2008–09 Cardiff City F.C. season

The 2008–09 season was Cardiff City's sixth consecutive year playing in the Football League Championship and their 82nd season playing in The Football League. It was also the club's final season playing at Ninian Park, their home ground since they entered The Football League in 1920.[1]

Cardiff City
2008–09 season
ChairmanPeter Ridsdale
ManagerDave Jones
Football League Championship7th
FA Cup4th round
League Cup3rd round
Top goalscorerLeague: Ross McCormack (21)
All: Ross McCormack (23)
Highest home attendance20,156 vs Swansea City
Lowest home attendance6,334 vs Milton Keynes Dons
Average home league attendance18,449

Season reviewEdit

EventsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Cardiff began their pre-season schedule with matches against Welsh sides Merthyr Tydfil and Carmarthen Town, with squads made up of first team players and youth players. Goals from Steve Thompson, Jon Brown and youth player Sol Taylor saw a 3–1 win over Merthyr and a hat-trick from Paul Parry along with one from Rhys Kelleher and an own goal saw the other match end in a 5–0 win for Cardiff.[4] Several days later, Cardiff flew out to Portugal to take part in the Algarve Cup, along with Middlesbrough, Celtic and Vitória de Guimarães. Before the tournament they played a warm-up match against Portuguese side Vitoria de Setubal which ended in a 1–1 draw.

Their Algarve Cup tournament began with a match against Vitória de Guimarães, coming away with a 2–0 win with both goals being scored by summer signing Ross McCormack. In the second and final game of the tournament they overcame Scottish Premier League champions Celtic 1–0 with Joe Ledley scoring the only goal as Cardiff came away as the tournament winners.[5] Returning to Britain, they played out a 1–1 draw with Swindon Town followed by a 0–0 draw with Dutch side Ajax in their first home pre-season tie. They finished their pre-season schedule with a friendly against Chasetown with a team made up of senior and youth players. The match finished 2–2 with goals from Paul Parry and trialist Wilson Oruma.[6]

LeagueEdit

 
Cardiff City playing against Nottingham Forest on 31 January

Cardiff opened their season with a home tie against Southampton, the first time they had been handed a home tie on the opening day of the season for eleven years, and went on to win 2–1 after a last minute winner by Roger Johnson.[7] Propelled by the goals of summer signing Ross McCormack, Cardiff did not suffer a defeat until their ninth league game of the season when they lost 2–1 to Birmingham City,[8] but they bounced back quickly with a 2–1 win over Coventry City[9] three days later and the sides form through October, three wins and two draws, saw manager Dave Jones awarded the manager of the month award.

A slump in form saw three defeats in the next four games but despite the loss of form the side remained in the play-off zone. During the poor spell, former player Michael Chopra returned on loan just over a year after leaving the club in a club record £5m sale to Sunderland,[10] converting a penalty on his debut in a 2–1 win over Crytsal Palace on 15 November.[11] On 22 November, the second South Wales derby of the season took place, after an earlier meeting in the League Cup, with the match ending in a 2–2 draw with both sides being reduced to ten men due to red cards for Stephen McPhail and Darren Pratley.[12] The match was the second of what would become a three-month unbeaten spell which took the side through to the end of February without defeat until they lost 1–0 to Southampton,[13] a run which saw Cardiff rise to 4th place in the table.

The following game saw Cardiff win 3–1 against Barnsley, the first time in the season they had scored more than two goals in a single game. They went on to win 3 of their 6 matches in March before meeting local rivals Swansea City for the third time during the season on 5 April. The match ended in a 2–2 draw but was overshadowed by referee Mike Dean being struck by a coin thrown from the crowd.[14] The incident was condemned by chairman Peter Ridsdale and manager Dave Jones after the match.[15] Three consecutive wins for the side meant that with 4 games remaining they needed two points to secure a play-off place but they only managed one point during the final four games, in a 2–2 draw with Charlton Athletic, which would lead to them finishing in seventh place, missing out on a play-off spot to Preston North End on goals scored.[16]

Final league standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
5 Burnley (O, P) 46 21 13 12 72 60 +12 76 Qualification for Championship play-offs
6 Preston North End 46 21 11 14 66 54 +12 74
7 Cardiff City 46 19 17 10 65 53 +12 74
8 Swansea City 46 16 20 10 63 50 +13 68
9 Ipswich Town 46 17 15 14 62 53 +9 66
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2009. Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Player presentationsEdit

As part of the celebrations of the club's final year at Ninian Park former players and staff of the club were presented to the crowd at half-time during various home matches throughout the season. At the end of the season all the players were invited back for the final game at the ground against Ipswich Town.[17] The date, opponent and people presented were:

League CupEdit

Cardiff began their League cup campaign away to League Two side Bournemouth, coming away with a 2–1 win with both goals scored by Paul Parry in the opening twelve minutes of the match.[22] After coming through the second round with a 2–1 home win over Milton Keynes Dons, Cardiff were handed a third round tie against local rivals Swansea City in the first South Wales derby to take place in nine years. A heated encounter saw Swansea come away with a 1–0 after a deflected free-kick, with Cardiff being reduced to ten men after Stephen McPhail saw red for two bookable offences.[23] After the match fans from both clubs clashed with police.[24]

FA CupEdit

Entering the competition in the third round, Cardiff's first match in the FA Cup came up against fellow Championship side Reading, with goals from Ross McCormack and Joe Ledley putting Cardiff through to the next round with a 2–0 win. In the fourth round Cardiff were handed a lucrative home tie against Premier League side Arsenal. The match, taking place in a packed Ninian Park, finished in a 0–0 draw. The replay, which was originally set to be played on 3 February but was postponed due to heavy snowfall,[25] took place on 16 February, ending in a 4–0 win for Arsenal.[26]

KitsEdit

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Squad at end of seasonEdit

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 Peter Enckelman
2   DF Kevin McNaughton
3   DF Tony Capaldi
4   MF Gavin Rae
5   DF Darren Purse (Captain)
6   DF Gábor Gyepes
7   MF Peter Whittingham
8   FW Jay Bothroyd
9   FW Eddie Johnson (on loan from Fulham)
10   MF Stephen McPhail (Vice-Captain)
11   MF Paul Parry
12   DF Roger Johnson
13   GK Tom Heaton (on loan from Manchester United)
14   FW Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
15   DF Miguel Comminges
No. Position Player
16   MF Joe Ledley (Vice-Captain)
17   DF Darren Dennehy
18   FW Michael Chopra (on loan from Sunderland)
19   MF Riccardo Scimeca
20   GK Stuart Taylor (on loan from Aston Villa)
21   MF Mark Kennedy
22   GK Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (on loan from Coventry City)
23   DF Darcy Blake
25   GK Erwin Sak
26   MF Jonathan Brown
29   MF Chris Burke
31   DF Adam Matthews
32   DF Aaron Morris
44   FW Ross McCormack

Detailed OverviewEdit

No. Name Place of birth Date of birth Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous club Date joined Fee End1
1 Peter Enckelman Turku 10 March 1977 20 0 12 0 Blackburn Rovers 18 July 2008 Free 2010
2 Kevin McNaughton Dundee 28 August 1982 87 3 4 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2011
3 Tony Capaldi Porsgrunn 12 August 1981 54 0 21 0 Plymouth Argyle 25 May 2007 Free 2010
4 Gavin Rae Aberdeen 28 November 1977 55 4 14 0 Rangers 23 June 2007 Free 2010
5 Darren Purse Stepney 14 February 1977 99 12 West Bromwich Albion 28 July 2005 £1,000,000 2009
6 Gábor Gyepes Budapest 26 June 1981 23 1 Northampton Town 19 August 2008 £200,000 2013
7 Peter Whittingham Nuneaton 8 September 1984 70 13 Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2011
8 Jay Bothroyd London 5 May 1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 August 2008 £350,000 2011
9 Eddie Johnson Bunnell 31 March 1984 42 12 Fulham 22 August 2008 Loan 2009
10 Stephen McPhail London 9 December 1979 97 3 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2011
11 Paul Parry Chepstow 19 August 1980 168 23 12 1 Hereford United 9 January 2004 £75,000 2011
12 Roger Johnson Ashford 28 April 1987 85 9 Wycombe Wanderers 4 July 2006 £275,000 2012
13 Tom Heaton Chester 15 April 1986 Manchester United 23 May 2008 Loan 2009
14 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Amsterdam 15 April 1986 5 1 Spartak Moscow 31 January 2009 Loan 2009
15 Miguel Comminges Les Abymes 16 March 1982 5 0 Swindon Town 1 May 2007 Free 2010
16 Joe Ledley Cardiff 23 January 1987 174 21 16 1 N/A 1 June 2004 Trainee 2010
17 Darren Dennehy Count Kerry 21 September 1988 Everton 28 June 2008 Free 2010
18 Michael Chopra Newcastle upon Tyne 23 December 1983 44 22 Sunderland 6 November 2008 Loan 2009
19 Riccardo Scimeca Leamington Spa 13 June 1975 66 6 West Bromwich Albion 13 January 2006 Free 2009
20 Stuart Taylor Romford 28 November 1980 Aston Villa 13 March 2009 Loan 2009
21 Mark Kennedy Dublin 15 May 1976 34 4 Crystal Palace 10 July 2008 Free 2010
22 Dimitrios Konstantopoulos Thessaloniki 29 November 1978 Coventry City 9 February 2009 Loan 2009
23 Darcy Blake New Tredegar 13 December 1988 27 0 N/A 8 November 2006 Trainee 2011
25 Erwin Sak Lublin 15 February 1990 Sokół Pniewy 19 February 2008 Free 2009
26 Jonathan Brown Bridgend 17 April 1990 4 1 N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2009
29 Chris Burke Glasgow 2 December 1983 2 2 Rangers 9 January 2009 Free 2011
31 Adam Matthews Swansea 13 January 1992 N/A 14 January 2009 Trainee 2011
32 Aaron Morris Cardiff 30 December 1989 2 0 N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2010
44 Ross McCormack Glasgow 18 August 1986 1 0 Motherwell 28 June 2008 £110,000 2010

Squad statisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Peter Enckelman 15 0 12 0 2 0 1 0
2 DF   Kevin McNaughton 44 0 39 0 3 0 2 0
3 DF   Tony Capaldi 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
4 MF   Gavin Rae 46 1 41 1 3 0 2 0
5 DF   Darren Purse 26 0 23 0 1 0 2 0
6 DF   Glenn Loovens* 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
6 DF   Gábor Gyepes 29 2 27 2 2 0 0 0
7 MF   Peter Whittingham 38 4 33 3 2 0 3 1
8 FW   Jay Bothroyd 44 12 39 12 3 0 2 0
9 FW   Eddie Johnson 33 2 30 2 1 0 2 0
10 MF   Stephen McPhail 36 0 32 0 1 0 3 0
11 MF   Paul Parry 46 4 40 2 3 0 3 2
12 DF   Roger Johnson 51 5 45 5 3 0 3 0
13 GK   Tom Heaton 24 0 21 0 1 0 2 0
14 MF   Wayne Routledge* 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
14 MF   Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF   Miguel Comminges 33 0 30 0 0 0 3 0
16 MF   Joe Ledley 46 5 40 4 3 1 3 0
17 DF   Darren Dennehy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW   Michael Chopra 27 9 27 9 0 0 0 0
19 MF   Riccardo Scimeca 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
20 FW   Steve Thompson* 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
20 GK   Stuart Taylor 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF   Mark Kennedy 40 0 36 0 3 0 1 0
22 GK   Dimitrios Konstantopoulos 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF   Darcy Blake 9 0 7 0 1 0 1 0
25 GK   Erwin Sak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FW   Jonathan Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF   Chris Burke 16 1 14 1 2 0 0 0
31 DF   Adam Matthews 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF   Aaron Morris 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
44 FW   Ross McCormack 44 23 38 21 3 1 3 1
  • * Indicates player left club during the season.

Disciplinary recordEdit

Number Pos Player    
4 MF Gavin Rae 6 0
8 FW Jay Bothroyd 5 0
15 DF Miguel Comminges 4 1
12 DF Roger Johnson 4 0
16 MF Joe Ledley 3 0
10 MF Stephen McPhail 2 2
6 DF Gábor Gyepes 2 1
44 FW Ross McCormack 2 1
5 DF Darren Purse 2 1
18 FW Michael Chopra 2 0
21 MF Mark Kennedy 2 0
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 2 0
14 MF Wayne Routledge 2 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 2 0
9 FW Eddie Johnson 1 0
6 DF Glenn Loovens 1 0

ContractsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
12 DF   Johnson 26 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
6 DF   Loovens 25 Rejected 2 years 2010 BBC Sport
11 MF   Parry 28 Signed 2 years 2010 BBC Sport
19 MF   Scimeca 34 Signed 1 year 2009 BBC Sport
7 MF   Whittingham 24 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
2 DF   McNaughton 26 Signed 3 years 2011 BBC Sport
6 DF   Gyepes 27 Signed 3 years 2013 BBC Sport

Last updated:

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DF   Comminges 26 EU Swindon Town   Free Transfer Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
21 MF   Kennedy 32 EU Crystal Palace   Free Transfer Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
1 GK   Enckelman 31 EU Blackburn Rovers   Free Transfer Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
17 DF   Dennehy 19 EU Everton   Free Transfer Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
44 FW   McCormack 21 EU Motherwell   Transfer Summer 2010 £120,000 BBC Sport
8 FW   Bothroyd 26 EU Wolverhampton Wanderers   Transfer Summer 2011 £350,000 BBC Sport
6 DF   Gyepes 27 EU Northampton Town   Transfer Summer 2010 £200,000 BBC Sport
29 MF   Burke 25 EU Rangers   Free Transfer Winter 2011 Free BBC Sport

Loans inEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
13 GK Heaton   23 Manchester United 5 May 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
9 FW E Johnson   25 Fulham 22 August 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
18 FW Chopra   25 Sunderland 6 November 30 December BBC Sport BBC Sport
14 MF Routledge   23 Aston Villa 20 November 2 January Cardiff City BBC Sport
14 MF Owusu-Abeyie   23 Spartak Moscow 31 January 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
18 FW Chopra   25 Sunderland 2 February 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
22 GK Konstantopoulos   30 Coventry City 9 February 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
20 GK Taylor   28 Aston Villa 13 March 30 June BBC Sport South Wales Echo
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

OutsEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
15 GK Forde   28 Free Transfer Millwall   Summer Free 7 0 BBC Sport
8 FW Fowler   33 Free Transfer Blackburn Rovers   Summer Free 16 6 BBC Sport
27 FW Green   21 Free Transfer Torquay United   Summer Free 7 0 BBC Sport
36 FW Hasselbaink   36 Retired Summer N/A 44 9
6 DF Loovens   24 Transfer Celtic   Summer £2,500,000 113 7 BBC Sport
13 GK Oakes   34 Retired Summer N/A 15 0 BBC Sport
30 MF Ramsey   17 Transfer Arsenal   Summer £4,800,000 22 3 BBC Sport
17 MF Sinclair   35 Retired Summer N/A 26 2 BBC Sport
28 DF Smith   18 Free Transfer Newport County   Summer Free 0 0
20 FW Thompson   29 Free Transfer Burnley   Summer Free 106 17 South Wales Echo
MF Flood   23 Transfer Celtic   Winter Undisclosed 29 1 BBC Sport
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Loans OutEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
MF Flood   23 Dundee United 2 July 30 January BBC Sport BBC Sport
FW Feeney   28 Dundee United 7 July 19 May BBC Sport [ Evening Telegraph]
25 GK Sak   18 Newport County 2 September 2 October ENews
26 MF Brown   18 Wrexham 25 November 3 February BBC Sport South Wales Echo
17 DF Dennehy   20 Hereford United 13 March 13 April Hereford United Hereford Times
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Fixtures & resultsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 Jul Merthyr Tydfil
(Southern Premier Division)
A W 3 – 1 Brown, Thompson, Taylor
12 Jul Carmarthen Town
(Welsh Premier League)
A W 5 – 0 Parry (3), Kelleher, OG
19 Jul Vitoria de Setubal
(Portuguese Liga)
A D 1 – 1 Thompson
22 Jul Vitória de Guimarães
(Portuguese Liga)
A W 2 – 1 McCormack (2)
24 Jul Celtic
(Scottish Premier League)
N W 1 – 0 Ledley
29 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A D 1 – 1 Parry
1 Aug Ajax
(Dutch Eredivisie)
H D 0 – 0
5 Aug Chasetown
(Southern Football League Division One Midlands)
A D 2 – 2 Parry, Oruma

ChampionshipEdit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

Overall summaryEdit

Backroom staffEdit

AwardsEdit

TeamEdit

  • Algarve Cup – Winners
  • Welsh team of the year: Winners[27]

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

Cardiff City F.C. seasons

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