2006–07 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
2006–07 season
Chairman Simon Jordan
Manager Peter Taylor
Stadium Selhurst Park
Championship 12th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Morrison (12)
Average home league attendance 17,481

During the 2006–07 English football season, Crystal Palace competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Peter Taylor took the job at Crystal Palace after Hull City paid a compensation package of £300,000 to chairman Simon Jordan. For this Jordan received praise from Hull chairman Adam Pearson for his conduct in the process of appointing Taylor.[1]

Most Palace fans were very pleased with this appointment, and were looking forward to an exciting 2006-07 season.

Taylor made a whole host of summer signings, and despite a superb start which saw Palace at the top of the table after three games, a terrible run of form saw the Eagles slip down the order, falling to 20th at one stage. Despite this, Jordan was content to leave Taylor in charge of first-team affairs, and his faith was rewarded as Palace picked up their form in the post-Christmas period.

After being unbeaten in eight games, the Eagles finally disappointingly lost to Dennis Wise's struggling Leeds United side. Controversy followed the game as Wise revealed an unnamed Leeds player had shared information about the Leeds teamsheet to Taylor's side before the game. Many Palace and Leeds fans believed that former Eagle Shaun Derry might have been the player who shared the information, and though Derry's agent played down these reports, it is notable that Derry rejoined Palace in the following season.

After a season of ups and downs, Palace eventually finished in 12th position.

In June 2007 Jordan succeeded in his High Court battle against Coventry City boss Iain Dowie, with The Hon. Mr Justice Tugendhat ruling that Dowie had lied when negotiating his way out of his contract at Palace. Dowie won the right to appeal and thus the case dragged on, finally being settled out of court the following April for an unknown fee.[2]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 27 7 12 76 47 +29 88
P 2 Birmingham City 46 26 8 12 67 42 +25 86
P 3 Derby County 46 25 9 12 62 46 +16 84
  4 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 10 14 81 55 +26 76
  5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 22 10 14 59 56 +3 76
  6 Southampton 46 21 12 13 77 53 +24 75
  7 Preston North End 46 22 8 16 64 53 +11 74
  8 Stoke City 46 19 16 11 62 41 +21 73
  9 Sheffield Wednesday 46 20 11 15 70 66 +4 71
  10 Colchester United 46 20 9 17 70 56 +14 69
  11 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 16 13 63 62 +1 67
  12 Crystal Palace 46 18 11 17 59 51 +8 65
  13 Cardiff City 46 17 13 16 57 53 +4 64
  14 Ipswich Town 46 18 8 20 64 59 +5 62
  15 Burnley 46 15 12 19 52 49 +3 57
  16 Norwich City 46 16 9 21 56 71 -15 57
  17 Coventry City 46 16 8 22 47 62 -15 56
  18 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 11 21 54 68 -14 53
  19 Leicester City 46 13 14 19 49 64 -15 53
  20 Barnsley 46 15 5 26 53 85 -32 50
  21 Hull City 46 13 10 23 51 67 -16 49
R 22 Southend United 46 10 12 24 47 80 -33 42
R 23 Luton Town 46 10 10 26 53 81 -28 40
R 24 Leeds United 46 13 7 26 46 72 -26 36 A

A Deducted 10 points for administration entrance.

Results[edit]

Crystal Palace's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August 2006 Ipswich Town A 2-1 25,413 McAnuff, Scowcroft
8 August 2006 Southend United H 3-1 18,072 Cort, Freedman, Hudson
13 August 2006 Leeds United H 1-0 17,218 Morrison
19 August 2006 Birmingham City A 1-2 20,223 McAnuff
26 August 2006 Burnley H 2-2 16,396 Cort, Scowcroft
9 September 2006 Luton Town A 1-2 9,187 Scowcroft
12 September 2006 Southampton H 0-2 17,084
16 September 2006 Norwich City A 1-0 24,618 Kuqi
23 September 2006 Coventry City H 1-0 16,093 Morrison
30 September 2006 Hull City A 1-1 18,099 Cort
14 October 2006 Cardiff City H 1-2 18,876 Green
17 October 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 0-2 16,105
21 October 2006 Leicester City A 1-1 28,762 Soares
28 October 2006 Plymouth Argyle H 0-1 17,084
31 October 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-3 19,034 Kuqi, Soares
4 November 2006 Queens Park Rangers A 2-4 13,989 Soares, Morrison
11 November 2006 Stoke City H 0-1 18,868
18 November 2006 Barnsley H 2-0 20,159 Scowcroft, Morrison
25 November 2006 Preston North End A 0-0 14,202
28 November 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 17,806 Freedman
2 December 2006 Queens Park Rangers H 3-0 17,017 Freedman, Kuqi, Morrison
9 December 2006 Colchester United H 1-3 16,762 Morrison
16 December 2006 Derby County A 0-1 23,875
22 December 2006 Sunderland H 1-0 17,439 Hudson
26 December 2006 Southampton A 1-1 30,548 McAnuff
30 December 2006 Cardiff City A 0-0 13,704
1 January 2007 Norwich City H 3-1 16,765 Hudson, Kuqi, Green
13 January 2007 Coventry City A 4-2 16,582 Fletcher, Kuqi, Cort, McAnuff
20 January 2007 Hull City H 1-1 17,012 Fletcher
30 January 2007 Sunderland A 0-0 26,958
3 February 2007 Ipswich Town H 2-0 17,090 Cort, Ifill
10 February 2007 Leeds United A 1-2 19,228 Cort
17 February 2007 Birmingham City H 0-1 17,233
20 February 2007 Southend United A 1-0 10,419 Ifill
24 February 2007 Luton Town H 2-1 16,177 Morrison (2)
3 March 2007 Burnley A 1-1 10,659 Morrison
10 March 2007 Leicester City H 2-0 16,969 Fletcher, Watson (pen)
14 March 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 3-2 17,960 Morrison, Watson (pen), Grabban
17 March 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 0-1 11,239
31 March 2007 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 21,523 Morrison
7 April 2007 Preston North End H 3-0 15,985 Kuqi (2), Cort
9 April 2007 Stoke City A 1-2 13,616 Zakuani (own goal)
14 April 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-2 17,981 Hudson, McAnuff
21 April 2007 Barnsley A 0-2 10,277
29 April 2007 Derby County H 2-0 19,545 Morrison, Kennedy
6 May 2007 Colchester United A 2-0 5,857 Scowcroft, Watson

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Swindon Town H 2-1 10,238 Kuqi, McAnuff
R4 27 January 2007 Preston North End H 0-2 8,422

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 22 August 2006 Notts County H 1-2 4,481 Hughes

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Scott Flinders
2 England DF Matthew Lawrence
3 England DF Danny Granville
4 England DF Darren Ward
5 England DF Mark Hudson
6 England DF Leon Cort[5]
7 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[6]
8 England FW James Scowcroft
9 Scotland FW Dougie Freedman
11 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison[7]
12 Argentina GK Julián Speroni
14 England MF Ben Watson
15 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kennedy
16 England MF Tommy Black
17 Northern Ireland MF Michael Hughes
18 England DF Gary Borrowdale
No. Position Player
19 England MF Tom Soares
20 England DF Danny Butterfield
21 England MF Dave Martin
23 Wales MF Carl Fletcher
25 England MF Stuart Green
27 Barbados MF Paul Ifill[8]
28 Hungary GK Gábor Király
31 England DF Arron Fray
32 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi
33 England FW Lewis Grabban
34 England MF Phil Starkey
35 Wales DF Rhoys Wiggins
36 England MF Lewwis Spence
37 England FW Charlie Sheringham
38 England GK David Wilkinson
40 England MF Ryan Hall

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
10 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Macken (to Derby County)
22 Germany FW Marco Reich (to Kickers Offenbach)
No. Position Player
29 Scotland GK Iain Turner (on loan from Everton)
30 Hungary FW Sándor Torghelle (to Panathinaikos)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor named new Palace manager". BBC Sport. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Palace chief wins £1m court case". BBC News. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/crystal-palace/2006-2007/results
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2006-2007/flcham/cpalace.htm
  5. ^ Cort was born in England.
  6. ^ McAnuff was born in England.
  7. ^ Clinton was born in England.
  8. ^ Ifill was born in England.