2000–01 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers
2000–01 season
Chairman Lorraine Rogers
Manager John Aldridge (until 17 March)
Ray Mathias/Kevin Sheedy (caretakers from 18 March)
Stadium Prenton Park
Football League First Division 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Koumas (10)
All: Koumas (11)
Average home league attendance 9,049

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

Season summary[edit]

In the 2000–01 season, the all-white kit was reintroduced and they enjoyed yet another run in Cup competitions. In the FA Cup, Tranmere beat local Premier League rivals Everton 3–0 at Goodison Park in the fourth round,[1] then Southampton 4–3 in the fifth round replay after being 0–3 down,[2] before finally bowing out to Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter finals.[3] They nevertheless struggled in League matches, Aldridge quit before Tranmere's relegation to Division Two ended a spell of ten years in Division One.[4]

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]

Tranmere Rovers' score comes first[5]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Wimbledon A 0-0 8,266
19 August 2000 Gillingham H 3-2 8,355 Gill, Flynn, Hill
26 August 2000 Sheffield United A 0-2 12,074
28 August 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0-1 9,350
1 September 2000 Stockport County H 2-1 7,229 Allison, Gill (pen)
9 September 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-1 17,252 Allison, Barlow (pen)
12 September 2000 Portsmouth A 0-2 9,235
16 September 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-0 9,352 Taylor (2)
23 September 2000 Birmingham City A 0-2 17,640
30 September 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 1-3 8,162 Parkinson
6 October 2000 Burnley H 2-3 10,153 Koumas, Hill
14 October 2000 Preston North End A 0-1 14,511
17 October 2000 Barnsley A 1-1 12,412 Allison
21 October 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-2 8,931 Butler (own goal), Barlow
25 October 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 2-3 17,010 Koumas, Taylor
28 October 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 7,263 Koumas
4 November 2000 Norwich City A 0-1 13,688
11 November 2000 Watford H 2-0 8,858 Hill, Taylor
18 November 2000 Crystal Palace A 2-3 14,221 Koumas, Hill
25 November 2000 Nottingham Forest A 1-3 19,678 Hill
2 December 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 10,063 Parkinson
9 December 2000 Grimsby Town H 2-0 7,119 Parkinson, Koumas
16 December 2000 Fulham A 1-3 13,157 Koumas
23 December 2000 Wimbledon H 0-4 8,058
26 December 2000 Huddersfield Town A 0-3 14,043
1 January 2001 Sheffield United H 1-0 8,474 Parkinson
13 January 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 0-2 15,493
3 February 2001 Stockport County A 1-1 7,804 Rideout
10 February 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-2 9,678
13 February 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-1 15,444
27 February 2001 Huddersfield Town H 2-0 10,621 Allison, Yates
3 March 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 1-3 7,157 Parkinson
6 March 2001 Preston North End H 1-1 10,335 Allison
14 March 2001 Portsmouth H 1-1 9,872 Allison
17 March 2001 Barnsley H 2-3 8,484 Taylor, Koumas
20 March 2001 Gillingham A 1-2 7,810 Koumas
25 March 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 1-2 17,151 Koumas
30 March 2001 Fulham H 1-4 12,362 Osborn
7 April 2001 Grimsby Town A 1-3 5,816 Koumas
10 April 2001 Birmingham City H 1-0 8,004 N'Diaye
14 April 2001 Norwich City H 0-1 9,303
16 April 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 9,696
21 April 2001 Crystal Palace H 1-1 8,119 Parkinson
24 April 2001 Burnley A 1-2 13,717 Yates
28 April 2001 Watford A 1-1 16,063 N'Diaye
6 May 2001 Nottingham Forest H 2-2 9,891 Rideout, Mellon

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Portsmouth A 2-1 11,058 Yates, Parkinson
R4 27 January 2001 Everton A 3-0 39,207 Yates (2), Koumas
R5 17 February 2001 Southampton A 0-0 15,232
R5R 20 February 2001 Southampton H 4-3 12,910 Rideout (3), Barlow
QF 11 March 2001 Liverpool H 2-4 16,342 Yates, Allison

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Halifax Town H 3-0 4,405 Allison, Rideout, Gill
R1 2nd Leg 6 September 2000 Halifax Town A 2-1 (won 5-1 on agg) 612 Rideout, Barlow
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Swindon Town H 1-1 4,289 Hill
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Swindon Town A 1-0 (won 2-1 on agg) 4,753 Taylor
R3 31 October 2000 Leeds United H 3-2 (a.e.t.) 11,681 Parkinson (2), Yates
R4 28 November 2000 Crystal Palace A 0-0 (lost 5-6 on pens) 10,271

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[6]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK John Achterberg
2 England DF Steve Yates
3 Wales DF Gareth Roberts
4 England FW Wayne Allison
5 England DF Dave Challinor
6 England DF Clint Hill
7 England MF Wayne Gill
8 England MF Nick Henry
9 England FW Andy Parkinson
10 England FW Scott Taylor
11 England FW Stuart Barlow
12 Wales MF Alan Morgan
13 Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy
14 England DF Reuben Hazell
15 England DF Graham Allen
16 Wales MF Jason Koumas
18 England DF Richard Hinds
No. Position Player
19 England MF Ian Sharps
20 England FW Paul Aldridge
21 England FW Alex Hay
22 Scotland FW Iain Hume[7]
23 England GK Eric Nixon
24 England FW Perry Taylor
25 England FW Paul Rideout
26 England MF Sean Flynn
27 England MF Des Hamilton (on loan from Newcastle United)
28 England GK Andy Ralph
30 England MF Danny Harrison
31 England DF Richard Jobson
32 Scotland MF Micky Mellon
33 Senegal FW Seyni N'Diaye
34 Republic of Ireland DF Jeff Kenna (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
35 England MF Simon Osborn
36 England MF James Olsen

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
17 England MF Michael Black (to Southend United)
No. Position Player
29 Norway GK Thomas Myhre (on loan from Everton)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tranmere shame Everton". BBC Sport. 27 January 2001. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere comeback stuns Saints". BBC Sport. 20 February 2001. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool cling on to beat Tranmere". BBC Sport. 11 March 2001. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aldridge walks out on Rovers". BBC Sport. 17 March 2001. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/tranmere-rovers/2000-2001
  6. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2000-2001/d1/tranmere.htm
  7. ^ Hume was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but later represented Canada internationally.