THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1997
1997/98

Despite the early season sale of Dean Holdsworth to Bolton, Wimbledon showed the "Crazy Gang" spirit once more as they were still standing fourth at the beginning of December. Manager Joe Kinnear was hopeful that this could finally be the season when Wimbledon achieved a UEFA Cup place. However, the team's form steadily deteriorated during the second half of the season, and their 15th place finish was their worst since reaching the top flight in 1986, though they had never looked to be in any real danger of relegation. [wiki]