In the 1997–98 football season, Newcastle United played in the FA Premier League. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Kenny Dalglish sold Forward Paul Kitson to West Ham United F.C for £1,200,000 in February 1997, whilst Midfielder Des Hamilton was signed in March 1997 from Bradford City F.C.  The club's Premier League form, however, began to suffer following Asprilla's departure from the club in January, and despite the return of Shearer to the starting line-up, he was unable to recapture the form he had found under Kevin Keegan. The team's 13th-place finish gave particular cause for concern, as Newcastle had finished runners-up in the last two seasons and had never finished below sixth since returning to the top flight in 1993. National Football Teams without an confederation, 2020 League of Ireland Premier Division table, https://football.fandom.com/wiki/Newcastle_United_FC_Squad,_1997-98?oldid=217687. Manager Kenny Dalglish signed goalkeeper Shay Given, midfielder Temur Ketsbaia, striker John Barnes and veteran striker Ian Rush, the club's eldest player signing at age 36. To add insult to injury, only 35 league goals were scored by the club all season. Many players signed by Dalglish were not considered to match the quality of those who had left the club this season.  The club reached the FA Cup final only to fall to a 2–0 defeat by Arsenal.. Shay Given; Warren Barton; n/a David Batty Darren Peacock; Steve Howey; Rob Lee Ian Rush; Alan Shearer John Barnes Gary Speed; Stuart Pearce ... Newcastle United F.C. Despite signing Dietmar Hamann, Nolberto Solano and Gary Speed, several unsuccessful transfer deals along with a poor start to the 1998–99 season led to Dalglish being sacked.. Newcastle United Official Name: Newcastle United Football Club Formed: 1881 Ground: St …
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Hamilton was injured at the time of his arrival and did not make his debut until the following season. As Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, their Cup Winners' Cup place as, "Football: Shearer out 'for months' as pounds 6m Ferdinand joins Spurs", "Toon Army dreams of absent friend as thrills turn to chills", Toonpedia: Newcastle United 3–2 Barcelona, "Pounds 1m; a year Pearce joins Kenny; Top-flight says Stu", http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1997-1998/faprem/newcas.htm, "Newcastle United 1997–98 Results (Soccerbase)", "Newcastle United 1997–98 Results (NUFC.com)", "Newcastle United 1997–98 Results (toon1892.com)", FootballSquads - Newcastle United - 1997–98, Newcastle United Football Club - Fixtures 1997–98, Soccerbase - Newcastle United player appearances 1997–98, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1997–98_Newcastle_United_F.C._season&oldid=974410588, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 August 2020, at 21:30. During the summer, David Ginola and Les Ferdinand were sold to Tottenham Hotspur, while in a pre-season friendly match, Alan Shearer sustained a horrific ankle injury which would keep him out for half the season. squad seasons: Newcastle survived a scare from fourth tier Newport before reaching the League Cup quarter-finals with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win after their 1-1 draw on Wednesday.... more » 27.09.2020 17:49 Edit. Dalglish's cautious brand of football proved unpopular with supporters used to Newcastle's previous swashbuckling style; more importantly this cautious style was not producing results. They ridiculed Shearer, boasted of "ripping off" supporters with the club shirts they sold, and called the women of Newcastle "dogs". During the summer, David Ginola and Les Ferdinand were sold to Tottenham Hotspur, while in a pre-season friendly match, Alan Shearer sustained a horrific ankle injury which would keep him out for half the season. Controversy surrounded the club in March 1998 when two board members, Douglas Hall (son of chairman Sir John Hall) and Freddie Shepherd, were filmed in a Spanish brothel making a series of remarks to an undercover tabloid journalist. They finished 13th and reached the FA Cup final, losing to Arsenal.  Almost unbelievably, Shepherd subsequently became chairman the following season. They never looked like winners, and the final whistle blew with a 2–0 scoreline giving the trophy to opponents Arsenal. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. for £2,500,000, having fought off competition from Middlesbrough.  Manager Kenny Dalglish signed goalkeeper Shay Given, midfielder Temur Ketsbaia, striker John Barnes and veteran striker Ian Rush, the club's eldest player signing at age 36. But as Arsenal had completed the double, Newcastle entered the 1998–99 Cup Winners' Cup. , The highlight of the 1997–98 season was to be the club's run in the UEFA Champions League, seeing them defeat Barcelona 3–2 after a hat-trick from striker Faustino Asprilla.