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SEASON: 1997-98


Prev Season: 1996-97
Next Season: 1998-99
DIVISION:
Nationwide League Division One (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Dave Bassett

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Charlton Athletic (A) 1-4)

League Cup:
2nd Round (Walsall (A) 2-2)


Player Of The Year:
Pierre van Hooijdonk
Top Goalscorer:
Pierre van Hooijdonk (34 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
51

Competitive Goals:
95

Goals per game:
1.9



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
46

League Points:
94 out of 138 (3 points per win)

Points Percentage:
68.1%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times11 times9 times4 times2 times
Conceded14 times8 times4 times2 times
Won By16 times2 times9 times2 times1 time
Lost By4 times4 times2 times

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
29,302

Lowest League Attendance:
16,524

Average League Attendance:
20,543

Highest Cup Attendance:
9,908

Lowest Cup Attendance:
7,841


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
23

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
6

Penalties conceded:
1

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONEHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result Home Away
1Nottingham Forest4628108824218235220108530224094Promoted as Champions
2Middlesbrough4627109774117425112106726293691Promoted4-00-0
3Sunderland46261288650147249221256372836900-31-1
4Charlton Athletic4626101080491751481795932323188Promoted via playoffs5-22-4
5Ipswich Town4623149774314544720995302334832-11-0
6Sheffield United461917106954165244203128253415743-00-1
7Birmingham City46191710603510852715995332025741-02-1
8Stockport County4619819716914634621521625482652-12-2
9Wolverhampton Wanderers46181117575313644225551315284653-01-2
10West Bromwich Albion461613175056986272675112330-6611-01-1
11Crewe Alexandra4618523586510211303483122831-7593-14-1
12Oxford United4616102060641265362044152444-4581-31-0
13Bradford City4614151746591094262346132036-13572-23-0
14Tranmere Rovers461414185457986342656122031-3562-20-0
15Norwich City461413195269986322755132042-17554-10-1
16Huddersfield Town461411215072959282856122244-22533-02-0
17Bury4611191642587106222249102036-16523-00-2
18Swindon Town461410224273968282554141448-31523-00-0
19Port Vale4613102356667610252464133142-10492-11-0
20Portsmouth461310235163869283054142333-12491-01-0
21Queens Park Rangers4610191751638962821210112342-12494-01-0
22Manchester City4612122256576611282666112831-148Relegated1-33-2
23Stoke City4611132244748510304038121434-3046Relegated1-01-1
24Reading461192639788411273135151247-3942Relegated1-03-3

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosNotes
1Sat Aug 09, 1997Port ValeA1-0Win12,5338Campbell (?)
2Fri Aug 15, 1997Norwich CityH4-1Win16,5241van Hooijdonk (?), Thomas (?, ?), Campbell (?)
3Sat Aug 23, 1997Oxford UnitedA1-0Win9,4861Bart-Williams (?)
4Sat Aug 30, 1997Queens Park RangersH4-0Win18,8041van Hooijdonk (?, ?, ?), Saunders (?)
5Wed Sep 03, 1997Manchester CityH1-3Loss23,6812Campbell (?)
6Sun Sep 07, 1997Swindon TownA0-0Draw13,0512
7Sat Sep 13, 1997Sheffield UnitedA0-1Loss24,5365
8Sat Sep 20, 1997PortsmouthH1-0Win17,2921van Hooijdonk (?)
9Sat Sep 27, 1997Stoke CityH1-0Win19,0181Campbell (?)
10Fri Oct 03, 1997Huddersfield TownA2-0Win11,2581Cooper (?), Saunders (?)
11Sat Oct 18, 1997Tranmere RoversH2-2Draw17,0091van Hooijdonk (?), Gemmill (?)
12Tue Oct 21, 1997West Bromwich AlbionH1-0Win19,2431Campbell (?)
13Fri Oct 24, 1997ReadingA3-3Draw12,6101van Hooijdonk (?, ? pen), Campbell (?)
14Sat Nov 01, 1997Crewe AlexandraH3-1Win18,2681Campbell (?), van Hooijdonk (?, ?)
15Tue Nov 04, 1997BuryA0-2Loss6,1371
16Sat Nov 08, 1997SunderlandA1-1Draw33,1602Hjelde (?)
17Sat Nov 15, 1997Birmingham CityH1-0Win19,6101Campbell (?)
18Sat Nov 22, 1997Charlton AthleticH5-2Win18,5321van Hooijdonk (?, ?, ?), Woan (?), Campbell (?)
19Wed Nov 26, 1997MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw30,1431
20Sat Nov 29, 1997Ipswich TownA1-0Win17,5801Campbell (?)
21Sat Dec 06, 1997Bradford CityH2-2Draw17,9432Cooper (?), Bonalair (?)
22Sun Dec 14, 1997Wolverhampton WanderersA1-2Loss24,6352Johnson (?)
23Sat Dec 20, 1997Stockport CountyH2-1Win16,7012van Hooijdonk (? pen), Stone (?)
24Fri Dec 26, 1997Swindon TownH3-0Win26,5002Campbell (?, ?), Johnson (?)
25Sun Dec 28, 1997Manchester CityA3-2Win31,8392van Hooijdonk (? pen, ? pen), Campbell (?)
26Sat Jan 10, 1998Port ValeH2-1Win17,6391van Hooijdonk (?, ?)
27Sat Jan 17, 1998Norwich CityA0-1Loss17,0591
28Sat Jan 24, 1998Queens Park RangersA1-0Win13,2201Cooper (?)
29Sat Jan 31, 1998Oxford UnitedH1-3Loss18,3921van Hooijdonk (? pen)
30Sat Feb 07, 1998PortsmouthA1-0Win15,0331Chettle (?)
31Tue Feb 17, 1998Huddersfield TownH3-0Win18,2311van Hooijdonk (?, ?), Bonalair (?)
32Sat Feb 21, 1998Stoke CityA1-1Draw16,8992Thomas-Moore (?)
33Tue Feb 24, 1998Tranmere RoversA0-0Draw7,3772
34Sun Mar 01, 1998MiddlesbroughH4-0Win25,2861van Hooijdonk (?, ? pen), Campbell (?), Cooper (?)
35Wed Mar 04, 1998SunderlandH0-3Loss29,0091
36Sat Mar 07, 1998Crewe AlexandraA4-1Win5,7591Bart-Williams (?), Campbell (?, ?, ?)
37Sat Mar 14, 1998BuryH3-0Win18,8461Lucketti Chris (? OG), van Hooijdonk (?), Rogers (?)
38Sat Mar 21, 1998Birmingham CityA2-1Win24,6631van Hooijdonk (84, 87)
39Sat Mar 28, 1998Charlton AthleticA2-4Loss15,8151Campbell (?, ?)
40Wed Apr 01, 1998Sheffield UnitedH3-0Win21,5121Thomas (?), Campbell (?, 81)
41Sun Apr 05, 1998Ipswich TownH2-1Win22,2921Cooper (?), van Hooijdonk (?)
42Sat Apr 11, 1998Bradford CityA3-0Win17,2481Campbell (?), Gemmill (?), Bart-Williams (?)
43Mon Apr 13, 1998Wolverhampton WanderersH3-0Win22,8631Johnson (?), van Hooijdonk (?), Campbell (?)
44Sat Apr 18, 1998Stockport CountyA2-2Draw9,8921van Hooijdonk (?), Johnson (?)
45Sun Apr 26, 1998ReadingH1-0Win29,3021Bart-Williams (?)
1Sun May 03, 1998West Bromwich AlbionA1-1Draw23,0131Stone (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Sat Jan 03, 1998Charlton Athletic3A1-4Loss13,827van Hooijdonk (?)


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon Aug 11, 1997Doncaster Rovers11A8-0Win4,547Thomas (?), Saunders (?, ?), Hjelde (?, ?), van Hooijdonk (?, ?), Allen (?)
Wed Aug 27, 1997Doncaster Rovers12H2-1Win9,908Guinan (?), van Hooijdonk (?)
Wed Sep 17, 1997Walsall21H0-1Loss7,841
Wed Sep 24, 1997Walsall22A2-2Draw6,037van Hooijdonk (?), Armstrong (?)


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon Aug 04, 1997Notts CountyFinalA6-1Win8,095? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Sat Jul 19, 1997Lincoln CityEnglandA1-1Draw4,023? (?)
Thu Jul 24, 1997Pallo-IllrolA5-0Win600? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
Sat Jul 26, 1997FC HakaFinlandA2-1Win2,100? (?, ?)
Mon Jul 28, 1997FinnpaFinlandA4-4Draw2,638? (?, ?, ?, ?)
Sat Aug 02, 1997Leeds UnitedEnglandH1-0Win8,141? (?)


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon Apr 27, 1998Shrewsbury TownEnglandA1-4Loss-Stone (?)
Wed May 06, 1998ChelseaEnglandA3-3Draw3,573? (?, ?, ?)
Fri May 08, 1998MiddlesbroughEnglandA5-0Win14,766? (?, ?, ?, ?, ?)



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKAlan Fettis11Left to join Blackburn Rovers
GKDave Beasant4525119
GKDavid Henry
GKMarco Pascolo5419
GKMark CrossleyWent on loan to Millwall
GKMark Goodlad
DCon Blatsis
DLee Cowling
DVance Warner111Left to join Rotherham United
MAndy Todd
MDes Lyttle4022996
MJohn Burns
MJon Olav Hjelde3117863354
MMendy (Guest)
MRoche (Guest)
MSteve Melton
MSteve Stone292072252
MThierry Bonalair3320582472
FAlan Rogers51301110110
FAndy Dawson
FAndy Johnson38246847114
FBobby Howe11
FChris Allen3311Went on loan to Luton town
FChris Bart-Williams3721106434
FChristian Edwards
FColin Cooper37219752
FCraig Armstrong241554121715
FDavid Johnson631231
FDavid Phillips21111Left to join Huddersfield
FDean Saunders12723414Left to join Sheffield United
FGeoff Thomas (1997-98)138234351
FGlynn Hodges
FIan Thomas-Moore191036111018
FIan Woan22144419107
FKevin Campbell45251010235
FMarlon Harewood11
FPaul McGregor2
FPaul Smith (1997)Left to join Lincoln City
FPierre van Hooijdonk4729993422Player Of The Year
FScot Gemmill4727119291
FSteve Chettle4929101013
FSteve Guinan3311111
Paul Archer


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
34Pierre van Hooijdonk47
23Kevin Campbell45
5Colin Cooper37
4Andy Johnson38
4Chris Bart-Williams37
4Dean Saunders12
4Geoff Thomas (1997-98)13
3Jon Olav Hjelde31
2Scot Gemmill47
2Steve Stone29
2Thierry Bonalair33
1Alan Rogers51
1Chris Allen3
1Craig Armstrong24
1Ian Thomas-Moore19
1Ian Woan22
1Steve Chettle49
1Steve Guinan3



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1997-98

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Birmingham CitySat Nov 15, 1997H1-0Sat Mar 21, 1998A2-1
Crewe AlexandraSat Nov 01, 1997H3-1Sat Mar 07, 1998A4-1
Huddersfield TownFri Oct 03, 1997A2-0Tue Feb 17, 1998H3-0
Ipswich TownSat Nov 29, 1997A1-0Sun Apr 05, 1998H2-1
Port ValeSat Aug 09, 1997A1-0Sat Jan 10, 1998H2-1
PortsmouthSat Sep 20, 1997H1-0Sat Feb 07, 1998A1-0
Queens Park RangersSat Aug 30, 1997H4-0Sat Jan 24, 1998A1-0