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England
2010–11
Season information
Premier League Manchester United
Championship Queens Park Rangers
League One Brighton & Hove Albion
League Two Chesterfield
Conference Crawley Town
FA Cup Manchester City
League Cup Birmingham City
Community Shield Manchester United
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The 2010-11 season is the 131st season of competitive football in England.

The season began on 6 August 2010 for the Football Leagues, with the Premier League and Football Conference both starting 8 days later on 14 August 2010. League One and League Two will end on 7 May 2011, with the Championship finishing the following day, 8 May 2011.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted to Premier League

Teams relegated from Premier League

Teams promoted to Championship

Teams relegated from Championship

Teams promoted to League One

Teams relegated from League One

Teams promoted to League Two

Teams relegated from League Two


Managerial changes

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Martin O'Neill Aston Villa 9 August 2010
Steve Coppell Bristol City 12 August 2010 Keith Millen 12 August 2010
Kevin Blackwell Sheffield United 14 August 2010 Gary Speed 17 August 2010
Chris Turner Hartlepool United 19 August 2010


Diary of the season

1 July 2010: Roy Hodgson signs a three-year contract to manage Liverpool, ending their month-long hunt for a successor to Rafael Benitez.

2 July 2010: Yossi Benayoun joins Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. Yaya Toure joins Manchester City for a fee of "about £24 million".

7 July 2010: Leicester City appoint Swansea City's Paulo Sousa as manager to replace Nigel Pearson, who moved to Hull City at the end of last month.

8 July 2010: Sunderland captain and Albanian international midfielder Lorik Cana departs to Galatasaray of Turkey for £5 million, after one season at the Stadium of Light.

9 July 2010: Sheffield United reject an approach from Swansea City for assistant manager Gary Speed to take over as manager of the South Wales club.

14 July 2010: LA Galaxy winger David Beckham rules out taking over as England manager in the future, but declares his desire to play for the nation at Euro 2012 as well as the 2014 World Cup. Manchester City sign Spanish winger David Silva from Valencia for £24 million.

16 July 2010: Sir Trevor Brooking urges the Football Association to appoint an English successor when Fabio Capello eventually departs from the role of England manager. Former Watford and Reading manager Brendan Rodgers is appointed as Swansea City's new manager. Manchester City sign Lazio and Serbia left-back Aleksandar Kolarov for £16 million.

19 July 2010: English international midfielder Joe Cole signs a four-year deal with Liverpool, following the expiration of his contract at Chelsea in June.

22 July 2010: Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill announces that he is willing sell to midfielder James Milner after the player expressed his desire to leave the club. He is widely tipped to sign for Manchester City, who recently had a £20 million offer for him turned down.

23 July 2010: Former Millwall, Wycombe Wanderers and Bradford City striker Gavin Grant, 26, is found guilty (along with another man) of committing murder in London in May 2004. Grant was initially cleared of the murder three years ago but charged again when new evidence came to light.

26 July 2010: Tottenham Hotspur become the latest club to express interest in moving to London's Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Olympic Games. West Ham United is the only club to have officially bid for the venue so far, while Leyton Orient decided against moving.

28 July 2010: After just six months back at Arsenal, former England defender Sol Campbell signs for Newcastle United on a one-year contract. This means that Campbell, 35, will be playing in the Premier League for the 19th season running. Alongside Ryan Giggs, he is now the only player who will have played in every single Premier League season since its inception.

29 July 2010: Mark Hughes, sacked as Manchester City manager seven months ago, is confirmed as manager of Fulham.

30 July 2010: Veteran England goalkeeper David James signs a one-year contract with Bristol City.

2 August 2010: Ipswich Town coach Gary Ablett, who managed Stockport County last season and won honours as a player with Liverpool and Everton, announces that he is suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

9 August 2010: Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neil resigns after four years in charge, during which he guided them to UEFA Cup qualification in three successive seasons. No reason is cited for the departure of O'Neill, who will be replaced on a caretaker basis by Villa reserve team manager Kevin Macdonald until a permanent successor is appointed.

10 August 2010: Exeter City striker Adam Stansfield dies of cancer aged 31.

11 August 2010: Reading star Jordan Obita makes his debut for Reading F.C.

12 August 2010: Steve Coppell resigns after less than four months and just two competitive games in charge of Bristol City. Coppell, 55, announces that he is retiring from management after a 26-year career which has also taken in spells with Crystal Palace (four times), Manchester City, Brentford and Reading.

13 August 2010: Manchester City take their summer spending past the £100million mark with a move for Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli for a fee in the region of £24million.

14 August 2010: The 19th Premier League season gets underway, with newcomers Blackpool winning their first top division game since 1971 4-0 away to Wigan Athletic.

14 August 2010: Manager Kevin Blackwell leaves Sheffield United by mutual consent following a 3-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers, having been in the role for two and a half years.

17 August 2010: Sheffield United promote coach and former player Gary Speed (41) as their new manager on a three-year contract. Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is suspended from the French national tema's next 18 matches following a dispute with coach Raymond Domenech at the World Cup.

21 August 2010: The big news of the second Saturday of the Premier League season comes when Theo Walcott scores the first club hat-trick of his career as Arsenal defeat Blackpool 6-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Deaths

  • 14 July 2010 – Ken Barnes, 81, wing-half defender who made 283 appearances for Manchester City, and was a member of the City side that won the FA Cup in 1956. Later became manager of Wrexham before returning to City as chief scout.
  • 30 July 2010 - Stanley Milburn, 83, played for Ashington, Chesterfield, Leicester City and Rochdale and had one England cap. Uncle of Jack and Bobby Charlton.

Final league standings

Premier League

Main article: Premier League 2010-11

The Championship

Main article: Football League Championship 2010-11

League One

Main article: Football League One 2010-11

League Two

Main article: Football League Two 2010-11

Conference National

Main article: Conference National 2010-11

Cup finals

FA Cup

Main article: FA Cup 2010-11

Football League Cup

Main article: Football League Cup 2010-11

FA Community Shield

Main article: FA Community Shield 2010

Football League Trophy

Main article: Football League Trophy 2010-11

FA Trophy

Main article: FA Trophy 2010-11

FA Vase

Main article: FA Vase 2010-11

See also

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