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THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF QUEENS PARK RANGERS FC 2022/23 SEASON

ISSUE 09 £3.50

vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION

05.11.22 | 3PM

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIPHIP


#QPRWBA

@QPR on Twitter

Contents

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CLUB DIRECTORY

Queens Park Rangers FC

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South Africa Road, London, W12 7PJ

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Official Website: www.qpr.co.uk

STAFF

QPR FC/QPR Holdings Ltd Chairman:

Amit Bhatia

QPR Holdings Ltd Vice-Chairmen:

Tony Fernandes, Ruben Gnanalingam

Board members:

Tony Fernandes, Ruben Gnanalingam,

Amit Bhatia, Richard Reilly

CEO: Lee Hoos

Financial Director: Ruban Ghandi

Director of Football: Les Ferdinand

Head Coach: Michael Beale

Club Ambassador: Andy Sinton

Club Historian: Chris Guy

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PROGRAMME

Editor:

Ben Kosky

Contributors:

Tony Incenzo, Simon Cheshire,

Lennie Harvey

Designed by:

Thomas Ridge

This programme was produced on

behalf of Queens Park Rangers by

Ignition Sports Media.

04 14

25 36

04 THE BOSS

Words from Michael Beale

10 NEWS + MESSAGES

All the latest from W12

34 MAGIC MOMENT

Stainrod’s stunning scissor-kick

42 ONE OF ‘R’ OWN

Focusing on our U18s

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reproduced with written permission of Queens Park

Rangers Football Club. All information correct at

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14 THE BIG READ

Interview with Kenneth Paal

22 ANDY SINTON

Our ex-winger pens his column

25 VISITING W12

A look at our opposition

50 JUNIOR HOOPS

Test your knowledge

55 HIDDEN LOFTUS ROAD

A glance behind the scenes

62 FIXTURES & RESULTS

Stay updated this season

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OUR HEAD COACH SETS THE SCENE

FOR TODAY’S GAME...

Looking back at the month of October, it’s been

a really positive period for the club. We played

seven games and achieved five wins – 15

points out of a possible 21.

That kind of form was hugely encouraging for

everybody around QPR and it’s important to note

that all the players have had a part to play in that

run. It’s also worth pointing out that we didn’t

have everyone available during October, so the

performances and results were an enormous

boost to collective confidence. I don’t want to

pay too much attention to the league position we

found ourselves in at the end of the month. What

I would stress is that it was testament to the good

work of the players and there’s never any question

of resting on our laurels, we have maintain our

focus and keep pushing.

Overall, our away form has been good but it’s a

tough ask to keep winning regularly on the road –

so I’m delighted that we go into this afternoon’s

game against West Brom on a good run of home

form, with three consecutive wins at Loftus Road.

This is the first of two very important home

fixtures in another three-game week before the

season is paused for the World Cup. We want

to make sure we go into that break in a strong

position, both in terms of the performances we’re

producing and the league table.

A warm welcome to West Brom, their new head

coach Carlos Corberan and his staff. Carlos

was hugely successful during his time in charge

at Huddersfield and he’s inherited a squad full

of excellent players, with experience in both

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the Premier League and at the top end of the

Championship. Outside of today’s game, we wish

him and the club well.

Unfortunately, during last week’s game at

Birmingham, we did manage to pick up some

injuries, with Jake Clarke-Salter, Tyler Roberts and

Stefan Johansen all having to go off. The good

news on that front, however, is that we’re hopeful

of having Jimmy Dunne available again today – and

of course it was great to see Chris Willock back

in the squad for our game at Norwich the other

night.

Chris brings us another dimension, you could see

that when he came on at Carrow Road and I felt

it was an excellent performance from the entire

team. That looked more like the real QPR, showing

plenty of energy, effort and grit. We maintained

our defensive shape, as well as pressing when we

didn’t have the ball – areas where we were maybe

lacking a bit in the two previous away games at

Luton and Birmingham. We created chances and

could maybe have taken one or two of those, but

at the other end Seny was outstanding again and

it was a good point for us to earn away to a strong

team, one that could be extremely valuable when

we look back on it later in the season. We have

to make sure we build on that and maintain high

standards again this afternoon.

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, it’s

important and appropriate that we take a moment

to pay tribute to those brave men and women who

made the ultimate sacrifice in years gone by. I’m

sure you’ll join the players, staff and supporters in

showing our respect for them before kick-off.

Come on you R’s!

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| SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP | WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2022

NORWICH

0

QPR

CARROW ROAD | ATT: 25,458 | REFEREE: ANDY DAVIES

CHRIS WILLOCK CAME WITHIN A WHISKER OF

SCORING ON HIS RETURN FROM INJURY AS QPR

BATTLED TO CLAIM A VALUABLE POINT AT NORWICH

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

Willock, who had just come on as

a second-half replacement for

Andre Dozzell, fizzed a low drive

against the post before Canaries

goalkeeper Angus Gunn

stretched to push away Lyndon

Dykes’ follow-up header.

Norwich had earlier hit the post

themselves through Teemu

Pukki, but the R’s also went close

in the first half as both Ilias Chair

and Tim Iroegbunam forced

saves from Gunn.

While Willock’s first appearance in

a month helped to spur Rangers

on as the game progressed, they

were also indebted to Seny Dieng

for ensuring the scoresheet

remained blank.

Dieng was in top form to

deny Gabriel Sara and Onel

Hernandez before Norwich

struck the woodwork again

through Grant Hanley, with the

final kick of the night.

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how we

lined up

1 Dieng

27 Laird

4 Dickie

26 Balogun

22 Paal

17 Dozzell

Willock 57’

15 Field

8 Amos

Shodipo 85’

10 Chair

Adomah 85’

47 Iroegbunam

9 Dykes

Bonne 85’

Unused Subs:

13 Archer

2 Kakay

16 Hamalainen

THE STATS

Possession:

NOR: 66%

QPR: 34%

Shots/Shots on target:

NOR: 12/3

QPR: 14/4

Corners:

NOR: 11

QPR: 4

Fouls:

NOR: 7

QPR: 10

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LIAM

Happy 12th birthday to

Liam Armstrong. Lots of

love from Mum, Dad and

Hoops the cat!

JOHN

Happy 80th birthday to

lifelong QPR fan and Loft

Upper season ticket

holder John Apthorpe.

John attended his first

game in 1952 and never

tires of re-telling the story

of, in his own words, ‘one

of the greatest days of his

life’... namely 4th March

1967 when, of course,

Rangers won the League

Cup! Congratulations on

your 80th birthday, John.

With love from all your

family x

JOE

Happy birthday to Joe

Burns, who is seven today!

Lots of love from mummy,

daddy and Liam

STANLEY

Happy eighth birthday to

Stanley Congerton.

Stanley sits in the Loft

Upper (P Block) and loves

singing along to all the

songs! Love Daddy,

Mummy & Alfie x

MARLEY

Welcome to the world

Marley – the newest

member of the Kelly

family and QPR’s biggest

fan. Aunty Chloe can’t

wait to bring you down to

watch the R’s!

ALFIE

Happy 14th birthday Alfie,

love from mum, dad,

Stanley & Elsie.

GABRIEL

Happy 10th birthday to

Gabriel ‘Illy’ Lazell. Love

from Mum, Dad, Kato, Boo

(!) & Abdul xx

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EMME

Happy 15th birthday

Emme! We hope your day

is as special as you are to

all of us. Lots of love from

your brother Kam, Beth

and your baby niece

Sienna x

JAMES

Congratulations to Sam

and Jessie on the birth of

your beautiful baby boy,

James George David

Johnson, on Sunday 16th

October. Welcome to the

QPR family!

CIAN

Happy birthday to Cian

Eales! Cian is a South

Africa Road season ticket

holder and turns 18 next

Friday. Best wishes from

Mum, Dad, Connor, Owain

and all the Eales family.

MONTY

A very happy belated

birthday to season ticket

holder Monty Cooper

Carter for last month. In

all of his eight years,

Monty had refused to

have his face painted but

entered into the spirit of

things for his beloved QPR

at the Halloween

Spooktacular! Love from

all your family and friends.

GRANT

Happy 50th birthday to

Grant Witheridge, a loyal

and long-standing QPR

fan who is celebrating at

today’s game with friends

and family. Hope you have

a great day.

GEMMA

Happy belated eighth

birthday to Gemma. Lots

of love from all the family.

KAI

A warm welcome to

nine-year-old Kai

Brinkhuizen, who is over

here from the

Netherlands and making

his first visit to Loftus

Road! Best wishes from all

the Dutch Superhoops.

BARRY

Welcoming Barry

Markwick, one of QPR’s

top fans for 63 years.

Barry is enjoying his first

time at Loftus Road with

his family, fulfilling his

bucket list by watching his

team play at home. Happy

birthday Barry from your

family and all at QPR. Xx

STEVEN

To Steven, thanks for

coming all the way from

the Midlands to watch QPR

win against your team.

Love from Lee and Billy x

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STAINROD

BACK IN TOWN

Former QPR striker Simon

Stainrod returns to W12

tomorrow night to

reminisce about his

eventful career at Bush

Hall, Uxbridge Road.

An Evening with Simon

Stainrod, hosted by Events

105, gets under way at

7.30pm with standard tickets

priced at £20. VIP tickets are

also available at £30 each, for

a 6.30pm start.

Tickets are available on

the night, or visit www.

skiddle.com for details.

TRAVIS BASEVI

With deep sadness, we

announce the loss of Travis

Basevi, who passed away on

20th October aged just 47.

Born in Geelong, Australia,

Travis moved to London in

2000 and immediately

became a season ticket holder

in the Loft Upper, then in the

family stand where he sat with

his son in the Loft Lower.

JACK WALKER

In loving member of Jack

Walker, who sadly passed

away in March 1993.

Today would have been

his 90th birthday.

Jack is still deeply missed

by his wife Pam, and

children Paula, Alan and

Kevin. Alan will always

remember his dad taking

him to his first match at

Loftus Road on 25th

October 1975 against

Sheffield United.

Travis watched Rangers home

and away for many years and

was a regular sight at grounds

up and down the country,

distinctive by his everpresent

combat shorts and

red Doc Marten boots,

regardless of the weather.

Away from football, Travis was

responsible for the creation of

Stats Guru, the search engine

for the CricInfo website which

is regarded as one of the

internet’s most important

inventions. He took equal

pride in the website he created

to document the best ale and

pubs visited on away day

weekends watching the R’s.

He leaves behind his wife

Jane and son Victor, along

with an abundance of close

friends from around the QPR

community who will all miss

him dearly.

ROBERT

LEVESON

Long-time QPR supporter

and season ticket holder

Robert Leveson very sadly

passed away suddenly on

Friday 23rd September.

Following the R’s for over

50 years was his greatest

passion and delight and

we all, in Row D of C Block,

miss him terribly,

especially Rob’s half-time

flask of tea and apples! His

widow Shirley and

daughter Jo are now

taking on his QPR mantle.

RIP Rob from Sandy, Amy,

Craig, Ken, Angie, Warren,

Shirley, Jo and everyone

else in Row D.

ROY TORE JENSEN

(1963-2022)

Borte, men aldri glemt –

Gone, yet not forgotten.

Norwegian R’s.

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INTERVIEW: BEN KOSKY

Dutch

defence is a

WINNING MOVE

A CONSISTENT PERFORMER SINCE HIS

SUMMER ARRIVAL AT LOFTUS ROAD, LEFT-BACK

KENNETH PAAL DISCUSSES ADJUSTING TO THE

DEMANDS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS FLEDGLING

INTERNATIONAL CAREER AND HIS THOUGHTS ON

TODAY’S CLASH AGAINST WEST BROM…

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Kenneth, it’s around four months since

you joined QPR. How are you finding the

Championship, compared with Dutch football?

It’s a very big difference, to be honest. I think

first of all the number of games – there are a

lot more of them but there’s also the intensity.

In Holland we are used to playing one game

a week, Saturday to Saturday – now I have to

do Saturday-Tuesday or Saturday-Wednesday

most weeks and that’s the biggest difference.

In my first couple of weeks here I had to get

used to the intensity of the training and also

the physicality of the league itself, but now I’m

feeling like I’m used to the Championship and I’m

happy with that.

Have you always been the kind of full-back who

likes to get forward, or is that a more recent

addition to your game?

I’ve always been a full-back that’s offensivelyminded

– basically that’s just me and the

approach I take. So it’s not new but I want to

make sure I improve every day, every week, every

training session and every game.

You’ve supplied quite a few assists for goals

already – and scored one yourself recently with

that header against Cardiff. How did it feel to

get off the mark for QPR?

Of course it’s always nice to score your first goal

for a new club. It was a nice goal as well and a

good move. I’ve set some targets for myself, to

be involved in goals or assists and I think so far

I’ve notched three assists and one goal. That’s a

good start but I definitely want more.

Was there a particular player you modelled

your style on when you were growing up in the

Netherlands?

Yes, my idol was Ronaldinho because I was not

a left-back at that time. I was playing mostly as

a winger or number 10 so he was the one – but

when I changed to playing left-back I was always

watching Marcelo from Real Madrid.

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What did it mean to you when you made your

international debut for Suriname earlier this

season – and did you play alongside former

Rangers man Tjaronn Chery?

Of course it’s the dream of every little boy to

play for your country, so I was happy with my

debut. All I can say is it was a good experience

and a good week with the boys – and I think

it also makes me a better player, having that

bit more experience. Chery was called up but

he wasn’t able to come, maybe for personal

reasons – I’m not sure. But hopefully I’ll play

with him in the team next time.

On the subject of internationals, I’d imagine

the opposing left-back this afternoon, West

Brom’s Erik Pieters, is a player you’ll be

familiar with…

Yes, of course – it’s nice to have another Dutch

left-back in the league! When I was young he

was playing in the first team at PSV Eindhoven

and I always watched their games. It was a

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long time ago now so I can’t really remember

particular games he played in, but what I do know

is he’s nearly 35 now and he still plays in the

Championship! That means he must still be very

fit and a very good player.

Surprisingly, West Brom have struggled so far

this season, but having recently appointed

a new manager in Carlos Corberan, can we

expect them to raise their game?

Yes. I’ve watched a couple of their games on TV

and their results may not have been that good

but they are a good team and I don’t think they

will stay at the bottom of the table. They have

a new manager so they’ll be looking to bounce

back and they’ll be coming for us today – it’s our

job to keep them down there a little longer.

By contrast, our start to the season has been

a strong one overall. Was there one particular

game when everyone suddenly realised we

might be able to compete with the top teams in

this league?

I’m going to say Sheffield United. It was a very

tough game for us and maybe it wasn’t our best

game in terms of when we had the ball. But

defensively we were very strong as a team, we did

everything well and it was a good result to win at

their place. That was the game where we showed

our intentions and showed the whole country that

we can compete at the top of the Championship.

Including today, we’ve got three games left

before the season is placed on hold for the

World Cup. It’d be nice to reach that stage on a

good run of form…

I think it’s very important that we end strongly

before the break. It doesn’t mean the rest of the

season is going to be easy, of course – but it can

send out a message again and we’re in a good

position to do that.

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| SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP | FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2022

BIRMINGHAM

QPR

LOFTUS ROAD | ATT: 19,007 | HT SCORE: 2-0

2

0

RANGERS SLID TO

DEFEAT AT BIRMINGHAM

AFTER A SPATE OF

INJURIES COMPOUNDED

FIRST-HALF GOALS BY

AUSTON TRUSTY AND

MANNY LONGELO.

Trusty opened the scoring in the

fourth minute, hooking a loose

ball over the stranded Seny

Dieng after the R’s had halfcleared

a corner.

Mick Beale was forced to

reshuffle his side twice inside the

first half-hour, with Jake Clarke-

Salter and Tyler Roberts forced

off injured and Stefan Johansen

following at the interval.

By then, Birmingham had

doubled their lead as Longelo cut

inside from the left and arrowed

a low finish beyond Dieng into

the bottom corner.

Rangers battled to respond and

were awarded a penalty when

Longelo was adjudged to have

fouled Ethan Laird 11 minutes

from time, but Blues goalkeeper

John Ruddy sprang to his right

to push away Lyndon Dykes’

spot-kick.

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how we

lined up

1 Dieng

27 Laird

26 Balogun

5 Clarke-Salter

Dickie 21’

22 Paal

6 Johansen

Amos 45’

15 Field

Richards 81’

11 Roberts

Armstrong 27’

10 Chair

47 Iroegbunam

9 Dykes

Unused Subs:

2 Kakay

13 Archer

17 Dozzell

THE STATS

Possession:

B’HAM: 35%

QPR: 65%

Shots/Shots on target:

B’HAM: 7/15

QPR: 3/4

Corners:

B’HAM: 2

QPR: 10

Fouls:

B’HAM: 15

QPR: 6

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SINTON

OUR CLUB AMBASSADOR’S

VIEWS ON ALL THINGS QPR…

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back

to Loftus Road for today’s Championship

game against West Bromwich Albion.

Sometimes you look at the quality certain teams

have in their squad and think to yourself ‘How

are they in that position in the league? How are

they not doing better than they are?’ This, in my

opinion, applies to West Brom.

They are a big club at Championship level, with

excellent support from their fans both at home

and away games. They have a squad full of quality,

players who have played at higher levels and yet

they have had a very poor start to the season.

It just goes to show – and it is a reminder for

everyone that you cannot take anything for

granted, no matter who you are and certainly in

the Championship you have to fight for every

single point week after week.

West Brom had a good win and kept a clean sheet

in midweek against Blackpool, which will give

the whole club a lift and I am sure, under new

head coach Carlos Corberan, they will soon start

climbing the table. Regardless of their league

position they will provide tough opposition this

afternoon and we will need to be at our best to

secure the points on offer.

Since my last notes for the Wigan game, it seems

a lot has happened. As I wrote following the

tremendous victory and performance against

Cardiff, I was – like everyone at the club and all our

supporters – unsure what would happen with regard

to all the reports linking our head coach Mick Beale

with the vacant role at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It was an anxious time for everyone as we waited on

developments regarding Mick and his immediate

future, but we were all delighted when it was

announced that Mick had decided to continue here

at QPR and build on the excellent start he, his staff

and the players have made to the season.

When any team is doing well, there will always

be rumours, speculation and noise as they say,

regarding managers, coaches and players. In a funny

sort of way you want that, as it backs up the fact

you are doing well. However, I believe we are building

something here with Mick a hugely important part

of what we are trying to achieve at QPR as we strive

to move the club forward in every aspect.

The game at Birmingham was a very frustrating

and disappointing night, where lots went wrong for

us. We conceded early from a set-play and went

further behind around the half-hour mark. We lost

Tyler Roberts and Jake Clarke-Salter to injury in

the opening half of the game and Stefan Johansen

also came off at half-time. In the second half we

huffed and puffed and when we were awarded

a penalty – which would have made for a very

interesting end to the game had we scored it –

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Lyndon’s spot-kick was saved by John Ruddy the

Birmingham goalkeeper.

From there we faced a very good Norwich City

team in midweek and I was delighted that we came

away with a very good, hard-earned point. As a 0-0

goes, it was quite an entertaining game with both

teams creating opportunities, both hitting the

woodwork and both goalkeepers were in fine form

– especially Seny who pulled off two or three really

good saves. Going to Norwich was never going to

be easy, but coming away with a point and a clean

sheet gives us a good platform for the two home

games coming up, starting this afternoon.

During the school holiday half-term, it was really

good to attend one of the soccer schools run by

our Community Trust team. It is always great to

see so many youngsters taking part and members

of the playing squad at QPR showing their support

for all those in attendance.

I also attended the Junior Hoops Halloween party

last week and, as always, it was nice to chat to our

younger supporters and some of their parents.

Events like this bring the club together in different

ways and it was so good that, once again, first-team

players were there to support the event and to help

everyone who participated have a great time.

Today we as a club pay tribute to all those who

gave their lives serving our country over many

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years with our annual Remembrance fixture. There

will be many things happening around the game

today as we all come together and remember

the ultimate sacrifices made by so many for us

all. From a personal point of view, I always get

incredibly moved when I hear the Last Post played

at events such as this and it will be no different

this year as Trumpeter SGT Warren Ringham of

the Royal Air Force Band plays the Last Post on

his bugle and the following words are read out in

honour of those who died in the line of duty:

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Thank you once again for the incredible support

you are giving to the team both at home and away

matches. The noise and the atmosphere you are

creating is brilliant and really does help the players

on the field. Let’s get behind Mick and the team

again this afternoon as we try to gain another

valuable three points.

Be loud and be proud of who we are – We are

QPR. Enjoy the game.

COME ON YOU R’s

Andy

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Visiting W12:

WEST BROMWICH

ALBION

Stadium: The Hawthorns (1990) - Current Capacity: 26,688 - Club Colours: Blue & White

IN THE CABINET:

FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION/

PREMIER LEAGUE (LEVEL 1)

Champions: 1919/20 - Runners-up: 1924/25,

1953/54

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

(LEVEL 2)

Champions: 1901/02, 1910/11, 2007/08 -

Runners-up: 1930/31, 1948/49, 2001/02,

2003/04, 2009/10, 2019/20

FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONE (LEVEL 3)

Play-off winners: 1992/93

FA CUP

Winners: 1888, 1892, 1931, 1054, 1968

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP

Winners: 1966

FA CHARITY SHIELD

Winners: 1920, 1954

CLUB RECORDS:

RECORD ATTENDANCE:

64,815 (West Brom v Arsenal 1937)

RECORD GOALSCORER:

Tony Brown (279)

MOST APPEARANCES:

736 – Tony Brown (1963-81)

BIGGEST WIN:

12-0 v Darwen, 1892

BIGGEST DEFEAT:

10-3 v Stoke, 1937

RECORD TRANSFER FEE

PAID:

£15 million (Oliver Burke, RB Leipzig)

RECORD TRANSFER FEE

RECEIVED:

£15 million (Saido Berahino, Stoke)

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West Bromwich Albion

OPPOSITION

OVERVIEW

Having featured in the

Premier League only

18 months ago, the

Baggies faithful would

probably not have been

anticipating a struggle to

stay out of the third tier

this time.

But Albion’s early-season

form, with just two

wins from their first 17

Championship games,

indicates that might be on

the cards – and, despite

adding a much-needed

third victory to their

tally against Blackpool in

midweek, they remain in

the danger zone.

The West Midlands side

looked hard to beat at the

start of the campaign,

accumulating six draws

from their first eight

fixtures and coming from

behind in the majority

of those, including the

recovery of a two-goal

deficit at Huddersfield.

The flip side of that

resilience was a failure

to register more than a

single victory, albeit one

that was achieved in style

by crushing Hull 5-2 at

The Hawthorns.

However, home defeats

to Birmingham and

Swansea, allied to a

dearth of goals, brought

about the inevitable

decision to relieve

manager Steve Bruce of

his duties last month.

The team immediately

responded to Bruce’s

departure by winning their

next game, a 2-0 triumph

away to Reading, but then

slid back into losing habits

despite the appointment

of former Huddersfield

boss Carlos Corberán.

The Spaniard took charge

in time to oversee the third

of a hat-trick of losses, at

home to Sheffield United,

before the Baggies finally

snapped that run against

Blackpool.

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The Gaffer

Former Huddersfield boss

Carlos Corberán returned

to the Championship at

the end of October following

his ill-fated seven-week spell

in charge at Olympiacos.

Corberán, a goalkeeper for

Valencia’s reserves during his

brief playing career, started out

in coaching at Villarreal before

spreading his wings to become

fitness coach with Saudi

Arabian side Al Ittihad.

He returned to Spain to coach

the youth team at Alcorcon

and gained his first senior

roles at the age of 33, taking

the reins at two Cypriot clubs

before Leeds appointed him as

Under-23 manager in 2017.

Corberán’s success with the

Under-23 side convinced

Marcelo Bielsa to promote

him to a first-team role and he

remained at Elland Road until

the summer of 2020, when

the Terriers offered him the

position of head coach.

Despite narrowly escaping

relegation in his first season,

Huddersfield underwent

a marked transformation

last year, reaching the

Championship play-off

final where they lost out to

Nottingham Forest – the final

game prior to Corberán’s

surprise resignation.

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Alex

PALMER

GOALKEEPER

Age: 26

Signed from:

Academy

David

BUTTON

GOALKEEPER

Age: 33

Signed from:

Brighton

Darnell

FURLONG

DEFENDER

Age: 26

Signed from:

QPR

Dara

O’SHEA

DEFENDER

Age: 23

Signed from:

Academy

Jake

LIVERMORE

MIDFIELDER

Age: 32

Signed from:

Hull City

Taylor

GARDNER-

HICKMAN

MIDFIELDER

Age: 20

Signed from:

Academy

John

SWIFT

MIDFIELDER

Age: 27

Signed from:

Reading

Jed

WALLACE

MIDFIELDER

Age: 28

Signed from:

Millwall

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Erik

PIETERS

DEFENDER

Age: 34

Signed from:

Burnley

Conor

TOWNSEND

DEFENDER

Age: 29

Signed from:

Scunthorpe

Martin

KELLY

DEFENDER

Age: 32

Signed from:

Crystal Palace

Matt

PHILLIPS

MIDFIELDER

Age: 31

Signed from:

QPR

Jayson

MOLUMBY

MIDFIELDER

Age: 23

Signed from:

Brighton

Okay

YOKUSLU

MIDFIELDER

Age: 29

Signed from:

Celta Vigo

Adam

REACH

MIDFIELDER

Age: 29

Signed from:

Sheff Wednesday

Brandon

THOMAS-

ASANTE

FORWARD

Age: 23

Signed from:

Salford

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Danger Man

Top scorer for West Brom

last season with 18 goals,

Karlan Grant originally

burst onto the scene as a

youngster at Charlton, making

his debut shortly after his 17th

birthday.

The Addicks loaned him out,

initially to Cambridge and then

Crawley, where he banged in

nine goals in 15 appearances

during the 2017/18 campaign

before returning to the Valley to

continue his scoring streak.

Netting 14 goals in the first half

of the following season, the

striker earned himself a transfer

to Huddersfield and found the

net in his second appearance

for the club, a Premier League

game against Arsenal.

Although the Terriers were

unable to escape relegation

that year, Grant scored regularly

in the Championship, with 19

goals in the 2019/20 season

persuading West Brom to shell

out £15m for his signature.

Grant is the Baggies’ leading

marksman again this season –

albeit with a more modest tally

of four to his name so far.

FORWARD

Age: 25

Nationality: English

Signed from: Huddersfield

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Year on Year

1878:

The club were formed

by a group of workers at

the George Salter Springs

factory, initially known as

West Bromwich Strollers

before adopting the

Albion name two years

later.

1888:

After finishing runnersup

in the two previous

FA Cup finals, it was third

time lucky for Albion as

they overcame favourites

Preston North End 2-1 to

lift the trophy.

1900:

Having played at five

different venues in

their brief history, most

notably Stoney Lane,

Albion moved to a site

that was renamed The

Hawthorns.

1968:

Legendary Baggies forward

Jeff Astle scored the only

goal in extra time as Albion

triumphed against Everton

at Wembley Stadium to

register their fifth FA Cup

success.

1979:

Ron Atkinson’s team

– featuring the ‘Three

Degrees’, Cyrille Regis,

Brendon Batson and Laurie

Cunningham finished third

in Division One, as well as

reaching the quarter-finals

of the UEFA Cup.

2005:

Albion beat Portsmouth

2-0 on the final day of

the season, becoming

the first club in Premier

League history to survive

after being bottom of the

table on Christmas.

COMINGS

AND GOINGS

COMING IN

Martin Kelly

(D) – Crystal Palace

Erik Pieters

(D) – Burnley

Okay Yokuslu

(M) – Celta Vigo

Jayson Molumby

(M) – Brighton

Jed Wallace

(M) – Millwall

John Swift

(M) – Reading

Brandon Thomas-

Asante (F) – Salford

GOING OUT

Sam Johnstone

(GK) – Crystal Palace

Cédric Kipré

(D) – Cardiff

Alex Mowatt

(M) – Middlesbrough

Romaine Sawyers

(M) – Cardiff

Callum Robinson

(F) – Cardiff

DID YOU KNOW?

West Brom’s

home ground,

The Hawthorns, is

currently the highest

football ground

(above sea level) in

the country.

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I BET

YOU

DIDN’T

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OVER HALF A MILLION

SKY BET CUSTOMERS USE DEPOSIT LIMITS

TO MANAGE THEIR BETTING BUDGET.

THAT’S ENOUGH TO FILL:

6 WEMBLEYS.

201 ALLY PALLYS.

OR 8 CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP DAYS.

(THAT’S A LOT OF TWEED)

ALL GOOD BOOKMAKERS

HAVE DEPOSIT LIMITS.

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AND THEN ENJOY THE SPORT.

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QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 1967

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP FINAL (AT WEMBLEY)

CAPTAIN Mike Keen victoriously lifted the

League Cup above his head after Queens Park

Rangers won the first final of the competition to

be played at Wembley.

Division Three leaders QPR were massive

underdogs before the game against top-flight West

Brom. But the R’s turned a 2-0 half-time deficit into

a thrilling 3-2 win in the rich afternoon sun.

Albion dominated the early stages and former R’s

winger Clive Clark scored twice for the Midlands

side in the seventh and 36th minutes.

The opener came after the ball was worked down

the left in a conveyor belt of touches between

Baggies trio Tony Brown, Bobby Hope and Doug

Fraser. It was then slipped through a gap to Clark,

who scored with ease.

Clark broke clear to notch his second following

another quickfire interchange of passes involving

Doug Fraser, John Kaye and Tony Brown. QPR

seemed dead and buried at this stage.

But an incredible fightback ensued as the R’s went

out in the second half and scored three goals in 19

palpitating minutes.

First, Les Allen floated over a cute free-kick for

Roger Morgan to scamper into the middle and

head into the top corner on 63 minutes.

Then 12 minutes later, Keen’s clever through ball

picked out Rodney Marsh near the left touchline.

The Rangers talisman magically dribbled past four

bemused Albion defenders before firing in off the

base of the post for his 37th goal of the season – a

dazzling individual strike.

The winner followed in controversial circumstances

with eight minutes remaining. Amid a scramble

in the Albion box, R’s defender Ron Hunt pushed

forward and slid in to heavily challenge goalkeeper

Rick Sheppard, who lost possession and Mark

Lazarus crisply shot into the net.

RANGERS: Springett, Hazell, Langley, Keen, Hunt,

Sibley, Lazarus, Sanderson, Allen, Marsh, R Morgan.

Attendance: 97,952

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INTERVIEW: TONY INCENZO

IT’S NOW 30 YEARS SINCE ONE OF

THE BIGGEST SHAKE-UPS IN ENGLISH

FOOTBALL – THE LAUNCH OF THE

PREMIER LEAGUE.

As founder members of the new breakaway division,

Queens Park Rangers made their mark on that inaugural

1992/93 campaign, finishing in fifth place as London’s

highest-ranked team.

We take a wander through memories of that season with

the players and staff who made it happen… next it’s

flying winger ANDY SINTON.

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Left: Andy

Sinton was

appointed as

QPR’s first club

ambassador in

2015

ANDY, the first season of the

Premier League was 30 years

ago now – does it only seem like

yesterday?

Where does time go, eh? It just shows

you that we are all getting old! As you

said, it seems like yesterday. But great

memories and great recollections of the

team I played in, my team-mates, the

coaching personnel, the atmosphere at

the club and the fans in a packed Loftus

Road most weeks playing against top

clubs. Lovely times and the happiest

period of my career. I am very proud to

have appeared in that QPR side with

some wonderful players who were

fantastic human beings under a brilliant

manager.

The season started for us with a live

televised game away to Manchester

City on the Monday might. There was

an incredible hullabaloo beforehand

because R’s boss Gerry Francis was

unhappy with our hectic opening

fixture schedule…

It was the dawn of a new era with what

was coming in for the Premier League.

Rangers got the fixture list through

and Gerry was a little bit up in arms. We

had a long trip that Monday, where we

wouldn’t get back to London until the

early hours of the following morning.

Then it was Southampton at home on

the Wednesday and Sheffield United at

Loftus Road on the Saturday, followed

by a midweek visit to Coventry City. So

there were four games in a very short

space of time and Gerry wasn’t happy at

all. As players, we just took the view that

we had to get on with it.

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Above: Sinton

in action

against

Manchester

United’s Paul

Ince during

the inaugural

Premier

League

season of

1992/93

There was plenty of publicity at the

time, but did anyone realise how big

the Premier League was going to

become?

Not a chance! But you sensed that

something was changing. The build-up

to the Manchester City game was huge

and then we ran out onto the pitch

that evening to be met by fireworks,

cheerleaders and razzmatazz. But if

you ask me now whether I was aware of

what the Premier League was going to

become, I didn’t have an inkling.

Rangers drew 1-1 at Manchester

City and you scored our goal with a

sizzling shot into the top corner. Good

memories?

It was a special night, to be part of

the first live Monday TV game in the

new Premier League which went

down in history. We gave a really good

performance to claim an excellent point

on the road. As for the goal itself, it is

one that I am often reminded of and it is

frequently repeated on TV for obvious

reasons. I am proud that it was QPR’s

first goal in the Premier League and it

was a good strike as well. We went 1-0

down just before half-time after David

White scored for City, following up on a

rebound. But I remember Gerry saying

at the break: “We are doing OK here. Put

the goal behind us. We’ll get something

from this game. But we need a fast start

to the second half.” That’s what we got

within a couple of minutes. I recall the

goal – I’ve watched it again many times

and I never get fed up of watching it!

There was a long ball forward and Les

Ferdinand did well to out-muscle their

centre-half for a clean header. It came

out to Ian Holloway, who played it square

to me. I took the ball on my chest and

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Sinton scored

QPR’s first goal

in the Premier

League - in

the first live

Monday night

game away to

Manchester City

moved it on to my feet. Then from just

outside the box, as soon as I hit it I had

a feeling that it felt nice. My shot went

into the top corner and I was mobbed by

my team-mates. Great!

That wasn’t your best achievement of

the season, though – you scored a hattrick

against Everton at Loftus Road

just after Christmas. You were an outand-out

winger so to notch three in a

game was quite unique and special…

It was certainly unique for me as it was

the only hat-trick of my career! I got

many twos but that occasion was the

first time I was able to walk away with

the match ball which was signed by all

the QPR lads. Everton were a top team,

with top players. However, we were a

very good side and we always fancied

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Above:

Sinton was an

instrumental

figure in

setting up

the popular

Forever R’s

club in recent

years

our chances against anyone, home or

away – but especially at Loftus Road

where we were roared on by the R’s fans.

It was a strange old game actually as the

Everton keeper Neville Southall got sent

off relatively early on – he came outside

his box and picked up a back-pass. I have

seen video clips of me, Ray Wilkins and

Simon Barker patting him on the back

as he walked off as if to say: “Hard luck

Nev!” There was mutual respect for all

of us players back then and Neville was

a world-class goalkeeper, but the rules

said he had to leave the field of play. I

got my first goal that day after Simon

Barker put in a strong header from David

Bardsley’s cross. Their substitute goalie

Jason Kearton parried it outwards and

I was on hand to tap in the rebound.

My second one was a left-footed strike

across Kearton. Then the hat-trick was

completed when a corner was cleared

out to me on the edge of the box and

I just hit it first time on my right foot.

I jumped 10 feet high or thereabouts

in celebration! We went on to win the

game 4-2. Thirty years later, I am sitting

in my study at home right now and that

match ball is actually about 10 feet away

from me in a glass case. Some of the

players’ signatures are dwindling a little

bit but it is still a very nice memento to

look back on.

See Tuesday’s Huddersfield match

programme for part two of this

interview

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NIGEL WILCOX WAS ONE OF THE QPR FANS WHO WITNESSED

AN UNFORGETTABLE WEMBLEY COMEBACK WHEN THE

DIVISION THREE UNDERDOGS TRIUMPHED 3-2 AGAINST

TODAY’S OPPONENTS WEST BROM IN 1967.

Just seven years old at the time,

Nigel was alongside his dad,

brother and 12 other friends

and relatives who watched

with delight as second-half

goals from Roger Morgan,

Rodney Marsh and Mark Lazarus

overturned a 2-0 deficit.

The club issued a

commemorative ashtray to

celebrate that League Cup final

success, but later produced

an updated version after Alec

Stock’s side went on to secure

the Division Three title as well.

Nigel still has in his possession

the second of those ashtrays,

which he believes was

purchased that year for the

princely sum of three shillings,

at a supporters’ hut under the

Ellerslie Road stand.

He said: “I was seven when we

witnessed Wembley’s finest

ever goal. I’m still supporting

and awaiting similar success!”

Do you own a piece of

interesting or unusual QPR

memorabilia? If so, we’d love

to see some photos and hear

more about it – please email

your contributions to us at

programme@qpr.co.uk.

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HALF A CENTURY HAS PASSED SINCE QPR WON PROMOTION

TO THE TOP FLIGHT FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN THE CLUB’S

HISTORY. IN EACH EDITION, WE SHOWCASE SOME OF THE MATCH

PROGRAMMES FROM THAT CLASSIC 1972/73 CAMPAIGN:

DATE: Saturday 18th Nov 1972

RESULT: QPR 1, Millwall 3

COMPETITION:

Football League Division Two

QPR SCORER: Bowles

ATTENDANCE: 15,837

THE PROGRAMME:

Sixteen pages, price 7p

EDITORIAL SNIPPETS: In his ‘BUSH

TELEGRAPH’ editorial notes, QPR

club secretary Ron Phillips wrote:

‘NEW ELLERSLIE ROAD STAND…If

all goes according to plan, we shall

open the new Ellerslie Road Stand

for the first time at the Oxford

United match on 2nd December,

1972 (KO 3pm). All seats will be 75p

as the view is perfect from all parts

of the stand. (Our old sub-standard

“E” stand seats are, of course,

no longer in existence – we were

delighted to do away with those

infamous seats whose view was

blocked by all those concrete pillars

and which were situated under

such a leaky roof that spectators

practically had to hold up umbrellas

on rainy days). Please note that,

with the exception of season ticket

holders, all seats in the new stand

will be unreserved and admission

will be gained by paying 75p at the

turnstiles at the time of the match.’

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DATE: Saturday 11th

November 1972

RESULT: Bristol City 1, QPR 2

COMPETITION: Football

League Division Two

QPR SCORER: Givens 2

ATTENDANCE: 12,570

THE PROGRAMME: Sixteen

pages plus The Football League

Review magazine, price 5p

EDITORIAL SNIPPETS:

An article entitled ‘May we

introduce Queens Park R.’

set the scene for this match:

‘Second in the table, leading

scorers, players worth

£275,000 in their side – those

are the credentials which

Queen’s Park Rangers bring

to Ashton Gate today. It is not

surprising therefore that they

are considered favourites,

along with Burnley and Aston

Villa, for a Division One place

next season.

‘Defeats at Blackpool and Hull

City have been the side’s only

reverses in 16 games, in which

they have scored 31 goals. Nine

of those goals have come from

Don Givens, who cost £40,000

when he signed from Luton

Town during the summer.

‘Givens was the first of three

signings made possible by the

sale, last March, of Rodney

Marsh to Manchester City

for £200,000. In September,

Rangers handed over £110,000

to Carlisle United for Stan

Bowles and, only last month,

stunned the soccer world by

signing Burnley’s midfield star

Dave Thomas for £165,000.

‘Thomas seemed destined for

a First Division club and, the

way Rangers have set about

their League task this season,

he could well achieve his

ambition very quickly.’

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HEROES

SIMON STAINROD VS

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 1981

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

SHEFFIELD lad Simon Stainrod stunned his

boyhood heroes with a truly sensational

hat-trick for the R’s.

Stainrod scored with two fierce right-footed

efforts in a five-minute purple patch before halftime

– and a headed goal in QPR’s first attack

after the break settled matters. Gary Bannister

grabbed Wednesday’s consolation.

Stainrod said afterwards: “I grew up in Sheffield

and I was always a big Wednesday supporter, so

I was heartbroken when they didn’t want to sign

me as a teenager. I ended up joining Sheffield

United instead. Therefore for me to come back

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to Hillsborough wearing a Queens Park Rangers

shirt and score a hat-trick is an unbelievable

feeling.”

In a Sunday People newspaper match report,

Keith Ray wrote: “Simon Stainrod’s boyhood

ambition was to skipper his idols, Sheffield

Wednesday at Wembley.

“By last night, Queens Park Rangers’ £300,000

striker, who was born within earshot of

Hillsborough, had shot down his old favourites

with the first hat-trick of his career.”

Stainrod, a flamboyant striker who graced the

legendary number 10 shirt at Loftus Road, was

part of the fantastic Rangers team under Terry

Venables that reached the 1982 FA Cup final,

then gained promotion to the top flight the

following season and qualified for the UEFA Cup

12 months later. In total, Stainrod made 177

appearances for the Hoops and scored 62 goals.

Looking back now on his period at Loftus Road,

he said: “That spell at QPR was probably the

most satisfying of my career. Terry Venables

was incredible and the supporters were brilliant

to me.

“Terry gave you immense enthusiasm and so

everyone wanted to be involved all the time. It

was a pleasure to play in his successful and wellorganised

team that was really going places.

“You always felt you were learning something

new from Terry that would help your game, so

training with him every day was a privilege that

very few players get. He is by far the best British

coach there has been in my lifetime. I’ve not

come across anyone who is more far-sighted or

stimulating to work with.

“As a result, Queens Park Rangers will always be

my favourite football team.”

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IMAGES COURTESY OF: IAN RANDALL

INTERVIEW: LENNIE HARVEY

Ramy Bouhiaoui

Position: No 10

From: Latimer Road

Joined QPR: Age 13

Pre-Match Meal: Don’t like to eat before games

Nickname: Ram

Instagram: @Ramybouh10

Pre-Match Song:

DJ Party (Monster) by Wewantwraiths

How did you get scouted?

I got scouted when I left Fulham and was picked

up in a game.

What are your strengths as a player and what

do you need to work on?

I am a skilful player who likes to take on players

in midfield, thriving in tight spaces and playing

good killer passes to my team-mates. I need

to work on my decision-making, knowing what

type of pass to play or sometimes when to pass

or dribble.

What’s the highlight of your career so far?

That has to be when I was offered a

scholarship at QPR. It was part of my dream

coming true, making me one step closer to

achieving my ambition.

Who’s your favourite player or inspiration?

My favourite player is Mesut Ozil as he’s so slick

and I try to base my game around him. He’s so

smooth and plays with such artistic skills.

When was the first football match you

attended?

Brentford vs Crawley when I was eight. I played

on the pitch at half-time and scored a penalty. It

was a 2-2 draw and Clayton Donaldson scored a

last-minute goal. I was ecstatic.

If there was one thing you could change about

football, what would it be?

Football is perfect. Nothing should be changed

about the beautiful game.

Which stadium in the world would you most like

to play in and why?

I’d love to play at the Emirates as Arsenal was my

boyhood club. I would love to play in front of the

fans, as a fan myself.

Which of your team-mates do you see as a

future coach or manager?

Noah McCann, as he understands what happens

on and off the pitch and he’s good with the

psychological side too.

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Sat Aug 20 Birmingham City W 2-1

Sat Aug 27 Peterborough Utd W 3-1

Sat Sep 3 PL Cup R1

Sat Sep 10 Coventry City PP

Sat Sep 17 Barnsley L 5-2

Sat Sep 24 Charlton Athletic L 7-1

Sat Oct 1 Reading L 2-1

Sat Oct 8 PL Cup R2

Sat Oct 15 Cardiff City W 2-1

Sat Oct 22 Watford L 5-2

Sat Oct 29 Bristol City W 3-1

Sat Nov 5 PL Cup R3

Sat Nov 12 Sheffield Wednesday 11:00

Sat Nov 19 Colchester Utd 11:00

Sat Nov 26 Millwall 11:00

Sat Dec 10 Ipswich Town 11:30

Sat Dec 17 Swansea City/FA Youth Cup R3 11:00

Sat Jan 7 Cardiff City 12:00

Sat Jan 14 Charlton Athletic 11:00

Sat Jan 21 Colchester Utd/FA Youth Cup R4 11:00

Sat Jan 28 Swansea City 13:00

Sat Feb 4 PL Cup QF

Sat Feb 11 Bristol City/ FA Youth Cup R5 11:00

Sat Feb 18 Reading 11:00

Sat Feb 25 Millwall 11:00

Sat Mar 4 Watford/ FA Youth Cup QF 10:30

Sat Mar 11 Ipswich Town 11:30

Sat Mar 18 Wigan Athletic 11:00

Sat Apr 1 Burnley 11:00

Sat Apr 15 Hull City 11:00

Sat Apr 22 Crewe Alexandra 11:00

Sat Apr 29 Sheffield Utd/FAYC final 11:00

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IMAGES COURTESY OF: IAN RANDALL

QPR FC WOMEN 1

AFC WIMBLEDON WOMEN 7

RANGERS were knocked out of the Vitality

Women’s FA Cup after finding Wimbledon too

hot to handle at the Powerday Stadium.

Ashlee Hincks netted a hat-trick for the Dons,

who produced a ruthless second-half display

before Jo Blodgett grabbed a last-minute

consolation.

Billie Brooks put the visitors ahead and Hincks

made it 2-0, although Blodgett was unlucky

not to reduce the deficit when her long-range

effort was tipped onto the crossbar.

Kasha Petit and Ellie Searle also went close for

QPR, but Ellie Dorey extended Wimbledon’s

lead just after half-time and Hincks converted

a penalty for their fourth.

Emily Donovan and Gloria Siber also found the

net in the closing stages, sandwiching Hincks’

treble, before Blodgett volleyed in from close

range to get the R’s on the scoresheet.

Steve Quashie’s side are back in action

tomorrow, when they take on Portishead

Town in the FA National League Plate at the

Powerday Stadium, kick-off 2pm.

QPR: McLean, Leys (Curr 73), Searle, Jordinson,

Grieve, Gunn, Blodgett, Hennessey, Petit, Hall

(Parsons 62), Moore (Pope 73).


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JUNIOR

HOOPS

FUN, GAMES, TRIVIA & MORE!

Hello everyone!

Hey guys, it’s your

favourite feline friend

here! Over the next

couple of pages you’ll

get the chance to

test your footballing

knowledge! Challenge

your family and friends

to see who comes out

on top!

Jude

SPOT THE BALL

Can you spot the real ball location below?

Follow me on Twitter

@QPRJudeTheCat

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BIRTHDAYS!

Big birthday wishes to all

Junior Hoops celebrating

in November…

Anton Alozie – 1st

Jack McNiff – 1st

Oliver Noble – 1st

Johnny Pratt – 1st

Adam Spencer-Lane – 1st

Summer-Lily Stickley – 1st

Dexter Ashfield – 2nd

Roman Bolton – 2nd

Joseph Duggan – 2nd

Coby Green – 2nd

Josh Heyhoe – 2nd

Jack Howe – 2nd

Josh Smith – 2nd

Thomas Smith – 2nd

Jake Carkett – 3rd

Daniel Griffiths – 3rd

Dexter Gubb – 3rd

Sadie Logan – 3rd

Kyle Arnett – 4th

Rhys Dawkins – 4th

Joseph Ferns – 4th

Rose Gibbons – 4th

Harry Taylor – 4th

Liam Armstrong – 5th

Harry Bailey – 5th

Teddy Baverstock – 6th

Beau Bouge – 6th

Ciara Rose Dwyer – 6th

Ashton Grant – 6th

Solly Morris – 6th

Pearse Bates – 7th

Malachy Doab – 7th

Joe Miller – 7th

Harry Newman – 7th

Ryan Staples – 7th

Roni Marks – 8th

Charlie Miller – 8th

Scarlett Robb – 8th

Jack Callan – 9th

George Flinn – 9th

Daniel Pearson – 9th

Harry Wilson – 9th

Louay Elsawify – 10th

Jack Fairbairn – 10th

Esme Iasonos – 10th

Gabriel Winton – 10th

Christy Cole – 11th

Cian Eales – 11th

Jordon Tavener – 11th

Theo Brass – 12th

Ayman Burns – 12th

Ben Godbolt – 12th

Ronnie Hinchliffe – 12th

Charlie Elliott – 13th

Joshua Fearn – 13th

Mary Feehan – 13th

George Georgiou – 13th

Alexis Goodall – 13th

Albert Whitehead – 13th

James Brian Whitehead – 13th

Sophie Harrington – 14th

Harry Howard – 14th

Sophie Marshall – 14th

Cairen Ryan – 14th

Jude Kincaid – 15th

Isabella Kortlang – 16th

Joe McCarthy – 16th

Charlotte Comer – 17th

Katie Connolly – 17th

Casey Gemmell – 17th

Jamie Hyland – 17th

Connor Dillon – 18th

Chloe Felman – 18th

Kayden Francis – 18th

Ethan Nelson – 18th

James Palin – 18th

Charles Rice – 18th

Adam Turner – 18th

Billy Wheals – 18th

Teddy Cullen – 19th

Callum D’Cruze – 19th

Thomas Kettle – 19th

Orlan Macdonald – 19th

Jack Elliott – 20th

Harley-Jay Taaffe – 20th

Romany Taylor – 20th

Harry Watson – 20th

Paige Yolanda – 20th

Sarp Basaran – 21st

Harry Eldridge – 21st

Harry Mead – 21st

Mia Powell – 21st

Louie Andrews – 22nd

Noah Andrews – 22nd

Oliver Dempsey – 22nd

Henry Haynes – 22nd

Joseph Hughes – 22nd

Stanley Plunkett – 22nd

Owen Byrne – 23rd

Stanley Congerton – 23rd

Callum Dardis – 23rd

Patrick Halpin – 23rd

Shae Jones-Wellington – 23rd

Kitty Lloyd – 23rd

Arthur Nolan-Smith – 23rd

Evie Carter – 24th

Sam Norris – 24th

Chase Parker – 24th

James Prince – 24th

Alexis Quinnell – 24th

Adeline Smet – 24th

Lillie Sparks – 24th

Stanley Tanner – 24th

Ted Absalom – 25th

Henry Buckingham – 25th

Harry Cook – 25th

Meah Foss – 25th

Seth McCloat – 25th

Stanley Meaney – 25th

Jack Morris – 25th

Wilfred Nolan-Smith – 25th

Daniel Powell – 25th

Joseph Green – 26th

Cameron Jones – 26th

Krish Khanna – 26th

Mason Parker – 26th

Hudson Bond – 27th

Ben Coombes – 27th

Jack Edmondson – 27th

Samuel Frangi – 27th

Ellie Jenkins – 27th

Dylan Jordan – 27th

Frederick Kent – 27th

Teodoro Quintrell – 27th

Nihal Arora – 28th

Harry Baverstock – 28th

Benjamin Brooke – 28th

James Loveridge – 28th

Sam Stockton – 28th

Nate Tanner – 28th

Thomas Ward – 28th

Owen Bradshaw – 29th

Grace Comer – 29th

Charlie Marshall – 29th

Billy Peck – 29th

Jake Sullivan – 29th

Francesco Tovazzi – 29th

Oliver Dezzani – 30th

BACK IN

THE DAY

hoops

Which current Premier League manager

is pictured during his playing days?

TEST YOUR

KNOWLEDGE

Q: Which current QPR midfielder made 14

appearances on loan to West Brom in 2019?

NAME THE

PLAYER

• As a youngster, I played

rugby league and grew up

supporting Australian club

Canberra Raiders

• In 2019, I became the first

Livingston player to score

a hat-trick in the Scottish

Premiership

• I found the net on my

debut for QPR, at home to

Nottingham Forest in 2020

• Last year, I scored for

my country in four

consecutive World Cup

qualifying games

Answers: Spot the Ball: A, Back in the day: Graham Potter (Chelsea),

Test your Knowledge: Stefan Johansen, Name the Player: Lyndon Dykes

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Andre

DOZZELL


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ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE PITCH WITHOUT

PERMISSION AND THOSE CARRYING OR USING

SMOKE BOMBS OR PYROS WILL NOW RECEIVE

AN AUTOMATIC CLUB BAN.

‘LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME’

A message about anti-social and criminal behaviour

To mark the new season, we want to

make you aware of new measures

being taken across all of football

to ensure everyone can have a safe

and enjoyable experience. We are

supporting strong action from the

FA, Premier League and EFL to tackle

anti-social and criminal behaviours

that put all of us at risk.

This reflects the seriousness of

the risks to fans and staff – pyros

can burn at 2000 degrees Celsius

and cause lifechanging injuries,

while entering the pitch endangers

players, managers and match

officials.

We know those who commit these

illegal acts do not represent the

majority of supporters.

#LoveFootball #ProtectTheGame

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MAIN RECEPTION

THE main reception is

accessed via glass doors,

halfway along the South Africa

Road Stand.

Guests who enter the reception

are greeted by a mini-museum

of Queens Park Rangers history

and memorabilia. Behind the

main desk, there are full-length

boards on the wall which cover

the following:

HONOURS

All the honours won by QPR,

dating right back to being

West London Challenge

Cup finalists in the 1890/91

season. The most recent

entry is ‘Championship playoff

winners 2013/14’.

INTERNATIONALS

The definitive list of R’s players

who have been capped by their

countries. It starts with our

very first international player –

an Irishman called Neil Murphy

in 1905. QPR’s earliest England

cap was won three years later

by Evelyn Lintott.

MANAGERS

Chronicling the men who have

filled the managerial hot seat at

Rangers over the years including

Alec Stock, Gordon Jago, Dave

Sexton, Terry Venables, Gerry

Francis and Neil Warnock.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

This pays tribute to 14 past

QPR footballers who sadly

died during wartime. They are

named in alphabetical order,

with Albert Bonass at the top

right down to John Toswill.

Also in this area of the reception

are glass cases housing trophies

that QPR have lifted in the

past. The most significant is

a replica of the 1967 League

Cup, the only national knockout

competition that Rangers have

ever won. There are also medals,

past team photos and an old

brown leather football on display.

Just around the corner in the

reception is another glass case

that contains a lovely sprinkling

of past R’s match programmes.

It features a couple of pre-

Second World War editions,

sought-after collectors’ items

that are worth £100-plus each.

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Tel: 020 8740 2560 | E-mail: corporate@qpr.co.uk | @QPR_Corporate | www.qprcorporate.co.uk

M Mick BEALE

SPONSORED BY:

Phyl & Tina

# 1 Seny DIENG

SPONSORED BY:

Sindy Grewall

Apps: 18 Gls: 1

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 2 Osman KAKAY

SPONSORED BY:

Vivienne

Maclennan

Apps: 4+8 Gls: 0

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 3 Jimmy DUNNE

SPONSORED BY:

Trent Buhaj

Apps: 12+1 Gls: 1

YC: 3 RC: 0

# 4 Rob DICKIE

SPONSORED BY:

Jakson Buhaj

Apps: 9+4 Gls: 0

YC: 2 RC: 0

# 5 Jake SALTER-CLARKE

SPONSORED BY:

Deb & Marc

Buhaj

Apps: 7+1 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 6 Stefan JOHANSEN

SPONSORED BY:

Nathan Hayes

Apps: 15+2 Gls: 2

YC: 3 RC: 0

# 7 Chris WILLOCK

SPONSORED BY:

Richie Dixon

Apps: 9 Gls: 6

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 8 Luke AMOS

SPONSORED BY:

Tyler Buhaj

Apps: 2+5 Gls: 0

YC: 2 RC: 0

# 9 Lyndon DYKES

SPONSORED BY:

Ron Hill

Apps: 13+4 Gls: 5

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 10 Ilias CHAIR

SPONSORED BY:

Riley Hayes

Apps: 18 Gls: 3

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 11 Tyler ROBERTS

SPONSORED BY:

David Hayes

Apps: 9+4 Gls: 2

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 13 Jordan ARCHER

SPONSORED BY:

Available

Apps: 0 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 14 George THOMAS

SPONSORED BY:

Mark Mosselson

Apps: 1+1 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 15 Sam FIELD

SPONSORED BY:

Amanda Dixon

Apps: 18 Gls: 1

YC: 3 RC: 0

# #

Marco 16 RAMKILDE Niko HAMALAINEN 27

SPONSORED BY:

Available

Apps: 1+1 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 17 Andre DOZZELL

SPONSORED BY:

KS Roofing and

building Ltd

Apps: 7+9 Gls: 0

YC: 2 RC: 0

# 18 Macauley BONNE

SPONSORED BY:

Available

Apps: 1+5 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 20 Taylor RICHARDS

SPONSORED BY:

Trish Phillips

Apps: 0+4 Gls: 0

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 22 Kenneth PAAL

SPONSORED BY:

Apps: 16 Gls: 1

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 23 Conor MASTERSON

SPONSORED BY:

Available

Apps: 0+1 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 24 Charlie OWENS

SPONSORED BY:

Available

Apps: 0 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 25 Olamide SHODIPO

SPONSORED BY:

www.llarn.com

Apps: 2+2 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 26 Leon BALOGUN

SPONSORED BY:

Jo Byron-Thomas

Maxine Leeper

Denis Smith

Apps: 7+1 Gls: 1

YC: 3 RC: 0

# 27 Ethan LAIRD

SPONSORED BY:

David Loveland

& Nik Cameron

Apps: 13 Gls: 1

YC: 1 RC: 0

# 30 Sinclair ARMSTRONG

SPONSORED BY:

David, Diane and

Nathan Smith

Apps: 2+8 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 32 Joe WALSH

SPONSORED BY:

Phil & Harry

Newman

Apps: 0 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 37 Albert ADOMAH

SPONSORED BY:

Martin & Keiran

O’Brien - True

Potential Wealth

Management

Apps: 2+10 Gls: 1

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 38 Murphy MAHONEY

SPONSORED BY:

Phil & Harry

Newman

Apps: 0 Gls: 0

YC: 0 RC: 0

# 47 Tim IROEGBUNAM

SPONSORED BY:

www.spanish

practiceclub.

com

Apps: 7+3 Gls: 0

YC: 2 RC: 0

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PUTTING THE SPARK

INTO MATCHDAY

PROGRAMMES...

PROUD PROGRAMME

PARTNERS OF

QUEENS PARK

RANGERS

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2019-22

qprcommunitytrust.co.uk e: community@qpr.co.uk t: 020 8740 2509

@QPRtrust

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FOODBANKS AT CHRISTMAS

QPR fans can help make a difference to

someone less fortunate this Christmas

by donating non-perishable items to our

foodbanks in the run-up to the festive period.

Volunteers will be collecting donations at the

Family FanZone on South Africa Road this

afternoon – as well as at Tuesday’s game

against Huddersfield and also our home clash

with Burnley on Sunday 11th December.

The Trust’s partnership with Hammersmith &

Fulham Foodbank has been a strong one since

its launch in 2019 but, as we enter the winter

months, demand for emergency food parcels is

on the increase.

Community Trust chief executive Andy Evans

said: “I know how much QPR supporters care

about the neighbourhood surrounding Loftus

Road. Now more than ever, we need them to

support the local foodbank.

“If supporters can donate what they can, they

will be making a massive difference to a family

in W12 who may be struggling to put food on

the table. Let’s demonstrate once again that

we are a club that cares.”

Non-perishable foods – those which have a long

shelf life and do not require refrigeration – include:

• Long-life/UHT juice & milk

• Tinned meat – corned beef, chicken, mince,

meat pies (no pork)

• Tinned vegetables

• Tinned fish

• Tinned fruit

• Sponge puddings

• Coffee

To support Hammersmith and Fulham

Foodbank financially, please visit

https://hffb.enthuse.com/Donate#!/

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2022/23

FIXTURES & RESULTS

DATE KO OPPOSITION RES. ATT POS. STARTING XI

JULY

Sat 30 15:00 Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 14,315 22 DIENG KAKAY DICKIE CLARKE-SALTER DOZZELL JOHANSEN

AUGUST

Sat 6 15:00 Middlesbrough W 3-2 15,796 8 DIENG KAKAY DICKIE DUNNE 1 PAAL FIELD

Tue 9 19:45 Charlton Athletic CC L 1-1* 5,629 n/a DIENG KAKAY DICKIE DUNNE HAMALAINEN THOMAS

Sat 13 15:00 Sunderland D 2-2 37,884 10 DIENG 1 KAKAY DICKIE DUNNE HAMALAINEN JOHANSEN

Tue 16 20:00 Blackpool L 0-1 12,575 15 DIENG LAIRD DICKIE DUNNE PAAL DOZZELL

Sat 20 15:00 Rotherham United D 1-1 12,230 17 DIENG LAIRD DICKIE DUNNE PAAL FIELD

Sat 27 15:00 Watford W 3-2 19,977 11 DIENG LAIRD DICKIE DUNNE PAAL FIELD

Tue 30 19:45 Hull City W 3-1 12,716 6 DIENG LAIRD 1 DICKIE DUNNE PAAL DOZZELL

SEPTEMBER

Sat 3 15:00 Swansea City L 0-1 15,935 9 DIENG LAIRD DICKIE DUNNE PAAL JOHANSEN

Wed 14 19:45 Millwall W 2-0 13,384 8 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN DUNNE PAAL JOHANSEN 1

Sat 17 15:00 Stoke City D 0-0 14,174 6 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN DUNNE PAAL DOZZELL

OCTOBER

Sat 1 15:00 Bristol City W 2-1 21,665 5 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN CLARKE-SALTER PAAL IROEGBUNAM

Tue 4 19:45 Sheffield United W 1-0 26,636 4 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN DUNNE PAAL AMOS

Fri 7 20:00 Reading W 2-1 16,656 3 DIENG LAIRD DUNNE CLARKE-SALTER PAAL IROEGBUNAM

Sat 15 12:30 Luton Town L 1-3 10,011 4 DIENG BALOGUN DUNNE CLARKE-SALTER PAAL AMOS

Wed 19 19:45 Cardiff City W 3-0 12,805 1 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN CLARKE-SALTER PAAL 1 JOHANSEN

Sat 22 15:00 Wigan Athletic W 2-1 16,353 1 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN 1 CLARKE-SALTER PAAL JOHANSEN

Fri 28 20:00 Birmingham City L 0-2 19,007 2 DIENG LAIRD BALOGUN CLARKE-SALTER PAAL JOHANSEN

NOVEMBER

Wed 2 19:45 Norwich City

Sat 5 15:00 West Bromwich Albion

Tue 8 19:45 Huddersfield Town

Sat 12 15:00 Coventry City

DECEMBER

Sun 11 13:00 Burnley

Sat 17 15:00 Preston North End

Mon 26 17:15 Cardiff City

Thurs 29 18:00 Luton Town

JANUARY

Mon 2 20:00 Sheffield United

Sat 14 15:00 Reading

Sat 21 15:00 Swansea City

Sat 28 15:00 Hull City

FEBRUARY

Sat 4 15:00 Huddersfield Town

Sat 11 15:00 Millwall

Tue 14 19:45 Sunderland

Sat 18 15:00 Middlesbrough

Sat 25 15:00 Blackburn Rovers

MARCH

Sat 4 15:00 Rotherham United

Sat 11 15:00 Watford

Tue 14 19:45 Blackpool

Sat 18 15:00 Birmingham City

APRIL

Sat 1 15:00 Wigan Athletic

Fri 7 15:00 Preston North End

Mon 10 15:00 West Bromwich Albion

Sat 15 15:00 Coventry City

Wed 19 19:45 Norwich City

Sat 22 15:00 Burnley

Sat 29 15:00 Stoke City

MAY

Sat 6 15:00 Bristol City

All fixtures subject to change. * Lost 3-5 on penalties

TODAY’S MASCOTS

Teddy Baverstock

Age: 6

Favourite player:

Tyler Roberts

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KEY: GOALSCORER 1 - FIRST SUB - SECOND SUB - THIRD SUB - FOURTH SUB - FIFTH SUB - † OWN GOAL - YELLOW CARD - RED CARD

SUBSTITUTES

REFEREEE

FIELD PAAL SHODIPO CHAIR DYKES

|

THOMAS, ADOMAH, ARMSTRONG, RICHARDS, BONNE, DUNNE, WALSH BRAMALL

JOHANSEN | WILLOCK 1 AMOS CHAIR DYKES 1 ADOMAH, DOZZELL, BONNE, HAMALAINEN, MASTERSON, SHODIPO, WALSH SMITH

FIELD

|

CHAIR DOZZELL BONNE ADOMAH SHODIPO, ROBERTS 1, ARMSTRONG, JOHANSEN, DREWE, DYKES, MASTERSON, WALSH ATTWELL

ADOMAH CHAIR 1 FIELD

|

SHODIPO DYKES ROBERTS, DOZZELL, ARMSTRONG, BONNE, MASTERSON, GUBBINS, WALSH SIMPSON

JOHANSEN FIELD ROBERTS DYKES CHAIR ARMSTRONG, SHODIPO, ADOMAH, KAKAY, HAMALAINEN, MASTERSON, WALSH DAVIES

JOHANSEN ROBERTS CHAIR WILLOCK 1 DYKES DOZZELL |, ADOMAH, ARMSTRONG, SHODIPO, KAKAY, ARCHER, HAMAHLAINEN WOOLMER

| | JOHANSEN DOZZELL CHAIR 1 WILLOCK 1 DYKES ADOMAH 1, ARMSTRONG, MASTERSON, KAKAY, ARCHER, BONNE, SHODIPO STROUD

FIELD JOHANSEN CHAIR 1 DYKES WILLOCK 1 ROBERTS |, KAKAY, ADOMAH, ARMSTRONG, ARCHER, MASTERSON, BALOGUN MARTIN

FIELD DOZZELL WILLOCK DYKES CHAIR ROBERTS, IROEGBUNAM, ADOMAH, ARMSTRONG, BALOGUN, ARCHER, KAKAY LANGFORD

FIELD IROEGBUNAM CHAIR ROBERTS WILLOCK 1 DYKES, DOZZELL, BONNE, ADOMAH, KAKAY, ARCHER, MASTERSON ROBINSON

FIELD JOHANSEN WILLOCK ROBERTS CHAIR DYKES, IROEGBUNAM, ADOMAH, ARCHER, KAKAY, BONNE, MASTERSON DONOHUE

FIELD JOHANSEN 1 ROBERTS 1 CHAIR WILLOCK DUNNE, AMOS |, DOZZELL, KAKAY, DYKES, ARCHER, ADOMAH SIMPSON

FIELD DOZZELL ROBERTS CHAIR WILLOCK 1 DYKES, CLARKE-SALTER, IROEGBUNAM, ADOMAH, DICKIE, JOHANSEN, ARCHER LININGTON

FIELD JOHANSEN ROBERTS DYKES 2 CHAIR KAKAY, DICKIE, DOZZELL, AMOS |, ARCHER, SHODIPO, ADOMAH BRAMALL

IROEGBUNAM FIELD ROBERTS DYKES CHAIR KAKAY, JOHANSEN, DICKIE, DOZZELL, RICHARDS, ARCHER, RICHARDS, ADOMAH HARRINGTON

FIELD IROEGBUNAM CHAIR ARMSTRONG DYKES 2 DOZZELL, AMOS, KAKAY, RICHARDS, BONNE, ARCHER, DICKIE J LININGTON

FIELD 1 ARMSTRONG IROEGBUNAM CHAIR DYKES AMOS, DOZZELL, DICKIE, RICHARDS |, BONNE, ARCHER, KAKAY, D WHITESTONE

FIELD ROBERTS CHAIR IROEGBUNAM

|

DYKES DICKIE |, ARMSTRONG, AMOS, RICHARDS, KAKAY, ARCHER, DOZZELL T ROBINSON

Cruz Baverstock

Age: 8

Favourite player:

Chris Willock

Harley Brady

Age: 8

Favourite players:

Jimmy Dunne &

Chris Willock

Harry Newman

Age: 8

Favourite players:

Murphy Mahoney

& Joe Walsh

Alfie Fereday

Age: 11

Favourite player:

Chris Willock

Alfie Wildman

Age: 6

Favourite players:

Chris Willock &

Ilias Chair

Oliver Dempsey

Age: 12

Favourite players:

Chris Willock

Joe Dempsey

Age: 7

Favourite players:

Ilias Chair

Thomas Higney

Age: 12

Favourite players:

Chris Willock &

Sam Field

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CHAMP

LEAGUE TABLE

PACK

TODAY'S

# CLUB P W D L F A +/- PTS

1 BURNLEY 18 9 8 1 32 16 16 35

2 BLACKBURN ROVERS 19 11 0 8 23 19 4 33

3 SHEFFIELD UNITED 17 9 5 4 29 16 13 32

4 QUEENS PARK RANGERS 17 9 3 5 25 19 6 30

5 NORWICH CITY 18 8 4 6 26 20 6 28

6 SWANSEA CITY 18 8 4 6 23 24 -1 28

7 PRESTON NORTH END 19 7 7 5 14 15 -1 28

8 WATFORD 17 7 5 5 24 20 4 26

9 MILLWALL 17 8 2 7 22 20 2 26

10 LUTON TOWN 18 6 8 4 21 19 2 26

11 READING 18 8 2 8 20 25 -5 26

12 BIRMINGHAM CITY 17 6 5 6 18 15 3 23

13 ROTHERHAM UNITED 17 5 7 5 20 20 0 22

14 BRISTOL CITY 19 6 4 9 26 28 -2 22

15 BLACKPOOL 18 6 4 8 23 27 -4 22

16 SUNDERLAND 17 5 6 6 22 21 1 21

17 CARDIFF CITY 17 6 3 8 13 19 -6 21

18 MIDDLESBROUGH 18 5 5 8 23 24 -1 20

19 COVENTRY CITY 16 5 5 6 16 18 -2 20

20 HULL CITY 18 6 2 10 21 35 -14 20

21 STOKE CITY 17 5 4 8 18 23 -5 19

22 WIGAN ATHLETIC 17 5 4 8 17 25 -8 19

23 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 18 3 8 7 21 24 -3 17

24 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 16 4 3 9 17 22 -5 15

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Media Voice

JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTER AIDAN MAGEE

PENS HIS LATEST COLUMN

Everything that could have gone wrong,

went wrong.

It was difficult to argue with Mick Beale’s

assessment of QPR’s defeat at Birmingham

last week.

I felt that despite our territorial advantage,

Blues had a bit more desire in both boxes on

the evening – and it didn’t help that we’d lost

three players by the time the second half

kicked off, or that we missed a penalty with

11 minutes to go.

I’d spent a couple of days in the Second City

and took in the game in the Jasper Carrott

Suite at St Andrew’s.

My former Sky colleague Chris Skudder

released a book recounting his experiences

of working at seven consecutive World

Cups and I hosted a Q&A at the Hare and

Hounds pub in King’s Heath, where

Chris grew up.

It’s a well-known gig venue, which gave a first

ever live platform to local band UB40 back in

February 1979.

At the ground, I was pleased to hear that ex-

Blues and QPR defender Mark Dennis would

be the former player guest in the lounge

before kick-off.

I had a chat with Mark – he insists he should

never have been infamously sent off for us at

Tottenham in November 1987. He signed for

QPR around the same time as Les Ferdinand

earlier that year.

It was a mad dash back down to London

after the game, as I was on air at GB News at

7.20am.

At the time of writing, I’m looking ahead to

Norwich away. We have won there just once

since a memorable 4-3 victory at Carrow

Road in March 1994. They’ve not had the

easiest start but will be among the frontrunners

for promotion come the end of

season, I’m sure.

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THE SQUADS

QUEENS PARK

RANGERS

HEAD COACH: MICHAEL BEALE

SENY DIENG GK ● 1

OSMAN KAKAY ● 2

JIMMY DUNNE ● 3

ROB DICKIE ● 4

JAKE CLARKE-SALTER ● 5

STEFAN JOHANSEN ● 6

CHRIS WILLOCK ● 7

LUKE AMOS ● 8

LYNDON DYKES ● 9

ILIAS CHAIR ● 10

TYLER ROBERTS ● 11

JORDAN ARCHER GK ● 13

GEORGE THOMAS ● 14

SAM FIELD ● 15

NIKO HAMALAINEN ● 16

ANDRE DOZZELL ● 17

MACAULEY BONNE ● 18

TAYLOR RICHARDS ● 20

KENNETH PAAL ● 22

CONOR MASTERSON ● 23

CHARLIE OWENS ● 24

OLAMIDE SHODIPO ● 25

LEON BALOGUN ● 26

ETHAN LAIRD ● 27

JOE GUBBINS ● 28

AARON DREWE ● 29

SINCLAIR ARMSTRONG ● 30

RAY JONES ● 31

JOE WALSH GK ● 32

ALBERT ADOMAH ● 37

MURPHY MAHONEY GK ● 38

TIM IROEGBUNAM ● 47

WEST BROMWICH

ALBION

HEAD COACH: CARLOS CORBERAN

1 ● DAVID BUTTON GK

2 ● DARNELL FURLONG

3 ● CONOR TOWNSEND

4 ● DARA O’SHEA

5 ● KYLE BARTLEY

6 ● SEMI AJAYI

7 ● TOMAS ROGIC

8 ● JAKE LIVERMORE

9 ● KENNETH ZOHORE

10 ● MATT PHILLIPS

11 ● GRADY DIANGANA

12 ● DARYL DIKE

14 ● JAYSON MOLUMBY

15 ● ERIK PIETERS

16 ● MARTIN KELLY

17 ● JED WALLACE

18 ● KARLAN GRANT

19 ● JOHN SWIFT

20 ● ADAM REACH

21 ● BRANDON THOMAS-ASANTE

23 ● KEAN BRYAN

24 ● ALEX PALMER GK

26 ● ZAC ASHWORTH

29 ● TAYLOR GARDNER-HICKMAN

35 ● OKAY YOKUSLU

Referee:

Thomas Bramall

Assistant Referee:

Derek Eaton

Assistant Referee:

Steven Meredith

Fourth official:

Lee Swabey

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