2000–01 Bradford City A.F.C. season

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Bradford City
2000-01 season
Chairman Geoffrey Richmond
Manager Chris Hutchings (until 8 November)
Stuart McCall (caretaker)
Jim Jefferies (from 20 November)
Stadium Valley Parade
Premier League 20th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Intertoto Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Ashley Ward and Robbie Blake (4)
All:
Dean Windass (8)
Highest home attendance 22,057 (vs. Liverpool, 1 May)
Lowest home attendance 15,523 (vs. Coventry City, 2 December)
Average home league attendance 18,511

During the 2000–01 English football season, Bradford City competed in the Premier League. It was their second consecutive season in England's top flight, having retained their Premiership status on the last day of the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

The Bantams produced a promising start to the new season with a narrow 1-0 defeat at Anfield to Liverpool followed by a brilliant 2-0 home win over Chelsea in the first two games. However, the promising start was very short-lived and an overall-terrible start to the season saw inexperienced young manager Chris Hutchings dismissed after 12 games at the helm. In came Jim Jefferies as his successor, but Jefferies could do little to alter Bradford's dismal fortunes and they went down in bottom place with just five Premiership wins all season.

Bradford City made their first ever foray into European competition, competing in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. They reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Kit[edit]

Bradford City retained the previous season's kit, manufactured by Japanese company ASICS and sponsored by Bradford-based car dealership JCT600.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Manchester United 38 24 8 6 79 31  +48 80
2. Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38  +25 70
3. Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39  +32 69
4. Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43  +21 68
5. Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42  +15 66
6. Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45  +23 61
7. Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41  +5 57
8. Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43  +3 54
9. Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57  -7 52
10. Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48  -8 52
11. Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50  -6 51
12. Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54  -7 49
13. Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51  -12 48
14. Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44  0 42
15. West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50  -5 42
16. Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59  -14 42
17. Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59  -22 42
18. Manchester City 38 8 10 20 41 65  -24 34
19. Coventry City 38 8 10 20 36 63  -27 34
20. Bradford City 38 5 11 22 30 70  -40 26
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division 1

Results[edit]

Bradford City's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Liverpool A 0-1 44,183
22 August 2000 Chelsea H 2-0 17,872 Windass, Carbone
26 August 2000 Leicester City H 0-0 16,766
5 September 2000 Manchester United A 0-6 66,447
9 September 2000 Arsenal H 1-1 17,160 McCall
16 September 2000 Aston Villa A 0-2 27,849
23 September 2000 Southampton H 0-1 16,163
30 September 2000 West Ham United A 1-1 25,407 Petrescu
14 October 2000 Manchester City A 0-2 34,229
21 October 2000 Ipswich Town H 0-2 17,045
29 October 2000 Leeds United H 1-1 17,364 Collymore
4 November 2000 Charlton Athletic A 0-2 19,655
11 November 2000 Everton H 0-1 17,276
18 November 2000 Derby County A 0-2 31,614
25 November 2000 Middlesbrough A 2-2 28,526 Windass, Carbone
2 December 2000 Coventry City H 2-1 15,523 Collymore, Beagrie
9 December 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-3 17,225 Lawrence, Windass, Carbone
16 December 2000 Newcastle United A 1-2 50,470 Molenaar
23 December 2000 Chelsea A 0-3 33,377
26 December 2000 Sunderland H 1-4 20,370 Blake
1 January 2001 Leicester City A 2-1 19,278 Jess, Jacobs
13 January 2001 Manchester United H 0-3 20,551
21 January 2001 Sunderland A 0-0 47,812
30 January 2001 Arsenal A 0-2 37,318
3 February 2001 Aston Villa H 0-3 19,591
10 February 2001 Southampton A 0-2 14,651
24 February 2001 West Ham United H 1-2 20,469 Jess
4 March 2001 Ipswich Town A 1-3 21,820 Carbone
17 March 2001 Manchester City H 2-2 19,117 Blake, Ward
31 March 2001 Newcastle United H 2-2 20,160 Wetherall, Blake (pen)
10 April 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-2 28,306 Jess
13 April 2001 Charlton Athletic H 2-0 17,511 Blake (pen), Carbone
21 April 2001 Derby County H 2-0 18,564 Ward (2)
28 April 2001 Everton A 1-2 34,256 Myers
1 May 2001 Liverpool H 0-2 22,057
5 May 2001 Middlesbrough H 1-1 20,921 Jacobs
13 May 2001 Leeds United A 1-6 38,300 Ward
19 May 2001 Coventry City A 0-0 20,299

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2001 Middlesbrough H 0-1 7,303

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Darlington A 1-0 5,392 Whalley
R2 2nd Leg 25 September 2000 Darlington H 7-2 (won 8-2 on agg) 4,751 Whalley, Windass (2), Carbone (2), Grant, Halle
R3 1 November 2000 Newcastle United A 3-4 41,847 Nolan, Ward (2)

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 1 July 2000 FK Atlantas A 3-1 3,500 Rankin, Windass, Blake (pen)
R2 2nd Leg 9 July 2000 FK Atlantas H 4-1 (won 7-2 on agg) 10,012 Mills (2), Blake (pen), Grant
R3 1st Leg 16 July 2000 RKC Waalwijk H 2-0 8,343 Windass (2, 1 pen)
R3 2nd Leg 22 July 2000 RKC Waalwijk A 1-0 (won 3-0 on agg) - Mills
SF 1st Leg 26 July 2000 FC Zenit Saint Petersburg A 0-1 18,500
SF 2nd Leg 2 August 2000 FC Zenit Saint Petersburg H 0-3 9,572

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Gary Walsh
2 Northern Ireland DF Ian Nolan[1]
3 England DF Andy Myers
4 Scotland MF Stuart McCall
5 England DF David Wetherall
6 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Whalley[2]
7 Jamaica MF Jamie Lawrence[3]
8 England FW Robbie Blake
9 England FW Ashley Ward
10 Italy FW Benito Carbone
11 England MF Peter Beagrie
12 Netherlands DF Robert Molenaar
13 England GK Matt Clarke
No. Position Player
16 England MF Lee Sharpe
17 Northern Ireland GK Aidan Davison[4]
18 Norway DF Gunnar Halle
19 Scotland MF Gary Locke
20 England DF Peter Atherton
21 Wales FW Dean Saunders
22 England DF Wayne Jacobs
23 England DF Mark Bower
24 England FW Gareth Grant
25 England MF Scott Kerr
27 Scotland MF Billy McKinlay
29 Scotland MF Eoin Jess (on loan from Aberdeen)
31 South Africa MF Adam Hardy

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12 England DF Ashley Westwood (to Sheffield Wednesday)
14 Republic of Ireland DF Andy O'Brien[5] (to Newcastle United)
15 England FW Dean Windass (to Middlesbrough)
19 England FW Isaiah Rankin (to Barnsley)
No. Position Player
26 Romania DF Dan Petrescu (to Southampton)
28 England FW Stan Collymore (to Real Oviedo)
30 Scotland MF David Hopkin (to Crystal Palace)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32 England GK Jon Worsnopp
33 England FW Ben Jones
34 England DF Lewis Emanuel
No. Position Player
35 England MF Andy Lee
36 England MF Craig Fishlock

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[6]
Considering a 4-3-3 formation[7]