2004–05 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2004–05 season
Chairman England David Sheepshanks
Manager England Joe Royle
Stadium Portman Road
Championship 3rd
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Darren Bent (20)
All:
Darren Bent and Shefki Kuqi (20)
Average home league attendance 25,651

During the 2004–05 English football season, Ipswich Town competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Ipswich missed automatic promotion in the 2004–05 season, finishing third, only two points behind second-placed Wigan Athletic. Again, they lost to West Ham United in the play off semi-finals, this time by a 4–2 aggregate score.[1]

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]

Ipswich Town's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Gillingham H 2-1 23,130 Naylor, Bowditch
11 August 2004 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 21,125 Bent
14 August 2004 Derby County A 2-3 22,234 Miller, Bowditch
21 August 2004 Cardiff City H 3-1 21,828 Bent, Miller, Westlake
28 August 2004 Rotherham United A 2-0 5,504 Kuqi (2)
30 August 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-1 24,590 Bent, Miller
12 September 2004 Millwall H 2-0 26,790 Bent, Couñago
14 September 2004 Stoke City A 2-3 23,029 Westlake, de Vos
18 September 2004 West Ham United A 1-1 28,812 Couñago
25 September 2004 Plymouth Argyle H 3-2 23,270 de Vos, Kuqi (2)
28 September 2004 Reading H 1-1 23,167 Kuqi
3 October 2004 Coventry City A 2-1 12,608 Bowditch, Mills (own goal)
16 October 2004 Burnley H 1-1 23,183 Richards
19 October 2004 Leicester City A 2-2 22,497 Westlake, Heath (own goal)
23 October 2004 Watford A 2-2 15,894 Westlake, Bent
30 October 2004 Preston North End H 3-0 23,745 Kuqi, Miller, Bent
2 November 2004 Sheffield United H 5-1 22,977 Miller, Kuqi (2), Naylor, Westlake
6 November 2004 Burnley A 2-0 11,969 Bent (2)
13 November 2004 Leeds United H 1-0 29,955 Bent
21 November 2004 Sunderland A 0-2 31,723
27 November 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1-0 26,269 Kuqi
4 December 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 2-2 7,236 Naylor, Bent
11 December 2004 Queens Park Rangers A 4-2 18,231 de Vos, Bent, Currie, Kuqi
21 December 2004 Wigan Athletic H 2-1 28,286 Naylor, Bent
26 December 2004 Millwall A 1-3 14,532 Kuqi
28 December 2004 Stoke City H 1-0 26,217 Kuqi
1 January 2005 West Ham United H 0-2 30,003
3 January 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 2-1 17,923 Currie (2)
15 January 2005 Coventry City H 3-2 23,670 Bent (2), Kuqi
22 January 2005 Reading A 1-1 23,203 Bent
5 February 2005 Sheffield United A 2-0 20,680 Unsworth, Kuqi
12 February 2005 Leicester City H 2-1 27,392 de Vries (own goal), Kuqi
18 February 2005 Preston North End A 1-1 14,418 Miller
22 February 2005 Watford H 1-2 23,993 Miller
26 February 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 0-2 29,008
5 March 2005 Wigan Athletic A 0-1 16,744
12 March 2005 Nottingham Forest H 6-0 25,765 Naylor, Westlake, Miller (2), Kuqi, Bent
15 March 2005 Cardiff City A 1-0 11,768 Miller
19 March 2005 Gillingham A 0-0 9,311
2 April 2005 Derby County H 3-2 28,796 Magilton, Bent, Miller
5 April 2005 Rotherham United H 4-3 26,017 Westlake, Bent (2), Magilton
9 April 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-2 25,882
17 April 2005 Sunderland H 2-2 29,230 Naylor, Bent
23 April 2005 Leeds United A 1-1 29,607 Kuqi
30 April 2005 Crewe Alexandra H 5-1 28,244 Kuqi, Magilton, Miller (2), Couñago
8 May 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1-1 6,848 Kuqi

Championship play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st Leg 14 May 2005 West Ham United A 2-2 33,723 Walker (own goal), Kuqi
SF 2nd Leg 18 May 2005 West Ham United H 0-2 30,010

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Bolton Wanderers H 1-3 20,080 Miller

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2004 Brentford H 2-0 10,190 Westlake, Miller
R2 21 September 2004 Doncaster Rovers A 0-2 6,020

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 Kelvin Davis
2 Suriname DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England DF Matt Richards
4 Canada DF Jason de Vos
5 Guinea DF Drissa Diallo[2]
6 England DF Richard Naylor
7 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
8 England MF Tommy Miller
9 Spain FW Pablo Couñago
10 England MF Darren Currie
11 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock[3]
No. Position Player
14 England FW James Scowcroft (on loan from Leicester City)
16 England DF David Unsworth (on loan from Portsmouth)
17 England FW Dean Bowditch
18 England FW Darren Bent
21 England DF Scott Mitchell
22 England FW Darryl Knights
26 England DF Scott Barron
32 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi[4]
33 England MF Ian Westlake
34 Wales GK Lewis Price[5]

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
10 England MF Tony Dinning (on loan from Wigan Athletic)
12 United States FW Daniel Karbassiyoon (on loan from Arsenal)
19 England FW Antonio Murray (to Hibernian)
No. Position Player
England FW Craig Reid (to Coventry City)
England DF Chris Hogg (to Hibernian)

Reserve 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
15 England MF Dean McDonald
19 France MF Jimmy Juan (on loan from AS Monaco)
20 England DF Aidan Collins
23 Republic of Ireland MF Owen Garvan
24 Republic of Ireland FW Billy Clarke
No. Position Player
27 England MF Adem Atay
28 Republic of Ireland DF Gerard Nash
29 England DF Ben Patten
30 England DF Jerome Sobers
31 Republic of Ireland GK Shane Supple

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ipswich 0–2 West Ham". BBC Sport. 18 May 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Diallo was born in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, but also qualifies to represent Guinea internationally and has represented them at international level.
  3. ^ Horlock was born in Erith, England, but also qualifies to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in April 1995.
  4. ^ Kuqi was born in Vučitrn, Yugoslavia (now Kosovo), but also qualifies to represent Finland internationally and made his international debut for Finland in 1999.
  5. ^ Price was born in Bournemouth, England, but also qualifies to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in November 2005.