2007–08 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 2007–08
LeagueThe Championship
ManagerSimon Grayson
League position 19th
Top goalscorerLeague: Ben Burgess (9)
Combined: Ben Burgess (10)
Highest attendance 9,640 v. Watford
Lowest attendance 7,214 v. Cardiff City
FA CupThird round
League CupFourth round
Previous season2006–07
Next season2008–09

The 2007–08 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 100th season (97th consecutive) in the Football League. It was their first season back in the second tier of English football in 29 years. They finished nineteenth, the club's highest-place finish in the Football League in 27 years.

Ben Burgess was the club's top scorer, with ten goals overall.

Blackpool set a new club record of twelve consecutive victories, carrying over from the end of the previous season, with 0–1 and 1–0 results over Leicester City and Huddersfield Town, respectively.

At the end of the season, manager Simon Grayson released eleven players, most of whom had not featured in the first team this season, and on 30 May he confirmed that he wanted to sign at least six new players.[1] He went on to sign twelve (including three on loan) before the start of the 2008–09 season.[2]


C1West Bromwich Albion462312118855+3381
P2Stoke City46211696955+1479
 3Hull City462112136547+1875
 4Bristol City462014125453+174
 5Crystal Palace461817115842+1671
 7Wolverhampton Wanderers461816125348+570
 8Ipswich Town461815136556+969
 9Sheffield United461715145651+566
 10Plymouth Argyle461713166149+1264
 11Charlton Athletic461713166358+564
 12Cardiff City461616145955+464
 14Queens Park Rangers461416166066−658
 15Preston North End461511205055−556
 16Sheffield Wednesday461413195455−155
 17Norwich City461510214959−1055
 21Coventry City461411215264−1253
R22Leicester City461216184245−352
R23Scunthorpe United461113224569−2446
R24Colchester United46717226286−2438

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Player statistics



Players used: 28

FA Cup

Players used: 14

League Cup

Players used: 20



Total League goals scored: 59

FA Cup

Total FA Cup goals scored: 1

League Cup

Total League Cup goals scored: 5



Date Player From Fee
10 July 2007 Stephen Crainey Leeds United Free
10 July 2007 Gary Taylor-Fletcher Huddersfield Town Unknown
1 August 2007 Wes Hoolahan Livingston Free
5 September 2007 Phil Marsh Manchester United Free
6 October 2007 Matt Jackson Watford One-month loan
9 November 2007 Tony McMahon Middlesbrough One-month loan
20 November 2007 Bartosz Ślusarski West Bromwich Albion Loan
11 January 2008 Stephen McPhee Hull City Unknown
25 January 2008 Paul Gerrard Sheffield United Loan
31 January 2008 Paul Dickov Manchester City Loan
8 February 2008 Stuart Green Crystal Palace Free
21 March 2008 Grant Holt Nottingham Forest Loan
27 March 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Loan
31 January 2008 Scott Flinders Crystal Palace Loan
4 June 2008 Marlon Broomes Unattached Free
26 June 2008 Matthew Gilks Norwich City Free
1 July 2008 Alex Baptiste Mansfield Town Undisclosed
3 July 2008 Joe Martin Tottenham Hotspur Free
11 July 2008 Jermaine Wright Southampton Free
11 July 2008 Steve Kabba Watford Undisclosed
18 July 2008 Adam Hammill Liverpool Loan
31 July 2008 Zesh Rehman Queens Park Rangers Loan
31 July 2008 Daniel Nardiello Queens Park Rangers Part-exchange
4 August 2008 David Vaughan Real Sociedad £200,000
6 August 2008 Mohammed Camara Derby County Loan
6 August 2008 Robert Edwards Wolves Undisclosed


Date Player To Fee
18 July 2007 Paul Tierney Stockport County Loan
18 July 2007 Simon Wiles Macclesfield Town Loan
1 August 2007 Michael D'Agostino Cheltenham Town Loan
10 August 2007 Marcus Bean Rotherham United Loan
5 October 2007 Rhys Evans Bradford City Loan
7 November 2007 Phil Doughty Macclesfield Town Loan
4 January 2008 Adrian Forbes Millwall Unknown
7 January 2008 Matt Lawlor Farsley Celtic Loan
18 January 2008 Phil Doughty Accrington Stanley Loan
22 January 2008 Rhys Evans Millwall Unknown
25 January 2008 Lewis Edge Northwich Victoria Loan
31 January 2008 Scott Vernon Colchester United Unknown
7 May 2008 Michael Jackson Released
7 May 2008 Kyle Clancy Released
7 May 2008 John Hills Released
7 May 2008 Paul Tierney Released
7 May 2008 Phil Doughty Released
7 May 2008 Andy Welsh Released
7 May 2008 Marcus Bean Released
7 May 2008 Michael Flynn Released
7 May 2008 Phil Marsh Released
7 May 2008 Lewis Edge Released
7 May 2008 Matt Lawlor Released
27 May 2008 Keigan Parker Huddersfield Town Free
26 June 2008 Wes Hoolahan Norwich City £250,000
28 July 2008 Kaspars Gorkšs Queens Park Rangers £250,000



  1. Canavan, Steve (2008-05-30). "Grayson wants six of the best". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  2. "Blackpool sign defender Edwards". BBC Sport. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  3. 1 2 Ever-present
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