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Match Day Thread QPR vs Middlesbrough

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  1. daverangers

    daverangers Well-Known Member

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    QPR vs Middlesbrough
    The Championship
    Saturday August 6th 2022 - 3:00pm
    Lotus Road​

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    Previous meetings;
    Games won: 20
    Games drawn: 18
    Games lost: 18

    Ones to remember;
    06 Sep 1966 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough W 4-0 League Division Three
    04 Oct 1969 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough W 4-0 League Division Two
    05 Mar 1983 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough W 6-1 League Division Two
    04 Mar 1998 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough W 5-0 League Division 1

    Ones to forget;
    26 Sep 1970 Middlesbrough v Queens Park Rangers L 6-2 League Division Two
    05 Dec 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough L 1-5 League Championship
    20 Jan 2018 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough L 0-3 League Championship

    Players who have played for both;
    John O'Rourke
    1966–1968 Middlesbrough 64 (38)
    1971–1974 Q.P.R. 34 (12)

    Mikkel Beck;
    1996–1999 Middlesbrough 91 (24)
    2000 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 11 (4)

    Kieron Dyer;
    2011–2013 Queens Park Rangers 5 (0)
    2013 Middlesbrough 9 (2)

    Fabio Da Silva
    2012–2013 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 21 (0)
    2016–2018 Middlesbrough 48 (1)

    Alex Baptiste
    2015–2017 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
    2017–2019 Queens Park Rangers 30 (0)

    Luke Young
    2007–2008 Middlesbrough 35 (1)
    2011–2014 Queens Park Rangers 24 (2)

    Ravel Morrison
    2014 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 15 (6)
    2017 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 5 (0)
    2020 → Middlesbrough (loan) 3 (0)

    Gary O'Neil
    2007–2011 Middlesbrough 109 (8)
    2013–2014 Queens Park Rangers 29 (1)

    Jordan Hugill
    2018–2019 → Middlesbrough (loan) 37 (6)
    2019–2020 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 39 (13)

    Grant Hall;
    2015–2020 Queens Park Rangers 119 (6)
    2020– Middlesbrough 27 (2)

    Joe Lumley;
    2013–2021 Queens Park Rangers 77 (0)
    2021— Middlesbrough 34 (0)

    Managed both;
    Neil Warnock;
    2010–2012 Queens Park Rangers
    2015 Queens Park Rangers (caretaker)
    2020–2021 Middlesbrough

    Steve McLaren;
    2001–2006 Middlesbrough
    2018 - 2019 QPR

    Match Preview;
    So much promise going into the first game. New management team, with a new approach and the promise of new, attractive football. All looked good for 30 minutes then back to same old same old...and nothing changed. According to the stats I saw, we had more possession yet not a single shot on target. Not good enough.

    One solution that has been suggested/hoped for/grappled onto is that Chris Willock's return will spark some attacking creativity. Here's hoping.

    I think it is potentially a bit naive and overly optimistic to hope for a huge change in Beale's first competitive game. As much as friendlies are useful, they aren't competitive, which leaves us with the constant dilemma with a new manager. That said, just read through the Blackburn match thread and for all but the first 30 minutes it was same old Rangers. I'm tempting to say we need to give him ten games, but if we lose all of those ten games the season is all but over. I can understand, however, that time is needed to work out how to set the team up, particularly with the new signings.

    I'll add a potentially controversial thought to provoke discussion. I'd drop Dykes, or at least add someone alongside him. He's scored 20 in 76 games and all too often having him on the pitch means we just punt it forward and hope to pick up the scraps after he wins the aerial battle. Playing him alongside Tyler Roberts or Chris Willock would surely maximise the effect of his aerial presence. Thoughts?

    Team News
    QPR: Chris Willock, Tyler Roberts and Luke Amos are all pushing for return

    Middlesbrough: Paddy McNair will return, with Dael Fry also pushing for a start

    Pre-match Talk
    Mick Beale (QPR head coach): “It will be a tough game; they’ve got a very good team – a team of men.

    “We’re really looking forward to it – it’s important that we play on the front foot and entertain the crowd against a team who will meet us on the halfway line. This will be a good game.”

    Chris Wilder (Middlesbrough manager): “QPR is a tough place to go especially when its atmosphere gets going but we must puncture that, but hopefully the competitive aspect of the team will shine through, it will be a difficult afternoon.

    “If we want a good season then we must be competitive in every game especially on our travels and that starts at Loftus Road.”

    As always, enjoy those who'll make it to headquarters and...COME ON YOU SUPER HOOPSA!!
     
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  2. stanleyparkerbowles

    stanleyparkerbowles Well-Known Member

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    It hasn’t really worked out for Grant Hall has it
     
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  3. daverangers

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    Nope, 27 games in two years. He started so well for us, but that happens so often doesn't it. I remember so many players who start playing blinding football then it fades. A few who immediately spring to mind are Tony Scully, Doudou and Tony Thorpe. Hope his form picks up as he seemed promising for us.
     
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  4. YorkshireHoopster

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    Surprised it's only 27. I thought he was almost ever-present for a couple of seasons
     
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  5. Stan Dupp

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    0-1. Like most of our games will be until we buy/loan a striker.
    At that point I'll consider investing in a ST. Not before.
     
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  6. cor blymie

    cor blymie Well-Known Member

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    most neutrals give us no chance. I'm up for this, so hope we
    can squeeze a 1-0 victory
     
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  7. Uber_Hoop

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    They've farmed him off to Chuckle Town on loan too.
     
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  8. Rangers Til I Die

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    I've gone for a hopefully 1 all in the predictor but that is mainly hoping against hope sadly.
     
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  9. Sooperhoop

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    This may be the high point of Saturday...

     
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  10. Hammersmith bookie

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    Plus the opening of The Stan Bowles stand, shame they've ****ed up the standing area as a full house would've been beneficial. I think the Bowles family is gonna be there too so hopefully they'll be alot of noise for a change. R Block should be rocking , just need the geriatrics in the Loft to stagger to their feet now :emoticon-0138-think
     
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    Can she play instead of Johansen ?
     
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    Yet another f*ck up, they really are excelling themselves on and off the pitch...

     
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  14. Hammersmith bookie

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    Ssshh, ain't you got nothing good to say about the club ? :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    Sounds like we need our office team to go on a project management course.

    Let’s hope MB has the boys in-line with his expectations and ready to do the business on Saturday. C’mon u Rrrrrssss.
     
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  18. Yorkshire-Rs

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    Is that a double negative?!
     
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  19. Goldhawk-Road

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    The Ellerslie Road toilets are a surviving example of what sanitation was like in the late C19th. I should think Stan's relatives have said, you're not putting his name to the stand with facilities like that.
     
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