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2011–12 Football League One

The 2011–12 Football League One (referred to as the Npower Football League One for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the league under its current title and nineteenth season under its current league division format.

Football League One
Season 2011–12
Champions Charlton Athletic
(3rd divisional title)
Promoted Charlton Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield Town
Relegated Wycombe Wanderers
Chesterfield
Exeter City
Rochdale
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,489 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Jordan Rhodes (36)
Biggest home win Brentford 5–0 Leyton Orient
(20 August 2011)
Milton Keynes Dons 5–0 Oldham Athletic
(18 February 2012)
Wycombe Wanderers 5–0 Hartlepool United
(25 February 2012)
Biggest away win

Wycombe Wanderers 0–6 Huddersfield Town
(6 January 2012)

Yeovil Town 0–6 Stevenage
(14 April 2012)
Highest scoring Milton Keynes Dons 6–2 Chesterfield
(20 August 2011)
Sheffield Wednesday 4–4 Huddersfield Town
(17 December 2011)
Longest winning run 7 games
Preston North End[1]
Longest unbeaten run 18 games
Huddersfield Town[1]
Longest winless run 17 games
Chesterfield[1]
Longest losing run 5 games
Bournemouth
Bury
Chesterfield
Exeter
Leyton Orient
Oldham Athletic
Wycombe Wanderers[1]
Highest attendance 38,082
Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers (5 May 2012)[2]
Lowest attendance 1,930
Rochdale v Exeter (14 April 2012)[2]

Contents

Team changesEdit

Rules changesEdit

  • The Football League agreed to use the new UEFA financial regulations. Football League One clubs decided to introduce the Salary Cost Management Protocol (SCMP) from this season, teams will only be allowed to spend a fixed proportion of their total turnover on player wages.[3]

Team overviewEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bournemouth Bournemouth Seward Stadium 10,700
Brentford London Griffin Park 12,763
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 16,981
Charlton Athletic London The Valley 27,111
Chesterfield Chesterfield B2net Stadium 10,338
Colchester United Colchester Colchester Community Stadium 10,064
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 8,240
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Leyton Orient London Brisbane Road 9,271
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium:mk 22,000
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 21,388
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 10,638
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Hillsborough 39,812
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,789
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,284
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,565

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager Team Captain Chairman Kit maker Sponsor
Bournemouth   Paul Groves (caretaker)
  Shaun Brooks (caretaker)
  Darryl Flahavan   Eddie Mitchell
  Maxim Demin
Fila Focal Point
Brentford   Uwe Rösler   Kevin O'Connor   Greg Dyke Puma Hertings Fixings (H)
Bathwise (A)
Bury   Richard Barker   Steven Schumacher   Brian Fenton Surridge Bury Metropolitan Council
Carlisle United   Greg Abbott   Paul Thirlwell   Andrew Jenkins Carbrini Eddie Stobart Transport
Charlton Athletic   Chris Powell   Johnnie Jackson   Michael Slater Macron Krbs.com
Chesterfield   John Sheridan   Mark Allott   Barrie Hubbard Respect Vodka Kick
Colchester United   John Ward   Kemal Izzet   Robbie Cowling Puma ROL Cruise
Exeter City   Paul Tisdale   David Noble   Edward Chorlton Carbrini Flybe.com
Hartlepool United   Neale Cooper   Sam Collins   Ken Hodcroft Nike Dove Energy
Huddersfield Town   Simon Grayson   Peter Clarke   Dean Hoyle Umbro Kirklees College (H)
RadianB (A)
Leyton Orient   Russell Slade   Matthew Spring   Barry Hearn Puma PartyCasino.com
Milton Keynes Dons   Karl Robinson   Dean Lewington   Pete Winkelman ISC Doubletree by Hilton
Notts County   Keith Curle   Neal Bishop   Ray Trew Fila Fraser Brown (H)
Vision Express (A)
Oldham Athletic   Paul Dickov   Dean Furman   Simon Corney Carbrini Carbrini
Preston North End   Graham Westley   Paul Coutts   Peter Ridsdale Puma Tennent's Lager
Rochdale   John Coleman   Gary Jones   Chris Dunphy Carbrini The Co-operative Society
Scunthorpe United   Alan Knill   Cliff Byrne   J. Steven Wharton Nike Rainham Steel
Sheffield United   Danny Wilson   Chris Morgan   Kevin McCabe Macron Westfield Health (H)
Gilder group Volkswagen (A)
Sheffield Wednesday   Dave Jones   Rob Jones   Milan Mandarić Puma Gilder group Volkswagen (H)
Westfield Health (A)
Stevenage   Gary Smith   Mark Roberts   Phil Wallace Puma ServerChoice
Tranmere Rovers   Ronnie Moore   John Welsh   Peter Johnson Carbrini Wirral
Walsall   Dean Smith   Andy Butler   Jeff Bonser Admiral Surestop
Wycombe Wanderers   Gary Waddock   Gareth Ainsworth   Steve Hayes Kappa Dreams
Yeovil Town   Gary Johnson   Paul Huntington   John Fry Vandanel Jones's Building Contractors

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sheffield United   Micky Adams Sacked 10 May 2011[4] Pre-season   Danny Wilson 27 May 2011[5]
Brentford   Nicky Forster End of contract 19 May 2011[6] Pre-season   Uwe Rösler 10 June 2011[7]
Rochdale   Keith Hill Signed by Barnsley 1 June 2011[8] Pre-season   Steve Eyre 13 June 2011[9]
Hartlepool United   Mick Wadsworth Sacked 6 December 2011[10] 13th   Neale Cooper 28 December 2011[11]
Preston North End   Phil Brown 14 December 2011[12] 10th   Graham Alexander
  David Unsworth
14 December 2011[13]
Rochdale   Steve Eyre 19 December 2011[14] 22nd   John Coleman 24 January 2012[15]
Yeovil Town   Terry Skiverton Demotion to Assistant Manager 9 January 2012[16] 21st   Gary Johnson 9 January 2012[16]
Preston North End   Graham Alexander
  David Unsworth
End of tenure as caretakers 13 January 2012 14th   Graham Westley 13 January 2012[17]
Stevenage   Graham Westley Signed by Preston North End 13 January 2012 7th   Gary Smith 25 January 2012[18]
Huddersfield Town   Lee Clark Sacked 15 February 2012[19] 4th   Simon Grayson 20 February 2012[20]
Notts County   Martin Allen 18 February 2012 11th   Keith Curle 20 February 2012[21]
Sheffield Wednesday   Gary Megson 29 February 2012[22] 3rd   Dave Jones 1 March 2012[23]
Tranmere Rovers   Les Parry 4 March 2012[24] 19th   Ronnie Moore 4 March 2012[25]
Bournemouth   Lee Bradbury 25 March 2012[26] 13th   Paul Groves (caretaker)
  Shaun Brooks (caretaker)
25 March 2012

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Charlton Athletic (C, P) 46 30 11 5 82 36 +46 101 Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 46 28 9 9 81 48 +33 93
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Huddersfield Town (O, P) 46 21 18 7 79 47 +32 81
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 22 14 10 84 47 +37 80
6 Stevenage 46 18 19 9 69 44 +25 73
7 Notts County 46 21 10 15 75 63 +12 73
8 Carlisle United 46 18 15 13 65 66 −1 69
9 Brentford 46 18 13 15 63 52 +11 67
10 Colchester United 46 13 20 13 61 66 −5 59
11 AFC Bournemouth 46 15 13 18 48 52 −4 58
12 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 49 53 −4 56
13 Hartlepool United 46 14 14 18 50 55 −5 56
14 Bury 46 15 11 20 60 79 −19 56
15 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 54 68 −14 54
16 Oldham Athletic 46 14 12 20 50 66 −16 54
17 Yeovil Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
18 Scunthorpe United 46 10 22 14 55 59 −4 52
19 Walsall 46 10 20 16 51 57 −6 50
20 Leyton Orient 46 13 11 22 48 75 −27 50
21 Wycombe Wanderers (R) 46 11 10 25 65 88 −23 43 Relegation to Football League Two
22 Chesterfield (R) 46 10 12 24 56 81 −25 42
23 Exeter City (R) 46 10 12 24 46 75 −29 42
24 Rochdale (R) 46 8 14 24 47 81 −34 38
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2012. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals Final
                     
3 Sheffield United 0 1 1  
6 Stevenage 0 0 0  
    3 Sheffield United 0 (7)
  4 Huddersfield Town (p) 0 (8)
4 Huddersfield Town 2 1 3
5 Milton Keynes Dons 0 2 2  

ResultsEdit

The fixtures for the League One were released on 17 June 2011. The season kick-off was announced for 6 August 2011, and concluded on 5 May 2012.[27]

Home \ Away[1] BOU BRE Bury CRL CHA CHF COL EXE HAR HUD LEY MKD NTC OLD PNE ROC SCU SHU SHW STE TRA WAL WYC YEO
Bournemouth 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–0
Brentford 1–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 5–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 5–2 2–0
Bury 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–4 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–4 3–2
Carlisle United 2–1 2–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–3 0–3 3–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–2
Charlton Athletic 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Chesterfield 1–0 2–3 1–0 4–1 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2
Colchester United 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 4–2 4–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–6 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–2
Exeter City 0–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–4 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 1–3 1–1
Hartlepool United 0–0 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–4 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–1
Huddersfield Town 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0
Leyton Orient 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–3 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2
Milton Keynes Dons 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 6–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 3–0 5–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–3 0–1
Notts County 3–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–5 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–1
Oldham Athletic 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2
Preston North End 1–3 1–3 1–1 3–3 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–4 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 4–3
Rochdale 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–5 0–0 1–5 0–2 3–3 2–1 0–0
Scunthorpe United 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–2 0–1 4–1 2–1
Sheffield United 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 4–1 3–0 4–4 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 4–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 4–4 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1
Stevenage 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Tranmere Rovers 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–0
Walsall 2–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
Wycombe Wanderers 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 5–0 0–6 4–2 1–1 3–4 2–2 3–4 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–3
Yeovil Town 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 2–3 3–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 0–6 2–1 2–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: The Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.