2008–09 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
2008–09 season
Chairman Barry Kilby
Manager Owen Coyle
Championship 5th (Promotion via Play-offs)
League Cup Semi-Finalists
FA Cup 5th Round
Top goalscorer League: Martin Paterson (13)
All: Martin Paterson (19)
Highest home attendance 19,533 v Tottenham
(21 January 2009)
Lowest home attendance 3,760 v QPR
(13 January 2009)
Average home league attendance 12,711

The 2008-09 season was Burnley's 9th season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Owen Coyle – his second season since he replaced Steve Cotterill on 8 November 2007.

First-team squad[edit]

Updated 30 June 2008.

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)
3 Norway DF Christian Kalvenes
4 Northern Ireland DF Michael Duff
5 England DF Clarke Carlisle
6 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell (captain)
7 Scotland MF Kevin McDonald
8 Iceland MF Joey Guðjónsson
9 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
10 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson
11 England MF Wade Elliott
12 Denmark GK Brian Jensen
16 Republic of Ireland MF Chris McCann
No. Position Player
17 Hungary GK Gábor Király
18 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon
19 England FW Jay Rodriguez
20 England FW Robbie Blake
21 Australia DF Rhys Williams (on loan from Middlesbrough)
22 Albania FW Besart Berisha
23 England DF Stephen Jordan
24 Scotland DF Russell Anderson (on loan from Sunderland)
25 England MF Adam Kay
26 Netherlands MF Remco van der Schaaf
27 Scotland MF Alex MacDonald
30 Scotland FW Steve Thompson
33 England MF Chris Eagles

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date
10 FW Northern Ireland Martin Paterson Scunthorpe United £1.3m 23 June 2008
7 MF Scotland Kevin McDonald Scotland Dundee £500k 24 June 2008
3 DF Norway Christian Kalvenes Scotland Dundee United Free 26 June 2008
1 GK Peru Diego Penny Peru Coronel Bolognesi Undisclosed 27 June 2008
26 MF Netherlands Remco van der Schaaf Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem Free 7 July 2008
33 FW England Chris Eagles Manchester United Undisclosed 29 July 2008
24 DF Scotland Russell Anderson Sunderland Loan 26 August 2008
21 DF Australia Rhys Williams Middlesbrough Loan 30 January 2009

Out[edit]

# Pos Player To Fee Date
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Norway Rosenborg Loan 8 August 2008
N/A MF Northern Ireland Steve Jones Huddersfield Town Loan 17 October 2008
N/A MF Northern Ireland Steve Jones Bradford City Loan 27 November 2008
22 FW Albania Besart Berisha Denmark AC Horsens Loan 8 January 2009
17 GK Hungary Gábor Király Germany Bayer Leverkusen Loan 30 January 2009
26 MF Netherlands Remco van der Schaaf Denmark Brøndby Loan 2 February 2009
18 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Mahon Blackpool Loan 17 March 2009
25 MF England Adam Kay Accrington Stanley Loan 20 March 2009
9 FW Nigeria Ade Akinbiyi United States Houston Dynamo Free 6 April 2009

Match details[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) (P) 46 27 9 10 80 52 +28 90 Promotion to Premier League
2 Birmingham City (P) 46 23 14 9 54 37 +17 83
3 Sheffield United 46 22 14 10 64 39 +25 80 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Reading 46 21 14 11 72 40 +32 77
5 Burnley 46 21 13 12 72 60 +12 76
6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 +12 74
7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 +12 74
8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 +13 68
9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 +9 66
10 Bristol City 46 15 16 15 54 54 0 61
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 16 15 42 44 −2 61
12 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 13 17 51 58 −7 61
13 Watford 46 16 10 20 68 72 −4 58
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 17 7 22 42 53 −11 58
15 Crystal Palace 46 15 12 19 52 55 −3 0561
16 Blackpool 46 13 17 16 47 58 −11 56
17 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 58 −11 54
18 Derby County 46 14 12 20 55 67 −12 54
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 (R) 46 12 10 24 57 70 −13 46 Relegation to League One
23 Southampton (R) 46 10 15 21 46 69 −23 0452
24 Charlton Athletic (R) 46 8 15 23 52 74 −22 39

Updated to games played on 3 May 2009.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Crystal Palace were give a one-point deduction for using an ineligible player during a match against Sheffield United on 3 May 2009.[1]
2 Southampton were given a ten-point deduction for breaching insolvency regulations, regarding their holding company. As they finished in the bottom three this season, the points deduction will be applied next season.[2]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Matches[edit]

Football League Championship match details
Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance Ref
9 August 2008 24th Sheffield Wednesday A L 1–4 Paterson 6' 23,793 [3]
16 August 2008 24th Ipswich Town H L 0–3 11,312 [4]
23 August 2008 23rd Crystal Palace A D 0–0 14,071 [5]
30 August 2008 23rd Plymouth Argyle H D 0–0 10,032 [6]
13 September 2008 19th Nottingham Forest A W 2–1 Alexander (2) 25', 70' pen. 20,504 [7]
16 September 2008 12th Blackpool H W 2–0 Paterson 60', Alexander 76' pen. 13,752 [8]
20 September 2008 13th Swansea City A D 1–1 Guðjónsson 59' 13,299 [9]
27 September 2008 8th Preston North End H W 3–1 Guðjónsson 33', Caldwell 64', Eagles 90' 16,276 [10]
30 September 2008 4th Watford H W 3–2 Alexander 25' pen., Paterson 64', Elliott 69' 10,033 [11]
4 October 2008 9th Reading A L 1–3 McCann 89' 18,621 [12]
18 October 2008 11th Birmingham City H D 1–1 McCann 25' 13,809 [13]
21 October 2008 6th Coventry City A W 3–1 Duff 52', Blake 88', Eagles 90' 14,621 [14]
25 October 2008 8th Charlton Athletic A D 1–1 Thompson 13' 21,884 [15]
28 October 2008 5th Reading H W 1–0 Blake 81' 11,538 [16]
1 November 2008 4th Norwich City H W 2–0 Eagles (2) 55', 60' 11,353 [17]
8 November 2008 5th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 0–2 23,711 [18]
15 November 2008 4th Queens Park Rangers A W 2–1 Blake 34', Mahon 60' 13,226 [19]
22 November 2008 5th Doncaster Rovers H D 0–0 12,173 [20]
24 November 2008 5th Barnsley A L 2–3 Paterson (2) 69', 73' 10,678 [21]
29 November 2008 4th Derby County H W 3–0 McDonald 6', Paterson (2) 15', 23' 11,552 [22]
6 December 2008 4th Sheffield United A W 3–2 Paterson 19', Alexander 42' pen., Eagles 79' 24,702 [23]
9 December 2008 4th Cardiff City H D 2–2 Blake 14', Thompson 76' 11,230 [24]
13 December 2008 4th Southampton H W 3–2 Perry 4' o.g., Guðjónsson (2) 7', 11' 11,229 [25]
20 December 2008 4th Bristol City A W 2–1 Paterson 57', Thompson 77' 16,108 [26]
26 December 2008 4th Barnsley H L 1–2 McCann 38' 16,580 [27]
28 December 2008 5th Doncaster Rovers A L 1–2 Paterson 62' 14,020 [28]
10 January 2009 7th Swansea City H L 0–2 13,740 [29]
17 January 2009 7th Preston North End A L 1–2 Blake 77' 15,692 [30]
27 January 2009 9th Watford A L 0–3 13,193 [31]
31 January 2009 8th Charlton Athletic H W 2–1 Thompson (2) 76' 90' 14,404 [32]
7 February 2009 10th Birmingham City A D 1–1 Paterson 3' 16,763 [33]
14 February 2009 8th Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 1–0 McCann 6' 13,515 [34]
17 February 2009 7th Coventry City H D 1–1 Eagles 90' 14,595 [35]
21 February 2009 7th Norwich City A D 1–1 Thompson 36' 24,363 [36]
28 February 2009 9th Sheffield Wednesday H L 2–4 McCann 53', Eagles 85' 12,449 [37]
3 March 2009 7th Blackpool A W 1–0 Kalvenes 85' 7,679 [38]
11 March 2009 6th Crystal Palace H W 4–2 Carlisle 39', Alexander 83' pen., Thompson 88', Rodriguez 90' 10,312 [39]
14 March 2009 5th Nottingham Forest H W 5–0 Blake 19', Elliott 39', Carlisle 51', Rodriguez 55', Guðjónsson 73' 13,055 [40]
17 March 2009 5th Ipswich Town A D 1–1 Elliott 19' 18,745 [41]
21 March 2009 4th Plymouth Argyle A W 2–1 Caldwell 16', Blake 78' 11,246 [42]
4 April 2009 5th Derby County A D 1–1 McCann 59' 33,010 [43]
11 April 2009 6th Queens Park Rangers H W 1–0 Carlisle 49' 15,058 [44]
13 April 2009 6th Cardiff City A L 1–3 Blake 84' 19,379 [45]
20 April 2009 5th Sheffield United H W 1–0 Paterson 23' 14,884 [46]
25 April 2009 6th Southampton A D 2–2 Alexander 32' pen., Carlisle 67' 23,927 [47]
3 May 2009 5th Bristol City H W 4–0 Alexander (2) 42' pen., 76' pen., Elliott 44', Guðjónsson 86' 18,005 [48]

Football League Championship play-offs[edit]

Football League Championship play-off match details
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance Ref
Semi-final first leg 9 May 2009 Reading H W 1–0 Alexander 84' pen. 18,853 [49]
Semi-final second leg 12 May 2009 Reading A W 2–0 Paterson 50', Thompson 58' 19,909 [50]
Final 25 May 2009 Sheffield United N W 1–0 Elliott 13' 80,518 [51]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2008–09 FA Cup
FA Cup match details
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance Ref
Third round 3 January 2009 Queens Park Rangers A D 0–0 8,896 [52]
Third round replay 13 January 2009 Queens Park Rangers H W 2–1 (a.e.t.) Thompson 60', Rodriguez 120' 3,760 [53]
Fourth round 24 January 2009 West Bromwich Albion A D 2–2 Alexander 25' pen., Paterson 89' 18,294 [54]
Fourth round replay 3 February 2009 West Bromwich Albion H W 3–1 Elliott 44', Thompson (2) 52', 88' 6,635 [55]
Fifth round 8 March 2009 Arsenal A L 0–3 57,454 [56]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Cup match details
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance Ref
First round 12 August 2008 Bury A W 2–0 Paterson (2) 40', 90' 4,276 [57]
Second round 26 August 2008 Oldham Athletic H W 3–0 McCann 12', Paterson (2) 63', 79' 5,528 [58]
Third round 23 September 2008 Fulham H W 1–0 Rodriguez 88' 7,119 [59]
Fourth round 12 November 2008 Chelsea A D 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Akinbiyi 69' 41,369 [60]
Quarter final 2 December 2008 Arsenal H W 2–0 McDonald (2) 6', 57' 19,045 [61]
Semi final first leg 6 January 2009 Tottenham Hotspur A L 1–4 Paterson 15' 31,377 [62]
Semi final second leg 21 January 2009 Tottenham Hotspur H W 3–2 (a.e.t.) Blake 34', McCann 73', Rodriguez 88' 19,533 [63]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with names struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Players with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club with Burnley.
Key to positions: GK – Goalkeeper; DF – Defender; MF – Midfielder; FW – Forward
No. Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow rectangle, denoting the yellow penalty card shown to a player being cautioned A red rectangle, denoting the red penalty card shown to a player being sent off
1 GK  PER Diego Penny 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 MF  SCO Graham Alexander 46 9 5 1 7 0 3 1 61 11 0 0
3 DF  NOR Christian Kalvenes 21 1 4 0 2 (1) 0 3 0 30 (1) 1 0 0
4 DF  NIR Michael Duff 22 (5) 1 3 0 5 (2) 0 3 0 33 (7) 0 0 0
5 DF  ENG Clarke Carlisle 36 4 4 0 5 0 3 0 48 4 0 0
6 DF  SCO Steven Caldwell 45 2 4 0 5 0 3 0 57 2 0 0
7 MF  SCO Kevin McDonald 9 (16) 1 2 0 2 (3) 2 0 (1) 0 13 (20) 3 0 0
8 MF  ISL Joey Guðjónsson 20 (19) 6 3 (2) 0 5 (2) 0 1 (2) 0 29 (25) 6 0 0
9 FW  NGA Ade Akinbiyi Left club during playing season 1 (10) 0 0 0 0 (4) 1 0 0 1 (14) 1 0 0
10 FW  NIR Martin Paterson 39 (4) 12 4 1 7 5 3 1 53 (4) 19 0 0
11 MF  ENG Wade Elliott 41 (1) 4 4 (1) 1 6 (1) 0 2 1 53 (3) 6 0 0
12 GK  DEN Brian Jensen 45 0 5 0 7 0 3 0 60 0 0 0
14 FW  NIR Steve Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF  IRL Chris McCann 44 6 4 0 7 2 3 0 58 8 0 0
17 GK  HUN Gábor Király 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF  IRL Alan Mahon 0 (7) 1 0 (2) 0 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 (12) 1 0 0
19 FW  ENG Jay Rodriguez 2 (23) 2 0 (4) 1 0 (3) 2 0 (3) 0 2 (33) 5 0 0
20 MF  ENG Robbie Blake 33 (13) 8 5 0 6 (1) 1 3 0 47 (14) 9 0 0
21 DF  AUS Rhys Williams * Left club during playing season 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0
22 FW  ALB Besart Berisha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF  ENG Stephen Jordan 26 (1) 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 34 (1) 0 0 0
24 DF  SCO Russell Anderson * Left club during playing season 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
25 MF  ENG Adam Kay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF  NED Remco van der Schaaf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 MF  SCO Alex MacDonald 0 (3) 0 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (6) 0 0 0
30 FW  SCO Steven Thompson 23 (11) 7 3 (2) 3 0 0 2 (1) 1 31 (14) 11 0 0
33 MF  ENG Chris Eagles 30 (13) 7 4 0 6 (1) 0 1 (2) 0 41 (16) 7 0 0

Player of the Year Awards 2009[edit]

# Pos Winner Award
N/A FW England Wes Fletcher Youth Player of the Year
1 GK Denmark Brian Jensen League Cup Player of the Tournament
19 FW England Jay Rodriguez v Nottingham Forest, 14 March 2009 Goal of the Season
16 MF Republic of Ireland Chris McCann Young Player of the Year
2 DF Scotland Graham Alexander Players' Player of the Year
20 FW England Robbie Blake Player of the Year

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