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. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Dean Kiely 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 0
2 England DF Joe Mattock 33 1 28 0 3 1 2 0
3 Sweden DF Jonas Olsson 45 5 40 4 3 1 2 0
4 Slovakia DF Marek Čech 34 2 30 2 3 0 1 0
5 England DF Leon Barnett 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
7 Slovenia MF Robert Koren 36 6 31 5 4 1 1 0
8 England MF Jonathan Greening 2 0 2 0 - - - -
9 Czech Republic FW Roman Bednář 29 10 24 10 4 0 1 0
10 England FW Ishmael Miller 14 2 13 2 1 0 0 0
11 Northern Ireland MF Chris Brunt 40 13 37 13 3 0 0 0
12 Scotland FW Craig Beattie* 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 2
12 England MF Giles Barnes 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
13 England GK Luke Daniels 0 0 - - - - - -
14 England MF Jerome Thomas 29 8 27 7 1 1 1 0
15 New Zealand FW Chris Wood 23 2 18 1 2 1 3 0
16 England FW Luke Moore 29 4 26 4 2 0 1 0
17 Scotland MF Graham Dorrans 49 17 42 12 4 3 3 2
18 England FW Reuben Reid 7 0 4 0 1 0 2 0
19 England GK Scott Carson 44 0 40 0 4 0 0 0
20 Portugal MF Filipe Teixeira 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Youssuf Mulumbu 44 3 37 3 5 0 2 0
22 Netherlands DF Gianni Zuiverloon 35 4 30 4 3 0 2 0
23 Ivory Coast DF Abdoulaye Méïté 23 0 19 0 2 0 2 0
24 Netherlands Antilles DF Shelton Martis* 15 2 13 2 1 0 1 0
24 England MF Ben Watson 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Joss Labadie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 England DF Shaun Cummings* 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
26 Romania DF Gabriel Tamaş 23 1 20 1 3 0 0 0
27 Scotland MF James Morrison 9 1 8 1 1 0 0 0
28 Spain MF Borja Valero 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
29 England MF David Worrall* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Netherlands MF Andwélé Slory 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
30 England DF Paul Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England FW Simon Cox 31 9 25 8 3 0 3 1
32 England MF Lateef Elford-Alliyu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England DF Dwayne Samuels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England MF Romaine Sawyers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 Chile DF Gonzalo Jara 26 1 22 1 3 0 1 0
37 England FW George Thorne 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
40 Canada FW Marcus Haber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 England FW Frank Nouble* 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
44 Republic of Ireland MF 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
Jul 11 Histon
(Conference National)
A L 0 – 1 1,058
Jul 15 Nafta Lendava
(Slovenian PrvaLiga)
A W 3 – 0 Luke Moore, Jonathan Greening, Jonas Olsson
Jul 18 NK Varteks
(Prva HNL)
A D 2 – 2 Craig Beattie
Jul 22 Shrewsbury Town
(Football League Two)
A W 2 – 0 2,437 Luke Moore, Robert Koren
Jul 24 Kidderminster Harriers
(Conference National)
A D 1 – 2 1,057 Lateef Elford-Alliyu
Jul 25 Walsall
(Football League One)
A D 2 – 2 4,358 Luke Moore, Craig Beattie
Jul 28 Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A L 0 – 1 2,482
Jul 31 Cheltenham Town
(Football League Two)
A L 1 – 2 Chris Wood
Aug 1 Cheivo
(Serie A)
H D 0 – 0 3,359

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 8 Newcastle United H D 1 – 1 23,502 Martis
Aug 15 Nottingham Forest A W 1 – 0 22,794 own goal
Aug 18 Peterborough United A W 3 – 2 8,752 Moore (2), Brunt
Aug 22 Ipswich Town H W 2 – 0 19,390 Mulumbu, Koren
Aug 29 Sheffield United A D 2 – 2 25,169 Bednář (2)
Sep 12 Plymouth Argyle H W 3 – 1 22,190 Martis, Čech (2)
Sep 15 Doncaster Rovers H W 3 – 1 22,184 Olsson (2), Wood
Sep 19 Middlesbrough A W 5 – 0 22,725 Brunt (2), Mulumbu, Bednář, Thomas
Sep 26 Crystal Palace H L 0 – 1 21,007
Sep 29 Barnsley A L 1 – 3 12,191 Brunt
Oct 03 Preston North End A D 0 – 0 11,180
Oct 17 Reading H W 3 – 1 20,935 Thomas(2), Mulumbu
Oct 20 Swansea City H L 0 – 1 21,022
Oct 24 Coventry City A D 0 – 0 20,871
Oct 31 Watford H W 5 – 0 21,421 Olsson, Dorrans, Moore, Zuiverloon, Cox
Nov 6 Leicester City A W 2 – 1 28,748 Dorrans, Jara
Nov 21 Bristol City H W 4 – 1 23,444 Thomas, Brunt, own goal, Cox
Nov 28 Sheffield Wednesday A W 4 – 0 20,824 Cox (2), Thomas, Brunt
Dec 05 Derby County A D 2 – 2 30,127 Cox, Dorrans
Dec 08 Cardiff City H L 0 – 2 20,742
Dec 14 Queens Park Rangers H D 2 – 2 21,565 Thomas, Cox
Dec 26 Peterborough United H W 2 – 0 24,924 Moore, own goal
Dec 28 Scunthorpe United A W 3 – 1 7,221 Dorrans (2), Zuiverloon
Jan 08 Nottingham Forest H L 1 – 3 22,873 Bednář
Jan 18 Newcastle United A D 2 – 2 39,921 Olsson, Bednář
Jan 26 Ipswich Town A D 1 – 1 19,574 Brunt
Jan 30 Sheffield United H W 3 – 1 22,193 Dorrans, Bednář, Thomas
Feb 03 Blackpool A W 3 – 2 7,221 Bednář (2), Dorrans
Feb 06 Plymouth Argyle A W 1 – 0 12,053 Cox
Feb 09 Scunthorpe United H W 2 – 0 23,146 Bednář, Zuiverloon
Feb 16 Cardiff City A D 1 – 1 20,758 Zuiverloon
Feb 21 Bristol City A L 1 – 2 14,374 Dorrans
Feb 27 Derby County H W 3 – 1 23,335 Brunt (2), Cox
Mar 06 Queens Park Rangers A L 1 – 3 14,578 Brunt
Mar 09 Sheffield Wednesday H W 1 – 0 20,458 Koren
Mar 13 Blackpool H W 3 – 2 21,592 Miller, Koren, Dorrans
Mar 16 Swansea City A W 2 – 0 17,774 Dorrans, Miller
Mar 20 Preston North End H W 3 – 2 21,343 Watson, Brunt, Dorrans
Mar 24 Coventry City H W 1 – 0 22,140 Reid
Mar 27 Reading A D 1 – 1 20,515 Tamaş
Apr 2 Leicester City H W 3 – 0 23,334 Morrison, Koren (2)
Apr 5 Watford A D 1 – 1 14,555 Brunt
Apr 10 Doncaster Rovers A W 3 – 2 12,708 Dorrans, Brunt, Bednář
Apr 17 Middlesbrough H W 2 – 0 22,548 Cox, Bednář
Apr 26 Crystal Palace A D 1 – 1 17,798 Tamaş
May 2 Barnsley H D 1 – 1 25,297 Dorrans

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Jan 02 Three Huddersfield Town A W 2 – 0 13,472 Dorrans, Wood
Jan 23 Four Newcastle United H W 4 – 2 16,102 Olsson, Dorrans (2), Thomas
Feb 13 Five Reading A D 2 – 2 18,008 Koren, Mattock
Feb 24 Five (replay) Reading H L 2 – 3 13,982 Koren (2)

League Cup[edit]

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