2003–04 Manchester City F.C. season


2003–04 Manchester City F.C. season
Manchester City
Season 2003–04
Owner England Publicly traded company
Chairman England John Wardle
Manager England Kevin Keegan
Team captain France Sylvain Distin
Home stadium City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Eastlands and CoMS)
Premier0League Sixteenth
League Cup Fourth round
FA Cup Fifth round
UEFA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: 0Nicolas Anelka (17 goals)
(5th highest in Premier League)
All comps: Nicolas Anelka (25 goals)
Average home
attendance
46,834 – over 19 PL home games
(3rd highest in Premier League)
Highest home
attendance
47,304 0v0 Chelsea
28 February 2004
Highest away
attendance
67,645 0v0 Manchester United
13 December 2003
Lowest home
attendance
29,067 0v0 Sporting Lokeren
24 September 2003
Lowest away
attendance
5,500 0v0 Groclin Dyskobolia
27 November 2003
2002–03 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2004–05
Results summary - all competitions
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 7 12 5 29.2%
Away 9 6 12 33.3%
Both 16 18 17 31.4%
Results summary - Premier League
Wins Draws Losses Win %
Home 5 9 5 26.3%
Away 4 5 10 21.1%
Both 9 14 15 23.7%

The 2003–04 season was Manchester City Football Club's second consecutive season playing in the Premier League, the top division of English football, and its seventh season since the Premier League was first created with Manchester City as one of the its original 22 founding member clubs. Overall, it was the team's 112th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight.

Contents

Season review

After finishing ninth during the club's final season at 80-year-old Maine Road, Manchester City's debut season at the City of Manchester Stadium was a major disappointment. A ninth place finish had not been good enough to earn City an opportunity to play in the UEFA Cup but the team was rewarded with that opportunity anyway due to being awarded a "Fair Play" slot in the UEFA Cup competition this season. City reached the second round proper of the competition thanks to aggregate victories against The New Saints and Lokeren, but exited the competition on the away goals rule after two draws against Polish club Groclin.

Having embarked on a new era for the club by signing a host of experienced players in the summer, such as Claudio Reyna and Steve McManaman, to combine with such burgeoning talents coming through from the MCFC youth academy as Stephen Ireland and Shaun Wright-Phillips, City started their season very brightly with three wins in five games, sending them near the top of the table. They were still in the top-half of the table after winning five, drawing three and losing three of their first 11 games, with three notably big wins: a 3-0 opening-game away win at Charlton Athletic, a 4-1 home victory over Aston Villa and a 6-2 thumping of Bolton Wanderers. However, a dreadful 3-0 home defeat against unlikely opponents Leicester City in November started a gradual downturn in form and City then ended up battling against relegation. At one point, City went on a run of winning only one game out of 18 league and cup matches played, sparking media rumours of unrest in the squad.[1] Survival in the Premier League was not confirmed until City won their 36th game of the league season. That victory meant that City were six points ahead of the relegation places, but the club's survival was effectively confirmed due to it having a far superior goal difference to Leicester, Leeds and Wolves, who were relegated.

Perhaps the most memorable game played by Manchester City during this season was the FA Cup fourth round replay fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane which featured what many people consider to be one of the most extraordinary comebacks in the history of the competition.[1][2] City fell three goals behind during the first half, had Nicolas Anelka substituted due to injury and Joey Barton was sent off during half-time for verbally abusing the referee.[1] Despite having one man less than their opponents during the second half, City came all the way back to win 4–3 and reach the next round.[1] Rookie Icelandic goalkeeper Arni Arason made a key double save[1] and Jon Macken scored the winning goal.[1] In the next round, a Manchester derby at Old Trafford, City lost 4–2 to exit the competition.

Team kit

There was a change in the producer of the team kits for this season, with Reebok replacing the previous season's supplier, Le Coq Sportif. The shirt sponsorship was provided by the financial and legal services group First Advice who had also been the sponsors for the previous season.[3]

Home (version 1)
Home (version 2)
Away



First-team 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
1 England GK David James (from January)
2 France DF David Sommeil
3 Belgium DF Daniel van Buyten (on loan from Marseille)
4 Netherlands DF Gerard Wiekens
5 France DF Sylvain Distin
6 United States MF Claudio Reyna
7 England FW Darren Huckerby
8 England FW Robbie Fowler
9 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope
10 France MF Antoine Sibierski
11 Republic of Ireland FW Jon Macken
12 England GK Nicky Weaver
14 Israel DF Eyal Berkovic
17 China DF Sun Jihai
18 Germany DF Michael Tarnat
No. Position Player
19 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
20 England MF Steve McManaman
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
24 England MF Joey Barton
25 Iceland GK Arni Gautur Arason
26 Netherlands MF Paul Bosvelt
27 Denmark DF Mikkel Bischoff
28 England MF Trevor Sinclair
29 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
30 France MF Christian Negouai
32 Denmark GK Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard
33 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 England MF Chris Shuker
41 England DF Stephen Jordan

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
1 England GK David Seaman (retired)

Historical league performance

Prior to this season, the history of Manchester City's performance in the English football league hierarchy since the creation of the Premier League in 1992 is summarised by the following timeline chart – which commences with the last season (1991-92) of the old Football League First Division (from which the Premier League was formed).




Friendly games

Pre-season

First game ever played at CoMS



Competitive games

Premier League

Position in final standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
14 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 6 19 47 57 −10 45
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 8 18 51 59 −8 44
16 Manchester City 38 9 14 15 55 54 +1 41
17 Everton 38 9 12 17 45 57 −12 39
18 Leicester City 38 6 15 17 48 65 −17 33

Updated to games played on 15 May 2004 (end of season)
Source: Premier League 2003-04
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (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 summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 9 14 15 55 54 +1 41 5 9 5 31 24 +7 4 5 10 24 30 −6

Last updated: 15 May 2004 (end of season)
Source: Premier League results 2003-04


Points breakdown

Points at home: 24
Points away from home: 17

Points against "Big Four" teams: 1
Points against promoted teams: 3

6 points: Bolton Wanderers
4 points: Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Everton
3 points: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Southampton
2 points: Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur
1 point: 0Birmingham City, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool,
0Portsmouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers
0 points: Arsenal, Chelsea, Middlesbrough

Biggest & smallest

Biggest home wins: 6–2 vs. Bolton Wanderers, 18 October 2003
000000000000000005–1 vs. Everton, 15 May 2004
Biggest home defeat: 0–3 vs. Leicester City, 9 November 2003
Biggest away win: 0–3 vs. Charlton Athletic, 17 August 2003
Biggest away defeat: 3–0 vs. Newcastle United, 22 November 2003

Biggest home attendance: 47,304 vs. Chelsea, 28 February 2004
Smallest home attendance: 44,307 vs. Charlton Athletic, 7 January 2004
Biggest away attendance: 67,645 vs. Manchester United, 13 December 2003
Smallest away attendance: 16,124 vs. Fulham, 20 September 2003


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
Ground A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W D W L W D D L W L W L L L D L D L D D L D L D L W L W L D D D D L D W L W

Last updated: 15 May 2004 (end of season).
Source: Premier League results 2003-04
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Individual match reports

17 August 2003
14:00
Charlton Athletic England 0 – 3 England Manchester City The Valley
London
Attendance: 25,780
Referee: M. Dean (Wirral)
Sporting Life report Goal 13' (pen.) Anelka
Goal 23' Sibierski
Goal 83' Jihai

23 August 2003
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Portsmouth City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,287
Referee: M. Messias (N. Yorkshire)
Sommeil Goal 90' Sporting Life report Goal 24' Aiyegbeni

25 August 2003
20:00
Blackburn Rovers England 2 – 3 England Manchester City Ewood Park
Blackburn
Attendance: 23,361
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)
Sinclair Goal 44' (o.g.)
Amoruso Goal 61'
Sporting Life report Goal 4' Tarnat
Goal 59' Barton
Goal 87' Anelka

31 August 2003
16:05
Manchester City England 1 – 2 England Arsenal City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,436
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)
Lauren Goal 10' (o.g.) Sporting Life report Goal 48' Wiltord
Goal 72' Ljungberg

14 September 2003
14:00
Manchester City England 4 – 1 England Aston Villa City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,687
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)
Anelka Goal 48' (pen.)
Tarnat Goal 50'
Anelka Goal 68' (pen.)
Anelka Goal 83'
Sporting Life report Goal 31' Angel

20 September 2003
15:00
Fulham England 2 – 2 England Manchester City Loftus Road
London
Attendance: 16,124
Referee: P. Dowd (Staffordshire)
Malbranque Goal 73'
Saha Goal 79'
Sporting Life report Goal 46' Anelka
Goal 90' Wanchope

28 September 2003
16:05
Manchester City England 0 – 0 England Tottenham Hotspur City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,842
Referee: N. Barry (N. Lincolnshire)
Sporting Life report

4 October 2003
15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers England 1 – 0 England Manchester City Molineux Stadium
Wolverhampton
Attendance: 29,386
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)
Cameron Goal 75' Sporting Life report

18 October 2003
15:00
Manchester City England 6 – 2 England Bolton Wanderers City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,101
Referee: S. Bennett (Kent)
Wright-Phillips Goal 27'
Distin Goal 48'
Wright-Phillips Goal 56'
Anelka Goal 58'
Wright-Phillips BookedRed card 62'
Anelka Goal 72'
Reyna Goal 84'
Sporting Life report Goal 25' Nolan
Goal 60' Campo

25 October 2003
15:00
Chelsea England 1 – 0 England Manchester City Stamford Bridge
London
Attendance: 41,040
Referee: P. Dowd (Staffordshire)
Hasselbaink Goal 34' Sporting Life report

1 November 2003
15:00
Southampton England 0 – 2 England Manchester City St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
Attendance: 31,952
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)
Sporting Life report Goal 4' Fowler
Goal 85' Wanchope

9 November 2003
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 3 England Leicester City City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,966
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)
Sporting Life report Goal 12' Stewart
Goal 53' (pen.) Dickov
Goal 58' Bent

22 November 2003
15:00
Newcastle United England 3 – 0 England Manchester City St James' Park
Newcastle
Attendance: 52,159
Referee: N. Barry (N. Lincolnshire)
Ameobi Goal 57'
Shearer Goal 77' Goal 85'
Sporting Life report

30 November 2003
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Middlesbrough City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,824
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)
Sporting Life report Goal 30' (o.g.) Jihai

7 December 2003
14:00
Everton England 0 – 0 England Manchester City Goodison Park
Liverpool
Attendance: 37,871
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)
Sporting Life report

13 December 2003
12:30
Manchester United England 3 – 1 England Manchester City Old Trafford
Manchester
Attendance: 67,645
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)
Scholes Goal 7'
van Nistelrooy Goal 34'
Scholes Goal 73'
Sporting Life report Goal 52' Wright-Phillips

22 December 2003
20:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Leeds United City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,126
Referee: G. Barber (Hertfordshire)
Sibierski Goal 82' Sporting Life report Goal 24' Viduka

26 December 2003
15:00
Birmingham City England 2 – 1 England Manchester City St. Andrews
Birmingham
Attendance: 29,520
Referee: U. Rennie (S. Yorkshire)
Kenna Goal 81'
Forssell Goal 87'
Sporting Life report Goal 14' Fowler

28 December 2003
15:00
Manchester City England 2 – 2 England Liverpool City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,201
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)
Anelka Goal 30' (pen.)
Fowler Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 66' Smicer
Goal 80' Hamann

7 January 2004
19:45
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Charlton Athletic City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 44,307
Referee: P. Walton (Northamptonshire)
Fowler Goal 39' Sporting Life report Goal 84' Di Canio

10 January 2004
15:00
Portsmouth England 4 – 2 England Manchester City Fratton Park
Portsmouth
Attendance: 20,120
Referee: M. Messias (N. Yorkshire)
Stefanovic Goal 19'
Yakubu Goal 52'
Sheringham Goal 58'
Yakubu Goal 77'
Sporting Life report Goal 21' Anelka
Goal 45' Sibierski

17 January 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Blackburn Rovers City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,090
Referee: M. Dean (Wirral)
Anelka Goal 50' Sporting Life report Goal 55' Flitcroft

1 February 2004
16:05
Arsenal England 2 – 1 England Manchester City Highbury
London
Attendance: 38,103
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)
Tarnat Goal 39' (o.g.)
Henry Goal 83'
Sporting Life report Goal 89' Anelka

8 February 2004
14:00
Manchester City England 0 – 0 England Birmingham City City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,967
Referee: P. Durkin (Dorset)
Sporting Life report

11 February 2004
20:00
Liverpool England 2 – 1 England Manchester City Anfield
Liverpool
Attendance: 43,257
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)
Owen Goal 3'
Gerrard Goal 51'
Sporting Life report Goal 50' Wright-Phillips

21 February 2004
15:00
Bolton Wanderers England 1 – 3 England Manchester City Reebok Stadium
Bolton
Attendance: 27,301
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Nolan Goal 22' Sporting Life report Goal 27' Goal 31' Fowler
Goal 50' (o.g.) Charlton

28 February 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 1 England Chelsea City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,304
Referee: R. Styles (Hampshire)
Sporting Life report Goal 82' Guðjohnsen

14 March 2004
14:00
Manchester City England 4 – 1 England Manchester United City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,284
Referee: S. Bennett (Kent)
Fowler Goal 3'
Macken Goal 32'
Sinclair Goal 73'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report
YouTube video
Goal 35' Scholes

22 March 2004
20:00
Leeds United England 2 – 1 England Manchester City Elland Road
Leeds
Attendance: 36,998
Referee: A. Wiley (Staffordshire)
McPhail Goal 23'
Viduka Goal 76' (pen.)
Sporting Life report Goal 44' Anelka

27 March 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 0 – 0 England Fulham City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 46,522
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)
Sporting Life report

4 April 2004
14:00
Aston Villa England 1 – 1 England Manchester City Villa Park
Birmingham
Attendance: 37,602
Referee: U. Rennie (S. Yorkshire)
Angel Goal 26' Sporting Life report Goal 82' Distin

10 April 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 3 – 3 England Wolverhampton Wanderers City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,248
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)
Anelka Goal 25'
Sibierski Goal 39'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 13' Kennedy
Goal 23' Cort
Goal 78' Camara

12 April 2004
15:00
Tottenham Hotspur England 1 – 1 England Manchester City White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 35,282
Referee: C. Foy (Merseyside)
Defoe Goal 52' Sporting Life report Goal 25' Anelka

17 April 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 3 England Southampton City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,152
Referee: G. Barber (Hertfordshire)
Anelka Goal 78' Sporting Life report Goal 34' Beattie
Goal 55' Goal 81' Phillips

24 April 2004
15:00
Leicester City England 1 – 1 England Manchester City Walkers Stadium
Leicester
Attendance: 31,457
Referee: A. D'Urso (Essex)
Scowcroft Goal 66' Sporting Life report Goal 45' Tarnat

1 May 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 1 – 0 England Newcastle United City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,226
Referee: M. Halsey (Lancashire)
Wanchope Goal 59' Sporting Life report

8 May 2004
15:00
Middlesbrough England 2 – 1 England Manchester City Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough
Attendance: 34,734
Referee: M. Riley (W. Yorkshire)
Maccarone Goal 8'
Nemeth Goal 32'
Sporting Life report Goal 35' Wanchope

15 May 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 5 – 1 England Everton City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 47,284
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Wanchope Goal 16' Goal 30'
Anelka Goal 41'
Sibierski Goal 89'
Wright-Phillips Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 60' Campbell



UEFA Cup

Qualifying round

First leg
14 August 2003
Manchester City England 5 – 0 Wales The New Saints City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester, England
Attendance: 34,103
Referee: Alexey Tiumin (Russia)
Sinclair Goal 14'
Wright-Phillips Goal 51'
Jihai Goal 60'
Sommeil Goal 74'
Anelka Goal 87'
Sporting Life report
Second leg
28 August 2003
The New Saints Wales 0 – 2 England Manchester City Millennium Stadium
Cardiff, Wales
Sporting Life report Goal 41' Negouai
Goal Huckerby

First round

First leg
24 September 2003
Manchester City England 3 – 2 Belgium Sporting Lokeren City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester, England
Attendance: 29,067
Referee: G. Gilewski (Poland)
Sibierski Goal 8'
Fowler Goal 77'
Anelka Goal 80' (pen.)
Sporting Life report Goal 14' Zoundi
Goal 40' Kristinsson
Second leg
15 October 2003
Sporting Lokeren Belgium 0 – 1 England Manchester City Daknamstadion
Lokeren, Belgium
Attendance: 10,000
Sporting Life report Goal 19' (pen.) Anelka

Second round

First leg
6 November 2003
Manchester City England 1 – 1 Poland Groclin Dyskobolia City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester, England
Attendance: 32,506
Referee: G. Kaznaferis (Greece)
Anelka Goal 6' Sporting Life report Goal 65' Mila
Second leg
27 November 2003
Groclin Dyskobolia Poland 0 – 0 England Manchester City Stadion Dyskobolia
Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Peter Frojdfeldt (Sweden)
Sporting Life report

Final aggregate score 1–1 with Groclin winning due to away goals counting double


League Cup

Third round

28 October 2003
19:45
Queens Park Rangers England 0 – 3 England Manchester City Loftus Road
London
Attendance: 16,773
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Sporting Life report Goal 22' Goal 77' Wright-Phillips
Goal 79' Macken

Fourth round

3 December 2003
19:45
Tottenham Hotspur England 3 – 1 England Manchester City White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 31,727
Referee: P. Durkin (Dorset)
Anderton Goal 9'
Postiga Goal 30'
Kanoute Goal 90'
Sporting Life report Goal 80' Fowler



FA Cup

Third round

3 January 2004
15:00
Manchester City England 2 – 2 England Leicester City City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 30,617
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)
Anelka Goal 27' (pen.) Goal 69' Sporting Life report Goal 4' Dickov
Goal 66' Bent
Third round replay
14 January 2004
19:45
Leicester City England 1 – 3 England Manchester City Walkers Stadium
Leicester
Attendance: 18,916
Referee: G. Poll (Hertfordshire)
Ferdinand Goal 73' Sporting Life report Goal 12' Sibierski
Goal 90' Macken
Goal 90' Anelka

Fourth round

25 January 2004
13:00
Manchester City England 1 – 1 England Tottenham Hotspur City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: S. Dunn (Gloucestershire)
Anelka Goal 11' Sporting Life report Goal 57' Doherty
Fourth round replay
4 February 2004
19:45
Tottenham Hotspur England 3 – 4 England Manchester City White Hart Lane
London
Attendance: 30,400
Referee: R. Styles (Hampshire)
King Goal 2'
Keane Goal 19'
Ziege Goal 43'
Sporting Life report
MCFC video
BookedRed card 45' Barton
Goal 48' Distin
Goal 69' Bosvelt
Goal 80' Wright-Phillips
Goal 90' Macken

Fifth round

14 February 2004
12:30
Manchester United England 4 – 2 England Manchester City Old Trafford
Manchester
Attendance: 67,228
Referee: J. Winter (Cleveland)
Scholes Goal 34'
Neville BookedRed card 39'
van Nistelrooy Goal 71'
Ronaldo Goal 74'
van Nistelrooy Goal 80'
Sporting Life report Goal 78' Tarnat
Goal 86' Fowler



Goal scorers

All competitions

Scorer Goals
France Nicolas Anelka 25
England Shaun Wright-Phillips 11
England Robbie Fowler 10
France Antoine Sibierski 7
Costa Rica Paulo Wanchope 6
England Jon Macken 4
Germany Michael Tarnat
France Sylvain Distin 3
China Sun Jihai 2
England Trevor Sinclair
France David Sommeil
England Joey Barton 1
Netherlands Paul Bosvelt
England Darren Huckerby
France Christian Negouai
United States Claudio Reyna


Premier League

Scorer Goals
France Nicolas Anelka 17
England Robbie Fowler 7
England Shaun Wright-Phillips
Costa Rica Paulo Wanchope 6
France Antoine Sibierski 5
Germany Michael Tarnat 3
France Sylvain Distin 2
England Joey Barton 1
China Sun Jihai
England Jon Macken
United States Claudio Reyna
France David Sommeil
England Trevor Sinclair



UEFA Cup

Scorer Goals
France Nicolas Anelka 4
England Robbie Fowler 1
England Darren Huckerby
China Sun Jihai
France Christian Negouai
England Shaun Wright-Phillips
France Antoine Sibierski
England Trevor Sinclair
France David Sommeil




League Cup and FA Cup

Scorer Goals
France Nicolas Anelka 4
England Jon Macken 3
England Shaun Wright-Phillips
England Robbie Fowler 2
Netherlands Paul Bosvelt 1
France Sylvain Distin
France Antoine Sibierski
Germany Michael Tarnat

Information current as of 15 May 2004 (end of season)


Transfers and loans

Transfers in

Date Pos. Player From club Transfer fee
04 June 2003 MF Germany Michael Tarnat Germany Bayern Munich Free[4]
21 June 2003 GK England David Seaman England Arsenal Free[5]
21 July 2003 MF England Trevor Sinclair England West Ham United £2.5 million[6]
24 July 2003 MF Netherlands Paul Bosvelt Netherlands Feyenoord Undisclosed[7]
02 Aug. 2003 MF France Antoine Sibierski France Lens £700,000[8]
29 Aug. 2003 MF United States Claudio Reyna England Sunderland £2.5 million[9]
30 Aug. 2003 MF England Steve McManaman Spain Real Madrid Free[10]
14 Jan. 2004 GK England David James England West Ham United £2 million[11]
Jan. 2004 GK Iceland Árni Gautur Arason Norway Rosenborg Free[12]

Transfers out

Exit date Pos. Player To club Transfer fee
May 2003 James Almond Released[13]
May 2003 Mark Egerton Released[13]
May 2003 Philip Gilder Released[13]
May 2003 Adam James Released[13]
May 2003 Adrian Orr Released[13]
May 2003 David Tickle Released[13]
May 2003 Ashley Timms Released[13]
May 2003 FW Northern Ireland Gary Browne England Whitby Town Released[13]
May 2003 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Paisley Republic of Ireland Longford Town Released[13]
23 May 2003 DF Netherlands Antilles Tyrone Loran England Tranmere Rovers Undisclosed[14]
05 June 2003 DF England Steve Howey England Leicester City £200,000[15][16]
08 July 2003 DF Denmark Niclas Jensen Germany Borussia Dortmund £750,000[17]
24 July 2003 GK Republic of Ireland Brian Murphy Wales Swansea City Free[18]
25 July 2003 DF Norway Alf-Inge Haaland Retired[19]
27 July 2003 MF Algeria Ali Benarbia Qatar Al-Rayyan Free[20]
01 Aug. 2003 FW Bermuda Shaun Goater England Reading £500,000[21]
14 Aug. 2003 GK England Carlo Nash England Middlesbrough Nominal[22]
15 Aug. 2003 MF England Kevin Horlock England West Ham United £300,000[23]
22 Aug. 2003 DF Scotland Paul Ritchie England Walsall Free[24]
25 Aug. 2003 DF Cameroon Lucien Mettomo Germany Kaiserslautern £500,000[25]
26 Dec. 2003 FW England Darren Huckerby England Norwich City £750,000[26][27]
08 Jan. 2004 MF England Eyal Berkovic England Portsmouth £500,000[28]
15 Jan. 2004 GK England David Seaman Retired[29]

Loans in

Date from Date to Pos. Player From club
31 Jan. 04 31 May 04 DF Belgium Daniel Van Buyten France Olympique de Marseille[30][31]

Loans out

Date from Date to Pos. Player To club
03 July 03 31 May 04 FW Mexico Matias Vuoso Mexico Santos Laguna[32]
07 Aug. 03 07 Nov. 03 MF England Chris Shuker England Rochdale[33][34][35]
10 Sep. 03 12 Dec. 03 FW England Darren Huckerby England Norwich City[36]
29 Sep. 03 30 Oct. 03 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan England Bury[37]
11 Dec. 03  ??? 2004 MF England Chris Shuker England Hartlepool United[38]
24 Dec. 03 24 Jan. 04 MF Republic of Ireland Glenn Whelan England Bury[39][40]
Jan. 2004 England Daniel Bardiello England Barnsley
31 Jan. 04 31 May 04 DF Guadeloupe David Sommeil France Olympique de Marseille[30]
02 Feb. 04 0000Dorryl Profitt England Coventry City[41]
MF France Christian Negouai Austria Sturm Graz
15 Mar. 04 15 Apr. 04 MF Republic of Ireland Willo Flood England Rochdale[42]

See also


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