2009–10 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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The 2009–10 football season marked the 131st year of existence of Ipswich Town Football Club. Additionally, it marked the club's 74th anniversary of turning professional and was the club's 71st consecutive season in the English football league system.[1]

Ipswich Town competed in the Football League Championship, finishing 15th out of the 24 teams.[2] The club also competed in the Football League Cup, where it was eliminated in the Second Round,[3] and the FA Cup, where it was eliminated in the Fourth Round.[4]

Season summary[edit]

The 2009–10 season was Roy Keane's first full season as manager of Ipswich Town.

Results[edit]

Championship[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Ipswich Town's League Cup campaign was disappointing. After winning a thrilling first round tie against Shrewsbury Town, Ipswich was knocked out of the competition by Peterborough United at London Road after Ipswich striker Tamas Priskin missed a vital penalty.

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref.
First August 11 Shrewsbury Town New Meadow 3–3 (2–4 pen.) Wickham (2) 11', 59', Quinn 32' 4,184 [5]
Second August 25 Peterborough United London Road 2–1 Priskin 14' 5,451 [6]

FA Cup[edit]

As in the League Cup, Ipswich only progressed through one round of the FA Cup, falling to a 2–1 defeat against Southampton at St Mary's. This meant Ipswich was only left with trying to improve its league position.

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref.
Third January 2 Blackpool Bloomfield Road 1–2 Colback 3', Garvan 77' 7,332 [7]
Fourth January 23 Southampton St Mary's 2–1 Couñago 90' 20,446 [8]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[9]

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 Richard Wright
2 England DF David Wright
3 Republic of Ireland DF Damien Delaney
4 Northern Ireland DF Gareth McAuley
6 England MF Grant Leadbitter
7 Republic of Ireland MF Owen Garvan
8 England MF Lee Martin
9 Spain FW Pablo Couñago
10 England MF David Norris (captain)
12 Canada DF Jaime Peters
14 England FW Jonathan Stead
15 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein
17 England MF Jack Colback
19 Republic of Ireland FW Jonathan Walters
20 Northern Ireland FW David Healy
No. Position Player
21 Republic of Ireland FW Daryl Murphy
22 England DF Liam Rosenior
23 Trinidad and Tobago MF Carlos Edwards
25 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
26 Republic of Ireland GK Brian Murphy
28 England GK Arran Lee-Barrett
29 England MF Ed Upson
30 Republic of Ireland DF Shane O'Connor
34 England DF Jack Ainsley
35 New Zealand DF Tommy Smith
37 Bermuda MF Reggie Lambe
39 Wales DF Troy Brown
40 England FW Connor Wickham
41 England DF Tom Eastman
42 England MF Billy Clark

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 Republic of Ireland DF Alex Bruce (on loan to Leicester City)
11 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie (to Colchester United)
16 Hungary FW Tamás Priskin (on loan to Queens Park Rangers)
18 Republic of Ireland FW Colin Healy (on loan to Falkirk)
No. Position Player
21 Trinidad and Tobago FW Stern John (on loan from Crystal Palace)
27 Republic of Ireland GK Shane Supple (retired)
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Asmir Begović (on loan from Portsmouth)
36 England MF Liam Trotter (on loan to Millwall)

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
13 Argentina MF Luciano Civelli
31 United States MF Devann Yao
32 Republic of Ireland GK Ian McLoughlin
No. Position Player
33 Wales DF Ben Thatcher
44 Republic of Ireland FW Ronan Murray
46 England MF Luke Hyam

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date No. Name Position From Fee
July 1, 2009 39 Troy Brown DF Unattached Free
July 2, 2009 3 Damien Delaney DF Queens Park Rangers  ?
July 6, 2009 8 Lee Martin MF Manchester United £1.5 million[10]
August, 2009 16 Tamás Priskin FW Watford £1.2 million [11]
September 1, 2009 23 Carlos Edwards MF Sunderland £1.35 million[12]
September 1, 2009 6 Grant Leadbitter MF Sunderland £2.6 million[12]
  • Total transfer spending: £6,500,000+

Out[edit]

References[edit]