2008–09 Clyde F.C. season

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Clyde
2008–09 season
Chairman Scotland Ian Letham
Manager Scotland John Brown
Scottish First Division 10th
Scottish Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Challenge Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Pat Clarke (11)
All: Pat Clarke (14)
Highest home attendance 2,091 vs Partick Thistle (13 September 2008)
Lowest home attendance 677 vs Montrose (29 November 2008)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Season 2008-09 saw Clyde compete in their ninth consecutive season in the Scottish First Division. They finished bottom of the league, and were relegated to the Scottish Second Division.

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Fee Date
Scotland Stuart Kettlewell Queens Park Free 19 May 2008
Scotland Marc McCusker Hearts Free 1 June 2008
Scotland Alan Trouten Queens Park Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Ricky Waddell Airdrie United Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Willie McLaren Unattached Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Mark Brown Eddlewood Amateurs Free 4 June 2008
Scotland Sean Connolly Hamilton Academical Youth Free 1 July 2008
Scotland Charles McCole Clyde Youth Free 1 July 2008
Scotland Gerry McLaughlin Clyde Youth Free 1 July 2008
Germany Michael Ohnesorge SV Elversberg Free 22 July 2008
Scotland Scott Gemmill Berwick Rangers Free 25 July 2008
Scotland Alan Lowing Rangers Loan 30 August 2008
Scotland Paul Emslie Rangers Loan 30 August 2008
Scotland Alan Lithgow Unattached Free 29 October 2008

Out[edit]

Player To Fee Date
Scotland Iain Campbell Kilmarnock Loan Return 10 May 2008
Scotland Marc McCusker Hearts Loan Return 10 May 2008
Scotland Gary Arbuckle Queen of the South Free 19 May 2008
Scotland Shaun Fagan East Fife Free 19 May 2008
Scotland Sean McKenna Camelon Juniors Free 19 May 2008
Germany Jörg Albertz Retired Free 31 May 2008
Scotland Steven Masterton Greenock Morton Free 1 June 2008
Scotland Calum McGregor Kilwinning Rangers Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Michael Doherty Released Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Paul MacDonald Vale of Clyde Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Juan Carrio Glenafton Athletic Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Ryan Craig Goldenhill Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Martin McGowan Released Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Kyle Hendry Blackburn Rovers Free 2 June 2008
Scotland Craig McKeown Dundee Free 5 June 2008
Slovakia Dušan Bestvina FC Mistelbach Free 12 June 2008
England Christian Smith Wrexham Free 12 June 2008
Scotland Jimmy Gibson East Stirlingshire Free 25 June 2008
Northern Ireland Michael McGowan Queen of the South Free 30 June 2008
Scotland Kevin Bradley Montrose Free 30 June 2008
Scotland David McGowan Arbroath Loan 17 October 2008
Scotland Marc McCusker Albion Rovers Loan 13 December 2008
Scotland Stephen Connolly Stenhousemuir Loan 15 December 2008

January[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Fee Date
Scotland Tony Stevenson Hamilton Academical Loan 1 January 2009
Scotland Craig O'Reilly East Fife Free 1 January 2009
France Grégory Tadé Stranraer Undisclosed 24 January 2009
Scotland Robbie Winters Unattached Free 31 April 2009

Out[edit]

Player To Fee Date
Scotland David McGowan Arbroath Loan 1 January 2009
Germany Michael Ohnesorge Released Free 1 January 2009
Scotland Paul Emslie Rangers Loan Return 1 January 2009
Scotland Stephen Connolly Stranraer Loan 24 January 2009
Scotland Jordan Murch Stranraer Loan 24 January 2009
Scotland Alan Lowing Rangers Loan Return 31 January 2009
Scotland Craig O'Reilly Montrose Loan 20 March 2009
Scotland Jordan Morton Hearts Undisclosed 28 April 2009

Notable events[edit]

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 Paul McKendry
Scotland GK Gerry McLaughlin
Scotland DF Mark Brown
Scotland DF Billy Gibson
Scotland DF Chris Higgins
Scotland DF Alan Lithgow
Scotland DF Alan Lowing (on loan from Rangers)
Scotland DF Neil McGregor
Germany DF Michael Ohnesorge
Scotland DF Tony Stevenson (on loan from Hamilton Academical)
Scotland MF Stephen Connolly
Scotland MF Paul Emslie (on loan from Rangers)
Scotland MF Stuart Kettlewell (Team Captain)
Scotland MF Roddy MacLennan
Scotland MF Ruari MacLennan
Scotland MF Charles McCole
No. Position Player
Scotland MF David McGowan
Scotland MF Willie McLaren
Scotland MF Jordan Murch
Scotland MF Connor Stevenson
France MF Grégory Tadé
Scotland MF Alan Trouten
Scotland MF Ricky Waddell
Scotland MF Marvyn Wilson (Club Captain)
Scotland FW Pat Clarke
Scotland FW Sean Connolly
Scotland FW Scott Gemmill
Scotland FW Steven Howarth
Scotland FW Marc McCusker
Scotland FW Dave McKay
Scotland FW Gary McSwegan
Scotland FW Jordan Morton
Scotland FW Craig O'Reilly
Scotland FW Robbie Winters

Fixtures and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
5 July 2008 Stirling Albion Little Kerse 2 – 0 McLaren Goal, Kettlewell Goal pen' 0
9 July 2008 Airdrie United Little Kerse 1 – 1 Goal own goal' 0
12 July 2008 Great Yarmouth Town Wellesley Recreation Ground 4 – 0 Trouten Goal 57', Roddy MacLennan Goal 62' Goal 83', Lee Goal 78' (own goal) 284
14 July 2008 Norwich City Colney Training Centre 2 – 1 McSwegan Goal, Ohnesorge (Trialist) Goal 0
15 July 2008 King's Lynn The Walks Stadium 2 – 1 Kettlewell Goal 27', McKay Goal 87' 480
19 July 2008 Rutherglen Glencairn New Southcroft Park 1 – 1 Clarke Goal 85' 600
22 July 2008 Rangers Broadwood Stadium 0 – 1 7,653
30 July 2008 Hibernian Broadwood Stadium 3 – 0 McKay Goal 20' Goal 52', Roddy MacLennan Goal 42' 934

Scottish First Division[edit]

Date Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position Notes
2 August 2008 Greenock Morton Broadwood Stadium 1 – 1 Brown Goal 90+4' 1,638 4th [22]
9 August 2008 Dundee Dens Park 0 – 1 4,042 7th
16 August 2008 Ross County Broadwood Stadium 2 – 2 Ruari MacLennan Goal 68', Clarke Goal 82' 966 8th
23 August 2008 Livingston Almondvale Stadium 1 – 2 Clarke Goal 29' 1,725 8th
30 August 2008 St Johnstone McDiarmid Park 3 – 2 McKay Goal 2', Gemmill Goal 37', Waddell Goal 81' 2,412 7th [23]
13 September 2008 Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium 1 – 1 Clarke Goal 69' (pen) 2,091 8th
20 September 2008 Airdrie United Excelsior Stadium 2 – 0 Waddell Goal 27', Ruari MacLennan Goal 59' 1,489 7th
27 September 2008 Queen of the South Broadwood Stadium 0 – 2 1,096 8th
4 October 2008 Dunfermline Athletic Broadwood Stadium 0 – 2 1,273 9th
18 October 2008 Greenock Morton Cappielow 0 – 1 2,041 9th
25 October 2008 Livingston Broadwood Stadium 2 – 1 Trouten Goal 63', McSwegan Goal 90' 820 8th
1 November 2008 Ross County Victoria Park 0 – 3 2,205 9th
8 November 2008 Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 0 – 2 3,003 10th
15 November 2008 St Johnstone Broadwood Stadium 2 – 2 Clarke Goal 17', Goal 85' 1,603 10th [24]
22 November 2008 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 2 – 0 Clarke Goal 55', Goal 83' 2,324 9th
13 December 2008 Dundee Broadwood Stadium 1 – 0 McLaren Goal 66', Gemmill Red card 68' 1,176 9th
16 December 2008 Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 1 – 0 Ruari MacLennan Red card 47', Trouten Goal 74' 864 7th
20 December 2008 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 4 – 4 Trouten Goal 1', Higgins Goal 50', Clarke Goal 65', Goal 70' 3,279 5th
27 December 2008 St Johnstone McDiarmid Park 0 – 1 McSwegan Red card 90' 3,491 7th
3 January 2009 Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium 2 – 4 Clarke Goal 20', Goal 63' (pen) 2,016 9th
17 January 2009 Livingston Almondvale Stadium 1 – 1 McLaren Goal 41' 1,354 8th
24 January 2009 Ross County Broadwood Stadium 2 – 0 McLaren Goal 44', Waddell Goal 66' 776 8th
31 January 2009 Dundee Dens Park 1 – 2 McLaren Goal 12' 3,217 9th
22 February 2009 Airdrie United Excelsior Stadium 0 – 1 Clarke Red card 39' 1,189 9th
28 February 2009 Queen of the South Broadwood Stadium 1 – 1 Trouten Goal 9' (pen) 1,142 9th
3 March 2009 Greenock Morton Broadwood Stadium 2 – 4 Ruari MacLennan Goal 44', Gemmill Goal 45', Gibson Red card 61' 1,165 9th
7 March 2009 Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 1 – 0 Maxwell Goal 54' (own goal) 3,579 9th
10 March 2009 St Johnstone Broadwood Stadium 1 – 3 Lithgow Goal 63' 1,093 9th
14 March 2009 Greenock Morton Cappielow 0 – 2 Hutton Red card 68' 2,168 10th
21 March 2009 Dunfermline Athletic Broadwood Stadium 1 – 4 Ruari MacLennan Goal 38' 1,109 10th
4 April 2009 Livingston Broadwood Stadium 0 – 1 McLaren Red card 57' 957 10th
11 April 2009 Ross County Victoria Park 0 – 0 2,078 10th
18 April 2009 Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 3 – 0 Waddell Goal 5', Ruari MacLennan Goal 61' Goal 74' 1,614 10th
25 April 2009 Queen of the South Palmerston Park 1 – 7 McLaren Goal 24' 2,601 10th
2 May 2009 Dundee Broadwood Stadium 2 – 0 Shinnie Goal 53' (own goal), McLaren Goal 77' 944 10th
9 May 2009 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 1 – 1 Higgins Goal 27' 2,418 10th

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
26 July 2008 Round 1 Annan Athletic Broadwood Stadium 2 – 0 Trouten Goal 61' (pen) Goal 74' 688 [25][26][27][28][29]
12 August 2008 Round 2 Alloa Athletic Recreation Park 2 – 0 Clarke Goal 58', Gibson Goal 76' 414 [30]
7 September 2008 Quarter Final Ross County Broadwood Stadium 0 – 1 McGregor Red card 44' 756 [31]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
5 August 2008 Round 1 Queen's Park Broadwood Stadium 4 – 1 Roddy MacLennan Goal 15', Gibson Goal 63', McSwegan Goal 86' Goal 88' 690
26 August 2008 Round 2 Hamilton Academical New Douglas Park 1 – 3 Clarke Goal 19', Ohnesorge Red card 66' 1,146

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Notes
29 November 2008 Round 3 Montrose Broadwood Stadium 2 – 0 McKay Goal 38', Clarke Goal 87' (pen) 677
10 January 2009 Round 4 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 0 – 2 2,871

Reserve Fixtures[edit]

Reserve League Cup[edit]

Date Stage Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers
15 September 2008 Group Queen's Park Lesser Hampden 0 – 2
29 September 2008 Group Stenhousemuir Broadwood Stadium 0 – 1
20 October 2008 Group Stranraer Stair Park 7 – 1 McCusker Goal Goal, Gemmill Goal, Waddell Goal, Trouten Goal, McCole Goal, Sean Connolly Goal
18 November 2008 Group Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 1 – 2 McGowan Goal
24 November 2008 Group Queens Park Broadwood Stadium 3 – 1 McSwegan Goal, McGowan Goal, Roddy MacLennan Goal
9 December 2008 Group Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 3 – 1 Ruari MacLennan Goal, Trouten Goal, Gemmill Goal
12 January 2009 Group Stranraer Broadwood Stadium 1 – 1 Walker Goal
19 January 2009 Group Partick Thistle Petershill Park 1 – 0 O'Reilly Goal
27 January 2009 Group Airdrie United Broadwood Stadium 3 – 2 Tadé Goal, McKay Goal, Gemmill Goal
17 March 2009 Group Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium 2 – 0 McSwegan Goal, McKay Goal
4 May 2009 Semi Final Ross County Victoria Park 0 – 3

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Stadium Result

F - A

Scorers
12 November 2008 Partick Thistle Lesser Hampden 1 – 1 McSwegan Goal

Player statistics[edit]

Overall[edit]

# Player P Goal YC Red card
GK Scotland David Hutton 34 0 5 1
DF Scotland Neil McGregor 9 0 4 1
DF Scotland Billy Gibson 37 2 5 1
DF Scotland Chris Higgins 37 (2) 2 10 0
DF Scotland Mark Brown 29 (2) 1 4 0
MF Scotland Roddy MacLennan 4 (2) 1 0 0
MF Scotland Alan Trouten 18 (16) 6 5 0
MF Scotland Stuart Kettlewell 32 (1) 0 6 0
FW Scotland Pat Clarke 34 (1) 14 6 1
FW Scotland Gary McSwegan 3 (19) 3 3 1
FW Scotland Dave McKay 19 (19) 2 4 0
FW Scotland Scott Gemmill 26 (9) 2 6 1
MF Scotland Willie McLaren 26 (2) 6 8 1
MF Scotland Stephen Connolly 0 (1) 0 0 0
MF Scotland Ruari MacLennan 20 (16) 6 7 1
MF Scotland Marvyn Wilson 18 (5) 0 8 0
GK Scotland Peter Cherrie 9 (1) 0 1 0
MF Scotland Ricky Waddell 27 (4) 4 8 0
MF Scotland David McGowan 0 (2) 0 0 0
FW Scotland Marc McCusker 0 (1) 0 0 0
MF Scotland Jordan Murch 0 (1) 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alan Lithgow 24 1 4 0
DF Scotland Tony Stevenson 9 0 0 0
FW Scotland Craig O'Reilly 0 (3) 0 0 0
MF France Grégory Tadé 11 (2) 0 2 0
FW Scotland Robbie Winters 4 (2) 0 0 0
MF Scotland Connor Stevenson 0 (2) 0 0 0
GK Scotland Paul McKendry 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Gerry McLaughlin 0 0 0 0
DF Germany Michael Ohnesorge 13 (1) 0 5 1
MF Scotland Paul Emslie 11 0 6 0
DF Scotland Alan Lowing 19 0 1 0
  • Note: Players in italics have left the club

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Clyde 3-0 Airdrie United Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 29 May 2008
  2. ^ Morton capture Clyde's Masterton BBC Sport - Retrieved 29 May 2008
  3. ^ Kettlewell agrees to Clyde move BBC Sport - Retrieved 29 May 2008
  4. ^ McKay and Cherrie sign on Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 29 May 2008
  5. ^ Two youngsters step up Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 29 May 2008
  6. ^ McCusker joins up Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 1 June 2008
  7. ^ Clyde swoop to sign three players BBC Sport - Retrieved 4 June 2008
  8. ^ Clyde give McLaren fresh chance BBC Sport - Retrieved 4 June 2008
  9. ^ Gibson and Wilson extend stay Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 2 June 2008
  10. ^ The joy of six Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 2 June 2008
  11. ^ Brown on Board Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 4 June 2008
  12. ^ Two players depart Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 12 June 2008
  13. ^ East Stirlingshire sign up Gibson BBC Sport - Retrieved 19 July 2008
  14. ^ Great Yarmouth Town 0-4 Clyde Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 19 July 2008
  15. ^ Tour Success Continues Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 19 July 2008
  16. ^ King's Lynn 1-2 Clyde Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 19 July 2008
  17. ^ Clyde 0-1 Rangers Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 25 July 2008
  18. ^ Clyde capture versatile German BBC Sport - Retrieved 25 July 2008
  19. ^ Gemmill given new chance by Clyde BBC Sport - Retrieved 25 July 2008
  20. ^ Clyde 2-0 Annan Athletic BBC Sport - Retrieved 7 March 2009
  21. ^ Clyde 3-0 Hibernian Clyde FC Website - Retrieved 7 March 2009
  22. ^ Debut of Michael Ohnesorge
  23. ^ Debut of Alan Lowing
  24. ^ Debut of Alan Lithgow
  25. ^ Debut of Mark Brown
  26. ^ Debut of Alan Trouten
  27. ^ Debut of Stuart Kettlewell
  28. ^ Debut of Scott Gemmill
  29. ^ Debut of Willie McLaren
  30. ^ Debut of Ricky Waddell
  31. ^ Debut of Paul Emslie