2009–10 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2009–10 season
Chairman Jeremy Peace
Manager Roberto Di Matteo
Football League Championship 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Brunt (13)
All: Dorrans (17)
Highest home attendance 25,297 (vs. Barnsley
Lowest home attendance 10,659 (vs. Rotherham United, 26 August)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was West Bromwich's 107th season in the Football League. West Bromwich returned to the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.

Season review[edit]

Kit[edit]

West Bromwich continued with English company Umbro as the shirt designers. For the second season running, West Bromwich were unable to find a kit sponsor.

Events[edit]

League[edit]

West Bromwich began their season with a 1–1 draw against Newcastle United. They then travelled to City Ground to play Nottingham Forest, whom they beat, followed by another away win. West Bromwich's second home game was against Ipswich Town, whom they defeated 2–0. This was followed by a draw at Sheffield United. They then came back from against Plymouth Argyle, then beat Doncaster Rovers. West Bromwich then won one of their most remarkable games in a 5–0 win over Middlesbrough, before losing their next two games to Crystal Palace and Barnsley.

The first game of October saw West Brom draw against Preston North End. This was followed by a 3–1 win over Reading. Former Baggie Craig Beattie scored the only goal in a 1–0 loss to Swansea City. This was followed with a 0–0 draw with Coventry City. The Baggies bounced back by thrashing Watford 5–0. A 2–1 win over Leiecester City kept the Baggies second. The Baggies trashed Bristol City 4–1, and then became the top goalscorers in the Football League when they humiliated Sheffield Wednesday 4–0, scoring 15 goals in 4 games.

December began with a draw against Derby County, following this with a defeat to promotion rivals Cardiff City and a late draw against QPR. The following two games ended in wins against strugglers Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United. The Baggies then lost to Nottingham Forest, causing the Baggies to drop to third. This was followed by draws to Newcastle United and Ipswich Town. Wins against Sheffield United, Blackpool, Plymouth and Scunthorpe put them top of the table. Cardiff City held West Brom to a 1–1 draw, with Gianni Zuiverloon scoring the equaliser. Bristol City beat them 2–1 but they quickly bounced back with a 3–1 win over Derby County. West Brom started March badly with a 3–1 loss to QPR, but wins against Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Swansea, Preston and Coventry widened the gap between the play-offs and the automatic spots. On-form Reading held the Albion to a 1–1 draw. Playoff hopefuls Leicester City were the next to fall at the Hawthorns, where West Brom won 3–0. Chris Brunt then saved a point for West Brom after Danny Graham put Watford ahead. West Brom secured promotion to the Premier League after a 3–2 win against Doncaster Rovers.

FA Cup[edit]

The third round saw West Brom beat League One side Huddersfield Town. West Brom then beat fellow Championship side Newcastle 4–2 in the fourth round to proceed to the fifth round.[1] They drew with Reading in the fifth round but lost the subsequent replay.

League Cup[edit]

In the first round West Bromwich faced League Two side Bury, whom they beat 2–0. In the second round they were taken to extra time by another League Two side, Rotherham United, where Simon Cox scored his first goal for the club. The final score was 4–3. They were knocked out in the third round as they lost 2–0 against Arsenal.

First-team 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 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Kiely
2 England DF Joe Mattock
3 Sweden DF Jonas Olsson (vice-captain)[2]
4 Slovakia DF Marek Čech
5 England DF Leon Barnett (on loan to Coventry City)
9 Czech Republic FW Roman Bednář
10 England FW Ishmael Miller
11 Northern Ireland MF Chris Brunt
13 England GK Luke Daniels (on loan to Tranmere Rovers)
14 England MF Jerome Thomas
15 New Zealand FW Chris Wood
16 England FW Luke Moore
17 Scotland MF Graham Dorrans
18 England FW Reuben Reid
19 England GK Scott Carson (club captain)[2]
No. Position Player
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Youssuf Mulumbu
22 Netherlands DF Gianni Zuiverloon
23 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Méïté
26 Romania DF Gabriel Tamaş (on loan from Auxerre)
27 Scotland MF James Morrison
28 Spain MF Borja Valero (on loan to RCD Mallorca)
30 England DF Paul Downing (on loan to Hereford United)
31 England FW Simon Cox
32 England MF Lateef Elford-Alliyu
35 England MF Romaine Sawyers
36 Chile MF Gonzalo Jara
37 England MF George Thorne
40 Canada FW Marcus Haber (on loan to Vancouver Whitecaps)
44 Republic of Ireland MF Steven Reid

Player statistics[edit]

As of 11 April 2010
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Republic of Ireland Dean Kiely 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF England Joe Mattock 33 1 28 0 3 1 2 0
3 DF Sweden Jonas Olsson 45 5 40 4 3 1 2 0
4 DF Slovakia Marek Čech 34 2 30 2 3 0 1 0
5 DF England Leon Barnett 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF Slovenia Robert Koren 36 6 31 5 4 1 1 0
8 MF England Jonathan Greening 2 0 2 0 - - - -
9 FW Czech Republic Roman Bednář 29 10 24 10 4 0 1 0
10 FW England Ishmael Miller 14 2 13 2 1 0 0 0
11 MF Northern Ireland Chris Brunt 40 13 37 13 3 0 0 0
12 FW Scotland Craig Beattie* 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 2
12 MF England Giles Barnes 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK England Luke Daniels 0 0 - - - - - -
14 MF England Jerome Thomas 29 8 27 7 1 1 1 0
15 FW New Zealand Chris Wood 23 2 18 1 2 1 3 0
16 FW England Luke Moore 29 4 26 4 2 0 1 0
17 MF Scotland Graham Dorrans 49 17 42 12 4 3 3 2
18 FW England Reuben Reid 7 0 4 0 1 0 2 0
19 GK England Scott Carson 44 0 40 0 4 0 0 0
20 MF Portugal Filipe Teixeira 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
21 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Youssuf Mulumbu 44 3 37 3 5 0 2 0
22 DF Netherlands Gianni Zuiverloon 35 4 30 4 3 0 2 0
23 DF Ivory Coast Abdoulaye Méïté 23 0 19 0 2 0 2 0
24 DF Netherlands Antilles Shelton Martis* 15 2 13 2 1 0 1 0
24 MF England Ben Watson 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
25 MF England Joss Labadie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF England Shaun Cummings* 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
26 DF Romania Gabriel Tamaş 23 1 20 1 3 0 0 0
27 MF Scotland James Morrison 9 1 8 1 1 0 0 0
28 MF Spain Borja Valero 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
29 MF England David Worrall* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Netherlands Andwélé Slory 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF England Paul Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW England Simon Cox 31 9 25 8 3 0 3 1
32 MF England Lateef Elford-Alliyu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF England Dwayne Samuels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Romaine Sawyers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 DF Chile Gonzalo Jara 26 1 22 1 3 0 1 0
37 FW England George Thorne 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
40 FW Canada Marcus Haber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 FW England Frank Nouble* 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF Republic of Ireland Steven Reid 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
  • * Player left club during the season

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

# Player Club Fee
31 England Simon Cox England Swindon Town Undisclosed
2 England Joe Mattock England Leicester City Undisclosed
14 England Jerome Thomas England Portsmouth Free
18 England Reuben Reid England Rotherham United Free
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo Youssuf Mulumbu France PSG £750,000
36 Chile Gonzalo Jara Chile Colo-Colo £3,000,000

Out[edit]

# Player Club Fee
South Korea Kim Do-Heon South Korea Suwon Bluewings £360,000
Netherlands Sherjill MacDonald Belgium K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot £650,000
Scotland Craig Beattie Wales Swansea City £500,000

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

# Player Club Fee
40 Canada Marcus Haber Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Free
29 Netherlands Andwélé Slory Netherlands Feyenoord Free

Out[edit]

# Player Club Fee
29 England David Worrall England Bury Free
6 England Neil Clement Retired
England Paul Robinson England Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed
24 Netherlands Antilles Shelton Martis England Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed

Loans in[edit]

# Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
26 England Shaun Cummings England Chelsea 17 September 17 October
26 Romania Gabriel Tamaş France Auxerre 1 January End of season
42 England Frank Nouble England West Ham United 9 February 9 March
24 England Ben Watson England Wigan Athletic 22 February End of season
44 Republic of Ireland Steven Reid England Blackburn Rovers 5 March End of season

Loans out[edit]

# Player Club Arrival date Return date
England Paul Robinson England Bolton Wanderers 12 July End of season
13 England Luke Daniels England Tranmere Rovers 21 July End of season
25 England Joss Labadie England Shrewsbury Town 3 August 3 September
29 England David Worrall England Shrewsbury Town 6 August 6 September
8 England Jonathan Greening England Fulham 22 August End of season
28 Spain Borja Valero Spain RCD Mallorca 31 August End of season
25 England Joss Labadie England Shrewsbury Town 6 September 6 January
5 England Leon Barnett England Coventry City 4 November 31 January
25 England Joss Labadie England Cheltenham Town 20 November 20 December
18 England Reuben Reid England Peterborough United 6 January 6 April
30 England Paul Downing England Hereford United 25 January 25 February
32 England Lateef Elford-Alliyu Hereford United 25 January 25 February
5 England Leon Barnett England Coventry City 31 January End of season
20 Portugal Filipe Teixeira England Barnsley 1 February End of season
40 Canada Marcus Haber England Exeter City 18 February 18 March
30 England Paul Downing England Hereford United 25 February End of season
32 England Lateef Elford-Alliyu England Hereford United 25 February End of season
40 Canada Marcus Haber Canada Vancouver Whitecaps 9 April 9 June

Fixtures and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Jul Histon
(Conference National)
A L 0 – 1 1,058
15 Jul Nafta Lendava
(Slovenian PrvaLiga)
A W 3 – 0 Luke Moore, Jonathan Greening, Jonas Olsson
18 Jul NK Varteks
(Prva HNL)
A D 2 – 2 Craig Beattie
22 Jul Shrewsbury Town
(Football League Two)
A W 2 – 0 2,437 Luke Moore, Robert Koren
24 Jul Kidderminster Harriers
(Conference National)
A D 1 – 2 1,057 Lateef Elford-Alliyu
25 Jul Walsall
(Football League One)
A D 2 – 2 4,358 Luke Moore, Craig Beattie
28 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A L 0 – 1 2,482
31 Jul Cheltenham Town
(Football League Two)
A L 1 – 2 Chris Wood
1 Aug Cheivo
(Serie A)
H D 0 – 0 3,359

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 Aug Newcastle United H D 1 – 1 23,502 Martis
15 Aug Nottingham Forest A W 1 – 0 22,794 own goal
18 Aug Peterborough United A W 3 – 2 8,752 Moore (2), Brunt
22 Aug Ipswich Town H W 2 – 0 19,390 Mulumbu, Koren
29 Aug Sheffield United A D 2 – 2 25,169 Bednář (2)
12 Sep Plymouth Argyle H W 3 – 1 22,190 Martis, Čech (2)
15 Sep Doncaster Rovers H W 3 – 1 22,184 Olsson (2), Wood
19 Sep Middlesbrough A W 5 – 0 22,725 Brunt (2), Mulumbu, Bednář, Thomas
26 Sep Crystal Palace H L 0 – 1 21,007
29 Sep Barnsley A L 1 – 3 12,191 Brunt
3 Oct Preston North End A D 0 – 0 11,180
17 Oct Reading H W 3 – 1 20,935 Thomas(2), Mulumbu
20 Oct Swansea City H L 0 – 1 21,022
24 Oct Coventry City A D 0 – 0 20,871
31 Oct Watford H W 5 – 0 21,421 Olsson, Dorrans, Moore, Zuiverloon, Cox
6 Nov Leicester City A W 2 – 1 28,748 Dorrans, Jara
21 Nov Bristol City H W 4 – 1 23,444 Thomas, Brunt, own goal, Cox
28 Nov Sheffield Wednesday A W 4 – 0 20,824 Cox (2), Thomas, Brunt
5 Dec Derby County A D 2 – 2 30,127 Cox, Dorrans
8 Dec Cardiff City H L 0 – 2 20,742
14 Dec Queens Park Rangers H D 2 – 2 21,565 Thomas, Cox
26 Dec Peterborough United H W 2 – 0 24,924 Moore, own goal
28 Dec Scunthorpe United A W 3 – 1 7,221 Dorrans (2), Zuiverloon
8 Jan Nottingham Forest H L 1 – 3 22,873 Bednář
18 Jan Newcastle United A D 2 – 2 39,921 Olsson, Bednář
26 Jan Ipswich Town A D 1 – 1 19,574 Brunt
30 Jan Sheffield United H W 3 – 1 22,193 Dorrans, Bednář, Thomas
3 Feb Blackpool A W 3 – 2 7,221 Bednář (2), Dorrans
6 Feb Plymouth Argyle A W 1 – 0 12,053 Cox
9 Feb Scunthorpe United H W 2 – 0 23,146 Bednář, Zuiverloon
16 Feb Cardiff City A D 1 – 1 20,758 Zuiverloon
21 Feb Bristol City A L 1 – 2 14,374 Dorrans
27 Feb Derby County H W 3 – 1 23,335 Brunt (2), Cox
6 Mar Queens Park Rangers A L 1 – 3 14,578 Brunt
9 Mar Sheffield Wednesday H W 1 – 0 20,458 Koren
13 Mar Blackpool H W 3 – 2 21,592 Miller, Koren, Dorrans
16 Mar Swansea City A W 2 – 0 17,774 Dorrans, Miller
20 Mar Preston North End H W 3 – 2 21,343 Watson, Brunt, Dorrans
24 Mar Coventry City H W 1 – 0 22,140 Reid
27 Mar Reading A D 1 – 1 20,515 Tamaş
2 Apr Leicester City H W 3 – 0 23,334 Morrison, Koren (2)
5 Apr Watford A D 1 – 1 14,555 Brunt
10 Apr Doncaster Rovers A W 3 – 2 12,708 Dorrans, Brunt, Bednář
17 Apr Middlesbrough H W 2 – 0 22,548 Cox, Bednář
26 Apr Crystal Palace A D 1 – 1 17,798 Tamaş
2 May Barnsley H D 1 – 1 25,297 Dorrans

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 Jan Three Huddersfield Town A W 2 – 0 13,472 Dorrans, Wood
23 Jan Four Newcastle United H W 4 – 2 16,102 Olsson, Dorrans (2), Thomas
13 Feb Five Reading A D 2 – 2 18,008 Koren, Mattock
24 Feb Five (replay) Reading H L 2 – 3 13,982 Koren (2)

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Aug One Bury A W 2 – 0 3,077 Dorrans, own goal
26 Aug Two Rotherham United H W 4 – 3 10,659 Beattie (2), Dorrans, Cox
23 Sep Three Arsenal A L 0 – 2 56,592

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Brom 4–2 Newcastle". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Coparation). 23 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Di Matteo makes Carson club captain". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.