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2013–14 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

The 2013–14 season was West Bromwich Albion's fourth consecutive season in the Premier League, their eighth in total. During the season, they also competed in the League Cup and the FA Cup.

West Bromwich Albion
2013–14 season
ChairmanJeremy Peace
Head CoachSteve Clarke
(until 14 December)
Keith Downing
(caretaker)
Pepe Mel
(from 9 January)
StadiumThe Hawthorns
Premier League17th
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Saido Berahino (5)
Stéphane Sessègnon (5)

All:
Saido Berahino (9)
Highest home attendance26,613 vs. Stoke City
(11 May 2014, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance8,955 vs. Newport County
(27 August 2013, League Cup)

Contents

Season summaryEdit

Steve Clarke was sacked in December following four consecutive defeats, which left Albion in 16th place. He was replaced by former Real Betis manager Pepe Mel, who guided Albion to safety despite only winning 3 of his 18 matches in charge. At the end of the season, Mel's contract was terminated by mutual consent; he was replaced by Everton's academy manager Alan Irvine.

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[1]

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 Ben Foster
2   DF Steven Reid[notes 1]
3   DF Jonas Olsson
4   DF Goran Popov (on loan from Dynamo Kyiv)
5   MF Claudio Yacob
6   DF Liam Ridgewell
7   MF James Morrison[notes 2]
10   FW Scott Sinclair (on loan from Manchester City)
11   MF Chris Brunt
13   GK Boaz Myhill[notes 3]
14   DF Diego Lugano
16   FW Victor Anichebe
17   MF Graham Dorrans
18   MF Morgan Amalfitano (on loan from Marseille)
19   GK Luke Daniels
20   FW Matěj Vydra (on loan from Udinese)
No. Position Player
21   MF Youssuf Mulumbu[notes 4]
22   MF Zoltán Gera
23   DF Gareth McAuley
25   DF Craig Dawson
28   DF Billy Jones
29   MF Stéphane Sessègnon
33   DF Bradley Garmston[notes 5]
34   FW Kemar Roofe
36   MF Adil Nabi
37   MF Mani O'Sullivan
38   FW Saido Berahino[notes 6]
40   DF Liam O'Neil
41   DF Cameron Gayle
42   DF Donervon Daniels
44   DF Callam Jones
50   FW Thievy Bifouma[notes 7] (on loan from Espanyol)

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
8   FW Markus Rosenberg (to Malmö FF)
9   FW Shane Long (to Hull City)
12   GK Lee Camp[notes 8] (to Bournemouth)
15   MF George Thorne (on loan to Derby County)
No. Position Player
24   FW Peter Odemwingie[notes 9] (to Cardiff City)
30   DF Gabriel Tamaș (to CFR Cluj)
39   FW Nicolas Anelka (sacked)

Player statisticsEdit

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances not included in the list.

As of 11 May 2014

No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals    
1 GK   ENG Ben Foster 24 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 1 0
2 DF   IRL Steven Reid 16 0 0 0 1 0 17 0 4* 0
3 DF   SWE Jonas Olsson 32 1 0 0 0 0 32 1 10 0
4 DF   MKD Goran Popov 1 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 4 (1) 0 1* 0
5 MF   ARG Claudio Yacob 22 (5) 1 1 0 1 0 24 (5) 1 8* 0
6 DF   ENG Liam Ridgewell 33 1 0 0 0 0 33 1 6 0
7 MF   SCO James Morrison 23 (9) 1 1 0 0 (2) 0 24 (11) 1 1 0
8 FW   SWE Markus Rosenberg 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 1 (5) 0 0 0
9 FW   IRL Shane Long 11 (4) 3 1 0 1 0 13 (4) 3 2 0
10 MF   ENG Scott Sinclair 4 (4) 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 6 (5) 0 0 0
11 MF   NIR Chris Brunt 25 (3) 3 0 0 1 0 26 (3) 3 7 0
13 GK   WAL Boaz Myhill 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
14 DF   URU Diego Lugano 7 (2) 1 1 0 2 0 10 (2) 1 4*+ 0
16 FW   NGA Victor Anichebe 11 (13) 3 0 0 0 0 11 (13) 3 3 0
17 MF   SCO Graham Dorrans 12 (2) 2 0 0 2 0 14 (2) 2 4 0
18 MF   FRA Morgan Amalfitano 26 (2) 4 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 26 (4) 4 4+ 0
19 GK   ENG Luke Daniels 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 2 (1) 0 0 0
20 FW   CZE Matěj Vydra 7 (16) 3 1 0 1 0 9 (16) 3 0 0
21 MF   COD Youssouf Mulumbu 33 (4) 2 0 0 1 0 34 (4) 2 7 0
22 MF   HUN Zoltán Gera 5 (9) 0 1 0 0 0 6 (9) 0 2+ 0
23 DF   NIR Gareth McAuley 32 2 1 0 0 0 33 2 4 0
25 DF   ENG Craig Dawson 10 (2) 0 1 0 2 0 13 (2) 0 2+ 0
28 DF   ENG Billy Jones 21 0 0 0 1 0 22 0 5 0
29 MF   BEN Stéphane Sessègnon 23 (3) 5 0 (1) 0 1 0 24 (4) 5 0 0
38 FW   ENG Saido Berahino 11 (21) 5 1 0 2 4 14 (21) 9 0 0
39 FW   FRA Nicolas Anelka 11 (1) 2 0 0 0 0 11 (1) 2 0 0
40 DF   ENG Liam O'Neil 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (3) 0 0 0
41 DF   ENG Cameron Gayle 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
50 FW   CGO Thievy Bifouma 3 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 2 0 0

* – One booking in League Cup
+ – One booking in FA Cup
Source:[2]

ResultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

During pre-season, Albion installed the Hawk-Eye system at their home ground, The Hawthorns, in order to enable the newly introduced goal-line technology for the 2013–14 season.[3]

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 17th 17 August 2013 11 May 2014
League Cup 2nd round 3rd round 27 August 2013 25 September 2013
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd round 4 January 2014 4 January 2014

Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

Albion participated in the 2013–14 Premier League.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
15 Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 39 61 −22 38
16 Hull City 38 10 7 21 38 53 −15 37 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 7 15 16 43 59 −16 36
18 Norwich City (R) 38 8 9 21 28 62 −34 33 Relegation to the Championship
19 Fulham (R) 38 9 5 24 40 85 −45 32
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[5]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hull City qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round as runners-up of the 2013–14 FA Cup since winners Arsenal qualified for Champions League.

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
38 7 15 16 43 59  −16 36 4 9 6 24 27  −3 3 6 10 19 32  −13

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAHAAH
ResultLDLDWWDDLWDDLLLLDDDWLDLDLDDLWLDWDLWLLL
Position151620191310121312119111213151616151514141315161817171716161716161615161717
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  1. ^ All matches on 11–14 April kicked off 7 minutes after the originally scheduled time, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.[6]

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

Albion participated in the 2013–14 Football League Cup. At half-time in their home tie against Arsenal, the club were presented with a blue plaque as one of the 12 founder members of the Football League, which was celebrating its 125th anniversary.[7] The plaque was later displayed on the outside of the East Stand at The Hawthorns.[8]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. No. Name From Fee Ref
4 July 2013 FW 39   Nicolas Anelka   Shanghai Shenhua Free [9]
10 July 2013 DF 4   Goran Popov   Dynamo Kyiv Loan [10]
2 August 2013 DF 14   Diego Lugano   Paris Saint-Germain Free [11]
13 August 2013 FW 20   Matěj Vydra   Udinese Loan [12]
14 August 2013 MF 22   Zoltán Gera1 Free agent Free [13]
22 August 2013 MF 10   Scott Sinclair   Manchester City Loan [14]
2 September 2013 MF 18   Morgan Amalfitano   Marseille Loan [15]
2 September 2013 GK 12   Lee Camp Free agent Free [15]
2 September 2013 MF 29   Stéphane Sessègnon   Sunderland £6,500,000+ [16]
2 September 2013 FW 16   Victor Anichebe   Everton £6,000,000 [16]

OutEdit

Date Pos. No. Name To Fee Ref
22 May 2013 DF 18   Gonzalo Jara   Nottingham Forest Free [17]
22 May 2013 MF 14   Jerome Thomas   Crystal Palace Free [17]
22 May 2013 MF 22   Zoltán Gera1 Released Free [18]
1 July 2013 DF 4   Goran Popov   Dynamo Kyiv Loan return
5 July 2013 FW 32   Marc-Antoine Fortuné   Wigan Athletic Free [19]
5 July 2013 FW 32   Peter Odemwingie   Cardiff City £2,250,000 [20]
17 January 2014 FW 9   Shane Long   Hull City Undisclosed
14 March 2014 FW 39   Nicolas Anelka Sacked [21]
Notes
  1. ^ Zoltán Gera was re-signed by West Bromwich Albion before the start of the 2013–14 season.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2013-2014/faprem/wba.htm
  2. ^ "West Brom Squad Stats – 2013/14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Albion install Hawk-Eye". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ West Brom to play two friendlies in Shropshire. Published by Shropshire Star Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Premier League – Handbook Season 2013/14" (PDF). Premier League. p. 96–97. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Hillsborough: Matches to kick off seven minutes late on 11–14 April". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "Club earns league honour". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 1 October 2013. Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ "West Bromwich Albion – East Stand Reception". Google Maps. March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Nicolas Anelka: West Brom complete signing of veteran striker". BBC Sport. 4 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Goran Popov rejoins West Brom on season-long loan deal". BBC Sport. 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ "West Brom: Diego Lugano signs for Baggies from Paris St-Germain". BBC Sport. 2 August 2013.
  12. ^ "West Brom sign Udinese's Matej Vydra on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 13 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Zoltan Gera: West Brom re-sign Hungary midfielder". BBC Sport. 14 August 2013.
  14. ^ "Scott Sinclair: Man City winger joins West Brom on loan". BBC Sport. 22 August 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Transfer deadline day: Camp & Amalfitano join West Brom". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013.
  16. ^ a b "West Brom sign Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  17. ^ a b "West Brom release Jerome Thomas and Gonzalo Jara Reyes". The Guardian. 22 May 2013.
  18. ^ "West Brom Midfielder Zoltan Gera Free To Talk To Other Clubs". Caught Offside. 30 May 2013.
  19. ^ "Marc-Antoine Fortune: Wigan sign ex-West Bromwich Albion striker". BBC Sport. 5 July 2013.
  20. ^ "West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie signs for Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013.
  21. ^ "West Brom sack Nicolas Anelka for 'gross misconduct'". BBC Sport. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Myhill was born in Modesto, California, United States, but was raised in England from the age of 1, qualifying to represent any of the home nations. He represented England at U-17, U-18, and U-20 level before making his international debut for Wales in March 2008.
  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. ^ Garmston was born in Chorley, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Bifouma was born in Saint-Denis, France, and represented them at U-20 and U-21 level, but also qualified to represent the Congo internationally and would make his international debut for the Congo in August 2014.
  8. ^ Camp was born in Derby, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in March 2011.
  9. ^ Odemwingie was born in Tashkent, Uzbek SRR, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan), but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally through his father and made his international debut for Nigeria in May 2002.