2011–12 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2011–12 season
Manager Steve Kean
Stadium Ewood Park
Premier League 19th (Relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni (18)
All: Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni (18)
Highest home attendance 26,532 vs Manchester United
(League, 2 April 2012)
Lowest home attendance 7,104 vs Leyton Orient
(League Cup, 20 September 2011)
Average home league attendance 22,551
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers 124th season as a professional football club. The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers' 18th season in the Premier League, and their 11th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

The club have been confirmed as relegated to the Football League Championship. The decisive result was failure to beat Wigan Athletic F.C. on 7 May 2012. They ended the season at 19th place after losing the last Premier League game 2–1 against Chelsea on 13 May 2012.[1]

Club[edit]

Blackburn players celebrate winning at home against Arsenal on 17 September 2011

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Scotland Steve Kean
Assistant manager Denmark John Jensen (until 28/09/2011)
Scotland Eric Black (appointed 20/01/2012)
Assistant head coach England Paul Clement (appointed 14/10/2011) (until 06/01/2012)
Assistant coaches England Iain Brunskill
England Bobby Mimms
Goalkeeping coach England Bobby Mimms
Youth coach England David Lowe

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

Medical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Doctor Scotland Duncan Robertson
Youth team Doctor England Chris Dalton
Physiotherapist England Dave Fevre
England Paul Kelly
England Mark Palmer

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Manchester City 38 28 5 5 93 29 +64 89
2 Manchester United 38 28 5 5 89 33 +56 89
3 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 74 49 +25 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 20 9 9 66 41 +25 69
5 Newcastle United 38 19 8 11 56 51 +5 65
6 Chelsea 38 18 10 10 65 46 +19 64
7 Everton 38 15 11 12 50 40 +10 56
8 Liverpool 38 14 10 14 47 40 +7 52
9 Fulham 38 14 10 14 48 51 -3 52
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 13 8 17 45 52 -7 47
11 Swansea City 38 12 11 15 44 51 -7 47
12 Norwich City 38 12 11 15 52 66 -14 47
13 Sunderland 38 11 12 15 45 46 -1 45
14 Stoke City 38 11 12 15 36 53 -17 45
15 Wigan Athletic 38 11 10 17 42 62 -20 43
16 Aston Villa 38 7 17 14 37 53 -16 38
17 Queens Park Rangers 38 10 7 21 43 66 -23 37
R Bolton Wanderers 38 10 6 22 46 77 -31 36
R Blackburn Rovers 38 8 7 23 48 78 -30 31
R Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 5 10 23 40 82 -42 25
Premier League Champions
Qualifies for 2012–13 UEFA Champions League
Qualifies for 2012–13 UEFA Europa League
Relegation to Championship
Last updated: 20:00, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

First Team[edit]

Reserves[edit]

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Matches[edit]

Round by Round[edit]

Match 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 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
Result L L L D W L L D L D L D L W L L L D D W L D L L W L D W W L L L L L W L L L

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 7 April 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Paul Robinson 28 0 28+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 Sweden DF Martin Olsson 25 0 19+3 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
5 France DF Gaël Givet 21 1 16+1 0 1+0 0 3+0 1
8 England MF David Dunn 23 2 16+5 2 0+0 0 1+1 0
9 France FW Anthony Modeste 5 0 2+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 Argentina MF Mauro Formica 32 3 20+8 3 0+1 0 2+1 0
11 Australia MF Vince Grella 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen 30 3 27+0 3 1+0 0 2+0 0
13 England GK Mark Bunn 7 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
14 Serbia MF Radosav Petrović 21 0 10+7 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
15 France MF Steven N'Zonzi 31 2 28+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
16 England DF Scott Dann 22 1 21+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
18 England MF Bradley Orr 7 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 England FW Jordan Slew 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
20 Spain FW Rubén Rochina 19 6 9+6 2 1+0 0 2+1 4
21 Sweden MF Marcus Olsson 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 England FW Nick Blackman 3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
23 Canada FW Junior Hoilett 29 6 27+0 6 0+0 0 0+2 0
24 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni 25 15 23+0 14 0+0 0 0+2 1
25 Scotland FW David Goodwillie 18 4 4+11 2 1+0 1 2+0 1
29 Montenegro MF Simon Vukčević 8 2 3+3 1 1+0 0 1+0 1
31 Scotland DF Grant Hanley 25 1 18+3 1 1+0 0 3+0 0
32 Brazil DF Bruno Ribeiro 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 England DF Josh Morris 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 England GK Jake Kean 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 England MF Jason Lowe 29 0 24+1 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
36 Algeria MF Amine Linganzi 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 England FW Zac Aley 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 England DF Myles Anderson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 Wales DF Adam Henley 7 0 3+3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
40 England MF Robbie Cotton 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
4 Republic of the Congo DF Christopher Samba 15 2 15+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
6 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 Grenada FW Jason Roberts 11 1 4+5 0 0+0 0 1+1 1
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have been stripped of shirt number:
2 Spain DF Míchel Salgado (removed from 1st team duty)[4]* 9 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
  • Due to clauses in the above players contracts regards an automatic payrise and year extension to current contracts. They have been excluded from 1st team duty and expected to leave the club.

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Nigeria 24 Yakubu Aiyegbeni 14 0 1 15
2 FW Spain 20 Rubén Rochina 2 0 4 6
MF Canada 23 Junior Hoilett 6 0 0 6
4 FW Scotland 25 David Goodwillie 2 1 1 4
MF Norway 12 Morten Gamst Pedersen 3 0 1 4
Own Goals 4 0 0 4
7 MF Argentina 10 Mauro Formica 3 0 0 3
8 MF England 8 David Dunn 2 0 0 2
MF France 15 Steven N'Zonzi 2 0 0 2
DF Republic of the Congo 4 Christopher Samba 2 0 0 2
FW Montenegro 29 Simon Vukčević 1 0 1 2
11 DF England 16 Scott Dann 1 0 0 1
DF France 5 Gaël Givet 0 0 1 1
DF Scotland 31 Grant Hanley 1 0 0 1
FW Grenada 30 Jason Roberts 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 42 1 10 53

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
8 England MF David Dunn 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
3 Sweden DF Martin Olsson 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
8 France DF Gaël Givet 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
9 France FW Anthony Modeste 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
24 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
35 England MF Jason Lowe 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
15 France MF Steven N'Zonzi 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
31 Scotland DF Grant Hanley 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2 Spain DF Míchel Salgado 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 Canada MF Junior Hoilett 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
16 England DF Scott Dann 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 Serbia MF Radosav Petrović 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 Grenada FW Jason Roberts 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Spain FW Rubén Rochina 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 Republic of the Congo DF Christopher Samba 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 England GK Mark Bunn 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 Australia MF Brett Emerton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Argentina MF Mauro Formica 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Sweden MF Marcus Olsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 England DF Bradley Orr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 57 5 1 0 3 0 61 5

2011–12 transfers[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Summer 2011[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
July 2011 DF England Myles Anderson Scotland Aberdeen Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [5]
August 2011 FW Scotland David Goodwillie Scotland Dundee United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.8 million) [6]
August 2011 MF Serbia Radosav Petrović Serbia Partizan Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.7 million) [7]
August 2011 DF Brazil Bruno Ribeiro Brazil Grêmio Prudente Free transfer/End of contract [8]
August 2011 MF Montenegro Simon Vukčević Portugal Sporting CP Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2 million) [9]
August 2011 FW Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni England Everton Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1.5 million) [10]
August 2011 DF England Scott Dann England Birmingham City Undisclosed fee *(rep. £6m-£8m) [11]
August 2011 FW England Jordan Slew England Sheffield United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1m) [12]

Total spending: Decrease Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £16 million-£18 million + additional undisclosed fees & add-ons

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
May 2011 GK England Frank Fielding England Derby County Undisclosed fee *(rep. £400,000) [13]
June 2011 DF Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili Turkey Kayserispor Free transfer/End of contract [14]
June/July 2011 GK Wales Jason Brown Scotland Aberdeen Free transfer/End of contract [15]
June 2011 DF England Phil Jones England Manchester United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £16.5m-£22m plus add ons) [16]
June 2011 MF England Michael Potts England York City Free transfer/End of contract
July 2011 CF Netherlands Maceo Rigters Australia Gold Coast United End of contract [17]
July 2011 MF England Jordan Bowen England Chorley Free transfer/End of contract [18]
July 2011 DF England Damilola Ajagbe Free agent End of contract
July 2011 DF England Andy Parry Free agent End of contract
July 2011 FW Austria Toni Vastić Germany Bayern Munich II Minimal fee
July 2011 FW Zimbabwe Benjani England Portsmouth Free transfer/End of contract [19]
July 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Aaron Doran Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle Undisclosed fee *(rep. 50% sell on fee) [20]
August 2011 FW Croatia Nikola Kalinić Ukraine FC Dnipro Undisclosed fee *(rep. £7m) [21]
August 2011 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning Scotland Dundee United Undisclosed fee [22]
August 2011 MF Australia Brett Emerton Australia Sydney FC Undisclosed fee [23]
September 2011 MF Senegal El Hadji Diouf Free agent Mutually agreed contract termination [24]
October 2011 DF New Zealand Cameron Lindsay Free agent
(later signed for) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
Released [25]

Total income: Increase Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £23.9 million-£29.4 million + Undisclosed fees

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
31 June 2011 31 October 2011 FW England Tom Hitchcock England Plymouth Arygle
2 August 2011 5 November 2011 GK England Jake Kean England Rochdale
12 August 2011 31 January 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews England Ipswich Town
31 October 2011 31 July 2012 FW England Micah Evans England Accrington Stanley
23 November 2011 26 Jan 2012 MF France Hérold Goulon England Doncaster Rovers

January transfer window 2012[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
January 2012 MF New Zealand Tim Payne New Zealand Waitakere United Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [26]
January 2012 MF Sweden Marcus Olsson Free agent Free transfer [27]
January 2012 DF England Bradley Orr England Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [28]

Total spending: Decrease Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee)

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
January 2012 FW Grenada Jason Roberts England Reading Undisclosed fee *(rep. £500,000) [29]
January 2012 DF New Zealand Ryan Nelsen Free agent
(later signed for) England Tottenham Hotspur
Released [30]
January 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews Free agent
(later signed for) England West Brom
Released [31]
February 2012 FW England Tom Hitchcock Free agent Released [32]
February 2012 CB Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba Russia Anzhi Undisclosed fee *(rep. £11 million) [33]

Total income: Increase Undisclosed fee *(rep.£11.5 million)

Loan in[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name From
19 January 2012 31 July 2012 FW France Anthony Modeste France FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
1 February 2012 31 July 2012 FW Sweden Filip Pivkovski Denmark FC Nordsjælland

References[edit]

  1. ^ premierleague.com. "Premier League Table". Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/BackroomStaff/0,,10303,00.html
  3. ^ "Rovers cancel India tour". Blackburn Rovers. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Salgado 'frozen out' - Blackburn defender says he is not being allowed to play". Sky Sports. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  5. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Myles Anderson. 22 March 2011
  6. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign David Goodwillie. 3 August 2011
  7. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Radoslav Petrovic. 9 August 2011
  8. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Brune Ribeiro. 22 August 2011
  9. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Simon Vukcevic. 26 August 2011
  10. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Yakubu Aiyegbeni. 1 September 2011
  11. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Scott Dann. 1 September 2011
  12. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Jordan Slew. 1 September 2011
  13. ^ Derby County sign Frank Fielding. 9 May 2011
  14. ^ Kayserispor sign Zurab Khizanishvili. 19 July 2011
  15. ^ Aberdeen sign Jason Brown. 20 July 2011
  16. ^ Manchester United sign Phil Jones. 13 June 2011
  17. ^ Gold Coast United sign Maceo Rigters. 1 September 2011
  18. ^ 1 November 2011
  19. ^ Portsmouth sign Benjani. 13 August 2011
  20. ^ Inverness Caledonian Thistle sign Aaron Doran. 13 July 2011
  21. ^ Dnipro sign Nikola Kalinic. 11 August 2011
  22. ^ Dundee United sign Gavin Gunning. 12 August 2011
  23. ^ Sydney FC sign Brett Emerton. 25 August 2011
  24. ^ Diouf released by Blackburn Rovers. 1 September 2011
  25. ^ Cameron Lindsay released by Blackburn Rovers. Later joins Wellington Phoenix. 5 October 2011
  26. ^ Payne seals Rovers move - New Zealander arrives in England. 17 January 2012
  27. ^ Marcus makes Rovers move. 31 January 2012
  28. ^ Rovers agree Orr deal. 31 January 2012
  29. ^ Roberts joins the Royals. 26 January 2012
  30. ^ Ryan Nelsen released. 1 February 2012
  31. ^ Keith Andrews released. Signs for WBA. 31 January 2012
  32. ^ Hitchcock leaves Blackburn. 2 February 2012
  33. ^ Samba heads to Russia. 24 February 2012

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