2009–10 Reading F.C. season

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Reading F.C.
2009–10 season
Chairman John Madejski
Manager Brendan Rodgers Till 16 December 2009
Brian McDermott from 17 December 2009
Football League Championship 9th
FA Cup Quarter Final
Football League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Sigurðsson (16)
All: Sigurðsson (20)
Highest home attendance 23,656 (v's Liverpool F.C)
Lowest home attendance 5,576 (v's Barnsley)

Reading Football Club played 2009–10 season in the Football League Championship, having lost 3–0 on aggregate to Burnley in the Championship playoff semi-final. Reading have a new manager, Brian McDermott, who succeeded ex-boss Brendan Rogers on 27 January 2010, after excelling in an FA Cup run as caretaker manager.

Review & events[edit]

See also Football League Championship 2009-10

Preseason – July[edit]

Reading travelled to Didcot Town for their first Pre-Season match where they ran out 5–1 winners with goals from Sigurdsson, Bignall, Henry, Harper and Church. Reading then lost 2–1 at Kettering Town with Church (11') scoring the only goal for the Berkshire side. Reading drew 2–2 with Premier League side, Chelsea in their final Pre-Season match, with goals from Jimmy Kebe and Scott Davies. However between the defeat to Kettering Town and draw with Chelsea Reading embarked on a tour of Sweden

Tour of Sweden[edit]

Reading beat Jonsereds 8–0 with Robson-Kanu scoring a hat trick, Church and Davies scoring braces and a goal from Gunnarsson. The Royals' next game was against Tolo IF whom they beat 4–0 with Shane Long scoring all four of Reading's goals. Reading played Qviding in their 3rd and final game of the tour, winning 2–1, with both goals scored by Noel Hunt after Reading were 1–0 down.

Reading XI, reserve and other matches[edit]

A Reading XI beat Tooting & Mitcham 3–0. Later on in the preseason campaign another Reading XI visited Farnborough where the Hampshire side were eventual 3–2 winners. Reading also played a 'Champions XI' in a Testimonial match, for former player Graeme Murty, winning the match 3–2.

August[edit]

With the kick-off to the 2009–10 Championship season beginning on Saturday 8 August, Reading played Notts Forest and just like the season before, drew. Other fixtures in August were the heavy defeats to Newcastle and Sheffield United. However a draw away at Swansea and a convincing win at Barnsley were positives. Top scorer at the end of August is Noel Hunt

September[edit]

First match of the month saw Reading draw at home to Doncaster Rovers 0–0. The Royals then lost at home to Cardiff 1–0. The defeat was followed up by a loss to Peterborough. Despite the Royals being 2–0 up at half time, the lead was lost and Peterborough ended up winning 3–2. The month ended with further disappointment at the Madejski Stadium where, despite again taking the lead through an early goal from Grzegorz Rasiak, Reading could only draw 1–1 with Watford.

October[edit]

Leroy Lita returned to the Madejski Stadium on 2 October and scored the visitors second goal, as Middlesbrough won 2–0, extending Reading's winless run at home to 14 league games.

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 Australia GK Adam Federici
2 England DF Liam Rosenior
3 Scotland DF Chris Armstrong[1]
4 Mali MF Kalifa Cissé[2]
5 England DF Matt Mills
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb[3]
8 Czech Republic MF Marek Matějovský
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long
10 Republic of Ireland FW Noel Hunt
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[4]
12 Republic of Ireland FW Dave Mooney
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé[5]
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson (club captain)[6]
17 England MF James Henry
18 Wales FW Simon Church[7]
19 England MF Hal Robson-Kanu[8]
20 Turkey MF Jem Karacan[9]
21 England GK Ben Hamer
22 Republic of Ireland DF Julian Kelly
No. Position Player
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak
24 England DF Ryan Bertrand
25 Iceland MF Gylfi Sigurðsson
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce[10] (vice-captain)[6]
27 Republic of Ireland MF Scott Davies[11]
28 England MF Michail Antonio
29 England FW Nicholas Bignall
30 Australia MF Oliver Bozanic
31 Denmark GK Mikkel Andersen
32 Bulgaria FW Radoslav Vasilev
33 England MF Mitchell Bryant
34 England MF Brian Howard
35 England DF Shaun Cummings[12]
36 Iceland FW Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson
37 Wales MF Jake Taylor[13]
38 England FW Abdulai Bell-Baggie[14]
40 England DF Andy Griffin
41 England GK Alex McCarthy
44 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili

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
11 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Hunt (to Wolves)
15 England MF James Harper (to Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
23 Cameroon DF Andre Bikey (to Burnley)
48 Republic of Ireland DF Darren O'Dea (returned to Celtic after loan)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
8 August 2009 CB England Matt Mills Doncaster Rovers £2,000,000[15]
27 August 2009 LM Jamaica Jobi McAnuff Watford Undisclosed[16]
27 August 2009 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak Southampton Undisclosed[16]
2 September 2009 RB England Shaun Cummings Chelsea Undisclosed[17]
3 September 2009 CM England Brian Howard Sheffield United Undisclosed[18]

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
30 June 2009 FW Republic of Ireland Kevin Doyle Wolves Undisclosed[19]
11 August 2009 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Hunt Hull City Undisclosed[20]
18 August 2009 CB Cameroon André Bikey Burnley Undisclosed[21]
28 January 2010 MF England James Harper Sheffield United Free[22]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
17 July 2009 Season-long LB England Ryan Bertrand Chelsea[23]
1 September 2009 26 December 2009 CB Republic of Ireland Darren O'Dea Scotland Celtic[24][25]
3 January 2010 End of the season FW Iceland Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson Denmark Esbjerg[26]
11 January 2010 End of the season RB England Andy Griffin Stoke City[27]
25 January 2010 End of the season CB Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili Blackburn Rovers[28]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
17 July 2009 6 Months MF Australia Oliver Bozanic Cheltenham Town
5 August 2009 6 Months GK England Alex McCarthy Yeovil Town
31 August 2009 4 Months FW England Nicholas Bignall Stockport County
1 September 2009 4 Months GK Denmark Mikkel Andersen Bristol Rovers
2 September 2009 Season-long RB England Liam Rosenior Ipswich Town
2 September 2009 Season-long MF England James Harper Sheffield United
10 September 2009 29 December 2009 MF England James Henry Millwall

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
7 May 2010[29] MF Australia Oliver Bozanic Australia Central Coast Mariners 10 May 2010[30]
7 May 2010[29] MF England Mitchell Bryant
7 May 2010[29] DF England Liam Rosenior Hull City 29 October 2010 [31]
7 May 2010[29] FW Bulgaria Radoslav Vasilev Bulgaria Slavia Sofia July 2010

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Championship 2009–10 9 8 August 2009 2 May 2010
Football League Cup 1st round 2nd round 11 August 2009 25 August 2009
FA Cup 3rd round 6th round 2 January 2010 7 March 2010

Last updated: 2 May 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 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63 10 7 6 39 22 +17 7 5 11 29 41 −12

Last updated: 28 December 2011.
Source: Reading FC

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 H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A A A H A H A A H H H A A H A H A H H A A H
Result D D L D L W D L L D W L L L L W D W L W L D D D L L L W W W W L W W W D W D L W D L W D L W
Position 18 23 19 21 18 17 18 21 21 19 20 21 21 22 21 22 20 21 18 19 21 20 19 20 21 23 22 22 22 18 20 18 17 16 14 13 11 11 12 12 11 11 9 9 11 9

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

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C) (P) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69
8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 +7 65
9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63
10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 −9 63
11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 +8 62
12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 +1 60
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 −7 57
14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 −10 56
15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 −11 56
16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 −7 54
17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 −15 54
18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 −16 54
19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 −17 54
20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 62 84 −22 52
21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 −3 049*
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 46 11 14 21 49 69 −20 47 Relegation to Football League One
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 11 8 27 43 68 −25 41
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 8 10 28 46 80 −34 34

Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Crystal Palace were given a ten point deduction for entering administration.[32]
(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: 2009–10 FA Cup
Notes
  • Jobi McAnuff was sent off for violent conduct after the final whistle.

Football League Cup[edit]

Player details[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of match played 2 May 2010[33]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Australia GK Adam Federici 52 0 46 0 6 0 0 0
3 England DF Chris Armstrong 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Mali MF Kalifa Cissé 19 1 14+3 1 2 0 0 0
5 England DF Matt Mills 30 2 22+1 2 6 0 1 0
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson 32 0 18+8 0 4+1 0 1 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb 32 0 27+1 0 2+1 0 0+1 0
8 Czech Republic MF Marek Matějovský 17 0 13+2 0 0 0 2 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long 36 9 22+9 6 2+3 3 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland FW Noel Hunt 12 2 5+5 2 0 0 0+2 0
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff 41 3 36 3 5 0 0 0
12 Republic of Ireland FW Dave Mooney 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé 47 12 30+12 10 3+2 2 0 0
16 Iceland DF Ivar Ingimarsson 31 0 25 0 6 0 0 0
17 England MF James Henry 6 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 2 0
18 Wales FW Simon Church 42 12 22+14 10 5+1 2 0 0
19 England MF Hal Robson-Kanu 18 0 4+13 0 0+1 0 0 0
20 Turkey MF Jem Karacan 31 0 19+8 0 4 0 0 0
21 England GK Ben Hamer 3 0 0 0 0+1 0 2 0
22 England DF Julian Kelly 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak 34 9 14+15 9 3+2 0 0 0
24 England DF Ryan Bertrand 51 1 44 1 6 0 1 0
25 Iceland MF Gylfi Sigurðsson 44 20 32+6 16 5 3 1 1
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce 28 4 24+1 4 0+1 0 2 0
27 Republic of Ireland MF Scott Davies 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
28 England MF Michail Antonio 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 England FW Nicholas Bignall 3 2 0+1 0 0 0 2 2
34 England MF Brian Howard 39 3 30+4 2 3+2 1 0 0
35 England DF Shaun Cummings 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
36 Iceland FW Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson 5 0 2+2 0 0+1 0 0 0
40 England DF Andy Griffin 25 0 21 0 4 0 0 0
44 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili 15 0 12+3 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
2 England DF Liam Rosenior 6 0 5 0 0 0 1 0
15 England MF James Harper 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 2 0
48 Republic of Ireland DF Darren O'Dea 8 0 7+1 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 2 May 2010[33]
Place Position Nation Number Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 MF Iceland 25 Gylfi Sigurðsson 16 3 1 20
2 FW Wales 18 Simon Church 10 2 0 12
MF Mali 14 Jimmy Kébé 10 2 0 12
4 FW Republic of Ireland 9 Shane Long 6 3 0 9
FW Poland 23 Grzegorz Rasiak 9 0 0 9
6 DF Scotland 26 Alex Pearce 4 0 0 4
7 MF England 34 Brian Howard 2 1 0 3
MF Jamaica 11 Jobi McAnuff 3 0 0 3
Own Goal 2 0 1 3
9 FW England 29 Nicholas Bignall 0 0 2 2
FW Republic of Ireland 10 Noel Hunt 2 0 0 2
DF England 5 Matt Mills 2 0 0 2
FW Republic of Ireland 12 David Mooney 0 0 2 2
13 DF England 24 Ryan Bertrand 1 0 0 1
MF Mali 4 Kalifa Cissé 1 0 0 1
Total 68 11 6 85

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
4 Mali MF Kalifa Cissé 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 England DF Matt Mills 6 2 3 0 0 0 9 2
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
8 Czech Republic MF Marek Matejovsky 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
16 Iceland DF Ivar Ingimarsson 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
18 Wales FW Simon Church 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 England MF Hal Robson-Kanu 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Turkey MF Jem Karacan 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 England DF Ryan Bertrand 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
25 Iceland MF Gylfi Sigurðsson 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
34 England MF Brian Howard 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
40 England DF Andy Griffin 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
44 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS 60 3 11 2 1 0 72 5

Team kit[edit]

The 2009–10 Reading F.C. kits.[34]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Waitrose

Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and but chose to represent Scotland, qualifying through his grandmother. Armstrong represented Scotland in 2007.
  2. ^ Cissé was born in Dreux, France, but qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in March 2008, having previously represented them at U-20 level.
  3. ^ Tabb was born in Wandsworth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and represented Ireland at U-21 level in 2005.
  4. ^ McAnuff was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in May 2002.
  5. ^ Kébé was born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, but qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  6. ^ a b "Ivar announced as new captain". readingfc.co.uk. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  7. ^ Church was born in High Wycombe, England, but also qualifies to represent Wales through his grandparents and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in August 2007 before making his full international debut for Wales in May 2009.
  8. ^ Robson-Kanu was born in Ealing, England, and represented England at U-19 and U-20 level, but also qualified to represent Wales through his grandmother and made his international debut for the Welsh U-21 side in May 2010 before making his full international debut for Wales five days later.
  9. ^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth level.
  10. ^ Pearce was born in Oxford, England, but qualified to represent Scotland and the Republic of Ireland internationally through his parents and made his international debut for the Scottish U-21 side in May 2008, going on to represent Ireland at full international levelin September 2012.
  11. ^ Davies was born in Aylesbury, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies was called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad to face Germany on 10 February 2009, but was an unused substitute.
  12. ^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
  13. ^ Taylor was born in Ascot, England, and but chose to represent Wales, qualifying through his grandfather who has born in Barry. Taylor has represented Wales at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level.
  14. ^ Bell-Baggie was born in Sierra Leone, but qualified to represent England, representing the U-16's and U-17's before making his debut for Sierra Leone in June 2013.
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  30. ^ Fordham, Jonny (10 May 2010). "Oliver Bozanic leaves Reading FC for return to Oz". Reading Post (S&B Media). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  31. ^ "Tigers Bring In Rosenior". Tigers Official Website (Hull City A.F.C.). 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  32. ^ "Crystal Palace In Administration". Football League. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
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  34. ^ "2009–10 Reading F.C. kits". [dead link]

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