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2010–11 Cardiff City F.C. season

The 2010–11 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 84th in the Football League since joining in 1920. The season has been nicknamed "I'll be there", which is to promoted celebrating 100 years as a club under its current name.[1] They will play their eighth consecutive year in the second tier of English football, the Football League Championship, after being beaten by Blackpool in the play-off final last season. Malaysian businessman Datuk Chan Tien Ghee became the successor of Peter Ridsdale as Cardiff City chairman.[2][3] The £6m deal was confirmed on 27 May 2010.[4]

Cardiff City
2010–11 season
ChairmanDatuk Chan Tien Ghee
ManagerDave Jones
StadiumCardiff City Stadium
Football League Championship4th
FA Cup3rd Round
(eliminated by Stoke City)
Football League Cup2nd Round
(eliminated by Peterborough United)
Top goalscorerLeague: Jay Bothroyd (18)
All: Jay Bothroyd (20)
Highest home attendance26,058 (vs. Queens Park Rangers, 23 April 2011)
Lowest home attendance6,080 (vs. Burton Albion, 11 August 2010)
Average home league attendance22,091

Contents

Season reviewEdit

"I'll be there"Edit

Cardiff City released a new initiative for the 2010–11 season, as their "I'll be there" campaign. The nickname comes from one of the earliest songs sung by City fans, since the early 1920s. Cardiff's new board has renamed the Level Four area of Cardiff City Stadium the "Centenary Suite". The season tickets and tickets will be printed with the popular white and yellow strips of the 70s.

EventsEdit

  • 27 May 2010 – The £6 million deal for the club is agreed between the Malaysian businessman Datuk Chan Tien Ghee and Peter Ridsdale.[4] Gethin Jenkins (CEO), Doug Lee (finance director) and non-executive directors, Paul Guy, U-Jiun Tan and Michael Isaac join Steve Borley and Alan Whiteley on the board whilst Alan Flitcroft and Keith Harris step down alongside Ridsdale.[5]
  • 10 June 2010 – Cardiff pay off £1.9m of debt to HM Revenue and Customs.[6]
  • 16 June 2010 – The winding-up petition placed against the club by HM Revenue & Customs is withdrawn.[7]
  • 29 June 2010 – Cardiff postpone their Malaysian pre-season tour until next season.[8]
  • 6 July 2010 – Cardiff are hit with a transfer embargo due to tax troubles, but chief executive Gethin Jenkins states that the club is confident it will paid off.[9]
  • 8 July 2010 – Cardiff pay off £1.3m of tax to HM Revenue & Customs, but the transfer embargo stays in place due to the club not submitting year-end accounts for May 2009.[10]]
  • 6 August 2010 – Cardiff confirm that their transfer embargo is lifted. They register their three summer signings with the Football League.[11]
  • 20 August 2010Dave Jones confirms that loan signing Craig Bellamy will be team captain and Mark Hudson will be club captain.[12] Cardiff pay Motherwell half of their £175,000, which is owed to them for the transfer of Paul Quinn.[13]
  • 25 August 2010 – Cardiff complete the payment of £175,000 to Motherwell, for the transfer of Paul Quinn.[14]
  • 14 October 2010Jay Bothroyd is called up to England team to play France on 17 November. Bothroyd is the first Cardiff City player to be called up to the England team in their 111-year history.[15]
  • 16 March 2011 – Cardiff City are fined £5,000 for being unable to control their players against Reading on 1 February 2010 at the Cardiff City Stadium[16]

Championship dataEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
2 Norwich City (P) 46 23 15 8 83 58 +25 84 Promotion to Premier League
3 Swansea City (P) 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80 Qualification for 2011 League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2011. Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(P) Promoted.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 23 11 12 76 54  +22 80 12 7 4 41 25  +16 11 4 8 35 29  +6

Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source: [17]

Result round by roundEdit

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GroundHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA
ResultDWWWWLLWDWWWWWLDWLLDLWLLWDWDWWDLWWLLDDWWWWDWLD
Position12722223222222122122222252325322433344433223334
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2011. Source: statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

KitsEdit

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): SBOBET

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Last updated: 11 September 2012.
Source:[citation needed]

SquadEdit

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 David Marshall GK   Glasgow 26 62 0 Norwich City 12 May 2009 £500,000 2012
13 Jason Brown GK    Southwark 29 0 0 Blackburn Rovers 3 March 2011 Loan 2011
22 Tom Heaton GK   Chester 25 54 0 Manchester United 16 June 2010 Free 2012
43 Stephen Bywater GK   Manchester 30 10 0 Derby County 4 March 2011 Loan 2011
Defenders
2 Kevin McNaughton RB   Dundee 28 204 2 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2013
3 Lee Naylor LB   Bloxwich 31 32 2 Celtic 19 August 2010 Free 2012
5 Mark Hudson CB   Guildford 29 76 2 Charlton Athletic 2 July 2009 £1,075,000 2012
6 Gábor Gyepes CB   Budapest 30 72 3 Northampton Town 19 August 2008 £200,000 2013
12 Dekel Keinan CB   Rosh HaNikra 26 20 2 Blackpool 21 January 2011 £300,000 2013
14 Paul Quinn RB   Wishaw 25 54 1 Motherwell 2 July 2009 £200,000 2012
21 Jlloyd Samuel LB   San Fernando 30 7 0 Bolton Wanderers 24 March 2011 Loan 2011
23 Darcy Blake CB   New Tredegar 22 90 0 Academy 1 June 2005 Trainee 2013
26 Martin John LB   London 22 1 0 Argentinos Juniors 11 August 2010 Free 2011
27 Adam Matthews RB   Swansea 19 48 1 Academy 14 January 2009 Trainee 2011
Midfielders
4 Gavin Rae CM   Aberdeen 33 152 8 Rangers 7 October 2007 Free 2011
7 Peter Whittingham LM/CM   Nuneaton 26 209 53 Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2013
10 Stephen McPhail CM    London 31 164 3 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2013
11 Chris Burke RW   Glasgow 27 118 16 Rangers 9 January 2009 Free 2011
18 Solomon Taiwo CM   Lagos 26 10 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 25 August 2009 £250,000 2012
19 Jason Koumas AM   Wrexham 31 74 15 Wigan Athletic 4 August 2010 Loan 2011
20 Seyi Olofinjana CM   Lagos 31 42 6 Hull City 10 August 2010 Loan 2011
28 Aaron Wildig CM   Hereford 19 21 1 Academy 15 April 2009 Trainee 2012
Forwards
8 Michael Chopra CF   Newcastle upon Tyne 27 161 63 Sunderland 1 July 2009 £3,000,000 2012
9 Jay Bothroyd CF   London 29 133 45 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 August 2008 £350,000 2011
16 Jon Parkin CF   Barnsley 30 13 1 Preston North End 1 January 2011 £100,000 2013
25 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas RW/CF   London 20 16 2 Arsenal 18 January 2011 Loan 2011
39 Craig Bellamy LW/CF   Cardiff 31 36 11 Manchester City 17 August 2010 Loan 2011
49 Nathaniel Jarvis CF   Cardiff 19 0 0 Academy 1 June 2010 Trainee 2011
  • All appearances and goals are correct to 30 June 2011.

StatisticsEdit

As of 17 May 2011
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   David Marshall 12 0 11+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF   Kevin McNaughton 47 0 44+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
3 DF   Lee Naylor 32 2 25+3 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
4 MF   Gavin Rae 10 1 2+5 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF   Mark Hudson 43 0 39+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
6 DF   Gábor Gyepes 23 1 16+5 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF   Peter Whittingham 50 11 45+0 11 1+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
8 FW   Michael Chopra 39 11 26+8 9 1+1 1 1+0 1 1+1 0
9 FW   Jay Bothroyd 41 20 37+0 18 0+0 0 2+0 2 2+0 0
10 MF   Stephen McPhail 31 0 23+5 0 2+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
11 MF   Chris Burke 50 5 31+13 5 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
12 DF   Dekel Keinan 20 2 18+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
13 GK   Jason Brown (on loan from Blackburn Rovers) 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 DF   Paul Quinn 27 1 22+1 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
15 DF   Anthony Gerrard (on loan at Hull City) 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
16 FW   Jon Parkin 13 1 2+9 1 1+0 0 0 0 0+1 0
18 MF   Solomon Taiwo 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 MF   Jason Koumas (on loan from Wigan Athletic) 27 2 5+18 2 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+2 0
20 MF   Seyi Olofinjana (on loan from Hull City) 42 6 38+1 6 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
21 DF   Jlloyd Samuel (on loan from Bolton Wanderers) 7 0 6+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
22 GK   Tom Heaton 30 0 27+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
23 DF   Darcy Blake 30 0 13+13 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
25 FW   Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (on loan from Arsenal) 16 2 7+7 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
26 DF   Martin John 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
27 DF   Adam Matthews 13 0 2+6 0 0+2 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
28 MF   Aaron Wildig 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
29 MF   Jonathan Meades 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 GK   Jordan Santiago 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 FW   Craig Bellamy (on loan from Manchester City) 36 11 34+1 11 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
43 GK   Stephen Bywater (on loan from Derby County 10 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
49 FW   Nathaniel Jarvis 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players played for Cardiff City this season but who have left the club:
21 MF   Danny Drinkwater (on loan from Manchester United) 13 0 7+2 0 1+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
17 FW   Andy Keogh (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 18 2 11+5 2 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 MF   Aaron Ramsey (on loan from Arsenal) 6 1 6+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF   Chris Riggott 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

CaptainsEdit

Number Pos Player Starts
(as captain)
39 FW Craig Bellamy 35
5 CB Mark Hudson 15
8 FW Michael Chopra 1
2 RB Kevin McNaughton 1

Goalscoring recordEdit

Rank No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 9 FW Jay Bothroyd 18 0 2 20
2 39 FW Craig Bellamy 11 0 0 11
8 FW Michael Chopra 9 1 1 11
7 MF Peter Whittingham 11 0 0 11
5 20 MF Seyi Olofinjana 6 0 0 6
6 11 MF Chris Burke 5 0 0 5
7 25 FW Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 2 0 0 2
12 DF Dekel Keinan 2 0 0 2
17 FW Andy Keogh 2 0 0 2
19 MF Jason Koumas 2 0 0 2
3 DF Lee Naylor| 2 0 0 2
12 6 DF Gábor Gyepes 1 0 0 1
16 FW Jon Parkin 1 0 0 1
14 DF Paul Quinn 1 0 0 1
4 MF Gavin Rae 1 0 0 1
24 MF Aaron Ramsey 1 0 0 1
Total 75 1 3 79

Disciplinary recordEdit

N P Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total
                   
9 FW Jay Bothroyd 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
39 FW Bellamy 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
23 MF Blake 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 FW Michael Chopra 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 DF Keinan 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
6 DF Gábor Gyepes 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
10 MF Stephen McPhail 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 DF Mark Hudson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 MF Chris Burke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19 MF Koumas 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
3 DF Lee Naylor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 DF Quinn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 DF Samuel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 GK Heaton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 DF Matthews 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW Keogh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 MF Olofinjana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 FW Parkin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 59 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 63 0

SuspensionsEdit

Player Date Received Matches Missed Reason Missed Opponents Notes
Darcy Blake 2 October 2010 1 sent off against Barnsley Bristol City (H)
Jay Bothroyd 30 October 2010 1 Reached five yellow cards Swansea City (H) [18]

PenaltiesEdit

Date Penalty Taker Scored Opponent Competition
25 September   Peter Whittingham No Millwall Championship
2 October   Peter Whittingham No Barnsley Championship
19 October   Peter Whittingham Yes Coventry City Championship
30 October   Peter Whittingham Yes Norwich City Championship
25 February   Peter Whittingham Yes Nottingham Forest Championship
2 April   Jay Bothroyd Yes Derby County Championship

International Call-upsEdit

No. P Name Country Level Caps Goals Notes Source
1 GK Marhsall   Scotland Senior 0 0
2 RB McNaughton   Scotland Senior 0 0
6 CB Gyepes   Hungary Senior 0 0
9 ST Bothroyd   England Senior 1 0 First Cardiff City player to represent England BBC Sport
11 RW Burke   Scotland Senior 0 0
12 CB Keinan   Israel Senior 3 0 Fox Sports
23 RB Blake   Wales Senior 2 0 Daily Telegraph
27 RB Matthews   Wales under-21 3 0
27 RB Matthews   Wales Senior 2 0
29 CM Meades   Wales under-21 0 0
39 FW Bellamy   Wales Senior 4 1 Soccerbase

* This includes all caps up until 1 July 2011.

TransfersEdit

InsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
30 GK   Jordan Santiago 19 Youth system Promoted Summer 2010 N/A Wales Online
22 GK   Tom Heaton 24 EU Manchester United   Free Transfer Summer 2012 Free BBC Sport
29 MF   Jonathan Meades 18 EU Youth system Promoted Summer 2012 N/A Wales Online
26 DF   Martin John 22 EU Argentinos Juniors   Free Transfer Summer 2011 Free
3 DF   Lee Naylor 30 EU Celtic   Free Transfer Summer 2012 Free BBC Sport
31 DF   Chris Riggott 30 EU Middlesbrough   Free Transfer Summer 2012 Free BBC Sport
16 FW   Jon Parkin 29 EU Preston North End   Transfer Winter 2013 £100,000 BBC Sport
12 DF   Dekel Keinan 26 EU Blackpool   Transfer Winter 2013 £300,0001 Cardiff City

  • Total spending:   ~ £0,400,000
Notes
1Officially undisclosed but reported to be around £300,000.[19]

Loans inEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
21 MF Daniel Drinkwater   20 Manchester United 8 Jul 25 Jan BBC Sport BBC Sport
19 MF Jason Koumas   31 Wigan Athletic 7 Aug 30 Jun BBC Sport
20 MF Seyi Olofinjana   31 Hull City 10 Aug 30 Jun BBC Sport
39 FW Craig Bellamy   31 Manchester City 17 Aug 30 Jun
17 FW Andy Keogh   24 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 Aug 31 Jan Cardiff City Cardiff City
25 FW Jay Emmanuel-Thomas   20 Arsenal 18 Jan 30 Jun BBC Sport
24 MF Aaron Ramsey   20 Arsenal 21 Jan 26 Feb BBC Sport
13 GK Jason Brown  
 
29 Blackburn Rovers 3 Mar 30 Jun BBC Sport
43 GK Stephen Bywater   30 Derby County 4 Mar 30 Jun Cardiff City
21 DF Jlloyd Samuel   30 Bolton Wanderers 24 Mar 30 Jun
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

OutEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
3 DF Tony Capaldi  
 
28 Contract Ended Morecambe   Summer Free 72 0 BBC Sport
20 GK Peter Enckelman   33 Contract Ended St Johnstone   Summer Free 42 0 BBC Sport
26 FW Warren Feeney   29 Contract Ended Oldham Athletic   Summer Free 15 0 BBC Sport
16 MF Joe Ledley   23 Contract Ended Celtic   Summer Free 256 30 BBC Sport
29 FW Josh Magennis   19 Contract Ended Aberdeen   Summer Free 10 1 BBC Sport
32 DF Aaron Morris   20 Contract Ended Aldershot Town   Summer Free 4 0 BBC Sport
DF Darren Dennehy   21 Contract Ended Barnet   Summer Free 0 0
3 DF Mark Kennedy   34 Transfer Ipswich Town   Summer £75,000 76 0 South Wales Echo
44 FW Ross McCormack   24 Transfer Leeds United   Summer £400,0001 88 30 Cardiff City
24 DF Miguel Comminges   27 Transfer Southend United   Winter Free 35 0 BBC Sport
31 DF Chris Riggott   30 Contract Terminated Free agent Winter Free 2 0 BBC Sport

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

notes: 1Although officially undisclosed, it was reported by Vital Football that the fee was £400,000.[20]

  • Total income:   ~ £475,000

Loans outEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
29 MF Jonathan Meades   18 Moss 18 Aug 11 Dec Moss FK South Wales Echo's YouTube page
15 DF Anthony Gerrard   25 Hull City 30 Aug 10 May Cardiff City Mad
26 DF Martin John   22 Newport County 9 Sep 10 Dec
49 FW Nathaniel Jarvis   19 Southend United 24 Sep 25 Oct BBC Sport BBC Sport
18 MF Solomon Taiwo   26 Dagenham & Redbridge 29 Oct 30 Jun
24 DF Miguel Comminges   28 Carlisle United 24 Nov 30 Dec BBC Sport Carlisle United
28 MF Aaron Wildig   19 Hamilton Academical 25 Jan 30 Jun BBC Sport
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

ContractsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
3 DF   Mark Kennedy 34 Signed 1 year June 2011 South Wales Echo
2 DF   Kevin McNaughton 28 Signed 3 year May 2013 BBC Sport
23 DF   Darcy Blake 21 Signed 2 year May 2013 BBC Sport
7 MF   Peter Whittingham 26 Signed 2 year May 2013 BBC Sport
10 MF  
 
Stephen McPhail 30 Signed 2 year May 2013 BBC Sport

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Fixtures and resultsEdit

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Pre-SeasonEdit

Football League ChampionshipEdit

Play-offsEdit

FA CupEdit

Football League CupEdit