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The 2000–01 season was Reading's third season in Division Two, following their relegation from the Division One in 1998. It was Alan Pardew's second season as manager of the club.

Reading
2000–01 season
ChairmanSir John Madejski
ManagerAlan Pardew
Second Division3rd
FA CupSecond round
League CupThird round
League TrophyQuarter-Finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Martin Butler (26)
All: Martin Butler (30)
Average home league attendance12,647

Contents

Season reviewEdit

SquadEdit

First-team squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Phil Whitehead
2   DF John Polston
3   DF Matt Robinson
4   MF Keith Jones
5   DF Adi Viveash
6   DF Barry Hunter
7   DF Graeme Murty
8   MF Darren Caskey
9   FW Martin Butler
10   FW Nicky Forster
11   MF Lee Hodges
12   FW Jamie Cureton
14   MF Sammy Igoe
16   MF Phil Parkinson
17   MF Neil Smith
18   DF Andy Gurney
No. Position Player
19   MF Joe Gamble
20   DF Chris Casper
21   GK Scott Howie
22   FW Jim McIntyre
23   DF John Mackie
24   FW Darius Henderson
25   DF Ricky Newman
27   FW Nathan Tyson
29   DF Ady Williams
30   DF Alex Haddow
31   GK Jamie Ashdown
34   DF Adrian Whitbread
35   DF Nicky Shorey
37   FW Tony Rougier
40   MF James Harper

Reserve/Academy squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
28   DF Chris Smith
32   DF Ricky Allaway
No. Position Player
33   DF Adam Lockwood
36   GK Simon Cox

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Position Player
13   FW Keith Scott (to Colchester United)
15   MF Sean Evers (to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
26   DF Stuart Gray (to Rushden & Diamonds)

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
3 July 2000 DF   Keith Jones   Charlton Athletic Free[1]
3 July 2000 DF   Adrian Viveash   Walsall Free[1]
3 July 2000 DF   Ady Williams   Wolverhampton Wanderers Free[1]
25 July 2000 DF   Ricky Newman   Millwall Free[2]
8 August 2000 MF   Joe Gamble   Cork City Free[3]
11 August 2000 FW   Tony Rougier   Port Vale £325,000[4]
21 August 2000 FW   Jamie Cureton   Bristol Rovers £250,000[5]
9 February 2001 DF   Nicky Shorey   Leyton Orient £25,000[6]
28 February 2001 MF   James Harper   Arsenal Undisclosed[7]

OutEdit

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
14 July 2000 FW   Paul Brayson   Cardiff City Free[8]
31 July 2000 DF   Linvoy Primus   Portsmouth Free[9]
7 August 2000 FW   Phil Hadland   Rochdale Free
31 August 2000 FW   Martin Williams   Swindon Town Free
11 October 2000 MF   Neville Stamp   York City
11 October 2000 MF   Sean Evers   Plymouth Argyle
14 March 2001 MF   Stuart Gray   Rushden & Diamonds Free
19 March 2001 FW   Keith Scott   Colchester United Free
29 May 2001 DF   Chris Smith   York City Free

Loans InEdit

Date Position Nationality Name From Until
9 February 2001 DF   Adrian Whitbread   Portsmouth 28 May 2001[10]

Loans OutEdit

Date Position Nationality Name From Until
12 October 2000 FW   Keith Scott   Colchester United 13 November 2000
13 October 2000 MF   Sean Evers   St Johnstone 15 January 2001
12 March 2001 FW   Nathan Tyson   Maidenhead United 12 April 2001
22 March 2001 DF   Adam Lockwood   Forest Green Rovers 14 May 2001

ReleasedEdit

Date Position Nationality Name Joined
April 2001 DF   John Polston Retired[11]
7 July 2000 DF   Andy Bernal Retired
30 May 2001 MF   Lee Hodges Plymouth Argyle
31 May 2001 GK   Scott Howie Bristol Rovers[12]

CompetitionsEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Division Two 3rd 12 August 2000 27 May 2001
FL Cup 1st round 1st round 22 August 2000 5 September 2000
FA Cup 1st round 2nd round 18 November 2000 19 December 2000
FL Trophy 1st round 2nd round 9 January 2001 30 January 2001

Last updated: match played 27 May 2001
Source: Competitions

Second DivisionEdit

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Millwall (C) (P) 46 28 9 9 89 38 +51 93 Promotion to Football League First Division 2001–02
2 Rotherham United (P) 46 27 10 9 79 55 +24 91
3 Reading 46 25 11 10 86 52 +34 86 Qualification for 2000–01 Second Division Playoffs
4 Walsall (P) 46 23 12 11 79 50 +29 81
5 Stoke City 46 21 14 11 74 49 +25 77
6 Wigan Athletic 46 19 18 9 53 42 +11 75
7 Bournemouth 46 20 13 13 79 55 +24 73
8 Notts County 46 19 12 15 62 66 −4 69
9 Bristol City 46 18 14 14 70 56 +14 68
10 Wrexham 46 17 12 17 65 71 −6 63
11 Port Vale 46 16 14 16 55 49 +6 62
12 Peterborough United 46 15 14 17 61 66 −5 59
13 Wycombe Wanderers 46 15 14 17 46 53 −7 59
14 Brentford 46 14 17 15 56 70 −14 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 15 13 18 53 65 −12 58
16 Bury 46 16 10 20 45 59 −14 58
17 Colchester United 46 15 12 19 55 59 −4 57
18 Northampton Town 46 15 12 19 46 59 −13 57
19 Cambridge United 46 14 11 21 61 77 −16 53
20 Swindon Town 46 13 13 20 47 65 −18 52
21 Bristol Rovers 46 12 15 19 53 57 −4 51
22 Luton Town (R) 46 9 13 24 52 80 −28 40 Relegation to Football League Third Division 2001–02
23 Swansea City (R) 46 8 13 25 47 73 −26 37
24 Oxford United (R) 46 7 6 33 53 100 −47 27

Updated to games played on 31 December 2011.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-offsEdit

FinalEdit
Walsall3–2Reading
Goodman   48'
Rougier   107' (o.g.)
Byfield   109'
(Report) Cureton   31'
Butler   91'
Attendance: 50,496
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walsall
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reading
Walsall:
GK 1   Jimmy Walker
DF 3   Ian Brightwell
DF 15   Zigor Aranalde
DF 25   Tony Barras  
DF 5   Andy Tillson
MF 10   Dean Keates
MF 27   Pedro Matias
MF 4   Tom Bennett   98'
MF 19   Paul Hall   98'
FW 9   Don Goodman
FW 14   Jorge Leitão   98'
Substitutes:
DF 21   Matt Gadsby   98'
GK 17   Carl Emberson
MF 26   Gábor Bukrán   98'
FW 11   Brett Angell
FW 8   Darren Byfield   98'
Manager:
  Ray Graydon
Reading:
GK 1   Phil Whitehead
DF 7   Graeme Murty
DF 3   Matthew Robinson
DF 5   Adrian Viveash  
DF 29   Adrian Williams   105'
MF 40   James Harper
MF 14   Sammy Igoe   66'
MF 16   Phil Parkinson  
FW 22   Jim McIntyre   82'
FW 9   Martin Butler
FW 12   Jamie Cureton
Substitutes:
MF 37   Tony Rougier   82'
DF 6   Barry Hunter   105'
GK 21   Scott Howie
FW 10   Nicky Forster   66'
MF 8   Darren Caskey
Manager:
  Alan Pardew

Football League Trophy SouthEdit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Phil Whitehead 54 0 49 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
3 DF   Matthew Robinson 39 0 32+3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
4 DF   Keith Jones 28 2 19+5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0
5 DF   Adrian Viveash 50 2 43 2 3 0 2 0 2 0
6 DF   Barry Hunter 30 1 23+3 1 0+1 0 1 0 2 0
7 DF   Graeme Murty 27 1 19+6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF   Darren Caskey 49 10 36+9 9 1 1 1 0 2 0
9 FW   Martin Butler 54 30 45+3 28 3 2 1+1 0 0+1 0
10 FW   Nicky Forster 12 1 0+12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF   Lee Hodges 34 3 23+6 2 3 1 1 0 0+1 0
12 FW   Jamie Cureton 54 28 40+7 25 2+1 1 2 1 2 1
14 MF   Sammy Igoe 40 6 18+16 6 2 0 2 0 2 0
16 MF   Phil Parkinson 52 4 47 4 3 0 1 0 1 0
17 MF   Neil Smith 18 1 4+12 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
18 DF   Andy Gurney 27 1 17+6 1 0+1 0 2 0 0+1 0
19 MF   Joe Gamble 3 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
21 GK   Scott Howie 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 FW   Jim McIntyre 40 5 28+8 4 0+1 0 0+1 0 2 1
23 DF   John Mackie 16 0 7+3 0 3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
24 FW   Darius Henderson 6 0 0+4 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
25 DF   Ricky Newman 44 2 37+2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0
29 DF   Ady Williams 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF   Alex Haddow 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 GK   Jamie Ashdown 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF   Adrian Whitbread 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW   Tony Rougier 38 2 14+19 2 1+1 0 1 0 2 0
40 MF   James Harper 14 1 10+4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading and left during the season:
13 FW   Keith Scott 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF   Sean Evers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 DF   Stuart Gray 5 0 2+1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Top scorersEdit

Place Position Nation Number Name Division Two Playoffs FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 FW   9 Martin Butler 26 2 2 0 0 30
FW   12 Jamie Cureton 24 1 1 1 1 28
3 MF   8 Darren Caskey 9 0 1 0 0 10
4 MF   14 Sammy Igoe 6 0 0 0 0 6
5 FW   22 Jim McIntyre 4 0 0 0 1 5
6 MF   16 Phil Parkinson 4 0 0 0 0 4
7 MF   11 Lee Hodges 2 0 1 0 0 3
8 MF   37 Tony Rougier 2 0 0 0 0 2
FW   5 Adrian Viveash 2 0 0 0 0 2
FW   10 Nicky Forster 1 1 0 0 0 2
11 Own Goal 1 0 0 0 0 1
DF   18 Andy Gurney 1 0 0 0 0 1
DF   6 Barry Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 1
FW   17 Neil Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1
DF   7 Graeme Murty 1 0 0 0 0 1
MF   40 James Harper 1 0 0 0 0 1
MF   4 Keith Jones 0 0 1 0 0 1
DF   25 Ricky Newman 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 86 4 7 1 2 100

Disciplinary recordEdit

Number Nation Position Name Division Two Playoffs FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
                       
25   MF Ricky Newman 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
5   DF Adrian Viveash 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
16   MF Phil Parkinson 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
9   FW Martin Butler 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
22   FW Jim McIntyre 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
8   MF Darren Caskey 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
12   FW Jamie Cureton 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
18   DF Andy Gurney 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
6   DF Barry Hunter 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1
14   MF Sammy Igoe 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
11   MF Lee Hodges 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
37   MF Tony Rougier 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3   DF Matthew Robinson 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
1   GK Phil Whitehead 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
34   DF Adrian Whitbread 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
40   MF James Harper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4   MF Keith Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17   MF Neil Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23   DF John Mackie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26   DF Stuart Gray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
7   DF Graeme Murty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
TOTALS 73 3 5 0 4 0 2 0 6 0 90 3

Team kitEdit

Reading's kit for the 2000–01 was manufactured by Mizuno, and the main sponsor was Westcoast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
2000–01 home colours
 
 
 
 
 
2000–01 away colours

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Royals sign Newman". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Summer Signings". BBC. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Reading snap up Rougier". BBC. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Cureton completes Reading switch". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Reading complete Shorey deal". BBC. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Reading swoop for Harper". BBC. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Cardiff City secure Brayson's signature". BBC Sport. 14 July 2000. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  9. ^ Primus, Linvoy; Jeffs, Peter. "All change at Pompey". Transformed. pp. 83–5, 88–90.
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  11. ^ "John Polston". Flown from the Nest. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Howie ready and waiting to go". Bristol Rovers F.C. 17 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2010.

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