2006–07 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2006–07 season
Chairman Sam Hammam (until December)
Peter Ridsdale
Manager Dave Jones
Championship 13th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Michael Chopra (22)

All:
Michael Chopra (22)
Highest home attendance 20,376 vs Tottenham Hotspur (7 January 2006)
Lowest home attendance 11,549 vs Barnsley (2 February 2006)
Average home league attendance 15,224

During the 2006-07 season Cardiff City played in the Football League Championship. It was the team's fourth year in the Championship since being promoted from League One. The season also saw a change of chairman at the club when Sam Hammam handed over control to Peter Ridsdale.

Season Review[edit]

Kit[edit]

The kits were designed by Spanish company Joma. It was the first season they were sponsored by Communications Direct.

Events[edit]

League[edit]

The opening game saw Cardiff win 2–1 over Barnsley on 5 August 2006 before Cardiff fans saw Michael Chopra score his first competitive goal for Cardiff in a 1–0 win over Coventry City. City were undefeated through August four wins and one draw against West Bromwich Albion. Their first loss came at Deepdale in a 2–1 defeat against Preston North End where Chopra scored his second league goal. The side's next win did not come until two games later in a 4–1 win over Luton Town at Ninian Park, going on to win their next four games when Norwich City ended the winning streak. After a 1–0 win over Burnley, Cardiff went four games without scoring, drawing two of these and losing the other two.

On 9 December 2006 Darren Purse scored their first goal since the win over Burnley against Ipswich Town which ended in a 2–2 draw. On 20 January 2007 Cardiff broke their poor run of form after going eleven games without a win with a 2–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. They then went undefeated until a month later on 20 February 2007 this time West Bromwich Albion ended Cardiff's run but the side were still mid-table. Even though they hit straight back with a win over Preston North End, another loss to Birmingham City then a 1–0 win over Norwich City was followed by a winless treak which lasted until the end of the season, finishing in 13th place.

FA Cup[edit]

Cardiff entered in the 3rd Round in a home game against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on 7 January 2007. A 0–0 draw at Ninian Park took the tie to a replay at White Hart Lane on 17 January which saw Cardiff lose 4–0.[1]

League Cup[edit]

In the first round of the League Cup, Cardiff were drawn against League Two side Barnet but a team made up of reserve and youth players were beaten 2–0.[2]

FAW Cup[edit]

Cardiff beat Carmarthen Town in the quarter-finals before being eliminated by The New Saints in the semi-finals.[3]

First-Team Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Ends
Goalkeepers
1 Neil Alexander GK Scotland Edinburgh 29 234 0 Livingston 28 May 2001 £200,000 2007
13 Mark Howard GK England Southwark 20 2 0 Arsenal 1 June 2006 Free 2007
15 David Forde GK Republic of Ireland Galway 27 8 0 Derry City 5 December 2006 Free 2009
23 Martyn Margetson GK Wales Neath 35 41 0 Huddersfield Town 3 August 2002 Free 2007
Defenders
2 Kerrea Gilbert RB England London 20 27 0 Arsenal 21 July 2006 Loan 2007
3 Kevin McNaughton RB Scotland Dundee 24 44 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2009
5 Darren Purse CB England Stepney 30 76 8 West Bromwich Albion 28 July 2005 £1,000,000 2009
6 Glenn Loovens CB Netherlands Doetinchem 23 68 4 Feyenoord 9 May 2006 £250,000 2009
12 Roger Johnson CB England Ashford] 20 33 2 Wycombe Wanderers 4 July 2006 £275,000 2009
21 Chris Barker LB England Sheffield 27 180 0 Barnsley 12 July 2002 £500,000 2007
44 Chris Gunter RB Wales Newport 17 18 0 Academy 1 August 2006 Trainee 2008
Defenders
4 Jeff Whitley CM Northern Ireland Ndola 28 39 1 Sunderland 1 July 2005 Free 2007
7 Peter Whittingham LM England Nuneaton 22 19 4 Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2009
10 Stephen McPhail CM Republic of Ireland London 27 45 0 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2008
11 Paul Parry LM Wales Chepstow 26 118 12 Hereford United 9 January 2004 £75,000 2008
14 Willo Flood CM Republic of Ireland Dublin 22 30 1 Manchester City 2 August 2006 £200,000 2009
16 Joe Ledley LM Wales Cardiff 20 126 10 Academy 1 September 2004 Trainee 2009
17 Kevin Cooper LM England Derby 32 44 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 July 2005 Free 2007
19 Riccardo Scimeca CM England Leamington Spa 32 55 6 West Bromwich Albion 13 January 2006 Free 2008
26 Aaron Ramsey LM Wales Caerphilly 16 1 0 Academy 1 June 2006 Trainee 2007
30 Curtis McDonald LM Wales Cardiff 19 2 2 Academy 1 June 2006 Trainee 2007
35 Simon Walton CM England Leeds 19 7 0 Charlton Athletic January 2007 Loan 2007
40 Darcy Blake DM Wales New Tredegar 18 13 0 Academy 1 July 2005 Trainee 2009
Forwards
8 Michael Chopra CF England Newcastle-upon-Tyne 23 44 22 Newcastle United 14 June 2006 £500,000 2009
9 Steve Thompson CF Scotland Paisley 28 59 10 Rangers 10 January 2006 £250,000 2008
18 Luigi Glombard CF France Montreuil-sous-Bois 22 7 0 Nantes July 2006 Free 2007
20 Kevin Campbell CF England London 37 21 1 West Bromwich Albion 2 August 2006 Free 2007
25 Iwan Redan CF Netherlands Rotterdam 26 3 0 Willem II January 2007 Loan 2007
26 Andrea Ferretti CF Italy Parma 20 9 0 Parma 25 July 2005 Free 2007
27 Jason Byrne CF Republic of Ireland Dublin 29 11 1 Shelbuourne 17 January 2007 £75,000 2009
29 Jamal Easter CF Wales Cardiff 19 0 0 Academy 1 June 2006 Free 2007
36 Matt Green CF England Bath 20 6 0 Newport County 31 January 2007 £10,000 2009
37 Warren Feeney CF Northern Ireland Belfast 26 6 0 Luton Town March 2007 Loan 2007

Squad Statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup FAW Premier Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 41 0 39 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF England Kerrea Gilbert 27 0 21+3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF Scotland Kevin McNaughton 44 0 39+3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 MF Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF England Darren Purse 33 4 31 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Netherlands Glenn Loovens 32 2 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF England Peter Whittingham 19 4 18+1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 FW England Michael Chopra 44 22 42 22 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Scotland Steve Thompson 45 6 39+4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail 45 0 43 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF Wales Paul Parry 43 6 41+1 6 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
12 DF England Roger Johnson 33 2 26+6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 GK England Mark Howard 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Willo Flood 30 1 5+20 1 2 0 1 0 2 0
15 GK Republic of Ireland David Forde 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 MF Wales Joe Ledley 49 3 46 3 2 0 0+1 0 0 0
17 MF England Kevin Cooper 7 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 1 0 1 0
18 FW France Luigi Glombard 7 0 1+5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 MF England Riccardo Scimeca 37 5 35 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW England Kevin Campbell 21 1 4+15 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
22 DF England James Chambers 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Republic of Ireland James Simmonds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 DF Wales Rhys Weston 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 DF England Alan Wright 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF England Malvin Kamara 16 1 3+12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 FW Netherlands Iwan Redan 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 FW Italy Andrea Ferretti 4 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
26 MF Wales Aaron Ramsey 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne 11 1 2+8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 DF Wales Joe Jacobson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 MF Wales Curtis McDonald 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
35 MF England Simon Walton 7 0 5+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
36 FW England Matt Green 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW Northern Ireland Warren Feeney 6 0 0+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF Wales Darcy Blake 12 0 3+7 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
44 DF Wales Chris Gunter 18 0 9+6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

Transfers[edit]

Summer transfer window ins[edit]

# Player Club Fee
20 Kevin Campbell West Bromwich Albion Free
8 Michael Chopra Newcastle United £500,000
14 Republic of Ireland Willo Flood Manchester City Undisclosed
18 France Luigi Glombard France Nantes Free
13 Mark Howard Arsenal Free
12 Roger Johnson Wycombe Wanderers £275,000
25 Sierra Leone Malvin Kamara Milton Keynes Dons Free
6 Netherlands Glenn Loovens Netherlands Feyenoord £250,000
24 Nick McKoy Milton Keynes Dons Free
3 Scotland Kevin McNaughton Scotland Aberdeen Free

January transfer window ins[edit]

Player Club Fee
Republic of Ireland Jason Byrne Republic of Ireland Shelbourne £75,000
Republic of Ireland David Forde Republic of Ireland Derry City Free
Matt Green Wales Newport County £10,000
Peter Whittingham Aston Villa £350,000

Loans in[edit]

Player Club Arrival date Return date
Kerrea Gilbert Arsenal 13 June End of season
James Chambers Watford 13 October 13 November
Alan Wright Sheffield United 23 November 1 January
James Simmonds Chelsea 16 January End of season
Netherlands Iwan Redan Netherlands Willem II 30 January End of season
Simon Walton Charlton Athletic 31 January End of season
Northern Ireland Warren Feeney Luton Town 22 March End of season

Summer transfer window outs[edit]

Player Club Fee
Wales Neal Ardley Millwall Free
Willie Boland Hartlepool United* Free
Andy Campbell Scotland Dunfermline Athletic Undisclosed
Neil Cox Crewe Alexandra* Free
Jermaine Darlington AFC Wimbledon* Free
Nicky Fish Released -
Cameron Jerome Birmingham City £3m
Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu Gillingham* Free
Danny Parslow York City* Free
Lee Worgan Eastbourne Borough* Free
Wales Rhys Weston Released -

January transfer window outs[edit]

Player Club Fee
Sierra Leone Malvin Kamara Port Vale Free
Northern Ireland Philip Mulryne Leyton Orient Free

Loans out[edit]

Player Club Departure date End date
Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley Stoke City 18 August December
Joe Jacobson Accrington Stanley 23 November 16 January
Mark Howard Wales Swansea City January 2007 End of Season
Wales Jamal Easter Torquay United 5 January 5 February
Nick McKoy Torquay United 5 January End of season
Michael Corcoran Oxford United 30 January 29 April
France Luigi Glombard Leicester City 31 January 11 February
Joe Jacobson Bristol Rovers 15 February End of season
Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley Wales Wrexham 16 February End of season
France Luigi Glombard Oldham Athletic 22 March 20 May
Wales Gregg Coombes Oxford United March 2007 End of Season

Fixtures & results[edit]

Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 August Barnsley A W 2 - 1 12,082 Ledley, Thompson
8 August West Bromwich Albion H D 1 - 1 18,506 Scimeca
12 August Coventry City H W 1 - 0 13,965 Chopra
19 August Leeds United A W 1 - 0 18,246 Flood
26 August Birmingham City H W 2 - 0 20,109 Ledley, Parry
9 September Preston North End A L 1 - 2 12,435 Chopra
12 September Plymouth Argyle A D 3 - 3 11,655 Thompson, Chopra (2)
16 September Luton Town H W 4 - 1 14,108 Purse, Parry, Chopra (2)
24 September Southend United A W 3 - 0 7,901 Purse, Scimeca, Ledley
30 September Wolverhampton Wanderers H W 4 - 0 19,915 Scimeca, OG, Kamara, Parry
14 October Crystal Palace A W 2 - 1 18,876 Chopra, Scimeca
17 October Southampton H W 1 - 0 19,345 Thompson
21 October Norwich City A L 0 - 1 25,014
28 October Derby County H D 2 - 2 17,371 Loovens, Chopra
31 October Sunderland A W 2 - 1 26,528 Chopra (2)
4 November Colchester United A L 1 - 3 5,393 Chopra
11 November Burnley H W 1 - 0 15,744 Scimeca
17 November Queens Park Rangers H L 0 - 1 13,250
25 November Sheffield Wednesday A D 0 - 0 23,935
28 November Stoke City A L 0 - 3 15,039
2 December Colchester United H D 0 - 0 13,512
9 December Ipswich Town H D 2 - 2 16,015 Purse (2)
16 December Hull City A L 1 - 4 23,089 Chopra
23 December Leicester City A D 0 - 0 22,274
26 December Plymouth Argyle H D 2 - 2 17,299 Thompson (2)
30 December Crystal Palace H D 0 - 0 13,704
1 January Luton Town A D 0 - 0 8,004
13 January Southend United H L 0 - 1 13,822
20 January Wolverhampton Wanderers A W 2 - 1 16,772 Chopra, Byrne
27 January Leicester City H W 3 - 2 12,057 Chopra (3)
2 February Barnsley H W 2 - 0 11,549 Whittingham, Chopra
10 February Coventry City A D 2 - 2 17,107 Chopra, Whittingham
17 February Leeds United H W 1 - 0 13,276 Chopra
20 February West Bromwich Albion A L 0 - 1 18,802
23 February Preston North End H W 4 - 1 12,889 Whittingham, Chopra (2), Johnson
4 March Birmingham City A L 0 - 1 28,223
10 March Norwich City H W 1 - 0 13,276 Parry
13 March Southampton A D 2 - 2 20,383 Thompson, Whittingham
17 March Derby County A L 1 - 3 27,689 Parry
31 March Sunderland H L 0 - 1 19,353
7 April Sheffield Wednesday H L 1 - 2 13,621 Johnson
9 April Burnley A L 0 - 2 11,347
14 April Stoke City H D 1 - 1 11,664 Chopra
21 April Queens Park Rangers A L 0 - 1 12,710
28 April Hull City H L 0 - 1 12,421
6 May Ipswich Town A L 1 - 3 26,488 Parry

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 January Three Tottenham Hotspur H D 0 - 0 20,376
17 January Replay Tottenham Hotspur A L 0 - 4 27,641

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 August One Barnet H L 0 - 2 3,305

FAW Premier Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 February Quarter-final Carmarthen Town A W 3 - 2 550 Campbell, McDonald (2)
27 February Semi-final The New Saints H L 0 - 1

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tottenham 4-0 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff 0-2 Barnet". BBC Sport. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City 0-1 The New Saints". BBC Sport. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Past winners". The Football League. 3 August 2008. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 

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