2006–07 Southend United F.C. season

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Southend United
2006–07 season
Chairman Ron Martin
Manager Steve Tilson
Stadium Roots Hall
Championship 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Eastwood (11)
All: Eastwood (16)
Average home league attendance 10,024

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

Season summary[edit]

Southend United started the season reasonably well, beating Stoke City 1–0 on the opening day and defeating Sunderland 3–1 at Roots Hall several games later. After that, Southend did not win a league game for 18 games until 9 December when they beat Southampton 2–1. Southend followed this with a convincing 3–1 win over promotion-chasing West Bromwich Albion; on New Year's Day, in defeating Cardiff City 1-0 thanks to Lee Bradbury's 30-yard volley, Southend picked up their first away victory of the season and stretched their unbeaten run to five games. A 3–1 victory away to Birmingham City on 31 January saw the Shrimpers lift themselves from the bottom of the Championship, moving above Leeds United on goal difference. Southend finally pulled themselves out of the relegation zone on 13 March when Richie Foran came off the bench to score his first Southend United goal in the sixth minute of injury time, giving the Shrimpers a 1–0 victory over Burnley.

Regrettably, the form did not last and, after a humiliating 3–0 home defeat to local rivals Colchester United, the Shrimpers were relegated back to League One.

Southend pulled one of the shocks of the season when they defeated eventual champions and reigning cup holders Manchester United (whose starting lineup featured the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney) 1-0 at Roots Hall in the League Cup, Freddy Eastwood netting after 27 minutes to send the Shrimpers through to the quarter-finals,[1] against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Southend defended bravely against Spurs, taking the London club to extra time before Jermain Defoe scored the only goal of the game with five minutes of extra time left, although replays later proved he was offside.

Top scorer Freddy Eastwood was to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £1.5 million in the close season, in a move that struck a huge blow to Southend's hopes of an automatic return to the second tier.

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]

Southend United's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August 2006 Stoke City H 1-0 8,971 Eastwood (pen)
8 August 2006 Crystal Palace A 1-3 18,072 Eastwood
12 August 2006 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 12,368
19 August 2006 Sunderland H 3-1 9,848 Barrett (2), Bradbury
26 August 2006 Leicester City A 0-1 19,427
9 September 2006 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-0 9,639
12 September 2006 Norwich City H 3-3 11,072 Eastwood, Hammell, Gower
16 September 2006 West Bromwich Albion A 1-1 19,576 Harrold
24 September 2006 Cardiff City H 0-3 7,901
30 September 2006 Derby County A 0-3 22,395
13 October 2006 Coventry City H 2-3 9,821 Eastwood (2, 1 pen)
17 October 2006 Burnley A 0-0 10,461
21 October 2006 Ipswich Town H 1-3 11,415 Francis
28 October 2006 Leeds United A 0-2 19,528
31 October 2006 Hull City H 2-3 10,234 Harrold, Eastwood
4 November 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-3 17,904 Harrold
11 November 2006 Preston North End H 0-0 9,263
18 November 2006 Plymouth Argyle H 1-1 9,469 Gower
25 November 2006 Colchester United A 0-3 5,954
28 November 2006 Barnsley A 0-2 9,588
2 December 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1 9,411
9 December 2006 Southampton H 2-1 10,867 Eastwood, McCormack
15 December 2006 Luton Town A 0-0 7,468
23 December 2006 Birmingham City H 0-4 9,781
26 December 2006 Norwich City A 0-0 25,433
30 December 2006 Coventry City A 1-1 16,623 Gower
1 January 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 3-1 9,907 Campbell-Ryce (2), Hunt
13 January 2007 Cardiff City A 1-0 13,822 Bradbury
20 January 2007 Derby County H 0-1 10,745
30 January 2007 Birmingham City A 3-1 19,177 Maher, Eastwood, Gower
3 February 2007 Stoke City A 1-1 23,017 Eastwood
9 February 2007 Queens Park Rangers H 5-0 10,217 Bradbury, Gower, Sodje, Maher (2)
17 February 2007 Sunderland A 0-4 33,576
20 February 2007 Crystal Palace H 0-1 10,419
24 February 2007 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-3 24,116 Hunt, Eastwood
3 March 2007 Leicester City H 2-2 10,528 Eastwood, McCormack
10 March 2007 Ipswich Town A 2-0 24,051 Gower, Clarke
13 March 2007 Burnley H 1-0 8,855 Foran
17 March 2007 Leeds United H 1-1 11,274 Gower
31 March 2007 Hull City A 0-4 19,629
6 April 2007 Colchester United H 0-3 10,552
9 April 2007 Preston North End A 3-2 13,684 Maher (2), McCormack
14 April 2007 Barnsley H 1-3 10,089 Gower
21 April 2007 Plymouth Argyle A 1-2 11,097 Clarke
28 April 2007 Luton Town H 1-3 10,276 Bradbury
6 May 2007 Southampton A 1-4 32,008 Barrett

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Barnsley H 1-1 5,485 Gower
R3R 16 January 2007 Barnsley A 2-0 4,944 Maher, Bradbury
R4 27 January 2007 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-3 33,406 Eastwood (pen)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 22 August 2006 Bournemouth A 3-1 3,764 Gower, Eastwood (2, 1 pen)
R2 19 September 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion H 3-2 4,819 Paynter, Hunt, Eastwood
R3 24 October 2006 Leeds United A 3-1 10,449 Hammell (pen), Hooper (2)
R4 7 November 2006 Manchester United H 1-0 11,532 Eastwood
R5 20 December 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-1(a.e.t.) 35,811

Squad[edit]

[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 Darryl Flahavan
2 England DF Simon Francis
3 England DF Che Wilson
4 England MF Lewis Hunt
5 England DF Spencer Prior
6 England DF Adam Barrett
7 England MF Mark Gower
8 England MF Kevin Maher
9 Republic of Ireland FW Richie Foran
10 England FW Freddie Eastwood
12 England FW Lee Bradbury
13 England GK Steve Collis
14 England MF Lloyd Sam (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
No. Position Player
15 England DF Peter Clarke
16 Nigeria DF Efe Sodje
17 England MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce
18 Scotland MF Steven Hammell
19 England FW Billy Paynter
20 England FW James Lawson
21 England FW Gary Hooper
23 England FW Charles Ademeno
24 England FW Matt Harrold
25 Belgium MF Franck Moussa
26 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McCormack
28 England MF Joel Ledgister
30 England GK Joe Welch

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
9 England FW Michael Ricketts (to Preston North End)
11 England MF Mitchell Cole (to Stevenage Borough)
14 England MF Luke Guttridge (to Leyton Orient)
No. Position Player
22 England MF Jay Smith (to Notts County)
27 Spain FW Arnau Riera (on loan from Sunderland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southend 1-0 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/southend-united/2006-2007/results