2011–12 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
2011–12 season
ManagerSteve Kean
StadiumEwood Park
Premier League19th (Relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Yakubu (18)
All: Yakubu (18)
Highest home attendance26,532 vs Manchester United
(League, 2 April 2012)
Lowest home attendance7,104 vs Leyton Orient
(League Cup, 20 September 2011)
Average home league attendance22,551
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers 124th season as a professional football club. The 2011–12 season is Blackburn Rovers' 18th season in the Premier League, and their 11th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

The club have been confirmed as relegated to the Football League Championship. The decisive result was failure to beat Wigan Athletic F.C. on 7 May 2012. They ended the season at 19th place after losing the last Premier League game 2–1 against Chelsea on 13 May 2012.[1]

Club[edit]

Blackburn players celebrate winning at home against Arsenal on 17 September 2011

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Steve Kean
Assistant manager John Jensen (until 28 September 2011)
Eric Black (appointed 20 January 2012)
Assistant head coach Paul Clement (appointed 14 October 2011) (until 6 January 2012)
Assistant coaches Iain Brunskill
Bobby Mimms
Goalkeeping coach Bobby Mimms
Youth coach David Lowe

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

Medical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Doctor Duncan Robertson
Youth team Doctor Chris Dalton
Physiotherapist Dave Fevre
Mark Palmer

Last updated: October 2011
Source: [2]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Aston Villa 38 7 17 14 37 53 −16 38
17 Queens Park Rangers 38 10 7 21 43 66 −23 37
18 Bolton Wanderers (R) 38 10 6 22 46 77 −31 36 Relegation to the Championship
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 8 7 23 48 78 −30 31
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated.

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

First Team[edit]

Reserves[edit]

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Matches[edit]

Round by Round[edit]

Match 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 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
Result L L L D W L L D L D L D L W L L L D W L W D L L W L D W W L L L L L W L L L

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 13 May 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Paul Robinson 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Sweden Martin Olsson 30 0 23+4 0 1 0 2 0
5 DF France Gaël Givet 26 1 21+1 0 1 0 3 1
8 MF England David Dunn 28 2 21+5 2 0 0 1+1 0
9 FW France Anthony Modeste 9 0 3+6 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Argentina Mauro Formica 38 4 25+9 4 0+1 0 2+1 0
11 MF Australia Vince Grella 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
12 MF Norway Morten Gamst Pedersen 36 3 33 3 1 0 2 0
13 GK England Mark Bunn 7 0 3 0 1 0 3 0
14 MF Serbia Radosav Petrović 23 0 10+9 0 1 0 3 0
15 MF France Steven Nzonzi 34 2 31+1 2 1 0 1 0
16 DF England Scott Dann 28 1 27 1 0 0 1 0
18 MF England Bradley Orr 12 0 10+2 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW England Jordan Slew 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
20 FW Spain Rubén Rochina 22 6 9+9 2 1 0 2+1 4
21 MF Sweden Marcus Olsson 12 0 10+2 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW England Nick Blackman 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
23 FW Canada Junior Hoilett 36 7 34 7 0 0 0+2 0
24 FW Nigeria Yakubu 32 18 29+1 17 0 0 0+2 1
25 FW Scotland David Goodwillie 23 4 4+16 2 1 1 2 1
29 MF Montenegro Simon Vukčević 9 2 4+3 1 1 0 1 1
31 DF Scotland Grant Hanley 27 1 19+4 1 1 0 3 0
32 DF Brazil Bruno Ribeiro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF England Josh Morris 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
34 GK England Jake Kean 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Jason Lowe 36 0 30+2 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
36 MF Algeria Amine Linganzi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW England Zac Aley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF England Myles Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF Wales Adam Henley 8 0 4+3 0 1 0 0 0
40 MF England Robbie Cotton 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have left the club:
4 DF Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0
6 DF New Zealand Ryan Nelsen 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF Australia Brett Emerton 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
30 FW Grenada Jason Roberts 11 1 4+5 0 0 0 1+1 1
Players that played for Blackburn Rovers this season that have been stripped of shirt number:
2 DF Spain Míchel Salgado (removed from 1st team duty)[4]* 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
  • Due to clauses in Salgado's contracts regarding an automatic payrise and a one-year extension to his current contract, he was excluded from first team duty.

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW 24 Yakubu 14 0 1 15
2 FW 20 Rubén Rochina 2 0 4 6
MF 23 Junior Hoilett 6 0 0 6
4 FW 25 David Goodwillie 2 1 1 4
MF 12 Morten Gamst Pedersen 3 0 1 4
Own Goals 4 0 0 4
7 MF 10 Mauro Formica 3 0 0 3
8 MF 8 David Dunn 2 0 0 2
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi 2 0 0 2
DF 4 Christopher Samba 2 0 0 2
FW 29 Simon Vukčević 1 0 1 2
11 DF 16 Scott Dann 1 0 0 1
DF 5 Gaël Givet 0 0 1 1
DF 31 Grant Hanley 1 0 0 1
FW 30 Jason Roberts 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 42 1 10 53

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
8 MF David Dunn 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
3 DF Martin Olsson 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
8 DF Gaël Givet 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
9 FW Anthony Modeste 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
24 FW Yakubu 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
35 MF Jason Lowe 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
15 MF Steven Nzonzi 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
31 DF Grant Hanley 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 MF Morten Gamst Pedersen 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2 DF Míchel Salgado 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
23 MF Junior Hoilett 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
16 DF Scott Dann 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 MF Radosav Petrović 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 FW Jason Roberts 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 FW Rubén Rochina 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF Christopher Samba 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 GK Mark Bunn 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF Brett Emerton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 MF Mauro Formica 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF Marcus Olsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Bradley Orr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 57 5 1 0 3 0 61 5

2011–12 transfers[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Summer 2011[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
July 2011 DF Myles Anderson Aberdeen Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [5]
August 2011 FW David Goodwillie Dundee United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.8 million) [6]
August 2011 MF Radosav Petrović Partizan Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2.7 million) [7]
August 2011 DF Bruno Ribeiro Grêmio Prudente Free transfer/End of contract [8]
August 2011 MF Simon Vukčević Sporting CP Undisclosed fee *(rep. £2 million) [9]
August 2011 FW Yakubu Everton Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1.5 million) [10]
August 2011 DF Scott Dann Birmingham City Undisclosed fee *(rep. £6m-£8m) [11]
August 2011 FW Jordan Slew Sheffield United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £1m) [12]

Total spending: Decrease Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £16 million-£18 million + additional undisclosed fees & add-ons

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
May 2011 GK Frank Fielding Derby County Undisclosed fee *(rep. £400,000) [13]
June 2011 DF Zurab Khizanishvili Kayserispor Free transfer/End of contract [14]
June/July 2011 GK Jason Brown Aberdeen Free transfer/End of contract [15]
June 2011 DF Phil Jones Manchester United Undisclosed fee *(rep. £16.5m-£22m plus add ons) [16]
June 2011 MF Michael Potts York City Free transfer/End of contract
July 2011 CF Maceo Rigters Gold Coast United End of contract [17]
July 2011 MF Jordan Bowen Chorley Free transfer/End of contract [18]
July 2011 DF Damilola Ajagbe Free agent End of contract
July 2011 DF Andy Parry Free agent End of contract
July 2011 FW Toni Vastić Bayern Munich II Minimal fee
July 2011 FW Benjani Portsmouth Free transfer/End of contract [19]
July 2011 MF Aaron Doran Inverness Caledonian Thistle Undisclosed fee *(rep. 50% sell on fee) [20]
August 2011 FW Nikola Kalinić FC Dnipro Undisclosed fee *(rep. £7m) [21]
August 2011 DF Gavin Gunning Dundee United Undisclosed fee [22]
August 2011 MF Brett Emerton Sydney FC Undisclosed fee [23]
September 2011 MF El Hadji Diouf Free agent Mutually agreed contract termination [24]
October 2011 DF Cameron Lindsay Free agent
(later signed for) Wellington Phoenix
Released [25]

Total income: Increase Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) £23.9 million-£29.4 million + Undisclosed fees

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
31 June 2011 31 October 2011 FW Tom Hitchcock Plymouth Arygle
2 August 2011 5 November 2011 GK Jake Kean Rochdale
12 August 2011 31 January 2012 MF Keith Andrews Ipswich Town
31 October 2011 31 July 2012 FW Micah Evans Accrington Stanley
23 November 2011 26 Jan 2012 MF Hérold Goulon Doncaster Rovers

January transfer window 2012[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
January 2012 MF Tim Payne Waitakere United Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [26]
January 2012 MF Marcus Olsson Free agent Free transfer [27]
January 2012 DF Bradley Orr Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee) [28]

Total spending: Decrease Undisclosed fee *(rep. minimal fee)

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
January 2012 FW Jason Roberts Reading Undisclosed fee *(rep. £500,000) [29]
January 2012 DF Ryan Nelsen Free agent
(later signed for) Tottenham Hotspur
Released [30]
January 2012 MF Keith Andrews Free agent
(later signed for) West Brom
Released [31]
February 2012 FW Tom Hitchcock Free agent Released [32]
February 2012 CB Christopher Samba Anzhi Undisclosed fee *(rep. £11 million) [33]

Total income: Increase Undisclosed fee *(rep.£11.5 million)

Loan in[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name From
19 January 2012 31 July 2012 FW Anthony Modeste FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To
1 February 2012 31 July 2012 FW Filip Pivkovski FC Nordsjælland

References[edit]

  1. ^ premierleague.com. "Premier League Table". Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/BackroomStaff/0,,10303,00.html
  3. ^ "Rovers cancel India tour". Blackburn Rovers. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Salgado 'frozen out' - Blackburn defender says he is not being allowed to play". Sky Sports. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  5. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Myles Anderson. 22 March 2011
  6. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign David Goodwillie. 3 August 2011 Archived 16 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Radoslav Petrovic. 9 August 2011
  8. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Brune Ribeiro. 22 August 2011 Archived 17 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Simon Vukcevic. 26 August 2011 Archived 29 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Yakubu Aiyegbeni. 1 September 2011
  11. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Scott Dann. 1 September 2011
  12. ^ Blackburn Rovers sign Jordan Slew. 1 September 2011 Archived 28 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Derby County sign Frank Fielding. 9 May 2011
  14. ^ "Kayserispor sign Zurab Khizanishvili. 19 July 2011". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  15. ^ "Aberdeen sign Jason Brown. 20 July 2011". Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  16. ^ Manchester United sign Phil Jones. 13 June 2011
  17. ^ Gold Coast United sign Maceo Rigters. 1 September 2011
  18. ^ 1 November 2011
  19. ^ Portsmouth sign Benjani. 13 August 2011 Archived 6 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Inverness Caledonian Thistle sign Aaron Doran. 13 July 2011
  21. ^ "Dnipro sign Nikola Kalinic. 11 August 2011". Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  22. ^ Dundee United sign Gavin Gunning. 12 August 2011
  23. ^ Sydney FC sign Brett Emerton. 25 August 2011
  24. ^ Diouf released by Blackburn Rovers. 1 September 2011
  25. ^ Cameron Lindsay released by Blackburn Rovers. Later joins Wellington Phoenix. 5 October 2011
  26. ^ Payne seals Rovers move - New Zealander arrives in England. 17 January 2012
  27. ^ Marcus makes Rovers move. 31 January 2012 Archived 2 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  28. ^ Rovers agree Orr deal. 31 January 2012 Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Roberts joins the Royals. 26 January 2012 Archived 28 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ Ryan Nelsen released. 1 February 2012 Archived 3 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ Keith Andrews released. Signs for WBA. 31 January 2012
  32. ^ Hitchcock leaves Blackburn. 2 February 2012
  33. ^ Samba heads to Russia. 24 February 2012 Archived 28 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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