2004–05 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2004–05 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Alan Pardew
Stadium Boleyn Ground
Coca-Cola Championship 6th (Promoted via Play-offs)
Highest home attendance 33,482[1]
Lowest home attendance 22,031[2]
Average home league attendance 27,403 [3]

During the 2004–05 season, Rob Lee, Brian Deane, Wayne Quinn and Shaun Byrne were all released from West Ham United on free transfers, following their Championship playoff loss to Crystal Palace. Their departures were closely followed by those of Kevin Horlock, who signed for Ipswich Town, and David Connolly, who left for Leicester City in a £500,000 deal. Sébastien Carole also returned to AS Monaco after his loan spell, while Richard Garcia and Elliott Ward signed new contracts.

The first signing Alan Pardew made following the end of the previous season was goalkeeper James Walker, signed on a free transfer from Walsall where he had been a folk hero. He was brought in as cover for Stephen Bywater. The following month former England international Teddy Sheringham and Sergei Rebrov both signed on free transfers, from Portsmouth and Tottenham respectively. Their arrivals were closely followed by those of Bournemouth captain Carl Fletcher for £275,000 and winger Luke Chadwick from Manchester United on a free transfer. In September Malky Mackay signed for £300,000 from Norwich City.

West Ham's biggest defeat of the season was away to Cardiff City on 2 November 2004 when they lost 1–4. The Welsh team, featured former Hammer Jobi McAnuff who created the first two goals and scored the fourth. West Ham's biggest win of the season came in their home game against Plymouth Argyle on 19 February 2005 when they won 5–0. Marlon Harewood scored the first goal by sending the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot. The penalty was given after the defender inexplicably punched the ball away. The second was an own goal by the keeper as he fumbled a Sergei Rebrov corner into his own net. Malky Mackay lobbed the keeper from another corner to net the third. Goals four and five were scored by Teddy Sheringham. The fourth, and arguably the best of the day's goals, came when Carl Fletcher crossed for Teddy to head home. The fifth goal was a twice taken penalty.

West Ham only lost one of their last ten games which helped push them up from 7th and into 6th, guaranteeing a play-off spot. The club returned to the FA Premier League at the second time of asking, beating Preston North End in the 2005 Football League Championship play-off Final with a single goal from Bobby Zamora.

Results [4]

West Ham United score shown first

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance
7 August 2004 Leicester City A 0-0 30,231
10 August 2004 Reading H 1-0 26,242
15 August 2004 Wigan Athletic H 1-3 23,271
21 August 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 3-2 7,857
28 August 2004 Burnley H 1-0 22,119
No. Player Pos P-O
Apps
P-O
Gls
Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
FAC
Apps
FAC
Gls
LC
Apps
LC
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date Signed Previous Club
First XI (Most appearances)
1 England Stephen Bywater GK 0 (1) 36 2 38 (1) ' 20 February 1998 Rochdale
2 Czech Republic Tomas Repka RB 3 42 3 3 51 ' 14 September 2001 Fiorentina
34 England Chris Powell LB 3 35 (1) 3 41 (1) ' September 2004 Charlton
21 Scotland Malky Mackay CB 17 (1) 3 1 21 (1) ' 10 September 2004 Norwich City
15 England Anton Ferdinand CB 3 24 (5) 1 3 1 31 (5) 1 14 December 2002 Academy
17 England Hayden Mullins CM 3 32 (5) 1 2 (1) 2 39 (6) 1 23 October 2003 Crystal Palace
30 England Luke Chadwick RM 22(10) 1 3 1 26(10) 1 2 August 2004 Manchester United
20 England Nigel Reo-Coker (Captain) CM 3 34 (5) 3 3 1 (1) 41 (6) 3 22 January 2004 M.K. Dons
8 England Teddy Sheringham CF 26 (7) 20 2 1 0 (1) 28 (8) 21 14 July 2004 Portsmouth
10 England Marlon Harewood CF 3 1 45 17 3 2 3 2 54 22 25 November 2003 Nottingham Forest
12 England Matthew Etherington LM 3 37 (2) 4 2 42 (2) 4 4 August 2003 Tottenham
Players with 10+ appearances
6 Wales Carl Fletcher CM/D 1 26 (6) 2 3 30 (6) 2 31 August 2004 Bournemouth
25 England Bobby Zamora CF 3 4 15 (19) 7 2 2 20(19) 13 2 February 2004 Tottenham
11 Northern Ireland Steve Lomas CM 18 (5) 1 2 20 (5) 1 March 1997 Manchester City
23 England James Walker GK 3 10 1 3 17 ' June 2004 Walsall
16 Ukraine Sergei Rebrov F 12(15) 1 1 (1) 2 (1) 15(17) 1 27 July 2004 Tottenham
22 England Elliott Ward CB 3 10 (1) 1 14 (1) ' 1 August 2001 Academy
24 England Mark Noble M 0 (3) 10 (3) 3 0 (2) 13 (8) ' 1 July 2003 Academy
26 England Shaun Newton RM 2 (1) 11 13 (1) ' March 2005 Wolves
3 England Rufus Brevett LB 10 (1) 1 3 13 (1) 1 31 January 2003 Fulham
26 England Calum Davenport CB 10 10 ' 9 September 2004 Tottenham
35 Wales Gavin Williams M/F 7 (3) 1 7 (3) 1 December 2004 Yeovil
Other players with appearances
19 England Adam Nowland M/F 3 (1) 1 2 5 (1) 1 23 January 2004 M.K. Dons
19 England Darren Powell CB 5 1 5 1 20 November 2004 Crystal Palace
5 Wales Andy Melville CB 3 0 (1) 3 (1) ' 17 January 2004 Fulham
14 England Chris Cohen LB/M 1 (10) 0 (1) 1 (1) 2 (12) ' 1 July 2003 Academy
4 Scotland Don Hutchison F 2 (3) 0 (1) 2 (4) ' 30 August 2001 Sunderland
7 Scotland Christian Dailly CD/M 0 (1) 2 (2) 2 (3) ' January 2000 Blackburn Rovers
28 Australia Trent McClenahan CB 0 (2) 1 1 (2) ' 1 July 2003 Academy
9 Argentina Mauricio Taricco D 1 1 ' 19 November 2004 Tottenham
21 Australia Richard Garcia F 0 (1) 0 (1) ' 16 September 1998 Academy
9 Jamaica Jobi McAnuff RM 0 (1) 0 (1) ' 3 February 2004 M.K. Dons

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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 Stephen Bywater
2 Czech Republic DF Tomas Repka
3 England DF Rufus Brevett
4 Scotland MF Don Hutchison
5 Wales DF Andy Melville
6 Wales MF Carl Fletcher
7 Scotland DF Christian Dailly
8 England FW Teddy Sheringham
10 England FW Marlon Harewood
11 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas
12 England MF Matthew Etherington
14 England MF Chris Cohen
15 England DF Anton Ferdinand
16 Ukraine FW Sergei Rebrov
17 England MF Hayden Mullins
18 France FW Youssef Sofiane
No. Position Player
20 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker (captain)
21 Scotland DF Malky Mackay
22 England DF Elliott Ward
23 England GK Jimmy Walker
24 England MF Mark Noble
25 England FW Bobby Zamora
26 England MF Shaun Newton
27 England FW Greg Pearson
28 Australia DF Trent McClenahan
30 England MF Luke Chadwick
31 England DF Darren Blewitt
32 England FW Moses Ashikodi
34 England DF Chris Powell
35 Wales MF Gavin Williams
36 England MF Hogan Ephraim

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
6 England MF Michael Carrick (to Tottenham Hotspur)
9 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff (to Cardiff City)
9 Argentina DF Mauricio Taricco (released)
19 England MF Adam Nowland (to Nottingham Forest)
19 England DF Darren Powell (on loan from Crystal Palace)
No. Position Player
21 Australia FW Richard Garcia (to Colchester United)
26 England DF Calum Davenport (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
29 England MF Graeme Carrick (to Hornchurch)
41 England GK Robert Burch (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

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