1998–99 Stockport County F.C. season

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Stockport County
1998–99 season
Chairman Brendan Elwood
Manager Gary Megson
Stadium Edgeley Park
First Division 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Angell (17)
All: Angell (18)
Average home league attendance 7,900

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

Season summary[edit]

In the 1998–99 season, Stockport finished in 16th place, winning just 3 of their final 14 matches. A 5–0 defeat at relegated Oxford United on the final day signalled the end of Megson's time at Edgeley Park.[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]

Stockport County's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Bradford City A 2-1 14,360 Dinning (2 pens)
15 August 1998 Norwich City H 0-2 6,538
21 August 1998 Barnsley A 1-1 16,377 Branch
29 August 1998 Crystal Palace H 1-1 7,739 C Byrne
31 August 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-2 22,217 Angell (2)
5 September 1998 Grimsby Town H 2-0 6,199 Angell (2)
8 September 1998 Birmingham City A 0-2 16,429
12 September 1998 Crewe Alexandra H 1-1 7,302 Flynn
19 September 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 8,205
26 September 1998 West Bromwich Albion H 2-2 8,804 McIntosh, C Byrne
29 September 1998 Huddersfield Town H 1-1 8,023 Thomas-Moore
3 October 1998 Swindon Town A 3-2 7,691 McIntosh, Branch, Thomas-Moore
17 October 1998 Bury A 1-1 5,732 Branch
20 October 1998 Sheffield United A 1-1 12,657 Thomas-Moore
24 October 1998 Ipswich Town H 0-1 7,432
31 October 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 6,597 Angell
8 November 1998 Port Vale H 4-2 7,612 Angell (3), Grant
14 November 1998 Watford H 1-1 8,019 Dinning (pen)
21 November 1998 Bristol City A 1-1 11,032 Angell
24 November 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 0-1 8,520
28 November 1998 Portsmouth H 2-0 7,504 Cooper, Dinning (pen)
5 December 1998 Sunderland A 0-1 36,040
12 December 1998 Watford A 2-4 9,250 Angell, Connelly
19 December 1998 Oxford United H 2-0 6,500 Matthews, Dinning (pen)
26 December 1998 Barnsley H 0-1 10,263
28 December 1998 Grimsby Town A 0-1 8,058
9 January 1999 Bradford City H 1-2 8,975 Angell
16 January 1999 Crystal Palace A 2-2 15,517 Angell (2)
30 January 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-2 8,654 Angell
6 February 1999 Norwich City A 2-0 14,675 Angell, Wilson (own goal)
13 February 1999 Birmingham City H 1-0 9,056 Angell
20 February 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 2-0 5,473 Woodthorpe, Ellis
27 February 1999 Queens Park Rangers H 0-0 7,694
2 March 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 1-3 11,801 McIntosh
6 March 1999 Huddersfield Town A 0-3 11,914
9 March 1999 Swindon Town H 2-1 6,048 Angell, Ellis (pen)
13 March 1999 Port Vale A 1-1 6,456 Smith
20 March 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 0-0 7,589
3 April 1999 Bury H 0-0 7,483
5 April 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 2-1 18,587 Ellis, Woodthorpe
10 April 1999 Sheffield United H 1-0 7,551 Matthews
17 April 1999 Bristol City H 2-2 7,602 Ellis (2)
20 April 1999 Ipswich Town A 0-1 17,056
24 April 1999 Portsmouth A 1-3 11,212 Ellis
1 May 1999 Sunderland H 0-1 10,548
9 May 1999 Oxford United A 0-5 6,830

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Bury A 3-0 5,325 Angell, Lucketti (own goal), Woodthorpe
R4 23 January 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-2 20,984

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Hull City H 2-2 3,134 Thomas-Moore, C Byrne
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Hull City A 0-0 (lost on away goals) 3,480

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 Ian Gray
England GK Carlo Nash
Republic of Ireland DF Des Byrne
England DF Sean Connelly
England DF Mike Flynn
England DF Jim Gannon
Scotland DF Martin McIntosh
England DF Colin Woodthorpe
Norway MF Paul Alsaker
Scotland MF Tom Bennett
England MF Graham Branch
England MF Chris Byrne
England MF Paul Cook
England MF Kevin Cooper
No. Position Player
England MF Tony Dinning
England MF Paul Hughes
Republic of Ireland MF Sean Mannion
England MF Rob Matthews
Scotland MF Derek McInnes
Wales MF Wayne Phillips
England MF David Smith
England MF Simon Travis
England FW Brett Angell
Republic of Ireland FW Jon Daly
England FW Tony Ellis
England FW Ian Thomas-Moore
England FW Aaron Wilbraham
Republic of Ireland FW Stephen Grant

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