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Sunday, October 18, 2009

QPR Report Sunday - Preston Match Reports Compilation

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- Birthday for former QPR Goalie, Mike Kelly (Turning Sixty-Seven)

- Bernie Ecclestone assessed (and again critiques Briatore Lifetime ban)

- Year flashback: Iain Dowie's QPR beat Nottingham Forest. Week later, Dowie was axed!

- Teenage Betting Corruption Concerns

- Prior to yesterday's Victory: QPR were The "Form Team in the Championship (Second only to Newcastle who lost yesterday...!)

- News of The World

- QPR 4 Preston 0: Earllier Compilation of Match Reports and Managerial Comments

- "Home Video" of the Penalty ---- Video II: The Penalty from Another angle

News of The World - Q.P.R. 4, PRESTON 0 - Rodney sees 'em rocking
- THE irony would not have been lost on QPR legend Rodney Marsh.
- Here he was, a guest of the club's '12th man' campaign - introduced to bring the atmosphere back to an increasingly sparse Loftus Road.
- Yet so impressive was Rangers' performance, they did not need any gimmicks to get the place rocking.
- Back in the '70s, Marsh often lifted the crowd single-handedly. And while Jim Magilton's men are not yet in his class, this was another step forward.
- Four goals - two of them contenders for Rangers' Goal of the Season, by the superb Adel Taarabt and Wayne Routledge - secured victory for Magilton's men.
- The QPR boss beamed: "Adel is a genius and has quality in bucketfuls. His finish was pure class.
- "That was the best performance since I've been here. There was a great deal of gloom following Martin Rowlands' injury and that performance was dedicated to him."
- Skipper Rowlands picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury with the Republic of Ireland and is out for the season. But Rangers shrugged off the loss and were ahead on 11 minutes.
- Taarabt, on loan from Spurs, skipped past two challenges before firing home from 25 yards.
- It was two after 63 minutes when Neil Mellor fouled Taarabt and Akos Buzsaky converted the penalty.
- Jay Simpson grabbed a third with 15 minutes left and Routledge rounded it off near the end by beating two men and drilling home his shot.
- Preston boss Alan Irvine said: "Their third goal killed us but QPR were the better team overall." News of The World

Sunday People/Chris Davies - 18 October 2009 Jim enjoys a spot of good luck
- QPR extended their unbeaten home record in the Championship as goals by Adel Taarabt,Akos Buzsaky, Jay Simpson and Wayne Routledge fired them towards the brink of the play-off places.
- The scoreline was a little harsh on Preston though, with Jim Magilton's Rangers looking shaky before a controversial penalty gave them some breathing space.
- Taarabt opened the scoring in the 11th minute with as good a goal as the Moroccan has ever scored.
- Collecting the ball in midfield, he ghosted past Richard Chaplow and then nutmegged Neill Collins before curling the ball past Andy Lonergan from 25 yards. The watching Rodney Marsh would surely have approved.
- Rangers almost went further ahead a few minutes later when Simpson pounced on a poor back-pass by Michael Hart, but Lonergan came to the rescue.
- Chris Brown should then have done better with a free header rather than sending the ball straight in the arms of Radek Cerny as Preston responded.
- Harsh
- The pace of Taarabt and Simpson was causing Preston problems but Rangers were vulnerable to the counter-attack and in the 33rd minute Neil Mellor tested Cerny with a 15-yard effort. Ross Wallace was then close with a clever chip that landed on top of the Rangers goal.
- Simpson went close to scoring when Lonergan saved with his legs while Buzsaky's superb 35-yard shot with the outside of his right boot was inches away.
- Preston, with Wallace pulling the strings, were pressing for an equaliser and some of the QPR defending became desperate at times.
- The game swung on the decision of referee Russell Booth to award Rangers a penalty in the 62nd minute after Mellor tackled Taarabt.
- It was harsh but whatever the merits of the decision, Buzsaky gave Lonergan no chance from the spot.
- Simpson made it 3-0 in the 75th minute with a low shot that went in off a post from a pass by Buzsaky.
- Routledge rounded off a convincing win after running unchallenged from the half-way line and beating Lonergan with a low shot.
- Qpr: Cerny 7 - Ramage 7, Stewart 7, Gorkss 7, Borrowdale 7 - Faurlin 6, Mahon 6, Buzsaky 7 (Agyemang, 77mins), *TAARABT 8 - Routledge 7 (Ainsworth, 88mins), Simpson 7 (Vine, 77mins).
- Preston: Lonergan 7 - Hart 6, Mawene 7, Collins 6, Jones 7 - Chaplow 7, Sedgwick 7 (Parry, 64mins, 6), Shumulikoski 7 (Carter, 64mins, 6), *WALLACE 8 - Brown 7 (Parkin, 64mins, 6), Mellor 6. Referee: R Booth 6. People

Preston Official Site - Irvine: We need to learn lesson quickly
- Preston manager Alan Irvine has said that there is no time to dwell on his side's result at QPR and is looking for a positive response from his players at Hillsborough on Tuesday.
-"It is good to have another game to go in to and hopefully to go back and do things right," the gaffer told pne.com after the game.
-"If we win then great we can start moving on but we must move on. We are not going to be given a lot of time to dwell on this, there is not a lot of time at the moment to learn our lessons but we will have to learn quickly."
- Irvine saw his side go into the break trailing by one goal but the Lilywhites were still instilled with optimism going into the second half. Chris Brown came agonisingly close to levelling things just after half time but soon after, Akos Buzsacky scored a penalty, a goal that was seen by the Scotsman as a crucial moment in the game.
- "The second goal was a blow and we were unable to take our chances to get back into the game and that made it difficult for us.
- "Goals change games there is no doubt about it. The first thirty minutes we were poor, we then finished the half quite well. The second half we started quite well and we had that chance and if we scored then it may have just changed the whole game but we didn't and that was seen as the big change in the match."
- Despite their convincing performance in front of the watching Chairman Flavio Briatore, Jim Magilton's QPR had a slightly depleted squad but Irvine bares no grudges against the leagues newest big spenders.
- "We certainly couldn't have coped with the injuries they had that's for sure. We know it is not a level playing field in financial terms but having said that we have just got to get on with it. There is no point in complaining about it; we just have to deal with it. We have got a squad of players who are capable of winning plenty of games in the Championship."
- One key player who North End have been missing in recent weeks is captain Callum Davidson. But Irvine has said that Davidson could be available for selection at this Tuesday's game away at Sheffield Wednesday where the Lilywhites will be hoping to bounce back from this defeat.
- "Well he's had a couple of training sessions but he is not quite there yet, we'll just see how he gets on over the next few days. He'll train with the boys who didn't play from the start tomorrow and he'll train again on Monday so we will assess him at that point.
- "He may well be ready for Tuesday but we don't want to bring him back too early, we will bring him back when he is ready." Preston

- Gino Padula was in Washington DC yesterday for Columbus Crew at DC United (Padula remained on the bench)

- Ex-QPR Loanee Hits Out at Roy Keane

- FA Youth Cup First Round Draw (The "big clubs" such as QPR get a bye for the First Round)

- How Portsmouth Got Into Such Financial Trouble

- Hate in Football

- Football Against Racism Week: October 15-27

- QPR's New Sponsor, Toyo: Who Are Toyo? (Various Possibilities - If anyone actually knows for sure...]

- Recalling The Appointment of QPR's Global Ambassador

- Happy Birthday to the (QPR) Tiger Cubs

- Assessing The Food at Loftus Road (and Other Football Clubs)

- List of Countries Now Qualified for the World Cup

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