2007–08 Dunfermline Athletic F.C. season

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Dunfermline Athletic
2007–08 season
Chairman John Yorkston
Manager Stephen Kenny (up until 4 December 2007)
Jim McIntyre (from 3 January 2008)
Stadium East End Park
Scottish First Division Fifth
Scottish Challenge Cup Final, Lost to St Johnstone
Scottish League Cup Third Round, Lost to Hearts
Scottish Cup Fourth Round, Lost to Partick Thistle
UEFA Cup Second Qualifying Round, Lost to BK Häcken
Top goalscorer League: Mark Burchill (11)
All: Mark Burchill (15)
Highest home attendance League: 4,946 vs. St Johnstone, 2 September 2007
Cup: 6,017 vs. BK Häcken, 16 August 2007
Lowest home attendance League: 2,444 vs. Hamilton Academical, 11 March 2008
Cup: 1,744 Ayr United, 2 October 2007
Average home league attendance 3,695
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2007–08 season was Dunfermline Athletic's first season in the Scottish First Division, having been relegated from the Scottish Premier League at the end of the 2006–07 season.[1] Dunfermline Athletic also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup, Scottish Cup and the UEFA Cup.

Review and Events[edit]

Dunfermline Athletic's first season after relegation from the Scottish Premier League started with disappointment. One win in seven games left them languishing in second last place and even more pressure was put on manager Stephen Kenny after they were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the knockout qualifying round by Swedish minnows BK Häcken. Despite this the team managed to get to the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, where they played against St Johnstone but lost 3–2.[2]

At the start of December, Stephen Kenny was sacked as manager of Dunfermline after just over a year in charge.[3] Jim McIntyre was immediately given the role of caretaker manager and after a successful run in which he won four out of six games, he was appointed as Dunfermline manager on a full-time basis on 3 January 2008. He signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.[4] McIntyre started his reign by allowing 6 members of his squad to leave to try to cut the squad size down.[5] McIntyre's changes to the squad seemed to have a positive effect as the Pars eventually finished 5th overall, beating Queen of the South by 4 goals on the final day of the season.

Chronological list of events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2007–08 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.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
4 Queen of the South 36 14 10 12 47 43 +4 52 2008–09 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
5 Dunfermline Athletic 36 13 12 11 36 41 −5 51
6 Partick Thistle 36 11 12 13 40 39 +1 45

Updated to games played on 11 August 2008.
Source: statto.com
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.

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Friendlies[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Mid-season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Fife Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Last updated 25 June 2015
No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Paul Gallacher 34 0 30 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
GK Scotland Sean Murdoch 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
GK Scotland Greg Paterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Ivory Coast Souleymane Bamba 18 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
DF Scotland Stuart Dearden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Aaron Labonte 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Scott Morrison 15 1 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Greg Ross 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Greg Shields 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Scott Thomson 25 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Scott Wilson 31 2 27 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
DF England Calum Woods 30 0 25 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
MF Scotland Stephen Glass 37 6 31 4 1 0 1 0 4 2
MF Scotland Kevin Harper 14 4 11 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
MF Scotland Scott McBride 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Scott Muirhead 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Nick Phinn 14 1 12 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Stephen Simmons 31 4 25 3 1 0 1 1 4 0
MF Scotland Iain Williamson 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Paul Willis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Darren Young 16 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
ST Scotland Mark Burchill 32 15 28 11 1 0 0 0 3 4
ST Scotland Alex Burke 11 1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
ST Scotland Stephen Crawford 31 3 27 3 0 0 1 0 3 0
ST Scotland Jim McIntyre 7 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Players who appeared for Dunfermline Athletic but left during the season:
GK Scotland Roddy McKenzie 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Wales Jamie Harris 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Phil McGuire 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Republic of Ireland Danny Murphy 13 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Scotland Michael McGlinchey 7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Northern Ireland Owen Morrison 9 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 2
MF Republic of Ireland Bobby Ryan 9 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
ST Scotland Jim Hamilton 20 4 17 3 1 0 1 1 1 0
ST Scotland Tam McManus 12 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

Notes:

  • Player substitutions are not included.

Goal scorers[edit]

As of match played 26 April 2008[15]
Place Position Nation Name Total Scottish First Division Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Scottish Challenge Cup UEFA Cup
1 FW Scotland Mark Burchill 15 11 0 0 4 0
2 MF Scotland Stephen Glass 6 4 0 0 2 0
3 MF Scotland Kevin Harper 4 4 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Stephen Simmons 4 3 0 1 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Hamilton 4 3 0 0 0 1
6 FW Scotland Stevie Crawford 3 3 0 0 0 0
MF Northern Ireland Owen Morrison 3 1 0 0 2 0
8 DF Scotland Scott Wilson 2 0 1 0 1 0
9 MF Scotland Alex Burke 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jim McIntyre 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Tam McManus 1 1 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Scott Morrison 1 1 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Nick Phinn 1 1 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Scott Thomson 1 1 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Iain Williamson 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total 48 36 1 1 9 1

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inverness CT 2-1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport website. 12 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "Dunfermline Ath 2–3 St Johnstone". BBC News. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pars part company with boss Kenny". BBC News. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "McIntyre named Dunfermline boss". BBC News. 3 January 2008. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Six more players depart East End". BBC News. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton Accies 2–1 Dunfermline". BBC Sport website. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "United win Thomson's testimonial". BBC Sport website. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pars part company with boss Kenny". BBC Sport website. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "McIntyre named Dunfermline boss". BBC Sport website. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "McIntyre wins managerial award". BBC Sport website. 11 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Six more players depart East End". BBC Sport website. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Six more players depart East End". BBC Sport website. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Manager on Friday". dafc.co.uk. 18 April 2008. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. 
  14. ^ "Dunfermline 4–0 Queen of South". BBC Sport. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 
  16. ^ "Dunfermline pick up winger Harper". BBC News. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2007. 
  17. ^ "Hibs' Glass returns to the Pars". BBC News. 17 July 2007. Archived from the original on 26 August 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2007. 
  18. ^ "Dunfermline sign keeper Gallacher". BBC News. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2008. 
  19. ^ "Alex Burke's Stirling effot". dafc.co.uk. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Hartlepool wrap up McCunnie deal". BBC News. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
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  22. ^ "Dundee wrap up deal for Daquin". BBC News. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2007. 
  23. ^ "Swansea sign goalkeeper De Vries". BBC News. 6 July 2007. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2007. 
  24. ^ "Tod completes Raith Rovers switch". BBC News. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2007. 
  25. ^ "Brechin land Smith and Janczyk". BBC News. 25 July 2007. Retrieved 25 July 2007. 
  26. ^ "Ryan checks in at Richmond Park". Retrieved 9 January 2008. [dead link]
  27. ^ "Caley seal McGuire capture". Sky Sports. 14 January 2008. Archived from the original on 16 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 
  28. ^ a b c d "Six more players depart East End". BBC News. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  29. ^ "Morrison added to squad". Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  30. ^ "McManus makes a rapid Pars exit". BBC News. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  31. ^ "Gallacher heads to Pars as cover". BBC News. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2007. 
  32. ^ "Well's Murphy joins Pars on loan". BBC News. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2007. 
  33. ^ "Another on Loan Player". dafc.co.uk. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Buddie Burke joins Pars on loan". BBC News. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  35. ^ "McGuire and Proctor join Brewster". BBC News. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2008. 

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