1999–2000 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
1999-2000 season
Chairman England Freddie Shepherd
Manager Netherlands Ruud Gullit (until 28 August)
Scotland Steve Clarke (caretaker)
England Sir Bobby Robson (from 3 September)
Stadium St. James' Park
FA Premier League 11th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Third round
UEFA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Alan Shearer (23)
All:
Alan Shearer (30)
Highest home attendance 36,619 (vs. Sheffield Wednesday, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 34,502 (vs. FC Zürich, UEFA Cup second round, second leg)
Average home league attendance 36,333
Home colours
Away colours

This article covers the squad and match results for Newcastle United's 1999-2000 season.

During the season, English football (soccer) club Newcastle United competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons), finishing in 11th place. The season is notable for the resignation of Ruud Gullit early in the season, with Bobby Robson replacing him as manager.

Season summary[edit]

Four defeats from Newcastle's first five Premiership fixtures prompted the resignation of manager Ruud Gullit after one year in charge.[1] He had fallen out with Alan Shearer[2] and dropped the striker, who was absent in an embarrassing 2-1 loss to arch-rivals Sunderland.[3]

Veteran ex-England manager and self-confessed Geordie, Bobby Robson was brought in to replace Gullit - making Robson, at 66, the oldest manager in the league.[4] His first home game in charge was particularly memorable and impressive: an 8–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, which remains the club's record Premier League home win.[5][6] Striker Alan Shearer scored five of the goals in that game.

Robson ensured Newcastle's survival in the Premiership. This was achieved with stylish attacking football and with Lee and Shearer back onside. Robson consolidated a fading Newcastle side, and they finished a secure 11th in the final table. More impressively, they were the division's third-highest scoring team with 63 goals from 38 games.

Image gallery[edit]

First-team 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
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
2 England DF Warren Barton
3 Spain DF Marcelino
4 France DF Didier Domi
5 France DF Alain Goma
6 England DF Steve Howey
7 England MF Kieron Dyer
8 Paraguay MF Diego Gavilán
9 England FW Alan Shearer
10 Croatia MF Silvio Marić
11 Wales MF Gary Speed
12 England DF Andy Griffin
13 England GK Steve Harper
14 Georgia (country) MF Temuri Ketsbaia
15 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
16 France DF Laurent Charvet
No. Position Player
17 Scotland MF Stephen Glass
18 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes
19 England MF Jamie McClen
20 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson
21 England DF Carl Serrant
27 England DF David Beharall
28 England FW Paul Robinson
29 Netherlands GK John Karelse
32 Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher
33 England MF Des Hamilton
34 Greece DF Nikos Dabizas
36 Italy DF Alessandro Pistone
37 England MF Rob Lee
38 Brazil MF Fumaça
39 Portugal DF Hélder (on loan from Deportivo de La Coruña)

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
8 France DF Franck Dumas (to Marseille)
No. Position Player
32 Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright (on loan from Manchester City)

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
22 Scotland DF Gary Caldwell
23 France GK Lionel Pérez
24 Scotland MF Garry Brady
25 Scotland MF Brian Kerr
26 England MF James Coppinger
30 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell
No. Position Player
31 England MF Stuart Green
35 England MF Stuart Elliott
England GK Jonny Brain
England DF Paul Arnison
Wales MF Kevin Gall
Nigeria FW Shola Ameobi

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last updated on 13 November 2010.
(Starts + substitute appearances)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given 14 0 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 16+1 0 0 0
2 DF England Warren Barton 33+1 0 6 0 1 0 5 0 45+1 0 7 1
3 DF Spain Marcelino 10+1 0 1+1 0 0 0 2 0 13+2 0 2 0
4 DF France Didier Domi 19+8 3 1+3 1 1 0 4 0 25+11 4 3 0
5 DF France Alain Goma 14 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 17 0 4 0
6 DF England Steve Howey 7+2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8+2 0 1 0
7 MF England Kieron Dyer 27+3 3 5+1 1 0 0 3 0 35+4 4 2 0
8 DF France Franck Dumas 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 1 0
8 MF Paraguay Diego Gavilán 2+4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2+4 1 0 0
9 FW England Alan Shearer 36+1 23 6 5 1 0 6 2 49+1 30 8 1
10 MF Croatia Silvio Marić 3+10 0 0+1 0 1 0 3 2 7+11 2 0 0
11 MF Wales Gary Speed 36 9 6 3 1 0 6 1 49 13 8 0
12 DF England Andy Griffin 1+2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 1 0 0
13 GK England Steve Harper 18 0 4 0 1 0 6 0 29 0 0 1
14 MF Georgia (country) Temuri Ketsbaia 11+9 0 0+4 0 0 0 2+1 1 13+14 1 1 0
15 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 29+1 3 3 0 1 0 6 1 39+1 4 6 0
16 DF France Laurent Charvet 1+1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4+1 0 0 0
17 MF Scotland Stephen Glass 1+5 1 0+1 0 1 0 0+3 0 2+9 1 0 0
18 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 22+5 2 3+1 0 0 0 2+1 0 27+7 2 0 0
19 MF England Jamie McClen 3+6 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 3+8 0 1 0
20 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 17+5 6 6 3 0 0 2+1 1 25+6 10 2 0
21 DF England Carl Serrant 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 2+1 0 0 0
27 DF England David Beharall 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0
28 FW England Paul Robinson 2+9 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+4 1 2+14 1 0 0
29 GK Netherlands John Karelse 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
32 GK Northern Ireland Tommy Wright 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
32 FW Scotland Kevin Gallacher 15+5 2 4+1 1 0 0 0 0 19+6 3 0 0
33 MF England Des Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
34 DF Greece Nikos Dabizas 29 4 6 2 1 0 6 0 42 6 6 1
36 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone 15 1 3 0 0+1 0 2 0 20+1 1 1 0
37 MF England Rob Lee 30 0 4 1 1 0 6 0 41 1 7 0
38 MF Brazil Fumaça 1+4 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1+5 0 0 0
39 DF Portugal Hélder 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 4 0

(A player sent off for 2 bookable offenses has been counted as 2 yellows and 1 red in the above table)

(3 own goals)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Bobby Robson
Assistant Manager England John Carver
First Team coach England Nigel Pearson
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Woodman
Reserve Team Coach England Terry McDermott
Chief scout Scotland Steve Clarke

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

Top scorers[edit]

Based on above table.
Last updated on 13 November 2010.
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup Total
1 FW England Alan Shearer 23 5 0 2 30
2 MF Wales Gary Speed 9 3 0 1 13
3 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 6 3 0 1 10
4 DF Greece Nikos Dabizas 4 2 0 0 6
5 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 3 0 0 1 4
6 MF England Kieron Dyer 3 1 0 0 4
7 DF France Didier Domi 3 1 0 0 4
8 N/A Own Goals 3 0 0 0 3
9 FW Scotland Kevin Gallacher 2 1 0 0 3
10 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 2 0 0 0 2
11 MF Croatia Silvio Marić 0 0 0 2 2
12 MF Scotland Stephen Glass 1 0 0 0 1
13 MF Paraguay Diego Gavilán 1 0 0 0 1
14 DF England Andy Griffin 1 0 0 0 1
15 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone 1 0 0 0 1
16 DF Portugal Hélder 1 0 0 0 1
17 MF England Rob Lee 0 1 0 0 1
18 FW England Paul Robinson 0 0 0 1 1
19 MF Georgia (country) Temuri Ketsbaia 0 0 0 1 1
N/A N/A Total 63 17 0 9 89

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
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

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

UEFA Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gullit quits Newcastle". BBC News. 28 August 1999. 
  2. ^ "Fans blame Shearer rift for resignation". BBC News. 28 August 1999. 
  3. ^ Shaw, Phil (30 August 1999). "Football: Gullit sunk by Shearer gamble". The Independent (London). 
  4. ^ "Robson takes Newcastle hotseat". BBC News. 3 September 1999. 
  5. ^ "Shearer's five star day". BBC Sport. 19 September 1999. 
  6. ^ "Sir Bobby : Ten Facts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 

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