Vital Football

Latest QPR News

We Meet Again - Blackstock Assesses Saints

We Meet Again - Blackstock Assesses Saints

Dexter Blackstock will once again face his old side this weekend, and he discusses how both clubs have changed in recent months.

Blackstock made the move to W12 from the south coast in August 2006 for a fee believed to be around the £500,000 mark. He joined Gary Waddock`s cash strapped Rangers who, having dispatched of Ian Holloway, were looking for a new beginning in the Coca Cola Championship.

Having only made 15 starts for promotion favourites Southampton, he moved to Rangers in search of first team football, as the Saints had a vast squad full of talent of the likes of £2,000,000 signing Grzegorz Rasiak.

How times have changed at both clubs with the Saints doing all the penny-pinching but using the loan and free-transfer market to full effect. The R`s bolstered by new found wealth were quickly made favourites for the division, and mantle which has slipped since the media`s anticipated 'influx` never came to fruition.

However distant the side`s fortuned in recent months Dexter Blackstock believes that his former side should not be taken lightly, as they put faith in youth,

'I know most of the young lads there and they're a very talented group of players,' Blackstock told QPR.co.uk

'They didn't get a look in under the previous regime, but they're starting to show people what they're capable of now."

Dexter still keeps in contact with a few of his ex-colleagues at Southampton, who say that new manager Jan Poortvliet has instilled a sense of proper football back at St. Mary`s,

'I still speak to a few of them and they speak very highly of the Manager. He wants them to get the ball down and play total Dutch football and I think they'll surprise a few people this season."

'We can't afford take them lightly and that goes for the rest of the sides in this division too.'


Dexter Blackstock has made a useful start in his lone striker`s role, bagging three goals in all competitions, and he currently has two in two for Rangers.

There are a few current connections between the two clubs going into the clash this Sunday, with Fitz Hall and Dexter Blackstock both playing for Southampton, whilst Rowan Vine played for Portsmouth and is sure to get some stick from the travelling supporters.

What do you make of Dexter`s assessment? We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

Gorkss Performs As Latvia Stumbles.

Italian International Pens Deal.

Bold Poortvliet May Cause R`s Upset.


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Writer:Boxer
Date:Thursday September 11 2008
Time: 12:42PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Hasselbaink Involved In Telegraph Sting

QPR boss highlighted by the Daily Telegraph in a video on their website.

Polter Saves QPR

A SECOND half strike from Seb Polter ensured Queens Park Rangers took a share of the spoils in a less than thrilling return to the Pirelli Stadium for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

While the home supporters chanted the name of their former manager - who guided them into League One and helped pave the way for their current Championship status - the visiting supporters were left exasperated by another fairly tepid display.

It could have been worse for the visiting side as they fell behind

Burton Albion v QPR - Team News

Three changes for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and QPR

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM - Burton Albion v QPR
Suggested By:
Smithies0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Caulker0%
Bidwell0%
Henry0%
Luongo0%
Borysiuk0%
Chery0%
Wszolek0%
Washington0%
Polter0%
Lynch0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 28 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me19
2.Boxer3
3.dustman1