Premier Reserve League Records

The Premier Reserve League was founded in 1999. It is divided into Southern and Northern sections. A play-off to decide the overall title was introduced in 2004. Initially the competition was open to both current and recently relegated Premier League clubs, although it was restructured to only allow current Premier League clubs in 2006. The champions of the regional sections and the results of the play-offs were as follows:

                         South                     North
    1999-00  Prem Res    Derby Co Res              Liverpool Res
    2000-01  Prem Res    Derby Co Res              Everton Res
    2001-02  Prem Res    Ipswich T Res             Man Utd Res
    2002-03  Prem Res    Watford Res               Sunderland Res
    2003-04  Prem Res    Charlton A Res            Aston Villa Res
    2004-05  Prem Res    Charlton A Res       2    Man Utd Res*         4
    2005-06  Prem Res    Tottenham H Res      0    Man Utd Res*         2
    2006-07  Prem Res    READING RES*         2    Bolton W Res         0
    2007-08  Prem Res    Aston Villa Res      0    Liverpool Res*       3
    2008-09  Prem Res    Aston Villa Res*     3    Sunderland Res       1
    2009-10  Prem Res    Aston Villa Res      3    Man Utd Res*         3  (pens 2-3)
    2010-11  Prem Res    Chelsea Res*         1    Blackburn R Res      1  (pens 5-4)
    2011-12  Prem Res    Aston Villa Res      0    Man Utd Res*         0  (pens 1-3)

             * overall champions

The following tables show the Southern section for the seasons in which Reading Reserves competed. See the Football Combination and Capital League records for other recent seasons.

Premier Reserve (South) 2006-07 (Champions)

                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS     H    A  
 1. READING RES*        18  12  2  4  45  15   38
 2. Watford Res         18  11  2  5  26  20   35    3-1  3-0 
 3. Chelsea Res         18  10  3  5  26  11   33    0-1  2-1 
 4. Aston Villa Res     18   9  3  6  38  26   30    2-1  0-3 
 5. Tottenham H Res     18   8  6  4  22  18   30    0-1  4-0 
 6. Charlton A Res      18   7  4  7  28  24   25    2-0  4-2 
 7. West Ham U Res      18   5  3 10  18  28   18    0-2  4-0 
 8. Fulham Res          18   4  5  9  16  30   17    1-1  1-0 
 9. Arsenal Res         18   4  4 10  15  29   16    6-0  2-2 
10. Portsmouth Res      18   2  4 12  12  45   10    6-0  5-0 

    * Reading beat Bolton 2-0 in play-off
Premier Reserve (South) 2007-08 (2nd)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Aston Villa Res*    18  10  5  3  38  17   35    1-1  1-1 
 2. READING RES         18   8  7  3  32  16   31
 3. West Ham U Res      18   9  4  5  32  21   31    1-1  1-2 
 4. Arsenal Res         18   8  6  4  26  17   30    1-1  1-0 
 5. Fulham Res          18   8  4  6  27  25   28    0-2  0-2 
 6. Chelsea Res         18   5  7  6  23  21   22    1-0  2-1 
 7. Birmingham Res      18   6  4  8  25  33   22    5-1  6-0 
 8. Tottenham H Res     18   5  6  7  22  24   21    2-2  1-0 
 9. Portsmouth Res      18   5  4  9  12  25   19    2-0  1-1 
10. Derby Co Res        18   1  3 14  13  51    6    5-0  1-1 

    * Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-0 in play-off

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