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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Key QPR Summer Dates - Updated Schedule

Updatd: As of June 7, just over 60 days till QPR's 2008-2009promotion season kick off! !

Thus far, there are three pre-season games announced: Non-League, Stevenage; League One, Northampton; and AC Chievo Verona. In addition, there are a couple of QPR XI matches. There are a few other dates remaining to be filled in, such as the dates for any pre-season tour; and any additional friendlies to be played in the UK! Other summer "events" to look forward to: The official unveiling of the new strip; new player signings; presumed player departures; the announcement of squad numbers.

Summer Schedule Thus Far:


- June 13 - Carling Cup First Round Draw (QPR have bye into Round 2)

- June 16 - 2008-09 Fixtures Released

- June 30 - First Day of Training


- July 19, Stevenage, Away (Friendly) 3:00 pm.

-[CANCELLED July 19 - Oxford United ]

- July 22 - QPR XI vs Windsor and Eton - Announcement

- July 23 - Northampton Town - Friendly Away (7:45 pm Kickoff)

- July 25 QPR XI vs Hayes and Yeading (Away) - Report


- August 2, AC Chievo Verona (Loftus Road) (3:00 pm Kick off)

- August 9 - 2008-09 Championship Season Kicks off

Some provisional points of note are:- Season begins on 9th August and ends on 2nd May
- No game on New Year's Day or Eve
- Free international weekends on 6th September, 11th October and 28th March
- Two games over the Easter weekend on Saturday 11th April and Monday 13th
- We enter the Carling Cup at round two and the FA Cup at round three
- The Championship play-off final is back on a Monday again, and takes place on 25th May
- The Football League ends fully three weeks before the Premier League campaign QPR

2008-2009 Championship Teams: Three of Which to Get to Promoted...Three to Get Relegated!
Birmingham City
Bristol City
Cardiff City
Charlton Athletic
Coventry City
Crystal Palace
Derby County
Doncaster Rovers
Ipswich Town
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest
Plymouth Argyle
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Swansea City
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Football League

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