2009–10 Stockport County F.C. season

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Stockport County
2009–10 season
Chairman Administrators
Manager Gary Ablett [1]
Stadium Edgeley Park
League One 24th [2]
FA Cup Second Round
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Carl Baker (9) [3]
All: Carl Baker (13) [3]
Highest home attendance 7,768 vs Leeds United, League One, 28 December 2009 [4]
Lowest home attendance 3,281 vs Swindon Town, League One 19 January 2010 [4]
Average home league attendance 4,420 [4]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season is Stockport County's 128th season in football, and the second in England's third tier of football since gaining promotion via the League Two Play Offs in 2008. Stockport completed the whole season in Administration. This season ran from 8 August 2009 to 8 May 2010.[5]

Gary Ablett was named manager of Stockport for the whole of the season after his Predecessor Jim Gannon was made redundant in the summer of 2009.[6]

Background[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2009–10 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the results section.

After ending the 2008–09 season in 18th position with 50 points (60 points without the ten point deduction), Stockport County were placed into administration following a battle to repay creditors.[7] A creditor of the club wrote a petition to repay a loan of around £300,000 to him. The club has also struggled to repay a tax debt of £250,000 to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.[8]

On 17 June the Administrators agreed terms with the Melrose Consortium for the sale of Stockport County.[9] The club also announced that they will play Huddersfield Town away in the League Cup First Round.,[10] As well as announcing the fixtures for the season[11]

On 3 July Administrators agree Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with previous shareholders and creditors.[12]

On 8 July Stockport County appointment Gary Ablett as new manager.[1][13]

On 22 July Stockport Announced their new kit for the season which was manufactured my Macron. The home kit was a traditional blue and white, while there was a new away kit which consisted of orange and black.[14]

On 27 July Gary Ablett appointed Paul Gerrard as the club's goalkeeping coach, Gerrard also carried on his playing career for the club as he registered as cover for first choice goalkeeper Owain Fôn Williams .[15]

On 3 September Carl Baker became the first Stockport County player to score consecutive away hat-tricks, after he scored Three in a 4-2 win over Brighton in the League and also three in a 4-1 win over Crewe in the Football League Trophy[16] Due to Carl'shat -trick against Crewe, Stockport advanced to the second round where they faced Port Vale [17] However a day later Assistant Manager John Ward left the club to take up same position at Colchester United.[18]

On 18 September Gary Ablett was handed a one match touchline ban after he was dismissed to the stands against Leeds United away from home.[19]

On 16 December 2009 the team's training ground was put up for sale.[20]

Summary[edit]

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 5 10 31 35 95  −60 25 2 6 15 21 51  −30 3 4 16 14 44  −30

Last updated: 5 June 2010.
Source: SCFC League One Results

Round 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 A H H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A A H H A H A H H A A H A A H H H A H A H A A H A H
Result D L L W D L D W D D L W L L L L L L L L L L L L D D L L D W L W L L D L L L D L L L L L L L
Position 15 20 21 15 14 18 18 13 13 16 20 13 18 20 21 21 21 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Last updated: 5 June 2010.
Source: League One Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League One table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
20 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 59 67 −8 050
21 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 48 64 −16 50 Relegation to League Two
22 Wycombe Wanderers 46 10 15 21 56 76 −20 45
23 Southend United 46 10 13 23 51 72 −21 43
24 Stockport County 46 5 10 31 35 95 −60 25

Updated to games played on 7 February 2011.
Source: League One 2009–10
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.
Hartlepool deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.[21]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

[22] [23]

No. Flag Pos Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
10 England MF Carl Baker 9 1 0 3 13
10 England FW Jabo Ibehre 5 0 0 0 5
36 England FW George Donnelly 4 0 0 0 4
9 Northern Ireland FW Peter Thompson 2 1 0 0 3
24 England FW Nicholas Bignall 2 0 0 1 3
15 England MF David Poole 0 1 1 0 2
11 England DF Michael Rose 2 0 0 0 2
11 England FW Jemal Johnson 2 0 0 0 2
11 England MF Greg Tansey 2 0 0 0 2
11 England MF Paul Turnbull 0 2 0 0 2
11 England FW Michael Raynes 1 0 0 0 1
11 England FW Danny Pilkington 1 0 0 0 1
11 England MF Richie Partridge 1 0 0 0 1
11 England DF Johnny Mullins 1 0 0 0 1
11 England FW Oli Johnson 1 0 0 0 1
11 England MF Liam Bridcutt 0 0 0 1 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 0 2

Penalties Awarded[edit]

Date Success? Penalty Taker Opponent Competition Notes
22 August 2009 Green tickY England Carl Baker Brighton & Hove Albion League One
29 August 2009 Green tickY England Carl Baker Southampton League One
12 September 2009 Green tickY England Carl Baker Yeovil Town League One
12 October 2009 Green tickY England Carl Baker Tranmere Rovers League One
7 November 2009 Green tickY England Carl Baker Tooting & Mitcham United FA Cup
6 February 2010 Red XN England George Donnelly Milton Keynes Dons League One
3 April 2010 Green tickY England Jabo Ibehre Walsall League One

Assists[edit]

[24]

No. Flag Pos Name League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
10 England MF Danny Pilkington 1 1 0 1 3
10 England MF Liam Bridcutt 3 0 0 0 3
36 England MF David Poole 2 1 0 0 3
9 Northern Ireland FW Jabo Ibehre 2 0 0 0 2
24 England MF Carl Baker 1 0 0 1 2
15 England MF Richie Partridge 2 0 0 0 2
11 England MF James Vincent 1 0 0 0 1
11 England DF Michael Rose 0 0 1 0 1
11 England MF Paul Turnbull 1 0 0 0 1
11 England DF Johnny Mullins 0 1 0 0 1
11 England DF Paul Huntington 1 0 0 0 1
11 England DF Mat Sadler 1 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

[25]

Note: Cards from all competitions are included.

Number Nation Position Name Total
YC Red card
20 England DF Johnny Mullins 8 0
20 England MF Paul Turnbull 6 0
20 England MF Greg Tansey 5 0
20 England DF Michael Raynes 5 0
20 England DF Michael Rose 5 0
20 England MF David Poole 4 2
20 England FW Jabo Ibehre 4 1
20 England MF Liam Bridcutt 4 1
20 England MF David Perkins 4 0
20 England DF Danny Swailes 3 1
20 England DF Paul Huntington 3 1
20 England DF Mat Sadler 2 0
20 United States FW Jemal Johnson 2 0
20 England MF Danny Pilkington 2 0
20 England DF George Donnelly 2 0
20 England DF Carl Baker 1 1
20 Northern Ireland DF Peter Thompson 1 0
20 England DF James Vincent 1 0
20 Republic of Ireland DF Richie Partridge 1 0
Totals 63 7

Player Awards[edit]

Date Player Award Notes
24 August 2009 Carl Baker League One Team of the Week [26]
14 September 2009 Carl Baker League One Team of the Week [27]
8 May 2010 Johnny Mullins Player of The Season Award
8 May 2010 Danny Pilkington Young Player of The Season Award
8 May 2010 Danny Pilkington Goal of The Season Award Goal Scored vs Brighton & Hove Albion (Home)
8 May 2010 Johnny Mullins Community Player of The Season Award [28]

Overall Statistics[edit]

[22]

Statistic Total League FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy
Games played 51 46 2 1 2
Games won 7 5 1 0 1
Games drawn 10 10 0 0 0
Games lost 34 31 1 1 1
Goals scored 46 35 5 1 5
Goals conceded 106 95 4 3 4
Goal difference –60 –60 1 -2 1
Clean sheets 7 6 1 0 0
Yellow cards 63 59 1 2 1
Red cards 7 7 0 0 0
Biggest win 4-1 vs Crewe Alexandra, Football League Trophy, 1 September 2009.
Biggest defeat 0-6 vs Huddersfield Town, League One, 24 April 2010.
Most appearances England Owain Fôn Williams — 46 (46 starts, 0 substitute)
Top scorer England Carl Baker — 13
Top assists England Danny Pilkington — 3

England Liam Bridcutt — 3
England David Poole — 3

Worst discipline England Johnny Mullins — 8 YC 0 Red card
England David Poole — 4 YC 2 Red card

Last updated: 10 May 2010.
Source: Competitions' Wikipedia articles.

Review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Stockport County wore a pink and Black kit during Pre-Season
Stockport County wore a pink and black kit to raise money for leukaemia research

During Stockport's Pre-Season campaign they wore a limited edition kit containing the colours of pink and black which was manufactured by Prostar. This was worn until the official kits were announced. The pink and black kits were used to raise money for leukaemia research.[29] These kits were then auctioned off after pre-season.[30]

Stockport began pre-season with a 0 - 0 away draw against Barrow in Gary Ablett's first match in charge.[31] Stockport's next Pre-Season match was away to Nostell Miners Welfare in which Stockport won 5 - 0. With Goals coming from Oli Johnson, Peter Thompson (Northern Ireland footballer) (Who scored two) and Tom Fisher (footballer) (Who also scored two).[32] Four Days later Stockport won their third consecutive Pre-Season match when they won 1 - 0 away to Vauxhall Motors. Craig Roberts scored the only goal of the game for Stockport from 30 yards. [33] On 25 July Stockport won their first Pre-Season home game when they beat Grimsby Town 1 - 0. David Poole scored the only goal for Stockport.[34] Matty Mainwaring would suffer a serious leg injury in this match ruling him out for the season.[35] Stockport would then travel to Belfast to play against striker Peter Thompson's former club Linfield in Glenn Ferguson's testimonial match. Stockport ran away with a 3 - 1 win with, Greg Tansey, Danny Pilkington and Adam Griffin scoring for Stockport. Glenn Ferguson scored the home sides consolation.[36] Stockport's final Pre-Season match was against La Liga outfit Real Valladolid in a match they lost 3 - 1. Gianluca Havern scored Stockport's only goal after 20 minutes.[37]

August[edit]

Stockport earned a point in their first League match of the season with a 0 - 0 draw against Oldham Athletic.[38] Stockport exited this season's Carling Cup in the first round when the lost 3 - 1 away to Huddersfield Town. Jordan Rhodes scored 2 for the home side and Theo Robinson extended the lead to 3. David Poole scored a consolation for Stockport in the 88th minute.[39] Stockport then lost 2 - 0 at home to Bristol Rovers. Danny Coles and Jo Kuffour scored the Rovers goals.[40] Three days later, Stockport then lost for the second time in succession in the league when they lost 2 - 1 at home to Carlisle United. Kevan Hurst opened the scoring but one minute later Stockport were lever via a Richard Keogh own goal.Joe Anyinsah rounded off the scoring to give Carlisle the points.[41] Stockport won their first match of the season when they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 4 - 2, in a match that was full of instances. Three of Stockport's four goals were scored by Carl Baker (One of which was a penalty) the other was scored by Oli Johnson. Liam Bridcutt was sent off on his Stockport début. Nicky Forster and Former Stockport star Liam Dickinson scored while Tommy Elphick and Colin Hawkins were sent off for the home side.[42] Stockport finished the month with a 1 - 1 draw at home to Southampton. Carl Baker scored his second penalty in a week to salvage a point in second half stoppage time. Former Stockport midfielder Rickie Lambert scored a penalty for Southampton in first half stoppage time.[43]

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May[edit]

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Results[edit]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]






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FA Cup[edit]

First Round


Second Round


League Cup[edit]

First Round


Football League Trophy[edit]

First Round


Second Round


Team[edit]

Due to Stockport starting the season in Administration, the club had to sell some of its best players to accommodate everyday running costs and wage budget. Tommy Rowe was the first to leave after he was bought by Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee 10 days after the previous season ended.[44] Four days later Leon McSweeney left for Hartlepool United on a free transfer[45]

Squad[edit]

Number Nationality Position Name Total League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Wales Owain Fôn Williams 46 0 44 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF England Johnny Mullins 41 0 36 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
3 DF England Michael Rose 28 0 24 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
4 MF England Paul Turnbull 35 0 30 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
5 MF England Liam Bridcutt 19 0 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
6 DF England Michael Raynes 28 0 25 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
6 DF England Paul Huntington 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF England James Vincent 39 0 34 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
8 MF England Greg Tansey 37 0 32 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
9 FW Northern Ireland Peter Thompson 27 0 22 0 2 0 1 0 2 0
10 MF England Carl Baker 24 13 20 9 1 1 1 0 2 3
11 FW England Oli Johnson 19 1 16 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
13 GK England Paul Gerrard 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
14 MF England Adam Griffin 21 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
15 MF England David Poole 41 1 36 0 2 0 1 1 2 0
16 MF England Matty Mainwaring 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England Danny Pilkington 33 0 29 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
18 DF England Andy Halls 12 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 FW Republic of Ireland Declan Edwards 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF England Gianluca Havern 10 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
21 MF Wales Craig Roberts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF England Daniel Rowe 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK England Lloyd Rigby 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 FW England Nicholas Bignall 13 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
25 DF England Paul Huntington 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England Christian Ribeiro 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF England Sam Barnes 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF England Tom Fisher 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF England John Disney 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF England Matty McNeil 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Date Fee Notes
England Paul Gerrard Sheffield United 27 July 2009 Free [15]
England David Poole Darlington F.C 1 July 2009 Free [19]
England Gianluca Havern Mansfield Town 1 July 2009 Free [19]
England Adam Griffin Darlington F.C 1 July 2009 Free [19]
England Paul Huntington Leeds United 1 February 2010 Free [46]

Out[edit]

Player To Date Fee Notes
England Tommy Rowe Peterborough United 12 May 2009 Undisclosed [44]
Republic of Ireland Leon McSweeney Hartlepool United 18 May 2009 Free [45]
England James Tunnicliffe Brighton & Hove Albion 25 June 2009 Free [47]
Republic of Ireland Gary Dicker Brighton & Hove Albion 25 June 2009 Free [47]
England Dominic Blizzard Bristol Rovers 9 July 2009 Free [48]
England Josh Thompson Celtic June 2009 Free [49]
England Carl Baker Coventry City 8 January 2010 £300,000 [50][51]
England Oli Johnson Norwich City 8 January 2010 Undisclosed [52]
England Michael Rose Norwich City 23 January 2010 Free [53]
England Michael Raynes Scunthorpe United 1 February 2010 Undisclosed [54]
England Declan Edwards Northwich Victoria March 2010 Released [55]
Northern Ireland Peter Thompson Linfield 2 July 2010 Free [56]

Loans in[edit]

Player From Start Date Expiry Notes
England Liam Bridcutt Chelsea 14 August 2009 22 September 2009 [57]
England Nicholas Bignall Reading 31 August 2009 3 January 2010 [58]
England Paul Huntington Leeds United 4 September 2009 31 October 2009 [59]
England Danny Swailes Milton Keynes Dons 3 January 2010 8 May 2010 [60]
Republic of Ireland Richie Partridge Milton Keynes Dons 3 January 2010 8 May 2010 [60]
England David Perkins Colchester United 3 January 2010 8 May 2010 [61]
United States Jemal Johnson Milton Keynes Dons 18 January 2010 8 May 2010 [60]
England Jabo Ibehre Milton Keynes Dons 18 January 2010 8 May 2010 [60]
England George Donnelly Plymouth Argyle 29 January 2010 7 May 2010 [53]
England Mat Sadler Watford 29 January 2010 8 May 2010 [53]

Loans out[edit]

Player To Start Date Expiry Notes
England Declan Edwards Northwich Victoria 15 September 2009 15 December 2009 [62]
Northern Ireland Peter Thompson Linfield January 2010 Until the end of the Season. [63]

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