2001–02 Stockport County F.C. season

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Stockport County
2001–02 season
Chairman Brendan Elwood
Manager Andy Kilner (until 29 October)
Craig Madden (caretaker until 6 November)
Carlton Palmer (player-manager from 6 November)
Stadium Edgeley Park
First Division 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Beckett (7)
All: Beckett/Taylor (7)
Average home league attendance 6,245

During the 2001–02 English football season, Stockport County competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

The 2001–02 season turned out to be the Stockport's worst ever season at the time. With Stockport already bottom of the league, a 4–0 home defeat to Millwall saw manager Kilner sacked.[1] Shortly after he was replaced with former England international Carlton Palmer.[2] A 2–1 win over Norwich gave them some hope, but Stockport then went on to lose 11 matches in a row, another unwanted club record. The Hatters picked up just 3 more wins during the rest of the season (one of these being another unforgettable 2–1 victory over Manchester City, having been 1–0 down with just 5 minutes left) finishing the season with just 26 points, going down on 16 March, the quickest post-war relegation.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 46 19 3 1 63 19 12 3 8 45 33 108 52 +56 99
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 15 4 4 36 11 12 4 7 25 18 61 29 +32 89
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 4 6 33 18 12 7 4 43 25 76 43 +33 86
4 Millwall 46 15 3 5 43 22 7 8 8 26 26 69 48 +21 77
5 Birmingham City 46 14 4 5 44 20 7 9 7 26 29 70 49 +21 76
6 Norwich City 46 15 6 2 36 16 7 3 13 24 35 60 51 +9 75
7 Burnley 46 11 7 5 39 29 10 5 8 31 33 70 62 +8 75
8 Preston North End 46 13 7 3 45 21 7 5 11 26 38 71 59 +12 72
9 Wimbledon 46 9 8 6 30 22 9 5 9 33 35 63 57 +6 67
10 Crystal Palace 46 13 3 7 42 22 7 3 13 28 40 70 62 +8 66
11 Coventry City 46 12 4 7 33 19 8 2 13 26 34 59 53 +6 66
12 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 38 26 6 5 12 26 41 64 67 –3 64
13 Sheffield United 46 8 8 7 34 30 7 7 9 19 24 53 54 –1 60
14 Watford 46 10 5 8 38 30 6 6 11 24 26 62 56 +6 59
15 Bradford City 46 10 1 12 41 39 5 9 9 28 37 69 76 –7 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 7 11 5 26 21 5 7 11 24 30 50 51 –1 54
17 Portsmouth 46 9 6 8 36 31 4 8 11 24 41 60 72 –12 53
18 Walsall 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 6 14 22 44 51 71 –20 51
19 Grimsby Town 46 9 7 7 34 28 3 7 13 16 44 50 72 –22 50
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 6 7 10 28 37 6 7 10 21 34 49 71 –22 50
21 Rotherham United 46 7 13 3 32 29 3 6 14 20 37 52 66 –14 49
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 8 7 23 32 4 5 14 24 44 47 76 –29 49
23 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 37 33 2 6 15 22 53 59 86 –27 48
24 Stockport County 46 5 1 17 19 44 1 7 15 23 58 42 102 –60 26
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Stockport County's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2001 Coventry City H 0–2 9,329
18 August 2001 Crystal Palace A 1–4 15,760 Fradin
25 August 2001 Portsmouth H 0–1 5,090
27 August 2001 Birmingham City A 1–2 18,478 Kuqi (pen)
8 September 2001 Barnsley A 2–2 11,192 Flynn, Taylor
15 September 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 20,742 Kuqi, Taylor
18 September 2001 Sheffield United H 1–2 5,137 Roget (pen)
22 September 2001 Grimsby Town H 3–3 7,834 Hardy (2), Wilbraham
25 September 2001 Bradford City A 4–2 12,940 Hurst (2), Taylor (2)
29 September 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1–2 17,584 Flynn
13 October 2001 Manchester City A 2–2 34,214 Hurst, Kuqi (pen)
16 October 2001 West Bromwich Albion H 1–2 6,052 Fradin
20 October 2001 Rotherham United H 0–1 6,616
24 October 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 0–0 6,679
27 October 2001 Millwall H 0–4 5,371
30 October 2001 Walsall H 0–2 4,553
3 November 2001 Preston North End A 0–6 13,776
10 November 2001 Watford A 1–1 12,576 Robinson (own goal)
15 November 2001 Norwich City H 2–1 6,551 Hurst, Palmer
24 November 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–5 17,365
27 November 2001 Gillingham H 0–2 4,854
1 December 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 0–1 5,308
8 December 2001 Wimbledon H 1–2 4,673 Wilbraham
15 December 2001 Burnley A 2–3 15,526 McSheffrey, Kuqi (pen)
22 December 2001 Portsmouth A 0–2 13,887
26 December 2001 Barnsley H 1–3 6,885 Kuqi
29 December 2001 Birmingham City H 0–3 5,827
1 January 2002 West Bromwich Albion A 0–4 20,541
13 January 2002 Crystal Palace H 0–1 5,541
19 January 2002 Coventry City A 0–0 12,448
29 January 2002 Gillingham A 3–3 7,217 Beckett (2), Ross
2 February 2002 Nottingham Forest H 1–3 6,513 Palmer
9 February 2002 Rotherham United A 2–3 6,413 Hardiker, Delaney
23 February 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–4 8,481 Beckett
26 February 2002 Grimsby Town A 1–3 6,836 Palmer
2 March 2002 Sheffield United A 0–3 15,642
5 March 2002 Bradford City H 1–0 4,148 Beckett
9 March 2002 Burnley H 0–2 6,410
16 March 2002 Wimbledon A 1–3 5,224 Daly
19 March 2002 Manchester City H 2–1 9,537 Hardiker (2)
23 March 2002 Preston North End H 0–2 6,139
30 March 2002 Millwall A 0–3 13,570
1 April 2002 Watford H 2–1 4,086 McLachlan, Beckett
6 April 2002 Walsall A 0–1 6,322
13 April 2002 Sheffield Wednesday H 3–1 8,706 Wilbraham, Beckett (2)
21 April 2002 Norwich City A 0–2 20,897

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 16 January 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 1–4 5,821 Daly (pen)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 21 August 2001 Carlisle United H 3–0 2,075 Kuqi, Taylor (2)
R2 12 September 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 (lost 7-8 on pens) 5,432 Taylor

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 Wales GK Lee Jones
2 Finland DF Petri Helin
3 England DF Peter Clark
4 England DF Dave Challinor
6 England FW Kevin Ellison
7 England MF Carlton Palmer
10 England DF John Hardiker
11 England MF Colin Woodthorpe
12 England MF Ali Gibb
13 Wales GK Andy Dibble
15 France MF Karim Fradin
16 England DF Leo Roget
17 England FW Neil Hardy
18 England DF Aaron Lescott
19 England FW Aaron Wilbraham
20 England MF David Smith
21 Sweden MF Jonas Larsson
No. Position Player
24 England MF Keith Briggs
25 England FW Luke Beckett
26 England DF Glyn Hancock
27 England FW Neil Ross
28 England FW Peter Wild
29 England MF Andy Welsh
30 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Daly
31 Wales GK Sam Turner
32 England DF Robert Clare
33 England DF Andy Thomas
34 England MF Fraser McLachlan
35 England DF Anthony Kielthy
36 England FW Phil Carratt
37 England FW Mark Byrne
38 England FW Chris Williams
41 England GK James Spencer
42 England FW David Holt

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
18 England FW Ian Lawson (to Bury)
23 England DF Lee Sandford (on loan from Sheffield United)
22 England GK Tim Flowers (on loan from Leicester City)
8 Netherlands MF Richard Sneekes (to Hull City)
6 Australia DF Jason van Blerk (to Wrexham)
25 France GK Pegguy Arphexad (on loan from Liverpool)
37 England FW Glynn Hurst (to Chesterfield)
9 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi (to Sheffield Wednesday)
No. Position Player
4 Sweden DF Fredrik Bryngelsson (Released)
14 Finland MF Jarkko Wiss (to Hibernian)
10 England FW Scott Taylor (to Blackpool)
22 England MF Gary McSheffrey (on loan from Coventry City)
5 Wales DF Mike Flynn (to Barnsley)
23 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Delaney (on loan from Leicester City)
40 England GK Gary Maguire (Released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilner leaves Stockport". BBC Sport. 29 October 2001. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stockport appoint Palmer". Telegraph, 6 November 2001 (London). 6 November 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/stockport-county/2001-2002/results