2010–11 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

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Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
2010–11 season
Chairman Tony Bloom
Manager Gus Poyet
Stadium Withdean Stadium
League One Champions
FA Cup Fifth Round
League Cup First Round
League Trophy First Round
Top goalscorer League: Glenn Murray (22)
All: Glenn Murray (22)
Highest home attendance 8,416 (30 April 2011 vs Huddersfield Town, League One)
Lowest home attendance 6,474 (28 August 2010 vs Walsall, League One)
Average home league attendance 7,351
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season was Brighton & Hove Albion's fourth consecutive season in the League One. It was their last season at the Withdean Stadium before moving to Falmer Stadium. Brighton won League One in this season, gaining promotion to the Football League Championship for the 2011–12 season.

Key dates[edit]

2010

2011

  • 28.1.11: Chairman Tony Bloom confirms that Elliott Bennett has submitted a transfer request. He told seagulls.co.uk "Nothing has changed. We do not want to sell Elliott, we don't need to sell the player."
  • 12.1.11: Promotion to Championship secured with 4–3 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

First team[edit]

As of 29 January 2011.

No. Name Position Date of Birth (Age) Previous Club Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Peter Brezovan GK (1979-12-09) 9 December 1979 (age 35) Swindon Town
13 Mitch Walker GK (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 23) Youth team graduate
16 Casper Ankergren GK (1979-11-09) 9 November 1979 (age 35) Leeds United
19 Michael Poke GK (1985-11-21) 21 November 1985 (age 29) Southampton
Defenders
3 Gordon Greer CB (1980-12-14) 14 December 1980 (age 34) Swindon Town Club captain
4 Tommy Elphick CB (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 27) Youth team graduate
6 Adam El-Abd CB (1984-09-11) 11 September 1984 (age 30) Youth team graduate
14 Iñigo Calderón RB (1982-01-04) 4 January 1982 (age 32) Deportivo Alavés
22 Marcos Painter LB (1986-08-17) 17 August 1986 (age 28) Swansea City
27 Mauricio Taricco LB (1973-03-10) 10 March 1973 (age 41) A.S. Villasimius Assistant manager
30 Steve Cook CB/RB (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 23) Youth team graduate
33 Jim McNulty LB (1985-02-13) 13 February 1985 (age 29) Stockport County
37 Lewis Dunk CB (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 23) Youth team graduate
Midfielders
5 Agustin Battipiedi CM (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 24) Club Comunicaciones
7 Elliott Bennett RM (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 26) Wolves
8 Alan Navarro CM (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 33) MK Dons
10 Matt Sparrow CM (1981-10-03) 3 October 1981 (age 33) Scunthorpe United
11 Cristian Baz LM/FW (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 27) Club Comunicaciones
12 Kazenga LuaLua LW (1990-12-10) 10 December 1990 (age 24) Newcastle United loaned from Newcastle United
15 Gary Hart RM/FW (1976-09-21) 21 September 1976 (age 38) Stansted
18 Gary Dicker CM (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 28) Stockport County
24 Jamie Smith CM (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 25) Crystal Palace
25 Radostin Kishishev CM (1974-07-30) 30 July 1974 (age 40) Litex Lovech
26 Liam Bridcutt CM (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 25) Chelsea
28 Jake Forster-Caskey CM (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 20) Youth team graduate
29 Yaser Kasim MF (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 23) Tottenham
31 Craig Noone LW (1987-11-17) 17 November 1987 (age 27) Plymouth Argyle
36 Ryan Thomson CM (1992-07-26) 26 July 1992 (age 22) Youth team graduate
Strikers
9 Ashley Barnes FW (1989-10-30) 30 October 1989 (age 25) Plymouth Argyle
17 Glenn Murray FW (1983-09-25) 25 September 1983 (age 31) Rochdale
20 Chris Holroyd FW (1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 28) Cambridge United
21 Francisco Sandaza FW (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 (age 30) Dundee United
23 Torbjørn Agdestein FW (1991-11-29) 29 November 1991 (age 23) Stord IL
39 Chris Wood FW (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 23) West Brom loaned from West Brom

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

  1. ^ At the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal

League One[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Game was postponed due to a clash with Albion's Third Round FA Cup match versus Portsmouth scheduled for the same day.
  2. ^ Game was rescheduled due to postponement of original fixture because of snow [1]
  3. ^ Game was postponed due to a clash with Albion's Fourth Round FA Cup match versus Watford scheduled for the same day.

FA Cup[edit]

As they will be playing in League One, Albion will enter the 2010–11 FA Cup at the First Round Proper.

Football League Cup[edit]

League Trophy[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

As of Fixture vs Notts County(7 May 2011).
(Substitute appearances in brackets)
No. Pos. 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 Peter Brezovan 1 (1) 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 (1) 0 0 0
3 DF Gordon Greer 32 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 4 2
4 DF Tommy Elphick 22 (5) 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 30 (5) 1 8 0
5 DF Agustin Battipiedi 3 (5) 0 1 (3) 0 1 0 0 0 5 (8) 0 2 0
6 DF Adam El-Abd 36 (1) 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 40 (1) 1 9 0
7 MF Elliott Bennett 45 (1) 6 5 2 0 (1) 0 1 0 51 (2) 8 4 0
8 MF Alan Navarro 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 (3) 0 0 0
9 FW Ashley Barnes 31 (11) 18 6 2 0 0 1 0 38 (11) 20 7 0
10 MF Matt Sparrow 21 (8) 4 5 2 1 0 1 0 28 (8) 6 4 1
11 MF Cristian Baz 0 (7) 0 2 (3) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 3 (11) 0 0 0
12 MF Kazenga LuaLua 7 (4) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (4) 4 1 0
13 GK Mitch Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Iñigo Calderón 44 7 5 1 0 0 1 0 50 8 4 1
15 MF Gary Hart 0 (3) 0 1 (3) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 2 (7) 0 0 0
16 GK Casper Ankergren 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 46 0 2 0
17 FW Glenn Murray 38 (4) 22 6 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 45 (5) 22 6 0
18 MF Gary Dicker 38 (8) 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 44 (8) 3 5 0
19 GK Michael Poke 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 FW Chris Holroyd 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 1 (4) 0 0 0
21 FW Fran Sandaza 3 (12) 2 1 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 4 (15) 4 1 0
22 DF Marcos Painter 46 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 54 1 5 0
23 FW Torbjorn Agdestein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Jamie Smith 3 (5) 0 0 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 3 (9) 0 0 0
25 MF Radostin Kishishev 21 (11) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 25 (11) 0 3 0
26 MF Liam Bridcutt 31 (6) 2 5 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 37 (7) 2 5 1
27 DF Mauricio Taricco 2 (2) 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 (2) 1 1 1
28 MF Jake Forster-Caskey 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
29 MF Yaser Kasim 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 DF Steve Cook 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Craig Noone 10 (13) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 (13) 2 1 0
33 DF Jim McNulty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 MF Ryan Thomson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 DF Lewis Dunk 2 (3) 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 4 (4) 0 0 0
39 FW Chris Wood 22 (7) 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 24 (7) 9 1 0
Goal Own Goals 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Formation[edit]

Formation League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
4–4–2 33 5 1 1 40
4–5–1 2 0 0 0 2
4–3–3 5 2 0 0 7
40 7 1 1 49

Monthly Awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Notes
Manager Player
September Gus Poyet Casper Ankergren [1][2]
March Gus Poyet Casper Ankergren [3][4]

Team of the Year[edit]

League One[5]

Pos. Player Club
GK Kelvin Davis Southampton
DF Inigo Calderon Brighton & Hove Albion
DF Dan Harding Southampton
DF Gordon Greer Brighton & Hove Albion
DF José Fonte Southampton
MF Anthony Pilkington Huddersfield Town
MF Elliott Bennett Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Adam Lallana Southampton
MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Southampton
FW Craig Mackail-Smith Peterborough United
FW Bradley Wright-Phillips Charlton Athletic

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Name From Fee
11 June 2010 Michael Poke Southampton Free
July 2010 Marcos Painter Swansea City Free
28 June 2010 Agustin Battipiedi Club Comunicaciones Free[6]
28 June 2010 Cristian Baz Club Comunicaciones Free[6]
29 June 2010 Matt Sparrow Scunthorpe United Free[6]
8 July 2010 Ashley Barnes Plymouth Argyle Undisclosed
16 July 2010 Radostin Kishishev Litex Free
July 2010 Iñigo Calderón Free Agent Free
11 July 2010 Gordon Greer Swindon Town £250,000
1 September 2010 Francisco Sandaza Dundee United Free[7]
28 August 2010 Liam Bridcutt Chelsea Free[8]
31 December 2010 Craig Noone Plymouth Argyle Undisclosed[9]

Out[edit]

Date Name To Fee
May 2010 Michel Kuipers Crawley Town Free
June 2010 Nicky Forster Brentford Free
July 2010 Craig Davies Chesterfield Free
July 2010 Andrew Crofts Norwich Undisclosed
July 2010 Jake Wright Oxford United Free
July 2010 Liam Dickinson Barnsley Undisclosed
July 2010 Steve Brinkhurst Eastbourne Borough Undisclosed
13 November 2010 Kazenga LuaLua Newcastle United Loan Return[10]
7 January 2011 Andy Whing Leyton Orient Free[11]

Loan In[edit]

Date Name From Length of Loan
31 August 2010 Kazenga LuaLua Newcastle United Four-Month Loan[12]
19 November 2010 Chris Wood West Brom Two-Month Loan[13]

Loan Out[edit]

Date Name To Length of Loan
July 2010 James Tunnicliffe Bristol Rovers Season-Long Loan
July 2010 James McNulty Scunthorpe United Six-Month Loan
September 2010 Steve Cook Eastbourne Borough One-Month Loan
September 2010 Chris Holroyd Stevenage Three-Month Loan
October 2010 Steve Cook Mansfield Town Three-Month Loan
October 2010 Andy Whing Leyton Orient Two-month Loan
January 2011 Mitch Walker Welling United [14]
March 2011 Chris Holroyd Bury One-Month Loan[15][16]

Trialists[edit]

Date Name Position Club
July 2010 Eric Midtgarden Forward [17]
July 2010 Filipe Morais Winger Oldham Athletic[18]
August 2010 Diego Camacho Defensive Midfielder Albacete
January 2011 Emmanuel Ledesma Attacking Midfielder Walsall
April 2011 Kosta Barbarouses Striker Brisbane Roar[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POYET NAMED MANAGER OF THE MONTH". football-league.co.uk (Football League). 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "ANKERGREN NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH". football-league.co.uk (Football League). 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "POYET NAMED MANAGER OF THE MONTH". football-league.co.uk (Football League). 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "ANKERGREN NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH". football-league.co.uk (Football League). 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "PFA Divisional Awards: Npower League One". givemefootball.com. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Brighton sign Matt Sparrow from Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion sign striker Francisco Sandaza". BBC Sport. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Former Chelsea Midfielder Signs". seagulls.co.uk. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Noone Signs". seagulls.co.uk. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "LuaLua Injury Blow". seagulls.co.uk. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Whing Leaves Albion". seagulls.co.uk. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Poyet's Delighted by LuaLua Return". seagulls.co.uk. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "West Brom striker Chris Wood signs for Brighton on loan". BBC Sport. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Stewart departs & Walker joins". wellingunited.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Holroyd off on loan". seagulls.co.uk. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Brighton recall striker Chris Holroyd from Bury". BBC Sport. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Final Score: Bognor 2 Albion 2". seagulls.co.uk. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  18. ^ "Latest Score: Eastbourne Borough 0 Albion 1". seagulls.co.uk. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  19. ^ Brown, Michael (1 May 2011). "Kosta cutting trials short for training". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 May 2011.