1998–99 Bristol City F.C. season

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Bristol City
1998–99 season
Chairman Scott Davidson
Manager John Ward (until 28 October)
Benny Lennartsson (from 28 October)
Stadium Ashton Gate
Football League First Division 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Akinbiyi (19)
All: Akinbiyi (23)
Average home league attendance 12,840

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

Season summary[edit]

The Robins struggled back in Division One, and manager John Ward stepped down in October 1998 after chairman Davidson appointed Benny Lennartsson as coach for rest of the season which infuriated the supporters.[1] They were relegated by finishing bottom of the league which saw Lennartsson sacked and was replaced by Gillingham's Tony Pulis.[2]

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]

Bristol City's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1998 Oxford United H 2-2 13,729 S Andersen (2)
15 August 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 13,337 Hewlett
22 August 1998 Watford H 1-4 13,063 S Andersen
29 August 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 5,960 Akinbiyi
31 August 1998 Huddersfield Town H 1-2 11,801 Goodridge
5 September 1998 Swindon Town A 2-3 8,537 Akinbiyi, Bell (pen)
8 September 1998 Sunderland A 1-1 34,111 S Andersen
13 September 1998 West Bromwich Albion H 1-3 13,761 Watts
19 September 1998 Ipswich Town A 1-3 13,657 Akinbiyi
26 September 1998 Crewe Alexandra H 5-2 9,810 Doherty, Goodridge, Murray, Akinbiyi, Hutchings
29 September 1998 Barnsley H 1-1 12,005 Bell
3 October 1998 Bury A 1-0 4,794 Bell (pen)
10 October 1998 Portsmouth H 2-2 13,056 Murray, S Andersen
17 October 1998 Port Vale A 2-3 6,691 Murray, Akinbiyi
20 October 1998 Grimsby Town A 1-2 5,082 S Andersen
23 October 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 2-1 12,026 Akinbiyi, Bell (pen)
31 October 1998 Bradford City A 0-5 14,468
7 November 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-6 15,432 Hutchings
14 November 1998 Crystal Palace A 1-2 17,821 S Andersen
21 November 1998 Stockport County H 1-1 11,032 Thorpe
28 November 1998 Birmingham City A 2-4 17,577 Thorpe, S Andersen
5 December 1998 Sheffield United H 2-0 11,134 Bell (pen), Akinbiyi
12 December 1998 Crystal Palace H 1-1 13,014 Akinbiyi
19 December 1998 Norwich City A 1-2 17,022 Akinbiyi
26 December 1998 Watford A 0-1 15,081
28 December 1998 Swindon Town H 3-1 16,257 Torpey (2), Akinbiyi
9 January 1999 Oxford United A 0-0 9,434
16 January 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 1-1 13,217 Locke
30 January 1999 Huddersfield Town A 2-2 14,034 Akinbiyi, Locke
5 February 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 0-0 13,841
13 February 1999 Sunderland H 0-1 15,736
20 February 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 2-2 16,490 Akinbiyi (2)
27 February 1999 Ipswich Town H 0-1 14,065
9 March 1999 Bury H 1-1 11,606 S Andersen
13 March 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-3 25,237
20 March 1999 Bradford City H 2-3 10,870 Akinbiyi, S Andersen
23 March 1999 Barnsley A 0-2 14,733
3 April 1999 Port Vale H 2-0 11,039 Akinbiyi, Howells
5 April 1999 Portsmouth A 1-0 13,026 Locke
10 April 1999 Grimsby Town H 4-1 11,616 Torpey, Akinbiyi (2), Tinnion
13 April 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 14,459
17 April 1999 Stockport County A 2-2 7,602 Brennan, Torpey
24 April 1999 Birmingham City H 1-2 15,845 Akinbiyi
27 April 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 0-1 5,579
1 May 1999 Sheffield United A 1-3 17,310 Akinbiyi
9 May 1999 Norwich City H 1-0 11,362 Pinamonte

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Everton H 0-2 19,608

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Shrewsbury Town H 4-0 3,585 Hutchings, Akinbiyi (2), S Andersen
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Shrewsbury Town A 3-4 (won 7-4 on agg) 1,011 Thorpe, Akinbiyi, Doherty
R2 1st Leg 16 September 1998 Crewe Alexandra H 1-1 3,082 Akinbiyi
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 0-2 (lost 1-3 on agg) 3,089

Squad[edit]

[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 Kevin Welch
- England DF Adam Locke
- England DF Louis Carey
- England DF Michael Bell
- Canada DF Jim Brennan
- England MF Brian Tinnion
- Scotland MF Scott Murray
- Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
- Barbados FW Gregory Goodridge
- Northern Ireland MF Tommy Doherty
- Denmark FW Søren Andersen
- Sweden DF Mark Shail (captain)
- England GK Steve Phillips
- Wales DF Robert Edwards
- England FW Steve Torpey
- England MF Carl Hutchings
- England DF Julian Watts
- England DF Aaron Brown
- Hungary DF Vilmos Sebők
No. Position Player
- England FW Tony Thorpe
- England MF Matthew Hewlett
- Moldova DF Ion Testemitanu
- England MF David Howells (on loan from Southampton)
- England DF Shaun Taylor
- Scotland FW Colin Cramb
- England DF Sean Dyche
- Wales DF Christian Edwards (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
- England MF Neil Heaney (on loan from Manchester City)
- Denmark GK Bo Andersen
- Netherlands DF Clemens Zwijnenberg
- England DF Kevin Langan
- Italy FW Lorenzo Pinamonte
- Scotland DF Andy Jordan
- England DF Matt Hill
- England FW Alex Meechan
- England MF Joe Burnell
- England GK Stuart Naylor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Ward fires fans fury.". The Free Library. The Mirror. 29 October 1998. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "FOOTBALL: GILLS SNAP UP TAYLOR.". The Free Library. The Mirror. 8 July 1999. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/bristol-city/1998-1999