Richard Johnson grew up in Northern New South Wales, made over 250 appearances for English club Watford but somehow managed to play just one game for the Socceroos. After moving to the UK as a teenager and trialing with Liverpool, Johnson ultimately landed a scholarship deal with the Hornets and would feature regularly for the club throughout the 1990's. Despite the midfielder playing at such a high level, it wouldn't be until 2000 that he was handed his one and only appearance for Australia.
|Promotion (League Winners): Norwich City|
|Promotion (League Position): Brentford|
|Promotion (Play Off): Watford, Swansea City, Reading, Cardiff City|
|Relegation (League Position): Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe Wanderers|