1999–2000 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1999–2000 season
Chairman Sir John Madejski
Manager Tommy Burns
Alan Pardew (from 16 September)
Division Two 10th
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Plymouth Argyle)
League Cup Second round (eliminated by Bradford City)
League Trophy Semi-final (eliminated by Bristol City)
Top goalscorer League:
Darren Caskey (17)
All:
Darren Caskey (23)

The 1999–2000 season was Reading F.C.'s second consecutive season in Division Two, following their relegation from the Division One in 1998.

Reading started the season with Tommy Burns as manager, but he was sacked and replaced with Alan Pardew on 16 September.

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 Scotland GK Scott Howie
2 England DF John Polston
3 Scotland MF Stuart Gray
4 England MF Phil Parkinson
5 England DF Linvoy Primus
6 Northern Ireland DF Barry Hunter
7 England DF Chris Casper
8 England MF Darren Caskey
9 Scotland FW Jim McIntyre
10 England FW Nicky Forster
11 Scotland MF Peter Grant
12 England FW Keith Scott
14 Scotland DF Graeme Murty
15 England MF Sean Evers
16 England DF Matthew Robinson
17 England FW Martin Williams
No. Position Player
18 England DF Andy Gurney
19 Republic of Ireland MF Jimmy Crawford
20 Australia DF Andy Bernal
21 England FW Paul Brayson
22 England MF Lee Hodges
24 Liberia FW Mass Sarr
25 Netherlands GK Peter van der Kwaak
26 England MF Neil Smith
27 England GK Phil Whitehead
28 England DF Ricky Newman
29 Wales DF Ady Williams
30 England FW Martin Butler
34 England MF Alex Haddow
38 England FW Nathan Tyson
39 England FW Darius Henderson
41 England MF Sammy Igoe

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
23 England DF John Mackie
31 England MF Adam Beasley
32 England FW Phil Hadland
33 England DF Adam Lockwood
35 England MF Steve Osborne
No. Position Player
36 England DF Chris Smith
37 England MF Neville Stamp
40 England GK Jamie Ashdown
42 England DF Ricky Allaway

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 Scotland MF Grant Brebner (to Hibernian)
13 England GK Nick Hammond (retired)
16 Scotland MF Andy McLaren (released)
23 Netherlands DF Elroy Kromheer (released)
No. Position Player
28 Wales DF Mark Bowen (retired)
28 England FW Mark Nicholls (returned to Chelsea after loan)
29 England DF Graham Potter (returned to West Bromwich Albion after loan)
30 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie (returned to Charlton Athletic after loan)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
22 June 1999 FW England Nicky Forster England Birmingham City £650,000
17 August 1999 MF England Neil Smith England Fulham £100,000
20 August 1999 MF Scotland Peter Grant England Norwich City Free
7 October 1999 GK England Phil Whitehead England West Bromwich Albion £250,000
28 October 1999 MF England John Mackie England Sutton United Free
7 December 1999 DF Wales Mark Bowen England Wigan Athletic Free
28 January 2000 DF England Matthew Robinson England Portsmouth £150,000
1 February 2000 FW England Martin Butler England Cambridge United £750,000
23 March 2000 FW England Sammy Igoe England Portsmouth £100,000

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
12 July 1999 DF England Tony Barras England Walsall Free
6 August 1999 GK Australia Steve Mautone England Wolves Free
19 August 1999 MF Scotland Grant Brebner Scotland Hibernian Free
5 March 2000 GK England Shaun Allaway England Leeds United £300,000
31 May 2000 MF Republic of Ireland Jimmy Crawford Republic of Ireland Shelbourne Free
1 July 2000 GK Netherlands Peter van der Kwaak Netherlands Go Ahead Eagles Free
1 July 2000 MF Scotland Peter Grant England Bournemouth Free

Loans in[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Until
FW England Mark Nicholls England Chelsea
DF England Graham Potter England West Bromwich Albion
FW England Kevin Lisbie England Charlton Athletic

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name
8 July 1999 MF England Bryon Glasgow
17 August 1999 DF Netherlands Elroy Kromheer
9 December 1999 MF Wales Mark Bowen Retired
1 February 2000 MF Scotland Andy McLaren
13 April 2000 GK England Nick Hammond
31 May 2000 FW Liberia Mass Sarr

Competitions[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Division Two 3rd 7 August 1999 6 May 2000
FL Cup 1st round 2nd round 11 August 1999 22 September 1999
FA Cup 1st round 3R 30 October 1999 21 December 1999
FL Trophy 1st round SF 8 December 1999 15 February 2000

Last updated: 10 February 2012
Source: Competitions

Division Two[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
3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 −2

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 H A H A H H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H H A H A A H A A H A H A H H A A H A A H A H
Result W L L L D L W D L L L W W D L L D D L D L D D D D L W D W W D L W W W L W L W W D W L W D W
Position 10

Source: Reading FC
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Preston North End (C) (P) 46 28 11 7 74 37 +37 95 Promotion to Division One
2 Burnley (P) 46 25 13 8 69 47 +22 88
3 Gillingham (P) 46 25 10 11 79 48 +31 85 Qualification to 1999-2000 Second Division Playoffs
4 Wigan Athletic 46 22 17 7 72 38 +34 83
5 Millwall 46 23 13 10 76 50 +26 82
6 Stoke City 46 23 13 10 68 42 +26 82
7 Bristol Rovers 46 23 11 12 69 45 +24 80
8 Notts County 46 18 11 17 61 55 +6 65
9 Bristol City 46 15 19 12 59 57 +2 64
10 Reading 46 16 14 16 57 63 −6 62
11 Wrexham 46 17 11 18 52 61 −9 62
12 Wycombe Wanderers 46 16 13 17 56 53 +3 61
13 Luton Town 46 17 10 19 61 65 −4 61
14 Oldham Athletic 46 16 12 18 50 55 −5 60
15 Bury 46 13 18 15 61 64 −3 57
16 AFC Bournemouth 46 16 9 21 59 62 −3 57
17 Brentford 46 13 13 20 47 61 −14 52
18 Colchester United 46 14 10 22 59 82 −23 52
19 Cambridge United 46 12 12 22 64 65 −1 48
20 Oxford United 46 12 9 25 43 73 −30 45
21 Cardiff City (R) 46 9 17 20 45 67 −22 44 Relegation to Football League Third Division 2000-01
22 Blackpool (R) 46 8 17 21 49 77 −28 41
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 9 12 25 40 74 −34 39
24 Chesterfield (R) 46 7 15 24 34 63 −29 36

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.

Football League Trophy South[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Bradford City won on away goals

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

[1]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Scott Howie 47 0 35+1 0 3 0 4 0 4 0
2 DF England John Polston 20 1 12+2 1 4 0 1 0 1 0
3 DF Scotland Stuart Gray 18 0 10+3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
4 MF England Phil Parkinson 29 1 22 1 5 0 0 0 2 0
5 DF England Linvoy Primus 36 0 28+1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0
6 DF Northern Ireland Barry Hunter 39 3 27+4 1 2 1 3 1 3 0
8 MF England Darren Caskey 57 23 43+1 17 5 3 4 2 4 1
9 FW Scotland Jim McIntyre 33 5 15+11 4 2+2 1 1 0 1+1 0
10 FW England Nicky Forster 44 10 31+5 10 2 0 3 0 2+1 0
11 MF Scotland Peter Grant 37 1 26+2 1 0+4 0 3 0 2 0
12 FW England Keith Scott 34 6 13+11 3 2+2 0 2+1 2 1+2 1
14 DF Scotland Graeme Murty 24 0 14+3 0 5 0 0 0 0+2 0
15 MF England Sean Evers 25 0 8+9 0 4 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
16 DF England Matthew Robinson 20 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 FW England Martin Williams 40 6 22+7 5 4+1 1 2+1 0 3 0
18 DF England Andy Gurney 49 2 35+3 2 5 0 3 0 3 0
19 MF Republic of Ireland Jim Crawford 8 1 3+1 1 0 0 1+2 0 0+1 0
20 DF Australia Andy Bernal 34 2 19+4 0 4+0 1 3+1 0 3 1
21 FW England Paul Brayson 10 0 0+7 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
22 MF England Lee Hodges 29 1 15+10 1 0 0 1+2 0 0+1 0
24 FW Liberia Mass Sarr 6 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+2 0
25 GK Netherlands Peter van der Kwaak 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF England Neil Smith 43 1 26+9 1 1 0 3 0 2+2 0
27 GK England Phil Whitehead 13 0 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF England Ricky Newman 7 1 4+3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 DF Wales Ady Williams 15 1 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW England Martin Butler 18 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
34 MF England Alex Haddow 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 FW England Nathan Tyson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW England Darius Henderson 6 0 2+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 MF England Sammy Igoe 6 0 3+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Reading and left during the season:
7 DF England Chris Casper 20 0 14+1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
11 MF Scotland Grant Brebner 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 MF Scotland Andy McLaren 5 0 3 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
28 MF Wales Mark Bowen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 FW England Mark Nicholls 7 3 4+1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
29 DF England Graham Potter 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 FW Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Division Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
1 MF England 8 Darren Caskey 17 3 2 1 23
2 FW England 10 Nicky Forster 10 0 0 0 10
3 FW England 17 Martin Williams 5 1 0 0 6
4 FW England 12 Keith Scott 3 0 2 1 6
5 FW Scotland 9 Jim McIntyre 4 1 0 0 5
FW England 30 Martin Butler 4 0 0 0 4
7 DF Northern Ireland 6 Barry Hunter 1 1 1 0 3
FW England 28 Mark Nicholls 1 0 0 2 3
9 DF England 18 Andy Gurney 2 0 0 0 2
DF Australia 20 Andy Bernal 0 1 0 1 2
11 MF Scotland 11 Grant Brebner 1 0 0 0 1
MF Republic of Ireland 19 Jim Crawford 1 0 0 0 1
MF England 26 Neil Smith 1 0 0 0 1
DF England 2 John Polston 1 0 0 0 1
MF Scotland 11 Peter Grant 1 0 0 0 1
MF England 4 Phil Parkinson 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goal 1 0 0 0 1
DF England 28 Ricky Newman 1 0 0 0 1
MF England 22 Lee Hodges 1 0 0 0 1
DF Wales 29 Ady Williams 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 56 7 5 5 73

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Division Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
6 Northern Ireland DF Barry Hunter 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 12 1
3 Scotland MF Stuart Gray 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1
18 England DF Andy Gurney 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
4 England MF Phil Parkinson 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
8 England MF Darren Caskey 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
9 Scotland FW Jim McIntyre 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
26 England MF Neil Smith 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
20 Australia DF Andy Bernal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
30 England FW Martin Butler 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
10 England FW Nicky Forster 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2 England DF John Polston 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
12 England FW Keith Scott 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
7 England DF Chris Casper 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 England DF Linvoy Primus 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
17 England FW Martin Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
16 England MF Matthew Robinson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 England GK Phil Whitehead 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19 Republic of Ireland MF Jim Crawford 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 England MF Sean Evers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
39 England FW Darius Henderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 England MF Lee Hodges 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
41 England FW Sammy Igoe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Scotland DF Graeme Murty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 England MF Ricky Newman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 Wales DF Ady Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 82 3 10 2 4 0 1 0 97 5

Team kit[edit]

Reading's kit for 1999–2000 was manufactured by Mizuno, and the main sponsor was Westcoast.

1999-2000 home colours
1999-2000 away colours

References[edit]

Reading 1999–2000 at soccerbase.com