2003–04 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2003–04 season
Chairman Jeremy Peace
Manager Gary Megson
Stadium The Hawthorns
First Division 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorer Horsfield (7)
Average home league attendance 24,764

During the 2003–04 English football season, West Bromwich Albion F.C. competed in the First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2003–04 season, Albion had their best League Cup run for 22 years, beating Newcastle United and Manchester United before losing to Arsenal in the quarter-finals. The team also enjoyed good form in the league, remaining in the top two from mid-October until the end of the season, winning promotion back to the Premiership, again as runners-up, at the first attempt.[1]

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]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 2003 Walsall A 1-4 11,030 Koumas
16 August 2003 Burnley H 4-1 22,489 Šakiri, Hulse, Hughes (2)
23 August 2003 Watford A 1-0 15,023 Hughes
25 August 2003 Preston North End H 1-0 24,402 Hughes (pen)
30 August 2003 Derby County A 1-0 21,499 Hulse
13 September 2003 Ipswich Town H 4-1 24,954 Gaardsøe, Hulse (2), Diallo (own goal)
16 September 2003 Wigan Athletic A 0-1 12,874
20 September 2003 Crystal Palace A 2-2 17,477 Hulse, Koumas
27 September 2003 Stoke City H 1-0 24,297 Dobie
30 September 2003 Millwall H 2-1 22,909 Koumas, Dobie
4 October 2003 Gillingham A 2-0 8,883 Dobie, Clement
14 October 2003 Sheffield United H 0-2 27,195
18 October 2003 Norwich City H 1-0 24,966 Koumas
21 October 2003 Wimbledon H 0-1 22,048
25 October 2003 Rotherham United A 3-0 7,815 Barker (own goal), Hulse (2)
1 November 2003 Sunderland H 0-0 26,135
8 November 2003 West Ham United A 4-3 30,359 Hulse (2), Deane (own goal), Hughes
22 November 2003 Reading H 0-0 22,839
25 November 2003 Cardiff City A 1-1 17,678 Koumas
29 November 2003 Nottingham Forest A 3-0 27,331 Koumas (2), Louis-Jean (own goal)
6 December 2003 West Ham United H 1-1 26,194 Mullins (own goal)
9 December 2003 Bradford City A 1-0 11,198 Dobie
13 December 2003 Crewe Alexandra H 2-2 22,825 Haas, Gregan
20 December 2003 Coventry City A 0-1 17,616
26 December 2003 Derby County H 1-1 26,412 Gaardsøe
28 December 2003 Wimbledon A 0-0 6,376
9 January 2004 Walsall H 2-0 24,558 Koumas, Horsfield
17 January 2004 Burnley A 1-1 13,106 Horsfield
31 January 2004 Watford H 3-1 23,958 Horsfield (2), Hughes
7 February 2004 Preston North End A 0-3 16,569
14 February 2004 Cardiff City H 2-1 25,196 Clement, Hughes
21 February 2004 Sheffield United A 2-1 24,805 Moore, Gaardsøe
28 February 2004 Rotherham United H 0-1 24,104
2 March 2004 Norwich City A 0-0 23,223
6 March 2004 Coventry City H 3-0 25,414 Horsfield, Hulse, Kinsella
13 March 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 2-1 8,335 Johnson, Hughes
16 March 2004 Wigan Athletic H 2-1 13,931 Hughes (pen), Gaardsøe
27 March 2004 Crystal Palace H 2-0 24,990 Moore, Dyer
4 April 2004 Ipswich Town A 3-2 24,608 Koumas, Dyer, Horsfield
10 April 2004 Gillingham H 1-0 24,524 Hughes
12 April 2004 Millwall A 1-1 13,304 Johnson
18 April 2004 Sunderland A 1-0 32,201 Koumas
24 April 2004 Bradford City H 2-0 26,143 Horsfield, Hughes
1 May 2004 Reading A 0-1 20,619
4 May 2004 Stoke City A 1-4 18,352 Dobie
9 May 2004 Nottingham Forest H 0-2 26,821

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2003–04 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 2004 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 11,843

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 12 August 2003 Brentford H 4-0 10,490 Hulse (2), Haas, Dobie
R2 23 September 2003 Hartlepool United A 2-1 5,265 Clement, Hulse
R3 29 October 2003 Newcastle United A 2-1 46,932 Ameobi (own goal), Hughes
R4 3 December 2003 Manchester United H 2-0 25,282 Haas, Dobie
R5 16 December 2003 Arsenal H 0-2 20,369

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
1 England GK Russell Hoult
2 Switzerland DF Bernt Haas
3 England DF Neil Clement
4 Republic of Ireland MF James O'Connor
5 England DF Darren Moore[3]
6 England DF Phil Gilchrist
7 England DF Ronnie Wallwork
10 Wales MF Andy Johnson[4]
11 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kinsella
12 Scotland FW Scott Dobie[5]
14 England MF Sean Gregan
15 England FW Rob Hulse
16 England MF Lee Marshall
17 Iceland DF Lárus Sigurðsson
18 Wales MF Jason Koumas
19 England FW Lee Hughes
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Artim Šakiri
No. Position Player
21 Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy
22 England DF James Chambers
23 England DF Adam Chambers
24 Denmark MF Thomas Gaardsøe
25 Netherlands DF Joost Volmer
26 Mali DF Sékou Berthé
28 England MF Simon Brown
29 England MF Lloyd Dyer
30 England DF Tamika Mkandawire
31 England GK Daniel Crane
32 Senegal DF Alassane N'Dour (on loan from AS Saint-Etienne)
33 England DF Paul Robinson
34 England FW Geoff Horsfield
35 England FW Delroy Facey
36 Denmark FW Morten Skoubo
37 Australia GK Simon Miotto

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
8 England MF Michael Appleton (retired)
9 England FW Danny Dichio (to Millwall)
11 Grenada FW Jason Roberts[6] (to Wigan Athletic)
No. Position Player
27 England DF Ross Adams (to Hednesford Town)
37 England GK Kevin Pressman (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Brom 2-0 Bradford". BBC Sport. 2004-04-24. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 2003–2004 Results". Tony Brown. Statto.com. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Jamaica in 2006.
  4. ^ Johnson was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  5. ^ Dobie was born in Workington, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2002.
  6. ^ Roberts was born in Park Royal, London, England, but also qualified to represent Grenada internationally and made his international debut for Grenada in 1999.