1999–2000 Bradford City A.F.C. season

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Bradford City
1999-2000 season
Chairman Geoffrey Richmond
Manager Paul Jewell
Stadium Valley Parade
Premiership 17th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Dean Windass (10)
Highest home attendance 18,286 (vs. Newcastle United, 18 December)
Lowest home attendance 16,864 (vs. Watford, 22 January)
Average home league attendance 18,030
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Bradford City competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

David Wetherall's goal on the final day of the season gave Bradford City a surprise 1-0 victory over Liverpool, which secured survival and kept them in the top division that the Bantams had spent 77 years trying to regain.[1] Paul Jewell then walked out at Valley Parade to take over at relegated Sheffield Wednesday, leaving his assistant Chris Hutchings to pick up the pieces.[2][3]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52  −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 4 12 59 49  +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62  −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57  −13 38
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division One

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Bradford City's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Middlesbrough A 1-0 33,762 Saunders
14 August 1999 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-1 18,276 Beagrie (pen)
21 August 1999 Watford A 0-1 15,564
25 August 1999 Arsenal A 0-2 38,073
28 August 1999 West Ham United H 0-3 17,926
12 September 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1 18,143 McCall
18 September 1999 Aston Villa A 0-1 28,083
25 September 1999 Derby County A 1-0 31,035 Carbonari (own goal)
2 October 1999 Sunderland H 0-4 18,204
16 October 1999 Wimbledon A 2-3 10,029 Mills, Windass
23 October 1999 Leicester City H 3-1 17,655 Blake, Mills, Redfearn
1 November 1999 Liverpool A 1-3 40,483 Windass
6 November 1999 Coventry City H 1-1 17,587 Mills
20 November 1999 Leeds United A 1-2 39,937 Windass
28 November 1999 Chelsea A 0-1 31,591
4 December 1999 Middlesbrough H 1-1 17,708 Mills
18 December 1999 Newcastle United H 2-0 18,286 Saunders, Wetherall
26 December 1999 Manchester United A 0-4 55,188
28 December 1999 Everton H 0-0 18,276
3 January 2000 Southampton A 0-1 15,027
8 January 2000 Chelsea H 1-1 18,276 Mills
15 January 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-2 24,682
22 January 2000 Watford H 3-2 16,864 Beagrie (pen), Whalley, O'Brien
5 February 2000 Arsenal H 2-1 18,276 Windass, Saunders
12 February 2000 West Ham United A 4-5 25,417 Windass, Beagrie (pen), Lawrence (2)
26 February 2000 Aston Villa H 1-1 18,276 Windass
4 March 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 35,472 Lawrence
12 March 2000 Leeds United H 1-2 18,276 Beagrie
18 March 2000 Coventry City A 0-4 19,201
25 March 2000 Manchester United H 0-4 18,276
1 April 2000 Newcastle United A 0-2 36,572
8 April 2000 Southampton H 1-2 17,439 Blake
15 April 2000 Everton A 0-4 30,646
21 April 2000 Derby County H 4-4 18,276 Windass (3), Beagrie (pen)
24 April 2000 Sunderland A 1-0 40,628 Dreyer
30 April 2000 Wimbledon H 3-0 18,276 Beagrie (2, 1 pen), Windass
6 May 2000 Leicester City A 0-3 21,103
14 May 2000 Liverpool H 1-0 18,276 Wetherall

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 2-1 6,571 Blake, Saunders
R4 11 January 2000 Gillingham A 1-3 7,091 Saunders

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Reading H 1-1 4,961 Blake
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Reading A 2-2 6,892 (win on away goals) Saunders, Wetherall
R3 12 October 1999 Barnsley H 2-3 8,583 Mills, Wetherall

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Gary Walsh
2 Scotland DF Stephen Wright
3 England DF Andy Myers
4 Scotland MF Stuart McCall
5 England DF David Wetherall (captain)
6 England DF Ashley Westwood
7 England MF Jamie Lawrence[6]
8 England FW Robbie Blake
9 England FW Lee Mills (on loan to Manchester City)
10 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Whalley[7]
11 England MF Peter Beagrie
13 England GK Matt Clarke
14 Republic of Ireland DF Andy O'Brien[8]
No. Position Player
15 England FW Dean Windass
16 England MF Lee Sharpe
18 Norway DF Gunnar Halle
19 England FW Isaiah Rankin
20 England DF John Dreyer
22 England DF Wayne Jacobs
24 England FW Gareth Grant
27 England MF Scott Kerr
28 Wales FW Dean Saunders
31 Northern Ireland GK Aidan Davison[9]
32 Wales GK Neville Southall
33 Portugal FW Jorge Cadete (on loan from Benfica)
34 Nigeria GK Ademola Bankole (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)

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
17 England GK Mark Prudhoe (to Southend United)
21 England DF Darren Moore[10] (to Portsmouth)
No. Position Player
26 England MF Neil Redfearn (to Wigan Athletic)
29 France FW Bruno Rodriguez (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[11]

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
12 England DF Lee Todd
23 England DF Mark Bower
25 Scotland MF Andrew Patterson
30 England GK Danny Taylor
No. Position Player
England DF Jack Dufton
England DF Giuseppe Lo Piccolo
England DF Gary Tyson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bradford celebrate great escape". BBC Sport. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jewell takes roost with Owls". BBC Sport. 21 June 2000. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hutchings appointed new Bantams boss". BBC Sport. 22 June 2000. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/bradford-city/1999-2000/results
  5. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1999-2000/faprem/bradford.htm
  6. ^ Lawrence was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in February 2001.
  7. ^ Whalley was born in Manchester, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and has represented them at B level.
  8. ^ O'Brien was born in Harrogate, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and would make his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2001.
  9. ^ Davison was born in Sedgefield, England, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in April 1996.
  10. ^ Moore was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Jamaica in 2006.
  11. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/bradford-city/tab/players/season/2000