2000–01 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
2000-01 season
Chairman Sir John Madejski
Manager Alan Pardew
Second Division 3rd
FA Cup Second round
League Cup Third round
League Trophy Quarter-Finals
Top goalscorer League: Martin Butler (26)
All: Martin Butler (30)
Average home league attendance 12,647

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

Season review[edit]

See also Nationwide League Division Two

Squad[edit]

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

Reserve/Academy 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
28 England DF Chris Smith
32 England DF Ricky Allaway
No. Position Player
33 England DF Adam Lockwood
36 Republic of Ireland GK Simon Cox

Left club during season[edit]

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

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

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

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

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
14 July 2000 FW England Paul Brayson England Cardiff City Free[8]
31 July 2000 DF England Linvoy Primus England Portsmouth Free[9][10]
7 August 2000 FW England Phil Hadland England Rochdale Free
31 August 2000 FW England Martin Williams England Swindon Town Free
11 October 2000 MF England Neville Stamp England York City
11 October 2000 MF England Sean Evers England Plymouth Argyle
14 March 2001 MF Scotland Stuart Gray England Rushden & Diamonds Free
19 March 2001 FW England Keith Scott England Colchester United Free
29 May 2001 DF England Chris Smith England York City Free

Loans In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Until
9 February 2001 DF England Adrian Whitbread England Portsmouth 28 May 2001[11]

Loans Out[edit]

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

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined
April 2001 DF England John Polston Retired[12]
7 July 2000 DF Australia Andy Bernal Retired
30 May 2001 MF Scotland Lee Hodges Plymouth Argyle
31 May 2001 GK Scotland Scott Howie Bristol Rovers[13]

Competitions[edit]

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 Division[edit]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

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 to 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-offs[edit]

Final[edit]
27 May 2001
15:00 BST (UTC+1)
Walsall 3–2 Reading
Goodman Goal 48'
Rougier Goal 107' (o.g.)
Byfield Goal 109'
(Report) Cureton Goal 31'
Butler Goal 91'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 50,496
Walsall
Reading
Walsall:
GK 1 England Jimmy Walker
DF 3 England Ian Brightwell
DF 15 Spain Zigor Aranalde
DF 25 England Tony Barras Booked
DF 5 England Andy Tillson
MF 10 England Dean Keates
MF 27 Spain Pedro Matias
MF 4 Scotland Tom Bennett Substituted off 98'
MF 19 Jamaica Paul Hall Substituted off 98'
FW 9 England Don Goodman
FW 14 Portugal Jorge Leitão Substituted off 98'
Substitutes:
DF 21 England Matt Gadsby Substituted in 98'
GK 17 England Carl Emberson
MF 26 Hungary Gábor Bukrán Substituted in 98'
FW 11 England Brett Angell
FW 8 England Darren Byfield Substituted in 98'
Manager:
England Ray Graydon
Reading:
GK 1 England Phil Whitehead
DF 7 Scotland Graeme Murty
DF 3 England Matthew Robinson
DF 5 England Adrian Viveash Booked
DF 29 Wales Adrian Williams Substituted off 105'
MF 40 England James Harper
MF 14 England Sammy Igoe Substituted off 66'
MF 16 England Phil Parkinson Booked
FW 22 Scotland Jim McIntyre Substituted off 82'
FW 9 England Martin Butler
FW 12 England Jamie Cureton
Substitutes:
MF 37 Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier Substituted in 82'
DF 6 England Barry Hunter Substituted in 105'
GK 21 Scotland Scott Howie
FW 10 England Nicky Forster Substituted in 66'
MF 8 England Darren Caskey
Manager:
England Alan Pardew

Football League Trophy South[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

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

Top Scorers[edit]

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

Disciplinary Record[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

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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 2005, pp. 83–85
  10. ^ Primus. "All change at Pompey". pp. 88–90. 
  11. ^ "Whitbread takes Royals loan". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "John Polston". http://www.ex-canaries.co.uk/. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Howie ready and waiting to go". Bristol Rovers F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 

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