2006–07 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
2006-07 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Kevin Blackwell
(until 20 Sep 2006)[1]
John Carver
(until 23 Oct 2006)[2]
David Geddis
(until 24 Oct 2006)[3]
Dennis Wise
Stadium Elland Road
Championship 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
David Healy (10)
All:
David Healy (10)
Highest home attendance 31,269 vs Ipswich Town
(28 Apr 2007, The Championship)
Lowest home attendance 7,220 vs Barnet
(19 Sep 2006, League Cup)
Average home league attendance 21,613

During the 2006–07 English football season, Leeds United A.F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

The 2006–07 season started badly with Leeds conceding late goals in several matches, and in September 2006 Blackwell's contract as manager of Leeds United was terminated. Leeds hired John Carver as caretaker manager but his spell was not a success. Carver was relieved of his duties and Dennis Wise was eventually installed as his replacement after a month without a permanent manager. Defender Matt Kilgallon left in January to join Sheffield United, and the team never succeeded in escaping the relegation zone after a 5-1 thumping by Luton Town in late October, despite Wise bringing a number of experienced loan players and free transfers on short term deals into the squad. Results did begin to improve as the season drew to an end, but relegation rivals Hull City and Queens Park Rangers went on even better runs at the same time, and this combined with Leeds's awful goal difference made survival all but impossible. With relegation virtually assured, Leeds entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement (administration) on 4 May 2007, thus incurring a league imposed 10 point deduction which officially relegated the club to the third tier of English football.[4][5]

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]

Leeds United's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August 2006 Norwich City H 1-0 22,417 Healy (pen)
8 August 2006 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 13,966 Lewis, Horsfield
13 August 2006 Crystal Palace A 0-1 17,218
19 August 2006 Cardiff City H 0-1 18,246
27 August 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-0 23,792 Healy (pen)
10 September 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1 16,268
13 September 2006 Sunderland H 0-3 23,037
16 September 2006 Coventry City A 0-1 22,146
23 September 2006 Birmingham City H 3-2 18,898 Healy (2, 1 pen), Tébily (own goal)
30 September 2006 West Bromiwch Albion A 2-4 21,435 Horsfield, Stone
14 October 2006 Stoke City H 0-4 18,173
17 October 2006 Leicester City H 1-2 16,477 Butler
21 October 2006 Luton Town A 1-5 10,260 Foxe
28 October 2006 Southend United H 2-0 19,528 Thomas-Moore, Blake
31 October 2006 Preston North End A 1-4 16,168 Healy
4 November 2006 Barnsley A 2-3 16,943 Derry, Blake
11 November 2006 Colchester United H 3-0 17,678 Blake (2), Cresswell
18 November 2006 Southampton H 0-3 19,647
25 November 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 2-1 17,088 Blake, Lewis
28 November 2006 Burnley A 1-2 15,061 Healy
2 December 2006 Barnsley H 2-2 21,378 Kandol, Ehiogu
9 December 2006 Derby County H 0-1 20,087
16 December 2006 Ipswich Town A 0-1 23,661
23 December 2006 Hull City H 0-0 22,578
26 December 2006 Sunderland A 0-2 40,116
30 December 2006 Stoke City A 1-3 18,128 Thomas-Moore
1 January 2007 Coventry City H 2-1 18,158 Healy, Douglas
20 January 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 2-3 20,019 Flo, Thompson
30 January 2007 Hull City A 2-1 24,311 Heath, Thompson
3 February 2007 Norwich City A 1-2 25,018 Howson
10 February 2007 Crystal Palace H 2-1 19,228 Heath, Blake
17 February 2007 Cardiff City A 0-1 16,644
20 February 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 0-0 29,593
24 February 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 24,314
27 February 2007 Birmingham City A 0-1 18,363
3 March 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-3 25,297 Bullen (own goal), Cresswell
10 March 2007 Luton Town H 1-0 27,138 Cresswell
13 March 2007 Leicester City A 1-1 25,165 Blake
17 March 2007 Southend United A 1-1 11,274 Healy
31 March 2007 Preston North End H 2-1 18,433 Blake, Healy
7 April 2007 Plymouth Argyle H 2-1 30,034 Healy, Michalík
9 April 2007 Colchester United A 1-2 5,916 Lewis
14 April 2007 Burnley H 1-0 23,528 Heath
21 April 2007 Southampton A 0-1 29,012
28 April 2007 Ipswich Town H 1-1 31,269 Cresswell
6 May 2007 Derby County A 0-2 31,183

Top Scorers[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 1-3 16,957 Robinson (own goal)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 22 August 2006 Chester City H 1-0 10,013 Bakke
R2 19 September 2006 Barnet H 3-1 7,220 Blake, Thomas-Moore (2)
R3 24 October 2006 Southend United H 1-3 10,449 Thomas-Moore

Top Scorers[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[6]

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 Sullivan
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Kelly
3 Scotland DF Stephen Crainey
4 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas
5 Bulgaria DF Radostin Kishishev (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
6 England DF Alan Thompson (on loan from Celtic)
7 England MF Ian Westlake
8 Norway FW Tore André Flo
9 Northern Ireland FW David Healy
10 England DF Michael Gray (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
11 United States MF Eddie Lewis
12 England DF Robbie Elliott
14 United States FW Jemal Johnson (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
15 England DF Frazer Richardson
16 Iceland MF Gylfi Einarsson
17 France MF Sébastien Carole
18 England MF Kevin Nicholls
19 England DF Matt Heath
No. Position Player
20 Australia DF Hayden Foxe
21 England MF Shaun Derry
22 England FW Ian Thomas-Moore
23 Republic of Ireland GK Graham Stack (on loan from Reading)
24 Angola DF Rui Marques
25 England FW Richard Cresswell
27 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Tresor Kandol
28 England FW Robbie Blake
31 Mozambique DF Armando Sá (on loan from Espanyol)
32 England FW Jermaine Beckford
33 England MF Jonny Howson
34 Republic of Ireland MF Robert Bayly
35 Republic of Ireland DF Simon Madden
37 England FW Tom Elliott
39 England MF Fabian Delph
40 Denmark GK Casper Ankergren
42 England MF Danny Rose

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
5 England DF Alan Wright (on loan from Sheffield United)
5 England DF Ugo Ehiogu (on loan from Middlesbrough)
6 Republic of Ireland DF Paul Butler (to Milton Keynes Dons)
8 England DF Sean Gregan (to Oldham Athletic)
10 England FW Geoff Horsfield (on loan from Sheffield United)
12 England MF Adam Johnson (on loan from Middlesbrough)
14 England MF Steve Stone (retired)
No. Position Player
19 Norway MF Eirik Bakke (to Brann)
26 England DF Matthew Kilgallon (to Sheffield United)
26 Slovakia DF Ľubomír Michalík (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
29 Republic of Ireland MF Ian Morris (to Scunthorpe United)
31 Trinidad and Tobago GK Tony Warner (on loan from Fulham)
36 England GK Mark Wilberforce (to Scarborough)

Reserve 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
30 England DF Ben Parker
No. Position Player
36 England GK Jonny Lund

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manager Blackwell sacked by Leeds". BBC News. 20 September 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1524&teamTabs=managers
  3. ^ http://www.leedsunited.com/matchreport/20061024/leeds-1-southend-3_2247678_36305
  4. ^ "Leeds Utd calls in administrators". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 May 2007. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Relegated Leeds in administration". BBC Sport (BBC). 4 May 2007. Archived from the original on 15 May 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2007. 
  6. ^ "Leeds United - 2006/07". FootballSquads. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/leeds-united/tab/players/season/2007