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Thursday, December 28, 2006

John Gregory's First Hundred Days

QPR Manager, John Gregory marks his First Hundred Days as QPR Manager.
His appointment was announced September 20 (initially with Gary Waddock announced as Assistant Manager)Gregory, along with his assistants Richard Hill and Joe Dunbar. After an initial surge of optimism and a another burst in November with dreams of surging into the playoffs, now all QPR fans realize just staying up will be a victory. Gregory Appointed -

When Gregory took over, September 20 to replace Waddock, QPR had just been knocked out of the "League" Cup by Port Vale and had 6 points from their first 8 games (1 win, 3 draws, 4 defeats).In Gregory's first 17 league games, QPR have taken 23 points: 6 Wins, 3 draws, 8 defeats.

Inheriting an extremely bloated squad and a closed transfer period, the only transfers thus far have been a couple of players in on loan: Jimmy Smith and Michael Mancienne player, and four players out (or remainining) out on loan: Moore, Evatt, Doherty and Munday. Adam Czerkas, signed in the summer on a year loan has been released, There has been transfer rumours about sales most notably Lee Cook, players being released and possible signings. The first reported January signing (not officially announced) is Finnish defender, Sampsa Timoska.

The concensus among QPR fans seems to be that whatever our problems on and off the field; and whoever is to blame for the situation we are in now: Waddock, Holloway or Paladini (or others), with a number of players signed over the past year who are not good enough for QPR, at least with the experienced Gregory as manager we have more of a chance than we did under Waddock (who everyone wishes well).

Hull City W 2-0
Southampton W 2-1
Norwich City D 3-3
Derby County L 1-2
Sheffield Wed L 2-3
Leicester City D 1-1
WBA D 3-3
Crystal Palace W 4-2
Luton Town W 3-2
Cardiff City W 1-0
Coventry City L 0-1
Sunderland L 1-2
Crystal Palace L 0-3
Stoke City L 0-1
Wolves L 0-1
Barnsley W 1-0
Birmingham L 1-2

Lineup for John Gregory's first game in charge vs Hull:
Jones; Bignot, Rehman, Stewart, Rose (Kanyuka); Rowlands, Bircham (Ward), Bailey (Lomas), Cook; Blackstock, R Jones. Substitutes not used: Royce Baidoo.

First as Acting/Caretaker manager in 2005/06 and then for 2006/07 as permanent manager which after 2 wins in his first 3 games, culminated in 1 win from his last 19 games.
2006/07: Played 8: 1 Win, 3 Draws, 4 Losses
2005/06: Played 14: 2 wins 5 draws 7 Lost
TOTAL Played 22: 3 Wins 8 Draws: 10 Losses

L - Burnley 2-0 QPR 05-08-2006
D - QPR 2-2 Leeds 08-08-2006
W - QPR 2-0 Southend 12-08-2006
D - Preston 1-1 QPR 19-08-2006
L - QPR 1-3 Ipswich 25-08-2006
D - Plymouth 1-1 QPR 09-09-2006
L - QPR 0-2 Birmingham 12-09-2006
L - Colchester 2-1 QPR 16-09-2006

2005/2006 Results under Waddock
W - QPR 1-0 Millwall
L - C Palace 2-1
W - Sheff Utd 2-3
D - QPR 0-0 Wolves
D - Sheff Wed 1-1
D - QPR 1-1 Brighton
D - Cardiff 0-0 QPR
L - QPR 1-2 Stoke
L - QPR 1-2 Crewe
L - Burnley 1-0 QPR
D - QPR 1-1 Derby
L - Norwich 3-2 QPR
L - QPR 1-2 Watford
L - Reading 2-1 QPR

Without "revisiting" the past three months, but all the statements and match reports (and off-the-field "issues) can be found at QPR Report
QPR Report - September 2006
QPR Report - October 2006
QPR Report - November 2006
QPR Report - December 2006

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