1998–99 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1998–99 season
Chairman Mark Goldberg (until January)
Peter Morley (from January)
Manager Terry Venables (until 15 January)
Steve Coppell (from 15 January)
Stadium Selhurst Park
Football League First Division 14th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Morrison (12)
All: Morrison (13)
Average home league attendance 17,123

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

Season summary[edit]

Terry Venables was appointed head coach, but the dream of success for the 1998–99 season quickly turned into a nightmare. Goldberg was unable to sustain his financial backing of the club and they went into administration. Simon Paterson took charge of the club throughout a spell in which it's very future seemed in serious doubt.

With bank balance now significantly swollen, Venables quit as manager soon afterwards, and Steve Coppell returned to the job once again,[1] while, with the approval of the administrators, Peter Morley was installed as chairman. Coppell was able to guide Palace to a mid-table finish.

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]

Crystal Palace's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 2–2 19,029 Jansen, Ćurčić
16 August 1998 Birmingham City A 1–3 16,699 Mullins
22 August 1998 Oxford United H 2–0 14,827 Dyer, Lombardo
29 August 1998 Stockport County A 1–1 7,739 Shipperley
8 September 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 1–0 4,977 Jansen
12 September 1998 Port Vale H 0–1 15,983
19 September 1998 Barnsley A 0–4 15,597
27 September 1998 Sheffield United H 1–0 20,370 Ćurčić
30 September 1998 Bury H 4–2 13,219 Warhurst, Dyer, Morrison, Lombardo (pen)
3 October 1998 Ipswich Town A 0–3 16,837
17 October 1998 Norwich City H 5–1 18,100 Rizzo, Jansen (2), Svensson, Lombardo
20 October 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–2 16,417 Moore, Burton, Ćurčić
31 October 1998 Grimsby Town A 0–2 6,948
3 November 1998 West Bromwich Albion A 2–3 11,606 Jansen, Moore
7 November 1998 Portsmouth H 4–1 20,188 Moore, Thomson (own goal), Mullins, Foster
14 November 1998 Bristol City H 2–1 17,821 Bradbury, Jansen
21 November 1998 Swindon Town A 0–2 11,718
28 November 1998 Watford H 2–2 19,521 Tuttle, Ćurčić
5 December 1998 Huddersfield Town A 0–4 10,453
8 December 1998 Tranmere Rovers H 1–1 12,919 Jansen
12 December 1998 Bristol City A 1–1 13,014 Bell (own goal)
15 December 1998 Sunderland A 0–2 33,870
19 December 1998 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 17,684 Rodger
26 December 1998 Oxford United A 3–1 8,375 Foster, Morrison, Bradbury (pen)
28 December 1998 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 19,137 Morrison
10 January 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0–3 15,410
16 January 1999 Stockport County H 2–2 15,517 Morrison, Zhiyi
19 January 1999 Bradford City A 1–2 14,368 Tuttle
30 January 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1–3 6,017 Bradbury
6 February 1999 Birmingham City H 1–1 15,996 Rowett (own goal)
13 February 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 1–1 14,823 Morrison
20 February 1999 Port Vale A 0–1 6,051
28 February 1999 Barnsley H 1–0 17,021 Mullins
2 March 1999 Sheffield United A 1–1 12,896 Petrić
6 March 1999 Bury A 0–0 4,334
9 March 1999 Ipswich Town H 3–2 16,360 Mullins, Morrison (2)
13 March 1999 Portsmouth A 1–1 15,120 Bradbury
20 March 1999 Grimsby Town H 3–1 15,228 Morrison (2), Mullins
28 March 1999 Bradford City H 1–0 15,626 Zhiyi
3 April 1999 Norwich City A 1–0 16,754 Austin
5 April 1999 Sunderland H 1–1 22,096 Morrison
10 April 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–0 23,643
17 April 1999 Swindon Town H 0–1 18,660
24 April 1999 Watford A 1–2 15,590 McKenzie
1 May 1999 Huddersfield Town H 2–2 17,282 Morrison (2)
9 May 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 0–6 18,498

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Newcastle United A 1–2 36,536 Bradbury

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Torquay United A 1–1 3,042 Lombardo
R1 2nd Leg 25 August 1998 Torquay United H 2–1 (won 3–2 on agg) 6,872 Lombardo, Hreiðarsson
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1998 Bury A 0–3 2,780
R2 2nd Leg 23 September 1998 Bury H 2–1 (lost 2–4 on agg) 3,546 Morrison, Zhiyi

Squad[edit]

[3] 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 Fraser Digby
England GK Kevin Miller
South Africa GK Gareth Ormshaw
England DF Dean Austin
England DF Sagi Burton
England DF Jason Crowe (on loan from Arsenal)
England DF Marc Edworthy
England DF Andy Frampton
England DF James Hibburt
England DF Andy Linighan
England DF Jamie Smith
England DF Dave Tuttle
England DF Paul Warhurst
England DF David Woozley
Serbia and Montenegro DF Gordan Petrić
Iceland DF Hermann Hreiðarsson
Israel DF David Amsalem
China DF Sun Jihai
China DF Fan Zhiyi
Australia DF Craig Moore
England MF Hayden Mullins
England MF Simon Rodger (captain)
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Jamie Fullarton
Wales MF Stephen Evans
Scotland MF Steven Thomson
Northern Ireland MF Wayne Carlisle
Northern Ireland MF Gareth Graham
Republic of Ireland MF Andy Turner
Italy MF Attilio Lombardo
Serbia and Montenegro MF Saša Ćurčić
Argentina MF Walter del Río
Australia MF Craig Foster
England FW Marcus Bent
England FW Lee Bradbury
England FW Bruce Dyer
England FW Richard Harris
England FW Matt Jansen
England FW Leon McKenzie
England FW Clinton Morrison
England FW Neil Shipperley
Wales FW Andy Martin
Italy FW Michele Padovano
Sweden FW Mathias Svensson
Australia FW Nick Rizzo

Other events[edit]

  • The home game against Birmingham in February was used for some scenes in the cult British film Wonderland.

References[edit]