2011–12 Football League One

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Football League One
Season 2011–12
Champions Charlton Athletic
(1st divisional title)
Promoted Charlton Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield Town
Relegated Wycombe Wanderers
Chesterfield
Exeter City
Rochdale
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1489 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Jordan Rhodes (36)
Biggest home win Brentford 5–0 Leyton Orient
(20 August 2011)
Milton Keynes Dons 5–0 Oldham Athletic
(18 February 2012)
Wycombe Wanderers 5–0 Hartlepool United
(25 February 2012)
Biggest away win

Wycombe Wanderers 0–6 Huddersfield Town
(6 January 2012)

Yeovil Town 0–6 Stevenage
(14 April 2012)
Highest scoring Milton Keynes Dons 6–2 Chesterfield
(20 August 2011)
Sheffield Wednesday 4–4 Huddersfield Town
(17 December 2011)
Longest winning run 7 games
Preston North End[1]
Longest unbeaten run 18 games
Huddersfield Town[1]
Longest winless run 17 games
Chesterfield[1]
Longest losing run 5 games
Bournemouth
Bury
Chesterfield
Exeter
Leyton Orient
Oldham Athletic
Wycombe Wanderers[1]
Highest attendance 38,082
Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers (5 May 2012)[2]
Lowest attendance 1,930
Rochdale v Exeter (14 April 2012)[2]

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

Team changes[edit]

From League One[edit]

Promoted to the Championship

Relegated to League Two

To League One[edit]

Relegated from the Championship

Promoted from League Two

Rules changes[edit]

  • The Football League agreed to use the new UEFA financial regulations. Football League One clubs decided to introduce the Salary Cost Management Protocol (SCMP) from this season, teams will only be allowed to spend a fixed proportion of their total turnover on player wages.[3]

Team overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bournemouth Bournemouth Seward Stadium 10,700
Brentford London Griffin Park 12,763
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 16,981
Charlton Athletic London The Valley 27,111
Chesterfield Chesterfield B2net Stadium 10,338
Colchester United Colchester Colchester Community Stadium 10,064
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 8,240
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Galpharm Stadium 24,500
Leyton Orient London Brisbane Road 9,271
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium:mk 22,000
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 21,388
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 10,638
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Hillsborough 39,812
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,789
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,284
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,565

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager Team Captain Chairman Kit maker Sponsor
Bournemouth England Paul Groves (caretaker)
England Shaun Brooks (caretaker)
England Darryl Flahavan England Eddie Mitchell
Russia Maxim Demin
Fila Focal Point
Brentford Germany Uwe Rösler Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor England Greg Dyke Puma Hertings Fixings (H)
Bathwise (A)
Bury England Richard Barker England Steven Schumacher England Brian Fenton Surridge Bury Metropolitan Council
Carlisle United England Greg Abbott England Paul Thirlwell England Andrew Jenkins Carbrini Eddie Stobart Transport
Charlton Athletic England Chris Powell England Johnnie Jackson England Michael Slater Macron Krbs.com
Chesterfield Republic of Ireland John Sheridan England Mark Allott England Barrie Hubbard Respect Vodka Kick
Colchester United England John Ward England Kemal Izzet England Robbie Cowling Puma ROL Cruise
Exeter City England Paul Tisdale England David Noble England Edward Chorlton Carbrini Flybe.com
Hartlepool United Scotland Neale Cooper England Sam Collins England Ken Hodcroft Nike Dove Energy
Huddersfield Town England Simon Grayson England Peter Clarke England Dean Hoyle Umbro Kirklees College (H)
RadianB (A)
Leyton Orient England Russell Slade England Matthew Spring England Barry Hearn Puma PartyCasino.com
Milton Keynes Dons England Karl Robinson England Dean Lewington England Pete Winkelman ISC Doubletree by Hilton
Notts County England Keith Curle England Neal Bishop England Ray Trew Fila Fraser Brown (H)
Vision Express (A)
Oldham Athletic Scotland Paul Dickov South Africa Dean Furman England Simon Corney Carbrini Carbrini
Preston North End England Graham Westley Scotland Paul Coutts England Peter Ridsdale Puma Tennent's Lager
Rochdale England John Coleman England Gary Jones England Chris Dunphy Carbrini The Co-operative Society
Scunthorpe United Wales Alan Knill Republic of Ireland Cliff Byrne England J. Steven Wharton Nike Rainham Steel
Sheffield United Northern Ireland Danny Wilson England Chris Morgan England Kevin McCabe Macron Westfield Health (H)
Gilder group Volkswagen (A)
Sheffield Wednesday England Dave Jones England Rob Jones Serbia Milan Mandarić Puma Gilder group Volkswagen (H)
Westfield Health (A)
Stevenage England Gary Smith England Mark Roberts England Phil Wallace Puma ServerChoice
Tranmere Rovers England Ronnie Moore England John Welsh England Peter Johnson Carbrini Wirral
Walsall England Dean Smith England Andy Butler England Jeff Bonser Admiral Surestop
Wycombe Wanderers Republic of Ireland Gary Waddock England Gareth Ainsworth England Steve Hayes Kappa Dreams
Yeovil Town England Gary Johnson England Paul Huntington England John Fry Vandanel Jones's Building Contractors

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sheffield United England Micky Adams Sacked 10 May 2011[4] Pre-season Northern Ireland Danny Wilson 27 May 2011[5]
Brentford England Nicky Forster End of contract 19 May 2011[6] Pre-season Germany Uwe Rösler 10 June 2011[7]
Rochdale England Keith Hill Signed by Barnsley 1 June 2011[8] Pre-season England Steve Eyre 13 June 2011[9]
Hartlepool United England Mick Wadsworth Sacked 6 December 2011[10] 13th Scotland Neale Cooper 28 December 2011[11]
Preston North End England Phil Brown 14 December 2011[12] 10th Scotland Graham Alexander
England David Unsworth
14 December 2011[13]
Rochdale England Steve Eyre 19 December 2011[14] 22nd England John Coleman 24 January 2012[15]
Yeovil Town England Terry Skiverton Demotion to Assistant Manager 9 January 2012[16] 21st England Gary Johnson 9 January 2012[16]
Preston North End Scotland Graham Alexander
England David Unsworth
End of tenure as caretakers 13 January 2012 14th England Graham Westley 13 January 2012[17]
Stevenage England Graham Westley Signed by Preston North End 13 January 2012 7th England Gary Smith 25 January 2012[18]
Huddersfield Town England Lee Clark Sacked 15 February 2012[19] 4th England Simon Grayson 20 February 2012[20]
Notts County England Martin Allen 18 February 2012 11th England Keith Curle 20 February 2012[21]
Sheffield Wednesday England Gary Megson 29 February 2012[22] 3rd England Dave Jones 1 March 2012[23]
Tranmere Rovers England Les Parry 4 March 2012[24] 19th England Ronnie Moore 4 March 2012[25]
Bournemouth England Lee Bradbury 25 March 2012[26] 13th England Paul Groves (caretaker)
England Shaun Brooks (caretaker)
25 March 2012

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Charlton Athletic (C) (P) 46 30 11 5 82 36 +46 101 Promotion to 2012–13 Football League Championship
2 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 46 28 9 9 81 48 +33 93
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90 Qualification to League One Playoffs
4 Huddersfield Town (O) (P) 46 21 18 7 79 47 +32 81
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 22 14 10 84 47 +37 80
6 Stevenage 46 18 19 9 69 44 +25 73
7 Notts County 46 21 10 15 75 63 +12 73
8 Carlisle United 46 18 15 13 65 66 −1 69
9 Brentford 46 18 13 15 63 52 +11 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
13 Hartlepool United 46 14 14 18 50 55 −5 56
14 Bury 46 15 11 20 60 79 −19 56
15 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 54 68 −14 54
16 Oldham Athletic 46 14 12 20 50 66 −16 54
17 Yeovil Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
18 Scunthorpe United 46 10 22 14 55 59 −4 52
19 Walsall 46 10 20 16 51 57 −6 50
20 Leyton Orient 46 13 11 22 48 75 −27 50
21 Wycombe Wanderers (R) 46 11 10 25 65 88 −23 43 Relegation to League Two
22 Chesterfield (R) 46 10 12 24 56 81 −25 42
23 Exeter City (R) 46 10 12 24 46 75 −29 42
24 Rochdale (R) 46 8 14 24 47 81 −34 38

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
3  Sheffield United 0 1 1  
6  Stevenage 0 0 0  
    3  Sheffield United 0 (7)
  4  Huddersfield Town (p) 0 (8)
4  Huddersfield Town 2 1 3
5  Milton Keynes Dons 0 2 2  

Results[edit]

The fixtures for the League One were released on 17 June 2011. The season kick-off was announced for 6 August 2011, and concluded on 5 May 2012.[27]

Home \ Away[1] BOU BRE BRY CRL CHA CHS COL EXE HAR HUD LEY MKE NTC OLD PRE ROC SCU SHE SHW STE TRA WAL WYC YEO
Bournemouth 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–0
Brentford 1–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 5–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 5–2 2–0
Bury 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–4 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–4 3–2
Carlisle United 2–1 2–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–3 0–3 3–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–2
Charlton Athletic 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Chesterfield 1–0 2–3 1–0 4–1 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2
Colchester United 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 4–2 4–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–6 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–2
Exeter City 0–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–4 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 1–3 1–1
Hartlepool United 0–0 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–4 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–1
Huddersfield Town 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0
Leyton Orient 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–3 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2
Milton Keynes Dons 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 6–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 3–0 5–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–3 0–1
Notts County 3–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–5 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–1
Oldham Athletic 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2
Preston North End 1–3 1–3 1–1 3–3 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–4 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 4–3
Rochdale 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–5 0–0 1–5 0–2 3–3 2–1 0–0
Scunthorpe United 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–2 0–1 4–1 2–1
Sheffield United 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–2 4–1 3–0 4–4 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 4–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 4–4 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1
Stevenage 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Tranmere Rovers 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–0
Walsall 2–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
Wycombe Wanderers 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 5–0 0–6 4–2 1–1 3–4 2–2 3–4 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–3
Yeovil Town 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 2–3 3–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 0–6 2–1 2–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 5 May 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.