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Saturday, October 24, 2009

QPR Report Football Snippets Saturday...Derby County Today...Seven Ex-QPRs in World Cup Ambassadors Squad...QPR Discipline...Dowie's Axing a Year Ago

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- Championship Discipline Stats for 2009/10 (QPR: 22 Yellow and 3 Red)
2009/2010 - QPR Currently 22 Yellow and 3 Red
2008-2009 - QPR had 64 Yellow and 4 Red
2007-2008 - QPR had 86 yellow cards and 6 Red cards
2006-2007 - QPR had 105 Yellow cards and 3 Reds cards
2005-2006 - QPR had 79 Yellow and 8 Red cards
2004-2005 - QPR had 71 Yellow, 3 Red cards

- Seven Former QPR Players in the England 2018 World Cup Bid Ambassadors Squad!

- Out-on-Loan Helguson Still Injured

- QPR's Supposed-Summer Target Simon Cox: Swindon Chairman Blasts WBA's Chairman over their Use of Cox

- QPR Permitting Oastler and Brown to get Cup Tied

- Flashback: Dowie Axed. A Year ago Today: QPR Axe Iain Dowie after twelve League Games - What The Press Said and who QPR were linked to in as a Dowie Replacement

- Thirty-Five Years Ago: QPR Assure themselves of European Progress - we thoughtQ - with a 6-2 Win Over Partizan Belgrade

- Mark Graham Turns 35 and Year Ago: Caliendo on his Blog re Legal Action

- Leeds Put Three Million Pound Price Tag on Beckford - Flashback to Beckford Trialing With QPR

- Ian Holloway on Being Back in Football

- In Case You Missed It: Some Other Recent QPR or Ex-QPR Snippets:
- QPR Finance Director Quitting ......Pat Kanyuka Joins Northampton..... Ex-QPR Chris Arthur Getting a Chance.....QPR1st Statement re "Heavy Handed Stewards" ...... QPR's Fitness Trainer John Harbin Returns to Australia


- Previously Posted: Derby County Previews and Video of Past QPR vs Derby games (including 1948, 1969/70 (Marsh vs Dave Mackay) and 1974/75 (Givens hatrick)

Derby Telegraph - Magilton's QPR will be a tough test at Pride Park for Rams
Saturday, October 24, 2009
- DERBY County's home form will be tested by the Championship's in-form team.
Queens Park Rangers arrive at Pride Park Stadium later today boasting the best record over the last eight matches.
They and Nottingham Forest have collected 17 points from 24 thanks to five wins and two draws.
Rangers have thumped four past Preston and Reading in their last two games to climb to 10th, while Forest sit just outside the play-off places.
Derby have won four of their six home matches and results at Pride Park are vital given the dismal away form, just two points having been won from a possible 21.
The last two home matches have seen Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City beaten without conceding a goal but now Rangers are ready to test the Rams' nerve following their poor performance and defeat at Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
- Rangers manager Jim Magilton is full of praise for his team's recent displays.
"The players have raised the bar again – but you don't win anything in October and rest assured, I'm not getting carried away," said Magilton.
On-loan forward Jay Simpson scored his fifth goal in nine appearances in the 4-1 victory over Reading on Tuesday and Hungarian midfielder Akos Buzsaky hit his fourth of the season.
- Buzsaky said: "At the moment, it's looking good.
"In the last three home games we've scored 13 goals.
"Saturday against Derby is going to be a completely different game but we've already beaten Scunthorpe and Cardiff away and drew at Newcastle, so we've had some decent results away.
"We are in a good run, that is the main thing, and it doesn't matter if we play at home or away.
"I think everyone enjoys watching QPR at the moment because we have good players who can play football. Derby Telegraph
"We don't smash the ball 40 yards and then chase it. We pass the ball, play it simple and we have players who can score goals, create chances and keep the ball."
Rangers' leading scorer Wayne Routledge has six goals and the winger tops the table for assists in the Championship.
He has seven assists, topping Chris Burke of Cardiff City, who has six, and Graham Dorrans, of West Bromwich Albion, who is on five.

Derby Telegraph - Stoor set to start for Rams against QPR
Saturday, October 24, 2009,
FREDRIK Stoor is set to return for Derby County against Queens Park Rangers in tonight's televised clash.
Stoor badly twisted his ankle in the draw at Leicester City a week ago and missed Tuesday's defeat at Middlesbrough.
But the Swedish defender could line up when Rangers visit Pride Park Stadium for a 5.30pm kick off.
Midfielder Stephen Pearson and forward Steve Davies have an outside chance of making the substitutes bench.
Pearson, who started the first seven matches of the season, has missed the last five with a groin injury.
An ankle problem has kept Davies out since the home victory over Plymouth Argyle on August 22.
Kris Commons (hamstring) and Jay McEveley (fractured cheekbone) are both out, and Lee Hendrie (hamstring) is doubtful.
Also sidelined are Paul Green, Miles Addison, Jake Buxton, Chris Porter, James Vaughan, Ben Pringle and Giles Barnes.
"Davies and Pearson might actually be involved in the squad but they certainly won't be able to start," said coach Johnny Metgod.
"They've been out for weeks and weeks. If you've been out that long you have to be careful how you come back.
"Freddie Stoor has been playing recently and he just twisted his ankle. Hopefully, because he's been playing and training, he will be fit enough to start the game."
Metgod points to examples of how even big Premier League clubs can struggle when hit by injuries.
Both Liverpool and Everton lost in Europe this week when missing key players.
"You've seen Liverpool struggle with two players out and Everton with five or six – we've got 15 or 16 out," said Metgod.
"It makes a hell of a difference if you've got so many players injured. It really affects the side and the way they normally play.
"Look at Blackpool (fifth in the Championship). How many times have they been able to play with an unchanged team?
"You get consistency if you can play the same team nearly every week.
"Blackpool are the perfect example of a team who play nearly the same side every match."
After Derby were crushed 6-1 at Cardiff, they responded in their next home game to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in arguably their best display of the season.
They then earned a point in a hard-fought draw at Leicester but now they will look to respond again following the poor performance in losing 2-0 to Middlesbrough.
Derby have won four of their six home matches this season and Metgod acknowledged the support of the Pride Park crowd.
"We get tremendous backing at home and away, and that is important to us," he said.
"Of course, we thought beating Sheffield Wednesday and drawing at Leicester was something to build on.
"Then we went to Middlesbrough and after 12 minutes it was Kris Commons who went off and after 20 minutes it was Jay McEveley. Two minutes after that we conceded a penalty, which wasn't a penalty.
"We need three, four or five results together.
"If things are not going the way you want, you have to go back to basics.
"That's the way to improve, to gain some confidence and start playing like you can

Derby Telegraph - Putzov confident Rams can cope with any foe at Pride Park
Saturday, October 24, 2009
- IN-FORM Queens Park Rangers visit Derby County this weekend but Paul Putzov believes the Rams can get the better of any team in the Championship at Pride Park.
"Our home form has been good and we had a good win in our last game against Sheffield Wednesday – but we know how hard the QPR game is going to be," said Putzov.
"Jim Magilton has got them playing some great football and they are a good team but we more than fancy ourselves against anyone at home.
"We've got to forget about the Middlesbrough game.
"We know we will have a big crowd behind us, who have been fantastic of late, and we've got to go and get a result."

BBC - Chris Charles/Review of The Week...re QPR
- "...And finally, I've kept schtum about my lot for the last couple of weeks but after 13 goals in the last three home games I think I'm allowed to get a little excited. Having missed the 4-0 tonking of Preston to look after the kids, I was bombarded with texts informing me it was the best performance for a decade and I'd missed the goal of the season. Thanks for that, fellas.
- Fortunately I witnessed us putting another four past Reading on Tuesday and will be watching the Derby game on the Beeb from the armchair, while being acutely aware of that old saying Pride Park comes before a fall.
- My four-year-old - eager to jump on the bandwagon - got her hands on some of those new football cards that are doing the rounds. She very kindly saved one for me and announced: "You'll like this Daddy because he's wearing blue like QPR" - before handing me a picture of....Michael Ballack. Oh well, back to the drawing board. BBC

- The Various QPR Fan Sites Match Reports on QPR vs Reading
- Recalling the "Rebuild QPR" Fan Effort
- Year Flashback: Boardroom Rumours and Statement re Ticket Pricing
- A Freeze on the Chelsea Transfer Ban!
- Football in India
- Lack of Non-League Sponsorship
- Could Fans Run a Football Club?

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