SEASON: 1998-99

Prev Season: 1997-98
This Season: 1998-99
Next Season: 1999-00
F.A. Carling Premiership (Tier 1)
Dave Bassett, Micky Adams, Ron Atkinson
FA Cup:
3rd Round (Portsmouth (H) 0-1)
League Cup:
4th Round (Manchester United (A) 1-2)

Player Of The Year:
Alan Rogers
Top Goalscorer:
Dougie Freedman (12 goals)


PREMIER LEAGUE (Tier 1) - 1998-99
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
1Manchester United382213380371441451889235194379Champions League1-80-3
2Arsenal38221245917145034587425124278Champions League0-11-2
3Chelsea382015357301261291389228172775Champions League Third Qualifying round1-31-2
4Leeds United38181376234125232968530252867UEFA Cup First Round1-11-3
5West Ham United38169134653113532265681427-757Intertoto Cup Third Round0-01-2
6Aston Villa3815101351461036332857718185552-20-2
8Derby County38131312404587422195681826-5522-20-1
10Leicester City38121313404676625255771521-6491-01-3
11Tottenham Hotspur38111413475077528264781924-347UEFA Cup First Round0-10-2
12Sheffield Wednesday38137184142757201562112127-1462-02-3
13Newcastle United38111314485476626254782229-646UEFA Cup First Round1-20-2
15Coventry City38119183951865262133131330-12421-00-4
18Charlton Athletic38812184156478202045102136-1536Relegated0-10-0
19Blackburn Rovers3871417385265821241991728-1435Relegated2-22-1
20Nottingham Forest3879223569379183142131738-3430Relegated

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Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
30 out of 114 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times8 times2 times1 time
Conceded13 times14 times6 times1 time2 times
Won By5 times2 times1 time
Lost By13 times7 times1 time2 times1 time

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 12-113101 Aston Villa (2-2), Manchester United (1-8)
21 21--1130 Chelsea (1-3)
39 321-1133 Coventry City (1-0), Manchester United (0-3)
41 42--2140 Arsenal (0-1), Leeds United (1-3)
5 52-11131 Middlesbrough (1-1), Aston Villa (0-2)
6 6-------
73 731-2473 Liverpool (1-5), Wimbledon (3-1), Derby County (0-1)
8 83-3-443 West Ham United (0-0), Derby County (2-2), Liverpool (2-2)
91 91--1120 West Ham United (1-2)
102 1021-1123 Newcastle United (0-2), Leicester City (1-0)
1113 111-1-111 Leeds United (1-1)
125 124--4380 Leicester City (1-3), Newcastle United (1-2), Middlesbrough (1-2), Tottenham Hotspur (0-1)
13 13-------
14 1441-3243 Charlton Athletic (0-1), Wimbledon (0-1), Tottenham Hotspur (0-2), Sheffield Wednesday (2-0)
15 1531-2453 Arsenal (1-2), Sheffield Wednesday (2-3), Everton (1-0)
169 161-1-001 Charlton Athletic (0-0)
175 171--1040 Coventry City (0-4)
1847 183111554 Chelsea (1-2), Blackburn Rovers (2-2), Blackburn Rovers (2-1)
1930 192-11131 Everton (0-2), Southampton (1-1)
20148 2011--213 Southampton (2-1)

Highest League Attendance:
30,025 (Manchester United)
Lowest League Attendance:
20,480 (Sheffield Wednesday)
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
10,092 (Portsmouth)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
6,382 (Leyton Orient)

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
7   (Thierry Bonalair, Steve Stone, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Matthieu Louis-Jean, Carlton Palmer, Richard Gough, Steve Chettle)
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
0   (scored by us for opponents)   
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager: Dave Bassett
1Mon Aug 17, 1998ArsenalA1-238,06417Thomas (78')
2Sat Aug 22, 1998Coventry CityH1-022,5469Stone (51')
3Sat Aug 29, 1998SouthamptonA2-114,9422Darcheville (52'), Stone (68')
4Tue Sep 08, 1998EvertonH0-225,6104
5Sat Sep 12, 1998ChelseaA1-234,80910Darcheville (69')
6Sat Sep 19, 1998West Ham UnitedH0-026,46311
7Sat Sep 26, 1998Newcastle UnitedA0-236,76016
8Sat Oct 03, 1998Charlton AthleticH0-122,66118
9Sat Oct 17, 1998Leeds UnitedH1-123,91118Stone (85')
10Sat Oct 24, 1998LiverpoolA1-544,59519Freedman (18')
11Sun Nov 01, 1998MiddlesbroughA1-134,22318Harewood (88')
12Sat Nov 07, 1998WimbledonH0-121,36219
13Mon Nov 16, 1998Derby CountyH2-224,01418Freedman (57'), van Hooijdonk (62')
14Sat Nov 21, 1998Tottenham HotspurA0-235,83218
15Sat Nov 28, 1998Aston VillaH2-225,75318Bart-Williams (32'), Freedman (44')
16Mon Dec 07, 1998Sheffield WednesdayA2-319,32119Bonalair (55'), van Hooijdonk (70')
17Sat Dec 12, 1998Leicester CityA1-320,89119van Hooijdonk (14')
18Sat Dec 19, 1998Blackburn RoversH2-222,01320Chettle (22'), Freedman (30')
19Sat Dec 26, 1998Manchester UnitedA0-355,21620
20Mon Dec 28, 1998SouthamptonH1-123,45620Chettle (54' pen)
Manager: Micky Adams
21Sat Jan 09, 1999Coventry CityA0-417,17220
Manager: Ron Atkinson
22Sat Jan 16, 1999ArsenalH0-126,02120
23Sat Jan 30, 1999EvertonA1-034,17520van Hooijdonk (51')
24Sat Feb 06, 1999Manchester UnitedH1-830,02520Rogers (6')
25Sat Feb 13, 1999West Ham UnitedA1-225,45820Hjelde (84')
26Sat Feb 20, 1999ChelseaH1-326,35120van Hooijdonk (39')
27Sat Feb 27, 1999Charlton AthleticA0-020,00720
28Wed Mar 10, 1999Newcastle UnitedH1-222,85220Freedman (45')
29Sat Mar 13, 1999WimbledonA3-112,14920Rogers (21'), Freedman (59'), Shipperley (84')
30Sat Mar 20, 1999MiddlesbroughH1-221,46820Freedman (37')
31Sat Apr 03, 1999Leeds UnitedA1-339,64520Rogers (53')
32Mon Apr 05, 1999LiverpoolH2-228,37420Freedman (60'), van Hooijdonk (90')
33Sat Apr 10, 1999Derby CountyA0-132,21720
34Sat Apr 17, 1999Tottenham HotspurH0-125,18120
35Sat Apr 24, 1999Aston VillaA0-234,49220Relegated
36Sat May 01, 1999Sheffield WednesdayH2-020,48020Porfirio (14'), Rogers (16')Relegated
37Sat May 08, 1999Blackburn RoversA2-124,56520Freedman (12'), Bart-Williams (56')Relegated
38Sun May 16, 1999Leicester CityH1-025,35320Bart-Williams (56')Relegated

FA Cup
Manager: Dave Bassett
Sat Jan 02, 1999Portsmouth3H0-110,092

League Cup
Manager: Dave Bassett
Tue Sep 15, 1998Leyton Orient21A5-14,906Johnson (4'), Freedman (14', 17'), Stone (44'), Harewood (84')
Tue Sep 22, 1998Leyton Orient22H0-06,382
Tue Oct 27, 1998Cambridge United3H3-39,192Freedman (22'), Armstrong (45'), Harewood (46')
Wed Nov 11, 1998Manchester United4A1-237,237Stone (68')

County Cup
Manager: Dave Bassett
Tue Aug 04, 1998Notts CountyFinalH5-03,766? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?)

Pre-Season Friendly
Manager: Dave Bassett
Sat Jul 18, 1998Scunthorpe UnitedEnglandA3-02,501Campbell (13'), Darcheville (40'), Stone (68')
Wed Jul 22, 1998ChesterfieldEnglandA3-43,649? (?, ?, ?)
Tue Jul 28, 1998FC Kemi KingsFinlandA4-02,000? (?, ?, ?, ?)
Thu Jul 30, 1998FC HakaFinlandA2-01,796? (?, ?)
Sat Aug 01, 1998FC Santa ClausFinlandA0-02,100
Mon Aug 03, 1998Lincoln CityEnglandA1-03,698? (?)
Mon Aug 10, 1998FeyenoordNetherlandsA2-36,003? (?, ?)

Manager: Dave Bassett
Wed Oct 07, 1998Dagenham and RedbridgeEnglandA4-0511Quashie (?), Darcheville (?), Freedman (?), ? (?)

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (12) - £2,415,000 Out (22) - £12,550,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Jesper MattssonBoughtBobby HoweSold
John HarkesLoan InChristian EdwardsLoan Out
Matthieu Louis-JeanLoan InEtienne MendySold
Matthieu Louis-JeanBought1999Geoff Thomas (1997-98)Sold
SchmidtBoughtGlynn HodgesSold
Apr 13, 1997Neil ShipperleyBought£1,470,000John FinniganSold
Mar 07, 1998Chris DoigBoughtFree1999Marlon HarewoodLoan out
Jan 30, 1999Carlton PalmerBought£945,000Roche (Guest)Sold
Jan 30, 1999Hugo PorfirioLoan InSchmidtSold
Jan 30, 1999Stale StensaasBoughtTony CarboneSold
Mar 10, 1999Richard GoughLoan In1998John FinniganLoan Out
Apr 01, 1999Bernard AllouBoughtApr 27, 1998Lee CowlingSold
May 08, 1998Paul McGregorReleased
Jul 22, 1998Kevin CampbellSold£2,500,000
Jul 22, 1998Marco PascoloSold
Aug 04, 1998Chris AllenSold
Aug 10, 1998Ian Thomas-MooreReleased
Feb 27, 1999Scot GemmillSold£250,000
Mar 10, 1999Steve StoneSold£5,600,000
Apr 24, 1999Neil ShipperleySold£700,000
Apr 24, 1999Stale StensaasSold
May 01, 1999Pierre van HooijdonkSold£3,500,000

*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK1 Dave Beasant England393057181112
GK13 Mark Crossley Wales2914536129
GK33 Marco Pascolo Switz32
GK39 Mark Goodlad England181
D3 Alan Rogers England213897224951Player Of The Year
D5 Steve Chettle England29388822281221
D12 Chris Doig Scotland172211
D15 Craig Armstrong England2326571413422Left to join Huddersfield Town
D15 Richard Gough Sweden3672143111On loan from San Jose Clash
D22 Des Lyttle England26133281367
D24 Christian Edwards Wales221242611510
D25 Jesper Mattsson Sweden3061141111
D30 John Harkes USA3131211On loan from DC United
M2 Matthieu Louis-Jean France2220541141122On loan from Le Havre
M4 Nigel Quashie England201916124652
M6 Jon Olav Hjelde Norway2620261213314
M7 Steve Stone England263058175511Left to join Aston Villa
M8 Scot Gemmill Scotland27234712282Left to join Everton
M10 Andy Johnson Wales243157191853
M15 John Burns Rep. of Ire.20111
M16 Geoff Thomas (1997-98) England33523112
M17 Thierry Bonalair France32317915151442
M20 Carlton Palmer England321352631
M20 Glynn Hodges Wales35523112Left to join Scarborough
M23 Bernard Allou Ivory Coast2321123
M26 Steve Melton England1911
M31 Hugo Porfirio Portugal249451436On loan from Benfica
M32 Stale Stensaas Norway2771151511On loan from Rangers
F9 Neil Shipperley England2320161311374
F11 Chris Bart-Williams England2427661534441
F14 Dougie Freedman Scotland2436891912311112
F18 Ian Woan England3022127
F19 Jean-Claude Darcheville Fr. Guiana2319658241447
F21 Steve Guinan England22
F23 Andy Dawson England19112Left to join Scunthorpe United
F27 Andy Gray England2012147276
F28 Gareth Williams Scotland161
F29 Marlon Harewood England18286715368153
F40 Pierre van Hooijdonk Netherlands28223415641131
F David Freeman Rep. of Ire.18111Reserve squad


Number of different scorers: 15
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
12Dougie Freedman36
6Pierre van Hooijdonk22
5Steve Stone30
4Alan Rogers38
3Chris Bart-Williams27
3Marlon Harewood28
2Jean-Claude Darcheville19
2 (1)Steve Chettle38
1Andy Johnson31
1Craig Armstrong26
1Geoff Thomas (1997-98)5
1Hugo Porfirio9
1Jon Olav Hjelde20
1Neil Shipperley20
1Thierry Bonalair31

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
ArsenalMon Aug 17, 1998Away1-2Sat Jan 16, 1999Home0-1
ChelseaSat Sep 12, 1998Away1-2Sat Feb 20, 1999Home1-3
Manchester UnitedSat Dec 26, 1998Away0-3Sat Feb 06, 1999Home1-8
Newcastle UnitedSat Sep 26, 1998Away0-2Wed Mar 10, 1999Home1-2
Tottenham HotspurSat Nov 21, 1998Away0-2Sat Apr 17, 1999Home0-1