2005–06 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2005–06 season
Chairman England David Sheepshanks
Manager England Joe Royle
Stadium Portman Road
Football League Championship 15th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Forster (7)
Average home league attendance 24,251

During the 2005–06 English football season, Ipswich Town competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Although Ipswich had been pre-season promotion favourites for the 2005–06 season, they finished 15th, the club's lowest finish in the English football pyramid since 1966,[1] and Joe Royle resigned on 11 May 2006.[2]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Reading 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106
P 2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 8 76 46 +30 90
P 3 Watford 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81
  4 Preston North End 46 20 20 6 59 30 +29 80
  5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
  6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +8 67
  8 Coventry City 46 16 15 15 62 65 −3 63
  9 Norwich City 46 18 8 20 56 65 −9 62
  10 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 66 67 −1 61
  11 Cardiff City 46 16 12 18 58 59 −1 60
  12 Southampton 46 13 19 14 49 50 −1 58
  13 Stoke City 46 17 7 22 54 63 −9 58
  14 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 17 16 39 46 −7 56
  15 Ipswich Town 46 14 14 18 53 66 −13 56
  16 Leicester City 46 13 15 18 51 59 −8 54
  17 Burnley 46 14 12 20 46 54 −8 54
  18 Hull City 46 12 16 18 49 55 −6 52
  19 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 13 20 39 52 −13 52
  20 Derby County 46 10 20 16 53 67 −14 50
  21 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 14 20 50 65 −15 50
R 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42
R 23 Millwall 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
R 24 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

Results[edit]

Ipswich Town's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2005 Cardiff City H 1-0 24,292 Forster
9 August 2005 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 14,632 Parkin
13 August 2005 Leicester City A 0-0 21,879
20 August 2005 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-1 24,238 Naylor, Westlake
27 August 2005 Millwall A 2-1 8,277 Currie, Parkin
29 August 2005 Preston North End H 0-4 22,551
10 September 2005 Sheffield United A 0-2 21,054
13 September 2005 Southampton H 2-2 22,997 Naylor, Garvan
18 September 2005 Norwich City H 0-1 29,184
24 September 2005 Leeds United A 2-0 21,626 Parkin (2)
27 September 2005 Burnley A 0-3 10,496
1 October 2005 Crewe Alexandra H 2-1 23,145 Currie, Forster
16 October 2005 Reading A 0-2 17,581
18 October 2005 Coventry City H 2-2 22,656 Currie, Juan
22 October 2005 Watford H 0-1 24,069
29 October 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1-1 6,867 Parkin
2 November 2005 Derby County A 3-3 21,598 Naylor, Magilton, Richards
5 November 2005 Plymouth Argyle H 3-1 23,083 McEveley, Juan, Richards (pen)
19 November 2005 Coventry City A 1-1 18,316 Williams
22 November 2005 Reading H 0-3 22,621
28 November 2005 Cardiff City A 1-2 8,724 Juan
3 December 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 23,563 Richards (pen)
10 December 2005 Queens Park Rangers H 2-2 24,628 de Vos, Haynes
17 December 2005 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-0 21,716 Forster
26 December 2005 Crystal Palace H 0-2 27,392
28 December 2005 Hull City A 0-2 20,124
31 December 2005 Luton Town H 1-0 23,957 Westlake
2 January 2006 Stoke City A 2-2 14,493 de Vos, Wilnis
14 January 2006 Sheffield United H 1-1 23,794 Juan
21 January 2006 Southampton A 2-0 22,250 Lee
31 January 2006 Leeds United H 1-1 25,845 Haynes
4 February 2006 Norwich City A 2-1 21,385 Juan, Doherty (own goal)
11 February 2006 Burnley H 2-1 24,482 Lee, Richards (pen)
14 February 2006 Crewe Alexandra A 2-1 5,686 Lee, McDonald
18 February 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 23,561
25 February 2006 Leicester City H 2-0 24,861 Garvan, Fuller
11 March 2006 Millwall H 1-1 24,864 Garvan
14 March 2006 Preston North End A 1-3 14,507 de Vos
18 March 2006 Crystal Palace A 2-2 22,076 Soares (own goal), Fuller
25 March 2006 Hull City H 1-1 23,968 Currie
1 April 2006 Luton Town A 0-1 9,820
8 April 2006 Stoke City H 1-4 23,592 Haynes
15 April 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1-2 21,865 Forster
17 April 2006 Watford A 1-2 16,721 Forster
22 April 2006 Derby County H 2-0 24,067 Forster, Currie
30 April 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 1-2 15,921 Forster

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2006 Portsmouth H 0-1 15,593

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2005 Yeovil Town H 0-2 11,299

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4][5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Suriname DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England DF Matt Richards
4 Canada DF Jason de Vos
5 England DF James McEveley (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
6 England DF Richard Naylor
7 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
8 England FW Nicky Forster
9 England FW Sam Parkin
10 England MF Darren Currie
11 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock
12 Canada MF Jaime Peters
14 England MF Dean McDonald
15 Spain DF Sito
16 England DF Chris Casement
No. Position Player
17 England FW Dean Bowditch
19 France MF Jimmy Juan (on loan from AS Monaco)
20 England DF Aidan Collins
23 Republic of Ireland MF Owen Garvan
24 Republic of Ireland FW Billy Clarke
25 England GK Andy Rhodes
26 England MF Scott Barron
27 Norway MF Vemund Brekke Skard
29 England MF Danny Haynes
30 Wales MF Gavin Williams
31 Republic of Ireland GK Shane Supple
32 England FW Alan Lee
33 England MF Ian Westlake
34 England GK Lewis Price
36 England MF Liam Trotter

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
18 South Africa DF Mark Fish (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
18 England FW Adam Proudlock (released)
No. Position Player
35 Jamaica FW Ricardo Fuller (on loan from Southampton)

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
21 England DF Scott Mitchell
22 England FW Darryl Knights
No. Position Player
28 Republic of Ireland DF Gerard Nash
35 England DF James Krause

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