2003–04 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2003–04 season
ChairmanTerry Brown
ManagerGlenn Roeder (until 24 August)
Sir Trevor Brooking (caretaker)
Alan Pardew (from October)
StadiumBoleyn Ground
First Division4th
Play-offsRunners-up
(knocked out by Crystal Palace)
FA CupFifth round
(knocked out by Fulham)
League CupThird round
(knocked out by Tottenham Hotspur)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Marlon Harewood (13)

All:
Jermain Defoe (15)
Average home league attendance31,325

During the 2003–04 English football season, West Ham United competed in the First Division. It was their first season in English football's second tier since the 1992–93 season, having been relegated from the Premiership in 18th place last season.

Season summary[edit]

Manager Glenn Roeder was sacked three games into the season. Sir Trevor Brooking took over as caretaker manager until October, when the club signed Alan Pardew of Reading as their new manager. Despite the loss of key players like Joe Cole, Paolo Di Canio and Glen Johnson before the start of the season, and David James and Jermain Defoe during the season, Pardew managed to guide the Hammers to fourth place, qualifying for the play-offs. West Ham managed to beat Ipswich Town in the semi-final, but were beaten in the final by Crystal Palace, meaning the Hammers were consigned to another season in English football's second tier.

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Norwich City 46 28 10 8 79 39 +40 94
2. West Bromwich Albion 46 25 11 10 64 42 +22 86
3. Sunderland 46 22 13 11 62 45 +17 79
4. West Ham United 46 19 17 10 67 45 +22 74
5. Ipswich Town 46 21 10 15 84 72 +12 73
6. Crystal Palace 46 21 10 15 72 61 +11 73
7. Wigan Athletic 46 18 17 11 60 45 +15 71
8. Sheffield United 46 20 11 15 65 56 +9 71
9. Reading 46 20 10 16 55 57 -2 70
10. Millwall 46 18 15 13 55 48 +7 69
11. Stoke City 46 18 12 16 58 55 +3 66
12. Coventry City 46 17 14 15 67 54 +13 65
13. Cardiff City 46 17 14 15 68 58 +10 65
14. Nottingham Forest 46 15 15 16 61 51 +10 60
15. Preston North End 46 15 14 17 69 71 -2 59
16. Watford 46 15 12 19 54 68 -14 57
17. Rotherham United 46 13 15 18 53 61 -8 54
18. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 11 21 57 66 -9 53
19. Burnley 46 13 14 19 60 77 -17 53
20. Derby County 46 13 13 20 53 67 -14 52
21. Gillingham 46 14 9 23 48 67 -19 51
22. Walsall 46 13 12 21 45 65 -20 51
23. Bradford City 46 10 6 30 38 69 -31 36
24. Wimbledon 46 8 5 33 41 89 -48 29

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
2 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Řepka
3 England DF Rufus Brevett
4 Scotland MF Don Hutchison[1]
5 England MF Rob Lee
6 England MF Michael Carrick
7 Scotland DF Christian Dailly
8 Republic of Ireland FW David Connolly[2]
10 England FW Marlon Harewood
11 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas[3]
12 England MF Matthew Etherington
14 England DF Wayne Quinn (on loan from Newcastle United)
15 England DF Anton Ferdinand
16 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock[4]
17 England MF Hayden Mullins
No. Position Player
18 France FW Youssef Sofiane
19 England MF Adam Nowland
20 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker
21 Australia MF Richard Garcia
22 Wales DF Andy Melville
24 England DF Jon Harley (on loan from Fulham)
25 England FW Bobby Zamora
26 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[5]
27 England DF Shaun Byrne
29 England FW Brian Deane
30 Czech Republic GK Pavel Srníček
32 England GK Stephen Bywater
34 England DF Elliott Ward
35 England DF Chris Cohen

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
1 England GK David James (to Manchester City)
9 England FW Jermain Defoe (to Tottenham Hotspur)
19 England DF Ian Pearce (to Fulham)
20 Sweden MF Niclas Alexandersson (on loan from Everton)
20 Scotland MF Robbie Stockdale (on loan from Middlesbrough)
No. Position Player
22 England DF Matthew Kilgallon (on loan from Leeds United)
28 England MF David Noble (to Boston United)
30 France DF Sebastian Schemmel (to Portsmouth)
30 Sweden GK Rami Shaaban (on loan from Arsenal)
33 England FW Neil Mellor (on loan from Liverpool)

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

First Division Play-offs[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
First Division 46 19 17 10 67 45 +22 041.30
Play-Offs 3 1 0 2 2 2 +0 033.33
FA Cup 4 2 1 1 5 5 +0 050.00
League Cup 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 066.67
Total 56 24 18 14 80 56 +24 042.86

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Pos No. Nat Name First Division Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Total
1 ST 9 England Jermain Defoe 11 0 0 4 15
2 ST 8 Republic of Ireland David Connolly 10 0 2 2 14
ST 10 England Marlon Harewood 13 1 0 0 14
4 ST 29 England Brian Deane 6 0 1 0 7
5 MF 12 England Matthew Etherington 5 1 0 0 6
6 ST 25 England Bobby Zamora 5 0 0 0 5
7 DF 7 Scotland Christian Dailly 3 1 0 0 4
8 MF 4 Scotland Don Hutchison 3 0 0 0 3
9 MF 20 England Nigel Reo-Coker 2 0 0 0 2
ST 33 England Neil Mellor 2 0 0 0 2
Own goals 2 0 0 0 2
12 MF 6 England Michael Carrick 1 0 0 0 1
MF 16 Northern Ireland Kevin Horlock 1 0 0 0 1
MF 17 England Hayden Mullins 0 0 1 0 1
DF 19 England Ian Pearce 1 0 0 0 1
DF 24 England Jon Harley 1 0 0 0 1
MF 26 Jamaica Jobi McAnuff 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 67 2 5 6 80

League position by matchday[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHAHAAHHAHHHAAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWDLWWWWLDWWDDDDDLDDWDLWDLWLDWWDWDDWLWLWLDLWWWD
Position781210632454345566699789668788755655353544686534
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Play-offs FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England David James 31 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
30 GK Czech Republic Pavel Srnicek 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK England Stephen Bywater 23 0 17 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Řepka 47 0 40 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
3 DF England Rufus Brevett 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 53 3 43 2 3 1 3+1 0 3 0
14 DF England Wayne Quinn 27 0 22 0 0 0 2+1 0 2 0
15 DF England Anton Ferdinand 26 0 9+11 0 0 0 3 0 2+1 0
19 DF England Ian Pearce 26 1 24 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
20 DF Scotland Robbie Stockdale 9 0 5+2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
22 DF England Matthew Kilgallon 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 DF Wales Andy Melville 17 0 11+3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF England Jon Harley 16 1 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 DF England Shaun Byrne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
35 DF England Chris Cohen 7 0 1+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF Scotland Don Hutchison 27 4 10+14 4 0+1 0 0+1 0 1 0
5 MF England Rob Lee 19 0 12+4 0 0 0 0+1 0 2 0
6 MF England Michael Carrick 43 1 34+1 1 3 0 4 0 1 0
11 MF Northern Ireland Steve Lomas 10 0 5 0 3 0 0+2 0 0 0
12 MF England Matthew Etherington 45 6 34+1 5 3 1 4 0 3 0
16 MF Northern Ireland Kevin Horlock 33 1 23+4 1 0 0 4 0 2 0
17 MF England Hayden Mullins 34 1 27 0 3 0 4 1 0 0
19 MF England Adam Nowland 11 0 2+9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Sweden Niclas Alexandersson 8 0 5+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker 18 2 13+2 2 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF France Sebastien Carole 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Jamaica Jobi McAnuff 13 1 4+8 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF England David Noble 4 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Forwards
8 FW Republic of Ireland David Connolly 48 14 37+2 10 3 0 4 2 2 2
9 FW England Jermain Defoe 22 15 19 11 0 0 0 0 3 4
10 FW England Marlon Harewood 35 14 28 13 3 0 4 1 0 0
18 FW France Youssef Sofiane 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW Australia Richard Garcia 10 0 2+5 0 0 0 0 0 0+3 0
25 FW England Bobby Zamora 20 5 15+2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW England Brian Deane 32 7 9+17 6 0+3 0 3 1 0 0
33 FW England Neil Mellor 21 2 8+8 2 0 0 0+3 0 1+1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutchison was born in Gateshead, England.
  2. ^ Connolly was born in Brent, England.
  3. ^ Lomas was born in Hanover, Germany.
  4. ^ Horlock was born in Bexley, England.
  5. ^ McAnuff was born in Enfield, England.