2009–10 Dunfermline Athletic F.C. season

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Dunfermline Athletic
2009–10 season
Chairman John Yorkston
Manager Jim McIntyre
Scottish First Division 3rd
Scottish Cup Fifth Round, Losers v Celtic (after being thrown out in round 4 for breaking 4 rules, following an appeal a replay was ordered)
Scottish League Cup Third Round, Losers v Hearts
Scottish Challenge Cup Second Round, Losers v Queen of the South
Top goalscorer League: Three players (1)
All: Andy Kirk (6)
Highest home attendance 6,289 (vs Raith Rovers, 29 August 2009)
Lowest home attendance 2,834 (vs Airdrie Utd, 22 August 2009)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was Dunfermline Athletic's 3rd season in the Scottish First Division after being relegated from the Scottish Premier League in 2007.

Review and Events[edit]

Chronological list of events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2009–10 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

  • 4 July: Director Gordon McDougall leaves the Pars towards the end of July to increase his efforts helping stricken side Livingston.[1]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
2 Dundee 36 16 13 7 48 34 +14 61
3 Dunfermline Athletic 36 17 7 12 54 44 +10 58
4 Queen of the South 36 15 11 10 53 40 +13 56

Updated to games played on 1 May 2010.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player stats[edit]

During the 2009–10 season, Dunfermline have used 21 different players on the pitch. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[3]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Scottish Challenge Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Greg Fleming 8 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
DF Scotland Andy Dowie 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Chris Higgins 6 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
DF Scotland Austin McCann 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
DF Scotland Neil McGregor 6 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland Greg Ross 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF England Calum Woods 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Steven Bell 7 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
MF Scotland Alex Burke 7 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
MF England Joe Cardle 6 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
MF Scotland Stephen Glass 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Willie Gibson 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
MF Scotland Graeme Holmes 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF Scotland Steven McDougall 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
ST Scotland Scott Muirhead 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
DF Scotland Nick Phinn 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
MF Scotland Paul Willis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ST Scotland Graham Bayne 7 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
ST Scotland David Graham 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
ST Northern Ireland Andy Kirk 8 6 4 1 0 0 2 4 2 1
ST Scotland Jordan White 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Stats[edit]

Andy Kirk is the top scorer with six goals, with the team totalling fifteen goals so far.[3] During the 2009–10 season, eight Pars players have received at least one caution and one player has received at least one dismissal. In total, the team have received eleven yellow cards and one red card.[3]

Name Goals Bookings Dismissals
Kirk, AndyAndy Kirk Goal 6
Bell, StevenSteven Bell Goal 2 YC 2
Cardle, JoeJoe Cardle Goal 2
Own goals Goal 2
Bayne, GrahamGraham Bayne Goal 1 YC 1
Burke, AlexAlex Burke Goal 1
Graham, DavidDavid Graham Goal 1 YC 1
McGregor, NeilNeil McGregor YC 2
Gibson, WillieWillie Gibson YC 1 Red card 1
Glass, StephenStephen Glass YC 1
Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins YC 1
Woods, CalumCalum Woods YC 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Having lost goalkeeper Paul Gallacher to St Mirren, Dunfermline signed former Gretna keeper Greg Fleming on a season long loan.[4] Having been released from his contract with Aridrie in March 2009, Dunfermline snapped up Joe Cardle on a free transfer and in July signed Cardle's Airdrie team-mate Steven McDougall on a free transfer.[5] The Pars also signed Chris Higgins[6] and Neil McGregor[7] from relegated side Clyde and Kilmarnock winger Willie Gibson was signed for a nominal fee.[8] Defender Andy Dowie moved from Scottish First Division rivals Ross County on a free transfer.[9]

Date Player From Fee (£)
May 2009 England Cardle, JoeJoe Cardle Airdrie United Free
21 May 2009 Scotland Dowie, AndyAndy Dowie Ross County Free
4 June 2009 Scotland Higgins, ChrisChris Higgins Clyde Free
23 June 2009 Scotland Gibson, WillieWillie Gibson Kilmarnock Free
4 July 2009 Scotland McDougall, StevenSteven McDougall Airdrie United Free
10 July 2009 Scotland Fleming, GregGreg Fleming Oldham Athletic Loan
30 July 2009 Scotland McGregor, NeilNeil McGregor Clyde Free

Out[edit]

At the end of the 2008–09 season, the Pars decided to allow 3 of their most senior players to leave the club. Scott Wilson teamed up with former Dunfermline captain and manager of North Queensland Fury Ian Ferguson in Australia,[10] Greg Shields moved to America to join USL First Division side Carolina RailHawks[11] and captain Scott Thomson was released on a free transfer.[12] Goalkeeper Paul Gallacher was allowed to move up a division to the SPL to join St Mirren for an undisclosed fee.[13] Kevin Harper, Stuart Dearden, Calum Reidford and Iain Williamson were all released from their contracts.[14]

Date Player To Fee (£)
May 2009 Scotland Wilson, ScottScott Wilson North Queensland Fury Free
26 May 2009 Scotland Shields, GregGreg Shields Carolina RailHawks Free
4 June 2009 Scotland Dearden, StuartStuart Dearden Free agent Free
4 June 2009 England Harper, KevinKevin Harper Free agent Free
30 June 2009 Scotland Gallacher, PaulPaul Gallacher St Mirren Undisclosed Fee
July 2009 Scotland Williamson, IainIain Williamson Raith Rovers Free
10 July 2009 Scotland Thomson, ScottScott Thomson East Fife Free
17 July 2009 Scotland McBride, ScottScott McBride Cowdenbeath Loan
22 July 2009 Scotland Reidford, CalumCalum Reidford Clyde Free

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDougall resigns to help Livi". BBC Sport. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "DUNFERMLINE 2 AIRDRIE UNITED 0". dafc.co.uk. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dunfermline Athletic 2009–10 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Pars sign Oldham keeper on loan". BBC Sport. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Pars secure Airdrie's McDougall". BBC Sport. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Higgins leaves Clyde for East End". BBC Sport. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "McGregor wins move to Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Gibson joins Pars from Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "County's Dowie leaves for Pars". BBC Sport. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Pars' Wilson makes A-League move". BBC Sport. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Shields to leave Pars for America". BBC Sport. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Thomson and Conway join East Fife". BBC Sport. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Gallacher delight at Buddies move". BBC Sport. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Higgins leaves Clyde for East End". BBC Sport. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 

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