2002–03 Burnley F.C. season

The 2002–03 season was Burnley's 3rd season in the second tier of English football. They were managed by Stan Ternent in his fifth full season since he replaced Chris Waddle at the beginning 1998–99 campaign.

Burnley
2002–03 season
ChairmanEngland Barry Kilby
ManagerEngland Stan Ternent
First Division16th
League CupFourth round
FA CupQuarter-final
Top goalscorerLeague:
Gareth Taylor (16)

All:
Gareth Taylor (17)
Highest home attendance22,034 (vs. Manchester United, 3 December)
Lowest home attendance5,436 (vs. Grimsby Town, 14 January)
Average home league attendance14,200[1]

Season summaryEdit

Four straight losses at the beginning of the season saw Burnley bottom of the First Division, before a ten-match unbeaten run lifted the Clarets to the brink of the play-off places. However, that would be as good as it got for the Lancashire club, who spent most of the season hovering in mid-table. A poor finish to the season - 10 losses in the club's final 14 matches - saw them fall to 16th.[2] Burnley's downfall was their poor defense, which was the worst in the league: 5 goals conceded against both Grimsby and Reading, 6 against Rotherham, 7 against Sheffield Wednesday and Watford, and 89 overall, the worst in the First Division and third-worst in the entire Football League.

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division League Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Nikolaos Michopoulos 14 0 13 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF   Dean West 49 5 41 4 3 1 5 0
3 DF   Drissa Diallo 18 2 14 1 0 0 4 1
5 DF   Steve Davis 32 5 25+3 4 3 1 0+1 0
6 DF   Gordon Armstrong 7 0 1+5 0 0 0 0+1 0
7 MF   Glen Little 40 7 28+5 5 2+1 0 1+3 2
8 MF   Paul Cook 31 1 21+2 0 1+1 0 5+1 1
9 FW   Gareth Taylor 48 17 38+2 16 3+1 0 4 1
10 FW   Andy Payton 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
11 MF   Matthew O'Neill 7 0 2+5 0 0 0 0 0
12 MF   Tony Grant 44 1 24+10 1 3+1 0 6 0
14 DF   Ian Cox 33 1 23+3 1 2 0 4+1 0
15 MF   Graham Branch 41 0 31+1 0 2+1 0 6 0
16 FW   Ian Moore 52 11 35+9 8 2 0 6 3
17 FW   Anthony Shandran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF   Paul Weller 40 1 26+8 0 3 0 1+2 1
19 DF   Lee Briscoe 41 2 32+1 2 4 0 4 0
20 MF   Brad Maylett 6 0 1+5 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW   Mark Rasmussen 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK   Marlon Beresford 43 0 33+1 0 4 0 5 0
23 DF   Mark McGregor 37 1 25+5 1 3 0 2+2 0
25 MF   Lenny Johnrose 6 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF   Arthur Gnohéré 40 2 31+2 2 4 0 3 0
27 FW   Robbie Blake 49 16 34+7 13 4 1 3+1 2
28 MF   Alan Moore 36 3 14+13 1 1+2 0 5+1 2
29 FW   Dimitrios Papadopoulos 40 6 7+27 3 0+4 3 1+1 0
30 MF   Richard Chaplow 5 0 2+3 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF   Joel Pilkington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF   Earl Davis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 MF   Andy Waine 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF   Andrew Leeson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

# Pos Player From Fee Date
22 GK   Marlon Beresford York City Free 5 September 2002
3 DF   Drissa Diallo KV Mechelen Free 10 January 2003

OutEdit

# Pos Player To Fee Date
MF   Lenny Johnrose Released 24 April 2002
MF   Kevin Ball Retired 24 April 2002
DF   John Williamson Released 24 April 2002
GK   Luigi Cennamo Released 24 April 2002
DF   Mitchell Thomas Retired 24 April 2002
MF   Paul Gascoigne Released 16 August 2002
MF   Tony Ellis Leigh RMI Free 16 August 2002
1 GK   Nikolaos Michopoulos Crystal Palace Loan 28 September 2002
25 MF   Lenny Johnrose Bury Free 4 October 2002
32 DF   Earl Davis Stalybridge Celtic Loan 26 November 2002
17 FW   Anthony Shandran York City Loan 31 January 2003
32 DF   Earl Davis Southport Loan 7 March 2003
20 MF   Brad Maylett Swansea City Loan 15 March 2003
7 MF   Glen Little Reading Loan 1 April 2003

ResultsEdit

First DivisionEdit

10 August 2002
3:00pm
Burnley1 – 3Brighton & Hove AlbionTurf Moor, Burnley
Briscoe   90' (Report) Melton   29'
Brooker   65'
Zamora   67'
Attendance: 14,738
Referee: Anthony Bates
17 August 2002
5:35pm
Wolverhampton Wanderers3 – 0BurnleyMolineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Blake   2'
Irwin   49'
Cooper   88'
(Report) Attendance: 25,031
Referee: Jeff Winter
24 August 2002
3:00pm
Burnley0 – 1Sheffield UnitedTurf Moor, Burnley
(Report) Onuora   35' Attendance: 12,868
Referee: R Pearson
27 August 2002
3:00pm
Reading3 – 0BurnleyMadejski Stadium, Reading
Cureton   55'90'
Butler   87'
(Report) Attendance: 12,009
Referee: Paul Taylor
31 August 2002
3:00pm
Burnley0 – 0Crystal PalaceTurf Moor, Burnley
(Report) Attendance: 12,407
Referee: M Fletcher
7 September 2002
3:00pm
Derby County1 – 2BurnleyPride Park Stadium, Burnley
Bolder   8' (Report) Blake   51' (pen.)
Barton   55' (o.g.)
Attendance: 22,343
Referee: A Hall
14 September 2002
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 1Stoke CityTurf Moor, Burnley
Gnohéré   76'
Papadopoulos   81'
(Report) Guðjónsson   74' Attendance: 14,244
Referee: D Pugh
17 September 2002
7:45pm
Burnley2 – 2MillwallTurf Moor, Burnley
West   18' (pen.)
I. Moore   85'
(Report) Livermore   31'
Davies   64'
Attendance: 11,878 (0 away fans)
Referee: Howard Webb
21 September 2002
3:00pm
Bradford City2 – 2BurnleyValley Parade, Bradford
Gray   17'
Proctor   90'
(Report) Blake   57'
Taylor   76'
Attendance: 14,561
Referee: Mike Dean
28 September 2002
3:00pm
Burnley1 – 0WimbledonTurf Moor, Burnley
Little   51' (Report) Attendance: 12,259
Referee: S Mathieson
5 October 2002
3:00pm
Sheffield Wednesday1 – 3BurnleyHillsborough, Sheffield
Donnelly   67' (Report) Taylor   8'
Little   57'
I. Moore   60'
Attendance: 17,004
Referee: T Parkes
12 October 2002
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 1WalsallTurf Moor, Burnley
Blake   42'
Davis   69'
(Report) Birch   79' Attendance: 12,907
Referee: B Curson
19 October 2002
3:00pm
Leicester City0 – 1BurnleyWalkers Stadium, Leicester
(Report) I. Moore   55' Attendance: 26,254
Referee: K Hill
22 October 2002
7:45pm
Ipswich Town2 – 2BurnleyPortman Road, Ipswich
McGreal   2'
Ambrose   16'
(Report) Gnohéré   6'
Papadopoulos   90'
Attendance: 22,736
Referee: Phil Joslin
26 October 2002
3:00pm
Burnley0 – 3PortsmouthTurf Moor, Burnley
(Report) Quashie   21'
Todorov   58'
Harper   86'
Attendance: 15,788
Referee: M Clattenburg
29 October 2002
7:45pm
Grimsby Town6 – 5BurnleyBlundell Park, Grimsby
Kabba   3'31'
Livingstone   28'
Campbell   36'
Pouton   56' (pen.)
Ford   72'
(Report) Taylor   22'49'
I. Moore   31'
Blake   45'83' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,620
Referee: Paul Danson
2 November 2002
5:35pm
Preston North End3 – 1BurnleyDeepdale, Preston
Fuller   3'66'
McKenna   62'
(Report) Taylor   51' Attendance: 16,046
Referee: G Cain
9 November 2002
3:00pm
Burnley3 – 1Coventry CityTurf Moor, Burnley
Blake   15' (pen.)
Grant   35'
Davenport   86' (o.g.)
(Report) McAllister   66' (pen.) Attendance: 13,470
Referee: Mike Jones
16 November 2002
3:00pm
Rotherham United0 – 0BurnleyMillmoor, Rotherham
(Report) Attendance: 7,575
Referee: A Hall
23 November 2002
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 0Norwich CityTurf Moor, Burnley
McGregor   59'
Little   85'
(Report) Attendance: 16,282
Referee: P Prosser
30 November 2002
3:00pm
Watford2 – 1BurnleyVicarage Road, Watford
Helguson   40'
Smith   72' (pen.)
(Report) Taylor   76' Attendance: 13,977
Referee: Ray Olivier
7 December 2002
3:00pm
Burnley1 – 0Nottingham ForestTurf Moor, Burnley
Briscoe   28' (Report) Attendance: 13,869
Referee: L Cable
14 December 2002
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 6Rotherham UnitedTurf Moor, Burnley
Davis   67'78' (Report) Lee   12'59'
Mullin   27'30'
Byfield   84'89'
Attendance: 14,121
Referee: Chris Foy
20 December 2002
12:30pm
Gillingham4 – 2BurnleyPriestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Wallace   17'
Smith   41'45'
King   64'
(Report) Taylor   28'
Blake   76' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,905
Referee: G Hegley
26 December 2002
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 1Wolverhampton WanderersTurf Moor, Burnley
Taylor   24'
West   32'
(Report) Butler   85' Attendance: 18,641
Referee: M Messias
28 December 2002
3:00pm
Brighton & Hove Albion2 – 2BurnleyWithdean Stadium, Brighton
Sidwell   88'89' (Report) Little   44'
I. Moore   71'
Attendance: 6,502
Referee: T Parkes
11 January 2003
3:00pm
Burnley1 – 1Ipswich TownTurf Moor, Burnley
Blake   66' (pen.) (Report) Couñago   22' Attendance: 15,501
Referee: A Hall
18 January 2003
3:00pm
Crystal Palace1 – 1BurnleySelhurst Park, London
Popovic   62' (pen.) (Report) Taylor   44' Attendance: 16,344
Referee: M Cooper
1 February 2003
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 5ReadingTurf Moor, Burnley
I. Moore   55'
West   90'
(Report) Sidwell   37'79'
Salako   45'52'
Henderson   90'
Attendance: 14,420
Referee: R Pearson
8 February 2003
3:00pm
Coventry City0 – 1BurnleyHighfield Road, Coventry
(Report) Cox   35' Attendance: 13,659
Referee: G Cain
22 February 2003
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 0Derby CountyTurf Moor, Burnley
I. Moore   8'
Taylor   23'
(Report) Attendance: 15,063
Referee: D Crick
1 March 2003
3:00pm
Stoke City0 – 1BurnleyBritannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
(Report) West   56' Attendance: 12,874
Referee: Phil Joslin
4 March 2003
7:45pm
Millwall1 – 1BurnleyThe New Den, London
Sadlier   84' (Report) I. Moore   18' Attendance: 6,045
Referee: M Cooper
12 March 2003
7:45pm
Sheffield United4 – 2BurnleyBramall Lane, Sheffield
Brown   17'36'
Ndlovu   66'72'
(Report) Taylor   64'
Blake   90'
Attendance: 17,359
Referee: A Butler
15 March 2003
3:00pm
Walsall3 – 2BurnleyBescot Stadium, Walsall
Leitão   24'
Carbon   33'
Matías   66'
(Report) Blake   74' (pen.)
Little   90'
Attendance: 6,327
Referee: Peter Walton
18 March 2003
7:45pm
Burnley1 – 2Leicester CityTurf Moor, Burnley
Sinclair   90' (o.g.) (Report) Dickov   79'
Benjamin   65'
Attendance: 14,544
Referee: A Kaye
22 March 2003
3:00pm
Burnley1 – 1Grimsby TownTurf Moor, Burnley
A. Moore   52' (Report) Campbell   43' Attendance: 13,445
Referee: F Stretton
25 March 2003
7:45pm
Burnley0 – 2Bradford CityTurf Moor, Burnley
(Report) Jørgensen   18'
Gray   89'
Attendance: 11,095
Referee: C Webster
5 April 2003
3:00pm
Burnley4 – 7WatfordTurf Moor, Burnley
Taylor   15'39'45'
Davis   35'
(Report) Brown   13'
Hyde   16'
Cox   26'
Chopra   29'40'61'90'
Attendance: 10,208
Referee: Phil Dowd
8 April 2003
7:45pm
Burnley2 – 0Preston North EndTurf Moor, Burnley
Papadopoulos   42'
Blake   61'
(Report) Attendance: 12,245
Referee: Mark Halsey
12 April 2003
3:00pm
Norwich City2 – 0BurnleyCarrow Road, Norwich
Nedergaard   3'
Abbey   67'
(Report) Attendance: 20,026
Referee: S Tomlin
15 April 2003
7:45pm
Portsmouth1 – 0BurnleyFratton Park, Portsmouth
Todorov   73' (Report) Attendance: 19,221
Referee: B Curson
19 April 2003
3:00pm
Burnley2 – 0GillinghamTurf Moor, Burnley
Taylor   28'
Diallo   50'
(Report) Attendance: 14,031
Referee: Steve Baines
21 April 2003
3:00pm
Nottingham Forest2 – 0BurnleyCity Ground, Nottingham
Dawson   75'
Johnson   90'
(Report) Attendance: 25,403
Referee: Anthony Bates
26 April 2003
1:30pm
Burnley2 – 7Sheffield WednesdayTurf Moor, Burnley
Blake   42' (pen.)   53' (Report) McLaren   3'
Westwood   5'
Wood   32'
Evans   47'
Haslam   66'
Gnohéré   73' (o.g.)
Quinn   80'
Attendance: 17,435
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
4 May 2003
1:30pm
Wimbledon2 – 1BurnleySelhurst Park, London
Connolly   55'81' (Report) Taylor   27' Attendance: 1,972
Referee: P Armstrong

Final league positionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 59 52 +7 59
15 Rotherham United 46 15 14 17 62 62 0 59
16 Burnley 46 15 10 21 65 89 −24 55
17 Walsall 46 15 9 22 57 69 −12 54
18 Derby County 46 15 7 24 55 74 −19 52
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2003. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

League CupEdit

10 September 2002
7:45pm
1
Burnley3 – 0BlackpoolTurf Moor, Burnley
West   13'
Papadopoulos   63'75'
(Report) Attendance: 7,448 (2,226 away)
Referee: C Webster
1 October 2002
7:45pm
2
Huddersfield Town0 – 1
(a.e.t.)
BurnleyGalpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
(Report) Papadopoulos   104' Attendance: 5,887 (2,296 away)
Referee: G Laws
6 November 2002
7:45pm
3
Burnley2 – 1Tottenham HotspurTurf Moor, Burnley
Blake   57'
Davis   61'
(Report) Poyet   17' Attendance: 13,512 (1,800 away)
Referee: D Gallagher
3 December 2002
7:45pm
4
Burnley0 – 2Manchester UnitedTurf Moor, Burnley
(Report) Forlán   35'
Solskjær   65'
Attendance: 22,034 (4,150 away)
Referee: N Barry

FA CupEdit

4 January 2003
3:00pm
3
Grimsby Town2 – 2BurnleyBlundell Park, Grimsby
Cooke   57' (pen.)
Mansaram   87'
(Report) A. Moore   14'
Weller   73'
Attendance: 5,350 (1,126 away)
Referee: Graham Laws
14 January 2003
7:45pm
3 (replay)
Burnley4 – 0Grimsby TownTurf Moor, Burnley
I. Moore   25'90'
Little   79'
Blake   86' (pen.)
(Report) Attendance: 5,436 (379 away)
Referee: Graham Laws
25 January 2003
3:00pm
4
Brentford0 – 3BurnleyGriffin Park, London
(Report) Blake   52'
Cook   86'
Little   89'
Attendance: 9,563 (1,732 away)
Referee: K Hill
16 February 2003
3:00pm
D
Fulham1 – 1BurnleyLoftus Road, London
Malbranque   45' (Report) A. Moore   4' Attendance: 13,062 (2,910 away)
Referee: Graham Poll
26 February 2003
7:45pm
5 (replay)
Burnley3 – 0FulhamTurf Moor, Burnley
Taylor   27'
I. Moore   35'
Diallo   52'
(Report) Attendance: 11,635 (303 away)
Referee: Phil Dowd
9 March 2003
1:30pm
Quarter-final
Watford2 – 0BurnleyVicarage Road, Watford
Smith   74'
Glass   80'
(Report) Attendance: 20,336 (4,494 away)
Referee: Alan Wiley

ReferencesEdit