2005–06 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season

Crewe Alexandra
2005–06 season
Chairman John Bowler
Manager Dario Gradi
Stadium Alexandra Stadium
Football League Championship 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: B Jones/Rodgers (6)
All: B Jones (7)
Average home league attendance 6,731

During the 2005–06 English football season, Crewe Alexandra F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary

In the 2005–06 season, Crewe Alexandra's continued success in the Championship finally came to an end and despite a gallant effort in the second half of the season, the Railwaymen eventually finished in 22nd place and were relegated with Millwall and Brighton. Their relegation was confirmed on 17 April 2006 after a 1-1 draw at home with Cardiff City after Sheffield Wednesday won 2-0 at Brighton.[1] The season did see some highs though with the club securing Algerian international Madjid Bougherra and the former Welsh international Gareth Taylor on loan from Nottingham Forest.

Final league table

P2Sheffield United46261287646+3090
 4Preston North End46202065930+2980
 5Leeds United462115105738+1978
 6Crystal Palace462112136748+1975
 7Wolverhampton Wanderers461619115042+867
 8Coventry City461615156265363
 9Norwich City46188205665962
 10Luton Town461710196667161
 11Cardiff City461612185859160
 13Stoke City46177225463958
 14Plymouth Argyle461317163946756
 15Ipswich Town4614141853661356
 16Leicester City461315185159854
 18Hull City461216184955652
 19Sheffield Wednesday4613132039521352
 20Derby County4610201653671450
 21Queens Park Rangers4612142050651550
R22Crewe Alexandra469152257862942
R24Brighton & Hove Albion467172239713238


Crewe Alexandra's score comes first[2]


Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship

6 August 2005 BurnleyH2-18,006B Jones, Vaughan
9 August 2005 Norwich CityA1-125,116Varney
13 August 2005 Brighton & Hove AlbionH2-26,132Rivers, Higdon
20 August 2005 Leicester CityH2-27,053Varney, Rivers
27 August 2005 SouthamptonA0-220,792
29 August 2005 Sheffield UnitedH1-37,501Foster
11 September 2005 Derby CountyH1-15,958Rivers
13 September 2005 Plymouth ArgyleA1-110,460Johnson
17 September 2005 ReadingA0-117,668
24 September 2005 WatfordH0-06,258
27 September 2005 Wolverhampton WanderersH0-47,471
1 October 2005 Ipswich TownA1-223,145Vaughan
15 October 2005 Luton TownH3-16,604B Jones, Lunt, Varney
18 October 2005 Stoke CityA0-214,080
22 October 2005 Cardiff CityA1-610,815Foster
29 October 2005 Crystal PalaceH2-26,766S Jones, Higdon
1 November 2005 Leeds UnitedH1-07,220Butler (own goal)
5 November 2005 MillwallA3-18,120S Jones (2), G Roberts
19 November 2005 Stoke CityH1-28,942Johnson
22 November 2005 Luton TownA1-47,474Walker
26 November 2005 BurnleyA0-311,151
3 December 2005 Preston North EndH0-26,364
10 December 2005 Norwich CityH1-26,132B Jones
17 December 2005 Leicester CityA1-124,873Higdon
26 December 2005 Hull CityH2-27,942Johnson, G Roberts
28 December 2005 Coventry CityA1-119,045Rodgers
31 December 2005 Queens Park RangersH3-45,687Johnson, Varney, B Jones
2 January 2006 Sheffield WednesdayA0-325,656
14 January 2006 Derby CountyA1-522,649Vaughan
21 January 2006 Plymouth ArgyleH1-25,984Rodgers
28 January 2006 WatfordA1-411,722Rodgers
4 February 2006 ReadingH3-46,484Bell, Taylor, Lunt (pen)
11 February 2006 Wolverhampton WanderersA1-121,683B Jones
14 February 2006 Ipswich TownH1-25,686S Jones
25 February 2006 Brighton & Hove AlbionH2-15,925Bell, Foster
3 March 2006 Sheffield UnitedA0-022,691
11 March 2006 SouthamptonH1-16,588Rodgers
18 March 2006 Hull CityA0-121,163
25 March 2006 Coventry CityH4-16,444B Jones, Bougherra, Rodgers, Taylor
28 March 2006 Preston North EndA0-113,170
1 April 2006 Queens Park RangersA2-112,877Lunt, Vaughan
8 April 2006 Sheffield WednesdayH2-08,007Taylor (2)
15 April 2006 Crystal PalaceA2-218,358Rodgers, Lunt (pen)
17 April 2006 Cardiff CityH1-15,865Vaughan
22 April 2006 Leeds UnitedA0-121,046
30 April 2006 MillwallH4-25,945Johnson, Maynard, Varney, S Jones

FA Cup

Main article: 2005–06 FA Cup
R37 January 2006 Preston North EndA1-28,380B Jones

League Cup

R123 August 2005 Lincoln CityA1-52,782Walker


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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Ben Williams
2 Wales DF Darren Moss
3 England DF Anthony Tonkin
4 England DF Billy Jones
5 England DF Adie Moses
6 England DF Stephen Foster
7 England MF Kenny Lunt
8 England MF Justin Cochrane
9 Northern Ireland FW Steve Jones
10 Spain FW Juan Ugarte
11 Wales MF David Vaughan
12 England MF Lee Bell
13 England GK Stuart Tomlinson
14 England MF Ben Rix
15 England FW Luke Varney
16 England DF Richard Walker
18 England DF Chris McCready
19 England MF Michael Higdon
20 England DF Eddie Johnson (on loan from Manchester United)
No. Position Player
21 England MF Gary Roberts
22 England DF Paul Bignot
23 England DF Robert Lloyd
24 England FW Matt Bailey
25 England DF Mark Roberts
26 England MF Alex Morris
27 England FW Kyle Wilson
28 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor
29 England MF Andrew Bond
30 England FW Nicky Maynard
31 Slovakia FW Pavol Šuhaj
32 England FW Luke Rodgers
34 England DF Ritchie Sutton
35 England FW Tom Pope
36 England MF Tony Grant
37 Wales GK Owain Fôn Williams
38 Wales FW Gareth Taylor (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
39 England DF Jon Otsemobor
40 Algeria DF Madjid Bougherra (on loan from FC Gueugnon)

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
17 England MF Mark Rivers (to Carlisle United)
No. Position Player
33 England GK Ross Turnbull (on loan from Middlesbrough)


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