2000–01 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
2000–01 season
Chairman Sir Jack Hayward OBE
Manager Colin Lee
(until 18 December)
Dave Jones
(from 3 January)
Football League First Division 12th
FA Cup 4th round
League Cup 3rd round
Top goalscorer League: Adam Proudlock (8)
All: Adam Proudlock (11)
Highest home attendance 26,627 (vs Gillingham, 3 February 2001)
Lowest home attendance 8,058 (vs Grimsby, 2 October 2000)
Average home league attendance 19,258 (league only)

The 2000–01 season was the 102nd season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played the season in the second tier of the English football system, the Football League First Division.

The team finished in 12th position, their lowest league finish for five seasons. Colin Lee began the season as manager but was sacked in December 2000 with the team just a single point clear of the relegation zone.[1] Former Southampton manager Dave Jones replaced him in early January but could not take the side any higher than mid-table.[2]

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Wolves' pre season saw them travel to Ireland to play three local sides. They then returned home to play three Premiership teams at Molineux; the fixture against Aston Villa was a testimonial match for Mike Stowell.

Football League First Division[edit]

A total of 24 teams competed in the Football League First Division in the 2000–01 season. Each team played every other team twice: once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats.

The provisional fixture list was released on 22 June 2000, but was subject to change in the event of matches being selected for television coverage or police concerns.[3]

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Sheffield United 46 19 11 16 52 49 +3 68
11 Nottingham Forest 46 20 8 18 55 53 +2 68
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 13 19 45 48 –3 55
13 Gillingham 46 13 16 17 61 66 –5 55
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 47 62 –15 55
15 Norwich City 46 14 12 20 46 58 –12 54

Source: Statto.com

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 14 13 19 45 48  −3 55 7 9 7 25 20  +5 7 4 12 20 28  −8

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

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
Result D D W L L L D D W D L L D W D L L L W D W L L W L W W D D W L L W W L W W L L D L D L W L D
Position 9 13 8 15 17 19 16 18 13 15 16 16 17 15 14 18 20 21 15 16 14 15 16 15 17 14 12 12 13 12 14 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 15 16 12 12 12

Source: Statto.com

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Players[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Key

  ‡ On loan from another club   * First appearance(s) for the club

Correct as of the season's end. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable.


No. Pos Name P G P G P G P G A yellow card A red card Notes
League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
1 GK England Oakes, MichaelMichael Oakes 46 0 1 0 4 0 51 0 0 0
2 DF Australia Muscat, KevinKevin Muscat (c) 37 3 1 0 4 1 42 4 10 1
3 DF England Naylor, LeeLee Naylor 44(2) 1 2 0 5 0 51(2) 1 4 0
4 MF Wales Robinson, CarlCarl Robinson 36(4) 3 2 1 4(1) 1 42(5) 5 4 0
5 DF France Pollet, LudovicLudovic Pollet 29 2 1 0 0 0 30 2 2 0
6 MF England Emblen, NeilNeil Emblen 21(7) 0 1(1) 0 4 0 26(8) 0 0 0
7 DF England Bazeley, DarrenDarren Bazeley 23(1) 1 0 0 5 0 28(1) 1 2 0
8 MF England Osborn, SimonSimon Osborn 16(4) 0 2 0 2 0 20(4) 0 5 0
8 DF England Connelly, SeanSean Connelly 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 1
9 FW Georgia (country) Ketsbaia, TemuriTemuri Ketsbaia 14(8) 3 0 0 3(1) 1 17(9) 4 3 0
10 FW England Branch, MichaelMichael Branch 31(7) 4 2 0 2(1) 0 35(8) 4 9 0
11 MF England Sinton, AndyAndy Sinton 28(2) 2 2 0 2(1) 0 32(3) 2 4 0
12 GK England Stowell, MikeMike Stowell 0(1) 0 1 0 1 0 2(1) 0 0 0
14 FW Nigeria Ndah, GeorgeGeorge Ndah 23(6) 6 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 23(8) 6 6 0
15 MF England Sedgley, SteveSteve Sedgley 5 1 0 0 1(1) 0 6(1) 1 2 0
15 FW Belgium Roussel, CédricCédric Roussel 3(6) 0 0 0 0 0 3(6) 0 0 0
16 MF England Taylor, ScottScott Taylor 3(1) 0 0 0 2 0 5(1) 0 2 0
17 FW England Taylor, RobertRobert Taylor 5(4) 0 0 0 3 3 8(4) 3 1 0
18 DF Wales Green, RyanRyan Green ¤ 5(2) 0 0(2) 0 2 0 7(4) 0 2 1
19 DF England Lescott, JoleonJoleon Lescott 31(6) 2 2 0 5 0 38(6) 2 3 1
20 MF Republic of Ireland Andrews, KeithKeith Andrews ¤ 20(2) 0 2 0 0 0 22(2) 0 4 1
21 FW Norway Flo, HåvardHåvard Flo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Republic of Ireland Larkin, ColinColin Larkin 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
23 DF Guinea Camara, MoMo Camara 4(14) 0 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 5(16) 0 0 0
24 MF England Dinning, TonyTony Dinning 31 6 1 0 0 0 32 6 5 0
25 DF Northern Ireland Simms, GordonGordon Simms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FW Saudi Arabia Al-Jaber, SamiSami Al-Jaber 0(4) 0 0 0 1 0 1(4) 0 0 0
27 DF France Thetis, ManuelManuel Thetis 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 DF England Peacock, DarrenDarren Peacock 2(2) 0 0 0 1 0 3(2) 0 0 0
27 DF Republic of Ireland Butler, PaulPaul Butler 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 0
28 MF England Tudor, ShaneShane Tudor 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
29 DF France Epesse-Titi, SteeveSteeve Epesse-Titi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK England Murray, MattMatt Murray ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW England Proudlock, AdamAdam Proudlock ¤ 28(7) 8 2 1 3(1) 2 33(8) 11 4 0
32 MF Republic of Ireland Crowe, SeamusSeamus Crowe ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF Northern Ireland Clyde, MarkMark Clyde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 MF Republic of Ireland Melligan, JohnJohn Melligan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 GK England Solly, LewisLewis Solly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK Australia Talia, FrankFrank Talia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK Northern Ireland Kerr, AaronAaron Kerr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 GK England Nash, CarloCarlo Nash 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awards[edit]

Award Winner
Fans' Player of the Season Lee Naylor
Young Player of the Season Joleon Lescott

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
1 August 2000 France Steeve Epesse-Titi Unattached Free[4]
4 August 2000 Georgia (country) Temuri Ketsbaia Newcastle United £900,000[5]
11 August 2000 Australia Frank Talia Unattached Free[6]
15 August 2000 England Robert Taylor Manchester City £1.55 million[7]
21 September 2000 England Tony Dinning Stockport County £600,000[8]
1 December 2000 Guinea Mo Camara Le Havre £100,000
31 January 2001 Republic of Ireland Paul Butler Sunderland £1 million[9]
15 February 2001 Belgium Cédric Roussel Coventry City £1.53 million[10]

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
21 June 2000 Wales Adrian Williams Reading Free
30 June 2000 England Keith Curle Sheffield United Free[11]
27 July 2000 Nigeria Ade Akinbiyi Leicester City £5 million[12]
28 July 2000 England Mark Jones Chesterfield Free
11 August 2000 England Paul Simpson Blackpool Free
11 September 2000 Australia Frank Talia Released Free
11 December 2000 England Steve Sedgley Released Free[13]
9 March 2001 Northern Ireland Gordon Simms Hartlepool United Free
22 March 2001 France Steeve Epesse-Titi Exeter City Free
22 March 2001 England Simon Osborn Tranmere Rovers Free

Loans in[edit]

Start date Player From End date
1 August 2000 Guinea Mo Camara Le Havre 30 November 2000[4]
22 August 2000 Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Jaber Al-Hilal 22 January 2001[14]
26 August 2000 France Manuel Thetis Ipswich Town 13 September 2000
13 October 2000 England Darren Peacock Blackburn Rovers 4 November 2000[15]
17 November 2000 Republic of Ireland Paul Butler Sunderland 17 December 2000[16]
8 December 2000 England Carlo Nash Stockport County 31 December 2000[17]
22 March 2001 England Sean Connelly Stockport County End of season

Loans out[edit]

Start date Player To End date
1 August 2000 Germany Robert Niestroj Iraklis 1 February 2001
1 August 2000 England Adam Proudlock Clyde 5 September 2000
September 2000 England Matt Murray Slough Town September 2000
20 October 2000 England Matt Murray Kingstonian 26 October 2000
10 November 2000 Republic of Ireland Keith Andrews Oxford United 21 December 2000
1 March 2001 Wales Ryan Green Torquay United End of season
22 March 2001 Republic of Ireland Seamus Crowe Hereford United End of season

Kit[edit]

The season saw the team return to their historic "old gold" shade of shirt for the first time since the 1950s. There was also a new away kit that was a light blue design. Both were now manufactured by the club's own label, entitled "WWFC", and sponsored by Goodyear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolves sack Lee". BBC Sport. 18 December 2000. 
  2. ^ "Jones is new Wolves boss". BBC Sport. 3 January 2001. 
  3. ^ "Champions kick off with Magpies". BBC Sport. 22 June 2000. 
  4. ^ a b "Wolves sign Titi and Camara". BBC Sport. 1 August 2000. 
  5. ^ "Ketsbaia moves to Wolves". BBC Sport. 4 August 2000. 
  6. ^ "Talia is Wolves' temporary measure". BBC Sport. 11 August 2000. 
  7. ^ "Wolves sign Taylor". BBC Sport. 15 August 2000. 
  8. ^ "Dinning moves to Molineux". BBC Sport. 21 September 2000. 
  9. ^ "Wolves seal Butler deal". BBC Sport. 31 January 2001. 
  10. ^ "Roussel completes Wolves switch". BBC Sport. 15 February 2001. 
  11. ^ "Curle makes Blades move". BBC Sport. 30 June 2000. 
  12. ^ "Akinbiyi swaps Wolves for Foxes". BBC Sport. 25 July 2000. 
  13. ^ "Sedgley severs his links with Wolves". BBC Sport. 11 December 2000. 
  14. ^ "Saudi star to join Wolves". BBC Sport. 22 August 2000. 
  15. ^ "Peacock flies south to Wolves". BBC Sport. 13 October 2000. 
  16. ^ "Butler makes Molineux switch". BBC Sport. 17 November 2000. 
  17. ^ "Wolves take Nash on loan". BBC Sport. 11 December 2000.