1999–2000 Walsall F.C. season

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Walsall
1999–2000 season
Chairman England Jeff Bonser
Manager England Ray Graydon
Stadium Bescot Stadium
First Division 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Michael Ricketts (11)
Highest home attendance 9,422 (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 29 January 2000)
Lowest home attendance 5,384 (vs. Grimsby Town, 4 March 2000)
Average home league attendance 6,779

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

Season summary[edit]

In the 1999–2000 season, Walsall were relegated on the final day despite derby wins over local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion earlier in the campaign.

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]

Walsall's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Swindon Town H 0-0 6,437
14 August 1999 Sheffield United A 1-1 12,581 Wrack
21 August 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 1-4 6,238 Robins
28 August 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-1 24,439 Barras, Rammell
30 August 1999 Norwich City H 2-2 6,187 Barras, Wrack
4 September 1999 Nottingham Forest A 1-4 15,081 Robins
11 September 1999 Grimsby Town A 0-1 6,014
18 September 1999 Manchester City H 0-1 7,260
25 September 1999 Blackburn Rovers A 0-2 18,232
2 October 1999 Stockport County H 1-2 5,492 Ricketts
8 October 1999 Birmingham City H 1-0 7,164 Rammell
16 October 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 1-0 19,562 Rammell
19 October 1999 Portsmouth A 1-5 9,042 Wrack
23 October 1999 Ipswich Town H 0-1 6,526
25 October 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 6,484 Ricketts
30 October 1999 Stockport County A 1-1 6,592 Ricketts
6 November 1999 Charlton Athletic A 1-2 18,663 Bukrán
12 November 1999 Port Vale H 0-0 6,190
20 November 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 10,058 Ricketts
23 November 1999 Huddersfield Town H 2-0 5,860 Robins, Rammell
26 November 1999 Fulham H 1-3 5,449 Matías
4 December 1999 Swindon Town A 1-1 7,186 Wrack
18 December 1999 Barnsley A 2-3 13,300 Keates, Roper
26 December 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 1-2 7,214 Bukrán
28 December 1999 Crystal Palace A 2-3 13,943 Ricketts (2)
3 January 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 2-0 6,873 Ricketts, Matías
15 January 2000 Sheffield United H 2-1 6,222 Viveash, Robins
22 January 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 3-2 6,275 Bennett, Ricketts, Harper
29 January 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 9,422 Barras
5 February 2000 Norwich City A 1-1 16,837 Ricketts
12 February 2000 Nottingham Forest H 0-2 8,027
19 February 2000 Fulham A 0-2 10,540
26 February 2000 Manchester City A 1-1 32,438 Matías
4 March 2000 Grimsby Town H 1-0 5,384 Robins
7 March 2000 Charlton Athletic H 2-4 6,227 Robins (pen), Vlachos
11 March 2000 Huddersfield Town A 1-1 12,424 Eyjólfsson
18 March 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 2-3 6,414 Barras, Hall
21 March 2000 Port Vale A 2-1 5,737 Matías, Fenton
25 March 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 6,537 Ricketts (pen)
1 April 2000 Barnsley H 1-4 7,218 Hall
8 April 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 3-4 11,777 Hall, Ricketts, Bennett
15 April 2000 Crystal Palace H 2-2 6,323 Matías, Hall
22 April 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-1 9,161 Rammell, Bennett
24 April 2000 Birmingham City A 0-2 24,268
29 April 2000 Portsmouth H 1-0 8,151 Matías
7 May 2000 Ipswich Town A 0-2 21,908

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Gillingham H 1-1 4,314 Robins (pen)
R3R 8 January 2000 Gillingham A 1-2 6,538 Lárusson

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 10 August 1999 Plymouth Argyle H 4-1 3,502 Bukrán, Robins, Eyjólfsson
R1 2nd Leg 24 August 1999 Plymouth Argyle A 4-1 (won 8-2 on agg) 1,834 Keates, Barras, Bukrán, Eyjólfsson
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Sunderland A 2-3 14,388 Bukrán, Rae (own goal)
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Sunderland H 0-5 (lost 2-8 on agg) 5,109

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 England GK Jimmy Walker
2 England DF Chris Marsh
3 England DF Ian Brightwell
4 England DF Adrian Viveash
5 Greece DF Michalis Vlachos
6 England DF Ian Roper
7 England MF Darren Wrack
8 England FW Mark Robins
9 England FW Andy Rammell
10 England MF Dean Keates
11 Argentina DF Gino Padula
14 England MF Jason Brissett
15 Iceland MF Bjarni Lárusson
No. Position Player
16 Iceland MF Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson
17 England GK Carl Emberson
19 Jamaica MF Paul Hall
20 England MF Graham Fenton
21 England DF Matt Gadsby
22 England FW Michael Ricketts
23 England FW Alfie Carter
24 England DF Dion Scott
25 England DF Tony Barras
26 Hungary MF Gábor Bukrán
27 Spain MF Pedro Matías
28 England FW Jamie Forrester
29 Scotland MF Tom Bennett (on loan from Stockport County)

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
3 England MF Neil Pointon (to Hearts)
5 England DF Richard Green (to Northampton Town)
11 England MF Tony Daley (to Watford)
11 France FW Samassi Abou (to West Ham United)
12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia MF Darko Mavrak (to Falkenbergs)
18 England MF Wayne Thomas (to Shrewsbury Town)
No. Position Player
19 England FW Clive Platt (to Rochdale)
19 England DF Lee Todd (to Bradford City)
19 Scotland MF Kevin Harper (to Derby County)
20 Sierra Leone MF John Keister (to Chester City)
28 Brazil FW Marcus di Giuseppe (to Sunderland)

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