2011–12 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
2011–12 season
Chairman Robbie Cowling
Manager John Ward
League One 10th
FA Cup 2nd Round
League Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round
Top goalscorer League:
Anthony Wordsworth (13)
All:
Anthony Wordsworth (13)
Highest home attendance 6,643 (Sheffield Wednesday)
Lowest home attendance 2,923 (Brentford)
Average home league attendance 3,865
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season was Colchester United's fourth consecutive season in the third tier of English football.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Ben Williams
2 Scotland DF Tom Aldred
3 England DF Michael Rose
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae
6 England DF Matt Heath
7 England MF Ashley Vincent
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole
9 England FW Steven Gillespie
10 England MF Kemal Izzet (captain)
12 England GK Mark Cousins
14 England MF Andrew Bond
15 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi
16 England MF Ian Henderson
17 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands
No. Position Player
18 England DF Tom Eastman
19 Nigeria FW Freddie Ladapo
20 England DF Brian Wilson
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth
23 Wales MF Lloyd James
24 England DF Ben Coker
25 England DF John White
27 England MF Karl Duguid
31 England DF Bradley Hamilton
32 England MF Jordan Sanderson
34 Wales DF Thomas Bender
35 England GK Carl Pentney
–– England MF Alex Gilbey

Player Info[edit]

No. Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Previous Club Date Joined Fee Contract Expiry[1]
1 England Ben Williams England Manchester 27 August 1982 England Carlisle United 10 July 2009 £60,000 May 2012
2 Scotland Tom Aldred England Bolton 11 September 1990 England Watford 1 September 2011 Free May 2013
3 England Michael Rose England Salford 28 July 1982 England Swindon Town 16 May 2011 Free May 2013
4 Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae England Croydon 16 February 1986 England Dagenham & Redbridge 1 July 2009 £65,000 May 2012
6 England Matt Heath England Leicester 1 November 1981 England Leeds United 13 May 2008 Free May 2012
7 England Ashley Vincent England Birmingham 26 May 1985 England Cheltenham Town 1 July 2009 Free May 2012
8 Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Harrow 30 September 1988 England Watford 1 January 2010 £275,000 May 2012
9 England Steven Gillespie England Liverpool 4 June 1985 England Cheltenham Town 7 July 2008 £400,000 May 2013
10 England Kemal Izzet England Whitechapel 29 September 1980 England Charlton Athletic 13 April 2001 Free May 2012
12 England Mark Cousins England Chelmsford 9 January 1987 England Youth Team 1 July 2004 Free May 2013
14 England Andrew Bond England Wigan 16 March 1986 England Barrow 18 July 2010 Free May 2014
15 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Nigeria Ibadan 21 February 1982 England Barnsley 1 January 2010 Undisclosed May 2012
16 England Ian Henderson England Thetford 24 January 1985 Turkey Ankaragücü 6 January 2010 Free May 2013
17 Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands England Hammersmith 8 February 1979 England Queens Park Rangers 2 February 2012 Free May 2012
18 England Tom Eastman England Colchester 21 October 1991 England Ipswich Town 19 May 2011 Free May 2013
19 Nigeria Freddie Ladapo England Romford 1 February 1993 England Youth Team 5 March 2012 Free May 2013
20 England Brian Wilson England Manchester 9 May 1983 England Bristol City 15 July 2010 Free May 2012
22 England Anthony Wordsworth England Camden 3 January 1989 England Youth Team 1 July 2006 Free May 2013
23 Wales Lloyd James England Bristol 16 February 1988 England Southampton 22 July 2010 Free May 2012
24 England Ben Coker England Kettering 17 June 1989 England Bury Town 23 July 2010 Free May 2012
25 England John White England Colchester 26 July 1986 England Youth Team 1 July 2003 Free May 2013
27 England Karl Duguid England Hitchin 21 March 1978 England Plymouth Argyle 20 July 2011 Free May 2013
31 England Bradley Hamilton England Newham 30 August 1992 England Youth Team 1 July 2011 Free May 2013
32 England Jordan Sanderson England Waltham Forest 7 August 1993 England Youth Team 11 February 2011 Free May 2013
34 Wales Thomas Bender England Harlow 19 January 1993 England Youth Team 1 July 2009 Free May 2012
35 England Carl Pentney England Colchester 29 October 1989 England Leicester City 6 August 2010 Free May 2012

Transfers[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Previous Club League Transfer Fee Notes
16 May 2011 DF England Michael Rose England Swindon Town Football League Two Free
19 May 2011 DF England Tom Eastman England Ipswich Town Football League Championship Free
1 July 2011 DF England Bradley Hamilton England Youth Team N/A Free
1 July 2011 FW England Craig Arnott England Youth Team N/A Free
20 July 2011 MF England Karl Duguid England Plymouth Argyle Football League Two Free
1 September 2011 DF Scotland Tom Aldred England Watford Football League Championship Free
2 February 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands England Queens Park Rangers Premier League Free
16 February 2012 MF England Alex Gilbey England Youth Team N/A Free
5 March 2012 FW Nigeria Freddie Ladapo England Youth Team N/A Free

Transfers Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Transfer Fee Notes
7 May 2011 DF Norway Morten Knudsen European Union Released N/A Free
7 May 2011 MF England Sam Corcoran England Chelmsford City Conference South Free
7 May 2011 MF England Medy Elito England Dagenham & Redbridge Football League Two Free
7 May 2011 MF England Simon Hackney England Rochdale Football League One Free
10 May 2011 DF Wales Lee Beevers England Walsall Football League One Free
10 May 2011 DF Republic of Ireland Conor Powell Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers League of Ireland Premier Division Free
7 June 2011 MF England David Perkins England Barnsley Football League Championship Free
27 January 2012 DF England Pat Baldwin England Southend United Football League Two Free
30 March 2012 FW England Craig Arnott England Tooting & Mitcham United Isthmian League Premier Division Free

Loans In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Parent Club League Date Returned Notes
15 August 2011 MF England Michail Antonio England Reading Football League Championship 15 November 2011
4 November 2011 FW Wales Casey Thomas England Swansea City Premier League 2 January 2012
19 January 2012 FW England Gavin Massey England Watford Football League Championship 16 February 2012
17 February 2012 FW England Freddie Sears England West Ham United Football League Championship 31 May 2012
16 March 2012 FW England Gavin Massey England Watford Football League Championship 16 April 2012

Loans Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Date Returns Notes
30 August 2011 DF Wales Thomas Bender England Accrington Stanley Football League Two 24 February 2012
12 September 2011 GK England Carl Pentney England Chelmsford City Football Conference South 12 October 2011
13 September 2011 DF England Tom Eastman England Crawley Town Football League Two 18 October 2011
15 November 2011 GK England Carl Pentney England Hayes & Yeading United Football Conference National 25 February 2012
24 November 2011 DF Scotland Tom Aldred England Torquay United Football League Two 2 January 2012
17 February 2012 FW England Craig Arnott England Leiston Ryman League Division One North 19 March 2012
2 March 2012 MF Wales Lloyd James England Crawley Town Football League Two 20 April 2012

Results[edit]

League One table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
8 Carlisle United 46 18 15 13 65 66 −1 69
9 Brentford 46 18 13 15 63 51 +12 67
10 Colchester United 46 13 20 13 61 66 −5 59
11 Bournemouth 46 15 13 18 48 52 −4 58
12 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 49 53 −4 56

Source: 2011-12 Football League One#League table
Rules for classification:
(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.

League One 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 13 20 13 61 66 −5 59 8 11 4 38 33 +5 5 9 9 23 33 −10

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: [1]

League One Results 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 A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H H A H A H A H H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A
Result W D L L W D D D L W W D D L D W D L L W W L W L D L W W L D D W W D D D D D L D D L D D W L
Position 3 4 9 17 11 13 13 14 14 14 11 11 12 13 14 12 11 14 14 12 10 13 9 12 12 15 12 11 12 12 12 12 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Last updated: 7 May 2012.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One results[edit]

League Cup results[edit]

League Trophy results[edit]

FA Cup results[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

[2][3]

Appearances[edit]

As of April 2012
No. Nat. Pos. Name Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Ben Williams 39 0 36 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
2 Scotland DF Tom Aldred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Michael Rose 16 0 12+2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae 45 0 42 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6 England DF Matt Heath 30 2 22+4 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
7 England MF Ashley Vincent 12 1 5+4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole 16 0 8+7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 England FW Steven Gillespie 36 12 19+14 11 0+1 0 0+1 1 1 0
10 England MF Kemal Izzet 38 0 29+5 0 1+1 0 1 0 1 0
12 England GK Mark Cousins 11 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 England MF Andrew Bond 43 4 28+12 3 2 1 0 0 1 0
15 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi 47 5 33+10 4 2 0 1 1 0+1 0
16 England MF Ian Henderson 50 10 45+1 9 2 0 1 1 1 0
17 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands 9 2 7+2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 England DF Tom Eastman 27 3 24+1 3 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
19 Nigeria FW Freddie Ladapo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England DF Brian Wilson 50 0 46 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth 47 13 44 13 1 0 1 0 0+1 0
23 Wales MF Lloyd James 27 3 17+6 1 1+1 2 0+1 0 1 0
24 England MF Ben Coker 23 1 15+5 0 2 1 0+1 0 0 0
25 England DF John White 26 0 21+5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 England MF Karl Duguid 26 3 16+9 3 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 England DF Bradley Hamilton 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Jordan Sanderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Wales DF Thomas Bender 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England GK Carl Pentney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
5 England DF Pat Baldwin 6 1 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
11 England MF Michail Antonio 16 4 14+1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 England FW Freddie Sears 11 2 5+6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Wales FW Casey Thomas 3 0 0+2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Gavin Massey[A] 8 0 4+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Scorers[edit]

Assists[edit]

[5]

Assistant League Cup Total
Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 6 6
England Brian Wilson 5 1 6
England Steven Gillespie 5 5
England Anthony Wordsworth 5 5
England Michail Antonio 4 4
Wales Lloyd James 2 2 4
England Michael Rose 3 1 4
England Ian Henderson 3 3
England Ben Coker 2 2
England Karl Duguid 2 2
England Kemal Izzet 1 1 2
England Freddie Sears 2 2
England Andrew Bond 1 1
England Gavin Massey 1 1
Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole 1 1
Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands 1 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

[6]

Pos. Name League Cups Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae 8 1 1 9 1
MF England Anthony Wordsworth 9 9
FW England Steven Gillespie 6 2 8
FW England Ian Henderson 8 8
MF England Kemal Izzet 7 7
DF England Brian Wilson 5 5
FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 4 4
MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole 3 1 3 1
MF England Andrew Bond 3 3
MF Wales Lloyd James 2 1 3
DF England Ben Coker 1 1 2
MF England Karl Duguid 2 2
DF England Tom Eastman 2 2
DF England Matt Heath 2 2
DF England Michael Rose 2 2
MF England Michail Antonio 1 1
FW England Gavin Massey 1 1
MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands 1 1
MF England Ashley Vincent 1 1
DF England John White 1 1

Season awards[edit]

Football League Team of the Week[edit]

Week Pos. Name
1 FW England Ian Henderson[7]
2 DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae[8]
4 DF England Matt Heath[9]
9 GK England Ben Williams[10]
9 DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae[11]
13 MF England Anthony Wordsworth[12]
14 DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae[13]
19 MF England Karl Duguid[14]
20 MF England Anthony Wordsworth[15]
23 DF England John White[16]
25 DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae[17]
30 MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands[18]
32 DF England Tom Eastman[19]

End of season awards[edit]

[20]

Player of the Year Award Nigeria Kayode Odejayi
Young Player of the Year Award England Tom Eastman
Player's Player of the Year Award England Anthony Wordsworth
Goal of the Season Award England Anthony Wordsworth (vs. Charlton Athletic)
Community Player of the Year Award England Kemal Izzet
CUSA Home Player of the Year Award England Kemal Izzet
CUSA Away Player of the Year Award England Tom Eastman

Overall[edit]

Games Played 50 (46 League One, 1 League Cup, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Trophy)
Games Won 14 (13 League One, 0 League Cup, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Trophy)
Games Drawn 21 (20 League One, 1 League Cup, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Trophy)
Games Lost 15 (13 League One, 0 League Cup, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Trophy)
Goals Scored 69 (61 League One, 3 League Cup, 4 FA Cup, 1 League Trophy)
Goals Conceded 74 (66 League One, 3 League Cup, 2 FA Cup, 3 League Trophy)
Goal Difference -5
Yellow Cards 74 (69 League One, 1 League Cup, 4 FA Cup, 0 League Trophy)
Red Cards 2 (2 League One, 0 League Cup, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Trophy)
Worst Discipline 9 yellows, 1 red (Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae)
Best Result 4–1 vs. Oldham Athletic, 27 August 2011, vs. Bury, 10 December 2011
Worst Result 1–6 vs. Stevenage, 26 December 2011
Most Appearances 50 appearances (2 players)
Top Scorer 13 (England Anthony Wordsworth)
Points 59

Most Frequent Starting XI[edit]

This section shows players in a 4-4-2 formation with the most league starts during the season.

Notes[edit]

A. ^ : Gavin Massey's squad number during his first stint was 19.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2011–12 Season Appearance Data". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Soccerbase Appearance Data". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–12 Season Goalscorers Data". coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011–12 Season Assists Data". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–12 Season Discipline Data". Colchester United F.C. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
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