2004–05 Reading F.C. season

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Reading F.C.
2004–05 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Steve Coppell
Football League Championship 7th
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Kitson (19)
All: Kitson (19)
Highest home attendance 23,203 (vs Ipswich Town, 22 January 2005)
Lowest home attendance 8,429 (vs Watford, 21 September 2004)

Reading Football Club played the season 2004–05 in the Football League Championship.

Review and events[edit]

Reading started the season brightly. However, injury to the three strikers, Dave Kitson, Nicky Forster and Shaun Goater, meant that the goals dried up and they slipped down the league. For much of the season Ivar Ingimarsson, a centre back, was the club's main source of goals. However, Kitson's return, coupled with the signings of veterans and former England internationals Les Ferdinand and Martin Keown meant that the club broke a run of 11 league games without a win against West Ham. Reading won 3-1, with a Dave Kitson hat-trick. Reading just missed out on a playoff spot on the last day of the season, losing 3-1 to Wigan. Dave Kitson was the club's top scorer, with 19 goals.

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
3 England DF Nicky Shorey
4 England MF Steve Sidwell
5 England DF Martin Keown
6 Senegal DF Ibrahima Sonko
7 England MF Glen Little
9 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater
10 England FW Nicky Forster
11 England MF Andy Hughes
12 England FW Dave Kitson
No. Position Player
14 Ghana FW Lloyd Owusu
15 England MF James Harper
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson
17 United States MF Bobby Convey
18 England MF Paul Brooker
20 England FW Bas Savage
21 England FW Les Ferdinand
23 England FW Dean Morgan
25 England MF Ricky Newman
26 England GK Jamie Young

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
19 Australia GK Adam Federici
22 England DF Peter Castle
24 England MF Louis Soares[1]
No. Position Player
27 Scotland MF Darren Campbell[2]
29 England MF Simieon Howell
30 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Hayes

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
8 Wales DF Ady Williams (to Coventry City)
No. Position Player
28 England DF Ahmet Rifat (released)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
1 July 2004 MF England Glen Little Burnley Free[3]
2 July 2004 MF England Paul Brooker Leicester City Free[4]
2 July 2004 DF Senegal Ibrahima Sonko Brentford Free[5]
23 July 2004 MF United States Bobby Convey United States D.C. United Undisclosed[6]
6 January 2005 FW England Les Ferdinand Bolton Wanderers Free[7]
20 January 2005 GK Australia Adam Federici Unattached Free[8]
28 January 2005 DF England Martin Keown Leicester City Free[9]

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
2 November 2004 DF Wales Ady Williams Coventry City Free[10]
22 June 2005 FW England Nicky Forster Ipswich Town Free[11]
24 June 2005 MF England Paul Brooker Brentford Free[12]
27 June 2005 FW Ghana Lloyd Owusu Brentford Free[13]
21 July 2005 MF England Andy Hughes Norwich City Undisclosed[14]
22 July 2005 FW England Dean Morgan Luton Town Free[15]


Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
8 February 2005 DF England Ahmet Rifat [16][17]
11 May 2005[18] FW England Les Ferdinand Watford
11 May 2005[18] DF England Martin Keown Retired[19]
11 May 2005[18] MF England Ricky Newman Brentford 10 June 2005
11 May 2005[18] FW England Bas Savage Bristol City
11 May 2005[18] MF England Louie Soares Bristol Rovers
27 July 2005 FW Bermuda Shaun Goater Southend United 3 August 2005[20]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Championship 7th 7 August 2004 8 May 2005
Football League Cup 1st round 1st round 25 August 2004 21 September 2004
FA Cup 3rd round R4 8 January 2005 29 January 2005

Last updated: 17 November 2011
Source: Competitions

Championship[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 19 13 14 51 47 +4 70 13 7 3 33 15 +18 6 6 11 18 32 −14

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A
Result W L W W L W L W W W D D W D W L D W W L D L W W W L D L D D D L L D D D W L W D L L L W W W
Position 2 11 3 3 8 5 6 5 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 7

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures & results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sunderland (C) (P) 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94 Promotion to 2005–06 FA Premier League
2 Wigan Athletic (P) 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85 Qualification to 2004-05 Championship Play-offs
4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
5 Preston North End (P) 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 −4 62
12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 −2 61
13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 −1 60
14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 −3 60
15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 −3 54
17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 −12 53
18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 −7 52
19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 −12 52
20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 −25 51
21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 −20 50
22 Gillingham (R) 46 12 14 20 45 66 −21 50 Relegation to League One
23 Nottingham Forest (R) 46 9 17 20 42 66 −24 44
24 Rotherham United (R) 46 5 14 27 35 69 −34 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.

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup

Football League Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship Cups
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Marcus Hahnemann 51 0 46 0 5 0
2 Scotland DF Graeme Murty 45 0 41 0 4 0
3 England DF Nicky Shorey 48 3 44 3 4 0
4 England MF Steve Sidwell 47 5 44 5 3 0
5 England DF Martin Keown 5 0 3+2 0 0 0
6 Senegal DF Ibrahima Sonko 42 1 35+4 1 3 0
7 England MF Glen Little 39 0 29+6 0 4 0
9 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater 11 1 2+7 0 2 1
10 England FW Nicky Forster 34 9 27+3 7 3+1 2
11 England MF Andy Hughes 46 1 40+1 0 5 1
12 England FW Dave Kitson 38 19 37 19 1 0
14 Ghana FW Lloyd Owusu 30 6 14+11 6 1+4 0
15 England MF James Harper 45 4 39+2 3 4 1
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson 49 4 43+1 3 5 1
17 United States MF Bobby Convey 22 0 4+14 0 3+1 0
18 England MF Paul Brooker 34 0 22+9 0 2+1 0
19 Australia GK Adam Federici 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England FW Bas Savage 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Les Ferdinand 14 1 4+8 1 2 0
22 England DF Peter Castle 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England FW Dean Morgan 20 2 10+8 2 0+2 0
24 England DF Louis Soares 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF Ricky Newman 19 0 11+6 0 2 0
26 England GK Jamie Young 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Scotland MF Darren Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England MF Simieon Howell 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading no longer at the club:
8 Wales DF Adrian Williams 13 0 11+0 0 2+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW England 12 Dave Kitson 19 0 0 19
2 FW England 10 Nicky Forster 7 1 0 9
3 FW Ghana 14 Lloyd Owusu 6 0 0 6
4 MF England 4 Steve Sidwell 5 0 0 5
5 DF Iceland 16 Ívar Ingimarsson 3 1 0 4
6 MF England 15 James Harper 3 0 0 3
DF Senegal 6 Ibrahima Sonko 3 0 0 3
DF England 3 Nicky Shorey 3 0 0 3
9 FW England 23 Dean Morgan 2 0 0 2
10 FW England 21 Les Ferdinand 1 0 0 1
FW Bermuda 9 Shaun Goater 0 0 1 1
MF England 11 Andy Hughes 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 52 3 2 57

Disciplinary record[edit]

Source: Soccernet[21]

Number Nation Position Name First Division FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
4 England MF Steve Sidwell 11 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
15 England MF James Harper 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 England FW Dave Kitson 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 England MF Glen Little 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
25 England MF Ricky Newman 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
14 Ghana FW Lloyd Owusu 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
10 England FW Nicky Forster 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
11 England MF Andy Hughes 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Scotland DF Graeme Murty 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Senegal DF Ibrahima Sonko 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 England DF Nicky Shorey 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 Wales DF Ady Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 England FW Les Ferdinand 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Iceland DF Ivar Ingimarsson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 England DF Martin Keown 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 41 0 2 1 3 0 46 1

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for the 2004–05 was manufactured by Puma, and the main sponsor was Westcoast.

2004–05 home colours
2004–05 away colours
2004–05 third choice colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soares was born in Reading, England, and but chose to represent Barbados, qualifying through his parents. Soares went on to represent Barbados in 2007.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Reading close in on Little". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Royals sign Brooker". Footy Mad. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sonko close to Reading move". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Transfers July 2004". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Reading seal deal for Ferdinand". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Royals sign Federici". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Keown signs contract at Reading". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Coventry sign defender Williams". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Striker Forster signs for Ipswich". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Brooker makes move to Brentford". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Owusu agrees return to Brentford". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Norwich complete Hughes signing". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hatters seal triple move". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Shakers land Savage". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "Rifat leaves Royals". thefootballnetwork. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Royals release five". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Keown begins coaching education". BBC. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Veteran Goater departs Madejski". BBC. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Reading squad stats - 2004/05". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 29 October 2012.