2005–06 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2005–06 season
ChairmanJeremy Peace
ManagerBryan Robson
StadiumThe Hawthorns
FA Premier League19th (relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Kanu/Ellington (5)

All: Ellington (8)
Highest home attendance27,623 (vs. Manchester United, 18 March 2006)
Lowest home attendance23,144 (vs. Fulham, 3 December 2005)
Average home league attendance25,403

During the 2005–06 season, West Bromwich Albion competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Despite attaining FA Premier League survival on the final day of the previous season, this time West Brom were unable to repeat their "great escape" and were relegated to the Championship. West Brom had spent much of the season just ahead of the relegation zone, but Portsmouth's late run of good form – in addition to West Brom failing to win any of their final 13 fixtures – dragged the Midlanders into the relegation places.

Kit[edit]

West Brom retained their kit manufacturing agreement with Diadora, who introduced a new kit for the season. T-Mobile remained the kit sponsors.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 −13 42
17 Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 −25 38
18 Birmingham City (R) 38 8 10 20 28 50 −22 34 Relegation to the Football League Championship
19 West Bromwich Albion (R) 38 7 9 22 31 58 −27 30
20 Sunderland (R) 38 3 6 29 26 69 −43 15
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 2005 Manchester City A 0–0 42,983
20 August 2005 Portsmouth H 2–1 24,404 Horsfield (2)
24 August 2005 Chelsea A 0–4 41,201
27 August 2005 Birmingham City H 2–3 23,993 (2,353) Horsfield (2)
10 September 2005 Wigan Athletic H 1–2 25,617 Greening
17 September 2005 Sunderland A 1–1 31,657 (1,809) Gera
24 September 2005 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 23,909 Davies
1 October 2005 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 20,721
15 October 2005 Arsenal H 2–1 26,604 (2,600) Kanu, Carter
23 October 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 24,151
30 October 2005 Newcastle United H 0–3 26,216
5 November 2005 West Ham United A 0–1 34,325 (2,621)
19 November 2005 Everton H 4–0 24,784 (2,595) Ellington (2, 1 pen), Clement, Earnshaw
27 November 2005 Middlesbrough A 2–2 27,041 (1,020) Ellington, Kanu
3 December 2005 Fulham H 0–0 23,144
10 December 2005 Manchester City H 2–0 25,472 (2,599) Kamara, Campbell
17 December 2005 Portsmouth A 0–1 20,052
26 December 2005 Manchester United A 0–3 67,972
28 December 2005 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 27,510 (2,600) Kanu (2)
31 December 2005 Liverpool A 0–1 44,192 (1,736)
2 January 2006 Aston Villa H 1–2 27,073 (2,600) Watson
15 January 2006 Wigan Athletic A 1–0 17,421 (3,316) Albrechtsen
21 January 2006 Sunderland H 0–1 26,464 (1,585)
31 January 2006 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 25,921
4 February 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 2–0 23,993 Campbell, Greening
11 February 2006 Fulham A 1–6 21,508 (3,300) Campbell
26 February 2006 Middlesbrough H 0–2 24,061
4 March 2006 Chelsea H 1–2 26,581 (2,600) Kanu
11 March 2006 Birmingham City A 1–1 28,041 (2,694) Ellington
18 March 2006 Manchester United H 1–2 27,623 (2,599) Ellington
27 March 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 36,152 Davies
1 April 2006 Liverpool H 0–2 27,576 (2,598)
9 April 2006 Aston Villa A 0–0 33,303
15 April 2006 Arsenal A 1–3 38,167 (2,900) Quashie
17 April 2006 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 23,181
22 April 2006 Newcastle United A 0–3 52,272
1 May 2006 West Ham United H 0–1 24,462 (2,308)
7 May 2006 Everton A 2–2 39,671 Gera, Martínez

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Reading H 1–1 19,197 Gera (pen.)
R3R 17 January 2006 Reading A 2–3 (a.e.t.) 16,737 (1,487) Chaplow (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 20 September 2005 Bradford City H 4–1 10,792 Ellington (2), Kamara, Earnshaw
R3 25 October 2005 Fulham A 3–2 (a.e.t.) 7,373 (688) Earnshaw, Kanu, Inamoto
R4 30 November 2005 Manchester United A 1–3 48,924 Ellington

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK England ENG Russell Hoult
3 DF England ENG Paul Robinson
4 DF Denmark DEN Thomas Gaardsøe
5 DF Uruguay URU Williams Martínez (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
6 DF England ENG Neil Clement
7 MF Scotland SCO Nigel Quashie[notes 1]
8 MF England ENG Jonathan Greening
9 FW England ENG Geoff Horsfield
10 MF Wales WAL Andy Johnson[notes 2]
11 MF Hungary HUN Zoltán Gera
12 MF England ENG Richard Chaplow
13 MF Slovakia SVK Jan Kozak (on loan from Artmedia Bratislava)
14 DF Denmark DEN Martin Albrechtsen
15 FW Senegal SEN Diomansy Kamara[notes 3]
16 DF England ENG Steve Watson
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF England ENG Darren Carter
19 DF England ENG Curtis Davies
20 GK England ENG Chris Kirkland (on loan from Liverpool)
21 FW England ENG Kevin Campbell (captain)
22 FW England ENG Nathan Ellington
24 DF England ENG Ronnie Wallwork
25 FW Nigeria NGA Nwankwo Kanu
26 MF Wales WAL Rob Davies
27 FW England ENG Rob Elvins
28 DF England ENG Jared Hodgkiss
29 GK Poland POL Tomasz Kuszczak
30 MF England ENG Brian Smikle
31 FW England ENG Stuart Nicholson
32 DF England ENG Jeff Forsyth
33 MF Japan JPN Junichi Inamoto

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. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF England ENG Riccardo Scimeca (to Cardiff City)
5 DF Jamaica JAM Darren Moore[notes 4] (to Derby County)
18 MF England ENG Lloyd Dyer (to Millwall)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW Wales WAL Robert Earnshaw[notes 5] (to Norwich City)
MF Wales WAL Jason Koumas (on loan to Cardiff City)
GK Republic of Ireland IRL Joe Murphy (to Sunderland)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[3]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
29 GK Poland Tomasz Kuszczak 30
14 RB Denmark Martin Albrechtsen 30
19 CB England Curtis Davies 35
6 CB England Neil Clement 32
3 LB England Paul Robinson 36
8 RM England Jonathan Greening 40
16 CM England Steve Watson 29
24 CM England Ronnie Wallwork 35
33 LM Japan Junichi Inamoto 20
15 CF Senegal Diomansy Kamara 24 Kevin Campbell has 19 starts
22 CF England Nathan Ellington 19 Nwankwo Kanu has 19 starts

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Quashie was born in Southwark, England, and represented them at U-21 and B-level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and made his international debut for Scotland in May 2004.
  2. ^ Johnson was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  3. ^ Kamara was born in Paris, France, but also qualified to represent Senegal internationally and made his international debut for Senegal in 2003.
  4. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1999.
  5. ^ Earnshaw was born in Mufulira, Zambia, but was raised in Wales and made his international debut for Wales in May 2002.

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