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|FA Premier League||Manchester United|
|League One||Scunthorpe United|
|Conference National||Dagenham & Redbridge|
The 2006–07 season was the 127th season of competitive association football in England.
|Name||Club||Date of departure||Replacement||Date of appointment|
|Glenn Hoddle||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1 July 2006||Mick McCarthy||21 July 2006|
|David O'Leary||Aston Villa||19 July 2006||Martin O'Neill||4 August 2006|
|Niall Quinn||Sunderland||28 August 2006||Roy Keane||28 August 2006|
|Dave Penney||Doncaster Rovers||30 August 2006||Sean O'Driscoll||8 September 2006|
|Mark McGhee||Brighton & Hove Albion||8 September 2006||Dean Wilkins||29 September 2006|
|Sean O'Driscoll||Bournemouth||8 September 2006||Kevin Bond||13 October 2006|
|Bryan Robson||West Bromwich Albion||18 September 2006||Tony Mowbray||13 October 2006|
|Gary Waddock||Queens Park Rangers||20 September 2006||John Gregory||20 September 2006|
|Kevin Blackwell||Leeds United||20 September 2006||Dennis Wise||24 October 2006|
|Nigel Spackman||Millwall||25 September 2006||Willie Donachie||22 November 2006|
|Nigel Worthington||Norwich City||1 October 2006||Peter Grant||13 October 2006|
|Brian Horton||Macclesfield Town||1 October 2006||Paul Ince||23 October 2006|
|David Hodgson||Darlington||4 October 2006||Dave Penney||30 October 2006|
|Paul Sturrock||Sheffield Wednesday||19 October 2006||Brian Laws||6 November 2006|
|Dennis Wise||Swindon Town||24 October 2006||Paul Sturrock||7 November 2006|
|Graham Rodger||Grimsby Town||6 November 2006||Alan Buckley||9 November 2006|
|Brian Laws||Scunthorpe United||6 November 2006||Nigel Adkins||7 December 2006|
|Iain Dowie||Charlton Athletic||13 November 2006||Les Reed||14 November 2006|
|Leroy Rosenior||Brentford||18 November 2006||Scott Fitzgerald||21 December 2006|
|Andy Ritchie||Barnsley||21 November 2006||Simon Davey||31 December 2006|
|Ian Atkins||Torquay United||27 November 2006||Luboš Kubík||27 November 2006|
|Phil Parkinson||Hull City||4 December 2006||Phil Brown||4 January 2007|
|Alan Pardew||West Ham United||11 December 2006||Alan Curbishley||13 December 2006|
|Steve Parkin||Rochdale||17 December 2006||Keith Hill||3 January 2007|
|Peter Shirtliff||Mansfield Town||19 December 2006||Billy Dearden||28 December 2006|
|John Gorman||Northampton Town||20 December 2006||Stuart Gray||2 January 2007|
|Les Reed||Charlton Athletic||24 December 2006||Alan Pardew||24 December 2006|
|Denis Smith||Wrexham||11 January 2007||Brian Carey||12 January 2007|
|Keith Alexander||Peterborough United||15 January 2007||Darren Ferguson||20 January 2007|
|Micky Adams||Coventry City||17 January 2007||Iain Dowie||19 January 2007|
|Luboš Kubík||Torquay United||5 February 2007||Keith Curle||8 February 2007|
|Colin Todd||Bradford City||12 February 2007||Stuart McCall||22 May 2007|
|Kenny Jackett||Swansea City||15 February 2007||Roberto Martínez||24 February 2007|
|Alan Knill||Rotherham United||1 March 2007||Mark Robins||6 April 2007|
|Peter Jackson||Huddersfield Town||6 March 2007||Andy Ritchie||11 April 2007|
|Roy McFarland||Chesterfield||12 March 2007||Lee Richardson||26 April 2007|
|Mike Newell||Luton Town||15 March 2007||Kevin Blackwell||27 March 2007|
|Scott Fitzgerald||Brentford||10 April 2007||Terry Butcher||24 April 2007|
|Chris Coleman||Fulham||10 April 2007||Lawrie Sanchez||11 May 2007|
|Rob Kelly||Leicester City||11 April 2007||Martin Allen||25 May 2007|
|Sam Allardyce||Bolton Wanderers||29 April 2007||Sammy Lee||30 April 2007|
|Mark Wright||Chester City||30 April 2007||Bobby Williamson||11 May 2007|
|Glenn Roeder||Newcastle United||6 May 2007||Sam Allardyce||15 May 2007|
|Paul Jewell||Wigan Athletic||14 May 2007||Chris Hutchings||14 May 2007|
|Stuart Pearce||Manchester City||14 May 2007||Sven-Göran Eriksson||6 July 2007|
|Neil Warnock||Sheffield United||16 May 2007||Bryan Robson||22 May 2007|
|Martin Allen||Milton Keynes Dons||25 May 2007||Paul Ince||25 June 2007|
|Paul Ince||Macclesfield Town||24 June 2007||Ian Brightwell||29 June 2007|
England began their qualifying campaign for Euro 2008 in September, beating Andorra 5–0.Steve McClaren began his reign as head coach against Greece.
|Date||Venue||Opponents||Score||Competition||England scorers||Match report|
|16 August 2006||Old Trafford (H)||Greece||4–0||F|| John Terry |
Peter Crouch (2)
|2 September 2006||Old Trafford (H)||Andorra||5–0||ECQ|| Peter Crouch (2) |
Jermain Defoe (2)
|6 September 2006||Skopje City Stadium (A)||Macedonia||1–0||ECQ||Peter Crouch||BBC|
|7 October 2006||Old Trafford (H)||Macedonia||0–0||ECQ||BBC|
|11 October 2006|| Maksimir Stadium,|
|15 November 2006||Amsterdam ArenA (A)||Netherlands||1–1||F||Wayne Rooney||BBC|
|7 February 2007||Old Trafford (H)||Spain||0–1||F||BBC|
|24 March 2007|| Ramat Gan Stadium,|
Ramat Gan (A)
|28 March 2007|| Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys,|
Barcelona, Spain (A)
|Andorra||3–0||ECQ|| Steven Gerrard (2) |
|1 June 2007||Wembley Stadium (H)||Brazil||1–1||F||John Terry||BBC|
|6 June 2007||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (A)||Estonia||3–0||ECQ|| Joe Cole |
|Premier League||Manchester United||2006–07 Premier League||BBC|
|FA Cup||Chelsea|| 2006–07 FA Cup |
beat Manchester United 1–0 in final
|Carling Cup||Chelsea|| 2006–07 Carling Cup |
beat Arsenal 2–1 in final
|Football League Championship||Sunderland||2006–07 Football League||BBC|
|Football League One||Scunthorpe United||2006–07 Football League||BBC|
|Football League Two||Walsall||2006–07 Football League||BBC|
|Johnstone's Paint Trophy||Doncaster Rovers||beat Bristol Rovers 3–2 in final||BBC|
|FA Community Shield||Manchester United|| 2007 FA Community Shield |
beat Chelsea 1–1 (3-0 on penalties)
|Conference National winners||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|Conference National playoff winners||Morecambe|
|Conference North winners||Droylsden|
|Conference North playoff winners||Farsley Celtic|
|Conference South winners||Histon|
|Conference South playoff winners||Salisbury City|
|FA Trophy||Stevenage Borough||beat Kidderminster 3–2 in final|
|FA Vase||Truro City||beat A.F.C. Totton 3–1 in final|
|Competition||Qualifiers||Reason for Qualification|
|UEFA Champions League||Manchester United||1st in FA Premier League|
|Chelsea||2nd in FA Premier League|
|UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round||Liverpool||3rd in FA Premier League|
|Arsenal||4th in FA Premier League|
|UEFA Cup||Tottenham Hotspur||5th in FA Premier League|
|Everton||In lieu of League Cup winners|
(qualification awarded as next-highest (6th) Premier League finishers to have not qualified for Europe because League Cup winners Chelsea had already qualified for the Champions League)
|Bolton Wanderers||In lieu of FA Cup winners|
(qualification awarded as next-highest (7th) Premier League finishers to have not qualified for Europe because FA Cup winners Chelsea and Runners Up Manchester United had already qualified for the Champions League)
|UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round||Blackburn Rovers||Highest Premier League finishers (10th) to have entered and not qualified for any other European competition|
After 3 seasons of missing out, Manchester United fought off the challenge of Chelsea and regained the Premier League title for the 9th time in 15 years. Despite finishing second, the Blues claimed a League Cup and FA Cup double, and Didier Drogba was the top flight's leading goalscorer with 20 in the league. The final two Champions League places went to Liverpool (who nearly won the competition for the 2nd time in 3 seasons only to lose out to A.C. Milan, the same opponents from the final 2 years previous) and Arsenal. Tottenham and Everton qualified for the UEFA Cup, as did Bolton, despite the departure of long-serving manager Sam Allardyce shortly before the end of the season. Blackburn qualified for the Intertoto Cup thanks to the 18 goals of striker Benni McCarthy as well as the impressive efforts of manager Mark Hughes.
Newly promoted Reading, tipped by many critics for relegation, defied the odds by finishing 8th on their first ever season in the top flight. Portsmouth put last season's managerial debacle behind them to finish 9th, finishing just 2 points short of European qualification. Aston Villa's campaign, their first under former Celtic manager Martin O'Neill, marked an improvement on the previous campaign which saw them go undefeated in their first nine and last nine matches, although a staggering 17 draws prevented a top-half finish.
Watford finished bottom, managing only 5 wins all season as they made a swift return to the Championship. The loss of Alan Curbishley and 3 managerial changes in Iain Dowie, Les Reed and then Alan Pardew ended Charlton's 7-year stay in the top flight. Ironically, Curbishley took charge at West Ham, another London club who looked certain for the drop after a poor season. However, a run of seven wins from their final nine matches was enough to secure their Premiership status, with a goal from Carlos Tevez giving the Hammers victory over champions Manchester United at Old Trafford, while sending Sheffield United down and beginning speculation from the Yorkshire club over whether Tevez was eligible to play. The matter was eventually settled out of court, with West Ham fined £5.5 million by the Premier League and ordered to pay the Blades compensation over five years. Wigan Athletic, in their second year in the top flight, narrowly avoided relegation on goal difference.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Manchester United (C)||38||28||5||5||83||27||+56||89||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|3||Liverpool||38||20||8||10||57||27||+30||68||Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||38||17||9||12||57||54||+3||60||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|10||Blackburn Rovers||38||15||7||16||52||54||−2||52||Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round|
|15||West Ham United||38||12||5||21||35||59||−24||41|
|18||Sheffield United (R)||38||10||8||20||32||55||−23||38||Relegation to the Football League Championship|
|19||Charlton Athletic (R)||38||8||10||20||34||60||−26||34|
Leading goalscorer: Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – 20
After losing their first four games, Sunderland looked ominous for a second relegation. The surprise appointment of Roy Keane by rookie chairman Niall Quinn paid off and they surged up the table, losing just one of their final 20 games to clinch promotion as champions. Keane's former Manchester United colleague, Steve Bruce also took Birmingham City back into the Premier League, ensuring that they only remained in the Championship for one season.
Derby County spent half the season in the top 2, but fell away in the final weeks to slip into the play-off places. Nonetheless, they won promotion by beating West Bromwich Albion 1–0 in the final at the recently opened new Wembley Stadium. This denied the Baggies an immediate return to the Premier League, which would have meant all 3 relegated clubs from the previous season were promoted.
Preston were perhaps the biggest chokers as they lost 5 of their final 7 games to slump out of the play-off places they had occupied through the bulk of the season, missing out on a third successive play-off finish. Cardiff City had been the early pace-setters, leading the table up until the midway point before their form tailed off badly in the second half.
After a play-off final appearance the previous year, Leeds finished bottom amidst yet more financial worries and acrimony, falling into the relegation zone in early October and, despite a late improvement, never leaving it. Their placing at the foot of the table was due to a 10-point deduction they suffered after going into voluntary administration after their relegation was all but confirmed on the penultimate weekend. The club came close to being expelled from the Football League during the summer after being unable to agree a deal with their creditors, but they were allowed to remain for the following season, albeit with a 15-point deduction. Regardless, it meant they would spend next season competing outside of the top two divisions for the first time in their history.
Luton, who would have finished bottom but for Leeds's deduction, were relegated after being forced to sell many of their top players due to mounting financial problems. They had spent the first half of the season safely in mid-table, but a disastrous run of form after the turn of the year saw them relegated back to League One after just two seasons. Southend lasted only a single season in the Championship after their two successive promotions; their season was essentially the opposite of Luton's, winning just three games until the turn of the year before an improvement in form gave them some hope. Colchester fared best of the newly promoted clubs, comfortably finishing in 10th, largely on the back of their strong home form at the division's smallest stadium, Layer Road.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion, qualification or relegation|
|1||Sunderland (C, P)||46||27||7||12||76||47||+29||88||Promotion to the Premier League|
|2||Birmingham City (P)||46||26||8||12||67||42||+25||86|
|3||Derby County (O, P)||46||25||9||12||62||46||+16||84||Qualification for Championship play-offs|
|4||West Bromwich Albion||46||22||10||14||81||55||+26||76|
|7||Preston North End||46||22||8||16||64||53||+11||74|
|18||Queens Park Rangers||46||14||11||21||54||68||−14||53|
|22||Southend United (R)||46||10||12||24||47||80||−33||42||Relegation to Football League One|
|23||Luton Town (R)||46||10||10||26||53||81||−28||40|
|24||Leeds United (R)||46||13||7||26||46||72||−26||36|
Leading goalscorer: Jamie Cureton (Colchester United) – 23
With club physiotherapist Nigel Adkins promoted to the manager's role, Scunthorpe United topped the league as champions, having been in the bottom two divisions since the early 1960s. Prolific striker Billy Sharp was the also the division's leading marksman with 30 goals. Gary Johnson helped Bristol City achieve automatic-promotion after nearly a decade of near-misses and 2 play-off defeats, ending their eight-year exile from the Championship. Blackpool won the play-offs, ending nearly three decades in the bottom two divisions.
Brentford, who lost their manager Martin Allen just before the start of the season, finished bottom, having a dismal run of 21 games without a win. Rotherham won their first few games, wiping out their ten-point deduction early in the season; they ended up finishing thirteen points adrift however, and were relegated. Having started the decade in the Premier League, Bradford City fell into the bottom division for the first time in twenty-five years, with Chesterfield occupying the final relegation spot.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Scunthorpe United||46||26||13||7||73||35||+38||91||Division Champions, promoted|
|3||Blackpool||46||24||11||11||76||49||+27||83||Promoted through play-offs|
|4||Nottingham Forest||46||23||13||10||65||41||+24||82||Participated in play-offs|
|18||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||14||11||21||49||58||−9||53|
Leading goalscorer: Billy Sharp (Scunthorpe United) – 30
The four teams relegated from League One in 2005–06 would occupy the top four this season, sending Walsall, Hartlepool United and Swindon Town back up. Bristol Rovers won the play-offs however, returning to League One after six years.
Torquay United had been both the last team to finish bottom under the old election system, and the last team to finish bottom of the League and survive due to the Conference champions not having a good enough ground. However, this season they finished bottom and dropped out of the League. They were joined by Boston United, who had voluntary arrangements in the 87th minute of the season's final game, but would still have been relegated even without the 10-point administration penalty. In a first since the introduction of automatic promotion and relegation between the Football League and Conference, Boston were relegated two divisions due to failing to pay footballing creditors, along with financial irregularities committed during their promotion season in 2001–02.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Walsall (C, P)||46||25||14||7||66||34||+32||89||Promoted|
|2||Hartlepool United (P)||46||26||10||10||65||40||+25||88|
|3||Swindon Town (P)||46||25||10||11||58||38||+20||85|
|4||Milton Keynes Dons||46||25||9||12||76||58||+18||84||Participated in play-offs|
|6||Bristol Rovers (O, P)||46||20||12||14||49||42||+7||72|
|23||Boston United (R)||46||12||10||24||51||80||−29||36||Relegated to Conference|
|24||Torquay United (R)||46||7||14||25||36||63||−27||35|
Leading goalscorer: Izale McLeod (Milton Keynes Dons) – 21
|Month||Premiership||Championship||League One||League Two|
|August|| Alex Ferguson |
| Ryan Giggs |
| Dave Jones |
| Gareth Bale |
| Colin Calderwood |
| Leon Constantine |
| Dennis Wise |
| Christian Roberts |
|September|| Steve Coppell |
| Andy Johnson |
| Geraint Williams |
| Michael Chopra |
| Brian Laws |
| Nicky Maynard |
| Danny Wilson |
| Mark Stallard |
|October|| Alex Ferguson |
| Paul Scholes |
| Steve Cotterill |
| Diomansy Kamara |
West Bromwich Albion
| Alan Knill |
| Billy Sharp |
| John Schofield |
| Jamie Forrester |
|November|| Steve Coppell |
| Cristiano Ronaldo |
| Billy Davies |
| Darel Russell |
| John Sheridan |
| Kris Commons |
| Richard Money |
| Steve Phillips |
|December|| Sam Allardyce |
| Cristiano Ronaldo |
| Steve Bruce |
| Jason Koumas |
West Bromwich Albion
| Simon Grayson |
| Paul Heffernan |
| Paul Ince |
| Dimitrios Konstantopoulos |
|January|| Rafael Benítez |
| Cesc Fàbregas |
| Billy Davies |
| David Nugent |
Preston North End
| Sean O'Driscoll |
| Enoch Showunmi |
| Paul Sturrock |
| Michael Nelson |
|February|| Alex Ferguson |
| Ryan Giggs |
| Roy Keane |
| Stephen Ward |
| Nigel Adkins |
| Joe Murphy |
| Danny Wilson |
| Wayne Hennessey |
|March|| José Mourinho |
| Petr Čech |
| Roy Keane |
| Gary Johnson |
| Danny Wilson |
|April|| Martin O'Neill |
| Dimitar Berbatov & Robbie Keane |
| Tony Pulis |
| Simon Grayson |
| Paul Trollope |
The summer transfer window saw many high-profile moves. These included Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack joining Chelsea,and Ruud van Nistelrooy leaving Manchester United to join Real Madrid. West Ham United secured the surprise double signing of Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez from Corinthians, and Dietmar Hamann's transfer to Bolton Wanderers became the shortest in English footballing history.
The January transfer window was quieter than the summer, with Ashley Young's £9.65m move to Aston Villaand Matthew Upson's £6m move to West Ham United the window's most expensive.
In total, Premiership clubs spent the highest amount on transfers in the summer since the transfer window system was introduced.
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