2006–07 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
2006–07 season
Chairman Sir Jack Hayward
Manager Mick McCarthy
Championship 5th (lost in play-offs)
FA Cup 4th round
League Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Jay Bothroyd (9)
All: Seyi Olofinjana (10)
Highest home attendance 28,107 (vs. West Bromwich Albion, 28 January 2007)
Lowest home attendance 14,524 (vs. Oldham Athletic, 6 January 2007)
Average home league attendance 20,968 (league only)

The 2006–07 season was the 108th season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played the season in the second tier of the English football system, the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

The season was the first under new manager Mick McCarthy who replaced Glenn Hoddle after the latter resigned suddenly in July 2006.[1] McCarthy's appointment coincided with a new approach by the club after their parachute payments stemming from their Premier League relegation two years earlier ceased. After numerous senior players departed under these new financial conditions, a fresh ethos of recruiting younger players from lower league sides emerged.

The team finished fifth, qualifying for the play-offs. Their promotion hopes were ended by local rivals West Bromwich Albion - whom they met a record five times during the campaign - who beat them in both legs of the play-off semi finals to win 4–2 on aggregate.

Results[edit]

Pre season[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

A total of 24 teams competed in the Championship during the 2006–07 season. Each team would play every other team twice, once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. The provisional fixture list was released on 22 June 2006, but was subject to change in the event of matches being selected for television coverage or police concerns.[2]

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sunderland 46 27 07 12 76 47 +29 88
2 Birmingham City 46 26 08 12 67 42 +25 86
3 Derby County 46 25 09 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 0+3 76
6 Southampton 46 21 12 13 77 53 +24 75
7 Preston North End 46 22 08 16 64 53 +11 74

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 22 10 14 59 56 +3 76 12 5 6 33 28 +5 10 5 8 26 28 −2

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Result D W L W W W L L W L W W L D L W L D D D W L W D W L W D L W D W W W W W W L D L L W D L W W
Position 9 7 11 10 4 3 3 8 6 8 5 4 6 7 7 6 8 10 7 13 9 14 10 10 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 5 4 5 5 6 7 5 6 6 5 5

Source: Statto.com

Play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Players[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Key

      ‡ On loan from another club       * First appearance(s) for the club

Correct as of end of season. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable.


No. Pos Name P G P G P G P G A yellow card A red card Notes
League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
1 GK England Oakes, MichaelMichael Oakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Northern Ireland Clyde, MarkMark Clyde 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
3 DF England Naylor, LeeLee Naylor 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
3 DF Scotland Collins, NeillNeill Collins 22(2) 2 3 0 0 0 25(2) 2 3 0 [nb 1]
4 MF Nigeria Olofinjana, SeyiSeyi Olofinjana 43(3) 9 3 1 1 0 47(3) 10 7 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Breen, GaryGary Breen 42 1 3 0 0 0 45 1 7 2
6 DF England Craddock, JodyJody Craddock (c) 30(6) 5 0 0 1 0 31(6) 5 4 0
7 DF Scotland McNamara, JackieJackie McNamara 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0 5 2
8 MF England Henry, KarlKarl Henry 34 3 3 0 0(1) 0 37(1) 3 6 0
9 FW Guyana Cort, CarlCarl Cort 7(3) 0 0 0 0 0 7(3) 0 0 1
10 FW England Bothroyd, JayJay Bothroyd 21(14) 9 0 0 0 0 21(14) 9 4 0
11 DF England Clapham, JamieJamie Clapham 21(5) 0 1 0 1 0 23(5) 0 2 0
12 DF Wales Edwards, RobRob Edwards 24(9) 0 0(2) 0 1 0 25(11) 0 6 0
13 FW United States Johnson, JemalJemal Johnson ¤ 14(6) 3 0(3) 0 0(1) 0 14(10) 3 2 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Potter, DarrenDarren Potter 37(3) 0 3 1 1 0 41(3) 1 7 0 [nb 2]
15 MF Hungary Rósa, DénesDénes Rósa ¤ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 MF England Davies, MarkMark Davies 0(7) 0 0(3) 0 0 0 0(10) 0 0 0
17 FW England Clarke, LeonLeon Clarke 11(11) 5 0 0 0(1) 0 11(12) 5 2 0
17 FW Republic of Ireland Ward, StephenStephen Ward 11(9) 3 0(1) 0 0 0 11(10) 3 0 0
18 FW Wales Davies, CraigCraig Davies 6(17) 0 3 2 1 0 10(17) 2 0 0
19 MF Brazil Finkler, GuilhermeGuilherme Finkler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 GK England Murray, MattMatt Murray 44 0 3 0 0 0 47 0 0 0
21 FW Poland Frankowski, TomaszTomasz Frankowski ¤ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
22 MF England Gobern, LewisLewis Gobern 6(6) 2 0 0 0 0 6(6) 2 0 0
23 DF England Lowe, KeithKeith Lowe ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Hungary Gyepes, GáborGábor Gyepes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [nb 3]
25 DF England Jones, DanielDaniel Jones 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0
26 DF England Little, MarkMark Little 19(8) 0 3 0 1 0 23(8) 0 4 1
27 DF Scotland Mulgrew, CharlieCharlie Mulgrew 5(2) 0 0 0 0 0 5(2) 0 0 0
28 MF England Ricketts, RohanRohan Ricketts ¤ 15(4) 0 3 0 1 0 19(4) 0 2 0
29 MF Republic of Ireland O'Connor, KevinKevin O'Connor 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 GK Nigeria Ikeme, CarlCarl Ikeme 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 0 0
31 GK Wales Hennessey, WayneWayne Hennessey ¤ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
32 DF England Wheater, DavidDavid Wheater 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 MF Scotland McIndoe, MichaelMichael McIndoe 27(2) 3 3 0 0 0 30(2) 3 1 0 [nb 4]
33 DF England Riley, MartinMartin Riley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF Republic of Ireland Gleeson, StephenStephen Gleeson ¤ 0(4) 0 0 0 0 0 0(4) 0 0 0
35 MF England Bennett, ElliottElliott Bennett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 DF England Collins, LeeLee Collins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF England Cornes, ChrisChris Cornes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [nb 5]
37 MF England Kightly, MichaelMichael Kightly 26 8 0 0 0 0 26 8 4 0 [nb 6]
38 DF England Fleming, CraigCraig Fleming 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
39 FW Republic of Ireland Keogh, AndyAndy Keogh 19 5 0 0 0 0 19 5 2 0
40 GK Denmark Budtz, JanJan Budtz 2(2) 0 0 0 0 0 2(2) 0 0 0
  1. ^ Loanee who was signed permanently during the season.
  2. ^ Loanee who was signed permanently during the season.
  3. ^ Contract terminated by mutual consent to allow injury rehabilitation back in his homeland.
  4. ^ Loanee who was signed permanently during the season.
  5. ^ Contract terminated having earlier tested positive for cocaine use.
  6. ^ Loanee who was signed permanently during the season.

Awards[edit]

Award Winner[3][4]
Fans' Player of the Season Matt Murray
Players' Player of the Season Matt Murray
Young Player of the Season Michael Kightly
Academy Player of the Season Lee Collins
Goal of the Season Jay Bothroyd
(vs Leeds United, 10 September 2006)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
20 July 2006 Republic of Ireland Gary Breen Unattached Free[5]
27 July 2006 England Jay Bothroyd Unattached Free[6]
2 August 2006 England Jamie Clapham Unattached Free[7]
3 August 2006 England Karl Henry Stoke City £175,000[8]
17 August 2006 United States Jemal Johnson Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed[9]
24 August 2006 Scotland Charlie Mulgrew Celtic Part exchange[10]
1 January 2007 Scotland Michael McIndoe Barnsley £250,000[11]
1 January 2007 England Michael Kightly Grays Athletic £25,000[11]
5 January 2007 Scotland Neill Collins Sunderland £150,000[12]
16 January 2007 Republic of Ireland Stephen Ward Bohemians £100,000[13]
18 January 2007 Republic of Ireland Darren Potter Liverpool £250,000[14]
23 January 2007 Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh Scunthorpe United £600,000[15]

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
June 2006 Scotland Kenny Miller Celtic Free[16]
June 2006 England Darren Anderton Released Free[17]
June 2006 Scotland Colin Cameron Released Free[18]
June 2006 Romania Vio Ganea Released Free[17]
June 2006 England Paul Ince Released Free[19]
June 2006 Republic of Ireland Mark Kennedy Released Free[20]
June 2006 Netherlands Stefan Postma Released Free[17]
June 2006 Scotland Maurice Ross Released Free[17]
June 2006 Portugal Silas Released Free[21]
14 June 2006 England Joleon Lescott Everton £5 million[22]
11 July 2006 South Korea Seol Ki-Hyeon Reading £1.5 million[23]
24 August 2006 England Lee Naylor Celtic £600,000[10]
28 September 2006 England Chris Cornes Released Free[24]
15 January 2007 England Leon Clarke Sheffield Wednesday Undisclosed[25]
9 February 2007 Northern Ireland Mark Clyde Retired [26]
20 April 2007 Hungary Gábor Gyepes Released Free[27]

Loans in[edit]

Date Player From End date
25 July 2006 Brazil Guilherme Finkler Juventude 31 January 2007[28]
4 August 2006 Wales Craig Davies Verona End of season[29]
17 August 2006 Republic of Ireland Darren Potter Liverpool 18 January 2007[30]
26 September 2006 England David Wheater Middlesbrough 15 November 2006[31]
2 November 2006 Scotland Neill Collins Sunderland 2 January 2007[32]
17 November 2006 England Michael Kightly Grays Athletic 1 January 2007[33]
23 November 2006 Scotland Michael McIndoe Barnsley 1 January 2007[34]
19 January 2007 England Craig Fleming Norwich City 15 February 2007[35]
25 January 2007 Denmark Jan Budtz Doncaster Rovers 23 April 2007[36]

Loans out[edit]

Date Player To End date
31 July 2006 England Keith Lowe Brighton & Hove Albion 28 August 2006[37]
11 August 2006 Wales Wayne Hennessey Bristol City 8 September 2006[38]
26 August 2006 Poland Tomasz Frankowski Tenerife End of season[39]
8 September 2006 England Keith Lowe Cheltenham Town 10 October 2006[40]
26 October 2006 England Keith Lowe Cheltenham Town 22 November 2006[41]
3 November 2006 Republic of Ireland Stephen Gleeson Stockport County 3 February 2007[42]
4 January 2007 England Keith Lowe Cheltenham Town End of season[43]
11 January 2007 Wales Wayne Hennessey Stockport County 10 April 2007[44]
19 February 2007 United States Jemal Johnson Leeds United End of season[45]
9 March 2007 Hungary Dénes Rósa Cheltenham Town 9 April 2007[46]
22 March 2007 England Rohan Ricketts Queens Park Rangers End of season[47]

Kit[edit]

The season saw new home and away kits, both manufactured by Le Coq Sportif.[48] The away kit was an all-white design.[49] Chaucer Consulting sponsored the club for a third season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoddle resigns as boss of Wolves". BBC Sport. 1 July 2006. 
  2. ^ "Season's fixtures to be unveiled". BBC Sport. 21 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "Lee takes the plaudits". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 4 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "More for Matt". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 4 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Wolves swoop for defender Breen". BBC Sport. 20 July 2006. 
  6. ^ "Wolves sign Bothroyd from Addicks". BBC Sport. 28 July 2006. 
  7. ^ "Clapham completes Wolves switch". BBC Sport. 2 August 2006. 
  8. ^ "Wolves make Henry deal with Stoke". BBC Sport. 2 August 2006. 
  9. ^ "Johnson completes move to Wolves". BBC Sport. 17 August 2006. 
  10. ^ a b "Celtic & Wolves seal Naylor deal". BBC Sport. 24 August 2006. 
  11. ^ a b "Wolves sign McIndoe and Kightly". BBC Sport. 1 January 2007. 
  12. ^ "Sunderland's Collins joins Wolves". BBC Sport. 5 January 2007. 
  13. ^ "Ward ready to sign". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 15 January 2007. 
  14. ^ "Potter completes move to Wolves". BBC Sport. 18 January 2007. 
  15. ^ "Keogh completes Wolves transfer". BBC Sport. 23 January 2007. 
  16. ^ "Celtic sign ex-Rangers man Miller". BBC Sport. 19 January 2006. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Wolves and Anderton part company". BBC Sport. 5 May 2006. 
  18. ^ "Cameron will opt to leave Wolves". BBC Sport. 26 May 2006. 
  19. ^ "No Return For Ince". BBC Sport. 27 July 2006. 
  20. ^ "Palace land Wolves winger Kennedy". BBC Sport. 11 July 2006. 
  21. ^ "Silas deal unlikely". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 19 May 2006. 
  22. ^ "Lescott completes Everton switch". BBC Sport. 14 June 2006. 
  23. ^ "Reading complete signing of Seol". BBC Sport. 11 July 2006. 
  24. ^ "Cornes' contract terminated". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 28 September 2006. 
  25. ^ "Owls sign Wolves striker Clarke". BBC Sport. 15 January 2007. 
  26. ^ "Injuries force Clyde's retirement". BBC Sport. 9 February 2007. 
  27. ^ "Gyepes parts company with Wolves". BBC Sport. 20 April 2007. 
  28. ^ "Wolves sign Brazilian midfielder". BBC Sport. 25 July 2006. 
  29. ^ "Wales striker makes Wolves move". BBC Sport. 6 August 2006. 
  30. ^ "Potter seals loan move to Wolves". BBC Sport. 17 August 2006. 
  31. ^ "Wolves snap up Middlesbrough ace". BBC Sport. 28 September 2006. 
  32. ^ "Defender arrives on loan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 2 November 2006. 
  33. ^ "Kightly completes move to Wolves". BBC Sport. 17 November 2006. 
  34. ^ "Wolves snap up Barnsley's McIndoe". BBC Sport. 23 November 2006. 
  35. ^ "Wolves poised to tie up Fleming". BBC Sport. 19 January 2007. 
  36. ^ "Wolves sign keeper Budtz on loan". BBC Sport. 25 January 2007. 
  37. ^ "Lowe agrees loan deal at Brighton". BBC Sport. 31 July 2006. 
  38. ^ "Goalkeeper set for loan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 31 July 2006. 
  39. ^ "Frankowski set for Tenerife loan". BBC Sport. 25 August 2006. 
  40. ^ "Cheltenham net Wolves man on loan". BBC Sport. 8 September 2006. 
  41. ^ "Lowe makes Cheltenham loan switch". BBC Sport. 26 October 2006. 
  42. ^ "Gannon secures Gleeson's services". BBC Sport. 3 November 2006. 
  43. ^ "Cheltenham land Lowe from Wolves". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. 
  44. ^ "Hatters sign goalkeeper Hennessey". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. 
  45. ^ "Striker on the move". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 19 February 2007. 
  46. ^ "Cheltenham sign Rosa from Wolves". BBC Sport. 9 March 2007. 
  47. ^ "Rangers secure Ricketts loan deal". BBC Sport. 22 March 2007. 
  48. ^ "The new kit is here". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 16 June 2006. 
  49. ^ "The White Wolf is here". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 2 May 2006.