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1989-90
1989-90 season
0Manager Flag of England Ray Lewington
0League Third Division
0Position 20th/24
0FA Cup 2nd round
0League Cup 2nd round
0League Trophy Preliminary round
0Top scorer (League) Flag of England Clive Walker (13)
0Top scorer (All) Flag of England Clive Walker (15)
0Most appearances (League) Flag of England Jim Stannard (44)
0Most appearances (All) Flag of England Jim Stannard (53)
0Biggest win Fulham 4-0 Wigan (25 Nov 1989)
0Biggest defeat Bristol City 5-1 Fulham (16 Apr 1990)
0Highest home attendance 7,141 - Fulham 1-2 Leyton Orient (5 May 1990)
0Lowest home attendance 1,317 - Fulham 0-1 Notts County (28 Nov 1989)
0Prev season 1988-89
0Next season 1990-91


OverviewEdit

The 1989-90 season was not one to remember for most Fulham fans. Within twelve months of challenging for promotion, the club dropped to the other end of the table. They escaped the ignominy of relegation to the Fourth Division for the first time only on the final day of the season when Cardiff City failed to win. It was a collapse in the last third of the season that put the Whites in peril. They won just one of their last thirteen matches, and dropped from 12th to within a point of the League basement. During this poor run, Alan Dicks, coach at Jimmy Hill's Coventry in the 1960's, took on a consultancy role. The following season, he became manager whilst Ray Lewington became club coach.

This was also the season when the future of Craven Cottage seemed more important than what happened on the pitch, with controversy surrounding the local council's compulsory purchase order and the club's agreement with property company Cabra.

When the season began, Fulham had already lost the services of Doug Rougvie to Dunfermline, Robert Wilson to Huddersfield Town and Michael Cole had sustained a serious back injury. Crystal Palace's Gavin Nebbeling arrived to fill the gap in the centre of defence and Dunfermline striker John Watson came south as Rougvie went north. With the team struggling, Ray Lewington added to the squad. He signed striker Steve Milton from non-League Whyteleafe, and defenders Mark Newson and Martin Pike from Bournemouth and Sheffield United respectively.

Injuries clearly contributed to the club's difficulties, particularly to Glen Thomas and Gordon Davies. Only three players had played more than 40 matches, and included in the 30 used were three loan signings, two non-contract players, manager Lewington and his assistant Gary Peters. Altogether, there were thirteen players whose total appearances were in single figures.

League tableEdit

Third Division

SquadEdit

Starting XIEdit

StaffEdit

BoardEdit

Position Staff
ChairmanFlag of England Jimmy Hill
Vice ChairmanFlag of England Bill Muddyman
DirectorFlag of England Andy Muddyman
DirectorFlag of England Dave Gardner
DirectorFlag of England Cyril Swain
General ManagerFlag of England Stuart Dalrymple

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Player/ManagerFlag of England Ray Lewington
Player/Assistant ManagerFlag of England Gary Peters
Youth Team Development Officer/Chief ScoutFlag of England Jack Burkett
Youth Team CoachFlag of England Terry Bullivant

Medical staffEdit

Position Staff
PhysiotherapistFlag of England Glenn Hunter

OtherEdit

Position Staff
Club SecretaryFlag of England Yvonne Haynes
GroundsmanFlag of England Frank Boahene

KitsEdit

Fulham home (1988-90) Away kit

TransfersEdit

Players in Edit

Date Pos. Name From Fee
Jul 1989 DF Flag of England Gavin Nebbeling Flag of England Crystal Palace £80,000
Aug 1989 MF Flag of Scotland Des Bremner Flag of England Birmingham City Free
Aug 1989 DF Flag of England Garry Kimble Flag of England Doncaster Rovers Free
Aug 1989 DF Flag of England Gary Peters Unattached Free
Aug 1989 FW Flag of Scotland John Watson Flag of Scotland Dunfermline £40,000
Oct 1989 FW Flag of England Steve Milton Flag of England Whyteleafe £20,000
Feb 1990 DF Flag of England Martin Pike Flag of England Sheffield United £55,000
Mar 1990 DF Flag of England Mark Newson Flag of England AFC Bournemouth £125,000
Total £320,000

Players out Edit

Date Pos. Name To Fee
Jun 1989 FW Flag of Wales Chris Pike Flag of Wales Cardiff City Free
Jun 1989 FW Flag of England Colin Gordon Flag of England Birmingham City £60,000
Jun 1989 DF Flag of Scotland Doug Rougvie Flag of Scotland Dunfermline £30,000
Jul 1989 MF Flag of Ireland Robert Wilson Flag of England Huddersfield Town £20,000
Aug 1989 MF Flag of England Kevin Hoddy Flag of Belgium FC Roeselare Free
Sept 1989 DF Flag of England Wayne Kerrins Flag of England Sutton United Free
Oct 1989 DF Flag of England Garry Kimble Flag of England Maidstone United Free
Feb 1990 FW Flag of Scotland John Watson Flag of Scotland Airdrieonians £5,000
Feb 1990 FW Flag of England Andy Sayer Flag of England Leyton Orient £70,000
Total £185,000

Loans in Edit

Date Pos. Name From Date Returned
Sept 1989 FW Flag of England Iain Dowie Flag of England Luton Town Oct 1989
Dec 1989 DF Flag of Scotland Hugh Burns Flag of Scotland Dunfermline Jan 1990
Jan 1990 DF Flag of England Alan Dowson Flag of England Millwall Feb 1990

Loans out Edit

Date Pos. Name To Date Returned
23 Dec 1989 DF Flag of England Gary Elkins Flag of England Exeter City End of season
Feb 1990 GK Flag of England Laurence Batty Flag of England Farnborough Town Apr 1990
Mar 1990 MF Flag of Ireland Leo Donnellan Flag of England Farnborough Town End of season
Apr 1990 DF Flag of England Steve Greaves Flag of England Brighton & Hove Albion End of season

MatchesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
1Wed 19 Jul 1989TottenhamAwayLost1-3
2Sat 29 Jul 1989CrawleyAwayWon4-0
3Tue 1 Aug 1989CarshaltonAwayLost0-1
4Thu 3 Aug 1989CheshamAwayWon2-0
5Sat 5 Aug 1989ChelseaHomeDrew0-0
6Tue 8 Aug 1989MaidstoneHomeDrew1-1
7Wed 9 Aug 1989Tooting & MitchamAwayLost1-3
8Thu 10 Aug 1989SouthwickAwayLost0-2
9Sat 12 Aug 1989GillinghamAwayWon2-1

Additional friendliesEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

Third DivisionEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

League CupEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

FA CupEdit

# Date Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

StatisticsEdit

Appearances & goalsEdit

No. Nat Pos Player TotalThird Division FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Top scorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. When total goals are equal, the list is sorted by player who gained that number first

# Position Nation Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total / / / Own Goals 0 0 0 0
/ / / TOTALS - - - -

AssistsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. When total assists are equal, the list is sorted by player who gained that number first

# Position Nation Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total / / / TOTALS - - - -

Disciplinary recordEdit

Includes all competitive matches


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