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2008–09 Crystal Palace F.C. season

The 2008–09 season was Crystal Palace Football Club's 4th consecutive season in the Championship, after their play-off defeat in the previous campaign.

Crystal Palace
2008–09 season
ChairmanSimon Jordan
ManagerNeil Warnock
Championship15th
FA CupFourth Round
League CupSecond Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Shefki Kuqi (10)

All:
Shefki Kuqi (10)
Highest home attendance22,824 v Sheffield United (3 May 2009)
Lowest home attendance12,847 v Birmingham City (24 February 2009)
Average home league attendance15,220

Contents

StatisticsEdit

Last updated on 10 January 2010.[1][2]
No. Pos Nat Player Total The Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Julián Speroni 48 -55 45 -50 3 -5 0 0
2 DF   Matthew Lawrence 35 0 28+4 0 2 0 1 0
3 DF   Clint Hill 48 2 43 1 3 1 2 0
4 MF   Shaun Derry 42 0 35+4 0 2 0 1 0
5 DF   Paddy McCarthy 29 3 25+2 3 0 0 2 0
6 DF   José Fonte 42 4 36+2 4 3 0 1 0
7 MF   Carl Fletcher[notes 1] 6 0 0+3 0 1 0 2 0
8 FW   James Scowcroft 10 0 5+5 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW   Alan Lee 19 3 10+6 3 3 0 0 0
10 MF   Nick Carle 41 4 35+2 3 2 0 2 1
11 FW   Victor Moses[notes 2] 32 2 19+8 2 3 0 2 0
12 GK   Darryl Flahavan 3 -7 1 -2 0 0 2 -5
14 FW   Sean Scannell[notes 3] 27 3 16+9 2 1 1 1 0
15 DF   Lee Hills 16 0 8+6 0 1 0 1 0
16 MF   Neil Danns 23 3 14+6 2 3 1 0 0
17 FW   Simon Thomas 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW   Calvin Andrew 10 0 1+6 0 1 0 2 0
19 MF   Tom Soares 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
19 FW   Craig Beattie 15 5 15 5 0 0 0 0
20 DF   Danny Butterfield 30 1 17+9 1 3 0 1 0
22 DF   Johannes Ertl 13 0 3+9 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF   Paul Ifill[notes 4] 38 6 27+6 4 3 2 2 0
24 MF   Ben Watson 19 5 18 5 0 0 1 0
25 DF   Claude Davis 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF   John Oster[notes 5] 33 4 27+4 3 1 0 1 1
27 MF   Léandre Griffit 6 0 2+3 0 1 0 0 0
28 FW   Rui Fonte 10 0 5+5 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW   Shefki Kuqi[notes 6] 37 10 20+15 10 2 0 0 0
33 FW   Anthony Stokes 13 1 11+2 1 0 0 0 0
35 DF   Rhoys Wiggins[notes 7] 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
37 DF   Nathaniel Pinney 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
41 MF   Kieran Djilali 8 0 2+4 0 0 0 2 0
42 MF   James Comley 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
43 DF   Nathaniel Clyne 29 0 25+1 0 3 0 0 0
44 MF   Kieron Cadogan 4 1 0+4 1 0 0 0 0

ClubEdit

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Neil Warnock
Assistant manager   Mick Jones
First team coach   Keith Curle
Goalkeeping coach   Jim Stannard
Chief scout   Allan Gemmill
Fitness coach   Louis Langdown
Reserve team manager   Gary Issott
Academy manager   David Moss
U18 team/Assistant academy manager   Gary Issott
Physiotherapists   Nigel Cox, Paul Timson and Sangi Patel

Source:[citation needed]

MatchesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Bromley1 – 1Crystal Palace
Hockton   32' (Report) Hill   67'
Attendance: 2,153
Referee: Steve Bennett

Crawley Town1 – 1Crystal Palace
Pinault   67' (pen.) (Report) Ifill   37'
Attendance: 2,536

Aldershot Town3 – 4Crystal Palace
Grant   23, 66' (pen.)
Morgan   51' (pen.)
(Report) Freedman   32' (pen.)
Thomas   40'
Dayton   70'
Smith   82' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,436

Dartford0 – 2Crystal Palace XI
(Report) Dayton   56'
Comley   77'
Attendance: 792
Referee: Ian Cooper

Tavistock0 – 4Crystal Palace
(Report) Andrew   40, 56'
Watson   52'
Short   54' (o.g.)
Langsford Park, Tavistock
Attendance: 1,500

Bodmin Town1 – 4Crystal Palace
O'Hagan   27' (Report) Ertl   46'
Fletcher   62'
Dayton   75, 80'
Priory Park, Bodmin

Truro City0 – 1Crystal Palace
(Report) Thomas   35'
Treyew Road, Truro

Crystal Palace0 – 0Fulham XI
(Report)
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Phil Crossley


Afan Lido4 – 1Crystal Palace XI
Jones   25 (pen.), 32'
Wade   80' (pen.)
Williams   86'
(Report) Adelakun   33'
Attendance: 250

Crystal Palace1 – 1Leicester City
Moses   60' (Report) Oakley   34'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Phil Crossley

Hemel Hempstead Town0 – 1Crystal Palace XI
(Report) Djilali   56'
Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead

Dover Athletic2 – 3Crystal Palace XI
Wallis   86'
Moore   89'
(Report) Thomas   23 (pen.), 65, 68'
Attendance: 613
Referee: Paul Kelly

Errea South West Challenge CupEdit

Group phaseEdit
Eastleigh2 – 1Crystal Palace XI
Taggart   (pen.)
Davies  
(Report)
Marshford, Appledore

Crystal Palace XI4 – 2Bideford
Nnanami   28'
Levins  65'
  81' (o.g.)
Adelakun   84'
(Report) Woods   56'
Barker   72'
Marshford, Appledore

Crystal Palace finished second in their group with three points and thus qualified for the semifinal stage. However, with the squad heavily depleted through injury, Palace opted to give their semifinal place to third-placed team Torquay United

Football League ChampionshipEdit

Crystal Palace0 – 0Watford
(Report)
Attendance: 15,614
Referee: Mike Jones

Preston North End2 – 0Crystal Palace
Nicholson   58'
Chaplow   90+1'
(Report)
Attendance: 14,225
Referee: Keith Woolmer

Crystal Palace0 – 0Burnley
Scowcroft   47'  
Derry   52'  
(Report)
Attendance: 14,071

Reading4 – 2Crystal Palace
Harper   18'
Doyle   68, 68, 89'
(Report) Carle   37 (pen.)'
Soares   64'
Attendance: 20,441
Referee: Clive Penton

Crystal Palace2 – 0Swansea City
Watson   28'
Carle   66'
(Report)
Attendance: 14,621
Referee: Lee Mason

Wolverhampton Wanderers2 – 1Crystal Palace
Ebanks-Blake   1'
Keogh   58'
(Report) Ifill   32'

Crystal Palace1 – 2Plymouth Argyle
McCarthy   85' (Report) Gallagher   28, 56'
Attendance: 14,209

Ipswich Town1 – 1Crystal Palace
Stead   23' (Report) Moses   25'
Attendance: 19,032

Crystal Palace1 – 0Charlton Athletic
Beattie   63' (Report)
Attendance: 16,358
Referee: Mike Russell

Nottingham Forest0 – 2Crystal Palace
(Report) Ifill   4'
Kuqi   81'
Attendance: 22,811
Referee: Richard Beeby

Crystal Palace3 – 0Barnsley
Watson   25 (pen.), 60'
Kuqi   82'
(Report)
Attendance: 16,494
Referee: Anthony Bates

Birmingham City1 – 0Crystal Palace
O'Connor   90+4' (Report)
Attendance: 17,706
Referee: Nigel Miller

Blackpool2 – 2Crystal Palace
Burgess   48'
Evatt   65'
(Report) Ifill   28'
Beattie   49'
Attendance: 7,597

Crystal Palace1 – 2Nottingham Forest
Kuqi   75' (Report) Cohen   28'
Thornhill   81'
Attendance: 15,162
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Crystal Palace1 – 1Sheffield Wednesday
Watson   54 (pen.)' (Report) Clarke   7'
Attendance: 14,650
Referee: Kevin Wright

Coventry City0 – 2Crystal Palace
(Report) Hill   9'
Watson   53'
Attendance: 16,883
Referee: Clive Oliver

Cardiff City2 – 1Crystal Palace
Chopra   33 (pen.)'
Ledley   53'
(Report) Scannell   37'
Lawrence   90+4'
Attendance: 17,478
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Crystal Palace4 – 2Bristol City
Oster   11'
Scannell   13'
Beattie   65'
Fonte   72'
(Report) Adebola   44'
Maynard   74'
Attendance: 14,599
Referee: Grant Hegley

Norwich City1 – 2Crystal Palace
Pattison   61' (Report) Beattie   27'
Oster   40'
Attendance: 24,034

Crystal Palace0 – 0Queens Park Rangers
(Report)
Attendance: 16,411
Referee: Rob Styles

Derby County1 – 2Crystal Palace
Varney   41' (Report) McCarthy   3'
Kuqi   61'
Attendance: 27,203

Crystal Palace3 – 0Southampton
Kuqi   9'
Beattie   15'
Ifill   75'
(Report)
Attendance: 13,799

Crystal Palace2 – 1Doncaster Rovers
Kuqi   21 (pen.)'
Lee   89'
(Report) Heffernan   15'
Attendance: 13,811
Referee: Andy Hall

Sheffield United2 – 2Crystal Palace
Dyer   41'
Beattie   88 (pen.)'
(Report) McCarthy   47'
Carle   90+5'
Attendance: 23,045
Referee: Paul Taylor

Crystal Palace3 – 1Norwich City
Fonte   6, 31'
Butterfield   90'
(Report) Doherty   19'
Attendance: 17,810
Referee: Keith Stroud

Bristol City1 – 0Crystal Palace
Maynard   2' (Report)
Attendance: 18,265
Referee: Andy Penn

Crystal Palace1 – 4Ipswich Town
Lee   31' (Report) Garvan   19'
Norris   28'
Lisbie   69'
Hill   89' o.g.
Attendance: 15,348
Referee: Clive Penton

Charlton Athletic1 – 0Crystal Palace
Spring   14' (Report)
Attendance: 20,627

Crystal Palace0 – 1Blackpool
(Report) Campbell   41 (pen.)'
Attendance: 13,810

Plymouth Argyle1 – 3Crystal Palace
Sawyer   68' (Report) Danns   21'
Lee   28'
Oster   43'
Attendance: 10,710

Sheffield Wednesday2 – 0Crystal Palace
McAllister   80'
Clarke   90+3'
(Report)
Attendance: 22,687
Referee: Colin Webster

Crystal Palace0 – 0Birmingham City
Carle   76' (Report)
Attendance: 12,847
Referee: Paul Taylor

Watford2 – 0Crystal Palace
Cowie   22'
J. Fonte   72' o.g.
(Report)
Attendance: 15,529
Referee: Grant Hegley

Crystal Palace0 – 1Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Report) Ebanks-Blake   74 (pen.)'
Attendance: 14,907

Crystal Palace2 – 1Preston North End
Stokes   32'
Danns   34'
(Report) Jones   29'
Attendance: 16,340
Referee: Russell Booth

Burnley4 – 2Crystal Palace
Carlisle   39'
Alexander   81 (pen.)'
Thompson   88'
Rodriguez   90+3'
(Report) Kuqi   26'
Carlisle   35' o.g.
Attendance: 10,312
Referee: Carl Boyeson

Swansea City1 – 3Crystal Palace
Pintado   66' (Report) Moses   49'
J. Fonte   61'
Kuqi   90+3'
Attendance: 13,663
Referee: Roger East

Barnsley3 – 1Crystal Palace
Campbell-Ryce   23'
Hills   52' o.g.
Mifsud   73'
(Report) Kuqi   8'
Attendance: 10,885

Crystal Palace0 – 0Reading
(Report) Rosenior   72'
Attendance: 14,567
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Queens Park Rangers0 – 0Crystal Palace
(Report)
Attendance: 15,234

Crystal Palace1 – 1Coventry City
Cadogan   72' (Report) Gunnarsson   31'
Attendance: 12,898
Referee: Fred Graham

Crystal Palace0 – 2Cardiff City
[1][dead link] McCormack   22 (pen.), 90+2'
Attendance: 12,898
Referee: Russell Booth

Southampton1 – 0Crystal Palace
McGoldrick   67' (Report)
Attendance: 23,220
Referee: Mike Russell

Crystal Palace1 – 0Derby County
Moses   60'  
Kuqi   63'
(Report)
Attendance: 14,736
Referee: Andy Woolmer

Doncaster Rovers2 – 0Crystal Palace
Shiels   45'
Hayter   75'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,880

Crystal Palace0 – 0Sheffield United
(Report)
Attendance: 22,824
Referee: Chris Foy

Football League CupEdit

Round 1Edit

Crystal Palace2 – 1Hereford United
Carle   45'
Oster   49'
(Report) Ashikodi   41'
Attendance: 3,094
Referee: Trevor Kettle

Round 2Edit

Leeds United4 – 0Crystal Palace
Douglas   11'
Beckford   32'
Becchio   52'
Showunmi   76'
(Report)
Attendance: 10,765
Referee: Kevin Friend

FA CupEdit

Round 3Edit

Leicester City0 – 0Crystal Palace
(Report)
Attendance: 15,976
Referee: Graham Laws

Crystal Palace2 – 1Leicester City
Ifill   38'
Scannell   55'
(Report) Gradel   90+4'
Attendance: 6,023
Referee: Steve Tanner

Round 4Edit

Watford4 – 3Crystal Palace
DeMerit   17'
Cork   27'
Hoskins   67'
Rasiak   70'
(Report) Hill   47'
Danns   83'
Ifill   90+5'
Attendance: 10,006

End of season awardsEdit

Award Winner
Crystal Palace F.C. Player of the Year Julián Speroni
Crystal Palace F.C. Young Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Vice Presidents' Player of the Year José Fonte
Vice Presidents' Young Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Scholar Player of the Year Nathaniel Clyne
Academy Player of the Year Alex Wynter
Crystal Palace F.C. Goal of the Season Paddy McCarthy v Derby County (06-12-08)
Special Achievement Award Crystal Palace F.C. squad of the 1978-79 season for winning the Second Division title

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fletcher was born in Camberley, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 2004.
  2. ^ Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but obtained asylum in England at the age of 11, and represented them at youth level before making his international debut for Nigeria in 2012.
  3. ^ Scannell was born in Croydon, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland internationally through his father, as well as Jamaica, and has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth and B level.
  4. ^ Ifill was born in Brighton, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Barbados in June 2004.
  5. ^ Oster was born in Boston, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
  6. ^ Kuqi was born in Vučitrn, Yugoslavia (part of Serbia in 2007, but now part of Kosovo), but was raised in Finland and made his international debut for Finland in August 1999.
  7. ^ Wiggins was born in Hillingdon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and has represented them at U-17, U-19, and U-21 level.

External linksEdit