2006–07 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
2006–07 season
Chairman Terry Robinson
Manager Neil Warnock
Stadium Bramall Lane
FA Premier League 18th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Hulse (8)[1]
Highest home attendance 32,604
(vs. Wigan Athletic)
Lowest home attendance 27,368
(vs. Charlton Athletic)
Average home league attendance 30,684[2]

During the 2006–07 English football season, Sheffield United competed in the FA Premier League, after being promoted from the Football League Championship the previous season.

Kit[edit]

The kit was manufactured by French company Le Coq Sportif and sponsored by American bank Capital One.

Season summary[edit]

Several good results, including a home draw against Liverpool on the first day of the season and wins over Arsenal and Newcastle United saw Sheffield United keep ahead of the relegation zone for much of the season. However, West Ham United's late run of good form, combined with a broken leg suffered by top scorer Rob Hulse against Chelsea that left the Blades lacking firepower up front, saw Sheffield United sucked into the relegation battle and they were relegated on the final day of the season on goal difference. Manager Neil Warnock resigned just days after their relegation was confirmed, ending a seven-year spell at the club he grew up supporting.

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 Republic of Ireland GK Paddy Kenny
2 England DF Leigh Bromby
4 Jamaica DF Claude Davis
5 England DF Chris Morgan (captain)
6 England MF Phil Jagielka (vice captain)
7 Jamaica FW Luton Shelton
8 England FW Jon Stead
9 England FW Rob Hulse
10 England FW Danny Webber
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
13 England GK Ian Bennett
14 Guadeloupe DF David Sommeil
15 England DF Rob Kozluk
16 England DF Matthew Kilgallon
17 Scotland MF Nick Montgomery
18 England MF Michael Tonge
19 Northern Ireland MF Keith Gillespie
20 England DF Chris Armstrong
No. Position Player
21 England MF Mikele Leigertwood
22 England DF Chris Lucketti
23 Egypt MF Ahmed Fathy
24 England DF Craig Short
25 England DF Alan Wright
26 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Geary
27 France FW Christian Nadé
28 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Quinn
29 England GK Paul Gerrard
30 China MF Li Tie
31 England MF Nicky Law
32 Turkey FW Colin Kazim-Richards
33 England GK Jamie Annerson
34 England MF James Ashmore
37 England FW Colin Marrison
38 England MF Kevan Hurst
39 Senegal DF Mamadou Seck
44 Iran MF Sharu Naraji

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
3 England DF David Unsworth
7 Barbados MF Paul Ifill
8 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
11 England FW Steve Kabba
No. Position Player
23 England FW Neil Shipperley
England MF Ian Ross
England FW Geoff Horsfield

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 28 5 5 83 27 +56 89 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Chelsea 38 24 11 3 64 24 +40 83
3 Liverpool 38 20 8 10 57 27 +30 68 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Arsenal 38 19 11 8 63 35 +28 68
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 17 9 12 57 54 +3 60 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round 1
6 Everton 38 15 13 10 52 36 +16 58
7 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 8 14 47 52 −5 56
8 Reading 38 16 7 15 52 47 +5 55
9 Portsmouth 38 14 12 12 45 42 +3 54
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 15 7 16 52 54 −2 52 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round 2
11 Aston Villa 38 11 17 10 43 41 +2 50
12 Middlesbrough 38 12 10 16 44 49 −5 46
13 Newcastle United 38 11 10 17 38 47 −9 43
14 Manchester City 38 11 9 18 29 44 −15 42
15 West Ham United 38 12 5 21 35 59 −24 41
16 Fulham 38 8 15 15 38 60 −22 39
17 Wigan Athletic 38 10 8 20 37 59 −22 38
18 Sheffield United (R) 38 10 8 20 32 55 −23 38 Relegation to League Championship
19 Charlton Athletic (R) 38 8 10 20 34 60 −26 34
20 Watford (R) 38 5 13 20 29 59 −30 28

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

1. Since the finalists of the 2006–07 FA Cup (Manchester United and Chelsea) and the League Cup winners (Chelsea) had already qualified for the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League through their Premier League positions, their 2007–08 UEFA Cup places were given to the 6th- and 7th-placed Premier League teams.

2.The highest-placed team who applied for the Intertoto Cup and not in an automatic UEFA Cup spot was awarded with a place in that competition. Blackburn Rovers occupied the Intertoto place, because Portsmouth and Reading did not apply.[14] A further place in the UEFA Cup was up for grabs via the Premiership Fair Play League. The winner is placed into a draw with the winners of Fair Play leagues in other countries. The representatives from the two countries that come out of the hat first are given a place in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round. Since the winners of the Premiership Fair Play League, Tottenham Hotspur, had already qualified for the UEFA Cup by virtue of their league position, their place in the Fair Play draw was given to Aston Villa. However, the places in the UEFA Cup were awarded to the representatives from Finland and Norway.

For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Competition.

Results[edit]

Sheffield United's score comes first[15]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2006 Liverpool H 1-1 31,726 Hulse
22 August 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-2 35,287
26 August 2006 Fulham A 0-1 18,362
9 September 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 0-0 29,876
16 September 2006 Reading H 1-2 28,288 Hulse
23 September 2006 Arsenal A 0-3 59,912
30 September 2006 Middlesbrough H 2-1 27,483 Hulse, Jagielka
14 October 2006 Manchester City A 0-0 42,192
21 October 2006 Everton A 0-2 37,900
28 October 2006 Chelsea H 0-2 32,321
4 November 2006 Newcastle United A 1-0 50,188 Webber
11 November 2006 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 28,294 Hulse, Kazim-Richards
18 November 2006 Manchester United H 1-2 32,584 Gillespie
25 November 2006 West Ham United A 0-1 34,454
28 November 2006 Watford A 1-0 18,887 Webber
2 December 2006 Charlton Athletic H 2-1 27,368 Morgan, Gillespie
11 December 2006 Aston Villa H 2-2 30,957 Quinn, Webber
16 December 2006 Wigan Athletic A 1-0 16,322 Hulse
23 December 2006 Portsmouth A 1-3 20,164 Hulse
26 December 2006 Manchester City H 0-1 32,591
30 December 2006 Arsenal H 1-0 32,086 Nadé
1 January 2007 Middlesbrough A 1-3 27,963 Jagielka (pen)
13 January 2007 Portsmouth H 1-1 30,269 Quinn
20 January 2007 Reading A 1-3 23,956 Nadé
30 January 2007 Fulham H 2-0 27,540 Stead, Tonge
3 February 2007 Blackburn Rovers A 1-2 20,917 Stead
10 February 2007 Tottenham Hotspur H 2-1 32,144 Hulse, Jagielka (pen)
24 February 2007 Liverpool A 0-4 44,198
3 March 2007 Everton H 1-1 32,019 Hulse
17 March 2007 Chelsea A 0-3 41,897
31 March 2007 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 24,312
7 April 2007 Newcastle United H 1-2 32,572 Nadé
14 April 2007 West Ham United H 3-0 31,593 Tonge, Jagielka, Stead
17 April 2007 Manchester United A 0-2 75,540
21 April 2007 Charlton Athletic A 1-1 27,111 Stead
28 April 2007 Watford H 1-0 30,690 Powell (own goal)
5 May 2007 Aston Villa A 0-3 42,551
13 May 2007 Wigan Athletic H 1-2 32,604 Stead

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006-07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Swansea City H 0-3 15,896

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 19 September 2006 Bury H 1-0 6,273 Nadé
R3 24 October 2006 Birmingham City H 2-4 10,584 Akinbiyi, Montgomery

References[edit]