2005–06 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2005–06 season
Chairman Jeremy Peace
Manager Bryan Robson
Stadium The Hawthorns
FA Premier League 19th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Kanu/Ellington (5)
All: Ellington (8)
Highest home attendance 27,623 (vs. Manchester United, 18 March 2006)
Lowest home attendance 23,144 (vs. Fulham, 3 December 2005)
Average home league attendance 25,403

During the 2005–06 English football season, West Bromwich Albion competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Despite attaining Premiership survival on the final day of last season, this time West Bromwich Albion were unable to repeat their "great escape" and were relegated to the Championship. Albion had spent much of the season just ahead of the relegation zone, but Portsmouth's late run of good form - in addition to West Bromwich Albion failing to win any of their final 13 fixtures - dragged the Midlanders into the relegation places.

Kit[edit]

West Bromwich retained their kit manufacturing agreement with Diadora, who introduced a new kit for the season. T-Mobile remained the kit sponsors.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83
3 Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 11 9 53 38 +15 65 2006–07 UEFA Cup First round
6 Blackburn Rovers 38 19 6 13 51 42 +9 63
7 Newcastle United 38 17 7 14 47 42 +5 58 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 Bolton Wanderers 38 15 11 12 49 41 +8 56
9 West Ham United 38 16 7 15 52 55 −3 55 2006–07 UEFA Cup First round 1
10 Wigan Athletic 38 15 6 17 45 52 −7 51
11 Everton 38 14 8 16 34 49 −15 50
12 Fulham 38 14 6 18 48 58 −10 48
13 Charlton Athletic 38 13 8 17 41 55 −14 47
14 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 48 58 −10 45
15 Manchester City 38 13 4 21 43 48 −5 43
16 Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 −13 42
17 Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 −25 38
18 Birmingham City (R) 38 8 10 20 28 50 −22 34 Relegation to the 2006–07 Football League Championship
19 West Bromwich Albion (R) 38 7 9 22 31 58 −27 30
20 Sunderland (R) 38 3 6 29 26 69 −43 15

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Qualification for European competitions.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1.Liverpool had already qualified for the Champions League by league position, as a result, their UEFA Cup berth that they earned through winning the 2005–06 FA Cup, went to West Ham, who were FA Cup runners-up.

Results[edit]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 2005 Manchester City A 0–0 42,983
20 August 2005 Portsmouth H 2–1 24,404 Horsfield (2)
24 August 2005 Chelsea A 0–4 41,201
27 August 2005 Birmingham City H 2–3 23,993 Horsfield (2)
10 September 2005 Wigan Athletic H 1–2 25,617 Greening
17 September 2005 Sunderland A 1–1 31,657 Gera
24 September 2005 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 23,909 Davies
1 October 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 20,721
15 October 2005 Arsenal H 2–1 26,604 Kanu, Carter
23 October 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 24,151
30 October 2005 Newcastle United H 0–3 26,216
5 November 2005 West Ham United A 0–1 34,325
19 November 2005 Everton H 4–0 24,784 Ellington (2, 1 pen), Clement, Earnshaw
27 November 2005 Middlesbrough A 2–2 27,041 Ellington, Kanu
3 December 2005 Fulham H 0–0 23,144
10 December 2005 Manchester City H 2–0 25,472 Kamara, Campbell
17 December 2005 Portsmouth A 0–1 20,052
26 December 2005 Manchester United A 0–3 67,972
28 December 2005 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 27,510 Kanu (2)
31 December 2005 Liverpool A 0–1 44,192
2 January 2006 Aston Villa H 1–2 27,073 Watson
15 January 2006 Wigan Athletic A 1–0 17,421 Albrechtsen
21 January 2006 Sunderland H 0–1 26,464
31 January 2006 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 25,921
4 February 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 2–0 23,993 Campbell, Greening
11 February 2006 Fulham A 1–6 21,508 Campbell
26 February 2006 Middlesbrough H 0–2 24,061
4 March 2006 Chelsea H 1–2 26,581 Kanu
11 March 2006 Birmingham City A 1–1 28,041 Ellington
18 March 2006 Manchester United H 1–2 27,623 Ellington
27 March 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 36,152 Davies
1 April 2006 Liverpool H 0–2 27,576
9 April 2006 Aston Villa A 0–0 33,303
15 April 2006 Arsenal A 1–3 38,167 Quashie
17 April 2006 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 23,181
22 April 2006 Newcastle United A 0–3 52,272
1 May 2006 West Ham United H 0–1 24,462
7 May 2006 Everton A 2–2 39,671 Gera, Martínez

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Reading H 1–1 19,197 Gera (pen)
R3R 17 January 2006 Reading A 2–3 (a.e.t.) 16,737 Chaplow (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 20 September 2005 Bradford City H 4–1 10,792 Ellington (2), Kamara, Earnshaw
R3 25 October 2005 Fulham A 3–2 (a.e.t.) 7,373 Earnshaw, Kanu, Inamoto
R4 30 November 2005 Manchester United A 1–3 48,924 Ellington

Squad[edit]

[1] 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
3 England DF Paul Robinson
4 Denmark DF Thomas Gaardsøe
5 Uruguay DF Williams Martínez (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
6 England DF Neil Clement
7 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie[2]
8 England MF Jonathan Greening
9 England FW Geoff Horsfield
10 Wales MF Andy Johnson[3]
11 Hungary MF Zoltán Gera
12 England MF Richard Chaplow
13 Slovakia MF Jan Kozak (on loan from Petržalka)
14 Denmark DF Martin Albrechtsen
15 Senegal FW Diomansy Kamara[4]
16 England DF Steve Watson
No. Position Player
17 England MF Darren Carter
19 England DF Curtis Davies
20 England GK Chris Kirkland (on loan from Liverpool)
21 England FW Kevin Campbell (captain)
22 England FW Nathan Ellington
24 England DF Ronnie Wallwork
25 Nigeria FW Nwankwo Kanu
26 Wales MF Rob Davies
27 England FW Rob Elvins
28 England DF Jared Hodgkiss
29 Poland GK Tomasz Kuszczak
30 England MF Brian Smikle
31 England FW Stuart Nicholson
32 England DF Jeff Forsyth
33 Japan MF Junichi Inamoto

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
2 England DF Riccardo Scimeca (to Cardiff City)
5 Jamaica DF Darren Moore[5] (to Derby County)
18 England MF Lloyd Dyer (to Millwall)
No. Position Player
23 Wales FW Robert Earnshaw[6] (to Norwich City)
Wales MF Jason Koumas (on loan to Cardiff City)
Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy (to Sunderland)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[7]