2004–05 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

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Brighton & Hove Albion
2004–05 season
Chairman England Dick Knight
Manager Scotland Mark McGhee
Stadium Withdean Stadium
Championship 20th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Adam Virgo (8)
All: Adam Virgo (8)
Highest home attendance 6,848 (vs. Ipswich Town, 8 May)
Lowest home attendance 4,217 (vs. Bristol Rovers, 24 August)
Average home league attendance 6,433

During the 2004–05 English football season, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Brighton finished 20th out of 24 clubs, narrowly avoiding the drop by a single point, but achieving their highest league position for 14 years.

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Results[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Reading A 2–3 15,641 Molango, Robinson
10 August 2004 Plymouth Argyle H 0–2 6,387
14 August 2004 Coventry City H 1–1 6,368 Virgo
21 August 2004 Wigan Athletic A 0–3 8,681
28 August 2004 Preston North End H 1–0 5,996 Broomes (own goal)
30 August 2004 Leicester City A 1–0 22,263 Virgo
11 September 2004 Watford A 1–1 14,148 Virgo
14 September 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–1 6,804
18 September 2004 Queens Park Rangers H 2–3 6,612 Hinshelwood, Currie
25 September 2004 Gillingham A 1–0 8,365 Knight (pen)
29 September 2004 Nottingham Forest A 1–0 20,109 Virgo
2 October 2004 Sheffield United H 1–1 6,418 Currie
16 October 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 1–3 6,811 Jarrett
19 October 2004 Cardiff City H 1–1 6,112 Knight
23 October 2004 Leeds United H 1–1 6,716 Virgo
30 October 2004 Sunderland A 0–2 25,532
3 November 2004 Derby County A 0–3 22,480
6 November 2004 Crewe Alexandra H 1–3 6,163 Reid
13 November 2004 West Ham United A 1–0 29,514 Butters
20 November 2004 Burnley H 0–1 6,109
27 November 2004 Ipswich Town A 0–1 26,269
4 December 2004 Rotherham United H 1–0 6,076 Harding
11 December 2004 Millwall A 0–2 12,196
17 December 2004 Stoke City H 0–1 6,028
26 December 2004 Gillingham H 2–1 6,420 Carpenter, Virgo
28 December 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–1 28,516 Hart
1 January 2005 Queens Park Rangers A 0–0 15,898
3 January 2005 Watford H 2–1 6,335 Mayo, Knight
15 January 2005 Sheffield United A 2–1 21,482 Carpenter, Knight
22 January 2005 Nottingham Forest H 0–0 6,704
29 January 2005 Leeds United A 1–1 27,033 Butters
5 February 2005 Derby County H 2–3 6,587 McCammon (2)
12 February 2005 Cardiff City A 0–2 11,435
19 February 2005 Sunderland H 2–1 6,647 Carpenter, McCammon
26 February 2005 Millwall H 1–0 6,608 Hart
5 March 2005 Stoke City A 0–2 14,908
12 March 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 1–5 15,606 Oatway
15 March 2005 Wigan Athletic H 2–4 6,306 Virgo, Hammond
21 March 2005 Reading H 0–1 6,108
2 April 2005 Coventry City A 1–2 18,606 Virgo
5 April 2005 Preston North End A 0–3 14,234
9 April 2005 Leicester City H 1–1 6,638 Reid
16 April 2005 Burnley A 1–1 11,611 Hammond
23 April 2005 West Ham United H 2–2 6,819 Hammond (2)
30 April 2005 Rotherham United A 1–0 6,549 McLaren (own goal)
8 May 2005 Ipswich Town H 1–1 6,848 Virgo

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 36,094 Carpenter

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2004 Bristol Rovers H 1–2 4,217 Butters

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Michel Kuipers
2 England DF Paul Watson
3 England DF Kerry Mayo
5 England DF Joe Dolan (on loan from Millwall)
6 Cyprus MF Alexis Nicolas[3]
7 England FW Leon Knight
9 England FW Gary Hart
10 England MF Charlie Oatway
12 England MF Richard Carpenter
14 England DF Guy Butters
15 Wales DF Nathan Jones
16 Australia MF Paul Reid
17 Switzerland FW Maheta Molango
18 Sierra Leone FW Albert Jarrett
No. Position Player
19 England DF Adam Virgo
20 Sweden GK Rami Shaaban
21 England MF Chris McPhee
22 England MF Dean Hammond
23 Northern Ireland GK Alan Blayney (on loan from Southampton)
24 England DF Adam Hinshelwood
25 England FW Mark McCammon[4]
26 England MF Dan Harding
27 England DF Gary Elphick
28 England DF Adam El-Abd
30 England FW Jake Robinson
31 England MF Dean Cox
33 England GK Chris May
34 England DF Joel Lynch

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
4 England DF Danny Cullip (to Sheffield United)
5 England DF Dean Blackwell (retired)
8 England MF Simon Rodger (retired)
11 England MF Darren Currie (to Ipswich Town)
20 England FW John Piercy (retired)
23 England MF David Lee (to Oldham Athletic)
No. Position Player
23 Germany GK David Yelldell[5] (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
25 England FW Steve Claridge (to Brentford)
27 England MF Dan Beck (to Eastbourne Borough)
29 England GK Ben Roberts (retired)
31 England MF Darren Budd (to Bognor Regis Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/brighton-and-hove-albion/2004-2005
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2004-2005/flcham/brighton.htm
  3. ^ Nicolas was born in Westminster, England, but also qualifies to represent Cyprus internationally and has represented them at U-21 level.
  4. ^ McCammon was born in Barnet, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally and would make his international debut for Barbados in 2006.
  5. ^ Yelldell was born in Stuttgart, West Germany (now Germany), but also qualified to represent the United States internationally and would make his international debut for the United States in March 2011.