2007–08 Clyde F.C. season

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Clyde Football Club
2007–08 season
Chairman Ian Letham
Manager John Brown
First Division 9th (Playoffs)
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
League Cup First Round
Challenge Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Pat Clarke (9)
All: Pat Clarke (9)
Highest home attendance 2,548 (vs Airdrie United, 10 May 2008)
Lowest home attendance 621 (vs Queen of the South, 14 August 2007, League Cup)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Season 2007–08 was Clyde's eighth consecutive season in the Scottish First Division. Former Scotland captain Colin Hendry was appointed manager in June 2007, replacing Joe Miller. Hendry resigned in January 2008, and was replaced by John Brown. The club finished 9th in the division by 1 goal, and were confined to the playoffs. They staged an impressive 6–5 aggregate victory over Alloa Athletic in the Semi Final, coming from 5–2 down with 25 minutes left. They defeated Airdrie United 3–0 over two legs to regain their status as a First Division team.

Events[edit]

May
June
July
August

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Fee
Scotland Craig Potter Airdrie United Free
England Christian Smith Port Vale Free
Scotland Andrew Traub Celtic Free
Scotland Marvyn Wilson Hamilton Academical Free
Scotland Michael Doherty Clyde Youth Free
Scotland Jordan Murch Clyde Youth Free
Scotland Roddy MacLennan Clyde Youth Free
Scotland Stephen Connolly Hamilton Academical Youth Free
Scotland Ryan Craig Greenock Morton Youth Free
Scotland Martin McGowan Greenock Morton Youth Free
Scotland Calum McGregor St Mirren Youth Free
Scotland Juan Carrio Motherwell Youth Free
England Joe Cardle Port Vale Loan
England Dan Kirkup Carlisle United Loan
Slovakia Dušan Bestvina FC Mistelbach Free
Nigeria Evangelino Valentim Unattached Free
Scotland Ryan Wilkie Unattached Free

Out[edit]

Player To Fee
Scotland Joe Miller Retired Free
Scotland Craig Bryson Kilmarnock Undisclosed
Scotland Andy Ferguson Alloa Athletic Free
Scotland Roddy Hunter Albion Rovers Free
Scotland Alex Williams Ayr United Free
Scotland Robert Harris Queen of the South Undisclosed
Scotland Brian Gilmour Queen of the South Undisclosed
Scotland Michael Fulton Lugar Boswell Thistle Free
Scotland Paul Reynolds Airdrie United Free
Scotland Ryan McCann Bohemians Free
Scotland Andrew Traub Cowdenbeath Free
Scotland Craig Potter Dumbarton Free
Scotland David Thomson Sauchie Free

January[edit]

In:

Player From Fee
Scotland Pat Clarke Cowdenbeath Undisclosed
Scotland Jimmy Gibson Partick Thistle Free
Scotland Billy Gibson St Patrick's Athletic Free
Scotland Shaun Fagan Galway United Free
Scotland Iain Campbell Kilmarnock Loan
Scotland Dave McKay Drumchapel United Free
Scotland Paul MacDonald Hearts Free
Germany Jörg Albertz Unattached Free
Scotland Gary McSwegan Unattached Free
Scotland Marc McCusker Hearts Loan

Out:

Player To Fee
England Dan Kirkup Carlisle United Loan Return
England Joe Cardle Port Vale Loan Return
Scotland Ryan Wilkie Workington Free
Nigeria Evangelino Valentim Released Free
Scotland Dougie Imrie Inverness Caledonian Thistle £35,000

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
Scotland GK Peter Cherrie
Scotland GK David Hutton
Scotland GK David Thomson
Slovakia DF Dušan Bestvina
Scotland DF Iain Campbell (On loan from Kilmarnock)
Scotland DF Michael Doherty
Scotland DF Billy Gibson
Scotland DF Chris Higgins (Vice captain)
England DF Dan Kirkup (On loan from Carlisle United)
Scotland DF Paul MacDonald
Scotland DF Calum McGregor
Scotland DF Neil McGregor (Club Captain)
Northern Ireland DF Michael McGowan
Scotland DF Craig McKeown (Team Captain)
Scotland DF Craig Potter
Scotland DF Andrew Traub
Germany MF Jörg Albertz
Scotland MF Kevin Bradley
England MF Joe Cardle (On loan from Port Vale)
Scotland MF Juan Carrio
Scotland MF Stephen Connolly
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Shaun Fagan
Scotland MF Jimmy Gibson
Scotland MF Steven Masterton
Scotland MF Ruari MacLennan
Scotland MF David McGowan
Scotland MF Martin McGowan
Scotland MF Jordan Murch
England MF Christian Smith
Scotland MF Ryan Wilkie
Scotland MF Marvyn Wilson
Scotland FW Gary Arbuckle
Scotland FW Pat Clarke
Scotland FW Ryan Craig
Scotland FW Kyle Hendry
Scotland FW Dougie Imrie
Scotland FW Roddy MacLennan
Scotland FW Marc McCusker (On loan from Hearts)
Scotland FW Dave McKay
Scotland FW Sean McKenna
Scotland FW Gary McSwegan
Nigeria FW Evangelino Valentim

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers
10 July 2007 East Stirlingshire Little Kerse 2 - 3 Masterton Goal, Trialist Goal
13 July 2007 Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 3 - 2 Imrie Goal Goal, Bradley Goal pen'
24 July 2007 St Mirren Love Street 1 - 2 Imrie Goal
26 July 2007 Oldham Athletic Broadwood Stadium 2 - 2 Goal own goal', Arbuckle Goal

Scottish First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position Notes
4 August 2007 Greenock Morton Cappielow 2 - 3 Masterton Goal 10', Higgins Goal 45' 3,784 8th [20][21][22]
11 August 2007 Hamilton Academical Broadwood Stadium 0 - 2 N. McGregor Red card 45' 1,182 8th [23]
18 August 2007 Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 0 - 4 3,175 10th [24][25]
25 August 2007 St Johnstone Broadwood Stadium 1 - 0 Ruari MacLennan Goal 70' 1,310 9th [26]
1 September 2007 Dundee Broadwood Stadium 1 - 2 Higgins Goal 4', Cardle Red card 25' 1,500 9th [27][28][29]
15 September 2007 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 1 - 1 N. McGregor Goal 49' 1,730 10th [30]
22 September 2007 Dunfermline Athletic Broadwood Stadium 2 - 1 Masterton Goal 19', D. McGowan Goal 65' 1,554 7th
29 September 2007 Livingston Almondvale Stadium 2 - 4 D. McGowan Goal 15', Ruari MacLennan Red card 42',
Imrie Goal 85' (pen), Smith Red card 88'
1,500 9th [31]
6 October 2007 Stirling Albion Forthbank Stadium 2 - 0 Arbuckle Goal 38', N. McGregor Goal 45' 950 7th
20 October 2007 Greenock Morton Broadwood Stadium 0 - 1 1,231 7th
27 October 2007 St Johnstone McDiarmid Park 1 - 1 Imrie Goal 75' 2,782 7th
3 November 2007 Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium 1 - 2 Imrie Goal 88' (pen) 1,980 10th
11 November 2007 Dundee Dens Park 1 - 0 Dixon Goal 86' (own goal) 3,727 7th
1 December 2007 Queen of the South Broadwood Stadium 0 - 0 1,008 7th
8 December 2007 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 1 - 1 D. McGowan Goal 3', Imrie Red card 57' 3,574 7th [32]
15 December 2007 Livingston Broadwood Stadium 2 - 1 McKeown Goal 43', N. McGregor Goal 75' 910 7th
26 December 2007 Hamilton Academical New Douglas Park 0 - 0 1,750 9th
29 December 2007 St Johnstone Broadwood Stadium 1 - 3 Bradley Goal 14', Wilson Red card 59' 1,200 9th [33]
2 January 2008 Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 1 - 1 Arbuckle Goal 26' 3,299 8th
5 January 2008 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 1 - 3 Michael McGowan Goal 15' (pen) 1,513 9th
19 January 2008 Dundee Broadwood Stadium 1 - 1 Arbuckle Goal 72' 1,328 9th [34]
26 January 2008 Hamilton Academical Broadwood Stadium 2 - 3 Arbuckle Goal 3', Imrie Goal 14' 1,214 9th [35]
2 February 2008 Stirling Albion Broadwood Stadium 1 - 3 Fagan Goal 79' (pen) 961 9th [36][37][38][39]
9 February 2008 Greenock Morton Cappielow 2 - 1 Ruari MacLennan Goal 90+1', McKeown Goal 90+3' 2,239 8th
23 February 2008 Dunfermline Athletic Broadwood Stadium 1 - 2 Clarke Goal 68' (pen) 1,126 8th [40][41][42]
1 March 2008 Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium 1 - 4 McKeown Goal 10' 1,717 9th [43]
8 March 2008 Livingston Almondvale Stadium 0 - 0 1,800 9th
11 March 2008 Greenock Morton Broadwood Stadium 1 - 1 Clarke Goal 56' 1,265 9th
15 March 2008 Stirling Albion Forthbank Stadium 1 - 1 Albertz 45', Campbell Red card 65' 1,089 9th [44][45][46]
22 March 2008 Queen of the South Broadwood Stadium 1 - 4 Masterton Goal 69' 1,211 9th [47]
25 March 2008 St Johnstone McDiarmid Park 2 - 1 Bradley Goal 30', Albertz Goal 51' 1,686 7th
29 March 2008 Dundee Dens Park 0 - 2 4,037 8th [48]
5 April 2008 Livingston Broadwood Stadium 3 - 2 Clarke Goal 19', Ruari MacLennan Goal 24' Goal 48' 1,156 8th
12 April 2008 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 1 - 2 Clarke Goal 44' 3,129 8th
19 April 2008 Hamilton Academical New Douglas Park 0 - 2 N. McGregor Red card 21' 4,940 9th [49]
26 April 2008 Stirling Albion Broadwood Stadium 3 - 0 McSwegan Goal 44', Clarke Goal 46' Goal 83' (pen) 1,426 9th

Playoffs[edit]

Date Stage Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
30 April 2008 Semi Final First Leg Alloa Athletic Recreation Park 1 - 2 Masterton Goal 62' 1,026
3 May 2008 Semi Final Second Leg Alloa Athletic Broadwood Stadium 5 - 3 AET J. Gibson Goal 30', Arbuckle Goal 64',
B. Gibson Goal 68', McSwegan Goal 84',
Clarke Goal 111'
1,548 [50]
7 May 2008 Final First Leg Airdrie United Excelsior Stadium 1 - 0 Clarke Goal 77' 1,878 [51]
10 May 2008 Final Second Leg Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 2 - 0 McSwegan Goal 47', Clarke Goal 64' 2,548 [52][53][54][55][56]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
7 August 2007 Round 1 Raith Rovers Broadwood Stadium 0 - 3 892

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
14 August 2007 Round 1 Queen of the South Broadwood Stadium 1 - 0 Masterton Goal 13' 621 [57]
5 September 2007 Round 2 Dunfermline Athletic Broadwood Stadium 1 - 4 Ruari MacLennan Goal 46' 799

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
24 November 2007 Round 3 Montrose Broadwood Stadium 2 - 0 Arbuckle Goal 8', Imrie Goal 90' 821 [58][59][60]
16 January 2008 Round 4 Dundee United Broadwood Stadium 0 - 1 1,550 [61]

Reserve League Cup[edit]

Date Stage Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers
16 October 2007 Group Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 1 - 0 Valentim Goal
29 October 2007 Group Stranraer Stair Park 6 - 0 Valentim Goal Goal Goal, McKeown Goal, Smith Goal, Bradley Goal
15 November 2007 Group East Stirlingshire Firs Park 4 - 1 Valentim Goal Goal, Bradley Goal, McKenna Goal
22 January 2008 Group Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 3 - 2 Roddy MacLennan Goal, McKenna Goal, Connolly Goal
12 February 2008 Group Hamilton Academical Broadwood Stadium 2 - 1 McKay (Trialist) Goal Goal, Smith Red card
4 March 2008 Group Queens Park Broadwood Stadium 1 - 1 McKay Goal
12 March 2008 Group Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 3 - 5 Roddy MacLennan Goal, McKay Goal Goal
27 April 2007 Semi Final St Johnstone McDiarmid Park 2 - 0 McKenna Goal, McLaren (Trialist) Goal
5 May 2008 Final Livingston Almondvale Stadium 4 - 1 McKay Goal Goal Goal Goal, C. McGregor Red card

Player statistics[edit]

Overall[edit]

Clyde used 33 players during the 2007–08 season, and another 3 were unused substitutes. David Hutton was the only ever-present, starting all 45 competitive matches.

# Player P Goal YC Red card
GK Scotland David Hutton 45 0 2 0
DF Scotland Neil McGregor 40 3 10 2
DF Scotland Chris Higgins 41 2 11 0
MF England Christian Smith 25 (6) 0 8 1
MF Scotland Steven Masterton 28 (6) 5 4 0
MF Scotland Kevin Bradley 23 (12) 2 3 0
MF Scotland Marvyn Wilson 19 (5) 0 12 1
FW Scotland Gary Arbuckle 23 (12) 6 1 0
DF Northern Ireland Michael McGowan 34 (6) 1 5 0
MF Scotland Ruari MacLennan 37 (5) 5 4 1
MF Scotland David McGowan 22 (12) 3 3 0
FW Scotland Sean McKenna 1 (9) 0 1 0
DF Scotland Michael Doherty 0 (2) 0 0 0
MF Scotland Stephen Connolly 0 (1) 0 0 0
DF Slovakia Dušan Bestvina 24 (1) 0 5 0
DF Scotland Craig McKeown 18 (1) 3 4 0
FW Scotland Roddy MacLennan 2 (5) 0 0 0
DF Scotland Iain Campbell 4 0 1 1
DF Scotland Billy Gibson 18 1 2 0
FW Scotland Pat Clarke 15 9 3 0
MF Scotland Shaun Fagan 2 (1) 1 2 0
FW Scotland Dave McKay 8 (8) 0 1 0
MF Scotland Jimmy Gibson 5 (5) 1 2 0
FW Scotland Gary McSwegan 6 (3) 3 1 0
MF Germany Jörg Albertz 7 (1) 2 1 0
FW Scotland Marc McCusker 0 (3) 0 0 0
GK Scotland Peter Cherrie 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Juan Carrio 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Calum McGregor 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Dougie Imrie 24 5 12 1
FW Nigeria Evangelino Valentim 0 (3) 0 0 0
DF England Dan Kirkup 7 (1) 0 0 0
MF England Joe Cardle 10 0 3 1
DF Scotland Craig Potter 6 0 0 0
DF Scotland Andrew Traub 1 0 0 0
GK Scotland David Thomson 0 (1) 0 0 0
MF Scotland Ryan Wilkie 0 0 0 0

Note: Players in italics left the club before or during the January transfer window.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Club Statement - Joe Miller
  2. ^ Players Released
  3. ^ Upton goes
  4. ^ Manager appointed
  5. ^ Trust deal in Ruari
  6. ^ Club Statement
  7. ^ Harris move agreed
  8. ^ Gilmour joins Queens
  9. ^ Taz & Dave sign on
  10. ^ Bollan joins up
  11. ^ Four players signed
  12. ^ Morton 3–2 Clyde
  13. ^ Wilson signs on
  14. ^ Clyde 0–3 Raith Rovers
  15. ^ Clyde 1–0 QOS
  16. ^ Sweet Sixteen
  17. ^ Partick Thistle 4–0 Clyde
  18. ^ Clyde 1–0 St Johnstone
  19. ^ Col at the double
  20. ^ Debut of Craig Potter
  21. ^ Debut of Christian Smith
  22. ^ Debut of Marvyn Wilson
  23. ^ Debut & final appearance of David Thomson
  24. ^ Debut & final appearance of Andrew Traub
  25. ^ Debut of Stephen Connolly
  26. ^ Final appearance of Craig Potter
  27. ^ Debut of Dan Kirkup
  28. ^ Debut of Joe Cardle
  29. ^ Final appearance of Michael Doherty
  30. ^ Debut of Dušan Bestvina
  31. ^ Debut of Evangelino Valentim
  32. ^ Final appearance of Dan Kirkup
  33. ^ Final appearance of Sean McKenna
  34. ^ Dougie Bell & Gary Bollan take care-taker charge
  35. ^ Final appearance of Dougie Imrie
  36. ^ Debut of Iain Campbell
  37. ^ Debut of Billy Gibson
  38. ^ Debut of Pat Clarke
  39. ^ Debut of Shaun Fagan
  40. ^ Debut of Jimmy Gibson
  41. ^ Debut of Dave McKay
  42. ^ Final appearance of Shaun Fagan
  43. ^ Final appearance of Craig McKeown
  44. ^ Debut of Gary McSwegan
  45. ^ Debut of Jörg Albertz
  46. ^ Final appearance of Iain Campbell
  47. ^ Debut of Marc McCusker
  48. ^ Final appearance of Marc McCusker
  49. ^ Final appearance of Christian Smith
  50. ^ Final appearance of Dušan Bestvina
  51. ^ Final appearance of Jorg Albertz
  52. ^ Final appearance of Jimmy Gibson
  53. ^ Final appearance of Kevin Bradley
  54. ^ Final appearance of Steven Masterton
  55. ^ Final appearance of Gary Arbuckle
  56. ^ Final appearance of Michael McGowan
  57. ^ Debut of Michael Doherty
  58. ^ Debut of Roddy MacLennan
  59. ^ Final appearance of Joe Cardle
  60. ^ Final appearance of Evangelino Valentim
  61. ^ Colin Hendry's final game in charge