1998–99 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
1998–99 season
Chairman David Sheepshanks
Manager George Burley
Stadium Portman Road
First Division 3rd
FA Cup Fourth round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Johnson/Scowcroft (14)
Average home league attendance 16,920

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

Season summary[edit]

In the 1998–99 season, Ipswich fans felt it would be third time lucky in the play-offs for the Tractor Boys. Sadly, it once again ended in heartbreak, as Ipswich once again lost on away goals to Bolton Wanderers.[1]

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]

Ipswich Town's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1998 Grimsby Town A 0-0 7,211
15 August 1998 Bury H 0-0 13,267
22 August 1998 Portsmouth A 0-0 12,002
29 August 1998 Sunderland H 0-2 15,813
31 August 1998 Port Vale A 3-0 5,485 Scowcroft, Johnson, Holland
8 September 1998 Bradford City H 3-0 11,596 Scowcroft (2), Venus
12 September 1998 Oxford United A 3-3 6,632 Scowcroft, Johnson, Dyer
19 September 1998 Bristol City H 3-1 13,657 Johnson (2), Scowcroft
26 September 1998 Watford A 0-1 13,109
29 September 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 2-0 5,072 Stockwell, Scowcroft
3 October 1998 Crystal Palace H 3-0 16,837 Venus (pen), Taricco, Mathie
17 October 1998 Swindon Town H 1-0 13,212 Johnson
20 October 1998 Norwich City H 0-1 22,079
24 October 1998 Stockport County A 1-0 7,432 Dyer
31 October 1998 West Bromwich Albion H 2-0 15,568 Johnson (2)
3 November 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-0 14,680 Scowcroft, Stockwell
7 November 1998 Huddersfield Town A 2-2 14,240 Venus, Johnson
14 November 1998 Barnsley A 1-0 15,966 Johnson
21 November 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 0-1 17,255
28 November 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 3-0 5,165 Scowcroft (3, 1 pen)
2 December 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 12,449 Holland
5 December 1998 Birmingham City H 1-0 15,901 Petta
12 December 1998 Barnsley H 0-2 16,021
20 December 1998 Sheffield United A 2-1 12,944 Abou, Naylor
26 December 1998 Portsmouth H 3-0 21,805 Naylor (2), Dyer
28 December 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 24,636
9 January 1999 Grimsby Town H 0-1 15,575
17 January 1999 Sunderland A 1-2 39,835 Holland
30 January 1999 Port Vale H 1-0 16,328 Clapham
6 February 1999 Bury A 3-0 4,750 Venus (pen), Mowbray, Harewood
13 February 1999 Bradford City A 0-0 15,024
20 February 1999 Oxford United H 2-1 16,920 Holland, Venus (pen)
27 February 1999 Bristol City A 1-0 14,065 Naylor
2 March 1999 Watford H 3-2 18,818 Dyer, Venus, Johnson
6 March 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 1-0 15,929 Thetis
9 March 1999 Crystal Palace A 2-3 16,360 Johnson, Clapham
13 March 1999 Huddersfield Town H 3-0 17,170 Magilton, Johnson, Petta
20 March 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 1-0 15,552 Thetis
3 April 1999 Swindon Town A 6-0 10,337 Venus (2 pens), Scowcroft, Mowbray, Clapham, Wilnis
5 April 1999 Queens Park Rangers H 3-1 22,162 Johnson, Scowcroft, Holland
11 April 1999 Norwich City A 0-0 19,511
17 April 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0-2 19,894
20 April 1999 Stockport County H 1-0 17,056 Magilton
24 April 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 1-2 20,845 Venus (pen)
2 May 1999 Birmingham City A 0-1 27,685
9 May 1999 Sheffield United H 4-1 21,689 Magilton, Scowcroft, Dyer, Naylor

First Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st Leg 16 May 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 18,295
SF 2nd Leg 19 May 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 4-3 (lost on away goals) 21,755 Holland (2), Dyer (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-0 7,223 McGreal (own goal)
R4 23 January 1999 Everton A 0-1 28,854

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Exeter City A 1-1 3,233 Holland
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Exeter City H 5-1 (won 6-2 on agg) 7,952 Taricco, Holland, Stockwell, Mathie, Mason
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1998 Luton Town H 2-1 9,032 Scowcroft, Thetis
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Luton Town A 2-4 (lost 4-5 on agg) 5,655 Johnson, Davis (own goal)

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 Lee Bracey
England GK Richard Wright
England DF Titus Bramble
England DF Jason Cundy
England DF Wayne Brown
England DF Tony Mowbray
England DF Richard Naylor
England DF Mark Venus
France DF Jean-Manuel Thetis
Netherlands DF Fabian Wilnis
Argentina DF Mauricio Taricco
England MF Jamie Clapham
England MF Kieron Dyer
England MF Lee Hodges (on loan from West Ham United)
England MF Jonathan Hunt
England MF Chris Keeble
No. Position Player
England MF John Kennedy
England MF Paul Mason
England MF Mick Stockwell
England MF Adam Tanner
England MF Paolo Vernazza (on loan from Arsenal)
Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland
Netherlands MF Marco Holster
Netherlands MF Bobby Petta
England FW Marlon Harewood (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
England FW Richard Logan
England FW James Scowcroft
Scotland FW Alex Mathie
France FW Samassi Abou
Jamaica FW David Johnson

Left club during 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
Northern Ireland MF Danny Sonner (to Sheffield Wednesday)

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