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2011–12 Peterborough United F.C. season

The 2011–12 season was Peterborough United's 51st season in the Football League, competing in the Football League Championship after being promoted from Football League One, beating Huddersfield Town 3–0 in the Play-off final.

Peterborough United
2011–12 season
Chairman Darragh MacAnthony
Manager Darren Ferguson
Stadium London Road Stadium
Championship 18th
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Paul Taylor (12)
All: Paul Taylor (12)
Highest home attendance League: 13,517 vs West Ham United (27 Mar 2012)
All: 13,517 vs West Ham United (27 Mar 2012)
Lowest home attendance League: 6,351 vs Cardiff City (18 Oct 2011)
All: 6,351 vs Cardiff City (18 Oct 2011)
Average home league attendance League: 9,766
All: 9,766
Home colours
Away colours

Contents

Season reviewEdit

ChampionshipEdit

StandingsEdit

# Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Reading 46 27 8 11 69 41 +28 89
P Southampton 46 26 10 10 85 46 +39 88
3 West Ham United 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86
4 Birmingham City 46 20 16 10 78 51 +27 76
5 Blackpool 46 20 15 11 79 59 +20 75
6 Cardiff City 46 19 18 9 66 53 +13 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 18 16 12 52 51 +1 70
8 Hull City 46 19 11 16 47 44 +3 68
9 Leicester City 46 18 12 16 66 55 +11 66
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 15 14 52 52 +0 66
11 Watford 46 16 16 14 56 64 -8 64
12 Derby County 46 18 10 18 50 58 -8 64
13 Burnley 46 17 11 18 61 58 +3 62
14 Leeds United 46 17 10 19 65 68 -3 61
15 Ipswich Town 46 17 10 19 69 77 -8 61
16 Millwall 46 15 12 19 55 57 -2 57
17 Crystal Palace 46 13 17 16 46 51 -5 56
18 Peterborough United 46 13 11 22 67 77 -10 50
19 Nottingham Forest 46 14 8 24 48 63 -15 50
20 Bristol City 46 12 13 21 44 68 -24 49
21 Barnsley 46 13 9 24 49 74 -25 48
R Portsmouth* 46 13 11 22 50 59 -9 40
R Coventry City 46 9 13 24 41 65 -24 40
R Doncaster Rovers 46 8 12 26 43 80 -37 36

* – Portsmouth deducted ten points

Promotion to Premier League
Qualification to Championship playoffs
Relegation to League One
Last updated: 13:28, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


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 13 10 23 67 82  −15 49 10 3 10 42 41  +1 3 7 13 25 41  −16

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source:[citation needed]

FA CupEdit

Round 3
Ground
Result

League CupEdit

Round 1 2
Ground A H
Result D L

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 Joe Lewis
2   DF Mark Little
3   DF Matthew Briggs (on loan from Fulham)
4   DF Ryan Bennett
5   DF Gabriel Zakuani
7   FW Nicky Ajose (on loan to Chesterfield)
8   MF Lee Tomlin
9   FW David Ball
10   MF George Boyd
11   MF Grant McCann (club captain)
12   FW Emile Sinclair
13   GK Joe Day (on loan to Alfreton Town)
14   MF Tommy Rowe
15   FW Dave Hibbert
17   MF Joe Newell
No. Position Player
18   DF Shaun Brisley (on loan from Macclesfield Town)
19   GK Barry Richardson
20   FW Tyrone Barnett (on loan from Crawley Town)
21   MF Daniel Kearns
23   MF Lee Frecklington
25   MF Nathan Ralph (on loan to Kettering Town)
26   FW Paul Taylor
27   DF Craig Alcock
29   DF Kgosi Ntlhe
31   FW Jaanai Gordon-Hutton
33   DF Peter Grant
34   MF Dan Lawler
44   MF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  FW Danny Mills (on loan to Kettering Town)
  DF Scott Griffiths (on loan to Rotherham United)

Detailed overviewEdit

No. Name Nat. Place of birth Date of birth Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous club Date joined Fee
1 Joe Lewis   Broome, Norfolk 6 October 1987 200 0 Norwich City 8 January 2008 £400,000
2 Mark Little   Worcester 20 August 1988 53 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 June 2010 Free
3 Matthew Briggs   London 9 March 1991 Fulham 7 February 2012 Loan
4 Ryan Bennett   Orsett 6 March 1990 96 7 Norwich City 31 January 2012 Loan
5 Gabriel Zakuani   Kinshasa 31 May 1986 107 3 1 0 Fulham 1 January 2009 £500,000
7 Nicky Ajose   Bury 7 October 1991 Manchester United 5 July 2011 £300,000
8 Lee Tomlin   Leicester 12 January 1988 47 11 Rushden & Diamonds 6 August 2010 Undisclosed
9 David Ball   Whitefield, Greater Manchester 14 December 1989 21 5 Manchester City 31 January 2011 Undisclosed
10 George Boyd     Chatham 2 October 1985 215 60 Stevenage 1 January 2007 £260,000
11 Grant McCann   Belfast 14 April 1980 45 13 33 4 Scunthorpe United 24 May 2010 Free
12 Emile Sinclair   Leeds 29 December 1987 Macclesfield Town 31 August 2011 £250,000
13 Joe Day   13 August 1990 Rushden & Diamonds 7 April 2011 Undisclosed
14 Tommy Rowe   Wythenshawe 24 September 1988 78 9 Stockport County 1 July 2009 Undisclosed
15 David Hibbert   Stafford 28 January 1986 12 1 Shrewsbury Town 31 May 2010 Free
16 Ryan Tunnicliffe   Bury 30 December 1992 Manchester United 1 July 2011 Loan
17 Joe Newell   Birmingham 15 March 1992 2 0 N/A 21 April 2011 Trainee
18 Shaun Brisley   Macclesfield 6 May 1990 - - - - Macclesfield Town 9 February 2012 Loan
19 Barry Richardson   Wallsend 5 August 1969 Cheltenham Town 3 February 2010 Free
20 Tyrone Barnett   Birmingham 28 October 1985 Crawley Town 21 February 2012 Loan
21 Daniel Kearns   Belfast 26 August 1991 Dundalk 30 August 2011 Undisclosed
23 Lee Frecklington     Lincoln 8 September 1985 57 3 Lincoln City 15 May 2009 Undisclosed
25 Nathan Ralph   Great Dunmow 14 February 1993 N/A 1 June 2011 Trainee
26 Paul Taylor   Liverpool 4 October 1987 Anderlecht 28 February 2011 Free
27 Craig Alcock   Truro 8 December 1987 Yeovil Town 7 July 2011 Undisclosed
28 Paul Jones   Snodland 28 June 1986 Exeter City 24 June 2011 Free
Danny Mills   Peterborough 27 November 1991 3 0 Crawley Town 24 July 2009 Undisclosed
Scott Griffiths   London 27 November 1985 21 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 January 2010 Undisclosed

StatisticsEdit

As of 29 April 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Joe Lewis 12 0 11+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF   Mark Little 37 1 26+8 1 0+1 0 2+0 0
5 DF   Gabriel Zakuani 42 1 40+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
7 FW   Nicky Ajose 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 MF   Lee Tomlin 40 9 31+6 8 1+0 0 2+0 1
9 FW   David Ball 24 6 6+16 4 0+0 0 1+1 2
10 FW   George Boyd 48 8 45+0 7 1+0 0 2+0 1
11 MF   Grant McCann 42 8 38+3 8 0+0 0 1+0 0
12 FW   Emile Sinclair 29 10 14+14 10 1+0 0 0+0 0
13 GK   Joe Day 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF   Tommy Rowe 45 3 39+3 3 1+0 0 2+0 0
15 FW   Dave Hibbert 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 MF   Joe Newell 15 1 8+6 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
18 DF   Shaun Brisley 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 FW   Tyrone Barnett 13 4 12+1 4 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 MF   Daniel Kearns 19 0 5+13 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
23 MF   Lee Frecklington 39 5 35+2 5 0+0 0 2+0 0
25 MF   Nathan Ralph 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 FW   Paul Taylor 47 12 36+8 12 1+0 0 1+1 0
27 DF   Craig Alcock 44 0 40+1 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
28 GK   Paul Jones 37 0 35+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
29 DF   Kgosi Ntlhe 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 MF   Charlie Coulson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players featured for club who have left:
DF   Grant Basey 4 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF   Ryan Bennett 35 1 32+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
DF   Matthew Briggs 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF   Ben Gordon 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF   Tom Kennedy 8 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF   Ryan Tunnicliffe 29 0 10+16 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
DF   Scott Wootton 14 0 7+4 0 1+0 0 1+1 0

Goalscoring recordEdit

N P Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
26 FW Paul Taylor 12 0 0 12
12 FW Emile Sinclair 10 0 0 10
8 FW Lee Tomlin 8 0 1 9
10 MF George Boyd 7 0 1 8
11 MF Grant McCann 8 0 0 8
9 FW David Ball 4 0 2 6
23 MF Lee Frecklington 5 0 0 5
20 FW Tyrone Barnett 4 0 0 4
14 MF Tommy Rowe 4 0 0 4
4 DF Ryan Bennett 1 0 0 1
2 DF Mark Little 1 0 0 1
17 MF Joe Newell 1 0 0 1
5 DF Gabriel Zakuani 1 0 0 1
Totals 65 0 4 69

Disciplinary recordEdit

No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
               
23 MF Lee Frecklington 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
8 FW Lee Tomlin 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
11 FW Grant McCann 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
27 DF Craig Alcock 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
4 DF Ryan Bennett 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
10 MF George Boyd 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
26 FW Paul Taylor 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
14 MF Tommy Rowe 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 DF Gabriel Zakuani 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
29 MF Kgosi Ntlhe 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 DF Scott Wootton 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 FW Tyrone Barnett 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF Matthew Briggs 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Shaun Brisley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Daniel Kearns 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 DF Tom Kennedy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF Mark Little 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF Joe Newell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 FW Emile Sinclair 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 53 2 1 0 2 0 57 2

PenaltiesEdit

Date Penalty taker Scored Opponent Competition
9 August Lee Tomlin   Stevenage League Cup Round 1
20 August Grant McCann   Ipswich Town Championship Match 4
18 October Grant McCann   Cardiff City Championship Match 12

Suspensions servedEdit

Date Matches Missed Player Reason Opponents Missed
22 October 3 Lee Tomlin   vs Leeds United Watford (A), Southampton (A), Derby County (H)
1 November 1 Lee Frecklington   vs Southampton Derby County (H), Birmingham City (A), Middlesbrough (H)

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
13 GK   Day 20 EU Rushden & Diamonds Transfer Summer 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
28 GK   Jones 24 EU Exeter City Transfer Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
7 FW   Ajose 19 EU Manchester United Transfer Summer 2015 £300,000 BBC Sport
27 DF   Alcock 23 EU Yeovil Town Transfer Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
21 MF    Kearns 20 EU Dundalk   Transfer Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
12 FW   Sinclair 23 EU Macclesfield Town Transfer Summer 2014 £250,000 Peterborough United

  • Total spending:   ~ £550,000+
Notes
1Although officially undisclosed, The Evening Telegraph reported the fee to be £300,000.[1]

Loans inEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
16 MF Tunnicliffe   25 Manchester United 1 July 29 February BBC Sport
6 DF Wootton   20 Manchester United 1 July 23 January BBC Sport The Posh Site
20 DF Thompson   20 Celtic 9 August 18 January Sky Sports The Posh Site
18 DF Gordon   20 Chelsea 18 August 2 January BBC Sport Soccerbase
30 DF Kennedy   26 Leicester City 30 September 1 January Sky Sports
4 DF Bennett   21 Norwich City 31 January 29 February BBC Sport Evening News
3 DF Briggs   27 Fulham 7 February 7 March BBC Sport
18 DF Brisley   22 Macclesfield Town 9 February 30 June BBC Sport
20 FW Barnett   26 Crawley Town 21 February 30 June 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.

OutEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
17 DF Nana  
 
21 Free Transfer Northampton Town Summer Free 16 0 BBC Sport
21 MF Davies   27 Released Northampton Town Summer Free 28 1 BBC Sport
MF Green   21 Released Dagenham & Redbridge Summer Free 31 2 BBC Sport
18 MF Whelpdale   24 Transfer Gillingham Summer Undisclosed 143 13 Gillingham F.C.
12 FW Mackail-Smith   27 Transfer Brighton & Hove Albion Summer £2.5m1 212 99 BBC Sport
6 DF Lee   25 Transfer Gillingham Summer Undisclosed 177 16 Gillingham F.C.
FW Howe   24 Transfer Torquay United Summer Free 15 1 BBC Sport
MF Geohaghon   26 Free Transfer Barnet Summer Free 19 1 BBC Sport
21 MF Wesolowski   23 Free Transfer Oldham Athletic Summer Free 39 2 BBC Sport
18 DF Piergianni   19 Free Transfer Stockport County Summer Free 1 0 BBC Sport
3 DF Basey   23 Transfer Wycombe Wanderers Winter Free 13 1 The Posh Site
24 DF Langmead   26 Free Transfer Northampton Town Winter Free 41 4 The Posh Site
4 DF Bennett   21 Transfer Norwich City Winter £3.2m2 96 7 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.

  • Total income:   ~ £5,700,000+
Notes

1Although officially undisclosed The Evening Telegraph reported the transfer fee was £2.5 million.[2]

2Although officially undisclosed The Evening Telegraph reported the transfer fee was £3.2 million.

Loans outsEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
FW Mills   20 Tamworth 8 August 1 January BBC Sport Soccerbase
24 DF Langmead   26 Northampton Town 9 August 5 January Sky Sports The Posh Site
FW Ball   21 Rochdale 31 August 12 October BBC Football BBC Sport
DF Griffiths   26 Crawley Town 8 September 1 January 2012 BBC Football Soccerbase
7 FW Ajose   20 Scunthorpe United 22 September 29 November BBC Sport Soccerbase
13 GK Day   28 Alfreton Town 6 October 30 June BBC Sport The Posh Site
3 DF Basey  
 
23 Wycombe Wanderers 6 October 31 December BBC Sport Soccerbase
DF Griffiths   32 Rotherham United 10 January 30 June The Posh Site
FW Mills   27 Kettering Town 13 January 30 June The Posh Site
25 DF Ralph   25 Kettering Town 13 January The Posh Site
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
5 DF   Zakuani 25  Y Signed 3 years June 2014 BBC Sport
4 DF   Bennett 21  Y Signed 4 years June 2015 BBC Sport
14 MF   Rowe 22  Y Signed 3 years June 2014 BBC Sport
23 MF  
 
Frecklington 26  Y Signed 1.5 years June 2014 BBC Sport
17 MF   Newell 18  Y Signed 4 years June 2016 The Posh Site
10 MF  
 
Boyd 26  N Rejected Undisclosed Undisclosed The Posh Site
26 FW   Taylor 24  N Rejected 4 years June 2015 BBC Sport
28 GK   Jones 25  N Rejected Undisclosed Undisclosed Sky Sports

Last updated:

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

ChampionshipEdit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

Overall summaryEdit

SummaryEdit

Games played 49 (46 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Games won 14 (13 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Games drawn 11 (11 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Games lost 24 (22 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Goals scored 70 (66 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 4 League Cup)
Goals conceded 84 (77 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 5 League Cup)
Goal difference -14
Clean sheets 4 (4 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Yellow cards 57 (53 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Red cards 2 (2 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Worst discipline 5  , 1   Lee Frecklington & Lee Tomlin
Best result 7–1 vs Ipswich Town
Worst result 0–3 vs Portsmouth & Millwall
Most appearances Ryan Bennet (34)
Top scorer 12, Paul Taylor
Points 50

Competition summaryEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
2011–12 Football League Championship 18th 6 August 2011 28/29 April 2012
2011-12 Football League Cup 1st Round 2nd Round 9 August 2011 24 August 2011
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd round 8 January 2012 8 January 2012

Last updated: 24 August 2011
Source: Competitions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alan Swann (5 July 2011). "Posh bid for Ajose accepted by Man Utd". The Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Alan Swann (4 July 2011). "Mackail-Smith signs for Brighton". The Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2011.