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2005–06 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

The 2005–06 season was the 107th 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.

Wolverhampton Wanderers
2005–06 season
ChairmanRick Hayward
ManagerGlenn Hoddle
Football League Championship7th
FA Cup4th round
League Cup2nd round
Top goalscorerLeague: Carl Cort (11)
All: Kenny Miller (12)
Highest home attendance28,333 (vs. Manchester United, 29 January 2006)
Lowest home attendance9,518 (vs. Chester City, 23 August 2005)
Average home league attendance23,624 (league only)

The team finished in seventh place, falling nine points short of a place in the promotion play-offs. Following this season, a summer of changes occurred with manager Glenn Hoddle resigning and many of the club's first team players departing.

ResultsEdit

Pre seasonEdit

Pre season began on 27 June with a week training at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall.[1] The squad then spent a week in Montecastillo, Spain during 4–10 July.[2]

Football League ChampionshipEdit

A total of 24 teams competed in the Championship during the 2005–06 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 23 June 2005, but was subject to change in the event of matches being selected for television coverage or police concerns.[3]

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Reading 46 31 13 02 99 32 +67 106
2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 08 76 46 +30 90
3 Watford 46 22 15 09 77 53 +24 81
4 Preston North End 46 20 20 06 59 30 +29 80
5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +12 67

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 16 19 11 50 42  +8 67 9 10 4 24 18  +6 7 9 7 26 24  +2

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultDWWLDWDLDWWLLDDLDWWDDDDWLWDLWDLDWWWDDWDLLDDLWW
Position1163101066885446681010747991068667689888787677777777
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 16(1) 0 0 0 0 0 16(1) 0 0 0
2 DF   Mark Clyde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF   Lee Naylor 38(2) 1 1 0 1 0 40(2) 1 4 0
4 MF   Seyi Olofinjana 6(7) 0 0 0 1 0 7(7) 0 0 0
5 DF   Joleon Lescott 46 1 2 0 1(1) 0 49(1) 1 3 0
6 DF   Jody Craddock 17(1) 0 0 0 1 0 18(1) 0 0 0
7 DF   Jackie McNamara 9(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 9(2) 0 4 0
8 MF   Paul Ince (c) 15(3) 3 2 0 0 0 17(3) 3 1 0
9 FW   Vio Ganea 11(7) 4 0 0 1(1) 1 12(8) 5 0 1
10 MF   Colin Cameron ¤ 20(7) 4 1(1) 0 2 2 23(8) 6 5 1
11 MF   Mark Kennedy 37(3) 2 2 0 1 0 40(3) 2 7 0
12 DF   Rob Edwards 39(3) 0 1 0 2 0 42(3) 0 2 0
13 GK   Paul Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [nb 1]
14 MF   Darren Anderton 20(4) 1 1 0 1(1) 1 22(5) 2 1 0
15 MF   Dénes Rósa 6(3) 2 0(1) 0 0 0 6(4) 2 0 0
16 FW   Kenny Miller 33(2) 10 2 0 2 2 37(2) 12 11 0
17 DF   Maurice Ross 13(5) 0 1 0 0 0 14(5) 0 5 0 [nb 2]
18 FW   George Ndah 6(8) 1 0 0 0(2) 0 6(10) 1 0 0 [nb 3]
19 MF   Seol Ki-Hyeon 22(10) 4 2 0 2 0 26(10) 4 3 0
20 GK   Matt Murray ¤ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 GK   Paul Jones ¤ † 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 FW   Jérémie Aliadière 12(2) 2 0 0 0 0 12(2) 2 3 0
22 MF   Tom Huddlestone 12(1) 1 0 0 0 0 12(1) 1 2 0
24 DF   Gábor Gyepes 19(1) 0 2 0 2 0 23(1) 0 5 0
25 GK   Stefan Postma 29 0 2 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
27 FW   Carl Cort 24(7) 11 1(1) 0 0 0 25(8) 11 0 0
28 MF   Rohan Ricketts 17(8) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 17(9) 0 2 0
30 GK   Carl Ikeme ¤ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
32 MF   Sammy Clingan ¤ † 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW   Tomasz Frankowski 12(4) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 12(5) 0 0 0
33 FW   Leon Clarke ¤ 10(14) 1 1 1 1 0 12(14) 2 3 0
34 MF   Lewis Gobern ¤ 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
36 MF   Daniel Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 MF   Chris Cornes ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF   Mark Davies 12(8) 1 1(1) 0 2 0 15(9) 1 3 0
40 DF   Keith Lowe ¤ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
  1. ^ Signed on a short-term contract.
  2. ^ Loanee who was signed permanently during the season.
  3. ^ Retired in April due to persistent injuries.

AwardsEdit

Award Winner[4]
Fans' Player of the Season Kenny Miller
Academy Player of the Season Daniel Jones

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee
23 May 2005   Rohan Ricketts Tottenham Hotspur Free[5]
14 June 2005   Jackie McNamara Celtic Free[6]
22 August 2005   Darren Anderton Birmingham City Free[7]
4 November 2005   Paul Harrison Unattached Free[8]
1 January 2006   Gábor Gyepes Ferencváros £400,000[9]
1 January 2006   Dénes Rósa Ferencváros Undisclosed[10]
6 January 2006   Stefan Postma Aston Villa Undisclosed[11]
25 January 2006   Tomasz Frankowski Elche £1.4 million[12]
25 January 2006   Maurice Ross Sheffield Wednesday Free[13]

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee
11 May 2005   Gary Mulligan Released Free[14]
25 May 2005   Keith Andrews Hull City Free[15]
June 2005   Joachim Björklund Retired
June 2005   Patrick Flynn Released Free
28 July 2005   Kevin Cooper Cardiff City Undisclosed[16]
6 August 2005   Henri Camara Wigan Athletic £3 million[17]
23 January 2006   Sammy Clingan Nottingham Forest Undisclosed[18]
24 January 2006   Paul Harrison Released Free
31 January 2006   Paul Jones Released Free[19]
28 April 2006   George Ndah Retired [20]

Loans inEdit

Date Player From End date
28 July 2005   Gábor Gyepes Ferencváros 1 January 2006[21]
19 August 2005   Stefan Postma Aston Villa 21 January 2006[22]
25 October 2005   Tom Huddlestone Tottenham Hotspur 21 January 2006[23]
26 October 2005   Maurice Ross Sheffield Wednesday 25 January 2006[24]
31 January 2006   Jérémie Aliadière Arsenal End of season[25]

Loans outEdit

Date Player To End date
2 June 2005   Silas Belenenses End of season[26]
22 August 2005   Paul Jones Millwall 22 November 2005[27]
26 August 2005   Keith Lowe Burnley 13 December 2005[28]
27 August 2005   Chris Cornes Port Vale 26 November 2005[29]
31 August 2005   Sammy Clingan Chesterfield 14 January 2006[30]
31 August 2005   Carl Ikeme Stockport County 14 January 2006[31]
24 November 2005   Lewis Gobern Blackpool 2 January 2006[32]
31 January 2006   Keith Lowe Queens Park Rangers 13 February 2006[33]
31 January 2006   Leon Clarke Queens Park Rangers 13 February 2006[33]
3 March 2006   Colin Cameron Millwall 7 April 2006[34]
10 March 2006   Keith Lowe Swansea City 13 April 2006[35]
21 March 2006   Matt Murray Tranmere Rovers 28 April 2006[36]
23 March 2006   Lewis Gobern Bury End of season[37]

KitEdit

The previous season's home kit was retained, featuring the club's traditional gold and black colours. The season however saw a new away kit introduced that was an all-black design, with gold piping on the shirt.[38] Last season's navy blue and white away kit was also retained for this season. The kits were manufactured by Le Coq Sportif and featured Chaucer Consulting as sponsor for a second season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players check in". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 27 June 2005.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "They're off". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 4 July 2005.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Hoddle facing starter at Saints". BBC Sport. 23 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Fans Player of the Year". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 22 April 2006.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Ricketts agrees switch to Wolves". BBC Sport. 23 May 2005.
  6. ^ "McNamara makes switch to Wolves". BBC Sport. 14 June 2005.
  7. ^ "Wolves complete Anderton transfer". BBC Sport. 22 August 2005.
  8. ^ "Wolves sign goalkeeper Harrison". BBC Sport. 4 November 2005.
  9. ^ "Good day for Gabor". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 17 December 2005. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Wolves swoop for midfielder Rosa". BBC Sport. 27 December 2005.
  11. ^ "Postma extends his stay at Wolves". BBC Sport. 6 January 2006.
  12. ^ "Frankowski completes Wolves move". BBC Sport. 25 January 2006.
  13. ^ "Defender Ross signs Wolves deal". BBC Sport. 25 January 2006.
  14. ^ "Mulligan departs". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 11 May 2005.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Hull swoop for Wolves midfielder". BBC Sport. 25 May 2005.
  16. ^ "Purse heads triple Cardiff swoop". BBC Sport. 28 July 2005.
  17. ^ "Camara joins Wigan in £3m switch". BBC Sport. 6 August 2005.
  18. ^ "Forest complete deal for Clingan". BBC Sport. 23 January 2006.
  19. ^ "Wolves release goalkeeper Jones". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006.
  20. ^ "Ndah is forced to call it a day". BBC Sport. 28 April 2006.
  21. ^ "Wolves complete Gyepes loan deal". BBC Sport. 28 July 2005.
  22. ^ "Wolves sign keeper Postma on loan". BBC Sport. 19 August 2005.
  23. ^ "Huddlestone joins Wolves on loan". BBC Sport. 25 October 2005.
  24. ^ "Wolves sign defender Ross on loan". BBC Sport. 26 October 2005.
  25. ^ "Wolves snap up Aliadiere on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006.
  26. ^ "Silas agrees Belenenses loan move". BBC Sport. 2 June 2005.
  27. ^ "Lions wrap up Jones loan signing". BBC Sport. 22 August 2005.
  28. ^ "Burnley snap up Spicer and Lowe". BBC Sport. 26 August 2005.
  29. ^ "Youngsters off on loan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 26 August 2005.[permanent dead link]
  30. ^ "Clingan in Chesterfield loan move". BBC Sport. 31 August 2005.
  31. ^ "Keeper out on loan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 31 August 2005.[permanent dead link]
  32. ^ "Blackpool clinch Wilcox loan deal". BBC Sport. 24 November 2005.
  33. ^ a b "QPR snap up Wolves pair on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006.
  34. ^ "Cameron moves to Millwall on loan". BBC Sport. 3 March 2006.
  35. ^ "Swansea take Wolves' Lowe on loan". BBC Sport. 10 March 2006.
  36. ^ "Keeper Murray signs for Tranmere". BBC Sport. 21 March 2006.
  37. ^ "Shakers capture midfield quartet". BBC Sport. 23 March 2006.
  38. ^ "Back to black". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 30 May 2005.[permanent dead link]

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