2001–02 Wimbledon F.C. season

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Wimbledon
2001–02 season
Chairman Charles Koppel
Manager Terry Burton
Stadium Selhurst Park
First Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Connolly (18)
Average home league attendance 6,958

During the 2001–02 English football season, Wimbledon F.C. competed in the Football League First Division. It was their second consecutive season at this level.

Season summary[edit]

Wimbledon's form dipped slightly from the previous season and the Dons finished in 9th place, one place lower than the previous season. This was not considered good enough and led to the sacking of manager Terry Burton after two years. He was replaced by goalkeeping coach Stuart Murdoch.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Wimbledon, already one of the smallest clubs in the division financially in spite of having been a Premiership club for the previous fifteen seasons, had fallen on hard times. In August 2001 the club announced its intention to move to Milton Keynes; the move was approved by the FA in April. Many Wimbledon fans, disgusted by this decision, created their own football club in response, AFC Wimbledon.

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]

Wimbledon's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Nationwide League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2001 Birmingham City H 3-1 9,142 Shipperley, Cooper, Purse (og)
18 August 2001 Burnley A 2-3 14,473 Nielsen, Shipperley
25 August 2001 Norwich City H 0-1 6,084
27 August 2001 Preston North End A 1-1 13,349 Shipperley
9 September 2001 Watford A 0-3 15,466
12 September 2001 Portsmouth H 3-3 7,138 Cooper, Hughes, Connolly
15 September 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-1 6,590 Hughes
18 September 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 4-0 5,563 Brown, Connolly, Cooper, Nielsen
22 September 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 1-0 19,222 Shipperley
25 September 2001 Millwall H 2-2 7,020 Connolly, Agyemang
29 September 2001 Manchester City A 4-0 32,989 Connolly (2 1(pen)), Shipperley (2)
13 October 2001 Crystal Palace A 0-4 20,009
20 October 2001 Gillingham H 3-1 8,042 Cooper (2), Hughes
24 October 2001 Coventry City H 0-1 5,883
27 October 2001 Rotherham United A 2-3 5,586 Connolly, McAnuff
30 October 2001 Bradford City A 3-3 18,255 Connolly (2), Cooper
3 November 2001 Grimsby Town H 2-1 6,189 Roberts, McAnuff
9 November 2001 Sheffield United H 1-1 4,937 Cooper
17 November 2001 Barnsley A 1-1 11,088 Cooper
20 November 2001 Walsall H 2-2 4,249 Connolly (2)
24 November 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1 9,873
1 December 2001 Coventry City A 1-3 17,303 McAnuff
8 December 2001 Stockport County A 2-1 4,673 Cooper, Connolly
16 December 2001 Nottingham Forest H 1-0 5,920 Willmott
22 December 2001 Norwich City A 1-2 17,286 Connolly (pen)
29 December 2001 Preston North End H 2-0 6,051 Shipperley, Agyemang
12 January 2002 Burnley H 0-0 7,675
19 January 2002 Birmingham City A 2-0 17,766 Hughes, Agyemang
29 January 2002 Walsall A 1-2 5,388 Shipperley
3 February 2002 Manchester City H 2-1 10,664 Shipperley (2)
9 February 2002 Gillingham A 0-0 8,494
16 February 2002 Crystal Palace H 1-1 13,564 Francis
19 February 2002 Watford H 0-0 5,551
23 February 2002 Millwall A 1-0 13,788 Cooper
2 March 2002 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 8,363
6 March 2002 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-1 18,930 Connolly, Ardley
9 March 2002 Nottingham Forest A 0-0 24,292
12 March 2002 Portsmouth A 2-1 13,118 Cooper, Connolly
16 March 2002 Stockport County H 3-1 5,224 Connolly (2), Ardley
23 March 2002 Grimsby Town A 2-6 6,473 Shipperley, Agyemang
30 March 2002 Rotherham United H 1-0 4,751 Morgan
1 April 2002 Sheffield United A 1-0 19,712 Ardley
4 April 2002 Crewe Alexandra H 2-0 5,007 Shipperley, McAnuff
6 April 2002 Bradford City H 1-2 5,595 Connolly (pen)
14 April 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 26,920
21 April 2002 Barnsley H 0-1 5,379

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2002 Middlesbrough H 0-0 6,885
R3R 15 January 2002 Middlesbrough A 0-2 9,687

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 21 August 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion A 1-2 6,344 Williams

Kit[edit]

German company Puma remained Wimbledon's kit manufacturers.

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
1 England GK Kelvin Davis
2 Republic of Ireland DF Kenny Cunningham
3 England DF Alan Kimble
4 England MF Andy Roberts
5 England DF Dean Blackwell
6 England DF Darren Holloway
7 England DF Neal Ardley
8 England MF Damien Francis[2]
9 England FW Neil Shipperley
10 Republic of Ireland FW David Connolly[3]
12 Norway DF Trond Andersen
14 England GK Paul Heald
16 Northern Ireland MF Michael Hughes (on loan to Birmingham City)
17 Northern Ireland DF Mark Williams[4]
18 England MF Gareth Ainsworth
19 England FW Paul Robinson
20 England FW Patrick Agyemang[5]
21 Scotland DF Duncan Jupp
No. Position Player
22 England MF Chris Willmott
23 England DF Peter Hawkins
24 England MF Jermaine Darlington
26 United States GK Ian Feuer
27 England DF Wayne Gray
28 Sweden MF Pär Karlsson
29 Republic of Ireland DF Des Byrne
30 England MF Rob Gier[6]
31 England FW Lionel Morgan
32 England MF Adam Rowland
33 England MF Alex Tapp
34 England MF Ian Selley
35 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[7]
36 Sweden MF Håkan Mild
37 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood
38 England GK Shane Gore
39 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker
England MF Simon Mensing[8]

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
11 England MF Kevin Cooper (to Wolves)
15 Denmark FW David Nielsen (to Norwich City)
No. Position Player
25 England DF Wayne Brown (on loan from Ipswich Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/wimbledon/2001-2002
  2. ^ Francis was born in Wandsworth, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his debut for Jamaica in 2003.
  3. ^ Connolly was born in Willesden, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his debut for Ireland in 1996.
  4. ^ Williams was born in Stalybridge, England, but qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  5. ^ Agyemang was born in Walthamstowe, England, but qualified to represent Ghana internationally and would make his debut for Ghana in 2003.
  6. ^ Gier was born in Ascot, England, but qualified to represent the Philippines internationally and would make his debut for the Philippines in 2009.
  7. ^ McAnuff was born in Edmonton, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his debut for Jamaica in 2002.
  8. ^ Mensing was born in Wolfenbüttel, West Germany, but qualifies to represent England internationally.

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