1998–99 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

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Queens Park Rangers
1998–99 season
Chairman Chris Wright
Manager Ray Harford (until 28 September)
Iain Dowie (caretaker 28 September - 16 October)
Gerry Francis (from 16 October)
Stadium Loftus Road
First Division 20th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Peacock/Sheron/Gallen (8)
All: Sheron (9)
Average home league attendance 11,793

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

Season summary[edit]

After a poor start to the 1998–99 season, Harford was sacked in September and replaced by Gerry Francis, returning for his second spell as QPR manager.[1] After another disappointing season, Francis managed to somehow keep them clear of the relegation zone on goals scored at the expense of Bury, with QPR finishing in 20th place.

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]

Queens Park Rangers' score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Sunderland A 0-1 41,008
15 August 1998 Bristol City H 1-1 13,337 Ready
22 August 1998 Norwich City A 2-4 16,317 Peacock (pen), Sheron
29 August 1998 Bury H 0-0 8,612
31 August 1998 Portsmouth A 0-3 12,106
8 September 1998 Tranmere Rovers H 0-0 8,070
12 September 1998 Watford A 1-2 14,251 Slade
19 September 1998 Stockport County H 2-0 8,205 Gallen (2)
26 September 1998 Oxford United A 1-4 7,489 Scully
29 September 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-1 20,201 Sheron (2)
3 October 1998 Grimsby Town H 1-2 10,240 Maddix
17 October 1998 Huddersfield Town A 0-2 11,276
21 October 1998 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 11,842
25 October 1998 Birmingham City H 0-1 10,272
31 October 1998 Swindon Town A 1-3 8,500 Sheron
4 November 1998 Barnsley H 2-1 8,218 Langley, Gallen
7 November 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 2-0 11,814 Gallen, Sheron
14 November 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 2-0 5,001 Peacock, Sheron
21 November 1998 Sheffield United H 1-2 12,558 Peacock (pen)
28 November 1998 Bradford City A 3-0 15,037 Peacock, Gallen, Sheron
2 December 1998 Ipswich Town H 1-1 12,449 Gallen
5 December 1998 Port Vale H 3-2 10,498 Maddix, Talbot (own goal), Sheron
12 December 1998 Crewe Alexandra H 0-1 11,296
19 December 1998 Crystal Palace A 1-1 17,684 Steiner
26 December 1998 Norwich City H 2-0 15,251 Murray, Peacock
28 December 1998 Barnsley A 0-1 17,083
9 January 1999 Sunderland H 2-2 17,444 Maddix, Gallen
16 January 1999 Bury A 1-1 4,609 Dowie
30 January 1999 Portsmouth H 1-1 12,270 Peacock
5 February 1999 Bristol City A 0-0 13,841
13 February 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 2-3 5,896 Maddix, Rowland
20 February 1999 Watford H 1-2 14,918 Peacock
27 February 1999 Watford A 1-0 8,692 Howe
3 March 1999 Stockport County A 0-0 7,694
6 March 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1 13,150
13 March 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 1-2 17,919 Rowland (pen)
20 March 1999 Swindon Town H 4-0 11,184 Steiner, Kiwomya (2), Rowland
3 April 1999 Huddersfield Town H 1-1 11,113 Baraclough
5 April 1999 Ipswich Town A 1-3 22,162 Kiwomya
10 April 1999 West Bromwich Albion H 2-1 11,158 Ready, Peacock
13 April 1999 Grimsby Town A 0-1 4,789
17 April 1999 Sheffield United A 0-2 14,341
20 April 1999 Birmingham City A 0-1 20,888
24 April 1999 Bradford City H 1-3 11,641 Gallen
1 May 1999 Port Vale A 0-2 9,851
9 May 1999 Crystal Palace H 6-0 18,498 Kulcsar, Kiwomya (3), Scully, Breacker

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Huddersfield Town H 0-1 11,685

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Walsall A 0-0 3,691
R1 2nd Leg 26 August 1998 Walsall H 3-1 (lost 2-3 on agg) 5,052 Sheron, Maddix, Slade
R2 1st Leg 16 September 1998 Charlton Athletic H 0-2 6,497
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Charlton Athletic A 0-1 (lost 0-3 on agg) 11,726

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
- Czech Republic GK Luděk Mikloško
- England DF Ian Baraclough
- Wales DF Karl Ready
- Jamaica DF Danny Maddix
- England DF Matthew Rose
- England MF Gavin Peacock
- England MF Paul Murray
- Australia MF George Kulcsar
- Republic of Ireland MF Tony Scully
- England FW Kevin Gallen
- England FW Steve Slade
- Northern Ireland DF Steve Morrow
- Finland DF Antti Heinola
- England DF Tim Breacker
- Northern Ireland DF Keith Rowland
- England FW Chris Kiwomya
- England GK Lee Harper
- England DF Chris Plummer
- Northern Ireland FW Iain Dowie
- Wales MF Leon Jeanne
- Jamaica MF Richard Langley
No. Position Player
- England DF Steve Yates
- Sweden FW Robert Steiner (on loan from Bradford City)
- England DF Andy Linighan (on loan from Crystal Palace)
- England DF Jermaine Darlington
- Wales MF Vinnie Jones
- England DF Mark Perry
- Northern Ireland MF Mark Graham
- Nigeria GK Ademola Bankole
- England DF Paul Bruce
- England DF Richard Ord
- Grenada MF Alvin Bubb
- England FW Luke Cornwall (on loan from Fulham)
- Northern Ireland MF Richard Graham
- England DF Rik Lopez
- Northern Ireland MF Terry McFlynn
- England FW Wayne Purser
- England DF Karl Owen
- England FW Ross Weare
- Republic of Ireland DF David Whittle
- England MF Danny Wright

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
- England MF Nigel Quashie (to Nottingham Forest)
- England MF David Franklin (to Yeovil Town)
- England DF Perry Norman (to Hayes)
No. Position Player
- Republic of Ireland GK Barry Andrews (to Leyton Orient)
- England FW Mike Sheron (to Barnsley)

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