2000–01 Watford F.C. season

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Watford
2000–01 season
Chairman England Elton John
Manager England Graham Taylor
Stadium Vicarage Road
First Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Tommy Mooney (19)
All:
Tommy Mooney (22)
Average home league attendance 13,941

During the 2000–01 English football season, Watford competed in the Football League First Division. The club was relegated from the Premier League in the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

After relegation from the Premier League, Watford stabilised in the First Division to finish 9th, five points off the play-off places. A total of 143 goals were scored in league matches involving Watford; only champions Fulham scored more goals than Watford's 76, whilst Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace, Tranmere Rovers and Queens Park Rangers were the only teams to concede more than Watford's 67 league goals.[1] Manager Graham Taylor announced his retirement at the end of the season – former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli was named as his replacement.[2]

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]

Watford's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Huddersfield Town A 2-1 13,018 Cox, Smith
19 August 2000 Barnsley H 1-0 13,186 Foley
26 August 2000 Wimbledon A 0-0 8,447
28 August 2000 Sheffield United H 4-1 12,675 Helguson, Mooney, Noel-Williams, Hyde
9 September 2000 Portsmouth A 3-1 14,012 Nielsen, Mooney, Helguson
12 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 4-3 17,258 Hyde (2), Helguson, Mooney
16 September 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 3-0 13,784 Smith, Noel-Williams, Hyde
23 September 2000 Stockport County A 3-2 6,933 Smith, Noel-Williams, Nielsen
1 October 2000 Birmingham City H 2-0 12,355 Nielsen, Cox
14 October 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 3-1 17,488 Cox (2), Noel-Williams
17 October 2000 Gillingham H 0-0 12,356
21 October 2000 Nottingham Forest A 2-0 20,065 Hyde (2)
24 October 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 1-0 11,799 Mooney (pen)
28 October 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-2 20,296
4 November 2000 Grimsby Town H 4-0 11,600 Nielsen, Mooney (2), Noel-Williams
7 November 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-3 11,166 Smith
11 November 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 0-2 8,858
18 November 2000 Preston North End H 2-3 13,066 Mooney, Palmer
3 December 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 1-2 13,904 Smith
9 December 2000 Crystal Palace A 0-1 16,049
16 December 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 3-3 14,601 Butler (own goal), Mooney (2)
23 December 2000 Huddersfield Town H 1-2 13,371 Heary (own goal)
26 December 2000 Fulham A 0-5 5,752
29 December 2000 Barnsley A 1-0 13,820 Nielsen
2 January 2001 Wimbledon H 3-1 11,336 Mooney (2), Noel-Williams
13 January 2001 Sheffield United A 1-0 17,551 Mooney
20 January 2001 Fulham H 1-3 18,333 Helguson
27 January 2001 Norwich City A 1-2 15,309 Helguson
3 February 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 3-2 16,134 Vernazza, Ward, Smith
10 February 2001 Portsmouth H 2-2 16,051 Smith (2)
17 February 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 0-2 6,757
20 February 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 0-1 15,970
24 February 2001 Stockport County H 2-2 13,647 Mooney, Nielsen
2 March 2001 Birmingham City A 0-2 20,724
7 March 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 12,436 Nielsen
10 March 2001 Norwich City H 4-1 15,123 Wooter, Smith, Helguson, Nielsen
13 March 2001 Burnley H 0-1 13,653
31 March 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 0-3 17,261
3 April 2001 Nottingham Forest H 3-0 13,651 Noel-Williams, Mooney (2)
7 April 2001 Crystal Palace H 2-2 15,598 Nielsen, Mooney
14 April 2001 Grimsby Town A 1-2 6,110 Mooney
17 April 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-2 13,765 Mooney, Smith, Helguson
22 April 2001 Preston North End A 2-3 14,071 Noel-Williams, Page
28 April 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 1-1 16,063 Nielsen
1 May 2001 Gillingham A 3-0 9,098 Helguson, Smith, Vernazza
6 May 2001 Burnley A 0-2 18,283

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Everton H 1-2 15,635 Mooney

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Cheltenham Town H 0-0 8,289
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Cheltenham Town A 3-0 (won 3-0 on agg) 5,078 Smith, Ward, Helguson
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Notts County A 3-1 2,346 Palmer, Mooney
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Notts County H 0-2 (won on away goals) 7,677
R3 31 October 2000 Manchester United H 0-3 18,871

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Alec Chamberlain
2 England DF Neil Cox
3 England DF Paul Robinson
4 Wales DF Robert Page
5 England DF Steve Palmer
6 Northern Ireland MF Peter Kennedy
8 Jamaica MF Micah Hyde[5]
9 England FW Tommy Mooney
10 Australia MF Richard Johnson
11 England FW Nick Wright
12 Scotland FW Allan Smart
13 England GK Chris Day
14 Netherlands MF Nordin Wooter
15 England FW Gifton Noel-Williams
No. Position Player
16 England DF Nigel Gibbs (captain)
17 England FW Tommy Smith
18 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson
19 England MF Clint Easton
21 Republic of Ireland FW Dominic Foley
22 Norway GK Espen Baardsen
23 England DF Darren Ward
25 England MF Paolo Vernazza
26 England DF David Perpetuini
27 England DF James Panayi
28 Denmark MF Allan Nielsen
29 England MF Stephen Armstrong
33 England MF Fabien Forde
34 England FW Lee Cook

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
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Michel Ngonge[6] (to Queens Park Rangers)
7 England MF Carlton Palmer (on loan from Coventry City)
20 Iceland MF Jóhann Guðmundsson (to FK Lyn)
25 Belgium MF Adrian Bakalli (to Swindon Town)
No. Position Player
30 England DF Richard Jobson (on loan from Manchester City)
32 England FW Steve Brooker (to Port Vale)
36 Scotland MF Charlie Miller (to Dundee United)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
24 France MF Alexandre Bonnot
30 England DF Lloyd Doyley
31 England DF Matthew Langston
32 England DF Tom Neill
No. Position Player
35 England FW David Warner
37 England MF Gary Fisken
38 England DF Jerel Ifil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division One 2000–2001 table". Tony Brown. Statto.com. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Ingle, Sean (2 May 2001). "Vialli named new Watford manager". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/watford/2000-2001
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2000-2001/d1/watford.htm
  5. ^ Hyde was born in Newham, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in 2001.
  6. ^ Ngonge was born in Huy, Belgium, but qualified to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo (and its predecessor, Zaire) internationally.