Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One To Watch - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake

One To Watch - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake

Prolific forward Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Vital QPR as Wolves` One To Watch going into this weekend`s televised clash.

The Cambridge born forward was plying his trade among his local leagues before making a move to Manchester United. What some would describe a dream move may not have been considered so for Ebanks-Blake, a boyhood Liverpool supporter.

In October 2004 the 5"10 forward made his debut for Manchester United in the Carling Cup away to Crewe Alexandra, the 3-0 win capped off the day for Ebanks-Blake.

The forward had to wait a year before his next first team appearance, but bagged a goal as United coasted past Barnet, 4-1 at Old Trafford. The Bees cause wasn`t helped by the sending off of goalkeeper Ross Flitney in the opening two minutes for handball outside the area.

In January 2006 Ebanks-Blake made the move to Belgian feeder club Royal Antwerp, where he bagged four goals in nine appearances at the Bosuilstadion

Due to limited first team opportunities at Old Trafford, the forward made the move to Ian Holloway`s Plymouth Arygle for a £300,000 price tag, a fee that proved a real coup for the Pilgrims.

A decent season with Argyle saw him equalise against Queens Park Rangers at Home Park after Dexter Blackstock had opened the scoring for Gary Waddock`s men.

From then on Ebanks-Blake kicked on, finishing the season in blistering form scoring four goals in five games. Summer rumours linking him with a move away from Home Park were quashed as he started the 2007/08 campaign, as he left the previous season, with plenty of goals.

11 goals saw him bag braces against Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers. Against Rangers he won the game for Argyle firstly from the spot, then in the final minute after some tentative defending by now Plymouth player Simon Walton.

Rangers were believed to be one of the sides sniffing round the highly rated forward in the January transfer window, but the striker opted to sign for Wolverhampton Wanderers, after their £1.5m bid triggered a release clause in his contract.

He scored a further 12 goals, taking his eventual tally for 2007/08 to an excellent 23 goals, seeing him finish top of the goal scoring charts in the Championship. Yet another goal came against Queens Park Rangers, once again from the penalty spot after the softest decision you`re ever likely to see by Referee Clive Oliver. Matthew Jarvis` swallow dive took place outside the area, and Michael Mancienne was adjudged to have felled the former Gillingham man inside the box.

Ebanks-Blake has once again started the season on a high, bagging 12 goals in 19 appearances, scoring two in the last two games against promotion rivals Sheffield United and Birmingham City.

The former Manchester Untied forward will once again provide formidable opposition alongside Scottish international and Championship journeyman Chris Iwelumo.

An example of his talent is outlined in this his second strike against Charlton Athletic last season:



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

Rangers Duo Ready For Wolves.

One Day In History - Wolves 1975-76.

Rangers On Soccer AM.




Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Wednesday December 3 2008
Time: 8:00PM

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
******** should have signed for us but choose the wolves let us watch him cry as the r'sssssssssss win 2-1
ozanne park rangers
04/12/2008 06:45:00
0
I'd be surprised if he didn't score, seems to love it against us..
Boxer
04/12/2008 07:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

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

Vital QPR Social Media

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

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%
Wszolek100%
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

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me24
2.Boxer4
3.dustman1