2005–06 Charlton Athletic F.C. season

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Charlton Athletic
2005–06 season
Chairman Richard Murray
Manager Alan Curbishley
Stadium The Valley
FA Premier League 13th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Darren Bent (18)
All: Darren Bent (22)
Highest home attendance 27,111 (vs. Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur)
Lowest home attendance 23,453 (vs. Wigan Athletic, 20 August 2005)
Average home league attendance 26,195[1]

During the 2005–06 English football season, Charlton Athletic competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Charlton started the season well, coming third at the end of August, second at the end of September and fifth at the end of October, but fell away during the second half of the season to finish in the lower half of the table in thirteenth. At the end of the season, manager Alan Curbishley resigned after 15 years at the club - 10 as manager - amidst rumours the FA was going to approach him with an offer to manage the English national side (the job eventually went to Middlesbrough's Steve McLaren). Curbishley was replaced by Iain Dowie, who infamously left South London rivals Crystal Palace, claiming he wanted to be closer to his family in Bolton - only to join the Addicks.

Striker Darren Bent, signed from Championship side Ipswich Town, made a significant impact in his first full Premiership season, scoring 18 goals (22 in all competitions) to finish as the third highest scorer in the league and the highest scoring Englishman. Unfortunately for him his prolific scoring was not enough for him to make England's World Cup squad, with Arsenal's 17-year-old striker Theo Walcott a surprise inclusion ahead of him.

Kit[edit]

After two seasons Charlton changed their home kit, although Spanish apparel manufacturers Joma remained the suppliers. During the season, however, kit sponsors all:sports went bankrupt; Charlton then signed a sponsorship deal with Spanish real estate company Llanera through to the end of the 2007–08 season.

For the club's centenary, in a match in October Charlton wore a special centenary kit with a white band down the left-hand side of the shirt and a red band down the left-hand side of the shorts.

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]

Charlton Athletic's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 2005 Sunderland A 3–1 34,446 D Bent (2), Murphy
20 August 2005 Wigan Athletic H 1–0 23,453 D Bent
28 August 2005 Middlesbrough A 3–0 26,206 Rommedahl, Perry, D Bent
10 September 2005 Birmingham City A 1–0 26,846 D Bent
17 September 2005 Chelsea H 0–2 27,111
24 September 2005 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 23,909 Murphy (2, 1 pen)
1 October 2005 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–3 27,111 D Bent (2)
17 October 2005 Fulham H 1–1 26,310 Murphy
22 October 2005 Portsmouth A 2–1 19,030 Ambrose, Rommedahl
29 October 2005 Bolton Wanderers H 0–1 26,175
5 November 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 1–4 17,691 Hughes
19 November 2005 Manchester United H 1–3 26,730 Ambrose
26 November 2005 Aston Villa A 0–1 30,023
4 December 2005 Manchester City H 2–5 25,289 D Bent, Bothroyd
10 December 2005 Sunderland H 2–0 26,065 D Bent, Ambrose
17 December 2005 Wigan Athletic A 0–3 17,074
26 December 2005 Arsenal H 0–1 27,111
31 December 2005 West Ham United H 2–0 25,952 Bartlett, D Bent
2 January 2006 Everton A 1–3 34,333 Holland
14 January 2006 Birmingham City H 2–0 26,312 Hughes, D Bent
22 January 2006 Chelsea A 1–1 41,355 M Bent
31 January 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 25,921
5 February 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–3 36,034 Thomas
8 February 2006 Liverpool H 2–0 27,111 D Bent (pen), Young
12 February 2006 Manchester City A 2–3 41,347 D Bent, M Bent
22 February 2006 Newcastle United A 0–0 20,206
25 February 2006 Aston Villa H 0–0 26,594
4 March 2006 Liverpool A 0–0 43,892
12 March 2006 Middlesbrough H 2–1 24,830 D Bent (2)
18 March 2006 Arsenal A 0–3 38,223
26 March 2006 Newcastle United H 3–1 27,019 D Bent (pen), Bowyer (own goal), Bothroyd
2 April 2006 West Ham United A 0–0 34,753
8 April 2006 Everton H 0–0 26,954
15 April 2006 Fulham A 1–2 19,146 Euell
17 April 2006 Portsmouth H 2–1 25,419 Hughes, D Bent
22 April 2006 Bolton Wanderers A 1–4 24,713 D Bent (pen)
29 April 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 0–2 26,254
7 May 2006 Manchester United A 0–4 73,006

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 4–2 14,851 Rommedahl (2), Holland, D Bent
R4 28 January 2006 Leyton Orient H 2–1 22,029 Fortune, Bothroyd
R5 18 February 2006 Brentford H 3–1 22,098 D Bent, Bothroyd, Hughes
QF 23 March 2006 Middlesbrough H 0–0 24,187
QFR 12 April 2006 Middlesbrough A 2–4 30,248 Hughes, Southgate (own goal)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 20 September 2005 Hartlepool United H 3–1 10,328 Johansson (pen), D Bent, Bothroyd
R3 26 October 2005 Chelsea A 2–3 (won 5-4 on pens) 42,198 D Bent
R4 30 November 2005 Blackburn Rovers H 2–3 14,093 Ambrose, Murphy

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
2 England DF Luke Young
3 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson
4 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Sorondo (on loan from Inter Milan)
5 England DF Chris Perry
6 England FW Marcus Bent
7 Bulgaria DF Radostin Kishishev
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland[3] (captain)
9 Jamaica FW Jason Euell[4]
10 England FW Darren Bent
11 England FW Francis Jeffers
12 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie[5]
14 England MF Jerome Thomas
16 Denmark GK Stephan Andersen
17 South Africa FW Shaun Bartlett
18 England MF Darren Ambrose
19 Denmark MF Dennis Rommedahl
20 England MF Bryan Hughes
No. Position Player
22 England DF Chris Powell
23 United States DF Jonathan Spector (on loan from Manchester United)
24 England DF Jonathan Fortune
26 Central African Republic DF Kelly Youga
28 England DF Osei Sankofa
29 England MF Lloyd Sam[6]
30 England DF Mark Ricketts
31 England FW Alex Varney
32 England DF Barry Fuller
33 Republic of Ireland GK Darren Randolph
34 England FW James Walker[7]
35 England DF Nathan Ashton
36 Norway GK Thomas Myhre
37 Portugal DF Gonçalo Brandão (on loan from Belenenses)
38 England FW Jay Bothroyd
39 Iceland MF Rúrik Gíslason

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
1 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Kiely[8] (to Portsmouth)
6 South Africa DF Mark Fish (retired)
11 England FW Francis Jeffers (on loan to Rangers)
13 England MF Danny Murphy (to Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
15 Morocco DF Talal El Karkouri (on loan to Al Gharafa)
21 Finland FW Jonatan Johansson (on loan to Norwich City)
25 Russia MF Alexey Smertin (on loan from Chelsea)
27 Republic of Ireland GK Rob Elliot[9] (on loan to Accrington Stanley)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[10]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlton Athletic | Team | Statistics | Attendance". Cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/charlton-athletic/2005-2006/results
  3. ^ Holland was born in Bury, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1999.
  4. ^ Euell was born in Lambeth, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his father and made his international debut for Jamaica in November 2004.
  5. ^ Lisbie was born in Hackney, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 2002.
  6. ^ Sam was born in Leeds, England, but qualifies to represent Ghana internationally.
  7. ^ Walker was born in Hackney, England, and has represented England at youth level, but also qualified to represent Antigua and Barbuda internationally and made his international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in September 2012.
  8. ^ Kiely was born in Salford, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1999.
  9. ^ Elliot was born in Chatham, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and has represented them at youth level.
  10. ^ "Charlton Athletic | Team | Statistics | Appearances". Cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-15.