1977–78 Burnley F.C. season

The 1977–78 season was Burnley's second consecutive season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Harry Potts.

Burnley
1977–78 season
ChairmanEngland Bob Lord
ManagerEngland Harry Potts
Division Two11th
League Cup3rd Round
FA Cup4th Round
Anglo-Scottish CupPreliminary Group
Top goalscorerLeague: Steve Kindon (12)
All: Steve Kindon (13)
Highest home attendance27,427 v Blackburn Rovers
(26 December 1977)
Lowest home attendance4,792 v Chester
(13 August 1977)
Average home league attendance10,691[1]

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Two League Cup FA Cup AS Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF   ENG Ian Brennan 49 4 40+0 4 4+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
MF   SCO Marshall Burke 9 1 6+1 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF   NIR Terry Cochrane 49 10 36+4 8 4+0 2 2+0 0 3+0 0
FW   ENG Paul Fletcher 40 10 34+0 7 3+0 1 2+0 2 1+0 0
MF   WAL Brian Flynn 19 2 12+0 2 4+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
MF   SCO Brian Hall 10 1 9+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF   ENG Bob Higgins 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF   ENG Billy Ingham 41 6 32+1 4 3+0 1 2+0 0 3+0 1
FW   ENG Steve Kindon 29 13 27+0 12 0+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0
FW   ENG David Loggie 4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF   ENG Tony Morley 33 2 27+2 1 2+0 1 1+1 0 0+0 0
DF   ENG Keith Newton 25 0 18+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
MF   ENG Peter Noble 49 9 40+0 8 4+0 1 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF   ENG Richard Overson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF   ENG Terry Pashley 7 0 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF   ENG Peter Robinson 24 1 17+1 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
DF   ENG Billy Rodaway 42 0 33+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF   ENG Derek Scott 29 1 26+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
FW   SCO Malcolm Smith 31 5 21+3 4 3+0 0 0+1 0 3+0 1
GK   ENG Alan Stevenson 51 0 42+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF   SCO Jim Thomson 34 0 31+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0

MatchesEdit

Football League Division TwoEdit

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
20 August 1977 Bolton Wanderers (H) 0–1 14,732
23 August 1977 Sunderland (A) 0–3 31,450
27 August 1977 Stoke City (A) 1–2 Burke 82' 12,835
3 September 1977 Crystal Palace (H) 1–1 Nicholas 15' (o.g.) 10,460
10 September 1977 Southampton (A) 0–3 17,412
17 September 1977 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 0–0 9,227
24 September 1977 Mansfield Town (A) 1–4 Brennan 25' 8,274
1 October 1977 Millwall (H) 0–2 7,242
4 October 1977 Fulham (A) 1–4 Flynn 88' 6,895
8 October 1977 Bristol Rovers (H) 3–1 Smith 35', Cochrane 75', Robinson 79' 7,253
15 October 1977 Sheffield United (A) 1–2 Noble 75' 14,151
22 October 1977 Hull City (H) 1–1 Flynn 38' 8,592
29 October 1977 Blackpool (H) 0–1 11,243
5 November 1977 Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0–3 30,634
12 November 1977 Notts County (H) 3–1 Fletcher (2) 16', 80', Kindon 27' 9,734
19 November 1977 Cardiff City (A) 1–2 Fletcher 26' 7,069
26 November 1977 Orient (H) 0–0 8,525
3 December 1977 Luton Town (A) 2–1 Hall 29', Kindon 50' 6,921
10 December 1977 Charlton Athletic (H) 1–0 Kindon 17' 9,478
17 December 1977 Notts County (A) 0–3 7,639
26 December 1977 Blackburn Rovers (H) 2–3 Morley 64', Noble 89' (pen.) 27,427
27 December 1977 Oldham Athletic (A) 0–2 15,172
31 December 1977 Sunderland (H) 0–0 12,726
2 January 1978 Bolton Wanderers (A) 2–1 Brennan (2) 11', 47' 28,232
14 January 1978 Stoke City (H) 1–0 Kindon 70' 11,101
21 January 1978 Crystal Palace (A) 1–1 Noble 24' 15,367
4 February 1978 Southampton (H) 3–3 Kindon (2) 5', 56', Cochrane 29' 10,592
11 February 1978 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1–2 Scott 50' 22,694
25 February 1978 Millwall (A) 1–1 Noble 64' (pen.) 7,166
4 March 1978 Bristol Rovers (A) 2–2 Kindon (2) 37', 83' 7,520
11 March 1978 Sheffield United (H) 4–1 Cochrane (2) 55', 89', Noble 71' (pen.), Ingham 85' 11,801
14 March 1978 Mansfield Town (H) 2–0 Fletcher 43', Kindon 48' 9,893
18 March 1978 Hull City (A) 3–1 Fletcher 27', Ingham 70', Noble 78' (pen.) 5,936
25 March 1978 Oldham Athletic (H) 4–1 Cochrane (2) 32', 71', Kindon 56', Brennan 82' 13,529
27 March 1978 Blackburn Rovers (A) 1–0 Cochrane 20' 24,379
28 March 1978 Blackpool (A) 1–1 Smith 5' 13,393
1 April 1978 Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2–1 Ingham 27', Noble 52' 16,916
15 April 1978 Cardiff City (H) 4–2 Ingham 19', Kindon (2) 37', 62', Fletcher 82' 11,610
18 April 1978 Orient (A) 0–3 5,795
22 April 1978 Charlton Athletic (A) 2–3 Cochrane 1', Smith 60' 6,511
25 April 1978 Fulham (H) 2–0 Fletcher 61', Noble 70' 9,465
29 April 1978 Luton Town (H) 2–1 P. Futcher 37' (o.g.), Smith 54' 11,648

Final league positionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Crystal Palace 42 13 15 14 50 47 +3 41
10 Fulham 42 14 13 15 49 49 0 41
11 Burnley 42 15 10 17 56 64 −8 40
12 Sheffield United 42 16 8 18 62 73 −11 40
13 Luton Town 42 14 10 18 54 52 +2 38

FA CupEdit

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
7 January 1978 Round 3 Fulham (H) 1–0 Fletcher 86' 10,984
21 January 1978 Round 4 Chelsea (A) 2–6 Fletcher 1', Kindon 79' 32,168

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
13 August 1977 Round 1 First Leg Chester (H) 2–0 Cochrane (2) 23', 51' 4,792
17 August 1977 Round 1 Second Leg Chester (A) 0–1 4,097
30 August 1977 Round 2 Norwich City (H) 3–1 Morley 24', Noble 29', Ingham 88' 6,492
25 October 1977 Round 3 Ipswich Town (H) 1–2 Fletcher 4' 9,581

Anglo-Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
2 August 1977 Preliminary Group Blackburn Rovers (H) 2–1 Smith 8', Ingham 60' 8,119
6 August 1977 Preliminary Group Bolton Wanderers (A) 0–1 8,250
9 August 1977 Preliminary Group Blackpool (H) 0–4 5,515

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 366