1998–99 Barnsley F.C. season

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Barnsley
1998–99 season
Chairman John Dennis
Manager John Hendrie (until 19 April)
Eric Winstanley (caretaker from 19 April)
Stadium Oakwell
First Division 13th
FA Cup Quarter finals
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Ward (12)
All: Ward (15)
Average home league attendance 16,269

During the 1998–99 English football season, Barnsley F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the summer, Danny Wilson departed Barnsley to join Sheffield Wednesday, and with the team looking to bounce back to the Premier League John Hendrie was named manager.[1]

The Red's promotion hopes were hampered when they lost influential captain Neil Redfearn who was sold to Charlton Athletic after making 338 first team appearances for Barnsley.

The season was mostly unremarkable in terms of results and on 19 April 1999, Hendrie was sacked with the club nowhere near the top six and Hendrie's assistant Eric Winstanley took caretaker charge for the remaining games of the season.[2] Barnsley then went on to finish a disappointing campaign in 13th place. One of the highlights of the season was a 7-1 home victory against local rivals Huddersfield Town. This was the only time new signing Craig Hignett and Ashley Ward played together, with Ward leaving for Blackburn. After the season Barnsley lost yet more players from the promotion season, with solid defender Arjan de Zeeuw and attacking midfield player Clint Marcelle both leaving the club. Goalkeeper David Watson also suffered an injury mid-season that later ended his career.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Sunderland 46 31 12 3 91 28 105
2. Bradford City 46 26 9 11 82 47 87
3. Ipswich Town 46 26 8 12 69 32 86
4. Birmingham City 46 23 12 11 66 37 81
5. Watford 46 21 14 11 65 56 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 20 16 10 78 59 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 19 16 11 64 43 73
8. Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 71 66 67
9. Norwich City 46 15 17 14 62 61 62
10. Huddersfield Town 46 15 16 15 62 71 61
11. Grimsby Town 46 17 10 19 40 52 61
12. West Bromwich Albion 46 16 11 19 69 76 59
13. Barnsley 46 14 17 15 59 56 59
14. Crystal Palace 46 14 16 16 58 71 58
15. Tranmere Rovers 46 12 20 14 63 61 56
16. Stockport County 46 12 17 17 49 60 53
17. Swindon Town 46 13 11 22 59 81 50
18. Crewe Alexandra 46 12 12 22 54 78 48
19. Portsmouth 46 11 14 21 57 73 47
20. Queens Park Rangers 46 12 11 23 52 61 47
21. Port Vale 46 13 8 25 45 75 47
22. Bury 46 10 17 19 35 60 47
23. Oxford United 46 10 14 22 48 71 44
24. Bristol City 46 9 15 22 57 80 42
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Results[edit]

Barnsley's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 West Bromwich Albion H 2-2 18,114 de Zeeuw (2)
15 August 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 1-3 5,289 McClare
21 August 1998 Stockport County H 1-1 16,377 Fjørtoft
29 August 1998 Birmingham City A 0-0 19,825
31 August 1998 Oxford United H 1-0 15,328 Hendrie
8 September 1998 Norwich City H 1-3 15,695 Ward
12 September 1998 Grimsby Town A 2-1 8,149 Ward (2)
19 September 1998 Crystal Palace H 4-0 15,597 Ward (2), McClare, Fjørtoft
26 September 1998 Bradford City A 1-2 15,887 Ward
29 September 1998 Bristol City A 1-1 12,005 Sheridan
3 October 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 17,362 Ward, van der Laan
11 October 1998 Port Vale H 0-2 16,195
17 October 1998 Sheffield United A 1-1 23,180 Fjørtoft
20 October 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 0-3 5,194
24 October 1998 Portsmouth H 2-1 15,152 Ward, Barnard
31 October 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 20,714 Ward (pen)
4 November 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 8,218 Bullock
7 November 1998 Bury H 1-1 15,115 Ward
14 November 1998 Ipswich Town H 0-1 15,966
21 November 1998 Sunderland A 3-2 40,231 Ward, Dyer, Barnard (pen)
27 November 1998 Huddersfield Town H 7-1 16,648 Dyer (2), Hignett (2), Tinkler, Ward, Barnard
5 December 1998 Watford A 0-0 10,165
12 December 1998 Ipswich Town A 2-0 16,021 McClare, Turner
19 December 1998 Swindon Town H 1-3 15,342 Barnard (pen)
26 December 1998 Stockport County A 1-0 10,263 de Zeeuw
28 December 1998 Queens Park Rangers H 1-0 17,083 Hignett
9 January 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 15,029
16 January 1999 Birmingham City H 0-0 17,114
30 January 1999 Oxford United A 0-1 6,174
6 February 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 2-2 15,377 Tinkler, de Zeeuw
16 February 1999 Norwich City A 0-0 13,232
20 February 1999 Grimsby Town H 0-0 16,343
28 February 1999 Crystal Palace A 0-1 17,021
3 March 1999 Bradford City H 0-1 16,866
9 March 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 3-3 16,537 Hignett (2), Jones
13 March 1999 Bury A 0-0 4,696
20 March 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-3 16,587 Richards (own goal), Jones
23 March 1999 Bristol City H 2-0 14,733 Dyer, Hignett
28 March 1999 Portsmouth A 3-1 13,337 Hignett, Whitbread (own goal), Dyer
3 April 1999 Sheffield United H 2-1 17,566 Hignett (2)
5 April 1999 Port Vale A 0-1 5,968
10 April 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 1-1 15,133 Dyer
16 April 1999 Sunderland H 1-3 17,390 Sheron
24 April 1999 Huddersfield Town A 1-0 15,353 Sheron
1 May 1999 Watford H 2-2 17,098 Eaden, Tinkler
9 May 1999 Swindon Town A 3-1 8,182 Jones, Bullock, Dyer

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Swindon Town A 0-0 8,016
R3R 19 January 1999 Swindon Town H 3-1 10,510 McClare, Bullock, Hignett
R4 23 January 1999 Bournemouth H 3-1 11,982 Sheridan, Hignett, Bullock
R5 13 February 1999 Bristol Rovers H 4-1 17,508 Hignett (3), Dyer
QF 16 March 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 18,793

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 12 August 1998 Scarborough A 1-0 3,064 Ward
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Scarborough H 3-0 (won 4-0 on agg) 5,099 Fjørtoft, van der Laan, Eaden
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1998 Reading H 3-0 7,840 Barnard, Fjørtoft (2)
R2 2nd Leg 23 September 1998 Reading A 1-1 (won 4-1 on agg) 6,983 Ward
R3 27 October 1998 Bournemouth H 2-1 8,560 Ward (pen), Fjørtoft
R4 10 November 1998 Luton Town A 0-1 8,435

Squad[edit]

[4] 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 Tony Bullock
- England DF Nicky Eaden
- Netherlands DF Arjan de Zeeuw
- England DF Adie Moses
- England DF Scott Jones
- England MF Matty Appleby
- England MF Martin Bullock
- England MF Kevin Richardson
- England MF Sean McClare
- England FW Bruce Dyer
- England FW Craig Hignett
- Wales DF Darren Barnard
- South Africa MF Eric Tinkler
- England GK David Watson
- England DF Chris Morgan
- England MF Darren Sheridan
- England FW Mike Sheron
- Netherlands MF Robin van der Laan
- Germany GK Lars Leese
- Scotland FW John Hendrie (player-manager)
No. Position Player
- Wales MF Clayton Blackmore
- England FW Mike Turner
- Trinidad and Tobago FW Clint Marcelle
- England FW Karl Rose
- Republic of Macedonia FW Gjorgji Hristov
- Sweden DF Peter Markstedt
- Spain MF Pirri (on loan from CP Mérida)
- Slovenia DF Aleš Križan
- England FW Jon Parkin
- Republic of Ireland DF Brian O'Callaghan
- England FW Andrew Gregory
- Scotland DF James Dudgeon
- England DF Chris Barker
- Brazil MF Fumaça
- New Zealand FW Rory Fallon
- England MF Paul Bagshaw
- England MF Marc Heckingbottom
- England FW Paul Kennedy
- England GK Richard Siddall

Left club during the season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- Jamaica FW Deon Burton (on loan from Derby County)
- Scotland FW Andy Liddell (to Wigan Athletic)
- Republic of Ireland MF Alan Moore (on loan from Middlesbrough)
No. Position Player
- Norway FW Jan Åge Fjørtoft (to Eintracht Frankfurt)
- England FW Don Goodman (on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
- England FW Ashley Ward (to Blackburn Rovers)

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