The crazy world of Tony Fernandes continues
Nov10

The crazy world of Tony Fernandes continues

On Saturday, after a bright start, Queens Park Rangers conspired to a 0-0 draw with Preston featuring one of the dullest halves of football I have ever witnessed. In complete contrast, the past few weeks have seen Tony Fernandes make a return to football matters, leaving a trail of confusion in his path. About three weeks ago Fernandes tweeted that he ‘still believes but… going up is everything’ – a 180-degree turn on his public...

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The criticism of Chris Ramsey is getting stupid now
Oct27

The criticism of Chris Ramsey is getting stupid now

Fighting in the away end, home fans encouraging a ref to send off one of their own players and Junior Hoilett scoring; Loftus Road is certainly a strange place to be right now. I cannot recall a QPR crowd as hostile to their own bench as the current one. A comfortable 3-0 win at home to MK Dons, featuring a lovely solo goal by Jay-Emmanuel Thomas saw QPR consolidate their current position of 10th, five points from the play-offs. Yet...

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Can Ramsey really deal with QPR fans’ expectations?
Oct13

Can Ramsey really deal with QPR fans’ expectations?

Ten games into this current season and it’s hard to know how QPR are getting on under Chris Ramsey. The team are currently lying in 11th place having won four, lost three and drawn three. With 18 goals scored and 20 goals conceded, the R’s also have the strange honour of being the league’s most potent attacking force and leakiest defence all at once. At the start of the campaign, with many of the club’s key players expected to depart...

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Will the real QPR please stand up?
Sep30

Will the real QPR please stand up?

QPR have a habit of rolling over in London derbies and were once again true to form in a woeful performance against Fulham at Craven Cottage. By the 31st minute, Fulham were already 3-0 up when Ross McCormack finished off a decent bit of play, made to look all the better by a dreadful defensive display from the Hoops. The game would go on to finish 4-0, when more calamitous, Sunday League football defending, from QPR gifted McCormack...

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QPR can’t depend on Austin and Phillips
Sep14

QPR can’t depend on Austin and Phillips

There’s nothing like watching a team implode before your very eyes. A tad dramatic yes, but on Saturday QPR did just that and threw away a potential three points against Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road. The game was this weekend’s early kick-off and it seemed as if the home team were all still tucked up in bed, forgetting that there was a match to be won a few hours earlier than normal. Nottingham Forest looked like they had set...

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QPR’s fine start overshadowed by Deadline Day
Aug31

QPR’s fine start overshadowed by Deadline Day

Chris Ramsey’s men secured a third successive league win at the weekend, thanks to an 84th minute goal from Tjaronn Chery away at Huddersfield. As a game it won’t live long in the memory, but in winning away for a second time, QPR have already won as many away games this year as they did in the Premier League last season. As it stands the Rs are in fourth place on goal difference. It was the breathing space that Chris Ramsey...

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