2010–11 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
2010-11 season
Chairman England Sir John Madejski
Manager England Brian McDermott
The Championship 5th
FA Cup Quarter final vs Manchester City
League Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League:
Shane Long (23)
All:
Shane Long (25)
Highest home attendance 23,677 v Leeds United
Championship 27/11/2010
Lowest home attendance 14,029 v Coventry City
Championship 11/12/2010
Average home league attendance 17,681
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010-11 season was Reading's third season back in the Championship, since relegation from the Premier League in 2008. Having become Reading manager in January 2010, this was Brian McDermott's first full season in charge at the club.

Season review[edit]

See also Football League Championship 2010-11

Pre-season[edit]

Summer Transfers Left-back Marcus Williams joined Reading on a free transfer on 11 May 2010, having played seven seasons for Scunthorpe United. Right-back Andy Griffin signed for the club for a nominal fee on 1 July, having made 25 league appearances for Reading, on loan from Stoke City in the 2009-10 season. The transfer deadline day saw the arrival of Zurab Khizanishvili on loan from Blackburn Rovers and Ian Harte from Carlisle United.

Marek Matejovsky joined Sparta Prague for a fee of £650,000 on 11 June 2010, having made 56 appearances for the Royals in two and a half years at the club. Kalifa Cissé left the club after three years, signed by former Reading manager Steve Coppell for Bristol City on 9 July 2010. Cissé made 83 appearances for Reading, scoring seven goals. The transfer window also saw the departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for £7 million.

Friendlies

Reading opened their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 victory over Farnborough, Noel Hunt scoring the winning goal.

The Royals then departed on tour to Slovenia, where they enjoyed a 3-1 victory over a Red Star Belgrade B-side, a game in which Marcus Williams made his first appearance for the club. Alex Pearce headed a first-half response for Reading, after Belgrade had taken the lead, and Simon Church sealed the victory with two second-half goals. A third consecutive win followed, as Reading defeated top-flight Croatian side NK Inter Zaprešić 2-0, with goals from Matt Mills and James Henry. Reading then suffered their first loss of the pre-season campaign, in the final game of the tour, with a 1-0 defeat against NK Celje, striker Gorazd Zajc scored the only goal in the game.

Returning to England, Reading got back to winning ways, coming from behind to beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-1, thanks to goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson, from the penalty spot, and Hal Robson-Kanu. Another 2-1 victory followed in the Royals penultimate pre-season friendly, as another Sigurdsson penalty, and a second half goal from Michail Antonio saw Reading past Wolves. Reading's final game of pre-season was a 4-2 victory at Southampton, courtesy of goals from Sigurdsson, Simon Church (2) and Antonio.

August[edit]

Reading's league season began in disappointing style with a 2–1 home defeat to Scunthorpe. After the visitors had taken an early lead through a disputed Garry Thompson goal – the linesman flagging for offside and subsequently overruled by the referee – Gylfi Sigurdsson put Reading on level terms from 25 yards. Despite enjoying spells of pressure, the Royals were unable to find another goal, and Rob Jones headed home a corner to give Scunthorpe the victory.

Reading progressed to the second round of the League Cup with a narrow victory over Torquay United, Grzegorz Rasiak bundling home the winner in the final minute of extra-time. A league draw at Portsmouth followed, the Royals coming from behind to take a point as Jimmy Kebe poked the ball home in the 87th minute following a goal-mouth scramble. The next game Reading went 1-0 up against promotion favourites Nottingham Forest from an Alex Pearce volley but goalkeeper Adam Federici made a horrible mistake in giving Forest the equaliser by kicking the ball into Jem Karacan which resulted in Robert Earnshaw turning in from close range. Then Reading played League 2 opponents Northampton in the League Cup in which Reading went 1-0 up courtesy of a Matthew Mills backheeler from a Brian Howard corner. Northampton equalised with a horrible mistake from goalkeeper Ben Hamer where he dropped the ball two times in a row to allow Andy Holt to tap in. Reading went back into the lead with a goal from Hal Robson-Kanu after some saves from the Northampton goalkeeper Oscar Jansson but again Ben Hamer did the same thing and gave Kevin Thornton the equaliser but in extra time Matthew Mills put Reading ahead again only to score an own goal at the end. Reading lost 4-2 on penalties because of Simon Church and Jake Taylor having their shots saved. In the next game Reading won 2-1 over Leicester City with a lob from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a bullet header from Matthew Mills. Leicester had equalised with a long range shot from Lloyd Dyer but Reading scored in the 86th minute to hold Leicester at bay for their first win of the season.

September[edit]

On the 11th after the International Break and the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson Reading beat Crystal Palace 3-0. The first goal was a penalty won and scored by Shane Long after he cut in from the left and was taken out by Paddy McCarthy. The second was also a penalty after Jem Karacan ran the whole pitch with the ball, to pass to Long who cut in again and was taken out by Julian Bennett. New signing Ian Harte took responsibility and scored. The third was in extra time when Brian Howard lofted a pass to Jimmy Kebe who then cut in and fired past Julian Speroni. Next Reading had an away game against in-form Millwall where it ended 0-0 after some brilliant saves by Adam Federici and Millwall keeper David Forde. Next Reading lost 3-1 to Middlesbrough F.C after they went 1-0 down in 24 seconds thanks to Scottish midfielder Barry Robson. Next an ex-Reading player came back to haunt them, Leroy Lita scored to make it 2-0 but a few minutes after Jimmy Kebe got 1 back after he dribbled round two players, passed back to Brian Howard who laid him off. David Wheater capped it off for Middlesbrough F.C with a header past Adam Federici. Just before the full-time whistle Brian Howard was shown a straight red after a tackle on Andy Halliday. Next Reading beat Barnsley F.C. 3-0 with 3 goals in the last 12 minutes. Chris Armstrong made a comeback after 112 seasons out of action with a knee injury. Jimmy Kebe again put Reading in the lead with a bullet header from substitute Hal Robson-Kanu's cross. Ian Harte then curled a perfect freekick past Luke Steele to make it 2-0. Hal Robson-Kanu capped it off with a 50 yard run and then a cool finish under keeper Luke Steele. On the 61st minute Zurab Khizanishvili was sent off after a tackle that never was on Chris Wood. On Tuesday the 28th, Reading beat Ipswich Town 1-0 after substitute Simon Church came on and after 30 seconds on, he had the ball in the net. Jem Karacan's shot was steered in well by Church and Matthew Mills was sent off for two bookable offences. That makes three Reading sending off's in three games.

October[edit]

Reading then travelled to Preston North End and earned a 1-1 draw with the royals going behind in the 1st half with a goal from Preston's Keith Treacy. But in the 55th minute reading drew level through a sensational 25 yard volley by Jem Karacan. Reading then lost at home to Swansea City by a slim margin. Scott Sinclair with Swansea's goal to give ex-manager Brendan Rodgers a happy return. The Tuesday after Reading lost again, this time to Bristol City with a goal from striker Danny Haynes on 28 minutes. The next game Reading beat 'unbeaten at home' Burnley 4-0. The first goal came from a Shane Long penalty which he won after being slipped through by Jay Tabb and was fouled by Leon Cort. The next came from Jobi McAnuff after Ian Harte fired in a freekick and Matthew Mills's shot fell to McAnuff to volley in. Soon after, sub Michail Antonio tapped in Shane Long's cross and other sub Simon Church belted in a shot at a tight angle from a Brian Howard's pass. The next game Reaing won 4-3 after going 3-1 down against Doncaster Rovers. Matthew Mills opened up the scoring early only to have James Hayter eqilise. Shelton Martis then put Doncaster in the lead and 2 minutes after the second half started Dean Shiels made it 3-1. Reading brought on Noel Hunt and Simon Church and Hunt made an immediate impact by crossing in for Jem Karacan to head past Neil Sullivan. Then Ian Harte whipped a superb freekick into the top corner and to finish off Simon Church belted in sub Michail Antonio's squareball.

March[edit]

On 8 March 2011, Chris Armstrong announced his retirement from football following being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.[1] Later on in the day Reading travelled to Ipswich Town and won 3-1 thanks to goals from Shane Long, Ian Harte and Noel Hunt while Connor Wickham scored a consolation goal in injury time at the end of the second half for Ipswich. Reading's next game was a FA Cup Quarter Final match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. Reading played well before eventually conceding a 74th minute goal to Micah Richards that turned out to be the only goal of the game, and eliminating Reading from the FA cup. Reading where back playing in the Championship on 19 March away at Barnsley, it was a close game with the winner for the Royals coming in the 71st minute thanks to second half substitute Mathieu Manset.

April[edit]

Reading's Good Friday game against fellow promotion chasers Leeds United ended 0-0 to end a run of 8 wins on the trot. On Monday 25th, Reading lost their recent unbeaten record of 13 games, in a 3-2 defeat at home to relegation threatened Sheffield United. Reading went 2-0 up, inside 20 minutes, through Noel Hunt and Hal Robson-Kanu before ex-Royal Darius Henderson pulled one back on 30minutes and Lee Williamson scored on the stroke of half time. In the second half Henderson scored again to seal the win for the Blades.At Reading's final away game of the season at Coventry City, on Saturday 30th, they secured the point they need to secure their place in this seasons Championship Play-offs, with a 0-0 draw.

May[edit]

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 Andy Griffin
3 England DF Marcus Williams
4 Turkey MF Jem Karacan[2]
5 England DF Matthew Mills (vice-captain)
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb[3]
8 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood[4]
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long
10 Republic of Ireland FW Noel Hunt
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff[5]
12 Republic of Ireland FW Dave Mooney
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé[6]
15 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson (club captain)
17 England MF Michail Antonio
18 Wales FW Simon Church[7]
19 Wales MF Hal Robson-Kanu[8]
20 England MF Brian Howard
21 England GK Ben Hamer
22 England DF Julian Kelly
23 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte
No. Position Player
24 England DF Shaun Cummings[9]
25 Wales MF Jake Taylor[10]
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce[11]
27 Republic of Ireland MF Scott Davies[12]
28 England DF Sean Morrison
29 England FW Nicholas Bignall
30 England FW Abdulai Bell-Baggie[13]
31 Denmark GK Mikkel Andersen
32 England FW Jacob Walcott
34 Canada DF Ethan Gage
35 England DF Michael Hector
36 England DF Jack Mills
37 England MF Jordan Obita
38 England MF James Rowe
39 England FW Brett Williams
40 England MF Lawson D'Ath
41 England GK Alex McCarthy
42 England GK Simon Locke
44 Republic of Ireland MF Danny Joyce
45 France FW Mathieu Manset
United States MF Erik Opsahl

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 Iceland MF Gylfi Sigurdsson (to Hoffenheim)
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak (to AEL Limassol)
No. Position Player
33 Scotland DF Chris Armstrong[14] (retired)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
11 May 2010 LB England Marcus Williams Scunthorpe United Free[15]
1 July 2010 RB England Andy Griffin Stoke City Nominal[16]
31 August 2010 LB Republic of Ireland Ian Harte Carlisle United Undisclosed[17]
18 January 2011 CB England Sean Morrison Swindon Town £250,000[18]
18 January 2011 FW England Brett Williams Eastleigh £50,000[18]
21 January 2011 FW France Mathieu Manset Hereford United Undisclosed[19]
31 January 2011 DF Canada Ethan Gage Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Free[20]
31 January 2011 MF United States Erik Opsahl United States St John's University Free[20]

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
13 June 2010 MF Czech Republic Marek Matějovský Czech Republic Sparta Prague £650,000[21]
9 July 2010 MF Mali Kalifa Cissé Bristol City Undisclosed[22]
28 July 2010 MF England James Henry Millwall Undisclosed[23]
20 August 2010 FW Poland Grzegorz Rasiak Cyprus AEL Limassol Free[24]
31 August 2010 MF Iceland Gylfi Sigurðsson Germany 1899 Hoffenheim Undisclosed[25]
8 March 2011 LB Scotland Chris Armstrong Retired [26]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
31 August 2010 End of the season CB Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili Blackburn Rovers[17]
23 October 2010 End of the season MF Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood Queens Park Rangers[27]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
1 August 2010 5 January 2011 GK Denmark Mikkel Andersen Bristol Rovers[28]
5 August 2010 End of the season FW Republic of Ireland Dave Mooney Colchester United[29]
13 August 2010 13 September 2010 WG England Abdulai Bell-Baggie Port Vale[30]
13 August 2010 31 August 2010 GK England Alex McCarthy Brentford[31]
21 August 2010 21 September 2010 DF England Michael Hector Oxford City[32]
21 August 2010 21 September 2010 DF England Jack Mills Oxford City[32]
31 August 2010 17 January 2011 GK England Ben Hamer Brentford[33]
10 September 2010 10 November 2010 MF Republic of Ireland Scott Davies Wycombe Wanderers[34]
8 October 2010 8 November 2010 FW England Nicholas Bignall Southampton[35]
7 November 2010 7 January 2011 DF England Michael Hector Horsham[36]
12 November 2010 31 December 2010 FW England Nicholas Bignall Bournemouth[37]
12 November 2010 31 December 2010 LB England Marcus Williams Peterborough United[38]
25 November 2010 20 January 2011 WG England Abdulai Bell-Baggie Crawley Town[39]
25 November 2010 28 December 2011 GK England Simon Locke Dagenham & Redbridge[40]
2 January 2011 2 February 2011 MF England James Rowe Lewes[41]
7 January 2011 7 February 2011 GK England Simon Locke Basingstoke Town[42]
13 January 2011 End of the season DF England Julian Kelly Lincoln City[43]
19 January 2011 End of the season GK England Ben Hamer Exeter City[44]
19 January 2011 End of the season FW England Jacob Walcott Netherlands Telstar[45]
28 January 2011 End of the season MF Republic of Ireland Scott Davies Bristol Rovers[46]
31 January 2011 End of the season FW England Nicholas Bignall Brentford[47]
2 February 2011 30 June 2011 DF England Michael Hector Republic of Ireland Dundalk[48]
2 February 2011 End of the season DF England Jack Mills Netherlands Telstar
15 February 2011 30 June 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Danny Joyce Republic of Ireland Bohemians
23 March 2011 End of the season CB England Sean Morrison Huddersfield Town[49]
24 March 2011 End of the season LB England Marcus Williams Scunthorpe United[50]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
2 June 2011[51] WG England Abdulai Bell-Baggie Yeovil Town August 2011[52]
2 June 2011[51] CB Iceland Ívar Ingimarsson Ipswich Town 13 June 2011[53]
2 June 2011[51] MF Republic of Ireland Danny Joyce Republic of Ireland Bohemian January 2012[54][55]
2 June 2011[51] FW Republic of Ireland David Mooney Leyton Orient 23 July 2011[56]
2 June 2011[51] MF United States Erik Opsahl Sweden Dalkurd 1 September 2011[57]
2 June 2011[51] MF England James Rowe Forest Green Rovers 2 August 2011[58][59]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Championship 2010–11 5 (Playoffs) 7 August 2010 30 May 2011
Football League Cup 1st round 2nd round 11 August 2010 24 August 2010
FA Cup 3rd round 6th round 8 January 2011 13 March 2011

Last updated: 30 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 20 17 9 77 47 +30 77 12 7 4 43 21 +22 8 10 5 34 26 +8

Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source: Reading FC

Matches[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]
Final[edit]
Reading
Swansea City
READING:
GK 1 Australia Adam Federici
RB 2 England Andy Griffin Booked 8' Substituted off 84'
CB 5 England Matthew Mills (c)
CB 15 Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili Booked 12'
LB 23 Republic of Ireland Ian Harte
CM 4 Turkey Jem Karacan
CM 8 Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood
RW 14 Mali Jimmy Kébé
LW 11 Jamaica Jobi McAnuff Booked 39'
CF 9 Republic of Ireland Shane Long
CF 10 Republic of Ireland Noel Hunt Substituted off 76'
Substitutes:
GK 41 England Alex McCarthy
DF 24 England Shaun Cummings
DF 26 Scotland Alex Pearce
MF 7 Republic of Ireland Jay Tabb Red card HT'
MF 19 Wales Hal Robson-Kanu Substituted in 84'
MF 20 England Brian Howard
FW 18 Wales Simon Church Substituted in 76'
Manager:
England Brian McDermott
SWANSEA CITY:
GK 1 Netherlands Dorus de Vries
RB 22 Spain Àngel Rangel
CB 16 England Garry Monk (c)
CB 2 Wales Ashley Williams
LB 5 England Alan Tate
CM 37 England Leon Britton Substituted off 77'
CM 24 Wales Joe Allen Booked 54' Substituted off 89'
RW 12 England Nathan Dyer
AM 14 Scotland Stephen Dobbie Substituted off 55'
LW 21 England Scott Sinclair
CF 15 Italy Fabio Borini Booked 12'
Substitutes:
GK 25 Democratic Republic of the Congo Yves Makabu-Makalambay
DF 17 Spain Albert Serrán
MF 8 England Darren Pratley Substituted in 55'
MF 27 England Mark Gower Booked 82' Substituted in 77'
MF 29 Wales Ashley Richards
FW 9 Scotland Craig Beattie
FW 19 England Luke Moore Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Scott Ledger
    • Simon Long
  • Fourth official: Lee Mason
  • Reserve referee: Andrew Halliday

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Queens Park Rangers 46 24 16 6 71 32 +39 88
P Norwich City 46 23 15 8 83 58 +25 84
P Swansea City 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75
7 Leeds United 46 19 15 12 81 70 +11 72
8 Burnley 46 18 14 14 65 61 +4 68
9 Millwall 46 18 13 15 62 48 +14 67
10 Leicester City 46 19 10 17 76 71 +5 67
11 Hull City 46 16 17 13 52 50 +2 65
12 Middlesbrough 46 17 11 18 68 68 +0 62
13 Ipswich Town 46 18 8 20 62 68 -6 62
14 Watford 46 16 13 17 77 71 +6 61
15 Bristol City 46 17 9 20 61 65 -4 60
16 Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 53 60 -7 58
17 Barnsley 46 14 14 18 55 66 -11 56
18 Coventry City 46 14 13 19 54 58 -4 55
19 Derby County 46 13 10 23 58 71 -13 49
20 Crystal Palace 46 12 12 22 44 69 -25 48
21 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 15 20 55 81 -26 48
R Preston North End 46 10 12 24 54 79 -25 42
R Sheffield United 46 11 9 26 44 79 -35 42
R Scunthorpe United 46 12 6 28 43 87 -44 42
Promotion to Premier League
Qualification to Championship playoffs
Relegation to League One
Last updated: 11:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)


League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 FA Cup

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[60]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Championship Playoffs FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Australia GK Adam Federici 39 0 34 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
2 England DF Andy Griffin 38 0 33 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
3 England DF Marcus Williams 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 Turkey MF Jem Karacan 48 3 39+1 3 3 0 3 0 1+1 0
5 England DF Matthew Mills 45 6 38 2 3 1 3 1 1 2
6 Iceland MF Brynjar Gunnarsson 15 0 10+2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Jay Tabb 25 0 15+6 0 0+1 0 2 0 1 0
8 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood 29 2 21+1 1 3 0 4 1 0 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Shane Long 52 25 44 21 3 2 4 2 0+1 0
10 Republic of Ireland FW Noel Hunt 40 10 19+14 10 3 0 3 0 1 0
11 Jamaica MF Jobi McAnuff 47 5 40 4 3 1 4 0 0 0
14 Mali MF Jimmy Kébé 42 9 34+2 9 1 0 3 0 1+1 0
15 Georgia (country) DF Zurab Khizanishvili 27 0 21+1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
16 Iceland DF Ívar Ingimarsson 14 0 12+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 England MF Michail Antonio 24 1 2+19 1 0 0 0+1 0 2 0
18 Wales FW Simon Church 44 5 14+23 5 0+2 0 1+3 0 1 0
19 Wales MF Hal Robson-Kanu 34 6 12+15 5 1+1 0 1+3 0 1 1
20 England MF Brian Howard 28 0 19+5 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
21 England GK Ben Hamer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 England DF Julian Kelly 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte 47 11 40 11 3 0 4 0 0 0
24 England DF Shaun Cummings 12 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
25 Wales MF Jake Taylor 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
26 Scotland DF Alex Pearce 24 1 20+1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
29 England FW Nicholas Bignall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
37 England MF Jordan Obita 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
41 England GK Alex McCarthy 15 0 12+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 France FW Mathieu Manset 14 2 4+9 2 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading but left during the season:
8 Iceland FW Gylfi Sigurðsson 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Poland FW Grzegorz Rasiak 2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
33 Scotland DF Chris Armstrong 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[60]
Place Position Nation Number Name Championship Playoff FA Cup League Cup Total
1 FW Republic of Ireland 9 Shane Long 21 2 2 0 25
2 DF Republic of Ireland 23 Ian Harte 11 0 0 0 11
3 FW Republic of Ireland 10 Noel Hunt 10 0 0 0 10
4 MF Mali 14 Jimmy Kebe 9 0 0 0 9
5 MF Wales 19 Hal Robson-Kanu 5 0 0 1 6
DF England 5 Matthew Mills 2 1 1 2 6
7 MF Jamaica 11 Jobi McAnuff 4 1 0 0 5
FW Wales 18 Simon Church 5 0 0 0 5
9 MF Turkey 4 Jem Karacan 3 0 0 0 3
10 MF Iceland 8 Gylfi Sigurðsson 2 0 0 0 2
FW France 22 Mathieu Manset 2 0 0 0 2
MF Antigua and Barbuda 8 Mikele Leigertwood 1 0 1 0 2
13 DF Scotland 5 Alex Pearce 1 0 0 0 1
MF England 17 Michail Antonio 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goal 0 1 0 0 1
FW Poland 23 Grzegorz Rasiak 0 0 0 1 1
Total 77 5 4 4 90

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2011[61]
Position Nation Number Name Championship Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
DF England 5 Matt Mills 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 1
MF Turkey 4 Jem Karacan 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
DF England 2 Andy Griffin 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF Jamaica 11 Jobi McAnuff 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MF England 20 Brian Howard 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
MF Mali 14 Jimmy Kébé 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
FW Republic of Ireland 9 Shane Long 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
DF Georgia (country) 15 Zurab Khizanishvili 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 1
FW Republic of Ireland 10 Noel Hunt 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
DF Scotland 33 Chris Armstrong 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MF Iceland 6 Brynjar Gunnarsson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
MF Antigua and Barbuda 8 Mikele Leigertwood 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
DF Scotland 26 Alex Pearce 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF Republic of Ireland 7 Jay Tabb 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
MF England 17 Michail Antonio 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF England 24 Shaun Cummings 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW Wales 18 Simon Church 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK Australia 1 Adam Federici 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF Republic of Ireland 23 Ian Harte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK England 41 Alex McCarthy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF Wales 19 Hal Robson-Kanu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF England 3 Marcus Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 68 4 6 1 3 0 4 0 81 5

Awards[edit]

Player of the Season[edit]

Rank Name
1 Republic of Ireland Shane Long[62]
2 Mali Jimmy Kébé[62]
3 Turkey Jem Karacan[62]

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Name Award
January Republic of Ireland Shane Long Nominated[63]
March Republic of Ireland Ian Harte Won[64]

Manager of the Month[edit]

Month Name Award
January Brian McDermott Nominated[65]
March Nominated[66]
April Won[67]

Team of the Week[edit]

Week Position Player
Week 28 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte[68]
ST Republic of Ireland Shane Long[68]
Week 30 DF Iceland Ivar Ingimarsson[69]
Week 32 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte[70]
Week 34 MF Mali Jimmy Kebe[71]
Week 36 GK Australia Adam Federici[72]

Team kit[edit]

The 2010–11 Reading F.C. kits.[73]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Waitrose

Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.readingfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10306~2310997,00.html
  2. ^ Karacan was born in Lewisham, England, but also qualifies to represent Turkey internationally through his father and has represented Turkey at every youth 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. ^ Leigertwood was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Antigua and Barbuda and made his international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in November 2008.
  5. ^ McAnuff was born in Enfield, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in May 2002.
  6. ^ Kébé was born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, but qualified to represent Mali internationally and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  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. ^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica and made his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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 level in September 2012.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Armstrong was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandmother. Despite appearing for English U-21 side in the 2002 Toulon Tournament. FIFA have now allowed him to represent Scotland. Armstrong went on to play for Scotland B against the Republic of Ireland B team at the Excelsior Stadium on 20 November 2007.
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