QPR 0 Tottenham 0 | Tactical & Stats Analysis

QPR 0 Tottenham 0 | Tactical & Stats Analysis

QPR hosted Tottenham in what was their second Premier League London derby in succession. QPR’s defensive rigidity continued as they were able to record their second clean sheet in a row. The goalless draw also saw the end of a strong 3-game win streak (9 goals scored) for Tottenham. This article will attempt to highlight QPR’s formational evolution and show how they managed to stifle Spurs. Formations QPR made one change from their victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Granero …
Match Preview: QPR v WBA

Match Preview: QPR v WBA

Queens Park Rangers host West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day off the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United at the weekend, leaving them 3 points adrift from safety, having played a game more than Southampton. The mini revival under Harry Redknapp – in which QPR went 4 games unbeaten and picked up their first 3 points of the season – came to end at St. James’s Park, with the manager labeling his players “average” and “on far …
Top 12th Man | QPR Opta Stats

Top 12th Man | QPR Opta Stats

At the end of January we asked our readers to cast their vote for the Top 12th Man in their side and in the English Premier League.  Nearly every side was represented in the nominations.  These articles, one for each current Premier League club, comprise the end result of countless hours of reviewing each teams statistics.  While the numbers were certainly important, we also examined the context in which those numbers were accumulated.  After the publication of the 20 individual team nominations, …
QPR vs. Blackburn Match Report

QPR vs. Blackburn Match Report

January cannot come soon enough for Neil Warnock and Queens Park Rangers. Another disappointing draw at home against weak opposition left some of the Loftus Road faithful feeling a little frustrated, despite being 11th and gaining 9 points from their first 8 games. The reason for this might be that it is unlikely that QPR will pick up any points in their next four outings. Chelsea and Man City at home and Spurs and Stoke away is a huge task …
QPR v Newcastle | Very one sided game

QPR v Newcastle | Very one sided game

QPR started their new era in splendid form, in front of the television cameras on Monday night. Six debutants were on show in front of an almost full Loftus Road crowd. It was an extremely encouraging performance for Neil Warnock and showed fans that if this type of football continues, there is no chance of QPR being relegated. Shaun Wright-Phillips was outstanding and if performances like this continue, Fabio Capello will have to take note and consider his return to …
Lack of cutting edge a worry | QPR

Lack of cutting edge a worry | QPR

Neil Warnock will reflect on last night's 0-0 draw with Newcastle as two points dropped after his side dominated for large portions of the game but failed to get the win. Even though he gave debuts to five players the team looked fluid and the opposition struggled to deal with their movement. QPR lined-up in a 4-3-3 formation with Adel Taarabt and Shaun Wright-Phillips flanking Jay Boothroyd and within eight minutes, left-back Armand Traore presented the attacking trio with their …
QPR | Lady Luck Lifts Latics

QPR | Lady Luck Lifts Latics

It has been another controversial week at QPR. Neil Warnock suggested that the Carling Cup is of no interest to Premier League clubs. This comment after a despicably poor performance against League One's Rochdale angered fans who had paid £15 to watch; in hindsight a game Warnock never intended to win. The mood of the fans lifted, however when on Friday the most unlikely of signings; Joey Barton joined for free on a suspected £60-80,000 a week salary; this almost …
QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

QPR | 'Dyer' wake up call

It takes a second in football for euphoria to suddenly become anguish and doubt. Well on Saturday 13 August 2011 after three minutes and one disallowed goal, QPR lost their most controversial 'free' signing of the summer to a suspected broken foot. After weeks of speculation as to whether Warnock had signed a 'Dyer' flop or had he pulled off bargain of the summer? Unfortunately, it was the former and QPR fans were forced to laugh rather than cry at …