2005–06 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2005–06 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Alan Pardew
Stadium Upton Park
Premiership 9th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Harewood (14)
All: Harewood (16)
Average home league attendance 33,743

During the 2005–06 English football season, West Ham United competed in the FA Premier League, following promotion from the Football League Championship the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

West Ham had barely scrapped into the top six of the Championship the previous season before gaining promotion via the play-offs, so few gave the Hammers much hope of Premiership survival. However, West Ham surprised their naysayers to stand fourth at the end of October after 11 points from their opening six games. A run of mediocre form saw West Ham fall to tenth, before a run of five straight wins between January and February (including a 3-2 win at Arsenal, which saw the Hammers become the last side to beat Arsenal at Highbury) saw the Hammers rise to sixth and manager Alan Pardew win the Manager of the Month award for February. Several more good results (including a 2-1 home win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the season that denied the North London side Champions League qualification) saw West Ham finish in ninth, above more fancied sides like Everton, Middlesbrough and Manchester City.[1] However, West Ham's best form came in the FA Cup, where they overcame the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup final - their first since 1980 - against a Liverpool side that were the reigning European champions and had finished third in the Premiership. In spite of the odds, West Ham went into half-time with a 2-0 lead. However, a Steven Gerrard-inspired Liverpool managed to equalise the scores at 3–3 minutes before the end of normal time. Extra time proved fruitless and a penalty shoot-out was required to separate the two; unfortunately for West Ham, Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, who had made several errors in the match, saved from Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and Anton Ferdinand to give Liverpool a 3-1 win. However, as Liverpool had already qualified for the Champions League, West Ham qualified for the UEFA Cup.

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.

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 Northern Ireland GK Roy Carroll
2 Argentina DF Lionel Scaloni (on loan from Deportivo de La Coruña)
3 England DF Paul Konchesky
4 Wales DF Danny Gabbidon
5 England DF Anton Ferdinand
6 Wales MF Carl Fletcher[3]
7 Scotland DF Christian Dailly
8 England FW Teddy Sheringham
9 England FW Dean Ashton
10 England FW Marlon Harewood
11 England MF Matthew Etherington
13 England GK Stephen Bywater
15 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
17 England MF Hayden Mullins
No. Position Player
18 Israel FW Yaniv Katan
19 Wales DF James Collins
20 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker (captain)
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
29 England MF Hogan Ephraim
30 Republic of Ireland DF Clive Clarke
32 England DF Darren Blewitt
34 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[4]
35 England MF Kyel Reid
41 England GK Matthew Reed

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 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Řepka (to Sparta Prague)
12 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas[5] (to Queens Park Rangers)
14 England MF Chris Cohen (on loan to Yeovil Town)
16 Wales MF Gavin Williams (to Ipswich Town)
18 France FW Youssef Sofiane (to Coventry City)
21 Scotland DF Malky Mackay (to Watford)
21 France FW David Bellion (on loan from Manchester United)
No. Position Player
27 Czech Republic FW Petr Mikolanda (on loan to Rushden and Diamonds)
28 Australia MF Trent McClenahan (on loan to Milton Keynes Dons)
31 England MF Tony Stokes (on loan to Rushden and Diamonds)
33 England FW Moses Ashikodi[6] (to Rangers)
36 England MF Luke Chadwick (to Stoke City)
39 France FW Jérémie Aliadière (on loan from Arsenal)

Appearances[edit]

Number Nat. Player Position Lge
Apps
Lge
Gls
FAC
Apps
FAC
Gls
LC
Apps
LC
Gls
Tot
Apps
Tot
Gls
Date signed Previous club
First XI (most appearances)
34 Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop GK 16 - 7 - 2 - 25 - 29 July 2005 Portsmouth
2 Czech Republic Tomáš Repka RB 19 - 1 - 2 - 22 ' 14 September 2001 Fiorentina
4 Wales Danny Gabbidon CB 31+1 - 2 - - - 38+1 - 5 July 2005 Cardiff City
5 England Anton Ferdinand CB 32+1 2 5 - - - 37+1 2 14 December 2002 Academy
3 England Paul Konchesky LB 36+1 1 7 1 1 - 44+1 2 5 July 2005 Charlton Athletic
15 Israel Yossi Benayoun RM 30+4 5 6 - - - 36+4 5 16 July 2005 Racing Santander
17 England Hayden Mullins CM 35 - 6 1 1 - 42 1 23 October 2003 Crystal Palace
20 England Nigel Reo-Coker CM 31 5 7 - - - 38 5 22 January 2004 Wimbledon
11 England Matthew Etherington LM 33 2 7 1 - - 40 3 4 August 2003 Tottenham Hotspur
25 England Bobby Zamora CF 17+17 6 2+5 2 1 2 20+22 10 2 February 2004 Tottenham Hotspur
10 England Marlon Harewood CF 31+6 14 4+1 3 2 - 37+7 16 25 November 2003 Nottingham Forest
Players with 10+ appearances
1 Northern Ireland Roy Carroll GK 19 - - - - - 19 - 15 June 2005 Manchester United
19 Wales James Collins CB 13+1 2 3 - 2 - 18+1 2 5 July 2005 Cardiff City
8 England Teddy Sheringham CF 15+11 6 1+2 1+1 1 - 17+14 7 14 July 2004 Portsmouth
2 Argentina Lionel Scaloni RB 13 - 3+1 - - - 16+1 31 January 2006 On loan from Deportivo
9 England Dean Ashton CF 9+2 3 5 3 - - 14+2 6 23 January 2006 Norwich City
26 England Shaun Newton RM 8+18 1 1+1 - 1+1 - 10+20 1 10 March 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 Scotland Christian Dailly CB 6+16 - 2+4 - 2 1 10+20 1 17 January 2001 Blackburn Rovers
6 Wales Carl Fletcher DM 6+6 1 1+3 - 0+1 - 7+10 1 31 August 2004 Bournemouth
Other players with appearances
24 England Mark Noble CM 4+1 - - - 1 - 5+1 - 1 July 2003 Academy
22 England Elliott Ward CB 3+1 - - - 2 - 5+1 - 1 August 2001 Academy
21 France David Bellion CF 2+6 - - - 1+1 1 3+7 1 17 August 2005 Manchester United
23 England Jimmy Walker GK 3 - - - - - 3 - 10 June 2004 Walsall
30 Republic of Ireland Clive Clarke LB 2 - - - 1 - 3 - 31 July 2005 Stoke City
18 Israel Yaniv Katan CF 2+4 - 0+2 - - - 2+6 - 3 January 2006 Maccabi Haifa
39 France Jérémie Aliadière CF 1+6 - - - 0+1 - 1+7 - 25 August 2005 Arsenal
35 England Kyel Reid LM 1+1 - - - - - 1+1 - 1 July 2004 Academy
14 England Chris Cohen CM - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 July 2003 Academy
16 England Gavin Williams RM - - - - 1 - 1 - December 2004 Yeovil Town
13 England Stephen Bywater GK 0+1 - - - - - 0+1 - 20 February 1998 Rochdale
29 England Hogan Ephraim LM - - - - 0+1 - 0+1 - 1 July 2004 Academy
31 England Tony Stokes CM - - - - 0+1 - 0+1 - 1 July 2005 Academy

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Premier League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Ham United 2005-2006 Home - stattoo.com". 
  2. ^ "FootballSquads - West Ham United - 2005/06". 
  3. ^ Fletcher was born in Camberley, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his full international debut for Wales in 2004.
  4. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, London, England, and has 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.
  5. ^ Lomas was born in, Hanover, West Germany.
  6. ^ Ashikodi was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but also qualified to represent England and Antigua and Barbuda internationally. He represented England at youth level, but would later make his full international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in September 2012.
  7. ^ The total fee for Gabiddon, Collins and Konchesky was reported as £4,500,000.
  8. ^ "Hammers swoop for defensive trio". BBC News. 5 July 2005. 
  9. ^ "West Ham clinch Bellion loan deal". BBC News. 17 August 2005. 
  10. ^ "West Ham complete Benayoun swoop". BBC News. 19 July 2005. 
  11. ^ "Keeper Hislop signs for West Ham". BBC News. 29 July 2005. 
  12. ^ "West Ham snap up Stoke's Clarke". BBC News. 1 August 2005. 
  13. ^ West Ham terminated Aliadière's loan on 31 January.
  14. ^ "West Ham seal Aliadiere loan deal". BBC News. 25 August 2005. 
  15. ^ "Reading snap up new West Ham star". BBC News. 1 September 2005. 
  16. ^ Katan was signed on 19 December but could not be registered until 1 January.
  17. ^ "Hammers sign Israel striker Katan". BBC News. 19 December 2005. 
  18. ^ "Hammers complete Ashton transfer". BBC News. 23 January 2006. 
  19. ^ "West Ham capture defender Scaloni". BBC News. 1 February 2006. 
  20. ^ "Sheringham holds Queensland talks". BBC News. 7 June 2005. 
  21. ^ "Argyle snap up defender Brevett". BBC News. 22 June 2005. 
  22. ^ "Powell makes return to Charlton". BBC News. 11 July 2005. 
  23. ^ "Millwall complete Hutchison deal". BBC Sport. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  24. ^ "Diamonds snap up Hammers striker". BBC Sport. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  25. ^ West Ham terminated Bywater's loan on 20 October.
  26. ^ "Bywater seals Coventry loan move". BBC News. 3 August 2005. 
  27. ^ "Stoke bring in Chadwick on loan". BBC News. 4 August 2005. 
  28. ^ "Ashikodi completes Gills switch". BBC News. 15 August 2005. 
  29. ^ "Watford swoop to capture Mackay". BBC News. 19 August 2005. 
  30. ^ "Hammers release striker Sofiane". BBC News. 30 August 2005. 
  31. ^ "Langley and Lomas make QPR moves". BBC News. 31 August 2005. 
  32. ^ "Glovers swoop for midfield cover". BBC News. 7 November 2005. 
  33. ^ "Williams makes Ipswich loan move". BBC News. 8 November 2005. 
  34. ^ "Mikolanda joins Rushden on loan". BBC News. 31 January 2006. 
  35. ^ "Dons extend McClenahan loan deal". BBC News. 3 January 2006.