2000–01 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth
2000–01 season
Chairman Serbia Milan Mandaric
Manager Wales Tony Pulis (until 12 October)
England Steve Claridge (12 October - 25 February)
England Graham Rix (from 25 February)
Stadium Fratton Park
Football League First Division 20th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Claridge (11)
All: Claridge/Bradbury (11)
Average home league attendance 13,533

During the 2000–01 English football season, Portsmouth F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In October, Tony Pulis was put on gardening leave (and sacked not long afterwards) due to a poor relationship with Mandaric.[1][2] Veteran player Steve Claridge stepped up to the manager's seat, and some initial success saw talk of promotion to the Premier League, only for a horrific run of defeats to set in after the new year, resulting in Claridge being dismissed as manager (but retained as a player) and being replaced in March 2001 by Chelsea assistant manager Graham Rix. Rix did not prove an entirely popular appointment, as he had been jailed for a sexual offence two years previously,[3] and the club only survived on the last day of the season when they won their final game and relegated Huddersfield Town at their expense.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Fulham 46 30 11 5 90 32  +58 101
2. Blackburn Rovers 46 26 13 7 76 39  +37 91
3. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 15 7 76 45  +31 87
4. Preston North End 46 23 9 14 64 52  +12 78
5. Birmingham City 46 23 9 14 59 48  +11 78
6. West Bromwich Albion 46 21 11 14 60 52  +8 74
7. Burnley 46 21 9 16 50 54  -4 72
8. Wimbledon 46 17 18 11 71 50  +21 69
9. Watford 46 20 9 17 76 67  +9 69
10. Sheffield United 46 19 11 16 52 49  +3 68
11. Nottingham Forest 46 20 8 18 55 53  +2 68
12. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 13 19 45 48  -3 55
13. Gillingham 46 13 16 17 61 66  -5 55
14. Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 47 62  -15 55
15. Norwich City 46 14 12 20 46 58  -12 54
16. Barnsley 46 15 9 22 49 62  -13 54
17. Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 8 23 52 71  -19 53
18. Grimsby Town 46 14 10 22 43 62  -19 52
19. Stockport County 46 11 18 17 58 65  -7 51
20. Portsmouth 46 10 19 17 47 59  -12 49
21. Crystal Palace 46 12 13 21 57 70  -13 49
22. Huddersfield Town 46 11 15 20 48 57  -9 48
23. Queens Park Rangers 46 7 19 20 45 75  -30 40
24. Tranmere Rovers 46 9 11 26 46 77  -31 38
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

Results[edit]

Portsmouth's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Sheffield United A 0-2 15,816
19 August 2000 Grimsby Town H 1-1 12,511 Bradbury
25 August 2000 Gillingham A 1-1 8,741 Moore
28 August 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-1 14,124 Claridge (3, 1 pen)
2 September 2000 Preston North End A 0-1 13,343
9 September 2000 Watford H 1-3 14,012 Quashie
12 September 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 2-0 9,235 Mills, Bradbury
16 September 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 0-2 14,113
23 September 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 11,937
30 September 2000 Burnley A 1-1 15,494 Claridge
8 October 2000 Stockport County A 1-1 6,212 Mills
14 October 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-1 16,040 Thøgersen, Claridge
17 October 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 2-1 14,621 Thøgersen, Claridge (pen)
21 October 2000 Crystal Palace A 3-2 15,693 Claridge, Thøgersen, Panopoulos
24 October 2000 Norwich City A 0-0 18,772
28 October 2000 Birmingham City H 1-1 15,218 Bradbury
4 November 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 12,038 Bradbury
11 November 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 2-2 14,141 Quashie, Panopoulos
18 November 2000 Fulham A 1-3 19,005 Claridge
25 November 2000 Barnsley A 0-1 12,853
2 December 2000 Norwich City H 2-0 13,409 Panopoulos, Quashie
9 December 2000 Nottingham Forest A 0-2 19,284
16 December 2000 Huddersfield Town H 1-1 12,041 Claridge
23 December 2000 Sheffield United H 0-0 13,606
26 December 2000 Wimbledon A 1-1 10,518 Claridge
1 January 2001 Gillingham H 0-0 14,526
13 January 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 20,869 Lescott (own goal)
20 January 2001 Wimbledon H 2-1 12,488 Bradbury (pen), Quashie
27 January 2001 Grimsby Town A 1-2 4,128 Bradbury
3 February 2001 Preston North End H 0-1 13,331
10 February 2001 Watford A 2-2 16,051 Quashie, Claridge
17 February 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 1-2 11,377 Panopoulos
24 February 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 17,645
3 March 2001 Burnley H 2-0 12,941 Nightingale, Panopoulos (pen)
7 March 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 20,503
10 March 2001 Stockport County H 2-1 12,202 Bradbury, Lovell
14 March 2001 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 9,872 Harper
17 March 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 0-1 5,182
31 March 2001 Huddersfield Town A 1-4 13,199 Mills
7 April 2001 Nottingham Forest H 0-2 13,018
14 April 2001 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 13,426 Bradbury
16 April 2001 Birmingham City A 0-0 23,304
21 April 2001 Fulham H 1-1 17,651 Bradbury
29 April 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1-3 24,257 Panopoulos
2 May 2001 Crystal Palace H 2-4 19,013 Mills, Tiler
6 May 2001 Barnsley H 3-0 13,064 Bradbury, O'Neil, Harper

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 1-2 11,058 Bradbury

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Cambridge United A 0-0 2,904
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Cambridge United H 1-0 5,570 Mills
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 0-4 10,360
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 (lost 1-5 on agg) 2,731 Nightingale

Squad[edit]

[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 Australia GK Andy Petterson
2 England DF Linvoy Primus
3 England DF Justin Edinburgh
4 England MF Shaun Derry
6 Jamaica DF Darren Moore
7 Scotland MF Kevin Harper
8 Slovenia MF Mladen Rudonja
9 England FW Steve Claridge
10 England FW Lee Bradbury
11 Wales MF Ceri Hughes
12 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie
13 England GK Aaron Flahavan
14 England MF Tom Curtis
15 England DF Jamie Vincent
16 Denmark DF Thomas Thøgersen
17 England MF Lee Sharpe (on loan from Bradford City)
18 England DF David Waterman
19 England FW Luke Nightingale
No. Position Player
20 England FW Rory Allen
21 England MF Gary O'Neil
22 England FW Lee Mills
23 England FW Rowan Vine
24 England DF Scott Hiley
25 England DF Jason Crowe
26 England GK Chris Tardif
27 Scotland MF Garry Brady
28 England MF Rob Wolleaston (on loan from Chelsea)
29 England DF Tom White
30 Brazil MF Stefani Miglioranzi
31 England FW Steve Lovell
32 Greece MF Michael Panopoulos
35 England DF Lewis Buxton
36 England DF Carl Tiler
37 England DF Shaun Cooper
38 England MF Carl Pettefer
44 England GK Alan Knight

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
23 France DF Bernard Lambourde (on loan from Chelsea)
26 England DF Jason Cundy (Retired)
15 England FW Andy Awford (Retired)
25 France MF Marc Keller (on loan from West Ham United)
27 England DF David Birmingham (to Bournemouth)
39 Wales MF Adam Holbrook (Released)
No. Position Player
1 England GK Russell Hoult (to West Bromwich Albion)
5 England DF Adrian Whitbread (to Reading)
29 England FW Guy Whittingham (to Wycombe Wanderers)
33 England MF Joe McNab (Released)
34 England MF Neil McNab (Released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pulis will fight misconduct charge". BBC Sport. 4 January 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pulis sacked by Pompey". BBC Sport. 3 January 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Chelsea stands by Rix BBC News, 26 March 1999
  4. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/portsmouth/2000-2001