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A Potted Club History - The Nineties

Results and tables for the following seasons can be found in our all-time results section.

The Decades Winners

World Cup Winners: 1990 West Germany, 1994 Brazil, 1998 France

European Championships: 1992 Denmark, 1996 Germany

League Champions: 1999 Manchester United, 1998 Arsenal, 1997 Manchester United, 1996 Manchester United, 1995 Blackburn Rovers, 1994 Manchester United, 1993 Manchester United, 1992 Leeds United, 1991 Arsenal, 1990 Liverpool

FA Cup Winners: 1999 Manchester United, 1998 Arsenal, 1997 Chelsea, 1996 Manchester United, 1995 Everton, 1994 Manchester United, 1993 Arsenal, 1992 Liverpool, 1991 Tottenham Hotspur, 1990 Manchester United

European Cup Winners: 1999 Manchester United, 1998 Real Madrid, 1997 Borussia Dortmund, 1996 Juventus, 1995 Ajax, 1994 AC Milan, 1993 Olympique Marseille, 1992 Barcelona, 1991 Red Star Belgrade, 1990 AC Milan

UEFA Cup Winners:1999 Parma, 1998 Inter Milan, 1997 FC Schalke, 1996 Bayern Munich, 1995 Parma, 1994 Inter Milan, 1993 Juventus, 1992 Ajax, 1991 Inter Milan, 1990 Juventus

Cup Winner's Cup: 1999 Lazio, 1998 Chelsea, 1997 Barcelona, 1996 Paris Saint-Germain, 1995 Real Zaragoza, 1994 Arsenal, 1993 Parma, 1992 Werder Bremen, 1991 Manchester United, 1990 Sampdoria

Pictured above: First Team Squad 94-95

Season 1990-91

John Lyall (pictured) is appointed manager. Final league placing of 14th is Town's worst for 25 years. ITFC 'Player of the Year' David Linnigan.


Season 1991-92

Division 2 Championship clinched, with a game to spare, in the final way game of the season at Oxford (1-1). Liverpool taken to extra time in the FA Cup 3rd round replay at Anfield where Town lose by the odd goal in five. ITFC 'Player of the Year' John Wark (pictured).


Season 1992-93

Inaugural season the FA Premier League. Eventual Champions Manchester United are held 1-1 at Old Trafford and beaten 2-1 at home. League derby action resumes as Norwich are doubled 2-0 at Carrow Road and 3-1 at home. ITFC 'Player of the Year' Mick Stockwell (pictured).


Season 1993-94

A last minute goal by Mark Stein for Chelsea beats Sheffield United and Ipswich escape relegation. Ian Marshall (pictured) is leading scorer with 10 goals. ITFC 'Player of the Year' John Wark.


Season 1994-95

John Lyall resigns as manager in December. George Burley is appointed manager in January. Relegated to Division 1. Despatched from FA Cup by 2nd Division Wrexham. On wrong end of record Premiership victory (against Manchester United, 0-9, at Old Trafford). ITFC 'Player of the Year' Craig Forrest (pictured). Richard Wright makes his league debut.


Season 1995-96

Town require a win on last game of season to clinch play-off berth but are held 0-0 by Millwall at Portman Road. Ian Marshall is leading scorer with 19 goals, Alex Mathie nets on 18 occasions. ITFC 'Player of the Year' Simon Milton (pictured).


Season 1996-97

A run of 25 league games, from December to May, with just four defeats see Town clinch 4th position and a play-off berth, where they lose on away goals to Sheffield United in the semi-finals. Sheffield United had been beaten twice in the regular season - 3-1 on both occasions. Leading marksman is Paul Mason with 12 goals. ITFC 'Player of the Year' Mauricio Taricco (pictured).


Season 1997-98

Just one league defeat in the last 28 league games sees Town clinch another play-off spot. In that run three straight home games see Town score five, including the 5-0 demolition of Norwich. Town lose to Charlton Athletic in the play-off semi-finals. Leading marksman David Johnson with 22 league and cup goals. ITFC 'Player of the Year' Matt Holland (pictured).


Season 1998-99

Sir Alf Ramsey dies in April at the age of 79. Town have to settle for 3rd spot in the league, despite having occupied an automatic promotion place at the end of April, and lose on away goals to Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-finals. Watford, who had finished 9 points behind Town, beat Bolton in the final and were promoted. ITFC 'Player of the Year' Jamie Clapham (pictured). Kieron Dyer sold to Newcastle United for £6 Million in close season.


Season 1999-00

Having lead the division during August, and occupied 2nd or 3rd spot for most of the season, Town again miss out on automatic promotion. Manchester City's 4-1 away win a Blackburn on the final day of the season consigns Town to the play-offs for the fourth year running. 2-0 down inside 30 minutes away at Bolton in the semi-final 1st leg and the play-off jinx appears to be striking again. But Town fight back to draw 2-2 and win the 2nd leg 5-3 (aet) to book a Wembley appearance against Barnsley in the final. 37,500 Town fans mass at the Twin Towers for the penultimate club game ever to be staged there. Town win 4-2 and are back in the Premier League after a five year absence. ITFC 'Player of the Year' James Scowcroft (pictured). Record transfer fee is broken with the signing of Marcus Stewart from Huddersfield Town for £2.75M.


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