World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

2004–05 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

Article Id: WHEBN0028216797
Reproduction Date:

Title: 2004–05 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Andy Todd (footballer born 1974), Paul Gallagher (footballer), Jemal Johnson, Matt Derbyshire
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

2004–05 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

Blackburn Rovers
2004–05 season
Manager Scotland Graeme Souness (until 6 September)
Wales Mark Hughes (from 16 September)[1]
Premier League 15th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Paul Dickov (9)
All:
Paul Dickov (10)[2]
Highest home attendance 29,271 (vs. Newcastle United, 26 December)
Lowest home attendance 18,006 (vs. Crystal Palace, 20 April)
Average home league attendance 22,315[3]

During the 2004–05 English football season, Blackburn Rovers competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary

The authoritative methods of manager Graeme Souness had caused Blackburn to struggle the previous season and alienated several key players, including the strike partnership of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, who left Blackburn during the summer for Fulham and Birmingham City respectively. Eventually Souness departed Blackburn to become manager at Newcastle United, with Blackburn struggling in the relegation zone. Wales manager and former Rovers player Mark Hughes came in as his replacement; Hughes' lack of experience in club management showed and the club were bottom of the Premiership after 14 games played,[4] but he soon rallied the team to finish comfortably clear of relegation in 15th - as close to a relegation spot as they were to a UEFA Cup place, in terms of points. The club also enjoyed a good run in the FA Cup, reaching the semi-finals before losing to eventual cup winners Arsenal.

During the close season, Hughes signed striker Craig Bellamy, who had played for Hughes with Wales, from Newcastle, in the hope that the Tyneside club's out-of-favour striker could fire Rovers to a higher place next season.

First-team squad

Squad at end of season[5]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Brad Friedel
2 Australia DF Lucas Neill
4 Italy DF Lorenzo Amoruso
5 England MF Garry Flitcroft
6 England DF Craig Short
7 Australia MF Brett Emerton
8 Turkey MF Tugay Kerimoğlu
9 England FW Jon Stead
10 Scotland FW Paul Dickov
12 Norway MF Morten Gamst Pedersen
13 Finland GK Peter Enckelman
14 Sweden DF Nils-Eric Johansson
15 South Africa MF Aaron Mokoena
17 England FW Matt Jansen
No. Position Player
18 Republic of Ireland MF Steven Reid[6]
19 Scotland FW Paul Gallagher
20 England MF David Thompson
21 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas
22 Scotland DF Dominic Matteo
23 Slovakia DF Vratislav Greško
24 England DF Andy Todd
25 England DF James McEveley[7]
27 England FW Jay Bothroyd (on loan from Perugia)
28 United States FW Jemal Johnson
29 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen
30 England FW Matt Derbyshire
31 Wales MF Robbie Savage
33 England DF Michael Gray

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
11 Spain MF Javier de Pedro (to Perugia)
15 Trinidad and Tobago FW Dwight Yorke (to Birmingham City)
15 France FW Youri Djorkaeff (to NY/NJ Metrostars)
16 Scotland MF Barry Ferguson (to Rangers)
No. Position Player
England MF Neil Danns (to Colchester United)
England DF Alex Bruce (to Birmingham City[8])
England MF Ciaran Donnelly (to Blackpool)

Reserve squad

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

No. Position Player
26 Germany GK David Yelldell[9]
No. Position Player
32 England DF Andy Taylor

Statistics

Starting 11

Considering starts in all competitions[10]
Considering a 4-4-2 formation

Top scorers

Premier League

Results

Premier League

  • 0-0

  • 0-0

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.