2001–02 Watford F.C. season

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Watford
2001–02 season
Chairman Elton John
Manager Gianluca Vialli
Stadium Vicarage Road
First Division 14th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Quarter finals
Top goalscorer Smith (11)
Average home league attendance 14,896

During the 2001–02 English football season, Watford competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2001-02 season, Gianluca Vialli was named as Taylor's managerial replacement.[1] Vialli made several high-profile signings, and wage bills at the club soared, with Vialli himself earning almost a million pounds a year. However, the season was disappointing, with the club finishing 14th in the division, and Vialli was sacked after only one season, having refused to resign.[2]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 46 19 3 1 63 19 12 3 8 45 33 108 52 +56 99
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 15 4 4 36 11 12 4 7 25 18 61 29 +32 89
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 4 6 33 18 12 7 4 43 25 76 43 +33 86
4 Millwall 46 15 3 5 43 22 7 8 8 26 26 69 48 +21 77
5 Birmingham City 46 14 4 5 44 20 7 9 7 26 29 70 49 +21 76
6 Norwich City 46 15 6 2 36 16 7 3 13 24 35 60 51 +9 75
7 Burnley 46 11 7 5 39 29 10 5 8 31 33 70 62 +8 75
8 Preston North End 46 13 7 3 45 21 7 5 11 26 38 71 59 +12 72
9 Wimbledon 46 9 8 6 30 22 9 5 9 33 35 63 57 +6 67
10 Crystal Palace 46 13 3 7 42 22 7 3 13 28 40 70 62 +8 66
11 Coventry City 46 12 4 7 33 19 8 2 13 26 34 59 53 +6 66
12 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 38 26 6 5 12 26 41 64 67 –3 64
13 Sheffield United 46 8 8 7 34 30 7 7 9 19 24 53 54 –1 60
14 Watford 46 10 5 8 38 30 6 6 11 24 26 62 56 +6 59
15 Bradford City 46 10 1 12 41 39 5 9 9 28 37 69 76 –7 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 7 11 5 26 21 5 7 11 24 30 50 51 –1 54
17 Portsmouth 46 9 6 8 36 31 4 8 11 24 41 60 72 –12 53
18 Walsall 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 6 14 22 44 51 71 –20 51
19 Grimsby Town 46 9 7 7 34 28 3 7 13 16 44 50 72 –22 50
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 6 7 10 28 37 6 7 10 21 34 49 71 –22 50
21 Rotherham United 46 7 13 3 32 29 3 6 14 20 37 52 66 –14 49
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 8 7 23 32 4 5 14 24 44 47 76 –29 49
23 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 37 33 2 6 15 22 53 59 86 –27 48
24 Stockport County 46 5 1 17 19 44 1 7 15 23 58 42 102 –60 26
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
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]

Watford's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2001 Manchester City A 0–3 33,939
18 August 2001 Rotherham United H 3–2 13,839 Smith (2), Nielsen
25 August 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 20,257
27 August 2001 Walsall H 2–1 14,652 Galli, Nielsen
9 September 2001 Wimbledon H 3–0 15,466 Wooter, Gayle, Robinson
15 September 2001 West Bromwich Albion H 1–2 15,726 Gayle
18 September 2001 Norwich City A 1–3 17,885 Vega
22 September 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 0–1 6,507
26 September 2001 Birmingham City H 3–3 13,091 Smith, Cox, Glass
30 September 2001 Preston North End H 1–1 18,911 Jackson (own goal)
13 October 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 3–1 14,456 Hyde, Noel-Williams, Helguson
20 October 2001 Grimsby Town A 3–0 5,506 Hyde (2), Noble
23 October 2001 Nottingham Forest H 1–2 16,355 Noel-Williams
27 October 2001 Bradford City A 3–4 16,860 Helguson, Smith (2, 1 pen)
30 October 2001 Sheffield United A 2–0 14,338 Helguson, Smith
3 November 2001 Barnsley H 3–0 13,964 Smith, Helguson (2)
10 November 2001 Stockport County H 1–1 12,576 Smith
13 November 2001 Burnley A 0–1 13,162
18 November 2001 Gillingham A 0–0 8,733
25 November 2001 Portsmouth H 3–0 15,631 Robinson, Cox, Issa
1 December 2001 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 24,015
9 December 2001 Coventry City A 2–0 13,251 Glass (2, 1 pen)
15 December 2001 Crystal Palace H 1–0 16,499 Noel-Williams
22 December 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1 17,389 Smith
29 December 2001 Walsall A 3–0 6,882 Fisken, Nielsen, Smith
1 January 2002 Millwall H 1–4 15,300 Helguson
12 January 2002 Rotherham United A 1–1 6,409 Swailes (own goal)
15 January 2002 Millwall A 0–1 12,531
20 January 2002 Manchester City H 1–2 17,074 Smith
31 January 2002 Preston North End A 1–1 12,749 Noel-Williams
6 February 2002 Burnley H 1–2 12,160 Pennant
10 February 2002 Grimsby Town H 2–0 12,163 Robinson, Noel-Williams
16 February 2002 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 18,244 Noel-Williams
19 February 2002 Wimbledon A 0–0 5,551
23 February 2002 Birmingham City A 1–2 18,059 Pennant, Johnson (own goal)
26 February 2002 Norwich City H 2–1 12,622 Hyde, Nielsen
2 March 2002 Crewe Alexandra H 0–1 15,199
5 March 2002 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 19,580 Brown
9 March 2002 Crystal Palace A 2–0 16,817 Nielsen, Gayle
16 March 2002 Coventry City H 3–0 15,833 Brown (2), Gayle
23 March 2002 Barnsley A 0–2 12,449
29 March 2002 Bradford City H 0–0 14,001
1 April 2002 Stockport County A 1–2 4,086 Webber
6 April 2002 Sheffield United H 0–3 13,377
13 April 2002 Portsmouth A 1–0 16,302 Webber
21 April 2002 Gillingham H 2–3 15,674 McNamee, Nielsen

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2002 Arsenal H 2–4 20,105 Noel-Williams, Gayle

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 21 August 2001 Plymouth Argyle H 1–0 9,230 Gayle
R2 12 September 2001 Bristol City A 3–2 7,256 Gayle (pen), Vega, Hyde
R3 9 October 2001 Bradford City H 4–1 8,613 Hyde, Noel-Williams (2), Vega
R4 27 November 2001 Charlton Athletic H 3–2 (a.e.t.) 12,621 Vernazza, Robinson, Helguson
QF 19 December 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–4 20,319

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 United States GK Espen Baardsen
2 France DF Patrick Blondeau
3 England DF Paul Robinson
4 England MF Paolo Vernazza
5 Italy DF Filippo Galli
6 Switzerland DF Ramon Vega
7 Denmark MF Allan Nielsen
8 Jamaica MF Micah Hyde
9 England FW Tommy Smith
10 England MF Stephen Hughes
11 Scotland MF Stephen Glass
12 Netherlands FW Nordin Wooter
13 England GK Alec Chamberlain
14 Australia MF Richard Johnson
15 England FW Gifton Noel-Williams
16 England DF Nigel Gibbs
17 England MF Nick Wright
18 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson
19 England DF James Panayi
20 England MF David Noble (on loan from Arsenal)
No. Position Player
21 Republic of Ireland FW Dominic Foley
22 England MF Lee Cook
24 Australia MF Paul Okon
25 England MF Gary Fisken
26 England MF Fabien Forde
27 Jamaica FW Marcus Gayle
28 South Africa MF Pierre Issa
29 England DF Neil Cox
30 England MF Danny Webber (on loan from Manchester United)
31 England MF Sam Swonnell
32 England DF Jerel Ifil
33 England MF Anthony McNamee
34 Jamaica DF Lloyd Doyley
35 Trinidad and Tobago FW Jason Norville
36 England MF Jamie Hand
37 England GK Richard Lee
39 England MF Gavin Mahon
40 England DF Nick Williams

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
33 England MF David Perpetuini (to Gillingham)
28 Wales DF Rob Page (to Sheffield United)
23 England DF Darren Ward (to Millwall)
35 England DF Barrie Matthews (Released)
31 Scotland FW Allan Smart (to Oldham Athletic)
No. Position Player
24 England DF Tom Neill (Released)
23 England MF Jermaine Pennant (on loan from Arsenal)
30 England DF Matthew Langston (Released)
30 England DF Wayne Brown (on loan from Ipswich Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vialli named new Watford boss". BBC Sport. 2 May 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Watford sack Vialli". BBC Sport. 14 June 2002. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/watford/2001-2002/results