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2005–06 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

During the 2005–06 season, West Bromwich Albion competed in the FA Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion
2005–06 season
Chairman Jeremy Peace
Manager Bryan Robson
Stadium The Hawthorns
FA Premier League 19th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Kanu/Ellington (5)

All: Ellington (8)
Highest home attendance 27,623 (vs. Manchester United, 18 March 2006)
Lowest home attendance 23,144 (vs. Fulham, 3 December 2005)
Average home league attendance 25,403

Contents

Season summaryEdit

Despite attaining FA Premier League survival on the final day of the previous season, this time West Brom were unable to repeat their "great escape" and were relegated to the Championship. West Brom had spent much of the season just ahead of the relegation zone, but Portsmouth's late run of good form – in addition to West Brom failing to win any of their final 13 fixtures – dragged the Midlanders into the relegation places.

KitEdit

West Brom retained their kit manufacturing agreement with Diadora, who introduced a new kit for the season. T-Mobile remained the kit sponsors.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 −13 42
17 Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 −25 38
18 Birmingham City (R) 38 8 10 20 28 50 −22 34 Relegation to the 2006–07 Football League Championship
19 West Bromwich Albion (R) 38 7 9 22 31 58 −27 30
20 Sunderland (R) 38 3 6 29 26 69 −43 15
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[1]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 2005 Manchester City A 0–0 42,983
20 August 2005 Portsmouth H 2–1 24,404 Horsfield (2)
24 August 2005 Chelsea A 0–4 41,201
27 August 2005 Birmingham City H 2–3 23,993 Horsfield (2)
10 September 2005 Wigan Athletic H 1–2 25,617 Greening
17 September 2005 Sunderland A 1–1 31,657 Gera
24 September 2005 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 23,909 Davies
1 October 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 20,721
15 October 2005 Arsenal H 2–1 26,604 Kanu, Carter
23 October 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 24,151
30 October 2005 Newcastle United H 0–3 26,216
5 November 2005 West Ham United A 0–1 34,325
19 November 2005 Everton H 4–0 24,784 Ellington (2, 1 pen), Clement, Earnshaw
27 November 2005 Middlesbrough A 2–2 27,041 Ellington, Kanu
3 December 2005 Fulham H 0–0 23,144
10 December 2005 Manchester City H 2–0 25,472 Kamara, Campbell
17 December 2005 Portsmouth A 0–1 20,052
26 December 2005 Manchester United A 0–3 67,972
28 December 2005 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 27,510 Kanu (2)
31 December 2005 Liverpool A 0–1 44,192
2 January 2006 Aston Villa H 1–2 27,073 Watson
15 January 2006 Wigan Athletic A 1–0 17,421 Albrechtsen
21 January 2006 Sunderland H 0–1 26,464
31 January 2006 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 25,921
4 February 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 2–0 23,993 Campbell, Greening
11 February 2006 Fulham A 1–6 21,508 Campbell
26 February 2006 Middlesbrough H 0–2 24,061
4 March 2006 Chelsea H 1–2 26,581 Kanu
11 March 2006 Birmingham City A 1–1 28,041 Ellington
18 March 2006 Manchester United H 1–2 27,623 Ellington
27 March 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 36,152 Davies
1 April 2006 Liverpool H 0–2 27,576
9 April 2006 Aston Villa A 0–0 33,303
15 April 2006 Arsenal A 1–3 38,167 Quashie
17 April 2006 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 23,181
22 April 2006 Newcastle United A 0–3 52,272
1 May 2006 West Ham United H 0–1 24,462
7 May 2006 Everton A 2–2 39,671 Gera, Martínez

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Reading H 1–1 19,197 Gera (pen.)
R3R 17 January 2006 Reading A 2–3 (a.e.t.) 16,737 Chaplow (2)

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 20 September 2005 Bradford City H 4–1 10,792 Ellington (2), Kamara, Earnshaw
R3 25 October 2005 Fulham A 3–2 (a.e.t.) 7,373 Earnshaw, Kanu, Inamoto
R4 30 November 2005 Manchester United A 1–3 48,924 Ellington

SquadEdit

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Russell Hoult
3   DF Paul Robinson
4   DF Thomas Gaardsøe
5   DF Williams Martínez (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
6   DF Neil Clement
7   MF Nigel Quashie[2]
8   MF Jonathan Greening
9   FW Geoff Horsfield
10   MF Andy Johnson[3]
11   MF Zoltán Gera
12   MF Richard Chaplow
13   MF Jan Kozak (on loan from Petržalka)
14   DF Martin Albrechtsen
15   FW Diomansy Kamara[4]
16   DF Steve Watson
No. Position Player
17   MF Darren Carter
19   DF Curtis Davies
20   GK Chris Kirkland (on loan from Liverpool)
21   FW Kevin Campbell (captain)
22   FW Nathan Ellington
24   DF Ronnie Wallwork
25   FW Nwankwo Kanu
26   MF Rob Davies
27   FW Rob Elvins
28   DF Jared Hodgkiss
29   GK Tomasz Kuszczak
30   MF Brian Smikle
31   FW Stuart Nicholson
32   DF Jeff Forsyth
33   MF Junichi Inamoto

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Riccardo Scimeca (to Cardiff City)
5   DF Darren Moore[5] (to Derby County)
18   MF Lloyd Dyer (to Millwall)
No. Position Player
23   FW Robert Earnshaw[6] (to Norwich City)
  MF Jason Koumas (on loan to Cardiff City)
  GK Joe Murphy (to Sunderland)

StatisticsEdit

Starting 11Edit

Considering starts in all competitions[7]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
29 GK   Tomasz Kuszczak 30
14 RB   Martin Albrechtsen 30
19 CB   Curtis Davies 35
6 CB   Neil Clement 32
3 LB   Paul Robinson 36
8 RM   Jonathan Greening 40
16 CM   Steve Watson 29
24 CM   Ronnie Wallwork 35
33 LM   Junichi Inamoto 20
15 CF   Diomansy Kamara 24 Kevin Campbell has 19 starts
22 CF   Nathan Ellington 19 Nwankwo Kanu has 19 starts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/west-bromwich-albion/2005-2006/results
  2. ^ Quashie was born in Southwark, London, England, and has represented England at U-21 and B-level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2004.
  3. ^ Johnson was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  4. ^ Kamara was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Senegal internationally and made his international debut for Senegal in 2003.
  5. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Jamaica in 2006.
  6. ^ Earnshaw was born in Mufulira, Zambia, but was raised in Wales and made his international debut for Wales in 2002.
  7. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/west-bromwich-albion/tab/players/season/2006