1991–92 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

The 1991–92 season was the 93rd season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played in the second tier of the English football system, the Football League Second Division, in the final season before the introduction of the Premier League.

Wolverhampton Wanderers
1991–92 season
ChairmanJack Harris
ManagerGraham Turner
Second Division11th
FA Cup3rd Round
League Cup3rd Round
Full Members Cup1st round
Top goalscorerLeague: Steve Bull (20)
All: Steve Bull (23)
Highest home attendance19,123 (vs Middlesbrough,
2 May 1992)
Lowest home attendance8,536 (vs Bristol Rovers,
5 November 1991)
Average home league attendance13,730 (league only)

The team finished in 11th place, having occupied a mid-table position for the majority of the campaign. During the season Steve Bull became the club's all-time leading goalscorer when he surpassed John Richards' total of 194 goals.

ResultsEdit

Football League Second DivisionEdit

A total of 24 teams competed in the Football League Second Division in the 1991–92 season. Each team played every other team twice: once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats.

17 August 1991 1Watford0–2Wolverhampton WanderersWatford
15:00 BST Mutch   61'
Bull   71'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 13,547
24 August 1991 2Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Charlton AthleticWolverhampton
15:00 BST Bull   33' Lee   6' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 16,309
31 August 1991 3Brighton & Hove Albion3–3Wolverhampton WanderersHove
15:00 BST O'Reilly   26'
Barham   31'
Robinson   79'
Mutch   24'74'
Bull   33'
Stadium: Goldstone Ground
Attendance: 10,621
3 September 1991 4Wolverhampton Wanderers0–2Port ValeWolverhampton
19:30 BST Houchen   60'
Madden   77' (o.g.)
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 16,115
7 September 1991 5Wolverhampton Wanderers3–1Oxford UnitedWolverhampton
15:00 BST Dennison   3'
Bull   8'
Steele   43'
Nogan   80' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 12,549
14 September 1991 6Newcastle United1–2Wolverhampton WanderersNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST Madden   83' (o.g.) Scott   49' (o.g.)
Bull   74'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 20,195
17 September 1991 7Cambridge United2–1Wolverhampton WanderersCambridge
19:30 BST Taylor   25'
Wilkins   34'
Bull   78' Stadium: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 6,552
21 September 1991 8Wolverhampton Wanderers2–1Swindon TownWolverhampton
15:00 BST Steele   8'
Bull   78'
White   87' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 15,219
28 September 1991 9Southend United0–2Wolverhampton WanderersSouthend-on-Sea
15:00 BST Birch   61'
Ashley   89'
Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 8,368
5 October 1991 10Wolverhampton Wanderers1–2BarnsleyWolverhampton
15:00 BST Cook   30' Saville   56'
O'Connell   81'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 14,082
19 October 1991 12Leicester City3–0Wolverhampton WanderersLeicester
15:00 BST Gordon   5'48'
Wright   39'
Stadium: Filbert Street
Attendance: 14,428
26 October 1991 13Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Tranmere RoversWolverhampton
15:00 BST Birch   44' Steel   76' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 12,266
5 November 1991 15Wolverhampton Wanderers2–3Bristol RoversWolverhampton
19:30 GMT Bull   40'77' Reece   5'
Pounder   67'
Saunders   75'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 8,536
9 November 1991 16Wolverhampton Wanderers2–3Derby CountyWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Coleman   21' (o.g.)
Cook   68' (pen.)
Davison   11'90'
Ormondroyd   85'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 15,672
16 November 1991 17Millwall2–1Wolverhampton WanderersLondon
15:00 GMT Barber   31'
McGinley   34'
Cook   42' (pen.) Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 9,469
23 November 1991 18Wolverhampton Wanderers1–2Ipswich TownWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Birch   7' Linighan   55'
Dozzell   61'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 11,915
26 November 1991 19Wolverhampton Wanderers2–1Grimsby TownWolverhampton
19:30 GMT Madden   26'
Birch   82'
Dobbin   76' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 9,378
30 November 1991 20Portsmouth1–0Wolverhampton WanderersPortsmouth
15:00 GMT Burns   13' Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 11,101
7 December 1991 21Wolverhampton Wanderers1–0SunderlandWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Cook   83' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 11,922
21 December 1991 22Port Vale1–1Wolverhampton WanderersBurslem
15:00 GMT van der Laan   87' Bull   13' Stadium: Vale Park
Attendance: 8,480
1 January 1992 25Grimsby Town0–2Wolverhampton WanderersCleethorpes
19:30 GMT Birch   16'
Cook   80'
Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 9,158
15 January 1992 26Charlton Athletic0–2Wolverhampton WanderersLondon
19:30 GMT Bull   43'
Bennett   84'
Stadium: The Valley
Attendance: 5,703
18 January 1992 27Wolverhampton Wanderers3–0WatfordWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Cook   62'
Bull   75'
Holdsworth   80' (o.g.)
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 14,175
1 February 1992 28Wolverhampton Wanderers1–0Leicester CityWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Bull   36' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 18,574
8 February 1992 29Tranmere Rovers4–3Wolverhampton WanderersBirkenhead
15:00 GMT Aldridge   3' (pen.)
Malkin   6'
Morrissey   63'90'
Cook   8'
Bull   12'
Burke   55'
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 11,371
22 February 1992 30Wolverhampton Wanderers0–0PortsmouthWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 15,707
29 February 1992 31Sunderland1–0Wolverhampton WanderersSunderland
15:00 GMT Byrne   30' (pen.) Stadium: Roker Park
Attendance: 20,106
7 March 1992 32Wolverhampton Wanderers1–1Bristol CityWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Bull   45' Osman   41' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 12,542
11 March 1992 33Bristol Rovers1–1Wolverhampton WanderersBath
19:30 GMT White   53' Bull   77' Stadium: Twerton Park
Attendance: 6,968
17 March 1992 35Bristol City2–0Wolverhampton WanderersBristol
19:30 GMT Dziekanowski   85'87' Stadium: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 11,623
21 March 1992 36Derby County1–2Wolverhampton WanderersDerby
15:00 GMT Kitson   44' Birch   73' (pen.)
Bull   74'
Stadium: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 21,024
28 March 1992 37Wolverhampton Wanderers0–0MillwallWolverhampton
15:00 GMT Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 11,880
31 March 1992 38Wolverhampton Wanderers6–2Newcastle UnitedWolverhampton
19:30 BST Mutch   5'10'84'
Bennett   25'
Cook   48'
Bull   87'
Quinn   12'
Peacock   72'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 14,880
4 April 1992 39Oxford United1–0Wolverhampton WanderersOxford
15:00 BST Penney   87' Stadium: Manor Ground
Attendance: 7,165
7 April 1992 40Ipswich Town2–1Wolverhampton WanderersIpswich
19:30 BST Whelan   58'
Whitton   90' (pen.)
Mutch   84' Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 17,379
11 April 1992 41Wolverhampton Wanderers2–1Cambridge UnitedWolverhampton
15:00 BST Rankine   73'
Mutch   82'
Norbury   64' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 11,188
14 April 1992 42Blackburn Rovers1–2Wolverhampton WanderersBlackburn
19:30 BST Sellars   23' Bull   54'
Birch   90'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 14,144
18 April 1992 43Swindon Town1–0Wolverhampton WanderersSwindon
15:00 BST Ling   10' Stadium: County Ground
Attendance: 10,863
20 April 1992 44Wolverhampton Wanderers3–1Southend UnitedWolverhampton
15:00 BST Bull   37'
Mountfield   52'
Birch   60'
Benjamin   39' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 10,953
25 April 1992 45Barnsley2–0Wolverhampton WanderersBarnsley
15:00 BST Bullimore   29'
Rammell   87'
Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 7,244
2 May 1992 46Wolverhampton Wanderers1–2MiddlesbroughWolverhampton
15:00 BST Mutch   66' Slaven   72'
Wilkinson   77'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 19,123

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
6 Blackburn Rovers 46 21 11 14 70 53 +17 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 20 11 15 54 48 0+6 71
8 Swindon Town 46 18 15 13 69 55 +14 69
9 Portsmouth 46 19 12 15 65 51 +14 69
10 Watford 46 18 11 17 51 48 0+3 65
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 10 18 61 54 0+7 64
12 Southend United 46 17 11 18 63 63 00 62

Source: Statto.com

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
46 18 10 18 61 54  +7 64 11 6 6 36 24  +12 7 4 12 25 30  −5

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultWDDLWWLWWLDLDLLLLLWLWDDWWWWWLDLDDWLWDWLLWWLWLL
Position1581498964671010161718202118201517181511111010101112121211111111111111111010101011
Source: Statto.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

24 September 1991 R2.1Wolverhampton Wanderers6–1Shrewsbury TownWolverhampton
19:30 BST Birch   13'36'
Burke   33'
Bull   44'49'
Steele   65'
Summerfield   22' Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 12,229
8 October 1991 R2.2Shrewsbury Town3–1
(4–7 agg.)
Wolverhampton WanderersShrewsbury
19:30 BST Summerfield   2'
Lyne   51'90'
Steele   7' Stadium: Gay Meadow
Attendance: 5,784
30 October 1991 R3Everton4–1Wolverhampton WanderersLiverpool
19:30 GMT Beagrie   17'23'
Cottee   61'
Beardsley   88'
Bull   22' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 19,065

Full Members CupEdit

1 October 1991 R1Grimsby Town1–0Wolverhampton WanderersCleethorpes
19:30 BST Rees   29' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,593

PlayersEdit

Key:
  ‡ On loan from another club   * First appearance(s) for the club

Correct as of end of season. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable.

PosNamePGPGPGPGPG     Notes
League FA CupLeague CupOtherTotalDiscipline
GK   Tony Lange ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK   Paul Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK   Mike Stowell 46 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 51 0 0 0
DF   Kevin Ashley 44 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 49 1 0 0
DF   Gary Bellamy ¤ 1(3) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3(3) 0 0 0
DF   Nicky Clarke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DF   Rob Hindmarch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Lawrie Madden 37(1) 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 42(1) 2 0 1
DF   Derek Mountfield 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 1 0 1
DF   Brian Roberts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Darren Simkin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Andy Thompson 15(2) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 17(2) 0 0 0
DF   Mark Venus 46 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 51 1 0 0
DF   Shane Westley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF   Tom Bennett 37(1) 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 42(1) 2 0 0
MF   Paul Birch 43(2) 8 1 0 3 2 1 0 48(2) 10 0 0
MF   Mark Burke 13(5) 2 1 0 1 1 0(1) 0 15(6) 3 0 0
MF   Paul Cook 43 8 1 0 2 0 1 0 47 8 0 0
MF   Robbie Dennison 12(10) 1 0(1) 0 1 0 1 0 14(11) 1 0 0
MF   Keith Downing 30(2) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 33(2) 0 0 0
MF   Jimmy Kelly 0(3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(3) 0 0 0
MF   Mark Rankine 10(5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10(5) 1 0 0
MF   Tim Steele ¤ 10(7) 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 13(7) 5 0 0
MF   Mark Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Shaun Bradbury 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW   Steve Bull 43 20 1 0 2 3 1 0 47 23 0 0
FW   Wayne Clarke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW   Paul McLoughlin ¤† 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
FW   Andy Mutch 35(2) 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 37(2) 10 0 0
FW   John Paskin ¤† 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0
FW   Darren Roberts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW   Colin Taylor ¤ 1(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(2) 0 0 0

Source: Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record[1]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee
23 July 1991   Paul Jones Kidderminster Harriers £40,000
15 August 1991   Lawrie Madden Sheffield Wednesday Free
24 January 1992   Derek Mountfield Aston Villa £150,000
31 January 1992   Mark Rankine Doncaster Rovers £70,000
21 February 1992   Jimmy Kelly Wrexham Part exchange
23 April 1992   Darren Roberts Burton Albion £20,000

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee
June 1991   Paul Jones Released Free
24 July 1991   Vince Bartram Bournemouth £70,000
December 1991   Nicky Clarke Mansfield Town £25,000
January 1992   Paul McLoughlin Mansfield Town £35,000
21 February 1992   John Paskin Wrexham Part exchange

Loans inEdit

Start date Player From End date
26 September 1991   Wayne Clarke Manchester City October 1991
7 November 1991   Derek Mountfield Aston Villa 24 January 1992

Loans outEdit

Start date Player From End date
11 September 1991   John Paskin Stockport County 20 November 1991
12 September 1991   Tony Lange Torquay United End of season
September 1991   Paul McLoughlin Walsall October 1991
1991   Paul McLoughlin York City ?
21 November 1991   John Paskin Birmingham City 12 February 1992
January 1992   Colin Taylor Wigan Athletic ?
13 February 1992   John Paskin Shrewsbury Town 20 February 1992
20 February 1992   Tim Steele Stoke City End of season
18 March 1992   Gary Bellamy Cardiff City End of season

Management and coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Manager Graham Turner
Coach Garry Pendrey
Youth Team Coach Chris Evans
Club Doctors Dr Tweddell and Dr Peter Bekenn
Club Physio Paul Darby

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.