1991–92 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
1991–92 season
Chairman Derek Pavis
Manager Neil Warnock
Stadium Meadow Lane
First Division 21st (relegated)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup Semi finals
Top goalscorer League: T. Johnson (9)
All: T. Johnson (12)
Average home league attendance 10,987

During the 1991–92 English football season, Notts County competed in the Football League First Division, having won promotion, via the play-offs, from the Second Division the previous season. It was Notts County's first season at this level since 1984, but ended in relegation after just one season and deprived the club of a place in the new FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Notts County were unable to extend their stay in the First Division beyond the single season and were relegated from English football's top flight, along with West Ham United and Luton Town; to County's credit, they managed to steer clear of the relegation zone until late in March. However, County still remained in the First Division: due to the restructuring of the Football League as a result of the formation of the FA Premier League, the Second Division was renamed the First Division.

County's first game of the season saw them take on eventual runners-up Manchester United at Old Trafford; County lost 2–0. However, in the home match against United, in January, County managed to scrape a 1–1 draw.

Kit[edit]

Notts County retained their kit manufacturing deal with Matchwinner, who introduced a new home kit for the season. Nottingham-based brewers Home Bitter remained as kit sponsors, but for home games only; away from home Notts County wore kits sponsored by Edinburgh-based brewers McEwan's Lager.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Leeds United 42 13 8 0 38 13 9 8 4 36 24 74 37 +37 82
2 Manchester United 42 12 7 2 34 13 9 8 4 29 20 63 33 +30 78
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 39 24 8 7 6 23 25 62 49 +13 75
4 Arsenal 42 12 7 2 51 23 7 8 6 30 24 81 46 +35 72
5 Manchester City 42 13 4 4 32 14 7 6 8 29 34 61 48 +13 70
6 Liverpool 42 13 5 3 34 17 3 11 7 13 23 47 40 +7 64
7 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 31 16 4 6 11 17 28 48 44 +4 60
8 Nottingham Forest 42 10 7 4 36 27 6 4 11 24 31 60 58 +2 59
9 Sheffield United 42 9 6 6 29 23 7 3 11 36 40 65 63 +2 57
10 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 24 25 7 7 7 29 36 53 61 – 8 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 10 5 25 21 6 8 7 23 26 48 47 +1 54
12 Everton 42 8 8 5 28 19 5 6 10 24 32 52 51 +1 53
13 Wimbledon 42 10 5 6 32 20 3 9 9 21 33 53 53 ±0 53
14 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 31 30 6 6 9 19 30 50 60 – 10 53
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 3 11 33 35 8 4 9 25 28 58 63 – 5 52
16 Southampton 42 7 5 9 17 28 7 5 9 22 27 39 55 – 16 52
17 Oldham Athletic 42 11 5 5 46 36 3 4 14 17 31 63 67 – 4 51
18 Norwich City 42 8 6 7 29 28 3 6 12 18 35 47 63 – 16 45
19 Coventry City 42 6 7 8 18 15 5 4 12 17 29 35 44 – 9 44
20 Luton Town 42 10 7 4 25 17 0 5 16 14 54 38 71 – 33 42
21 Notts County 42 7 5 9 24 29 3 5 13 16 33 40 62 – 22 40
22 West Ham United 42 6 6 9 22 24 3 5 13 15 35 37 59 – 22 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
League Champions, qualified for Champions League
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

Results[edit]

Notts County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 1991 Manchester United A 0–2 46,278
20 August 1991 Southampton H 1–0 9,613 Yates
24 August 1991 Nottingham Forest H 0–4 21,044
28 August 1991 Chelsea A 2–2 15,847 Johnson, Bartlett
31 August 1991 West Ham United A 2–0 20,093 Bartlett (2)
3 September 1991 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–1 12,297 Johnson (2, 1 pen)
7 September 1991 Liverpool H 1–2 16,051 Johnson
14 September 1991 Coventry City A 0–1 10,685
17 September 1991 Sheffield United A 3–1 19,375 Bartlett (2), Rideout
21 September 1991 Norwich City H 2–2 9,488 Rideout, Bowen (own goal)
28 September 1991 Luton Town A 1–1 7,629 Johnson (pen)
6 October 1991 Manchester City H 1–3 11,878 Thomas
19 October 1991 Leeds United H 2–4 12,964 Lund, Johnson
26 October 1991 Arsenal A 0–2 30,011
2 November 1991 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 7,634 Rideout, Johnson
16 November 1991 Aston Villa A 0–1 23,020
23 November 1991 Everton A 0–1 24,230
30 November 1991 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 7,901
7 December 1991 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 23,364 Short
20 December 1991 Southampton A 1–1 11,054 Slawson
26 December 1991 Chelsea H 2–0 11,933 Yates, Johnson
28 December 1991 West Ham United H 3–0 11,163 Turner, Harding, Agana
1 January 1992 Crystal Palace A 0–1 14,202
11 January 1992 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 30,168 Dryden
18 January 1992 Manchester United H 1–1 21,055 Johnson (pen)
1 February 1992 Leeds United A 0–3 27,224
8 February 1992 Arsenal H 0–1 11,221
22 February 1992 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 8,300 Bartlett
25 February 1992 Wimbledon H 1–1 6,198 Short
7 March 1992 Wimbledon A 0–2 4,196
10 March 1992 Aston Villa H 0–0 8,389
14 March 1992 Oldham Athletic A 3–4 12,125 Draper, Williams, Lund
17 March 1992 Everton H 0–0 7,480
21 March 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–1 23,910
28 March 1992 Crystal Palace H 2–3 7,674 Short, Wilson
31 March 1992 Liverpool A 0–4 25,457
7 April 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 9,205
11 April 1992 Coventry City H 1–0 6,665 Sansom (own goal)
18 April 1992 Norwich City A 1–0 12,100 Matthews
20 April 1992 Sheffield United H 1–3 12,605 Bartlett
25 April 1992 Manchester City A 0–2 23,426
2 May 1992 Luton Town H 2–1 11,380 Matthews (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991-92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 1992 Wigan Athletic H 2–0 5,913 Johnson, Turner
R4 4 February 1992 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 12,173 Lund, Draper
R5 15 February 1992 Norwich City A 0–3 14,511

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 24 September 1991 Port Vale A 1–2 4,722 Johnson
R2 2nd leg 9 October 1991 Port Vale H 3–2 (lost on away goals) 4,419 Bartlett (2), Johnson (pen)

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
NR2 22 October 1991 Sheffield United A 3–3 (won 2-1 on pens) 3,291 Draper, Bartlett, Slawson
NQF 26 November 1991 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 4,118 Harding
NSF 8 January 1992 Leicester City H 1–2 11,559 Short

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Kevin Blackwell
England GK Steve Cherry
England GK Jimmy Walker
England DF Steve Blatherwick
England DF John Brough
England DF Paul Cox
England DF Richard Dryden
Jamaica DF Michael Johnson
Northern Ireland DF John McClelland (on loan from Leeds United)
England DF Charlie Palmer
England DF Alan Paris
England DF Chris Short
England DF Craig Short
England DF Phil Turner
England DF Richard Walker
England DF Dean Yates
Scotland MF Paul Devlin
England MF Mark Draper
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Harding
Republic of Ireland MF Don O'Riordan
England MF Phil Robinson
England MF Dean Thomas
England MF Phil Turner
England MF Mark Wells
England MF Andy Williams
England FW Tony Agana
England FW Kevin Bartlett
England FW Gary Chapman
Australia FW Frank Farina (on loan from Bari)
England FW Tommy Johnson
England FW Gary Lund
England FW Rob Matthews
England FW Dave Regis
England FW Paul Rideout
England FW Steve Slawson
Northern Ireland FW Kevin Wilson

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
9 August 1991 DF Richard Dryden Exeter City £250,000
16 September 1991 FW Paul Rideout Southampton £250,000
12 November 1991 FW Tony Agana Sheffield United £750,000
4 February 1992 MF Andy Williams Port Vale £115,000
22 February 1992 MF Paul Devlin Stafford Rangers £40,000
26 March 1992 FW Rob Matthews Loughborough University Free transfer
27 March 1992 FW Kevin Wilson Chelsea £225,000
1 May 1992 FW Gavin Worboys Doncaster Rovers £100,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
19 July 1991 DF Nick Platnauer Leicester City Free transfer
16 August 1991 MF Dave Norton Hull City £80,000
7 November 1991 FW Dave Regis Plymouth Argyle £200,000
10 January 1992 FW Paul Rideout Rangers £500,000
12 March 1992 FW Tommy Johnson Derby County £1,300,000
Transfers in: Decrease £1,730,000
Transfers out: Increase £2,080,000
Total spending: Increase £350,000

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