Missing Opponents

These lists give all the clubs that have ever played in the Football League but that Reading have never played in a League match. The teams can be characterised as either too early:

  1. Accrington (1888-93),
  2. Bootle (1892-93),
  3. Burton Swifts (1892-1901),
  4. Burton Wanderers (1894-97),
  5. Burton United (1901-07),
  6. Darwen (1891-99),
  7. Gainsborough Trinity (1896-1912),
  8. Glossop [North End] (1898-1915),
  9. Leeds City (1905-1919),
  10. Loughborough Town (1895-1900),
  11. Middlesbrough Ironopolis (1893-94),
  12. New Brighton Tower (1898-1901),
  13. Northwich Victoria (1892-94),
  14. Rotherham Town (1893-96),

too northern:

  1. Ashington (1921-29),
  2. Durham City (1921-28),
  3. Gateshead (1930-60),
  4. Nelson (1921-31),
  5. New Brighton (1923-51),
  6. Rotherham County (1919-25),
  7. Stalybridge Celtic (1921-23),
  8. Wigan Borough (1921-32),

or too recent:

  1. AFC Wimbledon (2011-present),
  2. Boston United (2002-07),
  3. Cheltenham Town (1999-2015),
  4. Crawley Town (2011-present),
  5. Dagenham and Redbridge (2007-16),
  6. Fleetwood Town (2012-present),
  7. Forest Green Rovers (2017-present),
  8. Kidderminster Harriers (2000-05),
  9. Maidstone United (1989-92),
  10. Morecambe (2007-present),
  11. Rushden and Diamonds (2001-06),
  12. Scarborough (1987-99),
  13. Stevenage (2010-present).

Burton Swifts and Burton Wanderers merged to form Burton United in 1901. These clubs are not related to Burton Albion. Rotherham County and Rotherham Town merged to form Rotherham United in 1925. Leeds City reformed as Leeds United after being expelled from the League in 1919. South Shields became Gateshead in 1930. AFC Wimbledon were formed in 2002 after the old Wimbledon club announced their plans to relocate to Milton Keynes.