2011–12 Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. season

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle
2011–12 season
Chairman George Fraser (Until 22 September 2011)
Kenny Cameron (From 22 September 2011)
Manager Terry Butcher
Stadium Caledonian Stadium
SPL Tenth
Scottish Cup Fifth round, lost to Celtic
League Cup Second Round, lost to Ayr United
Top goalscorer League:
Grégory Tadé (9)
All:
Grégory Tadé (9)
Jonny Hayes (9)
Highest home attendance 6,623 v Rangers, 13 August 2011
Lowest home attendance 3,142 v Dundee United, 10 December 2011
Average home league attendance 4,181

The 2011–12 season was Inverness's second consecutive season in the Scottish Premier League, having competed in the league since their promotion in the 2009–10 season.[1] St. Mirren also competed in the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Inverness finished tenth in the Scottish Premier League.[2] They reached the fifth round of the Scottish Cup where they were beaten by semifinalists Celtic.[3] They were beaten in the second round of the League Cup by lower league opposition Ayr United.[4]

Results And Fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
9 FW Richie Foran  Republic of Ireland 41 Club captain

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad[edit]

Last updated 13 May 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total SPL Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Ryan Esson 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0
2 Austria DF Thomas Piermayr 23 0 20 0 2 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Ross Tokely 32 1 29 1 2 0 1 0
4 Wales DF Owain Tudur Jones 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
5 England MF Chris Hogg 10 0 9 0 0 0 1 0
6 England MF Lee Cox 9 0 7 0 2 0 0 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 29 9 25 7 3 2 1 0
8 England MF Greg Tansey 39 5 36 4 3 1 0 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Richie Foran 41 2 37 2 3 0 1 0
10 Scotland MF Andrew Shinnie 19 8 17 7 1 1 1 0
11 Scotland MF Nick Ross 32 2 29 2 2 0 1 0
12 Northern Ireland GK Jonathan Tuffey 9 0 5 0 3 0 1 0
14 Scotland DF David Proctor 19 0 17 0 2 0 0 0
15 France FW Grégory Tadé 40 9 36 9 3 0 1 0
16 Spain DF Roman Golobart 25 2 22 2 2 0 1 0
17 Scotland MF Gavin Morrison 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
18 Scotland FW Shane Sutherland 30 1 28 1 1 0 1 0
19 Scotland DF Graeme Shinnie 32 1 28 1 3 0 1 0
20 Scotland DF Tom Aldred 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
20 England MF Aidan Chippendale 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
20 England FW Sam Winnall 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Billy McKay 24 3 22 3 2 0 0 0
22 France DF Kenny Gillet 27 0 25 0 2 0 0 0
23 Republic of Ireland MF Aaron Doran 12 0 10 0 1 0 1 0
24 England DF Steve Williams 9 2 9 2 0 0 0 0
25 England MF David Davis 15 1 14 1 1 0 0 0
25 France MF Claude Gnakpa 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
26 England DF Josh Meekings 21 0 19 0 2 0 0 0
31 Scotland MF Liam Polworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 13 May 2012
Number Nation Position Name Scottish Premier League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Scotland GK Ryan Esson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Austria DF Thomas Piermayr 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
3 Scotland DF Ross Tokely 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
4 Wales DF Owain Tudur Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 England MF Chris Hogg 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
6 England MF Lee Cox 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
8 England MF Greg Tansey 6 1 0 0 0 0 6' 1
9 Republic of Ireland FW Richie Foran 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
10 Scotland MF Andrew Shinnie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Scotland MF Nick Ross 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 Northern Ireland GK Jonathan Tuffey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Scotland DF David Proctor 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
15 France FW Grégory Tadé 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
16 Spain FW Roman Golobart 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
17 Scotland MF Gavin Morrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Scotland FW Shane Sutherland 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 Scotland DF Graeme Shinnie 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
20 Scotland DF Tom Aldred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England MF Aidan Chippendale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England FW Sam Winnall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Billy McKay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 France DF Kenny Gillet 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
23 Republic of Ireland MF Aaron Doran 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 England DF Steve Williams 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
25 England MF David Davis 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
25 France MF Claude Gnakpa 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 England DF Josh Meekings 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
31 Scotland MF Liam Polworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team statistics[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 30 3 5 84 21 +63 93 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 26 5 7 77 28 +49 073
3 Motherwell (Q) 38 18 8 12 49 44 +5 62 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Dundee United (Q) 38 16 11 11 62 50 +12 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Heart of Midlothian (TQ) 38 15 7 16 46 43 +3 52 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 St Johnstone (Q) 38 14 8 16 42 38 +4 50 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Kilmarnock 38 11 14 13 44 61 −17 47
8 St Mirren 38 9 16 13 39 51 −12 43
9 Aberdeen 38 9 14 15 36 44 −8 41
10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 10 9 19 42 60 −18 39
11 Hibernian 38 8 9 21 40 67 −27 33
12 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25 Relegation to the 2012–13 Scottish First Division

Source: ESPN Soccernet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Rangers were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[5] Qualification to play in a 2012–13 European competition dependent on award of UEFA license by 31 March 2012.[6]
(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.

Transfers[edit]

Inverness' first significant move in the close season was to release 10 first team players.[7] Two players also returned from loan back to their parent club. Chris Hogg was originally released by Caley Thistle at end of the season but later re-signed.[7][8]

References[edit]

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