2003–04 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
2003-04 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Alan Pardew
until 9 October 2003
Steve Coppell from 9 October 2003
First Division 9th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Shaun Goater (12)
All:
Shaun Goater (14)
Average home league attendance 15,095

The 2003-04 season was Reading's second consecutive season in the First Division, after promotion from the Second Division in 2002.

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 United States GK Marcus Hahnemann
2 Scotland DF Graeme Murty[1]
3 England DF Nicky Shorey
4 England MF Kevin Watson
5 England DF Steve Brown
6 England DF Dean Gordon
8 Wales DF Adrian Williams[2]
9 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater
10 England FW Nicky Forster
11 England MF Andy Hughes
12 England FW Dave Kitson
No. Position Player
14 England MF Steve Sidwell
15 England MF James Harper
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson
17 England MF John Salako[3]
20 England FW Bas Savage
21 England GK Jamie Ashdown
23 England FW Dean Morgan
24 England MF Paul Brooker
25 England MF Ricky Newman
26 England GK Jamie Young
31 England FW Lloyd Owusu[4]

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
18 England MF Andre Boucaud[5]
19 Republic of Ireland MF Joe Gamble
22 Trinidad and Tobago GK Kelvin Jack
27 Scotland MF Darren Campbell[6]
No. Position Player
28 England DF Ahmet Rifat
29 England FW Andre Fashanu
32 England MF Louie Soares[7]
37 England DF Peter Castle

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
6 England DF John Mackie (to Leyton Orient)
7 Scotland MF Scott Murray (to Bristol City)
16 England FW Martin Butler (to Rotherham United)
No. Position Player
22 England FW Nathan Tyson (to Wycombe Wanderers)
24 England FW Darius Henderson (to Gillingham)
30 Jamaica MF Omar Daley (returned to Portmore United after loan)

Transfers[edit]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
10 May 2004[14] MF Republic of Ireland Joe Gamble Republic of Ireland Cork City
10 May 2004[14] MF England Andre Boucaud Peterborough United 14 May 2004[15]
1 July 2004 GK England Jamie Ashdown Portsmouth
1 July 2004 DF England Steve Brown Retired
1 July 2004 MF England Kevin Watson Colchester United
1 July 2004 MF England John Salako Brentford

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
First Division 9th 9 August 2003 9 May 2004
Football League Cup First round Third round 13 August 2003 3 December 2003
FA Cup Third round 3R 3 January 2004 13 January 2004

Last updated: 17 November 2011
Source: Competitions

First Division[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 20 10 16 55 57 −2 70 11 6 6 29 25 +4 9 4 10 26 32 −6

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Norwich City (C) (P) 46 28 10 8 79 39 +40 94 Promotion to 2004–05 FA Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 25 11 10 64 42 +22 86
3 Sunderland 46 22 13 11 62 45 +17 79 Qualification to 2003–04 First Division Play-offs
4 West Ham United 46 19 17 10 67 45 +22 74
5 Ipswich Town (P) 46 21 10 15 84 72 +12 73
6 Crystal Palace 46 21 10 15 72 61 +11 73
7 Wigan Athletic 46 18 17 11 60 45 +15 71
8 Sheffield United 46 20 11 15 65 56 +9 71
9 Reading 46 20 10 16 55 57 −2 70
10 Millwall 46 18 15 13 55 48 +7 69 Template:Fb round2 2004-05 UEL R1
11 Stoke City 46 18 12 16 58 55 +3 66
12 Coventry City 46 17 14 15 67 54 +13 65
13 Cardiff City 46 17 14 15 68 58 +10 65
14 Nottingham Forest 46 15 15 16 61 51 +10 60
15 Preston North End 46 15 14 17 69 71 −2 59
16 Watford 46 15 12 19 54 68 −14 57
17 Rotherham United 48 15 15 18 53 61 −8 60
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 11 21 57 66 −9 53
19 Burnley 46 13 14 19 60 77 −17 53
20 Derby County 46 13 13 20 53 67 −14 52
21 Gillingham 46 14 9 23 48 67 −19 51
22 Walsall (R) 46 13 12 21 45 65 −20 51 Relegation to 2004-05 League One
23 Bradford City (R) 46 10 6 30 38 69 −31 36
24 Wimbledon (R) 46 8 5 33 41 89 −48 29

Updated to games played on 9 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.

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2003–04 FA Cup

First team 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
1 United States GK Marcus Hahnemann 42 0 36 0 2 0 4 0
2 Scotland DF Graeme Murty[16] 42 0 37+1 0 2 0 2 0
3 England DF Nicky Shorey 41 2 35 2 2 0 4 0
4 England DF Kevin Watson 25 0 10+12 0 0+1 0 2 0
5 England DF Steve Brown 22 0 19 0 1 0 2 0
6 England DF Dean Gordon 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
8 Wales DF Adrian Williams[17] 38 1 33 1 2 0 3 0
9 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater 38 14 30+4 12 2 2 1+1 0
10 England FW Nicky Forster 34 11 28+2 7 0 0 4 4
11 England MF Andy Hughes 48 3 42+1 3 1 0 4 0
12 England FW Dave Kitson 17 5 10+7 5 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Steve Sidwell 48 9 43 8 1+1 0 3 1
15 England MF James Harper 43 1 35+4 1 2 0 2 0
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson 28 1 24+1 1 1 0 2 0
17 England MF John Salako 43 4 32+5 3 0+2 0 3+1 1
20 England FW Bas Savage 17 0 6+9 0 1 0 1 0
21 England GK Jamie Ashdown 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
23 England FW Dean Morgan 15 1 3+10 1 1+1 0 0 0
24 England MF Paul Brooker 11 0 5+6 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Ricky Newman 35 0 25+5 0 2 0 3 0
26 England GK Jamie Young 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 England FW Lloyd Owusu 16 4 11+5 4 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading and left during the season:
6 England DF John Mackie 10 1 7+2 1 0 0 1 0
7 Scotland MF Scott Murray 40 5 25+9 5 2 0 3+1 0
16 England FW Martin Butler 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
22 England FW Nathan Tyson 9 0 0+8 0 0 0 0+1 0
24 England FW Darius Henderson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
30 Jamaica DF Omar Daley 7 0 0+6 0 0 0 0+1 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name First Division FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Bermuda 9 Shaun Goater 12 2 0 14
2 FW England 10 Nicky Forster 7 0 4 11
3 MF England 14 Steve Sidwell 8 0 1 9
4 FW England 12 Dave Kitson 5 0 0 5
DF Scotland 7 Scott Murray 5 0 0 5
6 FW England 31 Lloyd Owusu 4 0 0 4
MF England 17 John Salako 3 0 1 4
8 MF England 11 Andy Hughes 3 0 0 3
9 DF England 3 Nicky Shorey 2 0 0 2
MF England 15 James Harper 1 0 1 2
11 FW England 23 Dean Morgan 1 0 0 1
DF Wales 8 Ady Williams 1 0 0 1
FW England 6 John Mackie 1 0 0 1
DF Iceland 16 Ivar Ingimarsson 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 55 2 7 64

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
14 England MF Steve Sidwell 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
25 England MF Ricky Newman 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
5 England DF Steve Brown 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
8 Wales DF Ady Williams 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
7 Scotland MF Scott Murray 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
11 England MF Andy Hughes 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 England FW Bas Savage 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 England FW Nicky Forster 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 England MF Kevin Watson 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 England DF John Mackie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 England FW Lloyd Owusu 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 Iceland DF Ivar Ingimarsson 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Scotland DF Graeme Murty 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 England FW Dave Kitson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 England MF James Harper 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 England DF Nicky Shorey 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 45 4 0 0 0 0 49 4

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for the 2003–04 was manufactured by Kit@, and the main sponsor was Westcoast.

2003–04 home colours
2003–04 away colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murty was born in Nunthorpe, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Scotland in 2004.
  2. ^ Williams was born in Reading, England, but qualified to represent Wales internationally through his father and made his international debut for Wales in 1994.
  3. ^ Salako was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, but qualified to represent England internationally, making his international debut for England in 1991.
  4. ^ Owusu was born in Slough, England, but qualified to represent Ghana internationally through his parents and made his international debut for Ghana in 2005.
  5. ^ Boucaud was born in Enfield, England, and but chose to represent Trinidad and Tobago, qualifying through his parents. Boucaud represented Trinidad and Tobago 13 days after being released by Reading.
  6. ^ Campbell was born in Cambridge, England, and but chose to represent Scotland, qualifying through his parents. Campbell represented the England U-17's in 2002 and then the Scotland U-17 team 2003.
  7. ^ Soares was born in Reading, England, and but chose to represent Barbados, qualifying through his parents. Soares went on to represent Barbados in 2007.
  8. ^ "Career and history to date". Shaungoater.net. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2005. 
  9. ^ "Ingimarsson joins Reading". BBC Sport. 23 October 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cash Point!". Cambridge Evening News. 27 March 2006. Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2006. 
  11. ^ "Reading swoop for keeper". BBC. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "부산아이콘스 제이미 큐레튼 선수 영입". Busan I'Cons official website (in Korean). 14 July 2003. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Royals swoop for Gordon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Simon Fudge. "Royals release duo". www1.skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Simon Fudge. "Posh land Boucaud, re-sign skipper". www.skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Murty was born in Nunthorpe, England.
  17. ^ Williams was born in Reading, England.