1998–99 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers
1998–99 season
Chairman Fred Williams
Manager John Aldridge
Stadium Prenton Park
First Division 15th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Irons (15)
All: Irons (18)
Average home league attendance 6,930

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

Season summary[edit]

In the 1998–99 season, Tranmere started the season poorly and were bottom of the league after failing to win their first 10 league games and by the middle of December, Tranmere were still near the relegation zone with only 4 league wins and the pressure on manager Aldridge increased but a good run of form into the new year with 6 wins from 10 league games eased all of the pressure and lifted them to 13th and saved Tranmere from any relegation worries and they finished a mixed season in 15th 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]

Tranmere Rovers' score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-2 20,203
15 August 1998 Portsmouth H 1-1 6,714 Mellon
22 August 1998 Sunderland A 0-5 34,155
29 August 1998 Bristol City H 1-1 5,960 Parkinson
8 September 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 0-0 8,070
11 September 1998 Huddersfield Town H 2-3 5,770 Parkinson, Koumas
19 September 1998 Bury A 0-0 5,030
25 September 1998 Swindon Town H 0-0 5,501
29 September 1998 Ipswich Town H 0-2 5,072
3 October 1998 Birmingham City A 2-2 17,189 Irons, G Jones
10 October 1998 Oxford United A 2-1 5,862 Allen, G Jones
17 October 1998 Watford H 3-2 6,753 Irons (2), Mahon
20 October 1998 Barnsley H 3-0 5,194 Mahon, G Jones, Taylor
24 October 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 4-1 5,080 Irons, G Jones, Taylor, Mahon
31 October 1998 Stockport County H 1-1 6,597 Taylor
7 November 1998 Sheffield United A 2-2 15,844 G Jones, Hill
10 November 1998 Bradford City H 0-1 6,002
14 November 1998 Bolton Wanderers A 2-2 16,564 Irons (2 pens)
21 November 1998 Norwich City H 1-3 6,319 Irons
28 November 1998 Port Vale A 2-2 5,216 Allen, Irons
5 December 1998 Grimsby Town H 1-2 4,937 Hill
8 December 1998 Crystal Palace A 1-1 12,919 Thompson
12 December 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 1-1 6,959 Irons
19 December 1998 West Bromwich Albion A 2-0 13,966 Challinor, Irons (pen)
26 December 1998 Sunderland H 1-0 14,248 Taylor
28 December 1998 Bradford City A 0-2 14,076
8 January 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-2 6,179 Santos
16 January 1999 Bristol City A 1-1 13,217 Mahon
30 January 1999 Crystal Palace H 3-1 6,017 L Jones, Allen, Taylor
6 February 1999 Portsmouth A 1-1 10,597 Taylor
13 February 1999 Queens Park Rangers H 3-2 5,896 Challinor, L Jones, Allen
20 February 1999 Huddersfield Town A 0-0 11,411
27 February 1999 Bury H 4-0 6,002 Allen, O'Brien, Taylor, Koumas
3 March 1999 Swindon Town A 3-2 5,765 Taylor, Kelly, Koumas
6 March 1999 Ipswich Town A 0-1 15,929
9 March 1999 Birmingham City H 0-1 7,184
13 March 1999 Sheffield United H 2-3 6,588 Hill, Mahon
20 March 1999 Stockport County A 0-0 7,589
26 March 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 3-0 9,359 Taylor, O'Brien, Irons
3 April 1999 Watford A 1-2 8,682 Kelly
5 April 1999 Oxford United H 2-2 7,837 Irons (2 pens)
10 April 1999 Barnsley A 1-1 15,133 Irons
17 April 1999 Norwich City A 2-2 14,735 Kelly, Hill
24 April 1999 Port Vale H 1-1 7,770 Mahon (pen)
1 May 1999 Grimsby Town A 0-1 5,916
9 May 1999 West Bromwich Albion H 3-1 10,540 van Blerk (own goal), Irons (pen), Kelly

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Ipswich Town H 0-1 7,223

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Carlisle United H 3-0 5,116 Irons, Kelly (2)
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Carlisle United A 1-0 (won 4-0 on agg) 2,106 Irons (pen)
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1998 Blackpool A 1-2 3,954 Parkinson
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Blackpool H 3-1 (won 4-3 on agg) 5,765 Koumas, L Jones, Irons (pen)
R3 27 October 1998 Newcastle United H 0-1 12,017

Squad[edit]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK John Achterberg
2 England DF Graham Allen
3 England DF Andy Thompson
4 England DF John McGreal
5 England DF Clint Hill
6 England MF Kenny Irons
7 France MF Georges Santos
8 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Mahon
9 Scotland MF Micky Mellon
10 England FW Scott Taylor
11 England FW Andy Parkinson
12 England DF Dave Challinor
13 Wales GK Danny Coyne
14 Wales FW Lee Jones
15 Republic of Ireland MF Liam O'Brien
16 England FW David Kelly
17 England MF Gary Jones
No. Position Player
18 Wales MF Jason Koumas
19 England FW John Morrissey
20 Scotland DF Stephen Frail
21 England GK Steve Simonsen
22 Wales MF Alan Morgan
23 England FW Craig Russell
24 England MF Ryan Williams
25 England DF Richard Hinds
26 Wales MF Neil Gibson
27 England DF Ian Sharps
28 England FW Paul Shepherd (on loan from Leeds United)
29 Republic of Ireland GK Joe Murphy
30 England MF Kevin McIntyre
31 United States DF Ian Joy
32 England FW Perry Taylor

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "All Tranmere Rovers players: 1999". 11v11.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014.