1999–2000 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth F.C.
1999–2000 season
Chairman Milan Mandarić
Manager Alan Ball (until 9 December)
Bob McNab (caretaker)
Tony Pulis (from January)
Stadium Fratton Park
First Division 18th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Steve Claridge (14)

All:
Steve Claridge (14)
Highest home attendance 19,015 (vs. Manchester City, 24 April 2000)
Lowest home attendance 9,042 (vs. Walsall, 19 October 1999)
Average home league attendance 13,906

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Portsmouth F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary

Manager Alan Ball's contract was terminated on 9 December with Portsmouth in the relegation zone. He was replaced by Bristol City manager Tony Pulis, who steered the club to survival in the First Division.

The end of the season saw the retirement of club goalkeeping legend Alan Knight, who made 801 career appearances over 22 years, all spent at Fratton Park. His final appearance came in a First Division match against Norwich City at Carrow Road in January.

Kit

Portsmouth ended their kit manufacturing deal with Admiral after two years, to manufacture their own kits under the brand name "Pompey Sport".

Final league table

!Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. Charlton Athletic 46 27 10 9 79 45 91
2. Manchester City 46 26 11 9 78 40 89
3. Ipswich Town 46 25 12 9 71 42 87
4. Barnsley 46 24 10 12 88 67 82
5. Birmingham City 46 22 11 13 65 44 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 69 50 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 11 14 64 48 74
8. Huddersfield Town 46 21 11 14 62 49 74
9. Fulham 46 17 16 13 49 41 67
10. Queens Park Rangers 46 16 18 12 62 53 66
11. Blackburn Rovers 46 15 17 14 55 51 62
12. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 45 50 57
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 15 12 19 57 68 57
14. Nottingham Forest 46 14 14 18 53 55 56
15. Crystal Palace 46 13 15 18 57 67 54
16. Sheffield United 46 13 15 18 59 66 54
17. Stockport County 46 13 15 18 55 67 54
18. Portsmouth 46 13 12 21 55 66 51
19. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 9 23 46 67 51
20. Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 41 67 51
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 10 19 17 43 60 49
22. Walsall 46 11 13 22 52 77 46
23. Port Vale 46 7 15 24 48 69 36
24. Swindon Town 46 8 12 26 38 77 36

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Results

Portsmouth's score comes first

Legend

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Sheffield United H 2-0 17,667 Miglioranzi, Whittingham
14 August 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 21,024 Allen
21 August 1999 Stockport County H 2-0 15,002 Miglioranzi, Allen
28 August 1999 Barnsley A 0-6 13,792
30 August 1999 Huddersfield Town H 0-0 13,105
11 September 1999 Ipswich Town H 1-1 16,304 Whittingham
18 September 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 4-2 5,870 Péron (2), Whittingham, Vlachos
25 September 1999 Grimsby Town H 1-2 12,073 McLoughlin (pen)
2 October 1999 Crystal Palace A 0-4 15,221
16 October 1999 Charlton Athletic H 0-2 14,812
19 October 1999 Walsall H 5-1 9,042 Thøgersen (2), Bradbury, McLoughlin (2 pens)
23 October 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 0-0 13,303
26 October 1999 Grimsby Town A 0-1 5,912
30 October 1999 Crystal Palace H 3-1 13,018 Claridge (2), Bradbury
3 November 1999 Manchester City A 2-4 31,660 Bradbury, Thøgersen
6 November 1999 Birmingham City H 2-2 12,756 McLoughlin (2 pens)
9 November 1999 Fulham A 0-1 13,229
14 November 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 2-3 11,483 Whittingham, Awford
20 November 1999 Crewe Alexandra H 0-2 11,550
24 November 1999 Nottingham Forest A 0-2 13,841
27 November 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 0-0 10,431
4 December 1999 Sheffield United A 0-1 10,834
18 December 1999 Port Vale H 0-0 11,869
26 December 1999 Swindon Town A 1-1 10,279 Claridge
28 December 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 1-2 15,208 Claridge
3 January 2000 Norwich City A 1-2 16,637 Bradbury
15 January 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-3 13,255 Igoe, Claridge
22 January 2000 Stockport County A 1-1 8,008 Hughes
29 January 2000 Barnsley H 3-0 12,201 Claridge (3)
5 February 2000 Huddersfield Town A 1-0 12,753 Claridge
12 February 2000 Fulham H 0-1 17,337
22 February 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 0-3 12,672
1 March 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 1-2 10,759 Claridge (pen)
4 March 2000 Ipswich Town A 1-0 20,305 Claridge
7 March 2000 Birmingham City A 0-1 19,573
11 March 2000 Nottingham Forest H 2-1 14,336 Thøgersen, Claridge
18 March 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 3-1 6,188 Claridge, Thøgersen, Harper
21 March 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-0 14,760 Claridge (pen), Derry
25 March 2000 Swindon Town H 4-1 15,305 Whitbread, Bradbury (3)
1 April 2000 Port Vale A 0-2 5,426
8 April 2000 Norwich City H 2-1 14,003 Harper, Moore
15 April 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 1-1 19,263 Hughes
21 April 2000 Charlton Athletic A 1-1 20,043 Bradbury
24 April 2000 Manchester City H 2-2 19,015 Bradbury (2, 1 pen)
29 April 2000 Walsall A 0-1 8,151
7 May 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 1-3 16,301 Allen

FA Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Sunderland A 0-1 26,535

League Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 17 August 1999 Torquay United A 0-0 3,209
R1 2nd Leg 24 August 1999 Torquay United H 3-0 8,741 Nightingale (2), Lovell
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 0-3 8,542
R2 2nd Leg 22 September 1999 Blackburn Rovers A 1-3 7,512 McLoughlin

First-team squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Andy Petterson
2 England DF Jason Crowe
3 England DF Anthony Fenton
4 Scotland MF Kevin Harper
5 England DF Adrian Whitbread
6 England DF Andy Awford
7 England DF Andy Myers (on loan from Bradford City)
8 Brazil MF Stefani Miglioranzi
9 England FW Steve Claridge
10 England DF Justin Edinburgh
11 Wales MF Ceri Hughes
12 England FW Lee Bradbury
13 England GK Aaron Flahavan
14 England DF Scott Hiley
15 England DF Jason Cundy
16 Denmark DF Thomas Thøgersen
No. Position Player
17 England MF Martin Phillips
18 England DF Dave Waterman
19 England FW Luke Nightingale
20 England MF Shaun Derry
21 England GK Alan Knight
22 England GK Chris Tardif
23 England FW Guy Whittingham
24 England FW Rory Allen
25 England FW Steve Lovell
26 France DF Noé Pamarot (on loan from Nice)
27 Greece MF Michael Panopoulos
28 England DF David Birmingham
29 England MF Adam Holbrook
30 England GK Russell Hoult
31 England DF Darren Moore
33 England MF Gary O'Neil

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
3 England DF Matthew Robinson (to Reading)
4 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McLoughlin (to Wigan Athletic)
4 England MF Paulo Vernazza (on loan from Arsenal)
7 England MF Sammy Igoe (to Reading)
10 Greece DF Michalis Vlachos (to Walsall)
11 France MF Jeff Peron (to Wigan Athletic)
12 Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Adam Newton (on loan from West Ham United)
No. Position Player
14 Jamaica MF Fitzroy Simpson (to Hearts)
20 England MF John Durnin (to Carlisle United)
21 England MF Steve Soley (to Carlisle United)
30 Norway DF Tommy Berntsen (on loan from Lillestrøm)
32 England MF Michael Brown (on loan from Manchester City)
33 England FW Lee Makel (on loan from Hearts)


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