2009–10 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
2009–10 season
Chairman Ray Trew
Manager England Steve Cotterill
Football League Two 1st (champions)
FA Cup Round 5
League Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round
Top goalscorer League: Lee Hughes (30)
All: Lee Hughes (33)
Highest home attendance 11,331 vs Cheltenham Town, 1 May
Lowest home attendance 4,213 vs Bradford City, 6 November
Average home league attendance 7,352
Home colours
Away colours

Notts County are the oldest club in the Football League and the 2009–10 season will be their 121st year in The Football League. An unknown Investment company (which falsely claimed it had the backing of Middle Eastern investors) took over Notts County in early June with Sven-Göran Eriksson becoming Director of Football and he left on 12 February. On 12 February, Ray Trew became owner of the club following the Peter Trembling's sale.

Season review[edit]

Kits & sponsorship[edit]

Notts County change to Nike to design kits, County use the Milan template in County's traditional black & white colours. Medoc sponsors the home Kit.[1] Octavian Society is the sponsor on the basic Nike Template blue away shirt.

Events[edit]

  • 14 July 2009 – The fraudulent Munto Finance complete the takeover and named Peter Trembling chairman.
  • 21 July 2009 – Sven-Göran Eriksson was announced as director of football.
  • 7 August 2009 – Notts County sign with Nike and Medoc Computers becomes Shirt sponsor.[1]
  • 25 August 2009 – Former England international Sol Campbell signs on five-year deal.
  • 23 September 2009 – Sol Campbell's contract is cancelled by mutual consent after he walked out.[2]
  • 12 October 2009 – Manager Ian McParland is sacked.[3]
  • 27 October 2009 – Hans Backe is named as manager.[4]
  • 14 November 2009 – Kasper Schmeichel wins League Two Player of the Month.[5]
  • 1 December 2009 – Paul Fearon is appointed as Director of Hospitality, Catering and Events.[6]
  • 10 December 2009 – Munto Finance puts Notts County up for sale.[7]
  • 12 December 2009 – Peter Trembling completes takeover of Notts County from Munto Finance.[8]
  • 15 December 2009 – Hans Backe resigns after just seven-week in charge.[9]
  • 26 January 2010 – Peter Trembling secures investment which will pay off all debt and provide extra funds.[10]
  • 12 February 2010 – Former Lincoln City chairman Ray Trew buys Notts County and director of football, Sven-Göran Eriksson leaves.[11]
  • 23 February 2010 – Steve Cotterill takes over as manager.[12]
  • 1 April 2010 – Notts County sign a two-year sponsorship deal with Lorien Resourcing, the sponsors will be on the back of the first team home shirts.[13]
  • 3 April 2010 – Steve Cotterill wins Manager of the Month for March and Vice-Captain Neal Bishop wins Player of the Month.[14]
  • 17 April 2010 – Notts County unveil new club badge.[15]
  • 17 April 2010 – Notts County are promoted to League One after a 4–1 win over Morecambe.[16]
  • 27 April 2010 – Notts County win the League Two title after a 5–0 win against already relegated Darlington.[17]
  • 1 May 2010 – Steve Cotterill wins his second Football League Two Manager of the Month (April),[18] Lee Hughes wins the April League Two Player of the Month.[19]

League Two[edit]

Notts County begin their season with a 5–0 win over Bradford City. This was followed by a win over Macclesfield, scoring nine goals in two games put County top of the League Two table. They suffered their first defeat at Chesterfield but bounced back with a win over Dagenham & Redbridge followed by a loss to Barnet and then a draw against Football League new boys Burton Albion. Notts County continued their promotion hopes with a 5–2 win over Northampton Town, Lee Hughes achieved his 10th career hat-trick.[20] This was followed with a loss to Morecambe and they quickly bounced back when Hughes scored twice and an own goal which gave Notts County in a 3–1 win over Port Vale. Three draws followed these against Cheltenham Town, Torquay United & Rotherham. Crewe Alexandra lost to County with Luke Rodgers and Craig Westcarr scoring the only two goals. This was followed with a 1–1 draw with Shrewsbury Town. Lee Hughes returns on the score sheet in a 3–3 draw with Bury, this was followed with another draw against Aldershot Town. The Magpies then lost 2–1 to Rochdale, following this new manager Hans Backe had his first league win, which was a 4–0 against Darlington.[21] Westcarr and Edwards keep County top of the play-offs with a 2–0 win over Hereford United. After Peter Trembling's take over at County, they lost 2–1 to Accrington, this was County's first home defeat of the season.

County returned to action on 28 December after two games were postponed due to frozen pitches and County beat Burton Albion 4–1. In their first league game of 2010 against Dagenham & Redbridge, County earned all three points with three goals followed by a home win against Barnet. Grimsby Town were then beaten by the Magpies. Their winning streak was ended by a 2–1 loss at A.F.C. Bournemouth, then a draw to strugglers Grimsby. Aldershot Town held County to a 1–1 draw. Notts County then beat relegation battlers Hereford United 5–0. They then climbed to 4th with wins against Macclesfield Town, Accrington Stanley and Chesterfield. A draw with fellow promotion hopefuls A.F.C. Bournemouth put County into the automatic places and then a win against Crewe Alexandra moved them up to 2nd. Which were followed by a draw against Bradford City and wins against Rotherham United, with Rodgers getting the only goal, which earned new manager Steve Cotterill Manager of the Month for March. Fellow promotion hopefuls Bury were beaten 5–0 by Notts County. Ben Davies gave County a 1–0 over The Shrews. Davies scored his third in three games with the only goal against Northampton Town. Notts County edge ever closer to promotion with a 3–1 win over Lincoln City. Rochdale lost to relegated Darlington putting County top of the table. Notts County were promoted along with Rochdale after a 4–1 win over Morecambe.[16] The next game was at home against Rochdale which County won 1–0. County then on 24 April 2010 lost 2–1 to Port Vale, one more win by county or a loss by Rochdale and Notts are Champions. County clinched the title with a 5–0 win over already relegated Darlington. County beat Cheltenham 5–0 in the final home game of the season. County finished their League Two campaign with a goalless draw with Torquay United.

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Notts County (C) 46 25 12 7 95 30 +65 93
2 A.F.C. Bournemouth (P) 46 25 8 13 59 43 +17 83
2 Rochdale (P) 46 25 7 14 82 48 +24 82

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Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 27 12 7 96 31 +65 93 16 6 1 58 14 +44 11 6 6 38 17 +21

Last updated: 9 May 2010.
Source: [1]

Cups[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

County started their FA Cup campaign against League Two rivals Bradford City. Hawley and Jackson put County through in a 2–1 win. The Magpies were drawn with a trip to A.F.C. Bournemouth for the second round.[22] County put Bournemouth out of the cup with a 2–1 win,[23] the draw for the third round named non-League side Forest Green Rovers to play County at Meadow Lane[24] County then beat Forest Green 2–1 to go through to the next round, County's first fourth round entry in 15 years.[25] Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic held County to a late draw (2–2) resulting in a replay, which County won 2–0. County were then knocked in the fifth round by Premier League side Fulham.

League Cup[edit]

Notts County were knocked out of the first round by Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers.

Football League Trophy[edit]

Notts County were knocked out in the first round by Bradford City, County lost 3–2 on penalties.

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
1 England GK Russell Hoult
4 England DF Mike Edwards
5 England DF Graeme Lee
6 Republic of Ireland DF John Thompson (captain)
7 England MF Matthew Hamshaw
8 England MF Ricky Ravenhill
9 England FW Lee Hughes
10 England MF Neal Bishop
11 England MF Ben Davies
12 England GK Kevin Pilkington
14 England FW Sean Canham
15 England FW Karl Hawley
No. Position Player
16 England FW Ben Fairclough
17 England DF Jamie Clapham
18 England DF Stephen Hunt
19 England FW Luke Rodgers
20 England FW Craig Westcarr
21 England MF Johnnie Jackson
22 Grenada FW Delroy Facey
23 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel
30 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
37 England MF Alex Troke
43 England DF Hayden Hollis
45 England MF Nathan Fox

Statistics[edit]

Last Update 9 May 2010

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Russell Hoult 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Brendan Moloney* 19 1 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 England MF Matt Ritchie* 19 3 16 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
4 England DF Mike Edwards 46 5 40 5 4 0 1 0 1 0
5 England DF Graeme Lee 36 4 32 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
6 Republic of Ireland DF John Thompson 47 0 40 0 5 0 1 0 1 0
7 England MF Matthew Hamshaw 24 0 20 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
8 England MF Ricky Ravenhill 48 3 40 3 6 0 1 0 1 0
9 England FW Lee Hughes 45 33 39 30 5 3 1 0 0 0
10 England MF Neal Bishop 51 1 43 1 6 0 1 0 1 0
11 England MF Ben Davies 51 15 45 14 6 1 0 0 0 0
12 England GK Kevin Pilkington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England FW Sean Canham 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 England FW Karl Hawley 37 4 30 3 5 1 1 0 1 0
16 England FW Ben Fairclough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 England DF Jamie Clapham 39 1 32 1 5 0 1 0 1 0
18 England DF Stephen Hunt 38 3 32 1 5 2 1 0 0 0
19 England FW Luke Rodgers 48 13 42 13 5 0 1 0 0 0
20 England FW Craig Westcarr 50 11 42 9 6 1 1 0 1 1
21 England MF Johnnie Jackson 30 3 24 2 6 1 0 0 0 0
22 Grenada FW Delroy Facey 20 3 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 1
23 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel 47 0 41 0 5 0 0 0 1 0
24 England MF Daniel Jones* 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi 11 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF Sol Campbell* 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 England MF Alex Troke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 England   Hayden Hollis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 England MF Nathan Fox 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • *Indicates player left during the season

Captains[edit]

Number Pos Player Starts
(as captain)
6 CB/RB John Thompson 44
10 CM Neal Bishop 9
9 ST Lee Hughes 4

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
9 ST Lee Hughes 13 1
5 CB Graeme Lee 10 1
19 ST Luke Rodgers 8 1
6 CB/RB John Thompson 12 0
4 CB Mike Edwards 9 0
10 CM Neal Bishop 8 0
8 CM Ricky Ravenhill 7 0
18 CB/RB Stephen Hunt 6 0
11 CM/RM Ben Davies 4 0
21 CM/LM Johnnie Jackson 3 0
20 ST Craig Westcarr 3 0
7 RM Matthew Hamshaw 2 0
24 LM Daniel Jones 2 0
2 RB Brendan Moloney 2 0
23 GK Kasper Schmeichel 2 0
30 ST Ade Akinbiyi 1 0
22 ST Delroy Facey 1 0
15 ST Karl Hawley 1 0
3 LM Matt Ritchie 1 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Neal Bishop Barnet Free
Sol Campbell Portsmouth Free
Ben Davies Shrewsbury Town Free
Karl Hawley Preston North End Undisclosed
Lee Hughes Oldham Athletic Free
Johnnie Jackson Colchester United Free
Graeme Lee Bradford City Undisclosed
Ricky Ravenhill Darlington Free
Luke Rodgers Yeovil Town Free
Kasper Schmeichel Manchester City Undisclosed
Craig Westcarr Kettering Town Free

Summer transfers out[edit]

  • * Indicates the player joined club after being released
Player Club Fee
Richard Butcher Lincoln City Free
Jamie Forrester Lincoln United* Free
Michael Johnson Retired
Adam Nowland FC Tampa Bay Rowdies* Free
Gavin Strachan Corby Town* Free
Adam Tann Histon* Free
Myles Weston Brentford Undisclosed

Loans in[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
Brendan Moloney Nottingham Forest 1 July 1 January
Matt Ritchie Portsmouth 1 September 31 December
Daniel Jones Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 September 1 January

Loan out[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
Sean Canham Hayes & Yeading United 1 September 1 December
Ben Fairclough Ilkeston Town 1 September 1 October
Russell Hoult Darlington 16 September 16 October
Kevin Pilkington Luton Town 12 November 16 January
Delroy Facey Lincoln City 26 November 2 February
Johnnie Jackson Charlton Athletic 18 February 18 March

Fixtures & results[edit]

League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August Bradford City H 5–0 9,369 Davies, Hughes(3), Moloney
15 August Macclesfield Town A 4–0 2,785 Ricky Ravenhill, Hunt, O.G., Westcarr
19 August Chesterfield A 1–2 6,196 Edwards
22 August Dagenham & Redbridge H 3–0 6,562 Hughes, Hawley, Jackson
29 August Barnet A 0–1 2,858
5 September Burton Albion H 1–1 8,891 Hawley
12 September Northampton Town H 5–2 7,154 Ritchie(2), Hughes(3)
19 September Morecambe A 1–2 3,335 Davies
26 September Port Vale H 3–1 7,561 Hughes(2), O.G.
29 September Lincoln City A 3–0 5,527 Rodgers(3)
3 October Cheltenham Town A 1–1 4,134 Rodgers
11 October Torquay United H 2–2 8,812 Westcarr, Davies
17 October Rotherham A 0–0 5,738
24 October Crewe Alexandra H 2–0 6,545 Rodgers, Westcarr
31 October Shrewsbury Town H 1–1 7,562 Lee
14 November Bury A 3–3 3,602 Hughes(2) Ritchie
21 November Aldershot Town H 0–0 6,500
24 November Rochdale A 1–2 2,779 Davies
1 December Darlington H 4–0 4,606 Rodgers, Hughes(2), Davies
5 December Hereford United A 2–0 2,727 Westcarr, Edwards
12 December Accrington Stanley H 1–2 5,885 Hughes
28 December Burton Albion A 4–1 5,801 Ravenhill, Hughes(3)
26 January Dagenham & Redbridge A 3–0 1,916 Davies, Hughes, O.G.
30 January Barnet H 2–0 6,444 Hawley, Davies
6 February Grimsby Town A 1–0 4,452 Hughes
9 February A.F.C. Bournemouth A 1–2 5,472 Bishop
14 February Grimsby Town H 1–1 5,163 Hughes
20 February Aldershot Town A 1–1 4,016 Davies
27 February Hereford United H 5–0 6,036 Westcarr (3), Rodgers (2)
2 March Macclesfield Town H 1–0 4,672 Clapham
6 March Accrington Stanley A 3–0 2,123 Davies, Hughes, Rodgers
9 March Chesterfield H 1–0 7,341 Davies
15 March Bournemouth H 2–2 6,120 Hughes (2)
20 March Crewe Alexandra A 1–0 5,003 Edwards
23 March Bradford City A 0–0 11,630
27 March Rotherham United H 1–0 9,015 Rodgers
3 April Bury H 5–0 7,005 Edwards, Westcarr, Davies, Hughes, Facey
5 April Shrewsbury Town A 1–0 6,287 Davies
10 April Northampton Town A 1–0 5,647 Davies
13 April Lincoln City H 3–1 7,501 Hughes, Lee, Facey
17 April Morecambe H 4–1 8,500 Hughes (2), Ravenhill, Davies
20 April Rochdale H 1–0 10,536 Hughes
24 April Port Vale A 1–2 7,459 Lee
27 April Darlington A 5–0 2,112 Jackson, Edwards, Westcarr, Rodgers (2)
1 May Cheltenham Town H 5–0 11,331 Lee, Hughes (2), Davies, Rodgers
8 May Torquay United A 0–0 5,124

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 November One Bradford City H 2–1 4,213 Hawley, Jackson
28 November Two Bournemouth A 2–1 6,082 Hughes, Westcarr
19 January Three Forest Green Rovers H 2–1 4,389 Hunt, Hughes
23 January Four Wigan Athletic H 2–2 9,073 Hughes, Davies
2 February Four – Replay Wigan Athletic A 2–0 5,519 Hunt 75, Caldwell (OG) 78
13 February Five Fulham A 0–4 16,132

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August One Doncaster Rovers H 0–1 4,893

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 October One Bradford City A 2–2 (2–3 on Pens) 3,701 Westcarr, Facey

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Name
First-Team Manager Steve Cotterill
Assistant Manager Dave Kevan
Coach Tommy Johnson
Youth Team Manager Michael Johnson
Goalkeeping Coach Carl Muggleton
Physio Paul Godfrey
Fitness Coach Marcus Svensson
Head of Youth Mick Leonard

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

Club Adwards[27][edit]

  • Player of the Year: Ben Davies
  • Manager's Player of the Year: Lee Hughes
  • Player's Player of the Year: Lee Hughes
  • Golden Boot: Lee Hughes
  • Goal of the Year: Ben Davies against Bury (3 April 2010)
  • Youth Manager's Player of the Year: Haydn Hollis
  • Youth Player's Player of the Year: Haydn Hollis
  • Most Improved Youth Player: Reiss Neal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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