2009–10 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth FC
2009-10 season
Owner Portpin (90%)
Al Fahim Asia Associates Limited (10%)
Manager Avram Grant
Stadium Fratton Park
Premier League 20th (relegated)
League Cup Quarter-finals
FA Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League: Aruna Dindane (8)
All: Frédéric Piquionne (11)
Highest home attendance 20,821 (Tottenham)
Lowest home attendance 6,645 Hereford)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2009-10 season was Portsmouth's seventh season in the Premier League, and their seventh consecutive season in the top division of English football. It was also the club 111th season.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit is produced by Canterbury of New Zealand and the shirt sponsor is Jobsite. On 8 April 2010 Portsmouth FC announced a new five year kit supply deal with Kappa. They wore the Kappa strip for the first time in the FA Cup Semi Final on 11 April 2010.

Ownership changes[edit]

The club started the season with great expectation after Sulaiman Al-Fahim bought the club from previous owner Alexandre Gaydamak for a fee around £60 million, but Al-Fahim's ownership only lasted 40 days until Ali Al-Faraj and his business Falcondrone Ltd. bought 90% of Al-Fahim's stake in Portsmouth; as part of the deal, Al-Fahim became non-executive chairman at the club until the end of the 2010–11 season.[1] However, at the start of February 2010, al-Faraj lost his stake in Portsmouth to a debtor as part of a repayment agreement on one of his loans.[2] In 2010, Balram Chainrai loaned former owner Ali al-Faraj £17 million, secured through collateral of Fratton Park grounds and the club itself. When the owner failed to pay meet a scheduled loan repayment, Chainrai took over control of the club. He intended to sell the club as soon as possible, and in the meantime he leased Fratton Park back to Portsmouth, with possible future rental yields of nearly a million pounds annually. On the morning of 26 February, a formal announcement was made that the club had entered administration and would be docked 9 points once three directors of the Premier League board had met to agree when the points should formally be taken. Andrew Andronikou, Peter Kubik and Michael Kiely of accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young were appointed by the club as administrators.

Financial problems[edit]

As the early stages of the 2009/10 season progressed, the finances dried up and the club admitted on 1 October that some of their players and staff had not been paid. On 3 October, media outlets started to report that a deal was nearing completion for Ali al-Faraj to take control of the club. On Monday 5 October, a deal was agreed for Al Faraj and his associates via the British Virgin Islands-registered company Falcondrone to hold a 90% majority holding, with Al-Fahim retaining 10% stake and the title of non-executive Chairman for two years. Falcondrone also agreed a deal with Gaydamak the right to buy, for £1, Miland Development (2004) Ltd, which owned various strategic pockets of land around the ground, once refinancing was complete. 2 days after the Al-Faraj takeover was completed Portsmouth's former Technical Director Avram Grant returned as Director of football.

On the pitch, Portsmouth's late transfer of funds called for a flurry of transfers at the end of the window, including the loan signing of Ivorian international Aruna Dindane, who would go on to score a hat-trick against Wigan Athletic. An opening run of seven defeats raised fears Hart would be sacked, but at the eighth attempt, at Molineux, Hassan Yebda (another loanee) headed the first win. Portsmouth were beaten 4-2 at Fratton Park by Aston Villa in the quarter finals of the League Cup, having beaten off Premiership high-flyers Stoke City; yet another loanee, Frédéric Piquionne, was on target twice. However, because of the financial problems, the Premier League placed the club under a transfer embargo, meaning the club were not allowed to sign any players.

Paul Hart was sacked by the board on 24 November 2009, based on the poor results that left Portsmouth at the bottom of the league. He was offered the role of technical director responsible for players aged 18–21, but he declined. Coaches Paul Groves and Ian Woan took temporary charge of the team. On 26 November 2009, Portsmouth F.C. announced on its official website that Avram Grant had been appointed as manager.

On 3 December 2009, it was announced that the club had failed to pay the players for the second consecutive month. On the 31st it was announced player's wages would again be paid late on 5 January 2010. According to common football contracts, the players then had the right to terminate their contracts and leave the club without any compensation for the club, upon giving 14 days notice. Despite the financial difficulties, Grant's time as manager was initially successful, having won two of his first four games in charge (against Sunderland and Liverpool) and only narrowly missing out on a point against league leaders Chelsea.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) filed a winding-up petition against Portsmouth at the High Court in London on 23 December 2009. Initially, the club denied the winding-up order and a statement was released via the club's website, in which the club stated that they expected the winding-up order to be retracted as the matter had been sorted, with the club co-operating with HMRC over all points raised in the winding-up order. The High Courts dismissed the claim, and a statement from Portsmouth said the Judge "considered any appeal to the Court of Appeal would have a 'real chance of success'".

It was announced on 5 January 2010 that the Premier League were to use Portsmouth's share of the latest installment of television broadcast monies to pay off the club's debts to other top-flight sides. Chelsea, Tottenham and Watford were all owed money by Portsmouth (as were Udinese and Lens). The Premier League split £7m between them. The action is allowed within league rules to protect clubs that are owed money from transfers.

On 26 January, The Premier League partially lifted the transfer embargo, and allowed the club to sign and register loanees and players not registered to other clubs. Portsmouth managed to sell a few players, garnering the hope that bills and staff might get paid on time. On 28 January, the club's deep financial trouble was further highlighted by the temporary closure of the Portsmouth website, after the club failed to pay their bills for its upkeep to their Bournemouth-based digital agency Juicy. The website was back live several hours later, after Juicy announced a new financial arrangement with Portsmouth. It appeared on 2 February 2010 that staff and players were not paid their wages on time for the fourth time in five months, causing Portsmouth's PFA representative to call for more openness from within the club.

On 4 February, Portsmouth was taken over by its fourth owner in one season: Balram Chainrai. A Nepalese businessman based in Hong Kong, Chainrai took over Portsmouth as part of a clause in a loan deal he made with the previous owners. He is thought to have given the club between £15m and £20m, but the debts were not repaid.

A full court hearing was held on 10 February 2010 and the club was given a "stay-of-execution" for a further seven days with a view to securing a new buyer. If the club did not enter administration or the HMRC did not recover its money, the club could have been wound up by the Court and a liquidator appointed.

On 26 February 2010, having not secured a new buyer before the 25 February deadline, they prepared to enter administration, and appointed UHY Hacker Young as administrators. On the morning of 26 February, a formal announcement was made that the club had entered administration and would be docked 9 points once three directors of the Premier League board have met to agree when the points should formally be taken. The Premier League decided to delay their decision until the Court case on 15 March decided the clubs fate, After beating Birmingham City 2-0 on 6 March, Portsmouth once again made the FA Cup Semi-finals, to face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on 11 April. On 11 March the HMRC withdrew their winding-up order, having contested the validity of the administration that was implemented on 26 February, after receiving documentation proving its validity. On 12 March Peter Storrie stepped down as the club's CEO, though he remained at the club in the short term as a consultant to the administrator.

On 15 March a consortium fronted by Rob Lloyd entered a period of exclusivity to buy Portsmouth FC. Rob Lloyd met 19 invited Portsmouth fans at the Hilton Portsmouth on Sunday 14th to outline his group's plans and to answer questions from the fans.

On 17 March 2010, Portsmouth were docked nine points for entering administration.

On 24 March 2010, administrator Andrew Andronikou revealed that the club would be looking to start the next season with a whole new squad. Players with expiring contracts would be allowed to leave and Portsmouth FC were looking to sell between eight and ten players. Overall, up to twenty players could leave at the end of the season. The club would be looking to build their team from free transfers in the summer transfer window to save money.

Current 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 David James ((captain))
3 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha
4 South Africa MF Aaron Mokoena
5 England MF Jamie O'Hara (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
6 England MF Hayden Mullins
7 Iceland DF Hermann Hreiðarsson
8 Senegal MF Papa Bouba Diop
9 France FW Frédéric Piquionne (on loan from Lyon)
11 England MF Michael Brown
15 Finland GK Antti Niemi
16 Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
17 Nigeria FW John Utaka
18 Belgium DF Anthony Vanden Borre (on loan from Genoa)
19 England FW Danny Webber
20 England FW Tommy Smith
21 England GK Jamie Ashdown
22 Scotland MF Richard Hughes
No. Position Player
23 Ghana MF Kevin-Prince Boateng
24 Ivory Coast FW Aruna Dindane (on loan from Lens)
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim
27 Nigeria FW Nwankwo Kanu
31 England GK Liam O'Brien
32 Algeria MF Hassan Yebda (on loan from Benfica)
33 Greece MF Angelos Basinas
35 Republic of Ireland DF Marc Wilson
37 France FW Gaël N’Lundulu
38 England MF Marlon Pack
39 Algeria DF Nadir Belhadj
40 England DF Joel Ward
41 England MF Matt Ritchie
43 England DF James Hurst
44 England DF Luke Wilkinson
46 Germany DF Lennard Sowah
47 Turkey FW Nadir Çiftçi

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
2 England DF Linvoy Primus (retired)
3 France DF Younes Kaboul (to Tottenham Hotspur)
10 England FW David Nugent (on loan to Burnley)
14 England DF Mike Williamson (to Newcastle United)
14 Ghana FW Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
No. Position Player
15 France DF Sylvain Distin (to Everton)
19 Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar (to Tottenham Hotspur)
25 Serbia DF Duško Tošić (on loan to Queen's Park Rangers)
31 Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Asmir Begovic (to Stoke City)
42 France MF Gauthier Mahoto (to Bastia)

Squad statistics[edit]

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No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England David James 25 0 4 0 0 0 29 0 3 0
3 DF France Younes Kaboul 19 2 4 0 2 0 25 2 5 1
3 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 2
4 MF South Africa Aaron Mokoena 21+2 0 4 1 2+1 0 27+3 1 7 0
5 MF England Jamie O'Hara 25+1 2 3 1 0 0 28+1 2 8 0
6 MF England Hayden Mullins 15+3 0 4+2 0 2 0 21+5 0 3 0
7 DF Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson 17 1 5 0 1 0 23 1 2 0
8 MF Senegal Papa Bouba Diop 9+3 0 5+2 0 0 0 14+5 0 1 0
9 FW France Frédéric Piquionne 26+8 5 6+1 3 2+2 3 34+11 11 2 0
10 FW England David Nugent 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0
11 MF England Michael Brown 22+2 2 6 0 2+1 0 30+3 2 6 1
14 MF Ghana Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 3+7 0 0 0 0+1 1 3+8 1 0 0
15 DF France Sylvain Distin 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 DF Republic of Ireland Steve Finnan 20+1 0 4 0 0 0 24+1 0 1 0
17 FW Nigeria John Utaka 10+8 1 3+4 2 3 1 16+12 4 2 0
18 DF Belgium Anthony Vanden Borre 15+4 0 2 0 4 1 21+4 1 2 1
19 MF Croatia Niko Kranjcar 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0
19 FW England Danny Webber 4+13 1 1+3 0 3 2 8+16 1 1 0
20 FW England Tommy Smith 12+4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 GK England Jamie Ashdown 5+1 0 1 0 1 0 14+4 1 0 0
22 MF Scotland Richard Hughes 9+1 0 1+2 0 2+1 1 12+4 1 5 0
23 MF Ghana Kevin-Prince Boateng 20+2 3 5 2 0 0 25+2 5 9 0
24 FW Ivory Coast Aruna Dindane 18+1 8 3 1 2 1 23+1 10 7 0
26 DF Israel Tal Ben Haim 21+1 0 1 0 1 0 23+1 0 4 0
27 FW Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu 6+17 2 0+1 0 0+4 2 6+22 4 0 0
31 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović 8+1 0 3 0 3 0 14+1 0 1 0
32 MF Algeria Hassan Yebda 15+3 2 2 0 3 0 20+3 2 3 0
33 MF Greece Angelos Basinas 7+5 0 1+2 0 2 0 10+7 0 3 0
35 DF Republic of Ireland Marc Wilson 28 0 6 0 1+1 0 35+1 0 3 0
39 DF Algeria Nadir Belhadj 16+3 3 2+1 1 4 0 22+4 4 2 0
40 DF England Joel Ward 1+2 0 0 0 1 0 2+2 0 1 0
41 DF England Matt Ritchie 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
46 DF Germany Lennard Sowah 3+2 0 0 0 0 0 3+2 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
9 FW France Frédéric Piquionne 5 2 3 10
24 FW Ivory Coast Aruna Dindane 5 1 1 7
39 DF Algeria Nadir Belhadj 4 1 0 5
23 MF Ghana Kevin-Prince Boateng 3 1 0 4
3 DF France Younes Kaboul 3 0 0 3
27 FW Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu 1 0 2 3
17 FW Nigeria John Utaka 0 2 1 3
19 ST England Danny Webber 1 0 2 3
32 MF Algeria Hassan Yebda 2 0 0 2
5 MF England Jamie O'Hara 1 1 0 2
7 MF Iceland Hermann Hreiðarsson 1 0 0 1
17 FW South Africa Aaron Mokoena 0 1 0 1
18 DF Belgium Anthony Vanden Borre 0 0 1 1
22 MF Scotland Richard Hughes 0 0 1 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Permanent

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 2009 DF South Africa Aaron Mokoena Blackburn Rovers Free
1 July 2009 DF Republic of Ireland Steve Finnan Spain Espanyol Free
7 August 2009 GK Finland Antti Niemi Unattached Free
27 August 2009 ST Tommy Smith Watford £1.8m
28 August 2009 MF Michael Brown Wigan Free
28 August 2009 MF Germany Kevin-Prince Boateng Tottenham Hotspur £4.0m
31 August 2009 DF Israel Tal Ben Haim Manchester City Undisclosed
1 September 2009 DF Mike Williamson Watford £3.0m
1 September 2009 FW Danny Webber Sheffield United Free
3 February 2010 DF Portugal Ricardo Rocha Belgium Standard Liège Free
12 February 2010 DF Serbia Duško Tošić Germany Werder Bremen Free

Loan

Date Pos. Name From Return date
5 August 2009 FW France Frédéric Piquionne France Lyon End of season
13 August 2009 DF Belgium Anthony Vanden Borre Italy Genoa End of season
28 August 2009 ST Ivory Coast Aruna Dindane France Lens End of season
28 August 2009 MF Jamie O'Hara Tottenham Hotspur 15 January 2010
1 September 2009 MF Algeria Hassan Yebda Portugal Benfica End of season
29 January 2010 FW Ghana Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Russia Spartak Moscow 31 March 2010
29 January 2010 MF Jamie O'Hara Tottenham Hotspur End of season

Out[edit]

Permanent

Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 June 2009 DF Mali Djimi Traoré France AS Monaco Free
26 June 2009 DF Glen Johnson Liverpool £17.0m
1 July 2009 DF Wales Geraint Price Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Free
1 July 2009 DF Sol Campbell Notts County Free
1 July 2009 DF Andre Blackman Bristol City Free
1 July 2009 DF Ryan Woodford Havant & Waterlooville Free
1 July 2009 MF Sean Davis Bolton Wanderers Free
1 July 2009 MF Louis Castles Bognor Regis Town Free
1 July 2009 MF Jerome Thomas West Bromwich Albion Free
1 July 2009 MF Glen Little Sheffield United Free
1 July 2009 MF Cameroon Lauren Spain Córdoba CF Free
1 July 2009 MF France Noé Pamarot Spain Hércules Free
1 July 2009 MF Republic of Ireland Joe Collins Unattached Free
1 July 2009 FW Belgium Andréa Mbuyi-Mutombo Belgium Standard Liège Free
27 July 2009 FW Peter Crouch Tottenham Hotspur £9.0m
7 August 2009 MF France Arnold Mvuemba France Lorient Free
12 August 2009 DF Martin Cranie Coventry City £500 000
27 August 2009 DF France Sylvain Distin Everton £6.0m
1 September 2009 MF Croatia Niko Kranjčar Tottenham Hotspur £2.5m
7 December 2009 DF Linvoy Primus Unattached Retired
27 January 2010 DF Mike Williamson Newcastle United £1.0m
27 January 2010 DF France Younes Kaboul Tottenham Hotspur £6.0m
1 February 2010 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović Stoke City £3.25m
1 February 2010 MF France Gauthier Mahoto France SC Bastia Free
24 March 2010 GK Finland Antti Niemi Unattached Contract terminated
31 March 2010 MF Ghana Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Qatar Al Sadd Loan terminated

Loan

Date Pos. Name To Return date
27 July 2009 FW Australia Ryan Gazet Du Chattelier Weymouth September 2009
28 July 2009 DF Callum Reynolds Luton Town 22 January 2010
1 September 2009 MF Matt Ritchie Notts County 31 December 2009
1 September 2009 FW David Nugent Burnley 25 January 2010
1 September 2009 MF Tom Kilbey Dagenham & Redbridge 1 October 2009
14 October 2009 GK Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović Ipswich Town 23 November 2009
2 January 2010 FW Paris Cowan-Hall Grimsby Town End of season
5 January 2010 DF Luke Wilkinson Northampton Town 5 February 2010
7 January 2010 MF Marlon Pack Dagenham and Redbridge 5 February 2010
1 February 2010 FW David Nugent Burnley End of season
25 March 2010 DF Serbia Duško Tošić QPR End of season

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
21 July 2009 Havant & Waterlooville A 2 – 2 Bopp 58', 62' 3,216
25 July 2009 Basingstoke Town A 0 – 0 1,588
27 July 2009 Eastleigh A 1 – 6 Kaboul 5' Cowan-Hall 10' Subotic 26' Nugent 75', 80', 88' 1,401
31 July 2009 Vitória de Guimarães A 2 – 0 Rui Miguel 57' Custódio 87'
1 August 2009 Benfica A 4 – 0 Cardozo 16', 41' Weldon 71' Wilkinson (o.g.) 86'
8 August 2009 Rangers H 2 – 0 Piquionne 31', 51' 9,018
8 August 2009 Gosport Borough H 0 – 3 Ritchie 13', Ashikodi **', Subotić **' 832

Competitions[edit]

Date Opponents Tournament H/A Result Scorers Attendance Referee
15 August 2009 Fulham Premier League H 0 - 1 17,510 Martin Atkinson
19 August 2009 Birmingham City Premier League A 0 - 1 19,922 Lee Probert
22 August 2009 Arsenal Premier League A 1 - 4 Kaboul Goal 37' 60,049 Steve Bennett
25 August 2009 Hereford League Cup H 4 - 1 Piquionne Goal 20', Utaka Goal 23', Kranjčar Goal 43', Hughes Goal 56' 6,645 Andy D'Urso
30 August 2009 Man City Premier League H 0 - 1 17,826 Howard Webb
12 September 2009 Bolton Premier League H 2 - 3 Kaboul Goal 25', Boateng Goal 43' 17,564 Chris Foy
19 September 2009 Aston Villa Premier League A 0 - 2 35,979 Stuart Attwell
22 September 2009 Carlisle Utd League Cup A 3 - 1 Dindane Goal 26', Webber Goal 32', Vanden Borre Goal 62' 7,042 Neil Swarbrick
26 September 2009 Everton Premier League H 0 - 1 18,116 Alan Wiley
3 October 2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League A 1 - 0 Yebda Goal 19' 29,023 Howard Webb
17 October 2009 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League H 1 - 2 Boateng Goal 59' 20,821 Phil Dowd
24 October 2009 Hull City Premier League A 0 - 0 23,720 Stuart Attwell
27 October 2009 Stoke City League Cup H 4 - 0 Piquionne Goal 17,59', Webber Goal 55', Kanu Goal 81' 11,251 Peter Walton
31 October 2009 Wigan Athletic Premier League H 4 - 0 Dindane Goal 35,64,90' (pen.), Piquionne Goal 45+3' 18,212 Alan Wiley
7 November 2009 Blackburn Rovers Premier League A 1 - 3 O'Hara Goal 15' 23,110 Andre Marriner
22 November 2009 Stoke City Premier League A 0 - 1 27,069 Kevin Friend
28 November 2009 Manchester United Premier League H 1 - 4 Boateng Goal 32' (pen.) 20,482 Mike Dean
1 December 2009 Aston Villa League Cup H 2 - 4 Petrov Goal 10' (o.g.), Kanu Goal 87' 17,034 Lee Mason
5 December 2009 Burnley Premier League H 2 - 0 Hreiðarsson Goal 65', Dindane Goal 84' 17,822 Phil Dowd
12 December 2009 Sunderland Premier League Stadium of Light 1 - 1 Kaboul Goal 90+3' 37,578 Steve Bennett
16 December 2009 Chelsea Premier League A 1 - 2 Piquionne Goal 59' 40,137 Mark Clattenburg
19 December 2009 Liverpool Premier League H 2 - 0 Belhadj Goal 33', Piquionne Goal 82' 20,534 Lee Mason
26 December 2009 West Ham United Premier League A 0 - 2 33,686 Lee Probert
30 December 2009 Arsenal Premier League H 1 - 4 Belhadj Goal 74' 20,404 Alan Wiley
2 January 2010 Coventry City FA Cup H 1 - 1 Boateng Goal 45' 11,214 Phil Dowd
12 January 2010 Coventry City FA Cup A 2 - 1 Wright Goal 90' (o.g.), Mokoena Goal 120+1' 7,097 Mike Jones
23 January 2010 Sunderland FA Cup H 2 - 1 Utaka Goal 42,57' 10,315 Peter Walton
26 January 2010 West Ham Premier League H 1 - 1 Webber Goal 76' 18,322 Andre Marriner
31 January 2010 Manchester City Premier League A 0 - 2 44,015 Martin Atkinson
3 February 2010 Fulham Premier League A 0 - 1 21,934 Anthony Taylor
6 February 2010 Manchester United Premier League A 0 - 5 74,684 Lee Mason
9 February 2010 Sunderland Premier League H 1 - 1 Dindane Goal 90+5' 16,242 Kevin Friend
13 February 2010 Southampton FA Cup A 4 - 1 Owusu-Abeyie Goal 66', Dindane Goal 75', Belhadj Goal 82', O'Hara Goal 85' 31,385 Howard Webb
20 February 2010 Stoke City Premier League H 1 - 2 Piquionne Goal 35' 17,208 Mike Dean
27 February 2010 Burnley Premier League A 2 - 1 Piquionne Goal 25', Yebda Goal 76' (pen.) 19,714 Mark Clattenburg
6 March 2010 Birmingham City FA Cup H 2 - 0 Piquionne Goal 67,70' 20,456 Steve Bennett
9 March 2010 Birmingham City Premier League H 1 - 2 Kanu Goal 90+2' 18,465 Mike Jones
15 March 2010 Liverpool Premier League A 1 - 4 Belhadj Goal 88' 40,316 Stuart Attwell
20 March 2010 Hull City Premier League H 3 - 2 Smith Goal 37', O'Hara Goal 88', Kanu Goal 89' 16,513 Phil Dowd
24 March 2010 Chelsea Premier League H 0 - 5 18,753 Lee Mason
27 March 2010 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League A 0 - 2 35,870 Kevin Friend
3 April 2010 Blackburn Rovers Premier League H 0 - 0 16,207 Steve Bennett
11 April 2010 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup N 2 - 0 Piquionne Goal 99', Boateng Goal 117' (pen.) 84,602 Alan Wiley
14 April 2010 Wigan Athletic Premier League A 0 - 0 14,323 Mike Dean
18 April 2010 Aston Villa Premier League H 1 - 2 Brown Goal 10' 16,523 Lee Probert
24 April 2010 Bolton Wanderers Premier League A 2 - 2 Dindane Goal 54,68' 20,526 Howard Webb
1 May 2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League H 3 - 1 Dindane Goal 20', Utaka Goal 39', Brown Goal 67' 19,213 Mike Jones
9 May 2010 Everton Premier League A 0 - 1 38,730 Peter Walton
15 May 2010 Chelsea FA Cup N 0 - 1 88,335 Chris Foy

Premier League[edit]

Results by round[edit]

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
Ground H A A H H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A H H A A A H H A H A H H A H A H A H A
Result L L L L L L L W L D W L L L W D L W L L D L L L D L W L L W L L D D L D W L
Position 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Matches[edit]

Topscorers[edit]

References[edit]

Football-Club-Statement-665.aspx http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=746923&sec=england&cc=3888&ghg [3]

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