The 2004-05 squad
Izale McLeod4818
Wade Small5012
Allan Smart226
Gareth Edds445
Ben Harding264
Dean Lewington483
Clive Platt203
Ben Chorley472
Malvin Kamara292
Nick Rizzo202
Gary Smith281
Alex Tapp151
Jason Puncheon311
Steve Palmer371
Richard Pacquette71
Serge Makofo21
Michel Pensée181
DateOpponents  ResultScorersAttPos
Sat 7 AugBarnsleyHFL11-1McLeod4,72011
Tue 10 AugPort ValeAFL12-3Harding (2)4,60216
Sun 15 AugSwindon TownAFL11-2Smart5,06022
Sat 21 AugBournemouthHFL11-3Smart3,23022
Tue24 AugPeterborough UnitedAFLC3-0McLeod, Smart, Kamara2,886 
Sat 28 AugOldham AthleticAFL10-3 5,06623
Mon 30 AugTorquay UnitedHFL11-0Puncheon3,01522
Sat 4 SepChesterfieldAFL12-2McLeod, Small4,53722
Sat 11 SepDoncaster RoversHFL10-1 4,33422
Sat 18 SepColchester UnitedAFL11-0McLeod3,46021
Tue 21 SepCardiff CityHFLC1-4McLeod2,266 
Sat 25 SepHartlepool UnitedHFL14-2McLeod (2), Small, Smith3,68520
Sat 28 SepBrentfordAJPT3-0Pacquette, Lewington, Small1,679 
Sat 2 OctSheffield WednesdayAFL11-1McLeod20,24520
8 OctBradford CityHFL11-2McLeod5,06020
Sat 16 OctBrentfordHFL10-0 5,92419
Tue 20 OctHull CityAFL12-3McLeod, Chorley14,31721
Sat 23 OctHuddersfield TownAFL11-3Chorley10,70922
Sat 30 OctWalsallHFL11-1Kamara4,24722
Tue 2 NovBristol CityAJPT1-2Makofo3,367 
Sat 6 NovBristol CityAFL11-4Small10,71723
Sat 13 NovLancaster CityHFAC1-0Small2,065 
Sat 20 NovLuton TownHFL11-4Small7,62023
Sat 27 NovTranmere RoversAFL10-2 8,40223
Fri 3 DecCambridge UnitedAFAC1-0Smart2,000 
Tue 07 DecPeterborough UnitedHFL11-1Small3,91322
Sat 11 DecWrexhamHFL13-0Rizzo, Small (2)3,60122
Sat 18 DecStockport CountyAFL11-3Tapp3,90222
Sun 26 DecDoncaster RoversAFL10-3 6,15323
Tue28  DecBlackpoolHFL13-1McLeod, Palmer, Smart4,94323
Sat 1 JanChesterfieldHFL11-1Smart4,21421
Mon 3 JanHartlepool UnitedAFL10-5 5,06022
Sat 8 JanPeterboroughHFAC0-2 4,407 
Sat 15 JanColchester UnitedHFL12-0Harding, Small4,94321
Sat 22 JanBlackpoolAFL10-1 5,79822
Sat 29 JanSheffield WednesdayHFL12-2Platt, McLeod7,32522
Sat 5 FebBrentfordAFL10-1 5,07723
Tue 8 FebBradford CityAFL14-1Small, McLeod (2), Harding6,40921
Sat 12 FebHuddersfield TownHFL12-1McLeod, Platt4,79321
Sat 19 FebWalsallAFL10-0 5,88821
Tue 22 FebHull CityHFL11-1Lewington4,40721
Sat 26 FebWrexhamAFL10-0 3,40621
Sat 5 MarStockport CountyHFL12-1Lewington, Edds4,79320
Sat 12 MarPort ValeHFL11-1Platt4,67620
Sat 19 MarBarnsleyAFL11-1Pensée8,11120
Fri 25 MarSwindon TownHFL11-1Small7,01919
Mon 28 MarBournemouthAFL11-0Edds7,06420
Sat 2 AprOldham AthleticHFL11-1Edds5,42620
Sat 9 AprTorquay UnitedAFL10-1 3,50920
Sat 16 AprLuton TownAFL10-1 9,00020
Sat 23 AprBristol CityHFL11-2McLeod5,65621
Sat 30 AprPeterborough UnitedAFL13-0Rizzo, McLeod (2)3,74221
Sat 07 MayTranmere RoversHFL12-1Edds (2)7,35920
PLuton Town462911687483998
PHull City462681280532786
3Tranmere Rovers4622131173551879
PSheffield Wed 4619151277591872
6Hartlepool United462181776661071
7Bristol City4618161274571770
9Huddersfield Town462010167465970
10Doncaster Rovers461618126560566
11Bradford City461714156462265
12Swindon Town461712176668−263
15Colchester United4614171560501059
18Port Vale46175244959−1056
19Oldham Athletic461410226073−1352
20MK Dons461215195467−1351
RTorquay United 461215195579−2451
RWrexham 461314196280−1843*
RPeterborough Utd 46912254973−2439
RStockport Cty4668324898−5026
Date NameFromFee
01 July 2004Gareth EddsBradford CityFree transfer
01 July 2004Laurent HervéAS Beauvais 
07 July 2004Steve PalmerFree agent 
13 July 2004Allan SmartFree agent 
31 July 2004Izale McLeodDerby CountyUndisclosed
06 August 2004Paul RachubkaCharlton AthleticLoan to 06/09/2004
24 September 2004Richard PacquetteFree agentFree transfer
26 October 2004Richard JohnsonQueens Park RangersLoan to 26/11/2004
19 November 2004Nick RizzoFree agent 
10 December 2004Paul MitchellWigan AthleticLoan to 10/01/2005
17 December 2004Matt BakerFree agent 
23 December 2004Anthony DanzeCrystal PalaceLoan to 23/01/2005
01 January 2005Michel PenséeFree agent 
12 January 2005Clive PlattPeterborough UnitedUndisclosed
24 March 2005Craig WestcarrNottingham ForestLoan to end of season
24 March 2005Trent McClenahanWest Ham UnitedLoan to end of season
01 November 2004Richard PacquetteReleased
03 March 2005Mark WilliamsRushden and DiamondsLoan
* Wrexham deducted 10pts for entering administration


EFL1: How they finished
The season's transfers
No. Player
1 Scott Bevan
2 Harry Ntimban-Zeh
3 Dean Lewington
4 Ben Chorley
5 Mark Williams
6 Ben Harding
7 Malvin Kamara
8 Wade Small
9 Allan Smart
10 Gary Smith
11 Alex Tapp
12 David Martin
No. Player
13 Gareth Edds
14 Shola Oyedele
15 Laurent Hervé
16 Jamie Mackie
17 Jason Puncheon
18 Steve Palmer
19 Nathan Koo-Boothe
20 Leon Crooks
21 Julien Hornuss
22 Richard Pacquette
22 Paul Rachubka
22 Nick Rizzo
No. Player
23 Izale McLeod
24 Richard Johnson
24 Paul Mitchell
24 Craig Westcarr
25 Matt Baker
26 Anthony Danze
26 Trent McClenahan
27 Clive Platt
28 Nick McKoy
29 Serge Makofo
31 Michel Pensée
Stuart Murdoch was born in Blackpool on 17 August 1950.
He worked with Glenn Roeder at Watford before moving to
Wimbledon in 1996 as goalkeeping coach and was appointed
as manager in June 2002 after a successful spell as caretaker,
replacing Terry Burton, who had criticised the club's owners
over the proposed move to Milton Keynes.
   Murdoch led Wimbledon to tenth in the First Division in the
2002–03 season. After the move to Milton Keynes, the club
was relegated, finishing bottom of the First Division, suffering the longest run of defeats at this level. In the summer, the club was renamed Milton Keynes Dons. Murdoch was fired in November 2004, with the club in the relegation zone of League One.
   Murdoch later worked in coaching roles at Bournemouth, Norwich City, Millwall, Southampton and Gillingham.
Jimmy Gilligan was born in Hammersmith on 24 January 1964 and started his football career as an apprentice at Watford after joining the club at the age of 13. He went on to play for Grimsby Town, Swindon Town, Newport County (loan), Lincoln City, Cardiff City, Portsmouth and Swansea City before injury finished his league career.
   He rejoined Watford as their youth coach in 1993, later becoming assistant academy director before leaving for Nottingham Forest with manager David Platt to become his reserve team manager.
He was appointed Technical Director at Wimbledon in February 2003 by Stuart Murdoch whom Gilligan had forged a friendship with from his coaching days at Watford.
With Wimbledon suffering financial difficulties and the move to Milton Keynes, Gilligan moved up the ranks at Milton Keynes Dons, becoming Assistant Manager to Murdoch. Following Murdoch's sacking in November 2004, Gilligan was placed in temporary charge until the appointment of Danny Wilson in December and left shortly afterwards.
Danny Wilson was born in Wigan on born 1 January 1960. He
started his playing career with hometown club Wigan Athletic
in the Northern Premier League, scoring once in eight
appearances before moving to Bury. He later played for
Chesterfield, Nottingham Forest, Scunthorpe United (loan),
Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town and Sheffield Wednesday
before joining Barnsley in 1993 as player-assistant manager
and later manager. 
   In the summer of 1998, Wilson returned to his old club
Sheffield Wednesday as manager but was sacked the following
March. June 2000, he was appointed manager of Division
Two Bristol City on a four-year contract. He left the club at the
end of the 2003–04 season after his contract was not renewed,
having failed to achieve promotion.
   In December 2004, he took over from Jimmy Gilligan as the Dons manager. In his first season, he managed to save the club from relegation – they would have gone down had it not been for a 10-point penalty imposed on Wrexham who had gone into receivership but was not so lucky the next season and he was sacked on 10 May 2006.
Stuart Murdoch June 2002-Nov 2004
Jimmy Gilligan Feb 2003-Dec 2004
Danny Wilson Dec 2004-May 2005


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