QPR Report Twitter Feed

Saturday, April 19, 2008

QPR Flashback: Five Years Ago and Thirty-Nine Years Ago: Brentford and Chelsea

Five Years ago today: Promotion-chasing QPR vs Brentford: Brentford had Rowan Vine on loan as top goalscorer although he was suspendedfor the QPR game. And Brentford's Martin Rowlands had a broken leg. Marc Bircham scored a last minute winner for QPR. And QPR's Team (manager Ian Holloway, of course): QPR: Day, Kelly, Carlisle, Shittu, Padula, Langley, Palmer, Bircham, McLeod, Furlong, Gallen. Subs: Culkin, Rose, Pacquette, Thomson, Williams

Thirty-Nine Years ago today: April 19, 1969: QPR said farewell to the First Division with a 2-1 loss at Chelsea. (QPR's first league match at Chelsea) Barry Bridges scoring for QPR. The narrow defeat at Chelsea was far better than the 0-4 home defeat to Chelsea - or some of the other defeats that year. (That was the season QPR won 4 games all season!)
QPR: Alan Spratley, Dave Clement, Alan Harris, Ian Watson, Ron Hunt, Tony Hazell, Ian Morgan, Mike Leach, Frank Clarke, Rodney Marsh, Barry Bridges
Referee: Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Chelsea: Peter Bonetti, David Webb, Eddie McCreadie, Ron Harris, John Dempsey, Peter Osgood (Charlie Cooke), Tommy Baldwin, Alan Birchenall, Ian Hutchinson, Bobby Tambling, Peter Houseman
Stamford Bridge Attendance: 41263 Chelsea 2 QPR 1 Scorers: Baldwin (2); Bridges

BBC -Brentford 1-2 QPR - April 19, 2003
A last-minute winner from Marc Bircham settled a thrilling west London derby and kept QPR's play-off hopes on track with a win at Brentford.
The midfielder popped up on the corner of the box to slam a rasping drive into the far corner to send the visiting fans wild.
Rangers had taken the lead after eight minutes, Danny Shittu rising unmarked at the far post to head home Gino Padula's corner.
Brentford battled hard in an evenly-fought first half which saw both sides struggle to get a clear shot on goal.
But the Bees came out firing after the break - Rangers goalkeeper Chris Day keeping his side in it with a series of saves.
First he tipped Stephen Hunt's 50th-minute drive wide and he also denied Kevin O'Connor with a last-ditch save, before Bees defender Ibrahim Sonko was forced to clear off the line twice in a goalmouth melee.
Brentford got the goal their industry deserved 10 minutes from time when Mark Peters drove home after a neat knockdown from substitute Steve Evans.
Evans also saw an angled drive tipped over as the Bees piled on the pressure, with O'Connor slamming a header against the foot of the post.
But Rangers had the final word when Bircham finished from a hotly-disputed corner.
Brentford: Paul Smith, Dobson, Sonko, Marshall, Somner, O'Connor, Tabb, Fullarton, Hunt, Antoine-Curier, Peters. Subs: Julian, Evans, Williams, Fieldwick, Frampton.
QPR: Day, Kelly, Carlisle, Shittu, Padula, Langley, Palmer, Bircham, McLeod, Furlong, Gallen. Subs: Culkin, Rose, Pacquette, Thomson, Williams.
Referee: H Webb (S Yorkshire) BBC

And Soccernet Pre-Match Preview - Brentford v QPR: Preview
Team Stat Comparison
Brentford QPR
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 16 4
Points 54 83
Goal Difference -9 24
Goals for * 1.2 1.3
Goals against * 0.9 1.1
Last 5 D-L-W-L-L L-W-D-W-D
Last 5 home D-L-D-W-L W-D-W-W-L
Last 5 away L-W-L-L-L L-D-W-W-W
* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
· Club Stats: Brentford | QPR

Competition Stats
Brentford QPR
Goals Rowan Vine 10 Paul Furlong 14
Reds Jamie Fullarton 2 Clarke Carlisle 2
Yellows Rowan Vine 10 Marc Bircham 12
· Club Squads : Brentford | QPR

Last Five Matches in Competition
Brentford QPR
H: Peterborough 1-1 A: Cardiff 1-0
A: Barnsley 1-0 H: Oldham 1-0
A: Chesterfield 0-2 A: Oldham 1-1
H: QPR 1-2 A: Colchester 0-1
A: Wigan 2-0 H: Crewe 0-0
· Club Results: Brentford | QPR
Updated: April 18, 2003, 4:18 AM ET
Mark Peters could be thrust into the limelight with his first start for Brentford in the West London derby against QPR.
Peters returned from a ban to hit an excellent hat-trick in the reserves this week and manager Wally Downes is considering starting with the 19-year-old striker.
Top scorer Rowan Vine is suspended, along with defender Leo Roget, who begins a three-match ban.
Midfielder Martin Rowlands is missing after fracturing a leg, and is almost certain to be out for the rest of the season.
But Jay Tabb (ankle), Scott Marshall (hamstring) and Eddie Hutchinson (calf) are all back from injuries.
QPR boss Ian Holloway is set to name an unchanged side for the fourth consecutive match.
Rangers are close to full strength and go into the match on the back of five wins from seven games.
Forward Karl Connolly is the only absentee with a foot injury that has sidelined him since November.
Terrell Forbes and Matthew Rose were both rested from a reserve-team fixture this week in preparation for the Easter schedule.
Danny Murphy will play no part in the fixture having spent the week at Wycombe on trial. Soccernet

Blog Archive