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2006–07 Middlesbrough F.C. season

Middlesbrough
2006-07 season
Chairman Steve Gibson
Manager Gareth Southgate
Captain George Boateng
FA Premier League 12th
FA Cup 6th Round
League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Mark Viduka (14)
All: Mark Viduka (19)
Highest home attendance 33,308 v Man Utd
Away: 75,967 v Man Utd
Lowest home attendance 16,702 v Hull City
Away: 17,520 v Hull City

During the 2006-07 season, Middlesbrough participated in the Premier League.

Team kit and sponsors

Middlesbrough's kits were once again produced by Errea, and sponsored by 888.com for the third season running. The club retained the white band of the previous two seasons.

Search for a new manager

On 4 May 2006, Steve McClaren was chosen to take over as the manager of the England national team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[1] Managers linked to take over as new Boro boss included Terry Venables,[2] Martin O'Neill, Tony Mowbray and Alan Curbishley,[3] with Steve Gibson expecting whoever took over to achieve a Champions League place in the near future.[4] Venables declined the job offer citing an unwillingness to return to full-time management.[5] Venables subsequently joined McClaren as England's assistant coach.[6]

Gibson then looked within his own club and decided to name club captain Gareth Southgate as manager. Southgate signed a five-year contract and decided to finish his playing career, at the age of 35, to focus entirely on his new job. His appointment was controversial as he did not possess the coaching qualifications required to manage a Premier League football club.[7] However, at a Premier League meeting on 22 November 2006, Southgate was granted a dispensation to continue in his role until the end of the season, during which time it was announced that he will study for the Uefa Pro A Licence.[8]

Transfers

Summer transfer window

Several players, including Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink[9] and Doriva[10] left the club at the end of the previous season, and Franck Queudrue was sold to Fulham for £3 million.[11] Argentinian left-back Julio Arca was signed from local rivals Sunderland for a fee of £1.75m,[12] and young Frenchman Herold Goulon was signed from Olympique Lyonnais on a three-year deal.[13]

Southgate signed two international defenders to strengthen up his backline following the second game of the season. England international Jonathan Woodgate joined his home-town team on loan from Real Madrid, while Chelsea's German international centreback Robert Huth signed for a fee of £6 million.[14] Charlton Athletic's Jamaican international striker Jason Euell was signed on the final day of the transfer window.[15]

January transfer window

Lee Dong-Gook arrived from Pohang Steelers in the January transfer window, while Ray Parlour,[16] Ugo Ehiogu[17] and Massimo Maccarone[18] all left the club for free.

Summary

In

Date Player Previous Club Fee Ref
12 July 2006 France Herold Goulon France Olympique Lyonnais Undisclosed [13]
26 July 2006 Argentina Julio Arca Sunderland £1.75 million [12]
30 August 2006 Germany Robert Huth Chelsea £6 million [14]
31 August 2006 Jamaica Jason Euell Charlton Athletic £300,000 [15]
31 January 2007 South Korea Lee Dong-Gook South Korea Pohang Steelers Free [19]

Loans in

Date Player Club from Period Ref
30 August 2006 England Jonathan Woodgate Spain Real Madrid Full season [14]

Out

For departures of players out of contract at the end of 2005-06 see Middlesbrough F.C. season 2005-06.

Date Player New club Fee Ref
27 July 2006 France Franck Queudrue Fulham £3 million [11]
5 January 2007 England Kevin Burgess Darlington Free [20]
25 January 2007 England Ugo Ehiogu Scotland Rangers Free [17]
30 January 2007 Italy Massimo Maccarone Italy Siena Free [18]
9 February 2007 England Ray Parlour Hull City Free [16]
14 May 2007 England Malcolm Christie - Out of contract [21]
15 May 2007 Portugal Abel Xavier United States Los Angeles Galaxy Out of contract [22]
1 June 2007 England Stuart Parnaby Birmingham City Out of contract [23]
6 June 2007 England Danny Graham Carlisle United Out of contract [24]
7 June 2007 Australia Mark Viduka Newcastle Out of contract [25]
3 July 2007 England Daryl Robson Republic of Ireland Galway United Free [26]

Loans out

Date Player Club at Period Ref
2 August 2006 England Danny Graham Blackpool 1 month [27]
4 August 2006 Australia Brad Jones Sheffield Wednesday 3 months [28]
25 August 2006 England David Knight Oldham Athletic 1 month [29]
28 September 2006 England David Wheater Wolverhampton Wanderers To 16 November 2006[A] [30][31]
16 October 2006 England Adam Johnson Leeds United 1 month [32]
27 October 2006 England Tom Craddock Wales Wrexham 3 days[B] [33]
3 November 2006 England Jason Kennedy Boston United 3 months
13 November 2006 England Matthew Bates Ipswich 1 month
23 November 2006 England Ugo Ehiogu Leeds United To 2007-01-01
1 January 2007 England Danny Graham Carlisle United To 2007-04-22
8 January 2007 England David Wheater Darlington 3 months
2 March 2007 England Jason Kennedy Bury 3 months
9 March 2007 England Josh Walker Bournemouth 1 month

Notes

A Wheater's loan was initially intended to last three months, but he was returned to Middlesbrough after making only one appearance.
B Craddock's loan was initially intended to last one month, but he was injured in his first game and returned to Middlesbrough.

Squad

Senior squad

Appearances and goals

Appearance and goalscoring records for all the players who were in the Middlesbrough F.C. first team squad during the 2006-07 season.[34]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Australia Mark Schwarzer 42 0 36 0 6 0 0 0
2 England Stuart Parnaby 21 0 9+9 0 1+1 0 1 0
3 Argentina Julio Arca 28 3 18+3 2 7 1 0 0
4 England Ugo Ehiogu 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
5 England Chris Riggott 7 0 5+1 0 1 0 0 0
6 Spain Gaizka Mendieta 8 0 4+3 0 0 0 1 0
7 Netherlands George Boateng 41 2 35 1 6 1 0 0
8 England Jonathan Woodgate 36 0 30 0 6 0 0 0
9 Australia Mark Viduka 37 19 22+7 14 6+1 5 1 0
10 Brazil Fábio Rochemback 22 2 17+3 2 1+1 0 0 0
11 England Malcolm Christie 17 2 4+9 1 2+2 1 0 0
12 Austria Emanuel Pogatetz 42 2 35 2 7 0 0 0
14 Germany Robert Huth 14 1 8+4 1 0+1 0 1 0
16 Jamaica Jason Euell 20 0 9+8 0 0+2 0 0+1 0
17 Portugal Abel Xavier 20 1 14 1 6 0 0 0
18 South Korea Lee Dong-Gook 11 0 3+6 0 0+2 0 0 0
19 England Stewart Downing 42 2 34 2 8 0 0 0
20 Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni 45 16 36+1 12 8 4 0 0
21 England Ross Turnbull 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Australia Brad Jones 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
23 Italy Massimo Maccarone 8 1 1+6 1 0 0 1 0
24 England Andrew Davies 21+2 0 3 0 2+1 0 0 0
25 England James Morrison 15+13 2 8 2 2+5 0 0+1 0
26 England Matthew Bates 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
27 England Lee Cattermole 39 2 22+9 1 7 1 1 0
28 England Adam Johnson 16 0 3+9 0 1+2 0 1 0
29 England Anthony McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 England Danny Graham 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 England David Wheater 2 1 1+1 1 0 0 0 0
33 England Andrew Taylor 42 0 34 0 7 0 1 0
38 England Seb Hines 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0

Discipline

Disciplinary records for 2006-07 league and cup matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.[34]

No. Nat. Player Yellow cards Red cards
1 Australia Mark Schwarzer 1 0
2 England Stuart Parnaby 2 0
3 Argentina Julio Arca 3 0
5 England Chris Riggott 1 0
7 Netherlands George Boateng 8 2
8 England Jonathan Woodgate 5 0
9 Australia Mark Viduka 2 0
10 Brazil Fábio Rochemback 6 0
11 England Malcolm Christie 1 0
12 Austria Emanuel Pogatetz 12 0
14 Germany Robert Huth 3 0
16 Jamaica Jason Euell 3 0
17 Portugal Abel Xavier 3 0
19 England Stewart Downing 4 0
20 Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni 2 0
23 Italy Massimo Maccarone 2 0
24 England Andrew Davies 3 0
25 England James Morrison 0 1
27 England Lee Cattermole 12 0
28 England Adam Johnson 1 0
33 England Andrew Taylor 3 0

Academy squad

Academy players for 2006-07 season.[35]

Nat. Position Player Academy year
England GK Atkinson, MatthewMatthew Atkinson 1
England DF Bennett, JoeJoe Bennett 1
England FW Franks, JonathanJonathan Franks 1
England MF Hillerby, DavidDavid Hillerby 1
England DF McCardle, LewisLewis McCardle 1
England FW Porritt, NathanNathan Porritt 1
Canada MF Saiko, ShaunShaun Saiko 1
England GK Steele, JasonJason Steele 1
England DF Walker, LewisLewis Walker 1
England FW Fisher, NathanNathan Fisher 2
England DF Honeyman, JasonJason Honeyman 2
England DF Johnson, JohnJohn Johnson 2
England DF Langthorne, RichardRichard Langthorne 2
England MF Robson, DarylDaryl Robson 2
England FW Thompson, StephenStephen Thompson 2
England MF Walker, JoshJosh Walker 2
England FW Watling, PeterPeter Watling 2
England DF Burgess, KevinKevin Burgess 3
England MF Cattermole, LeeLee Cattermole 3
France MF Goulon, HéroldHérold Goulon 3
England DF Hines, SebSeb Hines 3
England FW Hutchinson, BenBen Hutchinson 3
England MF Owens, GraemeGraeme Owens 3
Wales DF Williams, RhysRhys Williams 3

Pre-season

Results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note: Results are given with Middlesbrough score listed first.

Game Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Boro Goalscorers Report
1 22 July 2006 A Scotland Rangers 0–1 31,544 Report
2 22 July 2006 A England Darlington 0–1 Report
3 25 July 2006 A England Barnsley 3–1 3,971 Yakubu (2), Maccarone Report
4 25 July 2006 A England York City 1–0 1,342 Morrison 55' Report
5 28 July 2006 A England Doncaster Rovers 0–2 3,452 Report
6 29 July 2006 A England Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 5,684 Christie, Yakubu Report
7 3 August 2006 N Spain Athletic Bilbao 0–1 Report
8 3 August 2006 A Germany FC Cologne 0–2 Report
9 6 August 2006 A Netherlands Feyenoord 0–2 Report
10 8 August 2006 A Netherlands Heerenveen 0–4 Report
11 12 August 2006 H Italy Chievo 0–0 8,647 Report

Premier League

Further information: 2006-07 FA Premier League

Southgate's managerial reign started with a 3–2 defeat at newly promoted Reading,[36] but was followed up by a 2–1 win home victory over reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.[37] Boro were brought crashing down to Earth straight afterwards though with a 4–0 home defeat to Portsmouth.[38]

Overall, Middlesbrough's form in 2006–07 was indifferent. Promising results such as the surprising home victory over Chelsea were coupled with the team losing away from home to all three newly promoted Premiership sides.[36][39][40] It took until mid-January for Boro to register their first away win of the season, at struggling Charlton Athletic, their first away win since April of the year before.[41] They comprehensively beat Bolton Wanderers 5-1 at home in January, their biggest victory of the season.[42]

Middlesbrough ultimately finished 12th in the table with 46 points, winning twelve, drawing ten and losing sixteen matches - slightly better than last season, but their dismal form in the early and late part of the season prevented them from attaining an even higher position and at one time put them in danger of being relegated. The fact that they were 8 points away from a UEFA Cup spot and 8 points away from getting relegated neatly summed up their season.[43]

Results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note: Results are given with Middlesbrough score listed first. Man of the Match is according to mfc.co.uk.

Game Date Venue Opponent Result
F–A
Attendance Boro Goalscorers Man of the Match Report
1 19 August 2006 A Reading 2–3 23,855 Downing 11', Yakubu 21' Viduka Report
2 23 August 2006 H Chelsea 2–1 29,198 Pogatetz 80', Viduka 90' Pogatetz Report
3 28 August 2006 H Portsmouth 0–4 24,834 Downing Report
4 9 September 2006 A Arsenal 1–1 60,007 Morrison 22' Woodgate Report
5 16 September 2006 A Bolton Wanderers 0–0 21,164 Pogatetz Report
6 23 September 2006 H Blackburn Rovers 0–1 24,959 Pogatetz Report
7 30 September 2006 A Sheffield United 1–2 27,483 Yakubu 49' Schwarzer Report
8 14 October 2006 H Everton 2–1 27,156 Yakubu 27' (pen.), Viduka 71' Huth Report
9 22 October 2006 H Newcastle United 1–0 30,060 Yakubu 85' Downing Report
10 30 October 2006, 20:00 A Manchester City 0–1 36,720 Maccarone Report
11 4 November 2006 A Watford 0–2 18,951 Downing Report
12 11 November 2006 H West Ham United 1–0 25,898 Maccarone 74' Downing Report
13 18 November 2006 H Liverpool 0–0 31,424 Woodgate Report
14 25 November 2006 A Aston Villa 1–1 33,162 Christie 43' Christie Report
15 2 December 2006 H Manchester United 1–2 31,238 Morrison 66' Huth Report
16 5 December 2006 A Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 34,154 Huth 80' Huth Report
17 9 December 2006 H Wigan Athletic 1–1 23,638 Yakubu 67' Viduka Report
18 18 December 2006 A Fulham 1–2 16,891 Viduka 74' Yakubu Report
19 23 December 2006 H Charlton 2–0 32,013 Yakubu 29', Arca 52' Arca Report
20 26 December 2006 A Everton 0–0 38,126 Woodgate Report
21 30 December 2006 A Blackburn Rovers 1–2 22,653 Yakubu 61' (pen.) Cattermole Report
22 1 January 2007 H Sheffield United 3–1 27,963 Viduka 36', Yakubu (2) 69', 76' (pen.) Yakubu Report
23 13 January 2007 A Charlton Athletic 3–1 26,384 Cattermole 45', Arca 63', Yakubu 68' Viduka Report
24 20 January 2007 H Bolton Wanderers 5–1 24,614 Speed 6' (o.g.), Xavier 10',
Viduka (2) 23', 84', Downing 43'
Viduka Report
25 30 January 2007 A Portsmouth 0–0 19,820 Woodgate Report
26 3 February 2007 H Arsenal 1–1 31,122 Yakubu 63' (pen.) Arca Report
27 10 February 2007 A Chelsea 0–3 41,699 Davies Report
28 24 February 2007 H Reading 2–1 26,412 Viduka 7', Yakubu 69' Viduka Report
29 3 March 2007 A Newcastle United 0–0 52,303 Woodgate Report
30 17 March 2007 H Manchester City 0–2 26,427 Downing Report
31 31 March 2007 A West Ham United 0–2 34,977 Xavier Report
32 7 April 2007 H Watford 4–1 25,534 Viduka (2) 5', 75', Boateng 27',
Rochemback 79'
Johnson Report
33 14 April 2007 H Aston Villa 1–3 26,959 Rochemback 13' Taylor Report
34 18 April 2007 A Liverpool 0–2 41,458 Pogatetz Report
35 21 April 2007 A Manchester United 1–1 75,967 Viduka 45+1' Pogatetz Report
36 28 April 2007 H Tottenham Hotspur 2–3 27,861 Viduka 66', Pogatetz 89' Rochemback Report
37 5 May 2007 A Wigan Athletic 1–0 21,204 Viduka 29' Pogatetz Report
38 13 May 2007 H Fulham 3–1 29,556 Viduka (2) 34', 47', Wheater 45+3' Viduka Report

League progress

This chart shows the league position of Middlesbrough F.C. over the course of the season. The green area represents the UEFA Champions League positions (positions 1 to 4), the yellow area represents what turned out to be the UEFA Cup positions (positions 5 to 7) and the red area represents the relegation places (positions 18 to 20). The lowest position in the league that Middlesbrough reached during the course of the season was 18th, prior to the home game versus Charlton Athletic on 23 December 2006 (an early kick-off result had knocked them down from 17th), and their highest placing was 9th, after the second game.

League Cup

Further information: Football League Cup 2006-07

Boro suffered an embarrassing home defeat in the League Cup to Football League Two side Notts County in the second round, losing 0-1 with a weakened team - albeit one featuring debutant Robert Huth.[44]

Results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note: Results are given with Middlesbrough score listed first. Man of the Match is according to mfc.co.uk.

Round Date Opponent Venue Result
F–A
Attendance Goalscorers
2 20 September 2006 Notts County H 0–1 11,148

FA Cup

Further information: FA Cup 2006-07

Middlesbrough's FA Cup run was significantly longer than their League Cup run - partly due to them being taken to a replay in every round they played. They drew 1–1 at Hull in the FA Cup, with the replay resulting in an exciting 4–3 win. A 2–2 draw with Bristol City followed, setting up another replay. It was a nerve-wrecking 2–2 draw, with Boro winning 5–4 on penalties, presenting them with a tie at the Riverside with former player Tony Mowbray's West Brom. That game also ended 2–2, and the replay resulted in a Middlesbrough victory via penalties, after a 1–1 draw in normal time. Middlesbrough were eventually knocked out by champions-elect and eventual FA Cup runners-up Manchester United at Old Trafford in the quarter finals. The 2–2 result at the Riverside set up another replay, as Middlesbrough came from behind to lead 2–1, before George Boateng conceded a penalty for handball. Cristiano Ronaldo struck from the spot to force a replay, won by Manchester United 1–0 and ending Boro's run.

Due to every possible match going to a replay, Middlesbrough actually played more FA Cup games than Liverpool had in the competition the previous season, when they emerged as winners.[45]

Results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note: Results are given with Middlesbrough score listed first. Man of the Match is according to mfc.co.uk.

Round Date Opponent Venue Result
F–A
Attendance Goalscorers
3 8 January 2007 Hull City A 1–1 17,520 Viduka 73'
3R 16 January 2007 Hull City H 4–3 16,702 Hines 32', Viduka (2) 49', 64', Yakubu 57' (pen.)
4 27 January 2007 Bristol City A 2–2 19,008 Yakubu 4', Christie 23'
4R 13 February 2007 Bristol City H 2–2
(5–4p)
26,328 Viduka 69', Yakubu 102'
5 17 February 2007 West Bromwich Albion H 2–2 31,491 Arca 29', Yakubu 45+1' (pen.)
5R 27 February 2007 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1
(5–4p)
24,925 Viduka 63'
6 10 March 2007 Manchester United H 2–2 33,308 Cattermole 45', Boateng 47'
6R 19 March 2007 Manchester United A 0–1 61,325

Off the pitch

Staff changes

First team coach Steve Round left the club on 15 December 2006 following a "difference in philosophy and ideas" with Gareth Southgate, and was replaced by Colin Cooper.[46] Chief European Scout Don Mackay left the team at the end of the year moving to Leicester City as part of their new management team.[47]

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