End Of Season Awards 2011/2012

Last season was the first time in 13 years of on-line voting we had a double winner with Shane Long picking up the Player of the Season and Most Improved Player titles. History has repeated itself right away this year with Alex Pearce picking up both awards. Pearce had a stunning season being the rock in the centre of a Reading team with a incredible defensive record. Voting was tight for Player of the Season but Pearce was a runaway winner for Most Improved Player.

Votes were collected between during June and July 2012.
All result figures are expressed as percentages of the total vote.


Player of the Season 2011/2012

Kaspars Gorkss transformed the team on his arrival and finished just 6% behind winner Alex Pearce. There was a tight spread at the top with four players close to the title. Jem Karacan and Adam Federici both picked up plenty of votes after impressive performances all season.

Alex Pearce 28.8
Kaspars Gorkss 22.1
Jem Karacan 20.2
Adam Federici 19.2
Jason Roberts 4.8
Mikele Leigertwood 2.9
Others 1.9


More Improved Player 2011/2012

It was Alex Pearce again heading this up - and taking over half the vote in the process. Shaun Cummings picked up over 20% of the vote to finish second after coming from nowhere to look like a transformed player last season.

Alex Pearce 51.0
Shaun Cummings 21.2
Jem Karacan 6.7
Adam Le Fondre 5.8
Adam Federici 4.8
Hal Robson-Kanu 3.8
Noel Hunt 3.8
Others 2.9


Best Reading FC Performance 2011/2012

The season turned from maybe into definite on the back of two season changing performances on the home straight. The vote was split closely between those two amazing away victories as Reading won both battles of the top three to move towards securing the top spot. Happy days.

Southampton 1 - 3 Reading (Championship, 13 Apr 2012) 37.5
West Ham 2 - 4 Reading (Championship, 31 Mar 2012) 33.7
Reading 3 - 0 West Ham (Championship, 10 Dec 2011) 14.4
Ipswich 2 - 3 Reading (Championship, 26 Nov 2011) 2.9
Reading 2 - 0 Leeds (Championship, 06 Apr 2012) 1.9
Reading 1 - 1 Southampton (Championship, 22 Oct 2011) 1.9
Others 7.7


Worst Reading FC Performance 2011/2012

2011/2012 was a great season - but the Royals got off to a dodgy start. It's no suprise that three of the top four worst performances of the season came in the opening weeks of the season. The FA Cup exit against Stevenage was a season low point and that finishes second to the ultimate worst performance - the 0-2 home defeat against Watford.

Reading 0 - 2 Watford (Championship, 10 Sep 2011) 33.7
Reading 0 - 1 Stevenage (FA Cup, 07 Jan 2012 ) 19.2
Reading 1 - 2 Barnsley (Championship, 20 Aug 2011) 14.4
Charlton 2 - 1 Reading (Carling Cup, 23 Aug 2011) 5.8
Cardiff 3 - 1 Reading (Championship, 02 Jan 2012) 4.8
Peterborough 3 - 1 Reading (Championship, 20 Mar 2012) 3.8
Others 18.3


Next Season 2012/2013 - Where will Reading FC Finish?

At this stage last season, nearly half of Hob Nob Anyone? readers voted that Reading would finish midtable. Just 9% voted that Reading would get automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League. This time around the big majority vote is that Reading will be safe - just. Only 10% think the Royals will get relegated, and just 2% think Reading will finish in the top two.

Safe - just 56.7
Midtable 30.8
Relegation 9.6
1st to 4th 1.0
5th to 8th 1.0
No answer 1.0