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2004–05 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

The 2004–05 season was the 106th season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played the season in the 2nd tier of the English football system, the Football League Championship, after having suffered relegation from the Premier League during the previous campaign.

Wolverhampton Wanderers
2004–05 season
ChairmanRick Hayward
ManagerDave Jones
(until 1 November)
Glenn Hoddle
(from 7 December)
Football League Championship9th
FA Cup4th round
League Cup2nd round
Top goalscorerLeague: Kenny Miller (19)
All: Kenny Miller (20)
Highest home attendance28,516 (vs. Brighton, 28 December 2004)
Lowest home attendance12,566 (vs. Millwall,
8 January 2005)
Average home league attendance26,620 (league only)

Contents

Season summaryEdit

Despite hopes for an immediate return to the top flight, their 2004–05 Championship campaign began dismally, and at one point the side sunk as low as 19th place. Following a 0–1 defeat at Gillingham, a side Wolves had beaten 6–0 just 18 months previous, Jones was sacked at the beginning of November.[1]

Another former England coach was hired the following month, as Glenn Hoddle was appointed on a rolling one-year contract.[2] Under Hoddle, Wolves lost only one of their final 25 league games, but drew 15 to finish ninth in the final table – not enough to qualify for the play-offs.

ResultsEdit

Pre seasonEdit

Pre season began on 5 July with training based at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall,[3] before the squad flew to Tromsø, Norway to begin a three-match tour (16–22 July).[4]

Football League ChampionshipEdit

A total of 24 teams competed in the Championship during the 2004–05 season. Each team would play every other team twice, once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. The provisional fixture list was released on 24 June 2004, but was subject to change in the event of matches being selected for television coverage or police concerns.[5]

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 0+7 70
8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 0+1 67
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 15 21 10 72 59  +13 66 9 11 3 40 26  +14 6 10 7 32 33  −1

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultLDDDDLDWWLLLWWLLWWLDWLDDDDDLWWDDDDDWDWDDDWDWWW
Position2019202019212019151820212018192017151819171717161717181918151518161716131413131313121310109
Source: Statto.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

PlayersEdit

StatisticsEdit

Key:
  ‡ On loan from another club   * First appearance(s) for the club

Correct as of end of season. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable.

No.PosNamePGPGPGPG     Notes
League FA CupLeague CupTotalDiscipline
1 GK   Michael Oakes 35 0 1 0 2 0 38 0 0 0
2 DF   Mark Clyde 17(1) 0 1 0 2 0 20(1) 0 5 0
3 DF   Lee Naylor 36(2) 1 2 0 1 0 39(2) 1 4 0
4 MF   Seyi Olofinjana 41(1) 5 2 0 1(1) 0 44(2) 5 5 0
5 DF   Joleon Lescott 41 4 2 0 0 0 43 4 5 0
6 DF   Jody Craddock 40(2) 1 2 0 2 0 44(2) 1 4 0
7 MF   Shaun Newton 21(3) 1 1(1) 0 2 0 24(4) 1 1 0
8 MF   Paul Ince (c) 25(3) 3 2 0 1 1 28(3) 4 8 0
9 FW   Vio Ganea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF   Colin Cameron 24(13) 3 0(2) 0 1 0 25(15) 3 3 0
11 MF   Mark Kennedy 27(3) 0 2 0 0 0 29(3) 0 1 0
12 DF   Rob Edwards 15(2) 0 0 0 1 0 16(2) 0 2 0
13 GK   Matt Murray 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
14 MF   Silas ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF   Kevin Cooper 15(15) 6 0 0 1 0 16(15) 6 0 1
16 FW   Kenny Miller 41(3) 19 1(1) 0 1 1 43(4) 20 8 1
17 FW   Henri Camara ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW   George Ndah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF   Seol Ki-Hyeon 28(9) 4 2 1 1 1 31(9) 6 3 0
20 DF   Joachim Björklund 2(1) 0 1 0 1 0 4(1) 0 0 0
21 GK   Paul Jones ¤ 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
24 MF   Keith Andrews 14(6) 0 2 0 2 1 18(6) 1 0 0
25 DF   Mikkel Bischoff 9(2) 1 0 0 0 0 9(2) 1 0 0
27 FW   Carl Cort 34(3) 15 2 1 1 0 37(3) 16 1 0
28 MF   Rohan Ricketts 3(4) 1 0 0 0 0 3(4) 1 1 0
29 FW   Dean Sturridge 5(6) 1 0 0 0 0 5(6) 1 2 0
30 GK   Carl Ikeme ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF   Sammy Clingan ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 FW   Leon Clarke 11(17) 7 0(1) 0 1(1) 1 12(19) 8 3 0
34 MF   Lewis Gobern ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW   Gary Mulligan ¤ 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
37 MF   Chris Cornes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 DF   Keith Lowe 11 0 0 0 1(1) 0 12(1) 0 0 0

AwardsEdit

Award Winner[6]
Fans' Player of the Season Joleon Lescott
Players' Player of the Season Joleon Lescott
Young Player of the Season Leon Clarke
Goal of the Season Kenny Miller
(vs Preston, 11 August 2004)

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee
14 July 2004   Seyi Olofinjana Brann £1.7 million[7]
20 July 2004   Rob Edwards Aston Villa £150,000[8]
5 August 2004   Joachim Björklund Unattached Free[9]
27 August 2004   Seol Ki-Hyeon Anderlecht £1.2 million[10]

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee
17 May 2004   Ashley Vincent Cheltenham Town Free[11]
18 May 2004   Alex Rae Rangers Free[12]
14 June 2004   Paul Butler Leeds United Free[13]
June 2004   Nathan Blake Released Free[14]
June 2004   Denis Irwin Retired [15]
June 2004   Steffen Iversen Released Free[14]
June 2004   Oleh Luzhny Released Free[14]
June 2004   Isaac Okoronkwo Released Free[14]
June 2004   Marlon Walters Released Free
8 July 2004   John Melligan Cheltenham Town £25,000[16]
31 December 2004   Michael Townsend Cheltenham Town Free[17]
10 March 2005   Shaun Newton West Ham United £125,000[18]
18 March 2005   Dean Sturridge Queens Park Rangers Free[19]

Loans inEdit

Date Player From End date
30 September 2004   Mikkel Bischoff Manchester City 15 November 2004[20]
14 March 2005   Rohan Ricketts Tottenham Hotspur End of season[21]
24 March 2005   Mikkel Bischoff Manchester City End of season[22]

Loans outEdit

Date Player To End date
29 June 2004   Silas Marítimo End of season[23]
30 July 2004   Henri Camara Celtic 31 January 2005[24]
7 October 2004   Sammy Clingan Chesterfield 8 January 2005[25]
13 October 2004   Gary Mulligan Rushden & Diamonds 13 January 2005[26]
13 October 2004   Carl Ikeme Accrington Stanley 13 November 2004[27]
1 November 2004   Lewis Gobern Hartlepool United 1 December 2004[28]
23 December 2004   Paul Jones Watford 23 February 2005[29]
31 January 2005   Henri Camara Southampton End of season[30]

KitEdit

The season saw a new kit manufacturer as Le Coq Sportif began a two-year merchandising deal.[31] Chaucer Consulting began a five-year run as the club's shirt sponsor.[32] This meant new home and away kits were produced; the away kit was a navy blue shirt with white shorts and socks.[33]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jones dismissed as Wolves manager". BBC News. 1 November 2004.
  2. ^ "Wolves appoint Hoddle as manager". BBC News. 7 December 2004.
  3. ^ "Good start at Lilleshall". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 5 July 2004.
  4. ^ "Night flight in the light!". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 16 July 2004.
  5. ^ "Leeds get home start". BBC Sport. 24 June 2004.
  6. ^ "Player of the Year". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 28 April 2005.
  7. ^ "Olofinjana signs for Wolves". BBC Sport. 15 July 2004.
  8. ^ "Wolves seal Edwards deal". BBC Sport. 20 July 2004.
  9. ^ "Wolves sign Bjorklund". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004.
  10. ^ "Wolves sign striker Seol". BBC Sport. 28 August 2004.
  11. ^ "Cheltenham sign Vincent". BBC Sport. 17 May 2004.
  12. ^ "Rangers seal Rae deal". BBC Sport. 18 May 2004.
  13. ^ "Joachim seals Leeds switch". BBC Sport. 14 June 2004.
  14. ^ a b c d "Wolves release four". BBC Sport. 18 May 2004.
  15. ^ "Goodbye Denis". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 15 May 2004.
  16. ^ "Cheltenham sign Melligan". BBC Sport. 8 July 2004.
  17. ^ "Ward snaps up Wolves centre-half". BBC Sport. 31 December 2004.
  18. ^ "Hammers complete Newton capture". BBC Sport. 10 March 2005.
  19. ^ "Sturridge completes move to QPR". BBC Sport. 18 March 2005.
  20. ^ "Bischoff joins Wolves". BBC Sport. 30 September 2004.
  21. ^ "Ricketts in loan switch to Wolves". BBC Sport. 14 March 2005.
  22. ^ "Bischoff makes return to Wolves". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005.
  23. ^ "Silas loaned to Maritimo". BBC Sport. 29 June 2004.
  24. ^ "Camara joins Celtic". BBC Sport. 30 July 2004.
  25. ^ "Spireites sign Clingan". BBC Sport. 7 October 2004.
  26. ^ "Rushden snap up Mulligan on loan". BBC Sport. 13 October 2004.
  27. ^ "Accrington snap up keeper Ikeme". BBC Sport. 13 October 2004.
  28. ^ "Gobern completes Hartlepool move". BBC Sport. 1 November 2004.
  29. ^ "Lewington brings in duo on loan". BBC Sport. 23 December 2004.
  30. ^ "Camara completes switch to Saints". BBC Sport. 31 January 2005.
  31. ^ "Wolves announce new kit manufacturer". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 13 May 2004.
  32. ^ "Photo gallery". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 19 May 2004.
  33. ^ "Away kit available now". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 5 August 2004.