2011–12 Football League Championship

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Football League Championship
Season 2011–12
Champions Reading
(2nd divisional title)
Promoted Reading
Southampton
West Ham United
Relegated Doncaster Rovers
Coventry City
Portsmouth
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1419 (2.57 per match)
Top goalscorer Rickie Lambert (27 goals)
Biggest home win Peterborough United 7–1 Ipswich Town
West Ham 6–0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Biggest away win Millwall 0–6 Birmingham City
Highest scoring Leeds United 3–7 Nottingham Forest (10 goals)
Longest winning run 8 games[1]
Reading
Longest unbeaten run 12 games[1]
Southampton
Brighton
Longest winless run 11 games[1]
Coventry City
Longest losing run 7 games[1]
Ipswich Town
Highest attendance 34,934[2]
West Ham 2–1 Hull City
Lowest attendance 6,351[3]
Peterborough United 4–3 Cardiff City
Average attendance 17,841[2]

The 2011–12 Football League Championship (referred to as the Npower Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the league under its current title and nineteenth season under its current league division format.

Reading secured the Championship title on 21 April, following second-placed Southampton's 2–1 defeat to Middlesbrough. The result left Southampton four points behind Reading with only one game remaining.[4] Southampton were promoted on the final day of the season, after winning 4–0 at home to Coventry City, who were one of three teams relegated along with Portsmouth (who were deducted ten points midway through the season for entering administration) and Doncaster Rovers. West Ham United occupied the final promotion place as they returned to the Premier League after just one year. West Ham beat Blackpool in the Play-off final at Wembley Stadium, sealing their return to the top division after narrowly missing out on automatic promotion.

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

From Championship[edit]

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to League One

To Championship[edit]

Relegated from Premier League

Promoted from League One

Rule changes[edit]

Team overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Birmingham City Birmingham St Andrew's Stadium 30,079
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 16,220
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton American Express Community Stadium 22,374
Bristol City Bristol Ashton Gate 21,497
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 22,546
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 26,828
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,609
Crystal Palace London Selhurst Park 26,309
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,597
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KC Stadium 25,404
Ipswich Town Ipswich Portman Road 30,311
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 39,460
Leicester City Leicester King Power Stadium 32,500
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 34,988
Millwall London The Den 20,146
Nottingham Forest Nottingham City Ground 30,576
Peterborough United Peterborough London Road Stadium 15,460
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 20,224
Reading Reading Madejski Stadium 24,224
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,689
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 23,500
West Ham United London Boleyn Ground 35,303


Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager Chairman Team captain Kit maker Sponsor
Barnsley Hill, KeithKeith Hill Cryne, PatrickPatrick Cryne Butterfield, JacobJacob Butterfield Nike C.K. Beckett
Birmingham City Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton Hui, VicoVico Hui Carr, StephenStephen Carr Xtep RationalFX
Blackpool Holloway, IanIan Holloway Oyston, KarlKarl Oyston Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson Fila Wonga.com
Brighton & Hove Albion Poyet, GusGus Poyet Bloom, TonyTony Bloom Greer, GordonGordon Greer Errea BrightonandHoveJobs.com
Bristol City McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes Sexstone, ColinColin Sexstone Carey, LouisLouis Carey adidas RSG (Home) & Bristol City Community Trust (Away)
Burnley Howe, EddieEddie Howe Kilby, BarryBarry Kilby McCann, ChrisChris McCann Puma Fun88
Cardiff City Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay Tien Ghee, Datuk ChanDatuk Chan Tien Ghee Hudson, MarkMark Hudson Puma Malaysia
Coventry City Thorn, AndyAndy Thorn Vacant Clingan, SammySammy Clingan Puma City Link
Crystal Palace Freedman, DougieDougie Freedman Parish, SteveSteve Parish
Long, MartinMartin Long
Mccarthy, PaddyPaddy McCarthy Nike GAC Logistics
Derby County Clough, NigelNigel Clough Appleby, AndrewAndrew Appleby Barker, ShaunShaun Barker adidas buymobiles.net
Doncaster Rovers Saunders, DeanDean Saunders Ryan, JohnJohn Ryan Stock, BrianBrian Stock Nike One Call Insurance
Hull City Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce Allam, AssemAssem Allam Hobbs, JackJack Hobbs adidas Cash Converters
Ipswich Town Jewell, PaulPaul Jewell Evans, MarcusMarcus Evans Leadbitter, GrantGrant Leadbitter Mitre Marcus Evans
Leeds United Warnock, NeilNeil Warnock Bates, KenKen Bates Snodgrass, RobertRobert Snodgrass Macron Enterprise Insurance
Leicester City Pearson, NigelNigel Pearson Vichai Raksriaksorn Mills, MattMatt Mills BURRDA King Power (Front), Amazing Thailand (Back)
Middlesbrough Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray Gibson, SteveSteve Gibson Bates, MatthewMatthew Bates adidas Ramsdens
Millwall Jackett, KennyKenny Jackett Berylson, JohnJohn Berylson Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson Macron racing+
Nottingham Forest O'Driscoll, SeanSean O'Driscoll Doughty, NigelNigel Doughty
Clark, FrankFrank Clark
, Dan HardingDan Harding Umbro John Pye & Sons Auctioneers
Peterborough United Ferguson, DarrenDarren Ferguson MacAnthony, DarraghDarragh MacAnthony McCann, GrantGrant McCann Nike Energy Park Peterborough
Portsmouth Appleton, MichaelMichael Appleton Under Administration Lawrence, LiamLiam Lawrence Kappa Jobsite
Reading Mcdermott, BrianBrian McDermott Madejski, JohnJohn Madejski McAnuff, JobiJobi McAnuff Puma Waitrose
Southampton Adkins, NigelNigel Adkins Cortese, NicolaNicola Cortese Hammond, DeanDean Hammond Umbro aap3
Watford Zola, GianfrancoGianfranco Zola Pozzo, GinoGino Pozzo Eustace, JohnJohn Eustace BURRDA BURRDA
West Ham United Allardyce, SamSam Allardyce Sullivan, DavidDavid Sullivan
Gold, DavidDavid Gold
Nolan, KevinKevin Nolan Macron SBOBET

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Barnsley Robins, MarkMark Robins Resigned 15 May 2011[7] Pre-season Hill, KeithKeith Hill 1 June 2011[8]
West Ham United Grant, AvramAvram Grant Sacked 15 May 2011[9] Pre-season Allardyce, SamSam Allardyce 1 June 2011[10]
Cardiff City Jones, DaveDave Jones Sacked 30 May 2011[11] Pre-season Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay 17 June 2011[12]
Nottingham Forest Davies, BillyBilly Davies Sacked 12 June 2011[13] Pre-season McClaren, SteveSteve McClaren 13 June 2011[14]
Birmingham City McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish Signed by Aston Villa 17 June 2011[15] Pre-season Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton 22 June 2011[16]
Watford Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay Signed by Cardiff City 17 June 2011[12] Pre-season Dyche, SeanSean Dyche 21 June 2011[17]
Doncaster Rovers O'Driscoll, SeanSean O'Driscoll Sacked 23 September 2011[18] 24th Saunders, DeanDean Saunders 23 September 2011[19]
Nottingham Forest McClaren, SteveSteve McClaren Resigned 2 October 2011[20] 21st Cotterill, SteveSteve Cotterill 14 October 2011[21]
Bristol City Millen, KeithKeith Millen Mutual consent 3 October 2011[22] 24th McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes 19 October 2011[23]
Portsmouth Cotterill, SteveSteve Cotterill Signed by Nottingham Forest 14 October 2011[21] 18th Michael Appleton 10 November 2011[24]
Leicester City Eriksson, SvengoranSven-Göran Eriksson Mutual consent 24 October 2011[25] 13th Pearson, NigelNigel Pearson 15 November 2011[26]
Hull City Pearson, NigelNigel Pearson Signed by Leicester City 15 November 2011[26] 9th Barmby, NickNick Barmby 10 January 2012[27]
Leeds United Grayson, SimonSimon Grayson Sacked 1 February 2012[28] 10th Warnock, NeilNeil Warnock 18 February 2012[29]
Hull City Barmby, NickNick Barmby Sacked 8 May 2012[30] Pre-season Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce 8 June 2012[31]
Birmingham City Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton Signed by Norwich City 7 June 2012[32] Pre-season Lee Clark 26 June 2012
Watford Dyche, SeanSean Dyche Sacked 2 July 2012[33] Pre-season Gianfranco Zola 7 July 2012[34]

Ownership changes[edit]

Team New owner Previous owner Effective date
Portsmouth Convers Sport Initiatives Balram Chainrai 1 June 2011[35]
Portsmouth Administration Convers Sport Initiatives 29 November 2011[36]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Reading (C) (P) 46 27 8 11 69 41 +28 89 Promotion to 2012–13 Premier League
2 Southampton (P) 46 26 10 10 85 46 +39 88
3 West Ham United (O) (P) 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86 Qualification to 2012 League Championship playoffs
4 Birmingham City 46 20 16 10 78 51 +27 76
5 Blackpool 46 20 15 11 79 59 +20 75
6 Cardiff City 46 19 18 9 66 53 +13 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 18 16 12 52 51 +1 70
8 Hull City 46 19 11 16 47 44 +3 68
9 Leicester City 46 18 12 16 66 55 +11 66
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 15 14 52 52 0 66
11 Watford 46 16 16 14 56 64 −8 64
12 Derby County 46 18 10 18 50 58 −8 64
13 Burnley 46 17 11 18 61 58 +3 62
14 Leeds United 46 17 10 19 65 68 −3 61
15 Ipswich Town 46 17 10 19 69 77 −8 61
16 Millwall 46 15 12 19 55 57 −2 57
17 Crystal Palace 46 13 17 16 46 51 −5 56
18 Peterborough United 46 13 11 22 67 77 −10 50
19 Nottingham Forest 46 14 8 24 48 63 −15 50
20 Bristol City 46 12 13 21 44 68 −24 49
21 Barnsley 46 13 9 24 49 74 −25 48
22 Portsmouth (R) 46 13 11 22 50 59 −9 040 Relegation to League One
23 Coventry City (R) 46 9 13 24 41 65 −24 40
24 Doncaster Rovers (R) 46 8 12 26 43 80 −37 36

Updated to games played on 28 April 2012.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification:
Portsmouth were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[37]
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3  West Ham United 2 3 5  
6  Cardiff City 0 0 0  
    3  West Ham United 2
  5  Blackpool 1
4  Birmingham City 0 2 2
5  Blackpool 1 2 3  

Results[edit]

The fixtures for the Championship were released on 17 June 2011. The season kicked off on 5 August 2011 and concluded on 28 April 2012.[38]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BIR BLP B&H BRI BUR CAR COV CPA DER DON HUL IPS LEE LEI MID MIL NOT PET POR REA SOT WAT WHU
Barnsley 1–3 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 3–5 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–4 0–1 1–1 0–4
Birmingham City 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1
Blackpool 1–1 2–2 3–1 5–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–3 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–4
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–1
Bristol City 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1
Burnley 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 5–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–2
Cardiff City 5–3 1–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–2
Coventry City 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 0–0 1–2
Crystal Palace 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 4–0 2–2
Derby County 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 0–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Hull City 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–2
Ipswich Town 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 3–2 1–0 2–3 2–5 1–2 5–1
Leeds United 1–2 1–4 0–5 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–7 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
Leicester City 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–2
Middlesbrough 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–2
Millwall 0–0 0–6 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–0
Nottingham Forest 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–4
Peterborough United 3–4 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 7–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
Portsmouth 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–5 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Reading 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–0
Southampton 2–0 4–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–0
Watford 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–4
West Ham United 1–0 3–3 4–0 6–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–3 2–4 1–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 28 April 2012.
Source: The Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Statistics[edit]

As of 30 April 2012.

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Tomlin, LeeLee Tomlin Peterborough United Ipswich Town 7–1 20 August 2011
Lambert, RickieRickie Lambert Southampton Nottingham Forest 3–2 10 September 2011
Wood, ChrisChris Wood Birmingham City Millwall 3–0 11 September 2011
Henderson, DariusDarius Henderson Millwall Leicester City 0–3 22 October 2011
Shelvey, JonjoJonjo Shelvey Blackpool Leeds United 0–5 2 November 2011
Lambert, RickieRickie Lambert Southampton Brighton & Hove Albion 3–0 19 November 2011
Phillips, MattMatt Phillips Blackpool Barnsley 1–3 26 December 2011
Vaz Te, RicardoRicardo Vaz Tê Barnsley Leeds United 4–1 31 December 2011
Henderson, DariusDarius Henderson Millwall Barnsley 1–3 21 January 2012
Žigić, NikolaNikola Žigić4 Birmingham City Leeds United 1–4 31 January 2012
Lambert, RickieRickie Lambert Southampton Watford 0–3 25 February 2012
Lambert, RickieRickie Lambert Southampton Millwall 2–3 17 March 2012
Mccleary, GarathGarath McCleary4 Nottingham Forest Leeds United 3–7 20 March 2012
Austin, CharlieCharlie Austin Burnley Portsmouth 1–5 31 March 2012
Majewski, RadosławRadosław Majewski Nottingham Forest Crystal Palace 0–3 31 March 2012
Vaz Te, RicardoRicardo Vaz Tê West Ham United Brighton & Hove Albion 6–0 14 April 2012
Fryatt, MattyMatty Fryatt Hull City Barnsley 3–1 17 April 2012
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Scoring[edit]

Disciplinary record by team[edit]

As of 8 April 2012 (UTC)
Rank Team Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 Cardiff City 49 0
2 Blackpool 48 1
3 Reading 51 1
4 Crystal Palace 49 2
= Peterborough United 49 2
6 Southampton 46 4
7 Derby County 54 1
8 Barnsley 55 2
= Coventry City 55 2
10 Birmingham City 54 3
= Watford 56 2
12 Ipswich Town 53 5
13 Nottingham Forest 57 4
= Burnley 61 2
15 Hull City 64 1
16 West Ham United 60 6
17 Doncaster Rovers 67 3
18 Millwall 70 2
19 Leicester City 60 9
20 Leeds United 67 11
= Portsmouth 73 4
22 Bristol City 72 5
23 Middlesbrough 71 7
24 Brighton & Hove Albion 83 8

Source:[1]

Clean sheets[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Notes
Manager Club Player Club
August Gus Poyet Brighton & Hove Albion Marvin Emnes Middlesbrough [46][47]
September Tony Mowbray Middlesbrough Matthew Bates Middlesbrough [48][49]
October Chris Hughton Birmingham City Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace [50][51]
November Malky Mackay Cardiff City Billy Sharp Doncaster Rovers [52][53]
December Tony Mowbray Middlesbrough Alex Pearce Reading [54][55]
January Chris Hughton Birmingham City Curtis Davies Birmingham City [56][57]
February Brian McDermott Reading Adam Federici Reading [58][59]
March Brian McDermott Reading Garath McCleary Nottingham Forest [60][61]
April Kenny Jackett Millwall Ricardo Vaz Tê West Ham United [62][63]

Events[edit]

Portsmouth Administration[edit]

On 17 February 2012, Portsmouth entered administration for the second time in three years, incurring a 10-point penalty. Trevor Birch of the accountancy firm Pannell Kerr Forster was appointed administrator of the club.[64]

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