NUFC 1999/00 - Season Summary

NUFC 1999/00 Squad
Prem11th ChairmanF Shepherd
FA CupSF ManagerR Gullit > B Robson
League CupR3 CoachS Clarke/M Wadsworth/J Carver
UEFA CupR3 CaptainA Shearer
Attendance36,312Top ScorerA Shearer (30)

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As with the previous summer the manager was allowed to spend a lot of money with Goma, Dumas, Dyer and Marcellino, costing £17 million and much was expected of Ruud's reshaped squad.

Three defeats and a draw in the first four games sent United to the bottom. Then when United lost to Sunderland at home with Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson confined to bench duty until it was too late Shepherd persuaded another manager to "resign".

This time he got the man that he originally wanted to replace Keegan: Bobby Robson. It was a shrewd move as not only did he bring vast experience he also carried the goodwill of a returning hero.

United lost to Chelsea in his first match, but an 8-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in his first home game infused the side with belief. Although it was a long road back, United only lost 8 more games all season and - mainly due to their excellent form at St James' - they clambered back up to 11th.

With the coffers empty and ground redevelopment underway there was precious little money available for new players and Bobby spent wisely with the addition of the experienced Kevin Gallagher and Helder.

Wembley was reached for the third year in succession although United only got as far as the semis this time. United unluckily lost to Chelsea despite having most of the play. At least some pride had been restored.

In the UEFA Cup The Magpies beat CSKA Sofia and FC Zurich before succumbing to Roma.

Birmingham beat the Magoies at the first time of asking in the League Cup.

Premiership
07/8/99 H Aston Villa L 0-1
09/8/99 A Tottenham L 1-3
15/8/99 A Southampton L 2-4
21/8/99 H Wimbledon D 3-3
25/8/99 H Sunderland L 1-2
30/8/99 A Manchester Utd L 1-5
11/9/99 A Chelsea L 0-1
19/9/99 H Sheff Wed W 8-0
25/9/99 A Leeds Utd L 2-3
03/10/99 H Middlesbrough W 2-1
16/10/99 A Coventry L 1-4
25/10/99 H Derby W 2-0
30/10/99 A Arsenal D 0-0
07/11/99 H Everton D 1-1
20/11/99 A Watford D 1-1
28/11/99 H Tottenham W 2-1
04/12/99 A Aston Villa W 1-0
18/12/99 A Bradford L 0-2
26/12/99 H Liverpool D 2-2
28/12/99 A Leicester W 2-1
03/1/00 H WHU D 2-2
16/1/00 H Southampton W 5-0
22/1/00 A Wimbledon L 0-2
05/2/00 A Sunderland D 2-2
12/2/00 H Manchester Utd W 3-0
26/2/00 A Sheff Wed W 2-0
04/3/00 H Chelsea L 0-1
11/3/00 H Watford W 1-0
19/3/00 A Everton W 2-0
25/3/00 A Liverpool L 1-2
01/4/00 H Bradford W 2-0
12/4/00 A WHU L 1-2
15/4/00 H Leicester L 0-2
23/4/00 H Leeds Utd D 2-2
29/4/00 H Coventry W 2-0
02/5/00 A Middlesbrough D 2-2
06/5/00 A Derby D 0-0
14/5/00 H Arsenal W 4-2
UEFA Cup
R1 L1 16/9/99 A CSKA Sofiya W 2-0
R1 L2 30/9/99 H CSKA Sofiya D 2-2
R2 L1 21/10/99 A FC Zürich W 2-1
R2 L2 04/11/99 H FC Zürich W 3-1
R3 L1 25/11/99 A AS Roma L 0-1
R3 L2 09/12/99 H AS Roma D 0-0
FA Cup
R3 12/12/99 A Tottenham D 1-1
R3r 22/12/99 H Tottenham W 6-1
R4 08/1/00 H Sheffield Utd W 4-1
R5 31/1/00 A Blackburn W 2-1
QF 20/2/00 A Tranmere W 3-2
SF 09/4/00 N Chelsea L 1-2
League Cup
R2 12/10/99 A Birmingham L 0-2

Players


Squad
Player A S G
Barton W 45 1
Beharall D 0 2
Charvet L 4 1
Dabizas N 42 0 6
Domi D 25 11 4
Dumas F 7 0
Dyer K 35 4 4
Ferguson D 25 7 10
Fumaca 1 5
Gallacher K 19 6 3
Gavilan D 2 4 1
Given S 16 1
Glass S 2 10 1
Goma A 17 0
Griffin A 1 2 1
Hamilton D 0 1
Harper S 29 0
Helder R 12 0 1
Howey S 8 2
Hughes A 27 7 2
Karelse J 3 0
Ketsbaia Ti 13 15 1
Lee R 41 0 1
Marcelino El 13 2
Maric S 7 11 2
McClen J 3 9
Pistone A 20 1 1
Robinson P 2 14 1
Serrant C 2 1
Shearer A 49 1 30
Solano N 39 1 4
Speed G 49 0 13
Wright T 3 0
Toon In
SurnameDateAgeFromFee
Dumas Franck 06/99 31 Monaco £500,000
Dyer Kieron 07/99 21 Ipswich £7m
Goma Alain 07/99 26 PSG £4.75m
Marcelno E 07/99 27 Real Mallorca £5.07m
Karelse John 08/99 29 NAC Breda £750,000
Fumaca 09/99 23
Gallagher Kevin 10/99 32 Blackburn Rovers £700,000
Gavilan Diego 02/00 19 Cerro Portento £2m
Bassedas Christian 05/00 27 Velez Sarsfield £3.5m

K Dyer

A Goma

E Marcelino


Toon Oot
SurnameDateAgeToFee
Dalglish Paul 06/99 22 Norwich City £300,000
Albert Phillipe 07/99 31 RSC Charleroi £600,000
Hamann Dietmar 07/99 25 Liverpool £7.5m
Andersson Andreas 08/99 25 AIK Solna £2m
Georgiadis George 08/99 27 PAOK Salonika £300,000
Pearce Stuart 08/99 37 West Ham Free
Dumas Franck 01/00 32 Marseille £1.25m
Fumaca 05/00 24

D Hamann

P Albert

A Andersson


Drop In
NameClubFromTo
Wright TommyMan. City 08/9910/99
Helder ThomasDeportivo La Coruna 11/9905/00

Drop Oot
NameClubFromTo
Brady GaryNorwich07/9905/00
Coppinger JamesHartlepool07/9905/00
Hamilton DesNorwich07/9905/00

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