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.

Crystal Palace
1998–99 season
ChairmanMark Goldberg[1]
ManagerTerry Venables (until 15 January)
Steve Coppell (from 15 January)
StadiumSelhurst Park
Football League First Division14th
FA CupThird round
Worthington CupSecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Morrison (12)
All: Morrison (13)
Average home league attendance17,123

Season summaryEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] In January 1999, Steve Coppell returned to the job once again,[1] 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.[1]

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GS Pts
12 West Bromwich Albion 46 16 11 19 69 76 69 59
13 Barnsley 46 14 17 15 59 56 59 59
14 Crystal Palace 46 14 16 16 58 71 58 58
15 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 20 14 63 61 63 56
16 Stockport County 46 12 17 17 49 60 49 53
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).

ResultsEdit

Crystal Palace's score comes first[3]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

Football League First DivisionEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
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

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Newcastle United A 1–2 36,536 Bradbury

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
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

Intertoto CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
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)

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ENG Fraser Digby
GK   ENG Kevin Miller
GK   RSA Gareth Ormshaw
DF   ENG Dean Austin
DF   ENG Sagi Burton[notes 1]
DF   ENG Jason Crowe (on loan from Arsenal)
DF   ENG Marc Edworthy
DF   ENG Andy Frampton
DF   ENG Jimmy Hibburt
DF   ENG Andy Linighan
DF   ENG Jamie Smith
DF   ENG Dave Tuttle
DF   ENG Paul Warhurst
DF   ENG David Woozley
DF   SCG Gordan Petrić
DF   ISL Hermann Hreiðarsson
DF   ISR David Amsalem
DF   CHN Sun Jihai
DF   CHN Fan Zhiyi
DF   AUS Craig Moore
MF   ENG Hayden Mullins
MF   ENG Simon Rodger (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SCO Jamie Fullarton
MF   WAL Stephen Evans
MF   SCO Steven Thomson
MF   NIR Wayne Carlisle
MF   NIR Gareth Graham
MF   IRL Andy Turner[notes 2]
MF   ITA Attilio Lombardo
MF   SCG Saša Ćurčić
MF   ARG Walter del Río
MF   AUS Craig Foster
FW   ENG Marcus Bent
FW   ENG Lee Bradbury
FW   ENG Bruce Dyer[notes 3]
FW   ENG Richard Harris
FW   ENG Matt Jansen
FW   ENG Leon McKenzie
FW   ENG Clinton Morrison[notes 4]
FW   ENG Neil Shipperley
FW   WAL Andy Martin
FW   ITA Michele Padovano
FW   SWE Mathias Svensson
FW   AUS Nick Rizzo

Other eventsEdit

  • The home game against Birmingham in February was used for some scenes in the cult British film Wonderland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "1993–2000 PROMOTION TO ADMINISTRATION". Crystal Palace FC Official Website. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Venables stands down". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 16 January 1999. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/crystal-palace/1998-1999
  4. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=646&teamTabs=stats&season_id=128

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Turner was born in Greenwich, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at U-21 level.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.