2011–12 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

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Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman Tony Bloom
Manager Gus Poyet
Stadium Falmer Stadium
Championship 10th
FA Cup 5th Round
League Cup 3rd Round
Top goalscorer League: Ashley Barnes (11)
All: Ashley Barnes (14)
Highest home attendance 21,558 vs. Newcastle United, 28 January 2012
Lowest home attendance 16,295 vs. Gillingham, 9 August 2011
Average home league attendance 20,003

The 2011–12 season was Brighton & Hove Albion's third year in the Championship, Brighton & Hove Albion returned after being promoted as champions of League One during the 2010-11 season. The season was a successful one for the club, finishing 10th in the league, and reaching the Third Round of the League Cup and Fifth Round of the FA Cup (coincidentally being knocked out by eventual League Cup Champions and FA Cup runners up Liverpool on both occasions). Ashley Barnes was top scorer in both the league and across all competitions.

League table[edit]

# Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Reading 46 27 8 11 69 41 +28 89
P Southampton 46 26 10 10 85 46 +39 88
3 West Ham United 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86
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
R Portsmouth* 46 13 11 22 50 59 -9 40
R Coventry City 46 9 13 24 41 65 -24 40
R Doncaster Rovers 46 8 12 26 43 80 -37 36

* – Portsmouth deducted ten points

Promotion to Premier League
Qualification to Championship playoffs
Relegation to League One
Last updated: 13:28, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


Squad Statistics[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As of 29 April 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Slovakia GK Peter Brezovan 24 0 20+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
2 England DF Joe Mattock 15 1 14+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 Scotland DF Gordon Greer 47 1 42+0 1 2+0 0 3+0 0
4 England DF Tommy Elphick 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Lewis Dunk 36 0 31+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
6 England DF Adam El-Abd 25 0 21+2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
7 England FW Will Hoskins 9 1 2+5 1 1+1 0 0+0 0
8 England MF Alan Navarro 39 1 24+9 1 3+1 0 2+0 0
9 Austria FW Ashley Barnes 52 14 36+7 11 4+1 1 2+2 2
10 England MF Matt Sparrow 21 2 15+3 2 2+0 0 1+0 0
11 England MF Craig Noone 37 2 18+15 2 0+1 0 3+0 0
12 Scotland FW Craig Mackail-Smith 50 10 41+4 9 2+1 0 2+0 1
13 Israel MF Gai Assulin 7 0 2+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 Spain DF Iñigo Calderón 39 4 30+2 4 4+0 0 3+0 0
15 Spain MF Vicente Rodríguez 19 3 11+6 3 0+1 0 0+1 0
16 Denmark GK Casper Ankergren 22 0 19+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
17 England MF Ryan Harley 18 2 13+3 2 0+1 0 1+0 0
18 Republic of Ireland MF Gary Dicker 19 0 17+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
20 France DF Romain Vincelot 20 1 10+5 1 2+0 0 2+1 0
21 Colombia GK David González 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Republic of Ireland DF Marcos Painter 20 0 18+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
23 Norway FW Torbjørn Agdestein 6 0 0+4 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
24 Wales FW Sam Vokes 12 3 6+5 3 1+0 0 0+0 0
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kazenga LuaLua 30 2 10+16 1 2+0 1 0+2 0
26 England MF Liam Bridcutt 49 0 43+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
27 Argentina DF Mauricio Taricco 12 0 9+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
28 Ivory Coast MF Abdul Razak 6 0 4+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 Netherlands FW Roland Bergkamp 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 England MF Will Buckley 35 8 16+13 8 4+0 0 2+0 0
31 England MF Grant Hall 3 0 0+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
32 Iraq MF Yaser Kasim 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
33 England FW George Barker 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 England DF Ben Sampayo 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
35 England MF Jake Forster-Caskey 6 2 3+1 1 2+0 1 0+0 0
36 Chile DF Gonzalo Jara 14 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
44 England MF Anton Rodgers 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
Players currently out on loan:
19 England GK Michael Poke 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players featured for club who have left:
England GK Steve Harper 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Starting 11[edit]

These are the most used starting players in the most used formation throughout the complete season

Formation: 4-4-2

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Austria 9 Ashley Barnes 11 1 2 14
2 FW Scotland 12 Craig Mackail-Smith 9 0 1 10
3 MF England 30 Will Buckley 8 0 0 8
4 DF Spain 14 Iñigo Calderón 5 0 0 5
5 MF Spain 15 Vicente Rodríguez 3 0 0 3
FW Wales 24 Sam Vokes 3 0 0 3
6
MF England 35 Jake Forster-Caskey 1 1 0 2
MF England 17 Ryan Harley 2 0 0 2
MF Democratic Republic of the Congo 25 Kazenga LuaLua 1 1 0 2
MF England 11 Craig Noone 2 0 0 2
MF England 10 Matt Sparrow 2 0 0 2
12 DF Scotland 3 Gordon Greer 1 0 0 1
FW England 7 Will Hoskins 1 0 0 1
DF England 2 Joe Mattock 1 0 0 1
MF England 8 Alan Navarro 1 0 0 1
DF France 20 Romain Vincelot 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 1 0 2
TOTALS 56 4 3 63

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
10 England MF Matt Sparrow 3 2 2 0 1 0 6 2
5 England DF Lewis Dunk 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
26 England MF Liam Bridcutt 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
3 Scotland DF Gordon Greer 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
9 Austria FW Ashley Barnes 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
36 Chile GK Gonzalo Jara 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
22 Republic of Ireland DF Marcos Painter 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
27 Argentina DF Mauricio Taricco 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
20 France DF Romain Vincelot 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 1
6 England DF Adam El-Abd 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
8 England MF Alan Navarro 4 0 2 0 2 0 8 0
14 Spain DF Iñigo Calderón 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
18 Republic of Ireland MF Gary Dicker 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
11 England MF Craig Noone 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kazenga LuaLua 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
16 Denmark GK Casper Ankergren 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
12 Scotland FW Craig Mackail-Smith 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
23 Norway FW Torbjørn Agdestein 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Slovakia GK Peter Brezovan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
32 Iraq MF Yaser Kasim 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 Spain MF Vicente Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
34 England DF Ben Sampayo 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 93 8 8 0 8 0 109 8

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Championship[edit]

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 A H H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H H A
Result W W W D W W L D L L D D L D L W L W W W L L L L W W W D W W D D W D D W L W D D L L L D D D
Position 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 5 6 5 12 12 10 12 10 11 11 7 6 7 9 11 16 13 12 10 11 10 8 9 9 7 7 7 5 8 4 4 6 7 7 8 9 9 10

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: seagulls.co.uk
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
20 May 2011 FW England Will Hoskins England Bristol Rovers Undisclosed [1]
29 May 2011 DF England Ben Sampayo England Chelsea Free [2]
29 May 2011 MF England Anton Rodgers England Chelsea Free [3]
6 June 2011 MF England Will Buckley England Watford £1,000,000 [4]
1 July 2011 FW Netherlands Roland Bergkamp Netherlands SBV Excelsior Undisclosed [5]
4 July 2011 FW Scotland Craig Mackail-Smith England Peterborough United Undisclosed [6]
15 July 2011 DF France Romain Vincelot England Dagenham & Redbridge Undisclosed [7]
15 July 2011 GK England Daniel East England Wolverhampton Wanderers Free [8]
22 August 2011 MF England Ryan Harley Wales Swansea City Undisclosed [9]
2 September 2011 MF Spain Vicente Free agent Free [10]
21 November 2011 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua England Newcastle United Undisclosed [11]
19 January 2012 GK Colombia David González Free agent Free [12]
20 January 2012 FW England Ben Dickenson England Dorchester Town Undisclosed [13]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
24 May 2011 FW England Glenn Murray England Crystal Palace Free
29 May 2011 MF England Ryan Thomson Free agent Free
29 May 2011 GK England Mitch Walker Free agent Free
29 May 2011 GK England Josh Pelling Free agent Free
29 May 2011 MF Argentina Cristian Baz Free agent Free
31 May 2011 MF Argentina Agustin Battipiedi Free agent Free
14 June 2011 MF England Elliott Bennett England Norwich City Undisclosed [14]
20 June 2011 FW England Chris Holroyd England Rotherham United Free
22 June 2011 DF England James Tunnicliffe England Wycombe Wanderers Free [15]
24 June 2011 DF Scotland James McNulty England Barnsley Undisclosed [16]
3 July 2011 MF Bulgaria Radostin Kishishev Bulgaria Chernomorets Burgas Free
23 July 2011 MF England Gary Hart England Eastbourne Borough Free
25 July 2011 FW Spain Francisco Sandaza Scotland St. Johnstone Free [17]
3 January 2012 DF England Steve Cook England Bournemouth Undisclosed [18]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
16 July 2011 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua England Newcastle United January 2012 [19]
21 October 2011 DF Chile Gonzalo Jara England West Bromwich Albion 20 December 2011(recalled)[20] [21]
24 October 2011 GK England Steve Harper England Newcastle United November 2012 [22]
30 January 2012 FW Wales Sam Vokes England Wolverhampton Wanderers June 2012 [23]
31 January 2012 DF Chile Gonzalo Jara England West Bromwich Albion June 2012 [24]
31 January 2012 DF England Joe Mattock England West Bromwich Albion June 2012 [24]
17 February 2012 MF Israel Gai Assulin England Manchester City May 2012 [25]
17 February 2012 MF Ivory Coast Abdul Razak England Manchester City May 2012 [25]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
1 January 2012 GK England Michael Poke England Bristol Rovers 1 February 2012 [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brighton sign Will Hoskins on two-year deal". Official Brighton and Hove Albion website. 
  2. ^ "Brighton sign Ben Sampayo". Tribal Football. 
  3. ^ "Brighton sign Anton Rodgers". Tribal Football. 
  4. ^ "Brighton sign Watford's Will Buckley". BBC Football. 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dennis Bergkamp nephew Roland joins Brighton". BBC Football. 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Poyet hails Mackail-Smith coup". Sky Sports. 
  7. ^ "Brighton sign defender Romain Vincelot on two-year deal". BBC Football. 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Brighton sign goalkeeper Daniel East on one-year deal". Official Brighton and Hove Albion website. 
  9. ^ "Swansea's Ryan Harley completes Brighton move". BBC Football. 22 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Brighton complete signing of ex-Valencia winger Vicente". BBC Football. 2 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion complete Kazenga LuaLua signing". BBC Football. 21 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion bring in keeper David Gonzalez". BBC Football. 19 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Brighton sign Dorchester striker Ben Dickenson". BBC Football. 21 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Norwich swoop for Brighton midfielder Elliott Bennett". BBC Football. 14 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Chairboys capture Tunnicliffe". Sky Sports. 
  16. ^ "Tykes tie up McNulty deal". Sky Sports. 
  17. ^ "Saints land Spanish striker". Sky Sports. 
  18. ^ "Cherries sign Cook on permanent basis". BBC Football. 3 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Seagulls swoop for LuaLua". Sky Sports. 
  20. ^ "West Brom recall Jara". ESPN Soccernet. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "West Brom defender Gonzalo Jara joins Brighton on loan". BBC Sports. 
  22. ^ "Brighton sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper". BBC Sports. 
  23. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion sign Wolves striker Sam Vokes". BBC Sport. 
  24. ^ a b "Albion's Double loan deal". Seagulls Official Site. 
  25. ^ a b "Brighton sign Man City's Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  26. ^ "ROVERS MAKES TWO LOAN SIGNINGS". BRFC.