2005–06 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2005–06 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Alan Pardew
Stadium Boleyn Ground
Premiership 9th
FA Cup Runners-up
(knocked out by Liverpool)
League Cup Third round
(knocked out by Bolton Wanderers)
Top goalscorer League:
Marlon Harewood (14)

All:
Marlon Harewood (16)
Average home league attendance 33,743

During the 2005–06 English football season, West Ham United competed in the FA Premier League, following promotion from the Football League Championship the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

West Ham had barely scrapped into the top six of the Championship the previous season before gaining promotion via the play-offs, so few gave the Hammers much hope of Premiership survival. However, West Ham surprised their naysayers to stand fourth at the end of October after 11 points from their opening six games. A run of mediocre form saw West Ham fall to tenth, before a run of five straight wins between January and February (including a 3-2 win at Arsenal, which saw the Hammers become the last side to beat Arsenal at Highbury) saw the Hammers rise to sixth and manager Alan Pardew win the Manager of the Month award for February. Several more good results (including a 2-1 home win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the season that denied the North London side Champions League qualification) saw West Ham finish in ninth, above more fancied sides like Everton, Middlesbrough and Manchester City.[1] However, West Ham's best form came in the FA Cup, where they overcame the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough to reach the FA Cup final - their first since 1980 - against a Liverpool side that were the reigning European champions and had finished third in the Premiership. In spite of the odds, West Ham went into half-time with a 2-0 lead. However, a Steven Gerrard-inspired Liverpool managed to equalise the scores at 3–3 minutes before the end of normal time. Extra time proved fruitless and a penalty shoot-out was required to separate the two; unfortunately for West Ham, Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, who had made several errors in the match, saved from Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and Anton Ferdinand to give Liverpool a 3-1 win. However, as Liverpool had already qualified for the Champions League, West Ham qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91
2. Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83
3. Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82
4. Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67
5. Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 11 9 53 38 +15 65
6. Blackburn Rovers 38 19 6 13 51 42 +9 63
7. Newcastle United 38 17 7 14 47 42 +5 58
8. Bolton Wanderers 38 15 11 12 49 41 +8 56
9. West Ham United 38 16 7 15 52 55 -3 55
10. Wigan Athletic 38 15 6 17 45 52 -7 51
11. Everton 38 14 8 16 34 49 -15 50
12. Fulham 38 14 6 18 48 58 -10 48
13. Charlton Athletic 38 13 8 17 41 55 -14 47
14. Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 48 58 -10 45
15. Manchester City 38 13 4 21 43 48 -5 43
16. Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 -13 42
17. Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 -25 38
18. Birmingham City 38 8 10 20 28 50 -22 34
19. West Bromwich Albion 38 7 9 22 31 58 -27 30
20. Sunderland 38 3 6 29 26 69 -43 15

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Northern Ireland GK Roy Carroll
2 Argentina DF Lionel Scaloni (on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
3 England DF Paul Konchesky
4 Wales DF Danny Gabbidon
5 England DF Anton Ferdinand
6 Wales MF Carl Fletcher[3]
7 Scotland DF Christian Dailly
8 England FW Teddy Sheringham
9 England FW Dean Ashton
10 England FW Marlon Harewood
11 England MF Matthew Etherington
13 England GK Stephen Bywater
15 Israel MF Yossi Benayoun
17 England MF Hayden Mullins
No. Position Player
18 Israel FW Yaniv Katan
19 Wales DF James Collins
20 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker (captain)
22 England DF Elliott Ward
23 England GK Jimmy Walker
24 England MF Mark Noble
25 England FW Bobby Zamora
26 England MF Shaun Newton
29 England MF Hogan Ephraim
30 Republic of Ireland DF Clive Clarke
32 England DF Darren Blewitt
34 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[4]
35 England MF Kyel Reid
41 England GK Matthew Reed

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Řepka (to Sparta Prague)
12 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas[5] (to Queens Park Rangers)
14 England MF Chris Cohen (on loan to Yeovil Town)
16 Wales MF Gavin Williams (to Ipswich Town)
18 France FW Youssef Sofiane (to Coventry City)
21 Scotland DF Malky Mackay (to Watford)
21 France FW David Bellion (on loan from Manchester United)
No. Position Player
27 Czech Republic FW Petr Mikolanda (on loan to Rushden and Diamonds)
28 Australia MF Trent McClenahan (on loan to Milton Keynes Dons)
31 England MF Tony Stokes (on loan to Rushden & Diamonds)
33 England FW Moses Ashikodi[6] (to Rangers)
36 England MF Luke Chadwick (to Stoke City)
39 France FW Jérémie Aliadière (on loan from Arsenal)

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 16 7 15 52 55 −3 042.11
FA Cup 7 5 1 1 14 8 +6 071.43
League Cup 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 050.00
Total 47 22 8 17 70 66 +4 046.81

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Pos No. Nat Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 ST 10 England Marlon Harewood 14 2 0 16
2 ST 25 England Bobby Zamora 6 2 2 10
3 ST 8 England Teddy Sheringham 6 1 0 7
Own goals 4 0 0 7
5 ST 9 England Dean Ashton 3 3 0 6
6 MF 15 Israel Yossi Benayoun 5 0 0 5
MF 20 England Nigel Reo-Coker 5 0 0 5
8 MF 11 England Matthew Etherington 2 1 0 3
9 DF 3 England Paul Konchesky 1 1 0 2
DF 5 England Anton Ferdinand 2 0 0 2
DF 19 Wales James Collins 2 0 0 2
12 MF 6 Wales Carl Fletcher 1 0 0 1
DF 7 Scotland Christian Dailly 0 0 1 1
MF 17 England Hayden Mullins 0 1 0 1
ST 20 France David Bellion 0 0 1 1
MF 26 England Shaun Newton 1 0 0 1
Totals 52 14 4 66

League position by matchday[edit]

Matchday 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
Ground H A H H A H A A H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H A H H H A H A A H A H A H A H
Result W D L W W D D L W L W D L W L W L D L L L W W W W W D L L W L D L W L L W W
Position 2 4 9 7 4 4 6 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 8 6 8 9 10 9 9 8 9 7 9 10 9 9

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Northern Ireland Roy Carroll 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK England Stephen Bywater 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
23 GK England Jimmy Walker 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
34 GK Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop 25 0 16 0 7 0 2 0
Defenders
2 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Řepka 22 0 19 0 1 0 2 0
2 DF Argentina Lionel Scaloni 17 0 13 0 3+1 0 0 0
3 DF England Paul Konchesky 45 2 36+1 1 7 1 1 0
4 DF Wales Daniel Gabbidon 39 0 31+1 0 7 0 0 0
5 DF England Anton Ferdinand 38 2 32+1 2 5 0 0 0
7 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 30 1 6+16 0 2+4 0 2 1
14 DF England Chris Cohen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 DF Wales James Collins 19 2 13+1 2 3 0 2 0
22 DF England Elliott Ward 6 0 3+1 0 0 0 2 0
30 DF Republic of Ireland Clive Clarke 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
6 MF Wales Carl Fletcher 17 1 6+6 1 1+3 0 0+1 0
11 MF England Matthew Etherington 40 3 33 2 7 1 0 0
15 MF Israel Yossi Benayoun 40 5 30+4 5 6 0 0 0
16 MF Wales Gavin Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF England Hayden Mullins 42 1 35 0 6 1 1 0
20 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker 38 5 31 5 7 0 0 0
24 MF England Mark Noble 6 0 4+1 0 0 0 1 0
26 MF England Shaun Newton 30 1 8+18 1 1+1 0 1+1 0
31 MF England Tony Stokes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
35 MF England Kyel Reid 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
8 FW England Teddy Sheringham 31 7 15+11 6 1+3 1 1 0
9 FW England Dean Ashton 16 6 9+2 3 5 3 0 0
10 FW England Marlon Harewood 46 16 31+6 14 6+1 2 2 0
18 FW Israel Yaniv Katan 8 0 2+4 0 0+2 0 0 0
21 FW France David Bellion 10 1 2+6 0 0 0 1+1 1
25 FW England Bobby Zamora 42 10 17+17 6 2+5 2 1 2
29 FW England Hogan Ephraim 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
39 FW France Jérémie Aliadière 8 0 1+6 0 0 0 0+1 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
5 July 2005 DF England Paul Konchesky England Charlton Athletic £2m
5 July 2005 DF Wales Daniel Gabbidon Wales Cardiff City £4.5m[7][a]
DF Wales James Collins
7 July 2005 ST Czech Republic Petr Mikolanda Czech Republic Viktoria Žižkov Undisclosed[8]
19 July 2005 MF Israel Yossi Benayoun Spain Racing Santander £2.5M[9]
29 July 2005 GK Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop England Portsmouth Free[10]
1 August 2005 DF Republic of Ireland Clive Clarke England Stoke City £275,000[11]
17 August 2005 ST France David Bellion England Manchester United Loan[12]
25 August 2005 ST France Jérémie Aliadière England Arsenal Loan[13]
31 August 2005 MF France Sekou Baradji France Lens Undisclosed
1 January 2006 ST Israel Yaniv Katan Israel Maccabi Haifa Undisclosed[14]
23 January 2006 ST England Dean Ashton England Norwich City £7.25m[15]
1 February 2006 DF Argentina Lionel Scaloni Spain Deportivo La Coruña Loan[16]
  1. ^ The £4.5m to Cardiff City was a joint fee for both Daniel Gabbidon and James Collins

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
1 June 2005 DF Wales Andy Melville Retired
7 June 2005 ST Ukraine Serhiy Rebrov Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv Free[17]
22 June 2005 DF England Rufus Brevett England Plymouth Argyle Free[18]
22 June 2005 ST England Greg Pearson England Rushden & Diamonds Undisclosed[19]
11 July 2005 DF England Chris Powell England Charlton Athletic Free[20]
5 August 2005 MF Scotland Don Hutchison England Millwall Free[21]
3 August 2005 GK England Stephen Bywater England Coventry City Loan[22]
4 August 2005 MF England Luke Chadwick England Stoke City Loan[23]
15 August 2005 ST Antigua and Barbuda Moses Ashikodi England Gillingham Loan[24]
19 August 2005 DF Scotland Malky Mackay England Watford Free[25]
31 August 2005 MF Northern Ireland Steve Lomas England Queens Park Rangers Free[26]
31 August 2005 MF France Sekou Baradji England Reading Loan[27]
14 October 2005 ST France Youssef Sofiane England Coventry City Free[28]
7 November 2005 DF England Chris Cohen England Yeovil Town Loan[29]
8 November 2005 MF Wales Gavin Williams England Ipswich Town Loan[30]
3 January 2006 DF Australia Trent McClenahan England MK Dons Loan[31]
11 January 2006 ST Antigua and Barbuda Moses Ashikodi Scotland Rangers Free
23 January 2006 DF Czech Republic Tomáš Řepka Czech Republic Sparta Prague Free
31 January 2006 ST Czech Republic Petr Mikolanda England Rushden & Diamonds Loan[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Ham United 2005-2006 Home - stattoo.com". Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "FootballSquads - West Ham United - 2005/06". 
  3. ^ Fletcher was born in Camberley, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his full international debut for Wales in 2004.
  4. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, London, England, and has represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.
  5. ^ Lomas was born in, Hanover, West Germany.
  6. ^ Ashikodi was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but also qualified to represent England and Antigua and Barbuda internationally. He represented England at youth level, but would later make his full international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in September 2012.
  7. ^ "Hammers swoop for defensive trio". BBC News. 5 July 2005. 
  8. ^ "West Ham swoop for Czech striker". BBC News. 7 July 2005. 
  9. ^ "West Ham complete Benayoun swoop". BBC News. 19 July 2005. 
  10. ^ "Keeper Hislop signs for West Ham". BBC News. 29 July 2005. 
  11. ^ "West Ham snap up Stoke's Clarke". BBC News. 1 August 2005. 
  12. ^ "West Ham clinch Bellion loan deal". BBC News. 17 August 2005. 
  13. ^ "West Ham seal Aliadiere loan deal". BBC News. 25 August 2005. 
  14. ^ "Hammers sign Israel striker Katan". BBC News. 19 December 2005. 
  15. ^ "Hammers complete Ashton transfer". BBC News. 23 January 2006. 
  16. ^ "West Ham capture defender Scaloni". BBC News. 1 February 2006. 
  17. ^ "Sheringham holds Queensland talks". BBC News. 7 June 2005. 
  18. ^ "Argyle snap up defender Brevett". BBC News. 22 June 2005. 
  19. ^ "Diamonds snap up Hammers striker". BBC Sport. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Powell makes return to Charlton". BBC News. 11 July 2005. 
  21. ^ "Millwall complete Hutchison deal". BBC Sport. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  22. ^ "Bywater seals Coventry loan move". BBC News. 3 August 2005. 
  23. ^ "Stoke bring in Chadwick on loan". BBC News. 4 August 2005. 
  24. ^ "Ashikodi completes Gills switch". BBC News. 15 August 2005. 
  25. ^ "Watford swoop to capture Mackay". BBC News. 19 August 2005. 
  26. ^ "Langley and Lomas make QPR moves". BBC News. 31 August 2005. 
  27. ^ "Reading snap up new West Ham star". BBC News. 1 September 2005. 
  28. ^ "Hammers release striker Sofiane". BBC News. 30 August 2005. 
  29. ^ "Glovers swoop for midfield cover". BBC News. 7 November 2005. 
  30. ^ "Williams makes Ipswich loan move". BBC News. 8 November 2005. 
  31. ^ "Dons extend McClenahan loan deal". BBC News. 3 January 2006. 
  32. ^ "Mikolanda joins Rushden on loan". BBC News. 31 January 2006.