2010–11 Middlesbrough F.C. season

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Middlesbrough
2010-11 season
Chairman England Steve Gibson
Manager Scotland Gordon Strachan (to 18 Oct)
England Tony Mowbray (from 26 Oct)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010-11 Season is Middlesbrough second consecutive season in the Championship. The club captain is Matthew Bates, with Tony Mowbray as manager. Mark Venus was appointed assistant manager. Former manager Gordon Strachan resigned on 18 October 2010 by mutual consent, following a string of poor results. Mowbray was appointed on 26 October 2010.

Season review[edit]

Championship[edit]

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 11 18 68 68 0 62 10 7 6 37 32 +5 7 4 12 31 36 −5

Source: []

Result round 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 H A H A A H H A A H H A A H H A A H H A H A A A H A H H A H A H H A H A H H A A H A A H A H
Result L D W L L W W L L D L L L L W W L L D L W L W D D W D W L L W L D L W D W D W D D L W W W W
Position 19 19 10 16 20 17 13 17 19 18 20 21 23 23 19 19 21 22 23 23 21 21 21 20 20 19 20 18 19 20 19 21 20 20 20 20 18 18 17 18 18 18 17 15 14 12

Source: []
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Championship results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note: Results are given with Middlesbrough score listed first. Man of the Match is according to mfc.co.uk.

Game Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Boro Goalscorers Man of the Match
1 7 August 2010 H Ipswich Town 1–3 21,882 McDonald 22' Coyne
2 14 August 2010 A Leicester City 0–0 21,587 Steele
3 22 August 2010 H Sheffield United 1–0 14,633 Boyd 52' Arca
4 28 August 2010 A Barnsley 0–2 11,767 Not awarded
5 11 September 2010 A QPR 0–3 14,784 Steele
6 14 September 2010 H Burnley 2–1 15,033 Kink (2) 79', 90'+4 Kink
7 18 September 2010 H Reading 3–1 15,158 Robson 1', Lita 41', Wheater 68' Lita
8 25 September 2010 A Watford 1–3 12,185 Mariappa (o.g.) 80' McDonald
9 28 September 2010 A Derby County 1–3 24,739 Boyd 20' Wheater
10 2 October 2010 H Portsmouth 2–2 14,749 Bates 29', Robson 42' (pen.) O'Neil
11 16 October 2010 H Leeds United 1–2 23,550 Boyd 53' Wheater
12 19 October 2010 A Nottingham Forest 0–1 22,115 McMahon
13 23 October 2010 A Norwich City 0–1 25,410 McManus
14 30 October 2010 H Bristol City 1–2 19,039 Boyd 30' L. Williams
15 6 November 2010 H Crystal Palace 2–1 15,400 Kink 76', McCarthy (o.g.) 85' McMahon
16 9 November 2010 A Scunthorpe United 2–0 5,475 Boyd 6', McDonald 23' Steele
17 14 November 2010 A Swansea City 0–1 14,906 Wheater
18 20 November 2010 H Millwall 0–1 15,697 Bates
19 27 November 2010 H Hull City 2–2 15,075 Lita 29', McDonald 46' Robson
20 4 December 2010 A Coventry City 0–1 15,768 Emnes
21 11 December 2010 H Cardiff City 1–0 14,250 Arca 40' (pen.) Hines
22 17 December 2010 A Doncaster Rovers 1–2 9,543 McDonald 4' Thomson
23 28 December 2010 A Preston North End 3–1 11,946 Lita (2) 30', 59', Wheater 61' Lita
24 1 January 2011 A Leeds United 1–1 30,452 Wheater 20' Wheater
25 3 January 2011 H Norwich City 1–1 16,853 R. Martin (o.g.) 21' Bailey
26 15 January 2011 A Bristol City 4–0 13,699 Cissé (o.g.) 43', Lita (2) 58', 90' (pen.), Robson 77' Lita
27 22 January 2011 H Preston North End 1–1 16,157 Bates 71' Bailey
28 1 February 2011 H Scunthorpe United 2–0 14,364 Boyd 8', McMahon 69' McMahon
29 5 February 2011 A Crystal Palace 0–1 14,060 Arca
30 12 February 2011 H Swansea City 3–4 14,825 Emnes 8', Grounds 34', Lita 53' Arca
31 19 February 2011 A Millwall 3–2 11,871 McMahon 58', McDonald 62', Lita 83' Zemmama
32 26 February 2011 H QPR 0–3 16,972 Not awarded
33 1 March 2011 H Nottingham Forest 1–1 15,341 McDonald 51' Hines
34 5 March 2011 A Reading 2–5 18,568 Lita (2) 29', 72' (pen.) Ripley
35 8 March 2011 H Derby County 2–1 13,712 Hines 73', Zemmama 88' Hines
36 12 March 2011 A Portsmouth 0–0 16,447 R. Williams
37 19 March 2011 H Watford 2–1 16,090 McDonald 33', Taylor 45' Bennett
38 2 April 2011 H Leicester City 3–3 16,010 Emnes 14', R. Williams 55', McManus 90'+4 R. Williams
39 9 April 2011 A Sheffield United 2–1 21,572 Bates 18', Emnes 89' McManus
40 12 April 2011 A Ipswich Town 3–3 17,286 Halliday 42', McDonald 43', Taylor 51' Halliday
41 16 April 2011 H Barnsley 1–1 16,107 McDonald 84' Smith
42 19 April 2011 A Burnley 1–3 21,882 Taylor 81' Bates
43 23 April 2011 A Hull City 4–2 21,937 McDonald (3) 11', 13', 45', Arca 26' McDonald
44 25 April 2011 H Coventry City 2–1 15,817 Arca 25', Kink 90'+2 Robson
45 2 May 2011 A Cardiff City 3–0 25,183 Lita 3', Robson 13', Smallwood 21' Robson
46 7 May 2011 H Doncaster Rovers 3–0 19,978 Robson 43', Lita 66', Reach 90'+3 Emnes

League Cup results[edit]

Round Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Boro Goalscorers Man of the Match
1 10 August 2010 A Chesterfield 2–1 6,509 McDonald 8', Arca 33' Steele
2 24 August 2010 A Millwall 1–2 6,704 McDonald 89' Steele

FA Cup results[edit]

Round Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Boro Goalscorers Man of the Match
3 8 January 2011 A Burton Albion [1] 5,236 O'Neil 58' Arca

Squad[edit]

The squad numbers for 2010–11 were announced on 2 August 2010.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 England DF Justin Hoyte
3 Germany DF Maximilian Haas
4 England DF Matthew Bates (captain)
5 Morocco MF Merouane Zemmama
6 Scotland DF Stephen McManus
7 Australia FW Scott McDonald
8 Scotland MF Kevin Thomson
9 Scotland FW Kris Boyd (on loan to Nottingham Forest)
10 England MF Nicky Bailey
11 Estonia FW Tarmo Kink
12 England DF Andrew Davies (on loan from Stoke City)
13 England GK Paul Smith (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
14 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood
15 England FW Leroy Lita
16 Scotland FW Lee Miller (on loan to Scunthorpe United)
17 Scotland MF Barry Robson (vice-captain)
19 Scotland MF Andrew Halliday
20 Argentina MF Julio Arca
No. Position Player
21 Wales GK Danny Coyne
22 England FW Luke Williams
23 England DF Jonathan Grounds
24 England DF Seb Hines
25 Australia DF Rhys Williams
26 England DF Andrew Taylor
27 England DF Joe Bennett
28 England FW Jonathan Franks
29 England DF Anthony McMahon
30 England GK Jason Steele
32 Netherlands MF Marvin Emnes
33 England MF Richard Smallwood
34 England DF Ben Gibson
35 Angola MF Bruno Pilatos
37 Senegal MF Mickaël Tavares (on loan from Hamburg)
38 England MF Cameron Park
39 England GK Connor Ripley
41 England DF Adam Reach

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 England DF Justin Hoyte 19 0 16 0 1 0 2 0
3 Germany DF Maximilian Haas 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 England DF Matthew Bates 32 3 31 3 1 0 0 0
5 England DF David Wheater* 26 3 24 3 0 0 2 0
5 Morocco MF Merouane Zemmama 9 1 9 1 0 0 0 0
6 Scotland DF Stephen McManus 24 1 23 1 0 0 1 0
7 Australia FW Scott McDonald 39 14 37 12 0 0 2 2
8 Scotland MF Kevin Thomson 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
9 Scotland FW Kris Boyd 29 6 27 6 1 0 1 0
10 England MF Nicky Bailey 37 0 34 0 1 0 2 0
11 Estonia FW Tarmo Kink 21 4 20 4 0 0 1 0
12 England DF Andrew Davies 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
13 England GK Paul Smith 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
14 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
15 England FW Leroy Lita 40 11 37 11 1 0 2 0
16 Scotland FW Lee Miller 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 Scotland MF Barry Robson 32 4 31 4 0 0 1 0
18 England MF Gary O'Neil* 19 1 18 0 1 1 0 0
19 Scotland MF Andrew Halliday 13 1 12 1 0 0 1 0
20 Argentina MF Julio Arca 34 4 31 3 1 0 2 1
21 Wales GK Danny Coyne 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
22 England FW Luke Williams 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0
23 England DF Jonathan Grounds 7 2 6 1 0 0 1 1
24 England DF Seb Hines 17 1 15 1 1 0 1 0
25 Australia DF Rhys Williams 11 1 11 1 0 0 0 0
26 England DF Andrew Taylor 20 3 20 3 0 0 0 0
27 England DF Joe Bennett 33 0 31 0 1 0 1 0
28 England FW Jonathan Franks 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
29 England DF Anthony McMahon 34 2 33 2 1 0 0 0
30 England GK Jason Steele 36 0 34 0 0 0 2 0
32 Netherlands MF Marvin Emnes 22 3 21 3 0 0 1 0
33 England MF Richard Smallwood 12 1 12 1 0 0 0 0
34 England DF Ben Gibson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
35 Angola MF Bruno Pilatos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England DF Matt Kilgallon* 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
37 Senegal MF Mickaël Tavares 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
38 Scotland MF Cameron Park 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
39 England GK Connor Ripley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
41 England MF Connor Ripley 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

(*: player has since left club)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Club Fee
1 July 2010 Scotland Andrew Halliday Scotland Livingston Undisclosed
5 July 2010 Scotland Kris Boyd Scotland Rangers Free
7 July 2010 England Nicky Bailey England Charlton £1.4 million
13 July 2010 Scotland Stephen McManus Scotland Celtic £1.5 million
16 July 2010 Scotland Kevin Thomson Scotland Rangers £2 million
28 July 2010 Estonia Tarmo Kink Hungary Győri ETO £835,000 (potentially increasing to £1.02 million)
31 January 2011 Germany Maximilian Haas Germany Bayern Munich Undisclosed
31 January 2011 Morocco Merouane Zemmama Scotland Hibernian Undisclosed

Out[edit]

Date Player Club Fee
23 July 2010 England John Johnson England Northampton Town Undisclosed
17 August 2010 Australia Brad Jones England Liverpool £2.3 million
20 August 2010 England Josh Walker England Watford Free
23 August 2010 Egypt Mido Netherlands Ajax Free
20 January 2010 England David Wheater England Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed
25 January 2010 England Gary O'Neil England West Ham Undisclosed

Loan in[edit]

Date Player Club Until
20 August 2010 England Matthew Kilgallon England Sunderland End of Season (returned to Sunderland)
27 August 2010 Senegal Mickaël Tavares Germany Hamburg January 2011
18 February 2011 England Andrew Davies England Stoke City End of Season
8 March 2011 England Paul Smith England Nottingham Forest End of Season

Loan out[edit]

Date Player Club Until
31 August 2010 England Jonathon Grounds Scotland Hibernian January 2011
31 August 2010 England Andrew Taylor England Watford January 2011
18 October 2010 Netherlands Marvin Emnes Wales Swansea City November 2010
19 November 2010 Scotland Lee Miller England Notts County January 2011
28 January 2011 Scotland Lee Miller England Scunthorpe United End of Season
8 March 2011 Scotland Kris Boyd England Nottingham Forest End of Season

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Boro Squad Numbers 2010-11". MFC.co.uk. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.