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The 2014/2015 Season In Numbers

Reading FC finished the season in 19th position with 50 points. Here are the other numbers that tell the tale of the 2014/2015 season.

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The Squad

11 - The number of Academy players to make their debuts this season: Ryan Edwards, Craig Tanner, Jake Cooper, Jack Stacey, Aaron Kuhl, Aaron Tshibola, Sean Long, Mikkel Andersen, Niall Keown, Andrija Novakovich and Tariqe Fosu.

18 - Of all the players used by Reading, only 18 managed 10+ starts in the Championship.

20 - Players played for the first team who were home grown. Crewe's 13 was the next highest in England's top four divisions.

41 - The total number of players used by the Royals this season.

49 - The percentage of players used by Reading who were academy products.


0 - Reading amazingly went the whole season without scoring the first goal in a game when the score was 0-0 at halftime. They had 14 attempts to try.

1 - The number of Reading goals scored in front of the North Stand in our last 15 home league games.

4 - Just four players managed 5+ goals in the Championship: Simon Cox, Glenn Murray, Jamie Mackie and Pavel Pogrebnyak.

11 - Reading conceded 3+ goals on 11 occasions. Only Blackpool, Fulham and Millwall had worse records.

12 - Only Wigan matched Reading's awful record of number of games where they failed to score at home.

17 - Since scoring against Norwich in the Royals' last game of 2014, Simon Cox has gone 17 games without scoring. He still finished joint top scorer with Glenn Murray.


0 - Reading did not get any points from the ten home games where they conceded the first goal. They also managed to score just one goal in those games.

2.6 - The average points collected from home games when Reading scored the first goal. Only Middlesbrough had a better record in the Championship.

4 - The Royals only managed to pick up points from four of the 25 games where they conceded the first goal in a match: one win and three draws.

9 - The number of points Reading dropped from the 16 games where they scored the first goal in a match: three draws and one defeat.

50 - This is the lowest points total Reading have managed without being relegated since three points for a win was adopted in 1981.

The Players

2 - Reading were the only team in the Championship with two players in the top 10 for most inaccurate crosses per game: Garath McCleary (6th) with 5.2 and Jordan Obita (10th) with 4.9. *

3.3 - Successful tackles made per game by Oliver Norwood. Only four players had a higher average in the Championship. *

6.3 - Only five players lost more aerial duels per game than Pavel Pogrebnyak. *

7 - Tarique Fosu's successful dribbles per game. Okay it was only one game but it's still a record that is more than double his nearest rival in the league.

7 - No outfield player played more accurate long balls per game in the Championship than Oliver Norwood. *

410 - The total number of inaccurate long balls attempted by Michael Hector. Tyrone Mings had the second highest number with 356.

The Team

2.6 - The Royals finished third for the number of times per game that they were caught offside.

8.8 - No team did more unsuccessful dribbles per game than Reading. The total they attempted (15.5) was the fifth most in the Championship.

9 - The amount of times per game that a Reading player was dispossessed on the ball by an opponent with no dribble involved. The least in the league. That's a good thing right?

11 - Number of Reading's goals that came from set pieces. Only three teams scored less.

13.2 - Reading did the second most fouls per game in the league. No surprises that Millwall were the team on top.

13.3 - Only Derby and Wolves made less interceptions per game than the Royals.

21 - The percentage of Reading's attacks that came through the middle. This was the joint lowest with Ipswich and Wigan.

25 - Crosses per game. The joint most with Norwich.

45 - Reading's percentage of attacks that go down the right side. A league high and perhaps the reason why every player who plays left wing seems to cut inside. They just want the ball guys!

398.9 - The average number of passes that the Royals attempted per game. 31.5 more than last season.

Did of any these statistics surprise you or confirm your views on the 2014/2015 team? Let us know below.

Also keep an eye out for our Stats Desk's final verdict on this season in the coming days.

All stats from Soccerbase, SoccerSTATS and WhoScored. Only the stats under The Squad section cover games in all competitions.

* - Only includes players who made 10+ appearances in the Championship.