Match Day Thread QPR vs West Brom

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  1. daverangers

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    QPR vs West Brom
    Saturday 28th September - 12.30pm
    Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

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    Previous Meetings vs West Brom;
    Games won: 16
    Games drawn: 10
    Games lost: 20

    Ones to remember;
    04 Mar 1967 Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion W 3-2 League Cup
    25 Aug 1984 Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 League Division One
    04 Apr 2015 West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers W 1-4 Premier League

    Ones to forget;

    26 Dec 1968 Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion L 0-4 League Division One
    28 Dec 1996 West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers L 4-1 League Division 1
    30 Sep 2007 West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers L 5-1 League Championship
    18 Aug 2018 West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers L 7-1 League Championship

    Players who have played for both;
    Clive Clarke;

    1958–1960 Queens Park Rangers 58 (7)
    1960–1969 West Bromwich Albion 301 (80)
    1969–1970 Queens Park Rangers 8 (1)

    Wayne Fereday;

    1980–1989 Queens Park Rangers 246 (21)
    1991–1994 West Bromwich Albion 48 (3)

    Rob Hulse;
    2003–2005 West Bromwich Albion 38 (10)
    2010–2013 Queens Park Rangers 23 (2)

    Charlie Austin;
    2013–2016 Queens Park Rangers 82 (45)
    2019– West Bromwich Albion 3 (0)

    Matt Phillips;

    2013–2016 Queens Park Rangers 90 (14)
    2016– West Bromwich Albion 94 (15)

    Darnell Furlong;
    2014–2019 Queens Park Rangers 64 (1)
    2019– West Bromwich Albion 5 (1)

    Match Preview - busy few days at work so copied from the official;
    MARK Warburton’s QPR will be eyeing their fifth successive Sky Bet Championship victory on Saturday lunchtime when they host West Bromwich Albion in W12 (12.30pm kick-off).

    The clash provides both the R’s and the Baggies with an opportunity to go top of the league, until at least 5pm on Saturday.

    Both clubs have collected 16 points from their first eight matches and head into the weekend match-up in impressive form.

    Albion – who boast three former R’s in Darnell Furlong, Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips in their ranks – are unbeaten so far this season. Rangers meanwhile have won their last four league games, the first time they have done so since January 2014.

    Should QPR make it five straight wins at the weekend then Mark Warburton’s men will top the Championship ahead of Saturday’s 3pm matches.

    Eyes on West Brom:
    WEST Bromwich Albion are one of the country’s oldest clubs and this season they will have their eyes on a return to the Premier League, having seen a nine-year spell in the top flight come to an end in 2018.

    The Baggies will want to go one better than last season. Play-off heartbreak ended their dreams of an instant return to the Premier League in May.

    Experienced manager Slaven Bilić has been tasked with getting the club back up and, following a positive start to the campaign, they look one of the favourites to do so.

    Currently sitting in fourth place in the Sky Bet Championship and having not tasted defeat yet, the undefeated the Baggies will be looking to continue their fine start on Saturday.

    Last season
    The last campaign ended in bitter disappointment for West Brom as they were dumped out of the play-offs on penalties by local rivals Aston Villa. Relegation from the Premier League the year before ensured the Baggies were looking for an instant return to England’s top division.

    A fourth-placed finish set the west midland’s side up for a play-off clash with Villa. Despite winning the second leg 1-0, defeat in a penalty shootout meant it was Dean Smith’s team who would go on to reach the Wembley final, ultimately ending West Brom’s season in disappointment.

    Rangers struggled against West Brom last season with the Baggies completing a league double over the R’s in late February.

    Transfer business
    West Brom were busy in the last transfer window, with new manager Slaven Bilić adding 10 new players to his squad. In contrast, 14 players departed the Hawthorns in the summer.

    Acquisitions Darnell Furlong and Charlie Austin will need no introduction to the W12 faithful, with Furlong arriving in the summer from the R’s and striker Austin arriving from Southampton, following his move to St Mary’s from west London in 2016.

    The additions of Romaine Sawyers, Semi Ajayi, Chris Willock, Filip Krovinovic and Kenneth Zahore from Brentford, Rotherham, Benfica B, Benfica and Cardiff respectively have all added key strength to the Baggies' squad.

    Many key players departed The Hawthorns this season, with the standout ones being Salomón Rondón, Criag Dawson, Jay Rodriguez, Gareth Barry and James Morrison; the latter ended his 12-year long spell with the Baggies.
     
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  2. Stroller

    Stroller Well-Known Member

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    There's an obvious 'played for both' omission for those of us that remember 1967, Dave. Clive Clark, who scored two for West Brom in the League Cup final that we went on to win 3-2.
     
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    And another famous Cup win in the FA Cup Semi-final in 1981(? my memory's not what it was) when the ball rebounded off Clive Allen's outstretched foot in to the goal to send us to our only FA Cup Final ever. Probably Bob Hazell's finest ever game for us as he completely nullified the threat of Cyrille Regis in his prime.
     
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    They've got two other "old boys" in their starting line-up - Matt Philips and Charlie Austin. Fingers crossed both they and Furlong have absolute stinkers on Saturday!
     
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    That’s why we let you go, that’s why we let you go
     
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    If I am right it’s a 12:00 kick off so we could go top with a win. :)
     
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    12.30 and YES!
     
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    82 Bro! Best day I ever had at Highbury.
     
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    One of my most memorable games watching the R's as a teenager. The game was at Highbury in 1982 and I went home with the biggest smile on my face. As well as Bobby, Terry Fenwick was a hero. Happy days.
     
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    It took me a while to get home, remember faliing in front of the TV to watch the highlights, but that was only after, as a mate told me, he'd pulled me out of a pub in Chiswick because I was about to be set upon by Spuds who didn't like what I was singing about the next big event at Wembley.
     
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  11. Rangers Til I Die

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    Can't be there but hope Charlie gets the welcome he deserves.
    Tough old game - we are bookies 'favourites' but only by a gnat's whisker.
     
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    3-1 get your money on
     
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  13. mapleranger

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    I have misgivings about this match mainly because of the result at the Hawthorns a year ago. That could be forgotten, of course, by a 5th win in a row and a temporary jump to the top of the table
     
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    Can't believe I forgot Phillips :emoticon-0121-angry and totally missed the Austin move. I blame the kids. Thanks.
     
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    Cheers. Good memory.
     
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    Nice one Dave

    Let's hope we can do the Baggies and put a marker down to the rest of the League
     
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    Mmm mixed view kiwi, nice face & body but not sure on the kit, colour perfect
     
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    Looking forward to this one but will be a tough one. If we’re on our game I see us nicking this one
     
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    Nothing less than an 8-0 victory will suffice for this one......toying with going but as I’m just gonna be off nights I might just watch on the box
    If we lose I’ll only blame myself for showing my face. :)
     
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