SEASON: 2016-17

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This Season: 2016-17
Next Season: 2017-18
Football League Championship (Tier 2)
Phillipe Montanier, Gary Brazil (2), Mark Warburton
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Wigan Athletic (A) 0-2)
League Cup:
3rd Round (Arsenal (H) 0-4)

Player Of The Year:
Eric Lichaj
Top Goalscorer:
Britt Assombalonga (14 goals)


CHAMPIONSHIP (Tier 2) - 2016-17
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Newcastle United46297108540153549231445361745942-11-3
2Brighton and Hove Albion4628997440173346141166282634933-00-3
4Sheffield Wednesday4624913604515263622977242315811-21-2
5Huddersfield Town462561556581526342610492232-281Promoted via playoffs2-01-2
7Leeds United46229156147144532168510293114753-10-2
8Norwich City462010168569154455225612304716701-21-5
9Derby County46181315545011843320751121304672-20-3
11Preston North End46161416646311664026581024371621-11-1
12Cardiff City4617111860611148312667102935-1621-20-1
13Aston Villa4616141647481283332046131428-1622-12-2
15Wolverhampton Wanderers461610205458841125308692928-4580-20-1
16Ipswich Town4613161748588105302456121834-10553-02-0
17Bristol City461592260661148332645142740-6541-01-2
18Queens Park Rangers461582352669410303264132234-14531-10-2
19Birmingham City461314194564851025315992033-19533-10-0
20Burton Albion4613132049639410283049102133-14524-30-1
21Nottingham Forest461492362721247423025162042-1051
22Blackburn Rovers461215195365887293047122435-1251Relegated0-11-2
23Wigan Athletic4610122440575810192654142131-1742Relegated4-30-0
24Rotherham United46583340985612233402211764-5823Relegated2-02-2

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Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
51 out of 138 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals5 goals5+ goals
Scored14 times12 times5 times1 time1 time
Conceded16 times17 times7 times1 time1 time
Won By8 times5 times3 times
Lost By15 times6 times2 times

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 111--213 Newcastle United (2-1)
2 221-1433 Newcastle United (1-3), Brighton And Hove Albion (3-0)
31 322--526 Huddersfield Town (2-0), Reading (3-2)
45 42--2240 Norwich City (1-2), Huddersfield Town (1-2)
5 51--1020 Leeds United (0-2)
6 631-2553 Bristol City (1-2), Birmingham City (3-1), Sheffield Wednesday (1-2)
713 71--1150 Norwich City (1-5)
81 8-------
9 951137104 Burton Albion (4-3), Reading (0-2), Barnsley (0-1), Fulham (2-3), Preston North End (1-1)
106 102-11251 Derby County (0-3), Derby County (2-2)
116 1111--433 Wigan Athletic (4-3)
122 122-11121 Brentford (0-1), Preston North End (1-1)
1317 133-21142 Brighton and Hove Albion (0-3), Fulham (1-1), Birmingham City (0-0)
14 145113684 Sheffield Wednesday (1-2), Queens Park Rangers (1-1), Aston Villa (2-1), Brentford (2-3), Cardiff City (0-1)
1518 1522--726 Ipswich Town (2-0), Barnsley (5-2)
1612 1621-1313 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0-1), Ipswich Town (3-0)
1724 171-1-221 Aston Villa (2-2)
1850 18-------
1932 1942-2446 Leeds United (3-1), Bristol City (1-0), Burton Albion (0-1), Queens Park Rangers (0-2)
2074 201--1020 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0-2)
2114 21-------
22 223-21342 Rotherham United (2-2), Cardiff City (1-2), Wigan Athletic (0-0)
23 232--2130 Blackburn Rovers (1-2), Blackburn Rovers (0-1)
24 2411--203 Rotherham United (2-0)

Highest League Attendance:
28,249 (Ipswich Town)
Lowest League Attendance:
15,770 (Rotherham United)
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
28,567 (Arsenal)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
28,567 (Arsenal)

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
9   (Damien Perquis, Hildeberto Pereira, Hildeberto Pereira, Thomas Lam, Hildeberto Pereira, Michael Mancienne, Matt Mills, Eric Lichaj, Danny Fox)
Own goals (for):
2   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
3   (scored by us for opponents)   (Nicklas Bendtner, Michael Mancienne, Jack Hobbs)
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager: Phillipe Montanier
1Sat Aug 06, 2016Burton AlbionH4-323,0123Assombalonga (23', 77'), Lam (45'), Burke (49')
2Fri Aug 12, 2016Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-325,74810
3Tue Aug 16, 2016BrentfordA0-110,00418
4Sat Aug 20, 2016Wigan AthleticH4-317,75011Assombalonga (6'), Burke (53', 78'), Lam (90')
5Sat Aug 27, 2016Leeds UnitedH3-120,9957Kasami (16'), Perquis (71'), Burke (90')
6Sun Sep 11, 2016Aston VillaA2-230,61910Vellios (57'), Lansbury (87')
7Wed Sep 14, 2016Rotherham UnitedA2-210,24310Mills (76'), Vellios (85')
8Sat Sep 17, 2016Norwich CityH1-220,32313Vellios (40')
9Sat Sep 24, 2016Sheffield WednesdayA1-227,35015Lansbury (35')
10Tue Sep 27, 2016FulhamH1-117,38815Nicklas Bendtner (60')
11Sat Oct 01, 2016Bristol CityA1-218,92218Vellios (33')
12Fri Oct 14, 2016Birmingham CityH3-119,20813Lichaj (33'), Vellios (63'), Pereira (83')
13Tue Oct 18, 2016Blackburn RoversA1-210,46216Perquis (90')
14Sat Oct 22, 2016Cardiff CityH1-216,53919Lansbury (90' pen)
15Sat Oct 29, 2016ReadingA0-217,09320
16Sat Nov 05, 2016Queens Park RangersH1-120,04320Assombalonga (38')
17Sat Nov 19, 2016Ipswich TownA2-015,41718Assombalonga (1', 44')
18Fri Nov 25, 2016BarnsleyA5-213,18016Lansbury (13', 45', 82'), Vellios (24'), Osborn (63')
19Fri Dec 02, 2016Newcastle UnitedH2-121,31713Nicklas Bendtner (52'), Lascelles (86' OG)
20Sun Dec 11, 2016Derby CountyA0-332,60016
21Wed Dec 14, 2016Preston North EndH1-115,86416Maxwell (68' OG)
22Sat Dec 17, 2016Wolverhampton WanderersH0-219,03717
23Mon Dec 26, 2016Huddersfield TownA1-222,10018Pereira (25')
24Fri Dec 30, 2016Newcastle UnitedA1-352,22818Dumitru (29')
25Mon Jan 02, 2017BarnsleyH0-122,10520
26Sat Jan 14, 2017Birmingham CityA0-018,04120
Manager: Gary Brazil (2)
27Sat Jan 21, 2017Bristol CityH1-017,41819Osborn (67')
28Wed Jan 25, 2017Leeds UnitedA0-224,83819
29Tue Jan 31, 2017Rotherham UnitedH2-015,77018Assombalonga (50' pen, 71')
30Sat Feb 04, 2017Aston VillaH2-119,86615Assombalonga (42' pen), Brereton (90')
31Sat Feb 11, 2017Norwich CityA1-526,83117McCormack (75')
32Tue Feb 14, 2017FulhamA2-315,36517Kasami (2'), Brereton (47')
33Sat Feb 18, 2017Sheffield WednesdayH1-220,16418Osborn (60')
34Sat Feb 25, 2017Wigan AthleticA0-011,25418
35Sat Mar 04, 2017Brighton And Hove AlbionH3-022,02018Clough (60', 90'), Osborn (89')
36Tue Mar 07, 2017BrentfordH2-316,90318Brereton (82'), Clough (90')
37Sat Mar 11, 2017Burton AlbionA0-16,11519
Manager: Mark Warburton
38Sat Mar 18, 2017Derby CountyH2-226,66520Clough (5'), Pinillos (90')
39Sat Apr 01, 2017Preston North EndA1-112,45920Assombalonga (22')
40Tue Apr 04, 2017Wolverhampton WanderersA0-121,40820
41Sat Apr 08, 2017Huddersfield TownH2-020,41119Lichaj (32'), Ward (57')
42Fri Apr 14, 2017Blackburn RoversH0-126,27920
43Mon Apr 17, 2017Cardiff CityA0-116,41321
44Sat Apr 22, 2017ReadingH3-220,32320Assombalonga (31', 47'), Carayol (53')
45Sat Apr 29, 2017Queens Park RangersA0-216,47421
46Sun May 07, 2017Ipswich TownH3-028,24921Assombalonga (43' pen, 69'), Cohen (57')Safe

FA Cup
Manager: Phillipe Montanier
Sat Jan 07, 2017Wigan Athletic3A0-25,163

League Cup
Manager: Phillipe Montanier
Tue Aug 09, 2016Doncaster Rovers1A2-15,160Vaughan (11'), Ward (90')
Tue Aug 23, 2016Millwall2A2-14,009Paterson (35'), Veldwijk (87')
Tue Sep 20, 2016Arsenal3H0-428,567

Pre-Season Friendly
Manager: Phillipe Montanier
Tue Jul 12, 2016MillwallEnglandA2-1-Blackstock (18'), Burke (49')
Fri Jul 15, 2016FC BragaPortugalA3-0-Lansbury (50'), Iacovitti (74'), Burke (85')
Tue Jul 19, 2016Port ValeEnglandA2-0-Mills (40'), Assombalonga (55')
Sat Jul 30, 2016Hull CityEnglandH1-23,777Burke (87')

Manager: Phillipe Montanier
Sat Jul 23, 2016Notts CountyEnglandA2-19,007Osborn (57'), Paterson (77')

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (17) - £300,000 Out (20) - £30,750,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Stephen HendersonBoughtDexter BlackstockReleased
Jun 01, 2016Vladimir StojkovicBoughtJamie PatersonSold
Jun 29, 2016Apostolos VelliosBoughtAug 13, 2016Dorus de VriesSold
Jul 08, 2016Thomas LamBoughtFreeAug 28, 2016Oliver BurkeSold£13,000,000
Jul 22, 2016Damien PerquisBoughtAug 30, 2016Dimitar EvtimovLoan out
Jul 28, 2016Hildeberto PereiraLoan InAug 30, 2016Gerry McDonaghLoan out
Jul 29, 2016Armand TraoreBoughtFreeAug 30, 2016Ryan YatesLoan out
Aug 03, 2016Pajtim KasamiLoan InAug 30, 2016Tim ErlandssonLoan out
Aug 30, 2016Nicolao DumitruLoan InAug 30, 2016Tyler WalkerLoan out
Aug 31, 2016LicaBought£300,000Aug 31, 2016Alex IacovittiLoan out
Aug 31, 2016Muzzy CarayolBoughtFreeJan 15, 2017Tyler WalkerLoan out
Sep 07, 2016Nicklas Bendtner BoughtJan 17, 2017Tim ErlandssonLoan out
Jan 26, 2017Joao TeixeiraLoan InJan 20, 2017Henri LansburySold£2,750,000
Jan 29, 2017Aaron TshibolaLoan InJan 21, 2017Gerry McDonaghLoan out
Jan 31, 2017Gboly AriyibiBoughtJan 31, 2017Jorge GrantLoan out
Jan 31, 2017Ross McCormackLoan InJan 31, 2017Ryan YatesLoan out
Jan 31, 2017Zach CloughBoughtMar 06, 2017Nicklas Bendtner Sold
May 15, 2017Daniel PinillosReleased
Jul 17, 2017Britt AssombalongaSold£15,000,000
Jul 24, 2017Damien PerquisReleased

*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
F7 Matt Fryatt England30Left on last day of the season
F9 Britt Assombalonga Zaire233311517141312Left prior to the 2017-18 season to join Middlesbrough
F12 Nicolao Dumitru Italy24123911846Was on loan from Napoli from Aug 30 until the end of the season
F14 Lars Veldwijk S. Africa24321112Left to join KV Kortrijk on August 30th
F14 Nicklas Bendtner Denmark2817431021782Left to join Rosenberg on March 6th
F16 Zach Clough England21144374552Signed from Bolton on January 31st
F18 Muzzy Carayol Gambia27216312110814Bought from Middlesbrough on Aug 30 2016
F19 Jamie Ward N. Ireland3020929261352On loan to Burton Albion from August 30th until January 20th
F20 Lica Portugal277341257Joined from FC Porto on August 30th; Left to join Estoril on Jan 31st
F21 Gboly Ariyibi USA21
F21 Jamie Paterson England24321111Sold to Bristol City on August 27
F23 Dexter Blackstock Antigua30Released on August 30
F34 Tyler Walker England19On loan to Stevenage from Aug 30th until Jan 13th; On loan to Port Vale from Jan 17th to end of season
F35 Oliver Burke Scotland197524122Left to join Red Bull Leipzig on Aug 28th
F37 Jorge Grant England2162134217On loan to Notts County from January 31st to end of season
F39 Apostolos Vellios Greece243087156451712
F45 Ben Brereton England17186393753
F47 James Thorne England201111
F50 Ross McCormack Scotland297251141Joined on loan from Aston Villa on January 31st
GK1 Dorus de Vries Netherlands35111Left to join Celtic on Aug 13
GK26 Dimitar Evtimov Bulgaria2213On loan to SC Olanense from August 30th until January 13th
GK30 Stephen Henderson Rep. of Ire.281581611115
GK38 Vladimir Stojkovic Serbia3321451217Joined from Maccabi Haifa at the end of August
GK43 Jordan Smith England2115438113
GK48 Jordan Wright England17
D2 Eric Lichaj USA274515822281122Player Of The Year
D3 Daniel Pinillos Spain2316547142Released at the end of the season
D5 Matt Mills England303012414171233
D6 Armand Traore Senegal26134272434Joined from Wolfsburg on September 7th
D11 Ben Osborn England2149159254642
D27 Damien Perquis Poland3220857221413
D28 Thomas Lam Finland22218492518810
D40 Alex Iacovitti England18211111On loan to Mansfield from August 30th until January 13th
D42 Joe Worrall England19216510117
D46 Jordan Gabriel England17
M4 Michael Mancienne England28301151431446
M8 Chris Cohen England292283111463
M10 Henri Lansbury England25197396912Sold to Aston Villa on January 20th
M13 Danny Fox England3023651271415
M15 Aaron Tshibola England214221129Joined on loan from Aston Villa on Jan 26th until the end of the season
M17 Hildeberto Pereira Portugal20256514283473Was on loan from Benfica from Jan 26th until the end of the season
M22 Pajtim Kasami Switz2426651523464Was on loan from Olympiakos on Jan 26th until the end of the season
M24 David Vaughan Wales33331061714367
M25 Jack Hobbs England2710217314
M41 Matty Cash England18301251344117
M44 Ryan Yates England18On loan to Barrow until January 13th; On loan to Shrewsbury Town from Jan 31st for rest of season
M48 Anel Ahmedhodzic Sweden171118
M49 Toby Edser England173


Number of different scorers: 25
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
14 (3)Britt Assombalonga33
6Apostolos Vellios30
6 (1)Henri Lansbury19
4Ben Osborn49
4Oliver Burke7
4Zach Clough14
3Ben Brereton18
2Damien Perquis20
2Eric Lichaj45
2Hildeberto Pereira25
2Jamie Ward20
2Nicklas Bendtner17
2Own Goals50
2Pajtim Kasami26
2Thomas Lam21
1Chris Cohen22
1Daniel Pinillos16
1David Vaughan33
1Jamie Paterson3
1Lars Veldwijk3
1Matt Mills30
1Muzzy Carayol21
1Nicolao Dumitru12
1Ross McCormack7

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Ipswich TownSat Nov 19, 2016Away2-0Sun May 07, 2017Home3-0

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Blackburn RoversTue Oct 18, 2016Away1-2Fri Apr 14, 2017Home0-1
BrentfordTue Aug 16, 2016Away0-1Tue Mar 07, 2017Home2-3
Cardiff CitySat Oct 22, 2016Home1-2Mon Apr 17, 2017Away0-1
Norwich CitySat Sep 17, 2016Home1-2Sat Feb 11, 2017Away1-5
Sheffield WednesdaySat Sep 24, 2016Away1-2Sat Feb 18, 2017Home1-2
Wolverhampton WanderersSat Dec 17, 2016Home0-2Tue Apr 04, 2017Away0-1