2009–10 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2009–10 season
Chairman Nicola Cortese
Manager Alan Pardew
Stadium St Mary's Stadium
League One 7th
FA Cup Fifth Round
League Cup Second Round
Football League Trophy Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Rickie Lambert (29)
All:
Rickie Lambert (35)
Highest home attendance 31,385 vs Portsmouth
(13 February 2010)
Lowest home attendance 16,402 vs Wycombe Wanderers (1 December 2009)
Average home league attendance 20,108
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was Southampton's fifth consecutive season in The Football League and their first season in League One. Having been relegated the previous season, Southampton looked to reclaim their place in the Championship by being promoted in 2009–10. On 28 March 2010, The Saints won the League Trophy for the first time, defeating Carlisle United 4–1 at Wembley. On 25 April, however, Southampton's hopes of a playoff place were ended after Huddersfield Town beat bottom-place side Stockport County 6–0 to claim the final place. The Saints eventually finished in 7th position, just one place and seven points below the play-offs.

Administration and change of ownership[edit]

The club ended the previous season with its parent company, Southampton Leisure Holdings PLC in administration. As a result the club entered the 2009–10 season with a ten point deduction imposed by The Football League.[1]

On 8 July 2009 the administrators confirmed that the club had been sold to a buyer "owned and controlled by Markus Liebherr".[2] On 9 July 2009 Mark Wotte was sacked as Head Coach with Stewart Henderson taking temporary charge. The club confirmed that the search for the new manager had already begun. They said in a statement that the decision is part of a wider strategic plan being implemented to improve all aspects of the club's operations, both on and off the field.

On 17 July 2009 the club confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew as the new First Team Manager.[3] On the opening day of the season Saints forced a 1–1 draw against Millwall, with Matthew Paterson netting the club's first goal in League One. Following this, the Saints made their first big signing under Markus Liebherr as they unveiled new striker Rickie Lambert who was purchased on 10 August 2009, for an initial £800,000, which could rise to £1m subject to appearances, from fellow League One side Bristol Rovers.[4]

Liebherr also brought in Italian businessman Nicola Cortese to look after the club's business interests on his behalf.

As well as Rickie Lambert, Pardew was given the funds to complete a string of other signings to rebuild the squad including: Dean Hammond, Radhi Jaïdi, Graeme Murty, Dan Harding, David Connolly, Michail Antonio, Papa Waigo, Lee Barnard, José Fonte, Danny Seaborne, Jon Otsemobor and Jason Puncheon, meaning that by the end of the January transfer window, Southampton had spent over £3 million on players, a significantly larger amount than any other League one club.[citation needed]

Pre-season[edit]


League One[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 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A A H A A A H H A H H A H A H H A A H H A H
Result D L L D D D D W D L W W W W D L D W W W W L W L D D W D W D W W L W L W W D W W W W D W L W
Position 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 22 22 22 22 21 20 15 14 15 12 13 13 15 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7

Last updated: 8 May 2010.
Source: statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Swindon Town 46 22 16 8 73 57 16 82
6 Huddersfield Town 46 23 11 12 82 56 26 80
7 Southampton 46 23 14 9 85 47 38 73*
8 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 52 12 72
9 Brentford 46 14 20 12 55 52 3 62

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

*Note: Southampton were deducted ten points at the beginning of the season for breaching insolvency regulations.

FA Cup[edit]


League Cup[edit]


League Trophy[edit]


Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total Discipline
Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Apps. Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Kelvin Davis 40 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 50 0 5 0
2 DF England Dan Harding 42 3 4 0 2 0 5 1 53 4 8 0
3 DF England Wayne Thomas 10(5) 0 4 1 2 0 4(1) 1 20(6) 2 6 0
4 MF England Jason Puncheon 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 DF England Chris Perry 11(1) 0 4 0 1 0 3(1) 0 19(2) 0 2 0
6 DF Tunisia Radhi Jaïdi 26(1) 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 33(1) 1 5 0
7 FW England Rickie Lambert 44(1) 29 5 2 2 1 6 3 57(1) 35 2 0
8 MF England Simon Gillett 0(2) 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 1(5) 0 0 0
9 FW Senegal Papa Waigo 11(24) 6 3 1 0 0 4(2) 4 18(26) 11 3 0
10 MF England Paul Wotton 12(14) 0 2(1) 0 2 0 3(2) 0 19(17) 0 0 0
11 MF England Lee Holmes 2(3) 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 3(5) 0 1 0
12 DF Portugal José Fonte 21 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 24 0 5 0
13 GK England Tommy Forecast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Dean Hammond 40 5 4 1 0 0 5 0 49 6 8 0
16 DF Scotland Graeme Murty 5(1) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8(1) 0 0 0
17 FW England Lee Barnard 14(6) 9 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 15(7) 9 3 0
18 DF England Joseph Mills 8(8) 0 1(2) 0 0 0 2(1) 0 11(11) 0 3 0
19 MF France Morgan Schneiderlin 35(2) 1 4 0 1(1) 0 4 0 44(3) 1 8 2
20 MF England Adam Lallana 44 15 5 1 2 2 5 2 56 20 4 0
21 MF Wales Anthony Pulis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Wales Lloyd James 28(2) 2 3 0 2 0 4(1) 0 37(3) 2 5 0
24 FW Wales Kayne McLaggon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FW Trinidad and Tobago Jake Thomson 0(4) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(5) 0 0 0
27 FW England Jamie White 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 GK Poland Bartosz Białkowski 6(1) 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9(1) 0 0 0
29 MF England Oscar Gobern 0(4) 0 0(2) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(7) 0 1 0
30 MF England Jack Boyle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Wales Ryan Doble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK Slovenia Andrej Pernecký 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF England Jack Saville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF England Callum McNish 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
35 DF England Danny Seaborne 11(5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11(5) 0 1 0
36 MF Wales Garyn Preen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF England Michail Antonio 14(14) 3 3(2) 2 0 0 5(1) 2 22(17) 7 2 0
38 FW Republic of Ireland David Connolly 9(11) 5 1 2 0 0 1(1) 0 11(12) 7 1 0
40 DF England Jon Otsemobor 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
41 MF England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
44 MF England Ben Reeves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players with appearances who finished their season out on loan
15 DF England Oliver Lancashire 1(1) 0 0(2) 0 1 0 0 0 2(3) 0 0 0
22 DF England Lee Molyneux 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 GK England Michael Poke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF England Aaron Martin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Players with appearances who left the club before the end of the season
4 FW Poland Marek Saganowski 3(3) 0 0 0 1 0 0(1) 0 4(4) 0 0 0
9 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak 1(2) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 1(3) 0 0 0
12 DF England Neal Trotman 17(1) 2 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 18(2) 2 6 0
17 FW Scotland Matt Paterson 4(3) 1 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 0 0 5(5) 1 2 0
35 MF England Jacob Mellis 7(5) 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 9(6) 0 1 0

Most appearances[edit]

Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Strt. Sub. Strt. Sub. Strt. Sub. Strt. Sub. Strt. Sub. Total
1 FW England Rickie Lambert 44 1 5 0 2 0 6 0 57 1 58
2 MF England Adam Lallana 44 0 5 0 2 0 5 0 56 0 56
3 DF England Dan Harding 42 0 4 0 2 0 5 0 53 0 53
4 GK England Kelvin Davis 40 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 50 0 50
5 MF England Dean Hammond 40 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 49 0 49
6 MF France Morgan Schneiderlin 35 2 4 0 1 1 4 0 44 3 47
7 FW Senegal Papa Waigo 11 24 3 0 0 0 4 2 18 26 44
8 MF Wales Lloyd James 28 2 3 0 2 0 4 1 37 3 40
9 MF England Michail Antonio 14 14 3 2 0 0 5 1 22 17 39
10 MF England Paul Wotton 12 14 2 1 2 0 3 2 19 17 36

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Gls. Apps. Gls. Apps. Gls. Apps. Gls. Apps. Gls. Apps. GPG
1 FW England Rickie Lambert 29 45 2 5 1 2 3 6 35 58 0.60
2 MF England Adam Lallana 15 44 1 5 2 2 2 5 20 56 0.35
3 FW Senegal Papa Waigo 6 35 1 3 0 0 4 6 11 44 0.25
4 FW England Lee Barnard 9 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 22 0.40
5 FW Republic of Ireland David Connolly 5 20 2 1 0 0 0 2 7 23 0.30
MF England Michail Antonio 3 28 2 5 0 0 2 6 7 39 0.17
7 MF England Dean Hammond 5 40 1 4 0 0 0 5 6 49 0.12
8 DF England Dan Harding 3 42 0 4 0 2 1 5 4 53 0.07
9 MF England Jason Puncheon 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19 0.15
10 DF England Neal Trotman 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 20 0.10
DF England Wayne Thomas 0 15 1 4 0 2 1 5 2 26 0.07
MF Wales Lloyd James 2 30 0 3 0 2 0 5 2 40 0.05

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Club Fee Ref.
10 August 2009 FW England Rickie Lambert England Bristol Rovers £1 million [5]
19 August 2009 MF England Dean Hammond England Colchester United Undisclosed [6]
4 November 2009 DF England Aaron Martin England Eastleigh Undisclosed [7]
9 January 2010 DF Portugal José Fonte England Crystal Palace Undisclosed [8]
13 January 2010 DF England Danny Seaborne England Exeter City Undisclosed [9]
14 January 2010 DF England Jon Otsemobor England Norwich City Free [10]
22 January 2010 FW England Lee Barnard England Southend United Undisclosed [11]
30 January 2010 MF England Jason Puncheon England Plymouth Argyle Undisclosed [12]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Club Fee Ref.
2 June 2009 MF England Nathan Dyer Wales Swansea City £400,000 [13]
29 June 2009 FW England David McGoldrick England Nottingham Forest £1 million [14]
1 July 2009 MF England Andrew Surman England Wolverhampton Wanderers £1.2 million [15]
21 July 2009 FW Jamaica Jason Euell England Blackpool Free [16]
27 August 2009 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak England Reading Undisclosed [17]
22 January 2010 FW Scotland Matt Paterson England Southend United Exchange [18]
27 January 2010 FW Poland Marek Saganowski Greece Atromitos Free [19]
Free agents signed
Date Pos. Name Former club Date released Ref.
21 July 2009 DF England Dan Harding England Ipswich Town 21 May 2009 [20]
5 August 2009 DF Scotland Graeme Murty England Reading 15 May 2009 [21]
2 September 2009 DF Tunisia Radhi Jaïdi England Birmingham City 15 May 2009 [22]
8 October 2009 FW Republic of Ireland David Connolly England Sunderland 1 June 2009 [23]
Players loaned in
Start date Pos. Name Club End date Ref.
14 August 2009 MF England Jacob Mellis England Chelsea 2 January 2010 [24]
20 August 2009 DF Scotland Neal Trotman England Preston North End 2 January 2010 [25][26]
8 September 2009 FW Senegal Papa Waigo Italy Fiorentina End of season [27]
5 October 2009 MF England Michail Antonio England Reading End of season [28][29]
Players loaned out
Start date Pos. Name Club End date Ref.
14 August 2009 GK England Tommy Forecast England Grimsby Town 14 September 2009 [24]
1 September 2009 GK England Michael Poke England Torquay United End of season [30][31]
17 September 2009 MF England Oscar Gobern England Milton Keynes Dons 17 October 2009 [32]
28 September 2009 GK Poland Bartosz Białkowski England Barnsley 5 October 2009 [33]
2 October 2009 DF England Ryan Tafazolli England Salisbury City 2 November 2009 [34]
7 October 2009 MF England Anthony Pulis England Lincoln City 7 January 2010 [35][36]
9 October 2009 FW England Jamie White England Eastleigh 9 December 2009 [37][38]
12 October 2009 MF England Simon Gillett England Doncaster Rovers 12 December 2009 [39]
24 October 2009 DF England Oliver Lancashire England Grimsby Town 24 December 2009 [40]
27 October 2009 MF Trinidad and Tobago Jake Thomson England Torquay United 27 January 2010 [41][42]
1 February 2010 DF England Oliver Lancashire England Grimsby Town End of season [43]
3 March 2010 DF England Aaron Martin England Salisbury City End of season [44][45]
25 March 2010 DF England Lee Molyneux England Port Vale End of season [46]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
25 June 2009 DF Sweden Michael Svensson Sweden Halmstads 1 August 2011 [47]
30 June 2009 FW England Bradley Wright-Phillips England Plymouth Argyle 15 July 2009 [48]
30 June 2009 FW Trinidad and Tobago Stern John England Crystal Palace 30 July 2009 [49]

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