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Map showing the locations of the 24 teams in
League One during the 2008-09 season

The 2008-09 season was the 126th season of football played by Bristol Rovers, and their 82nd in the Football League.

Squad[]

No Nat Name Pos League FA Cup Carling Cup JP Trophy Total
Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1 Eng Steve Phillips GK 46 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 49 0
2 Wal Ryan Green Def 26 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 28 0
3 Wal Joe Jacobson Def 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
4 Eng Chris Lines Mid 45 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 48 4
5 Eng Craig Hinton Def 25 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 27 1
6 Eng Steve Elliott Def 39 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 41 3
7 Sco Stuart Campbell Mid 44 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 47 0
8 Eng Andy Williams Fwd 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
9 Eng Rickie Lambert Fwd 45 29 1 0 1 0 1 0 48 29
10 Sco Darryl Duffy Fwd 43 13 1 0 1 0 1 0 46 13
11 Nir Jeff Hughes Def/Mid 43 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 46 6
13 Eng Mike Green GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Wal David Pipe Mid 39 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 1
15 Wal Byron Anthony Def 30 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 33 2
16 Eng Danny Coles Def/Mid 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
17 Eng Jo Kuffour Fwd 41 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 11
18 Eng Ben Hunt Fwd 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
19 Eng Sean Rigg Mid/Fwd 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
20 Eng Craig Disley Mid 44 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 47 3
21 Eng Tom Parrinello Def 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Eng Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Eng Joe White Mid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wal Ben Swallow Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Eng Alex Kite Def 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Eng James Tyrell Def 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Wal Lewis Haldane Mid/Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Eng Matt Groves Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Eng Adam Mahdi Mid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Wal Josh Klein-Davies Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Eng Charlie Reece Mid 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 Eng Charlie Clough Mid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Eng Aaron Lescott Def 44 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 47 3
33 Eng Liam Harwood Def 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Eng James Fraser Mid/Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Eng Richard Walker Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 Jam Richard Langley Mid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kit[]

Kit-2008-09

Bristol Rovers team kit for the 2008-09 season. Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.


The team kit for the 2008-09 season is manufactured by Errea, and the main sponsor is Cowlin Construction. The secondary shirt sponsor was Blackthorn.

The away kit consists of green shirts and black shorts.


Fixtures[]

Pre-season[]

Rovers have arranged nine pre-season friendlies, including a tour of Denmark and Sweden. The game against FC Copenhagen was played at Copenhagen's training ground, and was attended by about 50 Gasheads. The game with ADO Den Haag was originally due to be played at Whaddon Road, but after the delay to the redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium, the game will instead be played in Bristol.

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 July Weymouth Away 2-1 500 Duffy, Jacobson
19 July Torquay United Away 1-1 1,410 Jacobson
22 July FC Copenhagen Away 2-3 ~50 Hughes, Rigg
24 July Malmö Anadolu BI Away 4-0 Not known Klein-Davies (4)
26 July Limhamn Bunkeflo Away 1-0 Not known Duffy
28 July Yate Town Away 1-0 825 Mahdi
30 July Rotherham United Away 1-0 Not known Lambert
31 July Llanelli Away 0-2 192
2 August ADO Den Haag Home 2-3 1,896 Lambert, Hunt
5 August Salisbury City Away 1-3 Not known Williams (pen)

Season[]

Note: Fixture lists are subject to copyright, and therefore matches will not appear in this section until after they have been played. See http://www.freethefixtures.com/ for more details.
Date Competition Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Position
9 August League One Carlisle United Home 2-3 7,965 Lambert, Williams 16th
12 August League Cup Watford Away 0-1 5,574
16 August League One Brighton & Hove Albion Away 1-1 6,210 Lambert 20th
23 August League One Hereford United Home 6-1 6,735 Duffy (2), Lambert (2), Hughes, Lines 8th
30 August League One Leeds United Away 2-2 21,044 Lambert, Duffy 11th
2 September Johnstone's Paint Trophy AFC Bournemouth Away 0-3 2,220
6 September League One Peterborough United Away 4-5 4,876 Elliott, Blackett (og), Hughes, Lambert 12th
13 September League One Walsall Home 1-3 6,609 Elliott 19th
16 September League One Cheltenham Town Away 1-2 4,546 Lambert 21st
20 September League One Yeovil Town Away 2-2 5,748 Lambert, Kuffour 19th
27 September League One Crewe Alexandra Home 0-0 5,870 19th
4 October League One Colchester United Away 0-1 4,811 Lambert 15th
11 October League One Leyton Orient Home 2-1 6,425 Coles, Hinton 11th
18 October League One Huddersfield Town Away 1-1 13,779 Lambert 13th
21 October League One Oldham Athletic Home 2-0 6,379 Lambert, Lines 12th
25 October League One Southend United Home 4-2 7,055 Lambert (4) 11th
1 November League One Leicester City Away 1-2 18,941 Kuffour 13th
8 November FA Cup AFC Bournemouth Away 0-1 3,935
14 November League One Scunthorpe United Home 1-2 7,173 Lambert 13th
22 November League One Swindon Town Home 2-2 8,016 Lambert, Lines 14th
25 November League One Hartlepool United Away 1-1 3,171 Hughes 15th
6 December League One Millwall Away 3-2 8,123 Lambert, Kuffour 15th
13 December League One Tranmere Rovers Home 2-0 6,217 Kuffour, Lines 14th
20 December League One Stockport County Away 1-3 5,364 Disley 15th
26 December League One Milton Keynes Dons Home 1-2 9,002 Kuffour 16th
28 December League One Northampton Town Away 0-0 5,557 16th
17 January League One Leyton Orient Away 2-1 4,262 Hughes, Duffy 17th
24 January League One Colchester United Home 0-0 6,634 17th
27 January League One Cheltenham Town Home 3-2 6,600 Lambert (2), Duffy 12th
31 January League One Southend United Away 0-1 7,234 14th
14 February League One Scunthorpe United Away 2-0 4,156 Duffy, Kuffour 14th
17 February League One Yeovil Town Home 3-0 8,049 Pipe, Duffy, Lambert 13th
21 February League One Leicester City Home 0-1 9,138 14th
24 February League One Oldham Athletic Away 2-0 3,745 Duffy, Anthony 14th
28 February League One Carlisle United Away 1-1 5,343 Hughes 14th
7 March League One Leeds United Home 2-2 10,293 Hughes, Kuffour 14th
10 March League One Hereford United Away 3-0 3,199 Lambert (3) 14th
14 March League One Walsall Away 5-0 5,169 Duffy (2), Disley, Lescott (2) 12th
17 March League One Crewe Alexandra Away 1-1 3,879 Duffy 12th
21 March League One Peterborough United Home 0-1 7,103 13th
28 March League One Stockport County Home 2-0 6,214 Anthony, Lambert (pen) 12th
31 March League One Huddersfield Town Home 1-2 6,286 Kuffour 14th
5 April League One Tranmere Rovers Away 0-2 8,119 14th
10 April League One Northampton Town Home 1-0 6,666 Kuffour 10th
13 April League One Milton Keynes Dons Away 1-2 10,251 Elliott 12th
18 April League One Millwall Home 4-2 6,618 Disley, Lambert (2, 1 pen), Kuffour 11th
21 April League One Brighton & Hove Albion Home 1-2 5,193 Lambert 11th
25 April League One Swindon Town Away 1-2 10,977 Duffy 12th
2 May League One Hartlepool United Home 4-1 7,363 Kuffour, Duffy, Lambert, Lescott 11th

Transfers[]

Legend
Permanent transfer
Loan signing

In[]

Jeff Hughes signed for Rovers after a his loan move last season. On the player's return to training Darryl Duffy and Ben Hunt signed from Swansea City and West Ham United respectively while Ben Swallow, James Tyrell and Joe White were all promoted from the youth team.

Players transferred in
Date Player Nation Old club Contract Fee
6 June Jeff Hughes Nir Northern Ireland Crystal Palace 3 years Undisclosed[1]
3 July Darryl Duffy Sco Scotland Swansea City Undisclosed
3 July Ben Hunt Eng England West Ham United Free
3 July Ben Swallow Eng England Youth Free
3 July James Tyrell Eng England Youth Free
3 July Joe White Eng England Youth Free
29 August Jo Kuffour Eng England AFC Bournemouth 3 years £60,000
1 September Liam Harwood Eng England Carshalton Athletic 1 year Free
21 November Richard Langley Jam Jamaica Unattached 1 Month Free
16 February Danzelle St Louis-Hamilton Eng England Stoke City 3 months Loan

Out[]

During the summer break it was announced that James Fraser was to join East Sussex team Lewes on loan at the start of the season, where he linked up with assistant manager and former Rovers player Justin Skinner. This was initially a one-month loan, but Lewes have the option of extending it to three months. Out of favour striker Richard Walker was also loaned out, this time on a one-year deal to Shrewsbury Town, as was Lewis Haldane who moved to Oxford United for the duration of the season.

Players transferred out
Date Player Nation New club Contract Fee
3 July Richard Walker Eng England Shrewsbury Town 12 months Loan
8 July Lewis Haldane Wal Wales Oxford United 12 months Loan
1 August James Fraser Eng England Lewes 1 month Loan
8 August Josh Klein-Davies Wal Wales Luton Town 1 month Loan
9 August Charlie Clough Eng England Mangotsfield United 2 months Loan
9 August Matt Groves Eng England Tiverton Town 2 months Loan
14 August Adam Mahdi Eng England Cirencester Town 1 month Loan
1 September James Fraser Eng England Tiverton Town 3 months Loan
1 September Andy Williams Eng England Hereford United 4 months Loan
12 September Alex Kite Eng England Oxford City 1 month Loan
19 September Sean Rigg Eng England Grays Athletic 1 month Loan
19 September Adam Mahdi Eng England Clevedon Town 1 month Loan
19 September Ben Swallow Eng England Taunton Town 1 month Loan
23 September Joe White Eng England Chippenham Town 3 months Loan
10 November Alex Kite Eng England Chippenham Town 3 months Loan
20 November Ben Swallow Eng England Bridgwater Town 1 month Loan
28 November Josh Klein-Davies Wal Wales Newport County 1 month Loan
11 December Matt Groves Eng England Mangotsfield United 3 months Loan
12 December Tom Parrinello Eng England Weston-super-Mare 2 months Loan
15 December James Fraser Eng England Bognor Regis Town 2 months Loan
16 December Liam Harwood Eng England Margate 3 months Loan
1 January Josh Klein-Davies Wal Wales Lewes 2 months Loan
6 January Andy Williams Eng England Hereford United 4 months Loan
6 January Adam Mahdi Eng England Godalming Town 1 month Loan
12 January Joe White Eng England Yate Town 3 months Loan
12 January Charlie Reece Eng England Solihull Moors 1 month Loan
21 January Richard Langley Jam Jamaica Released
10 February Tom Parrinello Eng England Weston-super-Mare 18 months Free
20 February Ben Swallow Eng England Chippenham Town 1 month Loan
27 February Alex Kite Eng England Weston-super-Mare 3 months Loan
13 March Josh Klein-Davies Wal Wales Bath City 1 month Loan
19 March Adam Mahdi Eng England Released
25 March Matt Groves Eng England Weston-super-Mare 3 months Released
25 March Liam Harwood Eng England Carshalton Athletic 13 months Transferred
27 March Ben Swallow Eng England Mangotsfield United 1 month Loan
30 March Mike Green Eng England Clevedon Town 2 months Loan
29 April Josh Klein-Davies Wal Wales Weston-super-Mare Released
30 June Craig Disley Eng England Shrewsbury Town 2 years Released
30 June Ryan Green Wal Wales Hereford United 1 year Released
30 June Craig Hinton Eng England Northampton Town 1 year Released
30 June Joe Jacobson Wal Wales Oldham Athletic 2 years Released
30 June Richard Walker Eng England Burton Albion 2 years Released

Statistics[]

Goalscorers[]

Name League Cups Total
Rickie Lambert 29 0 29
Darryl Duffy 13 0 13
Jo Kuffour 11 0 11
Jeff Hughes 6 0 6
Chris Lines 4 0 4
Craig Disley 3 0 3
Steve Elliott 3 0 3
Aaron Lescott 3 0 3
Byron Anthony 2 0 2
Danny Coles 1 0 1
Craig Hinton 1 0 1
David Pipe 1 0 1
Andy Williams 1 0 1
Own goal by opposition 1 0 1

Two Rovers players have scored an own goal. They was Steve Elliott in the 2-2 draw with Leeds United, and Byron Anthony in the 2-1 defeat to Milton Keynes Dons.

Discipline[]

Byron Anthony RedRed YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Steve Elliott Red YellowYellowYellow
Chris Lines Red YellowYellowYellow
David Pipe YellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Stuart Campbell YellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Jeff Hughes YellowYellowYellowYellowYellow
Rickie Lambert YellowYellowYellowYellow
Steve Phillips YellowYellowYellowYellow
Craig Disley YellowYellowYellow
Jo Kuffour YellowYellowYellow
Ryan Green YellowYellow
Aaron Lescott YellowYellow
Craig Hinton Yellow
Joe Jacobson Yellow

Awards[]

Player of the year[]

Young player of the year[]

Other teams[]

Reserves[]

Main article: 2008-09/Reserves

There is no league league football for the reserves this season, having resigned from the league at the end of last season, although they are due to play a number of friendly games.

Under-18s[]

Main article: 2008-09/Under-18s

For the 2008-09 season the Under-18 side was managed by Billy Clark, and competed in the Puma Youth Alliance, South West Conference. They also played in the Puma Youth Alliance Cup and the FA Youth Cup.

All of Rovers' youth teams were run under the control of the Bristol Academy of Sport at Filton College, but new Football League rules meant that the youth setup was transferred back to the club during the 2008–09 season.

Women[]

Main article:2008-09/Women

Bristol Academy W.F.C., the women's team affiliated with Bristol Rovers, are playing in the FA Women's Premier League National Division, the top flight of women's football in England.

Notes[]

  1. Jeff Hughes' transfer fee was described as an undisclosed fee in excess of £100,000
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