2006–07 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2006–07 season
Chairman Rupert Lowe
Manager George Burley
Stadium St Mary's
Championship 6th (qualified for playoffs)
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Fourth round proper
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Grzegorz Rasiak (18)
All:
Grzegorz Rasiak (20)
Highest home attendance 32,008 (vs. Southend United, 6 May)
Lowest home attendance 18,736 (vs. Colchester United, 16 March)
Average home league attendance 23,556

During the 2006–07 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Southampton improved in their second consecutive season in the Championship, although their overall form was inconsistent and they were soon out of the race for automatic promotion. Their inconsistency threatened to put them out of the play-off picture too, but eventually Southampton scraped to sixth position in the final table. Southampton were drawn against manager George Burley's old club Derby County, who managed to defeat Southampton 4–3 in a penalty shootout after a 4–4 aggregate draw over two legs.

Final League table (extract)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 14 4 5 51 24 8 6 9 30 31 81 55 + 26 76
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 33 28 10 5 8 26 28 59 56 + 3 76
6 Southampton 46 13 6 4 36 20 8 6 9 41 33 77 53 + 24 75
7 Preston North End 46 15 4 4 38 17 7 4 12 26 36 64 53 + 11 74
8 Stoke City 46 12 8 3 35 16 7 8 8 27 25 62 41 + 21 73

Championship[edit]

Note: Southampton score given first
Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2006 Derby County A 2–2 21,939 Bale, Wright-Phillips
9 August 2006 Coventry City H 2–0 21,088 Bale, Rasiak
12 August 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 24,322
19 August 2006 Barnsley A 2–2 11,306 Rasiak (2)
26 August 2006 Preston North End H 1–1 20,712 Rasiak
9 September 2006 Ipswich Town A 1–2 21,422 Jones
12 September 2006 Crystal Palace A 2–0 17,084 Jones, Rasiak
16 September 2006 Plymouth Argyle H 1–0 22,514 Rasiak
23 September 2006 Burnley A 3–2 13,051 Rasiak (2), Skacel
30 September 2006 Queens Park Rangers H 1–2 25,185 Wright-Phillips
14 October 2006 Leicester City A 2–3 21,347 Viafara, Idiakez
17 October 2006 Cardiff City A 0–1 19,345
21 October 2006 Stoke City H 1–0 20,531 Licka
28 October 2006 Colchester United A 0–2 5,893
1 November 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–0 18,979 Wright-Phillips, Jones
4 November 2006 Hull City H 0–0 20,560
11 November 2006 Sunderland A 1–1 25,667 Bale
18 November 2006 Leeds United A 3–0 19,647 Rasiak (2), Skacel
25 November 2006 Luton Town H 2–1 20,482 Baird, Rasiak
29 November 2006 Birmingham City H 4–3 21,889 Jones (2), Skacel, Wright-Phillips
2 December 2006 Hull City A 4–2 15,697 Rasiak (2), Bale, Wright-Phillips
9 December 2006 Southend United A 1–2 10,867 Rasiak
16 December 2006 Norwich City H 2–1 25,919 Jones, Bale
23 December 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–3 23,739 Rasiak, Jones, Wright-Phillips
26 December 2006 Crystal Palace H 1–1 30,548 Baird
30 December 2006 Leicester City H 2–0 24,447 Pele, Prutton
1 January 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 1–1 15,377 Rasiak
13 January 2007 Burnley H 0–0 20,486
20 January 2007 Queens Park Rangers A 2–0 14,686 Rasiak, Wright-Phillips
31 January 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–1 20,230 Jones (2)
2 February 2007 Derby County H 0–1 27,656
10 February 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 21,138 Jones
17 February 2007 Barnsley H 5–2 22,460 Surman (3), Jones (2)
20 February 2007 Coventry City A 1–2 17,194 Saganowski
24 February 2007 Ipswich Town H 1–0 27,974 Saganowski
5 March 2007 Preston North End A 1–3 13,060 Rasiak
10 March 2007 Stoke City A 1–2 13,404 Saganowski
13 March 2007 Cardiff City H 2–2 20,383 Baird, Wright-Phillips
16 March 2007 Colchester United H 1–2 18,736 Saganowski
31 March 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 6–0 24,804 Saganowski (3), Breen o.g., Best, Surman
7 April 2007 Luton Town A 2–0 9,171 Viafara, Saganowski
9 April 2007 Sunderland H 1–2 25,766 Saganowski
14 April 2007 Birmingham City A 1–2 19,754 Saganowski
21 April 2007 Leeds United H 1–0 29,012 Wright-Phillips
28 April 2007 Norwich City A 1–0 25,437 Best
6 May 2007 Southend United H 4–1 32,008 Jones (2), Best (2)

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Championship Play-off Semi-final[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 May 2007 Derby County H 1–2 30,602 Surman
15 May 2007 Derby County A 3–2a 31,569 Viafara (2), Rasiak

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Torquay United A 2–0 5,396 Rasiak (2)
R4 28 January 2007 Manchester City A 1–3 26,496 Jones

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2006 Yeovil Town H 5–2 20,653 Cohen o.g., Skacel, Wright-Phillips, Dyer, Jones
R2 19 September 2006 Millwall A 4–0 5,492 Belmadi (2), Wright-Phillips, McGoldrick
R3 24 October 2006 Notts County A 0–2 6,731

Kit[edit]

The season's kit was manufactured by the club's own brand, Saints; a new kit was introduced for the season. The kit was sponsored by English airline FlyBe.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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 Kelvin Davis
2 Sweden DF Alexander Östlund
3 Cape Verde DF Pelé
4 Poland FW Marek Saganowski (on loan from Troyes)
5 Norway DF Claus Lundekvam
6 England DF Darren Powell
7 Czech Republic MF Rudi Skácel
8 England FW Bradley Wright-Phillips
9 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak
10 England MF Jermaine Wright
11 Sweden DF Michael Svensson
11 Czech Republic MF Mario Lička
14 Spain MF Iñigo Idiakez
15 Trinidad and Tobago FW Kenwyne Jones
16 England DF Martin Cranie
17 Algeria MF Djamel Belmadib
No. Position Player
18 England MF Nathan Dyer
19 England DF Chris Makin
20 England MF David Prutton
21 Northern Ireland DF Chris Baird
22 Wales DF Gareth Bale
23 Colombia MF Jhon Viáfara
24 England MF Danny Guthrie (on loan from Liverpool)
25 England GK Michael Poke
26 England GK Kevin Miller
27 England FW Leon Best
28 Poland GK Bartosz Białkowski
29 England MF Andrew Surman
34 Wales MF Lloyd Jamesc
35 England FW David McGoldrick
36 England MF Simon Gillett
41 England MF Adam Lallana

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
4 Argentina MF Marcelo Sarmiento (on loan from Argentinos Juniors)
14 Jamaica FW Ricardo Fuller (to Stoke City)
24 England FW Dexter Blackstock (to Queens Park Rangers)
No. Position Player
37 Finland MF Tim Sparv (to Halmstads)
45 England DF Kyle Critchell (to Chesterfield)

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