2010–11 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2010–11 season
Manager England Nicky Forster (Caretaker)
League One 11th
FA Cup 1st Round
League Cup 4th Round
Football League Trophy Runners Up
Top goalscorer League: MacDonald (9)
Alexander (9)
All: Alexander (12)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2010–11 season is Brentford's 2nd consecutive season in League One following their championship winning promotion from League Two in 2008–09. Brentford will be looking to improve on the 9th place that they achieved at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season.

Players[edit]

Squad (end of 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
1 England GK Richard Lee
2 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin O'Connor (captain)
3 England DF Craig Woodman
4 England MF Marcus Bean
5 Scotland DF David McCracken (out on loan)
6 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein
7 England MF Sam Saunders
8 England FW Nicky Forster (Caretaker Manager)
10 England FW Charlie MacDonald
11 England MF Myles Weston
12 Republic of Ireland DF Michael Spillane
13 England MF David Hunt (out on loan)
14 England FW Kirk Hudson (out on loan)
16 England MF Sam Wood
17 England DF Ryan Blake (out on loan)
19 England MF Lewis Grabban
20 France MF Toumani Diagouraga
No. Position Player
21 England GK Simon Royce
22 England DF Karleigh Osborne
23 England FW Robbie Simpson (on loan from Huddersfield Town)
24 England DF Stephen Wright
25 England DF Chris Bush (on work experience)
26 England MF Adam Reed (on loan from Sunderland)
27 Scotland DF Robbie Neilson (on loan from Leicester City)
29 England FW Gary Alexander
30 Germany FW Jeffrey Schlupp (on loan from Leicester City)
31 England GK Simon Moore
32 England DF Leon Legge
33 England MF Nathan Byrne (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
34 England MF Jake Reeves
35 England FW Luke Hacker
36 England DF Charlie Adams
37 England MF Emmanuel Oyeleke

Last updated:7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % D % L % P W D L W % D % L %
Andy Scott England incumbent 3 February 2011[1] 38 16 7 15 42% 18% 39% 27 9 5 13 33% 19% 48%
Nicky Forster (Caretaker) England 3 February 2011 May 2011 20 8 5 7 40% 25% 35% 19 8 5 6 42% 26% 32%

Last updated:10 June 2011

Transfers[edit]

Players in[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 Richard Lee (from Watford) [2]
3 England DF Craig Woodman (from Wycombe Wanderers) [3]
5 Scotland DF David McCracken (from MK Dons)[4]
6 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein (from Ipswich Town) [5]
8 England FW Nicky Forster (from Brighton & Hove Albion) [6]
12 Republic of Ireland DF Michael Spillane (from Norwich City) [7]
14 England FW Kirk Hudson (from Aldershot Town) [8]
18 Wales MF Nicky Adams (from Leicester City) [9]
20 France MF Toumani Diagouraga (from Peterborough United) [10]
21 England GK Simon Royce (from Gillingham) [11]
24 England DF Stephen Wright (unattached) [12]
29 England FW Gary Alexander (from Millwall) [13]
19 England MF Lewis Grabban (from Millwall) [14]

Players out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland DF Alan Bennett (to Wycombe Wanderers) [15]
England GK Nikki Bull (to Wycombe Wanderers) [16]
England MF Ryan Dickson (to Southampton) [17]
England DF Danny Foster (to Wycombe Wanderers) [18]
England FW Steve Kabba (to Barnet) [19]
England DF Mark Phillips (to Southend United) [20]
England FW Ben Strevens (to Wycombe Wanderers) [18]
England MF Cleveland Taylor (to St Johnstone) [21]
England DF Fraser Franks (to AFC Wimbledon) [22]
England DF Lewis Ferrell (to Hayes & Yeading) [23]
Wales MF Nicky Adams (January 2011 to Rochdale)[24]
England FW Carl Cort (January 2011)[25]

Loans in[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23 England FW Robbie Simpson (Season 2010–11 from Huddersfield Town) [26]
41 England GK Alex McCarthy (August 2010 from Reading) [27][28]
51 England GK Ben Hamer (August 2010 – January 2011 from Reading) [28]
19 England MF Lewis Grabban (October 2010 – November 2010 from Millwall)[29][30][31]
England FW Rowan Vine (November 2010 – December 2010 from QPR) [32]
27 Scotland MF Marc Laird (January 2011 – February 2011 from Millwall) [33][34]
28 Wales MF Owain Tudur Jones (January 2011 – April 2011 from Norwich) [35][36]
18 England FW Nicholas Bignall (January 2011 – April 2011 from Reading) [37]
27 Scotland DF Robbie Neilson (February 2011 – May 2011 from Leicester City) [38]
26 England MF Adam Reed (February 2011 – May 2011 from Sunderland) [39]
33 England MF Nathan Byrne (February 2011 – May 2011 from Tottenham Hotspur) [40]
30 Germany FW Jeffrey Schlupp (March 2011 – May 2011 from Leicester City) [41]
41 England GK Trevor Carson (March 2011 – April 2011 from Sunderland) [42]

Loans out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 England DF Chris Bush (Work Experience at AFC Wimbledon)
17 England DF Ryan Blake (October 2010 to Woking)
17 England DF Ryan Blake (January 2011 – February 2011 to Ebbsfleet United)[43]
18 Wales MF Nicky Adams (October 2010 – January 2011 to Rochdale)[44]
31 England GK Simon Moore (October 2010 – January 2011 to Basingstoke Town)[45]
14 England FW Kirk Hudson (January 2011 – May 2011 to AFC Wimbledon)[46]
13 England MF David Hunt (January 2011 – May 2011 to Crawley Town)[47][48]
5 Scotland DF David McCracken (January 2011 – May 2011 to Bristol Rovers)[49][50]
25 England DF Chris Bush (Work Experience at Thurrock)

Last updated: 1 May 2011

Kit[edit]

The 2010/11 Brentford home and away kits were chosen by Brentford fans[51] and launched on 9 July 2010.[52] Last seasons away colours will be used as the third choice kit and will bear the away sponsor, Bathwise.

Brentford began the season wearing red socks with their home kit, but following their poor start to the season they were replaced with black socks.

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Hertings (home kit) Bathwise (away & 3rd kit)

Home
Away
Third

Source: Bees Superstore & Official Brentford Pictures

Goalkeeper
Goalkeeper

Source: Bees Superstore & Official Brentford Pictures

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Richard Lee 33 0 22+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0 6+0 0
2 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin O'Connor 53 2 39+2 2 1+1 0 4+0 0 5+1 0
3 England DF Craig Woodman 54 2 40+1 1 2+0 0 4+0 1 7+0 0
4 England MF Marcus Bean 47 4 32+5 3 1+0 0 3+1 1 4+1 0
5 Scotland DF David McCracken 3 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
6 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein 27 1 17+3 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
7 England MF Sam Saunders 27 3 18+3 2 1+0 0 0+1 0 3+1 1
8 England FW Nicky Forster 26 1 6+12 1 1+1 0 1+1 0 4+0 0
9 England FW Carl Cort 4 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
10 England FW Charlie MacDonald 39 10 28+2 9 2+0 1 3+1 0 2+1 0
11 England MF Myles Weston 52 3 33+9 3 1+1 0 3+0 0 4+1 0
12 Republic of Ireland DF Michael Spillane 31 1 18+6 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+1 0
13 England MF David Hunt 5 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
14 England FW Kirk Hudson 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
16 England MF Sam Wood 27 2 13+7 1 1+0 0 2+0 1 2+2 0
17 England DF Ryan Blake 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 Wales MF Nicky Adams 10 0 3+4 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
18 England FW Nicholas Bignall 7 0 1+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
19 England MF Lewis Grabban 25 3 13+9 3 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
20 France MF Toumani Diagouraga 43 1 32+0 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 6+1 0
21 England GK Simon Royce 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 England DF Karleigh Osborne 51 1 41+1 1 1+0 0 4+0 0 4+0 0
23 England FW Robbie Simpson 36 8 11+16 4 2+0 0 2+1 2 3+1 2
24 England DF Stephen Wright 14 0 9+2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 England DF Chris Bush 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 England MF Adam Reed 12 0 8+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
27 Scotland MF Marc Laird 5 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
27 Scotland DF Robbie Neilson 16 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
28 Wales MF Owain Tudur Jones 6 0 4+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 England FW Gary Alexander 47 12 37+1 9 0+0 0 4+0 1 5+0 2
30 Germany FW Jeffrey Schlupp 10 4 7+2 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
31 England GK Simon Moore 12 0 9+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
32 England DF Leon Legge 40 3 27+3 3 1+0 0 3+0 0 6+0 0
33 England MF Nathan Byrne 11 0 4+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 England MF James Reeves 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 England FW Luke Hacker 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 England DF Charlie Adams 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 England MF Emmanuel Oyeleke 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
41 England GK Alex McCarthy 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
41 Northern Ireland GK Trevor Carson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
51 England GK Ben Hamer 10 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

Goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Nat. Player FL1 FAC LC FLT Total
1 England Gary Alexander 9 0 1 2 12
2 England Charlie MacDonald 9 1 0 0 10
3 England Robbie Simpson 4 0 2 2 8
4 Germany Jeffrey Schlupp 6 0 0 0 6
5 England Lewis Grabban 5 0 0 0 5
4 England Marcus Bean 3 0 1 0 4
6 England Myles Weston 3 0 0 0 3
= England Leon Legge 3 0 0 0 3
= England Sam Saunders 2 0 0 1 3
7 Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 2 0 0 0 2
= England Craig Woodman 1 0 1 0 2
= England Sam Wood 1 0 1 0 2
8 France Toumani Diagouraga 1 0 0 0 1
= Scotland Marc Laird 1 0 0 0 1
= England Nicky Forster 1 0 0 0 1
= England Karleigh Osborne 1 0 0 0 1
= Republic of Ireland Michael Spillane 1 0 0 0 1
= Netherlands Pim Balkestein 1 0 0 0 1

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
32 DF England Leon Legge 9 0
22 DF England Marcus Bean 8 0
4 MF England Karleigh Osborne 6 0
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 5 1
12 DF England Michael Spillane 5 0
3 DF England Craig Woodman 5 0
29 FW England Gary Alexander 4 0
26 MF England Adam Reed 4 0
16 MF England Sam Wood 3 0
24 DF England Stephen Wright 2 0
11 MF England Myles Weston 2 0
10 FW England Charlie MacDonald 2 0
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 2 0
7 MF England Sam Saunders 2 0
23 FW England Robbie Simpson 2 0
6 DF Netherlands Pim Balkestein 1 1
1 GK England Richard Lee 1 1
51 GK England Ben Hamer 1 0
9 FW England Nicky Forster 1 0
27 MF Scotland Marc Laird 1 0
18 FW England Nicholas Bignall 1 0
33 MF England Nathan Byrne 1 0
31 GK England Simon Moore 1 0
19 FW England Lewis Grabban 1 0
27 DF Scotland Robbie Neilson 1 0

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

Captaincy[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Games
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 49
29 FW England Gary Alexander 6
4 MF England Marcus Bean 2
3 DF England Craig Woodman 1
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 1

Last updated: 12 May 2011
Source: Official Brentford Pictures

Home attendance[edit]

Competition Average Attendance Games
League One 5173 23
FA Cup 4090 1
League Cup 4871 3
Football League Trophy 2938 2
Average 4950 29

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

Pre-season[edit]







Last updated: 18 September 2010
Source: Brentford F.C.

League One[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 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A A A H A A A H A H A H A H H H A H A H H H A H A A H A H A
Result L L D L W D D L L W L W W W D L W W W W L L L D L L L W D W W D L L W L W W W L L W D D L D
Position 21 23 22 24 22 19 19 22 24 23 24 21 19 15 14 18 13 13 10 9 10 13 13 12 16 17 19 14 15 15 14 14 14 16 14 15 11 10 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 11

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 17 10 19 55 62 −7 61 9 5 9 24 28 −4 8 5 10 31 34 −3

Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source: Football League

League position graph[edit]

Brentford League Graph 2010-11.png

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Brighton & Hove Albion (C) (P) 46 28 11 7 85 40 +45 95 Promotion to 2011–12 Football League Championship
2 Southampton (P) 46 28 8 10 86 38 +48 92
3 Huddersfield Town 46 25 12 9 77 48 +29 87 Qualification to 2010–11 Football League One Playoffs
4 Peterborough United (P) 46 23 10 13 106 75 +31 79
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 23 8 15 67 60 +7 77
6 Bournemouth 46 19 14 13 75 54 +21 71
7 Leyton Orient 46 19 13 14 71 62 +9 70
8 Exeter City 46 20 10 16 66 71 −5 70
9 Rochdale 46 18 14 14 63 55 +8 68
10 Colchester United 46 16 14 16 57 63 −6 62
11 Brentford 46 17 10 19 55 62 −7 61
12 Carlisle United 46 16 11 19 60 62 −2 59
13 Charlton Athletic 46 15 14 17 62 66 −4 59
14 Yeovil Town 46 16 11 19 56 66 −10 59
15 Sheffield Wednesday 46 16 10 20 67 67 0 58
16 Hartlepool United 46 15 12 19 47 65 −18 57
17 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 11 20 53 60 −7 56
18 Oldham Athletic 46 13 17 16 53 62 −9 56
19 Notts County 46 14 8 24 46 60 −14 50
20 Walsall 46 12 12 22 56 75 −19 48
21 Dagenham & Redbridge (R) 46 12 11 23 52 70 −18 47 Relegation to 2011–12 Football League Two
22 Bristol Rovers (R) 46 11 12 23 48 82 −34 45
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 15 7 24 51 74 −23 042
24 Swindon Town (R) 46 9 14 23 50 72 −22 41

Updated to games played on 2 May 2011.
Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Plymouth Argyle deducted 10 points for insolvency.[53]

Matches[edit]


















































Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

FA Cup[edit]


Last updated: 16 November 2010
Source: Brentford F.C.

League Cup[edit]




Last updated: 26 October 2010
Source: Brentford F.C.

Football League Trophy[edit]







Last updated: 1 May 2011
Source: Brentford F.C.

References[edit]

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