1998–99 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
1998–99 season
Chairman Tony Hale
Manager Denis Smith
Stadium The Hawthorns
First Division 12th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Lee Hughes (31)
All:
Lee Hughes (32)
Average home league attendance 14,585

During the 1998–99 English football season, West Bromwich Albion competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1998–99 season, local-lad and lifetime fan Lee Hughes scored 31 times in the league to finish as top goalscorer in all four English divisions, but the Baggies finished only 12th and Smith was sacked in the summer of 1999.[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]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Barnsley A 2–2 18,114 Sneekes, Quinn
15 August 1998 Sheffield United H 4–1 16,901 Carbon, Kilbane, Hughes (2)
22 August 1998 Port Vale A 3–0 8,146 Hughes (3)
29 August 1998 Norwich City H 2–0 17,401 de Freitas (2)
31 August 1998 Grimsby Town A 1–5 7,931 Sneekes
8 September 1998 Bolton Wanderers H 2–3 15,789 Flynn, Kilbane
13 September 1998 Bristol City A 3–1 13,761 Hughes (2), Quinn
20 September 1998 Bradford City H 0–2 12,426
26 September 1998 Stockport County A 2–2 8,804 Hughes (2)
29 September 1998 Oxford United A 0–3 7,437
4 October 1998 Watford H 4–1 11,840 Kilbane, Hughes (2), de Freitas
18 October 1998 Sunderland H 2–3 14,746 Hughes (2)
21 October 1998 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 11,842 Evans, Murphy
24 October 1998 Swindon Town A 2–2 8,967 Hughes, Flynn
31 October 1998 Ipswich Town A 0–2 15,568
3 November 1998 Crystal Palace H 3–2 11,606 Hughes (3, 1 pen)
7 November 1998 Birmingham City H 1–3 19,472 Carbon
14 November 1998 Huddersfield Town H 3–1 13,626 Hughes (3, 1 pen)
21 November 1998 Portsmouth A 1–2 11,144 Hughes
29 November 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–0 22,682 Kilbane, Murphy
5 December 1998 Bury A 0–2 5,007
8 December 1998 Crewe Alexandra A 1–1 5,007 Hughes (pen)
12 December 1998 Huddersfield Town A 3–0 11,947 Quinn (2), Hughes
19 December 1998 Tranmere Rovers H 0–2 13,966
26 December 1998 Port Vale H 3–2 14,929 Murphy, Bortolazzi, Hughes (pen)
28 December 1998 Crystal Palace A 1–1 19,137 Hughes
9 January 1999 Barnsley H 2–0 15,029 Murphy, Hughes
16 January 1999 Norwich City A 1–1 15,411 Bortolazzi
23 January 1999 Watford A 2–0 11,664 Sneekes, Angel
30 January 1999 Grimsby Town H 1–1 17,843 Hughes
6 February 1999 Sheffield United A 0–3 16,566
13 February 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 1–2 20,657 de Freitas
20 February 1999 Bristol City H 2–2 16,490 Hughes (2)
27 February 1999 Bradford City A 0–1 14,278
2 March 1999 Stockport County H 3–1 11,801 Kilbane, de Freitas, Hughes
6 March 1999 Oxford United H 2–0 13,875 Quinn, Maresca
13 March 1999 Birmingham City A 0–4 29,060
20 March 1999 Ipswich Town H 0–1 15,552
3 April 1999 Sunderland A 0–3 41,135
5 April 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 1–5 12,308 Sneekes
10 April 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 1–2 11,158 Kilbane
13 April 1999 Swindon Town H 1–1 9,601 Hughes
17 April 1999 Portsmouth H 2–2 12,750 Maresca, Quinn
25 April 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1 27,038 Evans
1 May 1999 Bury H 1–0 12,918 de Freitas
9 May 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1–3 10,540 de Freitas

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1999 Bournemouth A 0–1 10,881

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Brentford H 2–1 8,460 Evans, Hughes
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Brentford A 0–3 (lost 2–4 on agg) 4,664

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[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 Chris Adamson
England GK Alan Miller
England GK Phil Whitehead
England DF Daryl Burgess
England DF Matt Carbon
England DF Paul Holmes
England DF Graham Potter
England DF Paul Raven
Wales DF Danny Gabbidon
Wales DF Paul Mardon[4]
Australia DF Andy McDermott
Australia DF Shaun Murphy
Australia DF Jason van Blerk
No. Position Player
England MF Sean Flynn
Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Kilbane[5]
Italy MF Mario Bortolazzi
Italy MF Enzo Maresca
Netherlands MF Richard Sneekes
England FW Mark Angel
England FW Lee Hughes
England FW Adam Oliver
England FW Brian Quailey
England FW Justin Richards
Northern Ireland FW James Quinn[6]
Republic of Ireland FW Mickey Evans[7]
Suriname FW Fabian de Freitas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Denis booted out.". The Free Library. Daily Record. 28 July 1999. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/west-bromwich-albion/1998-1999
  3. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=2744&teamTabs=stats&season_id=128
  4. ^ Mardon was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in 1995.
  5. ^ Kilbane was born in Preston, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in September 1997.
  6. ^ Quinn was born in Coventry, England, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1996.
  7. ^ Evans was born in Plymouth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1997.