2009–10 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

The 2009–10 season was West Bromwich Albion's 107th season in the Football League. West Bromwich returned to the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion
2009–10 season
ChairmanJeremy Peace
ManagerRoberto Di Matteo
Football League Championship2nd (promoted)
FA CupFifth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Chris Brunt (13)
All: Graham Dorrans (17)
Highest home attendance25,297 (vs. Barnsley)
Lowest home attendance10,659 (vs. Rotherham United, 26 August)

BackgroundEdit

West Bromwich continued with English company Umbro as the shirt designers. For the second season running, West Bromwich were unable to find a kit sponsor.

On 16 June 2009, Tony Mowbray left West Bromwich Albion to join Scottish club Celtic as their new manager. He was replaced two weeks later by former Chelsea player Roberto Di Matteo, with the job title changed to head coach.

As part of ongoing ground refurbishments at The Hawthorns, Albion replaced all of the seating in both the Birmingham Road End and Smethwick End with navy blue seats, matching those already fitted in the East and West Stands. The stadium's "iconic" large-scale seat patterns, dating back to the mid-1990s—an italic "Albion" at the Smethwick End and "WBAFC" below a blue and white scarf at the Birmingham Road End—were removed as a result of the work.[1]

Football League ChampionshipEdit

West Bromwich began their season with a 1–1 draw against Newcastle United. They then travelled to City Ground to play Nottingham Forest, whom they beat, followed by another away win. West Bromwich's second home game was against Ipswich Town, whom they defeated 2–0. This was followed by a draw at Sheffield United. They then came back from against Plymouth Argyle, then beat Doncaster Rovers. West Bromwich then won one of their most remarkable games in a 5–0 win over Middlesbrough, before losing their next two games to Crystal Palace and Barnsley.

The first game of October saw West Brom draw against Preston North End. This was followed by a 3–1 win over Reading. Former Baggie Craig Beattie scored the only goal in a 1–0 loss to Swansea City. This was followed with a 0–0 draw with Coventry City. The Baggies bounced back by thrashing Watford 5–0. A 2–1 win over Leicester City kept the Baggies second. The Baggies trashed Bristol City 4–1, and then became the top goalscorers in the Football League when they humiliated Sheffield Wednesday 4–0, scoring 15 goals in 4 games.

December began with a draw against Derby County, following this with a defeat to promotion rivals Cardiff City and a late draw against QPR. The following two games ended in wins against strugglers Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United. The Baggies then lost to Nottingham Forest, causing the Baggies to drop to third. This was followed by draws to Newcastle United and Ipswich Town. Wins against Sheffield United, Blackpool, Plymouth and Scunthorpe put them top of the table. Cardiff City held West Brom to a 1–1 draw, with Gianni Zuiverloon scoring the equaliser. Bristol City beat them 2–1 but they quickly bounced back with a 3–1 win over Derby County. West Brom started March badly with a 3–1 loss to QPR, but wins against Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Swansea, Preston and Coventry widened the gap between the play-offs and the automatic spots. On-form Reading held the Albion to a 1–1 draw. Playoff hopefuls Leicester City were the next to fall at the Hawthorns, where West Brom won 3–0. Chris Brunt then saved a point for West Brom after Danny Graham put Watford ahead. West Brom secured promotion back to the Premier League after a 3–2 win against Doncaster Rovers on 10 April 2010.

FA CupEdit

The third round saw West Brom beat League One side Huddersfield Town. West Brom then beat fellow Championship side Newcastle 4–2 in the fourth round to proceed to the fifth round.[2] They drew with Reading in the fifth round but lost the subsequent replay.

League CupEdit

In the first round West Bromwich faced League Two side Bury, whom they beat 2–0. In the second round they were taken to extra time by another League Two side, Rotherham United, where Simon Cox scored his first goal for the club. The final score was 4–3. They were knocked out in the third round as they lost 2–0 against Arsenal.

PlayersEdit

Squad at end of season[3]

First-team squadEdit

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 Dean Kiely[notes 1]
2   DF Joe Mattock
3   DF Jonas Olsson (vice-captain)[4]
4   DF Marek Čech
7   MF Robert Koren
9   FW Roman Bednář
10   FW Ishmael Miller
11   MF Chris Brunt
12   MF Giles Barnes[notes 2]
14   MF Jerome Thomas
15   FW Chris Wood
16   FW Luke Moore
17   MF Graham Dorrans
18   FW Reuben Reid
19   GK Scott Carson (club captain)[4]
20   MF Filipe Teixeira[notes 3]
21   MF Youssuf Mulumbu[notes 4]
22   DF Gianni Zuiverloon
No. Position Player
23   DF Abdoulaye Méïté[notes 5]
25   MF Joss Labadie
26   DF Gabriel Tamaș (on loan from Auxerre)
27   MF James Morrison[notes 6]
29   FW Andwélé Slory[notes 7]
30   DF Paul Downing
31   FW Simon Cox[notes 8]
32   FW Lateef Elford-Alliyu[notes 9]
33   DF Dwayne Samuels
34   FW Josh Knight
35   MF Romaine Sawyers[notes 10]
36   MF Gonzalo Jara
37   MF George Thorne
38   FW Saido Berahino[notes 11]
39   GK Ryan Allsop
41   MF Sam Mantom
43   FW Kayleden Brown[notes 12]
44   MF Steven Reid[notes 13] (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)

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
5   DF Leon Barnett (on loan to Coventry City)
6   DF Neil Clement (retired)
8   MF Jonathan Greening (on loan to Fulham)
12   FW Craig Beattie (to Swansea City)
13   GK Luke Daniels (on loan to Tranmere Rovers)
24   DF Shelton Martis (to Doncaster Rovers)
24   MF Ben Watson (on loan from Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
26   DF Shaun Cummings[notes 14] (on loan from Chelsea)
28   MF Borja Valero (on loan to Mallorca)
29   DF David Worrall (to Bury)
30   DF Paul Downing (on loan to Hereford United)
40   FW Marcus Haber (on loan to Vancouver Whitecaps)
42   FW Frank Nouble (on loan from West Ham United)

Player statisticsEdit

As of 31 May 2010
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Dean Kiely 8 0 3+2 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF   Joe Mattock 34 1 26+3 0 2+1 1 1+1 0
3 DF   Jonas Olsson 48 5 43 4 3 1 2 0
4 DF   Marek Čech 37 2 29+4 2 2+1 0 1 0
5 DF   Leon Barnett 5 0 0+2 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF   Robert Koren 39 8 26+8 5 3+1 3 1 0
8 MF   Jonathan Greening 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW   Roman Bednář 32 11 21+6 11 4 0 1 0
10 FW   Ishmael Miller 16 2 4+11 2 0+1 0 0 0
11 MF   Chris Brunt 43 13 39+1 13 3 0 0 0
12 FW   Craig Beattie 5 2 0+3 0 0 0 2 2
12 MF   Giles Barnes 9 0 1+8 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK   Luke Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF   Jerome Thomas 29 8 22+5 7 1 1 1 0
15 FW   Chris Wood 23 2 6+12 1 0+2 1 0+3 0
16 FW   Luke Moore 29 4 23+3 4 1+1 0 1 0
17 MF   Graham Dorrans 52 18 42+3 13 4 3 3 2
18 FW   Reuben Reid 8 0 1+4 0 0+1 0 2 0
19 GK   Scott Carson 47 0 43 0 4 0 0 0
20 MF   Filipe Teixeira 12 0 1+8 0 1 0 2 0
21 MF   Youssuf Mulumbu 46 3 35+5 3 3+1 0 0+2 0
22 DF   Gianni Zuiverloon 35 4 26+4 4 2+1 0 2 0
23 DF   Abdoulaye Méïté 24 0 16+4 0 2 0 1+1 0
24 DF   Shelton Martis 15 2 10+3 2 1 0 1 0
24 MF   Ben Watson 7 1 6+1 1 0 0 0 0
25 MF   Joss Labadie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF   Shaun Cummings 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
26 DF   Gabriel Tamaș 26 2 23 2 2+1 0 0 0
27 MF   James Morrison 12 1 5+6 1 0+1 0 0 0
28 MF   Borja Valero 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
29 MF   David Worrall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF   Andwélé Slory 6 0 1+5 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF   Paul Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW   Simon Cox 34 10 17+11 9 3 0 3 1
32 FW   Lateef Elford-Alliyu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Dwayne Samuels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   Romaine Sawyers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 DF   Gonzalo Jara 26 1 20+2 1 3 0 1 0
37 MF   George Thorne 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
40 FW   Marcus Haber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 FW   Frank Nouble 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF   Steven Reid 9 1 9 1 0 0 0 0

TransfersEdit

SummerEdit

InEdit

# Player Club Fee
31   Simon Cox   Swindon Town Undisclosed
2   Joe Mattock   Leicester City Undisclosed
14   Jerome Thomas   Portsmouth Free
18   Reuben Reid   Rotherham United Free
21   Youssuf Mulumbu   Paris Saint-Germain £750,000
36   Gonzalo Jara   Colo-Colo £3,000,000

OutEdit

# Player Club Fee
  Kim Do-heon   Suwon Bluewings £360,000
  Sherjill MacDonald   Germinal Beerschot £650,000
  Craig Beattie   Swansea City £500,000

WinterEdit

InEdit

# Player Club Fee
40   Marcus Haber   Vancouver Whitecaps Free
29   Andwélé Slory   Feyenoord Free

OutEdit

# Player Club Fee
29   David Worrall   Bury Free
6   Neil Clement Retired
  Paul Robinson   Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed
24   Shelton Martis   Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed

Loans inEdit

# Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
26   Shaun Cummings   Chelsea 17 September 17 October
26   Gabriel Tamaș   Auxerre 1 January End of season
42   Frank Nouble   West Ham United 9 February 9 March
24   Ben Watson   Wigan Athletic 22 February End of season
44   Steven Reid   Blackburn Rovers 5 March End of season

Loans outEdit

# Player Club Arrival date Return date
  Paul Robinson   Bolton Wanderers 12 July End of season
13   Luke Daniels   Tranmere Rovers 21 July End of season
25   Joss Labadie   Shrewsbury Town 3 August 3 September
29   David Worrall   Shrewsbury Town 6 August 6 September
8   Jonathan Greening   Fulham 22 August End of season
28   Borja Valero   RCD Mallorca 31 August End of season
25   Joss Labadie   Shrewsbury Town 6 September 6 January
5   Leon Barnett   Coventry City 4 November 31 January
25   Joss Labadie   Cheltenham Town 20 November 20 December
18   Reuben Reid   Peterborough United 6 January 6 April
30   Paul Downing   Hereford United 25 January 25 February
32   Lateef Elford-Alliyu   Hereford United 25 January 25 February
5   Leon Barnett   Coventry City 31 January End of season
20   Filipe Teixeira   Barnsley 1 February End of season
40   Marcus Haber   Exeter City 18 February 18 March
30   Paul Downing   Hereford United 25 February End of season
32   Lateef Elford-Alliyu   Hereford United 25 February End of season
40   Marcus Haber   Vancouver Whitecaps 9 April 9 June

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-season friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Jul Histon
(Conference National)
A L 0 – 1 1,058
15 Jul Nafta Lendava
(Slovenian PrvaLiga)
A W 3 – 0 Luke Moore, Jonathan Greening, Jonas Olsson
18 Jul NK Varteks
(Prva HNL)
A D 2 – 2 Craig Beattie
22 Jul Shrewsbury Town
(Football League Two)
A W 2 – 0 2,437 Luke Moore, Robert Koren
24 Jul Kidderminster Harriers
(Conference National)
A D 1 – 2 1,057 Lateef Elford-Alliyu
25 Jul Walsall
(Football League One)
A D 2 – 2 4,358 Luke Moore, Craig Beattie
28 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A L 0 – 1 2,482
31 Jul Cheltenham Town
(Football League Two)
A L 1 – 2 Chris Wood
1 Aug Cheivo
(Serie A)
H D 0 – 0 3,359

ChampionshipEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 Aug Newcastle United H D 1 – 1 23,502 Martis
15 Aug Nottingham Forest A W 1 – 0 22,794 own goal
18 Aug Peterborough United A W 3 – 2 8,752 Moore (2), Brunt
22 Aug Ipswich Town H W 2 – 0 19,390 Mulumbu, Koren
29 Aug Sheffield United A D 2 – 2 25,169 Bednář (2)
12 Sep Plymouth Argyle H W 3 – 1 22,190 Martis, Čech (2)
15 Sep Doncaster Rovers H W 3 – 1 22,184 Olsson (2), Wood
19 Sep Middlesbrough A W 5 – 0 22,725 Brunt (2), Mulumbu, Bednář, Thomas
26 Sep Crystal Palace H L 0 – 1 21,007
29 Sep Barnsley A L 1 – 3 12,191 Brunt
3 Oct Preston North End A D 0 – 0 11,180
17 Oct Reading H W 3 – 1 20,935 Thomas(2), Mulumbu
20 Oct Swansea City H L 0 – 1 21,022
24 Oct Coventry City A D 0 – 0 20,871
31 Oct Watford H W 5 – 0 21,421 Olsson, Dorrans, Moore, Zuiverloon, Cox
6 Nov Leicester City A W 2 – 1 28,748 Dorrans, Jara
21 Nov Bristol City H W 4 – 1 23,444 Thomas, Brunt, own goal, Cox
28 Nov Sheffield Wednesday A W 4 – 0 20,824 Cox (2), Thomas, Brunt
5 Dec Derby County A D 2 – 2 30,127 Cox, Dorrans
8 Dec Cardiff City H L 0 – 2 20,742
14 Dec Queens Park Rangers H D 2 – 2 21,565 Thomas, Cox
26 Dec Peterborough United H W 2 – 0 24,924 Moore, own goal
28 Dec Scunthorpe United A W 3 – 1 7,221 Dorrans (2), Zuiverloon
8 Jan Nottingham Forest H L 1 – 3 22,873 Bednář
18 Jan Newcastle United A D 2 – 2 39,921 Olsson, Bednář
26 Jan Ipswich Town A D 1 – 1 19,574 Brunt
30 Jan Sheffield United H W 3 – 1 22,193 Dorrans, Bednář, Thomas
3 Feb Blackpool A W 3 – 2 7,221 Bednář (2), Dorrans
6 Feb Plymouth Argyle A W 1 – 0 12,053 Cox
9 Feb Scunthorpe United H W 2 – 0 23,146 Bednář, Zuiverloon
16 Feb Cardiff City A D 1 – 1 20,758 Zuiverloon
21 Feb Bristol City A L 1 – 2 14,374 Dorrans
27 Feb Derby County H W 3 – 1 23,335 Brunt (2), Cox
6 Mar Queens Park Rangers A L 1 – 3 14,578 Brunt
9 Mar Sheffield Wednesday H W 1 – 0 20,458 Koren
13 Mar Blackpool H W 3 – 2 21,592 Miller, Koren, Dorrans
16 Mar Swansea City A W 2 – 0 17,774 Dorrans, Miller
20 Mar Preston North End H W 3 – 2 21,343 Watson, Brunt, Dorrans
24 Mar Coventry City H W 1 – 0 22,140 Reid
27 Mar Reading A D 1 – 1 20,515 Tamaș
2 Apr Leicester City H W 3 – 0 23,334 Morrison, Koren (2)
5 Apr Watford A D 1 – 1 14,555 Brunt
10 Apr Doncaster Rovers A W 3 – 2 12,708 Dorrans, Brunt, Bednář
17 Apr Middlesbrough H W 2 – 0 22,548 Cox, Bednář
26 Apr Crystal Palace A D 1 – 1 17,798 Tamaș
2 May Barnsley H D 1 – 1 25,297 Dorrans

FA CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 Jan Three Huddersfield Town A W 2 – 0 13,472 Dorrans, Wood
23 Jan Four Newcastle United H W 4 – 2 16,102 Olsson, Dorrans (2), Thomas
13 Feb Five Reading A D 2 – 2 18,008 Koren, Mattock
24 Feb Five (replay) Reading H L 2 – 3 13,982 Koren (2)

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Aug One Bury A W 2 – 0 3,077 Dorrans, own goal
26 Aug Two Rotherham United H W 4 – 3 10,659 Beattie (2), Dorrans, Cox
23 Sep Three Arsenal A L 0 – 2 56,592

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kiely was born in Salford, England, and represented them at U-15, U-16, and U-18 level, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in November 1999.
  2. ^ Barnes was born in Barking and Dagenham, England, and represented them at U-19 level, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his grandparents, declared for them internationally in 2014, and would make his international debut for Jamaica in May 2015.
  3. ^ Teixeira was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, but also qualified to represent Portugal internationally and represented them at U-18, U-20, and U-21 level.
  4. ^ Mulumbu was born in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), but also qualified to represent France internationally and represented them at U-20 and U-21 level before making his international debut for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in March 2008.
  5. ^ Méïté was born in Colombes, France, but also qualified to represent the Ivory Coast internationally and made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in 2003.
  6. ^ Morrison was born in Darlington, England, and represented them at U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandparents and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2008.
  7. ^ Slory was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, but also qualified to represent the Netherlands internationally and made his international debut for the Netherlands in June 2007.
  8. ^ Cox was born in Tilehurst, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandfather and would make his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in May 2011.
  9. ^ Elford-Alliyu was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, but also qualified to represent England internationally and represented them at U-17 level.
  10. ^ Sawyers was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and represented them at U-23 level before making his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in October 2012.
  11. ^ Berahino was born in Bujumbura, Burundi, but was raised in England from the age of 10 and represented them at every youth level between U-16 and U-21 level before making his international debut for Burundi in September 2018.
  12. ^ Brown was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and represented them at U-17 and U-19 level.
  13. ^ Reid was born in Kingston upon Thames, England, and represented them at U-16 level, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2001.
  14. ^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lepkowski, Chris (29 May 2009). "New look for West Brom ground The Hawthorns". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ "West Brom 4–2 Newcastle". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Coparation. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2009-2010/flcham/wba.htm
  4. ^ a b "Di Matteo makes Carson club captain". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.