2005–06 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
2005–06 season
Chairman Dave Allen
Manager Paul Sturrock
Stadium Hillsborough
Championship 19th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Brunt (7)
Highest home attendance 33,439 vs Sheffield United
(18 Feb 2006, Championship)
Lowest home attendance 14,851 vs Charlton Athletic
(7 Jan 2006, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 24,853

During the 2005–06 English football season, Sheffield Wednesday F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2005-06 Championship campaign, the Owls' final league position of 19th place wasn't bad considering the current financial situation of the club. For the second successive year targets have been achieved - the season's target had been avoiding relegation.

On 17 April 2006, Sheffield Wednesday retained their place in the Championship with two matches remaining, with a 2-0 away win at Brighton, condemning Brighton, Millwall and Crewe to the drop in the process.[1] Wednesday went on to finish the season in 19th place, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Wednesday were statistically the best supported team in the Championship with their average home league attendance of 24,853 marginally beating newly relegated Norwich City with 24,833.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Reading (C) (P) 46 31 13 2 99 32 +67 106 Promotion to 2006–07 FA Premier League
2 Sheffield United (P) 46 26 14 6 76 46 +30 92
3 Watford (P) 46 22 15 9 77 53 +24 81 Qualification to 2005–06 Championship Playoffs
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
22 Crewe Alexandra (R) 46 9 15 22 57 86 −29 42 Relegation to 2006–07 League One
23 Millwall (R) 46 8 16 22 35 62 −27 40
24 Brighton & Hove Albion (R) 46 7 17 22 39 71 −32 38

Updated to games played on 30 April 2006.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 August 2005 Stoke City A 0-0 18,744
9 August 2005 Hull City H 1-1 29,910 Best
13 August 2005 Southampton H 0-1 26,688
20 August 2005 Ipswich Town A 1-2 24,238 Peacock
26 August 2005 Queens Park Rangers A 0-0 12,131
10 September 2005 Leicester City A 0-2 22,618
13 September 2005 Leeds United H 1-0 29,986 Eagles
17 September 2005 Millwall H 1-2 22,446 Coughlan
23 September 2005 Luton Town A 2-2 8,267 Lee, Graham
27 September 2005 Crystal Palace A 0-2 17,413
1 October 2005 Coventry City H 3-2 22,732 Coughlan, Brunt (2, 1 pen)
15 October 2005 Plymouth Argyle A 1-1 16,534 Buzsáky (own goal)
18 October 2005 Watford H 1-1 21,187 Brunt
24 October 2005 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1-1 21,787 Peacock
29 October 2005 Norwich City A 1-0 25,383 Brunt
1 November 2005 Reading A 0-2 16,188
5 November 2005 Derby County H 2-1 26,334 Brunt, Graham
9 November 2005 Cardiff City H 1-3 20,324 Eagles
19 November 2005 Watford A 1-2 16,988 Whelan
22 November 2005 Plymouth Argyle H 0-0 20,244
26 November 2005 Stoke City H 0-2 21,970
3 December 2005 Sheffield United A 0-1 30,558
10 December 2005 Hull City A 0-1 21,329
17 December 2005 Ipswich Town H 0-1 21,716
26 December 2005 Preston North End A 0-0 18,867
28 December 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-2 24,295
31 December 2005 Burnley A 2-1 14,607 Eagles, Coughlan
2 January 2006 Crewe Alexandra H 3-0 25,656 Wood, Tudgay, McCready (own goal)
14 January 2006 Leicester City H 2-1 25,398 Brunt, Coughlan
21 January 2006 Leeds United A 0-3 27,843
31 January 2006 Luton Town H 0-2 23,965
4 February 2006 Millwall A 1-0 11,896 Simek
11 February 2006 Crystal Palace H 0-0 24,784
15 February 2006 Coventry City A 1-2 20,021 Brunt
18 February 2006 Sheffield United H 1-2 33,439 MacLean (pen)
25 February 2006 Southampton A 0-3 26,236
4 March 2006 Cardiff City A 0-1 11,851
11 March 2006 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 22,788 Burton
18 March 2006 Preston North End H 2-0 23,429 Burton, O'Brien
25 March 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3-1 25,161 Tudgay (2), Burton
1 April 2006 Burnley H 0-0 24,485
8 April 2006 Crewe Alexandra A 0-2 8,007
15 April 2006 Norwich City H 1-0 30,755 Tudgay
17 April 2006 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2-0 7,573 Hart (own goal), O'Brien
22 April 2006 Reading H 1-1 27,307 MacLean (pen)
30 April 2006 Derby County A 2-0 30,391 Tudgay, Best

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Charlton Athletic H 2-4 14,851 Heckingbottom (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 23 August 2005 Stockport County A 4-2 3,001 Peacock, Partridge, Proudlock (2)
R2 20 September 2005 West Ham United H 2-4 14,976 Coughlan, Graham

Squad[edit]

[3][4] 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 Lucas
2 Scotland DF Lee Bullen
4 Togo MF Yoann Folly (on loan from Southampton)
5 Republic of Ireland DF Graham Coughlan
6 Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Whelan
7 Scotland MF Jon-Paul McGovern
8 Scotland MF Burton O'Brien
9 Scotland FW Steve MacLean
10 Republic of Ireland FW Leon Best (on loan from Southampton)
11 Northern Ireland MF Chris Brunt
12 England DF Patrick Collins
14 England DF John Hills
15 England DF Steve Adams
16 England DF Richard Wood
17 Guinea DF Drissa Diallo
18 Republic of Ireland MF Ritchie Partridge
No. Position Player
19 Jamaica FW Deon Burton
20 United States DF Frankie Simek
21 England GK Chris Adamson
22 England GK Scott Carson (on loan from Liverpool)
23 Grenada MF Craig Rocastle
25 England FW Drew Talbot
26 Republic of Ireland FW Barry Corr
27 England GK Ben Kirby
29 Denmark DF Mikkel Bischoff (on loan from Manchester City)
30 Scotland FW David Graham
32 England DF Tommy Spurr
33 England MF Sean McAllister
35 Wales DF Peter Gilbert
38 England MF Matt Thorpe
40 England FW Marcus Tudgay
- England DF Rory McArdle

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 Paul Heckingbottom (to Barnsley)
4 England DF Graeme Lee (to Doncaster Rovers)
10 Scotland FW Lee Peacock (to Swindon Town)
19 England MF Chris Eagles (on loan from Manchester United)
22 England GK Nicky Weaver (on loan from Manchester City)
24 Scotland DF Maurice Ross (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
No. Position Player
27 Wales MF Richard Evans (to Shrewsbury Town)
28 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor (on loan from Aston Villa)
29 Republic of Ireland FW Daryl Murphy (on loan from Sunderland)
31 England FW Adam Proudlock (to Ipswich Town)
34 England FW Danny Reet (to Mansfield Town)

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