1993–94 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
1993–94 season
Chairman Derek Pavis
Manager Mick Walker
Stadium Meadow Lane
First Division 7th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: McSwegan (14)
All: Lund (19)
Average home league attendance 8,314

During the 1993–94 English football season, Notts County F.C. competed in Division One. They finished seventh in the league this season, just missing out on a place in the playoffs and the chance of Premier League football, and were runners-up in the Anglo-Italian Cup.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1993–94 season, Notts County narrowly missed the play-offs for promotion to the Premiership. The season is most remembered for a 2–1 victory over arch rivals Nottingham Forest in which Charlie Palmer scored the winning goal with just four minutes remaining. This has become a celebrated event among Notts County fans, who have dubbed 12 February (the anniversary of the game) Sir Charlie Palmer Day.[citation needed] In March 1994, the Magpies lost the Anglo-Italian Cup final to Brescia.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. Crystal Palace 46 27 9 10 73 46 90
2. Nottingham Forest 46 23 14 9 74 49 83
3. Millwall 46 19 17 10 58 49 74
4. Leicester City 46 19 16 11 72 59 73
5. Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 72
6. Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 71
7. Notts County 46 20 8 18 65 69 68
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 17 17 12 60 47 68
9. Middlesbrough 46 18 13 15 66 54 67
10. Stoke City 46 18 13 15 57 59 67
11. Charlton Athletic 46 19 8 19 61 58 65
12. Sunderland 46 19 8 19 54 57 65
13. Bristol City 46 16 16 14 47 50 64
14. Bolton Wanderers 46 15 14 17 63 64 59
15. Southend United 46 17 8 21 63 67 59
16. Grimsby Town 46 13 20 13 52 47 59
17. Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 52 58 58
18. Barnsley 46 16 7 23 55 67 55
19. Watford 46 15 9 22 66 80 54
20. Luton Town 46 14 11 21 56 60 53
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 13 12 21 60 69 51
22. Birmingham City 46 13 12 21 52 69 51
23. Oxford United 46 13 10 23 54 75 49
24. Peterborough United 46 8 13 25 48 76 37

Results[edit]

Notts County's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Middlesbrough H 2–3 9,392 Draper (pen), Lund
21 August 1993 Peterborough United A 1–1 6,890 Draper
28 August 1993 Sunderland H 1–0 9,166 Lund
4 September 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 1–3 6,317 Simpson
11 September 1993 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 9,870 Draper
18 September 1993 Watford A 1–3 6,959 Draper
25 September 1993 Derby County H 4–1 11,000 McSwegan (3), Turner
2 October 1993 Leicester City A 2–3 16,319 Draper (pen), McSwegan
9 October 1993 Bristol City H 2–0 6,418 McSwegan (pen), Draper
16 October 1993 Luton Town A 0–1 6,366
20 October 1993 Millwall A 0–2 5,887
23 October 1993 Portsmouth H 1–1 6,683 Walker
30 October 1993 Nottingham Forest A 0–1 26,721
2 November 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–3 15,989
6 November 1993 Crystal Palace H 3–2 6,904 McSwegan (2, 1 pen), Lund
13 November 1993 Charlton Athletic A 1–5 7,226 Agana
20 November 1993 Stoke City H 2–0 9,815 Robinson, Turner
28 November 1993 Oxford United H 2–1 5,302 Devlin, Agana
5 December 1993 Crystal Palace A 2–1 13,704 Devlin (2)
11 December 1993 Millwall H 1–3 6,516 Lund
18 December 1993 Middlesbrough A 0–3 7,869
27 December 1993 Grimsby Town A 2–2 7,781 Lund, Devlin
1 January 1994 Bolton Wanderers A 2–4 11,041 Turner, Lund
3 January 1994 Southend United H 2–1 6,503 Draper, Dijkstra
11 January 1994 Birmingham City H 2–1 7,212 Devlin
15 January 1994 Luton Town H 1–2 6,589 Agana
22 January 1994 Bristol City A 2–0 7,458 Legg, Agana
5 February 1994 Portsmouth A 0–0 9,359
12 February 1994 Nottingham Forest H 2–1 17,911 McSwegan, Palmer
19 February 1994 Birmingham City A 3–2 12,913 McSwegan, Wilson, Legg
22 February 1994 Peterborough United H 2–1 6,106 McSwegan (2)
1 March 1994 Barnsley H 3–1 6,297 Draper (2), Lund
5 March 1994 Sunderland A 0–2 16,269
12 March 1994 Watford H 1–0 6,379 Lund
16 March 1994 West Bromwich Albion A 0–3 14,594
26 March 1994 Leicester City H 4–1 11,907 McSwegan, Matthews, Lund (2)
30 March 1994 Southend United A 0–1 3,758
2 April 1994 Grimsby Town H 2–1 7,205 Matthews, Draper
4 April 1994 Barnsley A 3–0 6,827 Devlin, Lund, McSwegan
9 April 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 2–1 7,270 Murphy, Devlin
12 April 1994 Tranmere Rovers H 0–0 6,318
16 April 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–2 13,438
20 April 1994 Derby County A 1–1 18,602 Draper
23 April 1994 Stoke City A 0–0 16,453
30 April 1994 Charlton Athletic H 3–3 7,019 Draper (pen), Lund, McSwegan
8 May 1994 Oxford United A 1–2 8,487 Draper

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Sutton United H 3–2 6,805 Draper, Agana, Devlin
R4 29 January 1994 West Ham United H 1–1 14,952 Lund
R4R 9 February 1994 West Ham United A 0–1 23,273

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st leg 17 August 1993 Hull City H 2–0 3,003 Lund, Cox
R1 2nd leg 24 August 1993 Hull City A 1–3 (won on away goals) 2,222 Draper
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Newcastle United A 1–3 25,887 Srníček (own goal)
R2 2nd leg 5 October 1993 Newcastle United H 1–7 (lost 2-10 on agg) 6,068 McSwegan

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Group 2 31 August 1993 Derby County H 3–2 3,276 Legg (2), Lund
Group 2 15 September 1993 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 7,347 Lund
R1 12 October 1993 Ascoli H 4–2 3,756 Legg, Lund (2), Draper
R1 9 November 1993 Pisa Sporting Club H 3–2 3,253 Agana, Devlin, Lund
R1 16 November 1993 Brescia A 1–3 2,000 Draper
R1 22 December 1993 Ancona Calcio A 1–0 1,000 McSwegan
SF 1st leg 26 January 1994 Southend United A 0–1 3,706
SF 2nd leg 16 February 1994 Southend United H 1–0 (won 4-3 on pens) 5,485 Devlin
F 20 March 1994 Brescia N 0–1 17,185

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Steve Cherry
- England DF Charlie Palmer
- England DF Richard Walker
- England DF Paul Cox
- England DF Michael Johnson
- England MF Mark Draper
- Scotland MF Paul Devlin
- England FW Gary Lund
- Scotland FW Gary McSwegan
- England MF Phil Turner
- Northern Ireland DF Kevin Wilson
- Wales MF Andy Legg
- Netherlands DF Meindert Dijkstra
- England GK Bob Catlin
- England FW Tony Agana
No. Position Player
- England DF Tommy Gallagher
- Australia DF Shaun Murphy
- England DF Colin Foster (on loan from West Ham United)
- England FW Rob Matthews
- England DF Paul Sherlock
- England DF Phil King
- England MF Dean Thomas
- England MF Michael Simpson
- England DF Chris Short
- England MF Peter Reid
- England FW Steve Slawson
- England DF Jim Gannon (on loan from Stockport County)
- Bermuda FW Shaun Goater (on loan from Rotherham Utd)
- England DF Dean Yates

Left the club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England FW Dave Reeves (to Carlisle United)
- England MF Andy Williams (to Rotherham United)
No. Position Player
- England DF David Robinson (Retired)

References[edit]