2006–07 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
2006-07 season
ChairmanFreddy Shepherd
ManagerGlenn Roeder
(Until 6 May 2007)
Nigel Pearson
(From 6 May 2007–15 May 2007)
Sam Allardyce
(From 15 May 2007)
StadiumSt. James' Park
FA Premier League13th
FA CupThird round
League CupQuarter-finals
UEFA Intertoto CupWinners
UEFA CupRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Obafemi Martins (11)

All:
Obafemi Martins (17)
Highest home attendance52,305 (vs. Liverpool)
Lowest home attendance48,145 (vs. Bolton Wanderers)

During the 2006-07 season, Newcastle United participated in the Premier League, finishing 13th, and also competed in the 2006-07 UEFA Cup.

Season summary[edit]

Newcastle United against Zulte Waregem, 22 February 2007.

The summer transfer window saw Roeder sign Obafemi Martins from Inter Milan and Damien Duff from Chelsea, though he failed to follow up the club's interest in signing Sol Campbell, claiming he wanted younger players,[1] and unsuccessful attempts were made to lure strikers Dirk Kuyt and Eiður Guðjohnsen to the club. As the transfer window closed Antoine Sibierski was signed from Manchester City, and young Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi was signed on a four-month loan. Roeder controversially made a last-minute withdrawal from the sale of winger James Milner to Aston Villa, to the fury of Villa manager Martin O'Neill.[2]

A poor opening run of only two wins in the opening thirteen league outings saw Newcastle in deep problems at the wrong end of the table, with the team suffering from the worst injury crisis in the club's history, forcing Roeder to recruit players from the youth academy, notably David Edgar and Matty Pattison. Fan protestations against the club's board came following a mid-November defeat against Sheffield United with the club staring relegation in the face.

The return of senior players saw the club fight back up the league, but a 5-1 FA Cup hammering at home to Championship side Birmingham City left fans and players stunned. A UEFA Cup campaign following success in the Intertoto Cup[3] had looked like the club's form of salvation, but the team crashed out to an agonising defeat on away goals at AZ Alkmaar. Following that the team ran out of steam, and manager Glenn Roeder resigned the week before the end of the season[4] with the team left in mid-table obscurity. Things, however, did seem to look up with new manager Sam Allardyce and wealthy new owners confirmed in the off season.

New ownership and Sam Allardyce[edit]

Sam Allardyce

Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley began his quest to purchase Newcastle in the spring of 2007, successfully acquiring Sir John Hall's majority stake in the club.[5] Chairman Freddie Shepherd remained defiant that he was not going to sell the club, and, despite a takeover being inevitable, appointed Sam Allardyce as manager following his departure from Bolton Wanderers in April.[6] However, following Mike Ashley claiming a further majority stake hold, Shepherd was forced to sell his stake to Ashley and end his ten-year tenure as chairman.[7] Ashley brought in lawyer Chris Mort as chairman, Tony Jimenez as vice-chairman and Derek Llambias as managing director.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Aston Villa 38 11 17 10 43 41 +2 50
12 Middlesbrough 38 12 10 16 44 49 −5 46
13 Newcastle United 38 11 10 17 38 47 −9 43
14 Manchester City 38 11 9 18 29 44 −15 42
15 West Ham United 38 12 5 21 35 59 −24 41
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Chronological list of events[edit]

  • 19 March 2007: Allegations of Emre using racially aggravated abusive and/or insulting words during the match with Everton are found not proven by the FA.[23]
  • 2 April 2007: Newcastle United unveil plans for a new £300 million development that would increase the capacity of the stadium to at least 60,000.[24]
  • 30 April 2007: Michael Owen appears in a match for Newcastle United following a 10-month absence through injury.[25]
  • 6 May 2007: Glenn Roeder resigns as manager.[26]
  • 6 May 2007: Nigel Pearson named as caretaker manager.[26]
  • 13 May 2007: Newcastle United's season came to an end following a 1-1 Premiership draw away to bottom-placed Watford.[27]
  • 15 May 2007: Sam Allardyce appointed as manager.[28]
  • 21 May 2007: Sam Allardyce releases six players from Newcastle United's squad, including Craig Moore, Titus Bramble and Antoine Sibierski.[29]
  • 23 May 2007: Businessman Mike Ashley becomes the largest shareholder in Newcastle United after buying Sir John Hall's 41.6% share for £55 million. He then launched a formal takeover bid.[30]

Team kit[edit]

The team kit for the 2006-07 season was produced by Adidas and the main shirt sponsor was Northern Rock.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Previous club Cost
23 June 2006 Republic of Ireland Damien Duff England Chelsea £5 million[9]
24 August 2006 Nigeria Obafemi Martins Italy Internazionale £10.14 million[11]
31 August 2006 Italy Giuseppe Rossi England Manchester United Loan[12]
31 August 2006 France Antoine Sibierski England Manchester City Undisclosed[13]
1 September 2006 France Olivier Bernard Scotland Rangers Free[14]
29 September 2006 Czech Republic Pavel Srníček Portugal Beira-Mar Free[16]
30 January 2007 United States Oguchi Onyewu Belgium Standard Liège Loan[22]

Out[edit]

Date Player New club Cost
1 June 2006 Northern Ireland Daryl Smylie Scotland Livingston Free
8 June 2006 England Lee Bowyer England West Ham United Undisclosed
14 June 2006 England Michael Chopra Wales Cardiff City £500,000
8 July 2006 England Robbie Elliott England Sunderland Free
8 August 2006 Senegal Amdy Faye England Charlton Athletic £2,000,000
22 August 2006 France Jean-Alain Boumsong Italy Juventus £3,300,000
18 January 2007 England Liam Atkin England Carlisle United Free
30 January 2007 England Carl Finnigan Scotland Falkirk Free

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

All players in the Newcastle United squad during the 2006-07 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
4 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
5 Turkey MF Emre Belözoğlu
7 Spain FW Albert Luque
8 England MF Kieron Dyer
9 Nigeria FW Obafemi Martins
10 England FW Michael Owen
11 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff
12 England GK Steve Harper
14 France MF Charles N'Zogbia
15 United States DF Oguchi Onyewu
16 England MF James Milner
17 England MF Scott Parker
18 Australia DF Craig Moore
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 France FW Antoine Sibierski
No. Position Player
21 England MF Lee Clark
22 England MF Nicky Butt
23 England FW Shola Ameobi[31]
24 Czech Republic GK Pavel Srníček
26 England DF Peter Ramage
27 England DF Steven Taylor
30 Canada DF David Edgar
32 England DF Paul Huntington
33 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
34 France DF Olivier Bernard
35 South Africa MF Matty Pattison
37 Republic of Ireland MF Alan O'Brien
39 England FW Andy Carroll
40 Netherlands GK Tim Krul
42 Australia MF James Troisi
43 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kazenga LuaLua
49 England GK Fraser Forster

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
6 France DF Jean-Alain Boumsong[32] (to Juventus)
No. Position Player
15 Italy FW Giuseppe Rossi (on loan from Manchester United)

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players made most of their appearances for the reserve team this season, and did not appear in a first-team squad this season.[33]

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

No. Position Player
36 England DF Kris Gate
England DF Phil Cave
England DF Chris Shanks
No. Position Player
England MF Kieran Wrightson
England FW Carl Finnigan

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
England DF Liam Atkin (to Carlisle United)

Under-18 squad[edit]

The following players made most of their appearances for the under-18 team this season, but may have also appeared for the reserves.[34]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Mark Cook
England DF Paul Dummett
England DF Matthew Grieve
England DF Daniel Leadbitter
England DF Darren Lough
England DF James Tavernier
England DF James Taylor
Republic of Ireland DF Callum Morris
England MF Stewart Bath
England MF Mark Bertram
England MF Rob Cavener
England MF Dean Critchlow
England MF Mark Doninger
England MF Alex Francis
England MF Jonny Godsmark
England MF Callum Little
No. Position Player
England MF Greg McDermott
England MF Alex Patterson
England MF Glenn Reay
England FW Phil Airey
England FW Campbell Bell
England FW Ryan Donaldson
England FW James Marwood
Netherlands FW Frank Wiafe Danquah
GK Tom Kindley
DF Ross Cowan
Liam Davidson
James Debbage
Tom Kilton
Lewis Marr
Ben Williamson

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
England DF Michael Morrison (on trial from Cambridge United)
Turkey DF Erol Bulut (on trial from Olympiacos)
Egypt DF Wael Gomaa (on trial from Al Ahly)
Scotland MF David Templeton (on trial from Stenhousemuir)
No. Position Player
England FW Lee Kerr (on trial from Whitley Bay)
France FW Garra Dembélé
Cameroon FW Pierre Boya (on trial from Partizan)

Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 July 2006 Norwich City Away Won 1-2 15,205 Ramage, N'Zogbia
29 July 2006 PSV Eindhoven Home Lost 2-3 20,185 Ameobi, Luque
5 August 2006 Villarreal Home Drew 3-3 20,144 Ameobi, Butt (2)

Premier League[edit]

Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWLLLWDLLLDLDDWWLWWWLLDWDWLWLDLLWDLDLLD
Position81316171112131516171918171614151413111113141112101191111111110101212121313
Source: World Football: Premier League 2006/2007 results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2006 Wigan Athletic Home 2-1 51,569 Parker (38), Ameobi (64)
27 August 2006 Aston Villa Away 2-0 35,141
9 September 2006 Fulham Home 1-2 50,365 Parker (54)
17 September 2006 West Ham United Away 0-2 34,938 Duff (50), Martins (75)
20 September 2006 Liverpool Away 2-0 43,754
24 September 2006 Everton Home 1-1 50,107 Ameobi (14)
1 October 2006 Manchester United Away 2-0 75,664
15 October 2006 Bolton Wanderers Home 1-2 48,145 Ameobi (19 pen.)
22 October 2006 Middlesbrough Away 1-0 30,060
28 October 2006 Charlton Athletic Home 0-0 48,642
4 November 2006 Sheffield United Home 0-1 50,188
11 November 2006 Manchester City Away 0-0 40,571
19 November 2006 Arsenal Away 1-1 60,058 Dyer (30)
26 November 2006 Portsmouth Home 1-0 48,743 Sibierski (69)
6 December 2006 Reading Home 3-2 48,182 Sibierski (23), Martins (57 pen.), Emre (84)
9 December 2006 Blackburn Rovers Away 1-3 19,225 Martins (31, 90), Taylor (35)
13 December 2006 Chelsea Away 1-0 41,945
16 December 2006 Watford Home 2-1 49,231 Martins (49, 85)
23 December 2006 Tottenham Hotspur Home 3-1 52,079 Dyer (3), Martins (7), Parker (34)
26 December 2006 Bolton Wanderers Away 2-1 26,437 Dyer (8)
30 December 2006 Everton Away 3-0 38,682
1 January 2007 Manchester United Home 2-2 52,302 Milner (33), Edgar (74)
14 January 2007 Tottenham Hotspur Away 2-3 35,942 Huntington (16), Martins (72), Butt (73)
20 January 2007 West Ham United Home 2-2 52,095 Milner (45), Solano (53 pen.)
31 January 2007 Aston Villa Home 3-1 49,201 Milner (5), Dyer (7), Sibierski (90)
3 February 2007 Fulham Away 2-1 24,340 Martins (90)
10 February 2007 Liverpool Home 2-1 52,305 Martins (26), Solano (70 pen.)
25 February 2007 Wigan Athletic Away 1-0 21,179
3 March 2007 Middlesbrough Home 0-0 52,303
27 January 2007 Charlton Athletic Away 2-0 27,028
31 March 2007 Manchester City Home 0-1 52,004
7 April 2007 Sheffield United Away 1-2 32,572 Martins (17), Taylor (80)
9 April 2007 Arsenal Home 0-0 52,293
14 April 2007 Portsmouth Away 2-1 20,165 Emre (69 pen.)
22 April 2007 Chelsea Home 0-0 52,056
30 April 2007 Reading Away 1-0 24,109
5 May 2007 Blackburn Rovers Home 0-2 51,226
13 May 2007 Watford Away 1-1 19,830 Dyer (29)

Intertoto Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Third round 1st leg 15 July 2006 Lillestrøm Home 1-1 31,059 Luque
Third round 2nd leg 22 July 2006 Lillestrøm Away 0-3 8,742 Ameobi (2), Emre

UEFA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Second qualifying round, 1st leg 10 August 2006 FK Ventspils Away 0-1 6,000 Bramble
Second qualifying round, 2nd leg 24 August 2006 FK Ventspils Home 0-0 30,498
First round, 1st leg 14 September 2006 Levadia Tallinn Away 0-1 7,917 Sibierski
First round, 2nd leg 28 September 2006 Levadia Tallinn Home 2-1 27,012 Martins (2)
Group H 19 October 2006 Fenerbahçe Home 1-0 30,035 Sibierski
Group H 2 November 2006 Palermo Away 0-1 16,904 Luque
Group H 23 November 2006 Celta Vigo Home 2-1 25,079 Sibierski, Taylor
Group H 30 November 2006 Eintracht Frankfurt Away 0-0 47,000
Round of 32, 1st leg 15 February 2007 Zulte Waregem Away 1-3 8,015 Dindeleux (o.g.), Martins, Sibierski
Round of 32, 2nd leg 22 February 2007 Zulte Waregem Home 1-0 30,083 Martins
Round of 16, 1st leg 8 March 2007 AZ Alkmaar Home 4-2 28,452 Steinsson (o.g.), Dyer, Martins (2)
Round of 16, 2nd leg 15 March 2007 AZ Alkmaar Away 2-0 16,401

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Third round 25 October 2006 Portsmouth Home 3-0 25,028 Rossi, Solano (2)
Fourth round 7 November 2006 Watford Away 2-2
(4-5 on penalties)
16,791 Sibierski, Parker
Fifth round 20 December 2006 Chelsea Home 0-1 37,406

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Third round 6 January 2007 Birmingham Away 2-2 16,444 Taylor, Dyer
Third round replay 17 January 2007 Birmingham Home 1-5 26,099 Milner

Player statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Name League Other Total
Obafemi Martins 11 6 17
Antoine Sibierski 3 5 8
Kieron Dyer 5 2 7
Shola Ameobi 3 2 5
James Milner 3 1 4
Scott Parker 3 1 4
Steven Taylor 2 2 4
Nolberto Solano 2 2 4
Emre 2 1 3
Albert Luque 0 2 2
Damien Duff 1 0 1
David Edgar 1 0 1
Paul Huntington 1 0 1
Titus Bramble 0 1 1
Giuseppe Rossi 0 1 1
Nicky Butt 1 0 1
Total 38 25 63

Discipline[edit]

Name Yellow cards Red cards
Scott Parker 10 0
Nicky Butt 10 0
Nolberto Solano 8 0
Steven Taylor 6 1
Titus Bramble 6 1
Emre 7 0
Craig Moore 7 0
James Milner 5 0
Celestine Babayaro 5 0
Paul Huntington 4 0
Charles N'Zogbia 3 0
Shay Given 2 0
Peter Ramage 2 0
Obafemi Martins 2 0
Damien Duff 1 0
Shola Ameobi 1 0
Albert Luque 1 0
Kieron Dyer 1 0
Alan O'Brien 1 0
Giuseppe Rossi 1 0
Antoine Sibierski 1 0
Total: 86 2

In all competitions.

Appearances and goals[edit]

All players to have appeared in the matchday squad during the 2006-07 season.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Intertoto Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given 33 0 22 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
12 GK England Steve Harper 25 0 15+3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
24 GK Czech Republic Pavel Srníček 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK Netherlands Tim Krul 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
49 GK England Fraser Forster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr 32 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
4 DF Peru Nolberto Solano 44 4 25+3 2 2 0 2+1 2 2 0 8+1 0
15 DF United States Oguchi Onyewu 11 0 7+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 DF Australia Craig Moore 22 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 3 0
19 DF England Titus Bramble 31 1 17 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 11 1
26 DF England Peter Ramage 32 0 20+1 0 1 0 2+1 0 0 0 6+1 0
27 DF England Steven Taylor 44 4 26+1 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 10 1
30 DF Canada David Edgar 4 1 2+1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF England Paul Huntington 16 1 10+1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1+1 0
33 DF Nigeria Celestine Babayaro 20 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0
Midfielders
5 MF Turkey Emre Belözoğlu 38 3 21+3 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 8+2 0
8 MF England Kieron Dyer 30 7 20+2 5 2 1 1+1 0 0 0 4 1
11 MF Republic of Ireland Damien Duff 33 1 20+2 1 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 8+1 0
14 MF France Charles N'Zogbia 35 0 10+12 0 0 0 1+1 0 2 0 7+2 0
16 MF England James Milner 53 4 31+4 3 2 1 3 0 2 0 8+3 0
17 MF England Scott Parker 41 4 28+1 3 0 0 2 1 2 0 6+2 0
22 MF England Nicky Butt 47 1 27+4 1 2 0 2 0 0+1 0 9+2 0
35 MF South Africa Matty Pattison 12 0 2+5 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
37 MF Republic of Ireland Alan O'Brien 5 0 1+1 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
42 MF Australia James Troisi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW Spain Albert Luque 16 2 0+7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5+3 1
9 FW Nigeria Obafemi Martins 46 17 32+1 11 2 0 2 0 0 0 7+2 6
10 FW England Michael Owen 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 FW France Antoine Sibierski 39 8 14+12 3 2 0 1+1 1 0 0 8+1 4
23 FW England Shola Ameobi 16 5 9+3 3 0 0 0 0 1+1 2 1+1 0
39 FW England Andy Carroll 7 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
Players transferred out during the season
15 FW Italy Giuseppe Rossi 13 1 3+8 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 31 May 2007
Source: Competitions

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Glenn Roeder
Assistant Manager England Lee Clark
First Team coach England Kevin Keegan
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Woodman
Development Coach England Terry McDermott
Reserve Team Coach France David Ginola
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

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