2005–06 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2005–06 season
Chairman Greg Dyke
Manager Martin Allen
Stadium Griffin Park
League One 3rd
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup First round
Football League Trophy First round
Top goalscorer League: Owusu (12)
All: Owusu (14)
Highest home attendance 9,359
Lowest home attendance 5,131
Average home league attendance 6,775

During the 2005–06 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League One. For the second season in succession, the club reached the FA Cup fifth round and the play-off semi-finals.

Season summary[edit]

The £500,000 sale of in-form DJ Campbell in January 2006 robbed Brentford of a vital source of goals.

After defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the 2005 League One play-off semi-finals, Brentford manager Martin Allen strengthened the squad with a number of acquisitions on free transfers, including a raid on Reading (Ricky Newman, Paul Brooker and former Bees favourite Lloyd Owusu), youngsters Ólafur Ingi Skúlason and Sam Tillen and non-league striker DJ Campbell.[1] Still heavily in debt to former chairman Ron Noades' company Altonwood,[2] there were ongoing budgetary concerns, with the departure of London Broncos as tenants of Griffin Park losing the club £100,000,[3] but by mid-August 2005, Supporters' Trust Bees United (which took operational control of the club in 2003) had raised £700,000 of the £1,000,000 needed to acquire a majority shareholding.[4][5] Former BBC Director-General Greg Dyke, a lifelong supporter, loaned the club money in the autumn.[2]

Brentford began the season as one of the top teams in League One, winning five of the first eight league matches of the season and topping the table.[6] A pre-season injury to captain Ricky Newman and a cruciate knee ligament injury to newcomer Ólafur Ingi Skúlason in the second match of the season necessitated the return of Darren Pratley,[7][8] who had spent the latter period of the 2004–05 season on loan from Fulham.[9] A 3–2 defeat to Huddersfield Town on 17 September led to a dip in form, with the Bees winning just two of the following 9 matches in all competitions to drop to 4th place.[6][10] After first round exits of the League Cup and Football League Trophy, victory in the FA Cup first round over Rochdale on 5 November began a resurgence in form, with Brentford losing just twice in 20 matches and returning to the top of the table for the first time in over three months after victory over previous leaders Swansea City at Griffin Park on Boxing Day.[6] Brentford also advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the second consecutive season,[10] defeating Oldham Athletic and Stockport County in the second and third rounds before completing a giant-killing of Premier League strugglers Sunderland in the fourth round at Griffin Park.[11] Brentford's form owed much to the goalscoring of Lloyd Owusu and DJ Campbell, with Campbell scoring eight goals six matches in January 2006, including both the Bees' goals in the victory over Sunderland.[12] Campbell's performance versus the Black Cats won national attention and three days later, on transfer deadline day, he was sold to Premier League club Birmingham City for £500,000.[13] Despite the sale of then-top scorer Campbell, January was a good month for the Bees, with Bees United acquiring the majority shareholding of the club and the appointment of Greg Dyke as non-executive chairman.[2]

Brentford defending a Hartlepool United corner at Griffin Park in April 2006.

Two defeats and two draws in a four-match spell at the turn of the year had dropped Brentford to 5th place, but three consecutive wins at the beginning of February put the club in 3rd in advance of the visit to Charlton Athletic for the FA Cup fifth round match.[6] A 3–1 defeat ended a memorable cup run and the Bees' form began to suffer, losing four of the next seven league matches, but two consecutive wins in early March elevated the club into 2nd place.[6] DJ Campbell's replacement Calum Willock failed to materialise as a goal threat, a lean spell from Lloyd Owusu and injury to set-piece taker Kevin O'Connor led to the team's goals drying up.[10][14] Beginning with a win over Milton Keynes Dons on 28 March, Brentford remained unbeaten for the rest of the season, but six draws from the eight matches dropped the club out of the automatic promotion places.[6] The Bees' goalscoring problems were further compounded after Lloyd Owusu suffered a torn groin muscle while on international duty with Ghana on 26 April, ruling him out for the rest of the season and of contention for a place in Ghana's 2006 World Cup squad.[15]

3rd-place Brentford met 6th-place Swansea City in the play-off semi-finals and despite taking the lead at the Liberty Stadium and largely controlling the first leg, the Bees were pegged back after goalkeeper Stuart Nelson was sent off and Sam Ricketts salvaged a 1–1 draw with a deflected shot in the dying minutes.[16] Two quick-fire goals from Leon Knight in the first 15 minutes of the second leg at Griffin Park killed the tie and Brentford exited the play-offs 3–1 on aggregate.[17]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Home Away F A GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A
1 Southend United 46 13 6 4 37 16 10 7 6 35 27 72 43 +29 82
2 Colchester United 46 15 4 4 39 21 7 9 7 19 19 50 40 +18 79
3 Brentford 46 10 8 5 35 23 10 8 5 37 29 72 52 +20 76
4 Huddersfield Town 46 13 6 4 40 25 6 10 7 32 34 72 59 +13 73
5 Barnsley 46 11 11 1 37 19 7 7 9 25 25 62 44 +18 72
6 Swansea City 46 11 9 3 42 23 7 8 8 36 32 78 55 +23 71
7 Nottingham Forest 46 14 5 4 40 15 5 7 11 27 37 67 52 +15 69
8 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 6 6 30 19 9 3 11 25 32 55 51 +4 69
9 Bristol City 46 11 7 5 38 22 7 4 12 28 40 66 62 +4 65
10 Oldham Athletic 46 12 4 7 32 24 6 7 10 26 36 58 60 –2 65
11 Bradford City 46 8 9 6 28 25 6 10 7 23 24 51 49 +2 61
12 Scunthorpe United 46 8 8 7 36 33 7 7 9 32 40 68 73 –5 60
13 Port Vale 46 10 5 8 30 26 6 7 10 19 28 49 54 –5 60
14 Gillingham 46 13 4 6 31 21 3 8 12 19 43 50 64 –14 60
15 Yeovil Town 46 8 8 7 27 24 7 3 13 27 38 54 62 –8 56
16 Chesterfield 46 6 7 10 31 37 8 7 8 32 36 63 73 –10 56
17 Bournemouth 46 7 11 5 25 20 5 8 10 24 33 49 53 –4 55
18 Tranmere Rovers 46 7 8 8 32 30 6 7 10 18 22 50 52 –2 54
19 Blackpool 46 9 8 6 33 27 3 9 11 23 37 56 64 –8 53
20 Rotherham United 46 7 9 7 31 26 5 7 11 21 36 52 62 –10 52
21 Hartlepool United 46 6 10 7 28 30 5 7 11 16 29 44 59 –15 50
22 Milton Keynes Dons 46 8 8 7 28 25 4 6 13 17 41 45 66 –21 50
23 Swindon Town 46 9 5 9 31 31 2 10 11 15 34 46 65 –19 48
24 Walsall 46 7 7 9 27 34 4 7 12 20 36 47 70 –23 47
  • 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

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
9 July 2005 Staines Town A 0–0 n/a
12 July 2005 Bideford AFC A 2–1 n/a Skúlason, Brooker
17 July 2005 Dagenham & Redbridge A 3–1 n/a Rankin, Brooker, Campbell
20 July 2005 Leyton Orient H 2–0 1,935 Campbell, Osborne
23 July 2005 Charlton Athletic H 0–0 n/a
25 July 2005 Yeading A 1–3 n/a Owusu
26 July 2005 Weymouth A 1–0 780 Peters
30 July 2005 Woking A 0–1 912
1 August 2005 Hampton & Richmond Borough A 0–1 n/a

Football League One[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
1 6 August 2005 Scunthorpe United H 2–0 5,952 Tabb, Campbell (pen)
2 10 August 2005 Chesterfield A 3–1 4,121 Sodje, Rankin (2)
3 15 August 2005 Port Vale A 0–1 4,275
4 20 August 2005 Tranmere Rovers H 2–0 5,438 Tabb, Hutchinson
5 27 August 2005 Barnsley A 1–1 7,462 Owusu
6 29 August 2005 Gillingham H 1–1 6,969 Peters
7 3 September 2005 Nottingham Forest A 2–1 17,234 Frampton, Pratley
8 10 September 2005 Milton Keynes Dons H 1–0 5,862 O'Connor (pen)
9 17 September 2005 Huddersfield Town A 2–3 11,622 Rankin, Campbell
10 24 September 2005 Bristol City H 2–3 6,413 Brooker, Sodje
11 27 September 2005 Walsall A 0–0 4,873
12 1 October 2005 Rotherham United H 2–1 5,901 O'Connor (pen), Rankin
13 9 October 2005 Oldham Athletic A 1–0 5,089 S.P. Fitzgerald
14 15 October 2005 Swindon Town H 0–0 6,969
15 22 October 2005 Blackpool A 0–0 5,041
16 29 October 2005 Bournemouth H 0–2 6,625
17 12 November 2005 Hartlepool United A 2–1 4,811 Campbell, Owusu
18 19 November 2005 Oldham Athletic H 3–3 5,450 Pratley, Campbell, Owusu
19 26 November 2005 Scunthorpe United A 3–1 4,322 Pratley (2), Booker
20 6 December 2005 Yeovil Town H 3–2 5,131 Jones (og), Tabb, Turner
21 10 December 2005 Chesterfield H 1–1 5,828 O'Connor
22 17 December 2005 Tranmere Rovers A 4–1 6,210 Newman, Tabb, O'Connor (pen), Owusu
23 26 December 2005 Swansea City H 2–1 9,903 O'Connor, Hutchinson
24 31 December 2005 Colchester United H 0–2 6,397
25 2 January 2006 Bradford City A 3–3 7,588 Campbell (2, 1 pen), Sodje
26 14 January 2006 Southend United A 1–4 10,046 Campbell
27 17 January 2006 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 7,859 Campbell
28 21 January 2006 Huddersfield Town H 2–0 7,636 Owusu, Campbell
29 4 February 2006 Walsall H 5–0 5,645 Rankin, Newman, Brooker, Sodje, O'Connor (pen)
30 11 February 2006 Bristol City A 1–0 10,854 Owusu
31 14 February 2006 Southend United A 2–0 7,022 Jupp (og), Gayle
32 25 February 2006 Port Vale H 0–1 7,542
33 28 February 2006 Doncaster Rovers A 0–0 5,250
34 7 March 2006 Yeovil Town A 2–1 5,137 Rankin, Rhodes
35 11 March 2006 Barnsley H 3–1 7,352 Newman, Owusu (2, 1 pen)
36 17 March 2006 Swansea City A 1–2 13,508 Frampton
37 21 March 2006 Gillingham A 2–3 5,745 Turner, Tabb
38 25 March 2006 Doncaster Rovers A 0–1 7,323
39 28 March 2006 Milton Keynes Dons H 1–0 5,592 Owusu
40 1 April 2006 Colchester United A 1–1 5,635 Tabb
41 8 April 2006 Bradford City H 1–1 6,533 Owusu
42 15 April 2006 Rotherham United A 2–2 5,242 Owusu, Rankin
43 17 April 2006 Blackpool H 1–1 7,339 Owusu (pen)
44 22 April 2006 Swindon Town A 3–1 6,845 Brooker, Gayle, Willock
45 29 April 2006 Hartlepool United H 1–1 8,725 O'Connor
46 6 May 2006 Bournemouth A 2–2 9,359 Sodje, Frampton

Football League Play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
SF (1st leg) 11 May 2006 Swansea City A 1–1 19,060 Tabb
SF (2nd leg) 14 May 2006 Swansea City H 0–2 (lost 3–1 on aggregate) 10,652

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
R1 5 November 2005 Rochdale A 1–0 2,928 O'Connor (pen)
R2 3 December 2005 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 4,365 Sodje
R2 (replay) 13 December 2005 Oldham Athletic H 1–0 3,146 Owusu
R3 7 January 2005 Stockport County A 3–2 4,078 Owusu, Campbell, Rankin
R4 28 January 2006 Sunderland H 2–1 11,698 Campbell (2)
R5 18 February 2006 Charlton Athletic A 1–3 22,098 Rankin

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance
R1 23 August 2005 Cheltenham Town A 0–5 2,113

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorer(s)
SR1 18 October 2005 Oxford United H 1–1 (a.e.t, lost 4–3 on pens) 1,785 S.P. Fitzgerald

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2005–06 season.
No Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
1 GK Stuart Nelson England (1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 23) Hucknall Town 2004
21 GK Clark Masters England (1987-05-31)31 May 1987 (aged 18) Youth 2005 Loaned to Redbridge and Slough Town
31 GK Ademola Bankole Nigeria (1969-09-09)9 September 1969 (aged 35) Unattached 2005 Goalkeeping coach
Defenders
2 DF Kevin O'Connor Republic of Ireland (1982-02-24)24 February 1982 (aged 23) Youth 2000
3 DF Andy Frampton England (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 25) Crystal Palace 2002
4 DF Sam Sodje Nigeria (1980-07-14)14 July 1980 (aged 25) Margate 2004
5 DF Michael Turner England (1983-11-09)9 November 1983 (aged 21) Charlton Athletic 2004
12 DF Michael Dobson England (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 24) Youth 1999 Loaned to Reading
18 DF Sam Tillen England (1985-04-16)16 April 1985 (aged 20) Chelsea 2005
23 DF Jamie Smith England (1974-09-17)17 September 1974 (aged 30) Bristol City 2006 On loan from Bristol City
32 DF Scott B. Fitzgerald Republic of Ireland (1969-08-13)13 August 1969 (aged 35) Colchester United 2004 Youth team manager
33 DF Darius Charles England (1987-12-10)10 December 1987 (aged 17) Youth 2004 Loaned to Thurrock and Yeading
36 DF Karleigh Osborne England (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 17) Youth 2004 Loaned to Hayes
37 DF Ryan Watts England (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 17) Youth 2005
Midfielders
6 MF Ricky Newman (c) England (1970-08-05)5 August 1970 (aged 35) Reading 2005
7 MF Paul Brooker England (1976-11-25)25 November 1976 (aged 28) Reading 2005
8 MF Ólafur Ingi Skúlason Iceland (1983-04-01)1 April 1983 (aged 22) Arsenal 2005
11 MF Jay Tabb Republic of Ireland (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 21) Crystal Palace 2000
14 MF Eddie Hutchinson England (1982-02-23)23 February 1982 (aged 23) Sutton United 2000
17 MF Alex Rhodes England (1982-01-23)23 January 1982 (aged 23) Newmarket Town 2003
20 MF Ryan Peters England (1987-08-21)21 August 1987 (aged 17) Youth 2004
22 MF John Mousinho England (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 (aged 19) Unattached 2005 Loaned to Woking, Slough Town and Yeading
24 MF Junior Lewis England (1973-10-09)9 October 1973 (aged 31) Edgware Town 2005
29 MF Darren Pratley England (1985-04-22)22 April 1985 (aged 20) Fulham 2005 On loan from Fulham
Forwards
9 FW Lloyd Owusu Ghana (1976-11-12)12 November 1976 (aged 28) Reading 2005
10 FW Scott P. Fitzgerald England (1979-11-18)18 November 1979 (aged 25) Watford 2005 Loaned to Oxford United and Walsall
15 FW Isaiah Rankin England (1978-05-22)22 May 1978 (aged 27) Grimsby Town 2004
16 FW Marcus Gayle Jamaica (1970-09-27)27 September 1970 (aged 34) Watford 2005
19 FW Calum Willock Saint Kitts and Nevis (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 (aged 23) Peterborough United 2006
39 FW Charlie Ide England (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 17) Youth 2005 Loaned to Slough Town
Players who left the club mid-season
19 FW DJ Campbell England (1981-11-12)12 November 1981 (aged 23) Yeading 2005 Transferred to Birmingham City
22 MF Joe Keenan England (1982-10-14)14 October 1982 (aged 22) Chelsea 2005 Returned to Chelsea after loan expired
35 MF Aaron Steele England (1987-02-01)1 February 1987 (aged 18) Youth 2004 Loaned to Slough Town, released
40 MF George Moleski England (1987-07-27)27 July 1987 (aged 18) Youth 2005 Loaned to Slough Town, released

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Role
England Martin Allen Manager
England Adrian Whitbread First Team Coach
Nigeria Ademola Bankole Goalkeeping Coach
England Damien Doyle Sports Therapist
England John Griffin Chief Scout

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Substitute appearances in brackets.
No Pos Nat Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Stuart Nelson 44 (1) 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 53 (1) 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 30 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 38 8
3 DF England Andy Frampton 36 3 4 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 42 (1) 3
4 DF Nigeria Sam Sodje 43 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 50 6
5 DF England Michael Turner 46 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 55 2
6 MF England Ricky Newman 29 (1) 3 5 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 37 (2) 3
7 MF England Paul Brooker 32 (4) 4 4 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 37 (8) 4
8 MF Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu 39 (3) 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 (3) 14
10 FW England Scott P. Fitzgerald 3 (8) 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 (8) 2
11 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 42 6 5 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 1 49 (1) 7
12 DF England Michael Dobson 3 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 (4) 0
14 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 17 (10) 2 1 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 (12) 2
15 FW England Isaiah Rankin 31 (6) 7 2 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 35 (9) 9
16 FW Jamaica Marcus Gayle 16 (8) 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 21 (8) 2
17 MF England Alex Rhodes 5 (12) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 (12) 1
18 DF England Sam Tillen 20 (13) 0 4 (2) 0 1 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 27 (16) 0
19 FW England DJ Campbell 13 (10) 9 4 3 1 0 0 0 18 (10) 12
19 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Calum Willock 5 (8) 1 0 (1) 0 5 (9) 1
20 MF England Ryan Peters 1 (9) 1 0 (2) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 (11) 1
22 MF England John Mousinho 3 (4) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 (4) 0
24 MF England Junior Lewis 11 (3) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 (3) 0
31 GK Nigeria Ademola Bankole 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 3 (1) 0
33 DF England Darius Charles 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 (2) 0
35 DF England Aaron Steele 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
36 DF England Karleigh Osborne 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
37 DF England Ryan Watts 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
39 FW England Charlie Ide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
40 MF England George Moleski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
Players loaned in during the season
22 MF England Joe Keenan 0 (3) 0 1 0 1 (3) 0
23 DF England Jamie Smith 7 0 2 0 9 0
29 MF England Darren Pratley 25 (7) 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 32 (7) 4
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Goalscorers[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT FLP Total
9 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu 12 2 0 0 0 14
19 FW England DJ Campbell 9 3 0 0 12
15 FW England Isaiah Rankin 7 2 0 0 0 9
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 7 1 0 0 0 8
11 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 6 0 0 0 1 7
4 DF Nigeria Sam Sodje 5 1 0 0 0 6
29 MF England Darren Pratley 4 0 0 0 4
7 MF England Paul Brooker 4 0 0 0 0 4
3 DF England Andy Frampton 3 0 0 0 0 3
6 MF England Ricky Newman 3 0 0 0 0 3
16 FW Jamaica Marcus Gayle 2 0 0 0 0 2
14 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 2 0 0 0 0 2
5 DF England Michael Turner 2 0 0 0 0 2
10 FW England Scott P. Fitzgerald 1 0 0 1 0 2
19 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Calum Willock 1 0 1
20 MF England Ryan Peters 1 0 0 0 0 1
17 MF England Alex Rhodes 1 0 0 0 0 1
Opponents 2 0 0 0 0 2
Total 72 9 0 1 1 83
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Discipline[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT FLP Total Pts
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
6 MF England Ricky Newman 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 13
4 DF Nigeria Sam Sodje 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 13
11 MF Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
3 DF England Andy Frampton 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 9
29 MF England Darren Pratley 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
1 GK England Stuart Nelson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 7
14 MF England Eddie Hutchinson 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 7
15 FW England Isaiah Rankin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 6
9 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
5 DF England Michael Turner 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
2 DF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
7 MF England Paul Brooker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
19 FW England DJ Campbell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
12 DF England Michael Dobson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
10 FW England Scott P. Fitzgerald 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
18 DF England Sam Tillen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
31 GK Nigeria Ademola Bankole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
24 MF England Junior Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
17 MF England Alex Rhodes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
8 MF Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
40 MF England George Moleski 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
22 MF England John Mousinho 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
36 DF England Karleigh Osborne 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 72 5 4 0 2 0 7 0 1 1 86 6 104
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: ESPN FC

International caps[edit]

No Pos Nat Player Caps Goals Ref
4 DF Nigeria Sam Sodje 1 0 [18]
9 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu 2 0 [19]

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Martin Allen England 7 August 2004 16 May 2005 59 25 14 20 042.37 46 22 9 15 047.83

Summary[edit]

Games played 56 (46 League One, 6 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 2 Football League play-offs)
Games won 24 (20 League One, 4 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 0 Football League play-offs)
Games drawn 18 (16 League One, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 0 Football League play-offs)
Games lost 13 (10 League One, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 1 Football League play-offs)
Goals scored 82 (72 League One, 9 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 1 Football League play-offs)
Goals conceded 68 (52 League One, 7 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 1 Football League Trophy, 3 Football League play-offs)
Clean sheets 15 (13 League One, 2 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 0 Football League play-offs)
Biggest league win 5–0 versus Walsall, 4 February 2006
Worst league defeat 4–1 versus Southend United, 14 January 2006
Most appearances 54, Stuart Nelson (45 League One, 6 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy, 2 Football League play-offs)
Top scorer (league) 12, Lloyd Owusu
Top scorer (all competitions) 14, Lloyd Owusu

Transfers & loans[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2005 MF England Paul Brooker England Reading Free [20]
1 July 2005 FW England DJ Campbell England Yeading £5,000 [21]
1 July 2005 MF England Ricky Newman England Reading Free [22]
1 July 2005 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu England Reading Free [23]
1 July 2005 MF Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason England Arsenal Free [24]
1 July 2005 DF England Sam Tillen England Chelsea Free [25]
25 August 2005 FW England Junior Lewis England Edgware Town Free [26]
14 October 2005 MF England John Mousinho Unattached Non-contract [27]
31 January 2006 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Calum Willock England Peterborough United £40,000 [28]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
8 August 2005 MF England Joe Keenan England Chelsea 8 September 2005 [29]
30 August 2005 DF England Darren Pratley England Fulham End of season [30]
15 March 2006 DF England Jamie Smith England Bristol City End of season [31]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref.
1 July 2005 FW England Matt Harrold England Yeovil Town Undisclosed [32]
1 July 2005 MF England Stewart Talbot England Boston United Undisclosed [33]
5 July 2004 MF England Chris Hargreaves England Oxford United n/a [34]
1 August 2005 MF South Korea San Lee England Sheffield United Free [35]
31 January 2006 FW England DJ Campbell England Birmingham City £500,000 [36]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
August 2005 GK England Clark Masters England Redbridge October 2005 [37]
9 November 2005 MF England John Mousinho England Woking 13 November 2005 [38]
23 November 2005 FW England Scott P. Fitzgerald England Oxford United 1 January 2006 [39]
24 November 2005 DF England Michael Dobson England Reading End of season [40]
November 2005 GK England Clark Masters England Slough Town End of season [41]
November 2005 MF England John Mousinho England Slough Town December 2005 [42]
December 2005 DF England Aaron Steele England Slough Town January 2006 [43]
January 2006 MF England George Moleski England Slough Town January 2006 [44]
3 February 2006 DF England Darius Charles England Thurrock March 2006 [45]
16 February 2006 FW England Scott P. Fitzgerald England Walsall 13 April 2006 [46]
February 2006 FW England Charlie Ide England Slough Town End of season [47]
16 March 2006 DF England Darius Charles England Yeading April 2006 [48]
16 March 2006 DF England Karleigh Osborne England Hayes End of season [31]
31 March 2006 MF England John Mousinho England Yeading End of season [45]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
January 2006 DF England Aaron Steele England Slough Town January 2006 [49]
January 2006 MF England George Moleski England Slough Town January 2006 [49]
30 June 2006 GK Nigeria Ademola Bankole England Milton Keynes Dons 1 August 2006 [50]
30 June 2006 DF England Michael Dobson England Walsall 3 July 2006 [51]
30 June 2006 FW Jamaica Marcus Gayle England Aldershot Town 2 July 2006 [52]
30 June 2006 MF England Eddie Hutchinson England Oxford United 4 July 2006 [52]
30 June 2006 MF England Junior Lewis England Milton Keynes Dons 6 September 2006 [50]
30 June 2006 MF England Ricky Newman England Aldershot Town 2 July 2006 [50]
30 June 2006 FW England Isaiah Rankin England Grimsby Town 1 July 2006 [52]
30 June 2006 DF England Ryan Watts England AFC Wimbledon 1 July 2006 [50]

Awards[edit]

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