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2011–12 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers 124th season as a professional football club. The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers' 18th season in the Premier League, and their 11th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

Blackburn Rovers
2011–12 season
ManagerSteve Kean
StadiumEwood Park
Premier League19th (Relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Yakubu (18)
All: Yakubu (18)
Highest home attendance26,532 vs Manchester United
(League, 2 April 2012)
Lowest home attendance7,104 vs Leyton Orient
(League Cup, 20 September 2011)
Average home league attendance22,551

The club have been confirmed as relegated to the Football League Championship. The decisive result was failure to beat Wigan Athletic F.C. on 7 May 2012. They ended the season at 19th place after losing the last Premier League game 2–1 against Chelsea on 13 May 2012.[1]

ClubEdit

 
Blackburn players celebrate winning at home against Arsenal on 17 September 2011

Technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Steve Kean
Assistant manager John Jensen (until 28 September 2011)
Eric Black (appointed 20 January 2012)
Assistant head coach Paul Clement (appointed 14 October 2011) (until 6 January 2012)
Assistant coaches Iain Brunskill
Bobby Mimms
Goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms
Youth coach David Lowe

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

Medical staffEdit

Position Staff
Doctor Duncan Robertson
Youth team Doctor Chris Dalton
Physiotherapist Dave Fevre
Mark Palmer

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Aston Villa 38 7 17 14 37 53 −16 38
17 Queens Park Rangers 38 10 7 21 43 66 −23 37
18 Bolton Wanderers (R) 38 10 6 22 46 77 −31 36 Relegation to 2012–13 Football League Championship
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 8 7 23 48 78 −30 31
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Pre-season friendliesEdit

First TeamEdit

ReservesEdit

Mid-season friendliesEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

MatchesEdit

Results by RoundEdit

Match 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result L L L D W L L D L D L D L W L L L D W L W D L L W L D W W L L L L L W L L L
Position 15 19 19 20 16 18 19 20 20 18 19 20 20 18 19 19 20 20 17 20 18 18 19 20 18 18 17 16 16 16 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

As of 13 May 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Paul Robinson 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF   Martin Olsson 30 0 23+4 0 1 0 2 0
5 DF   Gaël Givet 26 1 21+1 0 1 0 3 1
8 MF   David Dunn 28 2 21+5 2 0 0 1+1 0
9 FW   Anthony Modeste 9 0 3+6 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF   Mauro Formica 38 4 25+9 4 0+1 0 2+1 0
11 MF   Vince Grella 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
12 MF   Morten Gamst Pedersen 36 3 33 3 1 0 2 0
13 GK   Mark Bunn 7 0 3 0 1 0 3 0
14 MF   Radosav Petrović 23 0 10+9 0 1 0 3 0
15 MF   Steven Nzonzi 34 2 31+1 2 1 0 1 0
16 DF   Scott Dann 28 1 27 1 0 0 1 0
18 MF   Bradley Orr 12 0 10+2 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW   Jordan Slew 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
20 FW   Rubén Rochina 22 6 9+9 2 1 0 2+1 4
21 MF   Marcus Olsson 12 0 10+2 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW   Nick Blackman 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
23 FW   Junior Hoilett 37 7 35 7 0 0 0+2 0
24 FW   Yakubu 32 18 29+1 17 0 0 0+2 1
25 FW   David Goodwillie 23 4 4+16 2 1 1 2 1
29 MF   Simon Vukčević 9 2 4+3 1 1 0 1 1
31 DF   Grant Hanley 27 1 19+4 1 1 0 3 0
32 DF   Bruno Ribeiro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Josh Morris 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
34 GK   Jake Kean 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   Jason Lowe 36 0 30+2 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
36 MF   Amine Linganzi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW   Zac Aley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF   Myles Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF   Adam Henley 8 0 4+3 0 1 0 0 0
40 MF   Robbie Cotton 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
4 DF   Christopher Samba 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0
6 DF   Ryan Nelsen 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF   Brett Emerton 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
30 FW   Jason Roberts 11 1 4+5 0 0 0 1+1 1
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have been stripped of shirt number:
2 DF   Míchel Salgado (removed from 1st team duty)[4]* 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
  • Due to clauses in Salgado's contracts regarding an automatic payrise and a one-year extension to his current contract, he was excluded from first team duty.

Top scorersEdit

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW 24 Yakubu 14 0 1 15
2 FW 20 Rubén Rochina 2 0 4 6
MF 23 Junior Hoilett 6 0 0 6
4 FW 25 David Goodwillie 2 1 1 4
MF 12 Morten Gamst Pedersen 3 0 1 4
Own Goals 4 0 0 4
7 MF 10 Mauro Formica 3 0 0 3
8 MF 8 David Dunn 2 0 0 2
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi 2 0 0 2
DF 4 Christopher Samba 2 0 0 2
FW 29 Simon Vukčević 1 0 1 2
11 DF 16 Scott Dann 1 0 0 1
DF 5 Gaël Givet 0 0 1 1
DF 31 Grant Hanley 1 0 0 1
FW 30 Jason Roberts 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 42 1 10 53

Disciplinary recordEdit

Number Nation Position Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
               
8 MF David Dunn 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
3 DF Martin Olsson 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
8 DF Gaël Givet 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
9 FW Anthony Modeste 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
24 FW Yakubu 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
35 MF Jason Lowe 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
15 MF Steven Nzonzi 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
31 DF Grant Hanley 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 MF Morten Gamst Pedersen 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2 DF Míchel Salgado 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 MF Junior Hoilett 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
16 DF Scott Dann 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 MF Radosav Petrović 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 FW Jason Roberts 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 FW Rubén Rochina 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF Christopher Samba 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 GK Mark Bunn 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF Brett Emerton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 MF Mauro Formica 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Marcus Olsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Bradley Orr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 57 5 1 0 3 0 61 5

2011–12 transfersEdit

TransfersEdit

Summer 2011Edit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
July 2011 DF Myles Anderson Aberdeen Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [5]
August 2011 FW David Goodwillie Dundee United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.8 million) [6]
August 2011 MF Radosav Petrović Partizan Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.7 million) [7]
August 2011 DF Bruno Ribeiro Grêmio Prudente Free transfer/End of contract [8]
August 2011 MF Simon Vukčević Sporting CP Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2 million) [9]
August 2011 FW Yakubu Everton Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1.5 million) [10]
August 2011 DF Scott Dann Birmingham City Undisclosed fee *(rep. £6m-£8m) [11]
August 2011 FW Jordan Slew Sheffield United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1m) [12]

Total spending:   Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £16 million-£18 million + additional undisclosed fees & add-ons

OutEdit

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
May 2011 GK Frank Fielding Derby County Undisclosed fee *(rep. £400,000) [13]
June 2011 DF Zurab Khizanishvili Kayserispor Free transfer/End of contract [14]
June/July 2011 GK Jason Brown Aberdeen Free transfer/End of contract [15]
June 2011 DF Phil Jones Manchester United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £16.5m-£22m plus add ons) [16]
June 2011 MF Michael Potts York City Free transfer/End of contract
July 2011 CF Maceo Rigters Gold Coast United End of contract [17]
July 2011 MF Jordan Bowen Chorley Free transfer/End of contract [18]
July 2011 DF Damilola Ajagbe Free agent End of contract
July 2011 DF Andy Parry Free agent End of contract
July 2011 FW Toni Vastić Bayern Munich II Minimal fee
July 2011 FW Benjani Portsmouth Free transfer/End of contract [19]
July 2011 MF Aaron Doran Inverness Caledonian Thistle Undisclosed fee *(rep. 50% sell on fee) [20]
August 2011 FW Nikola Kalinić FC Dnipro Undisclosed fee *(rep. £7m) [21]
August 2011 DF Gavin Gunning Dundee United Undisclosed fee [22]
August 2011 MF Brett Emerton Sydney FC Undisclosed fee [23]
September 2011 MF El Hadji Diouf Free agent Mutually agreed contract termination [24]
October 2011 DF Cameron Lindsay Free agent
(later signed for) Wellington Phoenix
Released [25]

Total income:   Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £23.9 million-£29.4 million + Undisclosed fees

Loan outEdit

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
31 June 2011 31 October 2011 FW Tom Hitchcock Plymouth Arygle
2 August 2011 5 November 2011 GK Jake Kean Rochdale
12 August 2011 31 January 2012 MF Keith Andrews Ipswich Town
31 October 2011 31 July 2012 FW Micah Evans Accrington Stanley
23 November 2011 26 Jan 2012 MF Hérold Goulon Doncaster Rovers

January transfer window 2012Edit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
January 2012 MF Tim Payne Waitakere United Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [26]
January 2012 MF Marcus Olsson Free agent Free transfer [27]
January 2012 DF Bradley Orr Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [28]

Total spending:   Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee)

OutEdit

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
January 2012 FW Jason Roberts Reading Undisclosed fee *(rep. £500,000) [29]
January 2012 DF Ryan Nelsen Free agent
(later signed for) Tottenham Hotspur
Released [30]
January 2012 MF Keith Andrews Free agent
(later signed for) West Brom
Released [31]
February 2012 FW Tom Hitchcock Free agent Released [32]
February 2012 CB Christopher Samba Anzhi Undisclosed fee *(rep. £11 million) [33]

Total income:   Undisclosed fee *(rep.£11.5 million)

Loan inEdit

Date from Date to Pos. Name From
19 January 2012 31 July 2012 FW Anthony Modeste FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Loan outEdit

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
1 February 2012 31 July 2012 FW Filip Pivkovski FC Nordsjælland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ premierleague.com. "Premier League Table". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Rovers cancel India tour". Blackburn Rovers. 19 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Salgado 'frozen out' - Blackburn defender says he is not being allowed to play". Sky Sports. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  5. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Myles Anderson. 22 March 2011
  6. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign David Goodwillie. 3 August 2011 Archived 16 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Radoslav Petrovic. 9 August 2011
  8. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Brune Ribeiro. 22 August 2011 Archived 17 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Simon Vukcevic. 26 August 2011 Archived 29 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Yakubu Aiyegbeni. 1 September 2011
  11. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Scott Dann. 1 September 2011
  12. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Jordan Slew. 1 September 2011 Archived 28 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Derby County sign Frank Fielding. 9 May 2011
  14. ^ "Kayserispor sign Zurab Khizanishvili. 19 July 2011". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  15. ^ "Aberdeen sign Jason Brown. 20 July 2011". Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  16. ^ Manchester United sign Phil Jones. 13 June 2011
  17. ^ Gold Coast United sign Maceo Rigters. 1 September 2011
  18. ^ 1 November 2011
  19. ^ Portsmouth sign Benjani. 13 August 2011 Archived 6 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Inverness Caledonian Thistle sign Aaron Doran. 13 July 2011
  21. ^ "Dnipro sign Nikola Kalinic. 11 August 2011". Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  22. ^ Dundee United sign Gavin Gunning. 12 August 2011
  23. ^ Sydney FC sign Brett Emerton. 25 August 2011
  24. ^ Diouf released by Blackburn Rovers. 1 September 2011
  25. ^ Cameron Lindsay released by Blackburn Rovers. Later joins Wellington Phoenix. 5 October 2011
  26. ^ Payne seals Rovers move - New Zealander arrives in England. 17 January 2012
  27. ^ Marcus makes Rovers move. 31 January 2012 Archived 2 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ Rovers agree Orr deal. 31 January 2012 Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  29. ^ Roberts joins the Royals. 26 January 2012 Archived 28 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ Ryan Nelsen released. 1 February 2012 Archived 3 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ Keith Andrews released. Signs for WBA. 31 January 2012
  32. ^ Hitchcock leaves Blackburn. 2 February 2012
  33. ^ Samba heads to Russia. 24 February 2012 Archived 28 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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