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When Saturday 13 April 2002, 3.00pm kick-off
Who and Where PETERBOROUGH UNITED (Home, Madejski Stadium, League Division Two)
Ticket Info

Pay in advance or on the day, normal home match prices apply.

Upper West Stand:
Adults: 18 in advance, 20 on the day.
Concessions: 12 in advance, 14 on the day.

Lower West, East, North and South Stands:

Adults: 13 in advance, 15 on the day.
Concessions: 8 in advance, 9 on the day.


A big crowd is expected - you are advised to pre-purchase tickets.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the ticket office on 0118 968 1000.

Food and Beer.

Home match - See away fans guide for travel, food and beer guide.

Team news

Reading - from: Whitehead, Murty, Mackie, Williams, Viveash, Shorey, Watson, Parkinson, Hughes, Harper, Salako, Forster, Cureton, Rougier, Talia, Savage.

Peterborough United - from: Tyler, Pearce, Joseph, Edwards, Danielsson, Forsyth, Bullard, Farrell, Fenn, Andy Clarke, Gill, Green, McKenzie, Oldfield, MacDonald, Steele.

Form Guide

View Latest Second Division Table And Form Table

Previous Meetings 

Reading wins: 15
Draws: 13
Peterborough wins: 14
Figures include League, League Cup, and FA Cup only.

2001/2002 Season:
Earlier this season the Royals pulled off a 2-1 victory at Peterborough:
24 November 2001: Peterborough 1 Reading 2 (Division Two)

2000/2001 Season:
The 0-1 defeat at Peterborough last season came when Reading had just started to hit a bit of form - coming straight after 4-0 and 5-0 home wins over Brentford and Oldham. Later in the season we drew 1-1 at home with a Jamie Cureton goal.
17 February 2001: Reading 1 Peterborough 1 (Division Two)
16 September 2000: Peterborough 1 Reading 0 (Division Two)

Before last season Reading and Peterborough seemed to be regularly drawn together in the early stages of the league cup. Both the 1999/2000 season, the season before that, and the season before that saw the Royals victorious over Peterborough over the two legs - always drawing one and winning the other:

1999/2000 Season:
24 August 1999: Peterborough 1 Reading 2
(League Cup, Round One, Second Leg)
11 August 1999: Reading 0 Peterborough 0
(League Cup, Round One, First Leg)

1998/1999 Season:
26 August 1998: Reading 2 Peterborough 0
(League Cup, Round One, Second Leg)
11 August 1998: Peterborough 1 Reading 1
(League Cup, Round One, First Leg)
Click on the results for full match reports.

Match Odds Available at William Hill.
Reading are favourites for home victory.
Predictions This is another crunch fixture, and no mistake.
A victory could see Reading promoted if Brentford slip up, a result that could see wild scenes at the Madejski Stadium. Lets hope that's the way it happens on the day. A win.
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Opposition Site Plenty of statistics on this unofficial Peterborough United website:

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Pre-Match Opinions

Parkinson and Watson sit to deep, what about Watson and Harper? We don't need two holding midfielders. Harper can have a free role and do what he does best-skill and creativity. Parkinson doesn't offer anything apart from winning the ball back. He's got no technical ability. Watson's a better version of Caskey, and can also anchor the midfield.
-- Nick

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