2003–04 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2003–04 season
Chairman Sam Hammam
Manager Lennie Lawrence
First Division 13th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
FAW Premier Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Earnshaw (21)

All:
Robert Earnshaw (26)
Highest home attendance 19,202 vs West Ham United (25 October 2003)
Lowest home attendance 13,666 vs Sheffield United (27 March 2004)
Average home league attendance 15,569

During the 2003–04 season Cardiff City played in Division One of the Football League. It was the team's first year in the Division One since being promoted from Division Two.

Squad[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup FAW Premier Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 26 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF Wales Rhys Weston 26 0 24 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF England Chris Barker 42 0 39 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
4 MF England Gareth Whalley 25 2 22 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
5 DF England Spencer Prior 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Wales Danny Gabbidon 44 3 41 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF Wales John Robinson 34 2 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Graham Kavanagh 29 7 27 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
9 FW England Andy Campbell 29 4 25 2 1 0 2 1 1 1
10 FW Wales Robert Earnshaw 49 26 46 21 1 0 2 5 0 0
11 FW England Peter Thorne 25 13 23 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
12 MF Republic of Ireland Willie Boland 40 0 37 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
13 GK Wales Martyn Margetson 25 0 22 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
14 FW Wales Jason Bowen 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
15 MF England Mark Bonner 21 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 DF England Gary Croft 29 1 27 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 DF Wales James Collins 23 1 20 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
18 DF Wales Scott Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF Wales Leyton Maxwell 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 MF Wales Paul Parry 17 1 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW England Gavin Gordon 18 1 15 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
21 DF Australia Tony Vidmar 49 1 45 1 1 0 2 0 1 0
22 GK England Arran Lee-Barrett 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 FW Wales Stuart Fleetwood 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
24 FW Republic of Ireland Alan Lee 25 4 23 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
25 MF Jamaica Richard Langley 46 6 44 6 1 0 0 0 1 0
26 MF England Julian Gray 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF England Lee Bullock 11 3 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 MF Wales Nicky Fish 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfers in[edit]

Player Club Fee
Gary Croft Unattached Free
Richard Langley Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
Alan Lee Rotherham United £850,000
John Robinson Unattached Free
Tony Vidmar Middlesbrough Free

Summer transfers out[edit]

Player Club Fee
Gareth Ainsworth Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
Leo Fortune-West Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed
Des Hamilton Grimsby Town Undisclosed
David Hughes Retired -
Andy Jordan Hartlepool United Free
Andy Legg Peterborough United Undisclosed
Michael Simpkins Rochdale Free
Mark Walton Released -

Loans In[edit]

Player Club Arrival Date Return Date
Julian Gray Crystal Palace August 2003 September 2003
Lee Bullock York City February 2004 End of Season

January Transfers In[edit]

Player Club Fee
Paul Parry Hereford United £75,000

January Transfers Out[edit]

Player Club Fee
Leyton Maxwell Swansea City Undisclosed

Fixtures & results[edit]

Division One[edit]

[1]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 Aug Rotherham United A D 0 - 0 8,176
16 Aug Bradford City H L 0 - 2 16,421
23 Aug Nottingham Forest A W 2 - 1 23,407 Earnshaw, Kavanagh
25 Aug Derby County H W 4 - 1 15,091 Lee, Kavanagh, Earnshaw, Collins
30 Aug Walsall A D 1 - 1 8,974 Whalley
13 Sep Gillingham H W 5 - 0 15,057 Earnshaw (4), Thorne
16 Sep Reading A L 1 - 2 15,810 Thorne
20 Sep Sheffield United A L 3 - 5 21,323 Earnshaw (2), Langley
27 Sep Crewe Alexandra H W 3 - 0 14,385 Thorne (2), Earnshaw
30 Sep Wigan Athletic H D 0 - 0 15,143
4 Oct Crystal Palace A L 1 - 2 16,160 Kavanagh
14 Oct Sunderland A D 0 - 0 26,835
18 Oct Coventry City A W 3 - 1 11,767 Whalley, Gordon, Earnshaw
25 Oct West Ham United H D 0 - 0 19,202
28 Oct Watford H W 3 - 0 14,011 Earnshaw, Vidmar, Kavanagh
1 Nov Burnley A D 1 - 1 10,886 Earnshaw
8 Nov Stoke City H W 3 - 1 15,227 Earnshaw (2), Gabbidon
22 Nov Wimbledon A W 1 - 0 5,056 Croft
25 Nov West Bromwich Albion H D 1 - 1 17,678 Earnshaw
29 Nov Ipswich Town H L 2 - 3 17,833 Earnshaw, Thorne
6 Dec Stoke City A W 3 - 2 12,208 Thorne (3)
9 Dec Preston North End H D 2 - 2 13,703 Langley, Thorne
13 Dec Norwich City A L 1 - 4 16,428 Thorne
20 Dec Millwall H L 1 - 3 14,610 Thorne
26 Dec Walsall H L 0 - 1 17,531
28 Dec Watford A L 1 - 2 15,512 Thorne
10 Jan Rotherham United H W 3 - 2 14,021 Thorne, Kavanagh, Earnshaw
17 Jan Bradford City A W 1 - 0 11,132 Langley
31 Jan Nottingham Forest H D 0 - 0 17,913
7 Feb Derby County A D 2 - 2 20,958 Earnshaw, Kavanagh
14 Feb West Bromwich Albion A L 1 - 2 25,196 Lee
21 Feb Sunderland H W 4 - 0 17,337 Kavanagh, Langley, Gabbidon, Lee
28 Feb West Ham United A L 0 - 1 31,858
2 Mar Coventry City H L 0 - 1 14,376
13 Mar Norwich City H W 2 - 1 16,317 Parry, Earnshaw
16 Mar Reading H L 2 - 3 14,051 Earnshaw, Bullock
20 Mar Crewe Alexandra A W 1 - 0 6,650 OG
27 Mar Sheffield United H W 2 - 1 13,666 Langley, Robinson
3 Apr Gillingham A W 2 - 1 7,852 Earnshaw, Bullock
7 Apr Millwall A D 0 - 0 9,584
10 Apr Crystal Palace H L 0 - 2 16,656
13 Apr Wigan Athletic A L 0 - 3 8,052
17 Apr Burnley H W 2 - 0 13,525 Langley, Campbell
24 Apr Preston North End A D 2 - 2 11,972 Campbell, Gabbidon
1 May Wimbledon H D 1 - 1 15,337 Robinson
9 May Ipswich Town A D 1 - 1 28,703 Bullock

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 Aug One Leyton Orient H W 4 - 1 4,503 Earnshaw (3), Campbell
23 Sep Two West Ham United H L 2 - 3 10,724 Earnshaw (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
3 Jan Three Sheffield United H L 0 - 1 10,525

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 Jan Quarter-final Newport County A W 1 - 0 812 Fleetwood
24 Mar Semi-final Wrexham A L 2 - 2
(6 - 7 on pens)
1,626 Lee, Campbell

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff City 2003-04". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 June 2016.