1994–95 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1994–95 season
Chairman England John Madejski
Manager Scotland Mark McGhee (until 14 December)
England Mick Gooding and
Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn (player-managers; from 4 January)
Stadium Elm Park
First Division 2nd (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Runners-up
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Stuart Lovell 12
All: Stuart Lovell 15

During the 1994–95 English football season, Reading F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, following promotion from the Second Division the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

Manager Mark McGhee left Reading in December to take over at Premiership strugglers Leicester City. Players Jimmy Quinn, Mick Gooding, Adrian Williams and Jeff Hopkins acted as caretakers until January, when Quinn and Gooding were named as full-time player-managers. The inexperienced duo surprised many to lead Reading to second in the First Division. In any other season this would have been enough for promotion to the Premier League, but, due to restructuring of the league, only two teams would be awarded promotion, and therefore Reading entered the play-offs. After beating Tranmere Rovers 3-1 on aggregate (3-1 and 0-0 over two legs) they travelled to Wembley to face Bolton Wanderers. Reading were 2-0 up within 12 minutes and appeared certain to be playing top-flight football for the first time in their history next season, but Bolton fought back to score twice in the last 15 minutes to take the game to extra time. To the horror of Reading fans, Bolton scored twice more in extra time to lead 4-2. Although player-manager Jimmy Quinn, on as a second-half substitute, pulled one back in the 119th minute, Bolton held on to win and sealed promotion to the Premier League at Reading's expense. Following the final defeat, it would be 11 years before Reading finally experienced top-flight football.

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Shaka Hislop[1]
England GK Simon Sheppard
England DF Darren Barnard (loan from Chelsea)[2]
Australia DF Andy Bernal
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins
Malta DF Dylan Kerr
England DF Keith McPherson
England DF Adi Viveash (loan from Swindon Town)
Poland DF Dariusz Wdowczyk
Wales DF Adrian Williams[3]
England MF Michael Gilkes[4]
England MF Mick Gooding (player-manager)
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Holsgrove
England MF Tom Jones
England MF Jamie Lambert
England MF Simon Osborn
England MF Phil Parkinson
England MF Scott Taylor
England FW Alan Carey
Australia FW Stuart Lovell
Northern Ireland FW Michael Murphy
Wales FW Lee Nogan
Northern Ireland FW Jimmy Quinn (player-manager)
Germany FW Uwe Hartenberger

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
GK England Simon Sheppard Watford
DF Australia Andy Bernal Australia Sydney Olympic
DF Poland Dariusz Wdowczyk Scotland Celtic


Loans In[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
DF England Darren Barnard Chelsea

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
1 July 1995 DF England Ray Ranson Retired

Competitions[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Middlesbrough 46 15 4 4 41 19 8 9 6 26 21 67 40 + 27 82
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 34 21 11 3 9 24 23 58 44 + 14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 16 6 1 43 13 5 8 10 24 32 67 45 + 22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 5 3 39 18 6 8 9 38 43 77 61 + 16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 4 2 51 23 5 6 12 16 35 67 58 + 9 76
6 Barnsley 46 15 6 2 42 19 5 6 12 21 33 63 52 + 11 72
7 Watford 46 14 6 3 33 17 5 7 11 19 29 52 46 + 6 70
8 Sheffield United 46 12 9 2 41 21 5 8 10 33 34 74 55 + 19 68
9 Derby County 46 12 6 5 44 23 6 6 11 22 28 66 51 + 15 66
10 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 36 19 5 7 11 26 37 62 56 + 6 65
11 Stoke City 46 10 7 6 31 21 6 8 9 19 32 50 53 – 3 63
12 Millwall 46 11 8 4 36 22 5 6 12 24 38 60 60 ± 0 62
13 Southend United 46 13 2 8 33 25 5 6 12 21 48 54 73 – 19 62
14 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 34 21 4 6 13 26 39 60 60 ± 0 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 25 5 5 13 25 41 58 66 – 8 59
16 Luton Town 46 8 6 9 35 30 7 7 9 26 34 61 64 – 3 58
17 Port Vale 46 11 5 7 30 24 4 8 11 28 40 58 64 – 6 58
18 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 28 6 5 12 22 35 53 63 – 10 58
19 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 3 7 33 24 3 7 13 18 33 51 57 – 6 58
20 Sunderland 46 5 12 6 22 22 7 6 10 19 23 41 45 – 6 54
21 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 27 3 6 14 26 46 54 73 – 19 48
22 Burnley 46 8 7 8 36 33 3 6 14 13 41 49 74 – 25 46
23 Bristol City 46 8 8 7 26 28 3 4 16 16 35 42 63 – 21 45
24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 26 28 2 5 16 19 38 45 66 – 21 40

Play-offs[edit]

Final[edit]
Bolton Wanderers
Reading
Bolton Wanderers:
GK 1 England Keith Branagan
DF 2 England Scott Green
DF 3 England Jimmy Phillips
DF 5 Iceland Guðni Bergsson
DF 6 England Alan Stubbs
MF 7 England Neil McDonald Substituted off 46'
MF 4 Republic of Ireland Jason McAteer
MF 10 Finland Mixu Paatelainen
MF 11 England Alan Thompson
FW 8 Scotland Owen Coyle
FW 9 Scotland John McGinlay
Substitutes:
GK 12 England Peter Shilton
DF 14 England John Dreyer
FW 15 Suriname Fabian de Freitas Substituted in 46'
Manager:
Scotland Bruce Rioch
Reading:
GK 1 Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop
RWB 2 Australia Andy Bernal Substituted off 67'
DF 4 England Keith McPherson
DF 6 Poland Dariusz Wdowczyk
DF 5 Wales Adrian Williams
LWB 3 England Simon Osborn
MF 8 England Mick Gooding
MF 7 England Michael Gilkes
MF 11 England Scott Taylor
FW 9 Wales Lee Nogan Substituted off 62'
FW 10 Australia Stuart Lovell
Substitutes:
GK 15 England Simon Sheppard
DF 14 Wales Jeff Hopkins Substituted in 67'
FW 12 Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn & England Mick Gooding

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • 3 named substitutes.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994–95 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name First Division Playoffs FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Australia Stuart Lovell 12 2 0 1 15
2 FW Wales Lee Nogan 9 2 0 0 11
3 MF England Scott Taylor 8 0 1 0 9
FW Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 4 1 0 4 9
5 MF England Michael Gilkes 8 0 0 0 8
6 MF England Simon Osborn 5 0 0 0 5
7 MF England Paul Holsgrove 3 0 0 1 4
8 DF Wales Adrian Williams 1 1 0 0 2
Own Goal 2 0 0 0 2
FW Germany Uwe Hartenberger 2 0 0 0 2
11 DF England Jeff Hopkins 0 0 0 1 1
MF England Tom Jones 1 0 0 0 1
MF England Jamie Lambert 1 0 0 0 1
DF Malta Dylan Kerr 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 58 6 1 7 72

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for the 1994–95 was manufactured by Pelada, and the main sponsor was Auto Trader.

1994–95 home colours
1994–95 away colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, England and represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and would make his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.
  2. ^ Barnard was born in Rinteln, Germany but represented England at U-18 level, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and would make his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  3. ^ Williams was born in Reading, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Wales in 1995.
  4. ^ Gilkes was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Barbados internationally and would make his international debut for Barbados in 2000.

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