2003–04 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2003–04 season
Chairman Eddie Rogers
Manager Wally Downes
(until 14 March 2004)
Garry Thompson
(14–18 March 2004)
Martin Allen
(from 18 March 2004)
Stadium Griffin Park
Second Division 17th
FA Cup Second round
League Cup First round
Football League Trophy Second round
Top goalscorer League: Hunt (11)
All: Hunt (12)
Highest home attendance 9,485
Lowest home attendance 3,818
Average home league attendance 5,592

During the 2003–04 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League Second Division. After mid-season spell of one win in 18 matches and relegation looking definite, manager Wally Downes was sacked in mid-March 2004. Martin Allen took over and immediately turned things around, pulling off "The Great Escape" to secure safety on the final day of the season.

Season summary[edit]

Martin Allen was appointed Brentford manager in March 2003 and preserved the club's Second Division status.

Cash-strapped Brentford began the 2003–04 season with a threadbare squad, depleted through injuries and propped up with youngsters,[1] with manager Wally Downes admitting that the club's "immediate goal is keeping ourselves afloat for a period that shows the bank we can manage ourselves".[2] Five defeats in the opening six games left the club second-from-bottom, before the integration of loanees Ben May, Tommy Wright and Joel Kitamirike yielded an improvement in form in September,[3][4][5] going unbeaten and winning three of five matches.[6] In October, amidst speculation that former Brentford manager Steve Perryman would return to the club as director of football, manager Wally Downes was assured that his role would not be affected.[7] Perryman eventually turned the offer down.[7]

Despite a morale-boosting 7–1 FA Cup first round victory over Gainsborough Trinity and four wins from six matches in October and November lifting the Bees to mid-table, the rot soon set in,[6] after the goalkeeping position weakened by the £500,000 sale of Paul Smith in January 2004 and with just one win from 19 matches in all competitions,[8] Wally Downes was sacked after a 2–0 home defeat to Stockport County on 13 March 2004,[9] which was Brentford's fifth consecutive defeat.[6] Caretaker manager Garry Thompson took charge for the away match versus Blackpool on 16 March,[10] with a 1–1 draw securing the first point won for a month.[6]

Former Barnet manager Martin Allen took over on 18 March and was tasked with retaining Brentford's Second Division status.[11] Allen released a number of players,[12] installed his own backroom team and immediately galvanised the squad,[2] winning three and drawing three of his first six matches to lift the Bees above the relegation places.[6] A priceless point salvaged at already-relegated Wycombe Wanderers on 24 April kept the Bees above the relegation places,[6] but a 1–0 defeat away to fellow strugglers Grimsby Town in the penultimate match of the season meant the club would need to secure safety on the final day with a victory over Bournemouth or favourable results elsewhere.[13] The match versus Bournemouth at Griffin Park remained scoreless until seven minutes from time, when substitute Alex Rhodes "coolly slotted" past Cherries' goalkeeper Neil Moss for a 1–0 win that completed Brentford's escape from relegation.[14]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Home Away F A GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A
1 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 5 1 52 13 9 7 7 33 28 85 41 +44 90
2 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 7 0 47 12 6 10 7 33 33 80 45 +35 83
3 Bristol City 46 15 6 2 34 12 8 7 8 24 25 58 37 +21 82
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 4 2 39 11 5 7 11 25 32 64 43 +21 77
5 Swindon Town 46 12 7 4 41 23 8 6 9 35 35 76 58 +18 73
6 Hartlepool United 46 10 8 5 39 24 10 5 8 37 37 76 61 +15 73
7 Port Vale 46 15 6 2 45 28 6 4 13 28 35 73 62 +10 73
8 Tranmere Rovers 46 13 7 3 36 18 4 9 10 23 38 59 56 +3 67
9 Bournemouth 46 11 8 4 35 25 6 7 10 21 26 56 51 +5 66
10 Luton Town 46 14 6 3 44 27 3 9 11 25 39 69 66 +3 66
11 Colchester United 46 11 8 4 33 23 6 5 12 19 33 52 56 – 4 64
12 Barnsley 46 7 12 4 25 19 8 5 10 29 39 54 58 – 4 62
13 Wrexham 46 9 6 8 27 21 8 3 12 23 39 50 60 – 10 60
14 Blackpool 46 9 5 9 31 28 7 6 10 27 37 58 65 – 7 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 9 8 6 37 25 3 13 7 29 35 66 60 +6 57
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 7 9 7 25 26 6 5 12 23 38 48 64 – 16 53
17 Brentford 46 9 5 9 34 38 5 6 12 18 31 52 69 – 17 53
18 Peterborough United 46 5 8 10 36 33 7 8 8 22 25 58 58 ±0 52
19 Stockport County 46 6 8 9 31 36 5 11 7 31 34 62 70 – 8 52
20 Chesterfield 46 9 7 7 34 31 3 8 12 15 40 49 71 – 22 51
21 Grimsby Town 46 10 5 8 36 26 3 6 14 19 55 55 31 – 26 50
22 Rushden & Diamonds 46 9 5 9 37 34 4 4 15 23 40 60 74 – 14 48
23 Notts County 46 6 9 8 32 27 4 3 16 18 51 50 78 – 28 42
24 Wycombe Wanderers 46 5 7 11 31 39 1 12 10 19 36 50 75 – 25 37
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Brentford's goal tally listed first.

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
1 9 August 2003 Tranmere Rovers A 1–4 7,307 Hunt (pen)
2 16 August 2003 Peterborough United H 0–3 4,463
3 23 August 2003 Wrexham A 0–1 4,048
4 25 August 2003 Oldham Athletic H 2–1 4,073 Hutchinson, Rougier
5 30 August 2003 Port Vale A 0–1 5,257
6 6 September 2003 Plymouth Argyle H 1–3 5,688 May
7 13 September 2003 Rushden & Diamonds A 1–0 4,396 Hunt
8 16 September 2003 Blackpool H 0–0 3,818
9 20 September 2003 Hartlepool United H 2–1 4,501 Sonko, Wright
10 27 September 2003 Chesterfield A 2–1 3,257 Hunt, Wright
11 30 September 2003 Colchester United A 1–1 3,343 Rougier
12 4 October 2003 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–3 8,631
13 18 October 2003 Luton Town H 4–2 5,579 Hunt, Tabb (2), May
14 21 October 2003 Brighton & Hove Albion H 4–0 6,532 Hunt (2 pens), Tabb, May
15 25 October 2003 Notts County A 0–2 4,145
16 1 November 2003 Barnsley H 2–1 4,789 Hutchinson, Rougier
17 11 November 2003 Queens Park Rangers A 0–1 15,865
18 15 November 2003 Wycombe Wanderers A 2–1 6,445 Hutchinson, Tabb
19 22 November 2003 Grimsby Town H 1–3 4,685 Hunt (pen)
20 29 November 2003 Bournemouth A 0–1 6,674
21 13 December 2003 Stockport County A 1–1 4,081 Jackman (og)
22 20 December 2003 Swindon Town H 0–2 5,077
23 26 December 2003 Bristol City H 1–2 5,912 May
24 28 December 2003 Plymouth Argyle A 0–2 17,882
25 3 January 2004 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 4,990 May
26 10 January 2004 Tranmere Rovers H 2–2 4,105 Hunt, May
27 17 January 2004 Peterborough United A 0–0 4,658
28 24 January 2004 Wrexham H 0–1 4,567 Hunt
29 31 January 2004 Port Vale H 3–2 4,306 Tabb, Hunt, Rougier
30 7 February 2004 Bristol City A 1–3 13,029 Hutchinson
31 14 February 2004 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 8,418 O'Connor
32 21 February 2004 Luton Town A 1–4 6,273 Wright
33 28 February 2004 Notts County H 2–3 4,478 Evans, Hutchinson
34 2 March 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–1 6,007
35 6 March 2004 Swindon Town A 1–2 7,649 May
36 13 March 2004 Stockport County H 0–2 6,615 McCammon
37 16 March 2004 Blackpool A 1–1 4,617 Hunt (pen)
38 20 March 2004 Rushden & Diamonds H 3–2 4,616 Tabb, Hunt, Talbot
39 27 March 2004 Hartlepool United A 2–1 5,206 Tabb, Dobson
40 3 April 2004 Chesterfield H 1–1 4,962 Evans
41 10 April 2004 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 20,004 Sonko
42 12 April 2004 Colchester United H 3–2 5,017 Tabb, Sonko, Harrold
43 17 April 2004 Barnsley A 2–0 9,824 Talbot, Tabb
44 24 April 2004 Wycombe Wanderers H 1–1 7,145 Harrold
45 1 May 2004 Grimsby Town A 0–1 6,856
46 8 May 2004 Bournemouth H 1–0 9,485 Rhodes

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
R1 8 November 2003 Gainsborough Trinity H 7–1 3,041 Harrold (3), Rougier, Purkiss (og), Frampton, O'Connor
R2 6 December 2003 Telford United A 0–3 2,996

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance
R2 12 August 2003 West Bromwich Albion H 0–4 10,440

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
SR1 14 October 2003 Barnet A 3–3 (a.e.t, won 3–1 on pens) 1,248 Tabb (2), Hunt (pen)
SR2 4 November 2003 Peterborough United A 2–3 1,821 Dobson, Hunt

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2003–04 season.
No Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
13 GK Alan Julian Northern Ireland (1983-03-11)11 March 1983 (aged 20) Youth 2001
29 GK Josh Lennie England (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 17) Youth 1999
32 GK Stuart Nelson England (1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 21) Hucknall Town 2004
Defenders
2 DF Michael Dobson (c) England (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 22) Youth 1999
3 DF Matt Somner Wales (1982-12-08)8 December 1982 (aged 20) Youth 2001
6 DF Ibrahima Sonko Senegal (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 (aged 22) Grenoble Foot 38 2002
12 DF Andy Frampton England (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 23) Crystal Palace 2002
16 DF Lee Fieldwick England (1982-01-01)1 January 1982 (aged 21) Youth 2000 Loaned to Swansea City
24 DF Ronnie Bull England (1980-12-26)26 December 1980 (aged 22) Millwall 2004 Loaned from Millwall before transferring permanently
27 DF Joel Kitamirike England (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 19) Chelsea 2003 On loan from Chelsea
28 DF Dean Wells England (1985-05-25)25 May 1985 (aged 18) Youth 2003
33 DF Scott Fitzgerald Republic of Ireland (1969-08-13)13 August 1969 (aged 33) Colchester United 2004 On loan from Colchester United
Midfielders
4 MF Jay Smith England (1981-12-29)29 December 1981 (aged 21) Youth 2001
5 MF Stewart Talbot England (1973-06-14)14 June 1973 (aged 30) Rotherham United 2004
7 MF Stephen Evans Wales (1980-09-25)25 September 1980 (aged 22) Crystal Palace 2002
8 MF Jay Tabb Republic of Ireland (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 19) Crystal Palace 2000
9 MF Kevin O'Connor Republic of Ireland (1982-02-24)24 February 1982 (aged 21) Youth 2000
10 MF Stephen Hunt Republic of Ireland (1981-08-01)1 August 1981 (aged 22) Crystal Palace 2001
15 MF Danny Thomas England (1984-06-16)16 June 1984 (aged 19) Youth 2003 Loaned to Staines Town
17 MF Eddie Hutchinson England (1982-02-12)12 February 1982 (aged 21) Sutton United 2000
20 MF Stephen Hughes England (1984-01-26)26 January 1984 (aged 19) Youth 2002 Loaned to Basingstoke Town
31 MF Alex Rhodes England (1982-01-12)12 January 1982 (aged 21) Newmarket Town 2003
Forwards
14 FW Matt Harrold England (1984-07-24)24 July 1984 (aged 19) Harlow Town 2003
18 FW Ben May England (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 (aged 19) Millwall 2003 On loan from Millwall
22 FW Lloyd Blackman England (1983-09-24)24 September 1983 (aged 19) Youth 2002 Loaned to Scarborough, Chelmsford City and Cambridge City
Players who left the club mid-season
1 GK Paul Smith England (1979-12-17)17 December 1979 (aged 23) Carshalton Athletic 2000 Transferred to Southampton
5 DF Leo Roget England (1977-08-01)1 August 1977 (aged 26) Stockport County 2002 Transferred to Rushden & Diamonds
11 FW Mark Peters England (1983-10-04)4 October 1983 (aged 19) Southampton 2002 Released
19 MF Tommy Wright England (1984-09-28)28 September 1984 (aged 18) Leicester City 2003 Returned to Leicester City after loan
21 DF Danny Allen-Page England (1983-10-30)30 October 1983 (aged 19) Youth 2002 Released
23 FW Bobby Traynor England (1983-11-01)1 November 1983 (aged 19) Youth 2003 Loaned to Chelmsford City and Crawley Town, released
24 FW Peter Beadle England (1972-05-13)13 May 1972 (aged 31) Bristol City 2003 Released
24 FW Jide Olugbodi Nigeria (1977-11-29)29 November 1977 (aged 25) Austria Lustenau 2003 Released
25 MF Tony Rougier Trinidad and Tobago (1971-07-17)17 July 1971 (aged 32) Reading 2003 Transferred to Bristol City
26 GK Jim Stannard England (1962-10-06)6 October 1962 (aged 40) Youth 2003 First team coach, non-contract
30 GK Danny Naisbitt England (1978-11-25)25 November 1978 (aged 24) Bishop Auckland 2003 Non-contract
32 GK Jani Viander Finland (1975-08-18)18 August 1975 (aged 27) Plymouth Argyle 2004 Non-contract

Coaching staff[edit]

Wally Downes (9 August 2003 – 14 March 2004)[edit]

Name Role
England Wally Downes Manager
England Garry Thompson Assistant Manager
England Jim Stannard First Team Coach
England John Griffin Chief Scout
England Phil McLoughlin Physiotherapist
England Colin Martin Medical Officer

Garry Thompson (14 – 18 March 2004)[edit]

Name Role
England Garry Thompson Caretaker Manager
England Jim Stannard First Team Coach
England John Griffin Chief Scout
England Phil McLoughlin Physiotherapist
England Colin Martin Medical Officer

Martin Allen (18 March – 8 May 2004)[edit]

Name Role
England Martin Allen Manager
England Adrian Whitbread First Team Coach
England Jim Stannard Goalkeeping Coach
England John Griffin Chief Scout
England Damien Doyle Sports Therapist
England Matt Hirons Physiotherapist
England Colin Martin Medical Officer

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Substitute appearances in brackets.
No Pos Nat Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Paul Smith 24 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 29 0
2 DF England Michael Dobson 42 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 46 1
3 DF Wales Matt Somner 30 (9) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 34 (9) 0
4 MF England Jay Smith 12 (5) 0 2 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 16 (6) 0
5 DF England Leo Roget 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
5 MF England Stewart Talbot 15 2 15 2
6 DF Senegal Ibrahima Sonko 42 (1) 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 45 (1) 3
7 MF Wales Stephen Evans 14 (11) 2 0 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 16 (13) 2
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 22 (14) 9 2 0 1 0 1 2 26 (14) 11
9 FW Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 36 (7) 1 2 1 1 0 1 (1) 0 40 (8) 2
10 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Hunt 38 (2) 11 2 0 1 0 2 1 43 (2) 12
11 FW England Mark Peters 2 (7) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 4 (8) 0
12 DF England Andy Frampton 10 (6) 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 14 (6) 1
13 GK Northern Ireland Alan Julian 13 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 13 (1) 0
14 FW England Matt Harrold 5 (8) 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 7 (8) 5
16 DF England Lee Fieldwick 4 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (1) 0
17 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 36 5 1 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 38 (1) 5
20 MF England Stephen Hughes 1 (8) 0 0 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 1 (12) 0
21 DF England Danny Allen-Page 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
22 FW England Lloyd Blackman 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (4) 0
24 FW England Peter Beadle 1 0 0 0 1 0
24 FW Nigeria Jide Olugbodi 0 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (4) 0
25 MF Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier 29 (2) 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 32 (2) 5
28 DF England Dean Wells 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
31 MF England Alex Rhodes 0 (3) 1 0 (3) 1
32 GK England Stuart Nelson 9 0 9 0
Players loaned in during the season
18 FW England Ben May 38 (3) 7 1 0 1 0 40 (3) 7
19 MF England Tommy Wright 18 (7) 3 0 0 0 0 18 (7) 3
24 DF England Ronnie Bull 20 0 20 0
27 DF England Joel Kitamirike 21 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 24 (1) 0
33 DF Republic of Ireland Scott Fitzgerald 9 0 9 0
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Goalscorers[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL2 FAC FLC FLT Total
10 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Hunt 11 0 0 1 12
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 9 0 0 2 11
18 FW England Ben May 7 0 0 7
17 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 5 0 0 0 5
25 DF Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier 4 1 0 0 5
14 FW England Matt Harrold 2 3 0 0 5
19 MF England Tommy Wright 3 0 0 3
6 DF Senegal Ibrahima Sonko 3 0 0 0 3
5 MF England Stewart Talbot 2 2
7 MF Wales Stephen Evans 2 0 0 0 2
9 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 1 1 0 0 2
31 MF England Alex Rhodes 1 1
2 DF England Michael Dobson 1 0 0 0 1
12 DF England Andy Frampton 0 1 0 0 1
Opponents 1 1 0 0 2
Total 52 6 0 3 61
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Discipline[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL2 FAC FLC FLT Total Pts
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
18 FW England Ben May 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 10
5 DF England Leo Roget 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 9
10 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Hunt 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
7 MF Wales Stephen Evans 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 8
19 MF England Tommy Wright 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 7
27 DF England Joel Kitamirike 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 7
3 DF Wales Matt Somner 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
24 DF England Ronnie Bull 3 1 3 1 6
9 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
6 DF Senegal Ibrahima Sonko 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 5
25 DF Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
1 GK England Paul Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4
2 DF England Michael Dobson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
17 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3
24 FW England Peter Beadle 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
32 GK England Stuart Nelson 0 1 0 1 3
5 MF England Stewart Talbot 2 0 2 0 2
16 DF England Lee Fieldwick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
12 DF England Andy Frampton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
13 GK Northern Ireland Alan Julian 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
4 MF England Jay Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
33 DF Republic of Ireland Scott Fitzgerald 1 0 1 0 1
20 MF England Stephen Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 FW England Mark Peters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 64 8 5 1 0 1 4 1 73 11 106
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: ESPN FC

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Wally Downes England 9 August 2003 14 March 2004 41 10 8 23 024.39 36 9 7 20 025.00
Garry Thompson (caretaker) England 14 March 2004 18 March 2004 1 0 1 0 000.00 1 0 1 0 000.00
Martin Allen England 18 March 2004 8 May 2004 9 5 3 1 055.56 9 5 3 1 055.56

Summary[edit]

Games played 51 (46 Second Division, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Games won 15 (14 Second Division, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Games drawn 12 (11 Second Division, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy)
Games lost 24 (21 Second Division, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy)
Goals scored 64 (52 Second Division, 7 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 5 Football League Trophy)
Goals conceded 83 (69 Second Division, 4 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 6 Football League Trophy)
Clean sheets 6 (6 Second Division, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Biggest league win 5–0 versus Brighton & Hove Albion, 21 October 2003
Worst league defeat 3–0 on two occasions, 4–1 on two occasions
Most appearances 48, Kevin O'Connor (43 Second Division, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Top scorer (league) 11, Stephen Hunt
Top scorer (all competitions) 12, Stephen Hunt

Transfers & loans[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
23 July 2003 FW England Matt Harrold England Harlow Town Undisclosed [15]
7 August 2003 FW England Peter Beadle Unattached Free [16]
15 August 2003 MF Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier England Reading Free [17]
29 August 2003 GK England Jim Stannard Unattached Non-contract [18]
3 October 2003 FW Nigeria Jide Olugbodi Unattached Free [19]
31 October 2003 GK England Danny Naisbitt England Bishop Auckland Non-contract [20]
11 November 2003 MF England Alex Rhodes England Newmarket Town £7,500 [21]
9 January 2004 GK Finland Jani Viander England Plymouth Argyle Non-contract [22]
3 February 2004 GK England Stuart Nelson England Hucknall Town £10,000 [23]
17 February 2004 MF England Stewart Talbot England Rotherham United Free [24]
7 April 2004 MF England Ronnie Bull England Millwall Free [25]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
25 August 2003 FW England Ben May England Millwall End of season [3]
12 September 2003 MF England Tommy Wright England Leicester City 21 November 2003 [4]
19 September 2003 DF England Joel Kitamirike England Chelsea End of season [5]
10 December 2003 MF England Tommy Wright England Leicester City 13 April 2004 [26]
7 January 2004 DF England Ronnie Bull England Millwall 7 April 2004 [27]
16 March 2004 DF Republic of Ireland Scott Fitzgerald England Colchester United End of season [28]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref.
28 January 2004 GK England Paul Smith England Southampton £500,000 [8]
30 January 2004 DF England Leo Roget England Rushden & Diamonds Free [29]
25 March 2004 MF Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier England Bristol City Free [30]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
19 September 2003 FW England Lloyd Blackman England Scarborough 18 October 2003 [31]
31 October 2003 FW England Lloyd Blackman England Chelmsford City 23 December 2003 [32]
31 October 2003 FW England Bobby Traynor England Chelmsford City 23 December 2003 [32]
31 January 2004 FW England Bobby Traynor England Crawley Town 30 March 2004 [33]
5 March 2004 MF England Danny Thomas England Staines Town End of season [34]
25 March 2004 FW England Lloyd Blackman England Cambridge City End of season [35]
25 March 2004 DF England Lee Fieldwick Wales Swansea City End of season [36]
31 March 2004 MF England Stephen Hughes England Basingstoke Town End of season [37]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
10 September 2003 FW England Peter Beadle England Barnet 10 September 2003 [38]
24 November 2003 GK England Danny Naisbitt England Cambridge City 21 November 2003 [39]
9 December 2003 FW Nigeria Jide Olugbodi Retired [40]
30 January 2004 GK Finland Jani Viander Israel SC Ashdod February 2004 [41]
14 March 2004 GK England Jim Stannard Retired [42]
24 March 2004 DF England Danny Allen-Page England Farnborough Town 25 March 2004 [43]
24 March 2004 FW England Mark Peters England Farnborough Town 25 March 2004 [44]
2 April 2004 MF England Bobby Traynor England Crawley Town 2 April 2004 [45]
30 June 2004 FW England Lloyd Blackman England Farnborough Town 13 August 2004 [46]
30 June 2004 DF England Ronnie Bull England Grimsby Town 16 July 2004 [47]
30 June 2004 MF Wales Stephen Evans England Woking 5 August 2004 [48]
30 June 2004 DF England Lee Fieldwick England Lewes 13 August 2004 [46]
30 June 2004 MF England Stephen Hughes England Welling United 13 August 2004 [46]
30 June 2004 GK England Barry Marchena England Kingstonian 1 July 2004 [49]
30 June 2004 MF England Danny Thomas England Staines Town 1 July 2004 [46]
30 June 2004 DF England Dean Wells England Hampton & Richmond Borough 10 August 2004 [48]

Awards[edit]

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