2009–10 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
2009–10 season
Chairman Kevin McCabe
Manager Kevin Blackwell
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Cresswell (12)
All: Cresswell (14)
Highest home attendance 29,210
(vs. Sheffield Wednesday)
Lowest home attendance 7,627
(vs. Port Vale)

The 2009–10 season was Sheffield United's third year in the Football League Championship after being relegated from the Premier League in 2007.

Kit[edit]

Sheffield United's kit manufacturers became Macron. Their shirt sponsor continues as VisitMalta.com.

Events[edit]

  • 1 September 2009 – Paddy Kenny is banned for 9 months after failing his drug test.
  • 2 October 2009 – Jordan Robertson is sentenced for 32 months after causing death by a car crash, forcing his loan spell at Bury to be cut short.
  • 6 November 2009 – Paddy Kenny signs new contract until the summer of 2011.[1]
  • 20 November 2009 – Trevor Birch is appointed as Chief Executive.[2]

League[edit]

The Blades playing against Cardiff City

Sheffield United played their first game of the season in a 0–0 draw against former Premier League side Middlesbrough. Then the Blades beat Watford 2–0 with Ched Evans getting his debut goal. Leicester City held United to a 1–1 draw. They then beat Reading 3–1. This was followed by a thrilling 2–2 draw against West Bromwich Albion with David Cotterill scoring a late penalty. This was followed by a 1–0 win at Derby County with Matthew Kilgallon getting a last minute winner. United suffered their first league defeat of the season against Coventry City, they bounced back in the Steel City Derby which they won 3–2. The Blades suffered another defeat against Swansea City. The Blades started October with a draw against Doncaster Rovers, with Richard Cresswell getting his first goal for the blades. The next two games saw two loses against Scunthorpe United and Blackpool. The Blades continued their lossing streak against Cardiff City. A 1–0 defeat at home to Newcastle United, this was followed with a draw against Barnsley. The following game they beat Peterborough United. United got a late win against Bristol City, with Darius Henderson getting his first hat-trick of his career.[3] James Harper scored the only goal in a win over Plymouth Argyle. The Blades were then held to draw with Nottingham Forest. Sheffield then beat Crystal Palace 2–0, with Lee Williamson getting his first goal in a Blade shirt and Quinn got his second of the season. Queens Park Rangers held the Blades to a 1–1 draw. Sheffield then suffer their first defeat since 2 November against Leicester City this was quickly followed by a win over Preston North End.

Their first game of 2010 saw the Blades beat Middlesbrough 1–0 at Bramall Lane. This was followed up by a 3–0 home win against Reading. The Blades were then beaten 3–1 away at West Bromwich Albion.

FA Cup[edit]

In the third round Sheffield United held Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers to a 1–1 draw, resulting in a replay to take place.[4] The Blades won the replay 3–2 at Loftus Road. Premier League Bolton knocked out the Blades in the fourth round, beating them 2–0 at the Reebok Stadium.

League Cup[edit]

The first round saw a shock 2–1 home defeat against League Two Port Vale.

Squad statistics[edit]

As of end of the season
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Paddy Kenny 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 England MF Ryan France 10 0 3+6 0 0 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
4 Scotland MF Nick Montgomery 43 1 39 1 3 0 1 0
5 England DF Chris Morgan 40 2 37 2 3 0 0 0
7 England FW Darius Henderson 35 12 28+4 12 1+1 0 1 0
9 Wales FW Ched Evans 36 4 21+12 4 2+1 0 0 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Yeates 20 2 11+9 2 0 0 0 0
12 Jamaica MF Lee Williamson 23 4 14+6 3 2+1 1 0 0
13 England GK Ian Bennett 6 0 4+1 0 0 0 1 0
15 England MF James Harper 36 4 31+3 4 2 0 0 0
16 England DF Andy Taylor 30 0 22+4 0 3 0 1 0
17 England FW Richard Cresswell 34 14 28+3 12 2+1 2 0 0
18 England FW Jamie Ward 31 8 25+3 7 1+2 1 0 0
19 England DF Jordan Stewart 23 0 15+8 0 0 0 0 0
20 Netherlands DF Marcel Seip 8 0 5+1 0 1+1 0 0 0
21 England DF Kyle Bartley 14 0 10+4 0 0 0 0 0
24 England FW Billy Sharp 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
25 England MF Glen Little 18 0 7+9 0 0+1 0 1 0
26 Republic of Ireland MF Derek Geary 9 0 5+2 0 2 0 0 0
28 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Quinn 48 4 38+6 4 3 0 1 0
30 Estonia GK Mihkel Aksalu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Finland DF Toni Kallio 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
33 England DF Jonathan Fortune 6 1 3+2 1 1 0 0 0
34 England DF Matthew Lowton 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
37 Senegal FW Henri Camara 25 4 9+14 4 2 0 0 0
39 England FW Jordan Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Players who left before the end of the season:
6 England DF Matthew Kilgallon 23 1 21 1 1 0 1 0
10 England MF Kyel Reid 8 0 0+7 0 0 0 1 0
11 Wales MF David Cotterill 14 2 3+11 2 0 0 0 0
20 England MF Brian Howard 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
21 England DF Leigh Bromby 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 England DF Andrew Davies 8 0 7+1 0 0 0 0 0
23 England GK Mark Bunn 35 0 31+1 0 3 0 0 0
23 England GK Steve Simonsen 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
27 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Treacy 17 1 12+4 1 0 0 1 0
30 England GK Carl Ikeme 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
31 England DF Paul Connolly 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
34 England DF Kyle Walker 28 0 26 0 2 0 0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
7 FW Darius Henderson 8 1
5 DF Chris Morgan 10 0
17 FW Richard Cresswell 8 0
4 MF Nick Montgomery 8 0
28 MF Stephen Quinn 8 0
12 MF Lee Williamson 6 0
16 DF Andy Taylor 6 0
6 DF Nyron Nosworthy 3 1
9 FW Ched Evans 4 0
34 DF Kyle Walker 4 0
11 DF Paul Connolly 1 1
11 MF David Cotterill 3 0
20 DF Marcel Seip 3 0
18 MF Jamie Ward 3 0
23 GK Mark Bunn 2 0
15 MF James Harper 2 0
32 MF Toni Kallio 2 0
19 DF Jordan Stewart 2 0
27 MF Keith Treacy 2 0
11 MF Mark Yeates 2 0
21 DF Kyle Bartley 1 0
21 DF Andrew Davies 1 0
11 MF Brian Howard 1 0
6 DF Matthew Kilgallon 1 0
20 MF Brian Howard 1 0
26 MF Derek Geary 1 0

Events[edit]

Summer transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Lee Williamson Watford £500,000
Kyle Reid West Ham United Free
Leigh Bromby Watford Undisclosed
Andy Taylor Tranmere Rovers £400,000
Ched Evans Manchester City £3,000,000
Ryan France Hull City Free
Glen Little Portsmouth F.C Free
Jordan Stewart Derby County Undisclosed
Jonathan Fortune Charlton Athletic Free

Summer transfers out[edit]

  • * Indicates the player joined the club after being released.
Player Club Fee
Ben Startosa Released
Ugo Ehiogu Retired
Nicky Law Rotherham United Free
Adam Chapham Oxford United Nominal
Jamie Annerson Rotherham United* Free
Keith Quinn Released
Kyle Walker Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed
Kyle Naughton Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed
Sun Jihai Chengdu Blades* Free
Martin Donelly Crusaders Free
Aymen Tahar Ferencvárosi TC Free
Nicky Travis Central Coast Mariners Free
Mamadou Seck Released
David Carney FC Twente £500,000
Leigh Bromby Leeds United £250,000
Brian Howard Reading £500,000
Danny Webber Portsmouth* Free

Loans in[edit]

  • ** Indicates that the player returned before the return date.
Player Club Arrival date Return date
Keith Treacy Blackburn Rovers** 24 July 2009 24 January 2010 (16 Dec 09)
Mark Bunn Blackburn Rovers 3 August 2009 End of season
Kyle Walker Tottenham Hotspur** 22 July 2009 End of season (2 February 2010)
James Harper Reading 1 September 2009 End of season
Andrew Davies Stoke City** 17 September 2009 17 December 2009 (16 Dec 09)
Richard Cresswell Stoke City 29 September 2009 29 December 2009
Carl Ikeme Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 November 2009 26 December 2009
Toni Kallio Fulham 26 November 2009 23 December 2009
Marcel Seip Plymouth Argyle 1 January 2009 End of Season

Loans out[edit]

Player Club Arrival date Return date
Jordan Robertson Bury 14 August 2009 3 January 2010
Billy Sharp Doncaster Rovers 1 September 2009 End of season
David Cotterill Swansea City 24 November 2009 4 January 2010

January transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Richard Cresswell Stoke City Undisclosed
Mark Yeates Middlesbrough Undisclosed
James Harper Reading Undisclosed

January transfers out[edit]

Player Club Fee
David Cotterill Swansea City £600,000
Matthew Kilgallon Sunderland Undisclosed

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Championship[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Summer friendlies and Malta tour[edit]

Sheffield United are due to play three friendly matches in July all away as well as tour of Malta.[1] The Friendlies are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny signs new Blades contract". BBC Sport. 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Sheffield United appoint new Chief Executive". Sheffield United F.C. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Darius on his first hat-trick". Sheffield United F.C. (Sheffield United F.C.). 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Sheff Utd 1–1 QPR". BBC Sport. 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-03.