Queens Park Rangers F.C. season 2009–10: Wikis

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QPR
2009-10 season
Managers Northern Ireland Jim Magilton (Until December 2009)
England Paul Hart (December 2009-January 2010)
England Mick Harford (January 2010-February 2010)
England Neil Warnock (From March 2010)
Chairman Italy Flavio Briatore (Until February 2010)
India Ishan Saksena (From February 2010)
The Championship Currently 16th
FA Cup Eliminated 3rd Round
(v Sheffield Utd)
League Cup Eliminated 3rd Round
(v Chelsea)
Top goalscorer League: Simpson (12)
All: Simpson (13)
Highest home attendance 17,082
(v Leicester City)
Lowest home attendance 5,203
(v Accrington Stanley)
Average home attendance 12,300
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2009–10 season, Queens Park Rangers will be playing in the Football League Championship, their sixth season of their current spell at this level.

Contents

Season review

New managerial team

Jim Magilton was announced as the replacement for Paulo Sousa as manager on 3 June, 2009.[1] John Gorman was named Magilton's assistant on 17 June, reprising his former role with Magilton at Ipswich Town.[2]

Friendlies

Queens Park Rangers played their first pre-season friendly against Aldershot Town at The Recreation Ground. Rangers won the game 4–0 with goals from Ákos Buzsáky, Heiðar Helguson, Patrick Agyemang and Dexter Blackstock.[3] Former Sunderland striker David Connolly featured in the game for the R's.[4] The players then headed out to Slovenia for a game against NK Celje. The game ended 2–2, Angelo Balanta getting both goals for Rangers.[5] They then went on to Croatia to play a game at NK Karlovac. The game ended 3–1 to the Croats, the R's goal coming through Rowan Vine.[6] After returning to England Rangers beat Frest Green Rovers 2–0, with goals from Damion Stewart and Alessandro Pellicori,[7] they then played Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium. The game ended 2–2 with goals from Gavin Mahon and Wayne Routledge.[8]

After beating Wycombe Wanderers 2–1, with goals from Gavin Mahon and Patrick Agyemang,[9] Rangers sent a team to Kettering Town and won the game 2–0 with goals coming from Heiðar Helguson and Alessandro Pellicori.[10] In their last pre-season game, the R's beat Southampton 3–0 thanks to Kaspars Gorkss, Angelo Balanta and Adel Taarabt.[11]

Season

QPR begun their season as hosts to Blackpool. The game ended 1–1, with defender Peter Ramage scoring on the 88th minute. Their streak continued with another 1–1 draw to Plymouth Argyle, with both QPR players on the scoreline. Helguson scored on the 43rd minute, with Gorkss making the game level deep into stoppage time.

The first loss of the season was away to Bristol, with Maynard scoring to break QPR's unbeaten streak. Next was a tricky home game to Nottingham Forest. The game ended 1–1, with Mikele Leigertwood scoring for the Hoops. They then went on to win the next game to Scunthorpe, with new loan signing Adel Taarabt scoring the winner in the 4th minute. QPR continued their streak with a draw to Peterborough, and beating promotion contenders Cardiff City 2–0. Their confidence shot in the next game against Barnsley, with 5 goals scored, including a brace from Buzsáky.

Players

As of 1 February 2010.[12]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 England DF Peter Ramage
3 Jamaica DF Damion Stewart
4 England MF Gavin Mahon
6 Antigua and Barbuda MF Mikele Leigertwood
7 England FW Marcus Bent (on loan from Birmingham City)
8 England FW Rowan Vine
10 Hungary MF Ákos Buzsáky
13 Latvia DF Kaspars Gorkšs
14 Republic of Ireland MF Martin Rowlands
15 Scotland MF Nigel Quashie
16 England DF Matthew Connolly
17 England MF Lee Cook
18 Argentina MF Alejandro Faurlín
19 England FW Angelo Balanta
20 England DF Matt Hill (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
No. Position Player
21 Italy MF Matteo Alberti
22 Nigeria GK Carl Ikeme (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
23 England FW Jay Simpson (on loan from Arsenal)
24 Czech Republic GK Radek Černý
25 England MF Hogan Ephraim
27 England DF Lee Brown
28 England DF Joe Oastler
29 England DF Gary Borrowdale
30 United States MF Romone Rose
32 Latvia GK Elvijs Putniņš
33 England FW Antonio German
36 Hungary FW Tamas Priskin (on loan from Ipswich Town)
37 England GK Shane McWeeney
39 Morocco MF Adel Taarabt (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 England DF Fitz Hall (at Newcastle United until the end of the 2009–10 season)
9 Iceland FW Heiðar Helguson (at Watford until the end of the 2009–10 season)
11 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang (at Bristol City until the end of the 2009–10 season)
12 Italy FW Alessandro Pellicori (at Mantova until the end of the 2009–10 season)
34 England DF Ed Harris (at Hayes & Yeading United until the end of the 2009–10 season)
35 England DF Josh Parker (at AFC Wimbledon until the end of the 2009–10 season)

Transfers

Results

  • QPR scores given first

Football League Championship

Game Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Points Position Notes
1 8 August 2009 Home Blackpool 1–1 Ramage 86 14,013 1 13th Report
2 15 August 2009 Away Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Helguson 43 11,588 2 16th Report
3 18 August 2009 Away Bristol City 0–1 14,571 2 18th Report
4 22 August 2009 Home Nottingham Forest 1–1 Leigertwood 25 13,058 3 16th Report
5 31 August 2009 Away Scunthorpe United 1–0 Taarabt 3 5,866 6 15th Report
6 12 September 2009 Home Peterborough United 1–1 Routledge 34 11,814 7 13th Report
P 15 September 2009 Home Crystal Palace P–P 7 14th Postponed [13]
7 19 September 2009 Away Cardiff City 2–0 Simpson 19, 40 20,121 10 12th Report
8 26 September 2009 Home Barnsley 5–2 Leigertwood 7, Buzsáky 15, 39, Watson 67, Simpson 79 12,025 13 8th Report
9 30 September 2009 Away Newcastle United 1–1 Watson 7 38,923 14 11th Report
10 3 October 2009 Away Swansea City 0–2 14,444 14 13th Report
11 17 October 2009 Home Preston North End 4–0 Taarabt 11, Buzsáky 63(p), Simpson 74, Routledge 85 12,810 17 10th Report
12 20 October 2009 Home Reading 4–1 Buzsáky 31, Simpson 39, Vine 71, Agyemang 83 11,900 20 10th Report
13 24 October 2009 Away Derby County 4–2 Taarabt 40, Mahon 47, Simpson 59, Buzsáky 90+1(p) 30,135 23 7th Live on BBC
Report
14 30 October 2009 Home Leicester City 1–2 Taarabt 33 17,082 23 7th Live on Sky Sports
Report
15 3 November 2009 Home Crystal Palace 1–1 Buzsáky 19(p) 14,377 24 6th Report
16 7 November 2009 Away Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Simpson 10, Gorkšs 82 19,491 27 4th Report
17 21 November 2009 Away Doncaster Rovers 0–2 10,821 27 6th Report
18 28 November 2009 Home Coventry City 2–2 Simpson 35, Buzsáky 69 13,712 28 5th Report
19 5 December 2009 Home Middlesbrough 1–5 Agyemang 53 13,949 28 9th Report
20 7 December 2009 Away Watford 1–3 Agyemang 33 15,058 28 10th Live on Sky Sports
Report
21 14 December 2009 Away West Bromwich Albion 2–2 Olsson(og) 56, Gorkšs 62 21,565 29 12th Live on Sky Sports
Report
22 19 December 2009 Home Sheffield United 1–1 Leigertwood 2 12,639 30 10th Report
23 26 December 2009 Home Bristol City 2–1 Simpson 31, Leigertwood 40 13,534 33 8th Report
24 28 December 2009 Away Ipswich Town 0–3 25,349 33 10th Report
P 9 January 2010 Home Plymouth Argyle P–P 33 10th Postponed [14]
25 16 January 2010 Away Blackpool 2–2 Taarabt 55(p), Connolly 84 7,600 34 11th Report
26 26 January 2010 Away Nottingham Forest 0–5 23,293 34 12th Report
27 30 January 2010 Home Scunthorpe United 0–1 13,105 34 12th Report
28 6 February 2010 Away Peterborough United 0–1 8,933 34 14th Report
29 9 February 2010 Home Ipswich Town 1–2 Simpson 66 10,940 34 17th Report
30 13 February 2010 Away Coventry City 0–1 15,247 34 17th Report
P 16 February 2010 Home Watford P–P 34 18th Postponed [15]
31 20 February 2010 Home Doncaster Rovers 2–1 German 25, Simpson 76 11,178 37 17th Report
32 27 February 2010 Away Middlesbrough 0–2 17,568 37 20th Report
33 6 March 2010 Home West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Simpson 13, Connolly 18, Buzsáky 67 14,578 40 16th Report
34 9 March 2010 Home Plymouth Argyle 2–0 Taarabt 36(p), Stewart 49 12,013 43 15th Report
35 13 March 2010 Away Sheffield United 1–1 Taarabt 49 23,456 44 15th Report
36 16 March 2010 Away Reading 0–1 16,886 45 16th Report

FA Cup

Round Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Notes
3 3 January 2010 Away Sheffield United 1–1 Simpson 39 11,461 Report
3 (Replay) 12 January 2010 Home Sheffield United 2–3 Buzsáky 71(p), Stewart 88 5,780 Report

League Cup

Round Date Venue Opponents Score Scorers Attendance Notes
1 12 August 2009 Away Exeter City 5–0 Routledge 53, 61, 66(p), Pellicori 85, Ephraim 89 4,614 Report
2 25 August 2009 Home Accrington Stanley 2–1 Ephraim 68, Routledge 90+1 5,203 Report
3 23 September 2009 Away Chelsea 0–1 37,781 Report

Records and statistics

Top scorers

As of 16 March 2010.[16]
Pos. Nat. Player FLC FAC LC Total
1 England Jay Simpson 12 1 0 13
2 Hungary Ákos Buzsáky 8 1 0 9
3 Morocco Adel Taarabt 7 0 0 7
= England Wayne Routledge 2 0 4 6
5 Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood 4 0 0 4
6 Ghana Patrick Agyemang 3 0 0 3
7 England Matthew Connolly 2 0 0 2
= Latvia Kaspars Gorkšs 2 0 0 2
= England Ben Watson 2 0 0 2
= Jamaica Damion Stewart 1 1 0 2
= England Hogan Ephraim 0 0 2 2
12 England Antonio German 1 0 0 1
= England Gavin Mahon 1 0 0 1
= England Rowan Vine 1 0 0 1
= Iceland Heiðar Helguson 1 0 0 1
= England Peter Ramage 1 0 0 1
= Italy Alessandro Pellicori 0 0 1 1

Appearances

As of 13 March 2010.[17]
No. Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub
2 DF England Peter Ramage 19 4 2 0 1 0 22 4
3 DF Jamaica Damion Stewart 25 0 2 0 3 0 30 0
4 MF England Gavin Mahon 5 2 0 0 1 1 6 3
5 DF England Fitz Hall2 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
6 MF Antigua and Barbuda Mikele Leigertwood 29 1 2 0 3 0 34 1
7 FW England Marcus Bent3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
7 MF England Wayne Routledge1 25 0 2 0 2 1 29 1
8 FW England Rowan Vine 6 20 0 0 3 0 9 20
9 FW Iceland Heiðar Helguson2 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 3
10 MF Hungary Ákos Buzsáky 23 8 2 0 3 0 28 8
11 FW Ghana Patrick Agyemang2 5 12 2 0 2 0 9 12
12 FW Italy Alessandro Pellicori 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 9
13 DF Latvia Kaspars Gorkšs 30 1 2 0 3 0 35 1
14 MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
15 MF Scotland Nigel Quashie 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
15 MF England Ben Watson1 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
16 DF England Matthew Connolly 14 2 0 0 2 0 16 2
17 MF England Lee Cook 5 3 0 0 0 0 5 3
18 MF Argentina Alejandro Faurlín 26 5 2 0 1 0 29 5
19 FW Colombia Angelo Balanta 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
20 DF England Matt Hill 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
20 DF Cyprus Tom Williams1 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
22 GK Nigeria Carl Ikeme3 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
22 GK England Tom Heaton1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
23 FW England Jay Simpson3 29 2 2 0 1 0 32 2
24 GK Czech Republic Radek Černý 24 0 2 0 1 0 27 0
25 MF England Hogan Ephraim 7 5 0 1 2 1 9 7
26 MF England Gareth Ainsworth1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
29 DF England Gary Borrowdale 18 3 2 0 2 1 22 4
33 FW England Antonio German 2 4 0 1 0 0 2 5
36 FW Hungary Tamas Priskin3 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
36 DF Republic of Ireland Steven Reid1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
39 MF Morocco Adel Taarabt3 24 9 0 1 0 2 24 12

1 Player has left the club.
2 Player is currently out on loan.
3 Player is on loan from another club for all or part of the season.

References


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