2005–06 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham F.C.
Season 2005-06
League Premier League
Manager Chris Coleman
League position 12th
Top goalscorer League:
Collins John (11)
All competitions:
Collins John (12)
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Third Round
Previous season 2004-05
Next season 2006-07

The 2005-06 season was Fulham's fifth consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The club were again managed by Chris Coleman and they managed to achieve a position of 12th in the league, one place higher than the previous season. Their best results of the season were home wins against Chelsea (1-0) and Liverpool (2-0).

In the League Cup they reached the third round by winning an amazing game against Lincoln City 5-4 after extra time, but they then succumbed to West Brom. In the FA Cup they fell at the first hurdle, with a humiliating 2-1 home defeat to Leyton Orient.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[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 Wales GK Mark Crossley[2]
2 Germany DF Moritz Volz
3 United States DF Carlos Bocanegra
4 France MF Steed Malbranque[3]
5 France MF Sylvain Legwinski
6 England DF Zat Knight
7 Wales MF Mark Pembridge
8 Denmark MF Claus Jensen
9 England MF Michael Brown
10 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson
11 Portugal FW Luis Boa Morte
13 Canada FW Tomasz Radzinski[4]
14 Senegal MF Papa Bouba Diop
15 Netherlands FW Collins John
No. Position Player
16 Portugal GK Ricardo Batista
17 England DF Liam Rosenior
18 Australia DF Ahmad Elrich
19 France DF Philippe Christanval
20 United States FW Brian McBride
22 England DF Dean Leacock
23 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Timlin[5]
24 France DF Alain Goma
27 New Zealand MF Simon Elliott
29 Finland GK Antti Niemi
30 Trinidad and Tobago GK Tony Warner[6]
31 England DF Wayne Bridge (on loan from Chelsea)
33 Denmark DF Niclas Jensen
35 England DF Ian Pearce

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
19 Ghana FW Elvis Hammond (to Leicester City)
21 Pakistan DF Zesh Rehman[7] (on loan to Norwich City)
25 Czech Republic GK Jaroslav Drobny (on loan to ADO Den Haag)
26 England DF Adam Green (on loan to Bristol City)
No. Position Player
28 England DF Liam Fontaine (on loan to Bristol City)
31 England MF Darren Pratley (on loan to Brentford)
France FW Steve Marlet (to Wolfsburg)
Argentina FW Facundo Sava (to Lorca)

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
32 Wales MF Matty Collins
34 England MF Neale McDermott
36 England MF Robert Milsom
England DF Kasali Yinka Casal
England DF Elliott Omozusi
No. Position Player
England DF TJ Moncur
England DF Robbie Watkins
New Zealand MF Chris James
France FW Ismael Ehui

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[8][9]

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
27 June 2005 FW Iceland Heiðar Helguson England Watford £1,300,000[10]
17 July 2005 DF Denmark Niclas Jensen Germany Borussia Dortmund Undisclosed[11]
11 Aug 2005 GK Trinidad and Tobago Tony Warner Wales Cardiff City Six-month loan[12]
8 Sep 2005 DF France Philippe Christanval France Marseille Free[13]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
13 July 2005 DF Wales Alex Lawless England Torquay Free
20 July 2005 FW England Andrew Cole England Manchester City Free[14]
1 August 2005 DF Morocco Abdeslam Ouaddou France Lens Undisclosed
1 August 2005 GK England Ross Flitney England Barnet Free
2 August 2005 MF England Lee Clark England Newcastle Free[15]
31 August 2005 FW Ghana Elvis Hammond England Leicester City Five-month loan[16]
31 August 2005 FW Scotland Stuart Noble Scotland East Fife Undisclosed

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
5 Jan 2006 GK Trinidad and Tobago Tony Warner Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed[17]
6 Jan 2006 MF New Zealand Simon Elliott United States Columbus Crew Free[18]
Jan 2006 GK Finland Antti Niemi England Southampton Undisclosed
31 Jan 2006 MF England Michael Brown England Sheffield United Undisclosed
19 Jan 2006 DF England Wayne Bridge England Chelsea Loan (until 8 May 2006)

Out on loan[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Return Date
5 August 2005 FW Elvis Hammond Leicester City 30 August 2005
30 August 2005 MF Darren Pratley Brentford 15 May 2006
31 August 2005 MF Neale McDermott Swindon 2 February 2006
20 January 2006 DF Adam Green Bristol City 20 April 2006
21 January 2006 DF Robert Watkins Ebbsfleet 1 May 2006
31 January 2006 DF Zesh Rehman Norwich City 1 May 2006
24 February 2006 MF Michael Timlin Scunthorpe 11 March 2006
24 February 2006 FW Ismael Ehui Scunthorpe 26 March 2006

Club[edit]

The Management[edit]

Other Information[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Premier League Table[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Comments
1
Chelsea
38
29
4
5
72
22
+50
91
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
Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round
4
Arsenal
38
20
7
11
68
31
+37
67
5
Tottenham Hotspur
38
18
11
9
53
38
+15
65
UEFA Cup 1st Round
6
Blackburn Rovers
38
19
6
13
51
42
+9
63
7
Newcastle United
38
17
7
14
47
42
+5
58
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round
8
Bolton Wanderers
38
15
11
12
49
41
+8
56
9
West Ham United
38
16
7
15
52
55
-3
55
UEFA Cup1
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
38
8
10
20
28
50
-22
34
Relegation to
Championship
19
West Bromwich Albion
38
7
9
22
31
58
-27
30
20
Sunderland
38
3
6
29
26
69
-43
15

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

Results Summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 14 6 18 48 58 −10 48 13 2 4 31 21 +10 1 4 14 17 37 −20

Last updated: 7 May 2006.
Source: Barclays Premier League

Results By Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A H H H A A H
Result D L L W D L L L D W L W L W D L W L D L W W L W L W L L L L W D L W W W L W

Last updated: 7 May 2006.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 13 August 2005 Birmingham City H 0 – 0 16,550 Report
2 20 August 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 2 16,953 McBride Report
3 24 August 2005 Arsenal A 1 – 4 37,867 Jensen Report
4 27 August 2005 Everton H 1 – 0 17,169 McBride Report
5 10 September 2005 Newcastle United A 1 – 1 52,208 McBride Report
6 17 September 2005 West Ham United H 1 – 2 21,907 Boa Morte Report
7 26 September 2005 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 – 1 35,427 Report
8 1 October 2005 Manchester United H 2 – 3 21,862 Jensen, John Report
9 17 October 2005 Charlton Athletic A 1 – 1 26,310 John Report
10 22 October 2005 Liverpool H 2 – 0 22,480 John, Boa Morte Report
11 29 October 2005 Wigan Athletic A 0 – 1 17,266 Report
12 5 November 2005 Manchester City H 2 – 1 22,241 Malbranque (2) Report
13 20 November 2005 Middlesbrough A 2 – 3 27,599 John, Bouba Diop Report
14 27 November 2005 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 1 19,768 McBride (2) Report
15 3 December 2005 West Bromwich Albion A 0 – 0 23,144 Report
16 10 December 2005 Birmingham City A 0 – 1 27,597 Report
17 17 December 2005 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 1 20,138 Bouba Diop, Boa Morte Report
18 26 December 2005 Chelsea A 2 – 3 42,313 Boa Morte, Helguson Report
19 28 December 2005 Aston Villa H 3 – 3 20,446 McBride (2), Helguson Report
20 31 December 2005 Portsmouth A 0 – 1 19,101 Report
21 2 January 2006 Sunderland H 2 – 1 19,372 John (2) Report
22 14 January 2006 Newcastle United H 1 – 0 21,974 Malbranque Report
23 23 January 2006 West Ham United A 1 – 2 29,812 Helguson Report
24 31 January 2006 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 0 21,081 Bocanegra Report
25 4 February 2006 Manchester United A 2 – 4 67,844 Helguson, McBride Report
26 11 February 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 6 – 1 21,508 Helguson (2), Radzinski, John (2), Davies (o.g.) Report
27 26 February 2006 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 2 23,104 Helguson Report
28 4 March 2006 Arsenal H 0 – 4 22,397 Report
29 11 March 2006 Everton A 1 – 3 36,515 John Report
30 15 March 2006 Liverpool A 1 – 5 42,293 John Report
31 19 March 2006 Chelsea H 1 – 0 22,486 Boa Morte Report
32 25 March 2006 Aston Villa A 0 – 0 32,605 Report
33 1 April 2006 Portsmouth H 1 – 3 22,322 Malbranque Report
34 15 April 2006 Charlton Athletic H 2 – 1 19,146 Boa Morte (2) Report
35 24 April 2006 Wigan Athletic H 1 – 0 17,164 Malbranque Report
36 29 April 2006 Manchester City A 2 – 1 41,128 Malbranque, John Report
37 4 May 2006 Sunderland A 1 – 2 28,226 Radzinski Report
38 7 May 2006 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 22,434 Helguson Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R3 8 January 2006 Leyton Orient H 1 – 2 13,394 John Report

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R2 21 September 2005 Lincoln City H 5 – 4 5,365 Rehman, Helguson, Rosenior, Radzinski, McBride Report
R3 25 October 2005 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 3 7,373 Helguson, Boa Morte Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2005-2006/faprem/fulham.htm
  2. ^ Crossley was born in Barnsley, England, and has represented England at level, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.
  3. ^ Malbranque was born in Mouscron, Belgium, but has represented France at U-21 level and has been called up for the senior squad, although he has not been capped.
  4. ^ Radzinski was born in Poznań, Poland, but qualified to represent Canada internationally and made his international debut for Canada in June 1995.
  5. ^ Timlin was born in Peckham, England, but also qualified to represent Ireland internationally and has played for them at U-21 level.
  6. ^ Warner was born in Liverpool, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad & Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad & Tobago in February 2006.
  7. ^ Rehman was born in Birmingham, England and represented England at U-18, U-19 and U-20 but qualified to represent Pakistan internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Pakistan in December 2005.
  8. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/fulham/tab/players/season/2006
  9. ^ http://www.football-lineups.com/team/Fulham/FA_Premier_League_2005-2006/Fixture/
  10. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4626163.stm
  11. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4691145.stm
  12. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4143128.stm
  13. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4227802.stm
  14. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/man_city/4690729.stm
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/4737931.stm
  16. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/l/leicester_city/4749169.stm
  17. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4584594.stm
  18. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/4579288.stm

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