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2008–09 Blackpool F.C. season

Blackpool F.C.
Season 2008-09
League The Championship
Manager Simon Grayson
(succeeded by Tony Parkes)[1]
League position 16th
Top goalscorer League: D. J. Campbell (9)
Combined: D. J. Campbell (9)
Highest attendance
Lowest attendance
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Previous season 2007-08
Next season 2009-10

The 2008-09 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 102nd season (99th consecutive) in the Football League. It was also their second consecutive season in The Championship, the second tier of English football. They finished sixteenth.

D. J. Campbell, on loan from Leicester City, was the club's top scorer, with nine goals overall.[2]

Simon Grayson resigned as manager on 23 December, to become the new manager of Leeds United. His assistant, Tony Parkes, took over as caretaker manager (his seventh such appointment), until the end of the season.

First-team squad

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Paul Rachubka
2 England DF Danny Coid
3 Scotland DF Stephen Crainey
4 England MF Keith Southern
5 England DF Marlon Broomes
6 England DF Ian Evatt
7 Republic of Ireland FW Roy O'Donovan (on loan from Sunderland)
8 Scotland MF Stephen McPhee
9 England FW DJ Campbell (on loan from Leicester City)
10 England MF Stuart Green
11 Wales MF David Vaughan
12 England FW Gary Taylor-Fletcher
13 England GK Mark Halstead
14 England MF David Fox
15 England DF Alex Baptiste
16 Faroe Islands MF Claus Bech Jørgensen[4]
17 England MF Jermaine Wright
No. Position Player
18 England MF Joe Martin
19 England MF Wade Small (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
21 England GK Matt Gilks
22 England MF Graeme Owens (on loan from Middlesbrough)
24 Wales DF Rob Edwards[5]
25 England DF Shaun Barker
26 Scotland MF Charlie Adam (on loan from Rangers)
27 Republic of Ireland FW Ben Burgess[6]
28 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon (on loan from Burnley)
39 England MF Matty Kay
30 England DF Ashton Bayliss
31 England FW Danny Mitchley
33 England FW Brett Ormerod
34 Belgium MF Francesco Carratta
35 England FW Lee Hughes (on loan from Oldham Athletic)
37 England MF Simon Walton (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
7 England MF Adam Hammill (on loan from Liverpool)
19 England FW Steve Kabba (on loan from Watford)
19 Hungary FW Krisztián Németh (on loan from Liverpool)
20 Guinea DF Mo Camara (on loan from Derby County)
20 England MF Kyel Reid (on loan from West Ham United)
20 England FW Nick Blackman (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
22 Pakistan DF Zesh Rehman[7] (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
23 Wales FW Daniel Nardiello[8] (on loan to Hartlepool United)
26 England FW Sone Aluko (on loan from Birmingham City)
No. Position Player
26 Scotland MF Alan Gow (on loan from Rangers)
28 Canada MF Michael D'Agostino (on loan to Hereford United)
28 England MF Paul Marshall (on loan from Manchester City)
32 England MF Ross Lloyd (to Burscough)}
33 England MF Dominic Merella (to Burscough)
34 England MF Lee Hendrie (on loan from Sheffield United)
35 England FW Liam Dickinson (on loan from Derby County)
36 Republic of Ireland GK Graham Stack (on loan from Plymouth Argyle)
37 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte (on loan from Carlisle United)


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