2011–12 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
2011–12 season
Chairman Alan Bowkett
Manager Paul Lambert
Stadium Carrow Road
Premier League 12th (47 points)
FA Cup 5th round
League Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Grant Holt (15)
All: Grant Holt (17)
Highest home attendance 26,819 (vs. Liverpool, 28 April 2012)
Lowest home attendance 13,009 (vs. MK Dons, 23 August 2011)
Average home league attendance 26,548
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was the 110th season of football for Norwich City. It was their first season in the Premier League for six years following promotion from the Championship in 2010–11 as runners-up.[1]

Norwich City ended the season in 12th place after winning their last league game 2–0 against Aston Villa on 13 May 2012.[2] They collected 47 points from 38 games.

Club staff[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January 2012.[3][4]

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 John Ruddy
2 Scotland DF Russell Martin (3rd captain)
3 England DF Adam Drury
4 England MF Bradley Johnson
5 Wales FW Steve Morison
6 United States DF Zak Whitbread
7 Wales MF Andrew Crofts
8 England FW James Vaughan
9 England FW Grant Holt (captain)
10 Canada FW Simeon Jackson
11 England MF Andrew Surman
12 Republic of Ireland MF Anthony Pilkington
13 England GK Declan Rudd
No. Position Player
14 Republic of Ireland MF Wes Hoolahan (vice-captain)
15 England MF David Fox
17 England MF Elliott Bennett
19 Scotland MF Simon Lappin
20 England DF Leon Barnett
21 England FW Aaron Wilbraham
22 England DF Elliott Ward
23 Republic of Ireland DF Marc Tierney
24 England MF Jonny Howson
25 England DF Kyle Naughton (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
26 Spain DF Daniel Ayala
30 Northern Ireland MF Matt Ball
31 England GK Jed Steer

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
16 England FW Chris Martin (at Crystal Palace until 1 June 2012)
18 England MF Korey Smith (at Barnsley until 1 June 2012)
27 England MF Tom Adeyemi (at Oldham Athletic until 10 March 2012)
28 England DF George Francomb (at Hibernian until 1 June 2012)
29 Wales MF Josh Dawkin (at Kettering Town until 1 June 2012)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
8 FW James Vaughan EU  ENG 22 Transfer Everton Summer 2014 Undisclosed BBC Football
5 FW Steve Morison EU  WAL
 ENG
27 Transfer Millwall Summer 2014 Undisclosed BBC Football
17 MF Elliott Bennett EU  ENG 22 Transfer Brighton & Hove Albion Summer 2014 Undisclosed BBC Football
24 DF Ritchie De Laet EU  BEL 22 Loan Manchester United Summer 2012 BBC Football
4 MF Bradley Johnson EU  ENG 24 Transfer Leeds United Summer 2014 Free BBC Football
12 MF Anthony Pilkington EU  IRL 23 Transfer Huddersfield Town England Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
25 DF Kyle Naughton EU  ENG 22 Loan Tottenham Hotspur Summer 2012 BBC Football
26 DF Daniel Ayala EU  ESP 20 Transfer Liverpool Summer £800,000 BBC Football
24 MF Jonathan Howson EU  ENG 23 Transfer Leeds United Winter 2015 BBC Football
33 DF Ryan Bennett EU  ENG 21 Transfer Peterborough United Winter 2015 BBC Football

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
4 MF Matthew Gill  ENG 30 Out of Contract Bristol Rovers Summer N/A 12 0 Norwich City
25 FW Luke Daley  ENG 21 Transfer Plymouth Argyle Summer Undisclosed 11 0 BBC Football
33 DF Jens Berthel Askou  DEN 28 Out of Contract Vejle Kolding Summer N/A 27 2 Norwich City
36 DF Sam Habergham  ENG 19 Out of Contract Tamworth Summer N/A 0 0 Norwich City
30 DF Owain Tudur Jones  WAL 27 Released Inverness Caledonian Thistle Summer N/A 5 1 [1]
31 GK Jed Steer  ENG 18 Loan Yeovil Town Summer Three-month loan BBC Football
26 DF Steven Smith  SCO 26 Transfer Preston North End Summer Free 7 0 Sky Sports
MF Tom Adeyemi  ENG 23 Loan Oldham Athletic Summer Five-month loan 11 0 BBC Football
MF Stephen Hughes  SCO 28 Contract terminated Motherwell Summer Free 36 3 BBC Football
FW Cody McDonald  ENG 25 Transfer Coventry City Summer Undisclosed 32 5 Norwich City
MF Anthony McNamee  ENG 27 Transfer MK Dons Summer Free 37 1 Norwich City
MF Oli Johnson  ENG 24 Contract terminated Oxford United Winter Free 24 4 BBC Football
28 MF George Francomb  ENG 20 Loan Hibernian Winter Loan 4 0 BBC Football

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last updated on 14 April 2012.
(Substitute appearances in brackets)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England John Ruddy 32 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 1 1
2 DF Scotland Russell Martin 26 (2) 2 3 0 1 0 30 (2) 2 1 0
3 DF England Adam Drury 9 0 3 0 1 0 13 0 2 0
4 MF England Bradley Johnson 21 (3) 2 0 (1) 0 0 0 21 (4) 2 0 0
5 FW Wales Steve Morison 21 (8) 7 1 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 22 (10) 9 1 0
6 DF United States Zak Whitbread 18 0 2 0 1 0 21 0 2 0
7 MF Wales Andrew Crofts 13 (10) 0 2 0 0 0 15 (10) 0 3 0
8 FW England James Vaughan 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (4) 0 0 0
9 FW England Grant Holt 20 (11) 10 2 2 0 0 22 (11) 12 3 0
10 FW Canada Simeon Jackson 8 (12) 2 2 (1) 2 1 0 11 (13) 4 0 0
11 MF England Andrew Surman 20 (3) 3 1 1 1 0 22 (3) 4 1 0
12 MF England Anthony Pilkington 21 (5) 7 2 0 0 0 23 (5) 7 1 0
13 GK England Declan Rudd 1 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 3 (1) 0 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Wes Hoolahan 22 (7) 2 3 1 1 0 26 (7) 3 2 0
15 MF England David Fox 17 (4) 0 3 0 1 0 21 (4) 0 2 0
17 MF England Elliott Bennett 12 (9) 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 14 (10) 0 2 0
18 MF England Korey Smith 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
19 MF Scotland Simon Lappin 1 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 1 (2) 0 0 0
20 DF England Leon Barnett 13 (4) 1 0 0 0 0 14 (4) 1 2 1
21 FW England Aaron Wilbraham 0 (3) 0 0 (3) 0 1 0 1 (6) 0 0 0
22 DF England Elliott Ward 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
23 DF England Marc Tierney 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 2 0
24 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 6 1 0 0 0 (1) 0 6 (1) 1 1 0
25 DF England Kyle Naughton 22 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 22 (1) 0 5 0
26 DF Spain Daniel Ayala 6 (1) 0 2 0 1 0 9 (1) 0 1 0
28 DF England George Francomb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Wales Josh Dawkin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 MF England Matt Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 GK England Jed Steer 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players out on loan:
16 FW England Chris Martin 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0 0 0
27 MF England Tom Adeyemi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Oli Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Captains[edit]

Accounts for all competitions.
No. Pos. Name Starts
9 FW England Grant Holt 16
14 MF Republic of Ireland Wes Hoolahan 9
2 DF Scotland Russell Martin 3

Top goalscorers[edit]

Lists at most top 10 goalscorers only.
Legend: LG = Premier League; L. Cup = League Cup
Classification: 1. Goals in total 2. Goals in league 3. Goals in FA Cup 4. Goals in League Cup 5. Most recently scored
Rank # Pos. Player LG FA Cup L. Cup Total Last scored against
1 9 FW England Grant Holt 15 2 0 17 England Aston Villa (Premier League)
2 5 FW Wales Steve Morison 9 1 0 10 England Arsenal (Premier League)
3 12 MF Republic of Ireland Anthony Pilkington 8 0 0 8 England Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
4 10 FW Canada Simeon Jackson 3 2 0 5 England Aston Villa (Premier League)
14 MF Republic of Ireland Wes Hoolahan 4 1 0 5 England Arsenal (Premier League)
11 MF England Andrew Surman 4 1 0 5 England Manchester City (Premier League)
7 2 DF Scotland Russell Martin 2 0 0 2 England Queens Park Rangers (Premier League)
4 MF England Bradley Johnson 2 0 0 2 England Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
9 20 DF England Leon Barnett 1 0 0 1 England Sunderland (Premier League)
24 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 1 0 0 1 England Stoke City (Premier League)

Penalties Awarded[edit]

Last updated on 11 January 2012.

Date Success? Penalty Taker Opponent Competition
29 October Green tickY England Grant Holt Blackburn Rovers Premier League
7 January Red XN England Grant Holt Burnley FA Cup

Starting formations[edit]

Accounts for all competitions.
Qnt Formation Match(es)
12 4–1–2–1–2 1, 15–18, 20–21, 23–24 Premier League, 1 League Cup, 1, 3 FA Cup
9 4–2–3–1 5–10, 12, 19 Premier League, 2 FA Cup
7 4–4–2 2, 4, 11, 13, 22, 25–26 Premier League
1 5–3–2 3 Premier League
1 4–5–1 14 Premier League

Last updated: 17 Feb
Source: Match reports in Matches
Only competitive matches.


Competitions[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

Note: this section relates to first team friendlies only.

Premier League[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
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

Updated to games played on 19 May 2012.
Source: The Pink'un
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.

Results 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
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result D D L L W W L W D D L L W L W D D L D W W D L W W L L D L W L D W L L L D W
Position 6 10 14 17 13 9 9 9 8 8 9 11 10 11 10 9 9 11 11 9 9 9 11 9 8 8 10 12 13 11 12 12 10 11 12 13 13 12

Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

August[edit]
September[edit]
October[edit]
November[edit]
December[edit]
January[edit]
February[edit]
March[edit]
April[edit]
May[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norwich seal Premier League place". BBC Sport. 2 May 2011. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  2. ^ premierleague.com. "Barclays Premier League Table". Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "First Team Profiles". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–12 Squad Numbers Confirmed". Norwich City F.C. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Hardy, David (16 July 2011). "It's Not About the Result!". Gorleston F.C. Retrieved 17 July 2011.