2011–12 Walsall F.C. season

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Walsall F.C.
2011-12 season
Chairman Jeff Bonser
Manager Dean Smith
Top goalscorer League:
Alex Nicholls (5)
Jon Macken (5)
All:
Alex Nicholls (6)
Jon Macken (6)
Highest home attendance 8,603 vs. Sheffield Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Lowest home attendance 1,802 vs. Dagenham & Redbridge, 13 December 2011
Average home league attendance 4,303

League data[edit]

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Charlton Athletic 46 30 11 5 82 36 +46 101
P Sheffield Wednesday 46 28 9 9 81 48 +33 93
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90
P Huddersfield Town 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
R Wycombe Wanderers 46 11 10 25 65 88 -23 43
R Chesterfield 46 10 12 24 56 81 -25 42
R Exeter City 46 10 12 24 46 75 -29 42
R Rochdale 46 8 14 24 47 81 -34 38
Promotion to Championship
Qualification to League One playoffs
Relegation to League Two
Last updated: 15:56, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


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Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Jimmy Walker 29 0 24 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
2 England DF Darryl Westlake 21 0 14+3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
3 England DF Mat Sadler 51 1 46 1 3 0 1 0 1 0
4 England DF Andy Butler 48 5 42 5 2+1 0 1 0 2 0
5 England DF Oliver Lancashire 24 1 17+3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
6 England DF Manny Smith 36 1 31+2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
7 England MF Adam Chambers 36 2 26+3 2 4 0 1 0 2 0
9 Northern Ireland FW Will Grigg 33 4 17+12 4 2+1 0 0 0 1 0
10 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Macken 42 8 33+4 7 4 1 1 0 0 0
11 England MF Kevan Hurst 37 3 30+4 2 0 0 1 0 1+1 1
12 Wales DF Lee Beevers 40 0 28+7 0 4 0 0 0 0+1 0
14 England MF Richard Taundry 42 1 31+4 0 3+1 0 1 0 1+1 1
15 England MF Jamie Paterson 36 3 24+10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 England FW Alex Nicholls 52 8 32+13 7 4 1 0+1 0 2 0
17 England FW George Bowerman 26 4 3+19 3 0+3 1 0+1 0 0 0
19 United States MF Anton Peterlin 31 0 20+6 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
20 England MF Jake Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Hungary GK David Grof 25 0 22+1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 England FW Joey Butlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England FW Connor Deards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England DF Malvind Benning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Belgium MF Florent Cuvelier 18 4 17+1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 England DF Jamie Tank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 England MF Sam Mantom 13 3 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Argentina MF Emmanuel Ledesma 10 4 9+1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England GK Liam Maher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players played for Walsall this season who are no longer at the club or out on loan:
8 England FW Ryan Jarvis 25 3 9+10 2 0+3 0 1 0 1+1 1
18 France MF Claude Gnakpa 26 2 8+12 1 1+2 1 1 0 2 0
24 England MF Dave Martin 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 England MF Mark Wilson 6 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
25 Scotland MF Andy Halliday 8 0 2+5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 FW Republic of Ireland 10 Jon Macken 5 1 0 0 6
2 FW England 4 Alex Nicholls 5 1 0 0 5
3 FW England 8 Ryan Jarvis 2 0 0 1 3
4 FW Northern Ireland 9 Will Grigg 3 0 0 0 3
5 MF England 7 Adam Chambers 2 0 0 0 2
= MF France 18 Claude Gnakpa 1 1 0 0 2
= FW England 17 George Bowerman 1 1 0 0 2
TOTALS 8 0 0 2 10

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
4 England DF Andy Butler 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
7 England MF Adam Chambers 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
6 England DF Manny Smith 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 England DF Lee Beevers 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
3 England DF Mat Sadler 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
14 England MF Richard Taundry 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 France FW Claude Gnakpa 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 England MF Kevan Hurst 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
1 England GK Jimmy Walker 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
TOTALS 10 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 2

Most Started Walsall players

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England
Walker
England
'Beevers
England
Smith
England
Butler (C)
England
Sadler
England
Taundry
United States
Peterlin
England
'Chambers
England
Paterson
England
'Macken
England
'Nicholls

Results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
27 June 2011 DF England Mat Sadler England Watford Free Transfer [1]
28 June 2011 MF England Kevan Hurst England Carlisle United Free Transfer [2]
30 June 2011 FW England Ryan Jarvis England Leyton Orient Free Transfer [3]
1 July 2011 MF France Claude Gnakpa England Luton Town Free Transfer [4]
8 July 2011 MF England Adam Chambers England Leyton Orient Free Transfer [5]
14 July 2011 DF Wales Lee Beevers England Colchester United Free Transfer [6]
19 July 2011 GK Hungary David Grof England Notts County Free Transfer [7]
27 July 2011 MF United States Anton Peterlin England Plymouth Argyle Free Transfer [8]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
29 May 2011 DF Cyprus Tom Williams England Kettering Town Free Transfer
29 May 2011 MF England Julian Gray Cyprus Nea Salamis Famagusta Free Transfer
29 May 2011 GK England Tim Cooney Free Agent Free Fransfer
29 May 2011 DF England Sean Geddes England Stourbridge Free Transfer
29 May 2011 FW Jamaica Darren Byfield Free Agent Free Transfer
29 May 2011 MF Argentina Emmanuel Ledesma Argentina Defensa y Justicia Free Transfer
29 June 2011 GK England Jonny Brain England Nantwich Town Free Transfer
29 June 2011 GK Republic of Ireland David Bevan England Daventry Town Free Transfer
29 June 2011 DF England Aaron Lescott England Halesowen Town Free Transfer
29 June 2011 DF England Alex Hickman Free Agent Free Transfer
29 June 2011 FW Northern Ireland Steve Jones England AFC Telford Free Transfer
1 July 2011 DF England Clayton McDonald England Port Vale Free Transfer [9]
28 July 2011 MF England Matt Richards England Shrewsbury Town Free Transfer
3 August 2011 MF England Paul Marshall England Rochdale Free Transfer
27 January 2012 MF France Claude Gnakpa Scotland Inverness Free Transfer
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
27 January 2012 MF Belgium Florent Cuvelier England Stoke City End Of Season
13 September 2011 MF England Dave Martin England Derby County 20 October 2011[10] [11]
28 October 2011 MF England Mark Wilson England Doncaster Rovers 29 November 2011
25 November 2011 MF Scotland Andy Halliday England Middlesbrough 9 January 2012
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walsall sign ex-Birmingham City defender Mat Sadler". BBC Football. 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Walsall bring in winger Kevan Hurst". BBC Football. 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Walsall agree deal for striker Ryan Jarvis". BBC Football. 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Walsall add former Luton winger Claude Gnakpa to squad". BBC Football. 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chambers makes Saddlers switch". Sky Sports. 
  6. ^ "Walsall sign ex-Colchester United defender Lee Beevers". BBC Football. 14 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Goalkeeper David Grof signs one-year Walsall contract". BBC Football. 19 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Walsall sign Anton Peterlin on a one-year contract". BBC Football. 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Port Vale agree deals with Sheffield United duo". BBC Football. 1 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Martin Back From Saddlers Loan". Derby County F.C. 20 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Martin Makes Saddlers Switch". dcfc.co.uk. 13 September 2011.