History of Fulham Football Club

8,500 Cottagers Travel To Old Trafford For FA Cup Fifth-Round Game Against Manchester United

14 February 1999 For a Division Two side there isn't a bigger draw in the Cup than Manchester United at Old Trafford; Fulham's reward for beating Aston Villa in the previous round was that precise tie. While the game finished 1-0 to United thanks to an Andy Cole goal, Fulham was more than a match for the team that would go on to win the Treble that season. A great chance for John Salako was the closest Fulham came, and if he'd had just managed to tuck the ball away Fulham would have come away with a draw that we and the travelling support thoroughly deserved.

Michael Jackson Moonwalks To Craven Cottage

10 April 1999 The 2-0 home win against Wigan may not have been a Thriller, but it will be remembered for the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, gracing the Craven Cottage turf with the Chairman at half-time. You could say it was the one time where it did matter if you were Black or White.

Promotion To Division One, Champions and Record Breakers

May 1999 Kevin Keegan may not have been able to win the Play-Off games the previous season, but he made no mistakes in the 1998/99 campaign. Fulham was promoted with 101 points, which is a record tally for Division Two/League One that stands to this day. This was also the season where Maik Taylor set a new club record of 24 clean sheets in 46 League games. Things were looking up and the Chairman's ambition of Premier League football was one step closer to becoming a reality.

Keegan Leaves Post and Paul Bracewell Becomes Fulham Manager

July 1999 As Kevin Keegan resigned as Manager to concentrate on being the England team's Head Coach full time, Paul Bracewell was announced as his successor.