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1998–99 Coventry City F.C. season

During the 1998–99 English football season, Coventry City competed in the FA Premier League.

Coventry City
1998–99 season
ChairmanBryan Richardson
ManagerGordon Strachan
StadiumHighfield Road
Premiership15th
FA CupFifth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Whelan (10)
All: Whelan (13)
Highest home attendance23,098 (vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 26 December)
Lowest home attendance6,631 (vs. Southend United, 16 September)
Average home league attendance20,773

Season summaryEdit

Coventry City finished 15th in the Premiership – four places lower than last season – but were never in any real danger of being relegated, despite the loss of key striker Dion Dublin to local rivals Aston Villa.[1]

The biggest news of Coventry's season was the announcement of a move to a new 45,000-seat stadium at Foleshill, which was anticipated to be ready by 2002. Manager Gordon Strachan then signed Moroccan international football star Mustapha Hadji, knowing that it would be important to have a top quality team to match the forthcoming new home.[2]

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
13 Newcastle United 38 11 13 14 48 54 −6 46 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]
14 Everton 38 11 10 17 42 47 −5 43
15 Coventry City 38 11 9 18 39 51 −12 42
16 Wimbledon 38 10 12 16 40 63 −23 42
17 Southampton 38 11 8 19 37 64 −27 41
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place as FA Cup winners defaulted to Newcastle United, the runners-up.
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
38 11 9 18 39 51  −12 42 8 6 5 26 21  +5 3 3 13 13 30  −17
Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAH
ResultWLDLLLDLWLLWWLDLLDDLWLWDLLWWDLWWLLLWDD
Position28101618191919191819171516171717171717171716161718171515161515151616161615
Source: 11v11.com: 1998-99 Coventry City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

ResultsEdit

Coventry City's score comes first[3]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1998 Chelsea H 2–1 23,042 Huckerby, Dublin
22 August 1998 Nottingham Forest A 0–1 22,546
29 August 1998 West Ham United H 0–0 20,818
9 September 1998 Liverpool A 0–2 41,771
12 September 1998 Manchester United A 0–2 55,193
19 September 1998 Newcastle United H 1–5 22,656 Whelan
26 September 1998 Charlton Athletic A 1–1 20,043 Whelan
3 October 1998 Aston Villa H 1–2 22,654 Soltvedt
18 October 1998 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 16,006 Dublin
24 October 1998 Southampton A 1–2 15,152 Dublin
31 October 1998 Arsenal H 0–1 23,040
7 November 1998 Blackburn Rovers A 2–1 23,779 Huckerby, Whelan
15 November 1998 Everton H 3–0 19,290 Froggatt, Huckerby, Whelan
21 November 1998 Middlesbrough A 0–2 34,293
28 November 1998 Leicester City H 1–1 19,894 Huckerby
5 December 1998 Wimbledon A 1–2 11,717 McAllister (pen)
14 December 1998 Leeds United A 0–2 31,802
19 December 1998 Derby County H 1–1 16,627 Whelan
26 December 1998 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 23,098 Aloisi
28 December 1998 West Ham United A 0–2 25,662
9 January 1999 Nottingham Forest H 4–0 17,172 Huckerby (3), Telfer
16 January 1999 Chelsea A 1–2 34,869 Huckerby
30 January 1999 Liverpool H 2–1 23,056 Boateng, Whelan
6 February 1999 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 34,376
17 February 1999 Newcastle United A 1–4 36,352 Whelan
20 February 1999 Manchester United H 0–1 22,596
27 February 1999 Aston Villa A 4–1 38,799 Aloisi (2), Boateng (2)
6 March 1999 Charlton Athletic H 2–1 20,259 Whelan, Soltvedt
13 March 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 1–1 19,701 Aloisi
20 March 1999 Arsenal A 0–2 38,073
3 April 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–1 28,136 McAllister (pen), Whelan
5 April 1999 Southampton H 1–0 21,402 Boateng
11 April 1999 Everton A 0–2 32,341
17 April 1999 Middlesbrough H 1–2 19,231 McAllister
24 April 1999 Leicester City A 0–1 20,224
1 May 1999 Wimbledon H 2–1 21,200 Huckerby, Whelan
8 May 1999 Derby County A 0–0 32,450
16 May 1999 Leeds United H 2–2 23,049 Aloisi, Telfer

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Macclesfield Town H 7–0 14,197 Froggatt, Whelan, Payne (own goal), Huckerby (3), Boateng
R4 23 January 1999 Leicester City A 3–0 21,207 Whelan, Froggatt, Telfer
R5 13 February 1999 Everton A 1–2 33,907 McAllister

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 16 September 1998 Southend United H 1–0 6,631 Hall
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Southend United A 4–0 (won 5-0 on agg) 6,292 Boateng, Dublin, Whelan, Soltvedt
R3 27 October 1998 Luton Town A 0–2 9,051

SquadEdit

[4][5]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Magnus Hedman
2   DF Roland Nilsson
3   DF David Burrows
4   DF Paul Williams
5   DF Richard Shaw
6   DF Gary Breen
7   FW Darren Huckerby
8   FW Noel Whelan
9   DF Muhamed Konjić
10   MF Gary McAllister (captain)
11   MF George Boateng[6]
12   MF Paul Telfer
13   FW Stefano Gioacchini
14   MF Trond Egil Soltvedt
15   FW Paul Hall
16   GK Steve Ogrizovic
17   DF Ian Brightwell
18   DF Philippe Clement
19   DF Marcus Hall
20   MF Gavin Strachan
21   FW Andy Ducros
22   MF Laurent Delorge
23   GK Tynan Scope
No. Position Player
24   DF Liam Daish
25   MF Willie Boland
26   MF Steve Froggatt
27   DF Marc Edworthy
28   FW John Aloisi
29   DF Sam Shilton
30   DF Barry Quinn
31   MF Chris Barnett
32   MF John Eustace
33   DF Mark Burrows
34   DF Richard Colwell
35   FW Martin Devaney
36   DF Jamie Williams
37   FW Craig Faulconbridge
38   DF Barry Prenderville
39   MF Rob Miller
40   FW Gary McSheffrey
41   MF Craig Strachan
42   FW Chukki Eribenne
43   GK Chris Kirkland
44   DF Craig Pead
45   DF Gerard Mooney
46   FW Stephen McPhee

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
9   FW Dion Dublin (to Aston Villa)
9   FW Darren Jackson (on loan from Celtic)
No. Position Player
13   DF Jean-Guy Wallemme (to Sochaux)
22   FW Simon Haworth (to Wigan Athletic)

Reserve squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
-   GK Morten Hyldgaard
-   DF Barry Ferguson
No. Position Player
-   MF Robert Betts
-   MF Daire Doyle

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee
4 June 1998 DF   Jean-Guy Wallemme   RC Lens Undisclosed
1 August 1998 DF   Robert Jarni   Real Betis £2,600,000
7 August 1998 FW   Paul Hall   Portsmouth £300,000
26 August 1998 DF   Marc Edworthy   Crystal Palace £1,200,000
1 October 1998 MF   Steve Froggatt   Wolverhampton Wanderers £1,900,000
12 October 1998 MF   Laurent Delorge   Gent £1,250,000
17 December 1998 FW   John Aloisi   Portsmouth £650,000
30 December 1998 GK   Morten Hyldgaard   Ikast FS £200,000
13 January 1999 DF   Muhamed Konjić   AS Monaco £2,000,000
28 May 1999 MF   Youssef Chippo   Porto £1,200,000

OutEdit

Date Pos. Name To Fee
8 July 1998 MF   John Salako   Fulham Free transfer
16 July 1998 FW   Viorel Moldovan   Fenerbahçe £4,000,000
15 August 1998 DF   Robert Jarni   Real Madrid £3,400,000
2 October 1998 FW   Simon Haworth   Wigan Athletic £600,000
5 November 1998 FW   Dion Dublin   Aston Villa £5,750,000
30 December 1998 DF   Jean-Guy Wallemme   Sochaux £400,000
Transfers in:   £11,300,000
Transfers out:   £14,150,000
Total spending:   £2,850,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Culley, Jon (6 November 1998). "Football: Villa win race for £5.75m Dublin". The Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. ^ "'Detonator' breaks bank at Coventry". The Guardian. 20 July 1999. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/coventry-city/1998-1999/results
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1998-1999/faprem/coventry.htm
  5. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/coventry-city/tab/players/season/1999
  6. ^ Boateng was born in Nkawkaw, Ghana, but qualified to represent the Netherlands internationally and would make his international debut for the Netherlands in November 2001.