NUFC 1998/99 - Season Summary

Squad
Prem13th ChairmanJ Hall > F Shepherd
FA CupFinal ManagerK Dalglish > R Gullit
League CupR4 CoachS Clarke/J Carver
CW CupR1 CaptainR Lee > A Shearer
Attendance36,692Top ScorerA Shearer (21)

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Douglas Hall and Freddie Shepherd returned and Dalglish was allowed to spend £13 million during the summer. Then after only two games of the new season Dalglish resigned (according to the club) or was sacked according to the man himself.

The first game against newly promoted Charlton saw the team jeered off and Dalglish had lost a lot the support of many fans after the Cup Final. Some may say that the Board's actions were a thinly veiled attempt to regain their popularity amongst the Toon Army

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit was appointed and promised "sexy football", but apart from a couple of spells where three victories in a row were recorded the Toon Army was left somewhat unfulfilled in the Premiership department and the campaign fizzled out into a second successive thirteen position.

Gullit started to remould the side with the most notable signing being that of centre-forward Duncan Ferguson from Everton. With a number of players being sold or loaned out there was a massive turnover in the team and a record equalling 36 players were used in all.

The FA Cup one again provided the main highs and lows of the season as United reached the Final again only to fail miserably once more.

The League Cup brought another penalty defeat and in their first and only venture into the Cup Winners Cup United lost to Partizan Belgrade in the First Round.

Whilst all this was going on there was criticism of Gullit's frequent returns to Amsterdam and stories abounded about the Dutchman's deteriorating relationships with a number of his star players including Hamann, Lee, Batty and Shearer.

Premiership

15/8/98 H Charlton D 0-0
22/8/98 A Chelsea D 1-1
30/8/98 H Liverpool L 1-4
09/9/98 A Aston Villa L 0-1
12/9/98 H Southampton W 4-0
19/9/98 A Coventry W 5-1
26/9/98 H Nottm F W 2-0
04/10/98 A Arsenal L 0-3
17/10/98 H Derby W 2-1
24/10/98 A Tottenham L 0-2
31/10/98 H WHU L 0-3
08/11/98 A Manchester Utd D 0-0
14/11/98 H Sheff Wed D 1-1
23/11/98 A Everton L 0-1
28/11/98 H Wimbledon W 3-1
06/12/98 A Middlesbrough D 2-2
12/12/98 A Blackburn D 0-0
19/12/98 H Leicester W 1-0
26/12/98 H Leeds Utd L 0-3
28/12/98 A Liverpool L 2-4
09/1/99 H Chelsea L 0-1
17/1/99 A Charlton D 2-2
30/1/99 H Aston Villa W 2-1
06/2/99 A Leeds Utd W 1-0
17/2/99 H Coventry W 4-1
20/2/99 A Southampton L 1-2
28/2/99 H Arsenal D 1-1
10/3/99 A Nottm F W 2-1
13/3/99 H Manchester Utd L 1-2
20/3/99 A WHU L 0-2
03/4/99 A Derby W 4-3
05/4/99 H Tottenham D 1-1
17/4/99 H Everton L 1-3
21/4/99 A Sheff Wed D 1-1
24/4/99 A Wimbledon D 1-1
01/5/99 H Middlesbrough D 1-1
08/5/99 A Leicester L 0-2
16/5/99 H Blackburn D 1-1

Cup Winners Cup

R1 L1 17/9/98 H Partizan Belgrade W 2-1
R1 L2 01/10/98 A Partizan Belgrade L 0-1

FA Cup

R3 02/1/99 H Crystal Palace W 2-1
R4 23/1/99 H Bradford W 3-0
R5 14/2/99 H Blackburn D 0-0
R5r 24/2/99 A Blackburn W 1-0
QF 07/3/99 H Everton W 4-1
SF 11/4/99 N Tottenham W 2-0
Fin 22/5/99 N Manchester Utd L 0-2

League Cup

R2 27/10/98 A Tranmere W 1-0
R3 11/11/98 H Blackburn D 1-1

Squad

Player A S G
Albert P 3 4
Andersson A 13 4 2
Barnes J 0 1
Barton W 23 7
Batty D 9 2
Beharall D 4 0
Brady G 5 7
Charvet L 38 1 1
Dabizas N 35 5 4
Dalglish P 8 5 2
Domi D 18 0
Ferguson D 7 2 2
Georgiadis G 8 5 1
Gillespie K 5 3
Given S 41 0
Glass S 24 6 3
Griffin A 19 0
Guivarc'h S 2 2 1
Hamann D 30 1 5
Harper S 8 2
Howey S 18 0
Hughes A 14 3
Ketsbaia Ti 22 12 8
Lee R 24 6
Maric S 10 3
McClen J 1 0
Pearce S 16 0
Pistone A 2 1
Saha L 6 6 2
Serrant C 3 1
Shearer A 39 1 21
Solano N 33 6 6
Speed G 43 5 5
Watson S 8 0

Players


Toon In

SurnameDateAgeFromFee
Georgiadis George 06/98 26 Panithanaikos £493,000
Brady Gary 07/98 21 Tottenham £650,000
Charvet Laurent 07/98 25 Cannes £515,000
Glass Stephen 07/98 22 Aberdeen £650,000
Guivarc'h Stephane 07/98 27 Auxerre £3.54m
Serrant Carl 07/98 22Oldham £500,000
Hamann Dietmar 08/98 24 Bayern Munich £4.5m
Solano Nolberto 08/98 23Boca Juniors £2.76m
Ameobi Shola 10/98 17 Professional
Ferguson Duncan 11/98 26 Everton £8m
Domi Didier 01/99 21 PSG £3.25m
Maric Silvio 02/99 23 Dinamo Zagreb £3.585m

D Ferguson

D Hamann

N Solano


Toon Oot

NameDateAgeToFee
Tomasson John Dahl 06/98 23 Feyenoord £2.5m
Hislop Shaka 07/98 23 West Ham Free
Peacock Darren 07/98 23 Blackburn Rovers Free
Rush Ian 08/98 23 Wrexham Free
Watson Steve 10/98 23 Aston Villa £3.75m
Guivarch Stephane 11/98 23 Rangers £3.5m
Batty David 12/98 23 Leeds Utd £4.4m
Gillespie Keith 12/98 23 Blackburn Rovers £2.35m
Barnes John 02/99 23 Charlton

JD Tomasson

S Guivarc'h

D Batty


Drop In

NameClubAgeFromTo
Saha LouisMetz2201/9905/99

Drop Oot

NameClubFromTo
Albert PhillipeFulham07/9805/99
Dalglish PaulNorwich03/9903/99
Hamilton DesSheff. Utd.
Hamilton DesHuddersfield
Serrant CarlBury07/9805/99
Pistone AllesandroVenezia07/9805/99

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