2004–05 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth
2004–05 season
Chairman Milan Mandaric
Manager Harry Redknapp (until 24 November)[1]
Velimir Zajec (from 24 November to April)[2][3]
Alain Perrin (from 7 April)[4]
Stadium Fratton Park
Premier League 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (13)
All:
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (17)

During the 2004–05 English football season, Portsmouth competed in the FA Premier League. It was Portsmouth's second consecutive season in English football's top-flight.

Season summary[edit]

Portsmouth's campaign got off to a good start, winning four of their first ten games including the famous, brilliant 2-0 win over Manchester United as they maintained a strong mid-table position in late October. However, manager Harry Redknapp walked out on Portsmouth in November after a row with chairman Milan Mandaric over the appointment of new Director of Football Velimir Zajec at the club. Zajec replaced Redknapp as manager with immediate effect, but under his management the club's form dipped, bringing the club from the top ten to a few points above the relegation zone. In April, Zajec was replaced by Frenchman Alain Perrin; Perrin managed to secure Portsmouth's Premiership status with a few games of the season left. Despite this, Portsmouth still played a pivotal role in the "Survival Sunday" relegation drama - by losing 2–0 at West Bromwich Albion they both secured Albion's Premiership status and helped relegate arch-rivals Southampton (although Southampton were beaten 2–1 at home by Manchester United and would have been relegated even if Albion had lost).

Kit[edit]

Portsmouth retained the previous season's kit, manufactured under the club's own brand, Pompey Sport.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
1 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[5]
2 England DF Linvoy Primus
3 Serbia and Montenegro DF Dejan Stefanović
4 England DF David Unsworth
6 Netherlands DF Arjan de Zeeuw
8 England MF Steve Stone
11 Greece MF Giannis Skopelitis (on loan from Egaleo)
14 England MF Matthew Taylor
16 England DF Andy Griffin
18 Senegal MF Aliou Cissé
19 Jamaica FW Ricardo Fuller
No. Position Player
20 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni
21 Senegal FW Diomansy Kamara[6]
22 Scotland MF Richard Hughes
23 Czech Republic MF Patrik Berger
26 England MF Gary O'Neil
27 Slovenia FW Aleksandar Rodić[7]
28 England FW James Keene
30 England GK Jamie Ashdown
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Lomana Tresor LuaLua
33 Greece GK Kostas Chalkias
34 Cameroon MF Valéry Mézague[8] (on loan from Montpellier)

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
7 Scotland MF Kevin Harper[9] (to Stoke City)
10 Israel MF Eyal Berkovic (released)
11 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie[10] (to Southampton)
15 Senegal MF Amdy Faye (to Newcastle United)
25 Netherlands GK Harald Wapenaar (to Vitesse)
27 England DF Eddie Howe (to Bournemouth)
28 England DF John Curtis (to Nottingham Forest)
No. Position Player
31 France DF Sebastian Schemmel (released)
33 England DF Lewis Buxton (to Stoke City)
36 England MF Anthony Pulis[11] (to Stoke City)
Croatia MF Ivica Mornar (on loan to Rennes)
England FW Rowan Vine (on loan to Luton Town)
Scotland FW Mark Burchill (to Hearts)

Statistics[edit]

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
5 Australia DF Hayden Foxe
9 Bulgaria FW Svetoslav Todorov
17 France FW Vincent Péricard[12]
No. Position Player
24 Wales DF Richard Duffy
29 Italy GK Andrea Guatelli

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £5,750,000
Transfers out: Increase £4,100,000
Total spending: Decrease £1,650,000

Results[edit]

Premiership[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

  • Third round: Portsmouth 1-0 Gillingham (Yakubu 49)
  • Fourth round: Southampton 2-1 Portsmouth (Oakley 54, Crouch 90 pen.; Yakubu 57 pen.)

League Cup[edit]

  • Second round: Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Portsmouth (Kamara 65)
  • Third round: Portsmouth 2-1 Leeds United (Kamara 14, Berkovic 32 pen.; Deane 40)
  • Fourth round: Cardiff City 0-2 Portsmouth (Yakubu 47, 55 pen.)
  • Quarter-finals: Watford 3-0 Portsmouth (Helguson 24, 57, Dyer 61)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/4111337.stm
  3. ^ Zajec was caretaker manager from 24 November until being appointed permanently on 21 December.
  4. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/4417187.stm
  5. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, England, and represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.
  6. ^ Kamara was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Senegal internationally and made his international debut for Senegal in 2003.
  7. ^ Rodić was born in Kozarska Dubica, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia-Herzegovina).
  8. ^ Mézague was born in Marseille, France, but also qualified to represent Cameroon internationally and made his international debut for Cameroon in 2003.
  9. ^ Harper was born in Oldham, England.
  10. ^ Quashie was born in Southwark, England, and represented England at U-21 and B level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2004.
  11. ^ Pulis was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and would later represent them at U-21 level.
  12. ^ Péricard was born in Efok, Cameroon, but also qualified to represent France internationally and has represented them at U-21 level.
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