2004–05 Tamworth F.C. season

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Tamworth
2004–05 season
Chairman Bob Andrews
Manager Mark Cooper
Ground The Lamb Ground
Conference National 15th
FA Cup First Round
FA Trophy Fourth Round
B'ham Senior Cup First Round
Staffs Senior Cup First Round
Conference Cup Fourth Round
Home colours
Away colours

The 2004–05 season was Tamworth F.C.'s second season in the Conference Premier at the fifth tier of English football, the highest tier ever achieved by the club.

Events[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Mark Cooper made his first signings as manager of the club taking over from Darron Gee as former Birmingham City midfielder Chad Sheppard and utility player Dave Bampton from Swindon Town. Norman Sylla, Nicholas Smith and defender Karl Johnson all signed new deals to stay at the club.[1] Former Aston Villa player Peter Hynes signed for the club following his release. Lee Colkin and Mark Turner also signed. Marcus Ebdon stayed with the club as his possible move to Conference rivals Dagenham & Redbridge fell through.[2] Former Lincoln City striker Rory May following his release from The Imps at the end of last season.[3] Barnet defender Matt Redmile joined the club after impressing in a trial.[4] Defender Lee Ayres joined Notts County on a week trial.[5]

August[edit]

Lee Ayres joins rivals Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee.[6] Tristram Whitman joins the club following his release from Scarborough. Former Kidderminster Harriers defender Scott Stamps and Forest Green Rovers' Mark Shaw both put pen to paper following successful trials. Neil Ross joins the club on a month loan from Macclesfield Town.[7]

September[edit]

West Bromwich Albion legend Bob Taylor joins the club following his release from Cheltenham Town in the summer.[8] Jason Blunt is released and later joins Halifax Town.[9] Following the return of Neil Ross to Macclesfield,[10] The Lambs brought in Notts County's Shaun Harrad on a month-long loan deal.[11]

October[edit]

Bristol City's Sekani Simpson joined the club on a months loan.[12] Aaron Brown joined his former club Stafford Rangers on loan to gain more experience.[13]

November[edit]

Birmingham City Reserves striker Dean Curtis joined the club on a month-long loan deal.[14] Striker Marvin Brown joined Irish Premier League side Cliftonville on a short-term trial following his release from the club.[15]

December[edit]

January[edit]

Goalkeeper Chris Neal joined The Lambs on loan from Preston North End.[16] Mark Rawle joined the club on a month loan from Oxford United.[17]

February[edit]

Notts County midfielder Eddie McIntyre joined on loan for one month.[18] Leigh RMI striker Karl Rose joined the club.[19] Ricky Millard comes to the clubs rescue to cover injured Ryan Price from Barnet on a month loan.[20] Louie Soares joins on a month-long loan deal from Reading.[21]

March[edit]

April[edit]

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 14 11 17 53 63 −10 50* 10 3 8 22 22 0 4 8 9 31 41 −10

Source: Blue Square Premier

*deducted 3 points—breach of League rules.

Results by round[edit]

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
Ground H A A H A H H H
Result W L D W L L L D

Source: Conference National
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Competitive[edit]

Conference Premier[edit]

Birmingham Senior Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Trophy

Staffordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Conference League Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Players[edit]

Correct as of match played 17 August 2004. Players with a zero in every column only appeared as unused substitutes.
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup FA Trophy BS Cup SS Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Ryan Price 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2 DF England Adie Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
3 DF Barbados Louis Soares 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 MF England Dave Bampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF England Matt Redmile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 DF England Aaron Brown 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7 MF England Nicholas Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Wales Marcus Ebdon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9 FW Trinidad and Tobago Clint Marcelle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Karl Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF England Dave Morrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF England Sekani Simpson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Kyle Storer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF England Scott Stamps 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
16 MF England Mark Cooper 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 MF England Dave Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF England Karl Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 FW England Bob Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW England James Francis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF England Mark Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF England Richard Dryden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW England Chad Sheppard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 FW England Mark Shaw 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
25 FW England Tristram Whitman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
26 FW England Marvin Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF England Danny Douglas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 MF England Richard Munday 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 GK England Will Stannage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own goals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who no longer play for Tamworth but have made appearances this season:
3 DF England Lee Colkin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 MF England Eddie McIntyre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Rory May 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
10 FW England Neil Ross 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
10 FW England Shaun Harrad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Dean Curtis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF England Jason Blunt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
11 FW England Mark Rawle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 DF England Jude Stirling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF England Lee Ayres 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW Guinea Norman Sylla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
98 GK England Ricky Millard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 GK England Chris Neal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Managerial[edit]

As of match played 23 April 2005
Mark Cooper takes control of the club.
Name Nat. From To Competition Record Honours
PLD W D L GF GA GD W%
Mark Cooper England 28 April 2004 24 January 2007
Conference National 42 14 11 17 53 63 -10 33.3
FA Cup 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 50.0
FA Trophy 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 50.0
Birmingham Senior Cup 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 00.0
Staffordshire Senior Cup 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 00.0
Conference League Cup 2 1 0 1 3 6 -3 50.0
Total 50 17 11 22 64 82 -18 34.0

Transfers[edit]

Bob Taylor signed for the club from Cheltenham Town.
Louie Soares joined on loan from Reading.
Players transferred in
No. Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
23 17 May 2004 FW England Chad Sheppard Birmingham City Free [1]
4 17 May 2004 MF England Dave Bampton Swindon Town Free [1]
15 June 2004 FW Republic of Ireland Peter Hynes Aston Villa Free [2]
9 23 June 2004 FW England Rory May Lincoln City Free [3]
5 21 July 2004 DF England Matt Redmile Barnet Free [4]
25 13 August 2004 FW England Tristram Whitman Scarborough Free [7]
15 13 August 2004 DF England Scott Stamps Kidderminster Harriers Free [7]
24 13 August 2004 FW England Mark Shaw Forest Green Rovers Free [7]
19 1 September 2004 FW England Bob Taylor Cheltenham Town Free [8]
10 15 February 2005 FW England Karl Rose Leigh RMI Free [19]
Players transferred out
No. Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
July 2004 FW Republic of Ireland Peter Hynes Republic of Ireland Dublin City Free
July 2004 FW England Paul Barnes Hinckley United Free
12 9 August 2004 DF England Lee Ayres Burton Albion Undisclosed [6]
11 23 September 2004 MF England Jason Blunt Halifax Town Free [9]
26 26 November 2004 FW England Marvin Brown Republic of Ireland Cliftonville Free [15]
Players loaned in
No. Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
10 13 August 2004 FW England Neil Ross Macclesfield Town 13 September 2004 [7]
10 24 September 2004 FW England Shaun Harrad Notts County 24 October 2004 [11]
12 1 October 2004 DF England Sekani Simpson Bristol City 1 November 2004 [12]
10 12 November 2004 FW England Dean Curtis Birmingham City 12 December 2004 [14]
99 7 January 2005 GK England Chris Neal Preston North End 7 February 2005 [16]
11 20 January 2005 FW England Mark Rawle Oxford United 20 February 2005 [17]
3 9 February 2005 MF England Eddie McIntyre Notts County 9 March 2005 [18]
98 18 February 2005 GK England Ricky Millard Barnet 18 March 2005 [20]
3 28 February 2005 DF Barbados Louie Soares Reading 28 March 2005 [21]
Players loaned out
No. Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
6 24 October 2004 DF England Aaron Brown Stafford Rangers 24 November 2004 [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Cooper makes first signings". BBC Sport. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 17 May 2004. 
  2. ^ a b "Tamworth snap up Hynes". BBC Sport. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2004. 
  3. ^ a b "May completes Tamworth move". BBC Sport. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 23 June 2004. 
  4. ^ a b "Tamworth line up Taylor". BBC Sport. 21 July 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2004. 
  5. ^ "Magpies look at Ayres". BBC Sport. 18 July 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2004. 
  6. ^ a b "Ayres wings in at Burton". BBC Sport. 9 August 2004. Retrieved 9 August 2004. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Lambs recruit quartet". BBC Sport. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 13 August 2004. 
  8. ^ a b "Taylor joins Tamworth". BBC Sport. 1 September 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2004. 
  9. ^ a b "Blunt signs for Halifax". BBC Sport. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2004. 
  10. ^ "Ross back at Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 16 September 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2004. 
  11. ^ a b "O'Grady in move to Magpies". BBC Sport. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2004. 
  12. ^ a b "Simpson in Tamworth switch". BBC Sport. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 1 October 2004. 
  13. ^ a b "Lambs manager rings the changes". BBC Sport. 24 October 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2004. 
  14. ^ a b "Blues striker signs for Tamworth". BBC Sport. 12 November 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2004. 
  15. ^ a b "Brown gets Cliftonville chance". BBC Sport. 26 November 2004. Retrieved 26 November 2004. 
  16. ^ a b "Keeper Neal in Tamworth loan move". BBC Sport. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2005. 
  17. ^ a b "Lambs take striker Rawle on loan". BBC Sport. 20 January 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2005. 
  18. ^ a b "McIntyre joins Tamworth on loan". BBC Sport. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2005. 
  19. ^ a b "Tamworth complete signing of Rose". BBC Sport. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 15 February 2005. 
  20. ^ a b "Tamworth bring in Millard on loan". BBC Sport. 18 February 2005. Retrieved 18 February 2005. 
  21. ^ a b "Lambs leap into action for Soares". BBC Sport. 28 February 2005. Retrieved 28 February 2005.