QPR (2) – Rochdale (1)

EFL Cup 2nd Round Team: Ingram, Bidwell, Onuoha, Hall, Perch, Kakay (Polter), Borysiuk (Luongo), Sandro, El Khayati (Chery), Shodipo, Washington Subs Not Used: Smithies, Comley, Paul, Grego-Cox Attendance: 3,928 (including 211 Rochdale fans) We won despite Hasselbaink’s team selection, not because of it. He was forced into making an early change as El Khayati came Continue reading

QPR U23 (3) – Crewe Alexandra U23 (3)

U23 Professional Development League Team: Brzozowski, Akinola, Hamalainen, Comley, Arthur, Kpekawa, Prohouly, Manning, Darbyshire, Eze, Adams On a hot, humid and overcast afternoon, the Harlington Crew also included; Clive Kingham, ChrisPTenner, Ray Marno (who had travelled up from Eastbourne), Roger Stokes and Sammy. Brandon Comley put a good ball into the box from the left Continue reading

QPR (0) – Preston North End (2) – ‘It was Obvious from the Word Go that it wasn’t going to Work!’

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Onuoha, Caulker, Perch, Cousins, Henry (Washington), Luongo, Ngbakoto (Khayati), Chery, Polter Subs Not Used: Ingram, Kakay, Paul, Shodipo, Grego-Cox. Attendance: 13,307 (including 835 Preston fans) It was an unbelievable pedestrian performance that shocked me. Second best in every tackle (the second goal summed it up), no quality and reduced to pumping pointless Continue reading

QPR U18 (2) – Bolton Wanderers U18 (2)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Brzozowski, Springer-Downes (Ribeiro), Barzey, Klass, Eales, Dupray, Goather-Braithwaite (Bettache), Folkes, Platt, Akinola, Cardoso (Martin) Sub Not Used: Harvey White (GK) This 10.30am fixture was switched to Heston because the first team was training at Harlington, ahead of the match at Cardiff the following day. Within the first minute, the Continue reading

QPR (2) – Swindon Town (2) aet – Historic Penalty Shoot-Out Success for the R’s

EFL Cup 1st Round Team: Ingram, Furlong, Lynch (Polter), Onuoha, Perch, Shodipo (Chery), Henry, Cousins, Ngbakoto (Kpekawa), El Khayati, Washington Subs Not Used: Smithies, Hall, Kakay, Gladwin Attendance: 5,440 (including 866 Swindon fans) Championship QPR beat League One side Swindon Town 4-2 on penalties to avoid a shock EFL Cup first-round exit. After 120 minutes, Continue reading