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2006–07 Wigan Athletic F.C. season

The 2006–07 Wigan Athletic F.C. season was the club's 29th season in the Football League and their second season in the Premier League.

Wigan Athletic
2006–07 season
ChairmanDave Whelan
ManagerPaul Jewell
FA Premier League17th
FA CupThird Round
League CupSecond Round
Top goalscorerHeskey (9)
Highest home attendance24,726 (v West Ham United, FA Premier League, 28 April 2007)
Lowest home attendance14,636 (v Reading, FA Premier League, 26 August 2006)

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Season summaryEdit

The club struggled to repeat the successes of its previous season and fell victim to "second season syndrome". They were knocked out of both domestic cups at the first round of entry, and finished 17th in the league after securing Premier League survival on the last day of the season in an away win against Sheffield United, who were relegated instead on goal difference.

A day after the end of the season, manager Paul Jewell resigned after six years in charge of the club. His assistant manager Chris Hutchings was appointed as his replacement. Summer signing Emile Heskey (signed for a record fee of £5.5 million) finished the season as the club's top goalscorer with a total of nine goals, and left-back Leighton Baines won the Supporters' Player of the Year award, and the Players' Player award.[1]

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
15 West Ham United 38 12 5 21 35 59 −24 41
16 Fulham 38 8 15 15 38 60 −22 39
17 Wigan Athletic 38 10 8 20 37 59 −22 38
18 Sheffield United (R) 38 10 8 20 32 55 −23 38 Relegation to the Football League Championship
19 Charlton Athletic (R) 38 8 10 20 34 60 −26 34
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Wigan Athletic's score comes first[2]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2006 Newcastle United A 1-2 51,569 McCulloch
26 August 2006 Reading H 1-0 14,636 Heskey
9 September 2006 Portsmouth A 0-1 19,508
16 September 2006 Everton A 2-2 37,117 Scharner (2)
23 September 2006 Watford H 1-1 16,359 Camara
1 October 2006 Blackburn Rovers A 1-2 17,859 Heskey
14 October 2006 Manchester United H 1-3 20,631 Baines
21 October 2006 Manchester City H 4-0 16,235 Heskey, Dunne (own goal), Camara, Valencia
28 October 2006 Fulham A 1-0 22,882 Camara
4 November 2006 Bolton Wanderers A 1-0 21,255 McCulloch
11 November 2006 Charlton Athletic H 3-2 16,572 McCulloch, Camara, Jackson
19 November 2006 Aston Villa H 0-0 18,455
26 November 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-3 35,205 Camara
2 December 2006 Liverpool H 0-4 22,089
6 December 2006 West Ham United A 2-0 33,805 Cotterill, Spector (own goal)
9 December 2006 Middlesbrough A 1-1 23,638 Camara (pen)
13 December 2006 Arsenal H 0-1 15,311
16 December 2006 Sheffield United H 0-1 16,322
23 December 2006 Chelsea H 2-3 22,077 Heskey (2)
26 December 2006 Manchester United A 1-3 76,018 Baines (pen)
1 January 2007 Blackburn Rovers H 0-3 14,864
13 January 2007 Chelsea A 0-4 40,846
21 January 2007 Everton H 0-2 18,149
30 January 2007 Reading A 2-3 21,954 Heskey, Landzaat
3 February 2007 Portsmouth H 1-0 15,093 McCulloch
11 February 2007 Arsenal A 1-2 60,049 Landzaat
21 February 2007 Watford A 1-1 18,338 Folan
25 February 2007 Newcastle United H 1-0 21,179 Taylor
3 March 2007 Manchester City A 1-0 39,923 Folan
17 March 2007 Fulham H 0-0 16,001
31 March 2007 Charlton Athletic A 0-1 26,500
7 April 2007 Bolton Wanderers H 1-3 18,610 Heskey
9 April 2007 Aston Villa A 1-1 31,920 Heskey
15 April 2007 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-3 16,506 Heskey, Baines, Kilbane
21 April 2007 Liverpool A 0-2 44,003
28 April 2007 West Ham United H 0-3 24,726
5 May 2007 Middlesbrough H 0-1 21,204
13 May 2007 Sheffield United A 2-1 32,604 Scharner, Unsworth

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Portsmouth A 1-2 14,336 (477 away) McCulloch

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 19 September 2006 Crewe Alexandra A 0-2 3,907 (815 away)

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 John Filan
2   DF Andreas Granqvist (on loan from Helsingborg)
4   DF Matt Jackson
5   DF Fitz Hall
6   DF Arjan de Zeeuw (captain)
7   FW Henri Camara
8   MF Kevin Kilbane[3]
9   FW Emile Heskey
10   MF Lee McCulloch
11   MF Andreas Johansson
12   GK Mike Pollitt
13   GK Chris Kirkland
14   MF Denny Landzaat
15   FW Julius Aghahowa
No. Position Player
16   MF Antonio Valencia (on loan from Villarreal)
17   DF Emmerson Boyce[4]
18   DF Paul Scharner
19   DF Ryan Taylor
20   FW Caleb Folan[5]
21   FW Tomasz Cywka
22   MF David Cotterill
24   MF Josip Skoko
25   DF David Unsworth
26   DF Leighton Baines
28   GK Carlo Nash (on loan from Preston North End)
31   MF Lewis Montrose
32   MF David Owens
36   DF Joey Waterhouse

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 Pascal Chimbonda (to Tottenham Hotspur)
3   DF Stephen McMillan (retired)
8   MF Graham Kavanagh (to Sunderland)
15   DF David Wright (to Ipswich Town)
20   MF Gary Teale (to Derby County)
No. Position Player
22   FW David Connolly[6] (to Sunderland)
23   DF Andy Webster (on loan to Rangers)
25   MF Svetoslav Todorov (on loan from Portsmouth)
27   MF Kristofer Hæstad (on loan from Start)

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Player From Fee Date Notes
  Fitz Hall   Crystal Palace £3,000,000 26-06-2006 [7]
  Tomasz Cywka   Gwarek Zabrze Undisclosed 05-07-2006 [8]
  Emile Heskey   Birmingham City £5,500,000 08-07-2006 [9]
  Denny Landzaat   AZ Alkmaar £2,500,000 18-07-2006 [10]
  Emmerson Boyce   Crystal Palace £1,000,000 01-08-2006 [11]
  Kevin Kilbane   Everton £2,000,000 31-08-2006 [12]
  David Cotterill   Bristol City £2,000,000 31-08-2006 [13]
  Andy Webster   Hearts Free[A] 04-09-2006 [14]
  Chris Kirkland   Liverpool Undisclosed 27-10-2006 [15]
  David Unsworth   Sheffield United Free 07-01-2007 [16]
  Caleb Folan   Chesterfield £500,000 26-01-2007 [17]
  Julius Aghahowa   Shakhtar Donetsk Undisclosed 30-01-2007 [18]

OutEdit

Player To Fee Date Notes
  Jason Roberts   Blackburn Rovers £3,000,000 04-07-2006 [19]
  Damien Francis   Watford £1,500,000 14-07-2006 [20]
  Pascal Chimbonda   Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed 31-08-2006 [21]
  Graham Kavanagh   Sunderland £500,000 31-08-2006 [22]
  David Connolly   Sunderland £1,400,000 31-08-2006 [22]
  David Wright   Ipswich Town Undisclosed 11-01-2007 [23]
  Gary Teale   Derby County £600,000 11-01-2007 [24]
  Matt Jackson   Watford Free End of season [25]

ReleasedEdit

Player Date Notes
  Steve McMillan 04-03-2007 [26]
  Arjan de Zeeuw End of season [27]
  David Unsworth End of season [27]

Loans inEdit

Player From Start Date End Date Notes
  Chris Kirkland   Liverpool 12-07-2006 27-10-2006[B] [28]
  Antonio Valencia   Villarreal 11-08-2006 End of season [29]
  Svetoslav Todorov   Portsmouth 31-08-2006 31-12-2006 [30]
  Kristofer Hæstad   Start 01-01-2007 31-03-2007[C] [31]
  Andreas Granqvist   Helsingborg 01-01-2007 End of season [32]
  Carlo Nash   Preston North End 19-02-2007 18-03-2007 [33]

Loans outEdit

Player To Start Date End Date Notes
  John Filan   Doncaster Rovers 06-10-2006 05-11-2006 [34]
  Tomasz Cywka   Oldham Athletic 01-11-2006 20-12-2006[D] [35]
  Mike Pollitt   Ipswich Town 15-11-2006 23-11-2006[E] [36]
  Andy Webster   Rangers 05-01-2007 End of season [37]
  Mike Pollitt   Burnley 11-01-2007 10-02-2007 [38]

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

Up to end of season[39]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   John Filan 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
12 GK   Mike Pollitt 7 0 4+1 0 1 0 1 0
13 GK   Chris Kirkland 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF   Andreas Granqvist 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 DF   Matt Jackson 24 1 18+4 1 0+1 0 1 0
5 DF   Fitz Hall 28 0 24+2 0 1 0 1 0
6 DF   Arjan De Zeeuw 23 0 21+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
17 DF   Emmerson Boyce 36 0 35 0 1 0 0 0
19 DF   Ryan Taylor 16 1 12+4 1 0 0 0 0
25 DF   David Unsworth 10 1 6+4 1 0 0 0 0
26 DF   Leighton Baines 39 3 37 3 1 0 1 0
Midfielders
8 MF   Kevin Kilbane 35 1 28+5 1 1 0 1 0
10 MF   Lee McCulloch 31 6 26+4 5 1 1 0 0
11 MF   Andreas Johansson 16 0 6+8 0 1 0 1 0
14 MF   Denny Landzaat 37 2 31+4 2 1 0 1 0
16 MF   Antonio Valencia 22 1 17+5 1 0 0 0 0
18 MF   Paul Scharner 27 3 23+3 3 0 0 1 0
21 MF   Tomasz Cywka 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 MF   David Cotterill 18 1 6+11 1 1 0 0 0
24 MF   Josip Skoko 28 0 24+4 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF   Lewis Montrose 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
Forwards
7 FW   Henri Camara 23 6 18+5 6 0 0 0 0
9 FW   Emile Heskey 38 8 34+2 8 1 0 0+1 0
15 FW   Julius Aghahowa 6 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW   Caleb Folan 13 2 8+5 2 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
2 DF   Pascal Chimbonda 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF   Graham Kavanagh 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF   David Wright 14 0 7+6 0 0 0 1 0
20 MF   Gary Teale 16 0 8+6 0 0+1 0 1 0
22 FW   David Connolly 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF   Andy Webster 4 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW   Svetoslav Todorov 5 0 2+3 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF   Kristofer Hæstad 4 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 0 0

NotesEdit

A. ^ For more information about this transfer, see Webster ruling.
B. ^ Kirkland initially signed on a six-month loan, but the deal was made permanent on 27 October 2006.
C. ^ Haestad initially signed on loan until the end of the season, but the deal was ended early.
D. ^ Cywka was initially loaned out for a month, but the deal was later extended.
E. ^ Pollitt was initially loaned out for a month, but was recalled early by Wigan

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/wigan-athletic/2006-2007/results
  3. ^ Kilbane was born in Preston, England.
  4. ^ Boyce was born in Aylesbury, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally through his parents and would make his full international debut for Barbados in March 2008.
  5. ^ Folan was born in Leeds, England.
  6. ^ Connolly was born in Willesden, London, England.
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