2006–07 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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2006–07 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season
2006–07 season
Manager Mark Hughes
FA Premier League 10th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Third round
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Benni McCarthy (18)
All:
Benni McCarthy (24)[1]
Highest home attendance 29,342 (vs. Liverpool, 26 December 2006)
Lowest home attendance 16,035 (vs. Watford, 18 April 2007)
Average home league attendance 21,275[2]

During the 2006–07 English football season, Blackburn Rovers F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

A run of only 5 wins from their first 18 games[3] killed off Blackburn's hopes of improving on the previous season's 6th place to qualify for the Champions League, but the club's form was markedly improved in the second half of the season, NLP expert Jimmy Petruzzi had delivered an NLP training workshop to the coaches during Blackburn Rovers loss of form and coincided with the club turning their season around achieving a top-half finish for the second season running. The club also continued their recent habit of reaching cup semi-finals to be eliminated by the cup winners, being knocked out of the FA Cup semi-final by eventual winners Chelsea. Rovers overcame the sale of Craig Bellamy to Liverpool, with his replacement, former Porto striker Benni McCarthy, scoring 18 goals to finish as the season's second-highest scorer.

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
1 United States GK Brad Friedel
3 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili
4 England DF Andy Todd
5 Turkey MF Tugay Kerimoğlu
6 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen (captain)
7 Australia MF Brett Emerton
8 Wales MF Robbie Savage
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Shabani Nonda[4] (on loan from Roma)
10 South Africa FW Benni McCarthy
11 England FW David Bentley
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen
13 Finland GK Peter Enckelman
14 Republic of Ireland MF Steven Reid[5]
15 South Africa MF Aaron Mokoena
16 Switzerland DF Stéphane Henchoz
18 Scotland FW Paul Gallagher
No. Position Player
19 England MF David Dunn
20 Netherlands DF André Ooijer
21 Republic of the Congo DF Christopher Samba[6]
22 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas
22 England DF Stephen Warnock
23 Wales GK Jason Brown[7]
25 Switzerland DF Bruno Berner
26 England DF Andy Taylor
27 England FW Matt Derbyshire
28 England GK Frank Fielding
29 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Treacy
30 Grenada FW Jason Roberts[8]
31 Germany MF Sergio Peter
32 Republic of Ireland DF Eddie Nolan
33 England DF Michael Gray
34 Republic of Ireland DF Tony Kane[9]

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 Australia DF Lucas Neill (to West Ham United)
9 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi[10] (to Crystal Palace)
17 England FW Francis Jeffers (on loan to Ipswich Town)
No. Position Player
21 Scotland DF Dominic Matteo (to Stoke City)
22 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas (to Leeds United)
24 Scotland DF Jay McEveley[11] (to Derby County)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[12]
Considering a 4-4-2 formation

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

  • n/a

FA Cup[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackburn Rovers | Match | Club Statistics | Goalscorers". Rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn Rovers | Match | Club Statistics | Attendance". Rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 2006-2007 Home". statto.com. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Nonda was born in Bujumbura, Burundi, but also qualified to represent the DR Congo internationally and made his international debut for the DR Congo in 2000.
  5. ^ Reid was born in Kingston upon Thames, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his father, and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2001.
  6. ^ Samba was born in Créteil, France, but also qualified to represent the Republic of the Congo internationally and made his international debut for the Congo in 2004.
  7. ^ Brown was born in Southwark, London, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his full international debut for Wales in May 2006.
  8. ^ Roberts was born in Park Royal, London, England, but also qualified to represent Grenada internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Grenada in 1999.
  9. ^ Kane was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has represented Northern Ireland at youth level, but later chose to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally at level. He would however later switch allegiances back and was called up to the Northern Ireland squad in November 2007.
  10. ^ Kuqi was born in Vushtrri, Kosovo (then SFR Yugoslavia).
  11. ^ McEveley was born in Liverpool, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and would make his full international debut for Scotland in August 2007.
  12. ^ "All Blackburn Rovers players: 2007". 11v11.com. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Gills keeper seals Blackburn move". BBC News. 26 June 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn snap up striker Jeffers". BBC News. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn sign Roberts from Wigan". BBC News. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn sign striker McCarthy". BBC News. 28 July 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn snap up defender Ooijer". BBC News. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Rovers take Roma striker on loan". BBC News. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Henchoz moves back to Blackburn". BBC News. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn bring in defender Samba". BBC News. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Blackburn complete Warnock deal". BBC News. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Defender Berner joins Blackburn". BBC News. 30 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Liverpool | Liverpool wrap up Bellamy switch". BBC News. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Crystal Palace | Striker Kuqi makes move to Palace". BBC News. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Stoke City | Stoke seal Griffin & Matteo deals". BBC News. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | West Ham Utd | West Ham confirm capture of Neill". BBC News. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Derby County | Rams sign McEveley from Blackburn". BBC News. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  28. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Ipswich Town | Jeffers moves to Ipswich on loan". BBC News. 2 March 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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