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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)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
51


League Games:
46

League Points:
94

Points Percentage:
68.1


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
95

Goals per game:
1.9

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
Highest League Attendance:
29,302 (League - Reading)

Lowest Home Attendance:
16,524 (League - Norwich City)

Average League Attendance:
20,543


Highest Cup Attendance:
9,908 (League Cup - Doncaster Rovers)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
7,841 (League Cup - Walsall)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
23

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONEHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result
1Nottingham Forest4628108824218235220108530224094Promoted as Champions
2Middlesbrough4627109774117425112106726293691Promoted
3Sunderland4626128865014724922125637283690
4Charlton Athletic4626101080491751481795932323188Promoted via playoffs
5Ipswich Town462314977431454472099530233483
6Sheffield United46191710695416524420312825341574
7Birmingham City4619171060351085271599533202574
8Stockport County461981971691463462152162548265
9Wolverhampton Wanderers4618111757531364422555131528465
10West Bromwich Albion461613175056986272675112330-661
11Crewe Alexandra4618523586510211303483122831-759
12Oxford United4616102060641265362044152444-458
13Bradford City4614151746591094262346132036-1357
14Tranmere Rovers461414185457986342656122031-356
15Norwich City461413195269986322755132042-1755
16Huddersfield Town461411215072959282856122244-2253
17Bury4611191642587106222249102036-1652
18Swindon Town461410224273968282554141448-3152
19Port Vale4613102356667610252464133142-1049
20Portsmouth461310235163869283054142333-1249
21Queens Park Rangers4610191751638962821210112342-1249
22Manchester City4612122256576611282666112831-148Relegated
23Stoke City4611132244748510304038121434-3046Relegated
24Reading461192639788411273135151247-3942Relegated

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 09, 1997Port ValeA1-0Win12,5335Vale Park
2Fri Aug 15, 1997Norwich CityH4-1Win16,5241
3Sat Aug 23, 1997Oxford UnitedA1-0Win9,4861Manor Ground
4Sat Aug 30, 1997Queens Park RangersH4-0Win18,8041
5Wed Sep 03, 1997Manchester CityH1-3Loss23,6812
6Sun Sep 07, 1997Swindon TownA0-0Draw13,0512County Ground (Swindon)
7Sat Sep 13, 1997Sheffield UnitedA0-1Loss24,5365Bramall Lane
8Sat Sep 20, 1997PortsmouthH1-0Win17,2921
9Sat Sep 27, 1997Stoke CityH1-0Win19,0181
10Fri Oct 03, 1997Huddersfield TownA2-0Win11,2581Alfred Mcalpine Stadium
11Sat Oct 18, 1997Tranmere RoversH2-2Draw17,0091
12Tue Oct 21, 1997West Bromwich AlbionH1-0Win19,2431
13Fri Oct 24, 1997ReadingA3-3Draw12,6101Elm Park
14Sat Nov 01, 1997Crewe AlexandraH3-1Win18,2681
15Tue Nov 04, 1997BuryA0-2Loss6,1371Gigg Lane
16Sat Nov 08, 1997SunderlandA1-1Draw33,1602Stadium of Light
17Sat Nov 15, 1997Birmingham CityH1-0Win19,6101
18Sat Nov 22, 1997Charlton AthleticH5-2Win18,5321
19Wed Nov 26, 1997MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw30,1431Ayresome Park
20Sat Nov 29, 1997Ipswich TownA1-0Win17,5801Portman Road
21Sat Dec 06, 1997Bradford CityH2-2Draw17,9432
22Sun Dec 14, 1997Wolverhampton WanderersA1-2Loss24,6352Molineux
23Sat Dec 20, 1997Stockport CountyH2-1Win16,7012
24Fri Dec 26, 1997Swindon TownH3-0Win26,5002
25Sun Dec 28, 1997Manchester CityA3-2Win31,8392Maine Road
26Sat Jan 10, 1998Port ValeH2-1Win17,6391
27Sat Jan 17, 1998Norwich CityA0-1Loss17,0591Carrow Road
28Sat Jan 24, 1998Queens Park RangersA1-0Win13,2201Loftus Road
29Sat Jan 31, 1998Oxford UnitedH1-3Loss18,3921
30Sat Feb 07, 1998PortsmouthA1-0Win15,0331Fratton Park
31Tue Feb 17, 1998Huddersfield TownH3-0Win18,2311
32Sat Feb 21, 1998Stoke CityA1-1Draw16,8992Brittania Stadium
33Tue Feb 24, 1998Tranmere RoversA0-0Draw7,3772Prenton Park
34Sun Mar 01, 1998MiddlesbroughH4-0Win25,2861
35Wed Mar 04, 1998SunderlandH0-3Loss29,0091
36Sat Mar 07, 1998Crewe AlexandraA4-1Win5,7591Gresty Road
37Sat Mar 14, 1998BuryH3-0Win18,8461
38Sat Mar 21, 1998Birmingham CityA2-1Win24,6631St. Andrews
39Sat Mar 28, 1998Charlton AthleticA2-4Loss15,8151The Valley
40Wed Apr 01, 1998Sheffield UnitedH3-0Win21,5121
41Sun Apr 05, 1998Ipswich TownH2-1Win22,2921
42Sat Apr 11, 1998Bradford CityA3-0Win17,2481Valley Parade
43Mon Apr 13, 1998Wolverhampton WanderersH3-0Win22,8631
44Sat Apr 18, 1998Stockport CountyA2-2Draw9,8921Edgeley Park
45Sun Apr 26, 1998ReadingH1-0Win29,3021
1Sun May 03, 1998West Bromwich AlbionA1-1Draw23,0131The Hawthorns


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 03, 1998Charlton Athletic3A1-4Loss13,827The Valley


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Aug 11, 1997Doncaster Rovers11A8-0Win4,547Belle Vue
Wed Aug 27, 1997Doncaster Rovers12H2-1Win9,908Won 10-1 on aggregate
Wed Sep 17, 1997Walsall21H0-1Loss7,841
Wed Sep 24, 1997Walsall22A2-2Draw6,037Bescot StadiumLost 3-2 on aggregate


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Aug 04, 1997Notts CountyFinalA6-1Win8,095Meadow Lane


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jul 19, 1997Lincoln CityEnglandA1-1Draw4,023Sincil Bank
Thu Jul 24, 1997Pallo-IllrolA5-0Win600
Sat Jul 26, 1997FC HakaFinlandA2-1Win2,100Tehtaan Kentta
Mon Jul 28, 1997FinnpaFinlandA4-4Draw2,638Helsinki
Sat Aug 02, 1997Leeds UnitedEnglandH1-0Win8,141


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Apr 27, 1998Shrewsbury TownEnglandA1-4Loss-Gay Meadow
Wed May 06, 1998ChelseaEnglandA3-3Draw3,573Stamford Bridge
Fri May 08, 1998MiddlesbroughEnglandA5-0Win14,766Riverside Stadium



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
MSteve Melton
MSteve Stone292072252
MThierry Bonalair3320582472
MMendy (Guest)
MRoche (Guest)
FAlan Rogers51301110110
FAndy Dawson
FAndy Johnson38246847114
FBobby Howe11
FChris Allen3311Went on loan to Luton town
FChris Bart-Williams3721106334
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
FPaul McGregor2
FPaul Smith (1997)Left to join Lincoln City
FPierre van Hooijdonk4729993422Player Of The Year
FScot Gemmill4727119291
FSteve Chettle4929101013
FSteve Guinan3311111
FMarlon Harewood11
Paul Archer


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
34Pierre van Hooijdonk47
23Kevin Campbell45
5Colin Cooper37
4Andy Johnson38
4Dean Saunders12
4Geoff Thomas (1997-98)13
3Chris Bart-Williams37
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