2006–07 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2006–07 season
Chairman Sam Hammam (until December)
Peter Ridsdale
Manager Dave Jones
Championship 13th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Michael Chopra (22)
All:
Michael Chopra (22)
Highest home attendance 20,376 vs Tottenham Hotspur (7 January 2006)
Lowest home attendance 11,549 vs Barnsley (2 February 2006)
Average home league attendance 15,224

During the 2006-07 season Cardiff City played in the Football League Championship. It is the team's fourth year in the Championship since being promoted from League One. The season also saw a change of chairman at the club when Sam Hammam handed over control to Peter Ridsdale.

Season Review[edit]

Kit[edit]

The kits were designed by Spanish company Joma. Housing company Redrow continued as shirt sponsors.

Events[edit]

League[edit]

The opening game saw Cardiff win 2–1 over Barnsley on 5 August 2006 before Cardiff fans saw Michael Chopra score his first competitive goal for Cardiff in a 1–0 win over Coventry City. City were undefeated through August four wins and one draw against West Bromwich Albion. Their first loss came at Deepdale in a 2–1 defeat against Preston North End where Chopra scored his second league goal. The side's next win did not come until two games later in a 4–1 win over Luton Town at Ninian Park, going on to win their next four games when Norwich City ended the winning streak. After a 1–0 win over Burnley, Cardiff went four games without scoring, drawing two of these and losing the other two.

On 9 December 2006 Darren Purse scored their first goal since the win over Burnley against Ipswich Town which ended in a 2–2 draw. On 20 January 2007 Cardiff broke their poor run of form after going eleven games without a win with a 2–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. They then went undefeated until a month later on 20 February 2007 this time West Bromwich Albion ended Cardiff's run but the side were still mid-table. Even though they hit straight back with a win over Preston North End, another loss to Birmingham City then a 1–0 win over Norwich City was followed by a winless treak which lasted until the end of the season, finishing in 13th place.

FA Cup[edit]

Cardiff entered in the 3rd Round in a home game against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on 7 January 2007. A 0–0 draw at Ninian Park took the tie to a replay at White Hart Lane on 17 January which saw Cardiff lose 4–0.[1]

League Cup[edit]

In the first round of the League Cup, Cardiff were drawn against League Two side Barnet but a team made up of reserve and youth players were beaten 2–0.[2]

FAW Cup[edit]

Cardiff beat Carmarthen Town in the quarter-finals before being eliminated by The New Saints in the semi-finals.[3]

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 Scotland GK Neil Alexander
2 England DF Kerrea Gilbert (on loan from Arsenal)
3 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton
4 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley (on loan at Wrexham)
5 England DF Darren Purse (Captain)
6 Netherlands DF Glenn Loovens
7 England MF Peter Whittingham
8 England FW Michael Chopra
9 Scotland FW Steve Thompson
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail (Vice-Captain)
11 Wales MF Paul Parry
12 England DF Roger Johnson
13 England GK Mark Howard (on loan at Swansea City)
14 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood
15 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley
17 England MF Kevin Cooper
18 France FW Luigi Glombard
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca
20 England FW Kevin Campbell
No. Position Player
21 England DF Chris Barker
22 England MF James Simmonds (on loan from Chelsea)
23 Wales GK Martyn Margetson
24 England MF Nick McKoy (on loan at Torquay United)
25 Netherlands FW Iwan Redan (on loan from Willem II)
26 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey
27 Republic of Ireland FW Jason Byrne
28 Wales DF Joe Jacobson (on loan at Bristol Rovers)
29 Wales FW Jamal Easter
30 Wales MF Curtis McDonald
31 England GK Scott Allison
32 Northern Ireland DF Michael Corcoran
33 Wales MF Gregg Coombes (on loan at Oxford United)
34 Wales FW Scott McCoubrey
35 England MF Simon Walton (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
36 England FW Matt Green
37 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney (on loan from Luton Town)
40 Wales MF Darcy Blake
44 Wales DF Chris Gunter

Detailed Overview[edit]

No. Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth Club Apps. Club Goals Int. Caps Int. Goals Previous Club Date Joined Fee
1 Neil Alexander Scotland Edinburgh 10 March 1978 193 0 3 0 Livingston 28 May 2001 £200,000
2 Kerrea Gilbert England London 28 February 1987 - - - - Arsenal 21 July 2006 Loan
3 Kevin McNaughton Scotland Dundee 28 August 1982 - - 3 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free
4 Jeff Whitley Northern Ireland Ndola Zambia 28 January 1979 39 1 20 3 Sunderland 1 July 2005 Free
5 Darren Purse England Stepney 14 February 1977 43 6 - - West Bromwich Albion 28 July 2005 £1,000,000
6 Glenn Loovens Netherlands Doetinchem 22 October 1983 36 2 - - Feyenoord 9 May 2006 £250,000
7 Peter Whittingham England Nuneaton 8 September 1984 - - - - Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000
8 Michael Chopra England Newcastle-upon-Tyne 23 December 1983 - - - - Newcastle United 14 June 2006 £500,000
9 Steve Thomspon Scotland Paisley 14 October 1978 14 4 16 3 Rangers 10 January 2006 £250,000
10 Stephen McPhail Republic of Ireland London England 9 December 1979 - - 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free
11 Paul Parry Wales Chepstow 19 August 1980 75 6 8 1 Hereford United 9 January 2004 £75,000
12 Roger Johnson England Ashford 28 April 1987 - - - - Wycombe Wanderers 4 July 2006 £275,000
13 Mark Howard England Southwark 21 September 1986 - - - - Arsenal 1 June 2006 Free
14 Willo Flood Republic of Ireland Dublin 10 April 1985 - - - - Manchester City 2 August 2006 £200,000
15 David Forde Republic of Ireland Galway 20 December 1979 - - - - Derry City 5 December 2006 Free
16 Joe Ledley Wales Cardiff 23 January 1987 77 7 1 0 N/A 1 September 2004 Trainee
17 Kevin Cooper England Derby 8 February 1975 37 2 - - Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 July 2005 Free
18 Luigi Glombard France Montreuil-sous-Bois 21 August 1984 - - - - Nantes Free
19 Riccardo Scimeca England Leamington Spa 13 June 1975 18 1 - - West Bromwich Albion 13 January 2006 Free
20 Kevin Campbell England London 4 February 1970 - - - - West Bromwich Albion 2 August 2006 Free
21 Chris Barker England Sheffield 2 March 1980 180 0 - - Barnsley 12 July 2002 £500,000
23 Martyn Margetson Wales Neath 8 September 1971 41 0 1 0 Huddersfield Town 3 August 2002 Free
24 Nick McKoy England Newham 3 September 1986 - - - - Milton Keynes Dons 5 July 2006 Free
25 Iwan Redan Netherlands Rotterdam 21 August 1980 - - - - Willem II January 2007 Loan
26 Andrea Ferretti Italy Parma 18 August 1986 5 0 - - Parma 25 July 2005 Free
26 Aaron Ramsey Wales Caerphilly 26 December 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2006 Trainee
27 Jason Byrne Republic of Ireland Dublin 23 February 1978 - - 2 0 Shelbourne 17 January 2007 £75,000
28 Joe Jacobson Wales Cardiff 17 November 1986 1 0 - - N/A 1 June 2005 Trainee
29 Jamal Easter Wales Cardiff 15 November 1987 - - - - N/A 1 June 2006 Trainee
30 Curtis McDonald Wales Cardiff 24 March 1988 - - - - N/A 1 June 2006 Trainee
33 Gregg Coombes Wales Porth 1 March 1988 - - - - N/A 1 June 2006 Trainee
35 Simon Walton England Leeds 13 September 1987 - - - - Charlton Athletic January 2007 Loan
36 Matt Green England Bath 2 January 1987 - - - - Newport County 31 January 2007 £10,000
37 Warren Feeney Northern Ireland Belfast 17 January 1981 - - 21 3 Luton Town March 2007 Loan
40 Darcy Blake Wales New Tredegar 13 December 1988 1 0 - - N/A 1 July 2005 Trainee
44 Chris Gunter Wales Newport 21 July 1989 - - - - N/A 1 August 2006 Trainee

Squad Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup FAW Premier Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Neil Alexander 41 0 39 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 England DF Kerrea Gilbert 27 0 21+3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Kevin McNaughton 44 0 39+3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Darren Purse 33 4 31 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 Netherlands DF Glenn Loovens 32 2 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 England MF Peter Whittingham 19 4 18+1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 England FW Michael Chopra 44 22 42 22 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 Scotland FW Steve Thompson 45 6 39+4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail 45 0 43 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
11 Wales MF Paul Parry 43 6 41+1 6 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
12 England DF Roger Johnson 33 2 26+6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 England GK Mark Howard 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
14 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 30 1 5+20 1 2 0 1 0 2 0
15 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Wales MF Joe Ledley 49 3 46 3 2 0 0+1 0 0 0
17 England MF Kevin Cooper 7 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 1 0 1 0
18 France FW Luigi Glombard 7 0 1+5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 England MF Riccardo Scimeca 37 5 35 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 England FW Kevin Campbell 21 1 4+15 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
22 England DF James Chambers 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Republic of Ireland MF James Simmonds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Wales DF Rhys Weston 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 England DF Alan Wright 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Malvin Kamara 16 1 3+12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 Netherlands FW Iwan Redan 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 Italy FW Andrea Ferretti 4 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
26 Wales MF Aaron Ramsey 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Republic of Ireland FW Jason Byrne 11 1 2+8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 Wales DF Joe Jacobson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Wales MF Curtis McDonald 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
35 England MF Simon Walton 7 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
36 England FW Matt Green 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney 6 0 0+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Wales MF Darcy Blake 12 0 3+7 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
44 Wales DF Chris Gunter 18 0 9+6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfer window ins[edit]

# Player Club Fee
20 Kevin Campbell West Bromwich Albion Free
8 Michael Chopra Newcastle United £500,000
14 Republic of Ireland Willo Flood Manchester City Undisclosed
18 France Luigi Glombard France Nantes Free
13 Mark Howard Arsenal Free
12 Roger Johnson Wycombe Wanderers £275,000
25 Sierra Leone Malvin Kamara Milton Keynes Dons Free
6 Netherlands Glenn Loovens Netherlands Feyenoord £250,000
24 Nick McKoy Milton Keynes Dons Free
3 Scotland Kevin McNaughton Scotland Aberdeen Free

January transfer window ins[edit]

Player Club Fee
Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne Republic of Ireland Shelbourne £75,000
Republic of Ireland David Forde Republic of Ireland Derry City Free
Matt Green Wales Newport County £10,000
Peter Whittingham Aston Villa £350,000

Loans in[edit]

Player Club Arrival date Return date
Kerrea Gilbert Arsenal 13 June End of season
James Chambers Watford 13 October 13 November
Alan Wright Sheffield United 23 November 1 January
James Simmonds Chelsea 16 January End of season
Netherlands Iwan Redan Netherlands Willem II 30 January End of season
Simon Walton Charlton Athletic 31 January End of season
Northern Ireland Warren Feeney Luton Town 22 March End of season

Summer transfer window outs[edit]

Player Club Fee
Wales Neal Ardley Millwall Free
Willie Boland Hartlepool United* Free
Andy Campbell Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Undisclosed
Neil Cox Crewe Alexandra* Free
Jermaine Darlington AFC Wimbledon* Free
Nicky Fish Released -
Cameron Jerome Birmingham City £3m
Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu Gillingham* Free
Danny Parslow York City* Free
Lee Worgan Eastbourne Borough* Free
Wales Rhys Weston Released -

January transfer window outs[edit]

Player Club Fee
Sierra Leone Malvin Kamara Port Vale Free
Northern Ireland Philip Mulryne Leyton Orient Free

Loans out[edit]

Player Club Departure date End date
Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley Stoke City 18 August December
Joe Jacobson Accrington Stanley 23 November 16 January
Mark Howard Wales Swansea City January 2007 End of Season
Wales Jamal Easter Torquay United 5 January 5 February
Nick McKoy Torquay United 5 January End of season
Michael Corcoran Oxford United 30 January 29 April
France Luigi Glombard Leicester City 31 January 11 February
Joe Jacobson Bristol Rovers 15 February End of season
Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley Wales Wrexham 16 February End of season
France Luigi Glombard Oldham Athletic 22 March 20 May
Wales Gregg Coombes Oxford United March 2007 End of Season

Fixtures & results[edit]

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August Barnsley A W 2 - 1 12,082 Ledley, Thompson
8 August West Bromwich Albion H D 1 - 1 18,506 Scimeca
12 August Coventry City H W 1 - 0 13,965 Chopra
19 August Leeds United A W 1 - 0 18,246 Flood
26 August Birmingham City H W 2 - 0 20,109 Ledley, Parry
9 September Preston North End A L 1 - 2 12,435 Chopra
12 September Plymouth Argyle A D 3 - 3 11,655 Thompson, Chopra (2)
16 September Luton Town H W 4 - 1 14,108 Purse, Parry, Chopra (2)
24 September Southend United A W 3 - 0 7,901 Purse, Scimeca, Ledley
30 September Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 4 - 0 19,915 Scimeca, OG, Kamara, Parry
14 October Crystal Palace A W 2 - 1 18,876 Chopra, Scimeca
17 October Southampton H W 1 - 0 19,345 Thompson
21 October Norwich City A L 0 - 1 25,014
28 October Derby County H D 2 - 2 17,371 Loovens, Chopra
31 October Sunderland A W 2 - 1 26,528 Chopra (2)
4 November Colchester United A L 1 - 3 5,393 Chopra
11 November Burnley H W 1 - 0 15,744 Scimeca
17 November Queens Park Rangers H L 0 - 1 13,250
25 November Sheffield Wednesday A D 0 - 0 23,935
28 November Stoke City A L 0 - 3 15,039
2 December Colchester United H D 0 - 0 13,512
9 December Ipswich Town H D 2 - 2 16,015 Purse (2)
16 December Hull City A L 1 - 4 23,089 Chopra
23 December Leicester City A D 0 - 0 22,274
26 December Plymouth Argyle H D 2 - 2 17,299 Thompson (2)
30 December Crystal Palace H D 0 - 0 13,704
1 January Luton Town A D 0 - 0 8,004
13 January Southend United H L 0 - 1 13,822
20 January Wolverhampton Wanderers A W 2 - 1 16,772 Chopra, Byrne
27 January Leicester City H W 3 - 2 12,057 Chopra (3)
2 February Barnsley H W 2 - 0 11,549 Whittingham, Chopra
10 February Coventry City A D 2 - 2 17,107 Chopra, Whittingham
17 February Leeds United H W 1 - 0 13,276 Chopra
20 February West Bromwich Albion A L 0 - 1 18,802
23 February Preston North End H W 4 - 1 12,889 Whittingham, Chopra (2), Johnson
4 March Birmingham City A L 0 - 1 28,223
10 March Norwich City H W 1 - 0 13,276 Parry
13 March Southampton A D 2 - 2 20,383 Thompson, Whittingham
17 March Derby County A L 1 - 3 27,689 Parry
31 March Sunderland H L 0 - 1 19,353
7 April Sheffield Wednesday H L 1 - 2 13,621 Johnson
9 April Burnley A L 0 - 2 11,347
14 April Stoke City H D 1 - 1 11,664 Chopra
21 April Queens Park Rangers A L 0 - 1 12,710
28 April Hull City H L 0 - 1 12,421
6 May Ipswich Town A L 1 - 3 26,488 Parry

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 January Three Tottenham Hotspur H D 0 - 0 20,376
17 January Replay Tottenham Hotspur A L 0 - 4 27,641

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 August One Barnet H L 0 - 2 3,305

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 February Quarter-final Carmarthen Town A W 3 - 2 550 Campbell, McDonald (2)
27 February Semi-final The New Saints H L 0 - 1

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tottenham 4-0 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff 0-2 Barnet". BBC Sport. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City 0-1 The New Saints". BBC Sport. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Past winners". The Football League. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 

See also[edit]