2009–10 Northampton Town F.C. season

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Northampton Town
2009–10 season
Chairman David Cardoza
Manager Stuart Gray
(until 8 September 2009)
Ian Sampson
(from 5 October 2009)
League Two 6th*
FA Cup Second Round (eliminated by Southampton)
League Cup First Round (eliminated by Southampton)
Football League Trophy (South) Quarter Final (eliminated by Milton Keynes Dons)
Top goalscorer

League:
Adebayo Akinfenwa (16)

All:
Adebayo Akinfenwa (17)

* Competition in progress. Positions correct as of 8 May 2010.
Highest home attendance 5,069 (vs Notts County, 21 November 2009)
Lowest home attendance 1,718 (vs Bournemouth, 19 December 2009)

The 2009–10 football season is Northampton Town Football Club's 32nd season in the Football League Two, the fourth division of English football, and their 95th as a professional club. It officially began on 1 July 2009, and will conclude on 30 June 2010, although competitive matches are only played between August and May. The team's new shirt supplier is Erreà, and the shirt sponsor is Jackson Grundy.

Season summary[edit]

The club began the 2009-2010 season in League Two for the first year since 2005, following a disappointing relegation the previous season. They are currently 6th in the table, with 66 points from 44 games.[1] Their leading goalscorer is Adebayo Akinfenwa with 16 goals in all competitions. They entered the FA Cup at the First Round stage and were eliminated at home to Southampton 3-2 in December. They entered the League Cup at the First Round stage and were eliminated this time away to Southampton 2-0.

Notable players to begin their careers with the Cobblers this season include Steve Guinan, Dean Beckwith, John Curtis, and Peter Gilbert.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss

League Two[edit]

For more information, see 2009–10 Football League Two.

League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Bury 46 19 3 14 48 45 -5 69
10 Port Vale 46 17 8 9 47 38 +11 68
11 Northampton Town 46 18 13 15 62 53 +9 67
12 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 10 12 47 41 +1 63
13 Burton Albion 46 13 13 10 48 37 0 62

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

As of games played 8 May 2010

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 13 15 62 53  +9 67 9 9 5 29 21  +8 9 4 10 33 32  +1

As of games played 8 May 2010

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H A H
Result D L W W L L L L L W D D W W L D D L L D D W D W W D W D W W L L W W W W W D W D L L L W L D
Position 15 19 10 5 12 13 17 21 22 17 19 19 17 15 16 15 16 18 18 18 20 18 18 16 13 14 12 13 11 8 9 12 8 8 8 7 7 8 6 8 9 10 11 10 11 11

Last updated: 20 March 2010.
Source: League Fixtures
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FA Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2009–10 FA Cup.

Football League Cup[edit]

For more information, see 2009–10 Football League Cup.

Football League Trophy[edit]

For more information, see 2009–10 Football League Trophy.

Squad details[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

The statistics for the following players are for their time during 2009-10 season playing for Northampton Town. Any stats from a different club during 2009-10 are not included.

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup Football League
Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Chris Dunn 34 0 28 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
2 DF England Paul Rodgers 30 0 26 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
3 DF England John Johnson 31 5 29 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 MF England Luke Guttridge 30 6 27 4 2 2 0 0 1 0
5 DF England Craig Hinton 42 0 36 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
6 DF England Dean Beckwith 37 0 32 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
8 MF Ghana Abdul Osman 27 2 24 2 0 0 1 0 2 0
9 FW England Steve Guinan 29 7 23 4 2 0 1 0 3 3
10 FW England Adebayo Akinfenwa 40 16 36 16 2 0 1 0 1 0
11 MF England Andy Holt 31 3 26 3 2 0 1 0 2 0
12 MF England Ryan Gilligan 41 11 35 8 2 1 1 0 3 2
13 GK Wales Paul Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Liam Davis 15 2 13 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 MF England Alex Dyer 21 2 17 2 1 0 1 0 2 0
16 FW Republic of Ireland Gary Mulligan 12 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
17 FW Northern Ireland Billy McKay 37 7 34 7 1 0 1 0 1 0
18 FW England Joe Benjamin 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF England John Curtis 21 0 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
20 DF England Chris McCready 17 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
21 MF England Michael Jacobs 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 FW England Courtney Herbert 18 2 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 DF Wales Peter Gilbert 24 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW United States Sebastian Harris 7 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
26 GK England Jason Steele 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 FW Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Flynn 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Thornton 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Flag Pos Name League Two League Cup FA Cup Johnstone's
Paint Trophy
Total
10 England FW Akinfenwa, AdebayoAdebayo Akinfenwa 16 0 0 0 Goal 16
12 England MF Gilligan, RyanRyan Gilligan 8 0 1 2 Goal 11
17 Northern Ireland FW McKay, BillyBilly McKay 7 0 0 0 Goal 7
9 England FW Guinan, SteveSteve Guinan 4 0 0 3 Goal 7
4 England MF Guttridge, LukeLuke Guttridge 4 0 2 0 Goal 6
3 England DF Johnson, JohnJohn Johnson 5 0 0 0 Goal 5
11 England DF Holt, AndyAndy Holt 3 0 0 0 Goal 3
7 England MF Marshall, BenBen Marshall 2 0 0 0 Goal 2
22 England FW Herbert, CourtneyCourtney Herbert 2 0 0 0 Goal 2
15 England MF Dyer, AlexAlex Dyer 2 0 0 0 Goal 2
8 Ghana MF Osman, AbdulAbdul Osman 2 0 0 0 Goal 2
14 England MF Davis, LiamLiam Davis 2 0 0 0 Goal 2
24 United States FW Harris, SebSeb Harris 1 0 0 0 Goal 1

As of all games played 4 April 2010

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Player[2] YC Red card
23 DF Peter Gilbert 4 1
11 DF Andy Holt 1 1
20 DF Chris McCready 1 1
30 MF Kevin Thornton 1 1
12 MF Ryan Gilligan 11 0
19 MF John Curtis 5 0
8 MF Abdul Osman 5 0
6 DF Dean Beckwith 5 0
2 DF Paul Rodgers 4 0
3 DF John Johnson 4 0
5 DF Craig Hinton 4 0
4 MF Luke Guttridge 4 0
9 FW Steve Guinan 3 0
10 FW Adebayo Akinfenwa 3 0
7 MF Ben Marshall 2 0
29 DF Danny Swailes 2 0
15 MF Alex Dyer 1 0
22 FW Courtney Herbert 1 0

As of all games played 20 March 2010

Awards[edit]

2009–10 Awards Pos. Player
Player of the Year FW Adebayo Akinfenwa
Young Player of the Year DF John Johnson

Transfers[edit]

Permanent[edit]

In

Date Pos. Name From Fee Notes
1 July 2009 FW England Steve Guinan Hereford United Free [3]
1 July 2009 DF England Craig Hinton Bristol Rovers Free [4]
1 July 2009 DF England Dean Beckwith Hereford United Free [5]
8 July 2009 FW Republic of Ireland Gary Mulligan Gillingham Free [6]
21 July 2009 FW Northern Ireland Billy McKay Leicester City Free [7]
28 July 2009 MF England John Curtis Wrexham Free [8]
31 July 2009 DF England Paul Rodgers Arsenal Free [9]
3 August 2009 FW United States Sebastian Harris Michigan Bucks Free [10]
3 August 2009 DF England Chris McCready Crewe Alexandra Free [11]
11 September 2009 GK England Simon Brown Unattached Free [12]
23 September 2009 FW England Courtney Herbert Long Buckby Free [13]
23 October 2009 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Pat Kanyuka Unattached Free [14]
13 November 2009 DF Wales Peter Gilbert Unattached Free [15]
23 December 2009 GK England Billy Lumley Stafford Rangers Free [16]
5 January 2010 FW Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Flynn Limerick Free [17]
8 January 2010 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Thornton Nuneaton Town Free [18]

Out

Date Pos. Name From Fee Notes
25 August 2009 DF England Danny Jackman Gillingham Undisclosed [19]

Loans[edit]

In

Start Date Pos. Player To End Date Notes
6 August 2009 MF England Romone Rose Queens Park Rangers 6 September 2009 [20]
7 August 2009 MF England Ben Marshall Stoke City 4 November 2009 [21]
21 August 2009 DF England Robbie Threlfall Liverpool 21 September 2009 [22]
27 August 2009 MF England Luke Boden Sheffield Wednesday 27 September 2009 [23]
24 September 2009 DF England John Johnson Middlesbrough 30 June 2010 [24]
19 November 2009 MF England Josh Walker Middlesbrough 3 December 2009 [25]
26 November 2009 DF England Danny Swailes Middlesbrough 26 December 2009 [26]
5 January 2009 DF England Luke Wilkinson Portsmouth 5 February 2010 [27]

Out

Start Date Pos. Player To End Date Notes
9 November 2009 MF England Joe Benjamin Eastbourne Borough 31 May 2010 [28]
5 January 2010 GK Wales Paul Walker Brackley Town 5 February 2010
21 January 2010 DF England Chris McCready Tranmere Rovers 31 May 2010 [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ League Table ntfc.co.uk. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010
  2. ^ Club Statistics|Discipline ntfc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  3. ^ Striker Is First New Addition ntfc.co.uk. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  4. ^ Defender Becomes Latest Addition ntfc.co.uk. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  5. ^ Cobblers Bring In Defender ntfc.co.uk. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  6. ^ Cobblers Make Mulligan Move ntfc.co.uk. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  7. ^ McKay Puts Pen To Paper ntfc.co.uk. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  8. ^ Curtis Completes Town Move ntfc.co.uk. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  9. ^ Rodgers Signs Sixfields Deal ntfc.co.uk. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  10. ^ Cobblers To Keep Harris Archived 5 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. ntfc.co.uk. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  11. ^ McCready Becomes Latest Addition Archived 7 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ntfc.co.uk. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  12. ^ Sampson Brings In Keeper ntfc.co.uk. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  13. ^ Herbert Pens Sixfields Deal Archived 4 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. ntfc.co.uk. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  14. ^ Cobblers Bring In Kanyuka ntfc.co.uk. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  15. ^ Cobblers Bring In Gilbert ntfc.co.uk. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  16. ^ Cobblers Bring In Keeper ntfc.co.uk. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  17. ^ Irish Striker Pens Cobblers Deal Archived 7 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. ntfc.co.uk. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  18. ^ Thornton Signs Sixfields Deal ntfc.co.uk. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  19. ^ Jackman Makes Gillingham Move ntfc.co.uk. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  20. ^ Cobblers Bring In Rose ntfc.co.uk. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  21. ^ Marshall Is The Man For Gray Archived 10 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ntfc.co.uk. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  22. ^ Cobblers Bring in Red's Youngster ntfc.co.uk. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  23. ^ Boden In Sixfields Move ntfc.co.uk. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  24. ^ Cobblers Bring In Boro Defender ntfc.co.uk. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  25. ^ Cobblers Bring In Walker ntfc.co.uk. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  26. ^ Swailes Joins On Loan ntfc.co.uk. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  27. ^ Portsmouth Defender Is Loan Addition ntfc.co.uk. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  28. ^ Benjamin Makes Loan Move ntfc.co.uk. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  29. ^ McCready makes League One loan move ntfc.co.uk. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010.

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