QPR v Reading – Match Chat (26/09/2012)

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  1. daib0

    daib0 Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday 26th September 2012 - Kick off 7.45 pm
    Loftus Road
    Capitol One League Cup – Round 3


    The ground
    Address: Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London, W12 7PA


    FORM GUIDE

    Table Positions:
    Q.P.R. 19th – 2 points (played 5 games)
    Reading 20th - 1 point (played 4 games)

    QPR Recent form:
    The first premier match of the season came as a big shock – on the wrong end of a 5-0 scoreline at home to Swansea. But since they’ve steadied the ship: a draw away to Norwich (1-), a comfortable league cup win v Walsall (3-0), a loss (1-3) away to champions Man City, and a good draw at home against European champions Chelsea. The Tottenham game will have been a disappointment though, winning 1-0 at half-time and looking good the team came unstuck with two Spurs goals in about a minute of each other, so that leaves QPR sitting almost as dangerously as Reading in penultimate place.

    Reading Recent form:
    We’ve had an excuse at the beginning – the Chelsea game (loss 2-4) brought forward, a cup victory (just scraped it 3-2!) over championship relegation candidates Peterborough, the Sunderland game waterlogged off, and then after over 20 days without a match a comprehensive home defeat at the hands of Spurs 1-3. But that doesn’t explain the last game against a supposedly more accessible WBA when we didn’t get the engine moving either – a loss by a solitary goal but poor play all the same. Is it just a typical McDermott slow start or something more telling? – time will tell us.


    THE BOSS – the current manager of QPR:
    (Leslie) Mark Hughes, OBE (born 1 November 1963)


    Official Queens Park Rangers Club Web Site:
    http://www.qpr.co.uk

    Unofficial Web Sites – daib0’s suggestions:
    Not 606 - QPR board & Loft for Words



    Rivalries:
    Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford ...

    Nicknames
    Several well-known cases here - Hoops, QPR, R’s, Super Hoops … on this it’s the next section that you need to read!


    daib0’s Essay on the ‘Real and Fake Hoops’
    Please tune in here, some nice comments back too!:
    http://www.not606.com/showthread.php/170262-Essay-on-The-‘Real-and-Fake-Hoops’-



    Attendances:
    QPR have only two premier league games to take into account, but the average of these two is 18.171. However, only Wigan Athletic have more modest figures this season so far … Still, last season’s average of 17,295 left the club a little astray of Wigan (who were on 18,633) so things are improving!


    RFC AWAY - If you’re going and want to know more, see this great link about the stadium, travelling and food –
    http://www.footballgroundguide.com/queens_park_rangers




    SCORE PREDICTIONS

    My own verdict:
    Just scrape out a win: QPR 0 Reading 1 (more from heart than head)

    What do others say?
    The Oddschecker site, listing nearly all the major betting companies, shows QPR are highly favoured to come through the round, little point on betting on them really. A Reading victory is at about 11/4 and a draw at 12/5, both more sensible options if you’re trying to pick some return up!


    Last Encounter:
    Friday 4th February, 2011
    Championship
    Reading 0 Q.P.R. 1

    Head-to-head Reading and QPR
    Played in total 80 times: 36 Reading wins / 27 QPR wins / 17 draws
    Best Reading victory: March 1934 – Reading 5 QPR 0
    Best QPR victory: October 1960 – QPR 5 Reading 2 // October 2009 // QPR 4 Reading 1
    Also interesting: Feb 1924 – QPR 1 Reading 4 // Jan 1932 – Reading 3 QPR 2 // Aug 1938 – Reading 2 QPR 4 // Nov 1947 – Reading 3 QPR 2 // Nov 1954 – QOR 2 Reading 3 // Dec 1955 – QPR 3 Reading 3 // Aug 1961 – QPR 3 Reading 6 // Nov 1962 – QPR 3 Reading 2 // Apr 1964 – QPR 4 Reading 2 // Sept 1964 – Reading 5 QPR 3 // Jan 1965 – Reading 4 QPR 0 (League Cup)

    THIS DATE in history
    Reading have played 16 times, but have lost half of them, and winning only 4. Only good result of note was a 4-1 away win at Exeter City in 1951. But we suffered a painful League cup exit in 1965, going down 5-1 away to Cardiff City. Last game was in 23007, in the Premier, and Reading lost 3-1 away at Fulham (our goal by Doyle).
    And QPR? Not bad reading – played 14 with a W7 D2 L5 sequence. Best result ever was in the Eufa Cup in 1976, beating Slovan Bratislava 5-2 (and 8-5 on aggregate). Four defeats have finished 0-3 or 0-4, and last time out saw one of the two drawn matches: 1-1 v Crystal Palace (H) in the Championship in 2009.


    For those who’d like to read a really detailed match presentation please pop over to the specialist Reading FC forum ‘Royals Rendezvous’ where you have even more sections covered (this present article is simply a resume) and many a photo up too … http://royalsrendezvous.co.uk/topic/9714945/1

    Here’s to a good game, all comments welcome!

    Daib0
     
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  2. Busy Being Headhunted

    Busy Being Headhunted Well-Known Member

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    I will leave a comment for you mate

    Dont you ever get a feeling you are wasting your time with your excellent posts when no Reading fans bother to use the site
    No wonder you come over to the QPR board for someone to talk too
     
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  3. daib0

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    It's a shame yes, but it's even less activity on JA 606, Sports 262 etc. On 12 Yards Reading are STILL shown in the championship division listings, and Pompey in the premier, shows what interest their mods have. At least on here quite a few boards have enough activity to have their own moderation.
    The best purely Reading chat is undoubtedly (in my opinion) on Royals Rendezvous, but as I came from the BBC 606 a bit of banter is nice. Got to be truthful though, I am 'healthily' envious of the QPR board on here !
     
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  4. rangercol

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    I'm going to the game and was looking forward to seeing us put out a reasonably strong side. Unfortunately, now we have so many injuries, I think we'll field a pretty weak team. The players that aren't injured will need to be kept fit for the West Ham game next Monday, which is a huge game for us now.
    Something like this:

    -----------------------Green-------------------------
    Harriman--------B'bia(If fit)-----Hill------------Onuoha
    Mackie------------Derry----Diakite-------------Ephraim
    ---------------Cisse--------Hoilett-------------------

    You'll have a good chance of getting something against this side.
     
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  5. Grifter

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    Wouldn't be suprised if granero/faurlin got 45 alongisde Diakite to help build understanding should all three be required in a 5 man midfield later in the season.
    Your line-up looks very accurate to me though Col! Depending on the state of their injuries, Taraabt/Traore might get a shot. Given Ehmer was on the bench Vs Spurs we'll probably see him at some point too. All three subs will get some game time.
     
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  6. ELLERS

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    i can't call this one tbh. If we played our best teams then i think QPR would be too quick/strong for Reading but with all these injuries and our concentration on the league it will be close.
    yes we advantage for home team but Legs/Gorkks will be up for it (even though they won't know any of our players).
    i would like to think we could win 1 or 2-0 but got the feeling it will be even closer.
     
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  7. daib0

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    from the Reading Official Site this morning -

    QPR away - Wednesday 26th Oct 7.45pm

    Adult tickets start at just £10 for the Royals' Capital One Cup third round tie with QPR at Loftus Road this Wednesday.

    If you wish to buy, please note that phone, internet and in person sales have now ENDED.

    Tickets are now only available on the day at Loftus Road, in School End upper tier - £15 adults, £10 concessions.
     
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  8. ELLERS

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    cant see this as being a high gate. This cup has been devalued over the years and QPR have always been rubbish in it of late. Cold Wednesday night in a 'Mickey mouse' cup? TBH i am more concerned with the West Ham game. Shame because if there was a Champions league place, then all clubs would play their first team and crowds would be better.
     
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  9. daib0

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    Yep, the same our end, but even worse - I read that the last SIX times we've faced a premier league side in the League cup we'be lost ... and of course, most would prefer 3 points at home to Newcastle on Saturday!

    Ah, it might be fun though - another stat from the Beeb: Reading have scored in each of their last 13 League Cup ties, a total of 32 goals.
     
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  10. rangercol

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    Just looked on the on line ticket page and there are empty seats everywhere!!!!
     
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  11. daib0

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    Yep, Ellers was dead right here - if there was, say, a play-off between FA CUP and League Cup winners for a Champions League place and only three from the league, it'd be a different kettle of fish. And the minnows' giantkilling acts would mean more too as teams would be more full strength!
     
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