2006–07 Bristol Rovers F.C. season

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Bristol Rovers F.C.
2006–07 season
Chairman Geoff Dunford (until 1 April)
Ron Craig (from 2 April)
Manager Paul Trollope
Football League Two 6th (promoted)
W:20 D:12 L:14 F:49 A:42
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Football League Trophy Runners-up
Top goalscorer League: Richard Walker (12)
All: Richard Walker (23)
Highest home attendance 11,530 (vs Bristol City, 27 February 2007)
Lowest home attendance 2,672 (vs Torquay, 17 October 2006)

The 2006–07 season was the 124th year of football played by Bristol Rovers, and their 80th season in The Football League, and covers the period from 2006-07-01 to 2007-06-30. After finishing sixth in Football League Two, Rovers won the playoff final for the first time in their history, and won promotion for only the fourth time since joining The Football League. The previous promotions were all automatic, and came in the 1952–53, 1973–74 and 1989–90 seasons.[1]

The season began with a subdued atmosphere among fans, caused by six previous seasons of poor performances and a bitter boardroom split, resulting in four directors leaving the club.[2][3] However, as the season progressed the team gradually climbed up the league and reached the fourth round of the FA Cup, and the final of the Football League Trophy.

Review and events[edit]

Bristol Rovers playing in the Football League Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium.

The pre-season period was a turbulent one, with a potential take-over of the club by Mike Turl being rejected by then-chairman Geoff Dunford. Directors Kevin Spencer and Colin Williams left the club in protest at the rejection,[2] followed shortly after by the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club representative on the football club's board, Kim Stuckey.[3]

Ryan Green had signed for the club from Hereford United at the end of the previous season,[4] and he was joined by three more new players before the start of the 2006-07 season. Sammy Igoe, who had been on loan at Rovers from Millwall the previous season, joined on a full-time basis, young defender Byron Anthony, who had yet to make an appearance in the Football League, joined from Cardiff City, and experienced goalkeeper Steve Phillips crossed the city to join from local rivals Bristol City.

A number of players left the club following the end of the 2005–06 season. Senior players John Anderson, who had been assistant manager to Paul Trollope during his spell as caretaker manager the previous year,[5] Ali Gibb, Jon Bass and Christian Edwards were released, while Jamie Forrester moved to Lincoln City on a free transfer. Also leaving the club were a number of younger players who had failed to earn extensions to their contracts. These were Mark Preece, Matt Thorne, Ben Willshire and goalkeepers Ryan Clarke and Martin Horsell.[6]

The first game of the season was away to Peterborough United in League Two, and ended in a 4–1 defeat,[7] resulting in the lowest league position, 23rd, that Rovers would occupy all season. As the season progressed, Rovers gradually climbed the league table, eventually clinching a playoff spot after winning their final league match 2–1 against Hartlepool United.

The playoff campaign was a high-scoring one, with there being an average of 4⅔ goals per game in the three matches played. The semi-final was against Lincoln City, and was played over two legs. The first leg at the Memorial Stadium was won 2–1 by Rovers, thanks to goals by Craig Disley and Richard Walker. The second leg was played at Sincil Bank and ended 5–3, with Stuart Campbell, Rickie Lambert, Richard Walker, Sammy Igoe and Sean Rigg scoring the goals. This gave Rovers a 7–4 aggregate win and a place in the final at Wembley Stadium. A record attendance for a League Two playoff final of 61,589 watched the game, and saw Rovers win the match 3–1 and gain promotion for only the fourth time in the club's history.[1] Richard Walker scored two of the goals and Sammy Igoe scored the other.

The League Cup campaign was a brief one. Rovers were knocked out in the first round by Luton Town on penalty kicks after drawing the match 1–1. The FA Cup was more successful, with the team reaching the fourth round where they were beaten 1–0 by Derby County. The best cup run of the season was in the Football League Trophy, where they reached the final after beating rivals Bristol City 1–0 in the southern area final. The game was played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, but resulted in a 3–2 defeat after extra time, the score being 2–2 after 90 minutes.

Chronological list of events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2006–07 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

Match results[edit]

Bristol Rovers played a total of 62 competitive matches during the 2006–07 season,[33] as well as nine pre-season friendlies, making a total of 71 games played. The team finished sixth in Football League Two, reaching the play-offs for the first time since the 1997-98 season.[1]

In the cup competitions, Rovers were knocked out of the League Cup at the first round stage in a penalty shootout, having drawn 1–1 with Championship side Luton Town after extra time. They fared better in the FA Cup however, reaching the fourth round stage where they lost again to a Championship team; this time Derby County. The most successful cup competition for Rovers was the Football League Trophy, in which they reached the final for the first time since the 1989–90 competition.[1] They were beaten by Doncaster Rovers after extra time at the Millennium Stadium.[23]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Position Attendance Scorers
5 August Peterborough United Away 1–4 23 4,890 Igoe
8 August Wycombe Wanderers Home 1–2 22 5,319 Hunt
12 August Grimsby Town Home 1–0 16 4,596 Sandell
19 August Milton Keynes Dons Away 0–2 19 5,125
26 August Shrewsbury Town Home 1–0 15 4,774 Haldane
3 September Stockport County Away 1–2 16 4,846 R Walker
9 September Rochdale Home 0–0 17 4,689
13 September Torquay United Away 0–0 18 3,145
16 September Darlington Away 1–1 17 3,654 Haldane
23 September Walsall Home 1–2 21 5,260 Sandell
27 September Hereford United Home 2–1 18 4,975 R Walker (2)
30 September Chester City Away 0–2 19 2,151
7 October Boston United Home 1–0 17 4,327 J Walker
14 October Notts County Away 2–1 11 5,797 R Walker, Haldane
21 October Macclesfield Town Home 0–0 14 5,130
28 October Wrexham Away 0–2 17 3,803
4 November Mansfield Town Home 1–0 13 5,044 Disley
18 November Bury Away 2–0 12 2,635 Haldane, R Walker
26 November Barnet Home 2–0 9 5,351 Nicholson, Lambert
5 December Lincoln City Away 0–1 11 3,913
9 December Hartlepool United Home 0–2 13 4,906
16 December Swindon Town Away 1–2 15 10,010 R Walker
23 December Accrington Stanley Home 4–0 11 5,205 R Walker (2 (1 pen)), Elliott, Nicholson
26 December Hereford United Away 0–0 11 5,201
30 December Walsall Away 2–2 13 5,941 Elliott (2)
1 January Torquay United Home 1–0 9 6,475 Sandell
13 January Rochdale Away 1–0 7 2,547 Lambert
20 January Chester City Home 0–0 9 5,694
3 February Peterborough United Home 3–2 9 5,700 Lambert, R Walker, Campbell
6 February Darlington Home 1–2 9 5,511 Disley
10 February Grimsby Town Away 3–4 10 5,883 Disley (2), Haldane
17 February Milton Keynes Dons Home 1–1 10 5,489 Nicholson
24 February Stockport County Home Match postponed (waterlogged pitch)
2 March Shrewsbury Town Away 0–0 14 4,227
6 March Accrington Stanley Away 1–1 15 1,302 R Walker
10 March Boston United Away 1–2 16 1,697 Haldane
17 March Notts County Home 2–0 13 4,642 Nicholson (2)
20 March Stockport County Home 2–1 11 4,725 Lambert (pen), Nicholson
24 March Wrexham Home 0–1 11 5,209
27 March Wycombe Wanderers Away 1–0 11 4,299 Elliott
7 April Mansfield Town Away 1–0 9 2,392 Elliott
9 April Bury Home 2–0 9 6,266 Lambert (2)
14 April Barnet Away 1–1 9 2,541 R Walker
21 April Lincoln City Home 0–0 9 6,828
24 April Macclesfield Town Away 1–0 8 1,940 Rigg
28 April Swindon Town Home 1–0 7 9,902 Lambert
5 May Hartlepool United Away 2–1 6 7,629 R Walker, Lambert

Football League Two Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Semi-Final Leg 1 12 May Lincoln City Home 2–1 10,654 Disley, R Walker
Semi-Final Leg 2 17 May Lincoln City Away 5–3 7,694 Campbell, Lambert, R Walker, Igoe, Rigg
Final 26 May Shrewsbury Town Wembley Stadium 3–1 61,589 R Walker (2), Igoe

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
1 11 November Barrow Away 3–2 2,939 R Walker, Disley, Anthony
2 2 December A.F.C. Bournemouth Home 1–1 6,252 R Walker (pen)
2 (replay) 12 December A.F.C. Bournemouth Away 1–0 4,153 R Walker
3 5 January Hereford United Home 1–0 8,978 R Walker (pen)
4 27 January Derby County Away 0–1 25,033

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers Note
1 22 August Luton Town Home 1–1 2,882 R Walker Lost 5-3 in penalty shoot-out

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
1 17 October Torquay United Home 1–0 2,672 Anthony
2 31 October Wycombe Wanderers Away 2–0 1,314 Easter, Igoe
Southern QF 29 November Peterborough United Home 1–0 3,621 Nicholson
Southern SF 9 January Shrewsbury Town Away Postponed (waterlogged pitch)
Southern SF 23 January Shrewsbury Town Away Postponed (frozen pitch)
Southern SF 30 January Shrewsbury Town Away 1–0 3,199 R Walker
Area final leg 1 21 February Bristol City Away 0–0 18,730
Area final leg 2 27 February Bristol City Home 1–0 11,530 Lambert
Final 1 April Doncaster Rovers Millennium Stadium 2–2
2–3 aet
59,024 R Walker (pen), Igoe

League progress[edit]

This chart shows the league position of Bristol Rovers F.C. over the course of the season. The green area represents the automatic promotion positions (positions 1 to 3), the yellow area represents the play-off positions (positions 4 to 7) and the red area represents the relegation places (positions 23 and 24). The lowest position in the league that Bristol Rovers reached during the course of the season was 23rd, after the first game, and their highest placing was 6th, after the final game.

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Player details[edit]

During the 2006–07 season, Rovers used 24 different players, and there were nine squad members who did not make an appearance on the pitch. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player. Play-off appearances are included in the league appearances column.[34]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two (including playoffs) FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Steve Phillips 59 0 47 0 5 0 1 0 6 0
23 Scotland GK Scott Shearer 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 England GK Mike Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Wales DF Ryan Green 42 0 36 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
3 Wales DF Joe Jacobson 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Republic of Ireland DF Robbie Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Craig Hinton 38 0 30 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
6 England DF Steve Elliott 54 5 42 5 5 0 1 0 6 0
11 England DF Chris Carruthers 54 0 41 0 5 0 1 0 7 0
15 Wales DF Byron Anthony 33 2 26 0 3 1 1 0 3 1
16 England DF Samuel Oji 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 England DF Ollie Barnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 England DF Tom Parrinello 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF Aaron Lescott 43 0 34 0 4 0 1 0 4 0
35 England DF Ben Willshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 England MF Sammy Igoe 55 5 43 3 5 0 1 0 6 2
7 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell 57 2 44 2 5 0 1 0 7 0
8 England MF James Hunt 14 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 England MF Andy Sandell 48 3 36 3 4 0 1 0 7 0
20 England MF Craig Disley 61 6 48 5 5 1 1 0 7 0
22 England MF Chris Lines 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 Wales MF Paul Trollope 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Darren Mullings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Wales MF Lewis Haldane 60 6 48 6 5 0 1 0 6 0
30 England MF James Palmer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ghana FW Junior Agogo 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 England FW Rickie Lambert 49 9 39 8 5 0 0 0 5 1
10 England FW Richard Walker 61 23 49 16 5 4 1 1 6 2
18 Wales FW Jamal Easter 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
19 England FW Stuart Nicholson 26 7 22 6 0 0 0 0 4 1
19 England FW James Walker 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 England FW Sean Rigg 26 2 21 2 2 0 1 0 2 0
29 Wales FW Lewis Powell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Five players were signed during the 2006–07 season, with a total transfer cost of £200,000, all of which was spent on Rickie Lambert. The remainder of the transfers were free. In addition to this, five players were loaned in over the course of the season, with Stuart Nicholson having two loan spells at the club, and seven scholars from the Bristol Academy of Sport were awarded their first professional contracts at the end of the season.

The players that joined Bristol Rovers during the 2006–07 season, along with their previous club, are listed below.

Date Player Previous Club Cost
19 July England Steve Phillips Bristol City Free[37]
29 July England Sammy Igoe Millwall Free[38]
4 August Wales Byron Anthony Cardiff City Free[39]
31 August England Rickie Lambert Rochdale £200,000[40]
26 September England James Walker Charlton Athletic Loan[41]
27 October Wales Jamal Easter Cardiff City Loan[42][43]
16 November England Stuart Nicholson West Bromwich Albion Loan[44][45][46]
31 January England Stuart Nicholson West Bromwich Albion Loan[47]
15 February Wales Joe Jacobson Cardiff City Loan[48]
16 February England Samuel Oji Birmingham City Loan[49][50]
11 May Wales Josh Klein-Davies Bristol City Free[27]
16 May England Alex Kite Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Charlie Reece Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Tom Godsell Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Ryan Paddock Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Matt Groves Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Adam Mahdi Youth team n/a[51]
16 May England Charlie Clough Youth team n/a[51]

Out[edit]

Six players were loaned out during the 2006–07 season, and seven left the club permanently. The club received a transfer fee for one player only, Junior Agogo, but the amount received was not made public.

Listed below are the players that were transferred out, loaned out or released during the season, along with the club that they joined. For players that were transferred or loaned, this is the club that they joined from Rovers. For players that were released by the club, the next team that they joined after leaving Bristol Rovers is listed, even if they did not join that club immediately.

Date Player New Club Cost
30 August Ghana Junior Agogo Nottingham Forest Undisclosed[52]
22 September England Mike Green Mangotsfield United Loan[53]
25 October Wales Lewis Powell Mangotsfield United Loan[54]
26 October Scotland Scott Shearer Shrewsbury Town Loan[55][56]
4 November England Darren Mullings Clevedon Town Loan[57]
8 December England Ollie Barnes Gloucester City Loan[58]
14 January England James Hunt Grimsby Town Loan[59][60]
1 February Republic of Ireland Robbie Ryan Welling United Released[61][62]
14 May England James Hunt Grimsby Town Free[63]
27 May Scotland Scott Shearer Wycombe Wanderers Free[64]
30 June England Ollie Barnes Salisbury City Released[27][65]
30 June England Darren Mullings Torquay United Released[27][66]
30 June Wales Lewis Powell Weston-super-Mare Released[27][67]

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2006–07 season was produced by Erreà and the main shirt sponsor was Cowlin Construction. The home shirt featured the traditional blue and white quarters, however the shade of blue was lighter than in earlier seasons, and the blue and white were reversed from the previous year. The away kit was dark blue with yellow trim, and the third choice kit was yellow with black trim.

2006-07 home colours
2006-07 away colours
2006-07 third choice colours

Awards[edit]

During the course of the 2006–07 season, Bristol Rovers staff won three divisional awards. First team coach Paul Trollope won the League Two Manager of the Month award in April after the team won four of the six games played, and kept five clean sheets.[68] The other two awards both went to Steve Phillips, who won the League Two player of the month award in November and also won the Puma Golden Gloves award for League Two after keeping 28 clean sheets during the season.[69] At the end of the season, Steve Phillips was voted the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club player of the season, and Sean Rigg was voted young player of the year in his debut season, who scored two goals in 26 appearances and missed a portion of the season after suffering a double fracture of the jaw during an FA Cup match in November.

Award Recipient
League Two player of the month (November) Steve Phillips[70]
League Two Manager of the Month (April) Paul Trollope[71]
League Two Puma Golden Glove award Steve Phillips[72]
Bristol Rovers player of the year Steve Phillips[73]
Bristol Rovers young player of the year Sean Rigg[73]

See also[edit]

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Preceded by
2005-06
Bristol Rovers seasons
2006-07
Succeeded by
2007-08