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Why Redknapp needs to find a striker for QPR | Stats Comparison

Why Redknapp needs to find a striker for QPR | Stats Comparison

With half of the transfer window period already gone, Harry Redknapp has flown all over in his desperate bid to beef up the imbalanced Queens Park Rangers squad he inherited from Mark Hughes. To no one’s surprise, players are hesitant to join the London club that is now slightly adrift at the bottom of the English Premier League with less than half the season to go. QPR fans are torn: should the club be buying established Premier League players (such …
Will age stop Ryan Nelsen performing for QPR? | Player Analysis

Will age stop Ryan Nelsen performing for QPR? | Player Analysis

By Christmas day, QPR defender Ryan Nelsen will have 16 starts for the club this season, including 1434 minutes played and a goal to his name, all without a single yellow card. What’s more impressive is the fact that the New Zealander is 35 years old. Some QPR fans consider Nelsen to be the one silver lining of the now-defunct Mark Hughes era. In a long shopping list that consists of big names like Park Ji Sung, Andrew Johnson, and …
QPR find flair and grit in Taarabt and Mbia | Stats

QPR find flair and grit in Taarabt and Mbia | Stats

QPR fans have not had very much to sing about this season. The media had been enjoying the sensationalization of their disaster as the club failed to win a single game after 16 games in top-flight football. Many times this season, Loftus Road was filled with boos, targeted at Mark Hughes and his ‘negative’ tactics, or even players who seemed so psychologically shackled.  A lot of the time, it was hard to believe they were ever professional football players.  But …
Should Granero play ahead of Faurlin for QPR? Stats Analysis

Should Granero play ahead of Faurlin for QPR? Stats Analysis

Neither Mark Hughes nor Harry Redknapp can quite decide who is his best midfield four. With the likes of Samba Diakite, Stephane Mbia, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Junior Hoilett, Adel Taarabt, Esteban Granero, Park Ji Sung, Alejandro Faurlin and Shaun Derry all competing for a starting place, you would think competition could only be good news. For QPR though, this is a nightmare. There are some big names in that midfield that should really be playing week in week out, but instead …