2005–06 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
2005–06 season
Manager Phil Brown (until 30 January)
Terry Westley (from 30 January)
Stadium Pride Park Stadium
Championship 20th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Iñigo Idiakez (11)

During the 2005–06 English football season, Derby County competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Derby County had high hopes going into the season after finishing fourth the previous season, but manager George Burley, who had transformed Derby from relegation candidates into promotion hopefuls, quit in June following the sale of young midfielder Tom Huddlestone to Tottenham Hotspur, without Burley's knowledge nor consent. His replacement, Phil Brown (in his first full-time managerial position) was unable to build on Burley's good work and their poor form dragged them into the relegation mire instead. He was sacked in January after a 6-1 thrashing against Coventry City in the league and a 3-1 defeat against League One side Colchester United in the FA Cup, with Derby languishing in 19th. Former coach Terry Westley stepped up as caretaker manager; despite no wins in his first five games, he was named as caretaker manager for the remainder of the season - Westley promptly won his first game two days later, 1-0 at home to Plymouth. Westley marginally improved Derby's form and they managed to confirm their Championship survival with a few games of the season to spare. Westley, however, was not offered the role of permanent manager; that went to former Preston North End boss Billy Davies.

Derby's form was especially poor away from home, with only 2 away wins all season, a complete contrast from the previous season from which they won 12 away games including six in a row.

Kit[edit]

Derby changed both their kit manufacturer and sponsor this season, with Spanish company Joma producing the kits and the Derbyshire Building Society sponsoring the kits.

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Reading 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106
P 2 Sheffield United 46 26 12 8 76 46 +30 90
P 3 Watford 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81
  4 Preston North End 46 20 20 6 59 30 +29 80
  5 Leeds United 46 21 15 10 57 38 +19 78
  6 Crystal Palace 46 21 12 13 67 48 +19 75
  7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 19 11 50 42 +8 67
  8 Coventry City 46 16 15 15 62 65 −3 63
  9 Norwich City 46 18 8 20 56 65 −9 62
  10 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 66 67 −1 61
  11 Cardiff City 46 16 12 18 58 59 −1 60
  12 Southampton 46 13 19 14 49 50 −1 58
  13 Stoke City 46 17 7 22 54 63 −9 58
  14 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 17 16 39 46 −7 56
  15 Ipswich Town 46 14 14 18 53 66 −13 56
  16 Leicester City 46 13 15 18 51 59 −8 54
  17 Burnley 46 14 12 20 46 54 −8 54
  18 Hull City 46 12 16 18 49 55 −6 52
  19 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 13 20 39 52 −13 52
  20 Derby County 46 10 20 16 53 67 −14 50
  21 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 14 20 50 65 −15 50
R 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42
R 23 Millwall 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
R 24 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

First-team squad[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 Lee Camp[1]
2 Republic of Ireland DF Jeff Kenna
3 Poland DF Tomasz Hajto
4 England DF Alan Wright (on loan from Sheffield United)
6 Jamaica DF Michael Johnson[2] (captain)
7 England FW Tommy Smith
8 Denmark MF Morten Bisgaard
9 Netherlands FW Mounir El Hamdaoui (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
10 England DF Pablo Mills
11 Canada FW Paul Peschisolido
12 England MF Paul Thirlwell
13 England GK Lee Grant
14 England DF Richard Jackson
15 England MF Adam Bolder
No. Position Player
16 England DF Marc Edworthy
17 England DF Paul Boertien
18 England MF Seth Johnson
19 England MF Nathan Doyle
20 England FW Lee Holmes
21 Scotland MF Michael McIndoe (on loan from Doncaster Rovers)
23 Jamaica DF Darren Moore[3]
24 England GK Kevin Poole
25 England DF Mitchell Hanson
27 Spain MF Iñigo Idiakez
28 England FW Giles Barnes
29 England FW Lionel Ainsworth
30 Wales DF Lewin Nyatanga[4]
32 England DF Miles Addison

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
3 England DF Jamie Vincent (to Millwall)
3 England MF Peter Whittingham (on loan from Aston Villa)
4 England DF Andrew Davies (on loan from Middlesbrough)
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Muhamed Konjić (retired)
9 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak (to Tottenham Hotspur)
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Stern John (on loan from Coventry City)
21 Northern Ireland DF Chris Turner (to Sligo Rovers)
22 England FW Dean Holdsworth (to Weymouth)
No. Position Player
22 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie[5] (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
23 England FW Marcus Tudgay (to Sheffield Wednesday)
25 Senegal MF Khalilou Fadiga (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
25 Brazil FW Elpídio Silva (to Corinthians Alagoano)
31 England MF Johnnie Jackson (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
32 England FW Dexter Blackstock (on loan from Southampton)
33 Brazil DF Emerson Thome (on loan from Wigan Athletic)
34 England FW Danny Graham (on loan from Middlesbrough)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
25 England DF Mitchell Hanson
No. Position Player
31 England DF Karl Ashton

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

These charts below depict the most used starters in the most used starting formation. The most recent starters/formations are listed when total starts are equal between two players/formations.[6]

No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK England Lee Camp 41
16 RB England Marc Edworthy 31
4 CB England Andrew Davies 23
6 CB Jamaica Michael Johnson 32
30 LB Wales Lewin Nyatanga 26
8 RM Denmark Morten Bisgaard 26
18 CM England Seth Johnson 28
15 CM England Adam Bolder 27
27 LM Spain Iñigo Idiakez 43
7 CF England Tommy Smith 46
11 CF Canada Paul Peschisolido 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camp was born in Derby, England, but also qualifies to represent Northern Ireland internationally and would make his full international debut for Northern Ireland in March 2011, having previously represented England at U-21 level.
  2. ^ Johnson was born in Nottingham, England, but also qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally and made his full international debut for Jamaica in 1999.
  3. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1999.
  4. ^ Nyatanga was born in Burton upon Trent, England, but qualifies to represent both Wales (through his mother) and Zimbabwe (through his father) internationally; he made his international debut for Wales in March 2006.
  5. ^ Lisbie was born in Hackney, London, England, but also qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally and made his full international debut for Jamaica in 2002.
  6. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/derby-county/tab/players/season/2006