,279
13 October 1979 Cardiff City (H) 0–2 6,450
20 October 1979 Preston North End (A) 2–3 Dobson 25', James 77' 12,323
27 October 1979 Queens Park Rangers (A) 0–7 11,261
3 November 1979 Orient (H) 1–2 Arins 70' 6,777
10 November 1979 Leicester City (A) 1–1 James 65' 17,191
17 November 1979 Luton Town (H) 0–0 7,119
24 November 1979 Cambridge United (H) 5–3 Burke 12', Dobson 42', Biley 67' (o.g.), James 86', Tate 89' 6,873
1 December 1979 Bristol Rovers (A) 0–0 5,373
8 December 1979 Watford (H) 1–0 Burke 40' 8,608
15 December 1979 Birmingham City (A) 0–2 13,997
21 December 1979 Wrexham (H) 1–0 Burke 67' 7,042
26 December 1979 Newcastle United (H) 3–2 Hamilton 35', Smith 47', Dobson 74' (pen.) 16,634
29 December 1979 Notts County (A) 3–2 Cavener (2) 18', 74', Hamilton 24' 7,596
1 January 1980 Shrewsbury Town (A) 0–2 10,504
12 January 1980 Swansea City (H) 0–0 8,853
2 February 1980 Fulham (H) 2–1 Burke 48', James 83' 6,977
9 February 1980 Sunderland (A) 0–5 21,855
19 February 1980 West Ham United (H) 0–1 9,030
23 February 1980 Cardiff City (A) 1–2 Hamilton 50' 6,342
1 March 1980 Preston North End (H) 1–1 Dixon 85' 11,046
4 March 1980 Oldham Athletic (A) 1–2 Arins 21' 9,519
8 March 1980 Queens Park Rangers (H) 0–3 7,579
15 March 1980 Chelsea (A) 1–2 Busby 25' 16,519
22 March 1980 Leicester City (H) 1–2 Scott 83' 7,173
29 March 1980 Luton Town (A) 1–1 Hamilton 60' 8,507
4 April 1980 Wrexham (A) 0–1 6,605
5 April 1980 Shrewsbury Town (H) 0–0 6,333
7 April 1980 Newcastle United (A) 1–1 Hamilton 72' 18,863
12 April 1980 Bristol Rovers (H) 1–1 Hamilton 87' 5,353
19 April 1980 Cambridge United (A) 1–3 Hamilton 15' 4,727
26 April 1980 Birmingham City (H) 0–0 10,388
3 May 1980 Watford (A) 0–4 11,931

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
21 Burnley 42 6 15 21 39 73 27

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
5 January 1980 Round 3 Stoke City (H) 1–0 Dobson 76' (pen.) 13,478
26 January 1980 Round 4 Bury (A) 0–1 17,722

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
26 August 1979 Round 2 First leg Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1–1 Dobson 38' 6,163
4 September 1979 Round 2 Second leg Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0–2 17,411

Anglo-Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
4 August 1979 Preliminary Group Blackburn Rovers (A) 2–2 Kindon 1', Metcalfe 68' (o.g.) 7,749
7 August 1979 Preliminary Group Blackpool (A) 2–3 Noble 58' (pen.), Ingham 90' 5,003
11 August 1979 Preliminary Group Preston North End (H) 1–2 Brennan 62' 6,171

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 374