1999–2000 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
1999–2000 season
Chairman Rikki Hunt (until January 2000)
Clive Puffett (from January 2000)
Manager Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn (until May 2000)
England Colin Todd (from May 2000)
Stadium The County Ground
Football League First Division 24th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Hay (10)
Highest home attendance 12,397 vs. Manchester City (1 April 2000)
Lowest home attendance 4,701 vs. Huddersfield Town (7 March 2000)
Average home league attendance 6,977

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Swindon Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Swindon's financial problems came to a head during the 1999–2000 season when in January 2000 Swindon—£4m in debt and losing £25,000 a week—went into administration for the first time.[1] Chairman Rikki Hunt was forced to resign and 15 members of staff were made redundant. At one point manager Jimmy Quinn was told not to pick midfielder Robin Hulbert because one more appearance would trigger a £25,000 payment to Everton under the terms of his 1996 transfer.[1] Swindon's future was safeguarded when a consortium headed by business tycoon Terry Brady took over the club and they came out of administration towards the end of the season. But it was too late to save Swindon's place in Division One — they had already been relegated in bottom place. The club's new owner sacked manager Jimmy Quinn and appointed Colin Todd — who had won promotion to the Premiership with Bolton in 1997 — as manager, in hope of getting the club's fortunes back on track.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. Charlton Athletic 46 27 10 9 79 45 91
2. Manchester City 46 26 11 9 78 40 89
3. Ipswich Town 46 25 12 9 71 42 87
4. Barnsley 46 24 10 12 88 67 82
5. Birmingham City 46 22 11 13 65 44 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 69 50 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 11 14 64 48 74
8. Huddersfield Town 46 21 11 14 62 49 74
9. Fulham 46 17 16 13 49 41 67
10. Queens Park Rangers 46 16 18 12 62 53 66
11. Blackburn Rovers 46 15 17 14 55 51 62
12. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 45 50 57
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 15 12 19 57 68 57
14. Nottingham Forest 46 14 14 18 53 55 56
15. Crystal Palace 46 13 15 18 57 67 54
16. Sheffield United 46 13 15 18 59 71 54
17. Stockport County 46 13 15 18 55 67 54
18. Portsmouth 46 13 12 21 55 66 51
19. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 9 23 46 67 51
20. Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 41 67 51
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 10 19 17 43 60 49
22. Walsall 46 11 13 22 52 77 46
23. Port Vale 46 7 15 24 48 69 36
24. Swindon Town 46 8 12 26 38 77 36

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

Results[edit]

Swindon Town's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Walsall A 0-0 6,437
15 August 1999 Ipswich Town H 1-4 6,195 Grazioli
21 August 1999 Crystal Palace A 2-1 12,726 Grazioli, Onoura
28 August 1999 West Bromwich Albion H 1-2 6,565 Walters
30 August 1999 Grimsby Town H 0-1 5,705
11 September 1999 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 8,203
18 September 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 1-2 5,280 Ndah
25 September 1999 Port Vale A 0-2 4,629
28 September 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 2-1 7,354 Grayson (own goal), Howe
2 October 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 0-4 6,711
9 October 1999 Stockport County H 1-1 5,318 Hay
16 October 1999 Fulham A 0-1 13,715
19 October 1999 Barnsley A 0-1 12,026
23 October 1999 Sheffield United H 2-2 5,504 Hay (2)
25 October 1999 Port Vale H 2-1 5,703 Onoura, Grazioli
30 October 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0-2 12,486
6 November 1999 Huddersfield Town A 0-4 11,891 Flo
12 November 1999 Norwich City H 0-0 7,404
20 November 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 19,917 Onoura (pen)
23 November 1999 Charlton Athletic H 1-2 6,515 Carrick
27 November 1999 Birmingham City A 1-1 22,620 Onoura
4 December 1999 Walsall H 1-1 7,186 Carrick
18 December 1999 Manchester City A 0-3 31,751
26 December 1999 Portsmouth H 1-1 10,279 Hay
28 December 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-3 8,068 Hay
3 January 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 9,460
15 January 2000 Ipswich Town A 0-3 17,326
23 January 2000 Crystal Palace H 2-4 5,214 Reeves, Hall
29 January 2000 West Bromwich Albion A 1-1 11,856 Hall
5 February 2000 Grimsby Town H 0-1 5,784
12 February 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 0-0 16,938
19 February 2000 Birmingham City H 1-4 7,591 Hay
26 February 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 0-1 5,003
4 March 2000 Nottingham Forest A 1-3 19,748 Hay (pen)
7 March 2000 Huddersfield Town H 2-0 4,701 Collins, Hay
11 March 2000 Charlton Athletic A 1-0 19,569 Kiely (own goal)
18 March 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-2 8,748 A Williams
21 March 2000 Norwich City A 2-0 13,662 Hay (2)
25 March 2000 Stockport County A 1-4 15,305 Gray
1 April 2000 Manchester City H 0-2 12,397
8 April 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 12,633 Grazioli
15 April 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 4,925 Griffin, Grazioli, Gray
22 April 2000 Fulham H 1-0 7,556 Grazioli
24 April 2000 Stockport County A 0-3 5,362
29 April 2000 Barnsley H 1-2 6,151 J Williams
7 May 2000 Sheffield United A 2-2 12,603 Grazioli (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Charlton Athletic A 1-2 10,939 Gooden

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 10 August 1999 Leyton Orient H 0-1 3,587
R1 2nd Leg 25 August 1999 Leyton Orient A 1-1 (lost 1-2 on agg) 4,000 Walters

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Frank Talia
2 England DF Mark Robinson
3 Wales DF Gareth Hall
4 Scotland MF Scott Leitch
5 England DF Gareth Davies
6 England DF Bryan Smith
7 England MF Bobby Howe
9 England FW Wayne Gray (on loan from Wimbledon)
10 England FW Giuliano Grazioli
11 Wales MF Michael Meaker (on loan from Bristol Rovers)
12 England DF Alan Reeves
14 England FW Alan Young
16 Scotland MF Lee Collins
17 England FW Steve Cowe
18 England GK Steve Mildenhall
No. Position Player
19 England DF Adam Willis
20 England FW Charlie Griffin
21 England DF Sol Davis
23 France MF Philippe Cuervo
24 England DF Sam Campagna
25 England MF Frazer McHugh
26 Republic of Ireland FW Nicky Burke
27 England DF Jamie Mills
28 Northern Ireland DF Ricky Culbertson
29 Republic of Ireland GK Alan Flanagan
30 Northern Ireland MF Paul McAreavey
31 Wales MF Alun Hughes
32 England DF James Williams
33 Wales MF Andy Williams
40 Northern Ireland FW Jimmy Quinn (player-manager)

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 England DF Craig Taylor (to Plymouth Argyle)
8 Nigeria FW George Ndah (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
34 England MF Paul Thirlwell (to Sunderland)
14 England MF Mark Walters (to Bristol Rovers)
11 England MF Ty Gooden (to Gillingham)
9 Scotland FW Iffy Onoura (to Gillingham)
No. Position Player
6 England MF Michael Carrick (to West Ham United)
8 Barbados FW Mark McCammon (to Brentford)
13 England GK Jimmy Glass (to Cambridge United)
31 Netherlands GK Bart Griemink (to Peterborough United)
15 Scotland FW Chris Hay (to Huddersfield Town)
22 England MF Robin Hulbert (to Bristol City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FourFourTwo : "Issue 74 October 2000.", page 86. Haymarket Magazines, 2000.