1998–99 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
1998–99 season
Chairman Bob Cooper
Manager Bruce Rioch
Stadium Carrow Road
Football League First Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Roberts (19)
All: Roberts (23)
Average home league attendance 15,761

During the 1998–99 English football season, Norwich City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Norwich made a good start to the 1998–1999 campaign, with a 1–0 victory against East Anglia rivals Ipswich Town at Portman Road being the highlight and by Christmas 1998, the prospects of promotion back to the Premiership were looking good – but the club didn't win a home game again until 1 May. During the season on 18 March 1999, ambiguous midfielder Keith O'Neill joined Middlesbrough for a fee of £700,000.[1]

Off the field on 17 December 1998, there were slight changes in the boardroom where Bob Cooper replaced Barry Lockwood as club chairman.[2]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Sunderland 46 31 12 3 91 28 105
2. Bradford City 46 26 9 11 82 47 87
3. Ipswich Town 46 26 8 12 69 32 86
4. Birmingham City 46 23 12 11 66 37 81
5. Watford 46 21 14 11 65 56 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 20 16 10 78 59 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 19 16 11 64 43 73
8. Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 71 66 67
9. Norwich City 46 15 17 14 62 61 62
10. Huddersfield Town 46 15 16 15 62 71 61
11. Grimsby Town 46 17 10 19 40 52 61
12. West Bromwich Albion 46 16 11 19 69 76 59
13. Barnsley 46 14 17 15 59 56 59
14. Crystal Palace 46 14 16 16 58 71 58
15. Tranmere Rovers 46 12 20 14 63 61 56
16. Stockport County 46 12 17 17 49 60 53
17. Swindon Town 46 13 11 22 59 81 50
18. Crewe Alexandra 46 12 12 22 54 78 48
19. Portsmouth 46 11 14 21 57 73 47
20. Queens Park Rangers 46 12 11 23 52 61 47
21. Port Vale 46 13 8 25 45 75 47
22. Bury 46 10 17 19 35 60 47
23. Oxford United 46 10 14 22 48 71 44
24. Bristol City 46 9 15 22 57 80 42
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Results[edit]

Norwich City's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1998 Crewe Alexandra H 2–1 15,016 Bellamy, Kenton
15 August 1998 Stockport County A 2–0 6,538 Bellamy, Woodthorpe (own goal)
22 August 1998 Queens Park Rangers H 4–2 16,317 Bellamy (3, 2 pens), Jackson
29 August 1998 West Bromwich Albion A 0–2 17,401
8 September 1998 Huddersfield Town A 3–1 15,695 Marshall, Roberts, Bellamy
13 September 1998 Bury H 0–0 16,919
19 September 1998 Sheffield United A 1–2 16,155 Brannan
26 September 1998 Birmingham City H 2–0 16,584 Bellamy, Roberts
29 September 1998 Sunderland H 2–2 17,504 Eadie, Mackay
3 October 1998 Port Vale A 0–1 5,580
17 October 1998 Crystal Palace A 1–5 18,100 Roberts
20 October 1998 Ipswich Town A 1–0 22,079 Bellamy
24 October 1998 Huddersfield Town H 4–1 15,403 Bellamy (2), Roberts (2)
3 November 1998 Watford A 1–1 10,011 Eadie
7 November 1998 Bradford City H 2–2 14,722 O'Brien, Adams
10 November 1998 Portsmouth A 2–1 9,335 Roberts, Eadie
14 November 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–0 17,275
21 November 1998 Tranmere Rovers A 3–1 6,319 O'Neill, Bellamy, Roberts
29 November 1998 Oxford United H 1–3 17,851 Bellamy
2 December 1998 Grimsby Town H 3–1 12,024 Adams, Roberts, Bellamy
5 December 1998 Swindon Town A 1–1 9,262 Roberts
12 December 1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 21,014 Adams (pen), Roberts
19 December 1998 Bristol City H 2–1 17,022 Roberts (2)
26 December 1998 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 15,251
29 December 1998 Watford H 1–1 19,255 Roberts
9 January 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 2–3 4,782 Llewellyn, Marshall
16 January 1999 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 15,411 Marshall
30 January 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 17,269
6 February 1999 Stockport County H 0–2 14,675
16 February 1999 Barnsley H 0–0 13,232
20 February 1999 Bury A 2–0 4,285 Bellamy, Fleming
27 February 1999 Sheffield United H 1–1 14,224 Llewellyn
2 March 1999 Birmingham City A 0–0 20,749
6 March 1999 Sunderland A 0–1 39,004
9 March 1999 Port Vale H 3–4 12,960 Fleming, Roberts, Bellamy
13 March 1999 Bradford City A 1–4 13,331 Roberts
20 March 1999 Portsmouth H 0–0 16,662
24 March 1999 Huddersfield Town A 1–1 9,717 Russell
3 April 1999 Crystal Palace H 0–1 16,754
5 April 1999 Grimsby Town A 1–0 6,302 Mulryne
11 April 1999 Ipswich Town H 0–0 19,511
17 April 1999 Tranmere Rovers H 2–2 14,735 Bellamy, Mulryne
20 April 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 2–2 11,137 Roberts (2)
24 April 1999 Oxford United A 4–2 7,345 Anselin, Roberts, Fleming, Bellamy
1 May 1999 Swindon Town H 2–1 17,306 Roberts, Hughes
9 May 1999 Bristol City A 0–1 11,362

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1998–99 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 1999 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–4 18,737 Roberts

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1998 Swansea City A 1–1 3,803 Bellamy
R1 2nd Leg 18 August 1998 Swansea City H 1–0 (won 2–1 on agg) 13,146 Roberts
R2 1st Leg 16 September 1998 Wigan Athletic H 1–0 11,426 Bradshaw (own goal)
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1998 Wigan Athletic A 3–2 (won 4–2 on agg) 3,402 Bellamy, Roberts (2)
R3 27 October 1998 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 (lost 1–3 on pens) 14,189 O'Neill

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Andy Marshall
- England DF Daryl Sutch
- England DF Craig Fleming
- England DF Matt Jackson (captain)
- Norway DF Erik Fuglestad
- England MF Lee Marshall
- Wales MF Chris Llewellyn
- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
- Wales FW Craig Bellamy
- Scotland MF Peter Grant
- England MF Darren Eadie
- Scotland DF Malky Mackay
- England DF Darren Kenton
- Scotland GK Michael Watt
- England MF Neil Adams
- Republic of Ireland MF Keith O'Neill
No. Position Player
- England DF Che Wilson
- England MF Ged Brannan
- England MF Darel Russell
- England MF Adrian Forbes
- England MF Shaun Carey
- France MF Cédric Anselin
- England GK Robert Green
- Northern Ireland MF Philip Mulryne
- England MF Paul Dalglish (on loan from Newcastle United)
- England FW Adrian Coote
- Spain DF Victor Segura
- England MF Paul Hughes (on loan from Chelsea)
- Republic of Ireland MF Mike Milligan
- England DF Kevin Scott
- England MF Darren Way

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robson relieved to recruit O'Neill". The Independent. 19 March 1999. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Nixon, Alan (18 December 1998). "Football: Platt starts his Sampdoria stint". The Independent. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/norwich-city/1998-1999/results