2004–05 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season

Heart of Midlothian
2004–05 season
ChairmanScotland George Foulkes
ManagerScotland Craig Levein
Scotland Peter Houston (Caretaker)
Scotland John Robertson
Scotland Steven Pressley & John McGlynn (Caretaker managers)
StadiumTynecastle Stadium Murrayfield Stadium
Scottish Premier League5th
Uefa CupGroup stage
Festival CupWinner
Scottish CupSemi Final
League CupSemi Final
Top goalscorerLeague:
Scotland Paul Hartley (11)

All:
Scotland Paul Hartley (15)
Highest home attendance27,272 v Schalke Uefa Cup 4 November 2004
Lowest home attendance5,924 v Kilmarnock League Cup 22 September 2004
Average home league attendance12,272

The 2004–05 season is the 108th season of competitive football by Heart of Midlothian. It is the seventh consecutive season of play in the Scottish Premier League in which Hearts have competed since its inauguration in 1998–99. Hearts also competed in the Uefa Cup, Scottish Cup, League Cup and the Festival Cup.

Managers[]

Over the course of the season Hearts had 4 Management teams. They started the season under Craig Levein who left the club on 29 October to join Leicester City. His assistant Peter Houston took charge as care taker manager for 1 game before John Robertson took on the role for 7 months before a fall out with Romanov who dismissed him after he refused to accept a demotion to assistant head coach created a vacancy once again. Steven Pressley and John McGlynn jointly took the role of care taker managers for the final two games of the season.

Stadium[]

Hearts used two stadiums over the course of the season Tynecastle Stadium for domestic fixtures and Murrayfield Stadium for international fixtures. This was due to Tynecastle not meeting Uefa requirements for holding international fixtures.

First-team squad[]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Craig Gordon
2 Lithuania MF Marius Kižys
3 Australia DF Patrick Kisnorbo
4 Scotland DF Steven Pressley
5 Canada DF Kevin McKenna
6 Scotland DF Andy Webster
7 Scotland FW Dennis Wyness
8 England MF Phil Stamp
9 Scotland FW Lee Miller (on loan from Bristol City)
10 Scotland MF Paul Hartley
11 Scotland MF Neil MacFarlane
12 Scotland DF Robbie Neilson
13 Finland GK Teuvo Moilanen
14 Scotland DF Jamie McAllister
15 Spain FW Ramón Pereira
16 Scotland MF Stephen Simmons
17 Scotland FW Graham Weir
18 Scotland MF Neil Janczyk
19 Scotland MF Joe Hamill
20 Scotland FW Mark Burchill
21 Scotland DF Christophe Berra
22 Scotland MF Michael Stewart (on loan from Manchester United)
23 Lithuania MF Saulius Mikoliūnas (on loan from FBK Kaunas)
No. Position Player
24 Scotland MF David McGeown
25 Northern Ireland MF Conall Murtagh
26 Scotland FW Chris Gardiner
27 Scotland DF Gary Tierney
28 Scotland DF Craig Sives
29 Scotland GK Jamie MacDonald
30 Scotland DF Marco Pelosi
31 Scotland MF Ryan Kennedy
32 Scotland MF Ryan Gay
33 Northern Ireland DF David Armstrong
34 Republic of Ireland FW Denis McLaughlin
35 Scotland FW Calum Elliot
36 Sweden GK Milan Barjaktarevic
37 Scotland DF John Armstrong
38 Scotland DF Jason Thomson
39 Scotland DF Lee Wallace
40 Scotland MF John Neill
41 Scotland MF Andrew Driver[notes 1]
42 Northern Ireland MF Sean Mackle
43 England FW Jamie Mole
44 Northern Ireland MF Matthew Doherty
45 Iceland FW Hjálmar Þórarinsson
48 Lithuania MF Deividas Česnauskis (on loan from FBK Kaunas)

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
2 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury (to Leicester City)
9 Suriname FW Mark de Vries (to Leicester City)
No. Position Player
20 Scotland MF Robert Sloan (to St Johnstone)
33 Northern Ireland DF David Armstrong (on loan to Crusaders)

Fixtures[]

Pre-Season Friendlies[]

Scottish Premier League[]

Uefa Cup[]

Festival Cup[]

League Cup[]

Scottish Cup[]

Final SPL Table[]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers 38 29 6 3 78 22 56 93 UEFA Champions League 2005–06 Third qualifying round
2 Celtic 38 30 2 6 85 35 50 92 UEFA Champions League 2005–06 Second qualifying round
3 Hibernian 38 18 7 13 64 57 7 61 UEFA Cup 2005–06 First round
4 Aberdeen 38 18 7 13 44 39 5 61
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 13 11 14 43 41 2 50
6 Motherwell 38 13 9 16 46 49 −3 48
7 Kilmarnock 38 15 4 19 49 55 −6 49
8 Inverness CT 38 11 11 16 41 47 −6 44
9 Dundee United 38 8 12 18 41 59 −18 36
10 Livingston 38 9 8 21 34 61 −27 35
11 Dunfermline Athletic 38 8 10 20 34 60 −26 34
12 Dundee 38 8 9 21 37 71 −34 33 Relegated to First Division 2005–06

Source: SPL official website

See also[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ Driver was born in Oldham, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and represented them at U-16 level.

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