1992–93 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
1992–93 season
OwnerJack Walker
ChairmanRobert Coar
ManagerKenny Dalglish
StadiumEwood Park
Premier League4th
FA CupQuarter-finals
League CupSemi-finals
Top goalscorerShearer (16)
Average home league attendance16,246

During the 1992–93 English football season, Blackburn Rovers competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

With the riches of owner Jack Walker allowing manager Kenny Dalglish to sign Southampton striker Alan Shearer for a new British record fee (variously reported as £3.3 million,[1] £3.4 ;million,[2] or £3.6 million), Blackburn enjoyed an excellent season in their return to the top flight. In spite of Shearer being restricted to only 21 league appearances and 16 league goals after he snapped his right anterior cruciate ligament in a match against Leeds in December, Blackburn finished fourth - one point off UEFA Cup qualification. Blackburn's cup form nearly saw them qualify for Europe anyway, but they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the quarter-finals and the League Cup in the semi-finals.

Kit[edit]

Japanese company Asics manufactured Blackburn's kit this season. British brewery McEwan's Lager were the kit sponsors.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Aston Villa 42 21 11 10 57 40 +17 74 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]
3 Norwich City 42 21 9 12 61 65 −4 72
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 20 11 11 68 46 +22 71
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 12 13 63 55 +8 63
6 Liverpool 42 16 11 15 62 55 +7 59
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Arsenal qualified for UEFA Cup as League Cup winners, the UEFA Cup berth reverted to the league and was awarded to Norwich City. England was considered for an extra slot for the UEFA Cup after the 1993 Polish football scandal, but another one was given to Scotland, and it seemed excessive to give both two slots to Great Britain, and the extra place was reverted to Hungary.

Results[edit]

Blackburn Rovers' score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Crystal Palace A 3–3 17,086 Ripley, Shearer (2)
18 August 1992 Arsenal H 1–0 16,454 Shearer
22 August 1992 Manchester City H 1–0 19,433 Newell
26 August 1992 Chelsea A 0–0 19,575
29 August 1992 Coventry City A 2–0 14,541 Shearer (pen), Atkins
5 September 1992 Nottingham Forest H 4–1 16,180 Shearer (2, 1 pen), Atkins, Crossley (own goal)
12 September 1992 Arsenal A 1–0 28,643 Newell
15 September 1992 Everton H 2–3 19,563 Shearer (2, 1 pen)
19 September 1992 Wimbledon A 1–1 6,117 Shearer
26 September 1992 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 18,393 Shearer, Ripley
3 October 1992 Norwich City H 7–1 16,312 Wegerle (2), Sherwood, Shearer (2), Cowans, Ripley
19 October 1992 Aston Villa A 0–0 30,398
24 October 1992 Manchester United H 0–0 20,305
31 October 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 31,044
7 November 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 17,305
22 November 1992 Southampton A 1–1 16,626 Moran
28 November 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 1–0 15,850 Shearer
5 December 1992 Middlesbrough A 2–3 20,096 Wilcox, Phillips (own goal)
13 December 1992 Liverpool A 1–2 43,668 Shearer
19 December 1992 Sheffield United H 1–0 16,057 Moran
26 December 1992 Leeds United H 3–1 19,910 Wilcox, Shearer (2)
28 December 1992 Ipswich Town A 1–2 21,431 Wegerle
9 January 1993 Wimbledon H 0–0 14,504
16 January 1993 Oldham Athletic A 1–0 13,742 Ripley
26 January 1993 Coventry City H 2–5 15,215 Newell, Hendry
30 January 1993 Manchester City A 2–3 29,122 Newell, Phelan (own goal)
2 February 1993 Crystal Palace H 1–2 14,163 Wegerle
21 February 1993 Chelsea H 2–0 14,780 Newell (2)
28 February 1993 Norwich City A 0–0 15,821
3 March 1993 Everton A 1–2 18,086 May
9 March 1993 Southampton H 0–0 13,556
20 March 1993 Middlesbrough H 1–1 14,041 Atkins
24 March 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 3–0 10,677 Ripley, Moran, Atkins
3 April 1993 Liverpool H 4–1 15,032 Newell, Moran, Gallacher, Wilcox
7 April 1993 Nottingham Forest A 3–1 20,467 Wilcox, Ripley, Newell
10 April 1993 Leeds United A 2–5 31,791 Gallacher, Newell
12 April 1993 Ipswich Town H 2–1 14,071 Ripley, Whelan (own goal)
17 April 1993 Sheffield United A 3–1 18,186 Gallacher, Newell, Sherwood
21 April 1993 Aston Villa H 3–0 15,127 Newell (2), Gallacher
3 May 1993 Manchester United A 1–3 40,447 Gallacher
5 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 23,097 Newell (2)
8 May 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 14,956 Sherwood

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Bournemouth H 3–1 13,733 Ripley (2), Newell
R4 23 January 1993 Crewe Alexandra A 3–0 ? Wegerle, Newell, Moran
R5 13 February 1993 Newcastle United H 1–0 19,972 Wegerle
QF 6 March 1993 Sheffield United H 0–0 6,721

(2,543)

QFR 16 March 1993 Sheffield United A 2–2 (lost 3-5 on pens) 23,920

(400)

Newell, Livingstone

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 23 September 1992 Huddersfield Town A 1–1 11,071 Shearer
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Huddersfield Town H 4–3 (won 5-4 on agg) 15,038 Shearer (2), Wegerle, Newell
R3 28 October 1992 Norwich City H 2–0 14,216 Shearer, May
R4 9 December 1992 Watford H 6–1 13,187 Shearer (2), Atkins, Newell (2), Wegerle
QF 6 January 1993 Cambridge United H 3–2 14,165 Newell (2), Wegerle
SF First Leg 10 February 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–4 17,283 Wegerle, Palmer (own goal)
SF Second Leg 14 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 (lost 3-6 on agg) 30,048 Andersson

First-team squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Darren Collier
England GK Matt Dickins
England GK Bobby Mimms
Australia GK Frank Talia
Sweden DF Patrik Andersson
Norway DF Henning Berg
England DF Richard Brown
England DF Rob Dewhurst
England DF Tony Dobson
Scotland DF Colin Hendry
England DF Graeme Le Saux
England DF Nicky Marker
England DF David May
England DF Chris Price
England DF Alan Wright
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Agnew
England MF Mark Atkins
England MF Wayne Burnett
England MF Gordon Cowans
England MF Simon Ireland
England MF Lee Makel
Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Moran (captain)
England MF Stuart Ripley
England MF Tim Sherwood
England MF Jason Wilcox
England FW Mike Newell
England FW Alan Shearer
Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher
England FW Peter Thorne

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England DF Keith Hill (to Plymouth Argyle)
England MF Craig Skinner (to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
England FW Steve Livingstone (to Chelsea)
United States FW Roy Wegerle (to Coventry)[5]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Kenny Dalglish file". BBC. 27 August 1998. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Shearer to move for £3.4 million". The Times. 27 July 1992. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/blackburn-rovers/tab/players/season/1993
  5. ^ Wegerle was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but qualified to represent the United States internationally through citizenship obtained by marriage and made his international debut for the United States in May 1992.