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2007–08 Norwich City F.C. season

The 2007–08 season was Norwich City's third consecutive year in the Football League Championship. This article shows statistics and lists all matches that Norwich City played in the season.

Norwich City
2007–08 season
ChairmanRoger Munby
ManagerPeter Grant (from 11 August to 9 October)
Glenn Roeder (from 30 October to 4 May)
StadiumCarrow Road
Championship17th
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Jamie Cureton (14)

All:
Jamie Cureton (15)
Highest home attendance25,497 (vs. Queens Park Rangers, 26 April)
Lowest home attendance23,176 (vs. Scunthorpe United, 2 October)
Average home league attendance24,527

Contents

Season summaryEdit

Norwich had a busy summer with Peter Grant bringing in 9 players which included goalkeeper David Marshall and former players Jamie Cureton and Darel Russell making returns to Carrow Road. Also 10 players departed Norwich most notably Dickson Etuhu and Robert Earnshaw while Darren Huckerby caused controversy by criticizing the club for selling their best players.

Norwich started off with a goalless draw away at Preston and a 2-1 win over Southampton. But after this Norwich endured a horrendous run of form winning 1 league game in 8 which included a 2-0 defeat at Wolves which was labelled by some supporters the worst city performance ever. After the 1-0 away defeat to QPR, Grant and the City parted company by mutual consent.

Jim Duffy took over as caretaker boss but lost his 3 games in charge.

On 30 October Glenn Roeder was appointed as Grant's successor with the team bottom of the table. His first game was the East Anglian Derby against Ipswich, a 2-2 draw with Norwich coming back from 2-0 down. Norwich lost their next 2 games including a dreadful 3-0 defeat away at Plymouth Argyle and were 8 points away from safety.

After that defeat Roeder brought in Matty Pattison, Mo Camara and Ched Evans on loan to add to the loan signing of Martin Taylor, who had been signed before the game against Ipswich; Pattison's loan move was made permanent in January. Norwich's form improved greatly with only one defeat in eleven league games. After a 3-1 win over Barnsley on 12 January Norwich were in 18th position, four points clear of the relegation zone. Roeder began an overhaul of the squad during the January transfer window, selling Chris Brown to Preston and releasing David Strihavka, Julien Brellier and Ian Murray, all of whom had been signed by Grant and who had not figured in the first team since the defeat at Plymouth.

ResultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-season friendliesEdit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Result 1–2 12–0 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0

LeagueEdit

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Result 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Position 15 9 15 20 13 17 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 21 21 18
Round 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Result 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–4
Position 20 20 20 18 18 16 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 13 17 18 17 17 16 16 18 16 17

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

FA CupEdit

Round 3 3(R)
Result 1–1 1–2

League CupEdit

Round 1 2 3
Result 5–2 1–1 0–1

TransfersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 4 May 2008.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK David Marshall
2   DF Jon Otsemobor
3   DF Adam Drury
4   DF Jason Shackell
6   FW Darren Huckerby
7   MF Lee Croft
8   FW Maceo Rigters (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
9   FW Dion Dublin
10   FW Jamie Cureton
11   MF Luke Chadwick
12   GK Matthew Gilks
13   GK Declan Rudd
14   DF Juan Velasco
15   DF Alex Pearce (on loan from Reading)
16   MF Mark Fotheringham (captain)
17   DF Mohammed Camara (on loan from Derby County)
20   MF Darel Russell
No. Position Player
21   DF Ryan Bertrand (on loan from Chelsea)
24   MF Matty Pattison
25   DF Rossi Jarvis
26   MF Robert Eagle
27   DF Gary Doherty
28   MF Michael Spillane
29   DF Matthew Halliday
31   DF Andrew Cave-Brown
32   FW Ched Evans (on loan from Manchester City)
33   FW Kris Renton
34   GK Steven Arnold
35   FW Chris Martin
36   MF Bally Smart
37   MF Patrick Bexfield
38   MF Damon Lathrope
39   FW Luke Daley

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19   MF Simon Lappin (on loan to Motherwell)
23   FW Ryan Jarvis (on loan to Notts County)

Board and staff membersEdit

Board membersEdit

Position Name Nationality
Chairman Roger Munby   England
Joint majority shareholder Delia Smith   England
Joint majority shareholder Michael Wynn-Jones   Wales
Director Andrew Turner   England
Director Sharon Turner   England
Director Michael Foulger   England
Chief executive Neil Doncaster   England

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Glen Roeder
Assistant manager   Lee Clark
First team coach   Paul Stephenson
Goalkeeping coach   Tommy Wright
Fitness coach   Vacant
Youth coach   Ricky Martin
Physiotherapist   Simon Spencer
Sports science   Vacant
Club liaison   Bryan Gunn
Club doctor   Dr Peter Harvey
Chief scout   Bryan Gunn

Last updated: 26 June 2008
Source: Norwich FC

Final league tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 West Bromwich Albion (C) (P) 46 23 12 11 88 55 +33 81 Premier League
2 Stoke City (P) 46 21 16 9 69 55 +14 79
3 Hull City (P) 46 21 12 13 65 47 +18 75 League Championship playoffs
4 Bristol City 46 20 14 12 54 53 +1 74
5 Crystal Palace 46 18 17 11 58 42 +16 71
6 Watford 46 18 16 12 62 56 +6 70
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 16 12 53 48 +5 70
8 Ipswich Town 46 18 15 13 65 56 +9 69
9 Sheffield United 46 17 15 14 56 51 +5 66
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 13 16 61 49 +12 64
11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 13 16 63 58 +5 64
12 Cardiff City 46 16 16 14 59 55 +4 64
13 Burnley 46 16 14 16 60 67 −7 62
14 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 16 16 60 66 −6 58
15 Preston North End 46 15 11 20 50 55 −5 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 14 13 19 54 55 −1 55
17 Norwich City 46 15 10 21 49 59 −10 55
18 Barnsley 46 14 13 19 52 65 −13 55
19 Blackpool 46 12 18 16 59 64 −5 54
20 Southampton 46 13 15 18 56 72 −16 54
21 Coventry City 46 14 11 21 52 64 −12 53
22 Leicester City (R) 46 12 16 18 42 45 −3 52 League One
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 11 13 22 45 69 −24 46
24 Colchester United (R) 46 7 17 22 62 86 −24 38

Updated to games played on 4 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First team Profiles". Norwich City FC. Retrieved 2007-10-13.