Tag: Queens Park Rangers

Video of the Day: Leeds United vs Queens Park Rangers, December 1973

Two teams with little left to play for this season meet this evening in the Football League Championship when Leeds United take on Queens Park Rangers, and for this morning’s video we’re going back a little over forty years for a match from a season that turned out to be quite a remarkable one for Leeds, at least. Starting the season with seven successive wins, a Leeds United team that had in the past frequently seemed to stumble when in sight of the league title embarked on a twenty-nine match unbeaten run that broke all existing First Division records....

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Video of the Day: QPR vs Middlesbrough, October 1969

International friendly matches have occupied us for most of the last week or so, but those are over for now and the leagues rumble back to life again this weekend, starting on Friday night when Middlesbrough make the long trip down to London to take on Queens Park Rangers in the Football League Championship. Middlesbrough will be in desperate need of three points in order to sustain their attempt to clamber back into the Premier League through one of the automatic promotion places, and a failure to win would give second placed Brighton & Hove Albion a chance to...

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Where, Exactly, Do Queens Park Rangers Go From Here?

It took all of four minutes on Sunday afternoon for the inevitable to be effectively confirmed. Manchester City might have been to the Premier League title with some comfort by Chelsea, but this only seemed to have the effect of giving the team something to prove, and so it was that Queens Park Rangers, who should in theory have been fighting for their Premier League lives, rolled over in just about the most supine manner possible and allowed a sky blue coloured steamroller to squash their chances of a second successive season with their noses at the top flight...

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The Madness Of Queens Park Rangers’ Annual Accounts

Well, at least we now have a fuller picture of exactly why the club is understood to be so steadfastly against the notion of Financial Fair Play. It had been expected that the release of Queens Park Rangers’ annual accounts for their 2012/13 financial year would not make for particularly appetising reading for the club’s supporters, but to suggest that at least they weren’t even worse than had been expected surely carries a hint of disingenuity about it. Over the course of the club’s last season in the Premier League, the club contrived to find a way to lose...

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On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

It was always likely to only be a matter of time before somebody issued a legal challenge to somebody’s Financial Fair Play rules somewhere in this country. After all, the acquisition of debt has become one of the defining characteristics of football in this country from the very top of the professional game down in recent years. Indeed, in some respects it might be even considered a tradition – English football clubs have been using their financial muscle to crowd out their rivals since before the Football Association’s rules even allowed players to be paid to play. The challenge to Financial Fair Play is being made to the Football League and it’s coming primarily from the Championship, although reports have been conflicting on how many it might be, with the Guardian not giving the exact number of clubs behind it all (although they did nameĀ  Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers as being amongst the main movers behind it), whilst the Daily Mail went a step further and made the claim that ten clubs from the Championship and one from League One were involved in it all, although they only added the name of Bolton Wanderers to that given by their rival publication. The Guardian’s list of clubs came from “Championship sources,” and there is little reason to question it. The notion of Financial Fair...

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