SEasON: 2008-09

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Coca-Cola Championship (Tier 2)

Colin Calderwood, John Pemberton, Billy Davies

FA Cup:
4th Round (Derby County (H) 2-3)

League Cup:
2nd Round (Sunderland (H) 1-2)

Player Of The Year:
Chris Cohen
Top Goalscorer:
Robert Earnshaw (17 goals)

Competitive Games:

Competitive Goals:

Goals per game:

League Games:

League Points:
53 out of 138 (3 points per win)

Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored20 times11 times5 times1 time
Conceded16 times16 times3 times1 time2 times
Won By9 times4 times1 time1 time
Lost By13 times6 times1 time1 time

Highest League Attendance:
29,140 (League - Derby County)

Lowest League Attendance:
17,568 (League - Preston North End)

Average League Attendance:

Highest Cup Attendance:
29,001 (FA Cup - Derby County)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
4,030 (League Cup - Morecambe)

Clean Sheets:

Red cards:

Yellow cards:


Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result Home Away
1Wolverhampton Wanderers4627910805215534421124736312890Promoted as Champions0-11-5
2Birmingham City462314954371454301799524201783Promoted1-10-2
3Sheffield United462214106439126535221085291725800-10-0
5Burnley4621131272601454422378830371276Promoted via playoffs1-20-5
6Preston North End462111146654163439205810273412742-11-2
7Cardiff City461917106553145440235126253012740-10-2
8Swansea City461620106350119340225117232813681-11-3
9Ipswich Town461715146253896302696832279661-11-2
10Bristol City46151615545471333023831224310613-22-2
11Queens Park Rangers4615161542441274281939111425-2612-21-2
12Sheffield Wednesday4616131751581166261457112544-7612-10-1
14Doncaster Rovers46177224253959161882132635-11582-40-0
15Crystal Palace461512195255986261964132636-3570-22-1
17Coventry City461315184758887262657112132-11541-02-2
18Derby County461412205567977312655132441-12541-31-1
19Nottingham Forest461314195065878272857112337-1553
21Plymouth Argyle4613122144577511313567101322-13512-00-1
22Norwich City461210245770959352835152242-1346Relegated1-23-2
24Charlton Athletic46815235274689333827141936-2239Relegated0-02-0

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1Sun Aug 10, 2008ReadingH0-0Draw21,57112
2Sat Aug 16, 2008Swansea CityA1-3Loss16,61119Liberty Stadium
3Sat Aug 23, 2008WatfordH3-2Win20,00514
4Sat Aug 30, 2008Wolverhampton WanderersA1-5Loss25,30116Molineux
5Sat Sep 13, 2008BurnleyH1-2Loss20,50421
6Tue Sep 16, 2008Preston North EndA1-2Loss13,14522Deepdale
7Sat Sep 20, 2008Charlton AthleticH0-0Draw18,77123
8Sat Sep 27, 2008Plymouth ArgyleA0-1Loss12,59424Home Park
9Tue Sep 30, 2008Sheffield WednesdayA0-1Loss20,82324Hillsborough
10Sat Oct 04, 2008Crystal PalaceH0-2Loss22,81124
11Sat Oct 18, 2008Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss15,12224Loftus Road
12Tue Oct 21, 2008Ipswich TownH1-1Draw19,45524
13Sat Oct 25, 2008Cardiff CityH0-1Loss19,46824
14Tue Oct 28, 2008Crystal PalaceA2-1Win15,16223Selhurst Park
15Sun Nov 02, 2008Derby CountyA1-1Draw33,07023Pride Park
16Sat Nov 08, 2008Birmingham CityH1-1Draw21,41523
17Sat Nov 15, 2008Bristol CityA2-2Draw17,44023Ashton Gate
18Sat Nov 22, 2008Norwich CityH1-2Loss18,56624
19Tue Nov 25, 2008Doncaster RoversA0-0Draw12,61224Keepmoat Stadium
20Sat Nov 29, 2008BarnsleyH1-0Win24,97423
21Sat Dec 06, 2008Coventry CityA2-2Draw17,54223Ricoh Arena
22Tue Dec 09, 2008Sheffield UnitedH0-1Loss19,54123
23Sat Dec 13, 2008BlackpoolH0-0Draw19,10322
24Sat Dec 20, 2008SouthamptonA2-0Win26,58022St. Mary's Stadium
25Fri Dec 26, 2008Doncaster RoversH2-4Loss26,50122Colin Calderwood's last game as manager
26Sun Dec 28, 2008Norwich CityA3-2Win25,47521Carrow RoadJohn Pemberton's first game as manager
27Sat Jan 10, 2009Charlton AthleticA2-0Win24,55320The ValleyBilly Davies' first game as manager (first spell)
28Sat Jan 17, 2009Plymouth ArgyleH2-0Win20,39218
29Tue Jan 27, 2009Sheffield WednesdayH2-1Win22,61817
30Sat Jan 31, 2009Cardiff CityA0-2Loss18,77917Ninian Park
31Sat Feb 07, 2009Queens Park RangersH2-2Draw25,85918
32Sat Feb 14, 2009Birmingham CityA0-2Loss17,63119St. Andrews
33Wed Feb 18, 2009Ipswich TownA1-2Loss19,93020Portman Road
34Sat Feb 21, 2009Derby CountyH1-3Loss29,14021
35Sat Feb 28, 2009ReadingA1-0Win21,19621Madejski Stadium
36Tue Mar 03, 2009Preston North EndH2-1Win17,56818
37Sat Mar 07, 2009Swansea CityH1-1Draw20,47520
38Tue Mar 10, 2009WatfordA1-2Loss14,73020Vicarage Road
39Sat Mar 14, 2009BurnleyA0-5Loss13,05521Turf Moor
40Sat Mar 21, 2009Wolverhampton WanderersH0-1Loss24,51022
41Sat Apr 04, 2009BarnsleyA1-1Draw19,68122Oakwell
42Sat Apr 11, 2009Bristol CityH3-2Win22,77621
43Mon Apr 13, 2009Sheffield UnitedA0-0Draw28,37422Bramall Lane
44Sat Apr 18, 2009Coventry CityH1-0Win27,85620
45Sat Apr 25, 2009BlackpoolA1-1Draw9,27920Bloomfield Road
46Sun May 03, 2009SouthamptonH3-1Win29,00819

FA Cup
Sat Jan 03, 2009Manchester City3A3-0Win31,869Etihad StadiumJohn Pemberton's last game as manager
Fri Jan 23, 2009Derby County4A1-1Draw32,035Pride Park
Wed Feb 04, 2009Derby County4Y1H2-3Loss29,001

League Cup
Wed Aug 13, 2008Morecambe1H4-0Win4,030
Wed Aug 27, 2008Sunderland2H1-2Loss9,198

Pre-Season Friendly
Fri Jul 18, 2008Offenbach KickersGermanyA2-1Win5,000Bieberer Berg Stadion
Tue Jul 22, 2008Burton AlbionEnglandA3-1Win2,340Pirelli Stadium
Wed Jul 23, 2008Telford UnitedEnglandA4-1Win1,441New Bucks Head
Fri Jul 25, 2008EvertonEnglandH1-1Draw15,448
Mon Jul 28, 2008Curzon AshtonEnglandA1-2Loss524Tameside Stadium
Wed Jul 30, 2008SunderlandEnglandH0-1Loss12,573
Sat Aug 02, 2008Notts CountyEnglandA3-2Win7,665Meadow Lane

Thu Oct 09, 2008Republic of Ireland XIIrelandA0-2Loss4,040Dalymount Park Dublin

Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK1Paul Smith (2006-11)331071613
GK20Iain Turner3111On loan from Everton (March to June 09)
GK21Lee Camp154741On loan from Queens Park Rangers (Oct to Dec)
GK30Dale Roberts7Went on loan to Rushden and Diamonds (Oct to June)
GK30Karl Darlow
GK31Patrick Gamble13Went on loan to Mansfield (Aug to Dec)
GK39Barry Richardson
GK40Shane Redmond3Went on loan to Eastwood Town (Sep to June)
D4Luke Chambers4413141724676
D5Wes Morgan461313201711
D6Ian Breckin28126104269
D25Richard Tait
D32Hamza Bencherif1
D35Tom SharpeWent on loan to Stalybridge Celtic (Sep to June)
D39Gavin Kavanagh
D45Aaron Mitchell
MHughes (2008)
M2Kelvin Wilson398131821322
M3Joel Lynch247983633On loan from Brighton (Sept to June)
M7James Perch4211121939611
M17Chris Gunter83321On loan from Tottenham (March to June)
M18Isaiah Osbourne824231On loan from Aston Villa (March 09 to June 09)
M19Guy Moussi17539261Bought from Angers SCO in July
M20Carl Fletcher532121On loan from Crystal Palace (Oct to Nov)
M24Mark Byrne21127
M26Matt Thornhill281071132171214
M27Brendan Moloney124354434Went on loan to Rushden and Diamonds (Oct to Nov)
M29Julian Bennett131482322
M33Liam Hook
M34Reece Staples
M36Joe Heath12435424
M38Mickael Darnet
M41James Reid111
M42Ryan Whitehurst
M46James DunneOn loan from Arsenal (Oct to Dec)
FAndy Reid3
FSahr Senesie
F8Lewis McGugan36131112531108
F9Nathan Tyson39910207488
F10Robert Earnshaw361410121711561Bought from Derby County in May
F11Paul Anderson281110722112On loan from Liverpool (June 2008 - June 2009)
F12Garath McCleary431113191410276
F14Arron Davies1674514126
F15Chris Cohen46131320473Player Of The Year
F16Joe Garner30111098811114Bought from Carlisle United in July
F17Lee Martin1424811642On loan from Manchester United (Aug to Dec)
F18Andy Cole11128326Bought from Sunderland in July; Retired in October
F22Gary McSheffrey4133On loan from Birmingham City (March)
F23Dexter Blackstock633212On loan from Queens Park Rangers (March to June)
F28Emile Sinclair411243Went on loan to Mansfield (Oct to June)
F37Adam Newbold61141163


Competitive goals only
17Robert Earnshaw36
8Joe Garner30
7Nathan Tyson39
5Lewis McGugan36
4Chris Cohen46
3James Perch42
3Matt Thornhill28
2Dexter Blackstock6
2Luke Chambers44
2Paul Anderson28
1Adam Newbold6
1Garath McCleary43
1Lee Martin14
1Wes Morgan46

Home and away victories for the season


Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
SouthamptonSat Dec 20, 2008A2-0Sun May 03, 2009H3-1