2003–04 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
2003–04 season
Chairman England Lionel Pickering
Manager Scotland George Burley
Stadium Pride Park Stadium
First Division 20th
FA Cup Third round
Carling Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Ian Taylor (11)
All: Taylor (12)
Average home league attendance 22,199

During the 2003–04 English football season, Derby County F.C. competed in the First Division.

Season summary[edit]

George Burley's first full season in charge brought little joy as Derby recorded a 20th placed finish in the 2003–04 season, just 1 point clear of relegation with safety not confirmed until the penultimate game of the season with a 2–0 win over Millwall. With no money for players and the need to slash the club's wage bill, big names such as Fabrizio Ravanelli, Georgi Kinkladze and Craig Burley left the club with the gaps of their departure shored up by free signings; Candido Costa was taken on a season long loan whilst seven others – including Mathias Svensson and Leon Osman – were recruited on short term loans, as Derby used a club record 36 different players in the course of the season. There was also the continued introduction of academy players to the side, with Tom Huddlestone and Marcus Tudgay making significant contributions alongside players such as Lee Grant and Lee Holmes. Burley achieved safety against a background of boardroom uncertainty – Chairman Lionel Pickering, after putting temporary faith in former Coventry City chairman Bryan Richardson and a notional £30m bond, was removed from the chair after the club temporarily entered receivership by The Co-operative Bank, who instantly installed a new board composed of John Sleightholme, Jeremy Keith and Steve Harding, for the cost of £1 each.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Norwich City 46 28 10 8 79 39 +40 94
2. West Bromwich Albion 46 25 11 10 64 42 +22 86
3. Sunderland 46 22 13 11 62 45 +17 79
4. West Ham United 46 19 17 10 67 45 +22 74
5. Ipswich Town 46 21 10 15 84 72 +12 73
6. Crystal Palace 46 21 10 15 72 61 +11 73
7. Wigan Athletic 46 18 17 11 60 45 +15 71
8. Sheffield United 46 20 11 15 65 56 +9 71
9. Reading 46 20 10 16 55 57 -2 70
10. Millwall 46 18 15 13 55 48 +7 69
11. Stoke City 46 18 12 16 58 55 +3 66
12. Coventry City 46 17 14 15 67 54 +13 65
13. Cardiff City 46 17 14 15 68 58 +10 65
14. Nottingham Forest 46 15 15 16 61 51 +10 60
15. Preston North End 46 15 14 17 69 71 -2 59
16. Watford 46 15 12 19 54 68 -14 57
17. Rotherham United 46 13 15 18 53 61 -8 54
18. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 11 21 57 66 -9 53
19. Burnley 46 13 14 19 60 77 -17 53
20. Derby County 46 13 13 20 53 67 -14 52
21. Gillingham 46 14 9 23 48 67 -19 51
22. Walsall 46 13 12 21 45 65 -20 51
23. Bradford City 46 10 6 30 38 69 -31 36
24. Wimbledon (later MK Dons) 46 8 5 33 41 89 -48 29

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 2003 Stoke City H 0-3 21,517
16 August 2003 Gillingham A 0-0 7,850
23 August 2003 Reading H 2-3 18,970 Taylor (pen), Svensson
25 August 2003 Cardiff City A 1-4 15,091 Svensson
30 August 2003 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 21,499
13 September 2003 Walsall A 1-0 8,726 Júnior
17 September 2003 Watford H 3-2 18,459 Taylor, Svensson, Júnior
20 September 2003 Sunderland H 1-1 22,535 Taylor
27 September 2003 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 29,059 Júnior
30 September 2003 Bradford City A 2-1 10,143 Morris (2)
4 October 2003 West Ham United H 0-1 22,810
11 October 2003 Wigan Athletic H 2-2 19,151 Taylor (pen), Morris
14 October 2003 Crystal Palace A 1-1 22,810 Zavagno
18 October 2003 Crewe Alexandra A 0-3 8,656
21 October 2003 Norwich City A 1-2 16,346 Taylor (pen)
25 October 2003 Coventry City H 1-3 21,641 Holmes
1 November 2003 Preston North End A 0-3 12,839
8 November 2003 Ipswich Town H 2-2 19,976 Kennedy, Dichio
15 November 2003 Burnley H 2-0 30,359 Morris, Taylor (pen)
22 November 2003 Millwall A 0-0 10,308
29 November 2003 Wimbledon H 3-1 22,025 Herzig (own goal), Tudgay, Holmes
6 December 2003 Ipswich Town A 1-2 25,018 Tudgay
13 December 2003 Rotherham United A 0-0 7,320
26 December 2003 West Bromwich Albion A 1-1 26,412 Costa
28 December 2003 Norwich City H 0-4 23,783
10 January 2004 Stoke City A 1-2 16,402 Morris
17 January 2004 Gillingham H 2-1 20,473 Vincent, Edwards
28 January 2004 Sheffield United H 2-0 26,603 Tudgay, McLeod
31 January 2004 Reading A 1-3 14,382 Johnson
7 February 2004 Cardiff City H 2-2 20,958 Taylor, Osman
14 February 2004 Wigan Athletic A 0-2 9,146
21 February 2004 Crystal Palace H 2-1 21,856 Manel, Osman
28 February 2004 Coventry City A 0-2 16,042
3 March 2004 Crewe Alexandra H 0-0 19,861
13 March 2004 Rotherham United H 1-0 21,741 Peschisolido
16 March 2004 Watford A 1-2 13,931 Peschisolido
20 March 2004 Nottingham Forest H 4-2 32,390 Taylor, Peschisolido (2), Tudgay
23 March 2004 Sheffield United A 1-1 21,351 Taylor (pen)
27 March 2004 Sunderland A 1-2 30,838 Taylor (pen)
3 April 2004 Walsall H 0-1 23,574
10 April 2004 West Ham United A 0-0 28,207
12 April 2004 Bradford City H 3-2 21,593 Osman, Taylor, Combe (own goal)
17 April 2004 Preston North End H 5-1 24,162 Manel (2), Tudgay (2), Júnior
24 April 2004 Burnley A 0-1 16,189
1 May 2004 Millwall H 2-0 26,056 Bolder, Reich
9 May 2004 Wimbledon A 0-1 6,509

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 2004 Ipswich Town A 0-3 16,159

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 13 August 2003 Huddersfield Town A 1-2 6,672 Taylor

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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 Andy Oakes
2 Wales DF Rob Edwards (on loan from Aston Villa)
3 England DF Jamie Vincent
4 England DF Dave Walton
5 Republic of Ireland DF Jeff Kenna
6 England DF Pablo Mills
7 England MF Ian Taylor (captain)
8 Portugal MF Cândido Costa (on loan from Porto)
9 Spain FW Manel
10 Jamaica DF Michael Johnson[2]
11 Canada FW Paul Peschisolido
13 England GK Lee Grant
14 England DF Richard Jackson
15 England MF Adam Bolder
16 France DF Youl Mawéné
17 England DF Paul Boertien
No. Position Player
18 England FW Izale McLeod
19 England MF Nathan Doyle
20 England MF Lewis Hunt
21 Scotland MF Gary Twigg
22 Germany FW Marco Reich
23 England FW Marcus Tudgay
24 England GK Lee Camp[3]
26 England DF Chris Palmer
27 England DF James Turner
28 Finland MF Kris Weckström
29 England DF Tom Huddlestone
30 England MF Lee Holmes
31 Peru FW Gianfranco Labarthe Tome
32 England MF Leon Osman (on loan from Everton)
33 Brazil FW José Júnior
34 England FW Noel Whelan

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
9 England FW Lee Bradbury (on loan from Portsmouth)
2 England DF Warren Barton (to Queens Park Rangers)
32 Scotland MF Gary Caldwell (on loan from Newcastle United)
34 Sweden FW Mathias Svensson (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
22 England MF Adam Murray (to Burton Albion)
9 England FW Danny Dichio (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
32 Northern Ireland MF Peter Kennedy (on loan from Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
3 Argentina DF Luciano Zavagno (to A.C. Ancona)
22 England FW Lee Bradbury (on loan from Portsmouth)
11 England MF Lee Morris (to Leicester City)
5 England DF Steve Elliott (to Blackpool)
12 Finland MF Simo Valakari (to FC Dallas)
25 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Molloy (to Drogheda United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derby County 2003-2004 Home". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ Johnson was born in Nottingham, England, but qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1999.
  3. ^ Camp was born in Derby, England, but also qualifies to represent Northern Ireland internationally and would make his full international debut for Northern Ireland in March 2011, having previously represented England at U-21 level.