2006–07 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2006–07 season
Chairman Jeremy Peace
Manager Bryan Robson (until 18 September)
Nigel Pearson (caretaker)
Craig Shakespeare (caretaker)
Tony Mowbray (from 13 October)
Stadium The Hawthorns
Championship 4th (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Runners-up
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Diomansy Kamara (20)
All: Diomansy Kamara (22)
Highest home attendance 26,606 (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 22 October 2006)
Lowest home attendance 17,417 (vs. Queen's Park Rangers, 31 October 2006)
Average home league attendance 20,471

During the 2006–07 English football season, West Bromwich Albion competed in the Football League Championship, having been relegated from the FA Premier League the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

West Bromwich Albion started the season slowly and manager Bryan Robson departed as manager in October by mutual consent. Under his successor, Tony Mowbray, Albion were a permanent fixture in the top six from late December onwards and led the division briefly in February, but a run of four defeats in five games at home saw them fall out of contention for automatic promotion.[1] They secured their play-off place with a 7–0 home win against Barnsley on the final day of the league season,[2] finishing fourth in the process. This was one place above Wolverhampton Wanderers, by virtue of a superior goal difference, but eight points behind Derby.[3] Albion scored 81 league goals during the campaign, the highest tally of any team in the Football League in 2006–07.

In the play-off semi-finals, Albion faced local rivals and fifth-placed team Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning the first leg 3–2[4] and the second 1–0 to progress 4–2 on aggregate.[5] The second leg was the fifth meeting between the two sides during 2006–07, setting a new record for the most times that the Black Country derby has been contested in a single campaign, while Albion's four wins against their rivals was also a season record for matches between the two.[6]

In the play-off final game Albion were defeated by Derby County with Stephen Pearson scoring the only goal of the game.[7]

Kit[edit]

English company Umbro became West Bromwich's kit manufacturers for the season. T-Mobile remained the kit sponsors.

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]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[8]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August 2006 Hull City H 2-0 20,682 Hartson (2)
8 August 2006 Cardiff City A 1-1 18,506 Gera
12 August 2006 Southampton A 0-0 24,233
19 August 2006 Colchester United H 2-1 17,509 Ellington (pen), Wallwork
28 August 2006 Sunderland A 0-2 24,242
9 September 2006 Leicester City H 2-0 19,322 Kenton (own goal), Phillips (pen)
12 September 2006 Preston North End A 0-1 12,119
16 September 2006 Southend United H 1-1 19,576 Ellington
23 September 2006 Luton Town A 2-2 9,332 Carter, Gera
30 September 2006 Leeds United H 4-2 21,435 Albrechtsen, Kamara (2), Phillips
14 October 2006 Ipswich Town A 5-1 22,581 Kamara (2), Phillips (3)
17 October 2006 Crystal Palace A 2-0 16,105 Gera, Kamara
22 October 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-0 26,606 Greening, Kamara, Hartson (pen)
28 October 2006 Birmingham City A 0-2 21,009
31 October 2006 Queens Park Rangers H 3-3 17,417 Ellington, Kamara (2)
4 November 2006 Derby County A 1-2 25,342 Chaplow
11 November 2006 Norwich City H 0-1 18,718
18 November 2006 Burnley H 3-0 18,707 Koumas, Ellington, Carter
25 November 2006 Stoke City A 0-1 18,282
28 November 2006 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-3 21,695 Koumas
2 December 2006 Derby County H 1-0 20,494 Hartson
10 December 2006 Barnsley A 1-1 9,512 Koumas
16 December 2006 Coventry City H 5-0 20,370 Kamara (2, 1 pen), Koumas, Phillips, Robinson
23 December 2006 Plymouth Argyle A 2-2 15,172 Phillips (2)
26 December 2006 Preston North End H 4-2 22,905 Koumas, Kamara, Ellington (2)
30 December 2006 Ipswich Town H 2-0 20,328 Kamara, Koumas
1 January 2007 Southend United A 1-3 9,907 Hartson
12 January 2007 Luton Town H 3-2 19,927 Koumas, Phillips (2)
20 January 2007 Leeds United A 3-2 20,019 Greening, Kamara (2)
31 January 2007 Plymouth Argyle H 2-1 19,894 Kamara (2, 1 pen)
3 February 2007 Hull City A 1-0 18,005 Kamara
10 February 2007 Southampton H 1-1 21,138 Phillips
13 February 2007 Colchester United A 2-1 5,611 McShane, Kamara
20 February 2007 Cardiff City H 1-0 18,802 Ellington
24 February 2007 Leicester City A 1-1 25,581 Kamara (pen)
3 March 2007 Sunderland H 1-2 23,252 Carter
11 March 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 28,016
14 March 2007 Crystal Palace H 2-3 17,960 Clement, Phillips
18 March 2007 Birmingham City H 1-1 21,434 McShane
31 March 2007 Queens Park Rangers A 2-1 14,784 Phillips, Gera
7 April 2007 Stoke City H 1-3 20,386 Koumas
9 April 2007 Norwich City A 2-1 25,422 Sodje, Kamara
13 April 2007 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-1 20,415
23 April 2007 Burnley A 2-3 12,500 Koumas, Ellington
28 April 2007 Coventry City A 1-0 26,343 Robinson
6 May 2007 Barnsley H 7-0 23,568 Phillips (3), Ellington (2, 1 pen), Koren, Gera

Championship play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st Leg 13 May 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3-2 27,750 Phillips (2), Kamara
SF 2nd Leg 16 May 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 (won 4-2 on agg) 27,415 Phillips
F 28 May 2007 Derby County N 0-1 74,993

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006–07 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Leeds United H 3-1 16,957 McShane, Hartson, Phillips
R4 28 January 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3-0 28,107 Kamara, Phillips, Gera
R5 17 February 2007 Middlesbrough A 2-2 31,491 Kamara, Phillips
R5R 27 February 2007 Middlesbrough H 1-1 (lost 4-5 on pens) 24,925 Carter

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2006 Leyton Orient A 3-0 3,058 Nicholson, Carter, Greening
R2 19 September 2006 Cheltenham Town H 3-1 10,974 Wallwork, Ellington (pen), Nicholson (pen)
R3 24 October 2006 Arsenal H 0-2 21,566

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
2 England DF Steve Watson
3 England DF Paul Robinson
4 England DF Chris Perry
5 England DF Neil Clement
6 England DF Curtis Davies
8 England MF Jonathan Greening
9 England FW Nathan Ellington
10 Wales FW John Hartson
11 Hungary MF Zoltan Gera
12 England MF Richard Chaplow
13 England GK Luke Steele
14 Denmark DF Martin Albrechtsen
15 Senegal FW Diomansy Kamara
16 Slovenia MF Robert Koren
17 England MF Darren Carter
No. Position Player
19 Wales MF Jason Koumas
20 England DF Paul McShane
21 England FW Kevin Phillips
22 England FW Stuart Nicholson
23 England DF Jeff Forsyth
24 England DF Ronnie Wallwork
26 Wales MF Rob Davies
27 England FW Rob Elvins
28 England DF Jared Hodgkiss
30 England GK Luke Daniels
31 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Kiely
32 Netherlands DF Sherjill MacDonald
33 England FW Michael Nardiello
34 Nigeria DF Sam Sodje (on loan from Reading)

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
1 Switzerland GK Pascal Zuberbühler (to Neuchâtel Xamax)
7 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie (to West Ham United)
16 Japan MF Junichi Inamoto (to Galatasaray)
No. Position Player
18 Denmark DF Thomas Gaardsøe (retired)
25 England GK Russell Hoult (to Stoke City)
29 Poland GK Tomasz Kuszczak (on loan to Manchester United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albion 2006–07 Fixtures". Albion (West Bromwich Albion Matchday Magazine) (CRE8, for West Bromwich Albion F.C.) 98 (27): 50–51. 6 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "West Brom 7–0 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Final 2006/2007 Football League Championship Table". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Wolves 2–3 West Brom". BBC Sport. 13 May 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  5. ^ McNulty, Phil (16 May 2007). "West Brom 1–0 Wolves". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "All time results between West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Derby 1-0 West Brom". BBC Sport. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/west-bromwich-albion/2006-2007/results