1993–94 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
1993–94 season
ChairmanJonathan Hayward
ManagerGraham Turner
(until 16 March)
Graham Taylor
(from 29 March)
First Division8th
FA CupQuarter-finals
League Cup2nd Round
Anglo-Italian CupPreliminary round
Top goalscorerLeague: Steve Bull (14)
All: Steve Bull (15)
Highest home attendance28,234 (vs Ipswich,
19 February 1994)
Lowest home attendance9,092 (vs Stoke,
31 August 1993)
Average home league attendance21,996 (league only)

The 1993–94 season was the 95th season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played the season in the second tier of the English football system, the Football League First Division.

This season saw the completion of the redevelopment of Molineux which was officially opened on 7 December 1993 to bring the club's highest crowds since the early 1980s.[1] With the expense of the stadium completed by owner Sir Jack Hayward, manager Graham Turner was afforded the biggest budget he had been granted during his tenure but he resigned in March 1994 to end his ​7 12-year reign with the team in 13th place.[2]

Former England manager Graham Taylor was appointed as Turner's replacement[3] but the team were unable to improve enough to reach the promotion play-offs, ending in 8th place.

Results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

A total of 24 teams competed in the Football League First Division in the 1993–94 season. Each team played every other team twice: once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Three points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. Teams finishing level on points were firstly divided by the number of goals scored rather than goal difference.

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 +16 72
6 Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 0+5 71
7 Notts County 46 20 8 18 65 69 0–4 68
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 17 17 12 60 47 +13 68
9 Middlesbrough 46 18 13 15 66 54 +12 67
10 Stoke City 46 18 13 15 57 59 0–2 67

Source: Statto.com

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 17 17 12 60 47  +13 68 10 10 3 34 19  +15 7 7 9 26 28  −2

Source: Statto.com

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultWDWLLLDWLDDDDWWDDDDWLDWWWWDDLWLLLDWWWLDWWLWLDD
Position27348876881617181212121112131212121212107889991013151310810118998888
Source: Statto.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Wolves played in Group 5 of the preliminary round alongside two other domestic First Division clubs. The winner of the group would advance to the main group stage to play both English and Italian opposition. However, Wolves finished in second place in this initial round and so were eliminated.

Players[edit]

Key:
  ‡ On loan from another club   * First appearance(s) for the club

Correct as of end of season. Starting appearances are listed first, followed by substitute appearances in parentheses where applicable.

PosNamePGPGPGPGPG A yellow card A red card Notes
League FA CupLeague CupOtherTotalDiscipline
GK Wales David Felgate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK Wales Paul Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Mike Stowell 46 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 55 0 0 0
DF England Kevin Ashley 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF England Paul Blades 35 1 5 1 1 0 2 0 43 2 0 0
DF England Paul Edwards 10(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10(1) 0 0 0
DF England Lawrie Madden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Northern Ireland Neil Masters 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
DF England Derek Mountfield 17(2) 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 19(2) 2 0 0
DF England Peter Shirtliff (c) 39 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 47 0 0 0
DF England Darren Simkin 7(1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8(1) 0 0 0
DF England Andy Thompson 36(1) 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 42(1) 4 0 0
DF England Mark Venus 38(1) 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 47(1) 1 0 0
MF Scotland Tom Bennett 8(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8(2) 0 0 0
MF England Paul Birch 25(7) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 28(7) 1 0 0
MF England Mark Burke ¤ 10(2) 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 14(2) 3 0 0
MF England Paul Cook 34(2) 2 1(2) 0 1 0 0(1) 0 36(5) 2 0 0
MF Northern Ireland Robbie Dennison 10(4) 2 2(1) 0 0 0 0 0 12(5) 2 0 0
MF Scotland Darren Ferguson 12(2) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16(2) 0 0 0
MF England Kevin Keen 36(5) 7 5 1 2 0 2 1 45(5) 9 0 0
MF England Jimmy Kelly ¤ 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
MF England Chris Marsden 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
MF England Mark Rankine 28(3) 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 36(3) 0 0 0
MF England Geoff Thomas 8 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 4 0 0
MF England Mark Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Shaun Bradbury ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Steve Bull 27 14 2 0 0 0 0(1) 1 29(1) 15 0 0
FW Republic of Ireland David Kelly 35(1) 11 5 2 2 0 1 1 43(1) 14 0 0
FW England Lee Mills 6(8) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 9(8) 3 0 0
FW England Andy Mutch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Cyrille Regis 8(11) 2 1(2) 0 0 0 1 0 10(13) 2 0 0
FW England Darren Roberts ¤ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Mike Small 2(1) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3(1) 1 0 0
FW England Guy Whittingham 13 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 8 0 0

Source: Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record[4]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
18 June 1993 England Geoff Thomas Crystal Palace £800,000
23 June 1993 Republic of Ireland David Kelly Newcastle United £750,000
7 July 1993 England Kevin Keen West Ham United £600,000
3 August 1993 England Cyrille Regis Aston Villa £600,000
12 August 1993 Wales David Felgate Bolton Wanderers Free
18 August 1993 England Peter Shirtliff Sheffield Wednesday £250,000
22 December 1993 Northern Ireland Neil Masters Bournemouth £300,000
7 January 1994 England Chris Marsden Huddersfield Town £250,000
12 January 1994 Scotland Darren Ferguson Manchester United £250,000

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
July 1993 England Rob Hindmarch Telford United Free
July 1993 England Colin Taylor Telford United Free
16 July 1993 England Tim Steele Bradford City Free
22 July 1993 England Keith Downing Birmingham City Free
16 August 1993 England Andy Mutch Swindon Town £250,000
3 September 1993 England Lawrie Madden Darlington Free
1 October 1993 Wales David Felgate Chester City Free
19 January 1994 England Paul Edwards West Bromwich Albion £55,000

Loans in[edit]

Start date Player From End date
15 September 1993 England Mike Small West Ham United October 1993
11 March 1994 England Guy Whittingham Aston Villa End of season

Loans out[edit]

Start date Player From End date
January 1994 England Jimmy Kelly Wrexham End of season
4 March 1994 England Mark Burke Luton Town March 1994
18 March 1994 England Darren Roberts Hereford United End of season

Management and coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Graham Turner (until 16 March), then Peter Shirtliff as caretaker manager, then Graham Taylor (from 29 March onward)
First team coach Garry Pendrey (until 16 March)
Director of Youth School of Excellence Rob Kelly
Youth Team Coach Chris Evans
Club Doctors Dr Tweddell and Dr Peter Bekenn
Club Physio Paul Darby

Kit[edit]

The season brought a new home kit as the design returned to a plain gold shirt with black collar. The away kit, a bright blue shirt with black bands and gold trim on the upper arms, was retained from the previous season. Both were manufactured by the club's own "Molineux" label and sponsored by Goodyear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden shirts stir old memories of Puskas and the past". The Independent. 7 December 1993.
  2. ^ "Turner resigns from Wolves". The Independent. 17 March 1994.
  3. ^ "Happy Taylor back in business at Wolves". The Independent. 30 March 1994.
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.