2011–12 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth
2011–12 season
Chief Executive
Officer
David Lampitt
Manager Michael Appleton
The Championship 22nd (Relegated)
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Norris (8)
All: Norris (8)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 Season is Portsmouth's second season in The Championship after they were relegated from the Premier League during the 2009–10 season.

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 18 April 2012[1]

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 Jamie Ashdown
2 England MF Joel Ward
3 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha
4 South Africa DF Aaron Mokoena
5 England DF Jason Pearce (captain)
9 Hungary FW Márkó Futács
11 England FW Luke Varney
14 Nigeria MF Kelvin Etuhu
15 England DF Greg Halford
16 Scotland MF Scott Allan (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
17 England FW Ashley Harris
No. Position Player
18 England FW Dave Kitson
19 England MF David Norris (vice-captain)
22 Scotland FW Chris Maguire (on loan from Derby County)
23 Netherlands DF Karim Rekik (on loan from Manchester City)
25 Zimbabwe FW Benjani Mwaruwari
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim
27 Nigeria FW Nwankwo Kanu
30 England DF Sam Magri
31 England DF Adam Webster
32 England MF Jed Wallace
33 Australia DF Alex Grant

For reserves and academy, see Portsmouth F.C. Reserves and Academy

Transfers[edit]

Portsmouth have confirmed that any contracts due to expire at the end of the 2010–11 season would not be renewed due to their financial problems, and will release ten players.[2]

To make things worse, the number of first-team players reduced, with Nadir Çiftçi transferring to Kayserispor.

On 1 June 2011 the club announced that it had been bought by Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI).[3]

After the club takeout, new signings arrived on Fratton Park. David Norris arrived on a free transfer from Ipswich Town; Jason Pearce came from Bournemouth; Luke Varney, from Derby County; Stephen Henderson, from Bristol City and Greg Halford, from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

On 13 August, prior to kick-off against Brighton at Fratton Park, it was announced, much to the delight of the home fans, that Portsmouth had re-signed forward Benjani Mwaruwari, who previously left the club in 2008. On 14 October, Steve Cotterill agreed a compensation package to be allowed to take the vacant Nottingham Forest manager's position.[4] Later that day, it was announced that first team coaches Stuart Gray and Guy Whittingham would take over management duties, Cotterill's departure allowed several omitted players a return to the first team, such as Dave Kitson and Ricardo Rocha in a 2–0 home win against Barnsley.

Following Cotterill's departure, Michael Appleton was announced as the new manager on 10 November 2011.[5] His first match in charge was a 2–0 defeat at Watford, only Appleton's second match as a first team manager.[clarification needed]

On 23 November 2011, a Europe-wide arrest warrant was issued for Portsmouth owner, Vladimir Antonov, by Lithuanian prosecutors as part of an investigation into alleged asset stripping at Lithuanian bank Bankas Snoras, which is 68% owned by Antonov and went into temporary administration the previous week. Operations in another of Antonov's banks, Latvijas Krajbanka were suspended by Latvian authorities on 22 November 2011 for similar reasons.[6] Antonov was subsequently arrested at his offices in London on 24 November and has been bailed.[7]

CSI released a statement which said "In the light of the recent events at Snoras Bank, Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) would like to reassure its companies, staff, and the fans of its teams and events, that it remains very much business as usual." The statement added that "CSI has been solely financed through the private wealth of its owners. Snoras Bank has never provided funding for the purchase of a CSI organisation, nor has it lent any money to these businesses after they have been acquired."[8] However, Lithuanian prosecutors added that they would be taking "all the necessary steps" to freeze assets belonging to Mr Antonov and his business partner.[7] On 29 November, Antonov resigned as chairman of Portsmouth after parent company Convers Sports Initiatives entered administration.[9]

On 24 January Portsmouth FC were issued with a winding up petition by HMRC for over 1.6 million in unpaid taxes, this petition will be heard on 20 February 2012.[10] The lack of potential suitors has led to the fear that the club could fold becoming a reality. Those previously linked with investing in the club including Irishman Tony McSweeney and Peter Storrie have so far not submitted any interest and the other potential investor Joseph Cala has withdrawn his interest.

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
MF  ENG Lewis Stockford 18 EU Youth system Promoted Green tickY Summer 2012 Youth system [1]
DF  ENG Lewis Tallack 18 EU Youth system Promoted Green tickY Summer 2012 Youth system [2]
19 MF  ENG David Norris 29 EU Ipswich Town Contract Ended Green tickY Summer 2014 Free [3]
5 DF  ENG Jason Pearce 23 EU Bournemouth Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 £300,000 [4]
11 FW  ENG Luke Varney 28 EU Derby County Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 £750,000 [5]
13 GK  IRL Stephen Henderson 23 EU Bristol City Transfer Green tickY Summer 2013 Compensation (£100,000) [6]
15 DF  ENG Greg Halford 27 EU Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 Undisclosed [7]
DF  Jamaica Shavar Thomas 30 Non-EU Trial Red XN Summer 2011 Free [8]
20 DF  SCO Christian Dailly 37 EU Charlton Athletic Transfer Green tickY Summer 2011 Free [9]
17 MF  AUS Ryan Williams 17 EU Youth system Promoted Green tickY Summer 2012 Youth system [10]
25 FW  ZIM Benjani 33 EU Blackburn Rovers Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 Free [11]
10 FW  NOR Erik Huseklepp 26 Non-EU Bari Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 £1,500,000 [12]
9 FW  HUN Márkó Futács 24 EU Werder Bremen Germany Trial/Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 Free Sky Sports
MF  ENG Jed Wallace 17 EU Lewes Trial/Transfer Green tickY Summer 2014 Free [13]
20 MF  NOR Bjørn Helge Riise 28 Non-EU Fulham Loan Green tickY During Season 2011 Free [14]
DF  ESP Fernando Vega 27 EU Real Betis Spain Trial Red XN During Season 2011 Free [15]
14 MF  CIV Abdul Razak 18 EU Manchester City Loan Green tickY During Season 2011 Free [16]
 ENG Michael Appleton 35 EU West Bromwich Albion Manager Green tickY During Season 2014 Compensation [17]
FW  ENG Omarr Lawson 17 EU Dulwich Hamlet Trial Red XN During Season 2011 Free [18]
20 MF  ENG George Thorne 18 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Green tickY During Season 2011 Free [19]
16 DF  ENG Joe Mattock 21 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Green tickY During Season 2011 Free [20]
FW  ENG Dan Thompson 17 EU Hampton & Richmond Trial Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [21]
31 DF  ENG Adam Webster 16 EU Youth system Promoted Green tickY Summer 2012 Youth system [22]
14 MF  NGA Kelvin Etuhu 23 EU Transfer Green tickY Winter 2012 Free [23]
20 MF  ENG George Thorne 19 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [24]
16 MF  SCO Scott Allan 20 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [25]
17 FW  ENG Ashley Harris 18 EU Youth system Promoted Green tickY During Season 2013 Free [26]
22 FW  SCO Chris Maguire 23 EU Derby County Loan Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [27]
23 DF  NED Karim Rekik 17 EU Manchester City Loan Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [28]
24 FW  ITA Luca Scapuzzi 20 EU Manchester City Loan Green tickY During Season 2012 Free [29]

Total spending: Decrease £2,650,000

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
11 MF  ENG Michael Brown 34 EU Leeds United Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [30]
37 GK  ENG Darryl Flahavan 33 EU Bournemouth Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [31]
MF  ENG Billy Goddard 19 EU Free Agent Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [32]
39 MF  ENG Peter Gregory 19 EU Eastbourne Borough Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [33]
22 MF  SCO Richard Hughes 32 EU Free Agent Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [34]
36 MF  ENG Tom Kilbey 20 EU Free Agent Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [35]
38 DF  ENG Ellis Martin 19 EU Gosport Borough Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [36]
40 MF  ENG Marlon Pack 21 EU Cheltenham Town Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [37]
DF  ENG Perry Ryan 19 EU Havant & Waterlooville Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [38]
9 FW  ENG Danny Webber 29 EU Leeds United Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [39]
DF  Australia Billy Tsovolos 18 EU Eastleigh Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [40]
24 FW  TUR Nadir Çiftçi 19 EU Kayserispor Transfer Green tickY Summer Compensation (£100,000) [41]
10 FW  ENG David Nugent 26 EU Leicester City Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free [42]
GK  ENG Tom Fry 16 EU Crystal Palace Transfer Green tickY Summer Compensation [43]
GK  ENG Stuart Moore 16 EU Reading Transfer Green tickY Summer Compensation [44]
20 DF  SCO Christian Dailly 37 EU Southend United Contract Ended Green tickY During Season Free [45]
MF  ENG Lewis Stockford 18 EU Salisbury City Loan Green tickY During Season Free [46]
DF  ENG Lewis Tallack 18 EU Dorchester Town Loan Green tickY During Season Free [47]
FW  Nigeria Chinedu Vine 17 EU Work Experience Green tickY During Season Free [48]
MF  Australia Jordan Fitzharris 17 EU Work Experience Green tickY During Season Free [49]
FW  ENG Aaron Kinchen 17 EU Work Experience Green tickY During Season Free [50]
 ENG Steve Cotterill 47 EU Nottingham Forest Manager Green tickY During Season Compensation [51]
20 MF  NOR Bjørn Helge Riise 28 Non-EU Fulham Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [52]
14 MF  CIV Abdul Razak 19 EU Manchester City Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [53]
20 MF  ENG George Thorne 18 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [54]
16 DF  ENG Joe Mattock 21 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [55]
FW  ENG Dan Thompson 18 EU Havant & Waterlooville Loan Green tickY During Season Free [56]
6 DF  ISL Hermann Hreidarsson 37 EU Coventry City Transfer Green tickY Winter Free [57]
17 MF  Australia Ryan Williams 18 EU Fulham Transfer Green tickY Winter £400,000 [58]
DF  England Sam Magri 18 EU Liverpool Trial Green tickY During Season Free [59]
10 FW  NOR Erik Huseklepp 27 Non-EU Birmingham City Loan Green tickY During Season Free [60]
MF  ENG Lewis Stockford 19 EU A.F.C. Totton Loan Green tickY During Season Free [61]
FW  IRL Carl Walshe 19 EU Frome Town Loan Green tickY During Season Free [62]
MF  IRL Liam Lawrence 30 EU Cardiff City Wales Loan Green tickY During Season Free [63]
DF  ENG Lewis Tallack 19 EU Poole Town Loan Green tickY During Season Free [64]
MF  ENG Hayden Mullins 32 EU Reading Loan Green tickY During Season Free [65]
GK  IRL Stephen Henderson 23 EU West Ham United Loan Green tickY During Season Free [66]
20 MF  ENG George Thorne 19 EU West Bromwich Albion Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [67]
FW  ITA Luca Scapuzzi 21 EU Manchester City Loan Return Green tickY During Season Free [68]

Total gaining: Increase £500,000

Key events[edit]

  • 15 June: David Norris signed a three-year deal with the club.[11]
  • 24 June: Portsmouth buy Jason Pearce in an undisclosed fee.[12]
  • 13 August: Portsmouth resigns Benjani Mwaruwari.[13]
  • 14 October: Steve Cotterill leaves Portsmouth to manage Nottingham Forest.[4]
  • 10 November: Portsmouth announces Michael Appleton as the club's new manager.[14]
  • 23 November: A Europe-wide arrest warrant is issued for Portsmouth owner, Vladimir Antonov, with an asset stripping allegation.[6]
  • 24 November: Antonov is arrested at his offices in London.
  • 29 November: Antonov resigns as Portsmouth chairman.
  • 24 January: Portsmouth FC is issued with a winding up petition by HMRC for over £1.6m in unpaid taxes.
  • 4 April: Spokesman Scott Mclachlan says that needs more than £8m to buy Portsmouth.[15]
  • 11 April: Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch announces that no offers have been made to buy the club.
  • 21 April: Portsmouth is relegated after a 1–2 home defeat against Derby County.[16]
  • 28 April: After the last game of the season, Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton says that "17 or 18 players could be leaving the club and the same number coming in" in this summer.[17]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad stats[edit]

As of 28 April 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total The Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Jamie Ashdown 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
2 England DF Joel Ward 46 3 44 3 1 0 1 0
3 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha 35 0 33 0 1 0 1 0
4 South Africa DF Aaron Mokoena 20 0 18 0 1 0 1 0
5 England DF Jason Pearce 44 2 43 2 1 0 0 0
9 Hungary FW Márkó Futács 30 5 29 5 1 0 0 0
11 England FW Luke Varney 31 6 30 6 0 0 1 0
14 Nigeria MF Kelvin Etuhu 13 1 13 1 0 0 0 0
15 England DF Greg Halford 44 7 42 7 1 0 1 0
16 Scotland MF Scott Allan 15 1 15 1 0 0 0 0
17 England FW Ashley Harris 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
18 England FW Dave Kitson 35 4 33 4 1 0 1 0
19 England MF David Norris 42 8 40 8 1 0 1 0
22 Scotland FW Chris Maguire 11 3 11 3 0 0 0 0
23 Netherlands DF Karim Rekik 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
25 Zimbabwe FW Benjani Mwaruwari 18 1 18 1 0 0 0 0
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0
27 Nigeria FW Nwankwo Kanu 11 1 10 1 0 0 1 0
30 England DF Sam Magri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England DF Adam Webster 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Jed Wallace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Australia DF Alex Grant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who have left the club after the start of the season:
6 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Lawrence 25 0 23 0 1 0 1 0
8 England MF Hayden Mullins 36 1 34 1 1 0 1 0
10 Norway FW Erik Huseklepp 28 6 27 6 1 0 0 0
13 Republic of Ireland GK Stephen Henderson 27 0 25 0 1 0 1 0
14 Ivory Coast MF Abdul Razak 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
16 England DF Joe Mattock 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
17 Australia FW Ryan Williams 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
20 Scotland DF Christian Dailly 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 Norway MF Bjørn Helge Riise 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 England MF George Thorne 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
20 England MF George Thorne 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
24 Italy FW Luca Scapuzzi 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Updated on 22 April

Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 MF England 19 David Norris 8 0 0 8
2 DF England 15 Greg Halford 7 0 0 7
3 FW Norway 10 Erik Huseklepp 6 0 0 6
FW England 11 Luke Varney 6 0 0 6
4 FW Hungary 9 Márkó Futács 5 0 0 5
5 DF England 2 Joel Ward 3 0 0 3
FW England 18 Dave Kitson 3 0 0 3
FW Scotland 22 Chris Maguire 3 0 0 3
6 DF England 5 Jason Pearce 2 0 0 2
7 MF Nigeria 14 Kelvin Etuhu 1 0 0 1
MF Scotland 16 Scott Allan 1 0 0 1
FW Zimbabwe 25 Benjani 1 0 0 1
FW Nigeria 27 Nwankwo Kanu 1 0 0 1
MF England 8 Hayden Mullins 1 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 50 0 0 50

Disciplinary record[edit]

Updated on 28 April

Number Nation Position Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
15 England DF Greg Halford 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
18 England FW Dave Kitson 7 1 1 0 0 0 8 1
26 Israel DF Tal Ben Haim 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
19 England MF David Norris 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
3 Portugal DF Ricardo Rocha 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
11 England FW Luke Varney 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
2 England DF Joel Ward 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Liam Lawrence 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
5 England DF Jason Pearce 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
4 South Africa DF Aaron Mokoena 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22 Scotland FW Chris Maguire 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 England MF Hayden Mullins 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 Hungary FW Márkó Futács 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Iceland DF Hermann Hreiðarsson 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 England DF Joe Mattock 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 Zimbabwe FW Benjani Mwaruwari 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 Australia FW Ryan Williams 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
1 England GK Jamie Ashdown 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Norway FW Erik Huseklepp 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Nigeria MF Kelvin Etuhu 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Scotland MF Scott Allan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 Netherlands DF Karim Rekik 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 77 4 4 0 3 0 84 4

Competition[edit]

The Championship[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
20 Bristol City 46 12 13 21 44 68 −24 49
21 Barnsley 46 13 9 24 49 74 −25 48
22 Portsmouth (R) 46 13 11 22 50 59 −9 040 Relegation to League One
23 Coventry City (R) 46 9 13 24 41 65 −24 40
24 Doncaster Rovers (R) 46 8 12 26 43 80 −37 36

Updated to games played on 29 April 2012.
Source: BBC Sport
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.

1.^ Portsmouth were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[18]

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 11 22 50 59 −9 50 10 5 8 30 24 +6 3 6 14 20 35 −15

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: Championship Table

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 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A A A H A H H A A H H H A H A H A H H A
Result D L W D D L L W L L W L W L D W L D L W W D L D W L L W W D L L D L L L D W L L D L W W L L
Position 12 16 11 11 12 14 18 14 17 18 16 18 15 18 20 15 18 17 17 18 16 17 17 18 17 17 17 16 17 17 22 22 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 22 22 22

Last updated: 29 April 2012.
Source: Portsmouthfc.co.uk
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Competitive[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Championship[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 FA Cup

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ten players released". Portsmouth FC. 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ CSI buys Pompey
  4. ^ a b "Cotterill Leaves Pompey". Portsmouth FC. 14 October 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Portsmouth name Michael Appleton as new manager". BBC Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Arrest Warrant for Portsmouth FC Owner Vladimir Antonov". BBC Sport. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Pompey owner Vladimir Antonov bailed in Snoras Bank asset-stripping case". BBC Sport. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "CSI Statement on Snoras Bank Announcement". Convers Sports Initiatives. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Portsmouth owner Vladimir Antonov steps down". BBC Sport. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Portsmouth Football Club Statement". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Portsmouth agree deal for Norris". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Pompey Sign Pearce". The News. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Benjani Returns". Portsmouth FC. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Portsmouth name Michael Appleton as manager". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Portsmouth supporters' trust needs to raise £8m to buy club". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "BBC Sport – Portsmouth 1–2 Derby". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  17. ^ Appy Eyes Fresh Blood; Portsmouth FC, 28 April 2012
  18. ^ "Portsmouth enter administration & are docked 10 points". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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