1992–93 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
1992–93 season
ChairmanLionel Pickering
ManagerArthur Cox
StadiumBaseball Ground
First Division8th
FA CupQuarter finals
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Gabbiadini (19)
All: Kitson (25)
Average home league attendance15,020

During the 1992–93 English football season, Derby County F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Despite the addition of Craig Short for £2.5m from Notts County – a record for a team outside of the top flight and for a defender at any level – the club could only an 8th-placed finish in the 1992–93 Division One table, largely as a result of taking three points from their opening 7 fixtures, missing out on the playoffs altogether. Whilst the club did manage a trip to Wembley for the first time in nearly 20 years – reaching the final of the Anglo-Italian Cup, where they lost 1–3 to Cremonese – and recorded a club record 7 consecutive away league wins, starting with a 3–1 win at Cambridge United on 3 October 1992 and ending with a 2–1 defeat at Brentford on Boxing Day, 1992, the season was seen as something of a disappointment considering the amount of money spent and the players available to the club.

The Anglo Italian cup run, coupled with extended interest in the Coca-Cola Cup (where they took Arsenal to a third round replay) and reaching the FA Cup Quarter-finals for the first time in 9 years, taking Sheffield Wednesday to a replay after a 3–3 draw at The Baseball Ground; a match named by the Daily Mail online as the 28th greatest in the competition's history,[1][deprecated source] meant the cup took part in 64 matches between 15 August 1992 and 8 May 1993, a new club record with Paul Kitson taking part in 61 of them and finishing the season as leading scorer, with 24 goals in all competitions.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Newcastle United 46 16 6 1 58 15 13 3 7 34 23 92 38 +54 96
2 West Ham United 46 16 5 2 50 17 10 5 8 31 24 81 41 +40 88
3 Portsmouth 46 19 2 2 48 9 7 8 8 32 37 80 46 +34 88
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 6 9 24 32 72 56 +16 79
5 Swindon Town 46 15 5 3 41 23 6 8 9 33 36 74 59 +15 76
6 Leicester City 46 14 5 4 43 24 8 5 10 28 40 71 64 +7 76
7 Millwall 46 14 6 3 46 21 4 10 9 19 32 65 53 +12 70
8 Derby County 46 11 2 10 40 33 8 7 8 28 24 68 57 +11 66
9 Grimsby Town 46 12 6 5 33 25 7 1 15 25 32 58 57 +1 64
10 Peterborough United 46 7 11 5 30 26 9 3 11 25 37 55 63 – 8 62
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 6 6 37 26 5 7 11 20 30 57 56 +1 61
12 Charlton Athletic 46 10 8 5 28 19 6 5 12 21 27 49 46 +3 61
13 Barnsley 46 12 4 7 29 19 5 5 13 27 41 56 60 – 4 60
14 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 29 21 6 7 10 24 35 53 56 – 3 56
15 Bristol City 46 10 7 6 29 25 4 7 12 20 42 49 67 – 18 56
16 Watford 46 8 7 8 27 30 6 6 11 30 41 57 71 – 14 55
17 Notts County 46 10 7 6 33 21 2 9 12 22 49 55 70 – 15 52
18 Southend United 46 9 8 6 33 22 4 5 14 21 42 54 64 – 10 52
19 Birmingham City 46 10 4 9 30 32 3 8 12 20 40 50 72 – 22 51
20 Luton Town 46 6 13 4 26 26 4 8 11 22 36 48 62 – 14 51
21 Sunderland 46 9 6 8 34 28 4 5 14 16 36 50 64 – 14 50
22 Brentford 46 7 6 10 28 30 6 4 13 24 41 52 71 – 19 49
23 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 29 32 3 10 10 19 37 48 69 – 21 49
24 Bristol Rovers 46 6 6 11 30 42 4 5 14 25 45 55 87 – 32 41
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Derby County's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Peterborough United A 0–1 9,955
22 August 1992 Newcastle United H 1–2 17,522 Pembridge
26 August 1992 Leicester City A 2–3 17,739 Simpson (2)
29 August 1992 Watford A 0–0 9,809
6 September 1992 Bristol City H 3–4 12,738 Simpson (3)
12 September 1992 Barnsley A 1–1 8,412 Kitson
20 September 1992 West Ham United A 1–1 11,493 Miklosko (own goal)
26 September 1992 Southend United H 2–0 15,172 Gabbiadini, Simpson (pen)
3 October 1992 Cambridge United A 3–1 6,170 Gabbiadini, Simpson (2, 1 pen)
11 October 1992 Oxford United H 0–1 14,249
17 October 1992 Luton Town A 3–1 8,848 Johnson, Kitson (2)
24 October 1992 Charlton Athletic H 4–3 15,482 Pembridge, Minto (own goal), Gabbiadini, Simpson
31 October 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–0 17,270 Short, Kitson
3 November 1992 Notts County A 2–0 15,267 Pembridge, Kitson
7 November 1992 Millwall H 1–2 17,087 Pembridge
14 November 1992 Bristol Rovers A 2–1 6,668 Johnson, Kitson
21 November 1992 Sunderland H 0–1 17,581
28 November 1992 Tranmere Rovers H 1–2 15,665 Kitson
6 December 1992 Swindon Town A 4–2 8,924 Kuhl, Pembridge, Johnson, McMinn
12 December 1992 Birmingham City H 3–1 16,662 Johnson, Kitson, Williams
20 December 1992 Grimsby Town A 2–0 6,475 Johnson, Kitson
26 December 1992 Brentford A 1–2 10,226 Kitson
28 December 1992 Portsmouth H 2–4 21,478 Johnson, Kitson
10 January 1993 West Ham United H 0–2 13,737
16 January 1993 Southend United A 0–0 4,243
31 January 1993 Newcastle United A 1–1 27,285 Johnson
6 February 1993 Peterborough United H 2–3 16,062 Kitson (2)
10 February 1993 Barnsley H 3–0 13,096 Gabbiadini, Kitson, Williams
20 February 1993 Watford H 1–2 15,190 Pembridge
24 February 1993 Leicester City H 2–0 17,509 Gabbiadini, Forsyth
27 February 1993 Oxford United A 1–0 7,456 Williams
3 March 1993 Cambridge United H 0–0 14,106
10 March 1993 Bristol Rovers H 3–1 13,294 Gabbiadini, Short, Williams
13 March 1993 Millwall A 0–1 9,365
21 March 1993 Swindon Town H 2–1 12,166 Pembridge (pen), Kitson
24 March 1993 Sunderland A 0–1 17,246
2 April 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 1–2 7,774 Simpson
6 April 1993 Birmingham City A 1–1 15,424 Johnson
10 April 1993 Brentford H 3–2 12,366 Gabbiadini, Kitson, Simpson
12 April 1993 Portsmouth A 0–3 23,805
17 April 1993 Grimsby Town H 2–1 12,428 Kitson, Simpson
20 April 1993 Bristol City A 0–0 8,869
24 April 1993 Luton Town H 1–1 13,741 Short
1 May 1993 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 7,802 Gabbiadini
5 May 1993 Notts County H 2–0 13,326 Pembridge (pen), McMinn
8 May 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–0 15,083 Gabbiadini, Hayward

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Stockport County H 2–1 17,960 Short, Miller (own goal)
R4 23 January 1993 Luton Town A 5–1 9,170 Short, Pembridge (3), Gabbiadini
R5 13 February 1993 Bolton Wanderers H 3–1 20,289 Short (2), Williams
QF 8 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 3–3 22,511 Nicholson, Gabbiadini, Kitson
QFR 17 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–1 32,033

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 23 September 1992 Southend United A 0–1 2,492
R2 Second Leg 7 October 1992 Southend United H 7–0 (won 7-1 on agg) 13,328 Kitson (2), Martin (own goal), Johnson, Gabbiadini (2), Simpson
R3 28 October 1992 Arsenal H 1–1 22,208 Simpson (pen)
R3R 1 December 1992 Arsenal A 1–2 24,588 Pembridge (pen)

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
PR Group 1 2 September 1992 Notts County H 4–2 6,767 Kitson, Pembridge, Simpson, Gabbiadini
PR Group 1 29 September 1992 Barnsley A 2–1 3,960 Pembridge, Goulooze
Group B 11 November 1992 Pisa S.C. H 3–0 8,067 Johnson, Forsyth, Pembridge
Group B 24 November 1992 Cosenza 1914 A 3–0 4,269 Comyn, Kitson, Gabbiadini
Group B 8 December 1992 U.S. Cremonese H 1–3 7,240 Kitson
Group B 16 December 1992 A.C. Reggiana A 3–0 598 Kitson, Pembridge, Gabbiadini
SF First Leg 27 January 1993 Brentford A 4–3 5,227 Patterson (2), Gabbiadini, Kitson
SF Second Leg 3 February 1993 Brentford H 1–2 (won on away goals) 14,494 Gabbiadini
F 27 March 1993 U.S. Cremonese N 1–3 37,024 Gabbiadini

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

The following players all played for the first-team this season.[3]

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 Steve Sutton
England GK Martin Taylor
England DF Simon Coleman
England DF Andy Comyn
England DF Michael Forsyth
England DF Jason Kavanagh
England DF Shane Nicholson
England DF Mark Patterson
England DF Steve Round
England DF Craig Short
England DF Darren Wassall
England DF Paul Williams
England MF Steve Hayward
No. Position Player
England MF Martin Kuhl
England MF Gary Micklewhite
England MF Craig Ramage
England MF Paul Simpson
Wales MF Mark Pembridge
Scotland MF Ted McMinn
Netherlands MF Richard Goulooze
England FW Marco Gabbiadini
England FW Tommy Johnson
England FW Paul Kitson
England FW Mark Stallard
England FW Dean Sturridge

Reserve team[edit]

The following players did not appear for the first team this season.

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

No. Position Player
England MF Lee Carsley[notes 1]
England MF Martyn Chalk
No. Position Player
England MF Tom Curtis
England FW Stewart Hadley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE LIST: Sportsmail's top 50 FA Cup matches of all time – Nos 30–21". London: The Daily Mail Online. 12 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/derby-county/tab/players/season/1993

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Carsley was born in Birmingham, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and represented them at U-21 and B level before making his international debut for Ireland in October 1997.