2011–12 Peterborough United F.C. season

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Peterborough United
2011–12 season
Chairman Republic of Ireland Darragh MacAnthony
Manager Scotland Darren Ferguson
Stadium London Road Stadium
FA Cup 3rd Round
Football League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Paul Taylor (12)
All: Paul Taylor (12)
Highest home attendance League: 13,517 vs West Ham United (27 Mar 2012)
All: 13,517 vs West Ham United (27 Mar 2012)
Lowest home attendance League: 6,351 vs Cardiff City (18 Oct 2011)
All: 6,351 vs Cardiff City (18 Oct 2011)
Average home league attendance League: 9,766
All: 9,766
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Peterborough United's 51st season in the Football League, competing in the Football League Championship after being promoted from Football League One, beating Huddersfield Town 3–0 in the Play-off final.

Season review[edit]

Championship[edit]

Standings[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)


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 10 23 67 82 −15 49 10 3 10 42 41 +1 3 7 13 25 41 −16

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source:[citation needed]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011-12 FA Cup
Round 3
Ground
Result

League Cup[edit]

Round 1 2
Ground A H
Result D L

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 Joe Lewis
2 England DF Mark Little
3 England DF Matthew Briggs (on loan from Fulham)
4 England DF Ryan Bennett
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Gabriel Zakuani
7 England FW Nicky Ajose (on loan to Chesterfield)
8 England MF Lee Tomlin
9 England FW David Ball
10 Scotland MF George Boyd
11 Northern Ireland MF Grant McCann (club captain)
12 England FW Emile Sinclair
13 England GK Joe Day (on loan to Alfreton Town)
14 England MF Tommy Rowe
15 England FW Dave Hibbert
17 England MF Joe Newell
No. Position Player
18 England DF Shaun Brisley (on loan from Macclesfield Town)
19 England GK Barry Richardson
20 England FW Tyrone Barnett (on loan from Crawley Town)
21 Republic of Ireland MF Daniel Kearns
23 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington
25 England MF Nathan Ralph (on loan to Kettering Town)
26 England FW Paul Taylor
27 England DF Craig Alcock
29 South Africa DF Kgosi Ntlhe
31 England FW Jaanai Gordon-Hutton
33 England DF Peter Grant
34 England MF Dan Lawler
44 England MF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
England FW Danny Mills (on loan to Kettering Town)
England DF Scott Griffiths (on loan to Rotherham United)

Detailed overview[edit]

No. Name Nat. Place of birth Date of birth Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous club Date joined Fee
1 Joe Lewis England Broome, Norfolk 6 October 1987 200 0 Norwich City 8 January 2008 £400,000
2 Mark Little England Worcester 20 August 1988 53 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 June 2010 Free
3 Matthew Briggs England London 9 March 1991 Fulham 7 February 2012 Loan
4 Ryan Bennett England Orsett 6 March 1990 96 7 Norwich City 31 January 2012 Loan
5 Gabriel Zakuani Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 31 May 1986 107 3 1 0 Fulham 1 January 2009 £500,000
7 Nicky Ajose England Bury 7 October 1991 Manchester United 5 July 2011 £300,000
8 Lee Tomlin England Leicester 12 January 1988 47 11 Rushden & Diamonds 6 August 2010 Undisclosed
9 David Ball England Whitefield, Greater Manchester 14 December 1989 21 5 Manchester City 31 January 2011 Undisclosed
10 George Boyd Scotland England Chatham 2 October 1985 215 60 Stevenage 1 January 2007 £260,000
11 Grant McCann Northern Ireland Belfast 14 April 1980 45 13 33 4 Scunthorpe United 24 May 2010 Free
12 Emile Sinclair England Leeds 29 December 1987 Macclesfield Town 31 August 2011 £250,000
13 Joe Day England 13 August 1990 Rushden & Diamonds 7 April 2011 Undisclosed
14 Tommy Rowe England Wythenshawe 24 September 1988 78 9 Stockport County 1 July 2009 Undisclosed
15 David Hibbert England Stafford 28 January 1986 12 1 Shrewsbury Town 31 May 2010 Free
16 Ryan Tunnicliffe England Bury 30 December 1992 Manchester United 1 July 2011 Loan
17 Joe Newell England Birmingham 15 March 1992 2 0 N/A 21 April 2011 Trainee
18 Shaun Brisley England Macclesfield 6 May 1990 - - - - Macclesfield Town 9 February 2012 Loan
19 Barry Richardson England Wallsend 5 August 1969 Cheltenham Town 3 February 2010 Free
20 Tyrone Barnett England Birmingham 28 October 1985 Crawley Town 21 February 2012 Loan
21 Daniel Kearns Republic of Ireland Belfast 26 August 1991 Dundalk 30 August 2011 Undisclosed
23 Lee Frecklington Republic of Ireland England Lincoln 8 September 1985 57 3 Lincoln City 15 May 2009 Undisclosed
25 Nathan Ralph England Great Dunmow 14 February 1993 N/A 1 June 2011 Trainee
26 Paul Taylor England Liverpool 4 October 1987 Anderlecht 28 February 2011 Free
27 Craig Alcock England Truro 8 December 1987 Yeovil Town 7 July 2011 Undisclosed
28 Paul Jones England Snodland 28 June 1986 Exeter City 24 June 2011 Free
Danny Mills England Peterborough 27 November 1991 3 0 Crawley Town 24 July 2009 Undisclosed
Scott Griffiths England London 27 November 1985 21 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 January 2010 Undisclosed

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 England GK Joe Lewis 12 0 11+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 England DF Mark Little 37 1 26+8 1 0+1 0 2+0 0
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Gabriel Zakuani 42 1 40+0 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
7 England FW Nicky Ajose 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 England MF Lee Tomlin 40 9 31+6 8 1+0 0 2+0 1
9 England FW David Ball 24 6 6+16 4 0+0 0 1+1 2
10 Scotland FW George Boyd 48 8 45+0 7 1+0 0 2+0 1
11 Northern Ireland MF Grant McCann 42 8 38+3 8 0+0 0 1+0 0
12 England FW Emile Sinclair 29 10 14+14 10 1+0 0 0+0 0
13 England GK Joe Day 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 England MF Tommy Rowe 45 3 39+3 3 1+0 0 2+0 0
15 England FW Dave Hibbert 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 England MF Joe Newell 15 1 8+6 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
18 England DF Shaun Brisley 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 England FW Tyrone Barnett 13 4 12+1 4 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 Republic of Ireland MF Daniel Kearns 19 0 5+13 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
23 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington 39 5 35+2 5 0+0 0 2+0 0
25 England MF Nathan Ralph 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 England FW Paul Taylor 47 12 36+8 12 1+0 0 1+1 0
27 England DF Craig Alcock 44 0 40+1 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
28 England GK Paul Jones 37 0 35+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
29 South Africa DF Kgosi Ntlhe 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 England MF Charlie Coulson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players featured for club who have left:
Wales DF Grant Basey 4 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Ryan Bennett 35 1 32+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
England DF Matthew Briggs 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Ben Gordon 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
England DF Tom Kennedy 8 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Ryan Tunnicliffe 29 0 10+16 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
England DF Scott Wootton 14 0 7+4 0 1+0 0 1+1 0

Starting XI[edit]

The following players have been named in the most starting line-ups. This line-up may differ from the list of players with most appearances.

Goalscoring record[edit]

N P Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
26 FW Paul Taylor 12 0 0 12
12 FW Emile Sinclair 10 0 0 10
8 FW Lee Tomlin 8 0 1 9
10 MF George Boyd 7 0 1 8
11 MF Grant McCann 8 0 0 8
9 FW David Ball 4 0 2 6
23 MF Lee Frecklington 5 0 0 5
20 FW Tyrone Barnett 4 0 0 4
14 MF Tommy Rowe 4 0 0 4
4 DF Ryan Bennett 1 0 0 1
2 DF Mark Little 1 0 0 1
17 MF Joe Newell 1 0 0 1
5 DF Gabriel Zakuani 1 0 0 1
Totals 65 0 4 69

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
23 MF Lee Frecklington 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
8 FW Lee Tomlin 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
11 FW Grant McCann 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
27 DF Craig Alcock 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
4 DF Ryan Bennett 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
10 MF George Boyd 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
26 FW Paul Taylor 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
14 MF Tommy Rowe 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 DF Gabriel Zakuani 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
29 MF Kgosi Ntlhe 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 DF Scott Wootton 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 FW Tyrone Barnett 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF Matthew Briggs 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Shaun Brisley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Daniel Kearns 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 DF Tom Kennedy 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF Mark Little 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF Joe Newell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 FW Emile Sinclair 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 53 2 1 0 2 0 57 2

Penalties[edit]

Date Penalty taker Scored Opponent Competition
9 August Lee Tomlin Penalty scored Stevenage League Cup Round 1
20 August Grant McCann Penalty scored Ipswich Town Championship Match 4
18 October Grant McCann Penalty scored Cardiff City Championship Match 12

Suspensions served[edit]

Date Matches Missed Player Reason Opponents Missed
22 October 3 Lee Tomlin Red card vs Leeds United Watford (A), Southampton (A), Derby County (H)
1 November 1 Lee Frecklington Red card vs Southampton Derby County (H), Birmingham City (A), Middlesbrough (H)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
13 GK Day EU  ENG 20 Transfer Rushden & Diamonds Summer 2015 Undisclosed BBC Sport
28 GK Jones EU  ENG 24 Transfer Exeter City Summer 2013 Free BBC Sport
7 FW Ajose EU  ENG 19 Transfer Manchester United Summer 2015 £300,000 BBC Sport
27 DF Alcock EU  ENG 23 Transfer Yeovil Town Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
21 MF Kearns EU  IRL
 NIR
20 Transfer Dundalk Republic of Ireland Summer 2014 Undisclosed Sky Sports
12 FW Sinclair EU  ENG 23 Transfer Macclesfield Town Summer 2014 £250,000 Peterborough United
  • Total spending: Decrease ~ £550,000+
Notes
1Although officially undisclosed, The Evening Telegraph reported the fee to be £300,000.[1]

Loans in[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
16 MF Tunnicliffe  ENG 21 Manchester United 1 July 29 February BBC Sport
6 DF Wootton  ENG 20 Manchester United 1 July 23 January BBC Sport The Posh Site
20 DF Thompson  ENG 20 Celtic 9 August 18 January Sky Sports The Posh Site
18 DF Gordon  ENG 20 Chelsea 18 August 2 January BBC Sport Soccerbase
30 DF Kennedy  ENG 26 Leicester City 30 September 1 January Sky Sports
4 DF Bennett  ENG 21 Norwich City 31 January 29 February BBC Sport Evening News
3 DF Briggs  ENG 23 Fulham 7 February 7 March BBC Sport
18 DF Brisley  ENG 22 Macclesfield Town 9 February 30 June BBC Sport
20 FW Barnett  ENG 26 Crawley Town 21 February 30 June BBC Sport

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
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; No. = 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); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
17 DF Nana  ENG
 GHA
21 Free Transfer Northampton Town Summer Free 16 0 BBC Sport
21 MF Davies  WAL 27 Released Northampton Town Summer Free 28 1 BBC Sport
MF Green  ENG 21 Released Dagenham & Redbridge Summer Free 31 2 BBC Sport
18 MF Whelpdale  ENG 24 Transfer Gillingham Summer Undisclosed 143 13 Gillingham F.C.
12 FW Mackail-Smith  ENG 27 Transfer Brighton & Hove Albion Summer £2.5m1 212 99 BBC Sport
6 DF Lee  ENG 25 Transfer Gillingham Summer Undisclosed 177 16 Gillingham F.C.
FW Howe  ENG 24 Transfer Torquay United Summer Free 15 1 BBC Sport
MF Geohaghon  ENG 26 Free Transfer Barnet Summer Free 19 1 BBC Sport
21 MF Wesolowski  AUS 23 Free Transfer Oldham Athletic Summer Free 39 2 BBC Sport
18 DF Piergianni  ENG 19 Free Transfer Stockport County Summer Free 1 0 BBC Sport
3 DF Basey  WAL 23 Transfer Wycombe Wanderers Winter Free 13 1 The Posh Site
24 DF Langmead  ENG 26 Free Transfer Northampton Town Winter Free 41 4 The Posh Site
4 DF Bennett  ENG 21 Transfer Norwich City Winter £3.2m2 96 7 BBC Sport

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.

  • Total income: Increase ~ £5,700,000+
Notes

1Although officially undisclosed The Evening Telegraph reported the transfer fee was £2.5 million.[2]

2Although officially undisclosed The Evening Telegraph reported the transfer fee was £3.2 million.

Loans outs[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
FW Mills  ENG 20 Tamworth 8 August 1 January BBC Sport Soccerbase
24 DF Langmead  ENG 26 Northampton Town 9 August 5 January Sky Sports The Posh Site
FW Ball  ENG 21 Rochdale 31 August 12 October BBC Football BBC Sport
DF Griffiths  ENG 26 Crawley Town 8 September 1 January 2012 BBC Football Soccerbase
7 FW Ajose  ENG 20 Scunthorpe United 22 September 29 November BBC Sport Soccerbase
13 GK Day  ENG 24 Alfreton Town 6 October 30 June BBC Sport The Posh Site
3 DF Basey  WAL
 ENG
23 Wycombe Wanderers 6 October 31 December BBC Sport Soccerbase
DF Griffiths  ENG 28 Rotherham United 10 January 30 June The Posh Site
FW Mills  ENG 23 Kettering Town 13 January 30 June The Posh Site
25 DF Ralph  ENG 21 Kettering Town 13 January The Posh Site

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
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; No. = 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); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
5 DF  COD Zakuani 25 Green tickY Signed 3 years June 2014 BBC Sport
4 DF  ENG Bennett 21 Green tickY Signed 4 years June 2015 BBC Sport
14 MF  ENG Rowe 22 Green tickY Signed 3 years June 2014 BBC Sport
23 MF  IRL
 ENG
Frecklington 26 Green tickY Signed 1.5 years June 2014 BBC Sport
17 MF  ENG Newell 18 Green tickY Signed 4 years June 2016 The Posh Site
10 MF  SCO
 ENG
Boyd 26 Red XN Rejected Undisclosed Undisclosed The Posh Site
26 FW  ENG Taylor 24 Red XN Rejected 4 years June 2015 BBC Sport
28 GK  ENG Jones 25 Red XN Rejected Undisclosed Undisclosed Sky Sports

Last updated:

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Championship[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Summary[edit]

Games played 49 (46 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Games won 14 (13 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Games drawn 11 (11 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Games lost 24 (22 Championship, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Goals scored 70 (66 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 4 League Cup)
Goals conceded 84 (77 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 5 League Cup)
Goal difference -14
Clean sheets 4 (4 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Yellow cards 57 (53 Championship, 2 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Red cards 2 (2 Championship, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup)
Worst discipline 5 Booked, 1 Red card Lee Frecklington & Lee Tomlin
Best result 7–1 vs Ipswich Town
Worst result 0–3 vs Portsmouth & Millwall
Most appearances Ryan Bennet (34)
Top scorer 12, Paul Taylor
Points 50

Competition summary[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
2011–12 Football League Championship 18th 6 August 2011 28/29 April 2012
2011-12 Football League Cup 1st Round 2nd Round 9 August 2011 24 August 2011
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd round 8 January 2012 8 January 2012

Last updated: 24 August 2011
Source: Competitions

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Swann (5 July 2011). "Posh bid for Ajose accepted by Man Utd". The Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Alan Swann (4 July 2011). "Mackail-Smith signs for Brighton". The Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2011.