2000–01 Wimbledon F.C. season

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Wimbledon
2000–01 season
ChairmanCharles Koppel
ManagerTerry Burton
StadiumSelhurst Park
First Division8th
FA CupFifth round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Jason Euell (19)

All:
Jason Euell (20)
Average home league attendance7,901

During the 2000–01 English football season, Wimbledon F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, following relegation from the FA Premier League the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

Following the departures of key frontmen John Hartson and Carl Cort, Wimbledon were unable to make an immediate return to the top flight and finished in 8th, five points short of the playoffs; were it not for their mediocre home form (with 11 draws and only 7 wins all season) they could have aimed for a playoff spot or even an attempt for automatic promotion. Despite this disappointing season, Wimbledon did enjoy some highlights, including a 5-0 demolition of London rivals Queens Park Rangers at home and a 5-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Wimbledon's struggle to return to the top flight was only made harder with the sale of the club's top scorer, Jason Euell, to South London rivals Charlton Athletic at the end of the season.

Kit[edit]

German company Puma became Wimbledon's kit manufacturers. Tiny Computers remained the kit sponsor.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Fulham 46 16 5 2 49 14 14 6 3 41 18 90 32 +58 101
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 5 3 43 20 11 8 4 33 19 76 39 +37 91
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 10 10 3 40 28 14 5 4 36 17 76 45 +31 87
4 Preston North End 46 12 6 5 32 18 11 3 9 32 34 64 52 +12 78
5 Birmingham City 46 14 3 6 34 22 9 6 8 25 26 59 48 +11 78
6 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 5 5 37 23 8 6 9 23 29 60 52 +8 74
7 Burnley 46 14 5 4 30 17 7 4 12 20 37 50 54 –4 72
8 Wimbledon 46 7 11 5 33 26 10 7 6 38 24 71 50 +21 69
9 Watford 46 11 6 6 46 29 9 3 11 30 38 76 67 +9 69
10 Sheffield United 46 14 4 5 34 18 5 7 11 18 31 52 49 +3 68
11 Nottingham Forest 46 11 3 9 28 24 9 5 9 27 29 55 53 +2 68
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 7 9 7 25 20 7 4 12 20 28 45 48 –3 55
13 Gillingham 46 9 6 8 32 28 4 10 9 29 38 61 66 –5 55
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 5 6 30 24 3 5 15 17 38 47 62 –15 55
15 Norwich City 46 10 7 6 25 18 4 5 14 21 40 46 58 –12 54
16 Barnsley 46 11 3 9 32 26 4 6 13 17 36 49 62 –13 54
17 Sheffield Wednesday 46 9 4 10 34 38 6 4 13 18 33 52 71 –19 53
18 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 26 27 4 6 13 17 35 43 62 –19 52
19 Stockport County 46 6 11 6 29 26 5 7 11 29 39 58 65 –7 51
20 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 25 1 11 11 16 34 47 59 –12 49
21 Crystal Palace 46 6 6 11 28 34 6 7 10 29 36 57 70 –13 49
22 Huddersfield Town 46 7 6 10 29 26 4 9 10 19 31 48 57 –9 48
23 Queens Park Rangers 46 6 9 8 24 28 1 10 12 21 47 45 75 –30 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 7 8 30 33 1 4 18 16 44 46 77 –31 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Wimbledon's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 0-0 8,266
19 August 2000 Burnley A 0-1 15,124
26 August 2000 Watford H 0-0 8,447
28 August 2000 Preston North End A 1-1 13,519 Williams
9 September 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 5-0 15,856 Francis, Hartson (2), Euell (2)
12 September 2000 Huddersfield Town A 2-0 7,592 Hartson (2)
16 September 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 8,761 Hartson
23 September 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 11,720 Euell
30 September 2000 Stockport County H 2-0 6,087 Ardley (pen), Francis
14 October 2000 Gillingham H 4-4 9,030 Francis, Hartson (2), Euell
18 October 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 0-2 6,019
21 October 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 4-0 5,469 Harley (2), Gayle, Euell
24 October 2000 West Bromwich Albion A 1-3 15,570 Euell (pen)
28 October 2000 Sheffield United H 0-0 7,327
5 November 2000 Barnsley A 1-0 13,641 Francis
11 November 2000 Fulham H 0-3 14,071
18 November 2000 Nottingham Forest A 2-1 18,159 Euell, Andersen
25 November 2000 Norwich City A 2-1 14,059 Hartson, Francis
2 December 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 8,608
5 December 2000 Crystal Palace A 1-3 16,699 Roberts
9 December 2000 Birmingham City A 3-0 16,778 Francis (2), Euell
13 December 2000 Grimsby Town H 2-2 4,489 Euell, Andersen
16 December 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0-1 6,076
23 December 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 4-0 8,058 Andersen, Williams, Euell (2)
26 December 2000 Portsmouth H 1-1 9,245 Francis
2 January 2001 Watford A 1-3 11,336 Gayle
13 January 2001 Preston North End H 3-1 7,242 Euell (2), Williams
20 January 2001 Portsmouth A 1-2 12,488 Euell
10 February 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 4-1 6,741 Andersen (2), Euell, Beresford (own goal)
24 February 2001 Queens Park Rangers H 5-0 9,446 Williams (2), Gayle, Euell (2)
3 March 2001 Stockport County A 2-2 5,519 Agyemang, Wiss (own goal)
6 March 2001 Gillingham A 0-0 8,841
10 March 2001 Crystal Palace H 1-0 13,167 Agyemang
13 March 2001 Grimsby Town A 1-1 4,276 Agyemang
17 March 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1-1 19,000 Euell
31 March 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 2-2 14,562 Agyemang, Cooper
4 April 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-0 16,767 Ardley
7 April 2001 Birmingham City H 3-1 6,619 Nielsen, Hughes, Williams
10 April 2001 Burnley H 0-2 6,132
14 April 2001 Barnsley H 1-1 7,609 Ainsworth
17 April 2001 Sheffield United A 1-0 14,527 Roberts
21 April 2001 Nottingham Forest H 2-1 10,027 Nielsen, Cooper
24 April 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 3-3 5,468 Willmott, Cooper, Ardley
28 April 2001 Fulham A 1-1 18,576 Euell (pen)
1 May 2001 Huddersfield Town H 1-1 4,956 Ainsworth
6 May 2001 Norwich City H 0-0 7,888

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Notts County H 2-2 4,391 Ardley, Karlsson
R3R 27 January 2001 Notts County A 1-0 9,084 Andersen
R4 6 February 2001 Middlesbrough A 0-0 20,625
R4R 13 February 2001 Middlesbrough H 3-1 5,991 Ardley (pen), Euell, Hunt
R5 17 February 2001 Wycombe Wanderers A 2-2 9,650 Williams, Agyemang
R5R 20 February 2001 Wycombe Wanderers H 2-2 (lost 7-8 on pens) 4,391 Ainsworth, Gray

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Wigan Athletic H 0-0 1,941
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Wigan Athletic A 2-1 5,387 Hartson, Gayle
R3 31 October 2000 Middlesbrough H 1-0 3,666 Hartson (pen)
R4 29 November 2000 Manchester City A 1-2 19,513 Roberts

Squad[edit]

[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 Kelvin Davis
2 Republic of Ireland DF Kenny Cunningham
3 England DF Alan Kimble
4 England MF Andy Roberts
5 England DF Dean Blackwell
6 England DF Darren Holloway
7 England DF Neal Ardley
10 England MF Jason Euell[2]
11 England MF Kevin Cooper
12 Norway DF Trond Andersen
14 England GK Paul Heald
15 England FW Carl Leaburn
16 Northern Ireland MF Michael Hughes
17 Northern Ireland DF Mark Williams[3]
18 England MF Gareth Ainsworth
19 England FW Paul Robinson
20 United States GK Ian Feuer
21 Scotland DF Duncan Jupp
No. Position Player
22 England MF Chris Willmott
23 England MF Ian Selley
24 England MF Damien Francis[4]
25 England FW Wayne Gray
26 England FW Patrick Agyemang[5]
27 Republic of Ireland DF Des Byrne
28 England DF Peter Hawkins
29 England MF Michael Thomas
30 Sweden MF Pär Karlsson
31 Norway MF Kjetil Wæhler
32 England MF Ansah Owusu
33 England MF Rob Gier[6]
34 England MF Jonathan Hunt
35 England FW Lionel Morgan
36 Denmark FW David Nielsen (from March)
37 England MF Alex Tapp
38 South Africa DF Matthew Booth (on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns)
39 England GK Shane Gore

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson (to Ipswich Town)
8 Jamaica MF Robbie Earle[7] (retired)
9 Wales FW John Hartson (to Coventry City)
No. Position Player
11 Jamaica FW Marcus Gayle[8] (to Rangers)
36 England DF Jon Harley (on loan from Chelsea)

Reserve 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
England DF Simon Mensing
England DF Samuel Okikiolu
No. Position Player
Finland DF Heikki Haara
Republic of Ireland FW Stephen O'Flynn

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/wimbledon/2000-2001/results
  2. ^ Euell was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in 2004.
  3. ^ Williams was born in Stalybridge, England, but qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  4. ^ Francis was born in Wandsworth, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his debut for Jamaica in 2003.
  5. ^ Agyemang was born in Walthamstowe, England, but qualified to represent Ghana internationally and would make his debut for Ghana in 2003.
  6. ^ Gier was born in Ascot, England, but qualified to represent the Philippines internationally and would make his debut for the Philippines in 2009.
  7. ^ Earle was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 1997, having previously being called up for England once without playing.
  8. ^ Gayle was born in Hammersmith, London, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally; he made his international debut for Jamaica in 1998.

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