2005–06 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
2005-06 season
Chairman Freddy Shepherd
Manager Graeme Souness
(Until 2 February 2006)
Glenn Roeder
(From 2 February 2006)
Stadium St. James' Park
FA Premier League 7th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Intertoto Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Alan Shearer (10)

All:
Alan Shearer (14)
Highest home attendance 52,327 (vs. Manchester United)
Lowest home attendance 50,451 (vs. Charlton Athletic)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

During the 2005-06 season, Newcastle United participated in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

In July 2005 rumours circulated that Newcastle was being stalked with a new buyer, but this later emerged to be the Shepherds consolidating their interests. On the pitch, Newcastle were eliminated from the Intertoto Cup after a 4-2 aggregate loss to Deportivo La Coruna in the semi-final, eliminating the club from European competition for the season.

Upon Craig Bellamy's return from his loan to Celtic, it was reported that he had not resolved his differences with Souness or Shearer, and was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £5 million. During the summer transfer window, Patrick Kluivert, Jermaine Jenas, Aaron Hughes and Andy O'Brien were sold by Souness. Laurent Robert and James Milner were loaned out, to Portsmouth and Aston Villa respectively (Robert would be transferred to Benfica in January). The club signed Emre, Scott Parker, Craig Moore and Albert Luque.

In August, the club signed Michael Owen from Real Madrid, despite strong interest from Owen's former club Liverpool. The fee, £17 million, surpassed Newcastle's previous record of £15 million for Alan Shearer from Blackburn in 1996. In the closing hours of the transfer window, the club re-signed Nolberto Solano from Aston Villa.

Souness's decision to pair Shearer and Owen together up front proved to be lethal, but Owen broke his fourth metatarsal bone in his foot after a clash with Paul Robinson in a match against Tottenham Hotspur, keeping him out for the rest of the season. With Owen injured the team's form dipped.

Souness was sacked as manager following a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in early February.[1] Shay Given, Robbie Elliott and Alan Shearer have since stated that the fans never really took to him, with his favouritism of players damaging morale and a series of injuries leading to poor form.

United's youth academy director, former West Ham United manager Glenn Roeder, was put in charge as caretaker manager. Upon Roeder's first game in charge, against Portsmouth, Alan Shearer scored his 201st goal for the club, breaking Jackie Milburn's record of 200 goals for the club and becoming the club's highest ever goalscorer.

Despite speculation that Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce was interested in taking charge, Roeder guided Newcastle from 15th place to 7th place by the end of the season, winning 9 out of their remaining 14 Premier League games to see the club qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup - a great way for club legend Alan Shearer to end his playing career. Despite the exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Chelsea, Roeder was praised for amazingly achieving a European spot, having seen the prospect of a relegation battle when he joined. At the end of the season he was given a two-year contract by chairman Freddie Shepherd.

Kit[edit]

Newcastle's kit for the 2005-06 season was produced by German company Adidas. The main shirt sponsor was British bank Northern Rock.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous club Cost
15 June 2005 England Scott Parker England Chelsea £6,500,000[2]
19 July 2005 Turkey Emre Belözoğlu Italy Internazionale £3,800,000[3]
19 July 2005 Netherlands Tim Krul Netherlands ADO Den Haag Undisclosed
29 July 2005 Australia Craig Moore Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach Free[4]
2 August 2005 England Lee Clark England Fulham Free[5]
26 August 2005 Spain Albert Luque Spain Deportivo de La Coruña £9,500,000[6]
31 August 2005 England Michael Owen Spain Real Madrid £17,000,000[7]
31 August 2005 Peru Nolberto Solano England Aston Villa £1,500,000[8]

Out[edit]

Date Player Buying club Cost
13 June 2005 Republic of Ireland Andrew O'Brien England Portsmouth £2,000,000[9]
15 June 2005 France Laurent Robert England Portsmouth Loan[10]
7 July 2005 Wales Craig Bellamy England Blackburn Rovers £4,900,000[11]
8 July 2005 England Darren Ambrose England Charlton Athletic Undisclosed[12]
3 August 2005 England Nicky Butt England Birmingham City Loan[13]
23 August 2005 Portugal Hugo Viana Spain Valencia Loan[14]
31 August 2005 England Jermaine Jenas England Tottenham Hotspur £7,000,000[15]
31 August 2005 England James Milner England Aston Villa Loan
31 August 2005 Republic of Ireland Alan O'Brien England Carlisle United Loan
16 February 2006 Northern Ireland Daryl Smylie England Stockport County Loan
1 March 2006 Portugal Hugo Viana Spain Valencia £1,700,000

First-team squad[edit]

The following players made appearances for the first-team squad this season.

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

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
2 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Carr
3 England DF Robbie Elliott
4 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
5 Turkey MF Emre Belözoğlu
6 France DF Jean-Alain Boumsong[16]
8 England MF Kieron Dyer
9 England FW Alan Shearer
10 England FW Michael Owen
11 England MF Lee Bowyer
12 England GK Steve Harper
14 France MF Charles N'Zogbia
15 Senegal MF Amdy Faye
No. Position Player
17 England MF Scott Parker
18 Australia DF Craig Moore
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 Spain MF Albert Luque
21 England MF Lee Clark
23 England FW Shola Ameobi[17]
26 England DF Peter Ramage
27 England DF Steven Taylor
28 England FW Michael Chopra
33 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
35 South Africa MF Matty Pattison
37 Republic of Ireland MF Alan O'Brien
39 England MF Martin Brittain

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
7 England MF Jermaine Jenas (to Tottenham Hotspur)
16 England MF James Milner (on loan to Aston Villa)
20 Portugal MF Hugo Viana (on loan to Valencia)
No. Position Player
40 England GK Ben Smith (to Stockport County)
France MF Laurent Robert (to Benfica)
England MF Nicky Butt (on loan to Birmingham City)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Glenn Roeder
Assistant manager England Lee Clark
First team coach England Nigel Pearson
Goalkeeping coach England Andy Woodman
Development coach England Arthur Cox
Reserve team coach France David Ginola
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players spent most of the season playing for the reserves, and did not appear for the first team this season.

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

No. Position Player
24 England GK Tony Caig
36 England DF Kris Gate
38 Northern Ireland MF Daryl Smylie
54 England DF Paul Huntington
England GK Fraser Forster
Netherlands GK Tim Krul
England DF Liam Atkin
Canada DF David Edgar
No. Position Player
England MF Nicky Deverdics
Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kazenga LuaLua
Australia MF James Troisi
England FW Andy Carroll
England FW Carl Finnigan
England FW Scott Marshall
England FW Marc Walton

Trialists[edit]

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

No. Position Player
France DF Yohan Lachor (on trial from Lens)
Italy DF Francesco Coco (on trial from Inter Milan)
Germany DF Frank Wiblishauser (on trial from 1. FC Nürnberg)
No. Position Player
Cameroon DF Jean-Hugues Ateba (on trial from Paris Saint-Germain)
Denmark FW Nicki Bille Nielsen (on trial from Frem)

Match results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Alan Shearer testimonial[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Intertoto Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given 47 0 38 0 4 0 2 0 3 0
12 GK England Steve Harper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr 24 0 19 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
3 DF England Robbie Elliott 22 0 14+3 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
6 DF France Jean-Alain Boumsong 41 0 30+3 0 3 0 1 0 4 0
18 DF England Craig Moore 9 0 8 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF England Titus Bramble 28 2 21+3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
26 DF England Peter Ramage 29 0 23 0 3+1 0 2 0 0 0
27 DF England Steven Taylor 17 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
33 DF Nigeria Celestine Babayaro 35 0 26+2 0 3 0 1 0 3 0
Midfielders
4 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 35 6 27+2 6 4 0 2 0 0 0
5 MF Turkey Emre Belözoğlu 25 2 19+1 2 1+2 0 1 0 1 0
8 MF England Kieron Dyer 13 1 4+7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
11 MF England Lee Bowyer 34 2 18+10 1 1+1 0 1 0 3 1
14 MF France Charles N'Zogbia 41 6 27+5 5 2+1 0 2 0 3+1 1
15 MF Senegal Amdy Faye 28 0 14+8 0 0 0 1+1 0 4 0
17 MF England Scott Parker 32 2 26 1 3 1 2 0 1 0
21 MF England Lee Clark 25 1 8+14 1 2 0 0+1 0 0 0
35 MF South Africa Matty Pattison 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF Republic of Ireland Alan O'Brien 4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF England Martin Brittain 6 0 0 0 1 0 0+2 0 0+3 0
Forwards
9 FW England Alan Shearer 41 14 31+1 10 3 1 2 1 4 2
10 FW England Michael Owen 11 7 10+1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW Spain Albert Luque 18 1 6+8 1 1+2 0 1 0 0 0
23 FW England Shola Ameobi 34 9 25+5 9 3 0 0 0 0+1 0
28 FW England Michael Chopra 20 3 6+7 1 1+1 1 1+1 0 1+2 1
Players transferred out during the season
7 MF England Jermaine Jenas 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 MF England James Milner 7 2 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
MF England Nicky Butt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Last updated: 30 May 2006
Source: Competitions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcastle dismiss manager Souness". BBC News. 2 February 2006. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Newcastle seal £6.5m Parker deal". BBC News. 2005-06-15. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Newcastle finalise Emre transfer". BBC News. 2005-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Moore signs deal with Newcastle". BBC News. 2005-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Clark makes return to Newcastle". BBC News. 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  6. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Luque finalises move to Newcastle". BBC News. 2005-08-26. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  7. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Owen completes move to Newcastle". BBC News. 2005-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  8. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Solano makes return to Newcastle". BBC News. 2005-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  9. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Portsmouth | Pompey complete deal for O'Brien". BBC News. 2005-06-13. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  10. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Portsmouth | Pompey say Robert deal permanent". BBC News. 2005-06-19. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  11. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Blackburn Rovers | Bellamy makes switch to Blackburn". BBC News. 2005-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  12. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Charlton Athletic | Charlton sign Newcastle's Ambrose". BBC News. 2005-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  13. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Birmingham City | Birmingham wrap up Butt loan deal". BBC News. 2005-08-03. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  14. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Newcastle United | Viana agrees Valencia loan move". BBC News. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  15. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Tottenham Hotspur | Jenas completes £7m Spurs switch". BBC News. 2005-08-31. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  16. ^ Boumsong was born in Douala, Cameroon, but also qualified to represent France internationally and made his full international debut for France in June 2003.
  17. ^ Ameobi was born in Zaria, Nigeria, but also qualified to represent England internationally and has represented them on U-21 level. However, he later opted to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Nigeria in November 2012.

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