1996–97 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1996–97 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Mick Gooding and
Jimmy Quinn (player-managers)
Stadium Elm Park
First Division 18th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Trevor Morley (22)
All:
Trevor Morley (23)
Highest home attendance 14,853 (vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 12 April 1997)
Lowest home attendance 5,513 (vs. Tranmere Rovers, 3 December 1996)
Average home league attendance 9,160

During the 1996–97 English football season, Reading F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

The 1996–97 season was another struggle for Reading, but they managed to secure survival on 12 April 1997, after beating promotion-chasing Wolves 2-1 at Elm Park.

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 Sal Bibbo
England GK Nick Hammond
Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Australia GK Steve Mautone
England DF Steve Blatherwick (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
England DF Martyn Booty
England DF Kenny Brown
England DF Keith McPherson
England DF Steve Swales
Wales DF Paul Bodin
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins
Northern Ireland DF Barry Hunter
Poland DF Dariusz Wdowczyk
Australia DF Andy Bernal
No. Position Player
England MF David Bass
England MF Darren Caskey
England MF Byron Glasgow
England MF Mick Gooding (player-manager)
England MF Paul Holsgrove
England MF Phil Parkinson
England MF Ben Smith
Wales MF Michael Meaker
Australia MF Stuart Lovell
England FW Jamie Lambert
England FW Trevor Morley
England FW Neville Roach
England FW Martin Williams
Wales FW Lee Nogan
Northern Ireland FW Jimmy Quinn (player-manager)

Transfers[1][edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
1 August 1996 England Jimmy Garrity England Newcastle United Free
1 August 1996 MF England Ben Smith England Arsenal Free
27 March 1997 GK Australia Steve Mautone England West Ham United £250,000

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
10 August 1995 DF Malta Dylan Kerr England Carlisle Free
27 March 1997 MF England Michael Gilkes England Wolves £50,000

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name
6 March 1997 GK Bulgaria Borislav Mikhailov
9 May 1997 FW Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn
9 May 1997 MF England Mick Gooding
31 May 1997 MF England David Bass
31 May 1997 England Alan Carey
31 May 1997 DF Wales Jeff Hopkins
31 May 1997 England Derek Simpson
31 May 1997 England Jimmy Garrity

Results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Bolton Wanderers 46 18 4 1 60 20 10 10 3 40 33 100 53 +47 98
2 Barnsley 46 14 4 5 43 19 8 10 5 33 36 76 55 +21 80
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 10 5 8 31 24 12 5 6 37 27 68 51 +17 76
4 Ipswich Town 46 13 7 3 44 23 7 7 9 24 27 68 50 +18 74
5 Sheffield United 46 13 5 5 46 23 7 8 8 29 29 75 52 +23 73
6 Crystal Palace 46 10 7 6 39 22 9 7 7 39 26 78 48 +30 71
7 Portsmouth 46 12 4 7 32 24 8 4 11 27 29 59 53 +6 68
8 Port Vale 46 9 9 5 36 28 8 7 8 22 27 58 55 +3 67
9 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 33 25 8 7 8 31 35 64 60 +4 66
10 Birmingham City 46 11 7 5 30 18 6 8 9 22 30 52 48 +4 66
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 9 4 41 27 7 5 11 21 29 63 56 +7 65
12 Stoke City 46 15 3 5 34 22 3 7 13 17 35 51 57 –6 64
13 Norwich City 46 9 10 4 28 18 8 2 13 35 50 63 68 –5 63
14 Manchester City 46 12 4 7 34 24 5 6 12 25 35 59 60 –1 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 8 4 36 28 5 3 15 16 38 52 66 –14 59
16 West Bromwich Albion 46 7 7 9 37 33 7 8 8 31 39 68 72 –4 57
17 Oxford United 46 14 3 6 44 26 2 6 15 20 42 64 68 –4 57
18 Reading 46 13 7 3 37 24 2 5 16 21 43 58 67 –9 57
19 Swindon Town 46 11 6 6 36 27 4 3 16 16 44 52 71 –19 54
20 Huddersfield Town 46 10 7 6 28 20 3 8 12 20 41 48 61 –13 54
21 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 29 32 2 7 14 18 40 47 72 –25 48
22 Grimsby Town 46 7 7 9 31 34 4 6 13 28 47 60 81 –21 46
23 Oldham Athletic 46 6 8 9 30 30 4 5 14 21 36 51 66 –15 43
24 Southend United 46 7 9 7 32 32 1 6 16 10 53 42 86 –44 39
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated


FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1996-97 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bulgaria GK Borislav Mikhailov 11 0 8+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
England GK Sal Bibbo 6 0 5+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
England GK Nick Hammond 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Australia GK Steve Mautone 15 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright 17 0 17+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Poland DF Dariusz Wdowczyk 10 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Northern Ireland DF Barry Hunter 29 2 26+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Martyn Booty 18 0 14+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
Wales DF Paul Bodin 39 1 37+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
Australia DF Andy Bernal 44 0 41+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins 20 0 18+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Keith McPherson 40 2 39+0 2 1+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Kenny Brown 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Steve Swales 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Steve Blatherwick 7 0 6+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Mick Gooding 47 0 40+3 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
England MF Darren Caskey 38 1 26+9 0 2+0 0 1+0 1
England MF Phil Parkinson 26 1 15+9 1 0+0 0 1+1 0
England MF Paul Holsgrove 17 2 12+2 2 2+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Byron Glasgow 5 0 2+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
Australia MF Stuart Lovell 28 5 17+9 5 1+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Michael Gilkes 34 1 27+5 1 2+0 0 0+0 0
England MF David Bass 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Ben Smith 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Wales MF Michael Meaker 26 0 15+10 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England FW Martin Williams 32 3 21+7 3 2+0 0 2+0 0
Northern Ireland FW Jimmy Quinn 25 4 10+14 3 0+0 0 1+0 1
Wales FW Lee Nogan 34 6 21+11 6 0+0 0 1+1 0
England FW Trevor Morley 39 23 35+1 22 2+0 1 1+0 0
England FW Jamie Lambert 33 6 20+11 5 2+0 1 0+0 0
England FW Neville Roach 3 1 2+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name First Division FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW England Trevor Morley 22 1 0 23
2 FW Wales Lee Nogan 6 0 0 6
= FW England Jamie Lambert 5 1 0 6
3 MF Australia Stuart Lovell 5 0 0 5
4 FW Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn 3 0 1 4
5 FW England Martin Williams 3 0 0 3
= Own Goal 3 0 0 3
7 DF England Barry Hunter 2 0 0 2
= MF England Paul Holsgrove 2 0 0 2
= DF England Keith McPherson 2 0 0 2
10 DF Wales Paul Bodin 1 0 0 1
= FW England Neville Roach 1 0 0 1
= MF England Phil Parkinson 1 0 0 1
= MF England Michael Gilkes 1 0 0 1
= FW England Darren Caskey 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 58 3 1 62

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name First Division FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Bulgaria GK Borislav Mikhailov 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF Kenny Brown 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF Steve Swales 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF Steve Blatherwick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF Keith McPherson 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Northern Ireland DF Barry Hunter 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Wales DF Paul Bodin 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Australia DF Andy Bernal 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 3
England MF Mick Gooding 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
England MF Darren Caskey 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England MF Phil Parkinson 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Wales MF Michael Meaker 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
England MF Michael Gilkes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England FW Trevor Morley 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
England FW Jamie Lambert 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
England FW Jimmy Quinn 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England FW Martin Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
England FW Neville Roach 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 66 7 0 0 0 0 66 7

References[edit]

Soccerbase.com