1998–99 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
1998–99 season
Chairman England Freddie Shepherd
Manager Scotland Kenny Dalglish
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Stadium St James' Park
Premier League 13th
Cup Winners' Cup First round
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Alan Shearer (14)

All:
Alan Shearer (21)
Average home league attendance 36,665
Home colours
Away colours

In the 1998–99 season, Newcastle United competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons). Newcastle's season was an almost carbon copy of the one before. They finished 13th in the Premiership and lost in the FA Cup final to enter Europe because the winning side had already qualified for the Champions League.

Just after the season started, Kenny Dalglish paid for Newcastle's sub-standard league performances with his job. The task was given to Ruud Gullit to turn things round, but he could not improve on the club's previous league finish of 13th. A dismal league position put them below local rivals Middlesbrough as well as other unfancied sides including Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

Season summary[edit]

Ruud Gullit

A poor start to the 1998/99 season led to Kenny Dalglish being sacked.[1] Ruud Gullit, a trophy winning manager with Chelsea a few years previously, was put in charge.[2] The team again started promisingly, but was knocked out of the Cup Winners' Cup in the first round.

Gullit made some high-profile mistakes in the transfer market (notably, Spanish defender Marcelino and forward Silvio Maric bore the brunt of supporters frustrations). Less forgivably, he also fell out with several senior players, including the club captain Rob Lee, who had been the heartbeat of the team for the previous half decade, and was initially not given a squad number.[3]

Newcastle made it to the 1998–99 FA Cup final, their second final in successive seasons. This time around they were to lose to Manchester United 2-0.[4]

Because the FA Cup winners had already won European qualification, this meant Newcastle reached Europe for the fourth season running: this time the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup, due to the discontinuation of the Cup Winners' Cup.

Gullit resigned shortly after the start of the 1999-2000 season.[5]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
June 1998 MF Greece Georgios Georgiadis Greece Panathinaikos £500,000
June 1998 GK France Lionel Pérez England Sunderland Free
June 1998 FW France Stéphane Guivarc'h France Auxerre £3,500,000
July 1998 DF England Carl Serrant England Oldham Athletic £500,000
July 1998 MF Scotland Garry Brady England Tottenham Hotspur £650,000
July 1998 DF France Laurent Charvet France Cannes £750,000
August 1998 MF Germany Dietmar Hamann Germany Bayern Munich £4,500,000
August 1998 MF Peru Nolberto Solano Argentina Boca Juniors £2,500,000
November 1998 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson England Everton £8,000,000
January 1999 FW France Louis Saha France Metz Loan
January 1999 DF France Didier Domi France PSG £4,000,000
March 1999 MF Croatia Silvio Marić Croatia Croatia Zagreb £3,650,000
  • Total spending: Decrease £28.55m

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
June 1998 FW Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson Netherlands Feyenoord £2,500,000
June 1998 DF England Darren Peacock England Blackburn Rovers £100,000
July 1998 GK Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop England West Ham United Free
July 1998 GK Czech Republic Pavel Srníček Czech Republic Banik Ostrava Free
  • Total spending: Decrease £2.6m

Note: due to unreferencing of dates from source, some transfers are not listed.

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 England DF Stuart Pearce
4 France DF Didier Domi
5 Italy DF Alessandro Pistone
6 England DF Steve Howey
7 England MF Rob Lee
9 England FW Alan Shearer
10 Croatia MF Silvio Marić
11 Wales MF Gary Speed
12 Germany MF Dietmar Hamann
13 England GK Steve Harper
14 Georgia (country) MF Temuri Ketsbaia
15 Greece MF Georgios Georgiadis
16 France DF Laurent Charvet
No. Position Player
17 Scotland MF Stephen Glass
18 France FW Louis Saha
20 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson
21 England DF Carl Serrant
24 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
25 Scotland FW Paul Dalglish
27 Belgium DF Philippe Albert
28 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes
29 Scotland MF Garry Brady
33 England DF David Beharall
34 Greece DF Nikos Dabizas
36 England MF Jamie McClen
38 England DF Andy Griffin
40 Sweden FW Andreas Andersson

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
4 England MF David Batty (to Leeds United)
8 France FW Stéphane Guivarc'h (to Rangers)
10 England MF John Barnes (to Charlton Athletic)
18 Northern Ireland MF Keith Gillespie (to Blackburn Rovers)
No. Position Player
19 England DF Steve Watson (to Aston Villa)
Iceland MF Bjarni Guðjónsson (released)
France DF David Terrier (to Nice)

Youth and reserves[edit]

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 England MF Des Hamilton
23 France GK Lionel Pérez
26 England MF David Burt
30 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy Kelly
31 England MF Stuart Elliott
No. Position Player
32 Germany MF Ralf Keidel
35 England FW Paul Robinson
37 Scotland DF Steven Caldwell
39 England GK Peter Keen

Trialists[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Germany GK Marc Ziegler (on trial from VfB Stuttgart)
GK Juan Carlos Martin (on trial from San Pedro)
No. Position Player
MF Miguel Aguilar (on trial from San Pedro)

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starts + substitute appearances)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Europe 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 31 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 41 0 0 1
2 DF England Warren Barton 18+6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 24+6 0 5 0
3 DF England Stuart Pearce 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 16 0 1 1
4 MF England David Batty 6+2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9+2 0 4 0
4 DF France Didier Domi 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0
5 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2+1 0 1 0
6 DF England Steve Howey 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0
7 MF England Rob Lee 20+6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 24+6 0 6 0
8 FW France Stéphane Guivarc'h 2+2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2+2 1 0 0
9 FW England Alan Shearer 29+1 14 6 5 2 1 2 1 39+1 21 7 0
10 MF England John Barnes 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
10 MF Croatia Silvio Marić 9+1 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 10+3 0 1 0
11 MF Wales Gary Speed 34+3 4 6 1 1+1 0 2 0 43+4 5 8 0
12 MF Germany Dietmar Hamann 22+1 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 30+1 5 7 1
13 GK England Steve Harper 7+1 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 8+2 0 0 0
14 MF Georgia (country) Temuri Ketsbaia 14+12 5 6 3 0 0 2 0 22+12 8 2 0
15 MF Greece Georgios Georgiadis 7+3 0 0+2 1 1 0 0 0 8+5 1 2 0
16 DF France Laurent Charvet 30+1 1 5 0 1 0 2 0 38+1 1 3 0
17 MF Scotland Stephen Glass 18+4 3 2+2 0 2 0 2 0 24+6 3 1 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie 5+2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 5+3 0 0 0
18 FW France Louis Saha 5+6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6+6 2 1 0
19 DF England Steve Watson 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0
20 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 7 2 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 7+2 2 0 0
21 DF England Carl Serrant 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3+1 0 1 0
24 MF Peru Nolberto Solano 24+4 6 7 0 1 0 1+1 0 33+5 6 3 0
25 FW Scotland Paul Dalglish 6+5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 8+5 2 2 0
27 DF Belgium Philippe Albert 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 3+4 0 2 0
28 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 12+2 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0 14+3 0 1 0
29 MF Scotland Garry Brady 3+6 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 5+7 0 0 0
33 DF England David Beharall 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
34 DF Greece Nikos Dabizas 25+5 3 6 0 2 0 2 1 35+5 4 8 2
36 MF England Jamie McClen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 DF England Andy Griffin 14 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 19 0 2 0
40 FW Sweden Andreas Andersson 10+4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 12+4 2 0 0

Starting 11[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Assistant manager Scotland Steve Clarke
Goalkeeping coach England Andy Woodman
Reserve team coach England Terry McDermott

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [2]

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalglish Sacked by Newcastle Archived 21 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. On This Football Day. Retrieved 14 August 2013
  2. ^ "Gullit named Newcastle boss". BBC News. 27 August 1998. 
  3. ^ Louise Taylor (Sunday Times 02.01.00) Robert Lee Interview. nufc.com. Retrieved 14 August 2013
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Gullit quits Newcastle". BBC News. 28 August 1999. 

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