1997–98 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth
1997–98 season
Chairman England Terry Venables
Manager England Terry Fenwick
Stadium Fratton Park
First Division 20th

The 1997-98 season was Portsmouth's 99th in existence. After just missing out on the play-offs the previous season, Portsmouth saw themselves in a relegation battle this season.

Results[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Nottingham Forest 46 28 10 8 82 42 94
2. Middlesbrough 46 27 10 9 77 41 91
3. Sunderland 46 26 12 8 86 50 90
4. Charlton Athletic 46 26 10 10 80 49 88
5. Ipswich Town 46 23 14 9 77 43 83
6. Sheffield United 46 19 17 10 69 54 74
7. Birmingham City 46 19 17 10 60 35 74
8. Stockport County 46 19 8 19 71 69 65
9. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 11 17 57 53 65
10. West Bromwich Albion 46 16 13 17 50 56 61
11. Crewe Alexandra 46 18 5 23 58 65 59
12. Oxford United 46 16 10 20 60 64 58
13. Bradford City 46 14 15 17 46 59 57
14. Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 54 57 56
15. Norwich City 46 14 13 19 52 69 55
16. Huddersfield Town 46 14 11 21 50 72 53
17. Bury 46 11 19 16 42 58 52
18. Swindon Town 46 14 10 22 42 73 52
19. Port Vale 46 13 10 23 56 66 49
20. Portsmouth 46 13 10 23 51 63 49
21. Queens Park Rangers 46 10 19 17 51 63 49
22. Manchester City 46 12 12 22 56 57 48
23. Stoke City 46 11 13 22 44 74 46
24. Reading 46 11 9 26 39 78 42

Venue Played Won Drawn Lost For Against

Home 23 8 6 9 28 30

Away 23 5 4 14 23 33

Total 46 13 10 23 51 63

First squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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 Aaron Flahavan
England GK Alan Knight
England DF Andy Awford
England DF Andy Cook
England DF Russell Perrett
England DF Robbie Pethick
England DF Matthew Robinson
England DF Lee Russell
England DF Andy Thomson
England DF Adrian Whitbread
Wales DF Aaron Cook
Greece DF Michalis Vlachos
England MF Martin Allen
England MF Jimmy Carter
England MF David Hillier
No. Position Player
England MF Sammy Igoe
Guernsey MF Dave Waterman
Republic of Ireland MF Alan McLoughlin[2]
Republic of Ireland MF Andy Turner[3]
Jamaica MF Fitzroy Simpson[4]
Australia MF Robert Enes
Australia MF Craig Foster
England FW Steve Claridge
England FW John Durnin
Sweden FW Mathias Svensson
Jamaica FW Paul Hall[5]
Australia FW John Aloisi
Australia FW Paul Harries
Australia FW Hamilton Thorp
Robbie Simpson

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pompey FC News and Stats Database". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  2. ^ McLoughlin was born in Manchester, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1990.
  3. ^ Turner was born in Greenwich, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and represented them at U-21 level.
  4. ^ Simpson was born in Bradford-on-Avon, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1990.
  5. ^ Hall was born in Manchester, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and made his international debut for Jamaica in 1990.