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2009–10 Swansea City A.F.C. season

Swansea City
2009–10 season
Chairman Wales Huw Jenkins
Manager Portugal Paulo Sousa
Football League Championship 7th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Darren Pratley (7)
All: Darren Pratley (7)
Highest home attendance 18,794 vs Crystal Palace (28 December 2009)
Lowest home attendance 12,775 vs Reading (18 August 2009)
Average home league attendance 15,407
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was Swansea City's 81st season in the Football League. It was their second consecutive season in the second tier following a 8th placed finish in the previous campaign.

Swansea finished the season in 7th place, one place higher than the previous season, having just missed out on a play-off place to Blackpool.[1]

Events

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2009–10 season, presented in chronological order.

May

June

  • 2 June: Swansea City completed the signing of Southampton winger Nathan Dyer for a fee of £400k.[6]
  • 4 June: Swansea City have given boss Roberto Martínez permission to hold talks with Wigan Athletic following the departure of Steve Bruce to Sunderland.[7] Should the deal go ahead, Wigan will pay a sum close to £2 million in compensation.[8]
  • 11 June: Roberto Martínez was set to be unveiled as the new manager of Wigan Athletic at a press conference, but the deal was halted as Martínez failed to mention that he wanted his backroom staff from Swansea too join him.[9] Huw Jenkins had demanded compensation for the backroom staff, and branded Whelan as "unfair and disrespectful".[10][11]
  • 15 June: Swansea and Wigan agree compensation for the loss of Martínez, the club has now confirmed the compensation package with the Premier League outfit for assistant-manager Graeme Jones, chief scout Kevin Reeves, goalkeeping coach Iñaki Bergara and masseur Oscar Brau.[12]
  • 16 June: Defender Matty Collins signed a new contract which extended his stay at Swansea until 2011.[13]
  • 16 June: Swansea City were handed a home tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Football League Cup first round.[14]
  • 16 June: Norwich City signed midfielder Owain Tudur Jones on a three-year deal for a sum thought to be in the region of £250k.[15]
  • 17 June: The fixture list for all championship teams were released on 17 June. Swansea City's first match will be away against newly crowned League One champions Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium. Swansea's first home game will be against relegated Premier League side Middlesbrough.[16]
  • 18 June: Swansea City announced that they had offered the vacant managerial position to the Portuguese two time Champions League winner Paulo Sousa and had verbally agreed a three-year contract. Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins went on to say, "He's young, bright, enthusiastic and a visionary with extensive knowledge and contacts not only throughout Europe, but world football."[17]
  • 23 June: Eredivisie runners-up FC Twente will be the first team to face Swansea City in pre-season on 18 July, they will then be playing Spanish side UD Almería on 1 August at the Liberty Stadium.[18]
  • 23 June: Two-time champions league winner Paulo Sousa returned from his native Portugal and was officially unveiled as the new Swansea City manager at a press conference held at the Liberty Stadium at 13:30 GMT. He signed on a three-year deal. Sousa said, "Together with the fans we can build a strong club, a strong city to be on the map not only in Wales and England, but everywhere."[19][20]
  • 25 June: Swansea City unveiled the online casino, 32Red as their shirt sponsors for the 2009–10 season. The home and away kits were modeled by defenders Alan Tate and Marcos Painter.[21]
  • 26 June: Midfielder Joe Allen signed a new three-year contract with Swansea which will see him stay until 2012.[22]
  • 26 June: Swansea City rejected a £2.5 million bid from Bolton Wanderers for midfielder Ferrie Bodde.[23]

July

August

September

  • 1 September: Swansea sign Trinidad and Tobago centre back Radanfah Abu Bakr on a three-month deal.[43]
  • 3 September: Lil Fuccillo became Swansea's new Chief Scout, moving from Newcastle United.[44]
  • 10 September: Former Ajax player Cedric van der Gun signed for Swansea on a one-year deal with an option to extend his stay a further 12 months.[45]
  • 28 September: Ferrie Bodde was ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing a cruciate ligament in his left knee for a second time. Bodde lasted just eight minutes in the 2–1 victory against Sheffield United.[46]

October

Players

Squad stats

Total League Champ'ship FA Cup League Cup
N
P
Name
Nationality
GS
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
Notes
1 GK de Vries  NED 47 48 46 1 1
2 DF Williams  WAL
 ENG
44 45 5 45 5
3 DF Painter  IRL
 ENG
6 6 4 1 1
4 DF O'Leary  WAL
5 DF Tate  ENG 41 41 1 38 1 1 2
6 MF Bodde  NED 2 4 4
7 MF Britton  ENG 36 37 35 2
8 MF Pratley  JAM
 ENG
33 36 7 35 7 1
9 FW Beattie  SCO 11 21 3 21 3
10 MF Orlandi  ESP 23 30 1 29 1 1
11 MF van der Gun  NED 20 24 2 23 2 1
12 MF Dyer  ENG 38 41 2 39 2 2
14 FW Dobbie  SCO 5 9 3 6 1 2 3
15 MF López  ESP 9 14 11 1 2
16 DF Monk  ENG 23 25 1 22 1 2 1
17 GK Cornell  WAL 1 1 1
18 FW Pintado  ESP 18 33 2 31 2 1 1
19 FW Trundle  ENG 2 18 5 17 5 1
20 MF MacDonald  WAL 2 3 3
21 DF Bessone  ITA
 ARG
22 22 1 21 1 1
22 DF Rangel  ESP 36 38 37 1
23 FW Bauzà  ESP 3 7 6 1
24 MF Allen  WAL 14 22 21 1
25 DF Collins  WAL 2 2 1 1
26 DF Serran  ESP 4 7 6 1
27 MF Gower  ENG 25 33 1 30 1 1 2
28 MF Butler  IRL 9 24 1 24 1
29 MF Richards  WAL 10 15 15
31 MF Howard  WAL
30 FW Bond  WAL 2 2 1 1
33 FW Morgan  WAL 2 5 3 2
34 DF Walsh  WAL
35 DF Sheehan  WAL
36 MF Thomas  WAL 1 1
37 MF Lucas  WAL
38 DF Grimes  ENG
39 DF Burgin  ENG
40 FW Idrizaj  AUT 1 4 3 1
42 FW Kuqi  FIN 15 19 5 19 5
43 DF Edgar  CAN 5 5 1 5 1
49 MF Cotterill  WAL 15 21 4 20 3 1 1

Last updated: 2 May 2010
Source: Swans World
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Disciplinary record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Notes
22 DF  ESP Rangel 6 2
18 FW  ESP Pintado 2 1 1
16 DF  ENG Monk 4 1
26 DF  ESP Serran 1
12 MF  ENG Dyer 5 1
15 MF  ESP Lopez 1
7 MF  ENG Britton 7
10 MF  ESP Orlandi 7
5 DF  ENG Tate 7
8 MF  JAM Pratley 6
2 DF  WAL Williams 5
27 MF  ENG Gower 4
42 FW  FIN Kuqi 3
3 DF  IRE Painter 3
24 MF  WAL Allen 2
1 GK  NED de Vries 2
29 MF  WAL Richards 2
14 FW  SCO Dobbie 1
11 FW  NED van der Gun 1
23 MF  ESP Bauzà 1
49 MF  WAL Cotterill 1

Source:
Only competitive matches
sending offs by a direct red card.

Awards

PFA Team of the Year

Wales Ashley Williams

Championship Team of the Week

The following Swansea players have been selected in the official Championship team of the week.

  • 11 August: [3]
  • 24 August: Alan Tate [4]
  • 31 August: Alan Tate [5]
  • 5 October: [6]
  • 2 November: [7]
  • 9 November: [8]
  • 7 December: [9]
  • 21 December: [10]
  • 25 January: [11]
  • 22 February: Alan Tate [12]
  • 1 March: [13]
  • 19 April: [14]

Transfers

In

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
14 FW Dobbie EU  SCO 31 Free Agent Queen of the South Summer 2012 Free BBC Sport
12 MF Dyer EU  ENG 26 Transferred Southampton England Summer 2012 £400k BBC Sport
15 MF López EU  ESP 33 Transferred Queens Park Rangers England Summer 2011 Free BBC Sport
40 FW Idrizaj EU  AUT 26 Free Agent Summer 2011 Free Swansea Official Website
9 FW Beattie EU  SCO 30 Transferred West Bromwich Albion England Summer 2012 £800k BBC Sport
11 MF van der Gun EU  NED 35 Free Agent Summer 2010 Free BBC Sport
49 MF Cotterill EU  WAL 26 Transferred Sheffield United England Winter 2013 £600k BBC Sport
42 FW Kuqi EU  FIN 37 Transferred TuS Koblenz Germany Winter 2011 Free BBC Sport

Out

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
15 DF Lawrence  TRI 34 Released San Juan Jabloteh Summer n/a 79 7 BBC Sport
17 MF Tudur Jones  WAL 24 Transferred Norwich City Summer £250k 41 3 BBC Sport
19 FW Jones  WAL 19 Released Grimsby Town Summer n/a 7 0 Swansea Official Website
9 FW Scotland  TRI 30 Transferred Wigan Athletic Summer £2mil 102 53 BBC Sport
4 DF O'Leary  WAL 32 Released Winter n/a 281 10 BBC Sport

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Loans

In

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source


19 FW Trundle  ENG 37 Bristol City 27 August 2009 2 May 2010 BBC Sport
37 DF Abu Bakr  TRI 27 Caledonia AIA 1 September 2009 1 January 2010 BBC Sport thisissouthwales.co.uk
49 MF Cotterill  WAL 26 Sheffield United 26 November 2009 1 January 2010 BBC Sport BBC Sport
43 DF Edgar  CAN 27 Burnley 23 March 2010 2 May 2010 BBC Sport

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source


38 DF Grimes  ENG 23 Haverfordwest County 24 July 2009 April 2010 Swansea Official website
4 MF O'Leary  WAL 36 Leyton Orient 30 August 2009 30 September 2009 Swansea Official website Orient Official website
20 MF MacDonald  WAL 26 Yeovil Town 22 September 2009 26 April 2010 BBC Sport Swansea Official website
32 FW Morgan  WAL 25 Newport County 15 October 2009 24 April 2010 Swansea Official website
36 MF Thomas  WAL 23 Newport County 15 October 2009 24 April 2010 Swansea Official website
3 DF Painter  IRL 27 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 January 2010 8 May 2010 BBC Sport
14 FW Dobbie  SCO 31 Blackpool 1 February 2010 22 May 2010 BBC Sport

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

New Contracts

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
25 DF  WAL Collins 28 Signed 2 years June 2011 [13]
24 MF  WAL Allen 24 Signed 3 years June 2012 [22]
19 FW  WAL Jones 24 Rejected n/a July 2009 [50]
10 MF  ESP Orlandi 29 Signed 1 Year July 2010 [26]
5 DF  ENG Tate 31 Signed 4 Years August 2013 [51]
2 DF  WAL Williams 29 Signed 4 Years October 2013 [52]
16 DF  ENG Monk 35 Signed 3 Years November 2012 [53]
17 GK  WAL Cornell 23 Signed 3.5 Years July 2013 [54]

Last updated:

Championship Stats

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69 10 10 3 21 12 +9 7 8 8 19 25 −6

Last updated: 2 May 2010.
Source:

Results by round

Round 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 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A H H A H A A H A A H H A A H A H A H A H
Result
Position

Championship Table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 88 47 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest (Q) 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City (Q) 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City (Q) 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (Q) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69

Updated to games played on 26 April 2010.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results

Pre-season Friendlies

Football League Championship

League Cup

FA Cup

References and footnotes

See also

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