1998–99 Crystal Palace F.C. season
During the 1998–99 English football season, Crystal Palace F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.
|Manager||Terry Venables (until 15 January)|
Steve Coppell (from 15 January)
|Football League First Division||14th|
|FA Cup||Third round|
|Worthington Cup||Second round|
|Top goalscorer||League: Morrison (12)|
All: Morrison (13)
|Average home league attendance||17,123|
Terry Venables was appointed head coach, but the dream of success for the 1998–99 season quickly turned into a nightmare. Goldberg was unable to sustain his financial backing of the club and they went into administration in March 1999. Simon Paterson took charge of the club throughout a spell in which it's very future seemed in serious doubt.
Venables stood down as manager and after some negotiation over his outstanding contract, left the club. In January 1999, Steve Coppell returned to the job once again, and was able to guide Palace to a mid-table finish. With the approval of the administrators, Peter Morley was installed as chairman, in time for the start of the next season.
Final league tableEdit
|12||West Bromwich Albion||46||16||11||19||69||76||69||59|
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Crystal Palace's score comes first
Football League First DivisionEdit
|8 August 1998||Bolton Wanderers||H||2–2||19,029||Jansen, Ćurčić|
|16 August 1998||Birmingham City||A||1–3||16,699||Mullins|
|22 August 1998||Oxford United||H||2–0||14,827||Dyer, Lombardo|
|29 August 1998||Stockport County||A||1–1||7,739||Shipperley|
|8 September 1998||Crewe Alexandra||A||1–0||4,977||Jansen|
|12 September 1998||Port Vale||H||0–1||15,983|
|19 September 1998||Barnsley||A||0–4||15,597|
|27 September 1998||Sheffield United||H||1–0||20,370||Ćurčić|
|30 September 1998||Bury||H||4–2||13,219||Warhurst, Dyer, Morrison, Lombardo (pen)|
|3 October 1998||Ipswich Town||A||0–3||16,837|
|17 October 1998||Norwich City||H||5–1||18,100||Rizzo, Jansen (2), Svensson, Lombardo|
|20 October 1998||Wolverhampton Wanderers||H||3–2||16,417||Moore, Burton, Ćurčić|
|31 October 1998||Grimsby Town||A||0–2||6,948|
|3 November 1998||West Bromwich Albion||A||2–3||11,606||Jansen, Moore|
|7 November 1998||Portsmouth||H||4–1||20,188||Moore, Thomson (own goal), Mullins, Foster|
|14 November 1998||Bristol City||H||2–1||17,821||Bradbury, Jansen|
|21 November 1998||Swindon Town||A||0–2||11,718|
|28 November 1998||Watford||H||2–2||19,521||Tuttle, Ćurčić|
|5 December 1998||Huddersfield Town||A||0–4||10,453|
|8 December 1998||Tranmere Rovers||H||1–1||12,919||Jansen|
|12 December 1998||Bristol City||A||1–1||13,014||Bell (own goal)|
|15 December 1998||Sunderland||A||0–2||33,870|
|19 December 1998||Queens Park Rangers||H||1–1||17,684||Rodger|
|26 December 1998||Oxford United||A||3–1||8,375||Foster, Morrison, Bradbury (pen)|
|28 December 1998||West Bromwich Albion||H||1–1||19,137||Morrison|
|10 January 1999||Bolton Wanderers||A||0–3||15,410|
|16 January 1999||Stockport County||H||2–2||15,517||Morrison, Fan|
|19 January 1999||Bradford City||A||1–2||14,368||Tuttle|
|30 January 1999||Tranmere Rovers||A||1–3||6,017||Bradbury|
|6 February 1999||Birmingham City||H||1–1||15,996||Rowett (own goal)|
|13 February 1999||Crewe Alexandra||H||1–1||14,823||Morrison|
|20 February 1999||Port Vale||A||0–1||6,051|
|28 February 1999||Barnsley||H||1–0||17,021||Mullins|
|2 March 1999||Sheffield United||A||1–1||12,896||Petrić|
|6 March 1999||Bury||A||0–0||4,334|
|9 March 1999||Ipswich Town||H||3–2||16,360||Mullins, Morrison (2)|
|13 March 1999||Portsmouth||A||1–1||15,120||Bradbury|
|20 March 1999||Grimsby Town||H||3–1||15,228||Morrison (2), Mullins|
|28 March 1999||Bradford City||H||1–0||15,626||Fan|
|3 April 1999||Norwich City||A||1–0||16,754||Austin|
|5 April 1999||Sunderland||H||1–1||22,096||Morrison|
|10 April 1999||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||0–0||23,643|
|17 April 1999||Swindon Town||H||0–1||18,660|
|24 April 1999||Watford||A||1–2||15,590||McKenzie|
|1 May 1999||Huddersfield Town||H||2–2||17,282||Morrison (2)|
|9 May 1999||Queens Park Rangers||A||0–6||18,498|
|R3||2 January 1999||Newcastle United||A||1–2||36,536||Bradbury|
|R1 1st Leg||11 August 1998||Torquay United||A||1–1||3,042||Lombardo|
|R1 2nd Leg||25 August 1998||Torquay United||H||2–1 (won 3–2 on agg)||6,872||Lombardo, Hreiðarsson|
|R2 1st Leg||15 September 1998||Bury||A||0–3||2,780|
|R2 2nd Leg||23 September 1998||Bury||H||2–1 (lost 2–4 on agg)||3,546||Morrison, Fan|
|R3 1st Leg||19 July 1998||Samsunspor||H||0–2|
|R3 2nd Leg||25 July 1998||Samsunspor||A||0–2 (lost 0–4 on agg)|
- Squad at end of season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- The home game against Birmingham in February was used for some scenes in the cult British film Wonderland.
- "1993–2000 PROMOTION TO ADMINISTRATION". Crystal Palace FC Official Website. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Venables stands down". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 16 January 1999. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- Burton was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and would make his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in June 2004.
- Turner was born in Greenwich, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at U-21 level.
- Dyer was born in Redbridge, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Montserrat internationally and would make his international debut for Montserrat in September 2007.
- Morrison was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and would make his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in August 2001.